Enter The Old Farmer's Almanac annual recipe contest with cash prizes!
The Old Farmer's Almanac Recipe Contest
This contest is closed. The deadline for entries was Friday, January 24, 2014.
Please enjoy the winning recipes from past contests below.
Rules and Conditions for Annual Recipe Contest
The recipe must be yours, original, and unpublished. Amateur cooks only, please.
Cash prizes (first, $250; second, $150; third, $100) will be awarded for the best recipe. Winners will be contacted and published in The Old Farmer's Almanac, published in early September each year. All entries become the property of Yankee Publishing, which reserves all rights to the material.
Past Recipe Contest Winners
The 2013 Beets Recipe Contest
We were deliciously amazed at all of the different ways that Almanac readers cook beets—and hope that you are, too!
First Prize: Beets and Potatoes Au Gratin
Third Prize: Sweet Cherry Tomato and Beet Crostini
The 2012 Bacon Recipe Contest
Second Prize: Bacon, Italian Sausage, and Bean Soup
Third Prize: Creamy Spaghetti Torte With Bacon
The 2011 Coffee Recipe Contest
First Prize: Mocha Truffle Loaf
Second Prize: Chocolate Coffee Oatmeal Sugar Cookies
Third Prize: Slow-Cooker Smoky Chili
Honorable Mention: Rich and Spicy Beef Stew
The 2010 Pumpkin Recipe Contest
First Prize: Pumpkin Harvest Soup
Second Prize: Southwestern Pumpkin Hummus
Third Prize: Pumpkin Nutmeg Knots
Honorable Mention: Ginger Thai Pumpkin Bisque
Honorable Mention: Pumpkin Waffles with Butter Pecan Butter
The 2009 Buttermilk Recipe Contest
First Prize: Shrimp and Corn Soup
Second Prize: Crispy-Coated Catfish in Creamy Buttermilk Sauce
Third Prize: Meat Loaf With Buttermilk
Honorable Mention: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Honorable Mention: Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Tenders with Tangy Buttermilk Dipping Sauce