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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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Saucy Mama Chinese Orange Chicken Blitz Wrap

Saucy Mama Chinese Orange Chicken Blitz Wrap While attending the World Food Championships Blogger Summit 2016 in Orange Beach Alabama, we all participated in a Saucy Mama tailgating themed-no cook sandwich creation. We were given a list of Saucy Mama products that were going to be available for us to use as well as a […]

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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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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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Idaho Potato Bacon and Cheddar Soup in a Sourdough Bread Bowl

Idaho Potato Bacon and Cheddar Soup in a Sourdough Bread Bowl by At Home with Rebecka   Soup in a bread bowl, what more can you want? OK, maybe dessert after a long nap!! While I walked around Disneyland last week, I knew when it was time to eat, AGAIN. The smell of crispy fried […]

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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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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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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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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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Do I have what it takes? World Food Championship 2016 Blogger Summit

UPDATE….so happy to report that I was chosen as one of the lucky bloggers to be chosen for this great adventure. Be sure to follow along, November is going to be one crazy fun time. Here’s my story to winning a spot at the World Food Championship 2016 Bloggers Summit, an opportunity to learn, grow […]

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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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