“Idaho® Potato Crab Cakes” Win Grand Prize in the Idaho Potato Commission’s Heart Smart Recipe Contest

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EAGLE, Idaho, April 24, 2013—The votes are in for the Heart Smart Idaho® Potato Recipe Contest, launched by the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) with Denise Austin and the Mr. Food Test Kitchen. Congratulations to Berti Bonney, who won the $2,500 grand prize for her delicious recipe, Idaho® Potato Crab Cakes. Watch the video with fitness expert Denise Austin announcing the results and get the recipe here: http://www.mrfood.com/Shellfish/Idaho-Potato-Crab-Cakes.

About the recipe contest:
For American Heart Month in February, Mr. Food and the IPC launched a Heart Smart Recipe Contest, encouraging home cooks around the country to send in their best “quick and easy” heart-healthy recipes featuring Idaho® potatoes. After narrowing down the mouthwatering recipes to the top 10 finalists, it was up to the public to vote for their favorites. Now that the votes have been tallied, here are the results:

1st place: Idaho® Potato Crab Cakes – Berti Bonney, New Boston, New Hampshire
http://www.mrfood.com/Shellfish/Idaho-Potato-Crab-Cakes/

Howard Rosenthal at the Mr. Food Test Kitchen remarked, “the combo of the Idaho® potato flakes potato flakes  and the crab really sets these apart.” Be the judge and try out the winning recipe today. Howard Rosenthal at the Mr. Food Test Kitchen remarked, “the combo of the [Idaho® potato flakes]  and the crab really sets these apart.” Be the judge and try out the winning recipe today: http://www.mrfood.com/Shellfish/Idaho-Potato-Crab-Cakes/2nd place: Spicy Black Bean Potato Soup – Renee Hagens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
http://www.mrfood.com/Soup-Recipes/Spicy-Black-Bean-Potato-Soup/

This soup tastes almost too good to be healthy, but Howard Rosenthal at the Mr. Food Test Kitchen reveals the secret. “She used potatoes to thicken the soup, which gives it some real body, while not adding any fat.”This soup tastes almost too good to be healthy, but Howard Rosenthal at the Mr. Food Test Kitchen reveals the secret. “She used potatoes to thicken the soup, which gives it some real body, while not adding any fat.” http://www.mrfood.com/Soup-Recipes/Spicy-Black-Bean-Potato-Soup/

3rd place: Spicy Buffalo Chicken Baked Potatoes – Lauren Klaers, Bloomington, Minnesota
http://www.mrfood.com/Potatoes-Rice/Spicy-Buffalo-Chicken-Baked-Potatoes/

Denise Austin explains, “What I like about this recipe is that it uses the entire Idaho® potato so we get the benefits of all the nutrients in the skin.” Denise Austin explains, “What I like about this recipe is that it uses the entire Idaho® potato  so we get the benefits of all the nutrients in the skin.” To make this healthy yet flavorful recipe visit: http://www.mrfood.com/Potatoes-Rice/Spicy-Buffalo-Chicken-Baked-Potatoes/

For more healthy recipe ideas, visit the IPC’s heart-healthy recipe collection: http://recipes.idahopotato.com/tag/heart-healthy.

About the Idaho Potato Commission
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous “Grown in Idaho®” seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho's ideal growing conditions, including rich, volcanic soil, climate and irrigation, differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.

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About the Mr. Food® Brand
The Mr. Food brand was founded over 30 years ago by Art Ginsburg, the originator of “Quick & Easy Cooking.”  Art’s legacy lives on through the Mr. Food brand and Mr. Food Test Kitchen, which continue to grow and reinvent themselves in his memory. Today, the Mr. Food TV segment is nationally syndicated through CBS Worldwide Distribution on 125+ TV stations, with a daily audience of over 2.75 million viewers. Its publishing division (with millions of books sold) continues to successfully create cookbooks to help the home cook get in and out of the kitchen with ease. The success of the brand is based on triple-tested recipes developed in the Mr. Food Test Kitchen while strictly adhering to their “Quick & Easy” philosophy. MrFood.com is one of the nation’s fastest growing recipe websites with millions of page views weekly and over 1 million monthly unique visitors. On top of that, the “Quick & Easy Everyday Cooking” e-newsletter engages hundreds of thousands of subscribers on a daily basis.

About Denise Austin
Denise Austin has sold more than 24 million exercise videos and DVDs, authored more than 12 fitness books, and has starred in the longest-running fitness show in television history. Considered “America’s favorite fitness expert,” Denise serves on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, helped launch the new USDA food guidelines and continues to champion the benefits of heart health and good nutrition. A busy wife and working mother of two active teenage daughters, Denise is also committed to helping other busy women and mothers find more energy, balance and positivity in their lives. Her popular website and free mobile app, published by Everyday Health, Inc., provides Denise’s signature inspiration and helps millions gain energy, eat smarter and feel better at www.DeniseAustin.com.
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