World Food Championships 2014, 3rd Place - Dessert
I am VERY honored to say that I earned the 3rd place spot in the dessert category of the "Superbowl of Food!"
|Tipsy Rockin' Root Beer Float Cupcakes|
|Blueberry Basil Beignets with White Chocolate Lemon Curd|
|Naked Vanilla Key Lime Hand Cakes|
US Potato Board #TopTater Contest, Fall 2014
I don't know anyone who doesn't LOVE potatoes! I love 'em! This was a great contest with a great prize that helped my buy ingredients for WFC2014! My Cheddar Chorizo Hash Stacks with Chipotle Mango Salsa incorporate so many of my favorite flavors!
|Cheddar and Chorizo Hash Stacks with Chipotle Mango Salsa|
Cookmore.com by Kenmore, Dessert, Summer 2014
Kenmore and the cookmore.com website are some of my favorite people. I was honored to qualify for the 2014 World Food Championships in the dessert category with my Kahlua Pig Chocolate Cake! It's a Kahlua liqueur infused chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling, chocolate ganache frosting and a macadamia nut and bacon brittle garnish!
|The Kahlua Pig Chocolate Cake|
World Food Championships 2013, FoodChamp Challenge - Bacon
Five winners were selected to compete in the World Food Championships from the WFC FoodChamp Challenge - Bacon. I was honored to be the blog champ in this category. My Bacon Stuffed Apples with Vanilla Bourbon Sauce allowed me to compete with some of the best chefs on earth!
|Bacon Stuffed Apples with Vanilla Bourbon Sauce|
The Sam Livecast Cooking Competition, October 2012
|Jerk Fried Cod with Coconut Basmati Rice|
and Pineapple Bacon Chutney
Photo by Lynn Chyi
|Baked Ponzu Orange Chicken|
Photo by Lynn Chyi
|Fall Spice Hash|
|Good Luck Kisses!|
RWOP (Real Women of Philadelphia)
|WINNING DISH - Jambalaya Joes|
What I didn't realize, was that this was a beautiful COMMUNITY, full of gorgeous people who support, encourage and love each other...and their recipes! There's no drama, no politics (from what I can see) and some of the biggest competitors, who've already taken home their winnings, are sticking around to kick us "newbies" in the pants and keep us going.
I can honestly say that I am SO proud of being one of Philly's Real Women, and I am truly honored and humbled by all the encouragement, support and recognition I've been given. The 500 smackaroos I've been hoping for would now just be the icing on the cake to all the other wonderful doors this competition has opened for me.