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Calling all unique, unpublished recipes that use lard, in dishes sweet or savory! Submit your recipe below, along with a photo and short paragraph of what makes lard special to you — for your chance to win one of three amazing prize bundles!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest open to legal residents of the USA, 21+. Entries accepted through Dec 31, 2022.


~~ Top 8 Finalists ~~

2022 Recipe Submissions

0 – 2022 LardLovers Submissions Amish Lard Fried Sugared Donuts
1 Pineapple Upside Buns 1
2 Pie Perfection 1
3 Lard Biscuits by Bryon Reap 1
4 Homemade Apple Pie 1
5 Cornbread
6 Crispy Chicken Taquitos in Tomato Broth 1
8 mawmaws corn casserole 1
9 Burssel Sprouts by Katherine Pickering 1
10 Crispy Pork Belly Tostones by Timothy Williamson 1
11 Butter Pecan Stars by Jacqueline W. Riekena
12 Tamales by Sherri Therrien
13 Homemade Dog Cookies 1
14 Polverones by Selia Moreno
15 Italian Vanilla Cookies by Lisa Pascuzzi 2
1 – 2022 LardLovers Submissions Homemade Biscuits
2 – 2022 LardLovers Submissions Greek Dip
3 – 2022 LardLovers Submissions Corn Cake
4 – 2022 LardLovers Submissions Tamale Dough
5 – 2022 LardLovers Submissions Cutout Cookies
6 – 2022 LardLovers Submissions Nutella Torte
7 – 2022 LardLovers Submissions Sausage & Rice Casserole
2022 LardLovers Submissions Blk Cherry Lime Bread
24 – 2022 LardLovers Submission Gulf Shore Gumbo
25 – 2022 LardLovers Submission Classic Egg Tarts
26 – 2022 LardLovers Submission Ube Purple Yam Cream Cake
27 – 2022 LardLovers Submission Pineapple Celeriac Crackers
28 – 2022 LardLovers Submission Tender, Garlic Ukrainian Pampushky Rolls
29 – 2022 LardLovers Submission Strawberry Pie
30 – 2022 LardLovers Submission Mom’s Mexican Cornbread
31 – 2022 LardLovers Submission Apple Almond Rose Tart
32 – 2022 LardLovers Submission Cream & Sugar Pie
33 – 2022 LardLovers Submissions Spiceed Chocolate Orange Snickerdoodles
34 – 2022 LardLovers Submissions – World Class Apple Pie
36 – 2022 LardLovers Submissions Crostatas with Crumb Topping
37 – 2022 LardLovers Submissions French Fries
38 – 2022 LardLovers Submissions Mexican Sweet Potato Corn Muffins
39 – 2022 LardLovers Submissions Cheddar Pear and Pecan Pie
40 – 2022 LardLovers Submissions Pie Crust
41 – 2022 LardLovers Submissions Lard Chocolate Chip Cookies
42 – 2022 LardLovers Submissions Grandmas Prosciutto Bread


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#LardLovers Recipe Contest — Centennial Edition

    What You Could Win!

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    LardLovers Recipe Submission Tips

    Be sure to include in your recipe the following steps to ensure each items is fully descriptor and supplied with all the necessary steps. See Sample.

    Step 1


    Include Title of the Recipe

    Step 2

    Recipe Description

    A brief description of the finished product, history, or tradition to pique the readers interest and provide an idea of finished product.

    Step 3

    Servings or Yield

    Servings. Please indicate how much as pieces, cups, or portions

    Step 4

    Prep Time

    Prep Time: The time to cut, slice, portion ingredients before combining to make dish, including cooling or refrigeration before serving.

    Step 5

    Cooking Time

    Time to cook at the stove, bake, fry or grill to prepare components, as well as recipe ingredients.

    Step 6


    Please use U.S. weights and measurements for each ingredient.

    Step 7


    Please list the steps to make your creation, include storage for leftovers.

    Step 8

    Short Essay question

    What makes lard special to you? A rich tradition, a fond memory, or a sweet recipe? Share your sweet story, handed down family recipe, or treasured memory cooking with lard.

    Recipe tips


    Past Contest Winners 2021

    The people again have spoken – in this case, a group of judges skilled in the culinary arts – awarding top prizes to four contestants and their delectable creations, in Coast Packing Company’s Fifth Annual #LardLovers Recipe Contest.

    Contest winner 1
    Jamie Parchman
    For her Unbeetable Carrot Cake, Jamie Parchman of Harlingen, TX, took top prize in the Sweet Category for a creation the judges called “a hit across the board by all tasters.” Jamie will receive a KitchenAid® Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer (estimated retail value $430).
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    Contest winner 2
    Mary McShack
    “A delightful recipe, a pleasure to make, and definitely a crowd pleaser. The sweetness from the cinnamon and brown sugar balanced the spicy sausage well. In sum, addicting.” Mary will take home a Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron Oval Dutch Oven,valued at $300.
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