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Blogging Bake Sale II

by Meghann on April 6, 2009

Welcome to my Second Blogging Bake Sale of 2009! I hope your sweet tooth is ready to be tantalized, listed below I have over 40 unique treats ready to be bidded on and shipped your way.

Before you begin please review the Rule & Logistics I reposted yesterday.

All funds raised from this event will go directly to my Team in Training Efforts to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This is 100% for a good cause and I am hoping we can raise enough to break my goal amount today! 🙂

Remember there is a mininum bid of $20 on each item and e-mail all bids to BLOGBAKESALE@GMAIL.COM


I will update the ‘bid section’ on the bottom of this post through out the day on which items are currently being bidded on and what the highest bid is. Let me know if you have any further questions.

Oh and just to make this a little bit more exciting I have a little surprise for you all. You know all those wonderful items I have been reviewing the past couple of weeks? Well here is your chance to try them out for yourself.


For each LEGITIMATE bid e-mailed to me your name will be entered to win this amazing prize pack containing samples from Awesome Almonds, YouBars, Pisachioats, GNU Bars, Simple Harvest Bars, Honest Food Bars, and a couple of what-ever other treats I feel like throwing in. 😉

All bakers automatically have their name entered for a chance to win as well.

So even if you’re not the highest bidder, you still stand a chance of winning something fun.




Customizable Granolagranola

Whitney –  Whitney in Chicago

The highest bidder of Whitney’s Granola will receive 2 quart sized bags of completely customizable granola. Whitney can make the granola with any types of nuts and/or dried fruit of your choosing, but has had great success with almonds, cranberries and pistachios in the past.

Want proof her granola is good? Whitney’s Granola has made appearances on both Andrea and Kath’s blog to rave reviews. Her granola is a blog world hit.

Assortment of Vegan Cookies

3373139401_75d5223814NicoleAnother One Bites the Crust

Soft and chewy on the inside with a crisp, crunchy outside, these assorted vegan cookies will please any palette! This gift box of 24 cookies includes chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin and more. Cooookies! If you have any allergies, let me know and I will be sure to accommodate.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread pumpkin_chocolate_chip_bread

MichelleBalance My Cake

My Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf is a big hit with all my family and friends that have tried it! I take a mix of whole wheat and all purpose flour, flax seed, applesauce, brown sugar (or can be made with Splenda Brown Sugar blend if you desire!), pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla, etc! It is a dense loaf, VERY moist, and it just oozes semi-sweet chocolate chips! It has the subtle taste of pumpkin, but the chocolate really is the star. It is excellent slightly heated, and enjoyed with your favorite nut butter! It is oil and egg-free, and it contains no peanuts or nuts of any kind. Obviously, I work in a kitchen where I do eat nuts, so it may contain traces, so I don’t suggest it if you’re allergic! You won’t be disappointed if you love pumpkin and chocolate!

evabrownieValrhona 71% Brownies

Eva – Blog reader

Valrhona 71% Brownies — essentially brownies made with Valrhona’s 71% cocoa dark chocolate. They are super rich but this chocolate is of the highest quality. The bid is for two batches (roughly 30 large brownies) and the winner can choose to add nuts of their choice, if they like.

Super Charge Me Cookies

Jenna Eat Live Run SuperCharge

Up for bid is a batch of Super Charge Me cookies baked by the hand of the professional pastry chef herself. These cookies are vegan and contain nut butter, spelt flour, maple syrup, coconut, dried cranberries, dark chocolate, ground flax and canola oil. They are tasty and semi-healthy. The highest bidder will receive one batch (roughly 15) of the home made cookies.

Mix-and-Match Nut Butter Cups

NutButterCupsMalloryA Bacon Wrapped Life

Mix-and-Match Nut Butter Cups! I’m not much of a “baker” in the typical sense, but I love to make candies and treats that don’t require much measuring. These Nut Butter Cups are the perfect answer for a sweet treat craving. After you’ve won the bid, I’ll create your personalized package of 2 dozen nut butter cups! You can choose up to 3 different combinations (or all one type!) of outside candy coatings and nut butter fillings from choices I’ll have ready once you’ve bid. They’ll be freshly made just for you!!

