Cooking Challenge January Results #RecipeShowdown

Recipe Showdown January results - All that's Jas

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The results for January Recipe Showdown cooking challenge are in.

Cooking Challenge January Results #RecipeShowdown

The longest month of the year finally came to an end. We survived it! It can only get better from here, or at least that’s what I keep telling myself.

To make January less dreadful I thought we could play a little game. I started this cooking challenge hoping that we will have fun, meet new people, make new friends, and share our favorite recipes with a new audience. Following an example of a blog from my home country, where this game is very popular among bloggers and foodies, I was expecting similar results.

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 Recipe Showdown - All that's Jas

But alas, we only got 3 submissions. Perhaps camaraderie has no value and people only play if you pay?

I’m not trying to be negative Nancy, but I can’t say that I was surprised.

See my last post on etiquette. I get it. It’s a tough world out there and we all have to pay our bills. Whatever it takes.

The good thing is:

Since we ONLY have three submissions, all three will receive a prize. Thank you, ladies, for participating! You’re the best. Send me your mailing address to so that I can ship the prize to you.

So, who is the winner?

Let’s first see what they cooked up using Gorgonzola, the ingredient for January and celebrate them:

Ann from Grubbs and Critters made Savoury Thyme-Blue Cheese-Fig Cookies just for this occasion.

The name alone makes my mouth water. Fun fact: Ann HATES blue cheese. With all the strange (to me) ingredients she uses in her Asian dishes, she has never cooked with Gorgonzola. But, she decided to “push her culinary boundaries” or just to humor me. Either way, I admire her bravery and appreciate her yummy recipe which I have to make, pronto!

Savoury Thyme Blue Cheese Fig Cookies - Recipe Showdown - All that's Jas


Andrea G. made yummy appetizers with zucchini and bacon, then topped them with Gorgonzola and let it melt in the oven. Mmm, finger food at its best! I love how easy is to make, so be sure to save her recipe Zucchini Maple Bacon & Gorgonzola Appetizer for upcoming game parties.

zucchini maple bacon and gorgonzola appetizer | guest post - All that's Jas


Here we have Blue Cheese Burger With Fig Jam submitted by Patti from Garden Matter. She shared this recipe on her blog earlier (you can submit old recipes and more than one). Would you just look at this master piece? Blue cheese and fig jam is a popular combination. I’m drooling all over my screen. Big juicy burger with blue cheese is all I want right now. Don’t you?

Blue Cheese Burger with Fig Jam - Recipe Showdown - All that's Jas

It looks like we have an appetizer, an entrée , and (almost) dessert. I think it’s fabulous and, quite frankly, I can’t pick a winner.

However, the host for February challenge is Ann. I will be keeping track of new hosts and ingredients here where you can also find instructions on how to play. Let me know if you have any questions. Can’t wait to see your ingredients and to play along!

Here is my contribution to the game. I made the best cheese quiche I ever had and the recipe has a special meaning to me.

How to make Vatican's cheese quiche - Cheese Torte Italiana - All that's Jas


If you would like to participate too, follow Ann to find out what she picked for February ingredient.

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  1. […] chicken recipe, but how exciting is that? After all, Ann made cookies with Gorgonzola for our January challenge. Gorgonzola is to Ann what walnuts are to […]

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    Miz Helen
    February 14, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    What a fun post and group, fabulous recipes! Happy Valentine Day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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      February 14, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      Thanks, hope you can join us! 😀

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    February 4, 2017 at 4:05 am

    This sounds like such a fun game Jas, unfortunately my submissons wouldn’t be of much help, lol, but maybe a good laugh!! Anyways, even if you only got three participants, how great that they each got to win a prize…there’s always something great in everything, hey?? Everything, especially the quiche, looks awesome, although I’m also not a huge fan of blue cheese, but I can see that I’d enjoy all of the dishes!! Have a lovely weekend!

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      February 5, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      Katrin, I’m sure your submission would be just fine. This game is about challenging yourself and trying new flavors, not about who’s the best cook or a photographer. Hope your weekend was great!

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    Angie ~ ambient wares
    February 3, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    What a fun idea! They all look amazing 😀 Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

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      February 3, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      Thanks, Angie, I thought so too 🙂

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    February 1, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Aha! Fig seems to be a good partner for blue cheese. Patty made patti! 😀 The zucchini looks good, although I wonder what’s a good substitute for bacon…maybe turkey-bacon! And of course, one cannot beat your baptised quiche! LOL.
    Thanks for the shout-out my dear, friend! I’ll put out an announcement post for this definitely!


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      February 1, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      You crack me up, you’re so witty. Turkey bacon is a good substitute although it doesn’t taste the same.

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        February 2, 2017 at 3:09 pm

        hahahha! Well…I don’t eat anything bacony, porky or hammy… 🙁

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          February 3, 2017 at 11:07 am

          Ooooh, you’re one of those, hahaha. Just kidding, of course. My dad’s family doesn’t eat pork either, but he’s the black sheep 😉

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    January 30, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    How fun! I love all of the entries and wish I could take a bite out of each!

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      January 30, 2017 at 11:40 pm

      Thanks, Carlee, me too! 🙂

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