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Summer Recipe Contest Results

Notes from Jean at Delightful Repast

Our three summer finalists are a simple but elegant dessert, a spicy shrimp appetizer and a zesty steak chili.

The Dessert Kabobs come together quickly, especially if you use a store-bought angel food cake. And you can change the fruits to suit the season or your own personal taste. Don’t like dark chocolate? Use milk chocolate or white chocolate instead. We see this light and festive dessert as the centerpiece of a dessert buffet at upcoming parties.

The Cajun Grilled Shrimp is a sure-to-please party appetizer that could easily be done on the Cuisinart Griddler, but we sautéed as in the recipe and used a few more drops of hot sauce and a lot less of the seasoned salt. The hardest part of cooking shrimp is always the peeling and deveining; after that, it’s quick and easy. We recommend taking care not to overcook the shrimp. Add the uncooked shrimp to the pan and sauté just until the shrimp turn pink and curl into a C-shape.

Perfect for a game day gathering, the Steak Chili gets all the heavy lifting out of the way early and keeps warm in the slow cooker until you’re ready to eat. Though the recipe called for just 1 to 2 hours in the slow cooker, we recommend 6 hours on low, with the canned beans not being added until the last hour.

The Steak Chili was our favorite. You can even make it a day or two ahead, and there’s no such thing as leftovers—it tastes as good, or even better, the next day.

Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations to our winner. We cannot wait to see what you cook up next time!

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Contest Results for Fall 2016

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Coconut Braised Beef Short Rib Tacos (submitted by The Unorthodox Epicure on 09/16/2016)
Coconut Braised Beef Short Rib Tacos are a sure thing. The meat is a melt-in-your-mouth. The seasoning gets there for the international cash. It’s a wonderful fusion. If you haven’t nibbled too much right from the cooking pot, you might just have enough to make tacos.

Chocolate Covered Organic Waffles (submitted by Chocolate Covered Waffles on 09/16/2016)
These waffles offer great nutritional value- chocked full of protein, and are a good source of dietary fiber.

Korean Sweet and Spicy Bulgogi Burgers (submitted by Korean Sweet and Spicy Bulgogi Burgers on 10/04/2016)
Tired of the same old burgers? Treat your family to a refreshing burger that's everything but run of the mill. Korean Bulgogi burgers are asy to make with ingredients you already have in your pantry. They've got the flavor palate covered: a bit salty, tangy, sweet and sour. Easy to make, easier to devour.

Contest Results for Summer 2016

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Steak Chili (submitted by Dads cook too! on 05/05/2016)
A dish you can't resist eating bowl after bowl after bowl....actually, it's probably even better the next day.

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Cajun Grilled Shrimp (submitted by KjunMoma on 05/25/2016)
A quick and easy, delicious treat for parties or just for snacking.

Dessert Kabobs (submitted by Breakfast Jellyroll on 07/11/2016)

Contest Results for Spring 2016

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Sloppy Josès (submitted by RebeccaYoung on 02/03/2016)
I created this recipe while attempting to make tacos out of what I had on hand in my pantry. The filling turned out a bit too sweet, and my husband said it tasted more like a sloppy joe than a taco, so we ditched the greek yogurt and cilantro and dubbed them Sloppy Josès! I hope you like them as much as we do!

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Blue Avocado Schmear (submitted by Blue Avocado Spread on 02/03/2016)
A delicious, unusual, simple appetizer. Served on sourdough bread and paired with a salad, it serves as a delicious and nutritious dinner. (It tastes like the Gorgonzola Cheese Fondue we ate at The Melting Pot).

Sundried Tomato dressing Chicken Breast with onions and mushrooms (submitted by Chicken Breast with Sundried Tomato vinaigrette on 02/16/2016)
This is a healthy low sodium dish you can serve with a whole grain pasta and a green salad with your favorite vinaigrette dressing.

Spicy Cajun Pepper Steak (submitted by KjunMoma on 02/22/2016)

Spicy Shrimp Creole (submitted by KjunMoma on 02/26/2016)
A spicy cajun creole dish that is flavorful and is like Mardi Gras in your mouth.....fun and exciting. If you ever want a meal to spice up your day, try this Spicy Shrimp Creole..you will absolutely LOVE IT! Meal is cooked in about 1 1/2 hours.

