Ludo’s Fried Chicken with Piquillo Ketchup from Made in America

Krissy Lefebvre and Lucy Lean at Staples Center for Kings game

Through this chicken recipe I found a dear friend and a business partner, who happens to be my twin sister (we were born less than 12 hours apart). So I would say that of all the recipes in MADE IN AMERICA this is perhaps the most dear to my heart – that and it graces the cover […]

How to Make an Apron, A Thousand Things #2

How to make an apron from a tea towel - easy sewing project

It’s the first day of Spring Break! Woo Hoo! I love the school holidays almost as much as I did when I was a kid. Day one of a whole list of things to do together to have a super fun time. This is a very quick and easy sewing project to make an apron […]

Australian Meat Pie Challenge – recipe


I have been working on a really fun and exciting life changing new project with my two friends – Lucy Dahl and Emma Cheney. Lots more to share about this in the coming weeks and months but today I wanted to start by telling you about one item in particular on our weekly checklist of […]

Chef Fest – Made in America 3


Are you ready for The Ultimate Culinary Getaway? Eight of America’s most talented and adored chefs will be cooking together for you in paradise at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, for a once in a lifetime culinary travel experience. For five days and nights, February 26 – March 3, 2013, enjoy all the delights these illustrious chefs […]

Quick Cinnamon Buns – Nothing New


I was exhausted on Saturday night after a full day of casting for MasterChef, tasting every one’s dish that came to the open casting call in Los Angeles. Needless to say I got home, fed the kids and as soon as they were in bed I got ready for bed myself. This meant I didn’t […]

Chef and the Sea


Back in March we were at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai for Made in America 2 and then LudoBites Hawaii Nine-0 with Chef Ludo Lefebvre and his wife Krissy. Oh the memories! During his stay on the Big Island Quicksilver (who provided all the uniforms for LudoBites Hawaii Nine-O) arranged for Lefebvre to meet up […]

Out Of This World


Today promised to be an exciting one. I was going down to meet Chef Ludo Lefebvre at the LudoTruck to take some pics and have some fun with a couple of his new besties (more about this another day). If anyone knows me even a little bit they know that NOTHING would keep me from […]

The Stars Align for Dinner

My night with Alain Ducasse, Didier Rachou, Guy Savoy, Ludo and Krissy Lefebvre, Nancy Silverton, Matt Molina, Daniel Boulud and Joe Bastianich: Ever played the game Alive or Dead? I like to play this game for dinner parties – alive or dead who would I love to have dinner with? Top of my list would […]

Pebble Beach Food & Wine – Road Trip


We came, we ate, we drank – or something like that. Krissy Lefebvre and myself were already cooking up our next trip – to Pebble Beach Food & Wine – back in March during Made in America 2 at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii. Why not leave the hubbies with the babies for the weekend? […]