B. Smith and Bounty(R) Select Professor Wilbur Belton & LADWEC Choir as Winner of First-Ever Soul Food Cook-Off at 2010 Allstate Gospel Superfest

'Pineapple Delight' shows parents how kid-friendly recipes bring soul into the kitchen

Jan 13, 2010, 12:30 ET from Procter & Gamble

CINCINNATI, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- It was a star-studded evening of Gospel music, family and soul at the Cintas Center located on the campus of Xavier University, which played host to the 11th Annual Allstate Gospel Superfest.  The first-ever Bounty Soul Food Cook-Off took place with participating Gospel choirs entering their best soul food, kid-friendly recipes.  Three choirs submitted fun dishes which were made available for tasting by attendees and fellow participants at the venue concession stands during the event.  

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Television host and entrepreneur B. Smith deemed Professor Wilbur Belton & LADWEC Choir of Forestville, MD, offering of 'Pineapple Delight' to be the best of the best.  "As a mom first and a chef second, I know how important it is to get kids excited about cooking," said Smith.  "Bounty feels the same way and is helping me promote the idea that by preparing and sharing good food, we can get our kids to be more hands-on and explore their creativity in the kitchen."

"Bounty believes that teaching children to cook with soul encourages hands-on learning time for children and parents to share," said Eric Higgs, brand manager for Bounty.  "'Pineapple Delight' was shown to be a prime example of a dish that is not only delicious, but also gives children an opportunity to explore their creativity and learn with the help of parents."  Recipe is as follows:


Professor Wilbur Belton & LADWEC Choir


  • 1 Large 20oz can of crushed pineapple
  • 1 (10oz) pkg of mini marshmallows
  • 1 pint of whipping cream
  • 1/8 cup of sugar


  • Cinnamon-Honey graham crackers
  • Cake & cookie sugar crystals (any color)


In a large mixing bowl:

  1. Mix 1/8 cup of sugar & whipping cream.
  2. Whip the whipping cream until peaks start to form.
  3. Drain the pineapple & mix or fold into the whipping cream.
  4. Mix in the marshmallows into the mixture until fluffy.


Once in your favorite cup, garnish with cake/cookie sugar crystals any color and stick a corner cinnamon graham cracker in your mix. Enjoy!

Film and television stars and co-hosts Vivica A. Fox and Flex Alexander were also on-hand at the event to taste the winning recipe.  In addition to being featured in Bounty's official Gospel Superfest recipe booklet, the winning choir's recipe will be featured on Bounty's Quickerpickerupper.com and Smith's website, www.bsmith.com.  

The 2010 Annual Allstate Gospel Superfest hosted more than 30 national acts for one night of celebration through song and praise.  Performances included Dorinda Clark Cole, Regina Belle, Richard Smallwood, The Whispers, Kiki Sheard, James Fortune, Shirley Murdock, J. J. Hairston, Jason Nelson, James Jackson & Atlanta Praise and many more. Participating choirs included the Wilbur Belton & LADWEC Choir of Forestville, MD, Bishop Hezekiah Walker & the Love Fellowship of New York City and the Ricky Dillard and New Generation Chorale of Chicago.

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