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A 5-Star Rated Entree Without Leaving the House


It was a nice Sunday so Mr. Special and I wanted to enjoy the outdoors. Not wanting to be in the kitchen, I decided to use the slow cooker and cook chicken that we had defrosted. What to do with … Continue reading

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Tasty Slow Cooked Beef PLUS Dessert


What may seem like a simple meal in the slow cooker can mean a tasty, special meal for two. Ingredients such as garlic, shallots, carrots and jarred piquillo peppers offers a variety of flavors in this easy slow cooked dish. … Continue reading

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HELP ME WIN A TRIP TO SAN FRANCISCO!


When trying to think up a recipe to go along with a Cabernet Sauvignon, I thought up a creative ravioli recipe. I’ve tried ravioli before making them using wanton wrappers. So, after I designed the recipe, I entered it into … Continue reading

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Cookies Good Enough for Santa!


Dear Santa, I have been a very good girl this year. I have made many blog entries and have created some great recipes this year. I’ve also won a few contests as well. So, if you don’t mind Santa, I … Continue reading

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Unique Tart Worthy of a Crowd


I created a new dessert for my  Thanksgiving gathering. Since it was such a hit – I entered it in the Imperial Sugar Company’s Homemade Holidays Recipe Contest. Instead of a pumpkin pie – I had cans of yams or … Continue reading

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Anyone Say Barbecue Chicken??


My mind was racing regarding all of the leg quarters I had frozen and ways of using them in recipes.  The very first way I thought about cooking the chicken was simply baked barbecue chicken.  I don’t have means of … 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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Comfort Food Spotlight


When I thought about holding a recipe contest highlighting comfort food dishes, I had no idea that comfort food could come in so many forms. From meat loaves, zucchini bakes, macaroni with vegetables. Just an all out YUM-FEST! If you’re … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned SPAIN Burgers


In August, I entered the  Build A Better Burger Contest sponsored by Sutter Home Winery, as I did last year. This time I decided to go authentic, with a Spanish-styled burger from Spain. NOT from South America, as we tend to … Continue reading

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