Contest Results for Winter 2015

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Asian Chicken Lollipops (submitted by Asian Chicken Lollipops! on 01/23/2016)
Layers of flavor, these lollipop appetizers will have everyone talking whether on a game day or awards event! With a balance of intense flavors, these are ideal for a casual lunch or dinner buffet!

Contest Results for Fall 2015

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Grilled Flank Steak with Midwest Harvest Veggie Relish (submitted by Brenda Sweet and Savory on 08/05/2015)
Here's a nice seasonal meal, all of the tomatoes are in, the corn's ready and it's grilling season - Wahoo!

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Sicily Potato Soup (submitted by Bobbie Bouma on 08/07/2015)
A thick, hearty flavorful soup that cooks up quick and nods to the old country style of cooking.

Whole wheat noodles with chicken and broccoli (submitted by Kristina S. on 10/14/2015)
This dish is healthy and is a breeze to make on busy week nights.

Contest Results for Summer 2015

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Pork Steam buns (submitted by Steamed on 06/02/2015)

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Vietnamese Bahn-Mi Style Roasted Potato Salad w/Creamy Srirahca Lime & Cilantro Dressing (submitted by donna-b on 06/09/2015)
Enjoy the delicious flavors of a tradition Vietnamese Bahn-Mi sandwich, in an addictive potato salad!

Golden Pepperjack Chicken (submitted by Jennifer Shemwell on 07/20/2015)
This is a nice family dish with chicken and pork. With a hint of pepperjack and a touch of mushroom this will certainly "Awaken your tastebuds"!

Contest Results for Spring 2015

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Stewed Tilapia with Sautéed Greens and Creamy Cheddar Grits (submitted by Ashley Mincey on 04/29/2015)
Any great Southern meal is far from dainty, plus this one won't have you cooking all day! The tilapia is lightly fried stovetop, then stewed to perfection in tomatoes, onions, and spices. The greens add texture and well, cheddar cheese grits speak for themselves.

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Vegetable Lo Mein (submitted by Nannobear on 04/29/2015)
This is a versatile recipe in which stir fried meats or seafood can be easily added.

Easy Empanadas (submitted by Dads cook too! on 04/29/2015)
Excellent meat pie recipe without the cost of take-out! Serve with sides of white rice and red beans.

Contest Results for Winter 2014

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Parmesan Asparagus Soup (submitted by Sandiluenber on 01/05/2015)

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Smoked Salmon Slices (submitted by Easy Peas on 01/05/2015)

Grilled Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Hazelnut Bagel (submitted by Sophia on 01/05/2015)
Delicious and easy to prepare

Contest Results for Fall 2014

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Crawfish Pie (submitted by Southern Style Banana Pudding on 08/05/2014)
Enjoy as a main dish or as an appetizer!

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New Mexican Bread Pudding (submitted by New Mexican Bread Pudding on 09/10/2014)
A warm bread pudding featuring the flavors of the American Southwest.

Cream fruit pie (submitted by MaggieCBerry on 09/19/2014)

Contest Results for Summer 2014

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Creole Bread Pudding (submitted by Creole Bread Pudding on 06/24/2014)

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Red Chili Posole (submitted by SERG on 06/05/2014)

Smothered Okra Cajun Style (submitted by Sunday side dish on 06/24/2014)
My grandparents would eat their okra over rice with a large spoon of chopped pickles mixed in.

Contest Results for Spring 2014

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Delicious Italian Meatballs (submitted by Sandiluen on 02/19/2014)
30 minute preparation.

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Mexican Meatballs (submitted by Sandiluenber on 02/19/2014)

Lemon-Pepper Steak (submitted by Kareng on 02/19/2014)
Prep 10 minutes plus standing and broil 16 minutes.

Contest Results for Winter 2013

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Chicken Mole (submitted by Easy Peas on 01/11/2014)

Delicious Mexican dish.


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Chicken-Pork Penne Pastalaya (submitted by Chicky-Porky Penne Pastalaya on 12/09/2013)
Great dish for a family gathering.

