Eggland’s Best ‘Your Best Recipe’ contest winners announced

And the winner is…

The Southwestern Chorizo Tostada Bites won in the overall and appetizer categories.

The Southwestern Chorizo Tostada Bites won in the overall and appetizer categories.

Congratulations to Lidia Haddadian! She takes the cake — and scored $11,000 — for the recipe she submitted in the Eggland’s Best “Your Best Recipe” contest.

Haladdian’s culinary creation, Southwestern Chorizo Tostada Bites, helped her clinch $10,000 as the overall winner, plus $1,000 as best recipe in the appetizer category. The competition was not just fierce, it was delicious.

Here is a rundown of all the winners:

  • Grand Prize & Appetizer Lidia Haddadian — Southwestern Chorizo Tostada Bites
  • Breakfast Patricia Powell — Poached Eggs with Serrano Ham and Garlic Braised Asparagus
  • Main Course Pamela Lloyd — Sunshine Potatoes
  • Dessert Julie Merriman — Flourless Chocolate S’mores Cake
  • Fan Favorite Najwa Fakhouri — Lamb and Tomato Saute’
  • Kid Friendly Michele Kusma — Dutch Apple & Honey Noodle Kugel

Flourless Chocolate S'mores CakeEvery category winner received a $1,000 prize for his or her recipe. But really, we can all be winners by making these culinary creations at home. Click here to access all the winning recipes, along with complete nutrition information. (The rich, decadent Flourless Chocolate S’mores Cake is first on my list!)

Everyone knows Eggland’s Best does eggs better than anyone else, but the NJ-based company also does some pretty awesome contests. This is the second time they’ve done the “Your Best Recipe” contest, which was flooded with more than 3,000 entries from all over the country.

Last year, I was the winner in EB’s first “CEO” contest and proudly bear the title of “Chief Egg Officer.” When my “reign” ends (as my husband calls it), I have to admit, I’ll have a tough time giving it up.

For Lidia and the others, the excitement is just beginning. Congratulations to all the winners. You earned it!

About minndixiemom

I'm a Minnesota native with an Alabama heart, reflecting on the past while looking toward the future. My husband, David, and I landed in Huntsville in the late 90s through my former career in TV news. We have two amazing girls, Serina and Sophia, whom we are raising with God's guidance and grace. Besides faith and family, my passions include writing, walking, mental health, and recovery. By day, I'm the Director of Development for WellStone (another passion), North Alabama's largest and most comprehensive mental healthcare provider.
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2 Responses to Eggland’s Best ‘Your Best Recipe’ contest winners announced

  1. Brooke says:

    I’m still waiting for an update on Ann Marie and her lemons…

    • minndixiemom says:

      She has passed the lemons phase, but is doing awesome in life. Not sure where you live, but if you are in North Alabama, she is selling BMWs for Century Auto. Her gift is sales and Ann Marie is using it to the fullest, while helping various local and international nonprofit organizations. Thanks for checking!

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