Welcome to our contest page. Here you will find additional details, prize listings and full rules for the contest. The contest is run on our Facebook group which you will find by clicking the link below.
Release your inner chef! Think you have what it takes to impress us with your cooking skills?
Use your imagination – creativity – and cooking skills!
3 Weekly winners AND 3 runner ups –
1 Grande Finale winner of the title: Mud Puddle Farm’s “Smoked Spice Master 2021”
HOW TO ENTER:
Post on this Contest Event group your recipe ideas using some of our in-house smoked spices (list to follow). Be descriptive, have a great recipe title, describe your dish. If it’s something you’ve created before share photos (make sure the photos are yours to use) AND….
**Important – Share your post (make it public) on your personal newsfeed and use the hashtags #MudPuddleSpices #LovePeaceLocal and #CDAdventures
Deadlines for weekly entries:
July 29th and
Each week we will draw 2 winners – 1 winner will be a runner up and 1 winner will be our recipe pick and move on to the Grande Finale on Saturday August 7th to compete for the Grande Prize!
YOU MUST BE ABLE TO COMPETE IN THE GRANDE COOKOFF on Saturday August 7th.
If you are in the finale, you will cook your recipe at home making 4 servings which you will deliver to us at noon on Saturday August 7th at our kitchen location. Our judges will taste and score your dishes.
Prizes are as follows.
Week 1 runner up – Trio pack of our smoked spices
Week 1 – 1stsemi-finalist – Trio pack of our smoked spices and a tabletop Charcoal BBQ You will also receive the smoked spices you will need to make your dish.
Week 2 runner up – Trio pack of our smoked spices
Week 2 – 2nd semi-finalist – Trio pack of our smoked spices, oven mitts and a selection of cooking utensils and tools. You will also receive the smoked spices you will need to make your dish.
Week 3 runner up – Trio pack of our smoked spices
Week 3 – 3rd semi-finalist – Trio pack of our smoked spices, oven mitts and a selection of cooking utensils and tools. You will also receive the smoked spices you will need to make your dish.
GRANDE PRIZE! – Title of Mud Puddle Farm’s SMOKED SPICE MASTER 2021
Prizes worth approx.. $700
Apron - Mud Puddle Farm’s SPICE MASTER 2021
Spices for a YEAR – Receive $25 towards our smoked spices EVERY MONTH for a FULL YEAR!
Weber Original Kettle Charcoal Grill
1 year membership to Peace Country & Beyond – business saving program.
Gift certificates to any business listed in the Grande Prairie Downtown Business Association.
A basket of cooking utensils and supplies.
**Your recipe idea and final cooked dish must include at least one of our in-house smoked spices. The list is below the rules at the end.
**You will be given the spices for your recipe if you are selected for the finale. You are responsible for the additional ingredient cost to cook your dish.
**If you cannot compete in the finale cooking part of the competition, your spot is forfeited. It will be at judges discretion whether a replacement will be chosen from the runner ups.
**Prizes are to be accepted as rewarded. No substitions available or transfer of prizes. You must be present to claim your prize. No one else can pick up prizes for you.
**You can prepare your dish however you wish, oven, bbq etc. It’s up to you. You will be judged on title of dish (be creative and fun), presentation, use of local recipe ingredients, the use of our smoked spices and finally taste!
**Judges for the contest are Ray Bouchard (co-owner of Mud Puddle Farms), Sue Bouchard (co-owner of Mud Puddle Farms), Danielle Jones (local resident, love local supporter, Corbin's Mom and creator of C&D Adventures in the Peace Country) and a 4th judge to be announced prior to the Grande Finale.
**By entering this contest you provide us permission to post, share, use, copy your recipe, your likeness etc. on social media and on Mud Puddle Farm’s promotional materials If your recipe is produced in a future dish for res-sale there will be no compensation.
**Our Smoked Spice list with a little description of each one. Any questions on the spices can be asked in this thread. Remember – you can use other spices in your recipe, but you must use at least one of these:
Smoked Garlic Powder gives you a warm, sweet, smoky flavor adding something extra to any dish.
Smoked Onion Powder disburses evenly throughout a dish for rich, allover smoky onion flavor.
Smoked Paprika uses chilies that are smoke-dried and then crushed. They will give your dish a nice outdoorsy flavor.
Smoked Salt – We use a blend of apple, hickory and maple wood that infuses the salt with amazing smoky flavor. Smoked salt can be used in a variety of recipes to add some smoke flavor to meats, sides, and more.
Smoked Curry Powder - Curry powder is a blend of spices that come together to give a warm and robust flavor to whatever dish it is used in. Madras is spicier than regular curry powder.
We have taken Madras curry powder and smoked it slowly over several hours. It will give an even better intense curry taste to any dish where you would use regular curry powder.
Smoked Chili Powder – Has a smoky note that finishes right behind the original flavor. Great to add to chili or soup or combine with your favorite spices to make a smoky taco seasoning.
Smoked Ground Cumin - Smoking gives cumin a warm, earthy and smoky flavor and aroma.
Smoked Ground Turmeric Smoky flavor kicks up Turmeric’s warm aroma, bright color, and gingery/peppery taste.
Smoked Ground Ginger – Smoked ginger gives a warm, spicy, yet sweet taste, and goes well with both sweet and savory dishes.
Smoked Ground Cinnamon imparts a delicate smoke flavor to your favorite cinnamon recipes. It will spice up old favorites like baked apples, cinnamon rolls, and yams.
Smoked Ground Coriander – Smoking the coriander gives a light smoky flavor to it’s already warm, spicy and nutty taste and aroma.
Smoked Coriander Seeds – Grind your own coriander seeds and the flavor will be a more intense smokiness with spicy and nutty flavors and aromas.
Smoked Fennel Seeds – Fennel seeds are high in fiber. They give a sweet licorice-like taste and scent to curries, stews, bread, desserts, and beverages. In smoking them the flavor is intensified and adds a woodsy scent and flavor. Eat them straight up, add to your dishes as seeds or grind them.