cheribundi…have your tried these great products?

I would like to tell you about a great product that my family and I have discovered.  It is called cheribundi!  It is a cherry juice as well as ice tea and lemonade.  You can use their products in cooking, baking or for a delicious drink.  It is very good for athletes, in helping to heal and for muscle inflammation and gets you at least two fruit servings and a great nights sleep.  Please visit their site for delicious recipes at

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.  Keep checking back and I will share my recipes that I make with these great products!  Grab some from Whole Foods or order them on line from

Vote for Simpson Housing Services to win a $25,000 kitchen remodel

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My mom and I recently entered an essay contest with The Family Handyman Magazine and Ikea to win our local fire department a kitchen remodel.  Although our essay was not one of the five chosen, I would like to tell you about one of them that was.  Please visit my You Tube Channel to see the video and how you can vote everyday from now until March 30th.

Visit the Loukoumi Facebook Page

Loukoumi Celebrity Cook book is written by Nick Katsoris which has a fantastic story at the beginning featuring Iron Chef Cat Cora as the main character.  It also has over 50 celebrity recipes which are delicious.  It is the perfect family cookbook!  Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Chefs for Humanity.  I recently was at Barnes and Nobles talking about it.  Please visit their facebook page at the link below.bobby deen 2013 barnes and nobles 2011-05-17 004

Bobby Deen treated me like a celebrity at Barnes and Nobles last night!

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Last night, I had the honor to meet Bobby Deen at his book signing at the Cary Barnes and Nobles where I had my event there last month.  The fifteen minutes I spent with him will never be forgotten.  He could not have been kinder to me and my family and I gave him an apron for his mom, Paula Deen, that I sewed for her to thank her for supporting my cooking adventures this year.  Although Bobby is a celebrity he is so kind and down to earth, just like you see him and his family on TV.  Enjoy the photos!

My Chicken Taco Chili was a big hit at Whole Foods!

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Thank you to Whole Foods in Cary, NC for having me as a special guest for their annual Employee Chili Cook off.  I made a delicious Chicken Taco Chili that is very kid and family friendly.  It was made in a crock pot and required no slicing or dicing.  It is great for a cold night, a quick dinner before sports and freezes well.   I love cooking with their 365 products, most are organic and taste wonderful.  They also work with local growers to bring their customers the freshest and best products available.   Please visit my You Tube Channel to see more of my afternoon at Whole Foods….wish I had smell-a-vision for you…it was so good!