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Foodies 101: A Favorite TV Show! A Favorite Candy Store!

Dolce Patisserie

Location: The Shoppes at 23 Main Street, Hellertown, Pennsylvania 484-851-3652

Did you know?

Right here in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania….

We have a “Sweet Genius!”

 
 
Click on Alan’s picture for the rest of the gallery 😉


Foodie Bob read this in the paper recently:

Owner of Hellertown pastry shop wins ‘Sweet Genius’

 

Alan Pitotti wins $10,000 on popular Food Network show.

January 18, 2013|By Diane W. Stoneback, Of The Morning Call

Pastry Chef Alan Pitotti, owner of Dolce Patisserie, was back at work in his Hellertown shop less than nine hours after his family, friends and customers watched him win $10,000 on the Food Network’s “Sweet Genius.”


Although the 36-year-old chef had just won the equivalent of a Super Bowl for pastry chefs, he already was focused on figuring out how to give his daredevil fans a chance to taste the cake that clinched his victory — It was a meringue-covered, spicy pink peppercorn and wasabi pea cake, with spicy chocolate ganache…..

I was really excited about this announcement and it gave me a great excuse to visit Dolce Patisserie again to purchase some chocolates!

I so enjoy his “beautiful”…. and I do mean “beautiful” candy creations…. that are equally as delicious!

And…. Alan was there! Which is not a surprise…. he loves his work! 🙂

We had a wonderful chat about the competition and his wonderful experience with the show and host of “Sweet Genius,” Ron Ben-Israel.

P.S.
I’ve postponed blogging about this due to Billboards in the Lehigh Valley not posting that Alan is a “Sweet Genius!”

They show him attending the local community college, but nothing about Sweet Genius!

So…..

the Billboards remain the same (to date, now early March, 2013)

and…
I wanted you to know…..

Congratulations! Alan Pitotti….. Sweet Genius!

from the LifeDesigning1 Team! 🙂 So Proud!

Links to more info on Alan Pitotti: Sweet Genius! :

Dolce Patisserie website

Dolce Patisserie’s toffee is golden article

NEWSMAKER Q&A: ALAN PITOTTI article

Apple Festival Fun! (ADVENTURE DAYS!)

Jackson painting his ‘apple!’

Fall has begun and so have the Fall Festivals! Today we went to Tabora’s Farm and Orchard for their Apple Festival! What a wonderful time!

There was creating an apple with a paper bag and paint (picture above), decorating apple cookies, apple picking, face painting, measuring with apples, and feeding goats and chickens. All of this while listening to amazing live bluegrass music.

Me reaching for that perfect Golden Delicious Apple!

We had a wonderful time!

I love family time! ❤

I absolutely love spending time with my boys!

Jackson and Daddy amongst the apples! <

 If you have ever been to Rice’s Market then you were not far from Tabora’s, or even passed it along the way!

It is a wonderful country store with loads of delicious baked goods, hot foods, deli salads, spices, candies and coffees! There are also lots of decorations for your home and even a winery area too!

It is one of my favorite places to go anytime of year! If I had to choose the best baked good in the store, I would choose the Pumpkin Bread, I get it every time I’m there! They were so busy this weekend though that they were out of it 😦 So what does that mean? It means I get to return to Tabora’s soon! Yay! 😉
I hope you have enjoyed my little review of Tabora’s Farm and Orchard and their Apple Festival! Be sure if you are in the Lehigh Valley Area to check it out and get some baked goods!
Jackson and I with our bags of apples!
Me amongst the Red Delicious Apples! 😉

Oh, by the way, I ate 1 1/2 apples on the way home and Jackson ate 1/2 of one trying to get his loose front tooth to fall out. LOL! It didn’t happen for him today, but he did enjoy that apple!

Have an awesome adventure! 
Enjoy your loved ones and everyday you have together! ❤