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Sista Felicia’s Favorite Holiday Baking Must Have!





Today I’m spending a few hours catching up on Holiday Baking using Reynolds Cookie Non-Stick Parchment Paper Baking Sheets, an item I picked up at Walmart back in early October for my annual Family & Friends Holiday Baking Day, that was cancelled due to our daughter Amanda’s recent ear issues. I instantly fell in love with these super handy pre-cut non-stick baking sheets. They are the greatest invention for at home baking! I Love not having to fold under or cut excess paper from the traditional parchment paper roll most commonly sold at the grocery store. For years I’ve wished for pre-cut parchment sheets to fit my bake-wear especially during the busy holiday seasons. When I spotted this item at Walmart, I bought all 10 boxes on the shelf without even doing a price comparison for its quantity compared to the roll, because sometimes your time and frustration is worth the extra money! In the end they were a little more expensive but I prefer parchment paper over Silpat baking mat, and feel this product is well worth every penny! Their simply fantastic!





1st Annual Good Morning Gloucester Holiday Cookie Contest!

Do You Make The Best Holiday Cookies Around and Want To Prove It?

Here’s your chance!


When:  Thursday, December 3rd (Ladies Shopping Night in Gloucester).  Entry turn in 4-5:30 pm, judging begins at 6:00.  No prior registration necessary

Where:  Brown’s 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 does not 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 the night of the event–trust us on this one–and the bragging rights are just an extra!

And now, the particulars:

You may 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.  Recipes 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.

All cookie entries will be packaged and donated to The Open Door the night of the event.