I will refrain from commenting about some of the vicious insinuations made regarding Alexia’s husband as they are so ridiculous and mean spirited they do not merit more blog space.
On a much happier note, I recently received this email from a viewer, and it made participating in this crazy reality show worth it. So naturally, this week’s recipe is my now famous Red Velvet Cake. It is a tiny tribute to my amazing brother and the countless brave and patriotic men and women who risk their lives to protect our country.
“Subject: Word of Your Red Velvet Cakes Traveled to Afghanistan
Message: Thank you for the amazing recipes Ana!! I served with your brother, Juan Carlos aka "Q" in Afghanistan this summer. He sat right behind me and when bored we would spin around in our chairs and talk about the food we missed from home. Mine was always red velvet and he said his sister made the best red velvet cake on the planet! Maybe one day that recipe will appear on your website?
Even though I am home now, I still keep up with Q and the rest of the team. He is doing well -- still eating every Heath bar and Reece’s peanut butter cup around. He was one of my best buddies over there, co-worker, gym partner, and resident dietician. Definitely one of the most interesting and amazing guys I've had the privilege to work with!
PS- Awesome job walking out of Thomas Kramer’s party! Very well done!”