Rich and I just got back from a wonderful weekend. We were in CT at Mohegan Sun where I was the judge for the final round of the Chef Battle in The Shops concourse as part of their Restaurant Week, and then we were on to Skytop in the Poconos for a dessert demo with my “Dolce Della Dea” Cannoli Kit -- it was awesome! Thanks always for your support and for watching our show, especially as it moves into this season's final episodes!
Now on to this week’s episode.
I was so excited about the Dylan's Candy Bar event with my cannoli kits. Yes, a little nervous because it was such a big deal for me; only a few years ago I was (and still am) a proud housewife, and now my delicious cannoli are being sampled and enjoyed at a nationally respected sweets store. Suffice to say, I needn't have worried -- my incredible, edible, cannoli were a hit! It was so nice to have a crowd full of mothers, fathers, children -- people who I never met before telling me how delicious the cannoli were as well as asking tons of questions about my life and love of cooking. But where were my family and friends?! Fashionably late, that's how they roll. I was so happy they eventually all showed up to taste and congratulate -- that meant a lot and I appreciated the support.
I thought it was bold of Jacqueline to decide to face her fear of public speaking and talk to a large crowd about the very personal journey she has been on with her family, and about her son, Nicholas, who is on the Autism Spectrum. Through her strength to speak about her own challenges and successes, it helps others understand there is hope. I was so touched by her ability to get past the struggles she had internally and with others, move forward, and give a speech that I saw really touch people in the most genuine way. Jacqueline is one of the kindest people and only deserves the best -- her speech moved me and many of the audience to tears. I was so proud of her!
Keep It Sweet,
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