Family and the Sweetness of Fall

This time of year reminds me of getting together with family; and when family gets together, there is always memories of mom, grandma, and extended family baking and cooking wonderful food.  It is always interesting how food tends to bring people together.  I hope that the “sweet treats” I have been baking is helping to bring families closer together.  It has been hard this year when we have been asked to social distance; but family always seems to find a way.

Did you know that in supporting Hope4Healing, you are also helping families?  I was told that in 2019 Hope4Healing helped with over 4,000 request across the state of Iowa, and that most of the request that come in impact families.  Sometimes it is the simple things in life that separate us; food, shelter, and clothing.  Hope4Healing helps bring families together as well by helping to find the things that are causing families to struggle.  I can’t imagine enjoying this time of year without family, and am thankful that in some small way I can help bring other families together as well.

This week I am offering “sweet treats” that remind me of family; so here is my list for 10/05/2020 to 10/12/2020:

Category Item Price
Breads White Bread $6.00/loaf
  Wheat Bread $6.00/loaf
Sweet Breads Banana Bread $6.00/loaf
  Apple Bread $6.00/loaf (pictured below)
Rolls and Muffins Cinnamon Rolls $10.00/dozen (pictured below)
  $6.00/ half dozen
  Blueberry $8.00/dozen
  Apple $8.00/dozen
 Butter Braids Apple $8.00/each
Cherry $8.00/each
Cakes and Cobblers (9×13) Peach Cobbler $8.00/pan
  Chocolate Cupcakes with CreamCheese Frosting $8.00/dozen
Cookies and Candie Sugar Cookies $6.00/dozen
  Snickerdoodles $6.00/dozen
  Fudge (8×8 pan) $12.00/pan
  Caramel Corn $6.00/bag
  Chocolate Chip Cookies $6.00/dozen
  Apple Chocolate Chip Cookies $6.00/dozen
Bars and Brownies (9×13) Buttermilk Brownies with Chocolate Frosting $8.00/pan
  Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting $8.00/pan (pictured below)
Pies (9 inch) Dutch Apple Pie $10.00/each
  Apple Pie $10.00/each
  Cherry Pie $10.00/each
Jams/Preserves (1/2 pint) Sweet Cherry Preserves $5.00/jar
  Apple Butter $5.00/jar
Cherry and Apple
Apple Bread
Pumpkin Bars

To place an order you can use one of three options:

Please keep the comments coming, too!  I appreciate hearing how much others are enjoying the “sweat treats!”

P.S. All options can be made with a lower sugar option like Truvia for a $1.00 extra per item.  Breads, brownies, and cakes can be made with Whole Wheat Flour instead of White All Purpose Flour for an additional $0.50 per item.  If you have a favorite baked good that is not on the list, please let me know, and I will tell you if I can make it or if it is on the list for an upcoming addition.

I realize some people might not want to purchase an item, but would be willing to help me reach my goal; if you would like to make a monetary donation toward my goal, I want you to know I very much appreciate your help!  You can click the link below to donate toward my fundraiser.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post, and for helping me both with my project and to help others!

Sincerely, Lauren.