ORRVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Your pantry has more creative meal potential than you think! Today, the makers of Hungry Jack® Pancake Mix, Syrup and Mashed Potatoes are pleased to announce the three Grand Prize winners of a year's worth of groceries in the second annual Hungry Jack Use Up the Box Recipe Contest. Hungry Jack teamed up with celebrity Chef Adam Gertler – host of Food Network's "Kid in a Candy Store" – and challenged Americans to create unique recipes using ingredients typically found in their pantries, like Hungry Jack Pancake Mix, Syrup and Instant Mashed Potatoes.
The winners in each of the three categories are (recipes at www.useupthebox.com):
- Karen G. of Bismarck, MO: Pumpkin Layer Cake
"I enjoy baking with pumpkin during the colder months, and I love the taste of the pumpkin layers with cream cheese frosting. This cake has quickly become a family favorite in my home any time of year."
- Edwina G. of Great Falls, MT: Maple Mascarpone Cheesecake Pops
"I combined the flavors of my favorite childhood candies growing up in California and a memorable dessert from a trip to Vermont to create this dish. I now make these for every family holiday gathering."
- Gidget G. of Mableton, GA: Loaded Potato Triangles with Chive Ranch Cream
"My Loaded Potato Triangles with Chive Ranch Cream have always been a big game-day hit. We're die-hard sports fans and every Sunday our family and friends gather to watch the game and enjoy a table full of delicious and easy-to-make snacks."
"The versatility of Hungry Jack products helps consumers use up the box and create countless savory and sweet dishes to make their hungry families happy," said Maribeth Badertscher, Vice President, Corporate Communications, The J.M. Smucker Company. "This year, consumers have shown they can beat meal time monotony in creative new ways by incorporating ingredients like pancake mix, syrup and mashed potatoes in their recipes."
Winners were selected among qualified entries and scored by a panel of judges based on the following criteria: creativity, nutritional balance, taste, appearance and ease of preparation.
Chef Gertler created recipes that incorporated Hungry Jack Pancake Mix, Syrup and Mashed Potatoes to help inspire consumers to use up the box, including Doughnut Bites with Bacon Sugar, Chicken Wings with Sweet Chili Glaze and Beef Stew with Herbed Potato Dumplings. These recipes, along with the Grand Prize winners' and runner-up recipes can be found at www.useupthebox.com.
In March 2010, The J.M. Smucker Company announced the sale of and a licensing agreement for Hungry Jack brand potatoes products to Basic American Foods. The licensing agreement for Hungry Jack potatoes products allows Basic American Foods to build on its already successful foodservice business by extending in to the retail channel.
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.
About Basic American Foods
Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California and privately held, Basic American Foods is one of the world's leading suppliers of convenience food products, including dry potato and bean products. Founded more than 75 years ago, Basic American Foods serves foodservice distributors, commercial and non-commercial foodservice operators, industrial, wholesale club, and retail customers in domestic and international markets. For more information visit www.baf.com.
SOURCE J.M. Smucker Company