Spreading Smucker’s Traditions Giveaway ~ Closed

Hi Friends!

I don’t know if I told you but a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be asked to judge a recipe contest held by Smucker’s.
The rules of the contest were the contestants had to share a family recipe (that included Smucker’s jams and jellies) and how it helps bring their family together.

The contestants were narrowed  down to 5 finalists and this is where I came in!

As a judge I got to listen to the finalists share their family stories and recipes…and taste-test each creation. It was a good work day!

All the finalists were incredibly gracious and humble.  AND they were all fantastic cooks. HERE’s the link if you want to check out all of their stories and recipes.

BUT the whole idea of a contest is that there is one winner.

Carmell C. from Provo, UT created a Chicken Bacon Burger with Cherry Chive Mayo and it was amazing.  Her burger took home first prize.

To celebrate Carmell’s winning recipe and the kickoff to summer, Smucker’s would like to give THREE of my readers a $50 gift card to Cooking.com to create this delicious burger at your Memorial Day celebration as well as a jar of the star of this recipe: Smucker’s Orchard’s Finest Michigan Red Tart Cherry Preserves.

All you have to do is leave me a comment here sharing your favorite Memorial Day/Summertime memory or tradition.

Remember, there will be 3 winners selected!!

Good Luck!

Contest is open until Wednesday, May 23rd at 11:59 pm EST

Contest Closed.  The winners are comments #16, #100 and #158

Thanks for entering!

 

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Carrie Jones
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Carrie Jones
May 18, 2012 9:14 pm

My favorite summertime tradition is hanging out with my family on the American River in Sacramento for the 4th of July!

Sue Shumac
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Sue Shumac
May 18, 2012 9:16 pm

My favorite holiday memory is being at a park with my family and cousins at a picnic. It was just a wonderful day just having my family around.

ariana
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ariana
May 18, 2012 9:20 pm

my favorite Memorial Day tradition is having our annual friends picnic and firebroiled chicken barbeque. Must haves for the day include lemon soy marinated Tofu, strawberry salsa and a rousing (and often slightly argumentative) game of croquet. I would love to win!

Karen
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Karen
May 18, 2012 9:27 pm

Making Homemade Ice Cream

Cristina
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Cristina
May 18, 2012 9:27 pm

We have a new summer t

Cristina
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Cristina
May 18, 2012 9:30 pm

oops! Didn’t get to finish that! Our new summer tradition, is my son’s birthday bash. He was born on July 1st, so we have a big party to celebrate! I love outdoor entertaining and picnicking, so this makes it even better!!

Marlys Folly
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May 18, 2012 9:32 pm

As a child my memories was always going on a summer vacation to the lake… Mom would pack all us kids up ~~ all 9 of us for 2 weeks at the lake. Dad would join us on the weekends.

JC
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JC
May 18, 2012 9:32 pm

Sangria on the deck with my husband, some candles and the fireflies. Ok, and the children doing cannonballs in the background. :)

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
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May 18, 2012 9:34 pm

My favorite Memorial Day tradition is my birthday party! Haha. My birthday always, always falls on Memorial Day weekend, so it’s always a time of celebration…but dedicated to me! Even better, haha. 😉

Caroline @ chocolate & carrots
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May 18, 2012 9:38 pm

Every summer, the whole family travels to Hilton Head Island for a week of fun in the sun! 😀

Kim
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Kim
May 18, 2012 9:43 pm

Hanging outside and grilling up a storm!

Jill
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Jill
May 18, 2012 9:44 pm

I am hoping to start some new traditions this year with my family – definitely involving food, fun, and sun!

Katie
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Katie
May 18, 2012 9:45 pm

We have a lake house in northern MI that we close down during the winter, so Memorial Day weekend is always the first big weekend up there to celebrate the start of summer!

sarah reyna
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sarah reyna
May 18, 2012 9:46 pm

my favorite Summer time memory is going to the beach with all the family and arranging potlucks….

Charlene
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Charlene
May 18, 2012 9:46 pm

Family bbq’s and playing ball together.

Emily Freeburg
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Emily Freeburg
May 18, 2012 9:48 pm

My birthday always falls near Memorial Day weekend and often graduation season. Growing up I never had my own birthday cake as my mom would look for any excuse not to cook/bake. Her classic excuse for this particular situation? “You’ll get your fill of cake at all of these graduation receptions.”. Nowadays she’s making a valiant effort to make up for it by celebrating not only my birthday but also my half birthday. Of course I would never tell her but I’d prefer to make myself a huge calorie-laden pan of bars over a birthday cake any day!

Agos
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May 18, 2012 9:53 pm

Every year when we start getting plums it reminds me that summer is coming :) And I make a plum pie which is my favorite fruit pie, although no one in my family likes it so I end up eating it on my own hehe. But it’s just one pie a year so it can’t do much of a harm… plus it’s full of fruit.

