Random Recipe Ideas & a Winner!

We have winners!  Thank you all so much for visiting, commenting, and supporting my new venture, Society6!

As much as I love cooking and creating in the kitchen, my true passion is art

Lately I have been taking shortcuts, still making tempting dishes, but leaving  more time and energy for painting and crafting…

February is truly a short month and I have run out of days to post some of the great recipes from the February Bucket List

Here are a few random recipe ideas:

A recipe for carbonara with cauliflower caught my eye this month, but in an effort to lighten things up, I just roasted cauliflower with some broccoli for color, and finished it up with a drizzle of Beer Cheese Sauce




Not exactly diet food, but with the cheesy sauce you will never miss the pasta

This dish was a simple combo of the techniques and recipes on the 2 links below

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Beer Cheese Sauce

Broccoli Candy

This is a fun appetizer I made for the Valentine birthday boy, but it can easily be adapted to any occasion




I found a small heart shaped brie in the deli section, added chopped bacon and raspberry jam and wrapped it in pie crust




Heart cut outs from the dough scraps made tasty crackers for scooping up the sweet and savory melted brie




An egg wash gave everything a golden glow

Yes, the heart shape got lost in the baking, but you really won’t care    😋




Think of the possibilities!  Any flavor jam, a flavorful mustard, nuts…let your imagination go wild!

See the basic recipe for Pastry Wrapped Brie with Raspberry Bacon Jam here

And then there’s this cheesecake with a crust made from cake mix!




I went the Red Velvet route for Valentine’s Day, but again, endless possibilities!




I wish you could have smelled this baking, it was enticing…

How about a luscious lemon cheesecake with a lemon cake mix crust

or a mint chocolate cheesecake with a devils food cake mix crust-




Swirl in food coloring, melted chocolate, caramel or anything you can think of, for a lovely marbled effect

Get a printable version of this decadent Red Velvet Cheesecake here

Create a masterpiece in your kitchen!

Now for the winners!  {determined by a random number generator}

2 sets{5} assorted stationary cards

Pattie T, and Deb!


floral bouquet

Apple Tote Bag






Congrats, Pattie, Deb and Emily, I will email you to get your shipping info!

Guess what, there’s another giveaway, sponsored by the Traveling Tote gals,  coming up March 1st!

A MacKenzie-Childs Green Flower Market vase!




Be sure to stop back by to see how to enter…

Have a great week everyone!

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Celebrate and Decorate,  Rustic and Refined,

Between Naps on the PorchCoastal CharmCooking and Crafting with J&J,  The Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Tickle My Tastebuds,  The Blended Blog   Full Plate Thursday   Share it One More Time


15 Responses to “Random Recipe Ideas & a Winner!”
  1. Congrats to your lucky winners, Jenna. We have three more days to complete Whole 30, but your food and recipes are so tempting. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!

  2. Oh my goodness! I hope I’m the Emily, along with Patti and Deb in the winners category. I really do have to make cauliflower and beer cheese sauce. One of our favorite veggies. The adorable heart crackers were so sweet for birthday boy, I bet everyone was scooping up the delicious brie! Great recipes Jenna………Enjoy your Sunday.

  3. Such yummy recipes, and lovely art cards and tote! Congratulations to the winners.

  4. So yummy! And three cheers for Emily!

  5. Jodi says:

    Yummy stuff and congrats to the lucky winners??

  6. Jodi says:

    Meant to put !! Lol

  7. debra cantales says:

    I am delighted to be a winner! Congrats to Emily and Patti too! The cauliflower and beer cheese sauce sounds wonderful. I’ve been making cauliflower fried rice two nights a week because it is so yummy (and low cal) but I need to try your recipe soon since we love cauliflower. The heart crackers and brie were perfect for your celebrations. Looking forward to your MacKenzie-Childs post 🙂

  8. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    After my recent trip, I’m a carbonara-holic! Not sure about the cauliflower, but I may just have to give it a try because you never know!

  9. Mary says:

    Congrats to your winners Jenna! I know they’ll enjoy your original artwork on their goodies 🙂

  10. Kim says:

    I love brie with preserves, nuts, or anything, but rarely think to make it. Thanks for jogging my memory to do this again. Love the cracker idea. Hearts are always in season. 🙂 Congrats to the winners!

  11. Sandra Garth says:

    Congrats to the winners! The brie,bacon and jam appetizer is calling my name loud and clear and I look forward to trying it. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

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