July 4th, 2012
10:00 AM ET
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The two reigning champs of a hot dog eating contest joined their challengers for a weigh-in as they hope to devour their way into the record books Wednesday in New York City.

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, the male and female champions respectively, will defend their titles at the annual event in Brooklyn.
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Pumpkin ravioli recipe wins million dollar prize in Pillsbury Bake-Off
March 27th, 2012
01:45 PM ET
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Think your signature recipe is worth a million bucks? Christina Verrelli of Devon, Pennsylvania, learned today that her Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream isn't just a crowd-pleaser; it's a cash cow.

Verrelli bested 94 women and five men ranging in age from 25 to 77, both new and veteran Pillsbury Bake-Off finalists to earn a prize of $1 million in the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. Her victory was announced today on a live broadcast of "The Martha Stewart Show," at the Peabody Orlando Hotel in Florida.
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October 3rd, 2011
09:30 AM ET
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What's the best way to rally some national attention for a cause? Serve up some nachos. A whole lotta nachos.

This past Saturday, the Billerica, Massachusetts branch of Ninety Nine restaurant set a Guinness record for creating the world's biggest plate of nachos, in hopes of a big kickoff for their fundraising efforts to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs.
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July 4th, 2011
04:45 PM ET
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Joey Chestnut has won his 5th consecutive mustard-yellow belt at this year's Nathan's July 4th International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island.

He ate 62 hot dogs in ten minutes, six shy of his world record of 68.

Adding intrigue to this year's competition, one-time reigning champ Takeru Kobayashi, who was effectively locked out of the competition due to a contract dispute with Major League Eating, wolfed down 69 frankfurters at an offsite event in New York.

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