Do you ever get a feeling of deja vu??Feel like you're hearing things over and over? Maybe that's because we're repeating ourselves:?We want your recipes and time is running out!
The deadline to submit your recipes for The Times Leader's Holiday Traditions cookbook is Friday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. If you haven't already submitted a recipe, what are you waiting for?
Submit as many recipes as you wish, in as many categories as you wish (you can even submit more than one for a specific category). Just remember, however, that you will only be judged on ONE recipe.
Three semi-finalists will be chosen from each of the six different categories: appetizers; breads; soup, salads and sides; main dishes; sweet treats; and on the simple side (speedy, simple recipes with six ingredients or less). The chosen cooks will then present their winning dishes at the Big Brothers Big Sisters annual Festival of Trees, which will be held at the Artisan Center at River City Brewery in Wheeling on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. Be sure to bring along your family and friends for support!
A winner and a runner up will be chosen in each category. The winner in each category will receive a $50 Riesbecks gift card, a gift basket from Kitchen Collection, a $25 Wheeling Coffee gift certificate and a $25 gift bag from Casa di Vino Wine Shoppe. Runners-up will receive a $35 Kroger gift card. In addition, one of the top submissions will be drawn randomly for a $35 Kroger gift card.
Sponsors for the event are Riesbecks, Kroger, Wheeling Coffee and Casa di Vino.
Judges for the event will be Emily Dominici, one half of the Taste Buds, and Glynis Valenti, Times Leader staff writer. A third mystery judge will be named later.
So how can you send us your recipe? We're making it easy and giving you plenty of options! Email your recipe to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Virtual Newsroom at timesleaderonline.com and select the recipe button. You may also bring us your recipe in person or by mail to Holiday Traditions Recipe Contest, c/o The Times Leader, 200 South 4th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio, 43935.
Be sure you include your name, address and a phone number where you can be reached during the day. We also require you tell us the category you would like us to judge your recipe. Recipes must include concise information regarding amounts, ingredients, temperatures, cooking times, preparation methods, etc., WITHOUT abbreviations. Recipes that do not include the required information will not be included in Holiday Traditions.
There's only one week left! Hurry and get us your favorite recipes before it's too late!