Maple Nut Butter CookiesIMG_1751

Heather Heather Eats Almond Butter

I’ll be baking my Maple Nut Butter Oaties. There will be 2 dozen cookies, and the bidder can choose either chocolate chip, carob chip, or raisin. They are vegan and are soy, peanut, gluten, and dairy free, but I promise they’re good!

 Vegan Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

VaniFit For Free

Super-dark-chocolate vegan cookies with hints of vanilla and molasses. I will make these cookies as healthy as the buyer wants them (e.g., less oil, whole-wheat flour).

Want to know more about these delish cookies? Check out this entry on how much Vani enjoyed them herself.

Banana Date Bread

Andrea Bella Eats

This bread is healthy. Very healthy. White whole wheat flour, natural sugar, no added oil. Spread with some nut butter, this bread would make an excellent breakfast alongside a cup of coffee. The banana is subtle, the chunks of dates add wonderfully sweet bites that are reminiscent of caramel, and the apples keep the bread perfectly moist. I think that this is my favorite bread recipe yet.

 Peanut Butter Date Blondies

Andrea Bella Eats

I used natural sweeteners (turbinado sugar and the dates, of course) and whole wheat pastry flour to make the recipe a bit healthier than some of the others I was looking at. But don’t let that fool you, they still aren’t light in calories. But overall, I am very happy with the result. The sweetness of the dates complements the saltiness of the peanuts perfectly. The dates are subtle and delicious.

Jasmine Tea Biscotti Bites

Sarah Tales of Expansion

I adapted this recipe from one for “Earl Grey Tea Cookies” in the May 2005 issue of Real Simple magazine. The cookies became biscotti (1) when I tried to make them healthy and (2) when I cooked them too long and burned the bottoms (typical), whoops. These bites are perfect for dipping in tea and CAN be made vegan with all canola oil in place of the canola/butter mixture. The winning bidder will receive 3 doz. biscotti bites! See Kath’s review of the Biscotti Bites here.

Kit_Kat_Blondie_003Banana Split Blondies

 Amanda– Blog Reader

This ultimate indulgence has earned me a reputation among family and friends! These gigantic super moist blondies are loaded with peanuts, banana pieces, and chocolate chips. The only thing missing from this banana split is a scoop of ice cream!

Package contains 8 jumbo blondies. Ingredients include flour, butter, eggs, and peanuts.

Random DeliciousnessBrownie_002

 Amanda– Blog Reader

For those of you who enjoy the crispy edges of a dessert or their cookies on the crunchy side (a la biscotti) – this dessert assortment is for you! Enjoy a variety of treats, including banana split blondies, symphony blondies, chocolate chunk brownies, and oatmeal cookie bars. These bites are a perfect complement to a warm cup of coffee or tea. Grab one fast, they will disappear quickly.

Package contains 3 dozen bars. Ingredients include flour, butter, eggs, peanuts and almonds.

Faux Oreos

Tami Journey of a Runner

Homemade Faux Oreo cookies. The recipe is from King Arthur and these cookies will make any oreo lover happy. You will receive one dozen Faux Oreos, while I don’t believe there are nuts or other allergens, if you have food sensitivities, I would bid on something else that will be offered up.

N Her Shoes Homemade Power Bars protein_bar

Bobbi N Her Shoes

I know that it’s not cookies, but it is still super AMAZING!!!! Bobbi’s Homemade Power Bars adapted from the cook book “Super Natural Cooking”. The highest bidder will receive 24 individual bars.

These bars contain coconut oil (or regular butter), pecans, dried fruit(banana chips), slivered almonds, (unsweetened) shredded coconut, rolled oats, unsweetened crisp brown rice cereal, brown rice syrup, natural cane sugar, fine-grain sea salt, espresso beans, and pure vanilla extract

Challah (x2)

Mara What’s For Dinner?

