“In a box” Series

Gina Hyams is the creator of the “In a Box” cooking contest series published by Andrews McMeel Publishing that includes book-kits for pie, chili, and Christmas cookies. In the blue-ribbon tradition of county fairs, community cook-offs, and competitive cooking TV shows, the series presents a fun and inexpensive way to entertain. Cooking contests inspire good times, good will, and a sense of community.

Each box contains:

Handbook detailing history of the food, step-by-step instructions for hosting a contest, judging tips, contest themes, prize-winning recipes, themed song lists, suggestions for related children’s books, and more.

Judge badges

Numbered ID flags or table tents


Prize ribbons

Buy Pie Contest in a Box

Buy Chili Cook-Off in a Box

Buy Christmas Cookie Context in a Box

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