Well Folks, 1374 Chaucer said...
"There is an end to everything, to good things as well."
and he was indeed right! But like Dr. Seuss said...
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."National Cookie Week (NCW) is sadly over and now we have 9 weeks to get our beach bodies ready for action!! So, get to your local Weight Watchers®, befriend/sleep with a trainer, do what you have to do to feel sexy!
I need to take a moment and thank many a people for their support/participation! Without these fabulous folks I would be nothing!
First off, Big Thanks goes out to Zach from Schamackary's. If you haven't tried his cookies you are seriously missing out! It was our first, introductory, meeting where that little mousie in my head got on his wheel and came up with National Cookie Week! SO thank you for inspiring me and your help! (words that are Pink = link so click and support him)
Next the thanks goes out to two fabulous men in my life! John Dolan from John Dolan photography takes a gorgeous picture and made my cookies look even more amazing! Support him & he just started blogging himself! You can check it out here.. Poor Mans Platinum You also will see a JD cookie photo recap throughout this blog post!
Gerard Conte is a fabulous illustrator that donated his time, hands & art to NCW and came up with what I think is a brilliant rendering! See his art and support him here... Not Mickey Mouse!
Many thanks goes out to Liz from Otis Spunkmeyer. This is a fabulous big time muffin/cookie company that I love! (Momma Gladys used to buy me the large packs of muffins from Costco in college) Although we connected a little late in the game, the support and tweets and love I received from them/her was more that I could ever ask for! I can't wait to hopefully have them on board next year!
I need to thank this list of fabulous people for their support and participation! These people provided ideas, dealt with many of my crazy informative emails, blogged their faces off, sent me love and much more! You folks are fabulous and I'm glad we can all gather/unite to make something so fabulous happen!
Follow them on twitter, read what they write, send them love cause they are truly fabulous!
Amber - @amrecker - theycallmeamber.com
Kimberli - @madhatrk - kimberliskitchen.blogspot.com
Anita - @madhungrywoman - madhungrywoman.com
Kim - @kimslittlelife - kim-thislittlelifeofmine.blogspot.com
Francesca - @Caterbid - www.caterbid.com
Vanessa - @yummybrooklyn - yummybrooklyn.com
Bev - @ChefBevLazo
Ms. M.O.B. - @mindovrbatterny - www.mind-over-batter.com
Hanna - @veniceestela - vanillamiamore.tumblr.com/
Christopher - @paperhearts81 - cookingveganeverday.blogspot.com
Renee Schuler - @eatwelltreats - www.eatwellonline.com
Da - @kitchencorners - www.kitchencorners.com
Trix - @tastytrix - www.tastytrix.com
Binky - @cakeb0t - www.cakeb0t.com
Annelinda - @devilishlyyummy
Steven - @letuseat - Letuseat.com
Bambi - @outimpact - www.outimpact.com
If I stupidly forgot someone, which I hope I didn't cause I checked and double checked but it's not impossible. Forgive me as I do thank you!!
My oh so supportive Geeps! (Geeps = Gays who tweet!) - I recently met these boys via twitter at a tweet up event..and they are super loving, super supportive and amazing! Thank you to my new family of gays!
The Blackout Blog - www.theblackoutblog.com
@TheNYGalavant, @Michael_psomas, @bubblejock, justin_jboogie, @cosmopaulitan, @justozzie, @lawrence_jason
Thank you boys!
Well, that's it for this segment of The Gay Gourmet!™
Till Next year folks! Get your cookies ready!
The Gay Gourmet!™
All photos except rainbow cookie by John Dolan Photography ©2011
NCW Image Gerard Conte ©2011
©2011 Michael Muñoz