Ricky’s Blue Ribbon Double Chocolate Bundt Cake

This simple, fudgy chocolate dream couldn’t be easier! Dress it up or dress it down, but start with a box of chocolate cake mix and a few simple ingredients like sour cream and chocolate chips and the end result will make a moist, intensely-flavored chocolate cake with textbook results every time! Glad Ricky didn’t lose…

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Ellie’s Summertime Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Penne Pasta

Ellie’s pasta recipe is simple, quick and extremely scrumptious! When we tested it we were so surprised it took less than 20 minutes to prepare! The salty sweetness of the sun-dried tomatoes, pungent fresh garlic and licorice-like, crisp basil provided a combo of flavors that even the kids loved! What an easy, delicious summertime pasta…

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Drew’s Pickled Deviled Eggs

Want to make a sweet yet savory statement on your summertime picnic table? These vibrant, savory, and slightly spicy deviled eggs are perfect for all sorts of gatherings and easy enough to make for snacks too. Plus, they’re just so pretty to look at all nestled in pink? Pretty in Pink Thanks for this scrumptious…

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Laura’s Deep Dish Chicken Pot Pie

What spells C-O-M-F-O-R-T to you? We all have one, two or even three (or more) palate pleasing memories that tug at our food-strings. Here’s a true comfort food classic that fills the air with newly baked, savory aromas of home. Laura’s delectable pie is scrumptious, quick and easy; made from scratch or semi-scratch… brimming with chunks…

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Jamie & JB’s Braised Chicken in Milk

I have so many noteworthy Guest Chef recipes that I simply need to extend the offerings in this category to a 2 week period. I have a few fresh recipes from new guest chef’s on the agenda as well. So many incredible culinary contributions-so little time! Please Note: I’ve been experiencing technical difficulties with my reader…

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Music in Your Mouth! Encore Post Mamul From LynzRealCooking!

Mamul is a baking masterpiece offered by my dear friend Lynn of LynzRealCooking. She’s a strong, amazing women with an incredible sense of family and extreme, diverse, culinary talents whom I hold in high regard and close to my heart. Please check out her blog–it’s nothing short of incredible! Lynn says, “Mamul is a traditional Middle Eastern…

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Bret’s Mediterranean Style Mussels & Clams with Pasta Aglio Olio & Marinated Killer Tomatoes!

Are you a fan of the Mediterranean sea? Food that is! Today’s gorgeous offering, by talented self-taught Chef and honorary Sicilian Bret Clark, is a stunning display of culinary, ocean treasures of which Poseidon would enthusiastically approve. This buttery Mediterranean sea presentation is paired with simple, yet extremely flavorful, garlicky Pasta Aglio Olio and the appropriately named…

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Jana’s Maple & Dijon Glazed Chicken SUPER EASY

Maple & Dijon Glazed Chicken Another memorable and extremely simple Guest Chef addition that I wanted to share this week is simple baked chicken with rich and creamy Maple Dijon Glaze. Offered by Jana Young Baron. This luscious dish is incredibly easy, delicious, and ready in less than 30 minutes! Jana’s tips “Last 15 minutes I…

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Jenny’s Most Excellent 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Roast Beef

photo source: Jenny It’s Guest Chef Week (or weeks) at Once Upon a Spice and I wanted to start with some of the most popular recipes from our blog. It’s been difficult to streamline all of our incredible offerings, so in the end I had to resort to counting likes. Once again, many thanks to all…

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Easy Pacific Northwest Glazed Smoked Salmon & a little info

Glazed Smoked Salmon at its Finest! Get to know your food: Did you know that salmon is considered anadromous: born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, and then return to fresh water to reproduce? They maintain one color when living in fresh water, then change color when they are in salt water. Good to…

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Magic Dust aka Steak Rub & Herb Butter-Rare, Medium or Well?

I call the incredible concoction encrusted on this gorgeous steak “Magic Dust” It’s an exceptionally delicious and simple steak rub that tastes like your local steakhouse’s—maybe even better! This pleasingly powerful powder has the ability to turn a naked steak into a culinary masterpiece! Rib eye is my choice, but most any marbleized cut will suffice. Also,…

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