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Lemont kids put recipes to taste test

Published: Sunday, May 4, 2014 2:12 p.m. CDT
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Lemont Township Kid's Cook Off winners receive gift certificates for a free kids meal at local restaurants.
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Nawahi Bouchari makes Piggy Pillows and Chocolate Kiss Cupcakes for the Lemont Township Kid's Cook Off on April 27.

LEMONT – Young chefs gathered at the Lemont Township Community Center to compete in the second annual Kid’s Cook Off on April 27.

The cooks presented 23 entries in the categories of appetizers/salads, entrees and desserts.

Community members donated $5 to the Lemont Food Pantries in order to be the tasting judges.

Winners chosen in each category and age group received free kid’s meal certificates from 3 Corners Grill & Tap, Front Street Cantina, Jimbo’s Pizza and Stonehouse Pub.

The winners included:Kylie Meloni – Appetizer/Salad 5-8 year old – Pita Bread BalsamicEllie Cuiching – Appetizer/Salad 5-8 year old – Strawberry Romaine SaladNawahl Bouchari – Entrée 5-8 year old – Piggy PillowsBridget McCuffin – Entrée 9-13 year old – Rea’s ChiliHaley Heeg – Entrée 14-18 year old – Cream Cheese EnchiladasCaitlin Brennwald – Dessert 5-8 year old – Graham Cracker Pudding TartsAbigal Pacyga – Dessert 9-13 year old – Crushing Chocolate.

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