The "Worst Ingredient Substitution" contest is over and it's time to announce the winners. The problem? We had too many winning responses so instead of just one winner, we have 21.

Each of them will receive a free signed copy of our first cookbook as soon as it is available in mid-September. Now, here are a few of my favorite entries: toothpaste for mint, grapes for olives, iced tea mix for breadcrumbs in meatloaf, Ex-Lax for chocolate (it looked similar), catnip for oregano, and instant oatmeal for instant potatoes. Thanks for all of the entries—the response was overwhelming. And be careful with your next ingredient substitution!

Announcing our winners!