Project Food Blog: Video 411

I’m bubbling over with excitement. We’ve made it such a long way and again we couldn’t have done it without YOUR love and support so THANK YOU, each and every one of you! I’m truly honored to be standing amongst such a great group of food bloggers, they inspire me and amaze me on a regular basis. Okay, before I start bawling all over my keyboard let’s talk about this next challenge..The let’s get Paula completely out of her comfort zone challenge…

Our Challenge #7 {yes that is 7 out of only 10 so no pressure right} Prompt was to “Channel your inner Julia Child and put one of your favorite recipes on film. Pick a recipe from your blog archives and make it come to life on video by showing readers the perfect way to poach an egg or just how passionate you are about seasonal ingredients. Keep your video under 5 minutes for maximum impact.”

Okay so let’s just first mention that I’ve NEVER EVER NEVER EVER made a cooking video *exhaling loudly* So I’m not going to lie, I was INCREDIBLY nervous going into this challenge. But hey, I guess that’s why it’s called a challenge right ; ) The goal was after all to take you out of comfort zone and to stretch you to your limits. Check and Check.

First up was to decide WHAT I was going to DEMO for YOU my sweet, kind, love me no matter if I look like a deer in headlights on video friends ; ) I toyed with a gazillion ideas but ultimately had to go with my FAVORITE pasta dish of all time….Spaghetti alla Carbonara…My passion for this dish is blatantly obvious so without further a dieu… LIGHTS {inside my kitchen}, CAMERA {a flip video purchased just for the occasion} and ACTION…

So there you have it. The good, the hopefully not so bad *wink wink* video DEBUT. I know you’re going to want to make this incredibly tasty dish that continues to set my taste buds a flutter…you can find the recipe for SPAGHETTI ALLA CARBONARA HERE.

Voting for this challenge will open up on MONDAY NOVEMBER 15 {don’t worry I’ll be sure to remind you} I’d be grateful if you’d consider voting us through to the next challenge!



  1. 51

    Bellisimo, great job with the carbonara! I’m so glad I finally got to meet you, even though it was via video. 😉 XOXO

  2. 52

    You are so adorable! Loved this video.

    On a different note, I saw on the POM Party page that you were one of the contestants this week and I said, “Well, I know who one winner will be.” 😉

  3. 53

    Looks absolutely mouthwatering Paula! I seriously think I’m going to make this and soon! Your video was awesome and so energetic! I loved that one handed egg cracking. You’re such a pro! Good luck to you!

  4. 54

    I have particularly been waiting for this video because I knew the food would be fabulous. And you did not disappoint. Terrific. GREG

  5. 55

    Great Job! I was surprised that it wasn’t a nutella recipe :)!

  6. 56

    you’re awesome! and a talented woman who can crack an egg with one hand! great job on the post, you’re a natural!

  7. 57

    Another success! Boy, I just want to eat my screen now.

  8. 58

    Your English voice is so different from your Italian one! I didn’t realize it when I met you!! :)

  9. 59

    Great job! You looked very friendly on camera and it’s obvious you know your way around food. I’m going to make this soon!

  10. 60

    simple…to the point….beautiful dish….

  11. 61

    Great job on the video! I love Spaghetti alla carbonara and I love how approachable you made it! Good luck this round!

  12. 62

    Bravo! Of course you made one of my all-time comfort foods and I wish I had been on the other side of the camera so I could do your taste test for you! It looks fantastic. Thank you for this. Going over to vote now.

  13. 63

    Fabulous! My death row meal….always love to see how people makes this, love your method for not curdling the eggs..nice work girl, you’re a natural!

  14. 64

    You’re so cute! And I lovvvve pasta alla carbonara — delicious!

  15. 65

    WOW! This looks amazing! I might have to try making this!

    No, seriously. WOW! :)

    Voting for ya now!

  16. 66

    Video nicely done! Voted for you, Good luck!

  17. 67

    Great job on the video! I love it! Makes me want to go and whip up the dish right this minute. 😀 Voting now…

  18. 68

    You got my vote, loved your video so simple and nice.

  19. 69

    Less than 10 minutes to cook this amazing pasta – you have my vote girl! Very fun to see you on video :)

  20. 70

    Brava!!! Spaghetti alla carbonara is my MOST FAVORITE DISH EVER!!! Your video makes it look as easy as it really is. Great job!

  21. 71

    You are so sweet on camera! And the Mr. wants to try making this dish after seeing how easy it is! YUM!! Best of luck to you!!!

  22. 72

    I absolutely loved this – you’re a natural!! I’ve never made this and didn’t really feel any need to, but NOW. Well, let’s just say this is going to be on my menu STAT. Well done, Paula! Good luck with the competition – you certainly have my vote.

  23. 73

    I have to say that up until this year, making carbonara always scared the living daylights out of me (yup, the egg factor). However, your video showcased how simple it is and well worth the effort to make! Congrats and the vote has been cast.

  24. 74

    Wonderful…Great video and excellent tutorial :)

  25. 75

    Paula your video is great. I love your Italian accent when you say the ingredient names in Italian, so cute :) Best of luck and continued success.

  26. 76

    Congratulations on making it so far! Your pasta sounds delicious!

  27. 77

    Congrats on making it this far! Sending a little red heart your way. Good luck.

  28. 78

    Love the egg and cheese folded in at the end for the creamy pasta!

    Bon appetit!

  29. 79

    You know a person is a really good cook when each motion is so deft and economical. (I’ve never managed to crack eggs with one hand.) Love the video and Carbonara is my favorite. Vote’s in. Good luck!

  30. 80

    Very nicely done. You looked so relaxed in front of the camera. Love the carbonara, too! Good luck with the contest.

  31. 81
    Beth /

    This was a great video! I can remember eating this as a child after your family came back from Italy. It was my favorite meal!


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