Midwest Living 1st Annual Cook-Off Winning Recipes
Beef Short Ribs with Cranberry-Port Gravy
Short ribs slow cook to mouthwatering tenderness in this meaty main dish spiked with cranberry sauce and rosemary from Diane Sparrow of Osage. It won the People's Choice Award from the audience at the Silver Dollar City cook-off.
The BMC 2
Jill Drury of Chicago brings sweet-salt tastes to her bacon-topped BMC2 muffin. Jill, a pharmacist, used a scientific-formula approach to name her creation based on its ingredients: bacon, maple syrup and cinnamon (squared).
Cider-Brined Coho Salmon with Dijon Cream
Freshwater salmon soaks up the flavor of cider-tarragon marinade created by Sally Sibthorpe of Shelby Township, Michigan. She finishes the elegant main dish with a cream sauce scented with aniselike tarragon.
Kiwi Summer Limeade Pie
Refreshing and creamy, this make-ahead pie from Susan Meier of Omaha combines tropical flavors with macadamia nuts and kiwifruit. It's good any time of year.
BLT Chicken Sliders
If you haven't embraced chicken burgers yet, this mini burger will change your mind. Barbara Estabrook of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, grills white cheddar sliders and crowns them with bacon and her cranberry ketchup.
Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake
This amazing steak sandwich is the creation of Karen Gibson of Cincinnati. The unusual flavor combo? A mix that includes a little chocolate, cinnamon and allspice.
Linda Roberts of Rapid City, South Dakota, tops her buttery cream cheese, coconut coated cookie with fruit jam.
Orange-Glazed Sweet Potato Breakfast Braid
Cathy Wiechert of Mound, Minnesota, created a moist morning bread with a mellow blend of spices, citrus peel and raisins. It bakes to a gorgeous gold.
Grilled Sirloin Kabobs with Zesty Top City Sauce
Joann Gough-Stallbaumer of Topeka uses Kansas top sirloin steak and a horseradish-mayo dipping sauce in her prizewinning recipe.