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A Year of Slow Cooking

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A Year of CrockPotting on the Rachael Ray Show!

Day 183.

I've been keeping a secret. Back in March, I didn't take any days off of my resolution, but I cooked for people outside of my family. I cooked for The Rachael Ray Show.

A camera crew came to my house to film, and then a week later my mom and I flew to New York.


EEEEEEEK!

I signed a confidentiality agreement that I wouldn't talk about the details of the show until I was given an air date.

I now have an air date.


Wednesday July 9th! So, mark your calendars, set your TIVOs and take the day off work!

This is what the show's website has to say. The video link won't be live until after the segment airs.


The Details.


At the end of February, Stefanie Javorsky from the Rachael Ray show called. I had emailed the show sharing how I made
crème brulee in the crockpot. It was 11:30am and I was trying to get lunch ready and my three-year-old prepared for a nap. She was quite cranky (my 3-year-old, not Stefanie--she was lovely) and since the number in the caller ID was listed as "unknown" I was pretty sure that the caller was a salesperson.

I braced myself, and heard "Hello, do you have time to talk? This is Stefanie calling from the Rachael Ray show."

All of a sudden I had all the time in the world. We had a very nice conversation, and I think I may have handed my preschooler a tub of frosting and a spoon to keep her quiet in the background.
Stefanie asked a lot of questions, and we had 3-4 separate conversations before I learned that a camera crew was definitely coming to my house.

That's when I freaked out.
I immediately called Jenny and she talked me down. Then I emailed Susan to discuss clothing options and high-powered deodorant.


At My House.

Adam took the day off work, and I kept the kids home from school and their various activities. The camera crew arrived at 9am, and
we were told to act natural. It's, um, hard to act natural when great big huge men are bringing great big huge pieces of equipment into your home and discussing how to best light the teeny tiny kitchen and whether or not they should move this furniture here or there or maybe do this or that in order to best film.

They did it, though. My kitchen has never looked so good. I think I
want to rent some of those huge lights for my next party.

The filming went well. I was nervous, but calmed down after about an hour. These were some really nice guys. They were dads, and seemed genuinely interested in learning more about the crockpot. They stayed for just under six hours. I made enchilada casserole, baked potatoes, buffalo chicken dip, and crème brulee.

After the filming, we ate the food and Adam made margaritas. It was really nice.


I began to relax about the trip to New York and was looking forward to going. The show paid for me to go, and my mom was going to use her miles to come with me.

But then we got sick. Really sick. We were all sick on Easter Sunday, and I was supposed to get on the plane on Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, I didn't get out of bed and begged Laura to do my BlogHer work. Laura rocks. Somehow I pulled myself together and got on the plane as scheduled.

New York.


The plane ride was uneventful and a driver named Jimmy picked my mom and me up at the airport and drove us to the hotel. Barack Obama was evidently in that hotel the same night we were! We missed him by nano-seconds, but saw the secret service entourage.

My mom and I walked around and saw a bit of Central Park and Rockefeller Center while we were waiting to be taken to the taping.


I prepared a crème brulee in the test kitchen of the studio, and sat back and waited. I did not meet Rachael before going on stage. The producers like the meeting to be fresh.

I was pretty nervous, and still felt sick. I had taken an antihistamine and a bunch of Advil, and felt really out of it.

My mom kept ensuring me that I was going to do fine, and I was so happy that she was there. I got my hair and make-up done backstage, which was really cool. When it was time to go on stage, my knees went a bit weak. Rachael was standing at the counter of the kitchen set, and the lights were dim. The audience was watching the footage that was filmed at my house (I didn't get to see the film, but my mom says it looks good).

Rachael reached out to grab my hand---and whispered "you okay?" I whispered back that I thought I was going to puke. She said "Oh no, honey. No puking."

And then the lights went on and we started filming. We filmed straight through, with no cuts, and the
whole thing took about 5 minutes. They gave me a brand new crockpot that Crock-Pot sent. It's a really cool one.

And that was that!


Before I knew it, I was back in a car on the way to the airport. I had a face full of HEAVY make-up; more make-up than I have ever worn. After we checked in at the airport, I washed my face in the restroom. There weren't any paper towels, so I dried my face with a toilet-seat cover.

