• Lauren

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Congratulations!! Thats amazing =D. I hope I can see the show in Canada – You’re going to do great!

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  • Meghan Hobein

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 8:30 am

    So darn excited for you. I am a newer reader to your blog, about 3 weeks, but have made a number of your recipes and EVERYONE has been delicious…Shredded chicken soup, carrot muffins, and cottage cheese and fruit salad. YUMMY!!!I just think you have a great story and I hope this is just the beginning of making all your dreams come true. Best of luck to you, keep on going…

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  • Heather @CeliacFamily

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to watch you on TV! And, the recipe sounds great. How exciting.

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  • Betsy

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 9:21 am

    HOW EXCITING! I loooooove the Food Network, especially Food Network Challenge. I can’t wait to see you!

    Best of luck…you’ll totally win this! Oh, and have fun! :)

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  • Linda- Kitchen Therapy

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Are we looking at the next food network star? Congratulations!! You can win, you realy can.

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  • Amy @ Finer Things

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 10:45 am

    So, so exciting! Congratulations!

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  • Linda Stiles

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Amy, congratulations, this is soooo exciting! What a dream come true! I can’t wait to see you on tv and to try your fabulous winning recipe! You go, Girl! :)

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  • Michelle Smiles

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    That is incredibly cool! I love that show – good luck!

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  • karen

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    That is INCREDIBLE!!! I love Challenge & the Burger ones I can even convince Tom (the Significant Other) to watch with me :)

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  • Amy

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    All of your supportive comments mean so much! Thank you. It makes my heart warm and gives me that little boost I need. Today is hectic for me – lots of in and out of the house so I’m checking in when I can.

    Sending a HUGE hug of gratitude to all of you!

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  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    THAT IS INCREDIBLE!!!!!!! I will have to make sure I DVR the show. You are so brave to enter! Congratulations and good luck!

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  • Linda

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    That is exciting!!! Congratulations!

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  • Cathy

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Awesome, I actually just started following your blog yesterday..What a pleasant surprise.

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    Amy Reply:

    I’m so glad you found me! Let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see here. I love requests and accommodate them to the best of my ability.

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  • Sunny

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Yipee! What a great opportunity. Have a wonderful time.

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  • Allie Hock

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Amy, I’m so proud!!! I really can’t believe it.

    I told one of my english teachers, Mrs. Burkitt, that my aunt Amy is going to be on the Food Network, and she wants to DVR it!! Lol, i love you so much!

    Tell Joe and the dogs I said Hi, btw, your website is looking pretty supreme. ;)

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    Amy Reply:

    Hey Allie – You are fabulous. I know…Joe and I are still a little shocked. I’ve been grilling like crazy. I wish you were in Big D to taste them. I love you so much, too. Hope you can visit soon.

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  • Kim, The Food Allergy Coach

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    That is incredible! We watch the Food Network all of the time! Be sure to let us know when it will air so I can set the DVR! We’ll be rooting for you! GO AMY!

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  • scale junkie

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    WOW! I’m so excited for you Amy, congratulations, you definitely deserve this and I’m hoping you’re the winner! Have a fabulous time. I’m going to look for it on Food Network and DVR you!

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  • Cari Snell

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    That’s fabulous! Congratulations Amy! I will be rooting for you!

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  • Monica

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    I only get to watch Food Network when we’re on vacation, so I’m not familiar with the show. But, I’m so happy for you and your husband. Enjoy every minute of it! Your post read like a love story. I really enjoyed it and it’s obvious you have a great man on your side.
    BTW, I was just talking the other day about how suprised I am that I enjoy a burger so much without a bun…something I didn’t expect! I can’t wait to hear more about your burger and adventure.

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  • Jen

    posted on September 1, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    I can’t wait to watch you on TV!!! This is such exciting news!!!! I’m seriously over-using all the exclamations marks because this is just so freakin’ great!!! Congratulations Amy!!!!! I’m wishing you all the best in this contest!!