Leeann Smith
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Leeann Smith
May 18, 2012 9:54 pm

Memorial day weekend we typically brand calves with my husband’s family. There is always lots of delish food after all the hard work. It is also a big, big family affair, and the cousins love an excuse to get together!

tracy turner
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tracy turner
May 18, 2012 9:58 pm

Our camping trips through out the summer are the tradition I hold most dear. Fishing, hiking, so’mores and sleeping under the stars. Ahhhh.. love the summer sky at night.

amy marantino
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amy marantino
May 18, 2012 9:59 pm

my favorite tradition is a big memorial day cookout

Marcia
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Marcia
May 18, 2012 10:02 pm

We celebrate our wedding anniversary on May 30th. Our town has a Memorial Day parade with the school band and Veterans that go to each cemetary(3) and play a patriotic song and a gun salute. Many people follow them across town to pay their respects. My kidsalways liked that tradition.

Hayley
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Hayley
May 18, 2012 10:07 pm

My favorite Summer tradition is going to the beach in San Diego!

Holly
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Holly
May 18, 2012 10:09 pm

My favorite Memorial Day tradition is a cookout at my house.

Alicia B
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Alicia B
May 18, 2012 10:25 pm

Every Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend, my husband’s family goes camping at the Oregon coast. It’s beautiful and so much fun!

Rachel R
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May 18, 2012 10:26 pm

My favorite summertime memory was three years ago when I drove up to go tubing on the Salt River in Phoenix!

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist
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May 18, 2012 10:26 pm

Well my favorite memory of Memorial Day was watching my close friend get married a few years ago during Memorial Day weekend. Beautiful :)

Jenni
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Jenni
May 18, 2012 10:41 pm

Going strawberry picking with my daughters then coming home & making fresh strawberry pie!

Ilona t
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Ilona t
May 18, 2012 10:48 pm

Bbq’ing with friends!

Marnely Rodriguez
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May 18, 2012 11:04 pm

Lobster Rolls on Martha’s Vineyard!

Terri
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Terri
May 18, 2012 11:04 pm

One of my favorite summertime traditions is going to carnivals to get homemade ice cream.

Elsie V.
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Elsie V.
May 18, 2012 11:20 pm

My favorite summer tradition is when our family camps overnight at the beach for 4th of July.

Katie M
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May 18, 2012 11:23 pm

We used to go camping with church every year when I was growing up. All my best friends were there as well and we caused chaos but had so much fun!

Jen
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Jen
May 18, 2012 11:43 pm

Going to the park with the whole fam – including the pups!

Mamie
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May 18, 2012 11:44 pm

A big family cookout!

Pam Capone
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May 18, 2012 11:44 pm

Growing up it was the big family reunion picnic with my family on my Dad’s side.

Jessica B
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Jessica B
May 18, 2012 11:50 pm

My favorite summertime memory is playing outside as a child, and laying on my back in the dirt (grass didn’t grow where I grew up) and watching the birds, planes, clouds, and insects flying in the air. I could sit for hours, imagining myself up there, above the world, floating around and looking down at everything below.

Tawny
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Tawny
May 19, 2012 12:00 am

The 1st swim of the year! Followed by a huge spread of BBQ and all the fixins!

Meghan
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Meghan
May 19, 2012 12:13 am

My favorite memory was spending a week at the lake with my dad’s family and swimming and cooking out everyday!

mbb
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mbb
May 19, 2012 12:49 am

watermelon on the back deck!

Stephanie
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May 19, 2012 12:55 am

I don’t really have any traditions, but I love eating watermelon in the summer!

Averie @ Averie Cooks
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May 19, 2012 2:06 am

favorite Memorial Day/Summertime memory or tradition = grilling out, friends, fam, music, happy times, good weather, the kickoff to summmmmmmer! :)

Julia
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Julia
May 19, 2012 3:18 am

My favorite Memorial day tradition is hanging out with friends and then blazing the sweltering heat to walk to the ice cream parlor to get giant hot fudge sundaes.

Lisa L.
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Lisa L.
May 19, 2012 3:26 am

My fave Memorial Day/ Summertime tradition is breaking out the BBQ for some awesome BBQ chicken, and making S’mores as the coals die down. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Rikki-Dee
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Rikki-Dee
May 19, 2012 3:48 am

Family parties at my grandparents house.

Susie
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May 19, 2012 6:00 am

My favorite memory is when we were a younger family and use to ALL get together for a BBQ at my Mom’s. The family is aging and we don’t get together anymore. I have 8 siblings and am a twin. LOVED the younger days BUT we now ride our Harley a lot so it is ALL good. :)
Susie

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
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May 19, 2012 6:49 am

We always went to the beach as a family. I’m away from home now, but the memory is so nice!!

Mellisa Willis
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Mellisa Willis
May 19, 2012 7:36 am

We always spend the 4th of July with my in-laws.

Katie
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May 19, 2012 7:54 am

My favorite summer memories are family trips to the beach as a kid.

Katy
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Katy
May 19, 2012 8:01 am

I love taking a nap after spending a day out at the beach…. Great giveaway!

Raysha
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Raysha
May 19, 2012 8:04 am

My favorite memory is going to the beautiful beach in ft lauderdale and seeing the blue jays aircrafts flying for memorial day

Greta
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Greta
May 19, 2012 8:17 am

We do a cook out ever year. Usually start with roasting some sort of beef cut, then add veggies.this year I am on a quest to figure out how to grill up a dessert.

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