BALTIMORE — A team of three food bloggers captured top honors in Food Lion’s “Frugal Cook-Off” held here last week.


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The winning team included Sarah Grosjean from Capitally Frugal, Liza Hawkins of Musing Foodie and Roni Noone of GreenLiteBites. The bloggers created a winning entrée of apple spinach stuffed pork chop with two sides, including rustic roasted red potatoes and balsamic candied carrots.

Read the Capitally Frugal blog post here.

The team created the winning dish in 45 minutes using items shopped from an onsite Food Lion pantry of store brand products. The total cost of the meal was $9.90. The bloggers were judged on creativity, taste and awarded points for being frugal.

Additional bloggers participating in the event included John of Grilling 24x7; Dara of Dining Dish; Laura of Beltway Bargain Mom; Sharmia of The Search for the Real Me; Rachel of Charm City Couple, Carol of Kooky Carols Kitchen Concoctions; Maggie of Family Frugal Fun and Crystal of Army Tankers Wife.

The three winners received two $250 Food Lion gift cards, and all other participants received a custom gift bag filled with my essentials store brand products and two $100 Food Lion gift cards.

The event challenged bloggers to create nutritious, low-cost meals for a family of four using Food Lion store brands, as well as fresh produce and meat offerings available at Food Lion stores.

Food Lion Frugal Cook-Off Baltimore Teaser Video from Theory House on Vimeo.