Contests
It's not just for Thanksgiving Anymore!

It’s not just for Thanksgiving Anymore!

As many of you know, we have already kicked off our 4th Annual Homegrown Recipe Contest — and we’ve been receiving some scrumptious entries again! As much as I would love to keep them to myself and claim them for my own at our next family get-together, I figured it was high time I start...
4th Annual Recipe Contest

4th Annual Recipe Contest

The Homegrown Recipe Contest is back — and I couldn’t be more excited! For the fourth year in a row, I’ve teamed up with Holland Bulb Farms to offer gardeners and cooks alike the chance at winning a Holland Bulb Farms gift card! Just like in years past, the only requirement is that any recipe submitted contains...
2013 Dream Spring Garden Pin it to Win It Contest!

2013 Dream Spring Garden Pin it to Win It Contest!

If you’re like 25 million + internet users, you’ve already discovered it. And it’s horribly addicting. It’s Pinterest. Identifying itself as a “tool for collecting and organizing things you love”, Pinterest has become just that and more. Through allowing and encouraging users to create “pinboards” of different topics (ranging from home decor to inspirational sayings...
Third Place Winners

Third Place Winners

So, are you loving these recipes??? You should be! They are truly excellent. Today is the final day of recipes (then I’ll get back to more garden-related topics, I promise!) as I feature the Third Place Winner in each category. Third Place in the Fruits Category: “Healthy Fish Tacos” by Paula Quillen Paula resides in...
Second Place Winners

Second Place Winners

As you’ve already heard, our 2013 Homegrown Recipe Contest was once again a success and I’m having great fun sharing the winning recipes with you this week!  Today, I’d like to introduce you to the Second Place Winners, as well as delight you with the dishes the made them famous. Second Place in the Fruits...
First Place Winners

First Place Winners

As promised, this week I will be sharing with you the six winning recipes of the 2013 Homegrown Recipe Contest! Today, I’m starting with the first place winners in each category. We literally could not get enough of these two dishes and I think most of us intend to make them on our own at...
2013 Homegrown Recipe Contest Winners!!!

2013 Homegrown Recipe Contest Winners!!!

Another wonderful year of the Annual Homegrown Recipe Contest has come and gone and we’re ready to announce our winners! Each year we hold this contest, the recipes seem to get more and more irresistibly delicious. We love seeing your creativity and most importantly, the way you use ingredients which could be potentially grown in...
Raspberry Truffle Brownies

Raspberry Truffle Brownies

This is it — The final day to submit your entries for the 2013 Homegrown Recipe Contest! And let me tell you: the competition is fierce this time around! We’ve gotten recipes for some wonderful foods…from cantaloupe salad to pumpkin casseroles to eggplant burgers. They’ve all been amazing! Today, as the final day for the...
One-Eyed Jack French Onion Soup

One-Eyed Jack French Onion Soup

With only one week left in the 2013 Homegrown Recipe Contest, the entries are really starting to roll in! Today we’re featuring a recipe that would be absolutely wonderful on a cold day like today here in the Upper Midwest. This mouth-watering french onion soup recipe comes to us from Bee in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan....
Corn Muffins

Corn Muffins

As you know, I’ve been spending the last few Fridays featuring some of the entries we’ve been receiving in our 2013  Homegrown Recipe Contest. This Friday is no exception! Today I’m featuring an amazingly tasty, but more importantly, easy to execute recipe from Evans in Green Cove Springs, Florida. The total preparation time is 10...
Banana Pudding Surprise

Banana Pudding Surprise

Week after week, we continue receiving more and more entries for our 2013 Homegrown Recipe Contest! I begin to like this time of year almost much as the start of the planting season! The recipe I’ve chose to share with you today comes to us from Darryl in Warren, Michigan. The main ingredient featured in...
Marinated Cheese

Marinated Cheese

Well, the 2013 Homegrown Recipe Contest is in full swing and I am LOVING the entries so far! From soups to breads to relishes, we’re seeing it all and are once again blown away by the talent of my readers and the customers of Holland Bulb Farms. The first recipe I’d like to share with...