Linkie did nail the Chopped challenge, with Alex Guarnaschelli calling her chocolate mousse "beautiful." She was less successful in the Fashion Week challenge that came next, which she outlines here in her journal. Her over-rehearsed script caused her to stumble in her presentation.
Linkie wrote out the recipe for her football-shaped "crunchy cookies with cranberry filling" in her journal. On the opposite page, she can't contain her excitement after the judges' and mentors' reaction: "Giada loves the cookie! Susie says cookie is ready to be packaged! Bobby wants to order 3 dozen!"
Giada told Bob and Susie that Linkie reminded her of herself when she started: "I too grew up speaking two languages. She has come a long way in a short amount of time and I'm very proud of her. She's doing something that took me several years to master." Though Bob and Susie called Linkie's spiced rum chicken "delicious" and loved her natural warmth on camera, it was her confidence issues that ultimately sent her home.