Calling all home cooks! We need your help in finding the hottest, tastiest recipes around. To enter your original recipe to our search, simply create a board named "Home Cook Recipe Challenge."

Upload a picture of your finished dish to that board and type your recipe into the caption field.

When you have finished entering your recipe, add the hashtag #CyberCucina and post a link to your "Home Cook Recipe Challenge".

You may enter as many times you like and will be judged on adherence to contest rules, creativity, originality, balance of flavors, and taste.

Your recipes must include at least one of the following ingredients:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Sea Salt or Maldon Salt

  • Balsamic or Wine Vinegar

  • Carnaroli Rice or Bomba Rice

  • Paprika or Espelette Powder

  • Herbs de Provence

  • Capers or Caperberries

  • Cured Olives or Olive Paste

  • Honey or Fruit Spread (ie. Lemon Curd)

This contest launches on Monday, February 20, 2012, and ends 11 p.m. CST Sunday, March 4, 2012. Winning recipes will be announced on or before March 8, 2012.


Prize will be awarded within thirty (30) days of contest end date.The top three recipes will appear in upcoming e-newsletters and be featured on our blog throughout the month of March.


Finalists will be chosen by our resident chef and food expert staff. The top ten finalist's photos and recipes will be pinned to the CyberCucina "Home Cook Recipe Challenge" Pinterest board and will be open for audience participation in voting. The top three winning recipes will be chosen by the number of Pinterest "Likes" they receive.

Three winners will have their winning recipes published to our blog and highlighted in our email newsletter. The home cook with the most Pinterest "Likes" will receive a custom-made pantry staples gift pack from! ($50 RV) Good luck and Buon Appetito!