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Local recipe wins national contest

Statement as issued Monday:

Borden Cheese and ALL YOU Announce Recipe Contest Winners

Local Resident Tracey Kukelhan Receives $1,000 Award

Kansas City, Mo. – Borden Cheese and ALL YOU are pleased to announce Tracey Kukelhan of Decatur, Indiana, as the grand prize winner of the third annual Borden Cheese signature recipe contest. Kukelhan won against 1,325 other entries with her recipe Spicy Salsa Potatoes, which utilized Borden’s Pepper Jack Singles Sensations and Four Cheese Mexican Blend.

“I wanted to create something different than just regular cheesy potato casserole, so I thought I would try Borden’s Pepper Jack Singles Sensations and Four Cheese Mexican Blend to see what I could come up with,” Kukelhan said. “My family loved the different spicy tastes in the casserole; the Pepper Jack kicked it up a notch!”

Teresa Traxler of Simpsonville, South Carolina, was the other recipient of the grand prize, winning with her Apple Cheddar Nut Bread recipe. Both winning recipes will be featured in the November issue of ALL YOU, on sale October 19 nationwide at Walmart stores.

Spicy Potato Casserole

Ingredients:

1 30-oz. package frozen shredded hash browns, thawed

1 16-oz. jar chunky salsa (medium heat)

2 cups sour cream

1 8-oz. package Borden Four Cheese Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon pepper

1 ½ teaspoons taco seasoning

1 small onion, chopped (about 3/4 cup)

1 red bell pepper, seeded, sliced

10 slices Borden Southwest Pepper Jack Singles Sensations

Instructions:

PREHEAT oven to 375º F.

MIST a 9" x 13" baking dish with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, COMBINE hash browns, salsa, sour cream, 1 3/4 cups Borden Four Cheese Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese, chili powder, pepper, taco seasoning, onion and bell pepper.

FILL baking dish halfway with potato mixture.

TOP with 4 slices of Borden Southwest Pepper Jack Singles Sensations.

SPREAD remaining potato mixture on top of singles.

TOP with remaining Borden Southwest Pepper Jack Singles Sensations and Borden Four Cheese Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese.

BAKE for 45 to 50 minutes, or until cheese is golden brown.

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