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An Online Bake Sale for Suzie

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If you’ve never heard of an online bake sale fundraiser, you’re in for a real treat!  I’ve participated in several, and it’s always fun and rewarding (not to mention delicious!).  I’m going to be hosting one on Friday, November 2nd, to benefit Suzie of Two Dogs in the Kitchen.

Suzie has been faced with an awful set of circumstances recently.  At the beginning of the month, she lost her job the same day terrible pains started in her stomach, and she came down with pneumonia two days later.  Not having insurance, she didn’t want to go to the hospital until she could no longer tolerate the pain in her stomach.  (To give you an idea about Suzie, she once super-glued her hand back together when it wouldn’t stop bleeding after she mangled it with a mandoline so she wouldn’t have to go to the hospital.  And she says child birth was “easy.”  Yeah, she’s pretty hard core, so you know the pain had to be pretty bad for her to go in.)  They treated her for pneumonia and gave her a blood tranfusion (she was bleeding internally and still has blood in her urine) along with prescriptions for other problems she was having, like extremely low potassium, and told her she’d have to have her gallbladder out once she was over the pneumonia.  Soon she will be faced with a hospital bill that she has no way to pay, so I thought maybe me and my Cornicopi-cats, along with her friends and family, could all chip in and help her out so that she can worry about getting healthy instead of how she can afford to.

Here’s how it works: baked goods or other treats (like granola, homemade jelly, candy, etc) are donated to the bake sale by bloggers and friends.  On the day of the sale, I will have every donated item listed on my blog with a picture and the bidding will start at $15 per item.  The person with the highest bid by the end of the day wins, pays through her fundraising page, and their goodies are shipped.  Very cool, right?

I’ve already got some fabulous goodies donated from generous bloggers.  Ready for a sneak peak?

1 batch (about 2 1/2 dozen) Snickercrinkles (a cross between snickerdoodles and molasses crinkles) from Faith of An Edible Mosaic.

1 batch (about 5 dozen) Florentine Lace Cookies sandwiched with chocolate from Faith of An Edible Mosaic

A signed copy of Faith Gorsky’s An Edible Mosaic cookbook. (!)

1 lb. granola of your choice from Katrina of Baking and Boys!  Pictured is her basic granola and there will be many other choices, such as Banana Split Granola, Coconut Lime Granola with Pecans, & Dark Chocolate Chunk Granola to name a few.

1 dozen 4″ Jacque Torres’ New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies from Katrina of Baking and Boys!

Wookie Cookies from Debbi Does Dinner Healthy.  No wookies were harmed in the making of these double chocolate chip, cinnamon laced cookies. :)

Plum Jam and Country Peach Preserves from Natasha’s Kitchen.  I find her process for making the preserves very intriguing–she definitely has some patience!

Healthy Pumpkin Bread made with unsweetened applesauce and flax seed from Jorie of Midwest Maven.

Apple Cider Applesauce Coffee Cake from Suzanne of A Pug in the Kitchen

Brownie Pops from Angela of The Squishy Monster.

Pumpkin Granola from Sarah of The Pajama Chef.

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Pumpkin Swirl Brownies from Joanne of Eats Well with Others.


A gift basket from Jane of The Healthy Beehive that includes 4 homemade jellies (raspberry jam, white balsamic peach jam, cantaloupe jelly, and cherry marmalade) and 4 bars of her homemade soap.

I’m donating 2 dozen of my Blue Ribbon Almond Fudge Cookies which are naturally gluten-free.

I’m also pitching in a batch of Cinnabon Caramel Corn, regular or vegan.

12 half-pint jars of Baja Fresh Salsa from Biz of My Bizzy Kitchen.

Two loaves of super moist Pumpkin Bread from The Gingersnap Girl. Gloria said this ships great, as she has sent it twice to the military overseas (pictured in one of her military shipment boxes).

1 dozen Double Chocolate Biscotti from Heather of Join Us, Pull up a Chair (pictured with nuts but the dozen up for sale will not have nuts).

From Azita of Fig & Quince, 1 batch (20 pieces minimum) of Toot, a Persian confection of marzipan flavored with rose water and cardamon, and fashioned to look like mulberries (toot means mulberry) with pistachio stems.

1/2 pint of Grape Jam with Orange Essence and 1/2 pint of Vintage Secret Family Recipe Grape Jelly, from Debra of Eliot’s Eats.  Both are made with her homegrown grapes.  Please note that although 7 jars are pictured, only TWO are up for auction.

Candy Cookies from Desi of Steak ‘n Potatoes Kinda Gurl.

2 dozen Ginger-Toffee-Molasses Cookies from Chris of The Cafe Sucre Farine.

1 dozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles from Renee of My Kitchen Adventures.

2 dozen Monster Cookies from Julie’s Eats & Treats.

