Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My BIG Day on New Day Cleveland

David was wonderful.  He is so nice and made me feel very comfortable right away.  Thank you!

All I can say is WOW. Today was an experience I will never forget.

When I started this blog as just a little hobby, a place to journal my cooking adventures, save recipes, and bookmark favorites I thought it was just that.  But over the past two years it has grown slow and steady and is becoming so much more.  I have really loved not only growing in my recipe writing, but also in my food photography as well.  At night you know how it is, you lay and bed and dream about those little adventures, those breaks that could push you into the next step.  But I always figured that if I ever wanted to appear on Television it would be because I applied, competed, knew someone who knew someone, in other words worked my butt to get there.  But they found me.  The lovely people of New Day Cleveland discovered my blog, liked it and ASKED ME if I would consider appearing on their show.  What?! Of course!!!  Holy Moly!

I guess in a way my hard work did pay off, just in a different way.  And for that I am honored, unbelievably flattered, and this entire experience humbled me in more ways then one.  But most of all it was FUN!

this is nervous little me, getting a feel for the kitchen and trying to relax after setting my food and supplies all up.  I am running through my recipe in my head for oh, about the millionth time....

When I arrived they told me that my segment would be starting at 10:04 am.  WHAT?!  The show starts at 10:00!!  Yep, I was going to be kicking off their show.  Oh, and did I mention that this is LIVE television?  No pressure or anything.

Honestly it felt good to do it right away- I always liked going first in class.  This is the basically the same thing, right?

Hey!  Look over there, you can see my mic.  This is real deal!  And thank goodness for it too, because I am still recovering from laryngitis.  This was by far my best voice day in about a week, but still gruff.  And straight ahead are the lovely ladies from Kajal by Kimberly preparing for their make-up demonstration.

I have to say the segment went really smooth.  I wasn't 100% sure what to expect.  But David guided me and I just went with it.  *phew* I knew I was comfortable with this recipe and cooking in general, so that wasn't what made me nervous.  It was the talking in front of a camera that made me a bit queasy.  I was to look at him as much as possible and to tell you the truth I hardly noticed the huge looming cameras after a minute. Of course I have personal critiques but I feel that for my very first time on tv, I did pretty darn good, if I do say so myself.  Opportunities like this don't present themselves very often, and I am 100% grateful for being given this one.  Thank you, Thank you.  

Along for moral support was my amazing husband Scott and beautiful sister Bonnie.  And thank goodness too. Because just having them there made me feel so much stronger.  Thank you so much you two!  I love you guys!!!  



When the show was over we headed out to have a celebratory Bloody Mary and a little bite to eat. Ahhhhhhh.  I could finally breath.  And replay the entire experience over and over and over.....




Incase you missed it Live or are outside the viewing area the wonderful people of New Day Cleveland gave me a youtube video for me to share with all of you.  Wasn't that so nice?!  So go ahead and let me know what you think.  Just be nice.  Remember, this is my 1st television appearance!




The recipe I made on the show is a Retro Kitchen favorite.  The Mustard and Vinegar BBQ Pulled Chicken in the Slow Cooker is a tried and true.  It is consistently in my list of most favorite recipes on this blog, so if you haven't given it a try yet, now you have no excuse!  



16 comments:

  1. YAY! Very happy for you. Loved the TV segment!

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    1. Thank you for all the support Kristian!!! It means a lot!

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  2. You were wonderful! Sweet and funny. I see more tv for you, such a natural. Glad you're feeling better too!

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    1. Kimberly, I love you :) Thank you!

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  3. You were great and if you were nervous at all it certainly didn't show. Glad you're feeling better and congratulations!

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    1. Oh my goodness Carrie, thank you for saying so! Because YES! I was definitely nervous. But I was prepared and David the host was super nice and helped me to feel comfortable and relaxed so all of that helped tremendously.

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  4. Congratulations - how wonderful you must be on cloud nine today!

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    1. Natasha, yes I was on cloud 9 on the 22, and again on the 23.... it was such a memorable, fun experience! Thank you!

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  5. Amie, you did such a great job! So easy to follow and you looked like a natural :)

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    1. You have no idea how nice it is to hear you say that i was easy to follow. That was a big thing I was trying to be. It's hard in just 5-7 minutes! lol. Thank you Michelle!

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  6. So very proud of you Amie! Plus that recipe looks amazing - I may have to go buy some chicken this morning so I can have it for dinner tonight! Congrats again on a successful television debut. Food Network - here you come!!

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    1. Thank you Alicia! If you do end up making the recipe, let me know what you think! Food Network... oh man. Just thinking of it sends me into shivers. But a girl can dream, right? :)

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  7. I absolutely LOVED your big TV debut!!!!!! I have it DVR'd and watched it twice so far! Still the absolute BEST is David saying, "I love your buns!" Ha ha ha ha ha!

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    1. Crystal, thank you so much! You are so cute. And OMG, I thought I was going to die right there. I seriously have no idea how I kept it together when David said that.

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  8. Love your blog--found it through Twitter. It's great to see other Cleveland foodie moms sharing their ideas and recipes!

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