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…

Autumn Medley Stew For the Win!

It’s eight degrees outside here in Northern Utah and it’s also early January, so there are two things I know for sure:  We’re all freezing and at least 75% of us are officially on our annual New Year’s diet.  Am I right? Though I’ve started a diet in earnest each and every New Year’s Day Continue Reading…

Buffalo Chicken & Swiss Sammies

One of my favorite recipes that’s featured in my cookbook Have Yourself A Time in the Kitchen, took home a fun contest win this week.  It was selected as a winner in the House Autry Great Chicken Challenge!  You can check out the other winners too right here. House Autry Mills is a company that Continue Reading…

Guacamole Egg Salad Sandwich

This is a mayo-free egg salad sandwich full of creamy avocado and all the flavors of your favorite guacamole!   It was the winner of the Dieting with Chef Meg recipe contest last month.   Make sure you cruise on over to Chef Meg’s site.  It’s a really fun blog with all kinds of healthy recipes.  Chef Continue Reading…

Mexican Street Corn Chicken Chili

I’ve been entering cooking contests now for about 18 months, so it’s a really big honor to be featured on CookingContestCentral.com, the premiere website for cooking contesters, for winning the Member’s Only Chili Cooking Contest this month. The win qualified me for a Golden Ticket to the World Food Championships-you can only get in by Continue Reading…

Spicy Falafel Butter Lettuce Tacos

I recently participated in the Better Butter Lettuce Contest by Hollandia Produce, and I am trilled that my recipe took third place in the main dish category.  I’ve been using Live Gourmet, Hollandia’s living fresh butter lettuce for years in my dishes because it makes a handy and pretty, no-carb, no-fat, crunchy wrap for all Continue Reading…

Goodbye Summer, Hello Soup!

I set out to have a great summer with my little family.  One full of memories, all spun on a tight budget and woven in between busy work schedules and summer camps.  I have to say, think we did a really great job of relishing plenty of sun-soaked mornings and balmy late nights this season.   Continue Reading…

Beef Sausage and Tomato Ratatouille

Oh, my heavens thank goodness back to school week is over!  I always hate to see my kids go back to school because to me, there is just something comforting about having them safe at home, even though Chad and I work all day.  I never look forward to the homework, the worrying I do that Continue Reading…

Luke’s Strawberry Neapolitan Pizzettas

Luke submitted an entry  in a kid’s cooking contest this weekend through California Strawberries over Twitter.  See the #KidsCookoff hashtag.  The rules were that you could only use strawberries and four other ingredients and you had to Tweet a video or photo of the child making the dish.  Luke was just not in the mood to Continue Reading…

Spiral Waldorf Salad with Walnut Palmiers

I spent the day today doing something I love to do…creating a new recipe from an old classic.  I will say it a hundred times over that classics are classics for a reason.  When a dish is not only remembered, but made, ordered, and enjoyed for decades, it’s because it has a tendency to not just Continue Reading…