The Foodie

Bake It Happen is raising awareness one recipe at a time.


If you haven't found a way to get involved in Breast Cancer Awareness Month and are still looking for that opportunity, I've come across a special organization that makes it super easy to give back and spreadthe love.  It's my pleasure to introduce to you:  Bake It Happen.  Mmm, your probably wondering how does this work?  Simple, but before I give you the particulars, I'll supply you with little background info. 

Bake It Happens was a initiative created by celebrated food blog My Judy The Foodie.  The blog's name is a tribute to a committed, wife, mother and talented chef named Judy who shared her passion for food with countless friends, families and acquaintances who were fortunate enough to grace her table.  Judy fought and eventually succumbed to breast cancer, but left a legacy of wonderful memories and handwritten recipes that her daughter's Shari and Stacy unselfishly decided to share with the world.  Thru their partnership with Why Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation (farmers who have committed to giving a percentage of their proceeds directly to cancer research) fall pink pumpkin sales (zany right), Bake It Happen has raised thousands of dollars that have gone directly for research.

So how easy is it to get involved? 

  • Go to www.bakeithappen.net.  Sign up and download the recipes.
  • Take a picture of your experience prepping, cooking, sharing and eating one of the delicious desserts .
  • Post the picture to your social media accounts or email it to @ubakeithappen@gmail.com and for every picture posted a anonymous donor will give $5.00.   If you post a pic by 10/31/16 you'll be entered to win a iPad Mini.  Make sure to include the #hashtag #bakeithappen.

I wanted to share my experience with a few special ladies who come to the cancer center where I received treatment. The recipe I baked was the Banana Chocolate Loaf.  The instructions were simple and easy to follow.  I specifically wanted to share the dessert during this month's nutrition/support group gathering with my peers and fellow survivors who have fought long and hard.

The nodded and grinned approval as my small loaf slowly disappeared.    Some asked questions like "Did you really make this?" or even better "How did you get it so moist?"  I happily let them on thetrue inspiration for the culinary treat.  Below are a few pictures I took away from the experience.  In addition if you would like more information on how you can get the recipes for Bake It Happen, I'll provide a link below.

 

 

 

 The ingredients for the Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf.  I even got to use my vanilla from Cozumel Mexico!!! Bueno

The ingredients for the Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf.  I even got to use my vanilla from Cozumel Mexico!!! Bueno

 The resultsYay!

The resultsYay!

 She's enjoying the loaf and I sent her ingredients.  Here response was "So whose gonna cook it for me"! Ha!

She's enjoying the loaf and I sent her ingredients.  Here response was "So whose gonna cook it for me"! Ha!

 It got a little testy at the end with my peers wanting to make sure they got a slice (ha).  Nothing like a lil cake to top off the veggies.

It got a little testy at the end with my peers wanting to make sure they got a slice (ha).  Nothing like a lil cake to top off the veggies.

 The Happy Chef!  Judy would be proud of my first time loaf. 

The Happy Chef!  Judy would be proud of my first time loaf. 

For more information on Bake It Happens please click on the link below.