Victory is Sweet…

…and tastes like Modern Molasses Cookies! Now better known as ” The Official Cookie of Belle Grove Plantation”.

Thanks to all of you who voted, the guests at Belle Grove Plantation — birthplace of James Madison — will be served my cookies on a silver tray each night at turndown service.


I’m incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support and looking forward to lots of sweet things to come! :)

To read the official announcement, visit: It’s both exciting and an honor to be a part of Belle Grove’s story.

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Now that the contest is over, it’s time to get back to our regularly-scheduled travel and baking blogging!



18 responses

  1. Congratulations! So proud of you and so happy for you, Alyssa. The guests of Belle Grove Plantation are certainly in for a treat!

  2. How appropriate that a JMU graduate was the winner in a contest sponsored by James Madison’s birthplace. Lucky guests will surely have sweet dreams. :-) Kudos!

  3. This is wonderful and amazing news!!!! So excited and proud of you!!

    Randy and I want to stay there!!! Jai yen yen my friend!! Xox:)

    Sent from my iPhone

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