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Dessert Baking Contest: AZ Residents 55+

If you live in Arizona and you’re 55+ years young and you like to bake desserts — this contest could be for you. You could win a $500 gift certificate to Williams Sonoma. Now, that is a hecka cool prize.

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Splendido Announces Aging Well Bakes! Recipe Contest
Upscale Retirement Community Celebrates Older Adults’ Baking Talents in Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (Dec. 31, 2008) – Splendido, a resort-style Continuing Care Retirement Community, announces Aging Well Bakes!, a first-ever recipe contest aimed at celebrating Arizona’s active, older adults and their baking talents.

Arizona residents who are 55+ are invited to share an original baked dessert recipe that brings up fond memories and inspires others to be creative in the kitchen.

Splendido will feature finalists’ entries on the contest website. A grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift certificate to Williams-Sonoma.

“Growing older can be a fun, sweet, and positive experience and Splendido is excited to celebrate that through the Aging Well Bakes! recipe contest,” said Mark Blazer, executive director of Splendido. “We are sure that there are thousands of wonderful recipes statewide that have been passed down from generation to generation and we encourage those to be shared in the competition.”

Check out the official rules and instructions on submitting recipes. Submission dates are through Feb. 27, 2009.

A panel of Arizona’s leading bakers and culinary artists – including Albert DiIeso, Splendido’s excutive chef – will recreate the recipes to determine the winning entries, which Splendido will announce on April 12, 2009.

For more information on the Aging Well Bakes! recipe contest, e-mail agingwellbakes@splendidotucson.com or call (520).878.2612. The Splendido 55+ resort community is located in Oro Valley.

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