Behind The Scenes at GMJ*

This past Saturday I woke up at 4am to go bake cupcakes and poptarts on Good Morning Jacksonville.

After 13 cups of coffee, Jorge and I finally made it to the studio downtown.

Once we got there, we started hauling everything in from the car. I was totally surprised when the producer told me that you have to bring in everything for the segment. They have absolutely nothing there!

I was so thankful that Jorge was able to come with me to carry everything into the studio…otherwise it might have just been me and my big pink Kitchenaid mixer up there!

While I had a little over an hour to set everything up, it seemed like 10 minutes. I kept finding myself staring at the monitors and trying to take deep breaths…but not too deep of breaths where I would hyperventilate –which was a serious possibility by that point!

Once the camera started rolling, I thankfully fell into my natural kitchen groove. I may not know television, but thankfully I know cooking! :-)

 

Below is both segments pieced into one video. I have watched it once, and only once. I know that I managed not to get bleeped, cut off a finger or pass out…so all in all, I consider my first time on TV to have been a success. Big thanks to both Len & Mike for making me feel welcome and comfortable in front of all those bright lights and cameras!

 

 P.S. Sorry for the not so great photographs! Didn’t bring my big girl camera…so ended up taking all these photos with the iPhone! 

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61 Responses to “Behind The Scenes at GMJ”

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — February 13, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    You did so great! That totally stinks that you had to bring everything with you! Seems like a big ol’ headache. :-\ Glad it worked out though!

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    nat@thesweetslife — February 13, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    you look adorable! love the pink top!

    such a fun opportunity, congrats :)

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — February 13, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    You did a great job and the photos look good even with the iphone. congrats on your first gig!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — February 13, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    Whoo woo! Great job! (PS. I love that they left your mic up and I heard you giggle at the end!)

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    Cassie — February 13, 2012 @ 3:42 pm

    Awesome job. I loved it!

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — February 13, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    You did great! And I’m so impressed that you took the pans out of the oven without oven mitts on! ;) Is that your secret super-power? :)

    • Jessica replied: — February 14th, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

      It’s totally my secret super power.

      Also, I bake things in that oven with my super powered mind. ;-) haha

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    Nicole, RD — February 13, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

    Ahhhh! You did AMAZING!!! CONGRATS! Such a cool opportuntiy!

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    Kankana — February 13, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

    That sounds like fun and I must say you did a fantastic job! Congrats :)

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    Shawnda — February 13, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

    You looked and sounded great!

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    Katie — February 13, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    Congrats!!! I’m so proud of you–you did an amazing job!

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    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — February 13, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    I can’t believe you had to haul all of your own stuff! I wondered since your mixer totally matched your outfit… I thought you were awesome!!

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    Cathy — February 13, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    how cool! great job!

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    Kathryn — February 13, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    You are so adorable! You did such an amazing job, you’re a complete natural.

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    Russ — February 13, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    Great work.

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    Annalise — February 13, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    Aww, you’re so cute!! Love the cupcakes and your whole setup. I’ve done one TV segment (and have another tomorrow actually) and it was totally terrifying and fun all at the same time. Bringing your own stuff definitely is the hardest part- I always pick recipes that I can make without my KitchenAid.

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    nicole {sweet peony} — February 13, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    Great job, Jessica! I think you did great & you looked awesome! You should be super proud & excited :)

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    amy (fearless homemaker) — February 13, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

    you did a great job, jessica + you looked hot! always an extra bonus. =) so proud of you, girlie!

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    Sarah — February 13, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

    That was awesome! You looked great and didn’t come across as nervous at all :)

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    Bonnie — February 13, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

    Jessica! What a great job you did!! And I love those Nutella pop tarts. Congrats girl and I hope and know this is the first of many TV appearances! xoxoxo

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    Laura — February 13, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

    Great job! You looked like a natural! I think your pink mixer made the set, but I am sure it was a pain to lug everything with you.

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — February 13, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

    Congrats, Jessica! This is so fabulous!! That’s awesome that you were on TV….omg, you’re famous!!!!

  22. 22

    Marnely Rodriguez — February 13, 2012 @ 7:42 pm

    What a fun time! You looked gorgeous!

  23. 23

    Joanne — February 13, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

    AHHH this makes me so happy.

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    Krissy's Creations — February 13, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    How exciting! You did wonderful :). Such a natural!

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    Jacqueline — February 13, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    You looked amazing! If you hadn’t said that this was your first time, I would have thought that you were a cookbook author/chef making a regular appearance on the show. Congratulations on a job well done.

