Area cooks can enter their favorite recipe in the 2013 Recipe Challenge, sponsored by The Crescent-News. There are five categories to enter: appetizers & snacks; entrees; salads & sides; soups, stews & chili; and desserts, and a new category, the Cupcake Contest. Only one entry per category will be accepted, but entries can be made in multiple categories. The deadline for all recipe entries is Friday, Oct. 4. Five finalists in each category will be chosen by three judges, and a special judge for the Cupcake Contest, on Monday, Oct. 7. The Recipe Challenge for the finalists will be on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Defiance.
All recipes will be published online on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The winning recipes, photos of the finalists and the winners, and as many recipes as space allows will be published in The Crescent-News Cookbook on Nov. 6.
The grand prize winner will receive $125; $50 will go to the runner-up. First-place winner in each category will receive $35 and second-place winner will receive $25. The winner of the Cupcake Contest will receive $50; second place is $25.
All entries can be emailed to: email@example.com. Contestants are urged to enter their recipes online. If there are any questions, call Darlene Prince at 419-784-5441, ext. 220. Click here to enter your recipe online.