Monday, November 29, 2010

Books & Signings

I’ll start with the signings.

King of Prussia, PA. Short Hills, NJ and New York City, NY.

Three cities in three days…

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… and full of fun.

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… and meeting lots of great people.

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This is Esther. … I love putting faces with the people that I’ve emailed with. She makes the cutest little wire whisk necklaces.

You must check them out.

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… King of Prussia had lots of little cutie pies in the store.

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Lots of them.

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Lots.

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Including these charmers. So cute in their matching tees.

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Even the Williams-Sonoma folks joined in on the fun. This is Brian and Mandy. Loved them.

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Then in Short Hills, I met more wonderful people. These folks welcomed me with smiling faces.

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And cute cupcakes. The lovely young lady in the pink scarf above made these. We may or may not have shared a cry.

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This is Melanie. She’s a Pop Star of the Star Wars variety. Check em out.

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Look at these two. Stylish. Both of them.

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And these two. Smiling and having a great time, despite getting in a little car accident on the way to the signing.

So glad no one was hurt.

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I love these photos. Trying to get everyone to look at the same camera at the same time is easier than it sounds.

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Side wave.

Bye New Jersey.

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Hello New York.

Again… everyone was so fun.

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Including their sweetly painted fingernails.

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Families came out together.

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And young bakers did, too. This is Kaira. Another Pop Star.

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And here’s Nora. If you remember seeing the Cupcake Kabobs all over the web… well, she started that.

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Laughter all around.

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And look – it’s Rachel from Cupcakes Take The Cake. I was so glad to finally meet her. If you love cupcakes and you don’t know about this site, or you’ve been under a rock, let me introduce you.

New York was a fantastic way to end the Book tour – or so I thought.

There will be one more recap and then that’s it.

I hear a bunch of you cheering because that finally means more baking … right?! YAY! YAY! YAY!

Anyway… Toronto is coming up this weekend. And it turns out I’ll be at two locations.

If you’re in Toronto, and can’t make the Williams-Sonoma signing on Saturday, I’ll also be at Teatro Verde at 4:30 pm on Friday. Hope to meet you guys.

And as usual… if you attended a signing and see your photo in one of the slideshows below, feel free to use it. Thanks again for making the tour so much fun.

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Okay, okay … that was the signings.

Now for the books.

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I’m giving away ten of them. Ten Cake Pops books. And signed if you like.

  • To enter for a chance to win one, just leave a comment on this blog post and tell me what holiday treat you can’t wait to eat.
  • Deadline to enter is Wednesday, December 1st at 5:00 pm ET. Sorry, Time’s Up! Winners will be announced below.
  • Ten (10) winners will be chosen at random and announced by the end of the week.

Good luck guys!

Okay – Here they are. Here are the 10 Cake Pops Book Winners. Yay!

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835 – Betty-Ann – …any one of my husband’s authentic, hazelnutty, German Christmas cookies…love, love, love them!

3987 – Leigh McGilvray – I can’t wait to eat mincemeat pies this holiday season! My mum just sent me the recipe so I can make them for the first time : ) I know the smell will remind me of home.

738 – trifitmom – pecan bars i make, yummmmmmmmm

5084 – Paula – I can’t wait for … mmmm flan!

4748 – Ashley M. – I’m looking forward to cheesecake!

2180 – Nadia – I love making (and eating) beautifully decorated sugar cookies at christmas time too! … but first I’m making cake pops for my hubby’s workplace charity fundraiser on Thursday!!! Welcome to T.O. this weekend!

4718 – Stephanie – Broken glass torte…made by my grandma!

5721 – Rachel R – baking, eating and decorating some sugar cookies with my lil one.

54 – Chelsea A – I love French Silk Pie this time of year! It’s an annual treat that I limit myself to making only for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s almost the same recipe as PW! Also, I love all the pictures and stories you share from your signing. I am amazed you remember all the details!

2750 – Julie – Banana split cake!

Congratulations everyone!

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Dezirae said...

I wait all year to eat the sugar cookies with eggnog …i’m such a sucker for it.

November 29, 2010 03:04 AM
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Julia B. said...

I love experimenting, so I can’t wait to try one of my recipes I’ve stashed for such a time as Christmas! Espresso Chocolate Shortbread sounds good, but I’ve got to make sure to make my favorite: Molasses cookies…mmm mmm good!

