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Don't go bakin' my heart

Real Estate Broker/Owner with TODAY Realty, Inc. 0508690

Baking.  I think baking is using dry heat (oven) to create desserts.  You know, the stuff my grandson likes after school... cookies and such.   Of course, Tonka the Great Dane, wouldn't mind a bite!

Every year, I make a batch of Baklava to donate to the Lubbock Children's Home for their annual bake sale.  The bake sale is this weekend on Saturday. That is the beginning of my "baking" season.  

Some of the days between about now and Christmas, I spend a few hours baking for my friends.  By the way, my definition of "friends", includes my clients.  Most of them become my friends.

The South Plains Fair starts Friday, September 23, 2016.  That means, I will be baking for that event too. 

I typically enter a baked good in the competition at the South Plains Fair.  Last year, it was Chocolate Chip Cookies stuffed with Snickers.  A blue ribbon was awarded for first place.


In 2014, I decided that Connor, my grandson needed to learn to bake.  We both entered a baked item into the South Plains Fair.  He made Thumbprint Cookies topped with cooked chocolate icing (an old family recipe).  He won best in Show in the Junior Division.  I was so proud of him. I was excited about his great big purple ribbon.  He was excited about the check for $7.00 (yes, you read that correctly 7 bucks).  


Connor and I had so much fun that year.   

As a side note, I won best in show that year for the Baklava. We both received big purple ribbons.


Since I did not enter it last year, this year.... I will enter Baklava again.  It has to be ready Thursday; delivered and entered by noon.  I'll keep my fingers crossed for the big win this year!   

I love Lubbock.  Our community is great. While we are a "big" city in this area of about 350,000, we still have lots of fun with the good old South Plains Fair.  I'll keep you posted on whether or not I "win" anything.

In the meantime, I'll be working. So if you know anyone who is moving to Lubbock, let me know. I'll be happy to help them in any way that I can.  Have a great week!  As Penzey's says..... "love people, cook them good food".



Mary McGuire, Broker

TODAY Realty, Inc.






Comments (6)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Mary, YUM, wish your bake sale was close, would have to go and donate.  Sure looks delicious!  

Sep 19, 2016 10:29 PM
Mary McGuire
TODAY Realty, Inc. - Lubbock, TX

Thanks Joan. Sounds like a trip to Lubbock is in order! :)

Sep 19, 2016 10:30 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Wonderful local post Mary McGuire and one certain to make everyone very hungry! 

Sep 19, 2016 10:53 PM
Mary McGuire
TODAY Realty, Inc. - Lubbock, TX

Thanks Lisa!  

Sep 19, 2016 11:30 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Connor is adorable! You're teaching him good ways to learn about baking and most of all, charity. You're a great woman to do this. I hope he passed on the tradition when he becomes a man.

I'm sure it takes a lot of time, ingredients, and money to make Baklava. I got hooked on Chocolate Baklava by watching Seinfeld. 

Sep 28, 2016 08:24 AM
Mary McGuire
TODAY Realty, Inc. - Lubbock, TX

Hi Patricia -  I hope Connor has fond memories of baking with me.  Although I must admit the $7 he won was way more impressive than the Best in Show ribbon he was also awarded.  I framed it so someday.... he might realize the signficance.  And hopefully, he will grow into a generous, charitable man.  He is a good kid now so maybe!

Sep 28, 2016 09:31 AM