From Mr. Food Team Member Jaime
We all want to help any way we can.
My sister and I share recipe ideas all the time for everything from weeknight dinners to entertaining and pot luck lunches. Since I am a self-proclaimed foodie and I work for Mr. Food, I am exposed to new recipes every day…and I love to share them!
When she told me what she needed a recipe for this time, I made it my mission to help her. Her office has a community service team that holds a fundraiser each month for a different organization. Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they decided to have a bake sale to benefit Pink On Purpose. My sister was looking for an idea for something pink to bake. She said they already had several pink cupcakes, so she was looking for something different. I offered her the Mr. Food recipe for Half Moon Cookies, but instead of chocolate and vanilla, I suggested she substitute with pink and white frosting. She loved the idea and decided to give it a try. Not only did they look great, but everyone loved them and they sold like hotcakes…or, should I say, Half Moon Cookies!
My sister then told me that her husband’s aunt, who is a breast cancer survivor, is coming to visit her this weekend, so she is going to make another batch of these delicious cookies. This time she is going to frost them not only with pink and white, but pink and chocolate as well, for a little variety. So, I was thinking…it’s football season. Why not try them in your favorite team colors, or how about orange and black for Halloween? All you need is a little food coloring and the possibilities are endless!
Most importantly, money was raised to help a worthwhile cause and, in some very small way, I feel like I helped. Well, me and Mr. Food!