November 29, 2010 03:05 AM
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Teresa said...

Spanish “Roscón de Reyes”
Mmmmmmmmmm, I love it!!!!

November 29, 2010 03:08 AM
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Krystle said...

I already have a list with yummie things to bake! But I’m going for the cheesecake, decorated with strawberries :-) Haven’t had it for a long time!

November 29, 2010 03:09 AM
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yael said...

I can’t wait to eat sufganiyot- which are jelly-filled donuts eaten at Chanukah! I won’t have to wait long since the first night of Chanukah is this Wednesday! YUM!

November 29, 2010 03:09 AM
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Jen L-N said...

I’m craving dark chocolate peppermint bark!

November 29, 2010 03:09 AM
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Lily said...

Melting moment cookies made by my mother in law!

November 29, 2010 03:10 AM
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Sharon LeVine said...

I can’t wait to have pumpkin fluff pie it is low on sugar all the yummy stuff i can eat.

November 29, 2010 03:11 AM
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hyun said...

Signed, please! We’re making pecan tassies, to eat and to give away

November 29, 2010 03:11 AM
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Jennifer said...

I can’t wait for cookie exchanges. Yum! I love cookies, probably my favorite is something our family calls Almond Butter Sticks.

November 29, 2010 03:12 AM
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Joyce said...

Mmm, with Christmas just around the corner, I can’t wait to sink my teeth into some Peppermint Bark. Yum!

November 29, 2010 03:13 AM
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Mark said...

pretty much excited for everything sweet coming this holiday season – all types of cakes, pies n cookies…

November 29, 2010 03:13 AM
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LC said...

Peppermint bark! Yum!

November 29, 2010 03:13 AM
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Kaity said...

i love strawberry cheesecake!

November 29, 2010 03:14 AM
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Joscie, rhymes with bossy said...

I can’t wait for some gingerbread! :)

November 29, 2010 03:14 AM
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Sabrina W. said...

I can’t wait to come home from college and see my family again! I’m not sure what I’ll be baking yet, but it will probably be some kind of cookie. I’m definitely looking forward to having a kitchen again…

November 29, 2010 03:15 AM
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Linz said...

I’m looking forward to baking (and eating) brownies with my sister and cousins! I’m also thinking about using your cheesecake recipe to make raspberry cheesecake (for my second attempt)! Noms.

November 29, 2010 03:15 AM
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Alicia said...

Apple crumble with vanilla ice cream! Yum yum! :)

November 29, 2010 03:15 AM
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Anna B said...

In Sweden the best holiday treat I know is saffron buns. A traditional Swedish bun that tastes fantastic. Meaning I got to go home and bake me some asap. ;)

November 29, 2010 03:16 AM
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Bethany said...

Considering that I just had 8 teeth pulled on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving… I really want to eat pies with nuts and a really big S’mores. :)

November 29, 2010 03:16 AM
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Kakawa said...

I can’t wait to eat sugar cookies on my Christmas tree!!

November 29, 2010 03:17 AM
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Judi V said...

Chocolate Crinkles – this one was the most fun to make when us kids were growing up – and it still wouldn’t be Christmas without it!

November 29, 2010 03:18 AM
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Jen at Cabin Fever said...

My grandmother makes these AWESOME sugar cookies every year for us for Christmas. She’s handed me down the recipe, but I still simply cannot reproduce their awesomeness.

November 29, 2010 03:18 AM
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angela said...

My fruit cake and red velvet cupcakes…yummo!

November 29, 2010 03:18 AM
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Debbie said...

I can’t wait to eat homemade rainbow cookies, you know those classic, dense, tri-color, almond-pastey ones. Oh yeah.

November 29, 2010 03:19 AM
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Gina said...

I am looking forward to ooey gooey chocolate chip cookies!

November 29, 2010 03:19 AM
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elaine arevalo said...

hi bakerella, i can’t wait to eat the special holiday ham made by my husband jupi :) this was their family tradition now passed to ours :) it has been the star of our noche buena feast…yum yum! happy holidays :D

November 29, 2010 03:20 AM
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T said...

Gingerbread men! They’re adorable and so much fun to make.

November 29, 2010 03:20 AM
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Eunice said...

