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The Blogunteer Profiles of Volunteers and Non-Profits-Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer

We would like to share with  you this blog written about Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer!
I have attended and even participated in many a bake sale.  People bake cookies, muffins, cakes, and more in their kitchen and sell them to raise money for an organization or cause.  Now, imagine real chefs rather than home cooks doing a bake sale?  Essentially that is what Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer has created!
In 1973, Eva Brownman lost her battle to breast cancer at only 44 years old and left behind two young daughters.  In 1991, these daughters, …

 

This is an Every Day Chocolate Cake, one dreams are made of!

Growing up my mother made the best chocolate cake.  The recipe came from the Settlement Cookbook where the cover says “The way to a man’s heart” and is dated 1951.  The cookbook is filled with recipes and if you can believe it no pictures!   There are so many chocolate cake recipes in this book and after all the years that have passed, it is hard to remember which one she made.  I believe it is the one with vinegar because to make a good chocolate cake my mother would tell me the milk had to be sour.  The cake was …

 

Celebrating My “Breast Mitzvah”

During the recent August Sabbath service prayers for healing, my congregation Rabbi was somewhat taken aback when he stopped before me and heard me whisper my own name for prayers.
I later explained that thank G-d I am healthy, but facing one of the most difficult weeks of my life, as when I wake up the following Tuesday, I will have outlived my father by one day, and to “celebrate” the anniversary of his funeral, I am having a mammogram to hopefully celebrate 13 years being breast cancer “free”.
I am 3rd generation breast cancer in my immediate maternal side of my …

 

Fear No More You Can Make a Great CupCake

My love of baking started when I was a child growing up in New York.  My baking was always from scratch and I followed recipes exactly as they were written.  I would go to my mother’s cookbooks and select a recipe usually from her copy of the Settlement Cookbook which I still have!  So when baking a cake, I would never consider making cupcakes from the recipe unless the recipe gave me specific times for how long a cupcake should be baked.  By myself, I could never figure how the specified amount of time for the cake would be different …