Friday, February 10, 2012

02/10 Nancy Siler, Wendy Eachus, Chef Les Kincaid, Steve The Movie Guy

02/10 What's Cookin' Today

Nancy Siler TV Host of “Bake Decorate Celebrate!” gives us some tasty idea’s for making this Valentine’s Day one to remember!

Valentine’s Day is all about baking and food gifting – not only about romance! And, now is a perfect time to get the kids involved in the process.

The 2011 Report reveals that 80% of moms say time with the kids is the main motivation for baking together. What’s more, 68% of moms welcomed baking as a creative opportunity for youngsters, and 60% as a teaching moment. Valentine’s Day provides the perfect celebration to have kids help create sweet treats for family and friends. From heart-shaped cookies and cupcakes to cake pops and more, kids can add their personal decorating touches with sprinkles, sugars, icings and other special Valentine decorations. February 14th is also a good time to bring friends together for baking. The report revealed that 75% of moms showed interest in hosting a party that included a baking and decorating activity for kids. Nancy has shown that everyone can make a celebration spectacular.

Wendy Eachus, Executive Administrator for Madera Vintners Association talks about the 2012 Wine & Chocolate Weekend Happening THIS WEEKEND!

The family wineries of the Madera Wine Trail will host “Wine & Chocolate Weekend” on February 11th and 12th from 10am to 5pm. Sample current & newly released vintages while indulging in delectable chocolate creations, delicious food, local art and live music. With your ticket, you will receive a passport wine glass good for wine tasting all weekend-long at all 10 wineries! Designated Drivers are always Welcome on the Madera Wine Trail, and they are always free. Be sure to ask for a 'Designated Drivers - Madera Wine Trail VIPs" kit at your first stop on the Trail! For more information visit

Chef Les Kincaid host of Wines De Jour gives us the dirt on what’s happen in Sin City Las Vegas!

Les Kincaid was born in Dayton, Ohio and moved to California at age 12 to spend the summer with his father and stepmother. He shortly discovered a passion for food because of his step-grandfather (who was an executive chef-retired). Started cooking for the summer visit and by September 1st was preparing three meals a day. His family moved to San Francisco and was hired for his first culinary job at 14. Because of his love of food he has been cooking most every day since. Les has been teaching cooking and wine appreciation classes thru the continuing education, or Outreach department, at UNLV for well over twenty years and consulting to restaurants and hotels all over the west from west Texas to Oregon since 1983. He also taught cooking classes at the Clark County Community College for several years, and school politics forced him to quit there. Politics is not part of his personality. Les has penned several cookbooks and the latest is titled "Never Trust A Skinny Chef". Les started broadcasting in Las Vegas with a radio program called "Les Kincaid's Lifestyles Las Vegas" in January 2000. The show emanated from Charlie Palmer's Aureole Las Vegas restaurant "lLIVE in Mandalay Bay Hotel/Casino. This show ran from noon to 1:30 p.m. (Pacific each Saturday). After one year the show went national and syndicated the show into over 26 million households. In September of 2000 he started a unique wine show (Les' Wines & Vines). This was Americas first wine show that has an invited guest audience and tastes wines and food during the show while interviewing the winery owner, winemaker, wine writer, sommelier or master sommelier. It is currently nationally syndicated over two networks and six Internet outlets every Thursday evening from 7:00-8:00 p.m. “LIVE”. In October 2011 he decided to re-brand this show and changed the name to Wines Du Jour. The second network Global American Broadcasting Network and this helped the ratings and they feel very confident that this show will be around for several years to come. There are a few more projects in the mill at this time and we will be happy to share them with you as they develop, including some things from Baja California, Mexico. Both radio and television broadcasts. For more information please visit

Steve "The Movie Guy" Evans gives us a preview of this weekend’s movies!

Upcoming This Weekend

Star Wars Episode I – The Phantom Menace

The Vow

Safe House

Journey 2 – The Mysterious Island

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