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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 …

 

Miss Boston Contestant & Boston Bakes

Hello! My name is Michelle Nigro and I’m thrilled for the opportunity to start volunteering with Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer. I’m 23 years old from the Boston area and I am passionate about breast cancer awareness and fundraising.
Throughout my entire life I’ve tried to do my part to spread awareness and fundraise for a cure. Growing up I would hold bake sales at school and sign up my sports teams for Breast Cancer fundraising walks in Boston.
When I entered college I started organizing my own fundraising and awareness events. As the philanthropy chair of my sorority, Alpha Epsilon Phi, at …

 

Oh My What a Week it Was!

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer 2013 is now history!  The work has been done, the desserts have been enjoyed! Soon we will be letting you know about Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer 2014!
Let’s savor the results and efforts of Boston Bakes 2013 for a little while longer!
What a week it was!  Boston Bakes 2013 was dedicated to a very special and kind woman who lost her battle to breast cancer, Anna Guarino at the age of 60.  She gave so much to her family and community and is missed by all who knew her.  She lives in the heart of …

 

Season’s Greetings 2012

I must say this every year but the fall flies so quickly by! Last I remember it was summer which led to Halloween, to Thanksgiving and now to Christmas and a New Year to shortly begin.
Last summer I planned a trip to see friends in Italy in November, friends I had not seen in countless years; it too has come and gone too quickly.  I am left with beautiful memories and dreams of returning sooner than later!
It has been an incredible year for Bakes for Breast Cancer, Boston Bake for Breast Cancer and our Bakes for Breast Cancer Bake Sale.  …

 

Good bye to Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2012! Hello Halloween!

October flew by! Breast Cancer Awareness Month ends today!  Pink will no longer be the” it” color! The number of breast cancer events dwindle down but our organization Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc.  works daily as do many other organizations to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer all year long!
Breast Cancer is brought to the forefront in October but we should not forget about it because all year long women and men of all ages are diagnosed with breast cancer.
You don’t have to wait until next October to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer …

 

Electric Pepper

black pepper from newsduniyaonline.com
Some people are shy when it comes to adding a peppery punch to their tuna salad. But personally, I like to spice things up in the kitchen.
Last week, as I was whipping up an omelette, I noticed the sub-par abilities of my pepper mill. I cranked and cranked, but the pepper only scantily dusted my breakfast.
And so, my hunt for the perfect mill began.
As I was browsing Williams-Sonoma online, I came across the Trudeau Graviti Electric Salt and Pepper Mills. Forget the old, out-dated mill that requires you to grind by hand. The Trudeau mills do all the …

 

Zap That

from scientificamerican.com
Today’s gadget is a little outside the kitchen cabinet, but stick with me and you might be happily surprised by this intriguing idea.
We’ve all been victims of a fruit fly infestation. Those pesky little buggers appear out of no where and are a pain in the apple to get rid of.
So many times I’ve boughten a bunch of bananas, and, especially in the humid summer air, they’ve gone brown before I’ve had time to enjoy them. And the minute your fruit surpasses prime ripeness the fruit flies begin to descend.
But thanks to the SE battery operated tennis racket bug zapper, …

 

Oh My, Pizza Pie!

grilled pizza from chow.com
Summertime means bbq‘s in the back yard every night. So finding new things to throw on the grill is a must, because no matter how tasty the burgers and dogs might be you have to add some variety to the mix.
There are so many things you can grill up for dinner from bbq chicken to swordfish steaks to kabobs of peppers and eggplant. I’ve even heard of grilled watermelon as a substitute for a burger. But one of my favorite things to cook on the grill has to be pizza.
Grilled pizza takes practice. You can’t just do …

 

Not the Ideal Patient

I am a really difficult patient. I have a major fear of IVs and I cringe whenever I see one. My husband changes the channel anytime there’s a needle on TV whether it be on a commercial or one of our favorite shows. I cry when I have to have blood drawn and I freak out at the site of an IV. I’ve been like this my whole adult life, so when I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28, part of the horror was knowing how many hours I would be spending at the hospital scared …

 

Looking for establishments for Boston Bakes 2012!

Boston Bakes has grown from our first year with 42 participants primarily in the Boston area to almost 300 participants in over 90 communities in Massachusetts twelve years later.  What started as a small event has turned into a full time project where we work hard year round.  We have a Facebook page, we tweet and of course blog!
Now we kick off our efforts for 2012! Who will participate?  What desserts will they serve?  You will have to visit our website, Facebook and follow our tweets to find out!
Know a restaurant, bakery, ice cream, chocolate shop or café in Massachusetts …