A few weeks ago I shared here that voting was open in the National Girl Scouts Cookie Recipe contest and my recipe was a finalist fighting for the top spot. Shortly after the voting closed I learned that my recipe won the Grand Prize with a total of 1,733 votes!
I am so touched with how many people have reached out to me with congratulations, and to say that they voted many, many times for my entry. Family, friends, my friend's families, my family's friends, coworkers, people who follow my blog and its Facebook/Twitter pages, my daughter's friends at college, my sons friends from school, the students I work with and their families. How incredible, humbling and wonderful.
This contest has given me opportunities to speak to our local paper and television station about not only my recipe but this blog as well. I began Hungry Enough To Eat Six to connect with others about food: how I love to create it, share it and celebrate it. That one of my creations won this contest is huge validation that I can reach people with what I create and foster in them the same geeky enthusiasm I have for all things food!
And so, I want to say to everyone who supported me with votes, shares, encouragement and mutual giddy excitement for that entire crazy week: a heartfelt