Thursday, December 11, 2008


I have entered more giveaways on so many blogs that I couldn't even begin to tell you the number! But, I have finally won one of them! I won some Progresso Broth, a recipe card holder, a recipe box, wicker basket, a set of serving utensils and a spoon rest. YEAH, who couldn't use some new utensils? Thanks much to THE LIFE AND LOVES OF GRUMPY'S HONEYBUNCH BLOG, not only does she have a great blog, but she is also a fellow Daring Baker too!!

Friday, December 5, 2008


Hello Everyone!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! I received the address of our soldier and if you are still interested in doing this, please email me so that I can send you his address. I don't want to post it to the site because I don't think that it should be public knowledge. So, email me and I will send the address back to you!! Easy as that!

I am going to be baking next weekend. I am a working woman next week, so that really craps my style...but this "job" of mine is only 3 weeks a year, so I can deal with it. I just wish that one of the three weeks wasn't in December.

Give me the heads up when you are sending your packages and also please take some photos of your boxes. I would like to post photos of everyone with their boxes on the site for everyone to enjoy...who knows, maybe the soldier even has access and would like to see all of you beautiful people!

OK, gotta go, I have a sick kid home from school today and I am running out of things to entertain him with! EMAIL ME!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I received some information on the soldier that we will be sending our goodies too. Here is the note that I received from Val (Team Just Add Nuts):

I have gotten info on this round's soldier: Dustin Forbush. He is a 20 year old marine stationed in Iraq for his first tour. He's expected to be home in April and will be marrying his high school sweetheart, Faith, soon after he gets home. Dustin's favorite goodies are chocolate chip cookies and banana bread. I asked Dustin's dad if there was anything in particular he would like to receive other than baked goods, in case someone has leftover space. He said phone cards and anything fun to raise group moral. I read something once about needing to send special phone cards to the troops though, or else they get charged way more minutes than they use. I'm trying to gather info on that to share, or if any of you know more about phone cards for troops, please forward the info. I had a question about what to send...that is always the question. I wish I had an easy answer but I'm kind of new to this too. Go with your gut. I would say send mostly what you're sure will travel well and maybe experiment with a couple of maybes...we will gather information about how things arrived where we can and together we'll build a list of good candidates for our shipments. On that note, if any bakers from previous rounds have received feedback, please pass it along to the rest of us. For my part, I have learned that the troops seem to prefer baked goods that are packaged individually or in small portions so that they can grab some and go about their business, so I am going back to individually wrapping my cookies for this round. I think I'll be including a self-addressed stamped envelope with a request to our soldier to give us some feedback about how things arrived this round, so we have a little more to go on next time. If I do that (and it works!), I will post the results for round 6. I know the soldiers are busy though, so we might just be left to guessing and learning from the rest of the bakers as we go.