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Nov
20
2010

Dole Food & Wellness Blogger Summit

photo from google

What a great day yesterday was at the Dole Event.  My buddy Marla from Family Fresh Cooking and I were picked up by a driver at the crack of dawn and headed out to The Four Season’s Westlake Village.   I want to take my family back to this hotel, it was gorgeous!

both hotel photos from google

We started our morning with a “Breakfast for Performance” Demo and enjoyed a delicious and healthy meal :)

Mmmm, I am not  a cottage cheese fan usually, but take a look at that trifle.

My blogging buddies digging in :)

One of the highlights of my trip was meeting my beautiful friend Susan from “She’s Becoming Doughmestic.”  I LOVE her to pieces and wish she lived next door.  We need to be baking neighbors :)

Doesn’t get much better than spending time at a beautiful place with some of your best buds :)  Love all of these ladies. Photo:  Marla, Rachael, Me, Amanda, Susan and Maria.

Here we are at our Welcome Presentation where we learned about “The Wellness World of Dole” and listened to a keynote panel discussion on “The Latest Food, Nutrition and Wellness Trends.”  Great information here.  I was reminded…..Eat more fruits and Veggies Jen!  I need that reminder often :)

On our way to some product demo’s.  Had to snap a picture of this gorgeous chandelier :)

It was time to get our sampling on.  Think a great day at costco but even better :)  We had these delicious jello fruit cups and baked bananas.

Got to nibble on all the lastest Dole goodies and lots of salad.

A little chat time before getting the grand tour of the Dole Offices.  We’ve got Amanda, Ann Marie, Jennifer and Maria here :)

The Dole offices are beautiful, get a load of this centerpiece I wanted to stick in my bag for home.

Love this!

Checking out the Dole kitchen area.  Right photo:  Marla, Rachael, Ann-Marie and Sandy

We enjoyed lunch at the Dole Cafeteria where their staff gets daily healthy menu items to choose from.  If that’s not cool enough they get to eat outside by this gorgeous waterfall.  I could get used to that :)

Heading to get my facial and Nutrition Consultation….had to stop and smell the roses.  Ok, I am a geek.

photo from google

Another highlight of my day was enjoying one of the best facials I have ever had.  It was a dream.

Now, time to get ready for dinner.

Shaina from “Food For My Family”  gets the “You are Awesome” Award.  She was a rockstar on our team that had to prepare an entree with salmon, lentils, cranberries and spinach.  It turned out beautiful.  Thanks Shaina!!

Judges….our dish won for taste, but lacked “presentation.”  Lol!  Oh well :)

I happen to think it looks delish!

Overall, this was a whirlwind day packed with great information and lots of salad.  I repeat, lots of salad.  Loved every minute of it!  Thank you Dole for putting on a beautiful event!

Here are the wonderful ladies I spent the day with:

o   Shaina Olmanson (Food for My Family) www.foodformyfamily.com, @FoodforMyFamily

o   Jennifer Leal (Savoring the Thyme) www.savoringthethyme.com, @SavorTheThyme

o   Brooke McClay (Cheeky Kitchen) www.cheekykitchen.com, @CheekyKitchen

o   Kathy Patalsky (The Lunchbox Bunch) www.lunchboxbunch.com, @lunchboxbunch

o   Anne-Marie Nichols (This Mama Cooks!) www.thismamacooks.com, @amnichols

o   Katie Goodman (Good Life Eats) www.goodlifeeats.com, @GoodLifeEats

o   Sandy Coughlin (Reluctant Entertainer) www.reluctantentertainer.com, @SandyCoughlinRE

o   Anne Petraeus (Fannetastic Food) www.fannetasticfood.com, @fANNEtasticfood

o   Maria Lichty (Two Peas and Their Pod) www.twopeasandtheirpod.com, @TwoPeasandPod

o   Jenny Flake (Picky Palate) www.picky-palate.com, @PickyPalate

o   Marla Meridith (Family Fresh Cooking) www.familyfreshcooking.com, @MarlaMeridith

o   Gena Hamshaw (Choosing Raw) www.choosingraw.com, @choosingraw

o   Shanna Coady (My Favorite Everything) www.myfavoriteeverything.com, @MyFavEverything

o   Amanda Bottoms (Kevin and Amanda) www.kevinandamanda.com, @kevinandamanda

o   Lorin Falcon (A Cowboy’s Wife) www.acowboyswife.com, @acowboyswife

o   Amanda Acuna (Mommy Mandy) www.mommymandy.com, @mommymandy

o   Susan Whetzel (She’s Becoming DoughMessTic) www.doughmesstic.com, @doughmesstic

o   Rachael Hutchings (La Fuji Mama) www.lafujimama.com @LaFujiMama

*Discolsure:  Dole paid for all  expenses relating to the Dole Blogger Summit, including transportation, accommodations, meals and spa treatments.


