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The Winning Recipe


A Saint Paul team– lead by Chef Dan Vasterling– had the winning recipe in Saturday’s Special Olympics fund-raiser for the Wizardz, a Scott County team with several members from the Belle Plaine-Jordan areas. The event was held at Oak Crest Elementary School. Vasterling’s  recipe was a three-bean chili. Its unique flavor came from stale beer stored at room temperature. The team, and helpers from the Wizardz, included Keegan Murphy, Shayna Halverson, Tammy Chen, Chef Vasterling, Julie McDonald and Alexis Parks. The team from Belle Plaine Coborn’s entered a white chicken chili. It finished third in the people’s choice awards. The fund-raiser generated $2,000 for the Wizardz.