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Guess Who I Met Today?!

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Yep, I met Ina… We’re BFF’s now.

Well, at least I think we’re BFF’s 😉

Yesterday was the release of Ina’s new cookbook. Lucky for me, she was having a book signing today at my favorite cooking store! Sur La Table in Pentagon City!
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The book signing started at 12pm. We got there just after 10am…
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There were hundreds of people in line.
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Lucky for us, we got there early enough and the line was only about fifty people deep.
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Here I am with the girls! From left: Elyse, Me 🙂 , Diane, & Angela!

While we waited in line, the folks from Sur La Table baked up some of Ina’s recipes and passed `em out for us to snack on!

Red Velvet Cupcakes…
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Dark Chocolate Brownies…
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Pound Cake….
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Double Chocolate Cookies…
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Blondies & Brownies…
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Sugar Cookies…
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And finally Lemon Bars!!
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After hours of standing in line, we finally made it in! Ina was as sweet as can be!! She greeted and smiled to each and every one of us!
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My goal was to get a photo-op with her… but there were strict rules…
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At least I got this pic of my elbow 😉
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It was such a fun experience!! I can’t wait to start cooking up all her yummy recipes!

24 Responses

  1. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on October 27, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    SHUT YOUR MOUTH! i am so jealous! i practically have an ode to her on my blog today…

    lucky girl!

  2. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on October 27, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    That is AWESOME!

  3. Coffee and a Book Chick said on October 27, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    HOLY COOL!!!! I am jealous!

    Oh, by the way — Red Velvet Cupcakes???? *swoons*

  4. Laura Fredlund said on October 27, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I’m so jealous!! i love Ina. Lucky you 🙂

  5. Chicago Cuisine Critique said on October 27, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Looks like so much fun. 🙂

  6. Jessica @ How Sweet said on October 27, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    JEALOUS!!!
    I love Ina!

  7. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on October 27, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    That’s so cool! She’s one of the few people on Food Network I actually enjoy watching.

  8. Liz @ Tip Top Shape said on October 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Oh, that is SO exciting!!!! And I was excited when Giada only replied to a tweet of mine. This is so much cooler!!!

  9. Emilyeatsclean said on October 27, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    What a fun looking day! And all those treats….oh my. I bet all those treats made waiting in line not so bad. 🙂

  10. Ameena said on October 27, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    She looks just like she does on TV and on her cookbook covers! And you look as gorgeous as ever. I am so amazed at your ability to stand in line for hours…although Ina is certainly worth it!

  11. Kasey said on October 27, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    So fun!! I’m totally craving a piece of lemon bar now 🙂

  12. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on October 27, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    That is SO fun that you got to meet her! I hope you tried all of those goodies too!

  13. peabody said on October 27, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    OMG…soo jealous!

  14. kate said on October 27, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Ina is so great! Sounds like a fantastic day!

  15. Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said on October 27, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I would die, I would just die!! Ahhhhhhhh! It’s funny. I would much rather meet any foodnetwork star than any movie star! Wow. So happy for you. 😉

  16. Rebecca said on October 27, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Awesome!!!!! How fun!

  17. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on October 27, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I’m unbelievably jealous

  18. Lauren at KeepItSweet said on October 27, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    OMG i want to meet her! looks like fun

  19. Marisa @ Loser for Life said on October 27, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    OMG, I loooooooove her! And I am so bummed that she was JUST in my area for a signing the other day and I didn’t KNOW!!! Waaahhhhh!

  20. TheDoggyMom said on October 28, 2010 at 10:25 am

    So jealous! I love her! I Tivo Barefoot Contessa religiously. She needs to come to Boston!

  21. Maria said on October 28, 2010 at 10:38 am

    LUCKY!

  22. Jen @ keepitsimplefoods said on October 28, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    This is so amazing! Hurray for you, lady!

  23. lynn @ the actors diet said on October 28, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    coooool!

  24. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on October 29, 2010 at 5:55 am

    omg i want details of the meetup, what she looked like, if she was really nice and friendly, this is a dream meetup for me!!!