Addicted to Competition

Notable Competitions/Wins:


Riverside County Orange Blossom Festival

  • First Place/Grand Prize Winner: Shrimp in Orange Chipotle Cream Sauce with Citrus Rice


GMA/Emeril’s Comfort for the Coast Recipe Contest


GMA/Emeril’s Best Burger Ever Recipe Contest

Country Woman Magazine Meatless Main Dishes


High Liner Foods/Fisher Boy Dream Kitchen Recipe Contest

43rd Pillsbury Bake-off, Dallas, Texas (Competition for $1,000,000)

  •   Finalist: Upside Down Caramel Apple Biscuits

Tofurky Leftover Recipe Contest

Country Woman Magazine’s Best Beef Roundup Contest

Food Network’s Ultimate Recipe Showdown (Competition for $25,000)


Oceanspray Cranberry’s Ultimate Cranberry Recipe Contest (Competition for $25,000)


44th Pillsbury Bake-off, Orlando, Florida (Competition for $1,000,000)

Gorton’s Recipe Renovation Contest

Star Olive Oil Taste of the Mediterranean Recipe Contest

Ragu’ Recipe for a Good Start Contest (Cook-off, New York, NY)

  • Fan Favorite 1st Place Winner ($1000 All-Clad Cookware Set) and Finalist for Cook-off Event: Chicken with Artichokes and Creamy Polenta

Cheese Champions

  • Finalist (two recipes): Pecan Goat Cheese Shortbread with Spiced Fig Jam; and Caramelized Onion Galette with Gruyère and Goat Cheese


The Pioneer Woman/Bush’s Grillin’ Beans Cookout Contest:


The Gilroy Garlic Festival Cookoff

Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest

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