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Saucy Mama 2016 Recipe Contest Orange Habanero Coconut Shrimp Po Boy Lettuce Cups with Spicy Orange Slaw-Recipe #2 #saucymama   So here is my second entry for Saucy Mama’s 2016 ...

Champagne Mustard Shrimp with Leek and Pasta Style Risotto and Snow Pea Salad

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We are having a Polenta Party

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Microwave Lemon Curd

Are you in disbelief like I was when I first heard about making lemon curd in the microwave? My oldest daughter was getting ready to have a brunch at her home and wanted to make a lemon curd to serve over fresh fruit. She told me about using the microwave. I was so curious as […]

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Healthy Solutions Spice Blends-Meat Bolognese with Creamy Polenta

It’s Girls Night Out and I am bringing the Meat Bolognese with Creamy Polenta. I was asked to do a cooking demo for a large group of great women at my church. This is not the first demo I have done for them in fact it’s my third so I am thrilled to return and […]

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Smoky Poblano and Chicken Corn Chowder-Grace House “Soup for Your Supper”

Smoky Poblano and Chicken Corn Chowder for the 3rd Annual Grace House “Soup for Your Supper” event March 6, 2016. I was honored to be asked to be a participating chef for this wonderful fundraiser. Grace House is a non-profit organization that helps single homeless women. This is their 3rd year holding “Soup for Your […]

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chestnut Gelato Cheesecake

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chestnut Gelato Cheesecake Just before Thanksgiving I got a phone call from my friend, Chris. He and I have worked on community events together in the past. Chris wanted to meet and talk about a product that he thought I might enjoy sampling and working up some recipes with. I am privileged […]

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Beer Blue Cheese Sideline Au Gratin with Crispy Buffalo Crust-$500.00 winning recipe

Beer Blue Cheese Sideline Au Gratin with Crispy Buffalo Crust…a creamy cheesy potato side dish that your family and friends will scoop big, scrape clean and beg for more! Late last year, the Idaho Potato Commission ran a Tailgating Recipe Contest. The rules stated that the recipe needed to be creative, simple and fit well […]

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Three Corn Tequila Tex-Mex Chili- Bush’s Chili Cook-Off

  Three Corn Tequila Tex-Mex Chili with Avocado Tequila Lime Crema Tex-Mex flavors come to life in this blend of Bush’s Pinto Chili Beans in mild Chili Sauce, spices, a charred poblano, Mexican corn, BBQ sauce and tequila. The name “Three Corn” comes from the three varieties of corn that are present in this chili…corn […]

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Gingerbread Latte Fudge

Oh yum, the joy of gingerbread, cookies, candy, and all the fun of Christmas. Nothing reminds me more of the holidays then the smell of the wonderful spices of gingerbread. In my early twenties, I made gingerbread houses and sold them for spending money. Later I designed my own plastic molds to make chocolate houses. […]

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Tex-Mex Chili Sundae Split-2015 WFC Chili competition entry

Our category for competing at the 2015 World Food Championships in Celebration, Florida this year was CHILI. The category was determined when I won my Golden Ticket (invitation to compete) from Hormel. My online chili recipe took Grand Prize. Not only did I receive the Golden Ticket but I also received a $1000.00 check!! On […]

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“Superfly” Dark Hopper Cocktail

A family favorite cocktail made new, my “Superfly” Dark Hopper. I grew up in an era were hosting a holiday party meant you most likely were serving Cocktail Weiners in a grape jelly chili sauce, Cheese Balls, Divinity and lots of cocktails. There was a full bar in each one of our homes growing up. […]

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Gluten Free Nice and Naughty Apple Pie Crumble

What a great surprise when I came home to the house smelling like a bakery. My husband had been busy making a gluten free dessert with one of the hard cider samples that 2Towns CiderHouse gave us to create recipes with. 2Towns CiderHouse has a great variety of flavors and they are gluten free!! 2Towns […]

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Southwest Honey Mustard Sweet Potato Salad

Have you ever just opened the refrigerator and started gathering ingredients from inside to create a dish? That is how my Southwest Honey Mustard Sweet Potato Salad ┬ácame about. I served this salad at a family dinner. All I can say is that there was no salad left and they asked for more. I think […]

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Brew and Bleu Tator Cups with Hot Diggity Dog Wraps

Brew and Bleu Tator Cups with Hot Diggity Dog Wraps…my Chevron Game Day Chef Challenge Northwest Regional Finalist recipe. The Oregon State Fair ended Sept 7th but the clean up still went on afterwards. I spent a lot of my free time working at the fair and not entering cooking/recipe contests as I usually do. […]

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Retro Rad Day and Columbian Home Products at the Oregon State Fair

The fair has come and gone but the talk of the Retro Rad Day and all of the fun prizes is still going on. Food Network Celebrity Chef, Emily Ellyn was our special guest for the Retro Rad day at the Oregon State Fair’s 150th celebration. Emily is known for her Retro Rad style and […]

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SEC Ladies Day Retreat Lunch Recipes-2015

I love to serve food that makes others happy. Creamy, crunchy, savory, yummy and so much more, that is what the lunch for the Salem Evangelical Ladies Day Retreat is all about. While I was busy working the Oregon State Fair and hosting Food Network’s Emily Ellyn’s at my home, I had the most precious […]

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