Zehnder’s Squashtoberfest Cooking Contest Winners Announced

Oct 24, 2012

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 Jams, Jellies and Preserves Contest. All recipes included some type of squash or pumpkin.

And the winners are:

Savory Category:
1st Place: Connie Vaughn, Sterling Heights, MI – Zucchini Spinach Lasagna Rolls
2nd Place: Pamela Gibeau, Dearborn, MI – Squash Stew
3rd Place: Julia Jones, Bay City, MI – Squash Tacos with Hot Sausage

Sweet Category:
1st Place: Susan Nickels, Farmington Hills, MI – Pumpkin Ginger Crumb Cake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream
2nd Place: Carol Socier, Bay City, MI – Praline Pumpkin Zucchini Torte with Caramel Creme Filling and Topping
3rd Place: Donna Bardocz, Howell, MI – Enchanted Pumpkin Cake

Soup Category:
1st Place: Laura Allen, Coldwater, MI – Sweet and Smokey Squash and Ham Chowder
2nd Place: Caressa Trice, Saginaw, MI – Cheesy Butternut Squash Chili with Hot Water Cornbread
3rd Place: Betty Timreck, Eau Claire, MI – Bountiful Harvest Zucchini Chowder

1st Place: Martie McCartin, Brighton, MI – Peach Palooza Jam
2nd Place: Pamela Hornbacher-Retzler, Caro, MI – Christmas Jam
3rd Place: Lois Spruytte, Richmond, MI – Farmhouse Fig and Pear Jam

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