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Budget Recipe Challenge Wrap Up!

We know you've all been eagerly awaiting the results of our Food Blogger Budget Recipe Challenge and we're pleased to announce that the winner, by overwhelming audience voting is.... Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas from Karina Allrich of Karina's Kitchen Here's what she's got to say about her victory:

Thank you, Whole Foods! It was an honor to participate in Budget Recipe Challenge. I am thrilled to receive the Whole Foods gift cards. I plan on giving away several gift cards at my blog- Karina's Kitchen. I'll be sharing the rest with my two sons- both on their own, cooking on a budget, fans of Whole Foods.

Our heartfelt thanks to Karina and all of the other food bloggers who participated in our Budget Recipe Contest for showing us that creating complete meals on a budget doesn't mean sacrificing taste and quality. Way to go, guys! We'd also like to thank all of our readers who left comments on the finalists' recipes and helped us pick a winner. Thanks for taking time out to try these recipes and vote for your favorite - we hope that they've inspired you to be more creative in the kitchen. Here are the winners... Grand Prize ($500 gift card)

  • Katherine of Philadelphia, PA

First Prize ($25 gift card)

  • Jenny of Rockledge, FL
  • Rachel of Hartford, CT
  • Jan of Indianapolis, IN
  • Katherine of Princeton, NJ
  • Ciera of Los Angeles, CA
  • Hayley Ann of Charlottesville, VA
  • Elisabeth of Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • Terry of New York, NY
  • Susan of Oceanside, CA