The CL Reader Recipe Contest: And the winner is...

For third place, Arnold Talbott's Cito’s Coconut Peanut Butter Shrimp and Chicken Curry tied with Erin Egleston's Somewhat Saltimbocca.

Taking second place (barely), Patrice Knezevic's Cheddar Ale Soup with Pretzel Croutons.

So that leaves Gretchen Cothron's Killer Collards taking first place and the grand prize (her choice of CL Deals certificates).

Hopefully, we'll be seeing more delicious recipes from these folks here at the CL Food site in the near future, as they've all been asked to become regular contributors for us, sharing their culinary creations and foodie adventures.

Congratulations to these talented cooks and a big thank you to everyone who entered the contest. Keep an eye out for future recipe contests on CL Food!

Check out the winning recipes here.

At the beginning of May, we asked our readers to submit their best recipes for our Reader Recipe Contest for the chance to get their recipe published on CL Food and in our Food Issue on June 17, and the opportunity to become a recipe columnist for CL Food.

We received over 30 recipes for appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks, from cooks all over the country and whittled the the list down to our four favorites. Then we decided to ask our readers to help us out by voting for the recipe they deemed the tastiest (and it turned into quite a heated race).

The people have spoken.

After meticulously counting the votes, we have our first, second and third place winners.

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