Nik Snacks' Good Morning Show Appearance

It's always been my dream to appear on a television show.

As a child, I'd dance and sing in the aisles of the grocery store in hopes that I'd be discovered and whisked off to L.A. As a teenager, I shied away from photos, only jumping in if I could hide behind someone's pom-pom or akimbo arm.

For the past 5 years, I've been honing my craft, my skills, my perceived on-screen presence. I've studied body language pamphlets, What Not To Wear, how to conduct an interview. I've made it my life's blood to perfect every aspect of my professional life so that when I do appear on TV (preferably one of those long-running reality TV shows), I come off as affable, elegant, poised and knowledgeable. This week, my dream came true.

I got a call and an email a week ago from a producer at one of the local television stations, WFMY 2, the oldest television station in the Triad. They needed someone to appear during TWO cooking segments of the Sunday morning program.

I was free! I could do it! And I did!

This is the full, uninterrupted first segment featuring me making cheddar biscuits on WFMY2's Good Morning Show.
A few little secrets:
*Add 1 TB of minced garlic or garlic powder and you have a rendition of Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits. 
*The on-screen demo ingredients are fake. In the bowl, is only flour and the ingredients you see us put in.
*It was not my intention to put my hands in the bowl, but I got so caught up in the moment, I forgot and did it.
*The prepared dough is just flour, water and cheese.

This is the full, uninterrupred second segment featuring me making sweet potato muffins AND--salted caramel sauce LIVE on WFMY2's Good Morning Show.
A few little secrets:

*TWO stories were to be aired after this segment and the producer cancelled them because I was doing so well on the air and she let us keep going!

*It was cold in the studio. The lights did nothing to warm me up.

*I had an assistant, my best friend, Katryna. She styled the kitchen counter and the placement of the prepared food. Without her, this television appearance would not have gone so smooth.

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Nikki Miller-Ka

Nikki Miller-Ka

Ms. Miller-Ka is a classically trained chef with a BA in English from East Carolina University and a Culinary Arts Associate Degree from Le Cordon Bleu-Miami.

Formerly, she’s worked as a researcher, an editorial assistant, reporter and guest blogger for various publications and outlets in the Southeast. She has also worked as a catering chef, a pastry chef, a butcher, a baker, and a biscuit-maker. Presently, she is a food editor, freelance food writer, and a tour guide for Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours.

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