Hold on to your butts, food lovers, have I got a treat for you… I am so humbled, proud and hungry to present a drool-worthy collection of goods donated by some of your favorite bloggers. Not hungy? (WHY??) Don’t worry, we have some crafty goods, jewelry and dog treats, too (though some people would eat this–not saying who).
All these items will be on auction tomorrow–Thursday, March 3 from 10am EST to 10pm EST–to benefit my service trip to Nicaragua. (Read about the trip here.)
To make this project–the time, the cost of ingredients and the cost of shipping–worth these wonderful, generous bloggers’ time, I am starting each item at $20. Get your game face on. It’ll be a battle…
Oh, and to make things interesting, I’ve asked a few Sweet Tater celebrities to pony up some goods. Ralph, Weaz and Stew will all have items to sell tomorrow. We’ll keep those a surprise.
Nicaragua Bake Sale Preview
Heather's Customized Snack Time Cookies
Heather is offering up her customized snack time cookies–your choice of three sweet and three salty mix-ins. Vegan optional (based on mix-ins selected). Shipping to US only.
Maggie's Cocoa Brownies
Maggie's Famous Chocolate Buzz Buzz Cookies
Maggie's Best Ever Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Maggie is donating a killer sampler pack: 1 dozen Cocoa Brownies with Browned Butter (with or without walnuts or nuts of choice), 1 dozen Double Chocolate Buzz Buzz Cookies (which, by the way, were featured on Emeril) and 1 dozen Best Ever Chocolate Chunk Cookies (with or without nuts of choice). All are shamelessly laden with eggs, butter and gluten. Overnight FedEx anywhere in the contiguous US.
Kelly's Chocolate Date Truffles
Kelly has offered here lovely Chocolate Date Truffles. (Look for them to be featured on Savor NC today!). Vegan, gluten-free, raw. Shipping to US only.
Julie's Coconut Chai Savvy Scones
Julie is donating her Coconut Chai Savvy Scones. Vegan optional. Shipping to US and Canada only.
Marie presents L's Snickerdoodles
Marie is offering up L’s Snickerdoodles. Contains eggs. Shipping to US only.
Gracie's Chocolate Hazelnut Oatmeal Cookies
Gracie is giving us her Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies. Shipping to US only.
Caitlin's Sunflower Butter Bars in a Ball Jar
Caitlin will send along all the fixins for her Sunflower Butter Bars, lovingly arranged in a Ball jar for you to prepare yourself. Vegan. Shipping to US only.
- Joy’s Pearl and Swarovski Crystal Bracelet
Joy will create one custom necklace or bracelet made from pearl and Swarovski crystal. Shipping anywhere.
Kristina's Chocolate Truffle Torte
Kristina is maker her Chocolate Truffle Torte. Gluten-free. Shipping to US only.
Moe's Soft Caramels
Moe will send you your choice of two soft caramel flavors: Twist & Stout (beer & pretzel), Lavender Thyme, Classic Sea Salted or Cardamom Rose. Made with local Happy Cow cream and butter. Shipping to US only.
Julie's Flourless Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Julie is making her Flourless Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies. Gluten-free. Shipping to US only.
Courtney's Butterscotch Blondies
Courtney is contributing her Butterscotch Blondies. Shipping to US only.
Brittney's Pinwheel Cookies
Brittney is making her Pinwheel Cookies in your choice of: Orange/Chocolate, Raspberry/Chocolate or Almond/Chocolate.
Kelly's Knit Cup Cozy
Kelly is crafting the cutest Knit Cup Cozy. Shipping anywhere.
Liz's Party Hat Tea Towels in pink
Liz's Party Hat Tea Towels in green
Liz's Cherry Pickin' Tea Towels
My generous and wonderful friend, mentor and crafter extraordinaire Liz is providing three sets of tea towels, which will be auctioned off as separate items so more people can get their hands on them. Shipping US only.
Jessie's Heath Bar Chocolate Chip Blondies
Jessie is making her Heath Bar Chocolate Chip Blondies. Shipping to US only.
Angie's Crunchy Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Angie is making her Crunchy Peanut Butter Dog Treats. Lilly-approved. I would eat these. Just saying. Shipping priority mail, US only.
Lori and Michelle's Raw Vegan Cocoa Kremes
Lori and Michelle, owners of Twin Cakes Bakery, are offering up their Cocoa Kremes. They’re raw, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and low sugar. Shipping US only.
Kaitlin's Healthy Berry Muffins
Kaitlin is donating her Healthy Berry Scones. Shipping US only.
Angela's Chocolate Crunch Dessert Granola
Angela's "Favourite" Breakfast Granola
Angela will send you your choice of her Chocolate Crunch Dessert Granola or her “Favourite” Breakfast Granola. (You’re my “favourite” Canadian, Ange! I’m getting US spell-checked all over the place for that U.) Vegan. Shipping to US and Canada.
Carob Chip Pumpkin Cookies
Andrea is making her Carob Chip Pumpkin Cookies with raw sugar, organic cage-free eggs and sea salt. Shipping to US only.
Meg's Chocolate Chip Banana Bread?
Meg is donating Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and the picture above is her punishment (reward?) for not sending along a picture of the actual baked goods. Vegan, cat-free, cat food-free. Shipping to US only. (It’ll probably look more like this. If you’d actually rather have this sleepy kitten in a bowl of food, bid like you mean it. We could make it happen.)
Jen's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
Jen is making her Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars. Shipping anywhere in the US.
Katy's Custom Ad Widget or Blog Buttons
Katy is offering Custom Design of 1 Ad Widget or up to 5 Blog Buttons (like the one above for her blog). Shipping is… irrelevant. Digital, baby.
Katelyn's Apple Cinnamon Raisin Muffies
Katelyn's Gluten-Free Raspberry Amaretto Cookies
The lovely Katelyn is offering two items: Apple Cinnamon Raisin Muffies (vegan, soy-free, sugar-free) and Raspberry Amaretto Cookies (vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free). Shipping to US only on both.
Upon completing this preview, I am blown away by the outpouring of support from so many people I truly admire so much (and stalk so often). Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has contributed baked goods. I can’t say it enough. And a special thank you to my friend Adam who made sense of the technical side of the auction and, you know, did it all for me.
Now… let’s eat.