Well this year was yet another Fantastic Fest-of-All, a highly praised charity event benefiting the Historic Federal Hill Main Street Organization. This organization helps all of us small local businesses do our very best to compete with large franchises, big box stores and multi-million dollar companies. They help the little guy stay in business and therefore help to keep the money spent in local neighborhoods here to encourage expansion of the local economy!
We were asked this year to help create a portion of the dessert buffet. With sponsorship of Shofer's Furniture, we baked nearly 700 pieces of Blueberry White Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti, Cherry Chocolate Almond Biscotti, and Apricot White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti, Lime Curd and also Blackberry Jam filled White Chocolate Thumbprint cookies, My Great Grandmother's Recipe of Pineapple filled and Cherry Filled Cookies and last but certainly not least, Martha Stewart's recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Cookies.
The music of the event was fantastic, the other food purveyors were awesome, and the fashion show was spectacular. A grand time was had by all and those that bi at both the silent and live auctions walked away with some very nice prizes indeed.
Now to get prepared for spring! I certainly am ready..how about you?