I can’t wait to make some delicious peppermint chocolate kisses!

November 29, 2010 03:20 AM
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nadilah magee said...

i can’t wait to eat my mother in law irish bread. So good…
If you have a chance I need to send a private email to you. Please email me your email address. Thanks

November 29, 2010 03:21 AM
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Theresa said...

I can’t wait for xmas pudding, with LOADS of custard. Despite the fact its creeping onto the shelves already, I’m ignoring it, cos once I start eating it, it becomes an everyday thing, and I’m trying to be good!

November 29, 2010 03:21 AM
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Tania said...

Of caourse, tons of “Turrón”, and we are doing sugar cookies for the tree, let’s see if the kids, let the cookies in the tree the whole Christmas.

November 29, 2010 03:21 AM
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Amy said...

The holiday treat I can’t wait to eat would be cookies! All kinds of cookies! :D Chocolate chips, sugar cookies, butter cookies, cookie sandwiches, etc…hm…I’m getting hungry writing this comment! LOL

November 29, 2010 03:21 AM
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Joy said...

cant wait for christmas sugar cookies :)

November 29, 2010 03:23 AM
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Sara said...

Ciao! I’m from Italy, so I can’t wait to eat our beautiful Torrone! xxx

November 29, 2010 03:23 AM
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bandwife said...

I can’t wait for some Million Dollar Fudge!

November 29, 2010 03:23 AM
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T said...

I can’t wait to make & decorate some classic sugar cookies with my son…My mom did that with me every year on Christmas eve and now it’ll be my tradition with my kids too:)

November 29, 2010 03:23 AM
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Erin Maree said...

There are some christmas treats I am looking forward to eating! Gingerbread houses I recently made some ginger breat hearts for all my teachers and with the remainder dough me and one of friends made some mini houses so cute! Also short bread mmm I found a good recipe awhile ago and now my mum makes short bread stars with the recipe.

November 29, 2010 03:24 AM
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Kara said...

OMG ! If there’s any chance that someday you come in France, just let me know, I’ll be the first in line ;-)
As for your queestion, I can’t wait to bake simple chocolate chips cookies for my sons as we make Christmas decoration listening to Christmas songs..how cliché I know lol

November 29, 2010 03:24 AM
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melisa said...

pineapple tarts!!!!!! melting away ….

November 29, 2010 03:25 AM
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tracy f. said...

Mmmm… what to eat? Everything? :) I am really looking forward to making chocolate/caramel covered pretzel rods. I think my mom enjoys the eating part. ;) I already have your book on my ‘christmas list’, but a signed copy would be a fabulous gift! :) Happy Holidays to you!

November 29, 2010 03:25 AM
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Mandy said...

A dutch treat for us is Oliebollen. They are traditionally for New Year but maybe we can get them a couple of times before then…

November 29, 2010 03:26 AM
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ktycat said...

If the giveaway is worldwide (which is not always the case), then I’ll enter. I’m French and I must say I love Truffes or cookies! Anything sugared will do ;).

November 29, 2010 03:26 AM
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Kat said...

Looking forward to sugar cookies! And maybe mince pies. :D

November 29, 2010 03:26 AM
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Beth Oka said...

I can’t wait to bake and eat my mom’s recipe for gingerbread!

November 29, 2010 03:27 AM
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Fiona said...

I can’t wait to make and eat a gingerbread house – such a fun activityto warm a cold winter’s day :)

November 29, 2010 03:28 AM
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danale said...

well, i’m celebratin hanuka – so i’m really waiting for the traditional doughnuts and latkes :-)

November 29, 2010 03:28 AM
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Alia said...

Oooh! We just had Thanksgiving but I want to make a pumpkin pie but Oman is fresh out of Libby’s Pumpkin Pie Filling! I want chocolate chip cookies too and oohh, I want to eat mashed potatoes and my once a year Christmas morning breakfast called Hopple Popple. Not Colombian (I am) and not American (I am also!). It’s scrambled eggs with bacon and potatoes and onions served with orange juice and coffee and a side of little smokies. Oman carries all that so I hope they will this year again! Just all the holiday foods. I wish I was in America to have my parents Colombian feast but alas! We might be in Dubai!

November 29, 2010 03:28 AM
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Stef said...

