Tuna Miracle Noodle and Broccoli Casserole

Tuna Miracle Noodle and Broccoli Casserole #dairyfree #glutenfree

Tuna Miracle Noodle and Broccoli Casserole #dairyfree #glutenfree  Another awesome recipe challenge was posted by Miracle Noodle.  The recipe entry could be anything from a appetizer to a dessert using ...

Arancini Cornbread Italian Casserole #NationalCornbreadFestival

Arancini Cornbread Italian Casserole #NationalCornbreadFestival An original recipe, featuring  Martha White’s cornbread mix was the challenge for the 2017 National Cornbread Festival. It also had to be prepared in a ...

Indian Carrot Pudding Gelato #DiLorenzoGelato

Indian Carrot Pudding Gelato is a fun combination of India and Italy. While we were on our Southern Caribbean cruise this last year, we met a wonderful Indian family who ...

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Creamy Reuben Soup #SoupforYourSupper

Creamy Reuben Soup!! What a special honor and privilege it is to ...

Squash Harvest Pizza

When entering a pizza recipe contest for a $10,000.00 prize one has ...

2016 World Food Championships Blogger Summit Recap #OrangeBeachAlabama

2016 World Food Championships Blogger Summit Nov. 7-9th Recap #Travel #Foodsport #OrangeBeachAlabama ...

Vanilla Almond Sesame Cookie Truffles #SimplySesame

Vanilla Almond Sesame Cookie Truffles #SimplySesame I am all in for this ...

Peachy Coconut Chai Toddy #Stirrings

Peachy Coconut Chai Toddy #Stirrings It’s a “Stir It Up Holiday Blogger ...

Cranberry Orange Foster Brownie Dessert #CapeCodSelect

Cranberry Orange Foster Brownie Dessert, my second recipe entry I am submitting ...

Holiday Turkey Party Pockets with Cranberry Chimichurri #CapeCodSelect

Holiday Turkey Party Pockets with Cranberry Chimichurri are perfect for any gathering. If ...

Holy Mole Corny Beef Chili with Chichi Corn Croutons

Holy Mole Corny Beef Chili with Chichi Corn Croutons The contest was ...

Peppered Chicken with Saffron Polenta

Peppered Chicken with Saffron Polenta by Amy Freeze from Gourmet Everyday   ...

Crockpot Beef Chimichanga Filling Recipe

Mouth watering…Crockpot Beef Chimichanga Filling Recipe by My World Simplified One of ...

Idaho Potato Bacon and Cheddar Soup in a Sourdough Bread Bowl

Idaho Potato Bacon and Cheddar Soup in a Sourdough Bread Bowl by ...

Orange Habanero Coconut Shrimp Po Boy Lettuce Cups with Spicy Orange Slaw

Saucy Mama 2016 Recipe Contest Orange Habanero Coconut Shrimp Po Boy Lettuce ...

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Cranberry Brown Sugar Butter Spread #CapeCodSelect

Cranberry Brown Sugar Butter Spread #CapeCodSelect While doing recipe testing for Cape Cod Select Holiday Blogger Recipe Challenge, I was planning to create a cranberry based beverage and a Hot Buttered Rum drink was the idea. Cape Cod Select sells the most plump fresh frozen cranberries. I simply cooked the frozen berries with a bit […]

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Creamy Tarragon Chicken and Mushrooms #SundaySupper

Happy National Sunday Supper everyone. What are you making on this day? I made Creamy Tarragon Chicken and Mushrooms. Since January 1st I have been following an Autoimmune Protocol diet to help get my gut back on track. Having Crohns disease can be such a bummer during the holidays. I gave in and ate all […]

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Saucy Mama Chinese Orange Chicken Blitz Wrap

Saucy Mama Chinese Orange Chicken Blitz Wrap While attending the World Food Championships Blogger Summit 2016 in Orange Beach Alabama, we all participated in a Saucy Mama tailgating themed-no cook sandwich creation. We were given a list of Saucy Mama products that were going to be available for us to use as well as a […]

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Black Forest Rumaki Chicken Burger