The fresh baked Challah is  a slightly sweet, slightly eggy braided bread, usually topped with an egg wash to make it shiny, and then covered in sesame or poppy seeds. These smell heavenly out of the oven and a perfect light brown color.

There will be 2 lucky winners for this tasty treats. Each winner will receive 2 loaves of Challah!

Almond Brittle

Pearl Fresh & Pure

My family absolutely loved my homemade brittle and said that it was better than See’s.

But, don’t take my word for it. Check out what Sarah had to say when she received some Almond Brittle in her Secret Cupid Gift. “Oh my heckengolly.  This is the best brittle I have ever had.  Ever.  That is saying a lot coming from a girl who has had homemade peanut brittle every Christmas since she can remember.  It was perfect, not too sweet, not sticky at all and nuttier than Gary Busey.”

  White Chocolate Chip Lime (Macadamia Nut) Cookies

Heather Hangry Pants

Although not my recipe, these cookies are one of my favorite and are always requested by my friends and family. The marriage of white chocolate chip and lime is a happy one and brings joy to the taste
buds of all who try it.
This time around I will make them with macadamia nuts if the buyer desires, so they will be more like the
hottest new Clif Bar flavor.

Vegan Upon Request. 2 Dozen Freezer Friendly Cookies.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana BreadPBbanBread

DanielleA Year of Healthy Eats

I am donating 1 loaf of Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Bread. This obviously contains peanut butter so anyone with a nut allergy shouldn’t bid on this loaf. My recipe is adapted from a recipe from Vegeterian Times.

Peanut Butter Granola

Polly Yoga is Yummy

Polly’s Peanut Butter Granola is made with all natural peanut butter, honey, butter, vanilla, salt and thick coat oats. This recipe does contain dairy and peanuts, so those with allergies beware! Otherwise this peanutty mix is stick to your ribs delicious!

Sweet Potato Oatmeal  Bread

SPoatBreadMegan Megan’s Munchies

This bread is full of sweet and spicy flavors. The combination of sweet potatoes and oat flour make it extra moist. It is egg and dairy free, so it can be enjoyed by vegans. The recipe uses agave nectar, but honey or maple syrup can be used if desired. This recipe can also be adjusted to use another dairy alternative other than soy milk.

Cranberry Almond Biscotti cranberry_pistachio_biscotti

LisaLisa Hearts Pizza

These little gems are my favorite cookie. While some consider this flavor combo seasonal, I love them year round as they never fail to remind me of Christmas. It is a recipe passed down from my Aunt with just the right amount of crunch and sweetness. At your request I will gladly drizzle them with the chocolate of your choice(milk, dark or white). Consider them a perfectly portion controlled way to satisfy your sweet tooth! I will be making 20 biscotti for the lucky winner!

PearSpicebread Pear Spice Bread

ErinGluten Free With a Purpose

A moist, sweet loaf filled with pears, cinnamon and pecans….drizzled with a cinnamon sugar glaze.

Can be made with or without pecans AND gluten free or non-gluten free!

Customizeable Blondie


The highest bidder had complete control with this one. VeggieGirl has offered a customizable blondie to the highest bidder. This means you have the option to review the multiple wonderful combinations VeggieGirl has delivered in the past and come up with a combo you believe will work the best for you.

All of VeggieGIrl’s treats are vegan friendly and wheat and glutten free.

Carrots n’ Cake: Reader’s Choice

TinaCarrots n’ Cake

Tina has graciously offered to bake up any batch of her famous baked goods or cookies she whips up on her blog.

So what are you feeling, her famously delicious Oatmeal Rasin Bars? Pumpkin Coconut Date Bars?  or even Banana Oatmeal Chip Cookies? The choice is yours!


Gina The Fitnessista

Last bake sale Gina’s Maccaroons brought quite a crowd, eventually earning top dollar at $100.

These macaroons are made with almonds, unsweetened coconut, coconut oil, cinnamon, vanilla extract, sea salt and pure maple syrup. They’re dehydrated for 24-36 hours and are firm on the outside, and soft and chewy in the center.                      Bid early and bid high, these babies are going to fly!

