Cook-Off ’22 Winners & Honorable Mentions!

Happy Weekend, Sleuths!

I hope you all have had an incredible Summer! I know I have (I am sorry for being a bit MIA the last couple of weeks… I was traveling and catching up with work like crazy as soon as I got back!) It is safe to say this Summer has been filled with fun times and So. Much. FOOD!

Speaking of food, if you missed seeing the incredible winners of this years Summer Cook-Off contest, here they are!

Category #1 Main Course

Holly A. on Facebook

“I happened to see that there was a contest, just as I was starting to make some gumbo… So here’s my entry for Nancy Drew 17, Legend of the Crystal Skull. For the Main Course category, gumbo! #ndcookoff22”

Category #2 Desserts/Baked Goods

@Sarah_artglassgirl on Instagram

“This is our entry for the @nancydrewpcgames Summer Cook-Off👩‍🍳 🔍 My cousin and I decided to bake a cake based on Nancy’s favorite candy bar, Koko Kringle. It is a chocolate cake, filled with a crispy chocolate ganache center, and frosted with buttercream and fondant. We had a wonderful time making (and eating) it together. I loved playing the Nancy Drew games when I was kid, and was so excited when my cousin was old enough to start playing them too. So far we’ve played 23 of them together. It’s brought us even closer than we were before and has given us something fun to look forward to when we spend time together. Fingers crossed! #ndcookoff22”

Category #3 Healthy Food Fun

@Catherinefenelon on Instagram

“#ndcookoff22 My entry for the contest are these bento box animals from Shadow at the Water’s Edge and I’ll enter them into the healthy food category 🙂 🥕🍚”

Category #4 Creative Video

Kylie N. on Facebook

“Nancy Drew Games Here’s our entry for #ndcookoff22 ! We’re entering the dessert and video categories with our sugar cookie stop motion tribute to the Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake.”

Thank you so much to everyone who submitted your absolutely incredible entries! It was obvious that everyone put so much time, thought, and effort into everything they created! Now I have only worked at HeR Interactive for a bit (almost a year, should we celebrate?) But I have NEVER witnessed a competition where we had SO many ties! I would love to highlight the honorable mentions of this contest, starting off with this super yummy-looking Captive Curse-inspired cake by @Virgorisinglibra on Instagram!

This cake looks SO Good and I can totally see this sending Renata into a dreamy slumber! (iykyk)

Another fun entry we received was this awesome recreation of breakfast in Icicle Creek Lodge by @artforteeth on Instagram!

If we didn’t know any better, we would’ve said this was a screenshot from the game itself! Great job!

In our Healthy Food Fun category, here are some other great entries from @vicdelcol and @_kellybaum on Instagram!


Doesn’t looking at these just make you so hungry?! I had to stop writing this blog post halfway through to grab a bite because I just couldn’t handle it!

For our last honorable mention, here is this lovely and delicious-looking version of Shadow Ranch done by the super creative Olivia!

This entry was so incredible, it makes it worth harvesting all the vegetables and eggs! (Maybe? Sore subject? Jk jk… unless?)

Thank you SO much again to everyone who submitted their incredible entries! If you were curious and wanted to get a look at all of the fabulous things our detectives cooked up this Summer, please take a look here at our videos commemorating ALL of this year’s entries!

And here are all of our AMAZING Video Entries!

I hope you all enjoyed these entries as much as we all did! Your dedication and effort put into everything NEVER goes unnoticed! Have a Fantastic Friday and a wonderful rest of your weekend Sleuths! 😀

— Roo and the HeR Interactive Team

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