Trick or Treat Tuesday

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a PR rep about interviewing a Food Network Star.  I had the opportunity to interview Alex Guarnaschelli, star of Alex’s Day Off and one of the judges on Chopped.  It was a quick Q&A due to phone issues, but it still was super fun.  And now I can say, I actually talked to someone who is big on Food Network.  Here are some of her answers to the few questions that I got to ask her.  Thank you to all of you who gave me question ideas on FB that day:-)


Me: “What are some family traditions you had growing up that you want to continue to pass on to your daughter?”

Alex: “My mom always made fruitcake and cookies every Christmas.  I want to do that every year as well.”

Me: “What is your favorite recipe that you make every Fall?”

Alex: “I never actually make the same thing twice, but I enjoy making applesauce, apple butter, and roasted squash.”

Me:  “Who or what inspires you the most in the kitchen?”

Alex: I am inspired by ingredients and the seasons.

Me:  “Do you have any kitchens tips or tricks that you can share with the BruCrew readers?”

Alex: “I believe there shouldn’t be any tricks in the kitchen.  Just keep it simple and don’t over think the recipes.”

Me:  “Do you have kitchen mistakes and what have you learned from them?”

Alex:  “I make a mistake every time.  But the key is to move on and try again. Always learn from your mistakes and don’t let them stop you.”


Thank you so much Alex for the fun opportunity to talk with you about your traditions and kitchen experiences.  Alex was also an editor for the latest Haagen Dazs ebook,  Ode to Summer.  The book is a collection of fan submitted short stories that capture the special memories of summer.  Alex wrote the forward and also reviewed the summer moments that were submitted for the publication. You can download the book for free from Itunes HERE.   Your download can help protect our world’s natural food supply.

And to help guarantee another 50 summers full of savory moments, the Häagen-Dazs brand is donating $25,000to honey bee research at the University of California Davis, plus an additional $5 for every download of the e-Book up to $50,000 – bringing the total donation up to $75,000! Honey bee colonies – which are responsible for one third of the world’s food supply — are dying at an alarming rate, posing a serious risk to our natural food supply, including many of the ingredients that define Häagen-Dazs  pure ice cream.


I hope you enjoyed hearing about my interview.  Blogging has provided me some fun opportunities and I can’t wait to see what else comes my way.

Now let’s get this party started with some fun features!!!


Snickerdoodle Bread from Cooking Morning Noon Night 



Nutella Brownies from Will Cook For Smiles

 Chocolate Caramel Dipped Pears from Dreaming All Day


Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes from A Pumpkin and A Princess

Eggnog Cake from Hungry Little Girl

 Apple Cinnamon Bread from Susie Homemaker


Hanging Leaf Wreath from Talented Terrace Girls

 Homemade Party Hats from Paisley Palooza

Hand Painted Dish Towels from Design, Dining, and Diapers

 Bookshelves from Spice Racks from Pink Polkadot Creations


Plastic Bag Holder from Talented Terrace Girls

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  1. says cool that you got to interview Alex from the Food Network!!!!! So lucky..and great questions you asked too!! I’ve been in Rachael Ray’s magazine TWICE in the Q&A section they used to have (called Ask Rach!) in her thats about as close as I’ve ever been to ‘talking’ to a celeb on FN!
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