Author: Maralyn D. Hill

Arizona Centennial Event and Arizona Blue Ribbon Pie Round-Up and Bake-Off

Arizona Centennial Event The Recipe for Success! Join us in sponsoring the 1st annual Arizona Blue Ribbon Pie Round-Up and Bake-Off Experience Arizona’s history one slice at a time. Young Bakers, Amateur, Professional and Commercial Bakers present their savory, sweet and centennial pies for public tastings at the ROUND-UP. The public will decide the winners in each category, as well as the Best of Show. The Arizona Blue Ribbon Pie Round-Up & Bake-Off will also feature a LIVE BAKE-OFF! Three pre-qualified contestants from each category: young bakers, amateur bakers, professional and commercial bakers will compete live on Sunday, January 18-20, 2012 in Highland High Schools’ Food and Consumer Science lab. A live audience and celebrity judges will determine the winners. The story of Arizona’s journey to statehood unfolds at the Arizona Blue Ribbon Round-Up and Bake-Off through entertainment, activities, historical display, cooking demonstrations and treasured family pie recipes. This event is family-friendly, smoke and alcohol-free and benefits Gilbert Public Schools. As a sponsor of the event’s first year, you’ll reach thousands of school aged children and their parents, culinary students and professionals, foodies and families from all walks of life around Arizona. Additionally you’ll receive media attention and enrich the heritage of Arizona. Thank you for your time. We sincerely hope you will consider sponsoring our Arizona Centennial Event. Best Regards, Pam Jackson Skipping Stars Productions 480-518-7284 Newspaper Article:...

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Is Your Website Effective? As Originally Published in TheSuccessExpress.com

This was originally published in The Success Express, http://www.successexpressmagazine.com/IsYourWebsiteEffective.html, on August 22, 2011.   . . . . . Is Your Website Effective? Fifteen Tips for Developing, Improving, and Increasing the Value of your Website by Maralyn D. Hill, Co-Author ‘$uccess, Your Path to a Successful Book What’s the objective of your website and does it promote you or your team? As someone who speaks at conferences on writing, conducts workshops, and attends many professional development sessions to keep learning, my head is filled with what I should do. Once I gain all the insight and in some cases, even make lists of what is needed, I still have to contend with my biggest two problems, time and money. I usually already know many of the suggestions and still don’t act. After presenting at American Society of Journalists and Authors and attending many of the sessions, I walked away determined, that, this time, I was going to act. I did make a list of the website decisions I needed. That was six months ago and I’ve just started. Why tell you all of this? Because no one knows more excuses to remain with my website the way it is, rather than get another one, and have one more thing to keep up. My current website iswww.NoraLyn.com and you can see it is extremely diverse. Although redone a few times,...

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Is Your Website Effective? As Originally Recorded by The Success Express August 2011

  http://www.successexpressmagazine.com/MHill8-5-2011.mp3 This was recorded on BlogTalkRadio on The Success Express during August 2011. Fifteen Tips for Developing, Improving, and Increasing the Value of your Website by Maralyn D. Hill, Co-Author ‘$uccess, Your Path to a Successful Book’ What’s the objective of your website and does it promote you or your team? As someone who speaks at conferences on writing, conducts workshops, and attends many professional development sessions to keep learning, my head is filled with what I should do. Once I gain all the insight and in some cases, even make lists of what is needed, I still...

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French Master Chef Hervé Laurent and Recipe for Fish, Vegetables and Cream of Caviar as Published on CityRoom 7-13-11

French Master Chef Hervé Laurent and Recipe for Fish, Vegetables and Cream of Caviar http://www.cityroom.com/stories/gourmet/2011/07/13/french-master-chef-herve-laurent-and-recipe-for-fish-vegetables-and-cream-of-caviar/  7-13-11 This was also published on Business Insider on 7-19-11 with 5 million viewers. July 13th, 2011 French Master Chef Hervé Laurent It is always a pleasure to interview a French Master Chef you know personally and enjoy. While visiting London in 1996, Brenda Hill and I took a class at Le Cordon Bleu with French Master Chef Hervé Laurent. That was the beginning of continuing friendship as Hervé seems like a younger brother. We featured Hervé in our first book in 2001 and...

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Gilbert pie contest a slice of state centennial fun

http://www.azcentral.com/community/gilbert/articles/20110819gilbert-pie-competition-arizona-centennial-fun.html Unfortunately, enough funding was not raised to hold this wonderful event.   AZ Central Gilbert will showcase a slice of Arizona history early next year. The Arizona Blue Ribbon Pie Round-up and Bake-off, slated for Jan. 21-22 at Highland High School, is being organized to mark the state’s centennial. Gilbert residents Pam Jackson and Maralyn Hill say baking pies is an appropriate way to mark Arizona’s 100th birthday as a state because they have been around since the days of pioneers.    Pumpkin-pie practice in Gilbert “Because pies are so sugary, they keep, and they don’t have to be refrigerated. They are easy to transport, and there were pie-safes,” Jackson said. “They were very revered.” The state even developed its own varieties, notably the Arizona sunshine pie, which uses citrus, and the prickly pear pie. Given its history, a celebration involving pie seemed a natural. The town’s pie celebration has received official sanctioning by the Arizona Centennial Commission, allowing it to use the “Official Centennial Event” designation. “The Arizona Centennial commemoration promises to be a year of celebration, reflection and newfound discovery of Arizona’s most important cultural and historical treasures,” wrote Karen Churchard, director, in a letter dated July 18. “Arizona Blue Ribbon Pie Round-Up & Bake-Off is a perfect event to have associated with the centennial and we look forward to working with you in the coming...

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