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Spokane boy’s burger picked for cookbook

Wed., Aug. 4, 2010, midnight

An 11-year old Spokane boy’s recipe is in the fourth Annual “Red Robin Kids’ Cook-Off” cookbook.

Nicholas Wells’ Peach-tastic Burger was chosen from more than 11,000 recipes in this year’s contest. The cookbook can be downloaded free at

Wells’ turkey burger is topped with grilled sweet onion slices, caramelized peaches, roasted red pepper, and provolone and pepper-jack cheeses. It is served on a chipotle bun.

“It is sweet and savory with a little spice. It is also colorful,” he said in his entry.

There are 49 other kid-invented gourmet burgers in the book, which also includes a recipe from celebrity judge Robin Miller of the Food Network as well as back-to-school safety tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Red Robin is hosting a fundraiser through Sept. 12 to support the center. During that time, the grand-prize-winning burger from the cook-off will be sold and 50 cents from every burger will benefit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The grand prize Spicy Honey Glazed Bacon Burger was entered by 10-year-old Emma Potts from Bonney Lake, Wash.

Kids ages 6 to 12 can create and submit their gourmet burger recipe entries for the next contests online at www.RedRobinKids through Sept. 12.

Shortbread contest is Saturday

The Spokane Highland Games includes a shortbread baking contest as part of the festivities on Saturday.

The festival celebrates Scottish heritage with bagpipe bands, Highland dance, athletic competitions and many other events.

It will run from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. A complete program is available at www.spokane

The Ruth Schudel Memorial Shortbread Contest is named for the former chairwoman of the Highland Games, who helped establish the nonprofit group and move its annual games to the fairgrounds. Her shortbread was a source of pride for her and members decided to honor her with the contest.

There are two categories for the shortbread entries, traditional and flavored. Winners in each category will get a $30 prize, second place earns $20 and third place garners $10.

Entries must be delivered to the St. Andrews tent no later than 1 p.m. during the games. Complete entry details are available on the Highland Games website or call (509) 922-3661 for more information.

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