Three cheers for 3 ribbons at the County Fair! I'm super excited to announce that 2 of my cookies (Chocolate Chunk Candied Bacon and Lime Curd & White Chocolate Thumbprints) were awarded red ribbons at the the fair and ..... drumroll..... the Citrus-Glazed Coconut Cranberry Oatmeal cookies received a blue ribbon in the Oatmeal category and the Champion Ribbon for the cookie division overall!
More than anything, I was so proud of myself for entering my first fair - something that I've been wanting to do since we moved here a few years ago. It refuels my interest in wanting to learn the crafts, recipes, and skills that gals my age are no longer learning or putting to good use. Next year I might even enter some of the canning and sewing categories (not to get ahead of myself or anything...)!
In celebration, I whipped up a Tres Citrus Glazed Bundt Cake last night to bring in to the office today. While slightly childish, I even pinned up my ribbons on the bulletin board above my desk - it reminds of the days in school when we'd wear medals to class after winning a sports competition! And don't worry, I won't let it get to my head :)
Recipes for all 3 cookies are coming up this week!