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas (submitted by Tammy0913 on 01/25/2014)
Make mealtime delicious with a recipe the whole family is sure to enjoy!

Contest Results for Fall 2013

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Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings (submitted by Sophia on 08/05/2013)
Prep 50 miniutes

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Orange Pudding Cake (submitted by Clarissa on 08/06/2013)

Quesadilla Salad (submitted by Jummy on 08/06/2013)
Ideal for parties.

Contest Results for Summer 2013

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Chipotle Spiced Turkey Tostadas (submitted by donna-b on 06/11/2013)
This is a simple and delicious, healthy weeknight meal. Turkey spiced with smokey chipotle really gives the tostadas a wow factor.

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Spring Easter Cake (submitted by DANIELA C. on 05/01/2013)

Fresh Summer Spaghetti (submitted by tobyber on 07/26/2013)
This is the perfect fresh pasta for a hot summer day!

Contest Results for Spring 2013

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Three Cheese Tortellini Salad (submitted by cookiequeen on 03/20/2013)
The colors alone will WOW you, but the flavor of this dish is so intense. The true meaning of Comfort Food.

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Cherry Butter Crisp (submitted by Nannobear on 03/24/2013)
This buttery crisp just melts in your mouth

Contest Results for Winter 2013

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Ham and Greens Cornbread Dressing (submitted by KB on 12/29/2012)

My cornbread dressing features ham, collard greens, raisins and pecans, and makes a beautiful holiday side dish.


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Salmon Burgers (submitted by CookingGadgetGuru on 11/11/2012)

Salmon burgers - home made with fresh salmon and veggies


Crispy Crunchy Croutons (submitted by Nannobear on 01/17/2013)
Use these on your cream soups, under the cheese in French Onion Soup and of course on salads. However, my kids eat them straight out of the oven like a crunchy, hot buttered bread!

Contest Results for Fall 2012

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Herb Popovers with Buttery Eggs (submitted by Hey Dad, What's This? on 08/22/2012)

This is a beautiful breakfast which is quick to make. Delicious, hearty and elegant.


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Palitos De Atun (submitted by Jummy on 08/24/2012)

Duck Curry (submitted by Hey Dad, What's This? on 09/12/2012)

This is a delicious and fast entree that will impress your family and guests. If no duck is available, chicken can be used instead.


Contest Results for Summer 2012

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Cheese Cups with Fresh Tomato Salsa (submitted by plh1234us on 06/03/2012)

This is a fast and easy recipe that will make your guests feel like you spent hours preparing this. It not only looks great but tastes great as well. These are perfect for summer time, or any time and kids love them too!


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Peanut Butter Puffs (submitted by BBQ Rubs on 05/01/2012)

Meyer Lemon Cake (submitted by AmyInCA on 05/28/2012)
I get Meyer Lemons from my In-Law's yard all year round. This time of the year, the Meyer Lemons are especially bountiful. Be sure to get a few from the market to make this cake. Hope you'll like it as much as my family does.

Cod Fillet with Spinach & Cheese Sauce (submitted by plh1234us on 06/19/2012)
This is an easy and quick dinner for your little one. A great way to introduce heart healthy fish. Healthy and delicious!

Contest Results for Spring 2012

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Maple Bacon Popcorn (submitted by KarlB on 04/26/2012)
This is the king of all snacks! Not only an awesome treat but a great conversation starter at any party.

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Shrimp & Asparagus w/Brown Rice (submitted by Shrimp & Asparagus on 02/17/2012)
Prep time - about 15 minutes Cook time - about 15 minutes Quick, easy and full of flavor.

Roasted Pepper and Walnut Dip (submitted by Jummy on 02/20/2012)

Contest Results for Winter 2012

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Apple, Bacon & Sweet Potato Hash (submitted by Crystal on 01/27/2012)
A really fresh apple and potato hash that will liven up any meal. Easy to prepare!

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Italian Sausage Brochette Appetizer (submitted by Italian Sausage Brochette Appetizer on 11/26/2011)
Italian Sausage Brochette Appetizer

A Better Bacon & Green Bean Casserole (submitted by Nannobear on 12/09/2011)

This has become our NEW holiday tradition.


