Win cash prizes for original recipes

Loretto Hulse, Herald staffFebruary 19, 2014 

If you have a recipe that goes on the table in 30 minutes or less, or that is cooked in a 13-by-9-inch pan, there's money in those dishes.

Taste of Home magazine is running two recipe contests, and cash is the prize.

The first, 10-20-30 Recipe Contest, is for your best supper that goes together fast and on the table even faster. Recipes must be original and contain no more than 12 ingredients.

Top prize in this contest is $1,000, with runners up receiving $400, $200, $100 or a book.

Entries are due by April 11 and must be submitted at

The second, 13-by-9 Recipe Contest, is for any dish -- desserts, casseroles, pasta, no-bake salads and dips -- cooked/served in the ubiquitous rectangular pan found in every kitchen.

Again, only original recipes and 12 ingredients or less.

Top prize is $500, with runners up receiving $300, $150 or $75.

Deadline for entries is April 14. Submit at the same website.

Go to the Taste of Home website even if you're not creative with recipes. Tyson Chicken is running a contest where the public votes on their favorite recipe out of four.

One lucky winner's name will be drawn to win a $500 gift card to Williams-Sonoma. The voting ends March 15.

Wine, food, fundraiser

The 13th annual Wine Fete to benefit the Children's Developmental Center will be held Saturday at the Meadow Springs Country Club.

This event treats guests to a gourmet five-course dinner and live and silent auctions highlighting wineries in the region and the state.

Wine Fete is the largest fundraiser of the year for the nonprofit that works with children birth to three years with disabilities and challenges in Benton and Franklin counties.

Reservations are required. Call Jan Hansens at 735-1062 or email

Good read

The book: The Great American Slow Cooker Book: 500 Easy Recipes for Every Day and Every Size Machine by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough.

Cost: $25.

Best for: The authors have recipes for every meal of the day from breakfast to dessert. They've included directions for three sizes of slow cookers guaranteeing perfect results no matter the size of your appliance. Each recipe is rated by difficulty and nutritional value.

-- Loretto J. Hulse: 582-1513; To receive a recipe via email each Tuesday, register at and click on newsletters. If you already are registered, click on edit account and newsletters to select Recipe of the Week. This exclusive recipe does not appear in the newspaper.

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