Sunday, February 2, 2014

Ann Romney - Autograph

Monday, February 27, 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mark Bittman - Autograph

Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy 99th Birthday, Julia Child! - August 15th

Thank you for the inspiration, entertainment and zest for living.  You showed us that if you can do it, we all can do it!  Just have courage in your convictions!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ree Drummond - Pioneer Woman

Ree Drummond;
an inspiring blogger, cookbook author and soon to be Food Network star!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Warren Brown - Autograph and Picture

Cake Love is a well known Washington DC bakery. 
Warren also had his own show that we watched on Food Network.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fifteen New Autograph Requests Out the Door!

Let's see how I do this 2nd time around!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Alton Brown - Autograph

Food Network Chef

Barbara Fairchild - Autograph

Editor in Chief of Bon Appetit' Magazine

Bobby Flay - Autograph

Mr. Flay was kind enough to write exactly what I wanted;
"Continued cooking success from your favorite Iron Chef."

Bobby Flay - Picture with Autograph

Food Network Chef and Iron Chef

Colette Peters - Autograph

Colette Peters - Picture with Autograph

Well known cake decorator

Curtis Stone - Autograph

TLC's Take Home Chef

Emeril Lagasse - Autograph

Emeril Lagasse - Picture with Autograph

Food Network Chef. Now on Fine Living Network.

Florence Henderson & The Brady Bunch - Picture with Autograph

Florence Henderson - Picture with Autograph

Florence Henderson - Autograph

Gale Gand - Autograph

Gale Gand - Picture with Autograph

Food Network Chef

Giada De Laurentiis - Autograph

Food Network Chef

Giada De Laurentiis - Book Signing Photos

I went to book signing of Giada De Laurentiis on October 17, 2008 in Las Vegas, NV. She was signing books in the Sur La Table store in the Miracle Mile at the Planet Hollywood Hotel. This was just part of the enormous line to see Giada.

They had a place that you could stand in the store if you were not getting an autographed book and just take some pictures.

It worked out great. I thought that I would be there for hours and ended up being there 15 minutes!

Thanks for the fun pictures, Giada!

Ina Garten - Autograph

Ina Garten - Picture with Autograph

My absolute favorite culinary icon; Ina Garten - The Barefoot Contessa

Jamie Oliver - Autograph

Jamie Oliver - Picture with Autograph

Food Network Chef and Cookbook Author

Johanne Killeen and George Germon - Autograph

Cookbook Authors

Julia Child and Paul Child - Autograph

The original TV chef. The person that all who came after her owe their career to.

These autographs are original and I can't believe that I have both of them. I feel so lucky.

The Lee Brothers - Matt Lee and Ted Lee

Cookbook Authors

Lidia Bastianich - Autograph

Lidia Bastianich - Picture with Autograph

PBS Television Chef

Mario Batali - Autograph

Mario Batali - Picture with Autograph

Food Network Chef & Iron Chef

Martha Stewart - Autograph

Martha Stewart - Picture with Autograph

Culinary Icon

Martha Stewart Book Signing - December 8, 2010

Today was Martha Stewart's book signing at Williams Sonoma in Summerlin (Las Vegas, NV). I had to move heaven and earth to get there. I had to take my 3 year old son with babysitter.

We did...and it was so worth it. She was beautiful, lovely and gracious in every way.

I didn't want to wait in the autograph line because I have her autograph and autographed picture. I just wanted to snap some photos. And snap I did.

At first, I was so overcome that I couldn't even use my camera! I turned my camera on and off three times. I thought I was hitting the button to take the picture. Then, I took several more pictures on the wrong setting with no flash. Oh my heavens! My hands were so shaky that I couldn't even focus on my job at hand.

Why was I so inept and overcome? I didn't feel starstruck. I felt so much overwhelming gratitude because she has taught me so much for over 20 years.

Martha has been a mentor and guide to me about the art of homemaking my whole adult life. She has made homemaking "in style" and creativity a talent to be proud of.

I was mentally prepared to see Martha as snooty and cold to her guests. I have been to other book signings and it can be par for the course. But, Martha was nothing like that. She was genuinely interested in people and it showed in her interaction with them. And, I had seen her after signing 300 books! That is the way that you build an empire...customer service!

She was organized and orderly, too. All of the things that she portrays on TV is Martha Stewart and there was a relief about that for me.

Drew was a sport to stay relatively still for 20 minutes. Believe me, there were no other 3 year old boys standing around to see Martha sign books. (See Martha's hand signing in the background?)

This wall is in my office at home. I want to always be reminded about the joy of homemaking. I don't feel that joy most days about my domestic and family tasks, but Martha's influence reminds me that it can be fun and rewarding if I put my best effort into it.

Thank you, Martha! You have influenced the direction of my life in a huge way!

Click here to read all about the book signing and see pictures on Martha's blog: Book Signing in Las Vegas, NV