Rosemary Mark

Culinary consultant to food companies and commodities board for 20 years. As a culinary consultant to food companies and commodity boards for over 20 years, Rosemary’s approach to recipe development is ‘real-life recipes for regular cooks,’ following her 4-A’s: Appealing, Approachable, Accurate and Achievable for everyday cooking.

With attention to current trends and consumer appeal, her recipes are trendy, yet not too edgy. She strives for intriguing, without intimidating, and healthful when appropriate to the product or promotion. She loves the mission of creating an irresistible recipe to go with a product. One favorite and challenging project was recipes using Dreyer’s frozen fruit bars. What could be made with a fruit bar on a stick? She turned the bars into custom flavored beverages. A party fruit “bar” for guests to create their own flavors of mojitos, margaritas and mimosas.

Articles & Recipes by Rosemary Mark

  • Baked Eggs Florentine

    Baked Eggs Florentine


    This easy recipe is eggs and toast all in one, with some healthy greens too! Continue reading

  • Potato Kale Hashbrowns

    Potato Kale Hash Browns


    Use refrigerated or frozen shredded potatoes to make these veggie packed hashbrowns in minutes. Or stir together the night before and have ready in the refrigerator to cook for breakfast. Continue reading

  • Whole Wheat and Oats Panckes - Circulon

    Whole Wheat and Oats Pancakes


    Stir together these whole wheat pancakes in minutes and top with sliced banana and walnuts, if you like. For a ready-to-heat breakfast, make them ahead, wrap well and refrigerate, then reheat for a few seconds in the microwave. Continue reading

  • Greek Style Breakfast Wrap 2

    Greek Style Breakfast Wrap


    This quick wrap can be eaten out of hand for an on-the-go breakfast. You can also make it the night before and pack for breakfast or lunch, then reheat briefly in the microwave. Continue reading

  • Tomato Guacamole

    Tomato Guacamole


    This guacamole has lots of colorful cherry tomatoes to lighten it up. Cumin and lime add a nice flavor boost. Continue reading

  • Fresh Strawberry Margarita

    Fresh Strawberry Margarita


    Skip the sugary mixes and blend strawberries, lime juice and a touch of agave syrup to sweeten this crowd-pleasing party drink. Agave syrup is sweeter than simple syrup, so about half as much is needed for sweetening beverages. Agave syrup and tequila are both made from the agave plant, so they are a naturally good combination. Continue reading

  • Carne Asada

    Carne Asada


    Carne asada means grilled meat. Since the meat is cut in strips, a grill pan or skillet works well instead of a barbecue. The meat is seasoned before it goes in the pan, and then served on tortillas with a choice of condiments like guacamole, red onion, cilantro and lime. Continue reading

  • MexicanChocolateBrownie-rev-2

    Mexican Spiced Chocolate Brownies


    These rich chocolate brownies spiked with smoky Ancho chile powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne add a spicy-sweet finish to a Mexican meal or Cinco de Mayo celebration. Continue reading

  • PB Brownies-rev-2

    Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies


    It’s easy to make these pretty brownies. Stir peanut butter into half the batter and melted chocolate into the other half, then swirl in the pan before baking – voila! Continue reading

  • Blondies-rev-2

    Tea Frosted Blondie Brownies


    Tea flavored butter frosting adds an elegant touch to traditional butterscotch brownies. Use your favorite Earl Grey or spiced Chai tea leaves to make a strong infusion for the frosting. Continue reading

  • Turkey Picadillo Tacos

    Turkey Picadillo Tacos


    A can of fire-roasted tomatoes transforms ground turkey into taco filling. Fire-roasted tomatoes vary in heat by the brand, try a few to pick your favorite. Raisins add sweet contrast to the heat. Continue reading

  • Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tart

    Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tart


    Sweet onions, tangy goat cheese and a light egg custard filling make an elegant tart perfect for a light lunch or appetizer. Serve warm or room temperature. Continue reading

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