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Bake Sale Recap!

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

This past Saturday was our National Bloggers Bake Sale to benefit Share Our Strength. And what a bake sale it was! Being from the south, I am used to seeing tons of bake sales – for church groups, girl scouts, schools – just about for everything.

But this bake sale was…different. It was more a gallery of desserts. Beautiful desserts. Scrumptious desserts. Desserts that belong on an elegantly arranged platter. My cookies were one thing, but the folks that baked for this brought it in style.

Most notably, Chris Arpante of Mele Cotte. Chris’s confections were incredible. Each delight was packaged in it’s own lovely box and around every corner you saw another treat you just couldn’t live without.

Lemon Drop Shots from Mele Cotte

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Bloggers’ Bake Sale For Share Our Strength

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

This Saturday I will be in Cabbagetown (at the Cabbagetown Market, to be precise), working the Bake Sale for Share Our Strength.  Expect to see lots of food bloggers out here for this very special cause.  I am baking oatmeal, raisin, date and butterscotch chip cookies and they are deeeeeelicious! It would be delightful to see you all out there. Please come by and say hello – Share Our Strength is a very important charity.  We tend to forget how fortunate we are to always have food on the table, while so many others go without.  This would be the perfect chance to support those who aren’t as lucky as most of us tend to be.  And I have it on good authority that Kirk Parks of Rathbun’s will be contributing some of his gorgeous goodies. But you must get there early to beat me to them!

We will be in front of Cabbagetown Market on Carroll Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  And….Agave is being most generous by offering their parking lot for those coming out to buy some goodies…AND offering a $10 coupon to their fabulous restaurant to all who purchase baked goods from the sale.

And now, the official press release. Come out and see me this Saturday!!

xoxo, Patti

Americans Rally Around Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale® to End Childhood Hunger

CITY, ST – With spring right around the corner, it’s time to join Share Our Strength® and bake a difference!  Share Our Strength, a national organization working to end childhood hunger in the United States, reports that thousands of Americans are signing up to help make sure no kid in America grows up hungry by participating in Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale, presented by Domino Sugar and C&H Sugar.  Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale is a national effort that encourages individuals to help end childhood hunger by holding bake sales in their communities.

In these tough times, neighbors, co-workers, businesses and families nationwide are making a difference.  Share Our Strength is challenging volunteers all across the country to come together and help answer an important question.  How many bake sales can volunteers hold in three days to help end childhood hunger?  500, 1000 or maybe 2,000! Teams are forming now for the Bake Sale National Challenge, April 16-18th.  Sign up, select a day, choose a location and be counted.

As part of the effort, the first annual National Food Bloggers Bake Sale will be held on April 17. Organized by Gaby Dalkin of, food bloggers from across the country will unite to support the cause by holding bake sales in their states. Readers will have the opportunity to taste the baked goods from their favorite food blogs at each state’s bake sale location. For more information on participating in the National Food Bloggers Bake Sale, or to find a National Food Bloggers Bake Sale location near you, visit

Funds raised through Great American Bake Sale support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in America by helping fund afterschool and summer feeding program. “Today, more families in America are facing hunger due to the economy and rising unemployment,” said Bill Shore, Share Our Strength Founder and Executive Director.  “Summer is an especially difficult time because nearly 17 million children facing hunger in America no longer have access to the school meals they rely on,” added Shore.

Great American Bake Sale empowers individuals, including children, to make a difference in their own communities and become part of the solution. Since 2003, more than 1.7 million people have participated in the Great American Bake Sale, raising nearly $6 million.

Great American Bake Sale is also supported by Family Circle, Food Network, and Ultragrain. To register or learn more visit

About Share Our Strength

Share Our Strength® is the leading national organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry. We weave together a net of community groups, activists and food programs to catch children at risk of hunger and ensure they have nutritious food where they live, learn and play. We work with the culinary industry to create engaging, pioneering programs like Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation; Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale®; Share Our Strength’s A Tasteful Pursuit; Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out; and Share Our Strength’s Operation Frontline. Visit