Designer Dish

Silversmith and jewelry designer Sita Williams entered the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest last year and was one of 100 finalists to win a trip to Los Angeles to compete for $1 million. While she didn’t win the money, she did secure a feature role in Million Dollar Recipe, a documentary about the contest. She also landed a teaching spot at the local YMCA this fall. “They want me to teach others how to enter cooking contests,” Williams says.

Williams’s jewelry designs are in silver, and many have circular motifs and precious stones. To see them, visit

To sample her baking, try her Bake-Off recipe for Monkey Cereal Bars. In honor of the recipe, Williams made a ring featuring a large brown beryl, a stone that had been waiting for just the right inspiration. “Now it’s my Cocoa Cocoa Puffs ring,” she says.