Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Victory is SWEET!

(sorry, somehow i erased the previous post..here it is...again)

I've done it, friends.
I've brought home the gold.
The blue ribbon is mine.
I've had my cake & eaten it too.

Well, technically, it wasn't cake.
It was a chewy bar.
Chewy Butterscotch Bar, to be exact.
& some of my fellow locals may be familiar with the 
Chewy Butterscotch Bar because after all,
I did win first place this year with these tasty gems.
(side note to recipe:
After they are cool, I melt butterscotch chips & drizzle that over the top, then do the same with chocolate chips.
After that, I sprinkle Heath toffee pieces to top them off...YUM!)

You read that right.

This is a picture of Kaari & the first place winner, Me.

Some people refer to the annual event as a 
"Cookie Swap" or a "Cookie Party"
or a "Cookie Exchange"
Let's get one thing straight, Ladies,
it's a "Cookie Competition"
Does this look like the face of a girl who's here just for a swap or party?
This is me after a shameful loss last year.

But I brought my A game this year.
Here are the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners:
That's me in the middle...the 1st place winner.
And I must also say that Candace & Natalia were serious competition.
If it weren't for my secret weapon, the Heath pieces, I may have been in trouble.

And here's the booty loot I brought home:
 So adorable, right?!?!
Did you notice the "1st Place" tag inside the bowl?

Here's the tough competition I was up against:

Since it is a Cookie Competition with a "swap" or "exchange" element to it, I brought home lots of treaties from the par-tay.  

As has been done every year for the past 6 years upon my arrival home from the competition,
Tat & Austy sat down & gave me their full review & analysis of everybody else's entry.

And Gus-Gus quite enjoyed the entries as well.

So now that I've won first place, I guess the pressure's on for 2012.
I gots to get to baking!

Monday, January 9, 2012