Wednesday, September 29, 2010

9/30-Stephanie Honig, Bruce Jenner

Stephanie Honig-Honig Vineyard & Winery
Stephanie Honig was born in Havertown, Pennsylvania. When she was six years old, she moved with her family to Buenos Aires, Argentina. After graduating from high-school, Stephanie moved to Florida in 1994, where she attended Florida International University, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management and a raging passion for wine. 

Stephanie moved to Philadelphia and worked as a Sales Manager for Marriott Corporation, and in 2000, moved to New York to pursue a career in the wine industry. She worked as a Sales Manager for Clicquot, Inc., and then at Rudd Winery as the Eastern Regional Sales Manger. In 2005, she earned the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Higher Certificate and the WSET Diploma. 

She left Rudd Winery in 2006 to import her own wine brand from Argentina, while also teaching wine classes at the French Culinary Institute in New York and at Florida International University. 

In 2006, she moved to the Napa Valley and married Michael Honig. Stephanie works for the family winery teaching wine classes, developing international and national sales, and partnering with Michael in public relations. Stephanie also sits on the board for the American Cancer Society, coordinating a program for Spanish speakers called “Look Good, Feel Better”, and is active in raising funds for mental health research.  She is also the Vice President for an investment club in the Bay Area.
She lives on the Honig property in Rutherford with her husband Michael, their daughters Sophia and Lola, and their dogs Raisin and Ezze. They are expecting their third child in January 2011.

William Bruce Jenner (born October 28, 1949) is a former U.S. track and field athlete,motivational speakersocialite and television personality, known principally for winning the gold medal for decathlon in the Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics.
His company, Bruce Jenner Aviation, sells aircraft supplies to executives and corporations.
Jenner was the business development vice president for a staffing industry software application known as JennerNet, which was based on Lotus Domino technology.
Jenner was the marketing name for Bruce Jenner's Westwood Centers for Nautilus & Aerobics in the early 80's. Jenner had no ownership in the centers. The fitness centers were owned by David Cirotto and Chin Yi. The centers were sold to Super Fitness Centers, owned by martial arts expert Paul Snow. Chin Yi later became the founder of LA Fitness.
Jenner also was diagnosed with dyslexia as a young child—he appeared on the sitcom Silver Spoons where he revealed his condition to the Stratton family—and after retiring from sports, built a successful career as a motivational speaker and television sports commentator (making an appearance on the series Learn To Read).
In his first marriage to Chrystie Crownover (December 15, 1972 - January 2, 1980) he had two children, daughter Casey Jenner (b. June 10, 1980) and first son Burt Jenner (b. September 9, 1978). His other sons, Brandon (b. June 4, 1981) and Brody born August 21, 1983 (with second wife Linda Thompson, to whom he was married from 1981 to their divorce in 1985) appeared in their own reality show The Princes of Malibu, which featured them living with their stepfather David Foster. Brody is also on the reality show The Hills.
Jenner is currently married to Kris (née Houghton). They married on April 21, 1991.She was previously married to Robert Kardashian. Jenner has two daughters with Kris, Kendall Nicole (b. November 3, 1995) and Kylie Kristen (b. August 10, 1997). He is also the stepfather ofKimKhloéKourtney and Rob Kardashian. In 2009 Jenner became a grandfather to Francesca, his daughter Casey's first child. He became a step-grandfather for the first time on December 14, 2009, when his stepdaughter Kourtney gave birth to her first child Mason Dissick.
Jenner has had several plastic surgeries on his face. He has had repair done to his face to correct the previous surgeries, and it was aired on the reality show in which he and his family star, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

9/29-Jennie Finch

Jennie Finch- Olympic Gold Medalist Women's Softball
Olympic Gold Medalist and softball superstar Jennie Finch has been named the Commissioner of the Avocado League, which showcases a variety of delicious recipes using her favorite fruit, avocados! Eight women in the league are competing through online contest with an avocado inspired recipe that embodies the spirit of their hometowns. Contestants from Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. are vying to win the title of Avocado League MVP along with the grand prize of $5,000 and a year’s supply of avocados.

Monday, September 27, 2010

9/28-Caressa Cameron, Tina Sloan

Caressa Cameron-Miss America 2010
Miss America 2010 Gives a sneak peak into her behind the scenes beauty secrets. 

Caressa Cameron is an American beauty pageant titleholder from Fredericksburg, Virginia, who won the title of Miss America 2010.
Cameron graduated from Massaponax High School  and currently attends Virginia Commonwealth University located in Richmond, Virginia.
She won the Miss Virginia title on June 28, 2009 having previously competed for that title three times. In prior competitions she had placed first runner-up in 2008 and second runner-up in 2007 and 2006. In addition to competing at Miss Virginia, Cameron placed 2nd runner-up toTori Hall at Miss Virginia Teen USA 2005 and 2nd runner-up to Amber Copley at Miss Virginia USA 2006.
On January 27, 2010, she won a $2,000 scholarship in winning the Preliminary Talent competition in vocal pop.
On January 30, 2010, she won the Miss America 2010 pageant held at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada. She won a $50,000 scholarship, beating out 52 other contestants, and became the third Miss Virginia to win the national title.

