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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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Sippable Peach Pie #SweetandEasy #Steviva #Glutenfree #Dairyfree

Sippable Peach Pie with Almond Pastry Leaves Oh what a relief it is to find a delicious natural sweetener. Not just one product but many different varieties for all baking and cooking needs. I applied to take the bloggers recipe challenge from Steviva Brands and was accepted. Just look at that Grand Prize package. 🙂 […]

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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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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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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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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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SEC Ladies Day Retreat Lunch Recipes-2015

I love to serve food that makes others happy. Creamy, crunchy, savory, yummy and so much more, that is what the lunch for the Salem Evangelical Ladies Day Retreat is all about. While I was busy working the Oregon State Fair and hosting Food Network’s Emily Ellyn’s at my home, I had the most precious […]

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Honey Dijon Grape Chicken Salad

My testing with the Saucy Mama products they sent for the contest I was selected to participate in continues. I am a huge fan of Honey Dijon Dressing. I love making my own or buying it already made if I do not have the time to make it. Saucy Mama’s Honey Dijon Dressing is delicious. […]

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Rhubarb Strawberry Sauce

I’m in the Taste of Home Magazine!! Simple but sweet! It is so fun to have one of your recipes show up in a national magazine. I entered my Rhubarb Strawberry Sauce in Taste of Home’s Spring Slow Cooker Contest last year. I received an email that my recipe was chosen as an honorable mention. […]

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Warm Apple and Pear Cobbler

A prefect ending, this dessert had it all.  Warmth, fresh fruit, spices with a soft but crispy cobbler topping. Yum! It was served with vanilla ice cream but they had all been served before I took my picture.   Warm Apple and Pear Cobbler Adapted from Gina Neely’s recipe 2 1/2 cups peeled, cored and […]

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Spiced Blueberry Sauce

I know it’s only February but I was walking around the yard (before the unusual 12 inches of snow came) looking for life. Some of the blueberry bushes are showing lots of buds while others may have a down year. Whatever happens I will be making sauces, syrups, jams and bags of frozen blueberries for […]

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