kisses to the highest bidder

by hungryrabbit on March 25, 2011

Caramel Pecan Kisses

It’s been two weeks since the news of earthquakes and tsunami in Japan has ricochet throughout the world. The devastation of land, the nuclear disaster and continuing loss of so many lives; all this shroud a cloak of sadness throughout the international community.

Many countries have come to aid Japan in these tough times, and as individuals, we all want to extend our loving hands. Through tough time, food is a great source for comfort, so naturally food bloggers came together to pool their talent for various charity projects. This is one of the many for which I have donated my time.

The Online Bake Sale for Japan is the brainchild of Sabrina Modelle from The Tomato Tart. Like all bake sales for a good cause, all she needed to do was ask and the show of kindness never stopped. There are over 60 bloggers from all over the world participating in this auction-style bake sale. All proceeds will go to Second Harvest Japan- disaster relief plan. The viewing will start on Monday, March 28th and the auction will commence on Wednesday, March 30th.

I am truly honored to be included in this project with a group of well-established food bloggers. My contribution to the auction is Caramel Pecan Kisses. Pecans and coconut are encrusted in the buttery cookies, while the caramelized filling provides a great contrast in texture as well as a hint of salt to highlight the sweetness.

The highest bidder of my cookies will receive a batch of freshly baked Kisses. I will send these worldwide, so friends from around the globe, please do not hesitate to bid on them. This is for a great cause, so please open your heart, wallet well as your appetite and support us. You’ll receive a sweet thank you in the mail.

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Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite March 25, 2011 at 8:45 am

YAY for worldwide shipping! These look delightful Ken! I am so impressed to see people coming together to support Japan – it’s one of the things I love about the blogging community! Have a great weekend!

Daydreamer Desserts March 25, 2011 at 10:00 am

What perfect little cookies, love how the caramel is slowly dripping out of them. They will sure bring in at a minimum their weight worth in gold!

Donna March 25, 2011 at 11:29 am

Ooh, I want some! How nice to give this tempting head start. I’ll be online at TomatoTart on Monday & Wednesday. Thanks for this!

robynski March 25, 2011 at 3:17 pm

What a perfect choice for the auction. Kissing booths always raise large amounts of money so you’ve chosen the perfect treat! They are so beautiful too! I wish you success in raising a nice sum to donate.

Barbara | VinoLuciStyle March 25, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Great cause and great looking cookies Ken. I’m imagining they will fetch a pretty penny and we need a lot of those pennies to help ravaged Japan.

I’ll be there to support you.

domenicacooks March 25, 2011 at 5:38 pm

What a nice way to help raise money for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Ken, your cookies are beautiful, and I am sure they taste as good as they look. I look forward to checking out the bake sale.

Joan Nova March 25, 2011 at 6:09 pm

A wonderful effort and a another testimonial to the heart of the food blogging community. Ken – your contribution looks wonderful!

Cathy/ShowFoodChef March 25, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Not surprised at your kindness or your gorgeous food! These looks like toasty melt-in-your-mouth bites.

Taylor March 25, 2011 at 11:04 pm

WOW these look delicious! Great way to celebrate National Pecan Day! Such a great thing you are doing by donating your time and delicious baked goods.

SMITH BITES March 26, 2011 at 7:40 am

love. just love, Ken and i love YOU even more for participating – you are a real gem. xo

Sabrina Modelle March 26, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Oh honey,
These look so so yummy! Thanks for being a part of the bake sale and opening your giant heart and your using your amazing talent for such a great cause.

Sawsan March 27, 2011 at 1:44 am

These look absolutely yummy..
wish you the best of luck in raising money for Japan

foodwanderings March 27, 2011 at 9:55 am

Mr. Ken this is a wonderful cause and absolutely gorgeous looking sweet bites. You engulf us with the perfect kisses:).

J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) March 27, 2011 at 11:29 am

Wonderful cause, wonderful recipe! They look superb. Good luck!!

The Poet Herself March 28, 2011 at 7:17 am

Wow–those look so tasty! Very nice of you to donate them to the cause!

Lisa March 28, 2011 at 7:54 am

Great cause and these cookies look fabulous! Please send me a box (=

Jamie March 28, 2011 at 8:31 am

Really great cause and kudos for participating. The cookies look and sound just fabulous and delicious!

fooddreamer March 28, 2011 at 11:55 am

These are gorgeous! What a delightful treat to contribute to the cause. I might just have to bid on these!!!

Donna March 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Ken
Maybe you have a moment to share some online auction bidding guidance. I’m a bit clueless. Thanks!
-Donna

hungryrabbit March 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Hi Donna. I have never done it before, but I would suggest you browse through the selection and pick out what you want and then play with it when the auctions starts tomorrow. Remember, it’s all for a good cause. -Ken

Donna March 29, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I already browsed, I still want your submission. Hope I win!
Thanks!

Donna April 5, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Hi
I’m looking for the recipe for the pecan kisses can you provide please? Thanks!

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