Friday, April 30, 2010

Hey hey, good lookin!

What'cha got cookin?  Our church is participating in the Great American Bake Sale this weekend to raise funds to end childhood hunger. I signed up to make three dozen snickerdoodles and Earl signed up to make 2 small dark chocolate mocha cheesecakes.
Oh the humanity!  I love these things. Even people who don't like coffee have been known to hoover this cheesecake and not share with their spouse or children. In church no less. Just another reminder that we are all sinners...

He also made a pan of his incredible brownies and covered them in more chocolate ganache.  All I can say is it's a very good thing that these are not staying around the house. I have no self control around that much chocolate.  Anyone out there participating in the bake sale where you live?  If you can't bake you can go to the website and enter your zip code to find the sale nearest you! What a fun way to fight childhood hunger!


  1. I'm standing at my door waiting for my delivery!!!

  2. all time favorite!!! So simple crunchy..mmmm must go bake some.
    I will check if there is a bake off close by. Thanks Kathy.

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  3. Can Earl come and teach my husband his way around the kitchen? Best not bring his recipe though...I'm like you, if it's here, I will eat it. My hips do not need the temptation!! Have fun at the sale, Kathy!


  4. Oh goodness! It is a good thing I don't live near you! I would be coveting both your snickerdoodles and Earl's cheesecake! Coveting is not that nice at a church sale is it?

  5. You just uttered the magic words, sugar: chocolate cheesecake. Once while visiting Carmel, Ca. we ate at The Elegant Rooster and I had their chocolate cheesecake. It actually hurt my glands to eat it because of the richness. Never fear, I bit the bullet and ate every single bite, chick. I ain't to chicken. I loooooooved it.

  6. What a wonderful thing you are doing. It all looks so so good!!!!
    Yum Yummy! I baked a pound cake today for my husband to take to Kentucky with him tomorrow for a week long turkey hunt. It did all I could do to keep from cutting it and eatting a big ole slice, especially since we have fresh strawberries and some whipped cream in the frig!!

  7. Now that's the cheery Kathy we're used to! I know, it's Friday, right? Woo Hoo!

    I'm packing up hubby and the kids and we're moving in with you. Snickerdoodles are hubby's favorite and Earl's chocolate concoctions sound like heaven to me. And it's all homemade! Ahhhh!

  8. Oh Geesh....can you send that Earl Guy down here to bake for me...and he's very professional...I love the label on the box...I think Earl must be a keeper!!

  9. Yum, yum, yum and a good cause, it doesn't get much better than that!

  10. waaaaant!!!! lol. Hint of CINNAMON?!?! Is that how he made them before, because it sounds kinda gross with chocolate... But who am I kidding? I'd still devour it lol. How come he's never made ganache brownies for his BELOVED offspring before? Thos snickerdoodles look good too, and I'm betting you made the GORGEOUS box labels right? Maybe you should have spread a layer of ganache on the bottom of the cookies lol. Just to unite the whole group of sweets :) I LOVE YOU!!!! xoxoxo

  11. This is such a great cause! I'm impressed that both you and your husband participated. Are you going to post your recipes?

  12. Sure I'll share the recipes Kathleen! I'll get on that asap:>)

  13. Good thing I don't live close by! I'd have to come to that bake sale and snatch up all those goodies!


  14. Oh my goodness! These look incredible and the packaging is so attractive too. I would definitely put these in my basket! This is a great cause! Doing something for somebody else is always good for the soul!

  15. Sounds delightful. Great cause and yummy cheesecake. What more could you want? Mimi

  16. Oh my goodness! That just sounds amazingly delicious. I would not be able to keep it in our home either. :o)
    What a fantastic way to raise money. I have not heard of this fund raiser and am glad to be more acquainted with it now.
    Happy Sunday.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

  17. Cheesecake....yummy.... Does Earl take special orders?
    I am down your way and can pick up...LOL
    Oh Kathy mums lilacs are bloomin too, I am getting ready to go out and pick a bunch for her {and me} to enjoy!
    Enjoy this beautiful weekend sweets!

  18. OMGosh, must be heaven to sleep with a man that can cook like Earl...HEY..I mean COOK IN THE KITCHEN !! heh heh heh....

    I know you gave us that recipe of his cheesecake sometime back...gotta go look that up!!

    And, yep....Cate has ALL of us wrapped 'round that finger! :))

  19. .•*´¨`*•.Dropped with a happy heart,just to wish you a blessed week ahead.•*´¨`*•.

  20. Hi Kathleen..
    They look wonderful, what a good cause!

  21. They look sooo good! I am off to see if there is one near me!



  22. Just wanted to say HI and say thanks for coming by. As busy as your life is, I can't believe you can even blog, much less visit.
    Hang in's all gonna be wonderful!!
    hugs, bj

  23. Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie. My sweet daughter-n-law always makes me some for mothers day and guess whats coming!

  24. I don't even have enough Weight Watcher points to LOOK at those photos!!! :o)

    Amazing goodies...that man of yours is such a keeper...and you ain't no slacker yourself...those Snickerdoodles look amazing! I hope it was all a HUGE success!!

    I hope your classes are going well too Kathy...hang in there!! I'm pulling for you...and praying too!!

    Hugs & Blessings,

    PS - thanks as always for the kind words! It means a lot to me!! - B

  25. Hi Kathy,
    Hope school is going well. That cheesecake sounds amazing! I haven't heard of anyone in our church joining this, I will check out the link.


  26. mmmmmmmmm....
    i'd eat it all, too.



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