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

by Jenn K on November 29, 2010

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 Random.org.

**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.

Sarita Rogers November 29, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I follow on Twitter.

Sarita Rogers November 29, 2010 at 10:28 pm

subscribed in Reader

Sue D November 29, 2010 at 10:39 pm

My favorite family recipe is for pierogis. When I was engaged to marry my husband his aunt invited my over to teach me how to make pierogis. They are usually served at most family functions. My kids are all grown now and my husband’s sister continued the tradition by inviting my daughter-in-law over to teach her how to make them.

Sue D November 29, 2010 at 10:39 pm

I am an email subscriber.

Maria perez November 29, 2010 at 10:41 pm

I subscribe

Shawna November 29, 2010 at 11:47 pm

My favorite family recipe is my hubby’s artisan bread! Even I can make it because it only takes flour, salt, yeast, and water! I don’t know what the ‘official’ name is, but around here it’s hubby’s artisan bread. :) The bread is beautiful and delicious. You really can’t beat it.

Thanks for the great giveaway.

Shawna November 29, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I follow you on Twitter, @couponldyonline

Shawna November 29, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I subscribe via RSS

Abigail Gunter November 29, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Our favorite family recipe is Adobo Chicken.

Abigail Gunter November 29, 2010 at 11:55 pm

I subscribe via email.

Ashley November 30, 2010 at 1:16 am

My favorite family recipe is my Mom’s Braised Short Ribs – they’re so tender and full of flavor and just indescribably, incomparably delicious!

Ashley November 30, 2010 at 1:17 am

I follow your RSS feed on my Google Reader! =)

Ashley November 30, 2010 at 1:18 am

A loyal Twitter follower (@cupcakes_mmm). =)

Gail Becker November 30, 2010 at 4:59 am

I’m a fan on face book & I get your em-mail daily,too! I’d love to win this,because Smucker’s taste so good! Jelly sandwiches are loved in my house.

Jenny November 30, 2010 at 6:24 am

Our favorite family recipe is my chili recipe – it can be a little spicy for some but my boys love it!

lori November 30, 2010 at 7:20 am

i am an email subscriber. thanks for up dates.

lori November 30, 2010 at 7:21 am

i like five dollar dinners on face book.

Laura Pilker November 30, 2010 at 8:34 am

RSS subscriber! :)

Steph H November 30, 2010 at 8:43 am

My families favorite recipe is for homemade Peanut Butter Fudge!

Steph H November 30, 2010 at 8:44 am

Facebook fan:)

Steph H November 30, 2010 at 8:44 am

I subscribe to your emails!

Terra Jones November 30, 2010 at 9:20 am

Fav. family recipe would have to be sloppy joes…our boys go NUTS over them! :-)

thanks!

Mindy November 30, 2010 at 9:21 am

I subscribe!

Terra Jones November 30, 2010 at 9:26 am

I follow you on Twitter (@TerraLJ)

Terra Jones November 30, 2010 at 9:27 am

facebook fan!

renee November 30, 2010 at 9:30 am

our favorite family recipe is marshmallow salad: 1 box pistachio pudding, 1 can crushed pineapple, 1 bag colored marshmallows, 1 tub cool whip. mix together – chill – enjoy! I love it because it reminds me of my grandma and her wonderful food

renee November 30, 2010 at 9:31 am

i follow you on twitter

renee November 30, 2010 at 9:31 am

i subscribe

Angela G November 30, 2010 at 9:57 am

I’ve never made one but my cousin enjoys the peanut butter and jelly cake found at grouprecipes.com !

Michelle Pegram November 30, 2010 at 10:23 am

My absolute favorite family recipe is for red velvet cake. It’s the true southern version made with vinegar and baking soda and a cooked frosting that isn’t cream cheese.

Michelle Pegram November 30, 2010 at 10:25 am

I follow you on Twitter.

Michelle Pegram November 30, 2010 at 10:27 am

I subscribe via RSS.

Chris B. November 30, 2010 at 10:42 am

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

Chris B. November 30, 2010 at 10:43 am

I follow you on twitter!

Chris B. November 30, 2010 at 10:43 am

I’m a subscriber to your blog!

Aileen November 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I’m an email subscriber!

Valerie S November 30, 2010 at 1:11 pm

My favorite family recipe is my great grandmother’s cinnamon rolls. My dad makes them sometimes and they bring back great memories of being a kid.

Joellen November 30, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Our favorite family recipe is my husband’s chili. It’s not so much a recipe as a list of ingredients and a method, but we love it. He used to make it for me when we were dating, and when we were first married, we’d work together in our tiny kitchen with the older-than-dirt gas range and three feet of counter space to put together chili and cornbread. It tastes good, is inexpensive, and brings back good memories. What’s not to like?

MH in OH November 30, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Favorite family recipes – it’s funny, from my MIL come 0ur favorite main dish recipes (lasagne, chili, sausage casserole) but from my mom and grandmothers come our favorite sweets – cookies (sugar cookies from my dad’s mother and oatmeal raisin from my mom’s side), breakfast treats (bubblewreath from my mom), and so on. It’s a good thing we got together to have more complete menus. :) I love these recipes not only because they taste good, but because they come with so many memories of cooking together.

Staci A November 30, 2010 at 2:57 pm

My favorite family recipe is for my mom’s cinnamon rolls. She makes them every year for Christmas morning, and they are amazing!

Staci A November 30, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I follow you on Twitter @MommaStaciA.

Staci A November 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm

And I subscribe in reader. Thanks!

Debbie November 30, 2010 at 4:54 pm

No Christmas would be complete without my grandmas cinnamon rolls,when grandma passed then my mom took over.The whole family waits for this time of year

Trisha November 30, 2010 at 11:14 pm

My mom used to make pierogis, and now I can make them just like her! They’re the ultimate comfort food for me.

Trisha November 30, 2010 at 11:15 pm

I subscribe to you via RSS.

Trisha November 30, 2010 at 11:16 pm

I follow you on Twitter

katklaw777 December 1, 2010 at 9:40 am

Fav family recipe would have to be our xmas blintzes…I help, but have not made them alone yet. You make dozens of crepes, then fill them with a secret cheese filling. Then you roll them up a special way, place a bunch in a pan and bake them in the oven. Top with sour cream and Lingonberry sauce(not made from scratch) and enjoy! We only have them on xmas eve, but we always make enough for everyone to take some home…thanks goodness.
Thanks for the great giveaway.

katklaw777 December 1, 2010 at 9:47 am

i subscribe via email.

Mary E.S. December 1, 2010 at 11:52 am

Our Favorite recipe is CatHead Biscuits. This is my paternal grandmothers recipe.The family expects them at every get together.4cups AP flour,4tsp double acting baking powder,1tsp salt.Sift together well then work in 4Tblsp shortening until crumbly,then stir in 1&1/3 cups of milk or buttermilk.Add more milk as needed untill dough is soft & pliable then form into biscuits. Bake 12to15min.@375*or untill browned. I usually get about 10 biscuits from her recipe.

Mary E.S. December 1, 2010 at 11:53 am

I’m a facebook fan and email subscriber.

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