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Cranberry Orange Foster Brownie Dessert #CapeCodSelect

Cranberry Orange Foster Brownie Dessert, my second recipe entry I am submitting for the Cape Cod Select Premium Frozen Cranberry Holiday Blogger Challenge. This entry is for the baked category. Not only are there fresh frozen cranberries in the sauce but they are also tucked into the chocolate loaded brownies. Check out my first entry […]

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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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Holy Mole Corny Beef Chili with Chichi Corn Croutons

Holy Mole Corny Beef Chili with Chichi Corn Croutons The contest was Riunite Ultimate Chili Challenge. It was all about tailgate and pairing the chili with Riunite wine. My brain started to churn, what kind of original chili shall I make for this contest? I happen to live in the Pacific Northwest, which is one […]

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

Saucy Mama 2016 Recipe Contest Orange Habanero Coconut Shrimp Po Boy Lettuce Cups with Spicy Orange Slaw-Recipe #2 #saucymama Update!!!!!!!! My recipe was chosen as the Grand Prize winner on 6/1/16. I am headed back to the World Food Championships in November to compete in seafood again! I am ready to rock and roll like […]

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

Saucy Mama’s 2016 Recipe Contest Entry #1-Champagne Mustard Shrimp with Leek and Pasta Style Risotto and Snow Pea Salad Love making new tasty recipes with fantastic products. It is even more fun when the products are complimentary with the recipe contest I was accepted to compete in. Saucy Mama is a small family owned company […]

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Short Rib Ragu Cheese Bread with Italian Citrus Salad-Healthy Solutions Spice Blend

Short Rib Ragu Cheese Bread with Italian Citrus Salad, my recipe entry for the Healthy Solutions 2016 Blogger Recipe Challenge. Being a part of a blogger recipe challenge with a cash prize always gets my blood pumping. A chance to win $500.00! Yeah!! When I received an email from Healthy Solutions Spice Blends a short […]

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Salted Caramel Apple Dessert Poutine-IPC for Sunday Supper Contest

Salted Caramel Apple Dessert Poutine with Toasted Pecans and Cheddar UPDATE, great news, my recipe won second place in this contest. I received a free ticket to the 2016 Food and Wine Conference in Orlando Florida and $200.00 Visa Gift Card, a total of $500.00 value!! Thanks Idaho Potato Commission for choosing my dish! Poutine, […]

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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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