Crazy Sweet Tuesday

Welcome to Crazy Sweet Tuesday, where we shimmy for sugar!

{I have to thank my friend Shannon for that saying. I wish I’d thought of it on my own!}

Before we start the party, I want to share with you what we did this past weekend.

I have been saddened and awed (not in a good way) at the images of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. It’s at times like these that I feel helpless; I can’t very well pick up and go to the front lines and help people, but I want to. Sure, I can text to donate to the Red Cross…but still. While it’s helpful, I still feel like I need to DO something. So last weekend, with the help of some wonderful friends, we did. We hosted a bake sale to raise money for the Red Cross and Hurricane Sandy victims.

I made treats, and all our friends made some too. A local business gave us their blessing to put a table in front of their store, and we spent a few hours on Saturday afternoon selling to the community.

The kids collected money, and even stood out on the corner and directed the traffic into the shopping center. And the community came out – people were dropping extra money into the jar. No one wanted change at all. One lady gave us $25, for two cookies!

And, thanks to everyone’s hard work…we made $180 for the Red Cross. The kids had a great time, and, I think, learned a valuable lesson. I want to thank the community and all our friends for helping out!

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you affected by Hurricane Sandy. Know that the rest of the country is thinking about you, even though we cannot be there to physically help! :)

Now…on with the party!

Features…here is what caught my eye last week:

Coconut Cream Dream Brownies by Living the Sweet Life

Gingerbread Caramel Corn by La Petite Baker

Creamy Lemon Meringue Bars by The Kitchen Cookie

Chewy Eggnog Caramels by Wonky Wonderful

Mississippi Mud Dip by The Kitchen Prep

And the most clicked sweet was…

Knock You Naked Bars by Julies’ Eats and Treats

{A friend of mine happened to make some bars just like Julie’s for the sale. Ohmigod they were so good. Make her bars. You need them in your life!}

Thank you to everyone for linking last week! You’re all amazing, and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for me this week. All features have been pinned and will be shared on Facebook through out the day.

Let’s start the sugar celebration!

Please remember…sweets only! And, um, family friendly desserts, please. :)


  1. Thanks for featuring my Chewy Eggnog Caramels, I linked up more Nog goodness this week! Great job on the bake sale, looks like the little ones were having fun for a great cause. Have a beautiful week :)
    Nicole recently posted..Eggnog Ice CreamMy Profile

  2. I love your bake sale idea! Looks like you had a great selection of goodies and the kids look like there were having fun :) Thanks for hosting and for all your support these past few weeks – you’ve kept me sane! Mostly.
    Trish @ Mom On Timeout recently posted..Spiced Pear Cake & Loaded Mashed Potato BakeMy Profile

  3. I really love your bake sale idea! It makes me all warm & fuzzy inside. Isn’t it great that sweet treats can help people in need? Sugar may just be the answer to all the world’s problems. ;0)
    Robin @ Bird On A Cake recently posted..Thanksgiving Pilgrim & Indian Cupcake ToppersMy Profile

  4. Dorothy, your bake sale was a super idea, congratulations on your success for the Red Cross and those needing aid from the storm devastation. I can also see that you young moms are teaching your young ones to be helpful and kind to others when they are in need, awesome!

  5. What a wonderful thing to do with the kids! A wonderful lesson in helping those in need! As usual, thank you so much for hosting Dorothy!
    tanya recently posted..Streusel Topped Chocolate Chip Orange MuffinsMy Profile

  6. Way to go on your bake sale! You have such a big heart :) The world needs more people like you. Thanks for the feature too!
    Julie @ Julie’s Eats & Treats recently posted..Microwave Caramel CornMy Profile

  7. Thank you for hosting Dorothy!! And that bake sale – it looked like so much fun. You do have a big heart :)
    sally @ sallys baking addiction recently posted..skinny chocolate banana fudge muffins.My Profile

  8. what a great idea – the bake sale:) wish we could have been there
    thanks for the party
    Heather @French Press recently posted..Sweet Potato Tater TotsMy Profile

  9. I love that you did a bake sale to raise money! Such a fantastic idea. And what an accomplishment for raising that much money!! :)
    Elaine recently posted..Chickpea Burgers with Yogurt Tahini SauceMy Profile

  10. Thank you for the bake sale–my daughter lives in New Jersey and we have tons of friends in New York and this will be so appreciated–looks yummy too!
    Susan recently posted..Mini Ginger Snap Whoopie Pies with Lemon FillingMy Profile

  11. Thanks for the party once again. Always great features!
    Karyn – Pint Sized Baker recently posted..Kernel Seasoning’s White Cheddar Apple PieMy Profile

  12. What a good person you are to put on a bake sale and donate the money to the Red Cross. Any little bit helps, right!
    Jenn recently posted..Fluffernutter Cereal TreatsMy Profile

  13. What a fantastic way to show your daughter how big your heart is for others. She is going to remember this forever! Now let’s start shimmying for some sugar:-) Thank you for the super sweet party!!
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted..Cherry Jubilee Chocolate CheesecakesMy Profile

