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Enter our latest recipe contest! This year’s theme is “Your Favorite Holiday Dish.” Got a great recipe that everyone gathers around the table for at Christmas? What is your favorite Halloween treat? Do you make your special someone something special on Valentine’s Day? Submit your recipe, and you could win one of three cash prizes! Plus, please take a look at the delicious winning recipes from past years’ contests.

The 2024 Recipe Contest: Favorite Holiday Dish

This year’s theme is “Your Favorite Holiday Dish.” How do you celebrate the holidays? Send it in! Enter the 2024 recipe contest here.

Past Winning Recipes

The 2023 “Ginger” Contest

First Prize: Ginger Gremolata Baked Salmon

Second Prize: Thai Ginger Meatball Salad

Third Prize: Ginger Peach Crisp With Ginger-Infused Whipped Cream

Honorable Mention: Ginger Swirl Buns

The 2022 “Bananas” Contest

First Prize (tie):
Banana-Stuffed Peanut Butter French Toast
Spicy Banana Shrimp Stir-Fry

Second Prize: Go Banana Pops

Third Prize: Easy Sticky Banana Squares

The 2021 “Five or Fewer Ingredients” Contest

First Prize: Apricot Sriracha-Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Second Prize: Easy Latte Truffles

Third Prize: Pesto Ricotta With Asparagus on Toast

The 2020 Appetizers Recipe Content

First Prize: Buffalo Deviled Eggs

Second Prize: Stuffed Jalapeños 

Third Prize: Spicy Mexican Shrimp Bites

The 2019 Pasta Recipe Contest

First Prize: Spinach Artichoke Dip Stuffed Pasta Shells

Second Prize: Quick Southwest Pasta

Third Prize: Bacon Horseradish Penne Pasta

The 2018 Orange Recipe Contest

First Prize: Cran-Orange Couscous Salad

Second Prize: Spicy Orange Salmon Over Edamame and Corn

Third Prize: Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Orange

Cran-Orange Couscous Salad. Photo Credit: Lori Pedrick.

The 2017 Sweet Potato Contest

First Prize: No-Churn Sweet Potato Casserole Ice Cream

Second Prize: Sweet Potato Lentil Coconut Curry

Third Prize: Roasted Garlic Sweet Potato Mac-‘N-Cheese

sweet potato recipe contest winners
These three delicious dishes were the winners of the 2017 Sweet Potato Contest.
Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

The 2016 Savory Pie Contest

First Prize: Spiced Lamb Pie

Second Prize: Seacoast Scallop Pie

Third Prize: Tater-Crusted Cheese and Mushroom Pie

The 2015 Dips and Spread Contest

First Prize: Florentine Spinach Dip

Second Prize: Pesto Strata

Third Prize: Dressed-Up Crab Rangoon Dip

The 2014 Carrots Recipe Contest

First Prize: Carrot Ginger Soup

Second Prize: Apple Cider Risotto With Carrot Confetti

Third Prize: Spiced Carrot Biscuits With Salted Caramel Butter

The 2013 Beets Recipe Contest

First Prize: Beets and Potatoes Au Gratin

Second Prize: Raspberry Roasted Beets and Chevre Over Shallow, Walnut, and Beet Greens Couscous

Third Prize: Sweet Cherry Tomato and Beet Crostini

The 2012 Bacon Recipe Contest

First Prize: Spicy Bacon Pizza With Caramelized Onions and Blue Cheese

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

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Sarah Perreault

Senior editor, Sarah Perreault, works on all things Almanac, but is especially proud to be the editor of our Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids series. Read More from Sarah Perreault

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