Winners of the TIMES NEWS' annual cookbook and recipe contest were announced last night.

After judges sampled each of the seven finalists' dishes, they selected Melody Patrick of New Ringgold the grand prize winner.

Over 200 recipes were submitted this year.

Be sure to pick up the TIMES NEWS on April 12 for a copy of the 25th edition of the annual TIMES NEWS Recipes From Our Readers and a story about this year's contest.