Totally classy.


Mom and I made it home, and all was good. Adam and the kids were still sick, and were home for the next few days to recover.


I had the most fun, ever, and can't wait to do it again.

Rachael? Stefanie? I'm free next Thursday...

165 comments:

qtmom said...

wow, thats all really exciting stuff! The only reason I got to read this great news is because I bookmarked your crockpot Quinoa pudding recipe long ago. Today I finally read the whole post...lol. so, I won't be trying the quinoa pudding, but I'm happy to read your good news! ok, I confess, I've never watched the Rachael Ray show before, but I'm sure its exciting stuff to be on it!

Giabella Designs said...

That was so cool! Now I can say "I knew her when she wasn't famous"!!.....................I am going to record the show to make sure I DO NOT miss it. Congrats!

Mary said...

That is so awesome! You are a celebrity!

Just wanted to say that I only recently discovered your blog (through a crockpotting board at Ravelry) and I love it. I made the cream cheese chicken last night and my picky kids actually loved it. Thanks!

LeslieJ said...

yea for you!!! can't wait to see the show. making the turkey tomorrow night for dinner.

Jennifer said...

That is so cool. I love Rachael Ray. Especially her show on the Food Network, 30 minute meals. I check you site everyday to see what awesome dish you have made. I have tried a few and love them. Need to get the crock out again and try your mac n cheese.

Christine said...

Wow!! What exciting news you have been holding onto Stephanie!! I cannot wait to watch to show. I love your blog so much. I've been faithfully checking your new recipes everyday for the past two months, when I learned I had to go gluten free and was desperate for help. You made preparing family dinners seem not quite so daunting. Quite a few of the recipes have made it into our regular rotation now. I'm so glad your cooking is being recognized.

Momala said...

That's soooo cool! I can't wait to see the show!

Anonymous said...

COOL!!

KrisinTN said...

Wow, that is fabulous! I've been following your "year" since sometime in February! You have a lot of good recipes, and I like the fact that when they don't turn out like you expected you are still honest and tell us!

Kelly said...

That's so awesome! I can't wait to see the episode.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I've followed your site religiously since late spring. Just last week, I finally made two recipes -- the falafel and fahitas. Both were awesome. I will definitely try more. I'll watch you on RR and would love to buy a book from you... any plans?

Mama Cat said...

Wow wow wow!!! That is awesome. Can't wait to see the show.

Gretchen Magruder said...

oh my goodness!! how exciting!!

Anonymous said...

Totally awesome. I too love my crockpot and love your blog. You do a great job with the whole package of info. The recipes of yours I have tried I love. Got you on the DVR list - too cool. Congrats.
Shirlene

april said...

This is so great! I am so happy for you that they chose to honor you in this way. You are simply amazingly creative and clever with your crock pot and I love that someone (besides us who read your blog everyday) noticed! Congratulations.

Sara said...

Congrats! I've had fun checking in with you every morning to see what you've made. You inspire me to be more creative in the kitchen!

Kalyn said...

This is so cool, congratulations!

BTW, will you be at BlogHer in San Francisco? I'm going to do a post on KK about food bloggers who are attending, so if you are, send me an e-mail at kalynskitchen (at) comcast (dot) net

Be sure to send this to Madeline who writes the blog Everything Rachel Ray.

AmyOK71 said...

That's an amazing story! I can't wait to see it air! I've been reading your blog for a couple of months now!!! Congrats to yo!!!

Kayla said...

Whoo Hoo! That is so cool! I'll be sure to tape that episode just to be a supporter. I love checking out your site everyday to see what you have going on. I think crockpotting is a wonderful way to cook. Let's hope that this contact with the "big" time will get you noticed by food network or Crockpot themselves - I could see them offering you work in the future to promote this cooking process. Good luck with that and thanks for all your great recipes!

Brandy said...

OMG! That is soooo awesome. I cannot even imagine...but I will be sure to watch!

Congrats!

Brandy

Crockpot Lady said...

Thank you all so much for your sweet and nice and wonderful and and amazing and cheerful words. You all make my day, every day.

the internet is something else, I tell you!

xoxo
steph

Sarah said...

