First up is Gretchen Holt-Witt, founder of Cookies for Kids Cancer – and author of the “Best Bake Sale Cookbook.”

In December 2007, Gretchen Holt-Witt set the lofty goal of baking and selling 96,000 cookies during the holidays, all in the name of funding research for pediatric cancer, the #1 disease killer of kids in the United States and the disease her young son was battling. Armed with the determination of a mom on a mission plus the knowledge that funds for research mean more treatment options, better survival rates, and hope for the future, Holt-Witt succeeded in selling all 96,000 cookies and raising over $400,000 for new pediatric cancer treatments.

Long after the ovens cooled, requests for more cookies along with offers to help poured in. Gretchen knew she was onto something. She and her husband Larry answered the call to action by starting Cookies for Kids’ Cancer (, a national non-profit that inspires people to host bake sales of all sizes, from desktops and porches to entire corporations and communities, with some raising more than $30,000 in one day. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer went on to partner with The Glad Products Company, inspiring thousands of individuals with Glad’s promise to match funds raised at bake sales. The partnership has received attention from Martha Stewart, CNN, Parade, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Woman’s Day, O The Oprah Magazine, the Today show, and more.

With experience, passion, heart, and great stories from bake sale hosts, this cookbook was created to inspire more bake sales as well as directly benefit this amazing charity. 100% of the author’s proceeds and royalties will be donated to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer for pediatric cancer research. The recipes include easy-to-prepare treats for cookies, brownies, bars, cupcakes, quick breads, and more. In addition, there are tips on starting your own bake sale and inspirational quotes and stories throughout the book.

In the second half I’ll be chatting with the world famous “Mr. Breakfast” about the most important meal of the day.

Mr Breakfast is the world’s undisputed #1 expert on breakfast. The Klark Kent to Mr Breakfast’s Superman is Eddy Chavey, an accomplished author and a graduate of the Los Angeles New School Of Cooking.

His Mission: (1) To instill the importance of eating breakfast; (2) to show how multi-facited and fantastic the most important meal of the day can be and (3) to help provide breakfast to those in need through the promotion of school breakfast programs and food charities via The Breakfast Of Love Miracle Network.  Check out some “Mr Breakfast videos!”

Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
2008 40 Days Riesling from Washington State
The Blind Boar Wine Company is a collaborative project by Dusted Valley and many leading winegrowers throughout Washington State. It offers our family an opportunity to showcase the tremendous value and character the Northwest has to offer.   Riesling was one of the first grape varieties to be grown in Washington. This wine has mouthwatering acidity a lovely floral nose, with vivid apricot, peach and apple flavors!

Pick up a bottle at Jacob Liquor Exchange on North Rock Road and join us 🙂

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