Changing Shoes, the book, is about staying in the game as you go through life. Diminishment and fading away are turned upside down with funny stories from, Guiding Light, the soap opera she was on for 26 years. Changing Shoesadds levity to the time of life when one can feel overlooked. Tina shows how to stay forever frisky in all areas of life —laughing and admitting her foibles as she goes.

Tina wishes to embody that "je ne sais quoi" mastered by Cleopatra: "Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety."
Her variety has included at various times running marathons, mountain climbing, marriage, mothering, and mastering her fears about aging.
She is enjoying a three and a half decades-long career as a soap star and is still playing Lillian Raines on Guiding Light. She is, at the same time, beginning her new life as an author, playwright, and theatrical actress. Tina wants to teach other women how to become the woman they've always wanted to be.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

9/23 - Ken Jeong, Sam Talbott

KEN JEONG ("Senor Chang" on NBC's "Community")
Ken Jeong, known in some circles as the "scene stealer," is quickly establishing himself as the go-to character actor for many of today's hit comedies. In May 2009, Jeong appeared as the Asian mobster Mr. Chow in the sleeper-hit comedy film "The Hangover," which also starred Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis. The film is the highest-grossing R-rated comedy to date, and has tallied $277 million at the domestic box office.  Later that same summer, Jeong was seen in two more comedies. The first was the Will Ferrell-produced film "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard," opposite Jeremy Piven. He was next reunited with Cooper in the film "All About Steve," which also starred Sandra Bullock. Since his feature-film debut as the doctor in "Knocked Up" in 2007, Jeong has gone on to a number of memorable roles in a series of successful comedies. Directed, written and produced by Judd Apatow, it was Jeong's first film and grossed $219 million at the worldwide box office. The year 2008 saw Jeong with his first major role as the villain in "Role Models." Taking on the role of King Argotron, Jeong acted opposite Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. The film went on to gross over $90 million worldwide. In the same year, he had bit parts in two other major comedies with "Pineapple Express" and "Step Brothers."  Jeong's career path started off on a different course. He earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University and went on to attain his medical degree at the University of North Carolina. He completed his internal medicine residence in New Orleans while developing his comedy. In 1995, Jeong won the Big Easy Laff Off. The competition, which was judged by former NBC President Brandon Tartikoff and Improv founder Bud Friedman, turned out to be his big break as Tartikoff and Friedman urged Jeong to head to Los Angeles. Once in Los Angeles, Jeong began performing regularly at the Improv and Laugh Factory, and appeared on a number of television series, including NBC's "The Office," "Entourage" and "MADtv." It wasn't until his pivotal role as Dr. Kuni in "Knocked Up" though that Jeong solidified himself as a feature-film comedian. In 2006, Jeong and fellow comedian Mike O'Connell also left a mark on YouTube in "Million Dollar Strong," a spoof of a rap duo. Since the video's posting in 2006, it has garnered over one million views and Jeong and O'Connell have been tapped by MTV Films to write and star in the film version.