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Oct
24
2010

Better Home’s and Garden’s Test Kitchens

What a fun few days I had in Des Moines last week for the Better Home’s and Garden Cook-Off in their official test kitchens.  I was there with 5 other bloggers who were so much fun to spend time with.  Take a peek below and see what we were up to :)

Here are my fellow competitors Left:  Dan from Consumer Queen/King, Amy from Mom Advice, Kate and Sara from Our Best Bites, Aly from She Knows and me :)  By far some of the best parts of these trips is getting to know other bloggers, such a great group of people here!

Our afternoon started with a quick tour of the test kitchens to make sure we had all of our grocery items for the cook-off, this place was so beautiful!

All of the books in their library were covered in parchment paper.  Looked so cool!

That night we were off to dinner at D’Jango.  No doubt about it, all the menu items were rich and fabulous!

Here was my stuffed chicken breast with blue cheese and mushrooms and a bunch of other yummy things.

Did someone say dessert?  Lol!  Kate, Sara and I pigged out and shared 3 different desserts.  Yes, they were incredible!

Creme’ Brulee….was heavenly

Chocolate Pot de’ Creme….so sinful!  We had one more not pictured, I believe it was a chocolate raspberry cake.

Having way too much fun devouring our desserts :)

The next morning we were back at the Test Kitchens for breakfast, prep time then the big cook-off.  Here is Amy, Sara, Kate and me right before Breakfast :)

Breakfast was delish, all of the recipes were from the new Better Homes and Garden Cookbook.

Cute Katie in the red plaid, a judge for the cook-off joined us for breakfast.  She is a food editor for the BH&G website.

Here are our official aprons, fun!

Time to get any prep work done, here is a peek at one side of my kitchen space for the day.

….and here’s the other side.  Lots of great space to work in.

Back for more food….lunch time.  Not sure if we got enough food this trip :)

Macaroon brownies…to die for!

After lunch we got right to work for the cook-off.  We had about 3 hours, plenty of time.

My spaghetti pies couldn’t have been cuter!  They turned out exactly how I wanted them too and the judges loved them.  Phew!

Here’s Aly, hard at work on her Fish Tacos :)

The Best Bite Girls taking a soda break :)

The judges were really complimentary to each of us, probably the most relaxed cook-off I’ve ever been to.  Kind of refreshing :)  Nice big group shot with the judges and PR peeps.

After our cook-off was over, we got the grand tour of the rest of the building.  We started down stairs to their prop room.  This place was HUGE….and so many goodies to choose from.  This was one of their stylists passing through.

We were all drooling over all of the cool dishes to choose from.  Fun room.

The tour continued and these guys were shooting for an upcoming magazine page.

We also walked through the kitchen/photo studio where they shot their food.  They let us snap pics of their recipe that will be in an upcoming issue.  How pretty!  Wish I had that set up in my kitchen :)

Cool decor in one of the main offices downstairs at BH&G, so colorful and festive :)

Snooping around the offices :)

Our last day, we got to walk through the actual gardens at BH&G.  This was a great way to end our visit.  So beautiful!

This little guy was my favorite, hanging out in the garden sunshine!  How cute :)

Thanks for sharing my time at BH&G!  Was such a great time meeting everyone and spending time in Des Moines :)

The winner from the cook-off is decided by votes only, not our recipes over at the BH&G page.  A few more days left to enter, looks like Our Best Bites will take this one, Congrats ladies!!  xoxo

Thanks to all of you Picky Palate readers who voted faithfully.  Love you guys!!  We’ve got 4 more sets of cookware to give away and some cookbooks coming soon, stay tuned.  In the meantime, there are 2 days left to enter the 6 sets of cookware giveaway HERE.  Good Luck!


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Oct
11
2010

BlogHer Food Extravaganza, San Francisco!

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What a whirlwind that past weekend has been!  Just got back from an incredible weekend in San Francisco for the BlogHer Food Conference.  Talk about foodies everywhere, it was awesome.

