The deadline for submission for the 2010 TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest is Saturday, March 6 at midnight.

If you haven't mailed your recipes yet, consider send them via e-mail to dhall@tnonline.com.

Over $900 in prizes will be given to this year's winners and everyone who enters will receive a TIMES NEWS magnetic grocery list pad.

The cookbook will be included in the April 8 edition of the TIMES NEWS.

A winner will be chosen in each of the seven categories selected for this year's cookbook. Those winners will be invited to prepare their dishes and bring them to the TIMES NEWS office in Mahoning Township, where the judges will sample each selection and declare a grand prize winner.

Categories for the 2010 contest are: Salads, Vegetables & Sides; Main Dish; Slow Cooker; Health Conscious; Burger Bonanza (which could be beef, turkey, chicken or even veggie); Entertaining (what's your go-to recipe when company is coming?); and of course, Desserts and Baked Goods (this includes muffins, specialty breads, etc.)

Category winners will be notified by telephone on or before March 12.

Winners in each category will receive a $50 grocery store gift card and a $50 gift card to Roadies Restaurant at Penn's Peak, plus an American Profile cookbook.

In addition, the grand prize winner will receive a $100 gift card to Roadies Restaurant and a $100 grocery store gift card.

Each winner will be featured in this year's cookbook with his or her recipe, a photograph and a brief biography.

See the advertisement on page 8 of today's TIMES NEWS for contest rules.