CRESSON, CAMBRIA COUNTY--- A 28-year old teacher appeared on the Rachael Ray show after she was chosen as a top five finalist for the Great American Cookbook Challenge.
Out of more than one thousand applications, Lauren Kudlawiec made the finals. She submitted several three minute videos of her recipes.
“I just love to cook and bake for anyone,” said Kudlawiec. ‘I submitted a recipe my students love, Mrs. K’s Caelian Stromboli, it’s fun, easy to make and healthy.”
Kudlawiec never thought she would be a finalist and said it’s been hard keeping it a secret.
“When she called I was excited, it was one of the best moments in my life.”
The first challenge aired on Monday April 28th, 2014 on the Rachael Ray Show on WTAJ.
The winner will be revealed May 19th.
Win or lose Kudlawiec says it’s been an incredible journey.