Tag: Cookie Monster

Top Chef All-Stars: cooking for Cookie Monster

Last night was a really interesting episode of “Top Chef All-Stars,” as the judges for the quick fire would be……Cookie Monster, Elmo and Telly from “Sesame Street.” How awesome and cool and what must have been really weird for the chef-testants. Richard pointed out that he has a 2 year old girl and in his house Elmo is like Elvis. The challenge? What else…to make cookies from scratch in 45 minutes. The winner would take home $5K. The least favorites were Richard (who made ice cream balls that weren’t really cookies) and Angelo, who made chocolate hazelnut cookies with a banana chocolate milkshake. The favorites were Dale (no bake potato chip/pretzel cookies) and Antonia (chocolate cookies) and the overall winner was Dale. Elmo joked that while Antonia’s cookies were delicious, they looked like “cow chips”….classic!

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TCA Tour: The “Sesame Street” gang helps me be a cooler dad

As of today, it’s been just under a week since I last saw my daughter, Ally: she turned 4 on July 25th, we had her birthday part on the 26th, and on the 27th, I flew out to L.A. for the TCA Press Tour. I know she’s weirded out by Daddy not being home, but she takes comfort in the fact that I invariably bring her home some sort of swag, be it a PBS Kids tote bag or a towel trumpeting Robin Williams’ new stand-up special. Sometimes, however, you feel like you have to do a little something extra to make sure you’re staying in her good graces in your absence, and this morning provided me with the perfect opportunity.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of “Sesame Street” (and, boy, doesn’t that make you feel old), some of the residents of the “Street” paid us a visit, and in a moment of inspiration, it occurred to me that maybe they wouldn’t mind saying “hello” to my girl for me. It’s not the same as having Daddy at home, but at least these three videos will put a smile on her face ’til I get back…

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