Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

That moment when your phone chimes, letting you know another email has come in...ugh!  Usually it has something to do with work, and that last thing you feel like doing at the end of the day is more work.  

However, when it is an email that reads "The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap," how can you not smile?!

Lindsay from Love & Olive Oil and Julie from The Little Kitchen have teamed up again to organize this amazing swap.  Basically each food blogger receives the names and addresses of 3 other food bloggers, then sends out 1 dozen cookies to each of the 3 names received.

There is also a great cause behind it all: they are partnering with Cookies for Kids' Cancer.  Each participating food blogger donates just $4!  Dixie CrystalsLand O'Lakes, and OXO will each match the donations up to $3,000.

More Information
If you'd like to participate, head on over to Julie's blog or Lindsay's blog for more details.  There are some requirements that need to be met by each participating blogger.

In the meantime, I'll be thinking of cookies.

Happy Baking!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Baking Bootcamp: Chocolate Hazelnut Rolls with Quick Puff Pastry

Hello hello!

Joy the Baker and King Arthur Flour have teamed up again to create another baking bootcamp!  Last year I found out about it too late and was only able to make one of the recipes: Triple Berry Cinnamon Swirl Bread.  It was absolutely delicious!

When I heard another bootcamp was starting up, I couldn't wait!  This time they are focusing on techniques.  The first recipe focuses on a quick puff pastry.  I have to admit, I was a little nervous at first, but once I began making it, the nerves disappeared.

And can I just say, as a side note here, that anything with hazelnut is right up my alley.  Right?!

So...let's get started!