My name is Tiff. First and foremost I am a child of God, a mom of 5 wonderful kids, and a wife to a really groovy guy. I love food. I love to make food and eat food and share food. I was a finalist in 2013 at the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off in Las Vegas. While I didn’t bring home the big money, I brought home big memories! You can read about my first (and hopefully not last) PBO experience here.
I am in the process of writing a book called “Secret Life of a Betty Crocker Wannabe.” It’s an autobiographical book that offers a humorous and honest look at my failures, embarrassing moments (of which I have more than my fair share), and my struggle to find my niche.
Some random facts about me:
*I am a self taught cake artist. (There are pics of a few of my cakes at the bottom of this page.)
*I learned to bake at a very young age and started selling baked goods when I was in 6th grade. My first “job” was making and selling cinnamon rolls to the local grocery store every weekend.
*I never met a challenge I didn’t like.
*My mind is always running, planning, and thinking of new ideas.
*Some of our best family times are spent in the kitchen. Teach your kids how to bake!!!!
*I’m a dreamer and a realist…yes, it’s possible to be both.
-3rd place: Karo Cookie Contest @ Arkansas State Fair 2011
-Best Decorated Cookie @ Ozark Country Market Christmas Cookie Contest 2012
-Runner-up: Paula Deen’s Recipe Swap & Photo Challenge (2013)
-Runner-up: So Delicious Dairy-Free Fast & Fresh Time Trials Recipe Contest (2013)
-New Entrant Award: Pillsbury Pie Contest @ Arkansas State Fair (2013)
-Finalist: 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off (2013)
-1st place: Heber Springs Springfest Cupcake Contest (2013)
-1st place: Murry’s Dinner Playhouse Covered Casserole Contest (2014)
-1st place: Arkansas Rice Expo Rice Recipe Contest (2014)
-Reser’s America’s Best Potato Salad Challenge Top 10 (2014)
-4th place/Wild Card Finalist: Glory Foods “Can You Make the Can” Contest (2014)
– 2nd place: Myron Promotional Products “My Dessert Photo Contest” (12/2014)
-Honorable Mention: National Festival of Breads (Time Saving and Simple Category) (2015)
-Minnesota Wild Rice Recipe Contest Finalist (2015)
-2nd Place/Desserts: Concord Foods Summer Recipe Contest (2015)
-1st Place: Life of Dad Turkey Madness Appetizer Contest (2016)
-Grand Prize Winner: Door County Coffee & Tea Co. Recipe Contest (2016)
-Grand Prize Winner: Bob’s Red Mill United States of Cookies Contest (2017)