Food Network and Intel Make Cooking Easier Than Ever — Plus, Enter to Win a $500 Microsoft Store Shopping Spree

Enter for your chance to win a $500 Microsoft gift card.

If in the process of making pie dough you've ever found yourself elbow-deep in a bowlful of flour and butter, unsure of which recipe step comes next, then you know how frustrating it can be to have to stop what you're doing to wash your hands before you can tap to see the recipe on your computer. That's all about to change, thanks to some brand-new technology on Microsoft computers that allows you to voice-activate and motion-control FoodNetwork.com recipes — so it's OK if your hands stay full of flour.

Intel® RealSense™ technology, available on PCs and tablets, uses depth-sensing cameras to allow you to take and edit 3D photos, to gesture commands and to create lifelike videos on your computer. Food Network has teamed up with Intel to put this groundbreaking technology to work on more than 100 of our most-popular recipes to make your time in the kitchen that much easier. From party-ready picks like Classic Deviled Eggs to sweet Banana Bread and comforting Perfect Roast Chicken, these Food Network recipes are optimized for the Intel RealSense 3D camera, which means that once you open up the recipe on an Intel RealSense-enabled computer, all you have to do is gesture your hands up and down in front of the camera to scroll through the recipe and read the directions. To start the video, just hover your hand over the play button and gesture with a push motion, or use your voice to activate the "play the video" command.

Want to experience this technology firsthand? You're in luck. Stop by Microsoft retail stores near you to check out the Intel RealSense technology inside the Dell Inspiron Signature Edition Laptop, and while you're there, pull up these FoodNetwork.com recipes to see how it would work the next time you're in the kitchen.

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To celebrate our partnership, Food Network, Intel and Microsoft are giving fans the chance to win a Microsoft shopping spree. We're giving away $500 Microsoft gift cards, one each to 10 lucky, randomly selected readers, and all you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment below telling us which of these Food Network recipes optimized for Intel RealSense 3D Camera you'd most like to try (see them all here).

So, tell us: Which of these recipes would you most like to try? Comment below to be entered to win.

No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received.  Sweepstakes ends at 5:00 p.m. ET on June 30, 2015. For full official rules, visit here. Sponsored by Television Food Network, G.P., 1180 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036.

Intel and Intel RealSense are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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