LA Cookie Con is a Sweet Success!

LA Cookie Con is a Sweet Success!

The LA Cookie Con made HollyDayz Travel one of their official bloggers to their completely sold out event! The event was such a success that next year will be a 2 day event. Thanks to Shelly for representing HollyDayz Travel! http://www.hollydayz.com/la-cookie-con/

First Annual LA COOKIE CON is a SWEET SUCCESS!

Drawing your favorite celebrity chefs and authors from Food Network, Masterchef, TLC, YouTube and participants from all over the United States, the best of the best gathered in Pasadena, CA for the first annual LA Cookie Con.

The event was held at the Pasadena Convention Center, which is 80,000 sq. ft., with over 3,000 tickets sold making this a sold out event. Bright and early at the 9:45am ribbon cutting the line was beyond expectation, wrapping around the block.

for more pics click here: LA Cookie Con 

Shelly Hospitality Sweets Table At South Pasadena UCLA Graduation Celebration

Shelly Hospitality Sweets Table At South Pasadena UCLA Graduation Celebration

Graduation Party Sweets Menu:

Biscuit Topped Berry Cobbler

Classic Carrot Cake with Sour Cream Cream Cheese Frosting decorated with edible flowers

Chocolate Pecan Sheet Cake

Chocolate Custard Country Cutting Cake

New York crumb Cake with compostable mini bowls

Bakeless Drops with Chocolate Cacao Nib and PB + J flavors

Old-Fashioned Lemon Jelly Slices

Blue + Gold Gumballs displayed in plastic apothecary jars (also made into party favors that will be in an upcoming post)

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Sweet and Salty Layer Bars

Sweet and Salty Layer Bars

I’m working on this recipe, loving the R&D! Pretzels, potato chips, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, shortbread cookies,homemade salty caramel, corn flakes and more. Shelly xoxo

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Shelly Hospitality’s Blueberry Turnover Hand Pies Recipe – Allrecipes.com

Shelly Hospitality’s Blueberry Turnover Hand Pies Recipe – Allrecipes.com

Blueberry pie has been on my mind. I’m a party of one so the idea of hand pies appeal to me, they can be eaten alone and shared. I found the regular sized blueberries were more flavorful than the wild blueberries. I like using frozen but fresh is great too.  Last week I found bags of frozen blueberries and Immulate Baking pie crusts on special so I devised this recipe. Sometimes I add a little fresh Microplaned lemon rind in with the sugar as I did with this batch. Super yummy!

The Best Blueberry Hand Pies!
The Best Blueberry Hand Pies!

Shelly Hospitality’s Blueberry Turnover Hand Pies Recipe – Allrecipes.com.

Whats New at South Pasadena Farmers Market

Whats New at South Pasadena Farmers Market

South Pasadena farmers marketNice Thurs. eve at the local Farmers Market.Nice Thurs. eve at the local Farmers Market.Nice Thurs. eve at the local Farmers Market.Nice Thurs. eve at the local Farmers Market.Nice Thurs. eve at the local Farmers Market.
Nice Thurs. eve at the local Farmers Market.Nice Thurs. eve at the local Farmers Market.Nice Thurs. eve at the local Farmers Market.Nice Thurs. eve at the local Farmers Market.Nice Thurs. eve at the local Farmers Market.Nice Thurs. eve at the local Farmers Market.
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South Pasadena Farmers Market, a set on Flickr.

This week its berries galore! I look for the small organic kind that are really juicy. Pizza on Venice http://www.pizzaofvenice.com/ is a nice new addition, they have yummy tangerine agua fresca… out of this world! And, they know hospitality. I also pick up raw milk on the regular here from Organic Pastures http://www.organicpastures.com/shop.html and honey from Bill’s Bees http://www.localharvest.org/bills-bees-M3411.
Eating local rules. Shelly xoxo