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2007 recipe contest winners

First Place

Kay Hamman of Maurertown

wins a night's stay at
Hockman Manor Bread and Breakfast

Second Place

Keith Menefee of Front Royal
wins a certificate for a family dinneer from
Gourmet on the Go

Third Place

Denise Derflinger of Front Royal
wins a basket of goodies from the Pampered Chef



First Place Recipe



Pumpkin Dump Cake

1 (29 oz.) can pure pumpkin

12 oz. can evaporated milk

3 eggs

1 c. sugar

1 tsp. salt

3 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. nutmeg

1 tsp. allspice

1 box yellow cake mix

1 c. chopped pecans

3/4 c. melted butter

1 box instant vanilla pudding

1-2 tsp. vanilla

1/2 of an 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip

Pecans (optional)



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix first six ingredients until well blended and pour batter into a 9x13 greased pan. Sprinkle cake mix on top and then cover with pecans. Pour melted butter on top. Bake 50 minutes. Serve with or frost top with 1 box instant vanilla pudding - mixed according to directions along with 1-2 tsp. vanilla. After pudding sets up, add ½ of an 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip and mix well. Add 2 tsp. cinnamon, 3 tsp. nutmeg, 1 tsp. allspice to the mixture and stir well. Spread on top of cake. Pecans (optional) on top of cake.


Kay Hamman - Maurertown, First Place Winner

Second Place Recipe

Taco Soup

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 large onion

1 clove garlic

1 (16 oz.) can diced tomatoes

1 (16 oz.) can red kidney beans

1 (16 oz.) can pinto beans

1 (16 oz.) jar salsa

1 (16 oz.) can corn

1 (16 oz.) can chicken broth

1 pkg. taco seasoning

In a large pot, cook hamburger and onions and garlic until brown and meat is crumbly. Drain well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30-45 minutes. Serve with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese.


Keith Menefee, Front Royal, Second Place Winner

Third Place Recipe

Reese Bars



1 c. peanut butter

1/2 c. melted margarine

1 3/4 c. 10X sugar

3 T. brown sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp. salt

6 oz. chocolate chips

2 T. oil



Combine first 6 ingredients with 2 T. water in large bowl. Beat until well blended and mixtures forms into ball. Put in 9x13 pan.  Melt chocolate chips with oil in microwave on high 1-2 minutes. Pour over mixture. Chill. Cut into bars.


Denise Derflinger, Front Royal, Third Place Winner




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