Reach for the raisins.

Over the past few years, the dancing California Raisins heightened the visibility of the lowly, shriveled grape. Dancing from lunch-box stage to Saturday morning cartoons, the pudgy troupe convinced us that rai sins ought to be a part of every day's eating.Raisins hold a long-term position as a staple for such things as oatmeal cookies or rice pudding but may be a surprise in a savory sauce over a slice of salmon or a wild-rice pancake appetizer.

Whether your favorite raisin recipe is tried and true or exotic and experimental, send it to the April Recipe Exchange.

Rules for submitting recipes:

1. Submit only one recipe per sheet of paper (but all can be mailed in one envelope). Include name and address of each recipe. Mail to Recipe Exchange, P.O. Box 1257, Salt Lake City, UT 84110.

2. No more than three recipes will be accepted from any one person.

3. Recipes must be postmarked by Friday, March 15.

4. If identical recipes are received, the recipe with the earliest postmark will be selected for testing.

5. The best recipes will be printed in the Deseret News food section the first Tuesday in April. Winners will receive $5.