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Quarterly Recipe Contest Winners Announced – “Cranberry Desserts”

The results are in and we have three “Cranberry Dessert” recipes to share that your friends and family are sure to find delightful!  Congratulations to the winners, and thank you for providing us all with such wonderful recipes just in time for the holidays.

First place goes to Lily Julow for her “Cranberry-Raspberry Cobbler with Puffy Almond Topping.”

Second place was awarded to Sarah Rose for her “Cranberry Apple Crisp.”

Third place went to Karen Schmidt for her “Cranberry Cheese Bars.”

For the full recipes, please click on this link:  3rd Quarter 2012 Recipe Contest Winners – “Cranberry Desserts”.

If you’d like the details of our current quarterly recipe contest (running through Dec. 31 2012) with the theme of  “Holiday Cranberry Candies” click here.   To submit a recipe, go here.

Congratulations again to our winners!



Quarterly Recipe Contest Announced – “Holiday Cranberry Candies”

Fall is officially here and so is a new quarter, so it’s time for a new quarterly recipe contest here at the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center!  This contest will run from October 1st all the way through the end of 2012, and the theme is “Holiday Cranberry Candies.”

Your holiday cranberry confections can use cranberries in any of their forms, as usual.  (Sweetened dried, whole, cranberry sauce, cranberry juice)  Let your imagination lead your taste buds (and the taste buds of our test kitchen judges!).  Recipes should be submitted HERE.  (Please do NOT leave your recipe as a comment below!)

Winners will receive special prizes from the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center and winning recipes will be published on our website and in our “Cranberry Chatter” newsletter.

Again, you may submit your recipe(s) here on our special recipe submission form.   Good luck and happy cranberry candy creating!


New Quarterly Recipe Contest Announced – “Cranberry Desserts”

July 1st marks the beginning of a new quarter for the WCDC, and that means a new recipe contest!  This contest will run now through September 30th with the theme of “Cranberry Desserts.”

Desserts are the favorite part of a meal for many people, so we’re very excited to see what deliciously creative recipes you come up with to showcase the fantastic versatility of our favorite fruit!

As usual, the recipes you submit can use cranberries in any form: cranberry juice, sweetened, dried cranberries, cranberry sauce or juice and of course, whole fresh cranberries.

Winners of the contest will receive special prizes from the WCDC and will have their recipes published online at our website and in our monthly newsletters.

To enter, please click here to submit your recipe.  We can’t wait for you to delight our taste buds with your dessert creations!


Cranberry Blossom Day is June 30

Cranberry Blossom Day is just a few short days away!  On Saturday, June 30th, visitors can join us to help celebrate the blossoming of Wisconsin’s #1 fruit, the cranberry.

Visitors can participate in a tour of the Wetherby Cranberry Marsh between 9:00 and 11:00 am for a chance to see a cranberry marsh up close to kick off the celebration.

The WCDC will be open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and will have a wine tasting, reduced rates on museum tours and of course our fantastic bakery items and cranberry ice cream will be available.  We’ll also have kids’ activities, making this an event for everyone in your family!

We hope to see you and yours on Saturday for a fun-filled day!


Summer Adventure Starts Here!

Family Fun in our Exhibit Hall

Looking for family-friendly adventures for you and yours this summer? Look no further than the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center! Stop in and see us anytime during our hours of operation for fun for the whole family.

With the museum and its interactive exhibits, cranberry bakery items, cranberry ice cream and the gift shop, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy. Put a stop at the WCDC on your summer adventure “bucket list” today!


“Cranberry Side Dish” Recipe Contest Winners Announced!

Drum roll, please!  The recipes have been submitted, our taste test kitchen judges have weighed in and it’s time to announce the winners of our 2011 fourth quarter recipe contests for “Cranberry Side Dishes!”

First place goes to Ms. Annette Mackey for her “Cranberry Cornbread.”

Second place goes to Mr. Bob Nopper for his “Cranberry Walnut Slaw.”

