This contest ended Jan 4, 2013.


Sporty Snacks: Anything Goes! Winner


Jeanette Nelson Recipe x3
Lightly Salted
Sophia, WV (pop. 1,344)
Member Since Oct 2010

Congratulations to JEANETTE NELSON of Sophia, WV! Her ISLAND TERIYAKI TIKI CHICKEN BITES racked up the high score in the Third Annual Just A Pinch Sporty Snack Showdown Contest.

"Who can resist these fabulous Island Teriyaki Tiki Bites?! I know I can't... especially when you dip them into a sweet and sour sauce," laughs Jeanette. "I guarantee if you put these in front of a crowd - especially at a football party get together - they will be gone in seconds. The ultimate game party food for any sports gathering! Try them and see."

Jeanette wins an ULTIMATE HOME THEATER PACKAGE just in time for the Super Bowl!! That's a $4,000 value! (Save us all a spot on the sofa, Jeanette :)

Thanks to all of you who took to the playing field and entered your recipes. Double high fives and triple snaps go out to our stellar Runners-Up:

CHICKEN & ANDOUILLE GUMBO - Donna Graffagnino of New Orleans, LA
"Everyone has their own way of making chicken and sausage gumbo, and this is my version. After looking as several diferent recipes I picked out the ingredients I liked, changed the quantities a bit, and put this together. I believe my version is pretty close to Parasol's Restaurant & Bar in New Orleans, but mine is so good that I wouldn't change a thing!"

TAMALE BALLS - Stacey Lawson of New Orleans, LA
"Whenever we have a get together I am asked to bring tamale balls. Here in New Orleans hot tamales are a delicacy. Tamale balls are very spicy and very delicious cousin to the hot tamale. They are a great appetizer but you can also put a few on a roll and sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese and you have a very spicy sandwich."

"I love ground turkey, but I had to come up with a way to keep the lean meat moist and flavorful. Tex Mex flavors evoke memories of home in South Texas. And when my grandkids liked this burger, I knew I had a winning combo! I'll grill up both mini and regular burger patties. The girls love Mimi's 'baby burgers' and these made as sliders are their fave! For the heartier appetites of the 'real men' I grill thick, juicy patties that make everyone smile. Even the men who only eat beef in my family will devour this turkey burger! And I just feel good serving them."

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kimberly jackson lilkim36
Feb 19, 2013
Cynthia Martinez Devinesalvage
Feb 6, 2013
Congratulations on your big win. I'm am doing the happy dance for you.
Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Feb 5, 2013
CONGRATULATIONS Jeanette...what a lovely gift to win with such a gr8 recipe.
Also congrats to the runners-up.
Tammy Wyss nursetj
Feb 1, 2013
Congratulations Jeanette! My family lives not far from you(in Beckley). Good to see a fellow West Virginian can bring it!
ann chaney annlovin2bake
Feb 1, 2013