 Vegan Organic Oatmeal Coconut Crumble

Sarah This Tasty Life

The winner will receive one 8×8 pan worth of this wonderful crumble packaged in craft takeout boxes for easy serving distribution. However if the bid for this item reaches $75 or more I will double the amount! 

I am open to customization.  If you do not like carob chips I will gladly substitute organic chocolate chips (milk or dark), white chocolate, butterscotch, or peanut butter chips. Please note this would change possible allergan information and make the recipe non vegan. 

Mock_Tag-A-LongsDanica’s Trio of Goodies

DanicaDanica’s Daily


The highest bidder will receive 24 of my Homemade Girl Scout Samoas, 24 of my Mock Tag-A-Longs and as an added bonus the winner of my package can pick another item on my site (or special ordered) and I will gladly include that as well. The winner will also have their choice of chocolate ~ milk, dark, vegan or white.

*Allergies – includes peanuts for the samoas and dairy for both (chocolate)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

pmuff2smallMelissa – Trying to Heal

Super soft and chock full of spices these muffins are the perfect snack, especially with the added chocolate chips!

Custom Blondies

JasmineSweet & Fit

The hJasmineighest bidder will receive 16 fresh, homemade blondies which they can customize with any add in of their choosing. Some of my greater examples of the past include Butterscotch Banana Blondies, Coconut Chocolate Chip Blondies and the ultra rich Butterscotch – Peanut Butter – Chocolate Chip Blondie.

Chunky Monkey Brownies

IMG_6189NicoleAnother One Bites the Crust

You will be exploding with happiness once you sink your these decadent, rich brownies! These vegan treats are loaded with walnuts, dried banana slices, and sprinkled with chunks of chocolate. The flavor trio is sure to please any palette! The Chunky Monkey brownies are free of dairy and egg, and can also be made gluten-free upon request 🙂 Enjoy!

Customizable Chip Cookies

Juli julicookies Peanut Butter and Juli

I will send 2 dozen cookies, and the person can customize the combination of chocolate chips used (semi-sweet, peanut butter, toffee, etc.).

As a self-proclaimed cookie expert, I have to say that these cookies are probably some of the best I have ever had (if not the best). They are fantastically efficient so that eating one satisfies any urge for sweets, while not feeling like a total fatty for eating a giant cookie…

These cookies are also an incredible mix of textures. They are light, almost fluffy and the combination of the dough texture with the chips is top notch. Furthermore, the sheer  presentation of the cookies is unmatched. Just look at them! Don’t you just want to eat every single one of them! I do. I dare you to find a better looking chocolate chip cookie than these.

Homemade Granola Bars

DSC02956JasmineSweet & Fit

Homemade granola bars with raisins, cranberries, wheat germ, honey, almonds, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, old-fashioned oats. (quantity: 16)

Vegan Chocolate Chip CookiesCookie_Pics_004


They are vegan, chocolate chip cookies made with no nuts or nut butters.  They are big-about 4+ inches in diameter and I will be making 10-12.

  Sweet Potato Muffies

MonicaRun Eat Repeat

They are lightly sweet and muffin-y in texture. You don’t need to even love sweet potato to love these! I had taster-testers who didn’t like sweet potatoes, but really liked them. Part of what makes them light and cakey in texture is I use apple sauce instead of butter in the recipe, so they are a bit healthier than most baked goodies too!

~*~*~*CANADIANS ONLY *~*~*~

Reverse Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies 

Karen To Be The Whole Package

These one are a perennial favorite whenever I make them. For a couple of Christmases in a row they’ve been a huge hit. In fact I do believe it’s what my ex-roomie most misses about me! lol

Just in case people are wondering it’s peanut free and so is my home (since I’m allergic). Having said that because they contain chocolate they are not suitable for people with severe peanut allergies.

