ORRVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 26 — For more than 100 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has helped create mealtime memories and traditions for families nationwide with Smucker’s jams, jellies and preserves. This summer, families across the country are invited to enter the second annual “Spreading Smucker’s Traditions Recipe and Essay” contest and share their family recipes and memories for a chance to win a five day, four night family trip for eight to the Walt Disney World Resort.
To enter, consumers are asked to share an original family recipe that incorporates at least 1/4 cup of Smucker’s jams, jellies, preserves or fruit butter and the story behind how their recipe makes family celebrations special. The recipe must have been passed down for at least two generations and needs to include names of all family members involved in the sharing of the recipe. Entries will be accepted between August 26 and October 12, 2009. Recipes will be selected and scored on taste, creativity, ease of preparation, appearance and nutritional balance, while the essays will be scored on relevance to theme, creative expression and clarity. The top five finalists will be posted to www.smuckers.com on or about November 5, 2009 for a national online vote. Visitors to the site, 18 or older, will be given the chance to vote for the best recipe to help determine one grand prize winner, which will be announced in December 2009.
“We are thrilled to be a part of so many beloved family recipes and gatherings that leave a lasting impression on multiple generations,” said Maribeth Badertscher, Director, Corporate Communications, The J.M. Smucker Company. “Through the contest, we hope to encourage and inspire family meals, traditions and new memories for generations to come.”
Last year’s winning recipe, “Nana’s Apple Butter Cake,” came from Karen M. of Las Vegas, Nevada. The recipe, which features Smucker’s Apple Butter, has been passed down in her family for three generations starting with her grandmother and is now being passed on to her son.
“My family and I were thrilled to share with America a recipe that has meant so much to us for so long,” said Karen. “My Nana’s cooking really brought the entire family together, and we continue to honor her by baking this dish each year. Our trip to Walt Disney World was a wonderful opportunity to create new, beautiful memories with the entire family.”
The grand prize package for eight includes airfare, transportation between the Orlando International airport and the Walt Disney World Resort, hotel accommodations for four nights, five-day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper Option and commemorative Walt Disney World T-shirts and photos. Each of the five contest finalists featured in the online vote will also receive a gift basket of Smucker’s brand products.
For full details, complete Official Rules and last year’s winning recipe and story, and to enter this year’s contest, please visit www.smuckers.com. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 years of age and older. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules for complete details. Visitors to the site will find family reunion planning tips and a selection of Smucker’s jams, jellies and preserves recipes that will help create the perfect meal from appetizers to entrees to desserts, with a wide variety of flavors suited for any family occasion.