Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bake for a Cause

My co-worker Amy is not only a talented artist and all around great gal, she's also a devoted philanthropist. Take this weekend for example. On Sunday she is riding in the LiveSTRONG Challenge, painting our Relay for Life backdrop and meeting with the coordinator of her upcoming volunteer trip to Africa. Geez! She does more in one day than I could hope to do in a year.

Amy is coordinating a bake sale on Thursday to raise money for medical exams for the kids in Kenya that she works with. And hey, I may not be able to ride a bike 40 miles but I can sure as heck bake for a good cause. So last night I made a double batch of Oreo Truffles. (AND DIDN'T EAT A SINGLE ONE, but that's beside the point.) This picture is from the Bakerella website where I found the recipe. I couldn't find any white chocolate coating so I dipped them in dark chocolate instead. Jeff claims that they are heaven wrapped in chocolate. And they're ridiculously easy!

Tonight I'm trying another Bakerella recipe for mini cherry cheesecakes. (Fortunately I'm not a cheesecake-person so these will not be tempting in the least. Again, beside the point.) How cute are these??? And again, easy as pie...er...cake. Hopefully these adorable treats will help Amy raise some serious cash!


Megan June 24, 2008 at 1:28 PM  

Those look delicious! I think all desserts should be bite sized both for easier consumption and to prevent me from devouring huge portions (which I'm prone to do).

I love your new header!

Beth June 24, 2008 at 6:50 PM  

I am drooling! Those Oreo truffles look amazing! I would buy a whole batch if I was there! Especially in dark chocolate rather than white! I like your adaptation to the recipe. I might try and make them sometime :) It might be an interesting experiment!

The Tucson Gang June 25, 2008 at 1:53 PM  

Yum, yum. That sound really yummy. You have the will power girlfriend...the oreos would be very tempting! Way to go!


Becca June 28, 2008 at 11:39 AM  

Ummmm, those look really good!

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