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Shrimp & Grits- All Star Academy

March 10, 2015

In episode 2 of All Star Academy we were challenged to cook with both famous, and infamous pairings… In the first challenge we each had to put a twist on a classic pairing. My team- Team Bobby was assigned Spaghetti & Meatballs. I was thrilled with this challenge. I am very confident with meatballs- and I’ve made countless versions of them before. Plus, if you recall in episode 1 I made some Albondigas, which a spanish style meatball- I was ready to rock this one out! I made “Southwestern” style Meatballs and in lieu of official pasta I used some colorful roasted peppers Julianned as a bed for my chili infused meatballs. Bobby warned me- not using noodles was risky, but I said “Screw the pasta” I’m going for it…. The turned out delicious! When time came for each of our mentors to put one of us up for elimination, I was sure I’d be safe… But then Bobby surprises me by […]

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Albondigas Soup- All Star Academy

March 2, 2015

Episode 1 of All Star Academy was quite a whirl wind! To bring you up to speed on what this hot potato has been up to read my previous post. Below is a run down of the show from my point of view as well the recipe for my Albondigas Soup. All Star Academy has scoured the nation to find the top 10 home cooks in America (this includes yours truly as part of the home cooks cast!), and brought them together to compete under the tutelage of Food Network’s All Star Chefs: Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone & Michael Symon. In episode one, the 10 of us had to compete for a spot on one of their teams, oh yeah, and the big winner last person standing at the end of the series will walk away with $50,000! Not too shabby huh? The most terrifying moment… serving up my dish for these All Stars to judge! Bobby Flay checking in to peak […]