Minnesota State Fair, 2015


Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance


Family Favorites Never Served to Guests

(or whatever you like)

Minnesota State Fair

August 22, 2015



Contestants entered their best scratch family heirloom recipe suitable for a family or community dinner.  Recipe should originate before 1950.


Contestants brought a prepared dish along with a brief story of who passed the recipe down to them, ethnicity, if relevant, number of years the recipe has been in their family and any interesting information about their recipe.



Taste: 50%

History: 40%

Appearance: 10%



1st place – $150.,  2nd place – $100.,  3rd place – $50.



Competition was conducted on August 22nd, these are the results:


First Prize:

Lilian Beuscher’s Fruit Kuchen

Barbara A. Lutz, Elk River, Minnesota


fruit kuchen


Second Prize:

Grandma Hilda’s Cooked Salad Dressing

Lois L. Jennings, Savage, Minnesota


potatoes salad dressing wedding picture


Third Prize:

Aunt Rose’s Baked Oats
Joan M. Hammell, Minneapolis, Minnesota

baked oatmeal milk jug team picture




Danish Aebleskiver

Valeria Christensen, Minneapolis, Minnesota






Norweigan-American Layered Turtle Cheesecake

June Lacey, Ashby, Minnesota


Cheesecake American flag turtle


Etta’s Hot Dish

Elsie Olsen, Eagan, Minnesota