A few weeks ago, my colleague Jackie and I drove out to Chef Tami Cecil's Woodhaven Farm to film a segment on her popular cooking show. This was our first cooking-show appearance, and the first time I'd done anything substantial in a kitchen in a long time.

Success: Neither of us burned anything or anyone.

Chef Tami is a kind, hilarious, boisterous companion -- the type of person you can't wait to cook, eat and drink with -- and she showed Jackie and me exactly what to prepare for an awesome warm-weather picnic. My summer dates will never be the same.

After taping the show, we got to eat everything. Pretty sweet perk.

Chef Tami's show runs at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Mondays and 4:30 p.m. Sundays on ONN. For more info, click.