Squashtoberfest Cooking Contest Winners Announced

Oct 27, 2016

Squashtoberfest winners 2016

Squashtoberfest is an autumn celebration cooking contest 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 the Jams, Jellies and Preserves Contest. All recipes were required to include some type of squash or pumpkin.

And the winners are:

Savory Category:
1st Place: Teri Rasey with Smothered Squash, Bean and Rice Burrito
2nd Place: Donna Costello with Zucchini Chicken Wrappers
3rd Place: Megan McNamara with Greek Cavatappi in a Spaghetti Squash Boat

Sweet Category:
1st Place: Lisa Bly with Pumpkin Panda Bears stuffed with Pecan Pie Filling
2nd Place: Donna Bardocz with Pumpkin Salted Caramel Candied Bacon Cupcakes
3rd Place: Barbara Wheeler with Pumpkin Mousse Triffle

Soup Category:
1st Place: Linda Stanley with Cozy Comfort Pumpkin Soup
2nd Place: Laura Allen with Belly Warming Squash and Meatball Soup
3rd Place: Pam Ill with Smooth and Silky Summer Squash and Ham Chowder

1st Place: Martie McCartin with Amaretto Peach Pecan Jam
2nd Place: Teri Rasey with Pina Colada Jam

3rd Place: Diane Onnie with Bourbon Peach Jam




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