Remember when foods were made from scratch? The aroma of bread baking, a homemade soup on the stovetop, a pie cooling on the counter: Wonderful things that take us back to those good-old days...a time when preservatives and artifical colors weren't a part of most meals. We remember those days; it's one of the reasons why we're introducing our "Healthy Cooking From Scratch" contest!

We can't wait to try your from-scratch breads, cakes, biscuits, cookies and muffins. Homemade soups, pasta sauces and salad dressings are perfect, too!

We're looking for pies with crispy crusts, handmade noodles and even stovetop puddings. Make it without mixes or convenience items, and your scratch recipe might just net you some scratch!

See the two ways to enter (below). Entries for the "Healthy Cooking From Scratch" contest must be postmarked by March 15, 2010. Winners will be announced in our December/January 2011 issue.

1st Prize: $600

2nd Prize: $400

3rd Prize: $200

Runners-up: A 1-year subscription or gift subscription to Healthy Cooking

Contest Rules

You may enter more than one recipe. If you email or mail your recipe, be sure to print the name of the contest as well as your full name, street address and phone number, including area code, with each entry. Be specific with measurements, directions and the size of cans, packages and pans so others can successfully make your recipe. Include a few words about the origin of your recipe. Share any compliments it's received, plus any variations you recommend. If any duplicates are received, the entries with the earliest postmarks will be considered.

How to Enter

Submit here OR

Email recipe to: healthyrecipes@tasteofhome.com and type "Make It Healthy — From Scratch" on the subject line OR

Mail it to "Make It Healthy — From Scratch," Healthy Cooking, 5400 S. 60th Street, Greendale WI 53129.