Tallmadge -- Munroe Elementary School students brought their culinary creations to Tallmadge Middle School Feb. 21 for a cooking contest sponsored by the Munroe Parent Teacher Association.
More than 50 students entered recipes for this year's contest. The students made their recipes at home and brought them to the middle school to be judged by volunteers from a Tallmadge High School government class.
More than 100 people attended the judging and awards event. Participating students were permitted to enter one recipe in one of the following categories: appetizers and snacks, breads and muffins, brownies and bar cookies, cakes, cookies, pies and cheesecakes, and desserts.
The PTA also awarded students in the Best Presentation category.
The winners in each category are as follows:
• First-place -- Max Blondin's "Max's Maxed-Out Mashed Potato Pie"
• Second-place -- Eli Zander's "Fruity Cheese Balls"
• Third-place -- Cameron Kruger's "Sweet and Sour Chicken"
• First-place -- Caleb Anderson's "Butterscotch Muffins"
• Second-place -- Jayden Sapper's "Banana Bread"
• Third-place -- N/A
• First-place -- Evan Hipkins' "Chocolate Mint Brownie Bites"
• Second-place -- Katie Lally's "Layers of Love Chocolate Brownies"
• Third-place -- Maddy Dolezal's "Ooey Gooey Butter Cake"
• First-place -- Cassie Jeffries' "Buckeye Cake"
• Second-place -- Ryan Bradley's "Caramel Cake"
• Third-place -- Jacob Berkey's "Boston Cream Pie"
• First-place -- Jacob Becks' "Chocolate Snickerdoodles"
• Second-place -- Gianna Marfy's "Mint Chocolate Dipped Cookies"
• Third-place -- Emily Hipkins' "Lemon Cookies"
• First-place -- Maddie Lancaster's "Maddie's Awesome Oreo Cheesecake"
• Second-place -- Bryce Sisak's "Bryce's Pudding Pie"
• Third-place -- Chloie Brown's "Banana Split Cheesecake"
• First-place -- Parker Braccio's "Berry Angel Food Dessert"
• Second-place -- Ellie Hudak's "Worms & Dirt"
• Third-place -- Alexis Davis' "Lil' Piece"
• Mason Dexter's "Triple Layer Chocolate Cake"
• Runner-up -- Makayla Bechter's "Mini Hamburgers and French Fries"
John Byron, president of the Munroe PTA, said the organization has put on this event for 30 years.
"We have just carried on the tradition from years past, and the response from the kids and families is great. Everyone seems to have a good time there," he said.
Each participating student in this year's contest will get a digital cookbook with all of the recipes. For those who didn't participate, a free e-mail version of the cookbook or a copy on a CD for a minimal fee can be obtained by e-mailing the Munroe PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org.