Posts Tagged ‘Raising money for breast cancer research’

This weekend we have a wonderful reason to bake some delicious treats. No, it is not a holiday- although, it IS in Canada- Happy Thanksgiving! It IS October and that means that it is breast cancer awareness month. Last year the amazing Shari Brooks from My Judy The Foodie (a blog that honors the memory of Shari’s amazing mother who was a wonderful cook, baker and mom) started a campaign called Bake It Happen that combines the joy of baking and sharing good cheer while raising money for breast cancer awareness and research. Bake It Happen is teaming up with the Pink Pumpkin Foundation (hard working local farmers) who will also donate a % of their fall pink pumpkin sales directly to help breast cancer research.

So… the girls and I will be getting busy in the kitchen this weekend baking and sampling this year’s Bake It Happen recipes: Judy’s Pumpkin Brownies, Judy’s Earthquake Cookies and Judy’s Black Bottom Cupcakes. On Monday I will share with you how our weekend of baking went and if you are lucky maybe you will even get a little care package in person =)

Here’s what I would LOVE for YOU to do this weekend- please spread the word about this amazing campaign. Head on over to the Bake It Happen website and sign up. By simply 1) baking, 2) uploading photos, sharing yummy treats and spreading the word you can support breast research and have a 3) chance to win an iPad or Baked By Melissa Mini of the Month Club Membership.

We are getting our bake on and you can too! Keep an eye out for a post on Monday where I will be sharing our kitchen exploits and of course the pics of our delicious treats!!

Happy Weekend!!

P.S. If you want to see how other people are Baking It Happen, check out the incredible blogs below:

When Did I Get Like This 

From Hip To Housewife





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It is Wednesday and normally I post my Wordless Wednesday or sort of Wordless Wednesday group of pics but not today. Today I am taking a break and blogging about two things that cannot be ignored. One is Breast Cancer and two is Shari Brooks. Sadly, there are very few of us that can say that our lives have not been touched in some way by breast cancer. It is a battle that too many friends, sisters, wives, mothers, women are fighting against or have lost. So, when Shari Brooks an amazing force in her own right and a woman that I adore asked me to help out with her latest fundraising campaign to raise money and awareness for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of America, I could not say no. Shari’s own mother passed away from breast cancer five years ago and for her the cause is incredibly personal. On her fantastic blog called My Judy the Foodie, Shari has learned to become an amazing cook by lovingly sharing her mother’s recipes in her own endearing and hilarious way. If you haven’t already checked it out and are looking for some delicious, easy to follow (I can do it!) recipe ideas you should head on over to her site.

Shari’s latest amazing idea comes in the form of Bananas For Boobies and it is a super easy, yummy and happiness inducing way to raise money for such invaluable research. I have been having a blast baking up a storm in my kitchen for such a good cause!

The premise is this:

1. Go to the Bananas For Boobies website and download the recipe.


2. Bake the loaves -your house/apartment will smell wonderful and the neighbors will wander over to “borrow” something just to try a taste.




3. Package up your loaves and share it with someone who deserves a little banana chocolately goodness in their lives.





4. One last thing: take a picture of your beautiful Judy’s Chocolate Banana Loaf and share it on the Bake it Happen page on Facebook or email your pic to bananasforboobies@gmail.com. For every photo posted to @BakeitHappen on Facebook, $1 will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


It is just that easy my friends and you will be helping out an amazing cause! I am sending out a challenge to all my friends out there, if I can do it and we all know what a clutz I am in the kitchen, you can too! Hey great white north, I’m looking at you, eh! 😉

Thanks in advance for your participation and happy, happy Wednesday =)

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