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“Not Your Mama’s Apple Cake” #SweetandEasy #Steviva

“Not Your Mama’s Apple Cake” #SweetandEasy #Steviva #MonkSweet+ #GlutenFree #DairyFree #MadeWithZucchini My challenge from Steviva Brands continues. Let me refresh your memory about this amazing product that was given to me to create recipes for their challenge. One Grand Prize Winner: $1,000.00 Cash Prize One Beverage Category Winner: $500.00 Cash Prize One Entree Category Winner: […]

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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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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 introduced us to Indian Carrot Pudding. The elderly mother had flown from Indian to come on the cruise while the daughter and son-in-law came from […]

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Vanilla Almond Sesame Cookie Truffles #SimplySesame

Vanilla Almond Sesame Cookie Truffles #SimplySesame I am all in for this sesame ingredient bloggers recipe challenge. Thanks to Bonelli Fine Food, Inc., in San Diego, California who produces healthy snack food spreads for this fine “Simply Sesame Blogger Recipe Contest”. The company states that this spread is perfect for use as a peanut butter […]

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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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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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Peanut Butter Delight Cookie Cake

Peanut Butter Delight Cookie Cake…the right combination of flavors for a decadent dessert to please the crowd. When asked by my youngest daughter if I would cook a birthday dinner for her best friend who was turning 20, I did not have to think long. My daughter’s friend is such a special young gal. These […]

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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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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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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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“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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Dark and Stormy Bacon Brownie Sundae

It’s that time of year again, the challenge to win a Golden Ticket to compete in the 2015 World Food Championships. This year the cook-off is being held in Kissimmee Florida, Nov 3rd-10th. Cookmore.com is holding on-going recipe contests for WFC Golden Tickets. Last year I made it to the WFC cook-off with my Spicy […]

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Hot-to-Trot Brownie Delights

Phyllo mini shells take two. In January I entered my Spice Tuna Sushi Bites in Athen’s Mini Fillo Shells Make It Fancy and Fun Recipe Contest. It won!! I was chosen as one of 10 monthly winners. It was a cash prize. I love receiving money in the mail.   This hot entry was so […]

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