My blogroll will be 40 pounds heavier this time next week

There’s a reason why this photo is cut off, boob down. This was a photo from 6 months ago at Club Med Ixtapa where I took my brother Jay and my friend Diane of White On Rice Couple, and we were pampered to the tilt with unlimited drinks, gourmet breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners and more snacks and even more …

Guess who played with scissors?

Hmmm…could it be this 5 year old boy named Andrew? Geez, I wonder if anyone will notice that he’s got a freakin’ chunk of his hair missing? Couldya be any more conspicuous? Clearly, I have not done my job as a mother well, teaching you the fine art of covert mischief-making. Sheesh. I need to step it up as a …

Red Lantern Grilled Sirloin with Chile, Garlic, and Ginger

Photo of Red Lantern’s Grilled Sirloin with Chile, Garlic and Ginger courtesy of Secrets of the Red Lantern Cookbook I love my friends! I needed a few more shots for the cookbook, and asked my good friends Matt and Dannika of MattikaArts if he’d like to take a shot {pun intended..haha i soooo funny! snort.} at photographing some Asian ingredients …

Pretty trumped taste.

The wedding cake adventure actually started over a year ago, when Melissa of Masterpiece Weddings emailed me and asked, “will you pretty please come and be a judge for our wedding cake competition?” Me? Wedding cakes? I’ve only been married once, and don’t even remember what my wedding cake even looked like (though I do very much remember how it …

Steamy Kitchen on Daytime TV!

I’ve been so excited all weekend that I just couldn’t focus or concentrate on anything other than making the pile of chocolates and wine in my home disappear as quickly as possible, leftover from this segment last week on CBS:

Steamy Kitchen Cookbook Update

7 more days. 6 more days and my edits are due…. It will come out Fall ’09! I cooked and photographed all the dishes – it was a TON of work. No time to chat…but here’s a quick Steamy Kitchen Cookbook Promo Video! A Quick Video….