Seriously, not sure how you kept it a secret! Good job!

Congratulations, so fun!

And...do we get a recipe today? :)

Jenny said...

What a great experience. Bet you never thought that would happen. I just discovered your blog not too long ago and think it's really great. I love my crockpot but sometimes don't know what to cook in it. Now I have all kinds of options thanks to you! I'll definitely be watching you on Rachael Ray.

Jaime said...

That is so cool!!! What an amazing experience! Sorry you felt sick, but at least you stayed upright during the filming.

supermom said...

this is so cool. congratulations. i will mark my calendar and make sure i tune it to you in real life. congrats.

Scarlet Hip said...

I've been reading your blog for a long time now, but haven't commented. I couldn't keep quiet now though. Congratulations! I'm thrilled for you! I've shown your blog to many of my friends and we plan on breaking out our crockpots more often now. Being a former chef, I had never really used one before. Now that the emphasis is on the word "former", I look forward to trying out your recipes!

KatieKate said...

Oh my garsh, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I'm going to show this to my husband so he knows that being crafty and a little goofy really does pay off :)

Nice job. Can't wait to watch!

Karen said...

Wow! That's amazing. I might have to find my TV and watch it!

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo! Way to go Steph! I knew your meals were "yumm-o" cuz I've fixed several of them myself.
But NOW they are officially "yumm-o". That is awesome news, Congratulations!
Looking forward to seeing you on TV, you star you!!!
Peace,
Lynne in NC

Laura said...

Congratulations!!! My husband and I read your blog all the time and love to try out your recipes. We especially love the chicken bacon cheese"burgers." While I'm not a huge fan of the Rachel Ray show, I'll definitely be watching on the 23rd! Congrats again!

sara said...

OMG, that is so amazing!!! I am so excited for you and just a wee bit jealous!!! :) I will be taping the episode, i will be on a mission trip that week. BTW, making your orange, chipotle ribs tomorrow...yummo!

autumnesf said...

You dried your face with a WHAT???? Haahaaahaaa! You go girl! Love the recipes.

nancysrecipes said...

Congratulations! What fun!

Gail :) said...

WOW! Congratulations! I have been cooking lots of your recipes, what a help mate! Thanks for the good eats! Who knows what is next for you ;)

Gail :) said...

Oh wait, what I am making tonight?

angie said...

That secret must have been so hard to keep! I'm so going to catch the episode. My kids will love it!

SaraK said...

So cool! Congratulations!

LuAnn said...

Stephanie--congratulations!! I LOVE your blog and check it daily. My crocks are getting more use than ever thanks to you! Thanks for your ideas and enthusiam and for your blog!

leigh said...

that's so cool! congrats!

Laurel said...

No way!! I LOVE Rachael Ray! I will be definitely be watching...I can't wait to "meet" you, either.

Ingrid said...

I read you recipes just about everyday and was just checking the ingredients for the mac and cheese recipe( I am making it tonite), and saw your post! WOW! Awesome! Sorry that you were sick, but excited that you were on RR's show! I have marked my calendar!

Stephanie C. said...

That is SO NEAT and I will watch it for sure. Can't wait to see how you look now!

Angela James said...

That's really awesome. Congratulations! I'll be watching too!

Anonymous said...

I almost feel famous just 'knowing' you through checking your blog daily...hahah!!
Congratulations!!! I will be watching!!!!
Les

Betsy said...

Totally cool!

I Stumbled this post! :)

Lisa Wilson said...

That is so AWESOME!!!!!!! And finally we get to see what you really look like! Can't wait to see you on Rachel Ray!

bensrib said...

Oh my goodness - HOW COOL IS THAT????? I came by today to get the recipe for mac and cheese and look what I found!!! You must have had a ball! I'm marking the calendar and we'll be watching!

Rapunzel said...

Congratulations, how exciting!!!

Sharon said...

Wow, how exciting. Congrats. I have linked to you in a blog posting. A friend of mine's family is being stationed in Hawaii and will be spending quite a number of days in a hotel. She is thinking of cooking in her crockpot so they are not eating out all the time. I think yours is a really great site.

Amber said...

