This shaved Brussels sprout salad with butternut squash, pomegranate and oven “fried” goat cheese is elegant enough for company, but easy enough for weeknights. A great recipe for Thanksgiving. It’s fascinating how much the dialogue on vegetables has changed since I was younger. Growing up I’d never tasted a brussels sprout, and definitely never wanted…
Food Network Star
This Asparagus + Goat Cheese Quiche is the most delicious thing you could serve at a springtime brunch! Simple ingredients, lovely flavors, beautiful presentation! I just returned from a whirlwind weekend exploring the culinary wonders of the Finger Lakes. Chaser, myself and two of our good friends took a quick road trip to Ithaca, NY to…
Hey! Happy New Year! I know I’m a few days late, but here is my cliche, obligatory 2014-year-in-review and 2015-new-year-new-me-blah-blah-blah post. Are you sick of these yet?
Well, it’s all over. And, I didn’t win. Womp, womp. But, hey, it’s ok! When Bob Tuschman opened the red envelope and announced that I had come in third, Emma immediately ran over and threw her arms around me. If you watch my lips closely, you can see me whisper to her, “It’s all good!” […]
HOLY MACKEREL! (coastal pun completely intended.) I MADE IT TO THE TOP 3!!!!!! All I can say is, WOW! What a crazy, crazy ride this has been. Getting up in front of iconic celebrity chefs plus 2.5 million viewers to essentially make a fool out of yourself in pursuit of a life long dream takes, well.. […]
We started in LA, then conquered Vegas, and now it’s on to the Big Apple. This competition has taken me to a lot of places, but it’s great to finally be back on the east coast. When we arrived in New York, I stepped off the plane and took a deep breath of the brisk, humid air. I immediately […]
Another episode of Food Network Star is under my belt, and I can’t believe I made it through. This was easily the most difficult episode of the season, on so many different levels. Welllllllll, except for that one part where I got to eat a bowl of ice cream that cost about as much as […]
Woah. A whole lotta stuff went down in this episode. We arrive in Vegas, then Luca returns, I use a bunch of big confusing words, and the cowboy does a belly flop. As much as I’d like to talk about all of these things individually, there is only so much I can fit into one […]
This was a pretty rough episode for me. No way around it. So let me break it down with the best Western cliche I can think of: John Wayne Style… Err, I mean Clint Eastwood.
So, let’s just dive right into this: Resting Bitch Face. Yeah, I said it. And I still can’t believe that it actually made it into the episode. But I think it gave a little more insight into who I actually am.