Recipes are pouring in for the 24th Annual TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest. The deadline is fast approaching, and you only have until midnight Saturday, March 12 to submit your original recipe for consideration in this year's contest, and for inclusion in our annual cookbook.
There are over $900 in prizes up for grabs, including grocery store and restaurant gift certificates. Everyone who submits a recipe will receive a TIMES NEWS pizza cutter.
Categories for the 2011 cookbook include Appetizers, Casseroles, Desserts, Main Dishes, Salads & Sides, Sandwiches and Soups & Stews.
Winners in each category will be notified by telephone on or before March 18, so be sure to include a daytime telephone number on each recipe submitted.
Category winners will be required to bring their finished winning dish to the TIMES NEWS office in Mahoning Township, where our panel of judges will sample each entry to determine a grand prize winner.
The seven top finishers will each receive a $50 grocery store gift card and a $50 restaurant gift card.
In addition to the prizes awarded for winning first place in one of this year's categories, the grand prize winner will receive a $100 restaurant gift card and a $100 grocery store gift card.
Each category winner will be featured in this year's cookbook with his or her recipe, a photograph and a brief biography.
The cookbook will be included in the April 14 edition of the TIMES NEWS.
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 contesta