Talent Crush

There are women who light us up with all that they are and all that they have accomplished. This is where you get to crush out with us.

Ina Garten

Ina Garten

I chose Ina Garten to teach me to cook because she seems genuinely happy to be in her kitchen, talking about how to make food.  I know this seems obvious for a person who makes their living developing recipes, writing cookbooks and filming a cooking show, but there is just something about Contessa Garten that draws me to her process in a way most every other person cooking on TV simply does not.

Contessa Garten loves bread, cheese, her cookies are always delicious and she hates cilantro.  I hate it as well, it tastes like soap.  I love it when she recommends using the “good” version of an ingredient. At first I was nervous it would be expensive and then I realized it was Best Foods (Hellman’s) mayonnaise and not something she got from William-Sonoma that costs twenty-two dollars an ounce.  She insists making our own chicken stock will raise our finished dishes to a whole new level.  That being said, I don’t get the sense she would refuse to eat a dish made with box o’stock.   Read more

Tina Fey

Tina Fey

My older son once wrote on his Instagram profile, “I’m not real sure what goes here but Tina Fey, if you are reading this, I love you.” And I couldn’t agree with him more.

More than once, I’ve read and laughed my way through Bossy Pants, I’ve watched 30 Rock over and over, I quote Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on a daily basis. My favorite quote? “Last one to the bunker is the mother of whores!” Read more

Talent Crush

Talent Crush

 

By Felicia

Aileen is the funniest person I know. If I had to write about just one of her talents, it would be her ability to make me snort, on command. Texting has made this so much better. Now, I’m privy to her random insights all of the time, which brings me tremendous joy and also makes my kids roll their eyes when I snort in public (also a source of joy).
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