I feel like I say this all the time, but the food blogging community is truly one of a kind.  They are the most genuine and kindest people.  Really.  It was great to be surrounded by the  bloggers we all look up to…The beautiful Ree, The Pioneer Woman, gorgeous Jaden from Steamy Kitchen, the incredible White on Rice Couple, Helen from Tartelette, Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes and so many more.

I really enjoyed listening to  the sessions but I must say my favorite part of the trip is chatting/networking with my fellow blogging friends.  It’s so great to put faces to names we see all the time on Twitter/Facebook.  Love my buddies I stayed with….Shanna, Marla and Amanda.  My trip wouldn’t have been the same without them!

We all had different experiences this past weekend, but here’s a glimpse at how I spent it :)  All 62 pictues, sheesh Jen!

Day one was crazy!  Check in, breakfast and chit chat filled the room.

My first session was with the White On Rice Couple.  I LOVE hearing their discussions on photography.  What talented beautiful people they are.

Fun cookbook library to browse through.

photo via Italian Dish

Me and Lori from Recipe Girl.  LOVE you Lori!!

The conference was held at the Intercontinetal.  After the morning session, we bolted out to lunch.

We went to “Out The Door” at the mall.  REALLY good :)

Love this picture of Lori and Amanda.  Love these ladies!

Some of our menu items.

photo via Amanda

….and more :)

A bit of a rewind here.  Thursday night we were off to a few fun events starting off at Ghiradelli Square to meet the Deen Brothers.

This was the cutest little pink shop, too cute not to take a picture of :)

This is where we met the “bro’s”

Here they are chatting with Kristen from Dine and Dish

All lined up for cookbook signing and pics.

photo via Amanda

Had to do it :)

photo via Amanda

After the Deen Brothers, we went to the Underwriter’s Laboratory Event.  We did a little Iron Chef competition.

photo via Amanda

Maria from Two Peas and Their Pod and I :)

Maggy and Amanda, love these ladies!

photo via Maria

Here we are at the la Petite Soiree Party Friday night, it was a blast!

Saturday morning, Amanda and I knew we were going to sight see around San Fran…or I should say bakery hop!

First stop was Dynamo Donuts that was featured on Food Network’s The Best thing I ever ate.  Talk about heaven sent.  They were incredible!

This maple bacon donut is their famous one.  It was really good.

This was my favorite….the caramelized banana stuffed one.  Delish!

This pumpkin chocolate chip was a close tie for second with that maple bacon :)

We ate….a lot of donuts.  Luckily just a couple bites of each :)

Next stop was Fisherman’s Wharf.  LOVE it here.  Lots happening in this area.

Pier 39 was such a treat.  Gorgeous!

How cute are the sea lions?  I could watch them all day!

Boudin Bakery/Cafe was so cool.  Take a look at the Alligator sourdough?  Love it!

These ones hanging from the ceiling were adorable.  I need this in my house!

Lunch time!  Amanda and I got a little soup bowl w salad.  How good does my crab and corn chowder look?

Tartine Bakery was next on our list.  Beautiful very classic desserts.  This was the Tres Leche cake.

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart and a shortbread cookie.  We truly only had a few bites!

Next we went searching for Bi-Rite Creamery but first stumbled across the market.  How gorgeous are these flowers?

Love these colors!

Found it across the street :)

Gaby and Maria were talking about this salted caramel ice cream and I knew I had to have it.  Was absolutely worth the wait!

Later Saturday night we met up with everyone for the closing party that The Pioneer Woman, Steamy Kitchen and Simply Recipes threw.  This was such a fun night.  Great food, great company.  It couldn’t have been better.

My buddy Amanda and I.  Love her!

Fun appetizers :)

Mmmmm!

More bacon goodness!

The photo booth at the party was so much fun!  Here are my So Cal ladies!  Amanda and Lori at the top, Marla, me and Kathy at the bottom.  LOVE my sistas!

…and one more :)

Love this one too!  Think we had way too much fun w the photo booth!  Lol!

Ok, we are ridiculous now!

Soooo happy I got to see Angie of Bakerella Saturday night.  Wish we were in the same town, I just love her!

On our way to the airport.  Had a blast rooming with you Amanda!  Until we meet again…..better be soon!

This is my favorite.  Amanda, me and Marla on the right, my fellow OC buddy.  Love her to pieces too :)

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Loved every minute of BlogHer Food!  So glad I was able to go :)


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Sep
6
2010

Labor Day Fun at the Beach

We had a great time with our family visiting from AZ over Labor Day weekend.  We hit up Newport Beach and Crystal Cove….2 of our absolute favorites!  Here are some of my favorite shots of the weekend :)

It was totally overcast at Newport Beach, but the kids still had fun!

