Winners of Archives Family Recipes Contest

by Pamela Velazquez

Posted on December 21, 2012

Drumroll, please! It's time to announce the winners of the Archives Family Recipes Contest! After reading all of the entries (and getting very hungry in the process), the judges have determined the winners, based on uniqueness, creativity, and the family story behind them:

  • 1st Place: Marcia Lang for Mamaw's Sand Tarts
  • 2nd Place: Karen Straub for Spekulatius (German Cookies)
  • 3rd Place: Ginny Helphinstine Reeve for Banana Pudding

Along with their Visa gift cards, each winner will receive an autographed copy of Gena Philibert-Ortega's wonderful book From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes.

Congratulations to the winners! We would like to thank everyone who entered. Your stories were touching, funny, and poignant and your recipes all sounded tasty!

Happy holidays from all of us at!

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