Jamika's Journal

Parties

Today Show Tailgate

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I recently had the pleasure of being a guest chef on NBC’s Today Show. I brought the party to the Plaza! I  represented hard for my home NFL team, the Atlanta Falcons aka “Dem Dirty Birds”. I created two dishes to make my team and home fans proud.  I prepared my famous “Dirty Bird” Stuffed …

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Don’t Call It a Comeback

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Don’t call it a comeback… I’ve been here for years! I have to quote the great rapper LL Cool J, because it is only fitting after my recent appearance on Food Network’s Comeback Kitchen/Food Network Star. Back in 2009, when I was asked to be a competitor on Food Network Star season 5, I had …

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Caribbean Heat meets Southern Sweet on Home & Family

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In case you missed it, I had such a great time cooking with crew of Home & Family on the Hallmark channel.  With reggae music playing in the background and delicious food and drinks on the menu, how could we not have a good time on set. I love blending the cuisines of my Caribbean and …

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Tips for a Great Romantic Meal

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Looking to set the mood for that special someone? Well, Chef Jamika is to the rescue! 1. Do Your Research: Make sure you know the likes and dislikes of the person you are cooking for. Do some investigative work ahead of time and ask questions about favorite foods and wines. Make sure he or she …

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How to Stand Out & Look Great at a Party

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I go to a lot of parties. I plan a lot of parties. I have seen the good, the bad, and the Oh hell NO! When it comes to what to wear, I’ve picked up a few tips and here they are for you. First of all, come dressed to party! Don’t just wear a …

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How to Make a Centerpiece for Less

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Centerpieces always add flare and fun to any event or party. Sometimes when I go to events, I even ask a host if I can take the really nice centerpiece home with me. Hey don’t judge me! When planning parties, I think a centerpiece is essential, but I never want to break the bank when …

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Chef Jamika’s Island Style Party Tips

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Always have options for your guests. You never want to have an all beef buffet or make everything extremely spicy. You never know when an unexpected guest may show up who may be a vegetarian or have food allergies; so always have a variety of options for your guests to choose from. Try grilling some …

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