ONE FAMILY’S CHERISHED RECIPE WILL EARN THEM $20,000 TO HOST A DREAM FAMILY REUNION
Five Finalists Head to Judging Event at The J.M. Smucker Company Headquarters in the Third Annual Spreading Smucker's® Traditions Recipe and Essay Contest
ORRVILLE, OH, (February 15, 2011) – — Today, The J.M. Smucker Company, maker of Smucker’s® jams, jellies, preserves and fruit butter is pleased to announce the top five finalists in the third annual “Spreading Smucker’s Traditions Recipe and Essay Contest.” Five finalists will be invited to a recipe judging event in April, 2011, where the grand prize winner will take home $20,000 and receive event planning help to organize an unforgettable gathering to bring loved ones together for more memorable meals and moments.
Last fall, Smucker’s asked consumers to share an original family recipe incorporating jams, jellies, preserves or fruit butter that has been passed down for at least two generations. At-home cooks from all over the country submitted their favorite family recipes, the stories behind them and how they make family celebrations special.
The top five finalists and recipes are:
Jelly Crumb Cake
Judy T., North Bellmore, NY
Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork Tenderloin
Tamie J., Prosper, TX
Very Berry Cheesecake Cups
Julie V., Wichita, KS
Sweet and Spicy Cheesy Chicken Cups
Janet G., Lexington, SC
Black Forest Coffee Cake
Elaine W., Indianapolis, IN
“This year’s finalists’ recipes and essays are outstanding and truly celebrate family and tradition,” said Maribeth Badertscher, Vice President, Corporate Communications, The J.M. Smucker Company. “Since it can be challenging today for families to find time to spend together, we’re extremely excited to offer them a way to do so. Whether it’s an exotic getaway or a big hometown barbecue, the dream family get-together is sure to create new traditions and memories for the lucky winner.”
Each of the finalists and a guest will be invited to a live judging event in Orrville, OH in April, 2011. All five finalists will also receive a gift basket of Smucker’s brand products.
Visit www.smuckers.com for more information and tips for creating more family traditions.
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 help families create memorable mealtime 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®, White Lily® and Martha White® in the United States, along with Robin Hood®, Five Roses®, Carnation®, Europe’s Best® 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. The Company has appeared on FORTUNE Magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the United States 12 times, ranking number one in 2004. For more information about the Company, visit www.smuckers.com..
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