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Published December 12, 2011, 08:04 PM

Grand Forks Cook-off Benefits Special Olympics

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - People are getting the chance to taste and vote on different recipes at a cook-off in Grand Forks.

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - People are getting the chance to taste and vote on different recipes at a cook-off in Grand Forks.

The event hosted by Special Olympics North Dakota allowed 19 people to cook and compete.

People vote on the best dessert, appetizer, beverage and most creative offering.

Winners in each category will have their items featured in a local restaurant for one week.

The cost is $5 per person.

"We're just trying to look for a new fundraiser to do something in the holiday season, just another fun event people can come out and participate in. Another thing to create awareness for Special Olympics," director of special projects for Special Olympics North Dakota, Katie Allen, said.

All proceeds benefit Special Olympics North Dakota.

This is the first year of the event.


Winners are:

Best Hors d'oeurve - David Dunham with Spicy Garlic Thyme Shrimp (Toasted Frog)

Best Dessert - Lucy Dunham with Oreo Cheesecakes (Sanders)

Best Beverage - Teresa Dahlstrom with Peppermint Hot Chocolate (Coffee Company)

Overall Winners selected by Marilyn Hagerty

Dottie and Jackie Nelson - Cranberry Pudding (will be at Oh For Heaven's Cakes)

Diane Mathiason - Candy Cane Holiday Bread ( will be at Dakota Harvest)

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