I hope everyone had a sweet weekend. I’m about to get our week off to a sweet start, as well.
Save the date this Saturday for the 6th Annual Blacksburg Chocolate Party to benefit the Blacksburg New School. This event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University Mall in Blacksburg. It will feature Valentine’s gifts made by local artisans, lots of treats, including some gluten-free items, and the following fun activities for the kids: balloon animals, face painting, cookie decorating, play dough and gift-making activities.
As long as we’re talking sugar, how about a chance to win a big hardback cookbook dedicated to baking and candy making? It’s called “Sugar, Sugar: Every Recipe Has a Story” by Kimberly “Momma” Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero. These women call themselves the “Sugar Mommas.” Reiner is the founder of Momma Renier’s Fudge, which was picked as one of Oprah’s favorite things in O, the Oprah Magazine. They run two websites, ModernMom.com and SugarSugarRecipes.com.
The chapters in this book are divided into “Cakes to Diet For,” “Tarts and Pies Worth the Lie,” “Better than Nooky Cookies”, “Cool Bars and Summer Stars,” and ‘Candy and Creative Confections.” I see recipes for such goodies as oatmeal carmelitas, cracked sugar cookies, butterscotch pie, grasshopper pie, everything but the hummingbird cake, Kentucky jam cake, shoo-fly cake and caramel celebration cake.
If you are interested in winning this cookbook, please leave a comment on this blog entry anytime before noon on Wednesday. I will announce a winner just after noon on Wednesday.