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Cozy-Casserole Cook-off Results

The Results are in and it came down to one vote. I am very happy to say that my dish placed 2nd!

The winning dish was a “Ranch Chili Casserole” . I am glad to help my grandson’s school as that was very important to me. I did not go, but my daughter went and stayed to get feedback from the judges and those in attendance. The feedback was all positive.

This was the first time I ever entered a cooking competition, as those of you who have competed know that at times we all have self doubts at one time, so for me to start competing at age 46 the feedback was what I was after.

I have the recipe to post up as well as pictures and pictures of the dishes I competed against.

I will be back today in a bit, as I am still running like a mad housewife.

But WOW!!! 1st time competing, lost by “one” vote! I AM ECSTATIC! 


Color Me Happy I Took “Second Place”!!!!!


Mac & Cheese w/Applewood Bacon

Mac & Cheese w/Applewood Bacon

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About Dish With Clarissa

Clarissa Ellis grew up learning to cook with her mom. In a time where traditional home-cooked food was going out of style, Clarissa learned to love and make those simple 'comfort foods' and family favorites. As she grew - and her mom got busier with long work hours, Clarissa supported her mom by taking over most of the cooking duties around the home. By the time Clarissa started high school - she had absorbed her mother's approach to traditional, homestyle Italian dishes; and thanks to So Cal's great weather year round... a love of cooking on the grill. Fast forward 30 years and Clarissa has never stopped cooking. She continued to explore food, learning more from So Cal's amazing cultural variety, trying things out on her family and her friends... and always learning. Never content to merely cook a good meal, Clarissa developed the habit of talking sharing her ideas with family, friends and coworkers. After a lifetime of learning and experimenting, Clarissa's love affair with traditional Italian cooking, and 'comfort foods' has grown into a robust, creative and cross-cultural approach to cooking that still manages to remain 'accessible' to the rest of us. Now Clarissa brings her experience and her approach online through her blog - giving all of us a chance give ourselves, our friends and our family the benefits of a lifetime of passion and joy in cooking simply great meals.

3 responses »

  1. Wow! Congrats! I read this post before the prior post so I was unable to give you a
    Good Luck”!


  2. Helena Akerley

    A casserole, from the French word for “saucepan”,[1] is a large, deep dish used both in the oven and as a serving vessel. The word casserole is also used for the food cooked and served in such a vessel, with the cookware itself called a casserole dish or casserole pan. In British English, this type of dish is frequently also called a bake, coinciding with the cooking technique used to cook casseroles.’

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