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One-Page Eclectic Entertaining Cookbooks 2

Interview Questions

  • What is unique about your cookbooks?
  • Are the recipes difficult?
  • What inspired you to write two cookbooks?
  • What makes the second book literally “Cooking 101?”
  • Do you plan a third?
  • Tell me how you have incorporated technology into the first cookbook!
  • Why do you feel entertaining in the home is so important?
  • Is it a good idea to prepare the entire meal, appetizers through desserts, on the day of the dinner party?
  • Did your mother teach you how to cook?

Professional Organizations

  • CIPA – Colorado Independent Publishers Association, member since May 2014
  • Toastmasters of Highlands Ranch, CO, member June 2014 to March 2017
  • Colorado Market Maker/Colorado Proud, member 2014
  • Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce, member October 2014-October 2017
  • Denver Samoyed Association, member since December 2014
  • CIPA EVVY Awards Judge, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Toastmasters of Highlands Ranch Officer, Sergeant at Arms, July 2015 – March 2017
  • SMDRA (South Metro Denver Realtor Association) Affiliate Member, June 2015 – September 2016
  • CIPA Board member October 2016  – May 2017
  • CIPA EVVY Awards Coordinator February – August 2017
  • CAL (Colorado Authors’ League) Member – February 2017-Present
  • CAL Banquet Coordinator for their annual awards banquet in May – January 2018 – Present
  • CAL Board member – January 2018 – Present


  • Allgood Provisions Best Recipe contest, November 2012, Cranberry Crostini (page 23 in Eclectic Entertaining-Complete Dinner Party Menus)
  • “Best Speaker” award from Toastmasters 6-25-14 entitled “If You Can Read You Can Cook!”
  • 3rd Place CIPA EVVY Award for Book Cover Design, 8-23-2014
  • 2nd Place CIPA EVVY Award for Cookbook, 8-23-2014
  • “Best Speaker” award from Toastmasters 6-24-15 entitled “The Best Closing Gift Ever!”
  • “Best Speaker” award from Toastmasters Highlands Ranch December 2015 entitled “The 90 Second Elevator Pitch”
  • “Best Speaker” award from Toastmasters 5-11-16 entitled “The Whole Tooth and Nothing but the Tooth”
  • Starred Review by Blue Ink Review, their highest rating, February 2017
  • 1st Place CIPA EVVY Award for Cooking, 8-19-2017
  • 1st Place CIPA EVVY Award for Cover Design, 8-19-2017
  • 1st Place CIPA EVVY Award for eBooks, 8-19-2017

Interesting Bits and Pieces

Continue to donate blood to Bonfils Blood Center and have reached 5 gallons!

Auditioned for Master Chef’s Best Home Cook, Los Angeles, October 18, 2014, Signature dish: Lemon Lavender Burrata

Began filming YouTube cooking videos February 2015. Search “Eclectic Entertaining” on YouTube to find over 21 of them! Easy and yummy recipes await as do fabulous cooking tips to make your life easier.

Have taught many cooking classes in cooking shops, 1 private for 29 guests at a neighborhood community center and 1 private for a Cancer fundraiser silent auction gift basket entitled “Small Plates for 8 in Your Home.”

Earned my “Competent Communicator Award” in Toastmasters – March 2017

Have run twenty 5k races and two 7k as of November 2017. You should see my awesome t-shirt collection! I even won my division in the May 2017 Race for Shelter 5k and came in 3rd (in my division) in the October 2017 Make a Wish 5k! These races always benefit wonderful causes.


Radio Spotlights


Dining at KZYR The Beaver Creek Experience

Feb 13. 2014

Highlands Ranch Herald – December 2016

“My Name Is”

In The News KMIR TV-March 2015

Foodie Friday: Eclectic Entertaining Spotlight

KMIR TV – Feb. 2015

Vail Daily: Author Barbara Stafford Returns to Beaver Creek

KMIR TV – Feb. 2015

Foodie Friday: Barbara Stafford prepares appetizers

KMIR TV – Mar. 2014

The Beaver Creek Experience

KZYR Radio – Feb. 2014

Cookbook author visits Beaver Creek Saturday

Vail Daily – Feb. 2014

Palm Springs native to bring back the art of entertaining

Desert Sun Online – Feb. 2014

‘Eclectic Entertaining’ author to autograph books in Edwards

Vail Daily – Dec. 2013

Recipes from Books, Bites and Brews

Douglas County Libraries – Nov. 2013

Books, Bites and Brews with Douglas County Libraries

Castle Rock Magazine – Nov. 2013

Eclectic Entertaining Book Signing Event

Vail Daily – Aug. 2013

Eclectic Entertaining featured on the Everyday Show

Everyday Show | KDVR FOX 31 – June 2013

Book Signing Fun in Edwards

Vail Daily – Apr. 2013

The locally penned reading list

Sneak Peak Vail – Apr. 2013

Local love for Vail Valley authors

Vail Daily – Apr. 2013

Local Author Showcase slated for Friday at The Bookworm of Edwards

Vail Daily – Apr. 2013

Denver author in town for double book signing today

Vail Daily – Mar. 2013

Book Signing Event at Karin’s Today

Vail Daily – Feb. 2013

Dinners without Distress

Highlands Ranch Herald – Nov. 2012