The Big Reveal

I thought I’d let you all in on a little secret. The reason I’ve been so busy the last few days is because I was filming a TV show! An episode of Andrew Dan Jumbo’s new(ish) show, Take Home Handyman to be exact. It’s not airing until late Winter, but we filmed these past three days and did a lot of work. Since I am a food writer/blogger they mainly concentrated on the kitchen, which was great-Matt learned a lot about home repairs- and since the final “reveal” of the kitchen was a surprise for me, I did some handy “man” tasks around the yard.

It really is a lot of work being on these shows-they didn’t leave last night until 3 AM! They film hours and hours of tape just whittle it down to a 22 minute episode, so I am looking forward to seeing what makes it into the final show. The kitchen looks great but they need to come back next week and put doors on some cabinets that some how got overlooked. All in all it was a great experience!

We are done filming though and while I can’t give many details about the final product, I can say I got some fun surprises that will help out with photographing food in the kitchen. I uploaded some pictures of the “before” and the work being done here.


  1. That’s exciting!! I looked at the website and Andrew looks familiar. Does he have an accent? Wasn’t he on another home improvement tv show?

    Make sure to tell us when the show is on tv πŸ™‚

  2. He was on Trading Spaces and While You were out as the carpenter.

  3. Ohh, I could listen to him talk all day long. Can’t wait to see the ep and pics!

  4. Awesome possum!

  5. wow, that is fun! i wish i had cable so i could watch it air.

  6. Ha, we don’t have cable either! We have to go to a friend’s house to watch!

  7. Wow, that’s excellent! Congrats on the television debut. πŸ™‚

  8. Woohoo! Can’t wait to see you & the rest of the gang on TV.

  9. i love andrew dan jumbo, what a hottie! That’s so exciting that you were on the show. Congrats!

  10. That is sooooooo cool! Can’t wait to see the show πŸ™‚

  11. So cool!

  12. this is so cool! off to see the flickr pics now…

  13. How very cool!

  14. What fun for you!

  15. Awesome! Can’t wait to see the show.


  16. Hey!
    That’s so cool. Good for you.
    Can’t wait to meet you on my trip to Charm City
    in November!
    Sweet Mary

  17. OMG! How cool is that!?

  18. That is so cool! I used to drool over him on Trading Spaces, hehehe πŸ™‚

  19. That is so COOL. Congrats! I can’t wait to see the final product. Although we don’t have cable, either. I’m so glad to hear there are other people out there like us…

  20. Now thats awesome!

  21. Awesome!

  22. Wow! that sounds like a lot of fun, I love ADJ from WYWO. I’ll set the Tivo now. Congrats!

  23. That would have been so much fun! I’m jealous!

  24. Wow, I had no idea! That is seriously cool.

  25. I’m actually watching the episode right now, that’s how I found your site! Your house was so cool with all the bright colors that I had to check it out πŸ™‚

    And I love the blog… I will definitely be checking out some of your recipes.