Congratulations to JAMIE BURRIS of Fayetteville, AR! Her KUGELIS was tops in the Just A Pinch Heirloom Recipe Contest. The combination of yummy, breakfast-y flavors, presentation and family story totally won over our panel of judges!
"This recipe was brought by my great-grandparents from Lithuania when them immigrated here in the early 20th century," explains Jamie. "My grandfather then taught my grandmother to make it, who taught my mother, who taught me. It's a dish that I can remember having at my grandparents house when I was little. It's a true heirloom recipe."
Jamie's Grand Prize includes:
Travel for two to Nashville, TN
Two nights hotel accommodations
Two tickets to a Grand Ole Opry performance (subject to scheduling and availability)
A $1,000 cook's dream shopping spree at the Viking Culinary Arts Center in historic downtown Franklin, TN
... and the opportunity to prepare the winning recipe with Janet at a Blue Ribbon Showcase Event!
Meet Jamie and Hear About Her Blue Ribbon Experience!
Thanks to all of you who entered your family recipes! We were flat out blown away by all the delicious recipes and touching stories shared by folks from all corners. There were SO many terrific entries, but these deserving gals came in First Place in each of the contest categories:
"When I smell these meatballs cooking, they are the smell of heaven to me. My mom is a great cook with a ton of fantastic recipes, but this recipe is by far my most favorite one. I think it stems from when I was growing up. Mom fixed these meatballs for all sorts of potluck suppers, PTA meetings, etc. Often, she would cook them while we were getting dressed for school. Somehow, oatmeal or Cheerios just didn’t cut it when those meatballs were browning. As silly as it may be, I actually dream of these meatballs. Yes, I can cook this recipe for myself, but it just doesn’t taste as good as when Mom cooks it. :-)"
"This is one of my Granny's recipes. Whenever I make this it reminds me of her love and all she did for us. When this is baking in the oven and the smell fills the house, it is like being a child again... My granny raised us and I love to cook foods the remind me of her love..."
"Growing up, anytime we had bananas that would get brown spots, Mom would always use them to make her famous cake, usually for Sunday lunch for our very large family. What I didn’t realize was that Mom utilized everything she could, rarely throwing things away if she could help it. Since we didn’t like 'ripe' bananas, this cake was a regular around our house! I love this version I created using almond in three different ways to enhance the bananas; it is great to serve as a dessert but also works well for brunch or even breakfast."
The "HEIRLOOM RECIPE CONTEST" (the “Contest”) begins February 15, 2012, and ends May 15, 2012. Entries must be received by 3:00 p.m., C.T., on May 15, 2012 and entrants must be current members of the Just A Pinch Recipe Club. Submission of Entry Materials (defined below) constitutes entrant’s acceptance of and agreement to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and the decisions of the Contest judges.
The Contest is void outside the 50 United States and where prohibited and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Do not proceed in this Contest if you are not at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia at the time of entry. Internet access and photo uploading capability is required to enter. Participation in this contest is a benefit of membership to Just A Pinch Recipe Club and is open only to members in good standing. Entrants (members who submit Entry Materials, as defined below) must be current members of the Just A Pinch Recipe Club at the close of the entry period in order to be considered for the Prize.
ENTRY: Visit the Recipe Contests section of the Test Kitchen on http://www.justapinch.com to complete the registration. Then follow the links and instructions to enter one or more of your best original recipes and corresponding photo(s) of the prepared dish (recipe and photo collectively referred to herein as "Entry Materials"). Multiple entries will be accepted but each entry must be for a separate and unique recipe. Entry Materials must be created by and original to Entrant. Entrant represents and warrants that the Entry Materials do not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark/trade name, logo, trade secret or intellectual-property right, or other proprietary right of any person or entity. Failure to adhere to the rules of entry will make Entrant’s submission ineligible for entry into the Contest.
ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be current members of the Just A Pinch Recipe Club (in good standing) at the close of the entry period in order to be considered for the prize. The Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Employees of Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC d/b/a Just A Pinch Recipe Club, 110 Third Avenue North, Franklin, TN, 37064, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of their immediate families or persons residing at the same address are not eligible.
WINNER SELECTION: Members may submit recipes for contest consideration from 3:01 p.m., C.T., on February 15, 2012 through 3:00 p.m., C.T., on May 15, 2012. Just A Pinch Recipe Club's very own Janet and the Kitchen Crew will review each entered recipe and choose one (1) First Prize winner in each of four Categories: 1.) Starters & Sides, 2.) Breakfast Favorites, 3.) Main Course, and 4.) Desserts. One (1) Grand Prize winner (the “Winner”) will be chosen from among the First Place finishers. All judging is based on overall flavor, ease of preparation, presentation and the recipe's heirloom story. Winner will be notified by first-class mail, telephone or email. Winner will be required to provide proof of eligibility (to be kept confidential), as well as an acceptable image of Winner for use in contest-related promotions. Decisions by the judges are at their sole discretion and are final and binding in all respects.
