Indiana State Fair, 2015


Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance


Family Favorites Never Served to Guests

(or whatever you like)

Indiana State Fair

August 13, 2015



Our Family Heirloom Recipe competition seeks your best made from scratch recipe of a family favorite never served to guests.  Maybe it is a favorite reuse of leftovers, something cobbled together because Mom’s doing laundry.  Can’t think of anything, well bring whatever you want. 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 13th, these are the results:


First Prize:

Green Tomato Mincemeat Pie

Fancheon Resler, Albion, Indiana


green tomato mincemeat pie greater midwest foodways 2015 1st prize peter engler


Second Prize:

Grandma Rosenbaum’s Persimmon Pudding

Betsy Holtsclaw, Moorsesville, Indiana


Persimmon pudding Indiana state fair peter engler greater midwest foodways

Third Prize:

Brown Sugar Butter Toffee

Becky Lindsay, Greenfield, Indiana


brown sugar butter toffee 3rd prize peter engler indiana state fair greater midwest foodways


Honorable mention:

Love Boats

Jennifer Dickie, Greenwood, Indiana


love boats indiana state fair honorable mention peter engler






Tuna Noodle Casserole

Eileen Beyer, Shelbyville, Indiana


tuna noodle casserole indiana state fair 2015 greater midwest foodways alliance



German Cucumber Salad

Carol Meeks, Indianapolis, Indiana


German cucumber tomato salad 2015 Indiana state fair greater midwest foodways



Aunt Nellie’s Chicken Noodle Soup

Christine Rienecker, Indianapolis, Indiana


Chicken noodle soup Indiana state fair 2015 greater midwest foodways