Write a Love Letter to Broccoli, Win a Trip to Paris

This week I’ve been kind of down on myself for being a stay at home mom who enters cooking contests as a hobby and keeps an on-line diary of what cookies she bakes. I’m usually pretty okay with being a freak, but sometimes I want not to be.

I have to admit to feeling a little bit better about myself this evening, after reading what the crazy people at Beano are sponsoring. Check this out. It’s a contest that asks you to write a love letter to your favorite gas producing food. The prize is a trip to Paris. Seriously, I am not making this up.


You can choose from bagels, broccoli, whole wheat flour, barley, or one of the many other foods from Beano’s extensive, gassy list. Just write a love letter to it and somehow, involve Beano in it. I’m thinking it should be something scandalous!

P.S. Beano has no idea I’m endorsing their contest…..I just wish their creative team lived on my street.

P.P.S. I didn’t tell you all this, but last year Fuzz won a computer, an easel, a bunch of paint land a digital camera simply for drawing a picture of herself and her friends “sharing a Lactaid moment”. There are some really fun contests out there. I hope a Cookie Madness reader can win this trip to Paris.

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  1. says

    Thank goodness it doesn’t have to be about broccoli. It is truly a vile weed, IMHO.

    I’ll have to check out the gassy list and see what’s tooty and write about it. I’ve never been to Paris!!

  2. TracysTribe3 says

    LOL! Just before checking out what you food bloggers were up to today, I spent an hour writing love letters to beans! My husband thought I’d lost it until I told him about the grand prize. So funny.

    Don’t get down on yourself! You’re using your life to raise your child, be a wife, and your hobby and website inspire and teach people like me to be better cooks.

    I think you’re accomplishing a lot.

  3. Anna says

    Krooie, maybe you could separate yourself from the competition by writing a hate letter? Don’t love and hate come for the same place?

    Tracy, I’d like to see that bean letter, but I know you have to keep it a secret….like all love letters need to be kept secret. Thanks for the nice words. I am kind of mopey this weekend.

  4. CorbyB says

    Anna, everyone is entitled to a mopey weekend, but don’t minimize the importance of what you spend your time doing. Besides being a mom and a wife, your cooking “hobby” is a great example of someone living within their giftedness, which is what we all strive to do. In addition to successfully winning prizes with it, your posts reveal that you’re blessings others through your gift of hospitality: baking for your husband’s co-workers, your daughter’s school, fundraisers, your grandmother’s service…these are only the examples we know about. Your gift is not “less than” anyone else’s gift. You entertain us every day, and encourage us all to get in the kitchen and rattle those pots and pans! There’s no other blog that consistently tempts us with awesome recipes and ideas that are doable. You keep it up! What you’re doing is appreciated!

  5. Anna says

    Hi Corby!

    Thanks for such a nicely written and highly motivational comment. Your check is in the mail. Ha Ha. Just kidding. Seriously, that meant a lot and I’m feeling better already.

  6. amela says

    Yes, you’re entitled to feel down for what you do. But if it makes you feel any better, I recently told my husband I wanted to quit my job and bake every day “just like that woman who wins all the cooking contests!” I watched you win the Pillsbury Bake-Off, then saw your winning recipe featured in Cooking Light. I saw you just won another contest and told my husband I was going to make you my “nemesis” and try to win as many contests as you. I just entered my first one actually, too, all because of you!

  7. says

    C’mon Amela!

    Take me down ;).

    The funny thing is, I’m pretty sure if I had a full time job, I’d still want to do this because the process is so fun. I read a long time ago about something called — “flow” which is when you start doing something and lose track of time because you are so immersed in it. Putting together recipes is one activity where I can find that. Building web pages is another — though I stink at it, I like the process.

    Anyway, good luck destroying me in the contest arena ;). At least I’ll still have Cookie Madness.

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