Enter recipe contests for the summer
The Montgomery Area Historical Society is looking for recipes…LOTS of RECIPES! “We invite you to add yours to the collection of recipes which will be published early next spring in our fundraiser cookbook (tentatively) titled: “A Taste of History” proclaimed member, Joan Wheal Blank. “You don’t have to be from Montgomery or live in Montgomery to submit recipes. ALL submissions are welcome! added Blank.
Historical recipes (ones your grandma always made) as well as recipes that have become favorites in your family will be featured.
Also, the historical society is looking for vintage photographs of Montgomery area families and individuals who are engaged in cooking, eating, or any food-related activities. Many of these photos will be chosen to be featured on the cover and throughout the book. Please email photos at email@example.com
To submit recipes by mail, download a Recipe Submission Sheet in PDF form at www.morriscookbooks.com/dc/tns10/RecipeCollection.pdf and mail them to the MontgomeryArea Historical Society, Cookbook Recipes, P.O. Box 242, Montgomery, PA 17752.
Here are some guidelines for writing recipes:
List ingredients in order of use in ingredients list and directions.
Include container sizes, e.g., 16-oz. pkg., 24-oz. can
Keep directions in paragraph for – not in steps.
Use names of ingredients in directions, e.g., “Combine flour and sugar.
DO NOT use statements like, “Combine first two ingredients.”
Include temperatures and cooking, chilling, baking, and/or freezing times.
Include your name.
All recipes should fit into the following categories: Appetizers & Beverages, Soups & Salads, Vegetables & Side Dishes, Main Dishes, Breads & Rolls, Desserts, Cookies & Candy, This & That
The Lycoming County Fair is just around the corner! And there are many wonderful contests this year at the fair. Calling all bakers for the “2011 Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Baking Contest” to be held on Friday, July 15. There is also the “8thAnnual Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest” and a “Blueberry Muffin Contest”. Of course the “Hershey Cocoa Classic Contest” is once again taking place this year. Two new contests are beginning this year; show off your creativity in a “Decorated Broom Contest” and the”Homemade Winemakers Contest”. All judging will take place on Friday, July 15. For more information on entry requirements for any of the contests, obtain a Lycoming County Fair Premium Book at the fair office or contact Karen Yaw, Fair Secretary at 570-584-2196. Advance Gate Tickets are available until July 9 at Lowe’s Market, Clarkstown and Weis Store, Muncy.
Now is also the time to enter your favorite recipe in the 2011 “Simply Delicious, Simply Nutritious” vegetable recipe contest held across the state of Pennsylvania.
The PA Vegetable Marketing and Research program is sponsoring the 8th annual contest. State residents can enter more than one recipe using Pennsylvania vegetables to compete for $100 prizes in four different categories.
The state-wide cook-off is scheduled for August 5, the first week of Pennsylvania Produce Month at the Harrisburg Community College. However all entries must be submitted by Thursday, June 30.
Send recipes by e-mail to pvmrp@embarqmail,com listing category, name of dish, number of servings, and ingredients list.
They may be entered in the following categories using at least one of the vegetables in the category title as the main ingredient:
Summer Squash/ Zucchini
For more information visit the website at www.paveggies.org