Chef Sam Talbot - "Pears"
SINCE HIS DEBUT ON TOP CHEF, TALBOT HAS OPENED HIS OWN WORLD-CLASS RESTAURANT IN NEW YORK CITY.HE’S BEEN VOTED ONE OF THE MOST HANDSOME MEN IN NEW YORK. AND HE’S REVEALED TO THE WORLD THAT HE HAS TYPE ONE DIABETES. WE’RE EXCITED TO HAVE CELEBRITY CHEF SAM TALBOT JOINING US TODAY FROM THE DOMAINE SERENE VINEYARD IN OREGON. At the forefront of the 'integrative kitchen', which breaks down the walls between the way we eat and the way we live, Sam is today one of America's most original chefs. What is the food? Who's eating it? Where? When? In what circumstances? Sam's approach to cooking is to understand how all these questions - and their answers - interconnect. His approach to life is the same: Sam surfs, snowboards, practices yoga, travels widely, moves easily among the worlds of fashion, entertainment, sports, and celebrity. Diagnosed at a young age with juvenile diabetes, Sam lives every hour with a profound understanding of the impact of food on life and life on food. That understanding has become a uniquely creative driving force for his cooking style and recipes. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Sam began his culinary training at Johnson and Wales University in Charleston. During his schooling, Sam worked at the acclaimed J. Bistro in Charleston where he worked under chef /owner James Burns. Sam still considers Burns his mentor and returns frequently to Charleston to cook, fish, and refresh his culinary "juices." At 24, Sam moved to New York City as Executive Chef of the Black Duck Restaurant in the City's legendary Gramercy Park neighborhood. Two years later, he opened his own restaurant, the Williamsburgh Cafe in Brooklyn's trendiest locale; he was nominated for Best New Chef in Brooklyn by CitySearch and Best Restaurant in Brooklyn by the New York Post. Sam's inventive dishes have been praised by The New York Times, New York Magazine, the Daily News, the New York Post, Zink Magazine, Time Out New York and Forbes Magazine. He has traveled the world exploring his culinary passions and expanding his culinary vision, cooking and eating in some of the world's best restaurants - and some of the worst. His travels have included a 28-day stint in Paris finding work as a chef wherever he could and a 2006 journey across the U.S. stopping at local favorites in small towns. Wherever he goes, Sam's cooking is always a reflection of his insistence on fresh, healthy ingredients. That is part and parcel of who he is as a diabetic - one who also volunteers extensively with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and who uses his newfound celebrity to increase awareness of the disease and to raise money to fight it. Unique even among celebrity chefs, Sam brings to his kitchen his deep love of nature, keen sense of taste, creative mind, and intrinsic understanding of the relationship between food and health. His is the quintessential 'integrative kitchen In the summer of 2008, Sam joined the brand hew hotel and restaurant The Surf Lodge in Montauk, NY as Executive Chef and created a menu of locally-sourced, market-driven seafood. The restaurant is currently the most buzzed about culinary destination on the east end with features in Time Out New York, the New York Times, People magazine, and more. In early 2010, Sam will helm the culinary team at the Morgan's Hotel Group's latest property, the Mondrian Soho.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Jasmaine "Minista"  Oxygen's Hair Battle Spectacular  (TONITE)
Jasmaine’s passion for hair started when she was a little girl braiding her grandmother’s wigs. After seven years of freelance work she found her niche in avant-garde hair. Her talent in fantasy hair styling got her personally requested by Madonna for the “Sticky and Sweet Tour” and then she went on to style hair for Madonna’s “Celebration” video. Jasmaine’s work has also been featured in Essence Magazine and Bronner Brothers publications. Her fantasy hair skills have won her the title of Golden Scissors “Braider of the Year” in 2003. Jasmaine’s favorite quote by Muhammad Ali is “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” This out spoken mother views herself in that very same way and does not have a problem letting others know.

Joan Cusack - "Law & Order: SVU"
 JOAN CUSACK has received two Academy Award(r) nominations, one for  her comic portrayal of a Staten Island secretary in "Working Girl"  with Harrison Ford and Melanie Griffith, and the other for her role as Kevin Kline's jilted bride in the critically acclaimed "In & Out."  She was the recipient of an American Comedy Award for Best Supporting  Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in "Runaway Bride," opposite  Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. She also recently received a Daytime  Emmy Award(r) nomination for her work in "Peep and the Big Wide  World."  Cusack appeared in "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" for HBO Films.  She has starred in such films as "Friends With Money," "Ice Princess,"  "Raising Helen," "School of Rock," "Arlington Road," "High Fidelity,"  "Cradle Will Rock" and "Where the Heart Is." Her filmography includes  comedic femme fatale roles in "Addams Family Values," "Grosse Point  Blank," "Nine Months," "The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez," "Corrina, > Corrina," "Toys, " "Hero," "My Blue Heaven," "Men Don't Leave," "Broadcast News," "Say Anything" and "Sixteen Candles," among others.  She made her screen debut in "My Bodyguard" at age 15. Most recently  Cusack was the voice of Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl in Toy Story 3. 

Larry Manetti - "Magnum, PI"
Larry Manetti started acting in his hometown of Chicago. After studying acting with the Ted List Theater Players, Larry drove to Los Angeles in 1972. Larry landed an agent and was sent to Universal Studios to audition for an opening as a contract player. Luck was on his side. Jack Webb was casting a new series for NBC called The Chase. Larry played a young detective. After attending acting school at Sal Dano's at night and doing bit parts by day, he scored. Baa Baa Black Sheep was being produced and cast at Universal, and the now famous writer Stephen J. Cannell was the executive producer and the role was a natural for Larry. He was cast as a cocky, hot shot pilot named Bobby Boyle. The show was a big hit for NBC but was cancelled within two years. Because the network was so impressed with Larry's on-screen presence, they cast him in a new series called The Duke. Bad luck! The Duke was cancelled in one year. Larry was back to playing whatever Universal told him to.Hoping to catch lighting in a jar, along came Magnum, P.I. and the role of Rick. This was his elevator...the show became a mega-hit for 8 years. Since Magnum, P.I., Larry has done co-starring roles in 25 feature films and guest starred on many hot TV shows.
Larry is the author of a book titled Aloha Magnum.

Monday, September 20, 2010

9/20 - Meri- K Appy, Christopher Dodge,

Meri-K Appy - President  "Home Safety Council"
The Home Safety Council (HSC) is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to preventing home related injuries that result in nearly 20,000 deaths and 21 million medical visits on average each year. Through national programs, partnerships and the support of volunteers, HSC educates people of all ages to be safer in and around their homes. The Home Safety Council is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization located in Washington, DC.

