Posts Tagged ‘chef nisa burns’

A Very Kitchenability Wedding: The Proposal + Planning

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Nisa Burns and Billy

As many of you know, I got engaged over the holidays!

The story of our engagement is pretty cute:

My now fiance Billy and I started dating 6 1/2 years ago. And for Christmas, Billy gave me an empty jewelry box! Now, after being with someone for 6 1/2 years and then receiving an empty jewelry box… you can imagine my surprise, and confusion. I was not happy!

For about a week he messed with me. Then, one night I decided to head to the gym and workout. When I came home, Billy was there dressed in a suit with a red bow tie. He was cooking me a pasta dinner and there were lit candles on the table. After some great dinner conversation and a glass of wine, I went in for seconds, to get a little more pasta, and when I turned around he was (more…)


Holiday Gift Guide 2013 for Fashionable Cooks

Friday, December 6th, 2013

christmas tree

Happy Holidays from Kitchenability!

We all could use some help jump-starting our holiday shopping. And a helpful list of great gift ideas never hurts! So, I decided to compile the following holiday gift guide for cooks…with style.

I’ve included some of my favorite cookware and kitchen gadgets, all of which are especially good for new cooks. And, I also included some of my favorite all-around everyday items as well — from clothes and books to tools and TV shows. (more…)


College Cooking: Rice Cooker Pasta, Waffle Sandwich & Hummus Recipe

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Nisa Burns on The Hampton Roads Show

I filmed another segment for The Hampton Roads Show this week. And as you can see in the photo above, I had a lot of fun serving my hummus to the show’s co-host Chris Reckling. Ha!

This time on the show, I made my Banana Cinnamon Waffles from Kitchenability 101, my Mediterranean Pasta (which can be made in a rice cooker!) and my Easy Hummus recipe. (more…)


Kitchenability in Orlando and Tampa, FL – Take 2!

Friday, July 19th, 2013

I am starting to feel like airports are my second home now, since I’ve been trekking all over the place lately!

This week, I was in Orlando and Tampa, Florida, making my first appearance on WFLA’s Daytime TV show and my second appearance on the show Life Love Shopping.

I had so much fun filming both shows!

Here’s me visiting Daytime, including a photo of me on the set with host Jerry Penacoli:

nisa burns on NBC daytime

On Daytime, I made a quick and easy Greek Salad that’s great for on-the-go eating. Just quickly toss it with some olive oil and lemon and then put in a to-go container to eat at work, after class — whenever! I also made my Mint and Cucumber Sandwiches from Kitchenability 101. You can watch that segment on the Daytime website here. (more…)


Kitchenability Visits The Hampton Roads Show

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Kitchenability on the Hampton Roads Show

It was a fun morning appearing on The Hampton Roads Show. The hosts were wonderful and the overall experience was amazing!

I was given two segments to share two recipes: my Mango Lime Salsa and my Easy Macaroni Salad with Herb Garden Vinaigrette.

Check it out! (more…)


Kitchenability in Orlando, FL: Day 2

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Nisa Burns on Life Love ShoppingToday was my second day in Orlando. To find out how the first day of my trip went, read my Day 1 post

I had to get up at 5:45am today, to get my hair and makeup done for the filming of my Kitchenability segment for Life Love Shopping on Oxygen.

I headed to the studio around 7:30am to prep my ingredients for the segment and to get everything for the shoot all set up. My mom was the great picture taker and videographer!

We did two takes during the interview and the second one was the charm. It will be airing June 11th on Life Love Shopping. The hosts, Michelle and Rachel, were amazing. I enjoyed chatting with them both a lot! (more…)


Kitchenability in Orlando, FL: Day 1

Friday, May 31st, 2013

airplane at gate | @kitchenability

Yesterday I flew to Orlando, FL. The reason for my trip? To film a Kitchenability segment for Life Love Shopping.

My mom decided to tag along with me on this trip, so we got up super early (I’m talking 3 am) to head to the airport.

When we got to Orlando, we both were hungry, so we found a great little place called Italio to have lunch. It reminded me of a Chipotle, but Italian-style. You could pick a wrap, salad, or pasta and put on whatever toppings you like! My mom and I enjoyed a delicious salad topped with lots of veggies and grilled chicken. We also shared something we both thought was very interesting: cannoli chips. They were really good! (more…)


Crazy Kitchen Injury Stories: What’s Yours?

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Hi. I’m Nisa Burns. And I almost cut off my finger with a serrated kitchen knife the other day. AND IT HURTS! Luckily, I still have a finger. And a full recovery is in sight. But, wow.

My recent kitchen injury got me thinking about all of the various clumsy injuries I’ve endured over the years whilst in the kitchen. Watch the video below to hear more about my tales of kitchen calamity, and please chime in to share your stories as well! I want to hear your craziest, so don’t hold back. (more…)


Chef Nisa Burns Now Working at TASTE Unlimited

Friday, April 5th, 2013

TASTE Unlimited

Recently I decided to explore a new endeavor in my life.

On top of cooking, blogging and managing Kitchenability’s day-to-day, I decided to tackle a part-time job at a gourmet grocery and sandwich shop called TASTE Unlimited here in Virginia Beach. I have been making the sandwiches there and loving it. The people I work with are great and it gets me out of the office a few days a week! I haven’t been heading out on book tours as much recently, so it’s been something new and fun to tackle that’s close to home. (more…)


Kitchenability Book Tour: Austin, TX (Day 4 & 5)

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Kitchenability in Austin, TXI started Saturday off at the SFC Farmer’s Market – Sunset Valley with a cooking demo and sample giveaway. I was able to shop for all of my fresh ingredients at the market, and I whipped up my Roma Tomatoes with Feta & Basil appetizer from Kitchenability 101. It was a great event and many loved the Kitchenability concept. (more…)