Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
I love to watch television shows about food, especially shows about baking (of course). One of my favorite shows was DC Cupcakes. When I heard that Sophie and Katherine were going to be at the Willow Books & Cafe in Acton, MA, I was there!! I've only been to one other book signing prior to this (Jodi Picoult in Boston, with my sister). I've since learned they are all run differently. If you are interested, do the research ahead of time. At Willow Books you have to buy the book ahead of time so that you receive a low number. When you get there, you can sit wherever you want and listen to their talk. Then you are called by a small group of numbers to get in line to have your book signed. I think I was in the second group. It was a really fun thing to do and I was able to talk with Sophie and Katherine for a minute or so. They even brought sample cupcakes for everyone to try. YUM!
Thursday, October 1, 2015
October 1st is National Homemade Cookie Day!! I haven't baked in a long time due to healthy eating and fear of eating what I would bake. When I saw that today was National Homemade Cookie Day, I thought it would be the perfect time to pull out all my baking stuff and make some cookies. I am visiting Megan tomorrow at her college (actually I am picking her up at the University of Hartford and we are driving to Providence, RI to see Josh Groban in concert (be still my heart), staying overnight in a hotel and driving her back to school. This is the perfect opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. I can honor this great National Day AND bring Megan some cookies. As I have mentioned in other posts, I have an overabundance of jams and I like to find ways to incorporate them into baking. Shortbread is one of my favorite types of cookie. Just add some poppy seeds and yummy jam and you have yourself a great cookie. How about you pull out all your baking stuff and make some homemade cookies!