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Shrimp, Bacon and Horseradish Dip – Best Blogger Appetizer Recipe Winner

No Comments | Written on January 22, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I am so excited to reveal the Editor’s Choice winner from our Best Blogger Appetizer Recipe contest!

This “Shrimp, Bacon and Horseradish Dip“ from Lizzie Munro of “Answers en Croute” has become a new staple in my appetizer repertoire.

It’s one of those recipes where you keep going back (again and again) for just one more bite.  It’s a great dip with crackers, but I’m tempted to even try it as part of an open-faced rye bread sandwich.

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Perfect Beef Tenderloin

6 Comments | Written on December 18, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

The centerpiece of a family meal at Christmas time is supposed to be a show stopper.  Something special that when you bring it to the table it elicits ooh’s and ahh’s all around.   A beef tenderloin or “Chateaubriand” is always sure to impress.

Before investing in this pricey cut of meat, make sure you have a fool-proof method for preparing it at home.  This aptly named recipe for “Perfect Beef Tenderloin”  won’t disappoint!

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Breadmaker Giveaway

462 Comments | Written on November 11, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

This giveaway is now closed.  

Congratulations to our winner, comment #97 Sharon Seier!

Please email right away to claim your prize.  Winners have 3 days to respond before an alternate winner is selected.  

If you didn’t win this time around, don’t worry!  Check out newest blog giveaway here.  


Dreaming of a warm loaf of homemade bread this holiday season?  Maybe some fresh baked rolls on your Thanksgiving table?  The giveaway this week will help those dreams become a delectable reality.   Just wait until you see this Breadmaker from Zojirushi!

Did you enter the “Cuisinart Multicooker” giveaway last week?  Click here to find out if you are the winner!  (Winners have three days to respond before an alternate winner is selected!)


Keep reading to learn how to win!

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Honey and Thyme Blackberry Jam

4 Comments | Written on June 14, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Every spring, right around this time, I find myself getting the itch to start canning.  I walk through the farmer’s markets and dream of all the jams, jellies, pickles and sauces I could make with the seasonal ingredients.

Last weekend I spotted some beautiful blackberries at one of the stands and they called my name.  Then, I found this recipe in the latest Better Homes and Gardens ‘Canning’ magazine.  Before I knew it, I was preserving this “Honey and Thyme Blackberry Jam.”

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Teflon Brand National Egg Month Twitter Party!

49 Comments | Written on May 13, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

Join me this Wednesday for a Twitter party to celebrate National Egg Month!  I am teaming up with the Teflon Brand to answer questions, post cooking tips and share recipes.

It’s all happening this Wednesday May 15th at 7:00 PM CST and we will be using the hashtag #TeflonEggMonth

Also, be sure to follow @TeflonBrand and @BetterRecipes on Twitter.

If you love eggs, but hate they way they can stick to your pans, then the Teflon Brand cookware products are for you!  In fact, if you attend the Twitter party and use the hashtag throughout the event, you will have a chance to win some of their amazing products!

Prizes include:

Farberware Triple Pack, A Teflon “Flip It” Pan, Technique Cast Iron Pan,  an apron coated with Teflon Fabric Protector and “Breakfast & Brunches” cookbooks, and even a Tramontina 14-piece cookware set!

For more information check out and be sure to visit their Facebook page for the National Egg Month Sweepstakes!   

In the meantime, take a peek at some of our egg-cellent recipe ideas! 

Southwest Eggs and Veggie Skillet

San Francisco Sourdough Scramble

Breakfast “Sleepy” Joe Bagels

Italian Omelette Brunch Cups

Meal in a Muffin Pan

Southwest Breakfast Sundae

Italian Breakfast Crostada

Kitchen Makeover

13 Comments | Written on April 6, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

I have a confession to make…

I am a food professional, and I have the world’s goofiest kitchen.  Whew.  There, I said it.

For years I have been cooking, developing recipes, taking photographs and shooting videos while hiding this secret.

Keep reading for the full story and to see the before and after transformation! 

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Best Chocolate Recipe Ever Contest

1 Comment | Written on February 3, 2013 at 5:46 pm , by

Has anyone ever told you, “You make the best chocolate recipe ever!”  Well, now is your chance to prove it!  Oh, and you could take home up to $10,000.00 for your recipe.

 This week the theme is “Chocolate.”  Do you make the “Best Chocolate Recipe Ever?”  Enter today!

Keep reading to find out how you can win up to $10,000.00! 

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How to Display a Cookbook Collection

1 Comment | Written on January 3, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Raise your hand if you resolved to get organized in the New Year!

(Yep, that one is right up there with eating healthier and hitting the gym….)

If your bookshelf looks like this messy “before” picture, I have a solution for you.  It is an inexpensive and chic way to show off your cookbooks.

Keep reading to see the “after” photo!

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Merry Christmas!

No Comments | Written on December 25, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

Game Day “Tailgate” Recipe Contest

2 Comments | Written on September 9, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

Weekly Recipe Contest Theme – “Game Day!

Submit your best tailgate recipes for Game Day from September 9th through September 15th 2012.   Click HERE to enter your best recipes today!

 Keep reading to find out how you can win up to $2000! 

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