December 2, 2010
Your family recipe could be worth a $20,000 reunion

By Allen Pierleoni

With a Dec. 10 deadline, there's still time to enter the Spreading Smucker's Traditions Recipe and Essay Contest.

The jelly-maker explains it this way: "Submit an original recipe that's been passed down through at least two generations in your family and tell us the story behind it. You could win $20,000 for a family reunion."

The recipe must call for "at least 1/4 cup of Smucker's jam, jelly, preserves or fruit butter, along with a 200-word essay about how the recipe makes family celebrations special."

Judges will choose five finalists in January, and those home cooks will be invited to company headquarters in Ohio for a cookoff. The grand-prize winner will get the 20K, which must go toward "a dream family reunion."

For rules and entry form, go to

Call The Bee's Allen Pierleoni at (916) 321-1128.

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