How exciting & fun for you! :) And what self control (though enforced) to keep that secret without even a hint for so long! I would have been nearly bursting at the seems! ;) I look forward to seeing your segment air on the show!

kelly gibson said...

SHUT UP!!! how exciting!!! congratulations! now you are TOTALLY going to get a book deal. :D

Amy Bennett said...

That is so awesome!

April in CT said...

Holy guacamole! You rock that crock pot girl! I hope you'll post a reminder closer to the date for us non-Tivo folks! :o)

Congrats!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh I have checked your blog because a friend posted it and WoW!!!! How awesome is that experience!!! And from browsing your blog.......absolutely deserved!!! I'll be checking out your recipes and I'll hopefully catch your show!!! Congrats!!!!

Oh and I love your writing style!! You have a fantastic sense of humor!

John said...

Yea! This is exciting news! I'll definitely be watching!

Shelly said...

wow! woohooo! Congrats! I look forward to seeing it as I love the Rachael Ray show and marked it on my calendar.

I am glad I found your blog via the foodie blog roll as I love using my crockpot and use it a few times every week.

Zimms Zoo said...

can't wait to watch that episode.

oh amanda said...

HOW COOL! You have been keeping a secret! I'm setting my tivo now...

Capital City said...

That is so cool! How fun and exciting. Congrats for being recognized for your great blog! I love your website and posted my first crock-pot recipe on my blog yesterday, http://capitalcitymama.wordpress.com/2008/06/30/warm-weather-cookingthe-crock-pot/

Holly said...

Yayyyyyy! 2 of my favorite things, your blog and the RR show!

Cathy said...

That is so awesome! Congrats and good job!

Lizzard said...

That is totally awesome!! What a huge secret to keep! I can't think of any other crockpot blogger who deserves it more. I check your blog every day in the hopes of using my crockpot more. Keep those recipes coming!

Amie said...

Yay, I knew I knew! Hee hee! =) So glad it all went well and you didn't blow chunks on Rachael's shoes. can't wait to see!

Adam said...

I'm so proud of you Steph!! I'm happy, but not suprised, to see so many kind comments. I love you (I'm her husband so I can say that...not some kind of stalker) and hope you know how amazing your family thinks you are!!!

Christine @ Serenity How? said...

Wow! Congratulations!!! You so deserve that. I've been offline for a while and was so thrilled for you when I read this post. I don't usually watch RR, but I'll be sure not to miss this one. Congrats again!!! :)

Chrissy said...

I used to be a faithful blog reader of yours and then ... I got pregnant. It wasn't just your food, you know, ANY food looked disgusting, and just talking about it ... yikes, get me a bucket.
So, I'm just now catching up on the last three months of recipes, and wow girl. I'm so excited to give them a try.
And most of all ... CONGRATULATIONS!!! Rachael Ray? That sounded like an amazing trip, but I must say I'm not surprised. All of my friends have been talking about your blog. You're famous, get used to it. :)

Miney said...

Congratulations!!! I'll be sure to watch. How wonderful for you.

I love your blog. I made the cream cheese chicken last Friday night, and it was super tasty with egg noodles. We had the leftovers on Monday with a wild/white rice mix. Yum!

Anonymous said...

That is wonderful!

I am bummed out I will miss the show. I will be on vacation in Disneyworld with my girls.

laughingatchaos said...

Oh my gosh, that is so wonderful! And well deserved! Your recipes have been saving my rear the last few weeks, especially since we're just getting into the gfcf diet. I made the salsa chicken the other day and it's yum-O! Congrats!

Andie said...

See you totally DO ROCK! You are an inspiration to GF and non GF foodies alike! Way to handle that!
I'll be watching!

Amiyrah said...

that is amazing! Congrats to you! Make sure you give us another reminder closer to the date so we don't forget. I cant wait to see it!

cutie pie said...

wow, I don't even know you in person but when I read your post I was like, "No way, MY girl Stephanie is going to be on tv". I feel like because I've been reading your blog a tiny part of me is having this amazing experience as well. I don't know how you did it...I would've been too nervous!!! Way to go. Can't wait to watch on the 23rd and btw you look gorgeous.

KCAimee said...

How cool! I am a huge fan of your website so I will definitely be tuning in to watch.

