T-Ross Spread of Deliciousness (and some the Miss Cupcake news!)

What. A. Crazy. Week.



I’m done with them forever…I decided. No more.

At least until May.

I’m done discussing why bottlenecks hold up production in Operations Management. Or, why Bernoilli’s Principle is the reason that airplanes fly in Physics. Or, why entrepreneurs are the creative distracters of the equillibrium in Venture Stategy. Or, why you should open up the door for your business superior in Professional Development. Or, why people are your greatest assests in Small Business Management.

Want to know the good news?

My final project in Small Business Management was titled: The Art of Whoopie: A Look into the new-found whoopie pie phenomenon

Yes, I did it.

So, the minute after I finished my last final, it was off to work.

6 freak-out sessions and a carpenter-like heroic effort by Jared later…..BEHOLD, the T-Ross Spread of Deliciousness.

This was a delight. I made a schlew of deliciousness.

Chocolate pretzel bites and golden oreo cookie pops.

An assortment of mini whoopies…

The two tone sugar cookies that people couldn’t understand. Here was my dissertation.

“So, I know the difficulties of deciding on the type of cookie you would like to choose. Often, you are placed with the difficulty of choosing one or the other. You are then confused and end up taking one without thorough consideration. Later, you regret that you were pushed to make such a decision and dream about the possibility of eating the other cookie.

That, my T-Ross business friends, is why I am here.

1/2 of each cookie shoved together to make one.

Yes, I know…I know I am a genius in this category. I trying to deal with it as well :)”

Also, the Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Oreos, compliments of Confessions of a Cookbook Queen, were a hit.

I had several guests come up to me at the event and ask me where they had gone.

Me: “What are you even talking about,” I uttered.

Sad People in Shock: Those..wonderfull….things…WHERE ARE THEY!?

Me: I’m so sorry….I’m not sure what you are talking about. I brought nothing like that ;)

I’m terrible..I know :)

There where gone in approximately 14.5 seconds.

And this…this lovely piece of craftmanship compliments of Jearbear. I gave him these exact specifications.

Hey, you. I need a long board type thing with holes that are like a certain size that will fit some kind of a cone. It should be long I guess. Maybe thin too. But..not to thin. Just make it for me.

So after that was finished, I made these yummy chocolate dipped cones and stuffed them with my famous white chocolate snack mix in which I have never share the recipe for until now ;)

White Chocolate Christmas Snack Mix

Items Needed:

  • Leftover cereal that is too bland to get eaten (cherrios, chex, etc.)
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • 1/2 eaten bag of Bugels or Frito Corn Chips
  • A big delicious vat of melted white chocolate
  • Loose M&Ms that you may or may not have found around the house.
  1. Melt chocolate (as much as you want)
  2. Add all items together except the M&Ms and pour white chocolate over top.
  3. Lay out to harden onto several sheets of parchment paper.
  4. Add M&M’s.
  5. Put in cute little cones.
  6. Pat yourself with the knowledge that you were economical…and your children/husband/you ate the cereal that you bought just to make yourself feel better but you never actually consumed with milk. Brava, my friend. Brava.

Ohh, and Christmas whoopie pie sale?

Success with a capital S.

400 whoopie pies my friends.

Yeah…that’s 100…4 times.


And then….then I did something….I did something crazy.

Please read below.

Food Network Magazine Editorial Internship

Job/Internship type:
Unpaid Internship
Company/Publication Name:
Food Network magazine
New York, NY

Food Network Magazine is looking for superstar interns to join us for the spring semester. Candidates must be driven, enthusiastic, highly organized and creative self-starters. An interest in food and lifestyle is a must. Some of the daily responsibilities will include assisting with research, market work, and organizing our sample closet.

Are you getting hungry yet? You’ll also pitch story ideas and help with prop shopping and craft/recipe projects when they pop up! The internship is unpaid and students must receive school credit.

Posted 11/01/11

Please email your cover letter, resume, writing samples and at least one reference to FNMIntern@gmail.com.
OK to mention Ed?:

So, I did the only thing that was obvious to me.

I made a smashing resume.

Wrote a convincing cover letter.

Added a personal note for the editor in chief.

An overnighted whoopie pies.

Yeah. I did it.

I got an email 20 hours later from THE Editor in Chief of the Food Network Magazine. Wanna know what it said???

 Hi, Lauren. Thanks for your thoughtful packages…both of them arrived
today. (As you probably know we’re all big fans of the whoopie pie here!) I
passed your resume along to Zoe Sternberg, who coordinates our internships.
I believe she is in the process of interviewing for the spring semester now.
She has all of your info but you can follow up with her directly.

All the best,
> Maile Carpenter
> Food Network Magazine
> 300 West 57th Street, 35th Floor
> New York, NY 10019

I followed up.

And now the waiting game starts.

I picked a flower the other day.

  • Food Network Magazine Internship.
  • Spring Semester at Susquehanna.
  • Food Network Magazine Internship.
  • Spring Semester at Susquehanna.

Hmmmmm……such a difficult decision. HAH!

PS Order those sweet boxes and cupcakes! Time is ticking…and I KNOW that you would NOT want to miss out on goodies like this :)