The Challenge - post a dessert recipe on Chispa Marketing's Facebook page; the three contestants to gather the most likes over the course of a week would prepare their dessert for the Chispa Marketing team; he or she with the best dessert (the criteria being creativity, presentation and taste) would take home tickets to the South Beach Food and Wine Fest Grand Tasting Village. (You may recall the 2011 event was one of the best days of my life - click here to read about it.)
Well, this girl WON, and is on her way to mingle with her Food Network faves again on February 25th - an obscene amount of pictures will follow.
Back to the challenge. Want to know a secret? I knew I would win all along. Why? Because I really wanted this. Not to suggest that my fellow chispa-testants didn't, but I put my heart and soul into promoting my recipe, and because I was so passionate (and annoyingly persistent), I gained the support of family, friends, and friends of friends, who helped me end in the top three (and in first place with the most "likes," if you want me to be specific).
Whatever the case, give it your best today. It may not pay off today, tomorrow, in a week, a month or a year. But over time, your "I-gave-it-my-best" todays go adding up into things that are great.
I had been meaning to update Table Talk for months, and I couldn't think of a better reason to start today. Thanks to all for your support. And because a promise is a promise, minis are available upon request.
For the Strawberry Cuatro Leches Shortcake recipe, click here.