Egg & Breakfast Recipe: Wine Country Recipe Challenge

Introducing the Best Wine Country Recipe Challenge


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Do you have the BEST Egg & Breakfast Recipe in Wine Country?

Welcome to the inaugural month of a year-long Best Wine Country Recipe Challenge. From April through March 2012, BiteClub is on the hunt for great cooks from Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake and all of the Northbay to submit your Wine Country recipes each month.

The Idea: For the next 11 months, BiteClub will ask readers to submit original recipes in one of 11 categories — from eggs to beef — that use at least ONE local ingredient and showcase your originality, creativity and good taste. I’ll recipe test the most promising submissions and pick one winner each month whose recipe reigns supreme. At the end of the year, we’ll host a cook-off between the winners (but don’t be surprised if a few runners-up show up as well) for the Best Wine Country Recipe.

How it works: Using the comments below, submit your recipe for this month’s category: Eggs & Breakfast Recipes. Recipes must be original  (no fair stealing from your favorite cookbook — family recipes, your grandma, your mom or best friend are great resources, though. Recipes for each month’s category must be received by the end of the month.

April: Eggs & Breakfast Recipes
We’re looking for recipes for omelets, stratas, frittatas, pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, anything with bacon, quiches, souffles…whatever. Make sure your recipe includes ONE local ingredient. That can be anything from local eggs, milk or butter to local fruits and vegetables.
Deadline for this month’s recipes: April 28

– Breakfast for TWO at Jeffrey’s Hillside Cafe
– Your recipe on the Menu at Jeffrey’s for one day
– Eligibility to compete in the Best Wine Country Recipe Cookoff

Confused? Check out my Holiday Cookie Contest Each December I ask for submissions for holiday cookies and bake up the best.

The Fine Print: I won’t exclude pros, but really, this is about everyday eats. I want folks to find great recipes from their aunts, grandmas, dads, friends…whatever. This is about SONOMA COUNTY! If I find out that your recipe is intentionally plagiarized, you will automatically be disqualified and I will ridicule you publicly. Full rules here

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Submit your recipe in the comments section below, or email me at Want to send it by snailmail?
Heather Irwin/BiteClub
427 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401