Hiiiiiiiiii!! Whatcha up to? Tell me everything. I feel like we haven’t caught up in a while since my newest cookbook has been releasing and I’ve been out on book tour. I’ve had signings in Denver, Atlanta, Boston and New York, and just have two more stop left in Pittsburgh and Chicago. It’s been pretty awesome because each event has been bigger and bigger, so huge THANK YOU to all the wonderful people who took time out of the their schedule to come visit me! I actually had my smallest event so far in my home town, WTF DENVER?! Shame on you. I hate you! No wait, I’m sorry, I still love you. Kind of.
Other than being hella pissed at Denver, I’ve been having a pretty great time so far! It was my first time in Atlanta and it was definitely hot as fuuuu. And I was there on a cool day. The humidity is no freaking joke there. But everyone is so incredibly friendly everywhere you go. I spent a night eating with friends and catching up and a day wandering downtown. No matter where I went, someone was nice in some way. But then that airport. Ew. Get some walkways airport. Carrying a 50# bag on your shoulder through the most giant airport of all time, with no walkways anywhere, made my mood sink. But at least the people were friendly to make up for my new lack of a shoulder.
Then I got to Boston…why are people so angry there? I mean, I have many happy friends there, but everywhere else, they are just so rude. I don’t know if I’m used to extremely happy people because Colorado people are all high or they have constant endorphins from the sunshine, but man, some Boston people were intense. Whenever someone was nice, I’d think to myself, “They’re not from Boston.” Is that terrible? Whatever. The people at my Boston signing were freaking fantastic so there’s hope!
The last stop I had was NYC, which I took the amtrak from Boston to New York and fell in love with train travel. It’s so much less stressful. No taking off your shoes, no checking your bags, you have leg room, bathroom room, it was all quite lovely. I was so anxious and nervous about taking the train, just because I had no idea what to expect, and now that’s all I want.
Even though travel is stressful and annoying at times, it’s all worth it when I get to meet such fantastic people along the way. At each signing I’ve had more than one person tell me how I’ve helped improve their life in some way. Whether that was through recipes I’ve made, through telling my own personal story, or just by being positive, it’s pretty cool to see that I’ve helped someone. Especially women. So many times in life, women are competing against each other or putting each other down, and it’s really nice to be in a situation where I can lift women up in some way.
Ok, that go emotional there. Let’s get into the food. Do you love deviled eggs as much as I do? They are just the best snack ever. This one reminds me of bagels and lox. Now get after it!
- Bring a large pot of water to boil. Once the water is boiling, place eggs in the water and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from water and place in a bowl of cold water to help cool.
- Once eggs have cooled, peel then cut eggs in half. Scoop out the yolks, place the yolks in a bowl and smash with a fork.
- Add in mayo and mix well until mixture is smooth. Then add dill, salt and cayenne pepper and mix until smooth.
- Place the yolk mixture into a small ziploc plastic bag, cut off the end and squeeze mixture into egg white halves. Garnish with extra dill, smoked salmon and capers.
- Chill before serving.