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Be My Valentine Test Nest

Sunday, February 20th, 2011
Ask my mom and best friends and they’ll tell you my least favorite holiday is Valentine’s Day. Last year however, I caught a little bit of the love spirit with my two hearts and chocolate dinners. They were fun and I enjoyed thinking of creative ways to incorporate hearts. So I decided that with V-day on a Monday it would be a perfect opportunity for a fun celebration of good food, friends and love – it was a fabulous evening. This menu was a popular one so I increased the number and had 9Read More....

December 13 Christmas Celebration

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011
The last TEST NEST dinner of 2010 didn’t fail to have interesting conversation, especially since Tim led everyone in a discussion about foreskin restoration and baby circumcision. Quite fitting for the holidays.I had 8 wonderful testers at this meal and we laughed the whole night away. My testers included Barbara and Nick, Sally and Tim, David Caine, Justin Benson, Kirsten Dekker and Pete Cerneka. I’ve had a lot of “firsts” this year and have quite enjoyed this fun experiment. I plan to Read More....

Mexican Fiesta

Sunday, October 10th, 2010
I love Mexican food! I’ve had more than one co-worker in the past tease me about always wanting to order Mexican. I think I love it for many reasons. 1) It is a perfect compliment to Dr. Pepper. 2) Cost savings - most meals are so large they turn into two for me. 3) What could be better than lime, spice, meat, cheese, avocado, beans, rice, tortillas and all of the multiple combinations that can be made with the same ingredients (in fact a few jokes were told at dinner around such a statement).Read More....

July 8 – Steak and Sorbet

Thursday, August 5th, 2010
I was really excited about my July 8 menu, specifically because of the sorbets. I pulled these from a sorbet feature in Martha Stewart that featured six different recipes. I decided I couldn’t just do one but a sampling would be the only way to go. My guests were fabulous (Mala Grewal Harrell, Joon Shin, Jason Bond, Mindy Booth, Jane Madsen, Gabriel Jones and Heidi Klomp) and we had a great evening together. [simpleviewer gallery_id="15" bgcolor="ffffff" gallery_width ="600" gallery_height Read More....

February Hearts and Chocolate – Round 1

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
Who can resist themes around holidays? I sure can’t, so I decided to embrace love, my heart cooking gear and an irresistible ingredient called chocolate. On February 12, I had 6 wonderful dinner guests (Tim Tanner, Gabe Jones, Martha Demos, Ben Stratford, Marie Alarcon, and Kevin Shelley) join me in eating, reviewing and ringing in the Olympic Opening Ceremonies. [simpleviewer gallery_id="3" bgcolor="ffffff" gallery_width ="600" gallery_height ="600"]

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