Tag Archives: Fruit and Vegetable

A Wealth of Tomatoes, AGAIN!!


You may remember that I won 2 years in a row (2009 and 2010) in Dei Fratelli’s  Ripened Recipe Contest. Where there are 10 winners who win a year’s supply of Dei Fratelli tomato products. Well, one of my recipes … Continue reading

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A “flowering” Thanksgiving


I haven’t cooked with cauliflower that much before. Only when a few florets are included along with broccoli and perhaps some carrots in a dish. But not as a main ingredient in a dish. Since “Mr. Special” and I were … Continue reading

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A Stuffed Fave


Hopefully, my stuffed pork tenderloin I made yesterday can help win in the Heinz & Ocean Spray Ultimate Challenge Recipe Contest. With the contest, you have to create a dish using Heinz Chili Sauce and Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce. I … Continue reading

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I’m a Winner – A SWEET Reward!!


When I read in September that Dixie Crystals Sugar  /Imperial Sugar was holding the “Most Valuable Tailgate Recipe Contest”and the Winner would take home 2012 Sugar Bowl tickets, I immediately had to put on my thinking cap. My favorite college team’s … Continue reading

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Simple with a Sweet and Tangy Side


I decided to create another dish to enter into the North Carolina Sweet Potatoes 2011 Sweet n’ Healthy Blogger Recipe Contest. Today is the deadline and you know me, wait ’til the last minute. I’m hoping to wow the judges … Continue reading

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Spicy, Sweet and a Healthy Treat


Sometimes the word healthy has negative connotations, especially when children are listening. These spicy and sweet quesadillas will tickle their fancy. Not only are they easy to create, they’re healthy too. These quesadillas are baked, so no hot oil in … Continue reading

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Philly Week #2 and an Easy S.W. Dish


My week #2 (Savory Garlic Cooking Creme) Video Entry: I had never created my own Quesadillas before last week. And now that I have, I don’t think I’ll quit!! It was one of the easiest dishes and if it was … Continue reading

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A Dressed Up and Ready-to-Go Side Dish


I created a side dish to take to my brother’s house for Christmas dinner and since I had a fully stocked fridge and cabinets; I decided to use what I had on hand. I ended up altering an already published … Continue reading

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Mistake Changes Side Dish Forever


I’m always requested to bring my “FAMOUS” Candied Yams to Holiday functions. I made the dish to take to Kenneth’s mom and dad’s for Turkey Day this year and I’ve been requested to take it to my brother Kelly and, … Continue reading

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Someone Liked My Whoopie Pies!!


My Whoopie Pies WON in the Love with Food Sponsored Tyler Florence’s Family Meal Thanksgiving Challenge! The Spiced Pumpkin & Banana-Cream Whoopie Pies took FIRST PLACE! You’ll probably notice the photo. I changed the recipe from an entry I had for … Continue reading

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