Sometimes you really just want (or need) a taste of something sweet and delicious. There’s no guilt in a bite, right? Especially when it’s home baked and in flavors like Mexican Chocolate Chip, Almond Ginger Cherry Shortbread and Black Forest Crinkle (can you say YUM?) and from a Top Chef contestant!
It’s true, one reality show I will happily admit I watch is Top Chef! I’m a foodie as well as a fashionista so I have not missed a season. Not a one! Who can forget Carla Hall from season 5? Hootie Hoo! She may not have won, but she was memorable (a fan favorite) and has since made quite a career for herself. Carla is now a co-host of ABC Daytime’s lifestyle series, “The Chew,” seated alongside restaurateurs and “Iron Chef America” stars Mario Batali and Michael Symon, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly (What Not To Wear was a favorite too! Check out my interview with Clinton Kelly when I was pregnant from 2011), and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz.
Carla is all about cooking with “love” (her signature ingredient) and she’s also the owner of Alchemy by Carla Hall, an artisan cookie company that specializes in creating sweet and savory “petite bites of love.” Her approach to cooking blends together her classic French training and Southern upbringing for a twist on traditional favorites. Carla is committed to health and balance in everyday living. Carla is a true believer that, “If you’re not in a good mood, the only thing you should make is a reservation.” How can you not love her?
Carla’s artisan cookies are baked to perfection and contain only the finest ingredients – European-style butter, premium sugar, flours, couverture chocolate, artisanal cheeses, fresh nuts, seasonal fruits… and they wouldn’t be made by Carla Hall without lots of love! Favorites include. Savory 3 packs (the Lemon Black Pepper Shortbread is divine) and sweet 6 packs, packing big flavor into tiny bites at small prices.
I can attest these delicious guilt-free bites are amazing! Well I suppose they are not guilt free if you eat them all in one sitting! They are also perfect for summer barbeques, teacher’s gifts, bridal showers, hostess gifts, on the go snacks and more!
To order your sweet or savory Carla Hall Petite Bites visit: carlahall.com. Hootie Hoo Ya’ll!
– Lauren Dimet Waters
Disclosure: Sample were provided for review and I loved every little bite…so opinions are obviously my very own.
Fashionable Foodie: Carla Hall's Petite Cookies #NomNom
June 18, 2015