Pecan Tassies. My dad used to make them, and this year its my turn. . .

November 29, 2010 03:29 AM
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adrienne said...

My grandmas pumpkin empanadas :-)

November 29, 2010 03:29 AM
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Shannon S. said...

Anything pumpkin!

November 29, 2010 03:29 AM
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Michelle Brown said...

My mum makes the best meringue berry cake – it’s soooo good. Even better as left overs ! YUM! We have it every year because we can’t find anything that is as good.

November 29, 2010 03:30 AM
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Nicole said...

Can’t wait to bake some brownies, and (hopefully) cake pops!

November 29, 2010 03:30 AM
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Dvora said...

Cookies – lots and lots of cookies – lots of new recipes to try, lots of old favorites we can’t wait to have again. And of course, lots of cake pops!

November 29, 2010 03:31 AM
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Sian said...

I can’t wait to make some shortbread cookies! And of course baking chocolate chip cookies for Santa as well ;)

November 29, 2010 03:32 AM
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Sophie said...

Peppermint bark, my favorite!

November 29, 2010 03:33 AM
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C said...

I can’t wait to eat any christmas cookie. If I win your book, please sign it for me. =)

November 29, 2010 03:33 AM
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Tegan said...

i can’t wait to eat strawberry sorbet!!! so yuuum

November 29, 2010 03:36 AM
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AnnieS said...

Peppermint Bark…mmmmmm

I’ve loved seeing all the pictures from your book signings and am so thrilled for you with how successful your book has been!

November 29, 2010 03:36 AM
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Amparo said...

I can’t wait to eat an spanish sweet: “turrón” (nougat candy), biscotti and panettone… mmmm…. love this 3 holiday treats!!!!

November 29, 2010 03:37 AM
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Kelly said...

Every single year we make a HUGE batch of sugar cookies and decorate them very detailed and beautiful (usually we pick a theme or a color scheme). It takes ALL DAY and is what I look forward to most…they are BEAUTIFUL AND OH SO YUMMY!!!!!

November 29, 2010 03:39 AM
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5KMom said...

Can’t pick just one – there are a lot of really good cooks in my family! :)

November 29, 2010 03:40 AM
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Lo81 said...

I can’t wait to eat pandoro, one of the typical Italian Christmas cakes!

November 29, 2010 03:41 AM
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Carli said...

American food…any of it. We’ve lived abroad for 3 years so anything American is a huge treat!

November 29, 2010 03:41 AM
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Ciara Beltran said...

I love to bake for Christmas. I love trying new dessert recipes, so I am really excited to try your pie pops for Christmas!

November 29, 2010 03:42 AM
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saricchiella said...

My must in holiday treats is Roscón de Reyes
(http://www.doitinspain.com/English/roscon.php). Delicious as dinner the Wise Men night (January 5th) and more delicious with hot chocolate (and all the presents) the morning after! :D

November 29, 2010 03:42 AM
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Jovana said...

I can not wait for cake balls!!! :)

November 29, 2010 03:42 AM
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Parinitha said...

Mango Cheese Cake!!!!!! My mom’s own recipe :)

November 29, 2010 03:45 AM
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Ericka said...

Apple pie!

November 29, 2010 03:46 AM
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Eireann said...

I can’t wait until my Mom makes Latkes for Hanukkah, which is this Thursday! There is nothing better than latkes and applesauce! :)

November 29, 2010 03:46 AM
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Morgan said...

I can’t wait to have sponge candy….it’s called angel food candy in other parts. It’s so good and only my Grandma has it mastered. Also, Jan Hagel cookies (cookies made with lots of butter and crushed walnuts on top).

November 29, 2010 03:46 AM
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Kelly said...

I can’t wait to eat some amazing gingerbread!

November 29, 2010 03:47 AM
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Krysta said...

Can’t wait to go overboard with the cookies! I consider the Thanksgiving-Christmas season to be baking season, and cookies are what I bake most of.

November 29, 2010 03:48 AM
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Maria said...

Gingersnaps are a major family favorite. I need to make them soon!

November 29, 2010 03:48 AM
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Brielle said...

my grandmas pecan bars.

November 29, 2010 03:48 AM
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Orah said...

Latkes! Yummy fried potato pancakes that we make for family parties on Hannukah. Mmmmmm.

