Tuesday, March 23, 2010

TWD - Dulce de Leche Duos

Happy Tuesday!!

This week's TWD recipe, Dulce de Leche Duos, was chosen by Jodie of Beansy Loves Cake. I was a little concerned at first about whether or not I would be able to find dulce de leche at my local grocery store, but it was super easy to find in the ethnic foods aisle. I loved this recipe because it only had a few ingredients & was so easy to put together. My only issue came when scooping out the dough onto the cookie sheets...the dough was extremely soft & a little hard to work with. I was afraid that the cookies wouldn't hold their shape, but they turned out beautifully. They were soft & perfect with my Sunday morning cup of coffee. These cookies are absolutely delicious & a great addition to anyone's cookie repertoire.

Head on over to Jodie's blog for the recipe, & check out the rest of the TWD blogroll!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Food Blogger Bake Sale - Less Than 1 Month!

April 17th is quickly approaching, & I couldn't be more excited about our Oklahoma Food Bloggers Bake Sale! Vivian Boroff from Island Dreaming in Oklahoma has been amazing enough to help me plan this whole thing. She has secured some amazing door prizes for us as well as some sweet bling. Our friends at Samuel Gordon Jewelers will be donating a beautiful piece of jewelry, and our friends at Trichology Salon, Iguana Mexican Grill and Rococo Restaurant and Fine Wine will all be donating gift certificates as door prizes.

Now we are looking for bakers to participate! I've had people ask me if you have to be a blogger to participate...absolutely not. We want blogging & non-blogging bakers from all over to help us out with this great event! Share Our Strength is a fantastic organization, & our bake sale is just a small way for us to be able to give back.

If you would like to participate, please feel free to e-mail myself or Vivian. We can be contacted at...

Ashley - abates1113@gmail.com
Vivian - islandgirlok@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

TWD - Soft Chocolate & Raspberry Tart

No TWD for me this week because I've got too many orders to fill. I'll be ready next week though!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

TWD - Thumbprints For Us Big Guys

*Editors Note: I'm a complete ding-dong & forgot to hit the Publish Post button late Tuesday night when I originally typed this thing. It's been one of those weeks.*

This week's selection belongs to Mike of Ugly Food Dude, & he chose Dorie's Thumbprints For Us Big Guys. I had to make a minor adjustment to this recipe & substituted pecans for hazelnuts. Let me just tell you, it's nearly impossible to find hazelnuts in my small town grocery store. I also made sure to chill the dough in the fridge before I baked the cookies...they stayed perfectly shaped & didn't spread all over the pan.

These cookies are light & buttery & yummy. I topped them with some strawberry all-fruit spread (I'm not a jam girl...I need chunks of fruit), & they were absolutely perfect.

Thanks Mike for the great pick! Check out his blog for the recipe, & the TWD blogroll for everyone's delicious cookies.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

We Have a Location!

Our little bake sale officially has a home! On April 17th we will be at the red barn at the Canadian County Historical Museum in El Reno, OK. The El Reno Convention & Visitors Bureau has been an amazing help thus far. Now I'm just ironing out some of the details. We've got big plans for the sale including a cake contest, so stay tuned for more info!

Monday, March 1, 2010

National Food Bloggers Bake Sale

I'm putting a call out for all Oklahoma food bloggers & bakers.  Gaby from What's Gaby Cooking has organized the first annual National Food Bloggers Bake Sale to benefit Share Our Strength.  I am heading up the bake sale for the state of Oklahoma.  It looks like the OK sale will be held in El Reno, & I will post more information on the exact location as I get it. What I need right now it people that want to help bake & work the sale; if you think you would like to be a part of this great fundraiser, please e-mail me at abates1113@gmail.com. Any & all help would be greatly appreciated...it's going to be a lot of fun! I will keep this site updated as information comes in.