Well it has finally arrived: Season Two of the Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cooking Contest. This first phase involves the choosing of 16 finalists based on video recipe submissions within specific categories. The themes include appetizer, side dish, entree and dessert with either cream cheese or the brand new Kraft cooking creme. Those 16 are invited to Savannah for a live event at the end of June where one finalist from each theme will be chosen to be the host for the second phase of the contest. Oh and did I mention that the four hosts also win $25,000 dollars?!?!?! The hosting job seems like a lot of hard work, but also appears very rewarding. The hosts from season one did a great job and really kept the motivation and light hearted nature going throughout the second phase of the contest and even still today.
I submitted one video this weekend and had planned to make another, but other things got in the way. So my submission for the appetizer was 'Caramelized Onion and Apple Pizza Bites.' I take pizza dough and spread it out into a 12x16 inch baking pan. Then add 1/3 reduced fat cream cheese, caramelized onions and apples and top with feta cheese, basil, oregano and parsley flakes.
Check out the recipe and video here: http://www.realwomenofphiladelphia.com/user_recipe/view/12273/10952/1