Categories this year are Main Dishes; Desserts; Salads and Side Dishes; Slow Cooker; Money Saving Meals; Salad Dressings, Sauces and Marinades; and Celebrations (which includes recipes for parties and entertaining).

Recipes must be created or modified by the person submitting the recipe or a member of that person's family.

The winner in each category will receive a $50 grocery store gift card and a $50 restaurant gift card. Winners will also receive additional surprise gifts.

The grand prize winner will receive a $250 grocery store gift card.

Every entrant will receive a large grocery tote bag, and in honor of our 25th anniversary, every 25th entrant will receive a $25 restaurant gift card.

Deadline for recipes is March 14 at midnight.

Contest rules

To enter, each original recipe should be neatly printed or typed on a single sheet of 8 1/2-inch by 11-inch paper, and must include the contestant's name, address and telephone number, as well as the name of the recipe and the category marked at the top of the page.

Mail entries to the TIMES NEWS, P.O. Box 239, Lehighton, PA 18235, Attention Donna Hall; or email recipes to dhall@tnonline.com.

For complete rules, see the advertisement on page 7 of today's TIMES NEWS.