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“Cutting Calories, Adding Zest” Second Quarter Recipe Contest

Our second quarter recipe contest, “Cutting Calories, Adding Zest” has just begun! Entries will be accepted now through the end of June. We are ‘springing’ into action by kicking off the season with a healthy start featuring cranberries as a way to punch up the flavor of any low-calorie dish. (Cranberries in the recipe can be in any form; fresh, dried, sauce or juice.) We’re looking for recipes that are light on the waistline, but big on flavor.

A diet that includes cranberries is thought to provide health benefits due to their flavonoid and phytonutrient content, according to The Cranberry Institute. (www.cranberryinstitute.org).  So with the focus on health and fitness, dust off those jogging shoes and run into the kitchen to whip up your best low-cal cranberry dish!

Share your creation by using the recipe submission form on our website. Using the form ensures that we have all the information we need from you for a complete submission. If our taste test kitchen staff chooses your recipe as a winner, you’ll receive a special prize from the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center!  Best of Luck to everyone!

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“Berry Festive Beverages” Fourth Quarter Recipe Contest

Our fourth quarter recipe contest, “Berry Festive Beverages” is off and running! Entries will be accepted now through the end of December. In honor of the approaching holiday season, we’re looking for recipes using cranberries in any form (fresh, dried, sauce or juice) to create “festive” beverages.

The upcoming months bring with them many gatherings with family and friends, so get your party hats on and create a beverage recipe that will bring cranberries to the table in an unexpectedly festive manner. Share your best cranberry beverage creation by using the recipe submission form on our website. Using the form ensures that we have all the information we need from you for a complete submission. If our taste test kitchen staff chooses your recipe as a winner, you’ll receive a special prize from the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us, and thank you for your participation!

“Cranberries…To Go!” Third Quarter 2015 Recipe Contest

We are very excited to announce our latest recipe contest! The third quarter contest runs from July 1 through September 30 with the theme of “Cranberries…To Go!”

We’re looking for recipes using cranberries in any of their forms (fresh, dried, cranberry sauce or juice) that are easy to take with you “on the go.” From picnics to tailgate parties, cranberries can be used in recipes year-round. Share your best portable cranberry recipes for this contest, and if our taste test kitchen chooses your recipe as a winner, you’ll receive a special prize from the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center.

Please use the recipe submission form to submit your recipes. Using the form ensures we have all the information we need from you for a complete submission. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us, and thank you for your participation! Ready, set, Cranberries… to GO!

Second Quarter Recipe Contest Winners – “Cranberry Treats Kids Will Crave”

The Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center is excited to announce the winners of our latest recipe contest that had the theme “Cranberry Treats Kids Will Crave.” The contest’s theme inspired entrants to get fresh-out-of-school-for-summer kids into the kitchen. Our test kitchen judges agree that these winning recipes are “berry” good and will have the kids craving more cranberries all year long!

First Place goes to Courtney Stultz of Columbus, KS for her submission of “Cranberry Vanilla Donuts.”

Second Place goes to Karmen Kiler of Austin, TX for her submission of “Yogurt Covered Cranberries.”

Both Courtney and Karmen will receive a special prize from the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center for their winning entries. Congratulations to them both!

To see the full winning recipes, please click the link provided here: 2nd Quarter 2015 Recipe Contest Winners.

Recipe Contest Winners – First Quarter 2015 “Winter Cranberry Picnic”

The WCDC is excited to announce the two recipe contest winners for our 2015 First Quarter Recipe Contest!  The theme was “Winter Cranberry Picnic” and our winners were definitely thinking warm thoughts when they put together these recipes.

First place goes to Roxane Chan of Albany, CA for the recipe “Ginger Cranberry Tart.”

Second place goes to Michal Riege of Colgate, WI for the recipe “Cranberry Nut Bars.”

The full recipes can be seen at the following link: 1st Quarter 2015 Recipe Contest Winners.

Congratulations to both our winners, who will receive a special prize from the WCDC. Keep the great recipes coming with our latest recipe contests.  You can see the current contest on our blog and use our recipe submission form to put your recipe in the running!

New Recipe Contest Announced – “Cranberry Treats Kids will Crave”

The Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center is happy to announce our latest quarterly recipe contest.  The theme for this, the 2015 second quarter contest, is “Cranberry Treats Kids will Crave.”  The contest runs from April 1st, 2015 – June 3oth, 2015.

