My Two Sweet Desserts From Ultimate Recipe Showdown!

Even with with the outcome of the show not in my favor Sunday night, I will say that being on the show was the experience of a lifetime. Being in NYC and in the Food Network Studios is such a prize in itself and I’ll never forget it. Guy Fierri is exactly how he is on tv, so cool and down to earth.


All in all, both of my recipes turned out great while cooking on the show. My doughnuts are so much fun. I put a lot of TLC into creating that recipe and will treasure it for years to come. Do give them a try sometime. The peaches are a beautiful dessert as well, simple and delicious with only a few ingredients. It was great to hear comments from the judges, they only showed a few seconds of it on the show, but they spent a good 10 plus minutes talking with each of us. I was happy with what they said about both of my recipes.

Thanks for all of your thoughtful emails, comments and facebook notes. You all are wonderful. Are you ready to give the show a try this year? We’ve got just a couple weeks left to enter I highly recommend the experience to every one, you’ll have an amazing time! Check out Foodnetwork.com for all the details.

Hope you’ll all enjoy some pics and links for my recipes from the show.






Click HERE for my recipe, “Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread Doughnuts”

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Click HERE for my recipe, “Sweet Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Bean Mascarpone and Walnut Sugar”
Click HERE to see the FN Dish “Dessert” After show Video

See ya’ll soon! More comfort food coming right up!

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52 Responses
  1. Laura P.

    I thought you did a great job. : ) You were *this* close! Maybe next time, right? : ) These recipes sound delicious!

  2. StickyGooeyCreamyChewy

    I saw you on the show and you were great! I loved both of your recipes. Can’t wait for peach season!

  3. Krista Lou Cook

    Great job on the show. I was thinking, man, they should have built you a little stage to stand on. That must have been hard to not be able to see into all your work!

  4. carol

    Jenny, you did a wonderful job on the show….Bob and I really thought you were gonna win the way they were going on about how they loved your 2nd dessert. Will you do it again next year?
    Your banana donuts look so good-my 2 grandsons would LOVE these-they’re the perfect size for little guys-and big guys (and gals) too. I can’t wait for fresh peach season here in the Northeast to try those peaches too…YUM!!!
    I’m sure you have some great stories and memories from the whole competition….we’re all so proud of you! You done GOOD!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Meg

    My husband and I watched the show and you did awesome. I would have totally picked your desserts. Congrats on a job well done and having such an amazing experience.

  6. Sara

    I watched the show and was rooting for you the whole time! Both your desserts look so good, I can’t wait to try them!! You did a great job on the show and you didn’t look nervous at all. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Terah

    you were AWESOME on the show! you looked FABULOUS and appeared so at home! your recipes, especially the doughnuts, ROCK!!! i’m a blogstalker of food blogs and love trying out your recipes! thanks for sharing and good luck in your future endeavors!!

  8. Nicole

    That is so awesome, congrats! Those desserts look wonderful and I will need to try them. Too bad I missed the show.

  9. Bob

    My brother forgot to tape it so I didnt get to see. ๐Ÿ™ I’m sorry you lost, but glad you had a good time! Both those desserts look awesome, I think I’ll make those peaches for Valentines day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Meghan

    It was so much fun watching you on tv.
    I love that show & you were so robbed on the win but you got to go & be on & like you said that is good enough :>)

    My dh kept asking me which one was my "friend" I said "See the chicky standing on the box! Her!"
    LOL

    Good job on camera!
    Can't wait to try these.

  11. Becky

    I thought you did a great job! I thought you should have won! I can’t wait to try those donuts! And the peach dessert looks so good too!

  12. The Bertone's

    I watched the show! I thought, it was great! I am so JEALOUS of you. I have loved Guy since he was on The Next Foodnetwork Star. Such an awesome experience. Congrats!

  13. Carrian

    I’m so excited to try these! My husband asked me to grab the recipe when you posted so both of us are excited!! Great job!

  14. Bunny

    I practically ran home from work Sunday night to see you on the show! You were fabulous! I loved both of your desserts! The judges said such wonderful things about them!

  15. Melissa, Ryan and Addy

    I saw you on that challenge show and I believe on another one before that. What an honor to be on a show like that! I thought you did a great job and your desserts looked amazing, especially the banana bread doughnuts! Thanks for sharing them here.

  16. Katherine Aucoin

    We watched Sunday night and I think you were terrific! I am biased and think you were the best! We were pulling for you. I can wait to try the doughnuts.

  17. Tasty Trends

    i didn’t get to see you …but congrats!! that is really great!

    i absolutely love grilled peaches! they are so refreshing!

  18. Dawn

    Jenny I loved watching you. Sorry you didn’t win, but hey this is only the begining for you…plenty of contests and smackdowns for you to win Momma!

  19. Jen

    I thought you got ripped off, because you totally should have taken it for your doughnuts! I made my husband watch and he kept asking, “you know this girl?” to which I answered, “no, I just stalk her awesome food blog, and I feel like we are friends, but it is totally one sided!” You have cheerleaders you did not even know you had, keep up the great work! And, how are you so thin if you cook like you do???

  20. Sharon

    THanks for sharing these amazing recipes! I just watched the show after recording it on DVR and you were so adorable! I’m a 1/2 inch sorter than you so I felt for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Ashley

    I just got to watch the show (I missed it on Sunday) and you did great! I can’t wait to make your banana bread donuts. They look amazing!

    I laughed when they had to bring you a box. How tall are you? If I ever get on the show, I’ll have to do that too. lol

  22. Natalie

    K funny story. My husband and I moved last week and I’ve been behind on my blogging. We were flipping through the TV the other night and came across Food Network (one of my faves!). I was like, “sweetie…I think that lady is on one of the blogs I follow”…I watched for a few minutes and wasn’t 100% sure and then I log on today and it was you! So cool! What an awesome opportunity! I will not be the last to know next time you’re on TV! Thanks for having your blog!

  23. Clumbsy Cookie

    I really wish I could have watched the show Jenny! I did watch the little video they had on the FN site. Your desserts are too cool, I’m in awe as for you didn’t win!

  24. Alyssa

    That is so cool! I don’t even know you, but I found your blog through a friends–just to have your own recipe on Food Networks website is awesome! Congratulations!

  25. Shannon

    Oh…I wish I would’ve seen this before it aired! I would’ve love to have watched it! HOW COOL!!!! Is it going to air again? let me know

  26. MindyMac

    I can not believe I have stumbled upon this blog! My kids are down for naps and I’m doing a little “blog stalking”, and somehow I found your site. I love Food Network, but have never seen URS before until the other night….when you were on! I thought your recipe for the banana bread donuts looked just incredible. Thank you so much for sharing that recipe! I’m still laughing at what a small “blog world” it is… Great job!

  27. Jennifer

    De-lurking to let you know that I made the drop doughnuts yesterday and they were sooo good. Even a day later the leftovers are wonderful.
    (And I only had 2 bananas and no cinnamon chips, and they were still fabulous!)

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