  14. Thanks for hosting Dorothy! I linked up my peach pie bars…don’t worry, knowing how much you love peach I won’t hold my breath on a feature, hehe!! I love how you taught your daughter how to help others, so touching!!!
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets recently posted..Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake CakeMy Profile

  15. Love the bake sale idea. The cute kids helped the cause too! Looks like a great party. I must try the naked bars.
    cindy recently posted..Chex PB and Chocolate BlastMy Profile

  16. Thanks for hosting Dorothy!
    Have a wonderful week :)
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  17. Good for you! I love bake sales! They are the best way to show love and support. Best wishes and have a good week. Thanks for hosting.
    Tumbleweed Contessa recently posted..Vegetable Soup for the Yahoo Shine Supper ClubMy Profile

  18. What a great idea Dorothy to hold a bake sale! I love it and I bet the kids had a great time while doing good for others. Thanks for hosting the party! I love all the great sweets. I hope you’ll stop by our site on Fridays for Fabulous Fridays!
    Aubrey @ Real Housemoms recently posted..Comment on Paleo Pork Lettuce Wraps by AubreyMy Profile

  19. What a great idea for a bake sale! What a nice thing to do….
    Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner recently posted..Buffalo Chicken Mac and CheeseMy Profile

  20. Thank you so much for hosting!! :) – Claire
    Claire @ A Little Claireification recently posted..30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 10 – Green Onion, Goat Cheese & Thyme Tart (YUM!)My Profile

  21. That’s a pretty awesome example that you set for Jordan and her friends. :)
    Kristin recently posted..Caramel Brownie PieMy Profile

  22. You are such a good mom, and a good example to all of us! Such a sweet thing to do! I’m glad it was so successful and perhaps you’ve inspired others to do something similar to raise funds,
    Thanks for the party. Sorry to link and run earlier, I had a slight baby emergency on my hands!
    Back For Seconds recently posted..Tropical Chocolate Mousse ParfaitsMy Profile

  23. Great idea for the bake-sale !!
    Thank you for another party Dorothy
    Winnie recently posted..חטיף נאניימו Nanaimo (ללא אפייה)My Profile

  24. Dorothy. We linked up a wonderful pumpkin dump cake today and we are having a $75 swank bag giveaway from Pick Your Plum this week. Come over and register for your chance at this wonderful bag.

  25. Dorothy, what a wonderful idea and great experience for all those girls. They should all be very proud! Thanks for hosting, hope you’re having a great week!
    Joan@Chocolate and More recently posted..Fried Candied PecansMy Profile

  26. Thanks for hosting, I’ve only just discovered what link parties are so absolutely thrilled to take part :D x
    Tash Peters recently posted..Honey and Banana CakeMy Profile

  27. Thanks again for hosting! Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week!
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction recently posted..Quick & Easy Peanut Butter FudgeMy Profile

  28. I”m totally shimmying…can you tell?
    LIzy b recently posted..Breaking Dawn Craft Party (Baby Shower Cookies for Bella)My Profile

  29. Thanks for hosting and GREAT JOB on your sale! How wonderful!!!

  30. Thanks so much for hosting, Dorothy. Great job on the bake sale. What a fabulous idea to help those in need! Hope the rest of your week is fantastic.
    Tiffany/MyCrowdedKitchen recently posted..Gluten Free Chewy Granola BarsMy Profile

  31. I can’t wait to go look at everyone’s submissions! And those “know you naked bars” look ridiculous! Don’t know how I missed them last week. Yum!
    Kate | Food Babbles recently posted..German Chocolate Cake, My 2nd Blogiversary & A Present For You!My Profile

  32. I LOVE that you hosted a bake sale! And I LOVE all of the fab treats I see here every week. Thanks for hosting!!
    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl recently posted..Weeknight BologneseMy Profile

  33. Well done Dorothy! The bake sale looks like a fantastic way to raise money. All the treats look amazing as usual too. I’m not really surprised that no-one wanted change, at 50c a treat, that’d be crazy! ;) I literally aww’d at the woman that gave $25 for 2 cookies. Bless her. Great cause.
    Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} recently posted..Chocolate Funfetti Cake Batter Rice Krispie TreatsMy Profile

  34. Thanks for sharing what you did for the bake sale, and for responding to my questions last week. You have inspired me and I really appreciated hearing how you go about implementing something like this.

    It’s great that you are teaching Jordan this “How can I help?” attitude. If we want to live in a world where we all take care of each other, we’ve got to start by teaching our kids!
    Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate recently posted..Frosted Animal Cookie Gender Reveal CupcakesMy Profile

  35. I (think) I shared my pumpkin pie ice cream. I don’t see it yet…but I’m impatient.

    Yikes! Everything looks delicious!
    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen recently posted..Pumpkin Pie Ice CreamMy Profile

  36. It’s so amazing to see the good in people when others are in need.
    Sarah @ See Sarah Bake recently posted..Chocolate Caramel PopcornMy Profile


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