Share your family’s recipes and stories for this year’s Ozark County Cookin’

The 2022 edition of Ozark County Cookin’ will feature not only the recipes but also the stories of Ozark County cooks, present and past, whose kitchen talents created warm, enduring memories for generations of area families.

As we do each year, the Times is asking readers to share their memories and recipes from Ozark County’s best cooks. Send us your own recipes – or recipes from cooks gone by – to be published Nov. 16 in our glossy-cover, magazine-style Ozark County Cookin’ magazine, which will have color on every page.

We’ll draw a name from all those who submit a recipe or tribute, and that person will win $100 – just in time for Christmas shopping!

This year’s cookbook will be distributed free at the Times office, Town & Country Supermarket in Gainesville, Cash Saver Pantry in Theodosia and other places the Ozark County Times is sold.

The recipe and advertising deadline is Friday, Oct. 28. To submit a recipe, tribute and photo, email them to, mail them to the Times at P.O. Box 188, Gainesville, MO 65655 (be sure to let us know if the photo needs to be returned), or bring them by our office on the south side of the Gainesville square. Call us at 679-4641 for more information.

Ozark County Times

504 Third Steet
PO Box 188
Gainesville, MO 65655

Phone: (417) 679-4641
Fax: (417) 679-3423