ASU Alumna a Finalist in National Recipe of the Year Contest

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Katrina Adams in the kitchen

By ASU News Services

Alabama State University alumna Katrina Adams (’07) has a major sweet tooth and now everyone is taking a taste of her family’s delicious dessert recipes.

Adams, who recently won the Mother’s Day recipe contest for her family’s lemon pound cake, was featured in the Taste of Home magazine (June/July issue) for her grand prize-winner Cookie Butter Pie. Now, she is one of the finalists for Taste of Home's 2020 Recipe of the Year contest.

“It will truly mean the world to me to win the 2020 Recipe of the Year contest,” Adams said. “It is such an honor to carry on a culinary legacy for my family and tell our story. I am not just creating and sharing recipes, I am helping families celebrate the art of cooking and making memories through meals.”

Adams, the food blogger behind the site, has so many wonderful memories and recipes from her mother’s recipe collection. She said she is thankful to be a part of the next generation to carry on the amazing traditions and continue creating memories through meals.

“She inspired me to learn how to cook as a little girl because she did it with so much love and passion just as well as her mother,” Adams said. “As a little girl I loved our weekly Saturday trips to the grocery store, and I am so thankful for everything she taught me. She is still teaching me many lessons today.”

Adams is one of 10 contenders in her recent contest with Taste of Home. The Trusted Media Brands Company looked at web traffic, social shares, online reviews and more to narrow down the contenders from contributors across the country. Dessert lovers can try her pie and of course cast your vote for her family’s recipe once per day through Nov. 30, at


About Katrina Adams

Katrina Adams, a former SGA secretary for ASU, is a food blogger and an event planner.  Adams’ strong passion for cooking and entertaining landed her appearances on ABC’s “Talk of Alabama” and FOX news stations, as well as a two-year stint on the Southern Women’s Show (2015-2017). She also was featured on the “Baker Spotlight” show for Rushion McDonald, which highlighted her Pecan Cobbler recipe, and in the Alabama Power Contest.  Adams, who has won numerous recipe contests, published her first cookbook this year, “Knocking Out Cancer in the Kitchen (A Cookbook for a Cure).” The book is available on Amazon.  A portion of the sales of the book will be donated to the Susan G. Komen fund. She graduated from ASU in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management.