Cookbook Status Update, an Article, and an Upcoming Webcast

Wonderful news everyone- we just signed and sent off the proof that says the cookbook has been edited and reviewed (ad nauseum!) and it is ready to begin printing! We are beyond thrilled to be moving to the next stage in seeing our dream come to fruitition. Next up: MARKETING! Below are a few interesting […]

What Do I Do With Those Leftover Mashed Potatoes?!

Got leftover mashed potatoes and don’t know what to do with them? Try this great, easy recipe: “Bacon Cheddar Patty Cakes”. They’re SO good and are a great way to use up leftovers in a delicious way! http://www.luicucina.com/2013/09/bacon-cheddar-patty-cakes.html Another use for leftover mashed potatoes: use them as the topping for Shepard’s pie. (on of my […]

GREAT NEWS!

Karen and I have some fan-freakin-tastic news to share with you: we’ve received an ANTICIPATED PUBLICATION DATE of March 2014 from the publisher! YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We got the news just in time for Christmas! It’s a Christmas miracle! 2014 is going to be a great year! Happy Holidays to all of you and thank you all […]

The Why, When, and How: Peeling Tomatoes

Peeling Tomatoes?! Do I really need to do that?! Sometimes you might want to, and it’s a very quick and easy process. Here, we discuss and demonstrate this technique for you in case you need it at some point in the future. Why: using peeled tomatoes gives a better texture to a dish you’re using […]

“Food Waste: Why Almost Half Our Food is Never Eaten”

K found this really interesting piece from KCRW’s “To the Point” about food waste. It’s definitely worth taking the time to listen to this. We found it quite helpful and informative. The “food waste” discussion starts around the 8:30 mark: KCRW’s “To the Point”: Food Waste- Why Almost Half Our Food is Never Eaten Just […]

IFBC 2013- Favorite Speaker Quotes and Comments

Okay okay.. So I’m a little later than a week getting this last post about the conference out. Whoops! I recently finished transcribing my notes from the recent IFBC conference in Seattle and wanted to share some of the highlights with you. It’s astonishing how many great ideas and quotes there were from such wonderful […]

Cookbook Status Update and Interesting Links

Hi everyone! We just completed our 2nd round of editing for the cookbook manuscript! It’s been an intense couple of weeks to get that done, but now it’s off to the publisher again so they can work on the changes. Whew- now we get a little downtime! In between editing, We’ve come across some interesting […]

IFBC 2013, Seattle. Some First Thoughts….

I signed up so long ago. In a galaxy far far away.. (ha! had to randomly throw in a little Star Wars there. I DO have a Vader and Stormtrooper flash drive after all!) Okay okay, so it was really only 5 months, but still: it seemed to take forever! And after months of patiently […]

Happy Birthday Ms. Child! Great Quotes to Celebrate a Food Icon

In celebration of what would have been Julia Child’s 101st birthday today, below are a few of her best quotes. Happy Birthday Ms. Child! We love you and all you have done for food and cooking in the home. “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces- just good food from fresh ingredients.” “I […]

Cookbook Update and Photos

Just wanted to update everyone that the cookbook is still plugging along. We haven’t received a publishing date yet (not that we’re chomping at the bit to get it out or anything!), but as soon as we finish up this 2nd round of edits that we’re working on with them, which include adding in the […]