Jane’s Corndog’s is a must at Newport Beach!

Crystal Cove Beach is so beautiful.  LOVE it!

Thanks for stopping by :)  See you soon!


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Aug
17
2010

My Tribute To Levain Bakery

I knew one of the things on my “absolutely do” list in NYC was Levain Bakery.  When I was in NY a couple years ago, I never made it there and I told myself this time I am going for sure!

Levain Bakery was on Food Network’s Throwdown with Bobby Flay and  the second I saw those beautiful gigantic cookies, I just knew I had to go!

Amanda and I had our big cameras ready to go and ordered one of every beautiful cookie they had.  Not even kidding, these were the best cookies I have ever had, by a mile.

Sitting out front of the bakery and a shot of the display case, mmmm!

Ok, starting up at the top left we have the Dark Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Walnut, Oatmeal Raisin and my absolute favorite…Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip :)

Does it get any better than a tower of Levain Cookies?  Seriously!

No joke, Amanda and I were taking photos of these cookies for a good 45 minutes.  People probably thought we were nuts!  Lol.

The ooey gooey inside of the Chocolate Chip Walnut

Hands down this Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookie was the best cookie on the face of the planet.  I might just have to order some through the mail :)

This Dark Chocolate Chip was a very close 2nd place.  Heaven!

Loved this Oatmeal Raisin too!

Thank You Levain Bakery for making my NYC trip so sweet.  I am beyond thrilled I was able to FINALLY get to taste your cookies.  Will definitely be back….in the meantime I’ll be placing my order for cookie in the mail today :)  xoxo


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Aug
13
2010

Unilever Pampering and BlogHer Expo

All I can say is….”Wow” about this trip that Unilever took me on.  First the awesome hotel room, then we got our feet massaged, hair done, fed and so many other fun things?  I feel so lucky to have been invited to such an amazing event.  THANK YOU.

On 3 separate occasions Amanda and I had the opportunity to go up to the Penthouse Suite where Unilever turned it into a Culinary and Pampering getaway.  It really was beautiful.  Bloggers from the BlogHer Conference were invited to pop in to enjoy the treatment as well. Pictured above was the “foot massage” room.  None of us wanted to get up after our 5 minutes!  It was awesome especially after walking all over NY :)

This was some of the goodies over in the Culinary part of the Penthouse.  For breakfast we had muffins and scones then for dinner we had PF Changs new home menu along with Ragu pictured below and so many other tasty dishes.  Photo by Ragu team.

Another room of the Penthouse was set up with baskets of  flip flops, craft decorations and glue guns.  I got right to work on my own design.

Cute huh?  Love my yellow flippies :)

Here was another room where there were 2 little salon stations set up to get our hair done.  Amanda and I were so excited for this :)

Tada….here we are right after our “hair” appointment.  Loved the girl who did my hair, she was so great.

Saturday morning Amanda and I went to the BlogHer Expo and had so much fun.  Can you believe I met Padma from Top Chef?  I was so nervous to talk to her so Amanda ran over to her and asked if we could take a picture with her.  I would have never had the nerve to do it.  So glad she did, I am a huge Top Chef fan.

Adam Gertler from Next Food Network Star was also at the expo, he was really nice.  Had a great morning chatting with all the sponsors at the expo.  Even got a photo with a Milk Mustache at the Got Milk? booth :)

Also got to meet Marmaduke the dog!  He was the cutest ever :)

This was a kitchen set where they were filming for the Rachael Ray Show….never saw Rachael, but kept hearing about it :)

Ahhh, my long lost buddy the Dough Boy!  It was so great to see my Pillsbury friends I have worked with on Picky Palate.  Love them all :)

At the Pillsbury booth, they asked us to do some video for them for Pillsbury.com about baking tips, etc.

Later Saturday night Amanda and I went back to the Hilton to pick up a book and lo and behold Ree….The Pioneer Woman walked through the doors.  I immediately saw her and had to chat for a second.  I just love her, she is as beautiful and sweet as you picture her to be.  So glad I finally got to meet her even for a second :)


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Aug
12
2010

Martha Blogger’s Party, Subways and Donut Plant!

Photo via Amanda

Thursday evening rolled around and it was time to get ready for our Martha Stewart Blogging Party.  Amanda and I got dolled up and first stopped by a Smucker’s Dinner party.  As we were looking for a taxi we saw this very tempting bike taxi (below) and we decided to jump in.  We are lucky we are alive, it was a little crazy!  These guys zip in and out of traffic like they are nuts!