Black Forest Rumaki Chicken Burger, a burger that is a bit retro and a bit new!!  For years, Sutter Home Family Vineyards has put on a whopper of a burger contest. Not that kind of Whopper but a big cash paying whopper!! The top Grand Prize winner takes home $25,000.00 and the other 4 finalists […]

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Island Ahi Tuna Delights with Mango Daikon Salsa

Island Ahi Tuna Delights with Mango Daikon Salsa, my Oroweat’s America’s Better Sandwich entry that was tasty and light!! I will admit that I loved this open face sandwich and I thought it had great chances but just not today. I am however, overjoyed to see four of my fabulous food competitors as finalists. A […]

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Mexican Meal Made at Home-Oregon State Fair Cooking Demo

My Mexican meal made at home cooking demo for the Oregon State Fair…Mango-Jalapeno Chicken Meatballs, Mexican Style Rice and Mexican Black Beans. One of the many cooking demos I coordinated as the Oregon State Fair Creative Living Stage Coordinator was my very own! My solo cooking demo was on our Hispanic Day at the Fair. […]

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Korean Emmentaler Pastry Bites with Gochujang Cantaloupe and Ham

Korean Emmentaler Pastry Bites with Gochujang Cantaloupe and Ham This was my entry for the Gloria Ferrer “Glorious Bites” Challenge!! The decisions were made by the judges and sadly I was not selected as a semi-finalist. The announcements came out Sept 2nd while I was in the middle of working at the Oregon State Fair. I […]

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Mandarin Orange Shrimp Yakisoba Summer Rolls with Sweet and Spicy Mandarin Orange Dip

Mandarin Orange Shrimp Yakisoba Summer Rolls with Sweet and Spicy Mandarin Orange Dip When I took Fortune’s Asian Noodle Blogger Recipe Challenge I chose their Yakisoba Stir Fry Noodle packet to create my recipe. I also chose to compete in the cold noodle category. Starting out with the first of three packets they sent me […]

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Curry Chicken Mandarin Orange Yakisoba Noodle Salad

Curry Chicken Mandarin Orange Yakisoba Noodle Salad I finally decided and this is my recipe entry to JSL Foods Fortune Asian Noodle Blogger Recipe Challenge.   I started created recipes for this contest some time ago. I chose the companies Mandarin Orange Yakisoba Stir Fry Noodle packet. I also chose to compete in the cold […]

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Do I have what it takes? World Food Championship 2016 Blogger Summit

UPDATE….so happy to report that I was chosen as one of the lucky bloggers to be chosen for this great adventure. Be sure to follow along, November is going to be one crazy fun time. Here’s my story to winning a spot at the World Food Championship 2016 Bloggers Summit, an opportunity to learn, grow […]

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Southwest Marionberry Rhubarb BBQ Ribs #SmithfieldThrowDown

Southwest Marionberry Rhubarb BBQ Ribs #SmithfieldThrowDown Smithfield Hog Wild Throw Down Several years back, my husband Mark bought me a Traeger Smoker for Christmas. Everyone told him that he was absolutely crazy and couldn’t believe that I wasn’t going to be totally disappointed. He wheeled it to the front door of the house and rang […]

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Wild Rice Chile Corn Fritter & Chipotle Pork Sauce

Wild Rice Chile Corn Fritter & Chipotle Pork Sauce One rice that we make often is wild rice. I love the nutty flavor of the rice. I also like the bit of chew, it’s adds great texture to a dish. My recipe entry for the “Get Wild with Wild Rice” that was sponsored by Minnesota […]

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From Cooking Contests to Product Brand Ambassador

From Cooking Contests to Product Brand Ambassador Have you ever wondered why people enter cooking and recipe contests? Or if it is really worth the time to create recipes, test recipes and spend the time to enter when you don’t win them all. The world of “Food Sport” has grown so much over the decades. […]

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DIY Indoor-Outdoor S’mores Planter

Indoor-Outdoor S’mores Planter Have you ever turned on one of your gas stove burners and toasted a marshmallow over the flames? LOL, me too!! But standing at the stove and toasting your s’more marshmallows isn’t the most party like atmosphere. I created this Terra Cotta Indoor-Outdoor S’mores Planter with the same idea. The necessary flame […]

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