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Midwest Semi-Finalists Announced in the Eggland’s Best “America’s Best Family Recipe” Contest 2020

Midwest Semi-Finalists Announced in the Eggland’s Best “America’s Best Family Recipe” Contest 2020

Eggland’s Best Calls on Fans to Help Choose “Best in Region” Winner

Cedar Knolls, N.J., September 9, 2020 – All across the country, Eggland’s Best (EB) encouraged Americans to show off their cooking skills and enter their most-loved family recipes for the chance to win the grand prize in the “America’s Best Family Recipe” Contest 2020. Today, Eggland’s Best has announced the “Best in State” semi-finalists from the Midwest, who are now eligible to take home the title of America’s Best Family Recipe.

Eggland’s Best is now calling on EB fans to help determine which Midwest recipe will rise to the top and be named “Best in Region,” earning the chance to win the $10,000 Grand Prize. “Best in Region” prize winners will each receive $1,000 and a year’s supply of Eggland’s Best eggs. “Best in State” winners will also receive a prize from Eggland’s Best, and bonus category winners will receive $500. From now through September 22, consumers can visit and vote for their favorite Midwest recipe.

“Each year, we are amazed to see so many unique recipes that reflect how families use Eggland’s Best eggs in their favorite family recipes,” said Charlie Lanktree, CEO of Eggland’s Best. “Especially now, spending quality time with loved ones is so important and cooking is a great way to connect and strengthen family bonds. We can’t wait to see which recipe will earn the winning title in this year’s America’s Best Family Recipe Contest!”

With recipes ranging from a sweet Butterscotch Meringue Cake to a savory Hungarian Chicken and Dumplings, the “Best in State” recipes from the Midwest include:

  • Illinois: Robbin W. – Berry Exciting French Toast Panzanella
  • Indiana: Jennifer N. – Blueberry Lemonade Scones
  • Iowa: Holly H. – Butterscotch Meringue Cake
  • Kansas: Julene D. – Cowboy Lasagna Giddy-Up’s
  • Michigan: Donna B. – Hungarian Chicken and Dumplings
  • Minnesota: Patrice H. – Crispy BLT Deviled Egg Boats
  • Nebraska: Lynn A. – Mexican Street Corn (Elote) Fries with Poached Eggs and Roasted Poblano Hollandaise
  • Ohio: Marlene S. – Sweet Fig Jam, Bacon and Toasted Walnut Skillet Bread
  • South Dakota: Carissa D. – Blissful Banana Bread
  • Wisconsin: Bernice J. – Toffee Carrot Cobbler Cake with Brown Sugar Cream

Once the “Best in Region” recipes are determined, fan votes combined with a panel of judges, including co-host of Food Network’s “The Kitchen,” Jeff Mauro, and Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Dawn Jackson Blatner, will then help determine the Grand Prize Winner.

"I’m so excited that I get to help judge the unique recipe submissions in this year’s Contest,” said Mauro. “As a dad and Chef, I always reach for Eggland’s Best eggs to add freshness and nutrition to my recipes. Eggland’s Best eggs are the only choice for my family!”

“I’m looking forward to reviewing the mouthwatering recipe entries from across the U.S.,” said Blatner. “While taste is always a huge factor for these recipes, I’m also really looking forward to reading the family stories behind the recipes and finding out why they also love Eggland’s Best eggs.”

Cast your vote! Visit to vote for your favorite Midwest recipe.