I am so overwhelmed with gratitude for the incredible community that has sprung up around temp-tations. You’re more like family, really. Whether you’re on Facebook, Pinterest, chatting in-person, on-line or on-air, your enthusiasm and ideas are what keep me going.
Temp-tations is, and will always be, inspired by you, and for you. You’re the reason I keep pushing myself to develop new patterns and pieces designed to make mealtimes easier and family memories more enjoyable for all.
Still, there are times I’ve had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. Like the first time I heard a fan call herself a temp-tationista…I was floored! Then the male fans joined the bandwagon (as a temp-tationisters, of course). Before I knew it, there were thousands of fans proudly declaring themselves Nistas or Nisters.
And that’s why we’re celebrating National Nista Day today! Because without you, temp-tations would never be what it is today – not just a way to prep, cook and serve beautiful meals, but a way to celebrate life, family and the good times we share together.
In Honor of National Nista Day, I asked all our temp-tationistas and temp-tationisters to send in their best dessert recipes. Meghan Schnetzler submitted my favorite, so I crowned her Honorary Head Nista. One peek at her winning Butter Pecan Heath Bar Cake recipe and I think you’ll see why!
I can’t think of a yummier way to celebrate 11 years of great food, great memories and the amazing people who inspire it all. Here’s to many, many more years ahead!