Driven by the need for an income, Maggie decides to enter a writing contest. Cooking and Women Magazine is seeking a columnist who can compare finding "Mister Right" to cooking. To qualify, an entrant must be single and an experienced chef. Maggie is neither - she can't even cook. But desperation turns white lies into tasty morsels and she whips up an article comparing finding "Mister Right" to picking the right tomato for homemade salsa. She wins the contest, is dubbed The Chef of Hearts, and her new life is launched.