Christopher Dodge House - Providence , RI
The Christopher Dodge House Bed and Breakfast, is conveniently located within walking distance from Providence Place Mall, downtown Providence, Brown University, RISD and the Convention Center. This Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast Inn is a stunning 3-story brick Italianate mansion newly renovated into a luxury bed and breakfast in Providence, RI. One of the few small luxury hotels in Providence, RI, the Providence bed and breakfast is truly an architectural gem featuring 11 foot ceilings, marble fireplace mantels, ornate plaster moldings and many original tin ceilings. Built in 1858, the inn served as the primary residence of the Dodge family until 1901 when it was converted to an apartment house. A century of rental use took its toll on the property and it was the pleasure of the present proprietors, Kenneth and Phyllis Parker and Frank and Monica Hopton, to restore it to it's original stately grandeur as they converted it to a luxury bed and breakfast hotel.  The State House Inns of Providence, RI is a Bed and Breakfast Hotel centrally located near the Rhode Island State Capitol Building. The Christopher Dodge House Bed and Breakfast Hotel.

Friday, September 17, 2010

9/17 - Marc Stroobandt, Vincent Brunetti,

Marc Stroobandt   Master Beer Sommelier / Belgian Beer Ambassador
Marc Stroobandt is a Master Beer Sommelier and Belgian Beer Ambassador with The F&B Partnership in the United Kingdom. Recently, Stroobandt began working with Stella Artois, Hoegaarden and Leffe to promote Belgian beers, brewing history and pouring rituals as well as educate consumers on the art of beer and food pairings.   Stroobandt first became intrigued with the wide variety of specialty beers during his first year in law school in Belgium in 1982. He worked very closely with Belgian brewers and gained an unparalleled understanding of the Belgian beer landscape while working in some of the best Belgian beer bars. A stint in catering school helped Stroobandt develop a passion and expertise for pairing food with beer.  In 1998, Stroobandt was awarded an honorary knighthood by one of Europe 's oldest trade guilds, the La Chevalerie du Fourquet des Brasseurs (the Knighthood of the Brewers' Mashstaff). He is also Commander in the Order of De Roze Olifant.   Currently director and master beer sommelier for the F&B Partnership, Stroobandt lives in London, England. Together with his business partner, Fiona Smith, Stroobandt works in the United Kingdom and the United States as a consultant. Their goal: to enhance the appreciation of beer through product education, tasting sessions, master courses and beer dinners.

Vincent Brunetti - Food & Beverage Director  Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa
Experience the ancient spirit of aloha from our luxury Hyatt Waikiki hotel. The past and the future are united in fresh and surprising ways in this world-famous neighborhood (known in Hawaiian as “spouting waters”) that was once the playground for Hawaiian royalty. Hyatt Regency Waikiki offers the ultimate combination of personalized service, oversized, luxurious guestrooms, inspired culinary creations and a perfect location close to all that embodies our island. Sink your toes in legendary sand, or stroll Diamond Head (Leahi), Honolulu Zoo and the Waikiki Aquarium from our spectacular Hawaii Waikiki hotel. Relax, refresh and recharge with a visit to Na Ho’ola Spa, our Hawaii hotel spa, or awaken your adventurous side with surfing lessons on Waikiki Beach.

9/17 - Marc Silverstein , Carly Pope, Steve Evans,

Carly Pope - "Lucinda Pearl"  NBC's "OUTLAW" 
On NBC's "Outlaw," Carly Pope plays Lucinda Pearl, a wildly unorthodox private investigator who uses her sex appeal and wit to gather information for Cyrus Garza (Jimmy Smits). Pope has recurred on critically acclaimed television shows such as "24," "Dirt," and "Californication." On the feature film side, Pope recently wrapped the sequel to "SWAT" opposite Gabriel Macht. She can also be seen in "Textuality" as the lead opposite Eric McCormack. Prior to that, she starred in the controversial Toronto International Film Festival favorite "Young People F****." Many also remember Pope opposite Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey in "Two for the Money," and alongside Colin Hanks and Jack Black in "Orange County." Pope got an early start in her hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, with various television and film work before landing the plum role of Sam on the series "Popular," which aired for two years, launching her career. After "Popular" was cancelled, Pope returned to Vancouver where she continued to win new fans and impress industry insiders and the media with her insightful and sensitive portrayals. Pope is a Leo Award winner for her work on the series "The Collector."

