Friday, March 25, 2011

Chapel Hill...Here I Come!

In just one short week from tomorrow, I'll head to Chapel Hill for an all day demo at one of my favorite spots:  A Southern Season!  I'll be on the floor from 11-5pm, sampling my pimento cheese, as well as the Asian Spicy Peanut Sauce tossed with Marinated Chicken and Peppers. Talk about taste and sizzle!

These recipes are of course found in Laurie Bakke's Cookbook, which I'm proud to say is currently on sale now at A Southern Season.   Join me and tell your friends and family about it as well - this is going to be FUN!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Rabbit & Co - The Art of Salad Making

Good Monday Morning!
I just wanted to share some photos with you from the fun night we had at Rabbit & Company in Hendersonville. What a great group of people and such a special location. I look forward to doing more cooking classes in the future. To keep up to date, check back here under the Calendar tab or send your email address to me at and I'll add you to our database.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Rabbit and Company Cooking Class

It is that time of year. Spring is just around the corner. We still have some cold weather hanging around but the signs of spring are everywhere. That is why I am doing a cooking class at The Rabbit (124 Fourth Ave. East) on Thursday, March 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm that focuses on salads and everything that make salads such a great part of our everyday food choices. Oh, how I love salads! I will highlight vinaigrettes, dressings, side salads, entree salads and more.

I do believe the class is sold out, but I will be scheduling more very soon. So keep an eye out. The Rabbit is a wonderful place for this type of event. If you can't make the class, remember to go ahead and pick up a copy of "Laurie Bakke's Cookbook" which, of course, is sold at The Rabbit and many other retailers in the area. You will then be ready for the next cooking event!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Another Great Event!

Here are some pictures from another successful book signing.  February 24 at the Fountainhead Bookstore in downtown Hendersonville.  Thank you Val for your hospitality!  A big thanks to Rabbit & Company for supplying the wine.  I truly appreciate everyone's support.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Grilling Tuna Steaks

I will be at Blue Water Seafood Company for a book signing and demo of Laurie Bakke's Cookbook on Friday, March 4th from 12:00 to 3:00pm. I will be cooking Marinated Tuna Steaks and Smoked Trout Dip from the cookbook.  They are wonderful recipes.   This is an article that explains everything of grilling tuna steaks.  Hope to see you on Friday!

Grilling Tuna Steaks from America's Test Kitchen