See Recipe Contest Winner on TV

Meet Carolee Ewell, whose Special Sesame Chicken Salad won 2nd Place in our recent Potluck Pleasers Recipe Contest.

Carolee Ewell, from Santaquin, Utah (near Salt Lake City), is a 2007 Taste of Home Winner from the "Potluck Pleasers" reader recipe contest. Her "Special Sesame Chicken Salad" won praise from the Taste of Home judges.

This meal-in-one recipe features bow tie pasta, cooked chicken, honey roasted peanuts, water chestnuts, fresh baby spinach, mandarin oranges and dried cranberries. It's topped with a vinaigrette made from white wine vinegar, sugar and teriyaki sauce for a different twist.

Carolee appeared on "The Early Show" on CBS on August 28, showing millions of people how to make her contest-winning recipe. You can also read about Carolee's story on "The Early Show" on CBS' website. You'll learn why this recipe is a hit with her family—especially her three kids and her husband, Brian.

"With its delicious mix of crunchy peanuts, tangy dried cranberries and mandarin oranges, this colorful pasta salad is a definite crowd-pleaser. Water chestnuts and a teriyaki dressing give this main dish its Oriental flare," says Carolee.

You can find the recipe for Special Sesame Chicken Salad on the Taste of Home Recipe Finder.

Would you like to submit a recipe to Taste of Home or enter one of our upcoming contests? Find more information on our Contests page.

You can also find additional potluck recipes as well as read Carolee's story from "The Early Show" on CBS' website.