Connie picked up some of the Cranberry Crunch Cookies I donated to the fair last weekend. She emailed me to say she's a real-life cookie taster (and, now, a reader) and really liked my cookies:
Thank you for offering a donation of your yummy cookies to the fair. I happened to purchase some, and my goodness were they fabulous. I can see why you won a prize. Do you cook/bake professionally? People have tried to get me in the cookie business for years, but I always thought that once it became a "job" it would lose it's fun for me. I find it a great stress reliever. Good luck with new ideas and contests.
Hi, Connie. Thanks so much for your email! It really makes my day to hear that people like my cookies. Each piece of blog-love pushes me a little closer to turning my baking hobby into something more.