Contests & Wins

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~Dear June Diaries~ Seattle Gnarly Head Rippin’ Ribs Contest

Dear June, I’m so glad I can share all of my experiences with…

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10 Table Manners That We Forgot

Dear June, I’ve been working diligently this year with my 3rd Grade Girl Scout troop on the subject of “Manners”. When my daughter Julia,…

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1st Annual Plugra Magnifique Contest-Grand Prize

I enjoyed an incredible trip for a weekend class at The French Pastry School in Chicago. I learned how to make croissants! I love Plugra European…

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A 2nd Place Win For me in BookTrib’s Best of the West Holiday Cookie Contest

BookTrib.com is "The first and only book-o-sphere". I'm happy to be a small part of it all. So close again! I'm quite flattered though to win a…

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Ball World Freezer Jam Contest-First Place

My recipe for Black Cherry Espresso Jam was chosen as one of the first place winners! This was the photo I submitted with my…

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Blueberries & Colada Dip

This is a contest entry for Blueberries Meet Their Match Strawberries are usually served with fruit dips. We need more blueberries for dipping!…

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Blueberry & Coconut Vareniki

This is a contest entry for Blueberries Meet Their Match. A few years ago I went to visit my Dad and Step-Mother in North Carolina. (Gosh…

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Bob’s Red Mill Spar For The Spurtle II ~ Paradise Porridge Potstickers

Hi Friends! I am a huge fan of Bob's Red Mill products. I first started using them about 5 years ago when my daughter Ellie was diagnosed with…

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Corned Beef Cook-Off as a Judge

I had no idea those people over at Valeo Behavioral Health were hiding a little secret. They are some of the most talented corned beef aficionados in…

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Crock-Pot® Spiced Apple & Bourbon Upside-Down Cake

Crock-Pot chose my original recipe as a first place win! It's a warmer and goo-ee-er version of the Rustic Apple cake I've been making for years.…

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From the Maple Tree, With Love (a dessert)

I've been thinking outside the griddle.  Not "thinking,"... daydreaming! purecanadamaple.com Entry # 3: This blog contest recipe started in my…

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Gnarly Head Rippin’ Ribs Contest Finals in Kansas City, October 2011

Five finalist from across the country compete for $5,000 and a spot on the national BBQ…

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I’ve Got The Golden Ticket Give-Away!

If you read my previous post, you know I still get enthused about cooking contests. I have traveled the country and met some wonderful friends…

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Maple & Banana Sticky Rice with Sesame Wet Nuts on Mango-Maple Coulis

purecanadamaple.com Here is entry #4!  Last, but certainly not least. When we go out for Thai food, we always share a dessert of sweet sticky…

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More to the Upside-Down Spurtle Saga

There's great news. I'm not the only one who uses her spurtle upside-down. I'm not planning to change my technique, even though I know it's wrong.…

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Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes-Grand Prize

This was truly incredible. The prize was an all-inclusive trip for two, at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. I had never been to Aspen before. The…

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National Cornbread-2nd Place 2007

The National Cornbread Contest was my first cook-off and the true beginning to my passion in the hobby of contest cooking. It was here that I met…

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Off to Seattle, Again!~ Blogher Food 12′

Umbrella? Check Rain Coat? Check Stuffed Monkey? Check Ruby Slippers? Check Girdle? Check (just kidding) My adrenaline is flowing off…

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Real Women of Philadelphia Contest (Round 1-Side Dish) Off-the-Cob Creamy Cornbread

Off-The-Cob Creamy Cornbread * 8 ounce(s) of PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese * 4 eggs * 1/2 cup(s) of vegetable or canola oil * 3 ears corn on the…

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Reversing The Curse of The Spurtle

I found myself in quite the quandary after my "Spar For The Spurtle" entry. My Entry  (click here to see my entry into Bob's Red Mill Spar For the…

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The Barns & Noble Cookie Bake-Off (Cookie Butter Cookies)

The Top 75 Recipes From Around The Country is out and I'm so tickled to have my recipe for Holiday Cookie Butter Cookies appear in the book.  Page…

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This Is What Pillsbury Bake-Off Dreams Are Made Of

The first time I entered the "PBO" (as us cooking competitors call it) was back around 1992 or 1994. That was before computers were a household…

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A thin crepe filled with a ricotta and adzuki bean filling, pan fried in butter, drizzled with fresh blackberries and topped with Cinnamon-Adzuki whipped cream.

Truth and Dare: Beans For Breakfast (Grand Prize Winner)

Update 3/29/12 ("So after MUCH careful consideration and “breakfastability” testing, we have decided that the winner is The Vintage Cook and her…

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Wolfgang Puck Red Carpet Recipe Contest-Grand Prize (2011)

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