Thursday, May 6, 2010


It excites me so much to share the most fabulous news with you! Over the past month, I have been cookin' up a cream cheese storm in the Paula Deen and Philadelphia Cream Cheese "Real Women of Philadelphia Challenge". side dish, two appetizers, two entrees and two desserts later...all my hard work has paid off. Folks, I am so lucky to have been chosen as one of the sixteen finalists to fly to Savannah and compete for a spot as one of four "Real Women of Philadelphia." This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I can't begin to explain how thrilled I am!

Some of you may be thinking, "What is the Real Women of Philadelphia?" It is a competition where women from all over create original recipes using Philadelphia Cream Cheese and make a video cookin' them. The recipes must be original and must contain Philadelphia Cream Cheese. That is it! The rest is up to you and your creativity. For more details on the competition, click here.

Hundreds and hundreds of women have joined in on the adventure and a really cool community has formed out of it. There is so much support and enthusiasm within this competition. You really have to see it for yourself. Please take a moment and check it out. Who knows... you could be the next woman chosen to go to Savannah!

I really can't believe it guys. I get to meet Paula! What an adventure this year is turning out to be. Life is absolutely amazing.

Oh, one more thing. Here is the video and dessert recipe that won my spot in the finals. No, it's not completely lean, but a splurge is good for us every now and then.

Take care!


  1. Lindsay you do a great job! This is really cool. I am cheering for you to win! Love that video.

    btw, my son loves oatmeal pies, I think he would really enjoy this.

  2. Hey Lindsay! I found your blog on Facebook and love it. I didn't realize we has so much in common in regards to cooking! Congratulations on the Philadelphia contest, that is huge! I am so jealous you get to meet Paula. Keep the great work and good luck at the competition :)
    -Kayla Hawes Broussard

  3. Wow congratulations Lindsay - how exciting! I didn't know you lived in Winchester - I'm just right down the road in Harrisonburg. Best of luck to you and have fun in Savannah!

  4. Congrats on being picked as one of the Real Women of Philly finalists! Your video and dessert looked great!

  5. Wow you met Paula Deen? That's so wonderful!!!! I really like your website! If you wont mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!



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