We are baking for change! No Joanna won’t be there, but her recipe for Chip’s biscuits will be. Come judge for yourself who makes the best biscuits — Mrs. Twist or Joanna Gaines!
Let me start first with my story on why I am doing this. Earlier this summer, I was saddened by the back-to-back suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Two, young and gifted people who didn’t feel their talents or lives mattered. I lost my own brother, Jim, to suicide. And, there are thousands more people who suffer from suicide every day. It’s a very helpless feeling. But, I know I can do small things on my own to make a big difference for someone else. And, if it does help just one person in their suffering, then I’ve accomplished my goal. Baking has always been a stress reliever for me. I can easily put my energy into that.
So, I’ve decided to host a fun event where we can eat biscuits dripping with butter and sip mimosas while benefiting a worthy cause. Proceeds from the Biscuit Showdown will benefit the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, they are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in our community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
Join me on Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. – 12 noon for all-you-can-eat biscuits with butter, honey and Moore jam, and a mimosa and coffee bar. $25 per person ($20 benefits the National Alliance for Mental Illness). Seating is limited. Advance registration required. Click here to register through Event Brite.
Gotta get to baking! Hope to see you soon!