Contest Results for Fall 2011

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Sweet & Sour Pastrami (submitted by Laura Starr on 09/15/2011)
This is an easy recipe that is adult and kid friendly. It tastes great served over pasta, rice or even mashed potatoes.

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Spinach, Brie and Prosciutto Tart with Pecan Crust (submitted by AmyInCA on 08/02/2011)
I made this Spinach, Brie and Prosciutto Tart with Pecan Crust for a Sunday brunch and it was perfect. Pair it with some salad greens and a glass of mimosa and you'll have a wonderful brunch.

Penne Pasta Salad with Rib Eyes Steak (submitted by A B Chan on 08/16/2011)
Enjoy a hot summer evening along with this Rib Eyes Steak Pasta Salad. Your family will definitely request that you to make this dish again.

Contest Results for Summer 2011

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Baked Fish (submitted by Sophia on 06/06/2011)
Easy, fast and delicious

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CREAMY CORN PUDDING (submitted by Mar on 06/08/2011)

SPICE - RUBBED BEEF TENDERLOIN (submitted by Jummy on 06/08/2011)
Prep 5 minutes - Grill 30-40 minutes

Contest Results for Spring 2011

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Mocha Tiramisu Cupcakes (submitted by AmyInCA on 02/20/2011)
If you love Tiramisu, you’ve got to try these Mocha Tiramisu Cupcakes. The chocolate cupcake itself is moist, with a lovely mocha flavor and a hint of Kahlua. The espresso-Kahlua syrup really did wonders to the cupcakes. The Mascarpone frosting is light, creamy, smooth and fluffy.

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Chili with Meat (submitted by Clarissa on 02/22/2011)
My Grandmother's Recipe

Smoked Salmon Sandwiches (submitted by Sophia on 02/28/2011)
Delicious for all family.

Contest Results for Winter 2011

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Crabmeat & Latke Eggs Benedict (submitted by Iris M. on 01/02/2011)
To me, there's nothing better than a great breakfast. For the home cook, making breakfast at home doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality or elegance. You can not only be creative and use elements that aren't traditionally used for breakfast, but you can have fun with the ingredients as well.

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Sweet & Savory Stuffed Dates (submitted by Rhonda Braun, Texas Mom of 2 on 11/22/2010)
Sweet and savory stuffed dates. Sweetness of the moist fresh dates, mixed with the creaminess of the ricotta cheese and the crispy saltiness of the bacon with a touch of maple makes for a fantastic appetizer!

Orange Cream Stuffed French Toast (submitted by AmyInCA on 01/24/2011)
My Grandma used to make these Orange Cream Stuffed French Toasts for me as breakfast before school. Now, I’m a mother of 2 and I make them for my kids all the time to carry on the tradition. These French Toasts are creamy, flavorful and super delicious.

Contest Results for Fall 2010

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Rice Pudding (submitted by Clarissa on 08/26/2010)

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Spicy Peanut Chicken (submitted by Sophia on 08/17/2010)

Grilled Pears with Gorgonzola, Walnuts and Spicy Mustard Vinaigrette (submitted by Jennifer Daskevich on 09/27/2010)
These beautiful pears are a great start to a fall dinner party.

Contest Results for Summer 2010

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Polenta Fries with Basil Oil and Parmesan Dipping Sauce (submitted by Pantry2Plate on 07/27/2010)
A new twist on the french fry served with fondue power and basil bounty!

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Sue's Zesty Shrimp Taco's with Mango Avocado Salsa (submitted by Sue Thomas on 05/26/2010)
Preheat grill take wooden skewers place in water to soak so they don't burn mix in sauce pan garlic and EVOO place about five shrimp on skewer brush with garlic and oil cook 1 minute on one side flip and 30 seconds to another minute on other side depending on size of shrimp set aside place tortillas on grill until lightly toasted on both sides cover with salsa and serve

Clouds At Sunrise (submitted by NikkiMac on 07/27/2010)
This amazing dessert is much better the second day. My grandmother has made this for special occasions for years and it never lasts long!

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