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Star Spangled Raspberry Tequila Soda #FWCon #BerryDelish

What is Red White and Blue and refreshing for you?? The answer is…My Star Spangled Raspberry Tequila Soda. #FWCon #BerryDelish If you will be entertaining this summer, be sure to keep this recipe on your list for a cool, bubbly adult beverage. Just leave out the tequila for a great mocktail and the kids will […]

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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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Crockpot Beef Chimichanga Filling Recipe

Mouth watering…Crockpot Beef Chimichanga Filling Recipe by My World Simplified One of the fun advantages of coordinating the Creative Living stage for the Oregon State Fair is meeting all of the great guest speakers and chefs. In May while attending the Food Wine Conference in Orlando Florida, I met Amy Barrett, blogger of My World Simplified. […]

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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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Wild Rice Chile Corn Fritter & Chipotle Pork Sauce

Wild Rice Chile Corn Fritter & Chipotle Pork Sauce One rice that we make often is wild rice. I love the nutty flavor of the rice. I also like the bit of chew, it’s adds great texture to a dish. My recipe entry for the “Get Wild with Wild Rice” that was sponsored by Minnesota […]

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Smoky Poblano and Chicken Corn Chowder

Smoky Poblano and Chicken Corn Chowder for the 3rd Annual Grace House “Soup for Your Supper” event March 6, 2016. I was honored to be asked to be a participating chef for this wonderful fundraiser. Grace House is a non-profit organization that helps single homeless women. This is their 3rd year holding “Soup for Your […]

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Three Corn Tequila Tex-Mex Chili- Bush’s Chili Cook-Off

  Three Corn Tequila Tex-Mex Chili with Avocado Tequila Lime Crema Tex-Mex flavors come to life in this blend of Bush’s Pinto Chili Beans in mild Chili Sauce, spices, a charred poblano, Mexican corn, BBQ sauce and tequila. The name “Three Corn” comes from the three varieties of corn that are present in this chili…corn […]

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Tex-Mex Chili Sundae Split-2015 WFC Chili competition entry

Our category for competing at the 2015 World Food Championships in Celebration, Florida this year was CHILI. The category was determined when I won my Golden Ticket (invitation to compete) from Hormel. My online chili recipe took Grand Prize. Not only did I receive the Golden Ticket but I also received a $1000.00 check!! On […]

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Southwest Honey Mustard Sweet Potato Salad

Have you ever just opened the refrigerator and started gathering ingredients from inside to create a dish? That is how my Southwest Honey Mustard Sweet Potato Salad  came about. I served this salad at a family dinner. All I can say is that there was no salad left and they asked for more. I think […]

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Oregon State Fair Cooking Demo Recipes

If you stopped by the Creative Living Stage while at the Oregon State Fair and watched our crazy fun cooking demo, you probably heard us tell you that I would be posting the recipes.   Saucy Mama Tailgating Cook Off Creamy Hot Wing Chicken Dip 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 bottle Saucy Mama Hot […]

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Chipotle Waldorf Shrimp Cocktail

Oh what happens in ones mind when you read about the prize for a recipe contest that pays: $5,000.00 Roundtrip coach airfare for two (2) people to/from New York City A two-night stay at the Waldorf Astoria New York in a deluxe guest room (blackout dates will apply) Sunday brunch for two (2) at the […]

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Smoked Tomatillo Shrimp Cocktail

I am such a fan of shrimp. I can eat it, grilled, fried, sauteed, battered, ceviche or cooked and chilled! I could go on and on but then I am going to have a Forrest Gump flashback and start soundly like Bubba.   When creating the menu for the McNary High School Fine Arts Madrigal, […]

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It’s 5 O’Guac Somewhere- A Guacamole ready for party time

A call for a guacamole named after a musical artist. A recipe that was original and represented the artist. I present to you…It’s 5 O’Guac Somewhere Guacamole.   Chef’s Roll, a website dedicated to profiling chefs and professional cooks, held a contest called Guac and Roll. I decided to make a guacamole in honor of […]

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Island Turkey Lava Tacos-Thanksgiving Leftover Makeover

Oh sweet, the perfect contest to enter. A makeover with leftovers. Thanksgiving leftovers! Smart Carton ran a contest that closed 12/7. It is paying out a $500 Visa card for the top Public Choice vote and another $500.00 Visa card for a Jury Award prize. I know that my recipe did not win the Public […]

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