Bertolli Sauce Recipe Contest and Foodbuzz Blogger Festival

bertolli shrimp alfredo baskets

Okay friends, it’s time for more exciting news.  You may remember that I posted a recipe for these shrimp alfredo baskets recently with my thoughts on an article about food label confusion.  Well, I tweaked the recipe and submitted it to Bertolli Sauce through Foodbuzz.  My menu item was one of the ones chosen and now I get to go to the Foodbuzz Blogger Festival for free!!!!  I couldn’t afford to go, but now my transportation and lodging are COMPLETELY COVERED!  I’m so excited, but let me back up and tell you a little bit about the recipe.  My inspiration came from three different things.

1. I have wanted to cook with puff pastry for a long time.

2. I LOVE pot pie, but because making it from scratch can be very time consuming, I only have it about once a year.

3. I’m a big fan of shrimp alfredo and it’s one of my go to dishes for an easy dinner.

So, when I saw the puff pastry shells in the freezer section, it just made sense to use them.  I made the recipe 3 different times to tweak and perfect it.  It only takes about 30 minutes to make, and is a great dish to wow your dinner guests.  Here’s the description of my menu item:

Shrimp Alfredo Baskets, the adult version of a pot pie.  Succulent shrimp with the sweetness of peas and carrots, and the rich smoky flavor of mushrooms are sauteed in Bertolli olive oil then combined with Bertolli Sauce’s incredible Alfredo Sauce with Aged Parmesan, and spooned into a puff pastry shell fresh from the oven, finally drizzled with more Alfredo sauce.

Now here’s where you come in.  Eight of us get to go to the Food Blogger Festival for our menu items, and of those eight, three people will get to demonstrate and serve their menu item in the Foodbuzz Tasting Pavillion.  I’m totally nervous about the idea of demonstrating to a bunch of food bloggers, but it would certainly be great experience for this new path in my life.  So, your part in this is to head on over to Foodbuzz and vote for my dish by clicking buzz it on my entry!

I’m so excited about the opportunities that are coming my way and so thankful to each and every one of you for helping me, supporting me and showing me love along the way!

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13 Responses to “Bertolli Sauce Recipe Contest and Foodbuzz Blogger Festival”

  1. Kelly @ EvilShenanigans
    October 22, 2009 at 5:51 pm #

    Holy cow! That looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it at the festival, and I am looking forward to meeting you there!

  2. jenn
    October 22, 2009 at 6:12 pm #

    That’s awesome!!!! Congrats!!! This is definitely a winning worthy dish.

  3. Za
    October 22, 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    It looks awesome!..Congrats!!!

  4. The Duo Dishes
    October 22, 2009 at 9:48 pm #

    Congrats to you! This would be a good one to taste.

  5. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite
    October 23, 2009 at 2:46 am #

    Congrats from a fellow winner! This dish looks awesome!

  6. Chou
    October 23, 2009 at 4:31 am #

    huzzah! I can’t wait to meet you in person.

  7. Susie
    October 23, 2009 at 10:47 am #

    Congrats Diana on your win and on your decision. We’ll be praying God will clearly lead you where He wants you to go with this!

  8. Stephanie - Wasabimon
    October 23, 2009 at 3:33 pm #

    Yay!! So glad you’re coming :D

  9. Debi
    October 23, 2009 at 5:16 pm #

    VERY exciting! Will vote for you … and will ask my ezine subscribers to do so, as well. ;-)

  10. Melody
    October 23, 2009 at 5:24 pm #

    So cool! I am jazzed for you getting your way paid to the festival, Diana! Perseverence and enthusiasm paying off, right there :)

  11. Nate
    October 25, 2009 at 6:57 pm #

    Dianasaur for the win! :D

  12. Sarah
    October 26, 2009 at 8:35 am #

    Congratulations! So excited for your victory and that recipe looks amazing!

  13. Anna
    October 29, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    Congratulations!!! I will see you in San Francisco – let me know when you’re flying

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