Our driver took a second to snap this photo of us with my iPhone, Lol!  We look so calm here.  Most the time we couldn’t stop laughing because we thought we were going to die!

Photo via Amanda

After our Smucker’s Dinner we had to hurry over to the Martha Party.  I had NO idea what to expect.  The second we walked through the doors, I knew we were in for a treat.  We checked in by our blog names, received our official badge then were escorted upstairs for the party.  Unfortunately we arrived a little late and Martha had already left….but we still enjoyed ourselves, trust me.  There were oodles of beautiful cupcakes, cookies and these adorable mini burgers below.

Photo via Amanda

These little burgers were awesome.  I think we had plenty of these :)  I LOVE that Amanda found the recipe in Everyday Food below.

Photo via Amanda via Everyday Food

Photo via Amanda

Not only was there great food, but there were Nars Make-up Artists applying individual lashes for everyone.  How fun is that?!  I love that the guy told Amanda…..”No photos of me please.”  Lol!

Photo via Amanda

This was the view from the room where the party was.  How gorgeous is this?!

Photo via Amanda

Little break for our “Martha Party” Photo :)

Friday morning, we experienced the NYC subway station.  Needless to say, Amanda and I both agreed it seemed like we were walking into Hell as we ventured down the dark, hot and completely filthy stairs.  I must say Amanda is awesome, girlfriend was able to get us to our destinations with no problem, like she was an old pro.  I was so impressed and would have been completely lost without her.  Glad that I can say I have “done” the subways.  Definitely not my favorite form of transportation, but talk about saving cash.  It was much cheaper than the ol’ crazy taxi driver.  Actually kind of fun too :)

Right Photo via Amanda

Here’s our subway.  Amanda was brave enough to snap photos inside our train.  Love it.  Most of the time they were very full.

Doughnut Plant may have been the highlight of my weekend.  You probably think I am nuts, but these doughnuts were the best I have ever tasted.  Take a look at their flavors…

The Creme Brulee Doughnut was out of this world.  It’s the little one on top in the next picture.

So, we each purchased 2 doughnuts (at $3.00 a piece) and shared.  Before we dug into them we had to stack them up and take some photos.  Top was creme brulee, dulce de leche, carrot cake and peanut butter and jelly.  Drool!

This was the tiniest little doughnut shop ever, but was packed with people lined up almost out the door.  This was the little doughnut area right by the check out.

I believe this was the blueberry one, we didn’t try it, but it looked fabulous.

Here’s the peanut butter and jelly ones.  Square with peanut butter glaze on top and jelly throughout.  YUM, loved this one too.

Photos of inside of doughnuts via Amanda

My favorite part was that they all had filling inside.  The carrot cake doughnut had cream cheese frosting throughout.  Wish I could grab one right now :)  Make sure to visit Amanda’s blog for her post about the Martha Party :)

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Hope you enjoyed more of our trip.  Still to come…BlogHer Expo, Unilever Pampering, milkshakes, rice pudding and Skyline Views :)


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Aug
10
2010

Running Around New York City Day 1

This image of hotel from Google

Last week was such a whirlwind of excitement.  My buddy Amanda and I literally ate and shopped our way through NYC for 4 days straight.  I’m not even sure where to start.  Together we took almost 1,ooo photos over our 4 day visit!

Unilever put us up in this ultra Swanky and totally fabulous Royalton Hotel during BlogHer10 for some Culinary Fare and Pampering before and after the conferences. Can you get over how cool this place is?!  Take a look at our awesome room!

Loved our room, very chic :)

It was so nice to find a note under our door that said….”open door for fresh muffins.”  Sweet!

Ahhhhh, we loved this :)

this photo via Amanda

We also came home the first evening to find these adorable make-up bags full of lotions and LOTS of deodorant.  It was so hot in NY last week, so we appreciated the goods!

The streets of NY are incredible, such energy everywhere you go.  This was directly to the left of us towards 5th Ave.

This was to our right, just one block from Time Square.  People EVERYWHERE always on the go……and always on cell phones :)

Love these streets.  Amanda and I walked all over them.

After Amanda and I got settled last Thursday we headed to SoHo area and ate at this famous mini food truck, Waffles & Dinges.  Talk about the best waffles ever!  Definitely worth hunting down if you are in the area :)

I’ll leave you with Amanda’s waffle :)

Up next is our Martha Stewart Blogger’s Party and more of the fabulous places we ate!


