About a week and a half ago, I got to be queen for a day.
I recently won the grand prize in the Decadent Desserts recipe contest at Just A Pinch with a recipe that is very special to me. (Clink here to read why it is so special.) The Just A Pinch crew whisked me and my husband off to the city of Franklin, Tennessee, which is where their headquarters are. (What a gorgeous town, by the way! We plan to move up there soon. Not really, but it is tempting.) While I was there I got to make my dessert in front of a live audience at the Viking Cooking school, have a thousand dollar shopping spree at the Viking store (SHUT-UP!), and then tickets to the Grand Ole Opry.
I sooooo did not want to leave.
The best part was that I got to meet some really nice people.
And eat really good food. That was another best part.
I can't thank the Just A Pinch crew enough for their warm hospitality. Please go right now and check out their totally wonderful website FULL of amazing recipes. Do it.
(PS. I am going back to Tennessee at the end of the month to compete in the National Cornbread Festival Cook-Off. If you are in that area, come to the festival and watch me sweat.)
Here are the highlights of my trip:
|Inside the Viking Cooking School|
|Setting up for the Decadent Dessert showcase|
|A couple of the ingredients for my Torte|
|These were the ahh-mazing runner-up desserts. Delicious!||'|
|Me and the love of my life.|
|Some of the Just A Pinch staff.|
|Just a little shopping at the Viking store.|