Marc Silverstein  "Food Host & Entertaining Expert "
Food Host & Entertaining Expert Marc Silverstein will share Ideas for Delicious Fare to Kick Off the Football Season! Football Season is here and that means it’s time to huddle up with friends and family and enjoy appetizing food and drinks with all of your favorite games. Food Network host Marc Silverstein will show you how to throw a tailgating party like the pros, keeping in mind the importance of healthy additions that are full of flavor, taste and appeal. He’ll have delicious and easy-to- make appetizers, a main course and dessert ideas that’ll score a touchdown with all your gridiron enthusiasts. From mouth watering h’ors d’oeuvres to scrumptious dips and entrees, these specialties are sure to please, without piling on the calories. Marc Silverstein will show viewers: • Game Day Nosh: ready-to-serve options that are good for you too! • Touchdown Time Savers: watch the game, not the oven. Party pleasing menu choices that won’t take all day to make! • Gridiron Grub: finger foods that won’t fumble your diet! Marc Silverstein is the nationally known host of The Best Of on Food Network and Go Ahead, Make My Dinner on The Discovery Channel. An Emmy and Telly Award Winner (for Cable Excellence), Marc is also the author of Food Network Best Of The Best Of, from Penguin Putnam, a popular-selling cookbook and restaurant guide.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

9/15 - Edmund Woo , Christine Hanna,

Edmund Woo - Restaurant Consultant
After sampling sandwiches from dozens of chain restaurants, Consumer Reports has named the McDonald's hamburger the worst-tasting burger. The magazine surveyed 28-thousand people nationwide to come up with the rankings on a ten point scale. Five Guys and  In-N-Out Burger topped the list. Burger King came in tied for next to last place.  If McDonald’s burgers are so bad, why are billions sold each year? Restaurant consultant Edmund Woo has the answers Edmund Woo is the author of THE FIVE HOUR RESTAURANT WORK WEEK.  He consults restaurants nationwide, is the owner of the South Carolina based Saskatoon restaurant franchise, and is a contributor to CHEF Magazine.
18. McDonald's, 5.6 /10,
15. Krystal, Burger King and Jack in the Box, 6.3 /10,
14. A&W Restaurant, 6.5 /10,
12. Wendy's, and Sonic, 6.6 /10,
11. White Castle, 6.7 /10,
9. Carl's Jr, and Checkers Drive In, 6.9 /10,
8. Hardee's, 7.2 /10,
7. Whataburger, 7.3 /10,
6. Culver's Frozen Custard, 7.5 /10,
4. Burgerville, and Back Yard Burgers, 7.6 /10,
3. Fuddruckers, 7.7 /10,
1. (tie) Five Guys and In-N-Out Burger, 7.9 ...
Christine Hanna - President - Hanna Winery & Vineyards
Christine Hanna is the President of her family's winery based in Healdsburg and Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, California. She grew up at the home ranch, making tiny batches of wine with her father, winery founder Dr. Elias Hanna, in the late '70s and early '80s. Christine came to work at Hanna Winery full time in 1991, first in public relations and marketing, then taking over the management in 1993. In her tenure, she has directed the winery's growth from 4,000 cases to 50,000, with national distribution and a robust direct to consumer program through three tasting rooms and three wine clubs. Christine has repositioned the winery's focus to Russian River Sauvignon Blanc, a consistent award winner now representing half of Hanna's production. She transitioned the winery's dependence away from purchased fruit to an estate program and began marketing fruit from Hanna's vineyards to other leading wineries. Christine is a past President of the Sonoma County Vintners, and helped reposition the organization with its current focus on strategic marketing. She served on the Board of Directors for ten years. She served as Chairperson for the Sonoma County Showcase and Auction for 2003 and 2004, directing the popular consumer food and wine event, Taste of Sonoma. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Alexander Valley Unified School District. Christine is also an accomplished cook. Her recipes have appeared in Food & Wine, Savor Magazine, and on the syndicated television show In Wine Country, and she has demonstrated them to consumers at cooking classes around the country, including Central Market Cooking School in Texas, and Apron's Cooking School in Florida. In August 2010, Chronicle Books will publish her first book, The Winemaker Cooks. Christine holds a bachelor's degree in English literature and a master's degree in creative writing. She has done postgraduate work in viticulture and enology. She serves as a Trustee for the Alexander Valley Unified School District. Christine is married and has two children. They live in the Alexander Valley in a restored Craftsman hunting lodge and grow 14 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Monday, September 13, 2010

9/13 - Dr. Dathan Paterno , Molly Ringwald, Judge Karen Mills Francis, Chef & Mom Alex Guarnaschelli

Nutrition is an important part of growing up - but how do you make sure you are the one making decisions? Dr. Paterno illustrates how to become a Parent in Charge by using simple, proven methods. “The question of hierarchy in the family is not whether someone should be in charge of your family. The question is who will be in charge of your family. The truth is, someone will lead and take control of your family.” The first parenting book to utilize the Family Constitution, Dr. Paterno explicitly champions parents' rights, simplifies parental expectations and rewards children can earn, and rejects the current trend of reducing expectations because of so-called diseases, disorders, and disabilities.