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Amber said...

Just requested July 23rd off work so I can stay home and watch... okay, not really, but I will definitely be DVRing it! Congrats on your success. I love your blog and have been finding lots of new favorite meals.

Stephanie said...

That is so awesome! Congratulations!! I look forward to seeing the show!

Cindy said...

OMG that is awesome! I was just thinking about you when reading RR magazine and theres were some crockpot recipes...I'm glad she found you as cool as we all do :)

Pammiedoodle said...

Congrats!!! That is sooo cool. I don't like RR but I like you...LOL so I will set DVR to record your show.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

SQUEAL!!!!!!!!!

That is so cool! I am going to TIVO the episode so I am sure not to miss it!

Congrats!!!

Jai said...
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Jai said...

That is REALLY exciting!!!! I don't know even know you personally, but jumped up when I read your news!!!

I have been following your blog and reciepes for months and have never seen so many GOOD reciepes done in the crock pot. I have seen a lot of reciepes on the web before, but not many that I would try! At least until this year!!!
:)

Congratulations!

Lucy said...

How cool!! Congratulations Stephanie! You must've been bursting at the seams keeping that a secret! We will be on vacation on the 23rd but I'll definetely set my Tivo!

Momma said...

OMG! You never know where blogging will lead you! Congratulations! And to think I've made some of your crock pot concoctions!

Peace - D

kelly said...

so totally cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

OMG! I watch her everyday, so I will definitely be watching. Congratulations...that's HUGE!!!

Disneypal said...

Oh my goodness ! How exciting !!

Anonymous said...

Stephanie,

This is just THE MOST INCREDIBLE,
AMAZING NEWS!! You are an inspiration to the rest of us!
I'm so happy for you, way to go!

Lemon Chicken Lynn

Sarah said...

Um, yeah...still waiting for today's recipe.

My family went without dinner tonight because nothing was posted.

Hehe, just kidding. I did throw something in the crock, just not an amazing Steph-recipe.

You doubling up tomorrow?

Captainwow said...

Dang, man!! That is AWESOME!
Congratulations!!
I've been lurking quite a while now and have tried a few recipes... very nice.
I love to put my crockpot out on the porch when I'm cooking strong smelling things. That way I don't have to smell it all day and take 12 days to air out the house!

but mostly..... congrats... I'm really happy for you!

Chi said...

OO LA LA - A STAR IS BORN!!!! Congratulations and I look forward to watching the show.

YOU GO GIRL!!!

Chi

MamaFeelgood said...

How exciting! Congratulations and that is awesome.

Steph said...

OMG that is totally cool I will be tivo'ing for sure!

Cookie said...

Oooo! I'm so excited for you! You could have your won show I'm sure.
Can't wait to see you on TV!
oxoxox

Kristen M. said...

Congratulations. I can't wait to see the show.

I made your CP macaroni & cheese tonight. It made a ton of food which we will be enjoying tomorrow as well. I added ham and it was delicious.

Deanna S. said...

Wow..every blogger's dream! Congratulations, I'll be watching it for sure...

Linda said...

That is so exciting!! I have been reading your blog now for several weeks. I have tried a couple of the recipes and they have turned out great!! Thank you so much!!

Gina said...

WOW! That is so fantastic! I am so glad to see you get your due. You are doing amazing things on this blog and deserve so much kudos!

Can't wait to see you on TV!

Kath said...

That is so cool! I can't wait to see the show! I made the bacon cheeseburger chicken and my family LOVED it! (and I have a very picky bunch) Thanks for all the great recipes!

laurie said...

I have been reading your blog for awhile now (and just cooked a whole chicken in the crock pot tonight by the way!). Anyhooooo, I am thrilled for you. Have marked my calendar and will definately catch the show...too bad you weren't feeling 100% - what a cool experience. I am still in awe as how you are pulling this daily crockpot cooking off. Great job!

Angela's Kitchen said...

So very cool! Your blog is completely "Yumm-o" worthy! I can't wait to see the show!

Valeria said...

