Share Your Best Egg Recipe with Over Easy to Win Free Hickman's Eggs for a Year

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Breakfast, Over Easy style
So you think you're hot stuff in the kitchen, do you? Sunday morning comes around and you're at the stove slinging the world's best breakfasts for your family and friends. Nice.

If so, then you're just the kind of person who should be pumped up about the second annual "Broken Egg Breakfast Challenge" held by local breakfast hot spot Over Easy. Entering is simple: Just share your best egg recipe and if you're selected to be the winner, you won't be buying any more of the breakfast staple for the next 12 months.

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Share Your Best Cocktail Recipe to Win a Copy of Kim Haasarud's 101 Tropical Drinks

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Do you have a winning recipe?
Later this month Chow Bella and Changing Hands are co-presenting a book signing and cocktail event with professional mixologist Kim Haasarud, author of 101 Tropical Drinks and the "101 cocktail" series. On August 22 at Tempe's Changing Hands bookstore, you'll be able to catch Haasurud as she shakes up a few drinks from the new book, which introduces readers to the world of rum through the variety of styles, flavors, and regions.

And whether you're an at-home cocktail amateur or an experienced pro, we're looking for your best boozy recipes to enter in a contest to win one of two copies of 101 Tropical Drinks as well as a front row seat at the book-signing event.

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Phoenix Public Market Cafe's "Chef for a Day Contest": Here's How to Enter

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Want to head into the kitchen at the Phoenix Public Market Cafe?
When it comes to farm-to-table food, St. Francis chef/owner Aaron Chamberlin knows a thing or two. Really, we can say that for sure because we've been in the kitchen when he's working his fresh-food magic. So if you're passionate about this stuff or just interested in learning what it takes to be a chef for a day, drop by Chamberlin's new(ish) downtown eatery, the Phoenix Public Market Cafe, for a chance to win an afternoon experience with the chef himself.

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Enter to Win a Trip to New York for The James Beard Foundation Awards on May 6

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The James Beard Foundation Awards are often called the "Oscars of Food"
Sure, Phoenix is far from being a favorite city of the JB foundation, but that doesn't mean we don't daydream about what it would be like to experience the biggest event in the culinary world.

See also:
- 2013 James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced: Four Arizona Candidates Make the Cut

Aside from the fact that it would mean hobnobbing with the biggest and brightest stars of the culinary elite, this year's awards on May 6 will be hosted by Stanley Tucci -- as in the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor, writer, film producer, and director known for his roles in Julie & Julia, The Devil Wears Prada, and, recently, The Hunger Games.

It might be a long shot, but Acqua Panna Natural Spring Water has got a chance to make those golden gastronomical dreams come true.


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Announcing the Winners of Our First-Ever Instagram Contest

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We told you cake pops were dangerous.

Hey, Instagram friends -- we loved spending Thanksgiving with you.

Chow Bella hasn't had an Instagram account for long (follow us at @chowbellaphx) but we're already addicted to snapping, filtering and posting -- and apparently you are, too, judging from the beautiful and entertaining images we've been following.

Last week, we held our first (but not last) Instagram contest.


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Instagram Contest: Follow Chow Bella, Show Us Your Thanksgiving Feast -- and We'll Enter You to Win a Chow Bella Apron

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Shelby models the Chow Bella apron.

In these hyper-reflective times, photographing your food is almost as important as eating it. If you're not on Instagram, what are you waiting for?! The filters make even your biggest kitchen disaster look downright delicious.

See also:
- Chow Bella's Complete Thanksgiving Guide
- Five Tips for Effective Food Photography

And we want to see. Chow Bella's on Instagram -- follow us (@chowbellaphx), show us your turkey porn, and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a super cool Chow Bella apron (modeled above by Shelby, former Chow Bella intern and current Crepe Bar barista).


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Win FnB's October Instagram Contest, Fly to Rabbit Island for Brunch Prepared by Charleen Badman

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If you have ever dreamed of taking a private seaplane to an island just to have lunch, we have news for you.

Pavle Milic and Charleen Badman of FnB in Scottsdale are holding a contest this month for their Instagram followers that could make this fantasy a reality.

See also:
- Pavle Milic & Charleen Badman Offering Exclusive Island Brunch For a Good Cause
- FnB and Noca Create Goofy Promo Video for Upcoming Fried Chicken Throwdown
- Eliot Wexler Challenges Charleen Badman of FnB To Fried Chicken Throwdown at Noca


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Kim Kunasek's Winning Essay: Mom's Ultimate Comfort Food, Pfannkuchensuppe

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Earlier this week, we announced the winners of Just Like Mom's, Chow Bella's first Mother's Day essay contest. Today we present the winning essay by Kim Kunasek, about her mother, Emilie Charlotte Klaiber -- and Klaiber's recipe for "pancake soup."

My mother has always been a life force. As a cook and as a mother, she is creative, patient, resourceful, and loving, and her food tastes like that. Her cooking skills have helped her survive poverty, nurtured her family, comforted the bereaved, and helped a new mother (me, among many others) feel a little normal for a while when life is spinning out of control.

A poor German immigrant, my mother moved to the United States in 1959 with her new husband and her 8-year old daughter, my sister. With modest tools and budget and knowledge born of scarcity, she could make amazing meals from almost nothing. My mother never bought packaged chicken legs or breasts when I was growing up, instead quartering a whole chicken and using every spare part for something. The bones were roasted and stewed to make soup. The organs and gizzards had their part in the soup making or in gravies. Pre-packaged ground meat? Never. Gravy for any dish (more red wine and herbs than arrowroot and flour) was sublime, good enough to sip from a spoon.


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Just Like Mom's: Congrats to the Winners of Chow Bella's Mother's Day Essay Contest

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From Jamaica to Panama, the entrants in Chow Bella's first-ever Mother's Day essay contest took us on a whirlwind tour of maternal culinary inspiration. And boy, are we hungry.

Thanks to all who entered, and particularly to Gayle Shanks, co-owner of Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, who graciously judged all the entries.

We have first-, second-, and third-place awards to hand out, as well as an honorable mention.

Drumroll, please.


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Take Mom Out to Eat -- Free! Enter Our Mother's Day Essay Contest

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So, how's your mom's cooking?

C'mon, be honest. This year, in honor of Mother's Day, Chow Bella really wants to know about your mother's skill with a skillet, whether she's a regular Julia Child or dinner always seem to go up in flames.

So we're holding a good, old fashioned essay contest -- call it "Just Like Mom's" -- and we're asking you to send us a true story about your mother's cooking.

Write about her signature dish, or one particularly memorable meal. Tell us about her worst kitchen disaster; the skills (or lack thereof) she's passed down to you; or her prowess with a pressure cooker.

Get details on prizes and rules after the jump.


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