BSI Winner!

Thank you mucho to everyone who entered the Blogger Secret Ingredient competition this week.

Nutmeg was the ingredient of choice and multiple yummy-lookin’ recipes were sumbitted. Let’s get right to the good stuff:

VeggieGirl entered an adapted recipe from Gourmet magazine for applesauce pecan cake with nutmeg.

Applesauce Pecan Cake with Nutmeg

VeggieGirl said, “This cake was proclaimed by my family as ‘the best thing you’ve baked yet!'” Check out the recipe on VeggieGirl’s blog.

Jessica submitted these colorful fruit cake cookies.

Fruit Cake Cookies

Jessica said, “We loved them so much (before) that this year I purposely bought enough extra ingredients to bake a whole batch.” Check out the recipe for these fruit cake cookies on Jessica’s blog.

Naomi created a creamy-looking recipe for a pumpkalicious shake.

Pumpkalicious Shake

Naomi said, “a few shakes of Nutmeg and you have yourself one delicious shake!” Check out her recipe for this shake on Naomi’s blog.

Taylor emailed me with a recipe for carrot soup with coconut milk.

Carrot Soup with Coconut Milk


5 carrots, chopped or shredded
1 onion, chopped
3 cups vegetable stock
1 can coconut milk
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon curry
1/2 teaspoon NUTMEG
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Add about a tablespoon of olive oil and the chopped onion to a soup pot and cook over high heat until onions are soft.

2.  Add the garlic and carrots for a few more minutes, then stir in the spices, quickly followed by the stock and coconut milk.

3.  Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer on low for 15-20 minutes. Blend in a blender or food processor, return to the pot and add the chopped cilantro.

Kelly’s recipe submission of a pumpkin gingerbread trifle definitely caught my eye.

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

Kelly said, “My favorite holiday dessert is my Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle! It is AMAZING in taste AND calories!” You may find the recipe for Kelly’s pumpkin gingerbread trifle on Kelly’s blog.

Biz submitted an awesome recipe for chai tea mix.

Chai Tea Mix

Biz made this recipe to include in a gift box for her brother and sister for the holidays. To see her recipe for chai tea mix, check out Biz’s blog.

And the Winner is…

Kelly with her pumpkin gingerbread trifle! Seriously how good does that trifle look?

Kelly, please email me at with your address so I may send you a lil’ somethin’ somethin’ for your big win.

I really did have a hard time chosing just one winner since every recipe submitted made me drool worse than Sadie when we’re eating chicken for dinner. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Be sure to head on over to Mellissa’s blog for next week’s BSI competition. 😀

8 Responses

  1. Congratulations to Kelly!! 🙂

  2. OMG that trifle looks fantastic! Congrats to Kelly!

  3. Congratulations to Kelly!! That gingerbread trifle looks incredible!! 🙂

  4. Great recipes 🙂 CONGRATS to Kelly.

  5. Congrats to the winner and thanks for not using random integer! Thanks for hosting too! 😀

  6. the blog is wonderful. i liked the fluffy pancakes especially. if you’re interested we’d love to send you some Batter Blaster coupons. Batter Blaster is organic pancake or waffle batter in a can. It’s fun to use and tastes great. although we’re sure not up to your homemade we find people like it.

    If you’re interested in taking a taste or holding a contest with coupons we’d love to help.



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