Create a tasty, original recipe using Eggland's Best Eggs and you may be $10,000 richer next fall.
The company is holding a "Your Best Recipe" contest. Recipes must be your own creations and use at least two whole eggs.
There are four categories: breakfast, appetizer, main course and dessert. Winners will be judged on creativity, taste and visual appeal.
There also are two other categories: kid friendly and fan favorite. Those winners will be determined by consumer votes, and each comes with a $1,000 prize.
Entries are due July 31. To enter or for more information, go to www.egglandsbest.com/yourbestrecipe.aspx.
Create a special sauce
There's still time to sign up to learn how to make your own signature barbecue sauce with help from Chef Andy Craig of Castle Event Catering and Shae Frichette of Frichette Winery.
The class is from 9:45 a.m. to noon June 7 at Andy and Kathy Craig's newly remodeled facility, Anthology Event Venue, 706 Williams Blvd., Richland.
This will be an interactive class with about 20 minutes of instruction. The rest of the time will be hands-on creating, Kathy Craig said.
The class will cover the regional differences between barbecue sauces and what you will need to know to develop your own signature sauce.
Afterward, the class will enjoy a smoked meat luncheon complete with sides and dessert.
Everyone in the class will take home a jar of their special sauce.
The cost is $75 per person. To register, call 375-4000 by 5 p.m. Friday.
Visit the vineyard
Terra Blanca winery and vineyard in Benton City is offering weekly tours through the fields and down into the barrel caves. Tours begin at noon Saturdays through Nov. 1.
Groups are limited to 16 people per tour. Cost is $15 per person.
Reservations are required. Call 588-6082, ext. 104, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If coals are slow to start, follow this tip from Kingsford. Put several new briquettes in a small metal can and apply lighter fluid. Add these briquettes, using a pair of long-handled tongs, to the warm coals and light with a match.
The book: Cooking Well: Healthy Italian by Lauryn Colatuno, Mary Ann Colatuno and Cecilia Pappano.
Best for: The authors have gathered more than 100 traditional Italian recipes, including some low-fat options, and give step-by-step directions. They also include tips on using common ingredients such as olive oils, cheeses and herbs.
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