One competitor in the Food Network's "Holiday Baking Championship" is a figure Chippewa Valley residents might recognize.

Chippewa Falls native and baker Jennifer Barney was chosen to be a competitor in the current season of the show, which pits pastry chefs from around the nation against each other in timed rounds to create stunning desserts out of specific ingredients. Barney operates her bakery out of her Stoddard home.

Read recaps of Barney's journey—through forgotten ingredients, blowtorched desserts and multi-layered dazzlers.

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