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Bob and I watched you on Sunday---you need to be on the food channel full-time. Great program!
Mary G. <Mary.Guadagno@wellpoint.com>
CA USA - Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at 13:51:39 (EST)

The food network cookie show was awesome. I really enjoyed the seeing the different types of cookies and getting ideas for gifts. I homeschool my teenage sons and wer'e ready to put some of the recipes to test as part of school. Thank you so much for sharing.
Jeri Taira <worldvzn@wwdb.org>
Aiea, HI USA - Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at 06:19:26 (EST)

I heard about your web page while watching Sara's cookie swap special on the Food Channel. Really enjoyed your segment. I used to belong to a Cookie exchange when I lived in Chicago. Out here in Phoenix all I get is do I have to make so many cookies...... Maybe next year. Sandy
Sandy Hemsher <pony66@uswest.net>
phoenix, az USA - Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at 01:03:39 (EST)

Hi Robin, I watched your segment on the Sarah Moulton show the other night with interest. My boss and I are hosting the first cookie exchange in our office on Monday of next week on a voluntary participation basis. No invitations needed for this one. I'm sure those who don't participate because they are too busy will be sorry.....but we'll take care of that. I'm going to ask each participant to bring a half dozen extras for a community plate to share and they will get inspired for next year. I thank you for the recipes you've shared and will probably make 2 or 3 at least from that grouping. In closing, I have to say that the thing I like most about how you presented your event, is the benefit of the female bonding. When we all work, there just doesn't seem like enough time for that anymore. My husband said I definitely should get started early next year and start a new tradition in our home and he's right. Thanks again for sharing. Merry Christmas to your family and have a happy and safe new year.
Marilyn Douglas <mdouglas>
Simsbury, CT USA - Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at 13:39:08 (EST)

I am glad I wrote down your website while watching the cookie special. So many wonderful tips and recipes, I can't wait to try them and maybe even do an exchange next year!
Mara Thompkins <mt257fly@aol.com>
LA, CA USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 21:45:12 (EST)

I saw the show and i enjoyed the show and got lots of ideas from it. I enjoy baking cookies at christman time and would like to try a cookie exchange next year.
Frances Panzek <kpanzek@ce.net>
Georgetown, DE USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 21:36:35 (EST)

I loved seeing you and your friends on the Food TV Network and when I failed to obtain the recipes from their web site, I remembered yours. Even though we celebrate Hanukkah, we love the Christmas spirit. I also love to bake. Thanks again.
Marisa Horowitz
USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 20:45:31 (EST)

I really enjoyed the show and I hope to host my own cookie exchange next winter.
anita carter
omaha, ne USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 20:37:34 (EST)

Hopefully this show will help me make better cookies --I hope..:) I saw you on Food Tv Special with Sara Molten on cookie swaps. I enjoyed the show very much. That must have been so much fun!! I am making my cookies for family and friends this week. My 5,7 and 14 yr old Grandchildren are going to help me..:) I hope you and your Family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year "2000". Please come visit my website. I've got some great family favorite recipes I'd like to share with you. Huggs Judy
Judy Clark <judith127@webtv.net>
Jacksonville, Fl USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 18:50:15 (EST)

Wonderful website darling keep up that gosh darn great work!
Wanda Welselson-Kaburch <hello2upeople@mailcity.com>
Quinn, SD USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 17:49:08 (EST)

we saw you on t.v. and just had to take a peek at your website. i have so many wonderful recipies now to add to my baking archives. thanks a dozen!!
Allison & Quinn Casey <kcasey03@snet.net>
Essex, CT USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 17:36:56 (EST)

What a wonderful website. I enjoy the TVFood Channel and my family and I viewed your special and decided to form a cookie club gathering for Christmas. Thank you and all the wonderful individuals who were so generous in sharing their family receipes. Feliz Navidad to you and your family. As we enjoy our exchanged cookies my friends and I will certainly be thinking of you and your friends.
Jeannette Duenas <Kroney@pacbell.net>
Oxnard, CA USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 15:22:02 (EST)

sheila m. montgomery-abbott <SHERATOO@YAHOO.COM>
PORT REPUBLIC, MD USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 14:56:46 (EST)