November 29, 2010 03:49 AM
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Whitney said...

Cranberry Bliss Bars, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, Cheesecake, Cupcakes….. ANY AND ALL. Good thing I won’t have to wear a swim suit anytime soon….

November 29, 2010 03:49 AM
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Denise said...

I can’t wait to eat one of those peanut butter cookies with the Hershey kiss in the middle. Yuuum.

November 29, 2010 03:49 AM
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Renee said...

I am looking forward to flourless chocolate cake…

November 29, 2010 03:53 AM
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Anonymous said...

Pumpkin apple pie!!

November 29, 2010 03:56 AM
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Diana said...

I make an awesome flan that my family loves. Looking forward to making it for the holidays :) yum! To include cake pops :D I hope I win!

November 29, 2010 03:56 AM
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Kellie said...

I can’t wait for some gingerbread cookies! I would love one of your signed books please! Unless you can get your publisher to send you to the Honolulu Williams and Sonoma. :D

November 29, 2010 03:57 AM
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Suzi C said...

To be honest- everything!!! As a single mum i don’t really get time to make treats so I go hunting at all my families houses… Xmas is the best time for this ;)

November 29, 2010 03:57 AM
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karen said...

WOW! I would definitely like to have my hands on one of your books as it’s not selling over at my shore! Am gonna keep my fingers cross the random generator generates my number!! LOL

Im looking forward to have my Starbucks Toffeenut Latte and sink my teeth into oven warm gingerbreadman! yummy yum yum! :)

November 29, 2010 03:57 AM
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Leo said...

I am looking forward to experimenting with including egg nog, gingerbread and peppermint flavors into my cakes :-)

November 29, 2010 03:57 AM
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Karen said...

I can’t wait to eat gingerbread. The best for this time of year

November 29, 2010 03:58 AM
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Lokyee said...

Pumpkin Apple Pie or Sugar Cookies! Definitely staples for the holidays in my house!

November 29, 2010 03:58 AM
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Yael said...

When is your tour arriving to Israel????
Got lot’s of fans here too!!!!!

November 29, 2010 03:59 AM
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Leaetta Martin said...

I’m going to give your reindeer pops a go so my kids can take them to school for their class mates… We love them here in Australia too!!!

November 29, 2010 04:00 AM
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Sanne said...

I am looking forward to eat Sarah Bernhardt Cookies ! I must have these for christmas. :)

November 29, 2010 04:01 AM
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siobhan said...

I cant wait to make, and potentially eat my very first gingerbread house!

November 29, 2010 04:02 AM
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annet said...

every year, right before christmas, we get little candy rings for in the christmas tree. they are made out of biscuits or chocolate, and decorated with sprinkles or sugar pearls. we gather and thread little ribbons through the holes, then hang them up in the tree to finish it off. one of the best parts of christmas is sneaking around the tree and nicking cookies ;)

November 29, 2010 04:02 AM
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Deanne said...

mince pies, nothing beats mince pies, i know its christmas time when i can start to eat these :)
i would love to meet you at a book signing but due to being in the uk i doubt its going to happen :(
have a lovely week xx

November 29, 2010 04:04 AM
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andrea said...

White Trash Christms Candy is what I make myself sick on every year :) sooooo addicting my grown children call it Crack Candy, lol!

November 29, 2010 04:05 AM
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Kristel said...

I can’t wait to eat my grandmother’s white chocolate mousse with Amaretto!!!! YUM!!! (I’m already counting down :o) )

November 29, 2010 04:06 AM
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Kristin said...

I can’t wait to eat my grandpa’s pies and my moms stuffing! I finally get to see my family after living in Japan for 3 1/2 years due to my husband’s job and I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 29, 2010 04:07 AM
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Darlene l. said...

Can’t wait to munch on the simple and classic chocolate cake with chocolate ganache :)

November 29, 2010 04:08 AM
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Lucy said...

I can’t wait to eat gingerbread cookies, and makes s’mores!

November 29, 2010 04:09 AM
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stella said...

I can not wait to eat and make gingerbread cookies!!!

November 29, 2010 04:09 AM
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Kristina said...

Can’t wait to make/eat sugar cookies and a gingerbread house!!

November 29, 2010 04:11 AM
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