Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Gourmet Fabulous - A Long Overdue Thank You! The Gay Gourmet!™

Due to life being crazy - see previous blog post "Eating My Feelings" - I have, stupidly, let some things fall to the wayside and now I'm playing major catch up! So my first order of business is to discuss Jill Hickey...

Who is Jill Hickey you may ask... well when researching a bio this is all I found..
I would write something clever but my 2 year old son just pulled something down on himself and my 3 older daughters (13,12 & 9) were making up a dance to old Abba tunes and were mid grande jete’ and couldn’t help.

Meanwhile my husband of 16 years is on his Blackberry shouting businessspeak….

So I figure, my job is try and make this chaos sound funny— because it is a blast!

Please join me on radio, find me on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter (all under~~~wait for it~~~ NotSoSoccerMom) if you enjoy my musings.

~Jill Hickey

Jill is super! We were connected via twitter through twitter friends and now the love affair has started.

Mom of 4, ZUMBA teacher, wife, internet radio personality and much more, Jill is a renaissance woman if I do say so myself! She oh so graciously invited me for an interview during National Cookie Week, which just so happened to be when we captured Osama, and had so much on her roster that we had to cut the interview short. I was so honored and overjoyed that I got to spend 10 mins with her, I surely didn't mind. Much to my surprise she invited me back for a full hour of co-hosting fun with her!


Jill is funny, smart and knows how to get down to business with her guests! Speaking of...she's had all sorts of fabulous people from myself (hehehe) to Melissa & Joe Gorga from the Real Housewives of NJ, to survivors of the Joplin tornados, and that's just most recently!

I never got to publicly say thank you for inviting me to co-host and hopefully she will forgive me!

Follow her on twitter @NotSoSoccerMom listen to her show every Tuesday at 1pm on Toginet radio, check out her site & send her lots of love from me!!!

You can listen to the day I joined her on the radio here - Fabulous People just search my show date is 5/13/11

And this blog wouldn't be complete without a gourmet fabulous recipe!

Margarita Cheesecake Filled Strawberries!

This is Weight Watchers® friendly recipe inspired by summer, getting skinny, my quest to find foods that taste like they are full fat but not, my alcohol problem (which really isn't a problem - I know De-Nile is not only a river in Egypt!), and fabulous people like Jill!

On to Ms. Rita Fromage

10oz fat free cream cheese (you can use low fat or full fat the WW points just go up accordingly)
.5 shot of good tequila
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
1.5 tsp Vanilla
1 TBS Lime Juice
1/4 tsp lemon juice
1 TBS Lime zest
2 Cartons of Strawberries
graham cracker crumbs

In a large bowl combine all ingredients (except strawberries and graham cracker crumbs) and whisk till combined and smooth.

Refrigerate for 30 mins till "cheesecake" mixture has firmed.

Wash and carefully cut out the centers of your strawberries.

Using a pastry bag or a large Ziplock, fill it with the cheesecake mixture and then cut off the point of the bag so you can start piping the filling into the strawberries

Pipe filling into strawberries and then garnish with a pinch of graham cracker crumbs!

Enjoy, as the entire bowl (if using fat free cream cheese) is only 10 points plus by my deduction! Which means you can eat a bunch of  filled strawberries for practically no points!!

Kisses and Love to my friend Jill! You've changed my life!

Deliciously Living,

Michael Muñoz
The Gay Gourmet!™

©2011 Michael Muñoz


  1. These strawberries look really good! I like the presentation and the photos too. Yum.