Tuesday, October 11, 2011

This And That

Hot Off The Presses

Paula made her usual energetic appearance on the Today Show this morning. She has a new cookbook, which looks like a good one – Southern Cooking Bible. Paula made (or drawled her way through the making of) 3 luscious-looking cakes – Texas Sheet Cake With Chocolate Fudge FrostingCoconut Cake, Pecan Praline Cheesecake.

How is it that she makes you feel as if you can’t live without these desserts? And, gosh, I love listening to Paula. Her Southern twang gives me a rush (in a good way) without having to ingest one lousy fat-laden or simple carbohydrate-loaded calorie. I just love her. And I’m not the only one. Maxim has named Paula Deen the sexiest chef on television, beating out Padma AND Giada. Yup!!!

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Now THAT’S Customer Service - Steakhouse Renames Itself After Customers

This is cool. All you have to do is to sign this rather lengthy pledge promising to make the New York City Smith and Wollensky your favorite steakhouse and they will name the whole shebang after you…Well, actually, after a different randomly chosen guest each day (between October 3rd and October 31st). I can’t believe I found out about this so late. The pledge includes just about everything except giving up your first-born, but it’s worth it! They’re changing their big sign in the front AND THE AWNINGS, for goodness sake!

Sign the pledge and make your reservation here.

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Entries accepted until Friday, October 14th for my latest Cookbook Giveaway.

Win a copy of the brand new Simply Fresh by Jeff Morgan.

Simply Fresh Cookbook Giveaway contest open until Friday, October 14th, 11:59 pm eastern time.

Enter these ways:
1) Send a comment to this post OR this one, including the words, “Simply Fresh”. (Include your email address, if your name doesn’t link to it.)

2) Send me an email with Simply Fresh Cookbook Giveaway in the subject line to FNMusings@gmail.com.

3) Tweet "Simply Fresh" to me at

Enter as many times as you wish. Each comment, email or tweet counts as one entry. The more times you enter, the greater your chances of winning. Contest open to US residents 18 years old and above.  

1 comment:

Emily said...

Shoot! I can't believe I missed Paula. I love waking up early and watching The Today Show. I never got to do that with my old job. And shoot! I missed the giveaway!