Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I Cooked My Heart Out in NYC

Last month Good Housekeeping flew me to NYC to participate in the finals of their Cook Your Heart Out competition. Initially I was nervous - this was my first recipe competition, my first time being televised and my first time having to cook for kids - oh my! But in the end, it was a whirlwind adventure that I wished would never end! Ultimately I overcame my nerves of being on camera, I met 17 other talented contestants, the kid judges loved my dish (phew!) and I won my category!  The biggest plus was that this contest made me realize how much I love to cook and share my passion with others - and thus this blog was born.  

Good Housekeeping announced that the TV special will air 10/18 through 11/20. They are still adding air times in various markets so they will continue to update this page. Unfortunately it looks like it may not be shown in DC, but I will be getting a DVD, so for those close by that want to watch let's plan on having a Chicken Lettuce Wrap dinner/DVD viewing party!

Good Housekeeping has put together a behind the scenes compilation of the all the weekend's events and the seven winning heart-healthy recipes. My Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe is light and healthy, packed with flavor and texture, easy to make and kid-approved!

Chicken Lettuce Wraps.  Photo by Greg Baker