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!

 

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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229 Responses
  1. Carrie Jones

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

  2. Sue Shumac

    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.

  3. ariana

    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!

    1. Cristina

      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!!

  4. 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.

  5. JC

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

  6. Katie

    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!

  7. Emily Freeburg

    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!

  8. 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.

  9. Leeann Smith

    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!

  10. tracy turner

    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.

  11. Marcia

    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.

  12. Alicia B

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

  13. Jessica B

    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.

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