Prize-Winning Recipes

Creating and challenging myself in the kitchen is my hobby. Winning is a bonus!

Sept 2010 - Real Women of Philadelphia - Season One Recipe Contest - Winner of Category: EntrĂ©es "Anything Goes". RECIPE: Bacon and Squash Mac and Cheese. Recipe published in RWOP Cookbook.

Dec 2010 - Gorton's & Ortega Fish Taco Fiesta Challenge - a 2nd place Winner. RECIPE: Nutty Shrimp Tacos with Apple Pepper Salsa. 

May 2011 - Barefoot Cellars Sangria Search - Grand Prize Winner. RECIPE: Golden Sangria. Possible menu placement in Cantina Laredo Restaurants.

Aug 2011 - California Black Ripe Olives, "Dress Up Your Dish" Recipe Contest - Finalist. RECIPE: Smoked Mozzarella Risotto with Black Olive Salsa.

Aug 2011 - The Land of Nod - The Clean Plate Club Recipe Contest - Winner. RECIPE: Sausage and Apple Calzones. Recipe Published in The Clean Plate Club Cookbook for kids.

Sept 2011 - Real Women of Philadelphia - Season Two Recipe Contest - Winner of Category: International Appetizers. RECIPE: Spicy African Peanut Soup. Recipe published in Season Two's RWOP Cookbook.

Oct 2011 - Perdue Chicken "America's Best Chicken Dishes" - Grand Prize Winner. RECIPE: Pumpkin-Stuffed Chicken with Honey Sage Glaze.

April 2012 - Hungry Jack Use Up the Box - Finalist. RECIPE: Potato, Smoked Gouda & Apple Cups.

April 2012 - APHA Emergency Stockpile Recipe Contest - Winner. RECIPE: Aloha Chicken Poppers.

Oct 2012 - Baby Mum-Mum Recipe Contest - Double Winner. RECIPES: Berry Cream Cheese Mum-Mums and Avocado Hummus Mum-Mum Sandwiches.

Nov 2012 - Just Bare Chicken Just 5 Cooking Challenge - Finalist. RECIPE: Calypso Chicken Salad. Recipe published in the 2012 Just 5 Cookbook.

Dec 2012 - Del Monte Add Some Garden Contest - Finalist. RECIPE: Mediterranean Sauteed Tilapia.

Feb 2013 - Roth Cheese "Melt into Winter" Contest - Winner. RECIPE: Gouda and Apricot Bites.

Mar 2013 - Athens Phyllo "Get Social with Mini Fillo Shells" Contest - Winner. RECIPE: Greek Radish Cups.

Mar 2013 - Cuisinart "Get Cooking!" Recipe Contest - Winner. RECIPE: Ham and Greens Cornbread Dressing.

Mar 2013 - Heart Smart Idaho Potato Recipe Contest - Finalist. RECIPE: Roasted Potato Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing.

Apr 2013 - Wisconsin Potatoes Cinco de Mayo Contest - 3rd place. RECIPE: Braised Mole Chicken and Potatoes.

May 2013 - Athens Phyllo "Get Social with Mini Fillo Shells" Contest - Winner. RECIPE: Creamy Onion Bites.

June 2013 - Athens Phyllo "Get Social with Mini Fillo Shells" Contest - Winner. RECIPE: Banh Mi Bites.

June 2013 -Roth Cheese "Artistry Made Easy" Contest - Winner. RECIPE: Spaghetti with Fresh Mushroom Ragout.

July 2013 - Athens Phyllo "Get Social with Mini Fillo Shells" Contest - Winner. RECIPE: Blueberry Basil Chocolate Cups.

July 2013 - Athens Phyllo "Get Social with Mini Fillo Shells" Contest - Yearly Finalist. RECIPE: Creamy Onion Bites.

Aug 2013 - California Avocado All-American Recipe Contest - 1st Place (in the 4th of July category). RECIPE: Grilled All American Avocado Pizza.

Aug 2013 - Concord Foods July 4th Recipe Contest - 1st Place (in entree category). RECIPE: Hot Salsa Burgers.

Sept 2013 - Hyatt For Kids by Kids Family Cook-off - Grand Prize Winner. RECIPE: Blueberry Cinnamon Pancakes with Honey-Herb Fruit Salad. Recipe Placement on kids menu.

Dec 2013 - Kenwood Vineyards Perfect Pasta Pairing - Finalist. RECIPE: Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese with Parmesan Thyme Crust.

Jan 2014 - So Delicious and Dairy Free Contest - Grand Prize in the Main Course category. RECIPE: Coconut Curry Shrimp and Grits.

March 2014 - McCormick Go 4 Gourmet - Winner. RECIPE: Wild Mushroom Basil Ramen.

April 2014 - Crunchmaster Recipe Challenge - Runner-up. RECIPE: Roasted Garlic and Kale Meatballs.

April 2014 - Just Bare Chicken +5 Ingredient Challenge - Finalist. RECIPE made by a national food blogger from my submitted ingredient list: Za'atar Seasoned Chicken Meatballs with Apricot Yogurt Mint Dipping Sauce.

Aug 2014 - Taste of Home Spring Chicken - 1st place Winner. RECIPE: Chicken and Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese.

Aug 2014 - CFE International Salt Fish Fritter Contest - Winner. RECIPE: Cilantro Lime Saltfish Fritters with Red Pepper Dip.

Oct 2014 - Top Tater Photo Contest - Weekly Winner. RECIPE: Salt Cod and Potato Pie.

Dec 2014 - Trump International Holiday Recipe Contest - Finalist. RECIPE: Hot Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Meatballs with Marinara.

Sept 2015 - Nabisco Hungry for Speed - Grand Prize Winner. RECIPE: Speedy Sriracha Surf and Turf Ritz.

Oct 2015 - Arnold Bread America's Better Sandwich - Category Winner. RECIPE - Caribbean Tomato-Pumpkin Breakfast Sandwich.

Feb 2016 - Festival Foodie Feud - My 1st live cook-off! - 2nd place.

Feb 2016 - Farm Rich Snack Hack - Winner.

Aug 2016 - Smithfield Hog Wild Throwdown - Semi-finalist. RECIPE - Honey Orange Glazed Chipotle Ribs.

Sept 2016 - Gloria Ferrer Glorious Bites Challenge - Semi-finalist in Live Cook-off. RECIPE - Bacon Gremolata Scallop Spoons.

Sept 2016 - Cooking Contest Central Mann's Recipe Contest - Runner-up. RECIPE - Pork & Broccoli Slaw Egg Rolls.

Dec 2016 - Lucky Leaf Simple Treat Recipe Contest - Finalist. RECIPE - Lemon Banana Gingerbread.