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Posted on Tue, Jul 2, 2013 : 8 p.m.

Dion Frischer of Ann Arbor voted in as finalist in Pillsbury Bake-Off

By Mary Bilyeu

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Photo courtesy of Dion Frischer.

It's official - Ann Arbor's own Dion Frischer is one of the finalists in the Pillsbury Bake-Off! She'll prepare her recipe for Dark Chocolate Orange Mousse at the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest, to be held in Las Vegas from Nov. 10-12, and be in the running for the $1 million grand prize.

"I am so excited to be one of the 100 finalists going to Las Vegas in November for the actual Bake-Off competition!" she wrote in announcing the big news. She'll be competing in the Simple Sweets and Starters category.

Pillsbury "is 'one of the iconic competitions in the United States,' as the Pillsbury press release phrases it." Dion calls it "the 'granddaddy of recipe contests.'"


Courtesy of Pillsbury.

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Jessica Webster

Wed, Jul 3, 2013 : 2:58 p.m.

Congratulations to Dion! A 1-in-100 chance at 1 million dollars is way better than the usual Vegas odds. Knock 'em dead!


Wed, Jul 3, 2013 : 1:57 a.m.

Good luck!