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    DessertForTwo — February 14, 2012 @ 1:00 am

    You rocked it girl!!!! Looooove this! Such a natural!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — February 14, 2012 @ 1:34 am

    You are made for TV girl — love it! :)

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    Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious — February 14, 2012 @ 2:38 am

    You are a natural! You should have your own cooking show – you’d be the next PW!

    • Jessica replied: — February 14th, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

      Too bad I don’t have horses or cowboys :-P haha

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    Celestine — February 14, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    Wow! So cool!

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    thelittleloaf — February 14, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    Congratulations! Awesome job, and how cute is your bright pink Kitchen Aid?!

    • Jessica replied: — February 14th, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

      I know right?! It’s the clear bowl that makes me love it soooo much!

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    Robyn — February 14, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    i must know where you got that dress!!!!!

    • Jessica replied: — February 14th, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

      Forever 21!

      (and no I am not ashamed that I still shop there! lol!)

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — February 14, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    Great job! LOVE the pink KitchenAid!!

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    JulieD — February 14, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    You did an amazing job!!! :) I’m so proud of you!!

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    Becky Knows It All — February 14, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    Great job – you are a natural!

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    Neisa — February 14, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    Congratulations! You did a great job and made red velvet cupcakes seem so easy!

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    Lisa [With Style and Grace] — February 14, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    You rocked it girl, congrats!!! ps. your hair looked awesome :)

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    Rachael — February 14, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

    Oh my…I love that you got to do your own cooking segment! And I am SOLD on the pink Kitchen Aid Mixer! Its been a running debat and joke which color I want when we can finally afford one and as much as my husband might cringe..I loove the pink! You did wonderfully and you have a great laugh :)

    • Jessica replied: — February 14th, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

      You HAVE to get the pink one with the clear bowl! It’s so much fun!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — February 14, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    Congratulations and you looked gorgeous:-)

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    DeAnna — February 14, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

    OMG! I know someone famous! :) That is so cool. You are so going to be the next Food Network Star!

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    Paula — February 14, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    You have come a long way from hamburger helper! You are also a natural in front of the camera and how cute are you! I would have a major anxiety attack being in a studio and being filmed but you did fantastic! Congratulations.

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    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh — February 14, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    1) Your laugh is contagious.

    2) You did awesome.

    3) Is it wrong I kind of wanted the powered sugar to go on the weatherman’s suit because it would’ve been funny?

    • Jessica replied: — February 14th, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

      Oh my gosh! That would have been freaking hysterical!

      …I think next time I will have to rig that to happen! Haha

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    Jen @ BeantownBaker.com — February 14, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

    You look so cute with your coordinating shirt and mixer! I can’t believe you had to bring everything with you!

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    Monica — February 14, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

    Chica.. you PINK.IT.OUT … congratulations on your first TV appearance. Soon we will see you in national TV

    And you looked cute as ever.

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    Megan — February 15, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    You didn’t seem nervous at all, you rocked it, great job! And you have the BEST giggle, ohmygoodness.

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    brandi — February 15, 2012 @ 8:52 am

    so so excited for you!! and that color top? gorgeous on you!

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    Leah — February 15, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    Amazing job Jess!! I’m so proud of you!! :)
    I love, love, LOVE your pink kitchen aid!!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — February 15, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    You did a fantastic job!

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    Victoria @ Cooking with Victoria — February 15, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    Congratulations! That is completely awesome!!! You did an excellent job and everything looked great!!!

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    Alyson — February 15, 2012 @ 5:56 pm

    Great job Jess! I finally got to watch it and I think I’m going to make Greg and me those poptarts. Do you think he’ll like them??? :)

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — February 16, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    Great job! We have the same mixer :)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — February 16, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

    Awesome job!! Food looked great, and you looked like a natural!

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    Nisha — February 18, 2012 @ 1:16 am

    Congrats, great job, must have been a fantastic experience! :)

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    Kita — February 21, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    How awesome is this? I would have passed flat out! I am so excited for you – and how adorable do you look in that beautiful dress with your bad ass pink kitchenaid!

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    Meagan — March 1, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    I love the pink mixer! Even though 4 am is super early, this sounds like a great experience! Jealous!

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    Kim Bee — March 3, 2012 @ 12:05 am

    You foodie rock star you! I love it. You did a wonderful job. Your dress is gorgeous and I want you mixer something awful! Look forward to meeting you in person in a couple weeks.

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