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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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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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From Cooking Contests to Product Brand Ambassador

From Cooking Contests to Product Brand Ambassador Have you ever wondered why people enter cooking and recipe contests? Or if it is really worth the time to create recipes, test recipes and spend the time to enter when you don’t win them all. The world of “Food Sport” has grown so much over the decades. […]

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DIY Indoor-Outdoor S’mores Planter

Indoor-Outdoor S’mores Planter Have you ever turned on one of your gas stove burners and toasted a marshmallow over the flames? LOL, me too!! But standing at the stove and toasting your s’more marshmallows isn’t the most party like atmosphere. I created this Terra Cotta Indoor-Outdoor S’mores Planter with the same idea. The necessary flame […]

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Steakhouse Cocktail Shrimp Wedge Salad

Steakhouse Cocktail Shrimp Wedge Salad with Roasted Asparagus My #3 Saucy Mama recipe that did not make the deadline. That’s correct, a recipe that I had completed and planned to make a few changes too and did not get the recipe entered in time. I loved this dish. I thought maybe it was to simple […]

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Propane Fire Pit Table becomes a Charcoal Grilling Table

Propane Fire Pit Table becomes a Charcoal Grilling Table We bought a new outdoor fire pit propane table and chairs almost six years ago. The poor thing has been used for many events, making S’mores would be the number one get together event next to hanging out by the fire. Unfortunately at the end of […]

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Champagne Mustard Shrimp with Leek and Pasta Style Risotto and Snow Pea Salad

Saucy Mama’s 2016 Recipe Contest Entry #1-Champagne Mustard Shrimp with Leek and Pasta Style Risotto and Snow Pea Salad Love making new tasty recipes with fantastic products. It is even more fun when the products are complimentary with the recipe contest I was accepted to compete in. Saucy Mama is a small family owned company […]

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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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Healthy Solutions Spice Blends-Meat Bolognese with Creamy Polenta

It’s Girls Night Out and I am bringing the Meat Bolognese with Creamy Polenta. I was asked to do a cooking demo for a large group of great women at my church. This is not the first demo I have done for them in fact it’s my third so I am thrilled to return and […]

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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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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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