• Awards

    I have been lucky enough to win a number of ribbons and honors for my cooking, including:

    Saveur Sites We Love badge for Shockingly Delicious Saveur Magazine

    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 50 Mom Food Blogs -- ShockinglyDelicious.comMom.Me named Shockingly Delicious one of its 50 favorite Mom Food Blogs (July 2014). Read my write-up here.

    Babble Top 100 Food BloggersTop 100 Food Bloggers

    Babble.com named me one of their Top 100 Mom Food Bloggers (2013).

    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!

    Malibu Pie Contest: 23 ribbons in all–eight 1sts, six 2nds, nine 3rds!2009 Blue Ribbons

    2012 ribbon:
    1st place: Lemon Cloud Pie
    2011 ribbons:

    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
    2010 ribbons:
    1st place: Coffee-Toffee Pecan Pie
    2nd place: Rum Walnut Chocolate Chip Pie
    3rd place: Chocolate Chunk Pecan Pie
    2009 ribbons:
    1st place: Old Fashioned Fudge Pie
    1st place: Pear Hazelnut Crumb Pie
    2008 ribbons:
    1st place: Creamy Vanilla Pecan Pie
    3rd place: Molasses Pecan Pie
    2007 ribbons:
    1st place: Vanilla Pecan Pie
    2nd place: Viennese Apricot Pie
    3rd place: Chocolate Shoo-Fly Pie
    2006 ribbon:
    3rd place: Brown Sugar Pecan Pie
    2005 ribbons:
    1st place: Mocha Pecan Fudge Pie
    3rd place: Lemon Cloud Pie
    3rd place: Washington Nut Pie
    2004 ribbons:
    2nd place: Chocolate Pecan Pie
    3rd place: Dutch Pineapple Pie
    2003 ribbon:
    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

    Sunset MagazineMediterranean Deviled Eggs

    2010: My recipe for Mediterranean Deviled Eggs was published in the November 2010 edition. In Jan. 2010, 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!

    California Strawberries

    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

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