Just a quick post to say I am taking the leap and entering the Arizona Republic's search for "unknown culinary talent". I think that could describe me.
You have to submit an essay about yourself and your entertaining style, a menu for six, and the recipe for your appetizer. They will select three of the gazillions of entries to be finalists. Staffers will visit your home and watch you prepare the meal. Then they pick the grand winner who has all sorts of goodies and neat things to do (like dinner with our local food critic).
I think this will be a hoot! I'll keep you posted, but I won't share my menu or appetizer recipe until after the entry deadline (April 18). But maybe you'll see me introduced on TV on April 22nd as one of the three!
Bone appetite! (Yeah, I know!)