After getting a little behind on episodes due to the Holidays I am excited to report that one of the Capital Region's own is still in the game on Food Network's Holiday Baking Championship!

I'm not what one would call a foodie I mean my cooking is ... questionable, at best. However I do enjoy watching the food network now and again. Sometime for inspiration (on what take out to order) but mostly for the programs that shows that even professionals don't always get it right. This season of Food Network's Holiday Baking Championship is fulfilling all those needs and then some because you get to root on one of your own while getting some inspiration for your holiday treats that may or may not come out the way you plan.

A couple of weeks ago we found out that Dan Raymond, owner of Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe in East Greenbush, would be competing this season for a shot at $25,000! So far he has thrown us through all the emotions like the anxiety when something doesn't go his way and the excitement when he totally redeems himself in the main heat and gets to stay another week!

He's made it 4 weeks out of 7 so far and we are hoping he brings home that WIN! I don't want to giveaway any spoilers in case you have some catching up to do as well but last weeks episode is definitely worth a watch! You can catch Dan on Food Network's Holiday Baking Challenge Monday's at 9pm!

Good Luck Dan!

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