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Congratulations to Betty Ann Luraschi of New York! Betty Ann was one of the Grand Prize winners in our 1st Annual Blueberries & Polar Bears Culinary Contest, sponsored by Churchill Wild!

Betty Ann created Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken from the Blueberries & Polar Bears cookbook for a dinner party in New York. Betty Ann’s photo is above. Betty Ann’s winning essay submission follows below:

We stayed at the Dymond Lake Ecolodge in November 2016 and enjoyed all the food so much that my husband got the Blueberries & Polar Bears Cookbook for me for Christmas. It was perfect timing, as the newsletter/recipe contest announcement came in the Churchill Wild Newsletter the day I was making plans for a dinner party.

I chose the Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken recipe for the dinner party and contest. I followed the recipe using chicken legs and thighs and using the substitute for Dymond Lake Seasoning. I cooked it at my mother-in-law’s house.

She enjoyed watching, commenting that she never would have thought of using saltine crackers or evaporated milk in a recipe. I complemented the chicken with slow cooked red and white new potatoes, peas and baked beans.

It started to snow and our company got snowed in and couldn’t make it. The recipe was delicious that day and again the next day when heated up as a leftover meal. We are rescheduling the dinner party for spring time and I plan on making it again, if not sooner.

Well done Betty Ann!

For her Grand Prize, Betty Ann will receive four large autographed cookbooks from our Blueberries & Polar Bears cookbook series including Blueberries & Polar Bears, Cranberries & Canada Geese, Black Currants & Caribou and Icebergs & Belugas, as well as five small cookbooks from our Wild & Wonderful cookbook series including Wild & Wonderful Blueberries, Wild & Wonderful Cranberries, Wild & Wonderful Goose & Game, Wild & Wonderful Fish and Wild & Wonderful Rice. In addition, Betty Ann will receive a 12 oz. container of Dymond Lake Seasoning.

We hope you enjoy your new cookbooks Betty Ann, and use them to create many wonderful memories with your family and friends!

Helen Webber and Marie Woolsey
Authors — Blueberries and Polar Bears


  • Nancy Christie says:

    I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but I’ve tried many others, and there isn’t one that wasn’t very tasty. Keep them coming.

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