Two Peas and Their Pod

Live on Studio 5

I was recently contacted by Studio 5, a day time lifestyle show on KSL- NBC’s affiliate in Salt Lake City. They stumbled upon my blog and fell in love with my Banana Cinnamon Chip Cake and asked me to make it at the studio, LIVE. 

I have done a lot of TV interviews for my “real” job, the topic is always something health related. The segments are short and no big deal, but to cook LIVE on TV, that is a different story. Of course I agreed to do it, but I was a little nervous.

Well today was the big day! I got up early to work out and make the “show” cake. I also measured out all of the ingredients for the live segment. Josh was sweet and came with me to the studio. I got there plenty early so I could set up and breathe:) My segment was in the middle of the show. It was fun watching the other segments behind the scenes:)

The butterflies hit me when I saw the “teaser” of my segment. It was too late run though, I was already there and ready to go. Darin, one of the hosts, was in the kitchen with me. He made me feel very relaxed and was easy to talk to. I demonstrated how to make the cake and talked about our blog for a bit. It was actually a lot of fun. Everyone loved the cake too. I am glad it was a success. 

If you want to watch the video clip, click here. I really hate watching myself, but I know my friends and family will appreciate the link, so ENJOY! 

If you haven’t tried my banana cinnamon chip cake, I suggest you do. It is delicious and SO easy! 

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117 Responses to “Live on Studio 5”

  1. Kathy Seed — April 1, 2009 @ 10:29 am

    Congratulations! How fun! You look gorgeous. One small step forward — who knows what will be next!
    Love you!

  2. Maria — April 1, 2009 @ 10:38 am

    Thanks again for all of the nice comments. Everyone is being too too kind!!

  3. stephchows — April 1, 2009 @ 12:06 pm

    How exciting!!! Congratulations!!!

  4. The Blonde Duck — April 1, 2009 @ 12:34 pm

    That’s so exciting! Congrats for you!

  5. Amy — April 1, 2009 @ 12:35 pm

    Great job!! I am waiting for my bananas to get a little more ripe so that I can try this recipe! My sister brought me a bunch of cinnamon chips from Utah and I still have a couple bags in the freezer!

  6. Kymmie's Cakes — April 1, 2009 @ 1:17 pm

    Holy Cow! You’re famous! Can I get your autograph?!

  7. Ingrid — April 1, 2009 @ 1:23 pm

    YAY! Congrats… go girl! Please remember me when you go big time! :-)

  8. Brilynn — April 1, 2009 @ 1:27 pm

    Well done Maria! You’re so calm on screen, I’d be visibly nervous!

  9. Prudy — April 1, 2009 @ 3:33 pm

    Huge Congrats! I’m going to go check ou the video now! You look gorgeous in the pic! Get ready for fame and fortune!

  10. Gaby — April 1, 2009 @ 4:44 pm


  11. Katrina — April 1, 2009 @ 5:08 pm

    Awesome! You go, Girl! See ya on the Food Network soon! 😉

  12. Jacque — April 1, 2009 @ 6:47 pm

    Oh my gosh! How exciting is that?!?! Congratulations, you look terrific :)

  13. The Food Librarian — April 1, 2009 @ 7:24 pm

    What a great job you did! Amazing! You are the next Martha!! :)

  14. Not Another Omnivore — April 1, 2009 @ 7:51 pm

    What an awesome experience!


  15. Sharon — April 1, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

    Oh wow, great video!!!!

  16. Girl Japan — April 1, 2009 @ 9:39 pm

    Congrats darling!!! Nothing hits home like your fab cake!

  17. Peter M — April 2, 2009 @ 3:40 am

    Maria, congratulations…you look very comfy & happy on the set and I must say…you're talling than I imagined.

    I do hope you'll link or upload the clip for us.

  18. Peter M — April 2, 2009 @ 3:43 am

    Oops, found the clip! You were a natural on the set…BRAVO!

  19. Erica — April 2, 2009 @ 5:00 am

    Hey girl! Hope the belly is feeling better. Are you talking about the whole wheat bread? I use this recipe: but instead of using 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 2 of honey, I use 1 of brown sugar and 3 of honey.

  20. Sweet as Coco — April 2, 2009 @ 5:08 am

    Oh my goodness!! How cool is that …a blogger gets on TV! I would be shakin in my boots. Looks like you did a fab job! Congratulations!

  21. Maria♥ — April 2, 2009 @ 8:40 am

    Maria what a great honour and how excited you must have been!! You look gorgeous too.


  22. Sara — April 2, 2009 @ 9:05 am

    Congratulations! I bet that was so exciting…and nerve wracking! Your recipe looks great.

  23. Julie — April 2, 2009 @ 9:59 am

    I just started following your blog a few weeks ago and decided to try the banana snack cake.I don’t have cinnamon chips so I used walnuts instead…so good. I love banana bread but this is quicker and moist. Thanks for the great recipe.

  24. april~living the sweet life — April 2, 2009 @ 12:38 pm

    great pictures- you did a great job. I really should take some photos next time I am on.

  25. Sophie — April 2, 2009 @ 1:42 pm

    This is wonderful, congratulations! Your hair looks so pretty!

  26. Project Linus Central IL — April 2, 2009 @ 3:24 pm

    Maria – I am a faithful reader of your blog – and you are truly an expert cook! You look absolutely gorgeous on the video – and you were so poised and perfect! Congratulations on your success! Mary Balagna

  27. Angie — April 2, 2009 @ 3:41 pm

    Maria! That is stinkin’ awesome! You’re famous now! =) Love the video. You’re like a pro on camera!

  28. Stacey Snacks — April 2, 2009 @ 4:24 pm

    You look terrific and that is just so great! I am excited for you!

  29. Shari@Whisk: a food blog — April 2, 2009 @ 8:20 pm

    Sounds like you were a natural! Where’s the youtube??? I’m in awe of anyone who can do this! Congrats!

  30. Quinn — April 3, 2009 @ 12:42 pm

    you did such a great job!!! that looks so yummy, too! xoxo

  31. Aggie — April 3, 2009 @ 2:25 pm

    Oh Maria! This is awesome!! You know I love that recipe…how cool you did a segment!! Great job girl!!

  32. emily — April 3, 2009 @ 2:27 pm

    Congratulations! What a big deal! I’m so happy for you.

  33. Jaime — April 4, 2009 @ 6:36 pm

    wow that is so cool! congrats on your live tv debut!

  34. Snooky doodle — April 14, 2009 @ 12:20 am

    You look awesome and the cake oh must be delicious! Pity I don t find cinnamon chips here :( anyways , congratulations :)

  35. Anne — April 23, 2009 @ 4:25 pm

    That’s so exciting! Congratulations! Your cake looks delicious and I’m dying to try the cookies down below, too…

  36. Erin — June 21, 2009 @ 3:07 pm

    I used to work at a television station and often ran camera when we had cooking guests. So, while I've never done it, I have a pretty good idea of how hard it can be to try to cook & talk on television! What a great opportunity!

  37. RobynBeazley — November 8, 2009 @ 1:54 pm

    This is PHENOMENAL!! Congrats Maria

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