Friday, September 3, 2010

Successful Farming Magazine, Prize Winning Recipes & Winner of the Monthly Drawing

Raspberry Tiramisu

1 cup seedless raspberry jam
6 tablespoons orange liqueur, divided
2 (8 ounce) tubs of mascarpone cheese, room temperature 
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup sugar
28 soft ladyfingers or 2 (10 ounce) packages pound cake, cut into 1/4 inch slices
3 3/4 cups fresh raspberries

In small bowl, combine jam and 4 tablespoons orange liqueur.  In large bowl, combine mascarpone cheese and remaining 2 tablespoons orange liqueur. In another large bowl, combine whipping cream and sugar.  Mix with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.  Fold into mascaropne cheese mixture.  Arrange half of the lady fingers or pound cake in a 13x9x2 inch baking dish.  Spread half of jam mixture over lady fingers.  Spread half of mascarpone cheese mixture over jam.  Arrange half of berries over top.  Repeat layering.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.  Makes 8 to 12 servings.

Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 egg, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla
Lemon pie filling

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Line bottom on 13x9 inch baking pan with one can of crescents.  In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, vanilla and egg yolk.  Mix well.  Spread evenly over crescent layer.  Spread a thin layer of lemon pie filling over cream cheese.  Arrange remaining crescent rolls over pie filling.  brush with beaten egg white.  Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup sugar over top. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Black Raspberry Cobbler

1/2 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cup sugar, divided
1 cup flour
3/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups black berries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In 2 quart baking dish, place butter.  In medium bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, flour, milk, and baking powder. Mix well.  Pour over butter.  Do not mix.  Arrange blackberries over top.  Do not mix.  Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until golden brown. 

My publisher asked if I would be interested in being one of the judges for the Successful Farming Magazine dessert contest at the Iowa State Fair.  Of course I said yes!  I love to judge recipe and cooking contests.

A few years ago, my mom judged the Tone's Cinnamon Roll contest.  She had to test over 30 entries.  To me, that sounds like a dream job, but it wasn't for my mom.  They had to try the finalist cinnamon rolls over and over to pick the winners.  To this day, my mom has trouble eating cinnamon rolls.  She also doesn't like being a judge for recipe contests anymore.  I hope that never happens to me, because I really enjoy judging recipe contests.
The winner of this month's drawing for my cookbooks, MY KIND OF COOKING and BUSY WOMAN'S SLOW COOKER COOKBOOK, is Mags of The Other Side of 50.  Please visit her wonderful blog!

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Check out my blogging buddy, Bo's Blog (say that three times fast), Bo's Bowl.   Not only does he have great giveaways,  his recipes are incredible!  One visit to his blog and you will see why I faithfully follow it.
Also check out my friend Pam's blog, Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner,  for more great recipes!  Once you read her blog, she will be your friend too!


  1. This has to be fantastic!gret old fshion recipes are always the best.

  2. Linda, judging sounds like a dream job to me! Interesting to see what people create and to meet the people also! All of these recipes are great and now I'm starved after seeing the pics!

  3. I am not sure which of these 3 recipes I like best, they all make my mouth water:-) Diane

  4. Yea, I could see where having to taste something over and over and over again could get old...but I'd have fun trying at least!!! :) Thanks for sharing the recipes, they all sound so delicious!

  5. JUST printed off the lemon bars recipe! My husband loves those kind of bars.
    But everything sounds yummy! I'm hungry now.

  6. Congratulations to Mag! Being a judge at a recipe contest sounds yummy to me!

  7. These three desserts look so yummy.

    In my latest post, I mentioned you, your blog, and one of your recipes. See for yourself:

  8. awesome drooling recipes....all three r the best....congrats to the winners of ur wonderful cookbook

  9. Wow, all three of these desserts look luscious and fab! Especially that Black Raspberry Cobbler! Congrats to Mags!

  10. Lemon bars are my favorite! They look so yummy!

  11. The blackberries are abundant here at the moment - I'm looking forward to trying the cobbler.


  12. ok, now I'm hungry AGAIN! Everything looks wonderful.

  13. Hi, Sorry, I have not been here. I just said the same thing to Pam. I have fallen behind. I guess that is what life is.

    I love these recipes, particularly the lemon cheese bars. Thanks for sharing.

  14. very phantastic!j love this recipe!

  15. Beautiful recipe and very nice blog.
    Big kisses from Croatia.
    Zondra Art

  16. Linda, just catching up on all the blog posts I have missed over the past couple of weeks and, as always, you give me recipes I want to try! Thanks so much for the inspiration!