About Me

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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.

Contest wins:

-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)

Cake Collage

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