Fun and sharing in the kitchen

After all of the food had been tasted, the awards had been handed out and everyone was cleaning up to leave the Kids in the Kitchen cooking contest, Garrett Etzkorn, 12, helped show what the event was all about.

Although Etzkorn did not win, he marched over to the overall winner, Robbie Lynch, 8, and shook his hand to congratulate him and have a chat.

According to Karie Maurer-Enneking, Youth Services Coordinator at the Auglaize County Public Library, she wants to offer opportunities for kids to come together and share cooking tips with each other.

“The kids who were here tonight, for example, share what they know how to make, or share with them some quick and easy things that I know how to make,” she said. “Maybe they could put together after school.”

Overall Maurer-Enneking was happy with how the event turned out.

“Of course we always wish we would have lots of kids, but this is our first time at it, so I’m thrilled; the judges were spectacular, the kids were excited, and it went really well,” she said.

Dishes ranged from breakfast foods, like a cheese and sausage omelette, to salads and appetizers and of course desserts like fudge, trifles and cookies.

For the full story, see the Friday, Jan. 24 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.