Video Debut and 3 Important Things

1. Alright.

Despite all the nerves and how weird I think I sound on camera, I finally made a cooking video.

But not just any cooking video.

I made my entry into the Bob’s Red Mill Spar for the Spurtle Contest!

If you have a minute and want to watch me laugh at myself when I add the wine to the pan (seriously), please click here to watch the video and “Like” it – it will help my chances to make it into the cook-off in Portland!

2. I’m sure you’ve heard by now, but if you haven’t, The Great Fundraising Act is happening on Monday, July 25th.


There are tons of things up for auction, the chance to donate monetarily if none of the offerings float your boat, and it will just be a day of fun bidding wars to help support Susan. This blogging community truly is amazing, and I can’t wait to see what happens on Monday.

Speaking of that, you’ll be able to bid on a batch of my Browned Butter cookies in the auction:


Winner will get their choice of chips/mix-ins!

3. Another shout out for Yahoo! and their initiative to support Share our Strength. You can support Yahoo!’s $20,000 commitment to Share our Strength, too!

This is a quick (30-second) way to say “thanks” to Yahoo! for its partnership with an organization working to end hunger in the America.

To show its appreciation, Yahoo! has committed to donate $20,000 to Share Our Strength on behalf of US, the Foodbuzz community of publishers and readers.

In turn, you have the opportunity to show your support of this partnership by setting Yahoo! as your homepage by clicking on this link.

Like what they’re doing? Let them know by changing your homepage!

Here are two things you can do raise awareness about this important cause:
1. Make Yahoo! your homepage now.
2. Share the campaign with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers.


Whew. Seems like it’s announcement city on here today.

What’s going on in your world today? Three cheers for Friday!!

31 Responses to “Video Debut and 3 Important Things”

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    Clarice — July 22, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Ahh! Your video was great. I could totally see you on Food Network. I haven’t heard your voice in years, but it was nice to hear it again.

    • admin replied: — July 22nd, 2011 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks! Is weird to hear it not speaking Spanish? :)

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    Erica — July 22, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    The recipe sounds fantastic! Liked it :)

    • admin replied: — July 22nd, 2011 at 6:24 pm

      Thanks Erica! :)

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    Cait's Plate — July 22, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I’m off from work and couldn’t be happier! I’ve just been baking, relaxing and enjoy every second of this extra weekend day! :)

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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    Green Dog Wine — July 22, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    OMG you are just the cutest thing on the face of this earth – LOVE your video, you are such a natural! :)

    • admin replied: — July 22nd, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      :) thanks so much! I was a nervous WRECK. I edited out the bad parts.

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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes — July 22, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    great vid!! loved it :)

    • admin replied: — July 22nd, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks Lauren!

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    Tammy — July 22, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    The video was amazing!

    You should be on tv!

    (your Going to win)

    • admin replied: — July 22nd, 2011 at 7:48 pm

      Thanks Tammy!

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    Tina — July 22, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    GREAT job on your video! You do NOT sound funny on video… and I loved the giggle when you gave yourself a wine facial! hilarious (but in a good way). :)

    • admin replied: — July 22nd, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      Yeah, the wine facial :) There was no way to edit it out, but I thought it was pretty funny!

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    Carolyn — July 22, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Great job on the video…I think you sound cute! Too funny about the wine and I bet that ups your Likes. I clicked it, hope you win!

    • admin replied: — July 23rd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks Carolyn!

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    Maris (In Good taste) — July 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    I watched the video and of course ‘liked’ it! You were wonderful and I hope you win!

    • admin replied: — July 23rd, 2011 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you Maris! And also, I saw that you’re speaking at Food Blog Forum in October – I just registered last night! so excited to meet you in person :)

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    Amelia @ princessandthefrosting — July 22, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Wow-O-wow, that looks delicious! :)

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    Stephanie @cookinfanatic — July 23, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    You did such a great job on your video! And ummm oats toasted in bacon grease – hello I think I might be in love! What a fantastic recipe Brandi, you definitely get my vote :)

    • admin replied: — July 23rd, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      thanks Steph!

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    Halley (Blunder Construction) — July 23, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Love the video! You really did a fab job, looking forward to more from you

    • admin replied: — July 23rd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

      Thank you Halley!! I appreciate it :)

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    Joanne — July 23, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    These are some seriously awesome announcements and the video is fabulous! You’re adorable.

    • admin replied: — July 23rd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

      :) Thanks!

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — July 23, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Your video is so great! You look super pretty and sound like a pro! Excellent camera work as well! :)

    • admin replied: — July 23rd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

      thanks Jen! I’ll let Nick know – he did a great job with the filming and lighting, for sure.

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    Rose — July 23, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Very nice, Brandi! That dish looks delicious.

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    Lauren @ vegology — July 24, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    You did such an awesome job with your video! I love that you wore your barefoot contessa chambray.

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    Paige @ Running Around Normal — July 24, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Nice job Brandi! You look great and did a great job!

    • admin replied: — July 25th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

      Thanks Paige!

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