The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Susan grew up on the North Shore of Long Island but these days she shares her cool Brooklyn digs with her husband of 4 years and a 3 1/2 year old pug named Sir Pugsley. When she's not cooking up a storm or listening to her musician husband play, she toils at a large theatrical organization on Broadway. But she hopes, someday, to make the culinary arts her full time profession.
Even though cooking is still a hobby, Susan is a wiz at culinary competitions. She entered the Brooklyn Cookie Takedown and won with her Chocolate Salty-Car-Mal-Lards, a cookie that includes duck fat caramel! Her win at the Marx Foods Risotto Competition was for her Lemon Risotto with Fava Beans and Shrimp. Another of her favorite recipes is her Lobster Salad with Avocado, Corn and Tomato, simple, fresh and delicious. But speaking of duck, Susan is particularly proud of an experiment that resulted in some amazing Duck Bacon. Oh, my! I am actually supposed to be competing against Susan in an upcoming cooking challenge so I'm clearly going to have to have her kidnapped for the day!
The Messy Baker
Jennie lives in Baltimore, MD with her husband, a golden retriever named Maddox and an evil orange kitty named Watson. When she's not making a mess in her kitchen, she's finishing her degree in English and has her eye on pastry school (sshh, don't let her hubs know). In the meantime, she admits to a slight addiction for OPI nail polish, antique teapots, Alice in Wonderland and pigs. Yes, pigs.
Food-wise, Jennie prefers her meals spicy, with a Tex/Mex flair and a plate of donuts for dessert. And just as her taste and interests are varied, so are her recipes. Not just a baker, her recipes include Lemon Bars, Chipotle Turkey Burgers, Chicken Parmesan, Maple Nut Granola and Coconut Mojitos. How's that for a variety of deliciousness?! All I can say is, Jennie, if I ever visit Baltimore, I'll expect you to greet me with all those dishes. Start with the mojito!