My dejected reply, "They don't have home cooks. They have chefs, culinary students, restaurant people and such..."
But...TAH DAH!!! Enter Melissa d'Arabian, stay at home~cooking~mom from Texas.
(photo from Food Network)
Official Bio from The FoodNetwork site: Melissa, 40 (Keller, Texas), pairs her varied culinary and life experiences to provide food lifestyle solutions and approachable recipes for today's families. As a stay-at-home mom to four young daughters, she efficiently budgets time and money to prepare the finest in fresh, home-cooked meals every day. Melissa finds culinary inspiration in family, friends, cooking classes, and world travels.
In the first challenge, she made the dessert for a catered event. Her dish was Apple Tarts.
Melissa lists her "food specialty" as Family Cooking At Its Finest.
All I have to say to that is this: Amen & Amen.
Can I get a witness? So until I have cause to change my mind. Which I might. Cause you never know with reality tv, my vote is for Melissa. And isn't it kind of spooky that our names begin with the same first 3 letters? And our last names begin with the same first letter. Except hers is a lowercase "d."
To see Melissa's audition video, go here. In her video, Melissa says cooking with interruptions shouldn't be a problem for her.
No problema for me, either!
Hellooooo...while writing this post, I was fixing breakfast for, newly released from school, kids who rolled out of bed at 10 a.m. Talk about blogging with interruptions...I mean cooking with interruptions!
So, did you watch TNFNWS last night? Who is your fave?
In honor of stay at home~cooking~moms everywhere, I'll be posting a recipe for a delicious black bean soup. Check back for that!
Is it just me, or is it hot in the kitchen?