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