PRIZE(S): One (1) Grand Prize will be available to be awarded in the Contest, consisting of a Nashville vacation for two (2). Grand Prize will include airfare, three (3) days and two (2) nights lodging accommodations, two (2) tickets to a Grand Ole Opry performance (subject to scheduling and availability), a $1,000 retail value shopping spree at the Viking Kitchen Store in historic downtown Franklin, TN and the opportunity to prepare the winning recipe with Janet! Approximate Retail Value of Grand Prize: $2,500.
Four (4) First Prizes will be available to be awarded in the Contest, consisting of induction into the Just A Pinch Honorary Kitchen Crew and a limited edition Just A Pinch Chef's Hat. Approximate Retail Value of each First Prize: $100.
Prizes are nontransferable and may not be redeemed for cash. Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal value.
WINNER RESPONSIBILITIES: As a condition of being declared the Winner and being eligible for Prizes, the Winner must sign and deliver to Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC a CONTEST AGREEMENT AND WAIVER prepared by Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC. If the Winner fails to comply with this requirement, the Prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Winner is responsible for any and all taxes derived from and/or through the Contest, and Winner’s winnings, if applicable. The winning Entry Materials and any performance, demonstration, participation or appearance by the Winner in connection with the Contest or the Prize (the “Property”) will be deemed a Work Made For Hire by Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC under the copyright laws of the United States, but if it cannot be so deemed, then Winner irrevocably sells, assigns and transfers to Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC all of Winner’s right, title and interest in and to the Property, including, without limitation, all copyright and trademark rights, in the United States and worldwide, therein, for valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged. Entrant warrants and represents that Entrant has the power and authority to grant the rights granted herein. If any Winner or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC, in its sole discretion, may cause the Prize to be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.
USE OF NAME AND LIKENESS: Entrant grants permission for Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC and those acting pursuant to Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC’s authority to use, in perpetuity, Entrant’s name, picture, voice, performance, likeness, biographical information, statements, property, prize information, demonstrations, recording and/or other appearance or participation in connection with the Contest and Entry Materials, any and all of which may be altered, changed, modified, edited, used alone, together or with other works, and/or used in distorted, illusory or composite form, as solely determined by Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC, for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, at any time(s), in all media now known or hereafter discovered worldwide, including, without limitation, print, radio and television broadcasting, cable casting, audio/visual, closed-circuit exhibition, and on the Internet, without notice or review or approval.
RELEASE/DISCLAIMER/LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Entrant releases Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC and Contest judges and their respective affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, employees, officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, agents, representatives, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies, sponsors, and their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, representatives and agents (individually and collectively, “Releasees”) from, and agrees that Releasees shall have no liability for, and shall be held harmless and indemnified by Entrant against, any and all liability for any injuries, losses or damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind to person(s), including personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, or violation of intellectual-property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in connection with participation in the Contest and the participation in, acceptance, possession or use of any Prize. The Releasees are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (a) printing or typographical errors in any Contest-related materials; (b) technical failures, including, without limitation, electronic, hardware or software program, network, telephone, Internet, website, ISP availability or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; or (c) any injury or damage to persons or property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize, or travel or accommodations in connection with any Prize. Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC may refuse to make an Entry available on its website or discontinue posting an Entry on its website for any reason, as determined by Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC, in its sole and absolute discretion. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees. Under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, special, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses.
ENFORCEMENT OF RULES AND RIGHT TO SUSPEND, MODIFY OR CANCEL CONTEST: Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC reserves the right to take any action as it deems necessary to enforce these Rules and ensure the fair operation of the Contest, including, without limitation, disqualifying Entrants who do not comply with these Rules. Just A Pinch Recipe Club, LLC reserves the right to suspend, cancel or modify the Contest for any reason whatsoever.
GOVERNING LAW: The Contest, including construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of this Agreement, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee without regard to choice of law or conflict-of-law principles. Any disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected in any way with the Contest or any Prize awarded shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court in Williamson County, Tennessee.
MISCELLANEOUS: In the event that any provision of these Official Contest Rules conflict with the law under which the Rules are to be construed or if any provision is held invalid by a court with jurisdiction over the parties to the Rules, such provision will be restated to reflect as nearly as possible the original intentions of the parties in accordance with applicable law, and the remainder of these Rules will remain in full force and effect. If either party fails to insist upon or enforce strict performance by the other party of any provision of the Rules, or to exercise any right under the Rules, such a failure will not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of such party’s right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance. These Official Contest Rules constitute the entire understanding between the parties as to the Contest and supersede all prior agreements and understandings relating to the Contest.