When Sharon and Denise at BeBetsy.com asked me if I would help them Pass the Plate I eagerly accepted.
If you aren’t familiar with Pass the Plate, then please let me fill you in. Pass the Plate is a fundraiser to support the Susan G. Komen for the cure 2012, and is an offspring of Cook for the Cure.
The concept behind Pass the Plate is simple.
1.) Anyone can purchase the beautifully designed and specially marked plate. The plate was created by Chef Jacques Pepin; a celebrity cooking show host, and was manufactured by the Villeroy & Boch; the makers of extremely gorgeous porcelain dinnerware.
2.) The purchaser of the plate then makes food to put on the plate. We are passing homemade cookies.
3.) Once the food is plated, it is then passed onto a friend, neighbor, or in our case, another food blogger. Each time the plate changes hands it gets properly documented, and Kitchen Aid, the makers of some of the most awesome kitchen products in the world, makes a $5.00 donation to help the fight against breast cancer.
4.) The more the plate continues to change hands, the more money it raises.
So now, let me bring you up to speed on what’s happened with the plate so far. The plate was loaded with homemade Snickerscotti cookies by Sharon and Denise. It left Nevada last week and arrived at my house here in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State on Saturday, October 6th. A toot of the horn on the rural mail carriers truck announced the plate’s arrival.
As luck would have it, I had just made a fresh cup of coffee. Perfect timing Sharon and Denise. Of course I had to have a (couple) Snickerscotti’s. These cookies are the most delicious biscotti type cookie that I have ever had – seriously. I cannot stay out of them. In fact, my husband warned me that I had better take pictures of them before I ate them all – can you imagine? I’m sure the recipe will be available on BeBetsy in the very near future.
The first thing I thought of when Sharon and Denise contacted me about this fund-raising campaign were the people I’ve know that have been affected by breast cancer.
The second thing I thought about was the person I wanted to send my plateful of cookies to – Sandra of Sweet Sensations. Sandra has been a true foodie friend. She is the queen of table decorating and party throwing, makes the most sinful looking cakes ever, and sounds like one of the best grandmas in the world. If you’re not familiar with Sandra then it’s time you go over to her blog and acquaint yourself with her.
Since she eagerly accepted my invitation to participate in Pass the Plate she will now receive a plateful of cookies that I made especially for her and her family.
I decided send Sandra a plate of Chocolate Cookies decorated with pink sprinkles. These cookies should travel well from to New York to Michigan. Unless of course, some hungry postal employee realizes what’s in the box. Do you suppose that ever happens?
I will share the recipe for these cookies in a future post. In the meantime, here’s sneak peak.
Please follow the plate as it makes it’s way from one foodie to the next throughout the country.
Sandra, keep your eye out. They are enroute!
7 thoughts on “Pass the Plate”
Pingback: Chocolate Cookies « THE JOY OF CAKING
Eileen, what a great idea! The ones you received are as beautiful as what you’re sending. We all know someone affected by breast cancer and honestly, anything Jacques Pepin was involved in would be brilliant.
Thank you Maureen. I am so glad to have been part of Pass the Plate. I hope that they will figure out how to prevent this terrible disease in the very near future.
Very nice presentation.
What a fantastic post! We love it and thanks so much for loving the snickerscotti. This an original recipe from a young friend of ours that we encouraged to make biscotti out of her snickerdoodle recipe and she did! Recipe is on BeBetsy! Your cookies look marvelous…hey we should have required that everyone had to send a sample to us!! hahaha!
There is one more step to complete your Plate passing and that is to come to the Pass the Plate banner on BB and click through to comment on where you plate is going, upload a picture and put a link to your post.
Hopefully the instructions are still with the box.
Thanks so much, we will social network as soon as we see your comment, etc. come into BB. LOVE YOU FRIEND!
Woo-hoo the cookies are enroute! Thank you Eileen for asking me to be a part of this cause. It is likely that many of us know someone or someone’s family that has been diagnosed with cancer. Making a batch of cookies and sharing them with another food blogger is the least that I can do.
You are so welcome my good friend, and Amen!