$25,000 to Share Our Strength

17.2 million American children face hunger each year. If you break that down, that’s almost 1 in 4 kids. As many of you know, one of my favorite charities is Share Our Strength, an organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America. This month, I’m so honored to have partnered with Quaker Oatmeal and Goodbite, along with several other bloggers, …

Eat More Cheese

This commercial is so brilliant, I just had to share…. HA! Commercial got you in the middle didn’t it? Read more about how John Nolan created a robotic mouse for the film. Well, while we’re on the subject of food commercials, here’s the clip that most influenced my behavior while in an intoxicated state. Do you how many times I’ve …

Moments that matter

Where was David when we took this photo? He’s nowhere to be found! By now, you’re all probably sick of hearing about our fantab time at the Club Med Food Blogger Camp. That’s what I get for waiting until this long to post about it! The good thing is that I can be lazy and just link to everyone else’s …

All I got from Food Blogger Camp…

My boys are pretty easily influenced. You have chocolate? You’re their best friend. Well, for at least the next 10 minutes. Which is why I often worry about them at this young, tender, impressionable age. You never know what characters will catch the eye of little boys. photo from last year’s Club Med blogger trip Matt Armendariz and Adam are …

‘Twas the day before Christmas…

‘Twas the day before Christmas, it was busy in the kitchen, The prime rib a roastin’ had the house smell bitchin’. The turkey for smoking was brining with great care, In hopes it would be juicy without depending on just a prayer. The family wrapped presents, and hid them under the bed, With visions of brioche dancing in their heads. …

Sous Vide Supreme Review

Now you can cook like Thomas Keller, Heston Blumenthal and Ferran Adria with The SousVide Supreme, the world’s first water oven designed specifically to bring the gourmet restaurant sous vide cooking method into home kitchens. The result is lusciously silky chicken, juicy, perfect and evenly cooked steaks just like from a master chef. This machine is the size of a …

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Behind the Scenes at CBS Early Show

As proficient as I am in the kitchen and navigating online, you’d be surprised how inept I am at operating an alarm clock. It doesn’t even matter if the clock is a regular bedside alarm/radio contraption, on my computer or on my phone. I even have trouble with setting up hotel wake-up calls. I always screw it up. So, last …

Cookin’ on CBS Early Show Friday

Just a short, sweet note — I’m currently in NYC and will be cooking on the CBS Early Show Friday December 4th during the end of the 8am hour. If you’re at home sick or playin’ hooky that day, tune in! I’m making Lamb Chops with Asian Pesto and Miso Mashed Potatoes from The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook. For this trip, …

Hello, crispy skin.

We’re in K-k-k-kansas, celebrating the holiday at my brother, Jay’s new home. I’m dressed in every bit of warm clothing that I own and have decided that the down comforter doesn’t look so bad at all as a cape. The kids loved the cool weather and the massive backyard. Nice for running around and playing…but THERE’S NOWHERE TO HIDE! Gotcha! …

Here’s to good friends

I never thought that I’d miss washing dishes in my kitchen…but after 12 days on the road, not only did I long for my own dish sponge (we all have personal relationships with our favorite dish sponge brand, right!? RIGHT!????) but I also missed my beloved rice cooker. Of course I missed my children dearly…so much that we’re not gonna …

San Francisco Book Signing & Events

I’m currently in San Francisco (yay!) and this afternoon, I’ll be cooking live on View From the Bay which is also streamed live online. It’s on at 3-4pm and I think the cooking segment is on towards the end of the hour. *** Then tonight I’ll be at Omnivore Books from 6pm-7pm with a quick talk, booksigning and jackpot giveaway …

Behind the scenes

It’s hard to capture the moments on my camera sometimes when I’m smack dab in the middle of the action. Outside of my little food world in my kitchen, there’s no “pause” button or “do-over” button in life while I fumble with my camera. By the time I whip out the camera, turn it on, adjust, focus and click, The …