When you write a book called "I Can't Cook, But I Know Someone Who Can," you aren't invited to prepare recipes very often.  That's why I was pretty nervous Friday on WCNC's Charlotte Today.  Host Colleen Odegaard asked me to come on – without a chef – and cook something from the book.

I decided to make Esther Marie's Fritatta. She was my mother-in-law, it's an easy recipe and I knew my husband's family would get a kick of out my attempt.  One catch – I'd never made it.  So Thursday evening Slade supervised and my children watched warily as I whipped it up for dinner.  I did fine, but I had Slade standing right next to me.  On Friday, I was on my own.

Charlottetoday Click here to see how it went on Charlotte Today. (and, yes, of course something went wrong!)

A big thank you to co-host Rob Tanner (who took the first bite - he lived) and to Larry Sprinkle, who makes everyone feel like a star.  Movie reviewer Sean O'Connell was also there – we talk to him every Friday on Charlotte's Morning News, so it was great to see him in person. 

It was fun to be back on TV after eight years and I always appreciate the chance to say a few words about type 1 diabetes.  But, I have to admit, I couldn't wait to wash off all that makeup!