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Sixth annual Turweston Lane chili cook-off


Best Chili

By Elean Gersack; photos courtesy of Laurie Jacobs

Neighbors on Turweston Lane in HOA2 gathered on September 20 for the 6th annual chili cook-off.  Keeping true to tradition, “best of” prizes were awarded for the tastiest grub. Thanks to a few of the younger Turweston Lane residents, Syndey, Samantha and Emma Kate, for creating the winning ribbons and for organizing the voting process.  Congratulations to all of the winners!

Chili:  First place:  Sally Wagner – green and red Colorado chili; second place:  Squires family -Texas awesome chili; third place:  Schoenbeck family – turkey Cincinnati chili.  Sides and Appetizers:  First place:  Chris Clark – stuffed green chilies; second place:  Lisa Benko – arugula salad w/ honey vinaigrette; third place:  Sadler family – honey cornbread.  Desserts:  First place:  Victoria Schoenbeck – lemon tarts; second place:  Hannah Ware – peanut butter bars; third place:  Cooke family – big brownie cookie.

First place chili winner Sally Wagner “dished”on the evolution of her recipe (posted left):  “After moving to Denver, a neighbor of mine dropped off a bag full of roasted hatch green chilies that you can get in the fall from several roadside roasters.  Not having a clue of what to do with them, I delved into a whole new world of Mexican cooking.  This recipe slowly evolved over years of distilling ideas from many of my culinary friends.”  Please enjoy.

Best Side Dish/Appetizer

Best Dessert

Best Neighbors!



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