Molly Ringwald - Mom
Unforgettable Roles in Such Classic Feature Films as “Sixteen Candles,” Breakfast Club,” “Pretty in Pink,” and Many More, Chats about Her Most Important Role~as a Mom~ and Shares Her Own Recipes for Helping Moms Beat the Back-to-School Blues with Delicious and Nutritious Meals That Are Easy to Prepare! Super Mom Molly Ringwald is offering moms new ways to beat the back-to-school blues and get wholesome meals on the table that the whole family will enjoy! In addition to sharing how she “gets it all done,” Molly~whose role as the mother of three children is the most important role that she has ever had~will also reveal her favorite recipes for delicious, nutritious meals that are easy to make and will help make the most of moms’ time in the kitchen.

Judge Karen Mills Francis -  "Judge Karen's Court"
Starting Fall 2010, Judge Karen Mills-Francis will once again light up television screens with all new cases as she presides over JUDGE KAREN'S COURT. Called “the most colorful judge on TV,” by The Los Angeles Times, Judge Karen is known for her trademark burgundy robes and blonde hair along with her razor-sharp wit and compassionate heart. Audiences embraced Judge Karen’s feisty personality and passionate advocacy for families and children.

Chef & Mom Alex Guarnaschelli-Food Network Star
What’s Your Family’s Lunchtime Challenge? Chef and Mom Alex Guarnaschelli Offers Help in the Kitchen Making lunch is only one of the challenges parents face every day, but it is often one of the most dreaded. Preparing a lunch that tastes great and is also nutritious isn’t easy. The “What’s Your Lunchtime Challenge?” campaign is designed to help moms simplify lunchtime and their lives with tips and recipes from Alex Guarnaschelli and an online contest. During the interview, Guarnaschelli will offer ways to make lunch-packing easier and get your kids involved such as: Plan Ahead – Let your child be a part of the lunch-planning process. Instead of surprising them with new food ideas, let them collaborate and even dictate. Make it Fun – Pack a “Build a Lunch” kit in your child’s lunchbox. Put meats, cheeses and all the fixings in separate containers and let them build their own creations. Get Creative – If you are in a sandwich rut, try other ways to serve a protein-packed lunch. Take a cheese stick, wrap a slice of ham or turkey around it and use a bit of apple butter to ‘glue’ it on. Sara Lee Deli is launching a nationwide contest that asks parents, “What’s Your Lunchtime Challenge?” The new campaign offers moms the opportunity to share their stories with the Sara Lee Deli online community, connect with other moms and win a once-in-lifetime prize: A home visit from celebrity chef and mom, Alex Guarnaschelli. During Guarnaschelli’s home visit, she will help solve the winner’s lunchtime challenge by providing the winner and 10 friends with a day of lunchtime prep and cooking tips. Additionally, the winner will receive a year’s supply of Sara Lee Fresh Ideas deli meat. To enter the contest, moms can submit a 100-word-or-less essay and accompanying photo of their child (or children) that captures the essence of their lunchtime challenge. The contest will be hosted on the Sara Lee Deli Facebook page, and entries will be accepted September 13 – October 3. Voting will be followed by a judging period to determine the finalists. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on November 3, National Sandwich Day. Alex Guarnaschelli is the daughter of esteemed cookbook editor, Maria Guarnaschelli. She spent her childhood surrounded by food; learning to eat according to whatever book her mother was working on at the time. Chef Guarnaschelli has appeared on Food Network’s Iron Chef America as both a challenger and as a judge. She is a recurring judge on the popular FN primetime series Chopped and is the host of her own FN shows, The Cooking Loft and Alex’s Day Off. As a woman attempting to balance her career and motherhood, she is constantly working to simplify and prioritize, in… and out of the kitchen.

Friday, September 10, 2010

9/10 - Stan Hieronymus, Daniel Rodriquez, Chuck Hellmer,

Stan Hieronymus - "Real Beer"
Beer is the world's most widely consume  and probably the oldest of alcoholic beverages; it is the third most popular drink overall, after water and tea. It is produced by the brewing and fermentation of starches, mainly derived from cereal grains—most commonly malted barley, although wheat, maize (corn), and rice are widely used. Most beer is flavoured with hops, which add bitterness and act as a natural preservative, though other flavourings such as herbs or fruit may occasionally be included. Some of humanity's earliest known writings refer to the production and distribution of beer: the Code of Hammurabi included laws regulating beer and beer parlours, and "The Hymn to Ninkasi", a prayer to the Mesopotamian goddess of beer, served as both a prayer and as a method of remembering the recipe for beer in a culture with few literate people. Today, the brewing industry is a global business, consisting of several dominant multinational companies and many thousands of smaller producers ranging from brewpubs to regional breweries.  The basics of brewing beer are shared across national and cultural boundaries. Beers are commonly categorized into two main types—the globally popular pale lagers, and the regionally distinct ales,[9] which are further categorized into other varieties such as pale ale, stout and brown ale. The strength of beer is usually around 4% to 6% alcohol by volume (abv) though may range from less than 1% abv, to over 20% abv in rare cases.