Hi,
congrats and ok I'm sorry but I've to tell/warn you that you're now going international ;-) Because I'm dutch and found your blog through ravelry. So here I am, in holland reading your blog and added you to my favs. Now I'll certainly have to find me a crockpot...you've convinced me that I need one. Desperatly need one :-D....

Will save me some money and order me a crock pot soon. Thank you for the inspiration and your blog :-)

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Congratulations, Steph!! I think I jumped on board with you in mid-January, so I think I get to say "I knew her when..."

I am definitely setting the DVR! This is so exciting! BTW, I'll be making mac-n-cheese in my crockpot today. Thanks!!

CrabbyMom said...

I know you have a ton of comments but I just had to let you know that I was smiling the whole time that I read about you on the RR show. You have accomplished so much here and helps me and hundreds others get inspired by a CROCKPOT!! You are going to have SOOOOO many new readers after that show airs, oh the pressure! :-) Have you thought about what you'll do in 2009?? You'll have thousands of people wanting more!!

Astrid said...

Congratulations!

I just started reading your blog the other day. It's an awesome resource!

Randi said...

That is so awesome!!!

She She said...

Whoa! That's very cool!

Leah Ingram said...

Congratulations, Stephanie. That's really exciting about Rachael Ray.

FYI, I posted a link to your Crock-Pot crayons on my blog (which you can read here: http://suddenlyfrugal.blogspot.com/search?q=crayons ) and my readers not only loved the "recipe" but loved that I helped them to discover your blog.

Can't wait to see the show later this month.

Leah

Sarah said...

how exciting! kudos to you keeping to your resolution...i'll definitely be back to watch your progress!

Jamie said...

That is awesome! I've shared you Korean BBQ crockpot recipe with everyone I know, so you are already a bit of a celebrity around here ;0) ...but now it is national! Congrats...

earthly jane said...

ohmigosh!
that is amazing! I love Rachel Ray!
I can't wait to watch it!

Canadian Saver said...

I love Rachael Ray, I think her talk show is one of the best... I cannot wait for you to be on!!!! Sounds like a wonderful experience :-)

Congratulations!!!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Now I totally need your autograph!! The baby is sleeping and so I snuck on to see what you've been cooking and found this wonderful surprise. I'm so excited for you.

Carrie said...

WOW!!! You go girl!! That's completely awesome!!!

corinna said...

that is awesome!!!! Ive followed your blog practically every day for 4 months. Congrats!! You defintely deserve it! Your blog is great!!!!

Girl Fisher said...

Congratulations! I knew something big would come out of this blog!

Girl Fisher said...

Congratulations! I knew something big would come out of this blog!

Christy said...

Congratulations! I've been reading for about a month, but haven't commented yet. I love your blog and I've recommended it to all my friends too. That's such exciting news, and I'll definitely be watching!

Orange Peanut said...

I have been enjoying your posts and am anxiously awaiting your 365 Crockpotting recipe. I hope you come out with one!

Chief Family Officer said...

Sorry I'm little late to the party, but I had to say ... Congratulations - how exciting! I've never watched Rachael Ray but I will definitely catch this episode!

Becca said...

So, I've been gone the past few days and haven't been able to read your blog...Congrats!!! I will be taping your segment on Rachel Ray. What a great accomplishment and recongnition! I'm a big fan of your site and your recipes. I've told my friends of your blog and we all love it! Keep up the good work.

The Coolest Allen Family said...

I have been checking your site for quite some time now. I don't even remember how I stumbled upon it. I have really enjoyed it and I am so glad the Rachel Ray show reaized your talents too. I love that show so I am way excited to watch! Congratulations!

ashley said...

i'm de-lurking to say how COOL is that!!!!! I so have to watch teh show that day.... I work so miss it a lot, and forget to PVR it ... please please post us a reminder closer to the date!!! I love Rachael Ray (although, i admit, i'm the pickiest eater in the world, and i dont think i'd eat 95% of what she cooks... but i still love watching!)

Carolyn said...

Congratulations!

I have told a million people about your blog and my religiosity with reading it. You do such a fantastic job of providing quality recipes and silly anecdotes, I love to read and experiment along with you.

Mama Squirrel said...

Wow--to say it again after the hundred-plus other comments--how exciting! I'll link.

Robyn said...

