Have you all been enjoying this season of Ultimate Recipe Showdown on the Food Network? I was so inspired when I saw Emily, Jenny, and Camilla, on the last season that I decided to enter a few recipes of my own last April. I sent off four recipes and promptly forgot about it, because I knew the odds were slim to none of getting picked. So, you can imagine my surprise when I got a call that I was in the running to become one of the four finalists on the cakes and desserts show! After several more rounds of cuts, Food Network made it official and I was off to NYC in September to film the show!
Remember, when I just happened to meet Emily (whose Comfort Foods show aired a few weeks ago!) at Chelsea Market, home of the Food Network? And when I said edible cookie dough was on my mind a lot lately? And when I said I was encouraged to come up with an original cake recipe? Yep, all related to the show! I’m so glad the cat is finally out of the bag because I can’t wait to share everything about this amazing experience with you! I still can’t believe I’m going to be on Food Network – the Food Network, which I watch all the time!
My episode airs Sunday, April 11 at 9pm EST/ 8pm CST! Will my caramelized plantain cupcakes or peanut butter cookie dough brownies bring home the $25K?!? You’ll just have to tune in to find out. I’m so excited to watch and will be posting a recap with a bunch of pictures and a behind the scenes account of the show after it airs, so stay tuned for that as well. You can also check out a video interview by The Boston Foodie about the show here – thanks Will!