They say the best food is made with love in every bite.
MKEfoodies, a group of culinary-minded local bloggers, food writers and food lovers, will hold their annual Holiday Bake Sale to benefit Cookies for Kidsâ€™ Cancer next Saturday, Dec. 8. Not only is it a great place to connect with your favorite foodies (and buy their delicious baked goods) but it benefits a chronically underfunded area of medicine: research for pediatric cancer.
This year the event will be held at the Best Place, 901 W. Juneau Ave., from noon to 4 p.m. OnMilwaukee.comâ€™s own Lori Fredrich is heavily involved in the planning, and she reports that MKEfoodies raised $2,000 at last year's bake sale and hopes to earn even more this year.
"Items for sale will run the gamut from traditional Christmas cut-out cookies, ginger snaps, biscotti and chocolate chip cookies to elegant candies, bars and bark," she says. "Attendees will be able to buy cookies to eat, to give as gifts or to make up their holiday cookie platters."
Participating gourmets include Yollande Deacon of Afro Fusion Cuisine, who will make organic and gluten-free African peanut candies, African orange chocolate cookies and African coconut rum cookies. Jennifer Nowicki of Verduras CafÃ© will donate three dozen vegan cookies. Friedrich and her husband Paul will have gift boxes for sale containing one dozen hand-dipped brandy cordial cherries.
Food blogger Abby Thompson of The Frosted VeganÂ will sell chocolate crinkle cookies. "These cookies are the ultimate indulgence, between the fudge center, crunchy outer shell and sprinkle of powdered sugar," she says. "They will be vegan and dairy-free, but they wonâ€™t be short on delicious!"
Karis Kuckleberg of Karisâ€™ KitchenÂ will bring holiday cake pops in delicious flavors like red velvet and dark chocolate peppermint. She says that itâ€™s a great honor to support Cookiesâ€™ for Kidsâ€™ Cancer. "I love baking and appreciate Lori and Paulâ€™s effort in organizing this annual bake sale, which prov…Read more...