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Tis the Season for Giving and Getting Involved!

We honestly don’t know where the time goes. Yesterday it seems summer just started and now the trees are bare.  Breast Cancer Awareness Month came and went already!  When you are young and in school the school year seems to last forever.  As you get older, time goes quickly.
We did not write much about Breast Cancer Awareness Month because we feel Bakes for Breast Cancer is pink 24/7 365!  All year long we are pink and work hard to raise money for breast cancer!  There is not a day that goes by where we don’t work on our events- Boston …

 

June Food Festivals

One of the best things about summer is the sheer amount of outdoor activities. And one of my favorite things to do is check out food festivals when I have a chance. Food festivals/events are a good way to sample different foods, whether they celebrate a specific culture, a charity, or are just a fun way to bring people together. As we start off the month of June, here are some food festivals happening in and around Boston (titles link to official/ticket sites):
SoWa Open Market: This isn’t strictly a food festival and has three different locations covering three blocks. The …

 

Boston Bites Back!

With two more days of Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer left for you to enjoy, another important fundraiser comes to the forefront! Boston Bites Back initiated by Ming Tsai and Ken Oringer as a way to help raise money for The One Fund and support the victims of the Marathon Bombing.

Our community united so quickly after the horrible events of April 15th – especially the restaurant community. Immediately they sprang into action.  Little did we know that Ming Tsai and Ken Oringer had something even bigger in mind!

Boston Bakes takes me a year to organize where desserts rule! This is …

 

Boston Bakes is more important than ever in 2013!

The participants have signed up! The desserts are getting ready to be made! Soon we will be waiting for you to visit one of our over 300 participants or for you to shop on line and help us raise money for breast cancer one sweet at a time!  The day we are waiting for you to help us is around the corner!  The time for you to help is sooner than later!  In fact Boston Bakes will start May 3 at specific Stop and Shop locations and all other locations May 6!
The money you help us raise will benefit breast …

 

335 in 113 in 2013!

Boston is in the process of healing. It will take time.  Strong and united Boston stands.  Listening to Stephen Colbert talk about Boston and who we are, humorous but true! Hearing the national anthem being sung at the Bruin game last night shows our unity and spirit.  
The victims and their families are always in our thoughts.  It is still unimaginable but the strength of the community will unite everyone.  We will be dealing with this for a long time to come.  Next year, the Boston Marathon will be bigger and better than ever. 
Fundraisers have begun to help and of …

 

Opening Day!

I feel like the Red Sox at the start of a new season. The Red Sox’s are off to a good start and soon so will Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer.  Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is coming up quickly May 6-12!
So much work has been done in the off season! New volunteers and interns, veteran volunteers and interns, new participants, veteran participants and the list can go on!  We are nothing without our team, the team that gets the event together, the team of participants that truly believe in our cause and is getting ready to bake a dessert …

 

Boston Bakes is Number 1 in 2011!

Out of the blue on December 10, 2012 I received a call from a reporter at the Boston Herald who was writing an article in regard to charitable organizations and how much they gave to the cause they were raising money for.  She called to interview me because we gave much of what we received from our event to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston to be used for breast cancer research.
I was interviewed over the phone and then was caught by surprise when she said we would like to have a photographer come over now and take your picture!   I …

 

Chile Olive Oil and Boston Bakes For Breast Cancer

Last night was the debut of my freelance chef company! We will be specializing in catering and private parties. I was asked to do an event for Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, in support of an up and coming olive oil company named Chile Olive Oil. The competition was to create a dessert using the olive oil and making it so you can taste it in all the ingredients. The winner would have the chance to donate $1000 dollars to Boston Bakes for Breast cancer in his or her name; they would also get a write up from Chili Olive …

 

Right-On Ricer

applesauce from babble.com
Have you ever thought about making homemade applesauce? With fresh ground cinnamon and a chunky apple consistency for a grown-up spin on our old friend Mott. Or maybe some delicious gnocchi, with a potato and cheese based chewy texture. And no one says no to fluffy, homemade mashed potatoes.
With today’s gadget you can make all of these tasty treats using the same tool! The OXO Potato Ricer will be your new favorite gadget, with it’s 3 easy-to-use changeable disk settings, ranging from fine to corse.
OXO potato ricer from chefscatalog.com
Simply add your softened potatoes or apples and with the …

 

Calling All Sandwiches

eggplant panini from acefitness.org
The sandwich has been a luncheon trademark for as long as I can remember. Satisfying and nutritious, there are endless options waiting to be stuffed between a couple slices of bread for a mid-day meal. From club sandwiches to tea sandwiches to wraps and flat-breads; one of my most beloved has to be the Panini.
Crispy on the outside with a golden crust and a warm, melty inside makes the panini irresistible.
And now you no longer have to eat-out to get your panini fix. The Giada Gourmet Panini Maker from Target is what you’ve been waiting for. It’s …