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Chef Helge Pedersen presents the desserts to judges Kimberly Sweet of Kitchens.com, Deb O'Connor of KitchenAid, and Jessica Randazza of Digitas.

Led by local chef Helge Pedersen of Salted Pig, the Kitchens.com staff whipped up five beverages, five appetizers, five sides & salads, five entrees and five desserts-the entries that earned the most reader votes per category-in less than eight hours.

 

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Editors Caitlin Grogan and Mark Rumble prepare the beverage recipes in one of two KitchenAid kitchens at World of Whirlpool.

 

 

Part of the fun was spending the day in the magnificent World of Whirlpool training and brand experience center. Located in the historic Reid Murdoch Center in Chicago's River North neighborhood, this nearly 30,000 square-foot facility afforded us a lovely view of downtown and the opportunity to test nearly every large and small appliance KitchenAid makes. We also toured about a dozen soon-to-be fully functional rooms featuring the KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana and Gladiator brands, including indoor and outdoor kitchens, laundry rooms and a garage interior.

 

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A view from inside the Reid Murdoch building's clock tower, which Whirlpool renovated along with the top two floors.

 

 

Of course, everyone enjoyed tasting the fruits of our labors. After several hours of trying each dish, rating and ranking it, then debating its merits, the judges (representatives of both Kitchens.com and KitchenAid), named the following recipes the winners.

 

Orange-Avocado Breakfast Smoothie, best beverage recipe, submitted by Michaela Rosenthal.

 Orange-Avocado-Smoothie

 

Roasted Poblano Salsa Verde, best appetizer recipe and one of two Grand Prize winners, submitted by Sara Pecherek.

 Roasted-Poblano-Salsa-Verde

 

Candied Pecans, Pears & Blue Cheese Salad, best sides & salads recipe, submitted by Andrew Hawes.

 pecans pears blue cheese salad

 

BBQ Pulled Pork, best entree recipe and one of two Grand Prize winners, submitted by Jenny Najduch.

 BBQ-Pulled-Pork

 

Pumpkin-Delish Bread Pudding, best dessert recipe, submitted by Carol Blackwood.

 pumpkin bread pudding

 

 

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