2. Have you had Trader Joe's Sea Salt & Turbinado Sugar Dark Chocolate Almonds? If you haven't, try at your own risk. If you have, you know what I'm talking about. These things are basically heaven in a bite. I cannot get enough! You best pick some up next time you're at Trader Joe's. (And if you aren't lucky enough to have a Trader Joe's in your city, I found a homemade copycat version when I was googling for an image of them...I think I'll be trying these soon!)
3. I have long read I Am Baker's blog needless to say, was psyched when I received a copy of her new book "surprise-inside cakes". As impressive as that heart cake on the cover is, my jaw literally dropped as I turned the pages; each cake is more beautiful than the last! I'm so excited (and simultaneously nervous!) to give one of her creations a try...I've already recruited my sisters-in-law to tackle the challenge with me (remember when Kate and I made the Where the Wild Things Are cake?). Are YOU up for the challenge? The publisher has offered to send one of my readers a copy of the book! To enter the giveaway to receive Amanda's cookbook, leave a comment on this post sharing the most challenge dessert you've ever made! I'll pick a winner on Tuesday the 25th, so be sure to enter before 8 pm central that day. Winner will be picked via Random Number Generator and contacted via email, so be sure to leave your email! Commenter #4, Stephanie, was picked via Random Number Generator!