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Today's your last chance to enter The Eagle’s holiday cookbook contest

Don’t miss your chance to get a recipe in The Eagle’s annual holiday cookbook.
Don’t miss your chance to get a recipe in The Eagle’s annual holiday cookbook. Eagle file photo

The holidays still seem so far away. But they’re not. And neither is the deadline for entering a recipe in the annual Wichita Eagle Holiday Cookbook Contest.

This is almost your last chance: All recipes must be e-mailed or postmarked by midnight on Sept. 6, which is Tuesday.

This year’s secret ingredient is coconut. We’re looking for recipes savory or sweet that incorporate coconut in a delicious way.

Categories in this year’s cookbook contest are:

▪ Appetizers

▪ Desserts

▪ Main course

▪ Soups and sides

▪ Bread and quick bread

▪ Secret ingredient: You can use coconut in any form – flakes, flavoring, milk, cream, etc. – and you can incorporate it into any type of recipe, including desserts, sides and main courses.

Once we’ve selected the top recipes in each category, a panel of judges will choose the winners. Those top three in each category – plus other qualifying recipes – will be printed in the Holiday Cookbook.

Recipes will be judged on taste, appearance, clarity of cooking directions and creativity. The first-place winners in each category will receive a $100 gift card, and the second- and third-place winners will each receive $50 gift cards.

The rules

Each contestant may enter only one recipe per category. Only Kansas residents are eligible to win. Eagle employees and their families are not eligible.

At the top of each page, include this information in this order:

1. Category in which recipe is to be judged

2. Name of sender

3. Address, including ZIP code

4. Daytime phone number (or best number to reach you)

5. Title of recipe

6. List all ingredients, followed by directions in standard recipe form.

7. Short, personal comments about the recipe’s origin or any other detail you care to share.

We’re looking for originality and creativity. Do not submit recipes directly from a website or cookbook without changing at least three ingredients.

You may submit entries by e-mail or mail, but they must be typed, not handwritten or scanned in.

All recipes must be e-mailed or postmarked by midnight on Sept. 6. E-mail entries to contests@wichitaeagle.com or mail entries to Holiday Cookbook Contest, The Wichita Eagle, 825 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67202.

Questions? Contact Jean Hays at jhays@wichitaeagle.com or 316-268-6557.

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