Chocolate Pear Torte

Chocolate Pear Torte with Glazing

Hello friends – welcome to the Get Your Chef On Cooking Challenge, where 26 bloggers (including yours truly) will be sharing recipes featuring a secret ingredient – PEARS! The co-hosts and judges for the contest are Jen from Four Marrs and One Venus and Julie from White Lights On Wednesday. For this challenge, I created […]

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Brownie Bites

Brownie Bites

Are you in the mood for a sweet treat? Try these delicious Brownie Bites! They have a rich, chocolate taste and are perfect for when you want “just a bite” of something scrumptious! Ingredients 8 Squares Unsweetened Baking Chocolate 1 ½ Cups Butter 4 Cups Granulated Sugar 6 Eggs 2 Teaspoons Vanilla 1 ½ Cups […]

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Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Noodle Soup at Create WIth Joy

When I think of soup, I think of my Mom. My mother loves soups of all kind – from the healthiest of broths to the heartiest of stews. I have seen her happily order soup in her favorite restaurant on the hottest of summer days! When I learned that TidyMom and Dine and Dish were hosting […]

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Teriyaki Steak Sandwiches

Teriyaki Steak Sandwich - Create With Joy

When you go strolling down the aisles of your local supermarket, is there a favorite brand of bread your family always gravitates towards? For us, it’s King’s Hawaiian Bread. Everyone loves family festivities where Hawaiian Sweet Rolls are served. My mom sends coupons whenever she has extras to spare!! So, I am delighted to share that Amy […]

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Coconut Macadamia Crusted Pork Chops with Pineapple Rum Sauce

Coconut Macadamia Crusted Pork Chops with Risotto

The Kitchen Play National Pork Board Challenge One of my favorite dishes as a child was shake and bake pork chops. It turns out I’m not alone. According to 1000 Americans recently surveyed by The National Pork Board, more and more people are turning to retro dishes as a way of honoring nostalgic memories and returning […]

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Stuffed Pumpkin with Apple & Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding

Stuffed Pumpkin with Apple & Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding

Stuffed Pumpkin with Apple & Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding 2011 Taste Of Home Iron Chef Challenge Bake-Off This September, I was thrilled to win the Red Star Yeast Iron Chef Challenge at A Latte With Ott A with my Chocolate Babka recipe – so, you can imagine my excitement when I was invited to face off in […]

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Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole Made With Homemade Pumpkin Babka The Kitchen Play Challenge Are you looking for a mouth-watering recipe to wow your holiday guests? Then prepare yourself for a fabulous treat: Pumpkin French Toast Casserole – which I’ve prepared for Kitchen Play’s November Menu Challenge! Each month, Kitchen Play hosts a Progressive Party that […]

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Chocolate Chip Butter Pound Cake

Chocolate Chip Butter Pound Cake

Chocolate Chip Butter Pound Cake Today I’d like to share the delicious recipe for Chocolate Chip Butter Pound Cake that I found in Absolutely Chocolate – that amazing Taunton Press cookbook that one of my lucky followers has a chance to win (click for the review and giveaway details!) Now, I used to think that all pound […]

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Chocolate Babka

Chocolate Babka

Chocolate Babka When I heard that Ott A was teaming up with Red Star Yeast for their September Iron Chef Challenge, I was beside myself with joy, because I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to make Chocolate Babka – an amazing dessert your family and friends will love! After reviewing countless recipes, I chose Martha […]

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Fried Corn

Fried Corn

Friend Corn Some of the best recipes I have ever tasted hail from the Southern US and today’s recipe – Fried Corn – is no exception. I first tasted this dish on the 4th of July holiday when my dear friend, Mel, brought a batch to our barbecue. It was so good, I asked if […]

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