Bring home the bacon, baby!

Scott is a semi-professional poker player -and I say “semi” because: a) he’s got a business he tends to 10am-6pm and he plays poker in the evening after the boys go to bed b) I think my mother would freak out if she thought my husband, the man of the house, provided for the …

Behind the Scenes at ABC

If you are curious to see what happens behind the scenes when I’m cooking live on TV – as part of the morning news broadcast – here it is. I brought along my super cool point-and-shoot camcorder, the Flip Video Ultra and gave you a tour of the studio and kept it rolling while the TV cameras…

Figs With Bri needs our help

Bri is one of the 5% of women diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 30. That was two and a half years ago. In her words, “I was 28 … I was told I would need a mastectomy (full removal) of my right breast. It was horrifying and surreal. Particularly since I watched my mom…

Sign of Things to Come + Cookbook Update

I was eating cold slices of leftover grilled steak and just had to take a photo. I love happy meat! The arranged slices are out of order – I had already eaten half of the steak by the time I noticed. But wouldn’t it have been fun to arrange them in order, fan through them like one of those…

Vietnamese Ice Coffee (Cafe Sua Da)

Vietnamese Ice Coffee is an intensely brewed coffee concentrate that drips down into a tall glass of ice and a big spoonful of sweetened condensed milk. If you love coffee, and have only tried weak, watered down coffee served over ice, you’re in for a big awakening. Vietnamese Ice Coffee is creamy, rich, smooth and sweet. Oh, and intense coffee …

Why did the chicken cross the road???

This one is funny….and sure to make you laugh! Ok, you’ve probably have already read this joke in your emails…but I want to hear what you think food celebs would say? Martha? Rachael Ray? Guy Fieri? Morimoto? Flay? Martin Yan? Chairman Kaga? <–that would be a funny one!