Glo Bakery Bar Sampler

Glo  AngelaGlo Bakery

Now is your chance to win a Glo Bakery Bar Sampler pack from Glo Bakery! The bar sampler is totally customizable. You get to pick 4 different flavours of bars for a total of 8 bars! Choose from these amazing flavours: Pumpkin Spice ‘n All Things Nice, Choco Peppy-Mint, Banana, Chocolate Banana Mint, Pistachio, Pecan, Chocolate Banana. Coming soon: Chocolate Hazelnut! Visit to see all the pictures!

Chocolate Raspberry Layer Barsraspbars

MeaghenLive. Love. Laugh. Eat. Learn.

My almost world famous chocolate raspberry layer bars start off with a shortbread base, topped with a layer of raspberry jam, topped with a mixture of white chocolate and cream cheese, all of which is topped off with a layer of milk chocolate. They are made in an 8 x 8 pan and make 16 delicious bars!!!!

*These bars do contain dairy, however are nut free.

———————–BID SECTION—————————

This section will be updated periodically throughout the day on what the current bids are on each items.

Updated: 7:30 pm EST

  • Danica’s Trio of Cookies: $50
  • Gina’s Macaroons: $65
  • VeggieGirl’s Blondies (2 Batches) : $85, $60
  • Andrea’s Peanut Butter Date Blondies: $35
  • Mara’s Challah (2 Batches) : $40, $25
  • Vani’s Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies: $30
  • Glo Bakery Bar Sampler: $25
  • Tami’s Faux Oreos: $35
  • Erin’s Valrhona 71% Brownies: $40
  • Jenna’s Super Charge Me Cookies: $100
  • Jasmine’s Granola Bars: $35
  • Mallory’s Nut Butter Cups: $35
  • Amanda’s Banana Split Blondies: $40
  • Sweet Potato Walnut Muffies: $20
  • Michelle’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf: $35
  • Nicole’s Assortment Vegan Cookies: $25 (2 bids @)
  • Andrea’s Banana Date Bread: $35
  • Danielle’s Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bread: $35
  • Sarah’s Vegan Organic Oatmeal Crumble: $35
  • Jasmine’s Custom Blondies: $35
  • Nicole’s Chunky Monkey Brownies: $35
  • Juli’s Customizable Chip Cookies: $50
  • Natalie’s Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies: $20
  • Whitney’s Customizable Granola: $50
  • Pearl’s Almond Brittle: $20 (2 bids @)
  • Lisa’s Cranberry Almond Biscotti: $30
  • Melissa’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins: $35
  • Megan’s Sweet Potato Oatmeal Bread: $30
  • Bobbi’s Power Bars: $33
  • Erin’s Pear Spiced Bread: $38
  • Heather’s White Chocolate Chip Lime Cookies: $40
  • Heather’s Maple Nut Cookies: $40
  • CnC Reader’s Choice: $32
  • Karen’s Reverse Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies : $25
  • Meaghen’s Chocolate Raspberry Layer Bars : $30
  • Polly’s Peanut Butter Granola: $30
  • Jasmine Tea Biscotti Bites: $20
  • Amanda’s Random Deliciousness: $35

*Please note due to the volume of bids I am unable to respond to each request invidually, but please remember that I am logging each bid as it comes in. Thanks for your patience.

1 gina (fitnessista) April 6, 2009 at 10:06 am

whoo hoo! everything looks INCREDIBLE!
thanks for putting this together, meghann! i hope you rack in a TON of dollas for your cause 😀

2 Victoria April 6, 2009 at 10:09 am

Just wanted to say how AMAZING everythign looks! I hope you raise a ton of money!

3 bobbi April 6, 2009 at 10:15 am

wow my mouth is drooling over here!!! MAN what an amazing selection:) GOOD LUCK!!!

4 Becca April 6, 2009 at 10:16 am

Everything looks so good! Can’t wait to see how the auction turns out. These ladies are some truly talented bakers! 😀

5 VeggieGirl April 6, 2009 at 10:16 am


6 Nicole April 6, 2009 at 10:18 am

Wow!! Everything looks so great. I think you’ll make lots for the TNT fund today!

