Lemony Pesto Salmon Waldorf Salad

Lemony Pesto Salmon Waldorf Salad
6 oz. fresh salmon filet cooked & flaked
1 celery stalk chopped fine
1 egg hardboiled peeled & chopped fine
½ cup apple with peel on & chopped small
½ cup California walnuts roughly chopped
4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
Pesto-
1 ½ cup fresh basil
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 lemon zest & juiced
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
¼ cup parmesan grated
¼ cup California walnuts
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup pepper
In a large mixing bowl add first 6 ingredients and set aside.
In a food processer add all pesto ingredients grind until smooth pour pesto over salad ingredients gently toss until salad is evenly coated with pesto sauce. You may garnish with fresh lemon wedges. Serve immediately. Makes 4 individual small salads.

Giveaway with Saucy Mama

A chance for you to win a set of 3 marinades or mustards of your choice trust me all are delicious and it’s free!! Yall just pick a number between 1-100 I already picked the saucy winning number, just leave a comment here with your winning number or in a comment on my facebook post and Sunday I will announce the winner if no one picked the exact winning number that’s okay the closest number will win if we have two numbers the same I will than do a toss coin between the two to determine the winner! READY SET GO!
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Taste of Inverness

April 9, 2016 at The Taste of Inverness charity event for Boys & Girls! I was honored to be asked to judge at this fabulous event!

We are ready to taste and judge

We are ready to taste and judge


This event had 23 vendors, a large tent full of art a band on a beautiful Lake.
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taste of Inverness vendors

41 entries 10 categories, from Ethnic foods to BBQ, to Fine dining, to food truck catering, to pizza, to dessert you name it we tasted them all. Fabulous food well deserved recognitions and well the city of Inverness is a tight community with super friendly people!!
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I’m looking forward to judge again next year! If you are local please go to this event it’s well worth it and tons of fun for a good cause. Got to love it..
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Here is the list of Awards for best dishes..

2016 Taste of Inverness Judges Scores
Out of 90 possible points

Ethnic
• La Cantina de Mexico: 69
• Fox Den: 65

Seafood
• Arbor Trails Seasonal Food Truck: 78
• Fox Den: 75

Catering / Foodservice
• Blazin’ 7s: 64
• Inverness Club Apt: 59

Fine Dining
• McLeod House Bistro: 85
• Chefs of Napoli: 72

Pizza
• Papa Johns: 78
• Domino’s: 74
• Chefs of Napoli: 49

Sandwich
• Ice Cream DR: 79
• Sonny’s: 72
• Green Valley: 66
• Joe’s Family: 66
• Pine Street Pub: 60
• Olive Garden: 59
• Brooklyn Deli: 59
• Subway: 40

Barbecue
• Blazin 7s: 89
• Arbor Trails: 88
• Ice Cream DR: 71
• Sonny’s BBQ: 60

Casual Dining
• Blazin 7s: 83
• Ice Cream DR: 76
• Pine Street: 66
• Olive Garden: 59
• Brooklyn Deli: 50
• La Cantina: no entry

Appetizer
• Chefs of Napoli: 87
• McLeod House: 86
• Big Lukes Taco Truck: 71
• Domino’s: 53
• Inverness Club Apt: 47
• Sonny’s: 68

Dessert
• Mcleod House: 90
• Nicole House of Cakes: 88
• Lynn’s Ice Cream: 86
• Pine Street: 84
• Joe’s: 66
• Kooky’s by Connie: 60
• La Cantina: 58

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My entry for The Daily Meal and BUSH’S Your Chili “Spicy 2-Bean Buffalo Chicken Chili with Blue Cheese Sour Cream”#Bushschilicookoff

Spicy 2-Bean Buffalo Chicken Chili with Blue Cheese Sour Cream1
4 tablespoons butter
2 celery branches chopped small
2 garlic cloves minced
1 ½ pounds boneless chicken breast
½ cup hot sauce
2 (15.5oz) cans Bush’s Best white chili beans great northern beans mild chili sauce
1 (15oz.) can Bush’s Best black beans drained and rinsed
1/3 cup cilantro chopped fine
8 ounces sour cream
4 ounces blue cheese crumbled
Cut the chicken into 1 inch cubes. On stove top in a medium pot add chicken and the first three ingredients. Sauté on medium high heat until chicken is no longer pink. To the chicken add the hot sauce and beans bring to a simmer and simmer for 15 minutes add cilantro mix to incorporate well.
In a bowl mix the sour cream and blue cheese crumbled together.
Ladle chili into bowls and top with a doll up of blue cheese sour cream. You may garnish with additional celery.

Ancho Chili Citrus Rub Turkey Breast

This week it’s all about turkey!
Roasted turkey fried turkey and smoked turkey! We are trying to go a little bit healthier in my house for the holiday feasts. Having said that why not just buy the turkey breast all white meat much leaner. So I came up with the perfect combo for a rub using our fresh local grown oranges and Ancho chili for a little kick and three fresh herbs. Let me tell you it’s fantastic I gave myself a pat on the back with this one and so moist and juicy it melts in your mouth.
Ancho Chili Citrus Rub Turkey Breast rub plated with forks
1(6 to 7 pound) Turkey breast
2 oranges quartered plus juice of 1 orange about ¼ cup or less is okay
1 rosemary clipping
4 basil leaves
1 fresh oregano clipping
1 large ancho chili pod mild
½ cup olive oil plus 2 tablespoons
3 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven at 325 degrees. Rinse turkey breast well and pat dry with paper towels. Stuffed cavity of breast with orange pieces, rosemary, basil leaves and oregano.
Brush turkey breast with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place turkey breast in a roasting pan on a rack. Put about ½ inch of water in the pan. Place in oven.
Place Ancho chili pod in a bowl of hot water for 10 minutes to softened the chili. Remove seeds and roughly chopped the chili.
Add to a food processor the chili, remaining olive oil, garlic cloves, red wine vinegar, and juice of 1 orange, seas salt, paprika and pepper. Pulse until forms a thick sauce.
After turkey has cooked for 1 hour remove from oven and cover with chili sauce using a brush. Return to turkey breast to oven and bake an additional 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours or according to package instructions.
Remove from oven place a loose piece of aluminum foil on top of turkey breast let rest 20 minutes before slicing.