Chuck Hellmer - President - Haystack Mountain Dairy
In 1989 I left my job as an educator to become a goat dairyman. I had been a public school teacher, college professor, educational writer, museum education director, and educational consultant. With my youngest daughter Katherine and my wife Arlene we moved to our new farm near Niwot, Colorado, to build a herd and a dairy and learn to make cheese.   After considering a children's bookstore, an Inn and a restaurant, we visited a goat dairy because we loved goat cheese. We fell in love with the animals. A farmstead goat dairy where we raised goats and made cheese suited my interest in food as well as my desire to do physical work and be with animals. A goat dairy seemed to not only meet our lifestyle criteria; it was also appealing because it was a unique enterprise. How did we get started? We bought books, attended goat shows, and talked to many people. We found a consultant from Wisconsin who helped us have the confidence to move forward with very little experience. We made friends with Joan Bowen, a veterinarian who was a goat expert and generous with her advice and support. We started with five goats, which grew to 25 very quickly when we exercised an opportunity to buy an entire healthy herd at a bargain price. We began immediately making plans for building barns, and designing a farmstead dairy where we would raise the goats and make the cheese.

Daniel Rodriguez - "The Singing Cop"
To those who have come to love him as the so-called “singing policeman,”—the New York City cop who helped bring the country an uplifting spirit of promise and hope with his stirring rendition of “God Bless America” after the September 11 terrorist attacks—it is no surprise that Daniel Rodriguez has always been a spiritual man. His first two albums, the debut SPIRIT OF AMERICA and the romantic FROM MY HEART, both included a spiritual song as a testament to the driving force in his life, and he has welcomed the opportunity to work with institutions such as the USO, the City of Hope, Dr. Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral and numerous law enforcement organizations. Amid the turmoil of the Ground Zero mosque debate, Find 9/12 is a new web-TV series urging us to move beyond our grief and anger associated with 9/11.  The series is hosted by Daniel Rodriguez who captured the nationʼs attention as ʻThe Singing Copʼ in the wake of the 2001 attacks.As the official singer for the NYPD he was called upon to perform at countless funerals,memorials and Prayer for America. Daniel’s renditions of The National Anthem, God BlessAmerica and Amazing Grace were powerful statements of solidarity, determination and hope that galvanized not only his fellow New Yorkers but all Americans.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

9/9 - Judd Hale , Larry Manetti,

Judd Hale - Publisher - "The Old Farmer's Almanac"
Since 1792, The Old Farmer's Almanac has spoken to all walks of life: tide tables for those who live near the ocean; sunrise and planting charts for those who live on the farm; recipes for those who live in the kitchen; and forecasts for those who don't like the question of weather left up in the air.  The Almanac, North America's oldest continuously published periodical, comes out every year in September. The latest edition is on sale now wherever magazines and books are sold—and in our Web shop.  Our operation is based in Dublin, New Hampshire. The words of the Almanac's founder, Robert B. Thomas, guide us still: "Our main endeavour is to be useful, but with a pleasant degree of humor."

Larry Manetti - "Aloha Magnum"
Larry Manetti started acting in his hometown of Chicago. After studying acting with the Ted List Theater Players, Larry drove to Los Angeles in 1972. Larry landed an agent and was sent to Universal Studios to audition for an opening as a contract player. Luck was on his side. Jack Webb was casting a new series for NBC called The Chase. Larry played a young detective.  After attending acting school at Sal Dano's at night and doing bit parts by day, he scored. Baa Baa Black Sheep was being produced and cast at Universal, and the now famous writer Stephen J. Cannell was the executive producer and the role was a natural for Larry. He was cast as a cocky, hot shot pilot named Bobby Boyle. The show was a big hit for NBC but was cancelled within two years. Because the network was so impressed with Larry's on-screen presence, they cast him in a new series called The Duke. Bad luck! The Duke was cancelled in one year. Larry was back to playing whatever Universal told him to.  Hoping to catch lighting in a jar, along came Magnum, P.I. and the role of Rick. This was his elevator...the show became a mega-hit for 8 years. Since Magnum, P.I., Larry has done co-starring roles in 25 feature films and guest starred on many hot TV shows.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

9/8 - Chris Evert, Richard Pink, Dr. Elizabeth Cohen

Dr. Elizabette Cohen - Veterinarian/Radio Personality/Author
Fleas and ticks irritate your pet and can transmit serious diseases like flea allergy dermatitis and Lyme disease. There are about 20,000 reported cases of Lyme disease annually in the U.S. Furthermore, the likelihood of being exposed to ticks, and subsequently to diseases transmitted by ticks, is about 10 to 20 times greater than it was 10 years ago, according to the Companion Animal Parasite Council. Veterinarian, Associate Professor of Veterinary Technology, Radio Personality and Author Dr. Elizabette Cohen is available to share tips on how to help your pet avoid the dangers of fleas and ticks, and what to consider when purchasing and applying flea and tick treatments.

