Squashtoberfest Winners Announced | Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

Squashtoberfest Winners Announced

Squashtoberfest is our autumn celebration in honor of all things squash and pumpkin. Zehnder’s invited all home cooks, aspiring amateur chefs and TV network “Foodies” to enter into the day long, three-event cooking competition with three categories: Savory Dishes, Soup Dishes, Sweet Surprises and new this year: the Jams, Jellies and Preserves Contest. All recipes included some type of squash or pumpkin.

And the winners are:
(Click on the dish name to get recipe)

Savory Category:
1st Place: Seasoned Squash Stuffed Manicotti – Kim Thomas-Babb
2nd Place: Red Thai Chicken and Squash Currey – Teri Rasey
3rd Place: Garlicky Squash and Shrimp Pasta Dish – Beth Baker

Sweet Category:
1st Place: Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake – Nadalie Bosman
2nd Place: Farmer’s Garden Pumpkin Cake – Virginia Prince
3rd Place: Eggnog Pumpkin Pie – Donna Schwan

Soup Category:
1st Place: Zesty Beef Taco Zucchini Soup – Carol Socier
2nd Place: Zucchini Soup a La Francoise – Joan Weaver
3rd Place: Smokey Pumpkin Soup – Martie McCartin

Jams/Jellies/Preserves:
1st Place: Caramel Apple Jam – Diane Onnie
2nd Place:
Bumbleberry Jam – Marjorie Maas
3rd Place:
Kumquat Marmalade – Donna Schwan