Winners selected for 2010 Home Sweet Home family recipe contest

Garrett Smith presents the grand prize-winning recipe.

Garrett Smith presents Denise Bogaty-Smith's grand prize-winning recipe, which will be served at D2 during Family Day weekend.

BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 27, 2010 – Seven winning recipes have been selected from the 150 submitted by students’ family members during the seventh annual Home Sweet Home recipe contest, sponsored by Virginia Tech Dining Services

Denise Bogaty-Smith of Glenshaw, Pa. was awarded the grand prize for her Thai-style Pork Stew recipe. Her family will receive two nights’ lodging at the Inn at Virginia Tech for Family Day on Oct. 30.

The winning recipes will be featured at the Home Sweet Home dinner to be held at D2, 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29. All families, students, and community members are welcome to attend. The dinner price is $11.25 cash and $3.75 for students with Flex dining plans.

Winners’ recipes will be adapted to serve the 1,500 guests expected to be in attendance. In addition, each entrant will receive a cookbook featuring all of the contest entries. Students of the families whose recipes were selected will receive $50 in Dining Dollars, and winners will receive a personalized cutting board and cookbook.

Winning recipes include

Flex Plans, Dining Dollars, Hokie Passport Accounts, and cash will be accepted at the door. 

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Written by Krissy Rud of Fairfax, Va., a junior majoring in marketing management in the Pamplin College of Business.