Lancaster Farming Now Accepting June Dairy Month Recipe Entries

5/11/2013 7:00 AM

EPHRATA, Pa. — Each year, Lancaster Farming sponsors a dairy recipe drawing in honor of June Dairy Month. Readers are invited to enter the drawing by submitting their favorite dairy recipes. The event salutes farmers everywhere for their hard work in providing milk and many wonderful products to produce culinary delights and to encourage the use of dairy products in cooking.

This year, cash prizes will be awarded ranging from $25 to $100.

Read the following instructions carefully to qualify for entry in the annual June Dairy Month Recipe Drawing. To enter the drawing, select your favorite recipe, which must include a substantial amount of at least one dairy product. The following ingredients count as a dairy product: milk, cream, sour cream, whipped cream, butter, yogurt, buttermilk, dry milk, ice cream and all hard and soft cheeses.

Margarine and non-dairy substitutes such as frozen whipped topping do not qualify as dairy products.

Dairy recipes are needed for appetizers, soups, breads, main dishes, vegetables, desserts, beverages, snacks and salads. Clearly print or type your recipe entry. Be sure to give accurate measurements, temperatures, cooking and baking times, sizes of baking dishes and other beneficial information. We reserve the right to disqualify entries if these guidelines are not followed.

With your entry, include a few sentences about yourself, your family or anecdotes about the recipe or cooking. Although it is not required, a photo of you or your family is preferred. We and our readers love to “see” the people who send in the recipes. Photos will not be returned. Emailed entries and digital photos attached to the email are encouraged.

Only one entry per family is allowed. This contest is for adults who are 18 years and older. We require this age because children who mail in recipes often miss measurements, ingredients or parts of the instructions.

Send your recipe, photo and accompanying information with your complete address; otherwise we cannot mail your prize if you win. Every year, several people forfeit receiving prizes because they did not include their mailing addresses.

Send entries immediately, which must be postmarked by June 7 to be eligible for the drawing.

Recipe entries will be printed throughout the month of June. The Pennsylvania state dairy princess and alternates will select the winners through a random drawing. A listing of the recipe winners will appear in the July 13 issue of Lancaster Farming.

Send your entry to Anne Harnish, Lancaster Farming Dairy Drawing, P.O. Box 609, 1 E. Main St., Ephrata, PA 17522 or e-mail your entry and digital photo to AHARNISH.EPH@LNPNEWS.COM.

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