I've been out of commission lately, so this comment is a little late. But, YOU GO GIRL!!!!

I am so proud of you and your newfound fame! You bring such delight to so many people w/your blog (and your true tales of whether the recipe worked or not) that it's awesome the entire nation will get to see you! I will definitely be tivo-ing that episode!

Kim from Kansas said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing the show!

Anonymous said...

congratulations on the rachael ray invitation. i rarely watch her show, but shall make a point of turning it on that day. keep up the good work. i love your sense of good humor and warmth...also the recipes. most of them.

Anonymous said...

congratulations on the rachael ray invitation. i rarely watch her show, but shall make a point of turning it on that day. keep up the good work. i love your sense of good humor and warmth...also the recipes. most of them.

Niki said...

oh that is so exciting! i am gonna tape it for sure!

i have been following along since march and i just love your blog...can't wait to see your tv debut.

:)

Nicole (SAHM Ramblings) said...

That's awesome! Now I'm curious if the crock pot you're hugging in your profile is THE Rachel Ray gift crock pot!

jinxi said...

OH MY GOSHHHHHH!!! I have been working two jobs and have missed all of this.. Im soooo proud of you!!! This is awesome.. Rachael Ray is one of my all time heros!!! YOU ROCK! and a very huge Congrats to you!!!

Michelle R Australia said...

You so deserve it!!! What youre doing is amazing.

You are a favourite on my explorer. Thank you for sharing

sherrieg said...

Wow! Congratulations! :) We'll be away, but I'll do my best to see it! :) That creme brulee is worth every calorie.

Anonymous said...

For those of us not based in the US is there a way to see the programme? I'd really like to see it! Jo.

Michelle said...

Steph that is so cool ;-) I can't wait to watch it...i'll be making sure that McKenna is asleep or occupied.Congratulations..

Sandra said...

Oh Steph, way to GO :) I'm so happy for you, this is just awesome :)

Hugs,
Sandra

oceandreams said...

great post, thank you for sharing your wonderfulness with the cyber world!

excited to see the show and so very happy for you to experience something so cool.

you're such a sweetie!

xo

Mrs. J said...

amazing!

Dennis & Summer Rains said...

Cool!!! I love to watch RR, one of my favs!! I'll be looking for you! I just discovered your blog from a friend sending me the link and it is great, I love to use the crockpot, especially in the summer, I think I'll be checking out your blog more often- keep it up and thanks!

Nichole said...

That's so neat!

lilmomthatcould.com said...

WOW so jealous...congrats what an honor! Can not wait to watch!

Elise said...

That's awesome Stephanie! Totally awesome.

Redhat Grandma said...

I was just looking around your blog,I just opened one today,How exciting to get to meet Rachel & to almost see Borack,,,,I will be watching tomorrow,,,just think a VB celebrity LOL I love crock-potting !!!! I will be checking your blog,,,,,I guess you have macraroni & cheese recipe already ? I got mine from Paula Dean.

Elaine said...

OMG! All this because you were feeling left out of the blogging game! So thrilled for you.

Setting my DVR now!

chris said...

Wow that is awesome! I will have to tivo the show... can I admit that I have never before seen it?

Cheryl said...

Wow I just happened to catch you show on Racheal Ray Today . What fun. and Now u have inspired me to try crock pot cooking. , IF you can do it then I am sure to try . I am gonna try to copy off your recipes and give it a whirl. Thanks You need you own cooking show. Look OUT poeple she will be a New one to watch out for *Food Network . LOL. Hugs Cheryl

LSA Teacher said...

so cool! I would love to meet Rachel! I have to admit, I laughed so much about the toilet seat cover! LOL. I guess that's airports for you. I watched you on the show today! Awesome! Just want you to know that your blog is being passed around some homeschooling Yahoo Groups... we all thank you very much for sharing all these yummy recipes with us!

VeganTeacher
(from Club RR)

Samantha said...

You are officially famous. I saw you on the Rachel Ray show today and im signed up to your blog now. Congratulations on your success and best of luck to you. Im a fellow crock potter so I will share some recipes when I get a chance. Have you tried kabose (sp? polish sausage) I have a good recipe for that also Ive done macaroni and cheese in the crock pot too yum :)

Donna said...

