Carrie Stevens; model, actress, entrepreneur and Playboy Playmate has always had a knack for whipping up palate pleasing, sensual creations in the kitchen. Perhaps it was genetically encoded and handed down, much like her Grandmother’s recipes—along with a strong “carpe diem” attitude.
Carrie’s Grandmother Jo, as she was called, was not overtly bold or outspoken. A woman of Slavic descent, she defined the traditional 1950’s role of a “perfect housewife” (most of the time) cooking, cleaning and baking up a storm for the her family with the greatest of ease. On occasion though, she had been known to throw on her bathing suit, crack open a bottle of “suds” and beach blanket bingo a beautiful summer day away without a care in the world (or an oven mitt in sight). It was this “spark”, this hint of rebellion that continues on through her lineage, as she raised a strong-willed daughter and two fiercely independent granddaughters who carry her inner fire and determination to break free of conventional stereotypes.
From the kitchen, she was infamous for her fudge. She did not create your run-of-the-mill fudge of course, as with anything she did, they were made with love, had passion in their flavors and had an appeal all their own. People literally begged for more—and they were never disappointed. Just when you thought you had tasted it all—BOOM! Another delectable creation down the hatch! Now being crafted by Carrie herself, just like Grandma Jo Stevens used to do— with style and taste (and maybe just a subtle hint of rebellious attitude!).