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Bake Sale for Beka – Benefitting the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America

*The Bake Sale is now closed! But check out the Video Reveal of what we raised!! Thank you to EVERYONE for their contributions and their donations to the Bake Sale for Beka*



Today’s the day friends! Get your bidding fingers ready all in the name of Crohn’s and Colitis. The next two days here on Country Cleaver, we will be having a bake sale benefitting the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

You’ve had the chance to get to know Beka, my best friend, other-other soul mate, and sufferer of Crohn’s. Her resilience and tenacity while facing this disease is admirable. It’s more than that, even.

Because of all of the qualities that Beka possess, 25 bloggers, numerous generous companies, and myself are all putting up baked goods and loot for auction to help Beka raise the money she needs to run her first half marathon – and raise money for Crohn’s research and to help send kids suffering with Crohn’s and colitis to camp at Camp Oasis.

A cure can be found and we can ensure kids don’t miss out on the most fundamental experiences of being kids. Look below for all the treats, goodies and unbelievable swag.



All the Details:

How to Bid: Send your bids to me, Megan, via e-mail at with the subject line of your e-mail being the name of the item you are bidding on.

All bids will be updated as soon as I get them. So – make sure you check back OFTEN to see the most current bids – and Bid again and again to make sure you get the loot that you want! It’s all tasty.

Bids: Bids on all items are in $5 increments. IE – All bids must end in a “0” or “5”.  All items from the companies will have minimum bids set and listed next to each item. And bid often! The bidding wars is what makes this FUN!

Hours of Bake Sale: October 28th-29th -> 7am PST – 8pm PST

Shipping Limitations: Unfortunately, all items will be limited to residents of the US. Tragically sorry to the international friends!

How to Pay for your Item: After the auction/bake sale is over, the winning participants will be e-mailed and given the details on where to pay. After payment for the baked goods or items has been received, you will be shipped your baked good or product by the appropriate blogger or company. Easy peasy!


Now for all the LOOT!!

Baked Goods:

Megan Keno – Country Cleaver – Pistachio Shortbread with Chocolate Ganache

Current Bid: $ 65 <- Paula F. 

Meredith – In Sock Monkey SlippersPecan Pralines

Current Bid: $ 35 <- Paula F.

Julie Chiou – Table for Two Blog – Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies

Current Bid: $  50 <- Julie B.  

Linda – The Urban Mrs. – Passion Fruit and Chili Palmiers

Current Bid: $40 <- Suzanne

 Cassie Laemmli – Bake Your DayChocolate chocolate Cookies

Current Bid – $ 35 <- Julie A.

Chung-Ah Ree – Damn Delicious – Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

 Current Bid: $  45 <- Nawzer

Jeanne Hunt – Inside Nana Bread’s HeadDark Chocolate Cherry Pecan Cookies

Current Bid: $60 <- Cindy C.

 Brandy Clabaugh – Nutmeg Nanny’sCoconut Oil Poundcake with Almonds and Lime 

Current Bid: $ 45 <- Paula F. 

Kirsten Kubert – Comfortably Domestic – Chipotle Chocolate Toffee

Current Bid: $ 50 <- Melenie L.

Lauren Grier – Climbing Grier MountainSugar Crusted Ginger Cookies

Current Bid: $ 40 <- Geri W.

Amy – Surly KitchenWhite Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Current Bid: $ 40 <- Gary S.

Lindsay Livingston – The Lean Green BeanPumpkin Oatmeal Bars

Curent Bid: $ 45 <- Liz D.C.

Allison Powell – Decadent Philistines Take Over the WorldOlive Cheddar Biscuits (At least 2 dozen biscuits or to fill the tin)

Current Bid: $ 40 <- Julie B.

Ali Ebright – Gimme Some OvenSalted Caramel Chocolate Cookies

 Current Bid: $ 45 <- Lindsey T.

Melissa Coleman – The Faux MarthaCoconut Maple Granola

Current Bid: $ 25 <- Suzy McN.

Haley Carrol – The Girly Girl CooksPig Out Cookies

Current Bid: $ 25 <- Katie M.

Erin – Dinners, Dishes and DessertsPeanut Butter Bars

Current Bid: $ 35 <- Rachel G.

Heather Scholten – Farmgirl GourmetEmeril’s Peanut Butter Wafer Cookies

Current Bid: $ 40 <- Annelies Z.

Laurie McNamara – Simply ScratchDouble Dark Chocolate Merlot Cookies

Current Bid: $ 60 <- Betsy S.

Mal Souza – The Chic Geek – Sugar Cookies

Current Bid: $ 35 <- JB

Carrie Burrill – Bakeaholic MamaBrown Butter Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Bars

 Current Bid: $ 45 <- Nawzer

Kristen Doyle – Dine and DishNeapolitan Cupcakes (1 dozen)

Current Bid: $ 30 <- Stacey R.

Tiffany Dos Santos – Garlic and SaltSweet Potato Chocolate Cookies

Current Bid: $30 <- Kirsten K.

