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Game Day Domination Bean Dish #SaucyMama

It’s Tailgating time at the Oregon State Fair on opening day August 25th 2017 and it’s time to put on the team colors and feed the hungry, passionate, devoted fans and fair attendees. How about serving a spicy hamburger bean dish that will wake up everyone’s taste buds? I am looking forward to doing a […]

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Cowboy Bean Dish #SaucyMama

Cowboy Bean Dish #SaucyMama If you ask me what one dish my kids asked for over and over, this is one of them. They still love it as adults. Over the years I have tried changing up the ingredients but I always come back to my first recipe. Sometimes things should not be messed with. […]

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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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Italian Portobello Melt #HealthySolutions #Spiceblends

Italian Portobello Melt #HealthySolutions #Spiceblends This is my third year to compete in the Healthy Solutions 2017 Recipe Challenge. The contest is a bit different this year but their great healthy spice blends are still the same. I decided to change up my entry style this year and do simple…healthy…comfort food. How about a ooey […]

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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 a Miracle Noodle product. This calorie free, gluten free and soy free product is amazing. Not only does it taste like a noodle but the […]

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Arancini Cornbread Italian Casserole

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 Lodge cast iron pan. I could not stop thinking about an Italian flavored casserole with a pesto cheese filling and crispy cornbread style topping. I […]

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Creamy Reuben Soup #SoupforYourSupper

Creamy Reuben Soup!! What a special honor and privilege it is to be asked to return to compete for my second year in “Soup for Your Supper” for Grace House’s Fourth Annual Benefit Fundraiser. Last year and this year, I pondered over what soup I should make. There are 8 local chefs plus me (a […]

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Squash Harvest Pizza

When entering a pizza recipe contest for a $10,000.00 prize one has a tendency to think, “Does a pizza have to have tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese”? I don’t think so. The use of two fresh squash and Gorgonzola cheese make for a delicious change. Here is my entry for the Sebastiani “Pizza My Way” […]

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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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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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Peppered Chicken with Saffron Polenta

Peppered Chicken with Saffron Polenta by Amy Freeze from Gourmet Everyday   Polenta, it’s my go too creamy goodness!! What I love about polenta is the variety of recipes that can be poured over the top; Creole shrimp, beef bolognese, ratatouille and herb mushroom sauce are just a few. My new topping is Amy’s Peppered […]

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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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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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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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