7 Amanda April 6, 2009 at 10:31 am

The display of bake sale goodies is mouth-watering. Wishing you success on Blogging Bake Sale II. 🙂 What a great way to sail through a Monday.

8 Danica April 6, 2009 at 10:54 am

Awesome post Meghann! This bake sale seriously rocks….I think I want to try one of everything!!!!

Don’t forget to check out the Annie’s Giveaway that is going on with the Bake Sale….Go to this link to post the treat you would most like to win for your chance to win free Annie’s Loot!

9 Jenn (eating bender) April 6, 2009 at 11:07 am

This looks awesome – I can’t even get over all of the contributions…nor do I know where to begin as far as figuring out what to bid on! Mmm…I love it! Thanks, Meghann 🙂

10 Caitlin April 6, 2009 at 11:15 am

everything looks so yummy!! I can’t wait to look more closely over everything!

11 Hallie April 6, 2009 at 11:29 am

Aaand…I’m hungry for sweets at 9:30 in the morning (Cali time)

12 glidingcalm April 6, 2009 at 11:33 am

sheesh!!!!!!! too many delicious sweet treats for one post! haha gosh! food porn for sure!

13 Sarah W. April 6, 2009 at 11:33 am

wow everythign looks great!!! looks like way more items this time around than last time.

14 Kelly April 6, 2009 at 11:45 am

Wow all those treats look amazing! I wish I could have some of those faux-tag-a-longs!

15 runsarah April 6, 2009 at 11:48 am

Wow- everything looks so amazing!

16 Meg C. April 6, 2009 at 11:51 am

this idea is totally brillz. i will be bidding for SURE. i want those samoas!!

17 Rachel April 6, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Meghann, when is the bidding going to end? I have to go to class tonight and don’t want to miss out on the action! 🙂

18 caitlin April 6, 2009 at 12:22 pm

wow this is awesome!!!

can i bid on your everlasting friendship? 🙂

19 Derek April 6, 2009 at 1:39 pm


20 caitlin April 6, 2009 at 7:42 pm

oh derekkkkkk. do you want to start a bidding war over meghann’s everlasting friendship?? i bid…. $200 million (monopoly) dollars!

🙂 just wanted to add that this bake sale is going to well, meghann! i am so proud of you!!!

21 MS April 6, 2009 at 1:16 pm


Everything looks so yummy! I was wondering if any of the bakers could list the nutritional info (specifically calories) for their item.

Thanks! 🙂

22 gloriachadwick April 6, 2009 at 1:17 pm

This is a really wonderful idea–having a bake sale for a good cause! I love it. Found you through Megan’s Munchies. 🙂

23 Abby April 6, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Wow, this is fantastic – good luck!!

24 lisaheartspizza April 6, 2009 at 2:44 pm

wow i am drooling!!!!!! What a great selection!

25 Sarah April 6, 2009 at 3:41 pm

ahhhhhhhh i want EVERYTHING!

26 Derek April 6, 2009 at 7:37 pm

I’m so happy and proud of you Meghann. When I think about all the work you put into your site and then see it pay off in the bidding and how it’s all for something greater than you, me, or anyone else…it’s just fantastic. Remember my email to you about your broken camera that I wanted to help with and how i said you’ve found a passion in running and this blog??…if we could only spread that same passion..imagine what could be accomplished. No vote needed, you’re awesome. Enough said. 🙂

27 Derek April 6, 2009 at 7:56 pm

Well, I thought I posted with my phone, but doesn’t look like the comment stuck….so what I tried to say is…

I’m so happy and proud of you Meghann. When I think of all the work you put into your site, the dedication it takes…then see it pay off through all the bidding for a cause that’s bigger than you, me, or anyone else…it’s just fantastic. Do you remember the email I sent you about wanting to help out with [one] of your broken cameras and how you’ve found a passion in your running and blogging…can you imagine what could be accomplished if we could spread that passion?? Sorry for getting all deep but I had to put it out there. No vote needed, you’re awesome. Enough said! 🙂

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