I’ve been following my friend Shari’s blog called, My Judy The Foodie for quite sometime, always finding fun dinner recipes to try out, and her soups have become staples in our household. She started the blog after losing her mother to breast cancer, as a way to pay tribute to her mother’s love of cooking, by sharing some of her most coveted recipes, and simultaneously raising money for cancer awareness.
Shari and her sister started Bake It Happen, a national breast cancer baking fundraising movement, with thousands of supporters across the country, as a way to carry on Judy’s culinary legacy and hope for a cure. This year they teamed with Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, and donating a percentage of their fall pink pumpkin sales directly to help breast cancer research. I am honored to be part of the Bake It Happen campaign this October, which also marks breast cancer awareness month.
Here’s how Bake It Happens works: Shari provides three recipes for you to bake- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Judy’s Earthquake cookies, and Judy’s Black Bottom Cupcakes, on the link here. My kids chose the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. They absolutely love helping out in the kitchen, and it always makes me happy to know that we are doing out part to give back. Our afternoon was filled with life lessons discussing how our cookies would raise awareness and funds, to help breast cancer awareness. While we enjoyed our cookies, we packed up a bunch up to share with our neighbors and friends, as a way to encourage them to join our movement.
Every time you post or email a photo of your baked goods to Bake it Happen, $2 will be donated to the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation. With your post or email, you will be entered to win an iPad Mini & 100 Baked By Melissa Cupcakes. Happy baking friends, and a big thank you to Shari from My Judy The Foodie, for inviting me to take part in this amazing campaign!