Contest + Recognitions

February/March 2024, Taste of Home: “Healthy Your Way Contest” (Blueberry Papaya Smoothie Bowl)

January 21, 2024, Taste of Home: “40 Junk Food Snacks to Indulge In” (Homemade Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tarts)

June, 27, 2023, Taste of Home: “No Bake Desserts” (Grand Marnier Souffle)

September 2022, Taste of Home: “Copycat Favorites Recipe Contest” (Third Place Recipe Winner)

August 2022, Taste of Home “Holidays & Celebrations Recipe Contest” (First Prize Winner)

January 20, 2022 “Taste of Home “Cozy Baking Contest” (First prize Winner)

October 2021, Taste of Home: “Global Flavors Recipe Contest” (First Place Recipe Winner)

April 2021, Taste of Home: “Cozy Baking Recipe Contest” (First Place Recipe Winner)

September 20, 2019, Guest Judge, “West Valley Community Services 9th Annual Chefs of Compassion Competition

April 2019, Taste of Home: “Quick & Easy Meal Ideas” (Recipe Winner)

March, 2019, West Valley Community Service Chef of Compassion: Cooking for a Cause (Judge)

October 11, 2019, Feedfeed & DeLallo “Show Us Your Boards Contest” (Grand Prize Winner)

October 2019, Taste of Home: “Backyard Cookout With A Twist Contest” (Recipe Winner)

December 2017 Today Food Club “Fast & Easy Family Meal Challenge” (Recipe Winner)


Simmer + Sauce Mentions 


January 9, 2024, Taste of Home, Halva-Caramel Alfajores (Caramel Filled Sandwich Cookies)

January 11, 2024, Taste of Home, “49 Recipes For the Feasts of Seven Fishes” (Mediterranean Sole)


June 27, 2023, Taste of Home, “Our Best Recipes With Chia Seeds“,  (Dried Fruit Energy Bars)

March 23, 2023, Taste of Home, 35 Meal Train Ideas to Help Loved Ones in Need

March 10, 2023, The Mercury News, Three Tasty Protein-Packed Breakfast BarsaAnd Power Bites to Eat on The Go

March 9, 2023, The East Bay Times, Recipe: No-Bake Vegan Cowboy Power Bites


October 4, 2022, Readers Digest Canada, Recipe: Grand Marnier Frozen Souffles

September 16,2022, Wisconsin Public Radio NPR, Recipe: Bourbon and Cornflakes Ice Cream

July 25, 2022, The Mercury News, No-Cook Dinners: Experts Dish on Cripr Salads, Clever Toasts and Cold Mezze

July 15, 2022, The Mercury News, No-Cook Dinner Recipes: Spicy Salmon Roll Sushi Bowl 

March 23, 2022, 47 “Make-Ahead Spring Desserts” (Grand Mariner Soufflé)


June 26, 2021, Easy BayTimes, “Fourth of July Recipe: Chocolate Covered Brownie Cake Pops”


November 27, 2020, East Bay Times, “3 Holiday Breads To Brighten Your Christmas and Hanukkah At Home

November 21, 2020, Chill Magazine, The Mercury News, “Holiday Breads

April 6, 2020, The Six Fifty, “Foolproof Comfort Food

January 3, 2020, Hello Glow, “7 Non-Alcoholic drinks For Dry January


December 12, 2019, The Spruce Eats, “How to Build An Epic Party Cheeseboard

September 9, 2019, The Mercury News, “Chefs of Compassion Spotlights Cupertino Rotarians, Local Restauranteurs

September 2019, The Adventurous Bite, “101 Cucumber Recipes

July 4, 2019, JD Williams, “7 Refreshing Summer Cocktail & Mocktail Recipes”

July 2, 2019, Santa Cruz Sentinel, “Fourth of July Recipe|Simmer + Sauce’s Bluebarb Pie

July 2, 2019, The Mercury News, “Fourth of July Recipe|Simmer + Sauce’s Bluebarb Pie

February 15, 2019, Kindle Living, “Nobu Malibu


November 2018, Taste of Home, “9 Ginger Beer Drinks You Need To Try

November 2018, Santa Cruz Sentinel, “Holiday Recipes: Simmer + Sauce’s Autumn Charcuterie Board

November 2018, The Mercury News, “3 Holiday-Worthy Cheese, Caviar and Charcuterie Boards

November 2018, Palo Alto Online “Holiday Spirit

November 5, 2018, Invaluable’s In Good Taste: “The Art of Dining: How to Create a Beautiful Plate

September 2018, The Loop “17 Healthy Back To School Snack That Your Kids Will Actually Like

July 2018, Brit + Co, “14 Easy Diabetic-Friendly Recipes To Try This Summer

June 2018, Brit + Co, “15 Cool Cocktail Recipes For Summer

May 24, 2018, Brit + Co, “12 Peruvian Recipes That Go Beyond Quinoa

Spring 2018, Palo Alto Weekly “Delish” (Special Edition)

March 23, 2018, The Mercury News “Build A Better…Passover Dessert


December 2, 2017, East Bay Times “Holiday Party Recipes

December 2, 2017, The Mercury News “Holiday Appetizers

December 2017, Palo Alto Online, “Holiday Spirit

November 2017, The Mountain View Voice, Holiday Spirit 2017 (Special Edition)

August, 16, 2017, The Almanac “Chef in the House

Simmer + Sauce Contributions and Publications


November 14, 2022, The Mecuray News, “Peninsula Bucket List: The Munching Is Multicultural In The Cradle of Tech

Winter 2022, Taste of Home Christmas,(Peruvian Chicha Morada Recipe)

Winter 2022, Taste of Home Christmas, (Frozen Grand Marnier Souffles)

April 14, 2022, InMenlo “Tis the Season to Indulge in Italian Easter Bread

February, 12, 2022, InMenlo “Chocolate Macaroon Cake is a Perfect Valentine’s Day Treat


July 27, 2021, InMenlo “Strawberry-Plum Walnut Smoothie is a Delicious Summer Drink

May 23, 2021, InMenlo “How to Bake Petite Vanilla Bean Scones

March 30, 2021, InMenlo “Legend of Hot Cross Buns

January 1, 2021, InMenlo “Welcome 2021 With A Rosemary-Ginger Margarita


December 18, 2020, InMenlo “Cheery Marbled Cut Out Christmas Cookies To Bake And Eat


October 2019, FeedFeed “How to Build the Perfect Charcuterie Board

February 2,  2019, InMenlo “Add This Spinach Artichoke Dip To The Line Up Of Your Super Bowl Watching Party


December 28, 2018, InMenlo “Changemaker The Girl + The Fig’s Sondra Bernstein + Her Famous Fig and Arugula Salad

February 26, 2018, InMenlo “Changemaker Menlo Park Superintendent of Schools Erik Burmeister

January 11, 2018, InMenlo “Moroccan stewed chickpeas with spinach makes the perfect winter meal

February 1, 2018, InMenlo “Changemaker: Dr. Marion Nestle and her favorite arugula salad (part 1)

February 12, 2018, InMenlo “Changemakers: Dr. Marion Nestle and An Arugula Salad In her Honor (part 2)


My mother-in_law’s delicious pumpkin curry soup – perfect start to Thanksgiving dinner

October 15, 2017, InMenlo “Just in time for Halloween parties – soft frosted pumpkin cookies

December 21, 2017, InMenlo “Cranberry-orange pistachio biscotti that I have been making for years

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