Pillsbury Bake-Off announces changes to rules

January 14, 2013|By Richard Gorelick

Did you see where Monopoly is introducing two new tokens and getting rid of one of the classic tokens? The wheelbarrow and the iron are in danger. I'm still getting over Crayola dumping eight of its crayons. That was back in 1990. Officially, they were retired to Crayola Hall of Fame in Easton, Penn. 

The Pillsbury Bake-Off is changing things up, too. The 100 finalists will now be determined by the voting public, or people enrolled on Pillsbury's website.

The Bake-Off now features three recipe categories - Amazing Doable Dinners, Simple Sweets and Starters, and Quick Rise and Shine Breakfasts - with separate entry periods. The entry period for Amazing Doable Dinners started Jan. 3 and continues through Feb. 7. You can enter all three categories if you like.

But there's something else.

To encourage simpler, original recipes, submissions must include no more than seven ingredients, not including table salt, ground black pepper and water, and take 30 minutes or less to prepare, not including baking or cooling time.

I guess the U.S. Constitution is just a big joke.

Actually, I don't care about the new Pillsbury Bake-Off rules. And no one plays Monopoly the right anyway. (You get NOTHING for Free Parking.)

But that crayon thing was terrible.

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