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Bake It Forward with Rick Bayless

Today's #BakeItForward celebrity supporter is Rick Bayless. Rick is an award-winning chef, restauranteur, author, and television personality. He won Season 1 of Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" and serves up authentic Mexican cuisine at Frontera Grill and Topolobampo in Chicago, IL.

This holiday season, Rick is baking polvorones, butter-rich cookies made in most cultures during times of celebration. He's giving his second batch to Engine Company #42, the Chicago Fire Department station next to his restaurants. Rick sees the firemen every day and has always admired their hard work.

Inspired? Use a traditional recipe like Rick did and bake a second batch of treats for a local charity or someone who means something to you. Deliver the treats and show them how much you appreciate them. Snap a photo and tag it #BakeItForward for a chance to win $500. Learn more here.

Check back tomorrow to see who else is joining us to #BakeItForward.