I saw the FoodTV special and just had to check out the website. This looks like it will be my new holiday tradition. Usually, I am the one doing all the baking and giving of cookies, but now I can benefit from everyone else's talents!
Amber Chiang <achiang@girlsfirst.org>
Bakersfield, CA USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 11:32:01 (EST)

Enjoyed the show. Sent an email.
Mary Hoffherr <mho4@erols.com>
Amissville, VA USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 11:30:23 (EST)

I saw the show on Food Network and really enjoyed it! I am planning my first exchange at work.Unfortunately it's in two days but I got great ideas for future exchanges. I definitely plan on making an exchange part of my holiday festivities from now on! Thanks for the inspiration! Merry Christmas!
Sarah E. Dunkin <BelleNY@webtv.net>
Kirkwood, NY USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 10:35:27 (EST)

I saw the show on Food Network and really enjoyed it! I am planning my first exchange at work. Unfortunately it's in two days but I got great ideas for future exchanges. I definitely plan on making an exchange part of my holiday festivities from now on! Thanks for the inspiration! Merry Christmas!
Sarah E. Dunkin <BelleNY@webtv.net>
Kirkwood, NY USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 10:28:33 (EST)

Can't wait to try the cookies
Joan DiLibero <jdilib3230@aol.com>
miramar, fl USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 09:15:49 (EST)

I saw your show and I was very impressed
Donna Martin <u1b03693@mail.wvnet.edu>
Morgantown, wv USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 08:09:49 (EST)

i saw your show and loved it! what a great concept to bring your friends together at the holidays. i wish i could do the same in my area. i think it would be a great way to meet new people. hurray for the girl party and giving mom some time and space for herself. don't we all need that? have a wonderful christmas and happy baking. yours truly, michelle mardis
michelle mardis <bosco701@aol.com>
tarpon springs, fl USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 07:59:32 (EST)

Robin: I watched the cookie swap show last night on the TV Food Network! It was so much fun. Mary Ann
Mary Ann <m.hoffman@ieee.org>
New Brunswick, NJ USA - Monday, December 13, 1999 at 07:20:09 (EST)

I have been doing the cookie exchange for 2 years and I am having a hard time getting people enthused about it. I only have 7-9 people. I also do a gift exchange with a $10 limit and the gift must be a Christmas theme. ex. snowman soap dispenser, snowman tapestry pillow, santa snowglobe etc.,, I will keep trying until I have a regular group that enjoys it as much as I . I have about 4 repeaters and I am just hoping each year that it grows and grows. Enjoyed watching about yours on the food network.. Merry Christmas...
Peggy Villagomez <arvey@cyberramp.net>
Richardson, tx USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 23:27:15 (EST)

Nice website. I really enjoyed watching your cookie swap on the TV food network. I am an avid baker. It seems like a lot of fun! Maybe next year I could start my own.
Kathy Sarkauskas <cityone@uss.net>
Chicago, Il USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 22:54:32 (EST)

Colleen Davis <cdavis@frognet.net>
Albany , OH USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 22:33:58 (EST)

I did not see the recipe (or get the name, no pen/paper nearby when the recipes was said) about the Best Cookie recipe, the one verbally stated during the Christmas Show on Dec. 12th, with 1 cup butter, 1 cup margarine, rice crispies and ??? Thank you.
Deborah Davidson <dwdavidson@uswestmail.net>
Aurora, CO USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 21:57:34 (EST)

Hi and Merry Christmas, Enjoyed the show on television tonight. Great idea. You have a beautiful home and a nice group of baking friends. Thank you for sharing all with us. Have a wonderful holiday.
Dorothy A. White <dorothy.a.white@gte.net>
Fall River, MA USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 21:28:20 (EST)

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!
Renita Chestnut <bcreek@sccoast.net>
Longs, SC USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 21:25:59 (EST)

Enjoyed your program this evening. Just moved to central Florida. Want to begin a cookie exchange here. Will plan one next year. I love them! Will keep you posted on our annual progress. Thanks for the tips and help to organize! ~ Dreida
Dreida Stone <dmstone@bellsouth.net>
Clermont, FL USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 21:23:41 (EST)

i really like your web page. i just watched the chirstmas show.
terri peralta <kimo@g-net.net-com>
glennville, ga USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 21:05:54 (EST)

