Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk
Here we go again… The holidays are over and it’s a new year. I have to admit… I went hog-wild over the weeks leading up to and over the holidays. I was eating whatever I wanted to eat, going out for restaurant dinners wherever I wanted to go, and enjoying holiday treats and toasts whenever I wanted to! I knew this day would come and now it’s here. It’s time for me to reel it in a bit. It happens every year, and I know I’m not alone.
So, I thought I’d share a few tips on how to easily reel in the holiday binge.
1. Just cut the ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by cookieQ | Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap
Wow! Christmas is NEXT WEEK! How did THAT happen?!
When you're a child, Christmas is a huge part of your year. You look forward to it, you anticipate what presents you might get, and, if you're in my family, you dream about what you might eat that day. For so many, Christmas means a big family meal. Now that I'm older, however, my family is spread out all over the world. My brother and his family are in England. My parents are in France. I have a few cousins left in Canada, but most of my extended family is either in England or Trinidad. So, I find myself having small, intim... Continue Reading
Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap
Boy! All of a sudden it feels like winter! I could have sworn that October was just yesterday, but I realized today that we’re more than half way through November! How did that happen? October is one of my favorite months. The weather is great, the food is great, the trees outside look so pretty. It’s a pretty great month here in Pennsylvania. Here are some of the foods I enjoyed this October.
First of all, you can still get great tomatoes in October and that’s the perfect time for slow roasting them. It’s too hot to slow roast tomatoes in the summer, but in October, y... Continue Reading
Last Reply by ellenmax | Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap
I spent last week up in Canada, which is always ahead of the curve when it comes to the arrival of autumn. I spend a lot of my time in Kingston, Ontario where spring usually appears a month later, and fall arrives a month sooner than in Philadelphia, my other home. Last week, I arrived in Kingston wearing capri pants and sandals but didn’t put them back on the entire visit! I was back to blue jeans (of course), socks and heavy sweatshirts. So, having had a week of cooler weather up in Canada, I’m really in the mood to start fall cooking again; making chilies, braises, roasts and si... Continue Reading
Last Reply by BLISS | Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk
With two recent downpours and the humidity rising, summer feels like it is in full swing here in Pennsylvania. That means we're all getting outside to grill (when it's not raining, that is). You may have seen me on the air recently selling fresh fish from Anderson Seafoods, and I have to say that fish is one of my favorite things to grill.
The beauty of grilling is that it is quick and easy, and there is no pot or pan to clean up at the end (unless you use a grilling tool like a basket). The great thing about grilling fish is that the quick cooking helps prevent drying out the fish, kee... Continue Reading
Last Reply by SnowStorm | Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk
This Sunday, March 10 will be Cooking on Q—my 21st 24-hour cooking event at QVC! I just realized that today when driving home. That's something, no?
All these cooking events have had a few things in common: tons of food, lots of people, and a fair amount of chaos. Over the years, the behind-the-scenes chaos has calmed down and is now much smoother than it used to be. When I first arrived at QVC back in 2001, cooking event day was a day that the crew sort of dreaded. Food stylists would need to scramble to secure a table on which they could present their food and products. Tongs and to... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Love My Husband | Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk
Ahhh… the New Year... Every January I think my life will slow back to a normal pace again because the crazy holidays are over. Every January I am wrong. Why is it that January feels just as busy, if not busier than December? Maybe it’s that feeling of a new beginning and so far to go before you reach your goals? Start the race off with a sprint, so to speak? Or maybe it’s because we all finally slow to a stop when the holidays eventually arrive, and gearing up to go again seems hard?
Regardless, the fresh start of January makes me strive for success, efficiency ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by acctjld | Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk
I used to think that spring was definitely my favorite season of the year. New life starts to emerge and plants that you didn't even know were there pop their heads out of the earth. The days become warmer, and you can open your windows again to let in the fresh air. But every year, leaves start to drop, and I change my mind—fall becomes my favorite season. Well, until spring comes back. It's September now, and autumn has come around again, and I realize that what I really like is the change of seasons—winter into spring and summer into fall.
Part of the reason the change of seaso... Continue Reading
Last Reply by rwhastings | Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities
So, tonight has finally come! I've been looking forward to March 7 for many months now. All day, I’ll be showing off the latest Technique has to offer—a 10-piece Hard Anodized, Dishwasher-Safe Colorsmart Cookware Set—Today's Special Value. (K36575)
When I first saw this cookware set, it was just a digital rendering. But I was stunned. It was gorgeous! Truly, it was the best-looking cookware I've seen in a long, long time. Of course, I needed to see it in person and put it to the test. The factory sent me samples and I wasn’t disappointed. The physical samples of the co... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Nancy of Central NYS | Started by Meredith Laurence in Kitchen & Food Talk, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities
What a little color can do... I can't believe it's already starting to happen, but it is! Here's a photo of a pretty little flower that popped it's head up out of my flower bed this week.
Beautiful! Spring is my favorite season, and here’s why. For several months now, my backyard has been all shades of gray, brown, tan, and beige—with a little evergreen here and there. Now, quite suddenly and without warning, I'm seeing a pop of blue. This made me venture out into the garden to see what else was going on. That's when I discovered that the tulips are starting to push out of... Continue Reading