Chris Evert - Tennis Superstar

Chris Evert has teamed up with "Hood Simply Smart Milk" to help support her charitable organization during this years U.S. Open. For every mathch that's won by an American woman during the Open, Simply Smart will donate $1,000 to Chris Evert Charities - up to a maximun of $10,000! She is hoping to raise money to fund programs that ensure a future for at risk- children and their families! People also can enter to win the opportunity to play with Evert - plus a trip for two to the "Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic in Boca Raton, Fla., Nov. 6 - 8th!

Richard Pink  -  "Pinks Hot Dogs"
Pink's is probably the most famous hot dog stand in the country... certainly in Los Angeles! Located near the corner of Melrose and La Brea, Pink's can be found by looking for a crowd of people and following the aroma of fresh meaty chili and soft hot dog buns.  Pink's is unlike any other hot dog stand in America. For example, it has its own parking lot attendant (parking is free). It has been in the same location for 65 years. It is not unusual to see a Rolls Royce pull up to Pink's (the chili dog ordered will be for the occupant, not the chauffeur!). Movie stars, well-known dignitaries, struggling musicians, businessmen, housewives, school children... all have savored Pink's Famous Chili Dogs. Paul Pink started his hot dog stand in 1939. It was only a large-wheeled pushcart in those days. The depression was on and money was scarce. Pink's chili dogs, complete with a large warm bun, oversized hot dog, mustard, onions and thick chili sold for 10 cents each. His hot dog wagon was located in "the country", rolling hills of weeds and open spaces. That was the corner of La Brea and Melrose

9/7 - John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, Erik Chopin, Cherita Andrews

John Lloyd and John Mitchinson "The Book of the Dead"
The gastronomical adventures of John Harvey Kellogg, Henry Ford, and Howard Hughes - They may be dead but had strange eating habits. John Lloyd has a broadcasting background. As a radio producer he devised The News Quiz and To the Manor Born before moving to television to start Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, and Blackadder. He developed and produces QI, which first aired on BBC2 in September 2003. Like the philosopher William James, he thinks there are only three important things in life: "The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind." John Mitchinson is from the world of books. The original marketing director of Waterstone's, he became managing director of Cassell, where he published the Beatles, Michael Palin, and Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Mitchinson is also in charge of research for QI. He's with Einstein: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle

Erik Chopin / Cherita Andrews  "The Biggest Loser"
"The Biggest Loser " returns for its 10th season on NBC, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The first reality series where everybody loses. Before appearing on The Biggest Loser, Erik attempted and often failed at losing weight and keeping it off. As the largest contestant on the show at that date, the odds were stacked against him from the beginning. The end result was staggering; he lost 214 lbs., breaking all of the show

Sunday, September 5, 2010

9/6 - Chef Roger Mooking, Larry Manetti,


Roger Mooking - The Cooking Channel
Roger Mooking has developed a culinary philosophy built on perfect execution of globally inspired culinary traditions. As executive chef he has been the subject of numerous television and print features internationally and nationally, including Food Network, HGTV, The New York Times, Wallpaper magazine and Toronto Life. A third-generation restaurateur and chef, he began his formal training through the George Brown Culinary Management Program, where he earned Top Student Honours diploma. Roger continued his training at Epic Dining Room in Toronto's world-renowned Royal York Hotel before consulting on several food and beverage openings. Roger is currently executive chef/co-owner of Kultura Social Dining and Nyood Restaurant in downtown Toronto, where he has earned a reputation as one of the city's premier chefs. He is the host and co-creator of his Cooking Channel series entitled Everyday Exotic. Also, he is the recording artist and creator of Soul Food, a unique food and music project released by Warner Music. For Roger, music and the epicurean world are seamless. One feeds the body, the other the soul; it is all food in all its various forms.

Larry Manetti "Aloha Magnum"
Larry Manetti started acting in his hometown of Chicago. After studying acting with the Ted List Theater Players, Larry drove to Los Angeles in 1972. Larry landed an agent and was sent to Universal Studios to audition for an opening as a contract player. Luck was on his side. Jack Webb was casting a new series for NBC called The Chase. Larry played a young detective. After attending acting school at Sal Dano's at night and doing bit parts by day, he scored. Baa Baa Black Sheep was being produced and cast at Universal, and the now famous writer Stephen J. Cannell was the executive producer and the role was a natural for Larry. He was cast as a cocky, hot shot pilot named Bobby Boyle. The show was a big hit for NBC but was cancelled within two years. Because the network was so impressed with Larry's on-screen presence, they cast him in a new series called The Duke. Bad luck! The Duke was cancelled in one year. Larry was back to playing whatever Universal told him to. Hoping to catch lighting in a jar, along came Magnum, P.I. and the role of Rick. This was his elevator...the show became a mega-hit for 8 years. Since Magnum, P.I., Larry has done co-starring roles in 25 feature films and guest starred on many hot TV shows. Larry is the author of a book titled Aloha Magnum. As for the future ... just follow his jet stream!