I mean…we can all pretty much agree that 2016 was a doozy, right?
I went through a lot of personal ups and downs: breakups, bedbugs, my dad and my sister in the hospital – twice each – at different times, all tied together with a nice anxiety bow. But I also had some great new starts: a promotion earlier in the year, the first apartment of my own, a new relationship, my first (sorta) solo vacation, and oh yeah – I won a little competition from a major food magazine.
That’s right: I can finally share the exciting news that I won the Cooking Light Family Dinner Hero contest! I was so thrilled to find out, and had to keep it under wraps for a couple of months while we signed the release forms and everything and worked out all of the prize details.
Now, onto the prize: this coming Monday, January 9, I’m going to be coming to you LIVE at noon CST from the Time Inc. food studios test kitchens in Birmingham, Alabama, with one of the Cooking Light magazine editors! We’re going to make a recipe from the January/February issue, and I’m actually not sure how many other details I can divulge yet, so I’ll share more after the fact! But if you want to tune in live, click here to watch: Cooking Light’s Facebook Page
Also, I wanted to share some of my favorite pictures from my trip to Washington, D.C. this past November – they’re not of the White House or the Library of Congress, or any of the monuments (though they were all wonderful), no, I’m talking about the Food in America exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.
They had Julia Child’s actual kitchen setup on display! And it was while I was poring over this time capsule and her legacy that I found inspiration and realized something that maybe I had in common with Julia Child…
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