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Marcia Selden Ultimate Holiday Cookie Contest Party, Finalists + Recipes

11 Dec

 

When we announced the Marcia Selden Ultimate Holiday Cookie contest and party we Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planningdidn’t realize how many amazing entries that we’d get! 16 amazing recipes were submitted and we wish that we could have had all of them compete, but we had to narrow down things to just six recipes for the judges at the Ultimate Holiday Cookie Party on 12/15.  So, we thought about flavor profiles, texture, and creativity and both of us created separate top 6 lists.  Oddly enough, we both had the same 5 cookies and decided on the last one together.  Here they are, with the People’s Choice winner mixed in, in no particular order:

  • Browned Butter Cookies by Evan Cassidy
  • Buckeyes by Lisa Eppley (recipe below) 
  • Chocolate Chestnut Cranberry Mocha Supremes by Ruth Kalla Ungerer (recipe below) 
  • Double Chocolate Raspberry Filled Cookies by Melanie Lowe (recipe below)
  • Kourambiethes by Joey Kuntz (recipe below)
  • Orange Cranberry Pistachio Cookies by Kim Butz (recipe below) 
  • Peppermint Patties by Katie Garfield

Ultimate Holiday Cookie Contest and Party with Marcia Selden Catering

25 Nov

You know the holidays are around the corner when you or someone in your family busts out the cookie recipes.  It’s just an OmNomCT_logo.001unwritten rule:  cookies=holiday time.  And, it’s with that kind of spirit that we’re very excited to announce The Ultimate Holiday Cookie contest with Marcia Selden Catering!  You’ll have from DecemberWinston Flowers 2-10 to submit your holiday cookie recipe and photo to Marcia Selden Catering’s contest page tab on Facebook.  Then, on December 11 we’ll both pick our top 6 recipes that we’ll share with you and Marcia Selden Catering.

SLEC-20-logo-A-screenThe top 6 entrants will then prepare 5 dozen cookies for the sweetest of all holiday events on 12/15 from 2-3:30 at Winston Flowers in Greenwich.  This event is open to the public and requires you to come hungry because there will be lots of cookies toPlum Luv Foods logo taste and there will be refreshments to make it all go down smoothly.  And four awesome judges will be on hand to crown the Ultimate Holiday Cookie Champion!  First up is Lisa Maronian from Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes in Greenwich.  Both Lisa and her husband Stephen have appeared on Food Network Challenge and their creations have been featured on The Today Show and countless publications.  The second judge is  John Barricelli The SoNo Baking Company & Cafefrom SoNo Baking Company who has countless cookbooks and was the host of the show “Everyday Baking from Everyday Food.”  Third up is Chef Plum from Plum Luv Foods.  Chef Plum has become known for his Dinner Underground series, his run on The Taste, recently winning Guy’s Grocery Games, and for his brand new segments on “Better TV” from The Hallmark Channel.  And, the final judge is Robin Selden, who is executive chef at Marcia Selden Catering.  She’s got the golden touch when it comes to food and has helped to bring in countless awards, honors, and amazing meal experiences.

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125 Years in the Making: 3 Thanksgivukkah Recipes for Noshing

20 Nov
Happy Thanksgivukkah!

Thanksgivukkah:  it’s the unofficially official name of the holiday that’s ready to happen on Thursday, 11/28.  Yes, the best of both worlds together:  the joyous first night of Hanukkah and, of course, Thanksgiving.  This is a very rare occurence, actually.  So rare, in fact, that the last time this has happened was 125 years ago.

Well, it should be clear that Thanksgivukkah will create a very unique meal opportunity, blending together the best of both holidays.  Lucky for all you voracious OmNomivores out there that Stew Leonard’s Executive Chef Michael Luboff has thought long and hard about this and has created a few recipes perfect for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.  And, even if you’re not Jewish, these are some great recipes that you can work into your Turkey Day meal.  Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Latkes (makes 15 latkes)

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