Wanda Lopez – My Sweet ZepolPumpkin Spice Scones

 Current bid: $ 35 <- Amy B.

 Katie Burkhart – The Hill Country CookMud Hen Bars

 Current Bid: $ 50 <- Lorie & Bryan F.

Megan Keno – Country Cleaver – Death by Chocolate Cookies (2 Dozen)

Current Bid: $ 45 <- Britton D. 


Jackie DoddFood Photography PropsFood Blogger Starter Kit

Current Bid: $ 70 <- Alice C.

Star Fine Foods – Mediterranean Variety Basket – includes Olive Oils, Marinated Artichokes, Olives, Infused Oils, Balsamic Vinegars and So Much More!

Minimum Bid: $30

Current Bid: $ 85 <- Julie B.

Basket includes: 1 bottle Golden Balsamic Vinegar, 1 bottle Rosemary Olive Oil, 1 bottle Red Wine Vinegar, 1 bottle Spanish Manzanillas, 1 bottle Star Original Olive oil, 1 bottle Star California Olive Oil, 1 bottle Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 jar Spanish Queen Olives, 1 bottle Star Balsamic of Modena, 1 bottle Lemon infused Olive Oil, 1 Basil Olive Pouch, 1 jar Spanish Manzanillas, 1 jar Marinated Artichoke Hearts, 1 jar Green Asparagus, 1 jar Sun Dried Tomatoes

Twitter Facebook

Chobani – 32 ounce Chobani Variety Pack, 6 pack – Healthify your baking this season by adding Chobani!

 Minimum Bid: $20

Current Bid: $ 25 <- Kendra

Variety Pack includes: 2 32-ounce 0% Plain Chobani, 2 32-ounce 0% Vanilla Chobani, 1 32-ounce 2% Plain Chobani, 1 32-0unce 2% Vanilla Chobani

Twitter & Facebook

LeCreuset – 4 ½ quart Round Dutch Oven in Cassis – Estimated Retail Value $250

Minimum Bid: $75

Current Bid: $ 200 <- Jackie C.


KerryGold USA – 1 Month Supply of Cheese and Butter Basket

Includes: 2 wedges Dubliner cheese, 2 wedges Swiss Cheese, 2 wedges Blarney Castle Cheese, 2 wedges Reserve Cheddar, 2 wedges Red Leicester Cheese, 2 packs Pure Irish Butter, 2 packs Pure Unsalted Butter, 2 packs Garlic and Herb Butter, 2 packs Softer Butter

Minimum Bid: $40

Current Bid: $150 <- Melenie L.


America’s Test Kitchen – 1 copy of the Quick Family Cookbook

Minimum Bid: $15

Current Bid: $ 40 <- Katie B.


America’s Test KitchenCook’s Country Complete Series Cookbook

Minimum Bid: $15

Current Bid: $ 45 <- Nettie M.


 So bid away guys! And please be sure to go to stop by all of the lovely bloggers and generous companies and send them your thanks and giant imaginary hugs. This wouldn’t be possible without them and I am continually moved by the love and generosity of the blogging community. Thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU.


35 Responses to “Bake Sale for Beka – Benefitting the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America”

  1. #
    NanaBread (Jeanne) — October 28, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    Wahoo! It’s time! So…many… fabulous things to bid on, too. Nothing can stop me! {mwahahahahaaa} I’ve got a pocket full of bills and a family member with colitis, so BRING IT!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 28, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    So glad you’re doing this, Megan. I want to bid on everything!

    • Megan replied: — October 29th, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

      Thanks so much for contributing your muffins Chung! They have been a HUGE hit. 🙂

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    NanaBread (Jeanne) — October 28, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    To potential bidders:
    I’m donating the Dark Chocolate Cherry Pecan cookies above (4 dozen). To entice you to bid, I have an offer. If you love dark chocolate but not cherries or pecans, I’m totally willing to customize them to your taste. That’s right! Let’s talk substitutions. Don’t like cherries or pecans? Okay, how about walnuts and milk chocolate chips? Or does coconut, macadamia nuts & white chocolate sounds better to you? Maybe you’re a fan of dates & almonds. I’m down with that! So buy my chewy dark chocolate cookies and I’ll gladly tweak them… just for you!

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    Chelsea — October 28, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    I am so ecstatic that I came across this link! As a sufferer of crohn’s disease I am so thankful for what you’re doing to help others with this disease!

    • Megan replied: — October 29th, 2012 @ 5:04 pm

      Chelsea, thank you so very much your comment. I hope that this little bake sale will bring a little extra money to help find a cure for this terrible disease. All the very best!! ~Megan

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    Rachel Cooks — October 28, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    Love that you’re doing this Megan–it must be a TON of work! Making my choice(s) now! 😉

    • Megan replied: — October 29th, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

      Thanks so much Rachel, it’s been so much fun – everyone has been so generous. I think I can speak for Beka when I say that we are both moved by everyone’s contributions and donations.