A pumpkin gift basket including  Pumpkin Pie Biscotti drizzled with white chocolate, Pumpkin Pie Spice, and a batch of Spicy Caramelized Pumpkin Seeds from Alice of A Mama, A Baby, and a Shar-pei in the Kitchen. Will ship to the US, Italy, Portugal, Japan, the UK, and Canada – including any APO/FPO addresses.

2 half-pint jars of Kelly’s Jelly: 1 spiced pear, and 1 white peach, both made from the fruit she picked from her own trees.  Kelly is a co-worker of mine and she makes the BEST jelly.  I have a jar of each in my fridge right now and they are just so, so good.  Her pear jelly is my all-time favorite.

1/2 batch (about 3 1/2 cups) Coconut-Sour Cherry Granola from Melissa Likes to Eat. Will ship internationally.

2 dozen Butterfly-Stamped Sugar Cookies, individually bagged and tied with ribbons, from my friend Tina Freels. She’s a sugar artist and I can attest to her baking skills!  This is a nut-free item.

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1 dozen KISD Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies from Lauren of Keep it Sweet Desserts.

4 dozen Green Spelt Cookies from Angie’s Recipes. Ships to Germany only.

If you would like to donate something to the bake sale, you can send an email to me at vraklis@yahoo.com until Thursday at midnight, 11/1/12.  You don’t have to have a blog to donate something to the sale, but I will need a photo of it.  And I just can’t resist sharing this before you go….

I was trying to come up with a catchy name for Suzie’s fundraiser and of course Dennis always has an answer for everything.  When I asked him for a suggestion, he came up with this slogan.  I kinda love it and ended up using it on her fundraising page (hehe) and couldn’t resist making a spoof fundraiser poster with it. :)

If you’d like to make a donation outright or send her a hug, you can visit her fundraiser page.  See you November 2nd and bring your sweet tooth!

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I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

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  1. Great work Veronica, posting on my blog today! What a great lineup.

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  2. This is going to be fun and I’m so glad we get to help Suzie!! I’ll spread the word!

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  4. yay :) happy to help!

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  5. Your incredible my friend I cannot believe how awesome your support has been for Suzie and continues to be – I shall donate today and let you know :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  6. I feel kind of strange posting on a post about me. Veronica you are an amazing friend let me say that first off! I’ve had to come back to this blog 3 times to write my response because I’m crying. Good tears mind you but, it’s hard to type if you can’t see! I know a few of you and I have become great friends with you and you’ve been super supportive. But, to the people I don’t know…you are so generous and I sincerely hope to get to know you in the near future!! Thank you everyone so, so much. I really can’t put in words what this means to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you and God Bless each and every one of you, you all are truly exceptional people. xoxo

    P.S. I love the spoof poster with my blue hair, I don’t even know where you found that picture girl, but it made me laugh out loud!! Dennis’ slogan…of course made me laugh too ;)

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    • I know this must be so awkward for you but thank you for letting me do it anyway…not that you really have a choice. ;) And you are so, so welcome. And I nabbed that photo of you off facebook-I love your evil little grin! :)

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  7. Poor Suzie! I am so honored to take part in this.

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  8. You are so sweet to do this :) I like the slogan! My good friend who died from cancer earlier this year had a fundraiser called “Say no to cancer, say yes to Noe” (her last name was Noe). lol! So I think it fits!

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  10. Sent from my Palm Pre on the Now Network from Sprint

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  11. Veronica, you rock. Thank you so much for organizing this.

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  12. You are such an awesome person for doing this for your friend Veronica. I wish you much success in your online bake sale. Sharing this to help spread the word. :)

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  13. What a wonderful idea and please keep reminding us so I can come bid on some goodies. You are awesome for putting this together.

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  14. It all looks really good! You’re so nice and thoughtful to do this for a friend!

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  15. Veronica, I love you for doing this!!!!!!!!!!! You are a solid friend!

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  17. Sorry—-I am in slo-mo recently but I will donate one jar of Grape Jam w/Orange Essence and one jar of my vintage grape jelly recipe. (Each jar is 1/2 pint.) I will email you and send you some pics. Hope it’s not too late.

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  18. That is so funny…toot for Suzie! It sounds like a bumper sticker…lol! There are so many play on words here, I just keep laughing! Well, God Bless her for donating and unknowingly giving us a giggle! ;)

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    • Azita and I had a good laugh over that when I told her what it could mean in America. It sounds so good I’m either going to have to bid on it or make it myself once she posts the recipe, which she is hoping to do before the bake sale.

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  19. How fun and yummy Veronica. I love the real apple pie filling inside these, what a great idea! I made some apple pie muffins today but they weren’t really as apple pie-y as these cupcakes. Wish I had one now!

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  22. FYI, Fig and Quince link does not work :(

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  23. I am so happy to be participating…hope tons of money gets raised for Suzie! The round-up of goodies looks amazing!

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  25. What a great idea! Sorry I wasn’t on the ball enough to participate, but I’ll be back tomorrow to bid! I found a few yummy treats I MUST have :)

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