Easy Orange Chicken Bowls

I’ve been firmly back on the healthy eating wagon for over a year now.  I’ve lost 54 pounds and I feel ten years younger…I think I look ten years younger too if I do say so myself!  A lot of people ask me if it’s hard to be a food blogger/cooking contest enthusiast and eat Continue Reading…

Ancho Beef & Quinoa Chili

PrintAncho Beef & Quinoa Chili Ingredients1.5 pounds Certified Angus Beef Ground Sirloin 2 fresh Poblano peppers 2 fresh jalapenos 1 cup corn (fresh or frozen) 4 tablespoons butter 1 large sweet onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes 1 8 ounce can red enchilada sauce 1 Cup chicken broth 1 Continue Reading…

Lucky Leaf Holiday Peach Chai Shortcakes

This is a post about short cakes…so I’m gonna keep it short.  Short and sinfully sweet. I created this recipe for the Lucky Leaf Sweet Rewards Contest @ luckyleaf.com.  I’m happy to say it made it to the final ten and is in the running for the $5000 grand prize!  If you want to help Continue Reading…

Gluten Free Pork Piccata & Cauliflower Rice

I have to wonder sometimes if I’m the only one in the world with a massive headache due purely to the number of recipes floating around in my head at once.  I literally had to take some Ibuprofen because of it.  I know that despite my promise to myself that I would exercise the use Continue Reading…

Easy Easter Sunday Cakes

Believe it or not, these cute as a button cakes are made from Little Debbie’s Cocoa Creme Snack Cakes! They took home a runner up prize this month in the Little Debbie “Dessert for the Kid in All of Us” contest sponsored by Food Network!   This contest had a ton of good entries, so it Continue Reading…

Farm Rich Mini Meatball Subs

After a very busy weekend I woke up this Monday Morning to two sick kids, neither of them in any condition to go to school.  After administering nebulizer treatments, doling out Tylenol, and making sure everybody was comfortable, I was finally on my way out the door five minutes after I was supposed to be Continue Reading…

Spicy Wild Blueberry, Chipotle, & Avocado Smoothie #WildYourSmoothie Contest

Disclaimer: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. I am really excited about entering the “Wild Your Smoothie” recipe contest this year.  Most of you Continue Reading…

Bunless Buffalo Caprese Burgers #Healthy Solutions Spice Blends 2016 Blogger Recipe Challenge

This year, I came across a fun recipe contest that I just had to enter.  It’s hosted by Healthy Solutions Spice Blends.  What’s really cool about this contest, is that when you register to enter, they send you a free package of your choice of spice blend to use in your recipe.  The contest also Continue Reading…

The Big Apple & a Cherry Square #EarthBalance

Luke and I just got back from a fabulous weekend in New York.  This was the prize trip for my win in the Earth Balance Holiday Baking Championship.  I consider this one of my finest wins so far because I don’t bake a ton and I’m not a vegan, so to come in ahead out Continue Reading…

Poutine Po’ Boys #SundaySupper #FWCon

The Idaho Potato Commission is hosting an awesome cooking contest in partnership with the Food and Wine conference of 2016 in Orlando Florida, sponsored by Sunday Supper LLC.  If you aren’t familiar with the Food and Wine Conference, it’s a huge event that brings together all kinds of individuals in the foodie world including bloggers, chefs, Continue Reading…