Submit a Recipe


The Emergency Kit Cook-Off challenges you to be an inspiration and submit a fall recipe with a fitness twist!  Fuel your fitness with a recipe like quick-roasted acorn squash, baked pears with a cinnamon almond crunch, fig and walnut bread, or canned chicken with apple-thyme sauce. Do you accept the challenge?  Share your healthy preparedness recipe using fall ingredients! 


We’re not asking for gourmet cuisine, but we’re looking for more than simple peanut butter and crackers. Get creative with the ingredients. Prepare a recipe that you would eat and enjoy if you were asked to shelter in place or make dinner during a power outage.


Featured Ingredients

This year's Featured “Fall Fitness” Ingredients are:

  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
  • Nuts
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Canned or dried apple
  • Canned squash


Contest Rules

Specifically, we challenge you to:


1. Take the “Fall Fitness” challenge.  Re-invent a recipe with a fitness twist, using at least one Featured Ingredient and only nonperishable items. Pantry items such as canned goods (fruit, vegetables and meats),  seasonings, condiments, sweeteners, and potable water are good ideas.


2. Use manual tools (e.g., can openers and hand whisks) instead of modern appliances— especially microwaves— in the preparation. Use the oven and/or stovetop if you must, BUT we challenge you to use alternative, safe heating sources (grill, campfire) if possible.


3. Submit your “Fall Fitness” inspired recipe during September to receive a Kit Cook-Off apron and an Arizona Emergency Information Network foldable water bottle, while supplies last.


4. Brag to your friends!  Share your creation on social media using the hashtag #KitCookOff. We will re-post some of  the best photos and “Fall Fitness” reinventions.


Be an inspiration with your healthy lifestyle and preparedness example. Re-invent a recipe in a nonperishable way with a health and fitness spin and take the “Fall Fitness” challenge!



NOTE: Persons who submit a recipe grant the Emergency Kit Cook-Off the right to distribute and reproduce entries for later web, television and radio promotions and collateral.