Visited the Mr. Food Test Kitchen. Thank you for having me!

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When I was growing up my mom told me about Mr. Food.  When he died, mom I and I wrote an article about him for our local paper.  My grandpa’s were great fans and watched him everyday.  This week I had the honor to visit the test kitchen in Florida.  Our family spent an afternoon with Howard Rosenthal, who is the Chief Food Officer and star of the new show that airs daily.  In the kitchen was Ms. Patty Rosenthal who is the Test kitchen director.  What a talented chef.  She usually turns out about 14 recipes a day!!  Kelly Rusin, who is the food stylist and photographer was shooting photos for the book and then showed us around the kitchen.  They have so many fantastic dishes and props for the shows.  They should come to our house and see our collection.  One thing I learned about was their collection of Diabetic cookbooks….amazing!  They also have a product line which is on QVC.  When we were ready to leave, we got to meet Mr. Food’s son,  Steve Ginsburg.  I was so honored that he asked me to come and do a show with them.   My visit to the Mr. Food test kitchen would not have been possible without the help of  Ms. Jaime Gross:)  I would like to thank everyone for having me, my family and the cookbook you gave me.  While I was there I saw their new cook book in production all about crock pot and pressure cooking.  And yes, I got to taste the cake that might be on the cover….OOH…It was so good:)  Make sure you put it on the list of must haves.  All of their dishes are tested at least 3 times and made in dishes and ovens just like we have at all so that the recipes they give you are proven to be easy and always a winner!

Amazing day with Steve Daniels from our local ABC

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I spent the afternoon at our local ABC station with Steve Daniels for the 5 o’clock news.  Thank you for having me, showing me all of the behind the scenes things and all of your advice.  I cooked the crew curry chicken fruit salad with a variety of bread that La Farm Bakery gave me to compliment my meal.

Softball was a blast…thanks Dad for coaching…go Red Birds

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What a great team we had this year!  We were an expansion team and tied for second going into the final tournament.  Thanks to my dad and Coach Todd for coaching.  Also a big thanks to my awesome team mates and parents.  We had a great end of the year party at our house….and yes…the food was awsome

Volleyball was great this year…played for the “Spikers”

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Had a great year playing volleyball for Apex Park and Rec with the Spikers.  Thanks to all of our coaches, team members and parents for making it all possible.  1,2,3,4 never let it hit the floor…go Spikers!!

Fashion for Food benefited the Holly Springs Food Cupboard

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We had a great day at the 2nd annual Fashion for Food.  The room was packed and 100% if the proceeds went to the Holly Springs Food Cupboard.  Lilly Pulitzer provided the  clothes for many of the models.  The food was delicious!

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