During this period of uncertainty, one of my favorite ways to remain calm is to create and bake. Baking not only gives you a sense of direction and channels your energy into something positive, but it also gives you hope.
Sharing my homemade treats is very rewarding, and with the help of family in the kitchen, the joy is even greater! We have been baking LOTS of sweet treats and love sharing them. Whether it's safely dropping off a box of homemade bakes for one of my kiddos, or a elderly neighbor living alone, it always brings a smile. Which got me to thinking - every one of us can make this world a little bit sweeter!
Today Snowflakes & Coffeecakes is launching HOMEMADE FOR HOMETOWN HEROES as an initiative for YOU to create and share homemade treats to share with YOUR Hometown Heroes!
WHAT IS THE HOMEMADE FOR HOMETOWN HEROES CHALLENGE?
I am challenging all of my readers, family and friends to make their favorite homemade treat to share SAFELY with their Hometown Heroes! This is a perfect family project and doesn't require any special trips to the store or fancy ingredients. It's all about what you love to make, bake and share!
Two of my daughters are nurses - one working front-line at University Hospitals of Cleveland, and the other in charge of a unit at a nursing home caring for elderly residents that have been isolated, are sick and lonely, and just do not understand what is going on - challenging environments for both of them that we never expected to see in our lifetime. My absolute favorite thing to do is to send homemade treats with them to share with their teams - our medical angels and my Hometown Heroes!
To get you started, and through the generosity of Rodelle, Snowflakes & Coffeecakes will be selecting SIX readers to receive a wonderful package of baking goodies, which you can use to create your own home-baked treats to share with YOUR Hometown Heroes! Whether it's a front-line medical provider or a first responder (fire, police or EMT) - perhaps for you its a teacher conducting online classes and virtual learning for a gaggle of kids.
We all have our own Hometown Heroes and this is just a small way of showing our appreciation and thanks to them for all that they do for us!
RODELLE GIVEAWAY [NOW CLOSED]
We will be giving away six sets of Rodelle products, with a few special baking surprises thrown in for fun - including Rodelle Baking Cocoa, Rodelle Pure Vanilla Extract, Rodelle Vanilla Paste, and Rodelle Almond Extract, together with fun sprinkles, cookie cutters and a few other surprises! I love the quality of Rodelle products - which I use exclusively in my kitchen.
CONTEST IS CLOSED - OUR SIX WINNERS WERE RANDOMLY SELECTED AND HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BAKERY TREATS TO SHARE?
Honestly, everyone pretty much goes crazy for anything that is fresh and homemade! Right now everyone seems to be enjoying old-fashioned goodies that bring back memories of happier times - the classics! Homemade muffins, cookies, brownies and cupcakes are always favorites that everyone loves!
To shake things up, I also like to create over-the-top creations to share - lots of frosting and sprinkles bring lots of smiles! One thing that I do is send things that can be wrapped individually and served easily, in disposable containers that have covers - just to keep everyone safe.
Here are some of my favorite recipes that I've been baking and sharing since all this craziness began. Good luck to everyone - and don't forget to challenge one of your friends to participate as well!
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