Member Involvement is the Secret Ingredient Thank You! The individual cook behind each recipe plays an important role in how ingredients meld together to make memorable bites. A technique here, a pinch of something there, that intuition of knowing when to adjust some component to accommodate for the weather or quality of an ingredient are decades in the making. We value our co-op members who have shared not only their favorite recipes through the years but also their insights into what makes the recipe work. Electric cooperative members know that the recipes published in their local electric cooperative magazine are time-tested by their neighbors. The recipes will feature ingredients that are readily available in the region (there may be a few somewhat exotic components). For the most part, if you have a can of cream of something soup, a pound of ground beef, some flour, eggs and a little salt and pepper, you probably have the basis of many a recipe found here. We raise our mixing spoons to the hundreds of co-op members who have sent in their recipes over the years. And we applaud the work of Dawn Trapp who has reviewed the recipes, compiled them for print and made sure our South Dakota, Minnesota and Nebraska cooks shine for their neighbors. We hope you enjoy this compilation of the first 20 years of recipes found in your local Cooperative Connections publication!