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  • Mary

    posted on September 2, 2009 at 5:37 am

    I just discovered your site a few days ago, Amy, and am hooked! Congratulations on hitting the big time! Thanks, too, for your comments about never giving up … that’s what life is really all about!

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    Amy Reply:

    Hi Mary – I’m so glad you found my blog and that you find it useful. I’m not sure I hit the big time, but I am going to enjoy this wonderful opportunity.

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  • Alta

    posted on September 2, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Oh I am so excited for you! You’ll have to let us know when the episode airs, so we can all be sure to watch (or in my case, I’ll end up recording it and watching it ASAP – I’m not so good with catching live shows, lol!) and be excited with you! What a dream come true.

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    Amy Reply:

    We don’t watch anything live anymore. Why watch commercials when you fast forward through them later. Thanks, Alta!! You’re so sweet.

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  • Irene Clark

    posted on September 2, 2009 at 8:24 am

    This is so exciting for you! Congrats! I’m a fairly new reader, and I have forwarded your blog to many of my friends. I share it on Twitter also. I want to let others know you can feel healthy/well if you give your body the correct foods. All your recipes are great and easy for people like me to follow. I don’t like to cook!

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    Amy Reply:

    I am so touched that you not only find my blog helpful but that you have shared it with others. Thanks so much, Irene.

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  • Diane- The WHOLE Gang

    posted on September 2, 2009 at 8:39 am

    WOW!!! Congratulations. That is so exciting. I watch that all the time and think it’s a cool event. Wish I could go cheer you on at the event. I’ll be at Blogher Food in San Fran. Maybe we could meet up. I’ll be cheering you on!!!!

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    Amy Reply:

    Isn’t it wild that so many GF bloggers will be in the same place at the same time. I can’t wait to hear all about Blogher. I am sure that you’ll have a great time. The competition is pretty far from San Fran so I doubt we’d be able to meet up though I’d absolutely love it. Thanks so much for your support!

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  • Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen

    posted on September 2, 2009 at 9:11 am

    You are awesome Amy! I am so excited for you! You totally deserve this and you are going to knock their socks off! :)

    The rest of your post, including the interaction with your niece that this winning provided is equally as awesome!

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  • Kim

    posted on September 3, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Congrats!!!! I am so excited for you!!!!

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  • Jessika

    posted on September 3, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Wonderful news! Congratulations! I’m not surprised they chose you as a finalist since your recipes are delicious!

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    Amy Reply:

    Thanks so much, Jessika. You are just too sweet.

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  • gfe--gluten free easily

    posted on September 9, 2009 at 6:16 am

    Hey Amy–I realized that while I had added a link to this post I had never commented. First, you look terrific in the photo! Second, big, big kudos for being selected. Your burger sounds fantastic. And, last, I’m so sorry they’ve decided not to tape and air the Build a Better Burger contest this year. I assume that means it will still happen and you’ll get to do all the neat stuff, but it just won’t air … is that what’s happening?

    Shirley

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    Amy Reply:

    Yep, that’s it. The contest is still on as planned but no Food Network. I am completely over the dissapointment now. It took a few days but I have been practicing my burgers and am just so excited to be part of the competition.

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  • Sandy Gillett

    posted on September 9, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you! Joe sounds like a wonderful man. I love your blog, your philosophies and your recipes. You are very blessed! Have a wonderful trip!

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    Amy Reply:

    Thanks Sandy! So good to hear for you. Did you read that Food Network isn’t filming the contest this year?? I was disappointed for a day but I’m over it. Can’t wait to go to Napa Valley and grill my burgers. :)

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  • Tiffany S.

    posted on September 13, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    It’s on right now, and I got so excited but they must be airing last years! I just saw your update! Shoot! Big phooeee! I was so excited to see you on TV.

    You are a big star no matter what! Stupid Food Network!

    Congrats!

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