Virtual Holiday Cookie Contest

It’s still on! I was working on a new contest format, but I’m sticking with FaceBook.

I’m looking for all of my competitive friends for a fun little virtual holiday cookie contest! It’s like a cookie swap contest, but it’s virtual! I’d love to get 10 contestants or recipe entries! If you’ve already finished your holiday baking, that’s ok! Just post a photo from this holiday baking season and the recipe on my Facebook event page and I’ll gather all the recipes and photos and post them for voting. Deadline to submit your photos and recipes will be Sunday December 19th at midnight. Voting will be on Monday December 20th, and the winner of the $25.00 Amazon card will be posted on December 21st.

Holiday Cookie Contest coming soon

The 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Contest is here! Last year Candice won an Amazon Gift Card with her Soft & Chewy Rum Crinkle Cookies recipe! I bet she comes up with something amazing this year!

Candice's Soft and Chewy Rum Crinkles cookie contest
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Copycat J Alexanders Carrot Cake Recipe

Frosted individually plated warm carrot cake

Copycat J. Alexander’s Carrot Cake Recipe (With optional zucchini and Greek yogurt – reduced sugar!)

If you are looking for a copycat version for J. Alexander’s Carrot Cake or you are looking to use up the last zucchini from the garden this Copycat J Alexanders Cake Recipe is it! It has less sugar than most recipe versions I’ve found online, and I add shredded zucchini and Greek yogurt!

Copycat J Alexander’s Carrot Cake with Zucchini

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About 2 years ago my sister-in-law introduced me to the carrot cake at J. Alexander’s. I NEVER order carrot cake. Why? Because there is no chocolate in it of course and it usually just tastes like cloves to me. But, I wanted to be polite, and my SIL never steers me wrong, so I tried a bite. WOW, it’s like no other cake I have ever tried. I knew I had to come up with a Copycat J Alexanders Cake.

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Easy Fried Rice Recipe

Vegetable and Egg Fried Rice

Easy Fried Rice Recipe |It’s a great recipe to use up all that fresh produce!

Are you looking for another recipe to use up all the produce from the garden or the vegetable drawer? (While it lasts?) Well, this easy fried rice recipe is great for weeknight cooking AND using up produce before it spoils! I’m no nutritionist, but this recipe also has to be healthier than takeout!

Easy Fried Rice

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Secret Ingredient Grilled Zucchini

Grilled garden eggplant, tomatoes and zucchini layered for a no noodle lasagna

Hello Fellow Veggie Lovers! Looking for a New Idea for Using up all Those Zucchinis & Eggplants!? No recipe needed for this super secret ingredient grilled zucchini!

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Guess What! I Won a Thing!

Copycat Panera Four Cheese Soufflé

My Copycat Panera Cheese Soufflé Recipe Won a Contest!

Remember my Copycat Panera Four-Cheese Breakfast Soufflé recipe I posted in May? Well, I was searching the web one day for “how to make a harvest apron” when I found a couple of contests on Instructables. I was also researching SEO and finding ways to generate traffic to my blog. So I figured that I’d join some recipe contests to see if more people visited and rated my recipes. I submitted 2 recipes and I made the winners circle! Both recipes were featured on the site!

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Smokey, Sweet and Spicy Salmon

Smoky Spicy Salmon Sunday Glaze

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you already know that we have salmon Sunday’s nearly every single week! You also know that my Sweet & Spicy Sunday Salmon Glaze is my go-to recipe! Now I bring you Smokey Sweet and Spicy Salmon!

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Pear Infused Balsamic Glazed Onions

Roasted Balsamic Glazed Onions

I’ve posted photos of these pear infused balsamic glazed onions on Instagram a few times and people seem to love them! If you’ve read other recipes and posts of mine, you’ll know that Alessi Pear Infused White Balsamic Vinegar is my all-time favorite! It’s an ingredient I picked up from cooking in my MIL’s kitchen when they had the lake house up in Michigan. I miss that house so much. She always had a bottle or two in the pantry. It’s like regular balsamic but sweeter and a bit milder, with a kiss of pear flavor. If Alessi ever stops making this, I’ll have to infuse my own white balsamic!

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Best Chicken Wings Ever!

Best Chicken Wings Ever, from your Instant Pot to oven or grill to your table in under an hour!

Quick post for you today! I posted these wings in an Instant Pot group on Facebook and want to share it with everyone here too.

Instant Pot Best Chicken Wings Ever
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