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Modified: April 16, 2013 at 4:09 pm •  Published: April 17, 2013
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Cost is $60 for group members and $85 for nonmembers. The nonmember fee entitles the participant to a one-year membership.

To register, contact Karen Smith at 744-6277 or karenl.smith@okstate.edu, or register online at www.fapc.biz/workshops/bbqclass. Registration must be received by Friday.

Museum Cafe to host celebrity chef dinner

Celebrity chef and judge on Food Network's “Chopped” Maneet Chauhan will be the guest of honor at a special dinner and book-signing at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's Museum Cafe, 415 Couch Drive, at 6:45 p.m. April 27.

Guests will receive a signed and personalized cookbook, a specialty cocktail, three-course meal and wine pairings with the appetizer and entree courses and the chance to meet chef Chauhan.

Cost is $95 plus tax and gratuity. The book-signing begins at 6:45 with dinner served at 7:45. Call 235-6262 for reservations.

46th Pillsbury Bake-Off accepting entries

The 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest is underway and now accepting entries for Simple Sweets and Starters category, the category from which last year's Grand Prize winner came. Home cooks have the chance to win nearly $1.1 million in cash, prizes and trips, including a $1 million Grand Prize. The second entry phase is now open at www.BakeOff.com and runs through May 9.

Recipes 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).

Voting for the 34 appetizers and desserts that will advance to the competition finals will be open from June 13-27.

This year's redesigned Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest kicked off with the “Amazing Doable Dinners” category and will culminate with the “Quick Rise and Shine Breakfasts” portion, which will open July 4. Also new this year, America will have the chance to vote and determine the 100 finalists that will compete at the live cooking event Nov. 10-12 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Go online to BakeOff.com for more information and Amazing Doable Dinners finalists.

From Staff and Wire reports