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We are Family!!!

There are so many good people here on Cape Ann. A big happy family!

To add to Ed’s thank you’s for the help on the Lobster Tree, I’ll add mine to Laurie Lufkin and her crew of people from Essex and Gloucester who made the GMG Cookie Contest a great success. She worked tenaciously to gather the prizes, choose the judges, prepare the score sheets and run the whole show. And SMILING through it all! Thanks also go out to all the prize donors including those that I was able to get – Friendly’s Restaurant and Cape Ann Lanes. A huge thank to Jim Montanginio and  his daughter Marcy for donating the space at Brown’s Mall. All good eggs!

And from all of us at PRESENT -a big thank to the Common Crow for the yummy cheese platter on Ladies’ Night.

More huge thank you’s go out to everyone who works at PRESENT. Without the invitation from Amanda to join the artisans this year, I would have never been able to create (and sell) the calendars that have become a huge hit. I’ve been crazy working two jobs, but it’s all been worth it as I’ve met so many creative people who are as whacko as me! :)

Ladies’ Night Reminder!

Come downtown tonight and SHOP SHOP SHOP!! Be sure to stop in at PRESENT on the corner of Main and Elm and check out the unique gifts!

The GMG Holiday Cookie Contest will be taking place at 6:00 at Brown’s Mall. YUM!

The rain will be long gone by then, so shop local and have some fun!

Roll Call- Who Is Planning On Entering The GMG Holiday Cookie Contest?

I know that Paulie Frontiero is going to have an entry as well as Frank Ciolino and daughter Mikayla.

There is the team of my mom and The Bean.

Snoop Maddie Mad, sister Tee Tee, and niece Amandacakes.


Who else is planning on bringing their best?

Don’t forget to follow the rules laid out by Laurie- you can find them here

When:  Thursday, December 3rd.  Entry turn in 4-5:30 pm, judging begins at 6:00.  No prior registration necessary
Where:  Browns Mall, 186 Main Street, Gloucester
Why:  Because we want to find the best cookies around, support the Open Door Food Pantry this holiday season and have fun with food at the same time in a contest that doesn’t involve giant burgers or fiery foods for a change.
Entry fee: $5.00 and two non perishable food items to be donated to the Open Door.

Your entries will be judged on the following criteria by qualified food professionals and local notables, all with excellent taste buds:

Taste 40%

Appearance (of cookies and overall presentation) 20%

Texture 20%

Overall Appeal of cookies 20%

Prizes will be awarded as follows:
1st place, individual entry
2nd place, individual entry
3rd place, individual entry

One 1st place prize for a youth/family entry.

The prizes will be fabulous and available for viewing when you drop off your entry–trust us on this one!

And now, the particulars:

You many decorate and garnish your entries with holiday flair as desired, 12 cookies per plate please.
You may enter as many different cookie submissions as you wish but you must pay an additional $5.00 and two more non perishable food items for the Open Door per entry.
No professional bakers/chefs allowed to enter please.
No mixes allowed.  All entries must be from scratch.
Three legible copies of recipe must accompany all entries. Please include name, address and telephone number on the back of each sheet.  These become the property of www.goodmorningloucester.com and may be reproduced.  If your recipe is not original (your personal creation), please attribute its origin.
Judging will begin promptly at 6:00 and will conclude when all entries have been judged.
You do not have to be present for announcement of the winners, but it will be more fun if you are.
The decisions of the judges are final.
Any unclaimed cookie entries will be packaged and donated to the Open Door the night of the event.

Who’s entering the Cookie Bake-Off on Thursday?

Just interested in the competition! Kylie (the 10 year old grandkid) is determined to win the prize for the Youth/Family category. She’s an incredible cook (not inherited from me). But I think she’s planning on me being part of the whole process. She’s got a great new recipe, soooo….Who else is in the running besides Joey’s kiddo and Mom?