Massachusetts and the winner

Bakery Normand, Northampton, MassFirst, the winner of the giveaway for a copy of Sam the Cooking Guy: Awesome Recipes and Kitchen Shortcuts is... Esther from Ambitious Deliciousness. (Esther, I think Sam would definitely approve of your post about fish tacos with Sriracha mayo.) Thanks, everyone, for entering. Now about the treat in the photo. I forget what they called it, but I'll call it o.m.g. It's three amazing cookies stacked up and draped in chocolate. I thought it was three separate cookies at first, but no, this is one solid mass of yum.Bakery Normand, Northampton, MassI haven't been traveling much lately, so it's strange that I was up in the Amherst, Mass area last weekend, and I'm leaving for the IACP conference in Portland, OR tomorrow. My daughter and I took a side trip to Northampton, which is where we found Bakery Normand and the yummy layered-cookie treat. If you're in the area, definitely stop by.Judie's, Amherst, MassWe also met up with Dede Wilson for lunch at Judie's in Amherst. Five words -- gigantic popovers with apple butter. Sorry I didn't get a photo. Their sweet potato fries are pretty awesome too.