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March 21, 2013

Food in Brief: 03/21/2013

Bake-Off voting is now open

LAS VEGAS — Public voting for the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest is now open.

For the first time in the 64-year history of the Bake-Off, the public will determine the 100 recipes that will compete in the Bake-Off Contest finals to be held in Las Vegas in November.

Sixty home cooks from 22 states are currently competing online in the “Amazing Doable Dinnners” category. Voting runs through March 28. The next category, “Simple Sweets and Starters,” will begin accepting original recipe submissions online at www.BakeOff.com starting Thursday, April 4

Egg-coloring demo set at Oryana

TRAVERSE CITY — Coloring eggs with natural dyes is the theme of a demonstration at Oryana Natural Foods Market on Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call 947-0191

App helps findGirl Scout cookies

TRAVERSE CITY — A new smartphone app makes it easy to find Girl Scout cookie sale locations.

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore in partnership with Little Brownie Bakers have announced the development of the Cookie Locator app for Girl Scouts across northern and western Michigan. The app features a navigation bar that allows users to locate cookie booths by typing the zip code, city and state into any web-enabled smartphone. Booth sales across western and northern Michigan are getting underway. To download the app, visit cookielocator.littlebrownie.com or call **GSCOOKIES (**472665437) from a mobile phone. For more information, call (866) 566-7434 or visit www.gsmists.org.

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