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Paula Deen breaks into mobile apps with first cooking game

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Help Paula Deen complete a recipe in her new mobile game. (iTunes)

Now you can cook like the Paula Deen-- without the calories.

The Queen of Southern cuisine is expanding her digital empire with a brand new game called “Paula Deen Recipe Quest.” Available for download on iTunes—and coming soon to Android-- the basic puzzle-matching format appears very similar to wildly successful Candy Crush Saga game series.

There are 40 levels of puzzles where the object is to gather the right ingredients to put together a real Deen recipe. But unlike scores of other virtual apps, winners of Recipe Quest can win real-world prizes like free subscriptions to the digital Paula Deen Network or even the chance to cook with Deen herself.

To promote the game, Deen released an unusual spot that features her gleefully playing with some of her tried-and-true favorite ingredients.

Butter! Eggs! Flour! Milk! Looks like this game really is for those who love playing with their food.

“I am a gamer at heart and never leave my home without my iPad. Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest is an incredible and one-of-a-kind game that will allow y’all to cook up a storm with me while solving exciting puzzles. Plus, it’s free!” Deen stated in a press release.

The first 14 levels of Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest are free but after that, unspecified fees apply according to one iTunes review.