Once again, the food blogging community is joining together to support those affected by tragedy. Some of my dear blogger friends and I wanted to do our part in encouraging support for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Consider skipping a couple Starbucks runs this week and, instead, use those funds to contribute $10 to the Red Cross…every dollar counts. And if you’re a blogger and would like spread the word with us, I’d be thrilled. Simply include a link to the Red Cross or to another charitable organization raising money for the hurricane victims in your blog post. Feel free to add the badge below to your post or sidebar.
I still have friends without power as the temps plummet below freezing at night, friends digging sand out of their house on the New Jersey shore, friends unable to get to work due to gas shortages and lines…but thankfully, all these folks have wonderful support and resources. That isn’t the case with everyone. There is still a great need due to the horrific devastation left by this storm…please help.
The American Red Cross is providing support including food and blood, supplies, shelter, and clothes to Hurricane Sandy victims. You can donate directly to the Red Cross or you can also text the word Redcross to 90999 to make a $10 donation. You will then need to reply yes to confirm. It’s as simple as that. The $10 will be charged to your wireless phone bill.
Also, if you go to any register at Macy’s and donate $1.00, they will match it in hopes of raising $1,000,000! Isn’t that amazing????
My daughter Katie, saw these Whoopie Pies on Good Morning America…Emeril was promoting his new sandwich book. I love that my kids are keeping their eyes peeled for recipes for me to try (self serving as that may be!). As it just happened, I had a group of friends promoting Kicked Up Sandwiches, and I won my very own copy from Amanda of MarocMama. I was set! Besides needing to dig out my piping supplies (and the dread that comes with utilizing them), these were simple to make. Katie had the first sample and proclaimed them winners. But she was nothing short of incredulous when she found out we were taking these to a tailgate and her brother and his friends would have access to her prized treats!!! He was kind enough not to take ALL the leftovers back to his dorm…so no family feud ensued!
Tip of the Day: To make consistent sized whoopie pies, I traced the outline of a 2 1/2 inch diameter cookie cutter on one side of the parchment paper, then repeated with approximately 2 inches between each circle. I flipped over the paper and used the markings as a guide for piping the batter.
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies…recipe from Emeril Lagasse