First, you need to go to the Erie Times-News recipe library and enter your favorite recipe for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Bello’s Market, which has, I’m told, a great in-house butcher. When you get to the page above, scroll all the way down to the bottom to find the database. You have to register with your name and e-mail only, and then you can add as many recipes as you want, as well as find others from readers, Rhonda Schember’s column, my column and Marnie Mead Oberle’s e-mail newsletter.
Second, I’m looking for ideas of recipes for dishes that are good to take on a picnic: Popular, travel well, don’t need too much special handling, etc. Also good ideas on what else to take to a picnic, and hints and tricks you’ve found that help ease the way for your traveling feast. E-mail me email@example.com, or respond here. Or give me a call at 870-1885.
Third, drum roll please, I have more free books!!
To enter the drawing for any of these, e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and the name of the book you want. If you want more than one, please list them all in the same e-mail.
“The Perfect Drink of Every Occasion: 151 cocktails that will freshen your breath, impress a hot date, cure a hangover, and more,” by Duane Swierczynski
“Vegan Family Meals: Real Food for Everyone,” by Ann Gentry, author of “The Real Food Daily Cookbook”
“250 Essential Diabetes Recipes,” by Sharon Zeiler
Can’t wait to hear from you!