Festive Food Gifts (Closed)

Send us recipes for holiday food gifts by the contest deadline, April 1, 2013 for your chance at $500.

–This contest is now closed.–


Cranberry nut granola in gift buckets

Cranberry-Nut Granola

Our Festive Food Gifts contest is seeking recipes from the heart and hearth.


Wrap up a delectable present and win $500.

The best gifts come from the heart—and straight out of your kitchen. If you have a recipe that makes for a merry Christmas, enter our “Festive Food Gifts” contest.

We’re looking for favorites that are always in good taste, including homemade jams, jellies and canned foods, dry mixes, cakes and candy, baked goods, nuts, snack mixes and more. Whip up a batch or two of peppermint pinwheel cookies, creamy caramels or candy cane saltwater taffy. Or tie a bow on a bakery box filled with Grandma’s German stollen, cherry almond braid or red velvet cupcakes.

Do friends top their wish lists with your cranberry jelly, caramel apple jam or sweet cinnamon pickles? Or your homemade mixes for holiday hot chocolate, pecan sticky buns or apple oatmeal pancakes? Of course, the sumptuous season wouldn’t be complete without Santa-worthy nibbles, such as orange spiced walnuts, molasses caramel corn and crunchy Christmas snack mix. And anyone on a health kick would welcome a jolly jar of pumpkin spice granola or dried fruit and honey topping.

So make your list, check it twice and send your recipes for gifts from the kitchen by the contest deadline, April 1, 2013. We’ll announce the winner in our December/January 2014 issue.

Submit Your Recipe Here>>

Great Prizes:

The grand prize is $500 cash. The second-prize winner will receive $300, and third prize is $200. The runners-up will win a free year of Country Woman for themselves or a friend.

Contest Rules:

You may enter more than one recipe, but each must include the contest topic and your name, address, daytime phone number and email address (if you have one). Be specific with measurements, directions and size of cans, packages and pans. Also, include a few words about the recipe and a bit about yourself.

It’s easy to enter by submitting your recipe here. If you prefer, you can also print or type your recipe (use only one side of the paper) and mail to Country Woman, 5400 S. 60th St., Greendale WI 53129. Write “Festive Food Gifts” on the envelope.

Entries become the property of Reiman Media Group, LLC, and cannot be returned. If possible, we’ll feature recipes—including those that don’t win—in Country Woman. We test recipes and reserve the right to alter them as needed. See complete Contributor Guidelines.

Photo by Grace Natoli Sheldon, Country Woman Magazine.