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4th Annual Somethin’ Pumpkin Cooking Contest

SAVE THE DATE: Sat., October 13, 2018


Congratulations to all participants of the 2017 Cooking Contest! With over 50 IMPRESSIVE pumpkin dishes, our judges had a very difficult time in selecting winners…but enjoyed every bite!

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2017 Contest Winners

Overall Grand Prize Winner: Ann Helms – Pumpkin Torte

Dessert Category:

  • 1st place: Peg Kast – Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites with Tipsy Maple Pecan Icing
  • 2nd place: Derinda Fredrickson – Pumpkin Dump Cake
  • 3rd place: Adrienne Jones – Pumpkin Carrot Cake

Main Dish:

  • 1st place: Emily May – Cinnamon Role Breakfast Casserole
  • 2nd place: Cassandra Evans – Pumpkin Chipotle Meatloaf
  • 3rd place: Megan Bowen – Pumpkin Chili

Miscellaneous Category:

  • 1st place: Ann Helms – Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate
  • 2nd place: Cassandra Evans – Cheesy Pumpkin Sausage Tart
  • 3rd place: Audrey Hunt – White Pumpkin Cheese Ball


  • 1st place: Emory Johnson – Perfectly Spiced Pumpkin Pie
  • 2nd place: Jackson Scism – Pumpkin Curry Chicken
  • 3rd place: Madison Dodd – Pumpkin Fudge

Written By

Photo of Linda MingesLinda MingesExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (704) 922-2127 linda_minges@ncsu.eduGaston County, North Carolina
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