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!!


  1. 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.

  2. The recipe sounds fantastic! Liked it :)

  3. 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!

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

  5. The video was amazing!

    You should be on tv!

    (your Going to win)

  6. 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). :)

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

  7. 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!

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

    • 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 :)

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

  10. 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 :)

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

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

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

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

  14. Very nice, Brandi! That dish looks delicious.

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

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

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