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 enterI highly recommend the experience to every one, you’ll have an amazing time! Check out 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”


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. 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

  2. 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! 🙂

  3. 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???

  4. 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!

  5. Tasty Trends

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

    i absolutely love grilled peaches! they are so refreshing!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. Amanda

    I had a blast watching the show. I felt like I knew you. Anyway, I got my toffee… THANKS AGAIN. it was delish!

  12. 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!

  13. 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!"

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

  14. Bob

    My brother forgot to tape it so I didnt get to see. 🙁 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. 🙂

  15. Nicole

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

  16. 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!!

  17. 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. 🙂

  18. 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.

  19. 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!!! 🙂

  20. 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!

  21. StickyGooeyCreamyChewy

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

  22. Laura P.

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

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