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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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What’s better than eating bread pudding? Eating bread pudding and helping others too..

That’s what the 5th Annual Bainbridge Island Pro-Am Bread Pudding Bake-Off is all about. After skipping last year, it’s once again time to enter this fun contest that benefits Helpline House.

Mark you calendars and get your entry form ready. You can pick up entry forms at My Kids’ Cookies & Coffee Shop or The Island Gallery (right next door) – both on the corner of Winslow & Ericksen in downtown Bainbridge Island.

You don’t have to enter a bread pudding to have fun. Just come with an empty stomach and an open heart and you can taste away the evening of the event.  And, since we do Chicago politics, you can stuff the ballot box for your favorite entry.  Remember, it’s all in fun and for a great cause.

Contest is Friday, February 4th from 6-8pm
All amateur entries must be prepped and baked in My Kids’ Cookies kitchen on 2/3 or 2/4.  Reserve your time slot soon by calling 206-780-3091

$20/entry fee
$1/per tasting fee at the event

All proceeds benefit Helpline House.  Any questions, feel free to call and ask – 206-780-3091.

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Project Wishbone & Project Dog Bone = Free My Kids/Dogs Cookies

On Bainbridge Island, we’re fortunate to have two local organizations that provide wonderful help and service to human and pets –  Helpline House and PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap.

A small way we’re able to help these organizations is to encourage generosity in others.  We can do that through baking.  From now until Thanksgiving, My Kids’ Cookies is sweetening the incentive to support these organizations.  Anyone that brings in canned food donations for people or pets will get a FREE cookie for them or their dog.  And we’ll drop all the donations off to the organizations in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

Wishing everyone a bountiful Thanksgiving!

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Every community has a social services agency.  Here on Bainbridge Island, we have Helpline House which provides for those in need all year long.  This time of year, they’re collecting food items for ‘Project Wishbone’ to ensure that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

My Kids’ Cookies is doing what we can to help.  Bring in some non-perishable food items to our cookie shop and we’ll give you a free cookie as our ‘thanks’.

Project Wishbone Shopping List (these items are sought after at all social service agencies):

frozen turkey, fresh potatoes or sweet potatoes, brown and white rice and rice mixes, chicken broth, yellow onions, gravy mix, fresh and canned vegetables, fresh and canned fruit, fresh or frozen pie, butter and whipped cream, sparkling cider and juices, condiments (olives and pickles, salad dressings), oils, spices and herbs, coffee and tea, special treats (crackers, nuts, dried fruits), traditional Items (candles or napkins).

And, these items are always needed at food banks:

hearty soups, chilis and stews, canned fish and meats, canned beans, cereal, fruit and vegetable juices, pasta, peanut butter and jelly.

The donation of a Grocery Store Gift Card is also greatly appreciated.  My local Safeway has a promotion going on where you can donate $5 and they’ll give a turkey breast to Helpline in time for Thanksgiving. They’ve made it very easy to help out.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all and thanks for being generous in your community.

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My Kids’ Cookies promised 10% of cookie sales during October 2009 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  While the amount of the check we wrote today wasn’t huge, it was something for the worthy cause of finding a cure to this terrible disease.  Every penny helps when you’re donating to a cause that speaks to you.

Whether it’s for cancer research, the local social services group in your town, a pet adoption organization, or your church, everything you give helps.  The loose change and bills collected in a tip jar at the front counter of a cookie shop for Helpline House, the boxes of macaroni and cheese you toss into your shopping cart to donate, the monthly charge on your credit card for Save the Children – they all make a difference to someone somewhere.

Thank you to everyone that ordered cookies during October as a special treat for someone.  Your kindness is appreciated not only by the cookie gift recipient, but by many whom you’ll never know.

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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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You can feel the crispness in the air. You’ve probably already taken out a fall jacket to keep you warm. Help others stay warm too by donating a cocoat driveat.

My Kids’ Cookies is collecting coats and jackets to be given to Helpline House on Bainbridge Island so those in need won’t be cold this winter.

So shop the ‘fall sales’ at the mall, clean out your closet, and drop off your donation during the month of October to our cookie shop.   And pick up a cookie on us as a thank you for your generosity. Both your heart, and your tummy, will be warmed.

If you don’t happen to live near us, I’m sure there are plenty of organizations near you that could use a warm coat too.

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