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — October 28, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    This so exciting! Great job Megan 🙂

    • Megan replied: — October 29th, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

      Thanks Laurie!! These cookies of yours have been a HUGE hit!! The winner will be a lucky duck indeed 🙂 Thanks for baking!

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    Robin — October 28, 2012 @ 11:04 am

    Hi, I’d like to help out by bidding on something but I don’t want to bid unless I know my payment will be accepted, I don’t have Paypal.


    • Megan replied: — October 28th, 2012 @ 11:25 am

      Your bid is guaranteed to be accepted. But winning your item is not guaranteed – that’s half the fun of the auction!!

      All final payments will be made directly on the TeamChallenge Website that is hosted by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. It is a secure site and will not require you to have a paypal account. Each winner will be e-mail by me, with the link directly to the website you will make your payment on.

      Hope this helps! Bid away and if you have more questions, feel free to send them my way.

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — October 28, 2012 @ 11:18 am

    Good luck with the bake sale Megan!! I was chatting with my friend who suffers from Chron’s disease and she was blown away to hear you were doing this for a friend.

    • Megan replied: — October 29th, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

      Liz thanks so much for your bids on everything! You’ve been such a doll. I hope that your friend with Crohn’s will find some relief for her condition and hopefully someday will get the cure she needs. 🙂

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    Suzy — October 28, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    This is a great idea!!! I am having fun checking my bids.

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    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — October 28, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

    This is so much fun! Thanks for hosting this Megan!

  11. #
    Cassie — October 28, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    Praying for lots of bids, Megan! You are wonderful to do this!!

  12. #
    Allison @ Decadent Philistines Save the World — October 28, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    If you like savory, I’ll add another dozen of the cheddar olive biscuits to sweeten that pot, too – that’s right; 2 dozen (plus any extra I can fit into the tin – call them bonus biscuits) to the highest bidder!

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    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — October 28, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    Megan, you are so awesome for doing this!! Can’t wait to see how much you raise for such a great cause 🙂

    If anyone is wondering what is in the food props starter kit lot, here is a list:

    1 clear swing top bottle
    1 small vintage green milk bottle
    1 large vintage clear milk bottle
    1 small lidded jar
    1 antique Limoges salad plate, green and gold (est. 1920’s)
    1 small white saucer and small bowl set, vintage (est. 1960’s)
    1 silverplate antique fork and knife set (est. 1940’s)
    1 civil war era fork (est. 1860’s)
    1 silverplate antique knife (est. 1930’s)
    1 teak spoon (est. 1960’s)
    2 antique lace napkins (white and cream, est. 1920’s to 1940’s)
    30 striped paper straws (10 each of gray/white, blue/white, and red/white)
    Small spool of red bakers twine
    2 squares (Approx. 2 feet square) green and white, orange and white material (to be used as backdrop or napkins)
    1 small vintage metal sorbet bowl (est. 1960’s)

  14. #
    Laura — October 29, 2012 @ 5:41 am

    Thank you so much for bringing awareness to this cause. I’m in Canada, so can’t bid unfortunately (the baked goods look so amazing too!) It is such a tough disease that not a lot of people know about. Glad to see the food blogging community coming together (maybe we can do something similar with the Canadian foodies!)

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    Rose — October 29, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    Best of luck Megan you are such a sweet heart! Best of luck Beka you are going to kill it in your up coming 1/2! You go girls!!!

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    Suzanne — October 29, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

    What a wonderful idea to help your friend! My husband lives with Crohn’s disease. He had been managing it with diet, but was recently put on medication. It helps with the Crohn’s but compromises his immune system.

  17. #
    Co2stay — October 29, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

    This has been such fun.

    To Megan, her blogging buddies, American Test Kitchen, La Creuset, KerryGold USA, Chobani and Star Fine Foods, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. The support has been overwhelming.

    I am so proud of all of you and my daughter, Beka.
    Thank you!

  18. #
    Tiffany — October 29, 2012 @ 10:04 pm

    Just saw the video and cried along with you girls. WOO-HOO! One step closer… (Commence jumping up and down!)

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — October 30, 2012 @ 5:13 am

    I love the video!!! Almost brought me to tears. I’m going to see my childhood BFF this weekend at a wedding and I’m going to give her a huge hug. xo PS: So excited I won!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — October 30, 2012 @ 6:32 am

    That video is so inspirational, so much love there. This was fabulous, Megan!

  21. #
    Kathryn — October 30, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    Congratulations on such an awesome amount of money raised!!

  22. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — October 30, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    Are you guys too cute in that video! So glad I could help out!

  23. #
    Peggy — October 30, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    Looks like this was highly successful! Congrats!

  24. #
    Denise@BeBetsy — November 4, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    Dang it! I missed this bake sell. So sorry I did. Hope it raised a lot of money and please tell any baker that they can send leftovers our way. We’ll take them off their hands.


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    25 — October 11, 2013 @ 6:01 am

    Thats a nice collection of delicious sweets!

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