March 10, 2010 in Features

Curlew contestant earns second place

From Staff Reports
Courtesy of Nicole VanderPloeg photo

Heather Beedle of Curlew, Wash., is shown with her Irresistible BBQ Turkey.Courtesy of Nicole VanderPloeg
(Full-size photo)

Heather Beedle of Curlew, Wash., is the runner-up in the first French’s National Cook-off.

Beedle was one of five finalists flown to New York City for the contest. She made her Irresistible BBQ Turkey (To Sigh For) for a second-place finish.

The winning recipe, from Suellen Calhoun of Des Moines, Iowa, was for Onion Polenta with Spicy Tomato Avocado Salad.

For her efforts, Beedle won the two-night expense-paid trip, Cuisinart appliances, French’s products and a finalist’s plaque.

The contest recipes can be found on French’s Web site,

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