Watch and learn how to make the most delicious of treats from my friend, Jessie! I was so excited when she wanted to teach me how to make Puppy Chow but I must warn you. This is a very dangerous skill because there is definitely a tipping point when the Puppy Chow takes over and you lose complete control.
Jessie and I met a couple of years when we both worked for Livingsocial. I was living in NYC and she was in DC at the time. I didn’t really get to know her until I moved back to SF and I’m so happy that I did. Jessie is so great. She keeps it real and hilarious. She has a zest for life that is like no other.
Thank you so much, Jessie, for being an amazing teacher and cooking show host. Also, a big thank you to Michael Seiler for being an amazing videographer and co-director. It was truly a team effort.
After a year in the making, my friend Kasey taught me how to make delicious mashed cauliflower. Kasey and I met through Tracy and is another wonderful person from UNH. I knew she was such such a good person after The Allman Brothers show at Great Woods back in 2005 when she let me sleep in her brother’s room due to unpredictable circumstances. (And it was the first time we ever hung out).
Kasey writes an amazing blog, Paleo Days, which has given me a great education while scrolling Facebook. I think her message is awesome and unfortunately or fortunately we know that we have to take care of ourselves. With recipes like mashed cauliflower, she helps make it a little easier. Please take a moment and like Paleo Days on FB to get up on all the knowledge of 2014.
Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday. I spend it with the people I love in my hometown and it’s always filled with love and laughter. This Thanksgiving, my family friend, Craig showed me how to carve a turkey. I went into this not knowing a single thing and now feel like I could take over the job next year. But let’s be for real, I’ll probably go back to drinking, eating and gossiping while Craig carves the turkey with my dad assisting. Thanks Craig for showing me your master carving skills! I think the next stop for you is the Food Network:)
Liz is on of my oldest and dearest friends. She is basically the reason why I have lived in Brooklyn for the last two and a half years. In this FWB, Liz teaches me how she makes her beloved BoardSnacks. She has always been a whiz in the kitchen and knows how to put together such a good spread that I convinced her to start a blog to share her goodness with the world. Check her out at BoardSnacks.com. Thanks Lizzy for showing me your awesome skills and saying yes to being on FWB. I really appreciate it and heart you big time! xo
My friend and neighbor, Cindy, teaches me some serious knife skills. As you will soon find out, I’m not the most talented with the chef’s knife but Cindy knows what she’s talking about and shows me her ways. I’ve been trying to cook more so I think this lesson will definitely help the cause. Thanks Cin for teaching me and always being there for me! xo
My friend and former camper, Emily, teaches me how to make an insanely delicious grilled cheese. Emily and I have known each other for 15 years (I was 14 and she was 10 when she started camp). I love our relationship and it has been really special to watch someone grow up and then become equals. She is such a smart and hilarious person and of course, makes a damn good grilled cheese! Stech, thanks for being the little sister I never had. xo