Monday, November 5, 2012

going once, twice, three times and SOLD!

my beauty

endless possibilities

Ava's win....marshmallow butterscotch bars

our haul or should I call it our booty because that is exactly where it is headed!

the famous clipboard.  Ava was busy keeping track of bids and winners.  I can't help but save all of these papers.
The pie auction, oh the pie I wish every weekend included a pie auction.  For anyone not familiar with the concept of said auction it is literally what it sounds like except that there were all kinds of delicious baked goods and not just pies.  This annual event is  held as part of the (99th) anniversary celebration of St. Paul's United Church here in Hamilton and was open to everyone... not just parishioners.  We had such a great time bidding, laughing, getting out of control and spending too much on way way too much baking.... the pile of treats we brought home (just on the heels of Halloween) was literally embarrassing.

We not only bought treats but also contributed a pie/cake.  After many delightful hours of research on Pinterest I ended up deciding to bake a pumpkin pecan pie cheesecake with a gingersnap crust using this recipe from the blog Piece, Love & Cooking (where I feel like I am packing on the pounds just looking at the pictures!).  The recipe is a bit confusing but with help from my friend Nikki we were able to muddle through it.  I am not sure how it tasted, obviously, but I can tell you that it smelled delish and that I was caught in a bidding war over it.   No, I was not ashamed to bid on my own contribution.  Wait, should I be?   I am proud to announce (please read BRAG) that my pie brought in the highest amount of money...$42!

You can bet that I am already planning for next year... nutella cheesecake, mini meringues, rainbow cake?  100th year anniversary means I am going to have to really kick it up a notch.  If any readers  in my area are interested in participating in this event or wanting to meet some of the nicest people ever please let me know and I can point you in the right direction!


  1. I'm pretty excited about learning how to make toally amazing pie crust. How awesome would it be to make apple and cherry pies with adorable decorations on a flaky,glossy, all-butter crust -- and make it seem totally effortless. Like, "Oh, the apples at the market look nice today. Maybe I'll just whip up the most delicious apple pie, completely from scratch."

  2. Also, Norm's suggestion for next year is meat pie. Might be a good idea!