I can’t tell you how glad I am that this stressful week is over.  DC was lucky to escape the wrath of Hurricane Sandy though several of my local friends are still without power or just now getting it back. I have a lot of family in New York and we haven’t been able to reach everyone.  But things are such a disaster there that it’s entirely possible they’re still without electricity and saving their cell phone charges. If you live anywhere near New York, the best way you can help right now is to donate food, clothing and blankets to those who lost everything.  If you don’t live in the area, this article lists charities working directly with New York, New Jersey and other locations dealing with the aftermath. Donating to any of these organizations will be a huge help.  Please give what you can.

One of the things that kept me sane this week was getting my hands dirty in the kitchen.  I made muffins, cookies, popsicles and a few other treats I’ll share with you next week.

Something else that kept me sane?  Reading beautiful recipes from food bloggers:

Cheers to a new week.

UPDATE:  Everyone is ok!  No power, but all houses are in tact and everyone is safe.  Thanks for the kind words.

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  1. I’m so glad you stayed safe. I hope you reach your loved ones soon. Baking always relaxes and keeps me busy when I’m stressed too.

  2. That was one nasty storm – and I speak as someone who used to live in Florida, and have extensive experience with hurricanes. Glad DC weathered the storm well, but the poor New Jersey shore!

  3. Glad you are safe! Thank you for including my brownies!

  4. I hope you’re able to reach all your family soon. Thank you for including me in your roundup! Hope you’re having a great weekend :)

  5. Kate@Diethood says:

    Glad to hear all is well! I pray that.things will get back to normal for everyone …ASAP. Stay safe and take care.

  6. I hope your family is OK and that you can reach them soon! Thanks for sharing these lovely recipes too. I can’t think of a better way to stay sane (outside of running to my kitchen rightthisinstant and making every single one of them!)

  7. I got to check out most of your roundup features! They are awesome!

  8. Wow I am glad I got the update first! Thank goodness!

  9. Thanks for including me in the round up!!

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