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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Sarah
Sarah

My memorial day is all about family. We all get together and grill out and spend time outdoors and with each other, it’s the perfect way to spend any holiday!

Erin O.
Erin O.

Hello my most favorite summer tradition is going to Utah. We go almost every summer and I love to see my friends (we used to live there), and all of my family members. Most of my family lives in Utah, so it’s always so much fun when we all get together. Also doing fireworks for 4th of July is a close second!!
p.s. im only 14 and don’t go on many blogs, but yours is my absolute fav!! keep being awesome! 🙂

Melissa C.
Melissa C.

Homemade peach strawberry ice cream!!

RobinLynn
RobinLynn

Heading up to my parents cabin on the river, fishing, bonfires, bbqing, playing cards and family time.

Rena
Rena

Swimming and bbq!

Karen M
Karen M

Making homemade ice cream on the fourth of July!

Michelle Thayer
Michelle Thayer

My favorite summertime memory is camping with my family. It’s been too long since I last went!

Anne K
Anne K

My favorite summertime tradition is actually at the end of the summer with a Labor day girls weekend in Va. Beach to enjoy their music festival.

Cathy

Swimming and no school of course…and parades… and eating and drinking 😉

Veronica @ Café con Leche

we always do a cookout on memorial day but now im a vegetarian so veggie burgers for me!! 🙂

Rikki-Dee Flora
Rikki-Dee Flora

Going to my grandparents’ house and swimming and watching my Poppa grilling.

Sara
Sara

My favorite memorial day memory is driving out on the beach and having a huge cookout with friends and family! Lots of yummy food. This year I hope to once again drive out on the beach, park the truck and enjoy the day with the people who matter the most.

Caitlin
Caitlin

My favorite Memorial Day Weekend tradition is getting together with my 5 closest friends from college to catch up, relax, eat delicious food, enjoy some sun. We started this tradition 5 years ago when we graduated and I look forward to the annual trip to New Jersey every year!

Karen Lynch
Karen Lynch

Getting together with family for a fun day.

cindy
cindy

My favorite Memorial weekend was taking my son at age 3 on vacation to cape Cod. We camped at a camp ground. He got is own tent, sleeping bag and even a little outdoor chair with a cup holder and a built in umbrella. He had the greatest time, it even rained and it stop him from smiling and having fun.

Mollie

Floating on an inner-tube in Lake Tahoe with my sisters = best summertime activity ever!

Jennifer
Jennifer

We usually barbeque on Memorial Day and then play cards.

Joanna
Joanna

First we always visit our national cemetary for their salute to the fallen on monday morning and over the weekend, Our tradition is to pull out the smoker and smoke 10 pounds of pulledd pork and smoke a chicken, yum, yum!!

Heather H.
Heather H.

We always put an outdoor bloomiing plant on the grave’s of our dear departed relatives, then when we need to remove it we have it to remind us of that person the rest of the summer.

Kristin M
Kristin M

We typically go up North to the mountains of AZ and ride quads, camp, 4 wheel and enjoy nature. It’s a nice getaway.

Pam R
Pam R

I remember going to my mom’s aunt and uncle’s house for Memorial Day – it had a little brook, about a foot wide, running through the front yard. Uncle Bing drove a little Triumph convertible and one day, an above-ground gas tank exploded and chose the Triumph as its target – which has nothing to do with Memorial Day, but it’s something that always comes to mind when I think of Uncle Bing. Anyway…Memorial Day: I remember wearing my Madras plaid shorts set and Keds and playing with my cousins who came all the way from down the Shore where… Read more »

Ginger

We love camping and cookouts!

Pammy R
Pammy R

I remember spending Memorial Day at my mom’s aunt & uncle’s house with the little brook running through the front yard. My great-uncle drove a little Triumph convertible which was destroyed when an above-ground gas tank exploded and became a projectile, choosing the Triumph as its target. But I digress. I remember going over there for the holiday, wearing my Madras plaid shorts and Keds, and being young enough to be blissfully unaware that I shouldn’t just eat anything and everything that looked and tasted good. Aaahhhh – those were the days…being so oblivious about food and stuffing my face… Read more »

Ariel
Ariel

Every Memorial day my dad rides a old time car in the parade. I used to ride in there when i was younger. Then at night we go over to my Grandma’s house and have a grill out. We use a grill that is red and 10 x10. With 10 people wanting brats or burger that take time. Then we roast marshmallow and see who can make the perfect marshmallow. At night we lay under the sky and watch the fireworks and I think how BLESSED I am and what a GREAT FAMILY to have.

Ying
Ying

During summertime, there had to be watermelon. Always. Even if it was a rather chilly summer, there always had to be delicious, juicy, ice-cold watermelon sitting in the fridge. We ate it in triangular cubes, chunks, and good ‘ol wedges (nibbling until all that was left was rind).

Shelly 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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