Yes, America. I'm subjecting you to my baking trials -- all in the name of a good cause. Luckily, though, I've been beefing up on my skills and am happy to report that I am capable of delicious baked goods, thank you very much. And I'll be contributing for this very special occasion.
Across the country, food bloggers are hosting bake sales for Share Our Strength in a campaign to end child hunger. How could anyone argue with any of this? Food blogs. Awesome. Bake sales. Delicious. A non-profit out to end hunger. Saintly. Specifically, the type of hunger that makes little kids' bellies grumble and prevents them from paying attention to what teacher has to say in class? Why the hell not?!
In my neck of the woods, Maria from Two Peas and Their Pod has set up a fantastic line-up:
Tiffany from Food Finery- http://foodfinery.blogspot.com/
Barbara from Barbara Bakes- http://www.barbarabakes.com/
Dara from Cookin Canuck'- http://cookincanuck.blogspot.com/
Becky from Vintage Mixer- http://vintagemixer.blogspot.com/
Krista from The Double Dipped Life: http://doubledippedlife.blogspot.com/
Frieda from Frieda Loves Bread- http://friedalovesbread.blogspot.com/
Cristie from The Table Runner- http://www.thetablerunner.com/
Gabi from The Feast Within: http://www.thefeastwithin.com/
Alicia from the Kitchenista: http://www.kitchenista.org/
Laura from Rather Be Baking: http://ratherbebaking.com/
Ginny-she doesn't have a blog, but is baking amazing cakes for the sale:)
Koo De Ker: http://tinyurl.com/yfwb29h
Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery: http://www.thesweettoothfairy.com/
Here's the skinny. If you're in Salt Lake City, stop by at Dan’s Market on Foothill Boulevard (1360 South), or our southerly neighbors can scope out Shirley J’s (15 East 400 South) in Orem on Saturday, April 17th, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Peruse the fine selection of outrageously good goodies.
Basically, you eat to help prevent hunger. Brilliant.
In addition to mouth-watering cookies, cupcakes and the made-from-scratch-lot (we are a state that LOVES our sweet things), this ol' blog will offer up Mini Banana Rum Coconut Bread.
If you can't stop by to try a taste, the recipe will be up this weekend. A great weekend project, especially if you've got some forgotten bananas mummifying in a fruit bowl somewhere.