Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Great American Bake Sale 6-25-2011

A few months ago, I signed up to participate in a Louisville chapter of the Great American Bake Sale.  All proceeds go to the charity Share Our Strength which helps fight childhood hunger in America.  I was excited and nervous at the same time.  I joined just a random team, which included one other person, Eve.

Eve is a total creative genius when it comes to sugar cookies!  She's the brains behind Sugar Circus and man does she have talent!  She ships her cookies anywhere too, so if you're interested in some custom made cookies - drop her a line!

Anyway, we ended up raising almost $200 so I'd say it was a success!  So check out the goods...
Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches, Oreo Stuffed Brownies, & Homemade Granola Bars!

Mini Nutella Pies - the poll winner from last Friday's poll!  Scroll down for a quick recipe =)


Used our CSA blueberries to make mini blueberry pies too!


Eve's awesome Angry Birds sugar cookies!  She also had Robots, Ice Cream Cones, True Blood, and UK & UofL cookies too!  She's got mad skills yo!

It was so great to meet Eve and her wonderful family!  I know Sugar Circus will do well because she's got some serious talent!

The bake sale was a great opportunity to support a great cause - and I'm definitely excited to get into more events like this!  Oh - and I actually already have.  Lauren over @ KeepItSweet is holding a blogger Bake Sale to Beat Cancer that's open until midnight Wednesday 6-29!  And I've got my Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie up for bid - so if you're in the U.S. and want a little taste of what I've got going on in my kitchen, place a bid - and help us beat cancer!  And even if you don't like my cookies - there's tons of other blogger goodies up for sale too so definitely check it out =)

Mini Nutella Pies

Nutella
Mini Pie Crusts
Chopped Hazelnuts, optional

Okay, there's really not a very detailed recipe to this.  It could get crazy if you wanted to make your own pie crust, but sometimes a girl's gotta take some shortcuts! 

Preheat oven to 350F.  My crusts were ready to bake so there was no need to pre-bake them before filling.  Just check out the directions on the pie crust box before you continue.

Fill the pie crusts about 1/2 way with Nutella.  Bake for about 20 minutes, or until crust is golden.  Top pies with chopped hazelnuts.

Quick Nutella fix, right?  Right!

Anyway, I know it's late, so I won't keep ya.  Be back tomorrow - hopefully at an earlier time!

21 comments:

  1. beautifully done Peggy
    regards Akheela

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  2. The bake sale looks like it was a success!! I am loving the nutella pie. I could just eat nutella with a spoon! Yum:)

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  3. Your nutella pie has delicious written all over it. Congrats on a successful bake sale ;)

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  4. Lots of goodies at the bake sale! Both of your pies look lovely. I love mini pies so I can try to control the portion. Oh yeah the cookies look amazing.... I just don't know even roughly how long it takes for icing one cookie just like that...more than 5 minutes right? Amazing...

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  5. I really miss going to bake sales, and I am loving your other post on recreation of foods, I do that with desserts, it's so much fun.

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  6. Love the intense color of the blueberries!

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  7. With the goodies and the kindness of the people involved, I must respect all of you.

    It takes great people to do what they can for those who need them.

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  8. Great cause you supported and lovely cookies!

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  9. I have not attended any bake sales where i live. I think this is a great way to raise money for charity. You are very kind and your mini pies looks awesome.

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  10. Peggy, I had a blast and it was wonderful meeting you and Andy. I'm going to be following your career and applying for a job at your place in a few years. The nutella pies WERE amazing, I'm glad you posted your recipe so I can try it.

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  11. Yum, you simply can't go wrong with nutella in pies. For a great cause too!

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  12. It must just feel great to be a part of such events. Baked for a good cause, the pies look awesome!! :-)

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  13. Mmm, Nutella! Glad the bake sale went well!

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  14. Congratulations on a successful bake sale! That's awesome!!

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  15. Nutella... anything would be great when this is in it... Great recipe for a great cause...

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  16. You've no idea how much I'm craving Nutella now! Those angry birds cookies look amazing. Well done for your bake sale.

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  17. Looks like the bake sale was a huge hit.. Awesome.. Congrats :d

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  18. It's a wonderful thing to do supporting the needed community. What a success, well done!

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  19. What yummy goodies for a wonderful cause! Your Nutella pies look incredible :)

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  20. A pie with three ingredients?!?!?! Ah, how fantastic is that?!?! And for such a great cause!

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  21. Everything looks yummylicious!!! I just made a nutella pizza thingamajig... it's similar to this, and it's reaaaaalllly good! :)

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