Our First Dream Destination Winner
To everyone who entered the Dream Destination contest,
The whole team at Real Women of Philadelphia applauds you for the creativity you displayed in each and every recipe, as well as all your inspiring and heartfelt recipe descriptions! Hundreds of you had us swept up in the adventures you had planned, and often had us either laughing or in tears over your personal connections to your destinations. Selecting two grand prize winners was no easy task. Thank you so much for sharing your dishes and dreams with us.
Now, for our first Dream Destination winner...
Let’s hear about what inspired her recipe and why she wants to go there:
"This recipe is dedicated to my mother who immigrated to Canada from the Philippines in 1968. Speaking of Real Women, my mom is the real foodie deal! My fondest memories growing up are of her baking and experimenting with recipes in the kitchen. Even now, my kids and my friends know her for her love of food and cooking and she still inspires me every day. Since coming to Canada, her style of cooking eventually became more westernized due to her surroundings but I know in her heart, she longs for the traditional flavours of her hometown of Cebu. 'Lola' is the Tagalog word for 'Grandma' and this recipe for Lola’s Ensaymada is my take on a traditional Cebuano delicacy. Adding Philly cream cheese and coconut to the filling makes this delectable treat even more special. It’s my dream to take my mom back to Cebu City in the Philippines."
We wish we could send you all on the trip of your dreams, but know that this Dream Destination contest is only the beginning of how Philly and the Real Women of Philadelphia are helping to fulfill your dreams this year. Congratulations again to stephwren. We look forward to following you on your trip to the Philippines!
I’ll be back tomorrow to announce the final winner of the Real Women of Philadelphia Dream Destination contest! Will it be you?