Quick Cinnamon Buns – Nothing New

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Leah Chase – Gumbo Z’Herbes recipe for Maundy Thursday

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“If you sit quiet, and think, you will see what you can do and how you can do it.” – Howard Thurman I just told my hubby that tomorrow is Maundy Thursday. His reply, rather in the spirit of Maggie Smith’s Dowager Duchess “Weekend? What’s a Weekend?” was “Must be a British thing, but in […]

Mother Forkers Mussels Recipe

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Today I wanted to take a little time to share with you my cooking club – we meet every month for dinner prepared by all of us from the same cookbook. It made me smile to see in a recent copy of Sunset Magazine that cookbook clubs are becoming more and more popular. I got […]