Recipe Contest Winners – “Do You Want To Date?”

After careful deliberation, and wading through dozens of amazing recipes and mouth-watering photos, Made In Nature has picked the winners of the “Do You Want To Date?” recipe contest. We had three major categories, (Best Date, Date Night, Speed Date) with one winner and one runner-up in each. However, during our decision process, we realized we needed another category to recognize the hard work of one special contestant.

All winners will receive $150 and 15 free bags of Made In Nature Organic Deglet Noor Dates to give to food blog readers and runner up will receive 10 free bags of Made In Nature Organic Deglet Noor Dates to give to readers.

And the winners are …

The Best Date
The best overall recipe

Winner: “Phyllo Date and Nut Pie with a Citrus Balsamic Glaze” by Greg Buerger
Runner-Up: “Date Nut Cinna-Naan Rolls” by Lori McLain

Date Night
A fancy, formal dinner recipe

Winner: “Date Stuffed Chicken Roulettes” by Darlene Buerger
Runner-Up: “Sweet Tunisian Pulled Chicken” by Crystal Schmidt

Speed Date
Best quick and easy recipe using 5 ingredients or less

Winner: “Queso Fundido” by Areli Biggers
Runner-Up: “Date Choco-Cheesecake Smoothie” by Hidemi Walsh


And the winner in our new, surprise “Most Entries and Recipes” category is …

Lori McLain who had 18 entries!


Congratulations to the winners and a big thanks to everyone that participated! Hope it was enjoyable. There will be another post up shortly with the full recipes of our winners and runner-ups but in the meantime check out all the delicious recipes on Pinterest and Facebook.