ORRVILLE, Ohio, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today The J.M. Smucker Company, makers of Smucker's® Jams, Jellies, Preserves and Fruit Butters, announced Tamie J., Prosper, TX, as the winner of the third annual Spreading Smucker's Traditions Recipe and Essay Contest. Tamie was one of five finalists invited to The J.M. Smucker Company headquarters in Orrville, Ohio to present their special dishes at a live judging event. The winning recipe for "Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork Tenderloin" has been passed down in Tamie's family for three generations, and she can now celebrate new family traditions with the grand prize, $20,000 towards a family reunion and $1,000 towards a personal planner to help with the details. The four runners-up each received a Smucker's gift basket:
- Judy T., North Bellmore, NY
- Julie V., Wichita, KS
- Janet G., Lexington, SC
- Elaine W., Indianapolis, IN
Last fall, consumers were asked to share an original family recipe incorporating fruit spreads that had been passed down for at least two generations and the story behind how their recipe makes family celebrations special.
"We received an amazing response from consumers eager to share their family recipes and special stories," said Maribeth Badertscher, Vice President, Corporate Communications, The J.M. Smucker Company. "We are delighted that our products play an important role in so many families' favorite dishes and traditions, and hope they will continue to inspire families to enjoy memorable meals and moments for future generations."
A live judging event with the five finalists was held in the historic home of founder Jerome M. Smucker in Orrville, Ohio, on April 7, 2011, which was also attended by Smucker family members.
Visit www.smuckers.com for the winning recipes along with other great family recipes sure to become favorites around your table.
About The J. M. Smucker Company
For more than 110 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that help families create memorable mealtime moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods beverages in North America. Its family of brands includes Smucker's®, Folgers®, Dunkin' Donuts®, Jif®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, Eagle Brand®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, White Lily® and Martha White® in the United States, along with Robin Hood®, Five Roses®, Carnation®, Europe's Best® and Bick's® in Canada. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. The Company has appeared on FORTUNE Magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the United States 13 times, ranking number one in 2004. For more information about the Company, visit www.smuckers.com.
The J.M. Smucker Company is the owner of all trademarks, except Pillsbury, the Barrelhead logo and the Doughboy character are trademarks of The Pillsbury Company, LLC, used under license; Carnation is a trademark of Societe des Produits Nestle S.A., used under license; and Dunkin' Donuts is a registered trademark of DD IP Holder, LLC, used under license. Borden and Elsie are trademarks used under license.
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