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What a successful evening the 5th Annual Bainbridge Island Pro-Am Bread Pudding Bake-Off was.   On Friday, February 4th, My Kids’ Cookies and The Island Gallery joined together to host this event.  Benefitting Helpline House with the proceeds raised, we had over 20 entries in both the professional and amateur categories.  People purchased $1/tasting tickets and circled the pudding table again and again, taking small bite tastings and voting for their favorites.  All the tastes and entry fees resulted in Helpline House getting a check for almost $1,200.  That’s alot of good that can be done via one spoonful at a time. 

It was so easy for us to participate.  My Kids’ Cookies just had to open it’s kitchen to the amateur bakers and let them get creative.  We had such a fun day.  The baker/contestants arrived laden with ingredients, recipes and enthusiasm.   The day was spent chopping, cutting, mixing, stirring, tasting and baking up a storm of unique recipes.  Our kitchen had the wonderful aroma of bread pudding all day long.  Everyone was great about sharing mixers, workspace, oven space and baking tips.  All for such a worthy (and delicious) cause. 

In addition to having the best amateur and Best of Show entry, the gold medal winner Katie S. also has a sweet heart.  She sent Thank You flowers to My Kids’ Cookies and The Island Gallery for putting on the event.  

With music playing during the event, heavy spoon lifting, friendly discussion, voting, and great photos of the tasty treats by Nick Felkey, the evening was a sweet and smashing success.

Bring a Bread Pudding Bake-Off to your town for your local charity and watch the event grow to be a well anticipated evening each year. 

           

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There’s a nice piece in a local paper about our new retail location right in downtown Winslow on Bainbridge Island.    My Kids’ Cookies Takes the Retail Plunge.

We also are smiling over the fun art work on our walls.  Nationally known local artist Sally Prangley has bedecked our walls with her whimsical mirrors and clocks.  You can visit our shop and head home with treats for your belly and your walls.

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This weekend, My Kids’ Cookies is participating in Bainbridge IslandIf You Give A Mouse A Cookie Public Library’s first annual Edible Book Festival.

We’re baking up our version of “If You Give A Mouse A My Kids’ Cookie“.  We had loads of fun trying out this cake and a friend’s 3 little boys were my taste testers.  Who got the ear, who got the foot, who got the head?  These were things they all had to negotiate.  Entrance fee donations will be given to Helpline House.

On the next rainy day weekend, pull out your children’s favorite story and bake up a version of it.  They can be creative and make dessert for the family at the same time.

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I’d love to be an artist.  To be able to take a brush to canvas and create something is a gift, just not a gift I have.  I have to suffice with hosting an art show and I’m thrilled to be doing just that.

My Kids’ Cookies Shop is holding our first art show featuring the work of Shari Walker Hutchinson. And nothing pairs so well with art as red wine which we’ll be pouring compliments of Victor Alexander Winery.  Of course, you can’t have a glass of red wine unless you also indulge in a bite of a brownie or shortbread.  So, we’ll have that too.

We encourage guests to bring a few canned food items to help Bainbridge Island’s local social services agency Helpline House.

When: Thursday, July 16th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pmWhere: My Kids’ Cookies Shop
9723 Coppertop Loop, #202
Sportsman Park (across from Sakai)
Bainbridge Island
206-780-3091

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P5170684Last Friday, a group of 10 women baked close to 300 corn muffins for the Soup Kitchen which was offered in downtown Winslow the following evening.  Within minutes, the assembly line was organized and on a roll as everyone picked a task then got to work.  With the local television station, BITV, recording our evening, we made quick work of our chore.

P5170682After a record time clean up of my commercial kitchen, the remaining volunteers got to sip champagne and enjoy some savory appetizers and sweet cookies while we told stories, got to know each other a bit better and enjoyed some new artwork hanging on my shops walls.  By opening my kitchen to this fundraiser (which was pulled together with donations from many locals and local businesses), I helped with an event that benefited hundreds in our community.  I was happy to be involved.

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I discovered this site when I was designing my retail cookie shop on Bainbridge Island, WA.  Check out www.photowow.com.  I now have an ‘Andy Warhol’ colorful and fun 4×4 canvas of my kids that I’ll enjoy forever. 

The site took the colors off my company logo , and created a painting that pulls in the same colors.  It’s a one-of-a-kind smile maker that hangs prominently in my cookie shop.  Create your canvas today.  If you’re on Bainbridge, stop by to take a look.  Have a sweet day.

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There is a sweet website called http://www.cakespy.com/.  Jessie Oleson keeps up to date with the latest and sweetest of baked goods.  And, she’s a great artist creating fun works on the important topic of cupcakes, cookies and cake.  Check it out.   It will make you smile.

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