CLOSED! Smucker’s Recipe and Essay Contest + Gift Baskets Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed…and here are the winners:

Christina T. says, “My favorite family recipe is our family’s New York Style Cheesecake. My mom taught me to make it and now it is requested at every holiday. (My in-laws are now requesting it too.)”

Andrea W. says, “RSS subscriber”

Jodi says, “I subscribe via google reader.”

Chris B. says, “our family loves the chicken white chile recipe. it’s so easy to make, tastes super yummy and not very expensive to make.”

**All winners have been notified via email with further instructions.  Stay tuned to $5 Dinners for our upcoming 12 Days of Christmas – Cookbook Giveaway starting December 12th!**

Are you still full from all the yummy food at Thanksgiving?

I know I am!  And, I’m leaning towards not wanting to see a turkey again for awhile.

However, Thanksgiving does kick off my most favorite time of year full of good food and spending lots of time with family and friends.  Smucker’s has a contest going on right now that incorporates both of those things.

There are two weeks left to enter the Spreading Smucker’s Tradition Recipe and Essay Contest for the chance to win $20,000 towards planning a family reunion! Wow!

Up until December 10, you can share an original family recipe that incorporates at least 1/4 cup of Smucker’s Jam, Jelly, Preserves or Fruit Butter, along with an essay about how the recipe makes family celebrations special.  The recipe must have been passed down for at least two generations and can be submitted to Smucker’s here.

Plus, Smucker’s wants to give gift baskets to FOUR of you…with an awesome sampling of Smucker’s and Orchard’s finest jams, jellies and preserves, several jam spreaders and recipe cards featuring 2 of Smucker’s family recipes!

Entry details…

Giveaway Details

1. Contest ends Wednesday, December 1st at 9 pm EST. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

2. Entry #1: Leave a comment sharing a favorite family recipe…and why you love it so much!

3. Entry #2: Follow me on Twitter and leave a separate comment.

4. Entry #3: Become a Facebook Fan, or subscribe by email or in an RSS reader! Be sure to leave another comment for your third entry. :)

5. Winner will be selected by

**NOTE: If you receive the email newsletter and wish to enter this giveaway, click on the title of this giveaway to get to the site and leave a comment on the site with your name and email address to be entered!

*Disclosure: I did receive a gift basket from Smucker’s.


  1. Liz says

    my mom makes great enchiladas, and it’s one of the few recipes I took with me when I moved out

  2. renae hedelius says

    My family has an amazing recipe for vegetable soup! It is so flavorful and delicious with every bite!