Amelia Side Dish Contest Recipes 03 version

Hey gang! After an amazing weekend filled with peeling, chopping, cooking & baking, I can honestly say without a doubt that Amelia’s shoppers are some of the finest cooks on earth. The recipes sent in were incredible! Such clever touches, amazing spices, incredible ideas for depth of flavor – no wonder these recipes are family favorites!

Each and every one of these recipes deserves a place of honor at their family tables – and it took a tremendous effort to finally narrow down the winners in each category. However, I think we finally pulled it off.

The winners of each category – who have just been alerted via email – are:

Cranberry Sauce: Holly C. Souders, for her “Not Your Everyday Cranberry Sauce”

Stuffing: Marie Laboranti, of Denver, PA, for her Italian Sausage Stuffing

Green Vegetable: Michelle Tonkin, of Harrisburg, PA, for her Creamy Peas

Sweet Potato: Doris Pugh,, for her amazing sweet potato recipe.

White Potato: Gayla Boyer,, for her Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Starchy Vegetable: Veronica Vaughan, for her melt-in-your-mouth corn pudding

Last but not least, Desserts: Connie Martello, of Lancaster, PA, for her incredible Pumpkin Pie recipe

Every single recipe that was submitted has been compiled into a “Amelia’s Thanksgiving Side Dish Cookbook” (seen at the top of the page here in the “Amelia’s Side Dish Recipes” attachment), and will be featured in an email sent out to Amelia’s 7000+ email list, as well as on my Facebook page and Amelia’s Facebook page. The recipes will also be featured on my upcoming guest shot on Allentown’s WFMZ “69 News at Sunrise” with Eve Tannery – I can’t wait to show them off!

Many thanks to the brilliant home cooks who shared their family favorite recipes with me. It was an honor to create them & taste them – it’s easy to see why they’re a hit.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!