A Cooking Show: Tomato Soup!

I had such a wonderful time filming with some of the funniest guys I know and my friends; Langston Belton, Nick Carillo, and Devin Heater.

These three are the creators and stars of G.U.S, an entirely improvised story of three men trapped in a Generic Underground Shelter after the apocalypse.  If you are in the New York area and would like to see one of the best improv trios in New York City, you can find out all of their information on their Facebook and Twitter.

This episode I taught the boys how to make homemade tomato soup. Well. I tried to teach them.

This recipe is low calorie, dairy free, gluten free, and can be vegan if you substitute the chicken broth for vegetable broth!

And it is delicious!


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Tomato Soup

4 Cups chicken broth

32 oz whole, peeled, canned tomatoes

2 medium, white onions, chopped

2 stalks of celery, chopped

4 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 tbl sp of butter

1 tsp thyme

1 tbl sp of EVOO 

salt and pepper to taste

1. Over medium low heat, add your butter and your oil.

2. Add your onions and cook for 3 minutes, then add your garlic and your celery. Stirring frequently until soft.

3. Add your tomatoes, chicken broth, and seasonings.

4. Bring the heat down and let it simmer for 10 minutes.

5. Add your soup to your food processor to make it

6. Let cool and eat!



A Cooking Show Episode 9: Root Beer Oatmeal

Episode 9 of A Cooking Show is here!

It was such a joy to film another episode with the “Head Writer” on A Cooking Show, Josh Hurley!

As I have said before, Josh is a talented improviser and audible book reader in New York City.

If you live in the New York area, see him perform live every weekend at the National Comedy Theatre.

If you aren’t in the New York area, follow him on Twitter @joshuwhaaat.

Josh’s Root Beer Oatmeal recipe is a family tradition and quite an easy oatmeal recipe! Great to make with kids even!

It turned out delicious.


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My Own Cabaret update

Hello again!

Remember when I asked the few (very few…) wonderful people who read this blog to click on my video to help me advance to the next round of a competition to get my own show at an extremely prestigious venue in New York City?

Yea. Me neither.

Well. Whomever voted did so enough because I won a slot at the Semi Finals.

Six of us competed that night.

I won.

I am now in the Finals (one of three) competeing for a shot at something that I have been working nearly my whole life to achieve.

So, if you did vote, thank you.

If not, oh well.

Here is the performance from the Semi-Finals.


A Cooking Show Episode 5: Salted Brown Butter Crispy Treats

Episode 5 is here!

With Special Guest, comedian and writer, Emma Tattenbaum-Fine!

These recipes are straight from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook and, of course, they are fantastic!

A perfect, and easy recipe to make for your next party. Especially if you want to be the most popular person there.

Have a question? Comment? Whatever?

Leave a comment below!

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And stay tuned for Episode 6!


Nailed It: I Want My Own Cabaret Nails

So I am competing at New York cabaret hot spot, 54 Below, for a chance to win my very own cabaret.

If I were to get a cabaret, I would be achieving the dreams of the 14 year old Southern California girl inside of me, still belting “All That Jazz” into her hair brush.

My dreams are comprised of many different things now that I am older and way more aware of how not wiser I am, but a cabaret is still pretty high up on the list.

You see, I created and am the lead singer of the completely improvised rock band, The Vigilante, here in New York.

I basically created my own cabaret.

I would use everything that I have learned doing that, doing long form and short form improv all over the world, touring around the country improvising Broadway musicals, doing stand up, being on television, and all of my other crazy life stories to put on a the best damn cabaret just off Broadway that New York City has ever seen. HYPERBOLE!

cabaret nails

Below is the video from the cabaret. PLEASE. If you have a second. Go to the YouTube video and click “LIKE.” You would be helping one of my dreams come true.

“A Cooking Show” – Series Premiere!


This blog is about happiness.

Focusing purely on the things that bring me joy.
Discovering new things that bring me joy that may have been lost in the cloudy haze of self doubt and self absorption.
Keeping promises to myself.

All that.

Well, there is something that I have always wanted to do and I finally did it.

And it was so much fun to do.
So much fun.

I made a cooking show.

A Cooking Show Episode One: How To Make Date Honey

I am aiming to consistently film an episode.

But I don’t know if I am ready to make that promise to myself yet.

So stay tuned.

Here’s to doing what you love. Consistently!


Also, if you follow my recipe, let me know how it goes in the comments below!