And the winners are…

I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who took part in the Holiday Recipe Contest this year. Whether you submitted a recipe, voted on a recipe, became a finalist, or won for your category, we appreciate everyone’s participation and we hope you all had fun!

Now finally, after the long process of organizing the submissions, counting your votes, announcing the finalists, and again counting your votes, it is time to announce the winners of the Holiday Recipe Contest.
In the Cranberry category, OperaGirl’s Spicy Mandarin Apple Cranberry Sauce wins! Congratulations! And doesn’t it look delicious!…
In the Dessert category, Cinnamon Roll Peach Cobbler takes the win, submitted by Catkinn. Congratulations! Yummy!…
4children’s Oreo Dessert is the winner for the Holiday Dish category. Congratulations!
For the Miscellaneous Dish, Bonkers18’s Baked Mac & Cheese was voted delicious enough to come in first. Congratulations!
In the Potato category, the winner is SALTYCATCO’s Crockpot Garlic Smashed Potatoes. I’m going to have to try these out! First step would be to get a crockpot. Congratulations!
Jillenabean’s Amazing Cranberry and Sausage Stuffing was proved to be amazing by winning the Stuffing/Dressing category. Congratulations!
For the infamous Turkey dish, Elizbeth’s Herb Turkey takes the first place spot. Congratulations! Looks delicious!…
And last but not least, the Veggie dish, with Elliekins’ Southern Style Green Beans as the winner! Congratulations!
To the winners – You guys should be very proud of yourselves. Almost 1,500 recipes were submitted, and yours were the top 8 out of all of them! You might want to think about starting your own restaurant together. A job well done, and I give you the permission to go ahead and pat yourselves on the back!
Great job, everyone! Remember, all of the finalists will receive 100 Swag Bucks, and the winners in each category will get that beautiful, fresh, brand spankin’ new 1,000 Swag Buck bill! (on top of the 100SB for being a finalist)
To everyone who submitted a recipe – don’t worry, we didn’t forget about you! You will be rewarded your 25 Swag Bucks per submission (and the extra 25 for including a picture) within the next week!
I encourage you all to head back and check out some more recipes. Remember, there are almost a thousand recipes out there, and perhaps you overlooked one that could become your new favorite! Go browse and click around, and let us know which ones you try out!
Congratulations to all of the winners! We hope you all had fun!