Saturday was the Bellevue House Tour here in the North Boroughs, and I was blessed enough to have the right acquaintances that I could be one of the featured foods at the final reception. The house tour is set up so you travel along a map through Bellevue and visit the most beautiful homes in our area, all decorated for Halloween and fall. Then the final house, which is actually a gorgeous mansion, hosted a reception where local fooderies brought in some hors d’oeuvres.
I made pumpkin chocolate chip minis, Signature Chocolate Chip minis, and my newest cookie mini: The OKTOBERFEST! This was inspired by the German Chocolate Cake I wrote about at the beginning of the month. It is packed with dark chocolate and enough coconut and pecans that you will definitely remember the last German Chocolate Cake you had. These will probably only be a seasonal cookie, but I have added them to my Options until Christmas.
During the house tour I realized I was affectionately beginning to be known as The Gluten-Free Lady around our town. That’s kind of awesome. And you can always tell it’s someone that understands gluten-freedom when they call you that… because a lot of people have said over the past few months, “so, these are the gluten ones?” in reference to my cookies. Um… no. No gluten. But what that means is that I get to spread the word about something I am passionate about!
One more thing I wanted to add into this short and random post is that another event is coming up on November 6th. I’ll be at the 2nd Annual Simply Chic Craft Boutique in Monaca, PA from 10am to 4pm. It will be a lot of fun and I will have another 2 or 3 items I am going to be rolling out for the event.
- Cocoa Spiced Wine YUM-Bread: It is as amazing as it sounds. I had a bunch of friends taste test this one and I got some good feedback and decided to roll it out. I’ll have some pictures after the event.
- PALEO Pumpkin Waffle Cookies!!: Paleo mostly means unprocessed, natural, and accessible to primal ancestors (in lay man/Lauren terms). I tested it out at a fellow health-enthusiast’s house last week (picture below) and it was a hit, so I have added it to my Options as well. I’ll probably write more about paleo eating in the new year, for those interested.
- SURPRISE – you’ll have to wait and see for this one.
So check out the event if you can as I will have a basket or two in a drawing and coupons for all my visitors at the table!