Like most sport fans, I look forward to the Super Bowl as if it were a national holiday. Last week I was watching “Around The Horn” on ESPN and the debate was…should the Monday after the Super Bowl become a national holiday. All of the panel members said no!!! I listened to their reasons….which basically sounded like Charlie Brown’s teacher to me. Are they insane? It should be a national holiday. Let some politician push for that and they have my vote. Even though we won’t have the luxury of partying all night long and then the next day off to recover, I am still planning to make the best of my Super Bowl Sunday…and this past weekend I had the opportunity to brush up on my skills by doing a live cooking demonstration and show at the wonderful grocery store Wegmans in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
My very cool sign……
It was a great day and show….sadly Tenille couldn’t make because she was still on site cooking for the Ravens
I have some awesome recipes and know how to throw a good party, but the people at Wegmans are rock stars in this area.
If you have never been to a Wegmans, find one!! Incredible is all I can say This store has everything you need for your Super Bowl party. Their prepared foods department can put together the most amazing party foods for you and your guests!!
If you were at Candle Stick Park, you could order Sushi…..if you wanted to have an East Coast – West Coast theme for your party head to Wegmans and order a Sushi platter!!!
Soups to keep you guests warm…..
Wegmans is all about convenience
Even though I could spend hours walking around Wegmans, I was here to present a great Super Bowl menu using my recipes coupled with Wegman products…. a lovely combination.
Jesse and Mello my film guys got us set up and ready to roll……..
And I was rolling…….I love a live audience
The very exciting introduction of my first guest Terry Ray retired NFL and CFL player turned agent working for Pro Star Sports Agency! Terry has a great energy to him. Plus Terry has some excellent knife skills….check out the cool up top mirror
Terry and I got into work mode and made my black bean corn salsa….This was apart of the Tex-Mex Menu….we coupled my black bean corn salsa, chipotle sauce, and cilantro sour cream with the Wegmans Pico De Gallo, Guacamole, shredded cheese and corn tortillas to show guests how to build a nacho bar for your party.
This is Debbie and she was the staff member who assisted throughout the day and she was fabulous…the entire staff at Wegmans was fabulous…..
One of the first plates for the guests…..
Everyone enjoying the delicious snacks….
Terry took time to do some autographs….
And some pictures with the fans……..
Guest number two, Marques Ogden former Raven and brother of Jonathan Ogden. Marques is founder and Cheif Executive Officer for Kayden Premier Enterprises…we did some tacos
We did establish Marques may want to work on his chopping skills but we certainly had a good time on stage….
Our tacos with home prepared taco shells…..yummy…
Terry and I returned to the stage for the Buffalo Chicken Sliders…..
More yummy samples….
Marques and I wrapped up the show with my “Adult Rice Crispie Treats”…everyone assumed I added alcohol…no, no, no! Just a layer of chocolate topped with ground up potato chips and pretzels. Please believe me these treats are outstanding…..
After a marvelous day of fun and food; Rita Gibney, the store manager for Wegmans, presented Terry and Marques with beautiful baskets filled with wonderful Wegman products. Rita was very kind and gave me a wonderful bag as well
It was a great day at Wegmans and stay tuned for the show.
Remember…Who Do You Want In Your Kitchen On Game Day
Check out the recipes below…..