Third place goes to Ms. Bridget Hanzalik for her “Cranberry Orange Relish.”

Winners received a copy of the “Wisconsin Cranberry Growers Favorite Recipes” cookbook and the first place winner will receive a “Berry Special Cranberry Gift.”

For the full recipes, please click here.  If you’d like to enter our current quarterly recipe contest for “Cranberry Pies,” please click here for all the information on how to enter.

Thank you for all your entries and heartfelt congratulations to our delicious recipe winners.  We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in our current and future contests!


Quarterly Recipe Contest Announced – Cranberry Pies

It’s a new year and that means a new quarterly recipe contest at the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center!  To kick off 2012, we’d love to have you enter your favorite cranberry pie recipes.  The winners will receive a fabulous prize from the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center.

The contest runs from January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012.  Please click here to enter your recipe.  We can’t wait to see what you cook up!

“Crazy About Cranberries” Make, Bake and Take Classes Coming in 2012

If you’re as “Crazy About Cranberries” as we are at the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center, you’ll love our 2012 Make, Bake and Take classes!

Featuring delicious cranberry bakery recipes, these classes offer something for everyone – and the best part is you get to take your bakery creations home to share with your loved ones.  The cost of each class is $15, but if you show your iBuyMoCo key fob card, you can save $1 off each class you register for!

Class Dates and Descriptions:

  • January 14th, 9:00 – 11:30am – Cranberry Apple Pie
  • February 18th, 9:00 – 11:30am – Cranberry Scones
  • March 10th, 9:00 – 11:30am – Cranberry Kringles
  • April 14th, 9:00 – 11:30am – Cranberry Sweet Breads

Attendees of each class are asked to bring:

  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • rubber scraper
  • rolling pin (not necessary for Cranberry Scones)
  • pastry blender

If you need assistance with the supplies please let us know!

To print our registration form, please click here.  Registrations and payments must be received at least one week prior to each class.  Class sizes are limited, so register early to save yourself a spot!  If you have any questions, you can always contact us.


Holiday Open House 2011

The Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center held the annual “Holiday Open House” event in conjunction with “The Warrens Holiday Experience” on December 3, 2011. The 2011 – 2012 Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty members were in attendance and, along with WCDC staff members, provided cooking demonstrations of some delectable recipes using our favorite and incredibly versatile fruit, the cranberry!
Visitors were able to sample not only the recipes demonstrated, but were able to sample three award-winning cranberry wines from DnA Vintners.
Most people took advantage of the open house to do a little holiday shopping for gifts for their friends and family members. “Hot” items included cranberry salsas, dip mixes and of course cranberry wines. If you’re interested in any of those items, check our our online store.
Special thanks to our area business partners who made up “The Warrens Holiday Experience” – Berry Amish, The Bog Restaurant and Jellystone Park!
Pictured above: Barbara Hendricks, Chelsie Popp, Courtney Sankey , Grace Schroeder and Nodji Van Wychen

Quarterly Recipe Contest Announced – Cranberry Side Dishes

It’s getting close to the holidays and many people are already thinking of what to serve their friends and loved ones at their holiday gatherings. To help inspire you, the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center is announcing the next quarterly recipe contest, running now through December 31, 2011.

This time, we’d love for you to share your favorite Cranberry Side Dish recipes with us. Maybe you have an old family favorite that’s traditional to serve that you’re willing to share or you’ve just come up with your own…You can use cranberries in any shape or form in your recipes for this contest, but the dish should be a “side” dish. Submit your recipe here by the contest deadline. For great tips and lots of ideas to get you started, be sure to visit the Discovery Center’s new electronic recipe box for more great cranberry recipes.

Submit your favorite recipe today as time is limited! Please be as specific as possible with ingredients and measurements to ensure we are able to best replicate your favorite cranberry side dish. The first place winner will receive a copy of the 160-page Wisconsin Cranberry Growers’ Favorite Recipes cookbook and a special surprise bonus. Enter today for your chance to inspire your fellow cranberry lovers!