I was watching the Cooking Channel and I saw the pre-view of the Sarah Moulton’s Program on Cookie Exchanges. This was perfect timing because next weekend I will bake cookies for a Cookie Exchange with a group of my co-workers. I wrote down your web address during the show. I must say I am quiet impressed with your web page. Very Creative. Now I have a problem. I must choose which recipe to try for my cookie exchange. Thank You for the wonderful web site. Have a Joyous Holiday Season and a Marvelous New Year.
Anne F
Wilmington, DE USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 20:59:56 (EST)

Hey Robin, caught you on TV Food network tonight, really enjoyed how you get together with your friends. Especially could relate to your friend who made all those cookies because of her Mom. She really touched my heart. God Bless you all and enjoy your holidays. PS. Love your site, will be back again. Already told my friends to check it out. Happy Baking.
Martha Ezman <blindpig@nep.net>
Union Dale, PA USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 20:53:05 (EST)

Saw your "Cookie Exchange" program on the food network. It has encouraged me to start my Christmas cookie baking tomorrow! Happy Holidays. Shirley
Shirley Corwin <scorwin814@aol.com>
Medina, OH usa - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 20:44:00 (EST)

I watched the show on the Food Network about your cookie exchange. I think it is a wonderful idea. I usually bake cookies to give away to friends, etc. at Christmas time. This would be a great idea to try. Thank you for a wonderful idea!
Paula Scott <pmscott@telusplanet.net>
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 20:33:21 (EST)

Hi There, I was just watching the Cookie Swap show on the Food Network, and they mentioned your website so I thought I'd check it out. I just wanted to let you know that that is one of the best-looking websites I've ever seen that wasn't backed by a large company. I'm looking forward to trying some of your cookie recipes, and will send you some of mine when I have a little more time. Have a wonderful Christmas! Joanna.
Joanna <joanna@chem-eng.toronto.edu>
Toronto, Canada - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 20:31:18 (EST)

I just finished watching the Cookie Exchange on The Food Network....very inspiring!! I'm going to send you my favorite cookie recipe, too!!!
Michelle T <gold_fire7@hotmail.com>
Kelowna, BC Canada - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 20:25:45 (EST)

Your page is fabulous! Thank you for the excellent cookie exchange directions. For some reason, I could not submit my form to the guestbook. Just wanted to let you know, I will try again soon. I saw your Food Network cookie special, it was great! Thanks again.
Lisa Spicer-Busta <Busta5@aol.com>
USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 20:23:32 (EST)

Mrs. Olson, Greetings and Happy Holiday from Idaho I saw your cookie exchange on the cooking network tonight, and was so impressed with it that I had to email you and visit your site. I did a search for your site. They should have listed it on the program *grin*. Your site is lovely and what a wonderful idea. I have a new daughter in law and soon will have two new step daughters *smile* I am getting married in a few months. I was thinking this would be a great new tradition. You pages are very imformative and I so enjoyed your friends and cookie recipes. Thank you for sharing with the rest of the world. I shall be back often *smile* Bre'
Bre <bre@rmci.net>
USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 20:22:39 (EST)

I really liked the show. Cookie baking has not been a specialty of mine, however, you have insprired me to give it another try.
Marsha Green <mizzzike@gci.net>
Elmendorf AFB, AK USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 20:21:51 (EST)

Saw your special on Food channel. Would like to try "exchange" at our church with our women's guild. Love your site!
Wayne T. Warren <W8047@cs.com>
Apollo Beach, Fl. USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 20:14:19 (EST)

Just saw on you host your Cookie Exchange on the Food Network -- you did a great job, looks like fun! Will you invite me to your exchange next year? :-) Happy Holidays!
Tampa, FL USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 19:54:44 (EST)

I saw you on "The Cookie Exchange" I Love the idea. I want host one next year. It sounds like a lot of fun.
Amanda Hedgecough <alan.hedgecough@mciworld.com>
Winston-Salem, NC USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 19:51:08 (EST)

saw you on the food network,and had to see your site.i'm glad i did.keep up the great work!
mary <marysia40@hotmail.com>
orillia, ont canada - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 19:49:30 (EST)

