Summer Recipe Contest Results
Notes from the Jean at Delightful Repast
Our three fall finalists are hearty, healthful dishes to satisfy our cold-weather comfort food cravings.
With such classic Italian flavors as onion, garlic and basil, the thick and colorful Sicily Potato Soup gets a bit of a bite from hot Italian sausage. Spicier than your typical potato soup, the piquancy of this hearty main-dish soup is mellowed by the addition of three cheeses. Leftover soup, thinned with water or broth, reheats well. This is one soup that truly makes a meal.
The Whole Wheat Noodles with Chicken and Broccoli comes together quickly for a fast and easy weeknight dinner. When it’s been a long day and you’re thinking of getting takeout, try this instead. While the noodles are boiling, you can make quick work of the chicken and broccoli. The sweetness of the Hoisin sauce balances the zip of the cayenne. We found that stirring 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce into the drained noodles kept them from sticking together while continuing with the recipe.
The Grilled Flank Steak with Midwest Harvest Veggie Relish brings together our favorite cookout classics into a dish that can be enjoyed at any temperature. Since it combines corn on the cob with some favorite salad ingredients, there’s really no need for another salad or side dish.
Though tasters enjoyed all three dishes, the Grilled Flank Steak with Midwest Harvest Veggie Relish won by a whisker. We sliced the flank steak very thinly, against the grain, and served the relish on the side. If it isn’t “grilling weather” where you are, or you don’t have an outdoor grill, this recipe is easily modified to work with the Cuisinart Griddler. Six minutes on High, and the flank steak is done!
Thank you to everyone who entered. We cannot wait to see what you cook up next time!
|Contest Results for Fall 2015|
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!
|Contest Results for Summer 2015|
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!
|Contest Results for Spring 2015|
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.
|Contest Results for Winter 2014|
Grilled Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Hazelnut Bagel (submitted by Sophia on 01/05/2015)
Delicious and easy to prepare
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|Contest Results for Fall 2011|
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.
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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.
|Contest Results for Winter 2011|
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.
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|
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|
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!
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