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Making a Cookbook: Dinner Party with Friends

June 24th, 2015 by Add a Comment

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Enlist friends.  Thank God for loyal friends.  I told some of my friends that I needed them to come to a dinner party at my house so we could shoot a casual dinner party for the cookbook.  Since they knew they would probably have a decent meal and some drinkable wine it was a good trade off.


We served some appetizers including crab cakes and cucumber sandwiches.

chef       crabcakes

Next, salad & the main entree – Shrimp & Grits

salad  shrimp & grits

The flower arrangements were done by my friend, Jan Conrad.

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Our cake artist, Kimberly Cerimele, decorated a “Beach Cake” as we are in Myrtle Beach, SC to serve for dessert.


Excellent service was provided by Dawn Hlvacek and Kelli Lane.

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Bon Appetit Y’all!



A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity

June 22nd, 2015 by Add a Comment

Who could possibly pass up the opportunity to win a 3-Day, 5-Star, All Star Experience with MLB legend, Reggie Sanders?!?

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend a weekend “Sanders Style” and more importantly, give back to a worthy cause – Autism/ASD.


The trip is Aug. 7-9 and includes:

*Airfare & 5-Star Hotel Stay  

*Private Culinary Class & Dinner with Chef Nobuo 

*Driving at the Bondurant Racing School 

*VIP Attendance to Arizona vs Cincinnati Game 

and the MLB’s Jersey Retirement of Hall of Fame Inductee, 

“The Big Unit,” #51 Randy Johnson 

*VIP seating with Reggie Sanders at the Arizona  Alumni Game 

Raffle tickets are only $20 – so, buy 1, 2…..10!

To purchase tickets, visit:

The winner will be announced at our Annual Cupcake Eating Contest on July 4th from 2-5pm!

Bon Appetit Y’all!



Cupcakes & Baseball Team Up to Fight Autism

June 19th, 2015 by Add a Comment

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Croissants Bistro & Bakery’s 4th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest is teaming up with the Reggie Sanders Foundation to fight Autism on Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 2-5pm.

The 4th of July event will feature a wide variety of entertainment options, including: carnival games, a dunking booth, pony rides, live music by The Harvest, face painting and kid’s cupcake decorating. Hot dogs, hamburgers, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase. A silent auction containing rare sports memoribillia and a 50/50 Raffle will also take place in an attempt to generate additional funds. Proceeds will benefit the Reggie Sanders Foundation.

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The event will culminate with the big reveal: Reggie Sanders will announce the highly anticipated 3 Day All-Star Experience winner at 4:30pm.


“Croissants’ Cupcake Eating Contest has become a great community event for Myrtle Beach. I am so excited to team up with the Reggie Sanders this year in an effort to raise money and build awareness about autism and the Reggie Sanders Foundation,” said Heidi Vukov, owner of Croissants.

Competition participants, 18 years and older, are invited to “have their cake and eat it too” during this cupcake eating marathon. The winner will receive over $1,000 in prizes, including $500 cash and be crowned, “Cupcake Champion” of Myrtle Beach.

The event will be held at Croissants Bistro & Bakery Saturday, July 4 from 2-5 p.m. Contestants have five minutes to eat as many cupcakes as they can beginning at 4 p.m. In 2014, over 1,500 cupcakes were prepared and over 1,000 consumed. Two contestants, Chris Chagnon and Robbie Bryant, tied for 2nd place eachconsuming 23 cupcakes. First place was awarded to William Flynn who devoured 24 cupcakes and was named Myrtle Beach’s “2014 Cupcake Champion”. This year’s Champion will be awarded with a trophy, medal and $500 cash. Second & Third Place will receive a medal and tickets to Myrtle Beach area attractions, restaurants and vacation packages, all valued close to $750.

Winner - W Flynn

Reggie Sanders, a native of Florence, South Carolina is a globally celebrated athlete in his own right, being one of only eight players named to MLB’s 300-300 Club and a Recipient of the Prestigious Roberto Clemente Club Award; Reggie Sanders is all too familiar with the widespread impact that sports can make in communities working together for a common goal. It is his background as the older brother of Demetrius Sanders, diagnosed with Autism at the age of three, his faith, research and experience with countless of thousands of experts around the globe that has returned this Baseball Champion home to MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina to further the Foundation’s mission & vision. Croissants Bistro & Bakery is proud to support his efforts as he continues to give back to the community by focusing on bringing awareness and action to Autism. For more information, visit:


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