I found it quite wonderful and inspiring seeing your segment on the Food Network special. I loved to see the gathering of friends for such a festive and tasty occasion. My joy was topped when I discovered your website. I must admit I made a bee line to my computer and added you to my list of favorites! I'm sure the exposure on the Food Network will illicit many of the same feelings it has in me. Just between you and me, it's exciting and a little weird seeing yourself on tv. I was on Calling All Cooks in November and I can't tell you what an out of body experience that was for me. :-) In closing, I would just like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and all the best for a Happy and healthy New Year! Sincerely Chamein Canton
Chamein Canton <jwoo125279@aol.com>
Amityville, NY USA -

The site is truly wonderful and is over flowing with tasty treats and how to do's. Can't wait to begin my journey into "The Land of Tasty Treats". Thank You and Happy Holidays Esther P.S. I'm new at this Web TV experience thing. Forgive me if I'm not quite up to par yet.
Esther Fry=Tarasi <eftfst@webtv.net>
Hubbard , Ohio USA -

BROOKLYN, OH USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 19:24:45 (EST)

What a great web page. Glad I stumbled across it. Keep up the great work.
Doreen Ritter <DaWitters@aol.com>
Elgin, Il. USA - Saturday, December 11, 1999 at 23:50:58 (EST)

I'm one of your LOTH sisters and will anxiously be watching for you on Sunday! I loved your page and definitely have it bookmarked. Will track down some of my cookie recipes and send them in, too! Thanks for all the time and talent you spent creating this wonderful website! I appreciate all the hard work you put into it!
Christie <christianne@pe.net>
CA USA - Saturday, December 11, 1999 at 09:15:09 (EST)

Thank you so much for sharing your site and your wonderful recipes with the world. I am a young woman and this year I wanted to bake cookies as gifts but had no recipes that I really could trust except for one that my mom passed down to me. I did not want to use a cookbook that was store bought because they have a tendency to leave out key "tips" Your site is WONDERFUL! Thanks for all the tips and I will check back in after my baking and let you know how the recipes I tried turned out.
Dionne M. Rogers
USA - Friday, December 10, 1999 at 04:31:03 (EST)

I love you site you have done such a great job. I started my web site last year at this time. I have come a long way but can see I have much to learn from people like you. Great job. I hope you will visit me I love vistors especially those that sign my guestbook. Take the time to see my Seasons and Holiday site also. The link is on my Seasons With Family and Friends. Well back to looking. Happy Holidays to you and yours. May your days be Merry and Bright...... Bonnie
Bonnie/Ritongrams <ritongrams@aol.com>
Carson, nv USA - Tuesday, December 07, 1999 at 23:57:39 (EST)

After searching the web for ideas on Christmas cookie exchanges, your site was the only one I found with valuable information. Thank you so much for helping me set up my "Mother Daughter" cookie exchange. What an interesting event! Being that I am 44 years old and my daughter is 12, I felt it was time for her to learn the art of making Christmas cookies. Usually Grandma makes them because we are all so busy with our hectic lives. This year we decided to make the time passing on the tradition........which seems to be fading from my generation of friends. We had 16 women and 20 children ranging in ages from 1-16. After we ate the buffet of food I prepared, we then proceeded to have the mothers and daughter work together to decorate and ice cut out cookies! What a site to see the 2 four year olds having a ball getting to ice those cookies! They all brought aprons and had fun decorating the cookies they could bring home. The dining room was filled with mothers and daughters as we shared out baking stories around the dining room table filled with homemade Christmas Cookies. I was thankful for my friends who took the time and effort to pass on this tradition to their daughters and work together in a bonding relationship. One 7 year old said, "This is the best time I've had with my Mom ever!". How neat to share this time together in a hectic time of the year. Thank you for your insight and planning strategies on your web site to help me make a great day with moms and daughters. I am tired today, but it was all worth it. If you would like me to share my recipes for our buffet I will be happy to! Many Thanks, Carlen Ginzl
Carlen Ginzl <Carlenacus@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, December 07, 1999 at 09:51:33 (EST)

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