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? […]

Deadliest Catch – Alaskan Crab Salad Curtis Duffy Recipe


Last night was the premiere of Deadliest Catch season 8, which happened to be the 100th episode and the first show with my hubby’s music – woo hoo!!!  We had a lot to celebrate as you can imagine. I mean getting to compose the music for your favorite show is one thing, but then getting […]

Baking Bialys – Recipe from Marc Vetri

Bialys from Made in America recipe by Marc Vetri

This time last year I was in the thick of it putting the recipes together for Made in America. Every day I would return from dropping the children at school with bags and bags of ingredients ready for more recipe testing and photography. I would then tackle recipe upon recipe – slowly getting each one […]