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Jul
12
2010

Thermador Event, Scottsdale Arizona

photo from google images

Last Wednesday through Friday I was fortunate enough to spend time with 19 other bloggers at the first annual, Now your “Steam” Cooking Thermador Blog Event.  They graciously put us up in the beautiful Gainey Ranch Resort in Scottsdale, AZ and boy did they feed us….well!

Thermador wanted us all to see an upclose and personal demonstration of their latest product…..The Thermador Steam and Convection Oven.  Watching the staff at Thermador show us all the bells and whistles of the oven really showed how passionate they are about this product.  It was amazing to see everything that could be done in a small but completely effective space.  I have been a fan of the Thermador brand since my competitive cooking days when I won a recipe contest to be in a cookbook of theirs.  Being in their gorgeous showroom and around the wonderful people who run their company just assured that they are a great company and brand.

I’ve posted probably one too many pictures of our trip, but thought I’d give you a run through of our time with Thermador :)  Also, see bottom of post for a list of all of the attendees :)

First stop was dinner at Mastros.  Delicious food. Really enjoyed chatting with everyone.

This shrimp appetizer was the star of the show.  Talk about gorgeous presentation!!

Thursday morning we all gathered in the lobby awaiting our 5 SUV’s to take us to the Thermador Showroom.

I have a weird thing for light fixtures!!

We got a full tour of their showroom and caught a glimpse of the chef preparing breakfast!!

Chef Kyle telling us all about the delicious breakfast.

You should have seen all 20 bloggers snapping pictures left and right through the entire event.  Was quite entertaining!  We’re such foodies!

A little oven demo.

Chef Kyle baking our tenderloin in the convection oven.

Time for lunch.

More foodie Paparazzi!  I have to say that I just LOVE the White on Rice CoupleTodd and Diane could not have been sweeter sharing their incredible talent with all of us.  It was such a pleasure to spend time with them on this trip.

Lindsey firing up the torch for our creme brulee!

My roomie and food bloggin’ buddy Brooke from Cheeky Kitchen working those mashed potatoes.  They were so yummy!

My fellow OC buddy Shanna from My Favorite Everything.

Lunch was awesome hence the thousand pics I took of the beautiful food!

The creme brulee was adorable in these star ramekins!

This tomato jam was irresistible.  Shanna posted the recipe HERE.

Thank you Thermador for the incredible day in your showroom.  The food was out of this world, your staff could not have been nicer and your products are gorgeous!  Loved every bit of this trip :)

Thursday evening we had dinner at 5th and Wine Restaurant.  Pretty much had to roll myself to the vehicles after this.  Massive Food Coma, but oh so worth it :)

Had a fun gondole ride after dinner back at the hotel with Kristen, Brooke, Chris, Russell, Jennifer and Me :)  It was….the most interesting gondole ride I’ve ever taken, don’t think our gondolier enjoyed our silliness much!!

Here are the fellow bloggers I had so much fun spending time with in “Steamy” AZ!

Kristen Doyle – Dine & Dish http://dineanddish.net/

Tina Haupert – Carrots N’Cake http://carrotsncake.com

Katie Goodman – goodLife {eats} http://www.goodlifeeats.com/

Lindsey Johnson – DesignMom Blog www.designmom.com

Maria Lichty – Two Peas & Their Pod http://twopeasandtheirpod.com/

Ciaran Blumenfeld – Momfluential Media http://www.momfluential.net/

Diane Cu & Todd Porter – White on Rice Couple http://www.whiteonricecouple.com/

Shanna Coady – My Favorite Everything http://www.myfavoriteeverything.com/

Brooke McLay – Cheeky Kitchen http://www.cheekykitchen.com

Shaina Olmanson – Food for My Family http://www.foodformyfamily.com

Jane Maynard – This Week for Dinner http://www.thisweekfordinner.com

Jenny Flake – Picky Palate http://www.pickypalate.com

Jennifer Leal – Savor the Thyme http://savorthethyme.blogspot.com/

Russell Warnick – Endless Simmer http://www.endlesssimmer.com/

Sarah Freymoyer – Classy Mommy http://www.classymommy.com/

Jenna Weber – Eat Live Run http://www.eatliverun.com/

Tanya Patrice – I Ate a Pie http://www.iateapie.net/

Becky Bracken – She Knows http://www.sheknows.com/

Disclaimer: Thermador paid my travel, room / board, meal expenses for my time in Scottsdale, AZ however the opinions expressed in this post about their products are my own.  Thanks!!


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