ORIGINAL FAMILY RECIPE AWARDED $20,000 IN SPREADING SMUCKER'S® TRADITIONS RECIPE AND ESSAY CONTEST
Carmell C. of Provo, UT Wins a Dream Family Reunion for Sharing Family Recipe
ORRVILLE, OH, (March 9, 2012) – Today, The J.M. Smucker Company, makers of Smucker's® Jams, Jellies, Preserves and Fruit Butters, announced Carmell C. of Provo, UT, as the winner of the fourth annual Spreading Smucker's Traditions Recipe and Essay Contest. Carmell was one of five finalists invited to New York City to present her special dish at a live judging event this past week. Her winning recipe, Chicken Bacon Burgers with Cherry-Chive Mayo, was inspired by a treasured dish her mother used to make their family for Sunday night dinners. Her unique twist on an old favorite has become a new family tradition which she refers to as a "celebration of family and good times."
Carmell will be able to celebrate her family's traditions and create new ones with the $20,000 grand prize to host a family reunion and $1,000 to enlist a personal planner to help with the details. The four runners-up each received a Smucker's gift basket for their delicious recipe:
- Anne B., Mattituck, NY; Curry Chicken Salad with Smucker's Apricot Preserves
- Dyanne H., Levittown, PA; Sweet Jelly Bacon Bites
- Junko W., Pahoa, HI; Creamy Wontons with Smucker's Guava Jelly-Jalapeño Dipping Sauce
- Teresa S., Santa Rosa, CA; Thai-Hitian Chicken Sliders with Spicy Peanut Slaw
This past fall, Smucker's asked consumers from across the country to share an original family recipe made with jams, jellies, preserves or fruit butter along with a short essay about how the dish makes family celebrations special.
"We received so many fantastic recipes from families eager to share their special memories with us," said Maribeth Badertscher, Vice President, Corporate Communications, The J.M. Smucker Company. "Our company believes in the importance of preserving memorable meals and moments. That's why we enjoy hearing about cherished family recipes and hope others will be as inspired as we are to create a few new traditions of their own."
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About The J.M. Smucker Company
For more than 110 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods beverages in North America. Its family of brands includes Smucker's®, Folgers®, Dunkin' Donuts®, Jif®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, Eagle Brand®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Café Bustelo®, Café Pilon™, White Lily® and Martha White® in the United States, along with Robin Hood®, Five Roses®, Carnation® and Bick's® in Canada. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit www.smuckers.com.
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