I saw you today on the show (while I was at the gym), that's how I found out about your website. You did great! I'm looking forward to checking out and trying your recipes.

Anonymous said...

I just saw you on Rachael, and have bookmarked your site. After summer is over and I go back to work teaching, the crock pot is a life saver. I can't wait to try some of your recipes! I saw you did baked potatoes. I do them quite often, and everyone is shocked that you can make them in the crock pot.

Kim said...

How fun! I saw you on the show today too. I think I'd like to try this crock pot thing for a month. Just to see if I could do it! Fun!

Anonymous said...

i love my crockpot, it's hard to find receipes. thanks for bring your website into my home. you rock girl! you did well on the Rachel Ray show. i'm a fan.
thanks again, i will cook one of your dishes and let you know how it was.

cak said...

Hey, I am a long time CR user. I began when my hubby was in grad school at Purdue and I worked on campus and took classes at night. I would prepare a crock pot meal early in the morning and bring the entire pot to his Grad office. The whole bldg. would be smelling good when I got off work at 5:00 p.m.met hubby in his office for a meal before my 6:00 p.m. class.

I also took it with me on ski vacations. Nothing better then coming back to the hotel and having a meal ready to eat for my two boys and assorted friends. Restaurants get rather pricey. I never had a complaint by any hotel about the C.P. cooking while we were out on the slopes.

During soccer tournaments our whole team would do a C.P. party in the hotel one of the nights. We always invited the hotel staff to come up for the buffet!! It was great.

Crockpot Lady said...

cak, I travel with my crock, too!
yay!

-steph

Madeline said...

You did a great job! I thought you and Rachael seemed to really hit it off. I am pretty sure I would have felt like puking too, even if I wasn't all drugged up, so good job!

Lisa said...

I just love using my crock pot. But I have trouble thinking of dinners to cook in it. A few things my dad has cooked in them that I are great. Pork loin with red potatoes, carrots and onion (if you like onion) a can of cream of mushroom soup and then either a can of coke, beer (Coors light is a good one) or sprite instead of water. then cook for about 5 hours or till it's to the right temp. He has also cooked ham with sprite.

Sandra said...

I just watched you on Rachel Ray (you did great!) I tivo her show everyday, so then I had to check out your blog.

How cool to be on her show~fun experience! :)

I love my crockpot but I can't imagine using it 365 days, so I'll be checking out all your recipes. thanks!

Blessings! :)

Elaine A. said...

Wow! This is so exciting!! I didn't hear about it until just now so I missed you but I am sure it was wonderful!

Amy said...

That is so exciting! Congratulations.

Kathy said...

I saw you on Rachel Ray and thought it was a neat idea. I love using my crock pot - but only use it for simple stuff like beef stew; beef stroganoff and ribs. I can't wait to try one of your recipes! Love the blog - you did great!

Shay S. said...

I watched you on Rachael's show and had not been to your blog until now. I love my crockpots and own three different sizes. I love them so much, I have to get two new lids, as they are about to break in two. I was so glad it was an overcast day and I could watch you (we have antenna TV)!

As much as I love my crockpot, I'm not sure I could vow to use it every day for a year. I love for DH to grill out dinner while I relax. Good for you that you are sticking to your resolution!

I found a few recipes that I'm eager to try.

petunia said...

I told everyone my "friend" Stephanie was going to be on Rachel Ray - when they asked me how I knew you I would say "i'm one of her followers". I've gotten so many recipes I now use....my hubby's favorite is the Korean Ribs....I like too many - especially the fritos and pretzel glop - and it IS "hide and eat it in the garage" good!
Thanks - now you're a star....and How do you cook like this and stay so fit and beautiful??

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Tyedye said...

I am a fan of RR and also been reading your blog for some time now. How cool is THAT!
You did awesome on the show! WTG!

TA-TA said...

HOLY COW!!! How did I miss this??? It's probably because it was long after July that I found your site. HOW COOL!!!!! I'll have to look back at some older posts and see what else I missed.

Anonymous said...

omg!!!! i am soooo jealous!!! i LOVE Rachael Ray!!! Ahhhh she's great!!

~Katherine

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