Jan 30, 2013

Twice-Fried Cheesy Potato Balls







Super Bowl food. Done.

Tiffany made these recently for Psych and we couldn't stop eating them.

Click here for the recipe.

Couple tips from Tiff:


  • Save the potato middles for home fries or mashed potatoes.
  • Hold them warm in the oven at 275 degrees.
  • For extra kicked-up dip, add 2 Tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce.


Diet starts on Monday.

Jan 25, 2013

Home & Family Chili Cookoff



Denise had a blast at the Home & Family's Chili Cookoff with Aida Mollenkamp and Dean McDermott. Everyone was a winner, but Denise had the best t-shirt.



Click here for the recipe. Perfect for the Superbowl!

Jan 9, 2013

The Downton Abbey Napkin Fold



The Grantham's were pulling out all the stops for an elegant dinner party on the first episode of season 3. Of course, the first thing we noticed was the napkin fold they used. It's in our book Top 100 Step-by-Step Napkin Folds. You can set this folded napkin flat on the plate (shown in the last photo here) or stand it upright (second to last photo) like the Grantham's did. Here it is, for your entertaining pleasure!




Jan 8, 2013

Media Food Styling: Is Your Food Ready For Its Close Up?




Join us for a fun and informative Lunch & Learn Event Saturday, March 16, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Denise will debunk all you think you know about food styling.  Yes, you and your chef may be a whiz in the kitchen plating delectable-looking meals, but what looks great in person can fall flat in photographs.  Whether you are a chef, restaurant owner, or blogger, at some point you will be including food photographs for advertising, your website or blog and nothing can ruin your brand like bad-looking food.

Denise will show you easy tips and tricks for making your food look its best for the camera.

Join us for a delicious light lunch at Zov’s Bistro, located at 17440 E. 17th Street,
Tustin, CA 92780. 
714-838-8855
Free parking at the restaurant

$25.00 per person 

RSVP to Trina Kaye: 310-915-0970 / TrinaKaye@tkopr.com

Click here to register.

Denise will be signing and selling limited copies of her best-selling books The Food Stylist’s Handbook, Top 100 Step-by-Step Napkin Folds, and Do It for Less Parties.