My TV Appearance!
(Here is the direct link to the video– also at the bottom of this post.)
Today I’m interrupting your scheduled dessert recipe to share my TV appearance.
Yesterday morning, I was on local Baltimore news – the local NBC. If you tuned in to watch me, thank you so much! The picture above? That’s me setting up about an hour before going live. I was shaking uncontrollably.
I was so honored to be invited onto the local weekend morning news. If you follow me regularly, you probably know how nervous I was. By the way, thank you ALL for the comforting advice Friday night. I read each and every comment and did everything you told me to.
I was nervous for nothing! The studio was so laid back. I was expecting high security, people running around with ear pieces, and complete pandemonium. Ha! It wasn’t like that at all. The reporters each gave me a hug and thought my book was the coolest thing they’ve ever seen. “You baked ALL of this? You wrote this whole cookbook?!”
Meanwhile, I’m completely starstruck because I watch them bring the weather reports every Saturday morning.
There were cameras flying from the ceiling over my head, there was a dog sitting next to my kitchen set – barking, and they told me to set up my station any way I wanted. “Dressing the set” was easy – it’s not hard to make dessert look good on camera.
Dressing myself? A little hard. I still had no idea what to wear even up to 10 minutes before we left. I ended up wearing black pants, a green top, and my pink apron. Oh and I’m not really that tall – I’m wearing 4 inch wedges. I’m surprised I didn’t fall over.
(Yes, my pot is pink.)
Here I am trying to stir fudge/talk at the same time. Multitasking on live TV is harder than it looks!! In fact, I was so focused on not messing up that I forgot to even mention my blog. Oops! Thankfully, Lisa threw that in during the last 5 seconds of the segment.
The entire 4 minute segment was about my cookbook, so the 6 recipes I brought to the set are all available in my cookbook. I brought the following goodies, all personal favorites.
Sugared Lemon Bars (page 52)
Double Chocolate Muffins (page 18)
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondies (page 47)
Marshmallow Swirls S’mores Fudge (page 84 – what I was making during the set):
Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies (page 110)
Mini Vanilla Bean Cupcakes (page 139)
What a thrilling morning it was! By far the coolest experience of my life. Me… just a regular girl doing what she loves… on TV. I am so lucky to have been invited on set and they even talked about having me back. SO cool!
Thanks again, WBAL. And thank you for reading about my TV experience. I wouldn’t have been asked on TV if it weren’t for all of you. Thank you for all your support!
Here’s the video link – let me know what you think! Please ignore my nervousness.
Oh, and this was much needed afterwards. CHEERS!