Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Reinventing your food habits is hard.  If you love guacamole, but don't want that much fat in your diet, you can try this simple recipe for mockamole.  Don't let the ingredients scare you; it is delicious and couldn't be easier!


1 can asparagus (chopped is fine)
1 packet of guacamole seasoning (if you make your guacamole from scratch, just use your spice mix)
1 lime or lemon

Drain the asparagus and place in blender or food processor; blend until broken up; add guacamole seasoning packet; blend until smooth; top with fresh-squeezed juice from lime or lemon or serve with wedges.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Never Forget

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.  Too many of us lost family... friends... acquaintances... innocence of man's inhumanity to man...

It would have been easy to give in to the anger and hatred and bitterness.  Instead, Oklahomans reached out and comforted each other... and the world. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015


This time of year depresses me.  Between taxes and the anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing, I have to force myself to get motivated sometimes. 

Today, I treated myself to dinner at I-Hop because I was procrastinating and dreading the tax deadline.  (I also had a Groupon coupon, which didn't hurt.)  I had not done any tax preparation other than gather up the W-2s and assorted documents - a grand total of four pieces of paper.  Itemized deductions are but a distant memory.  Sigh...

I was feeling somewhat melancholy.  When I opened the silverware packet, I discovered this small note wrapped tightly around the knife.  

What a good reminder that this time of year isn't all that bad.  I did smile - and I kept on smiling, even through the filing of the taxes. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

A Painted Easter

I was honored to be a part of an international group of sugar artists in a cake collaboration celebrating Easter.  Everyone had to hand-paint cakes, cookies, fondant, etc. and include a hidden Easter egg in each piece.  Please join me and view the video here:  


You can check out the Facebook page here:


Here are the cookies I submitted.  They are gingerbread with royal icing, and royal icing animals.  They were hand-painted with Rainbow Dust Metallic Edible Food Paints and food coloring.  

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Main Event

Main Event Entertainment, the fastest-growing bowling-anchored entertainment center in America, is celebrating its 20th location opening right here in Tulsa at the end of April with a social media contest and chance for Main Event fans to win free fun.


Here is what you need to know to enter:


·      To enter for a chance to win, follow Main Event @MainEvent on Twitter and  @MainEventEntertainment on Instagram.  Retweet or regram Main Event’s posts or post unique content of your own using the hashtags #EatBowlPlay, #Tulsa20.


What you can win:


·      In total, 400 prizes will be given away during the contest period. Prizes range from free video game play, rounds of bowling, free laser tag and free food from its full-service restaurant and bar.

·      One lucky grand prize winner will receive an “Eat.Bowl.Play.” party for 20 at the Main Event of their choice.


Social Handles:

·      Instagram: @MainEventEntertainment

·      Twitter: @MyMainEvent

·      Facebook:  @MyMainEvent (Contest is not on FB but will be communicated there.)


Monday, February 2, 2015

Covering the Spread

Today, I am sharing a post from a new blog I started, Under the Table with the Covert Cook.  The post is called "Covering the Spread" and focuses on Super Bowl food.  I hope you will check it out.


Monday, January 5, 2015

Celebrating 50 Years of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

As a young child, I read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and was enthralled by the incredible imagination of Roald Dahl.  The book is now 50 years old, and cake artists worldwide came together to celebrate the anniversary as only they can - with cakes, cookies, and edible sculptures. 

I was thrilled to be a part of this special collaboration.   For my selection, I presented hand-painted shortbread cookies featuring Charlie Bucket (as depicted in Quentin Blake's original story artwork) and Augustus Gloop (looking rather like an obese Dennis the Menace).  The cookies were decorated with royal icing and edible food paints. 

If you would like to see the entire Facebook gallery, please go to:  

https://www.facebook.com / Willywonkacakecollab?ref=hl