Behind the Scenes Vlog (and a secret announcement!)

Recipe By Tessa Arias
May 30th, 2016

Follow us around for a little behind-the-scenes vlog and get a sneak peek into how I run my blog as a business… including a fun secret announcement you won’t want to miss!

One of my favorite things to watch is behind-the-scenes juiciness. I just love to know what goes on in the lives of the people I follow online. It’s such a guilty pleasure!

SOOOO… I started filming some behind-the-scenes of our lives with my new camera. I figured it wasn’t fair for me to only watch others… I had to draw back the curtain to my life for YOU.

You’ll get a peek into what we cooked for dinner, how we spent our weekend (including me discovering my cookbook at World Market!!!), and even how I run my blog business. I’ll be sharing it all on video. Eeek!! It’s slightly terrifying but I’m thrilled to be able to connect with you on a whole new level.

If you watch the whole video there’s a little special announcement hidden in there!

Basically, it revolves around the NUMBER ONE problem my readers tell me about. Want to know what that is…?

They tell me that they baked a recipe, followed it as closely as they could, and it didn’t turn out. At all. In fact, it was a total fail. Talk about a waste of time, ingredients, and energy. And it can be a little embarrassing, too.

Yeah. That situation? It sucks.

If that’s ever happened for you, too, I’ve got some happy news…

I made something for you!

Well, more accurately, I re-made something for you!

Almost exactly 1 year ago I released The Ultimate Cookie Handbook. It was an eBook that taught you how to perfect your baking. But now I’ve made it even BIGGER and BETTER! And it’ll be available on June 13th.

Take your baking to a whole NEW level and have fun learning the delicious science behind your favorite treats (even if you hated high school chem class).

Here’s the scoop:

-MORE recipes! I’ve added more meticulously tested recipes to the Ultimate Recipes chapter. These are the recipes that will make you look like a baking hero, the recipes that will have everyone closing their eyes in delight when they take that first bite.

-VIDEOS! If you’re a visual learner like me, I’ve got you covered. Not only are there photos to illustrate literally every single point in the eBook, I’ve created 3 ultra detailed HD training videos so it’s like I’m in your kitchen guiding you along the way.

-PRINTABLES! The beauty of an eBook is that you can instantly have it on your phone, tablet, and computer so it’s handy wherever! But if you’re a little old-fashioned and prefer something physical, I’ve also got you covered. I’ve had my professional designer create printable recipe cards annnnd a couple handy baking cheat sheets.

-COMMUNITY! All of you amazing customers get access to my private Facebook community where we chat all things food, recipes, and deliciousness. I’m in there personally every single week sharing advice and answering questions!

Altogether this is basically your baking perfection kit. The book and videos teach a whole new approach to baking typically reserved only for the experts. Much of it is stuff I’ve never seen in a cookbook before. And it’s all in a FUN and VISUAL way.

I’ll teach you how to make the best cookies of your life. It’ll be like I’m right in the kitchen with you. You’ll learn how to make cookies so perfect you’ll wanna snap a million pics to brag-share on Instagram and Facebook

Here’s what you’ll get:

• Full 90+ page digital eBook
• 3 HD step-by-step training videos
• Printable recipe cards + cheat sheets
• An amazing online community

This new and updated version of The Ultimate Cookie Handbook will be available on June 13th AND for an early bird sale price, so get ready!

If you’d like to be the first to know about when it’s available, AND receive my Cookie Customization Guide fo’ free, sign up for my emails below.

I hope you’re as excited as I am! More details will come, so stay tuned 🙂

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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    Patty K-P — May 30, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Loving all the recent behind-the-scenes videos you’ve been posting! It’s so nice to get a glimpse of your life apart from Handle the Heat 😀 Keep ’em coming!

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      Tessa — May 30, 2016 at 7:30 am

      Thank you so much, Patty!!

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    Joanna — May 30, 2016 at 9:12 am

    I loved the video! Can’t wait for more 🙂 It’s really nice and refreshing to get a glimpse behind the curtains and learn more about how time and energy consuming stuff can be & what your thoughts on things are. Very much enjoyed it, keep up the sweet work! Hugs from Germany 🙂

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      Tessa — May 30, 2016 at 11:15 am

      Thanks, Joanna! I really appreciate that 🙂

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    Lady T — May 31, 2016 at 8:57 am

    ‘Coa-chella’ – lol omg….’hey coa-ach’! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL LOVE IT

    Not sure what the first even is – but I’m just crackin up at your making fun of him for it:)

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      Tessa — June 1, 2016 at 7:57 am

      Haha! 🙂 🙂

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    Christina — May 31, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    I would LOVE courses! I’d sign up for those in a heartbeat! I bake professionally and at home, but sometimes my creations fall a little flat. I always feel like they aren’t perfect enough. I would welcome hints, tricks, and a little more baking knowledge, to help with fine tuning, with open arms. I love everything you post and have a Handle the Heat folder in my email, so I never miss a thing and can get back to it quickly as needed. Can’t wait for the relaunch on the 13th!

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      Tessa — June 1, 2016 at 7:56 am

      Yay, thank you so much Christina! Your comment made my day 🙂

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    Lisa — May 31, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    How about doing an app? I bought one recently from a smoothie blogger and it was marketed very well. Love your recipies!

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      Tessa — June 1, 2016 at 7:55 am

      Love that, Lisa! What’s your favorite thing about the app you bought?

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    Josh — June 5, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Great video, didn’t really noticed its a 14 min video since I enjoyed it. Excited about the Bigger and Better ultimate cookie handbook 🙂

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    Mary K — June 9, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Love love love it! I am also a small business owner. I have a wreath shop on etsy, and people have no idea on how much goes into it! I am lucky to be successful, but spread myself thin much of the time. Who needs sleep 🙂 Can’t wait to see the cookie book, good job with the video and thanks for sharing your life!!

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      Tessa — June 12, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      Right, Mary! I’m glad you understand 🙂

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