Archive | September, 2012

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer: Best Bake Sale Cookbook’s Bake Sale Tips

30 Sep

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and, as it comes to a close, the need for people to continue to help support children’s cancer research is imperative.  My dear friend, Michelle Rotman Jassem,  styled the photographs for the fantastic cookbook, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer: Best Bake Sale Cookbook by Gretchen Holt-Witt. Michelle agreed to share some of her favorite tips and products for a perfectly styled bake sale with OnMyPlate.

In 2007, Gretchen Holt-Witt and her family’s life changed forever when her then 2 1/2 year son, Liam, was diagnosed with pediatric cancer.  After successfully seeing Liam through chemotherapy, radiation, a nearly 12-hour surgery, and antibody therapy in the Fall of 2007, Gretchen turned her sights on finding a way to support the doctors and researchers who needed help funding clinical trials to aid families like hers so children and families had more hope in finding cures. Hence, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a 501(c)3 non-profit, was born.

With the holidays coming and school activities in full gear, this is the perfect time to do your part.  The Cookies for Kids’ Cancer website gives you step-by-step instructions on how to register your bake sale, along with great tools and tips to create a successful event.  And they even sell hand baked cookies to order if you’d like to send a friend or family member a birthday, holiday, or any day treat for an exceptional cause!

Check out Michelle’s great tips and tricks below.  And don’t forget to pick up Gretchen’s Best Bake Sale Cookbook (#1 below) for awesome sweets recipes for your bake sale…or anytime!


Closets & Pantries: Anna Harrington

13 Sep

Chris’ and my dear friend, Anna Harrington, is an artist, fashion industry insider, chef extraordinaire, wife, mother of two adorable boys, entrepreneur, and all-around renaissance woman. And she’s been able to combine her passions and talents into one incredible business, Yummy Time!, guiding children ages 4-8 with hands-on cooking experiences in Manhattan and at the incredible children’s store and activity center, Pomme, in Dumbo .  Anna was a perfect person for Closets & Pantries because I wanted to know what’s in her kitchen and her closet this season!


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