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Food Network Star Diaries

Rebekah Lingenfelser is a food enthusiast, writer and top ten finalist on Season 14 of Food Network Star. Catch her episode and recipe recaps below and tune in to Food Network on Sundays at 9 PM to watch her in action! Check back here for updates as the season continues. For business or media inquires, email SKGFoodBlog@gmail.com or visit RebekahLingenfelser.com.   Continue reading “Food Network Star Diaries”

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Iced Pumpkin Cookies Tantalize the Senses

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Iced Pumpkin Cookies are filled with dried cranberries, granola, white chocolate chips and warm spices.

Isn’t it funny how powerful our senses can be? My family takes a trip to the Tennessee Mountains every fall and you can’t drive very far up there without seeing a pancake house. The smell alone puts me in a good mood.  On a cool mountain morning, who can pass up the scent of crispy bacon, cane syrup and stacks of buttery, fluffy and warm silver dollar pancakes?  Continue reading “Iced Pumpkin Cookies Tantalize the Senses”

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Easy Glazed Double-Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake

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Rebekah’s Glazed Double-Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake is the perfect dessert for holiday celebrations.

Fall baking is one of my favorite past times, and whether you’re baking this cake for fun or for Thanksgiving, it’s sure to please. My Glazed Double-Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake starts with a boxed cake mix and is filled with classic fall spices. Continue reading “Easy Glazed Double-Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake”

Fall for Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake

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Rebekah’s Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake is filled with tart apples and fall spices showcasing the warm, comforting flavors of the season.

It’s pumpkin spice season, y’all! I mean, fall. Bring on the granny smith apples, the bright orange pumpkins and multi-colored gourds, the cooler weather, football season and pumpkin spice everything. Lattes, coffee creamer, candles…oh my. 

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Savory Side Dish: Cinnamon Apples & Onions

It’s officially fall, and that’s something to get excited about. In Savannah, Georgia, the average temperature this time of year is around 85 degrees, which may sound warm to most, but we welcome anything below the high 90’s! When it comes to food, there are so many ingredients I love to cook with in the autumn months. Continue reading “Savory Side Dish: Cinnamon Apples & Onions”

Spaghetti Chicken Stir-Fry: Give it a Try

I love to make stir-fry for dinner during the week. It’s fast, flavorful and so versatile. I usually serve this sauce + meat mixture over brown rice, but earlier this week, I changed things up and served it over whole wheat spaghetti instead. It was Some Kinda Good! Feel free to make this recipe your own by using whatever protein you like. Shrimp, pepper steak or even ground beef are delectable options. The sauce is slightly sweet with a little tang from the ground mustard, and the crunch from the celery and pecans gives the dish great texture. Continue reading “Spaghetti Chicken Stir-Fry: Give it a Try”

Garden-Fresh Shrimp Pesto Flatbread

Flatbreads are all the rage these days. Easy to put together with endless flavor combinations, they come together quickly and make a light weeknight dinner or appetizer before main course. Continue reading “Garden-Fresh Shrimp Pesto Flatbread”

Coconut Shrimp with Orange Marmalade: Yes, please!

If you’ve never fried shrimp at home before, you totally should. It is so easy to do, and seriously, Some Kinda Good! When my husband and I go out for dinner, I typically order things I rarely prepare at home. Coconut shrimp with orange marmalade is one of those dishes….sounds so fancy, right? Continue reading “Coconut Shrimp with Orange Marmalade: Yes, please!”

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My First Time in New York City


In mid-July, I experienced a lot of firsts. I traveled to New York City for the very first time in my 35 years of life. What a different world! There was so much to see and do, and most importantly to eat. I was amazed by the bumper-to-bumper traffic, the millions of people and constant sounds of sirens and honking horns. I was so fortunate to have a native New Yorker to show me around the city, to guide taxi drivers to my next destination and to introduce me to all the things. The culture, the languages, the pizza, the bagels, my first arancini, oh my! I have so much to tell you about. Continue reading “My First Time in New York City”

Watermelon Berry-Lime Fruit Salad

Earlier this week, we had a church picnic and I needed a covered dish to take along. I love to cook and eat foods that are in season because ingredients that are at their peak will always taste the best. Summertime is the season for blueberries and cold watermelon, and my herb garden was ripe with fresh basil and mint. Continue reading “Watermelon Berry-Lime Fruit Salad”

Grill Out This Fourth of July

The Fourth of July usually finds me in the pool or somewhere on a beach, but almost always with good food, typically cooked on the grill. Summertime is all about easy cooking and not heating up the oven. Today, I’ll give you some ideas for a fun and festive July 4th menu that’s big on flavor and comes together with little preparation. I’m also sharing my recipe for Grilled Corn on the Cob with Cayenne Herb Butter. Continue reading “Grill Out This Fourth of July”

Food Network Star: Episode 3 – Crab Rigatoni

 

If you’ve been following along on this season of Food Network Star, you know that I was eliminated on Episode 3 last Sunday evening. What a sad and devastating moment that was! In this week’s Food Network Star recap, I’ll share my thoughts on the episode, the mentors’ feedback and my recipe for Crab Rigatoni. Continue reading “Food Network Star: Episode 3 – Crab Rigatoni”