10/21/2018 4:05:00 PM Winners Announced For Somethin' Pumpkin Cooking Contest
Grand Prize Winner Cassandra Evans
Stuffed Pork with Pumpkin & Blue Cheese
(Photos Courtesy Gaston County NC Cooperative Extension)
NC Cooperative Extension Gaston County
DALLAS, N.C. - Over the past several years, Somethin’ Pumpkin has become a family-centered event which carries on not only the skill of cooking, but also the enjoyment of preparing food with family and friends.
Somethin’ Pumpkin is a cooking contest, pumpkin decorating contest, and festival designed by NC Cooperative Extension as part of Cotton Ginning Days that was held last week in Dallas.
From growing and cooking with pumpkin, activities encourage families to connect with local agriculture, as well as community resources.
The contest includes six categories – main dish, desserts, miscellaneous, home grown, youth: ages 8-12, and youth: ages 13-18. Entries are judged and displayed as part of Cotton Ginning Days. Cash prizes are awarded for first, second, and third place in each category, as well as a grand prize winner.
2018 CONTEST WINNERS
Overall Grand Prize Winner:
Cassandra Evans (Gastonia) – Stuffed Pork with Pumpkin & Blue Cheese
1st place: Betty Jones (Gastonia) – Mini Ginger-Pumpkin Cheesecakes
3rd place: East Gaston High School Food & Nutrition II Students (Mt. Holly) – Group #4: Kourtney Beatty, Marissa Beatty, Brittany Hudspeth, Sierra Lineberger, Austin McLeroy, Steven Silva, and Logan Singleton – Pumpkin Brownies
For a Link to a Recipe Booklet of all the recipes submitted CLICK HERE.