By the end of this contest, kids will be out of school and summer will be in full swing!  Picnics, ball games, swimming pools and camping trips will abound.  Therefore, our test kitchen cooks are looking for delicious recipes that are kid-pleasing treats.  Recipes submitted can use cranberries in any of their forms: Cranberry juice, fresh or dried cranberries and even cranberry sauce may be used.  This is a contest that can have you getting your children or grandchildren involved – we’d love to see pictures of you working together to create your recipes!

Please remember that you MUST use the recipe submission form for your recipe to be considered in the contest.  You can find it HERE.

As usual, the winners will receive a special prize from the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center.  Have fun creating kid-crave-able treats that will keep kids happy all year long!

First Quarter 2015 Recipe Contest – “Winter Cranberry Picnic”

The Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center is happy to announce our latest quarterly recipe contest!  The theme for this contest is “Winter Cranberry Picnic.”  The contest runs from January 1st, 2015 – March 31st, 2015.

For this contest, out test kitchen cooks are looking for delicious recipes that use cranberries in any of their forms: Cranberry juice, fresh or dried cranberries and even cranberry sauce may be used.

Last quarter’s theme was “Cranberry Winter Warmer-Uppers” and the test kitchen wants you to continue thinking warm thoughts with this quarter’s contest.  Think up delectable recipes that you would share at a picnic any time of year, recipes to enjoy in front of a nice fire and/or recipes to share with friends watching the “big game.”

You MUST use the recipe submission form for your recipe to be considered.  You can find it HERE.

As usual, the winners will receive a special prize from the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center.  Happy Cranberry Picnicking!

“Cranberry Winter Warmer-Uppers” Recipe Contest Winners – 2014 Fourth Quarter Recipe Contest

The Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center is pleased to announce the winners of our fourth quarter of 2014 recipe contest, “Cranberry Winter Warmer-Uppers.”  The recipes that were submitted all delighted our test kitchen bakers, but the two recipes below were the “berry” best of the bunch.

Taking first place is the recipe for “Cranberry Orange Pancake Puffs” submitted by Roxanne Chan from Albany, CA.

Coming in as a close second place is the recipe for Cranberry Oatmeal Toffee Cookies submitted by Nancy Strathman from Minneapolis, MN.

Both recipes can be seen in full in this document: 4th Quarter 2014 Recipe Contest Winners.

Thank you to all who entered and be sure to enter our current recipe contest for the first quarter of 2015!  Visit our blog for all the details.

 

3rd Quarter Recipe Contest Winners

The WCDC is pleased to announce the winners of our 3rd quarter recipe contest! The theme was “Cranberry Summer Favorites”. The winning recipes were taste-tested not only by our test kitchen cooks, but also by visitors of our Art Weekend event held Oct. 10 – 12, 2014.

Winners are as follows -
1st Place:

ALMOND ANGEL FOOD CAKE WITH BRANDIED CRANBERRIES – Submitted by Kathy Harmon of Abbottstown, PA

2nd Place:

PICNIC CRANBERRY SWEET POTATO SALAD – Submitted by Mary Leverette of Columbia, SC

3rd Place:

CRANBERRY AND CHOCOLATE CHIP SCONES – Submitted by Lindsay Banton of Columbia, CT

Winning Recipe 3rd Quarter 2014

1st Place Almond Angel Food Cake with Brandied Cranberries

Congratulations to all the winners!  To view and print all the winning recipes, please click this link: 3rd Quarter 2014 Recipe Winners.  If you’d like to enter our 4th Quarter 2014 recipe contest, please click here for all the details.

New Recipe Contest Announced – “Cranberry Winter Warmer Uppers”

 

Fall has arrived in the midwest and along with it, cooler temperatures.  While the cooling weather may be sad for some of us, it is the “hot” inspiration for the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center’s latest quarterly recipe contest!  

The theme is “Cranberry Winter Warmer Uppers” and we will be accepting recipe submissions from October 1st – December 31st, 2014.  You may use cranberries in any form in your submission – whole berries, sweetened and dried, cranberry sauce or cranberry juice. Use your cooking creativity to “warm up” our test kitchen tasters and cranberry-loving readers!

Please use the online submission form here to submit your “Cranberry Winter Warmer Upper” recipes and be entered into the contest.  Winners receive special prizes from the WCDC and have their recipes published in our Cranberry Chatter newsletter and online.