Do I want regular readers, sure who doesn't, but I also want to hear from those who may actually read my blog...pretty please?! In my attempt to return to blogging, I'll share a quick highlight from 2016!
While in Des Moines, we were treated to a curated dining experience, we sampled delicious wine, and cheese from Belgioioso La Bottega, we had a cooking throwdown competition with the Allstars, and we even got to experience designing a magazine spread!
Our wonderful cook off team -featuring Beth, Angie, and myself created a Multi-potato-poblano chowder -our recipe absolutely fulfilled the grading requirements which focused on the use of potatoes, originality/creativity, taste, and appearance. It was disappointing to not win, but in my heart I know it is a winner and that's what matters!
We had a blast creating a magazine layout for a SuperBowl themed party. It is MUCH harder than people realize and takes a LOT of work to get that perfect picture!
Here are just a few more random pictures. The quality of some pictures are fuzzy, some are just crazy, others need no explanation.
The Allstars KNOW how to party - add in some yummy food, cool people, and it is sure to be an epic time for all!
The photo booth with props lends for a side of the Allstars few would see otherwise! These ladies (and gents) bring a smile to my face! They are a wealth of knowledge for this foodie!
While Allrecipes does occasionally accept applications for new Allstars I view the Allstars as a (not so) guilty secret. An Allstar is passionate about cooking, and for this reason I do not always refer friends into the program.
Fun with friends...Memories to last a lifetime. The Allstars are my foodie family!