I have been lucky enough to win a number of ribbons and honors for my cooking, including:
I was named a “Saveur Sites We Love 2011,” from Saveur magazine, July 2011. Read my write-up here.
Top 50 Mom Food Bloggers
Top 100 Food Bloggers
Babble.com named me one of their Top 100 Mom Food Bloggers (2013).
25 Best Food Blogs for Boomers
25 Best Food Blogs for Boomers, by PBS NextAvenue
Malibu Times Magazine Holiday Recipe Contest 2010
My recipe for Dorothy’s Southwest Stuffing won the first Malibu Times Magazine Holiday Recipe contest in 2010. Judge/chef David Price of Terra restaurant gave it a perfect 10 for creativity and deliciousness!
1st place: Lemon Cloud Pie
1st place: Old Fashioned Fudge Pie
2nd place: Mocha Pecan Fudge Pie
2nd place: Apple-Pecan Pie
3rd place: Bob Andy Pie (cinnamon custard)
3rd place: Coffee-Toffee Pecan Pie
1st place: Coffee-Toffee Pecan Pie
2nd place: Rum Walnut Chocolate Chip Pie
3rd place: Chocolate Chunk Pecan Pie
1st place: Old Fashioned Fudge Pie
1st place: Pear Hazelnut Crumb Pie
1st place: Creamy Vanilla Pecan Pie
3rd place: Molasses Pecan Pie
1st place: Vanilla Pecan Pie
2nd place: Viennese Apricot Pie
3rd place: Chocolate Shoo-Fly Pie
3rd place: Brown Sugar Pecan Pie
1st place: Mocha Pecan Fudge Pie
3rd place: Lemon Cloud Pie
3rd place: Washington Nut Pie
2nd place: Chocolate Pecan Pie
3rd place: Dutch Pineapple Pie
2nd place: World’s Best Caramel Pecan Pie
Pacific Palisades Pie Contest
2011: 2nd place, Coffee-Toffee Pecan Pie
2010: 1st place, Hazelnut-Scented Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon-Nut Topping (yes, it won three times!)
2008: 1st place, Hazelnut-Scented Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon-Nut Topping
2006: 1st place, Hazelnut-Scented Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon-Nut Topping
2010: My recipe for Mediterranean Deviled Eggs was published in the November 2010 edition. In Jan. 2011, editors named this one of the Top 20 Recipes of 2010, and noted it won “spectacular praise” from the test kitchen.”
2009: My recipe for Hawaiian Pork Burgers was published in the August 2009 edition and labeled a “staff favorite.”
2008: My recipe for Cheese Dill Scones was published in the March 2008 edition.
2005: “Thanksgiving in the West 2005,” runner-up in side dish category for Fresh Cranberry-Candied Ginger Relish. I made it to top 15 out of 7,000 entries!
–My recipe for Strawberry Cloud Dessert was published on the California Strawberry web page, and included in their iPhone app.
–My recipe for Strawberry Lassi was published on the California Strawberry web page, and included in their iPhone app.
Colorado Potato Administrative Committee
Colorado Potato Administrative Committee “Peak Rewards” 2004 recipe contest for food professionals — won a cash prize for my recipe for Oven Parmesan Fries
–My recipe for Hawaiian Jambalaya won the 1st place Readers’ Choice Award in the Mardi Gras & Jambalaya contest and a cash prize.
–My recipe for Poutine Bites with Bacon, Broccoli, Cheddar and Caramelized Onion Dip won the 1st place Reader’s Choice Award in the Let’s Poutine contest and a cash prize.
–My recipe for Shockingly Delicious Chili Mole with Red Beans and Raisins won the Sunday Supper Chili Cook-Off, and snagged an admission to the 2014 Food and Wine Conference in Orlando, Fla. and a cash prize.
–2017 Food Bloggers Dessert Contest: 2nd place Butter Pecan Fudge
–2017 Food Bloggers Dessert Contest: 5th place Cranberry Pine Nut Pinwheels
–2015 Food Bloggers Dessert Contest: Cranberry Rosemary Pine Nut Shortbread Cookies