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BBQ “Q” for Quick Sides on the Grill

Oh my, September is already here but no worries we still have more time to grill up our favorite BBQ foods. Now if you are as fortunate as I am, you can BBQ almost all year round. Our grills are tucked under a side of the house that is very protected so rain or shine […]

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From Freezer to Slow Cooker

Making freezer meals is nothing new. Filling the slow cooker up in the morning for a long day of simmering is not new. But have you tried making freezer meals in a bag that end up in the slow cooker? Really, this is not new either but it is so worth sharing. Over the years, […]

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Louisiana Oyster Loaf #TheOysterBed

Look who caught the oyster fever…my husband. A few weeks back when The Oyster Bed company mailed me their Le Petite oyster tray to use and create recipes with my husband made a comment about having a recipe of his own he wanted to try. Shortly after the tray arrived, I created Oyster Bed Sliders […]

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Gulf Coast Creamcake Puffs #TheOysterBed

Who says that an oyster tray only has to have oysters served in it? Not me!! And certainly not The Oyster Bed company. You can visit their website and see all of the different foods that they have served up in both of their tray sizes. Thanks to The Oyster Bed company for sending me […]

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Oyster Bed Sliders #TheOysterBed

This November I will be heading back to Orange Beach Alabama to compete at the World Food Championships which is the worlds largest cook-off for the fourth time. In 2014 I competed the seafood category, 2015 in the chili category and last year back in the seafood category. Over the years I have made so […]

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Oktoberfest Pops with Beer Cheese Mustard Dip #MakeItWithMilk #FWCon

Oktoberfest Pops with Beer Cheese Mustard Dip #MakeItWithMilk @FWCon #SundaySupper UPDATE: my recipe won 1st place at the Food Wine Conference!! Thank you Florida Milk for the fabulous gift basket. Next week I am headed to Orlando Florida to attend the 2017 Food Wine Conference presented by Sunday Supper Movement, May 19-21st. I am so […]

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Holiday Turkey Party Pockets with Cranberry Chimichurri #CapeCodSelect

Holiday Turkey Party Pockets with Cranberry Chimichurri are perfect for any gathering. If you need to feed a crowd, make them a bit smaller and you have a delicious appetizer or dish for a buffet table. Make them a little bit larger and they will make a great entree dish. Simply serve up a green salad […]

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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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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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Steakhouse Cocktail Shrimp Wedge Salad

Steakhouse Cocktail Shrimp Wedge Salad with Roasted Asparagus My #3 Saucy Mama recipe that did not make the deadline. That’s correct, a recipe that I had completed and planned to make a few changes too and did not get the recipe entered in time. I loved this dish. I thought maybe it was to simple […]

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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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We are having a Polenta Party

Each month for the last 5 years my husband and I have been getting together with three other couples for themed dinner parties. Over the years we have done about every theme we could think of including a Polenta Party. I first explained to the group that I had seen the polenta served straight on […]

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Gluten Free Asian Onion Fritters

Every now and then I crave something fried. Most days I stay far from it. Not just because fried foods are unhealthy but rather most fried food are loaded with flour either as a breading or ingredient. One side dish that I miss eating is hush puppies. You know, the ones that are served with […]

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