Saturday, February 28, 2009

Team Leaders - Mom & I

We made this round...

Cut-out Hearts with Sanding Sugars:

Coffee & Cream:

Chocolate Chunk Cookies:

Our Boxes...

Cut-Outs wrapped and in the box:

the start of our second box with candy and granola:

Ben's "Birthday Present" - Chipotle Hot Sauce:

Magazines we included this round:

The second box filled to the max!

Thank you again to all those who participated!! If you sent something to Ben and I don't have you posted on here... please send me an email or leave a comment because this is all of the information that I have!

Looking forward to the next round!!


Team Member - Molly

She baked...

some really cute sugar cookies:

And then included some white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies, macadamia nuts, and candy in her box.

I have to give a special thanks to Molly because without her we would not have been sending the cookies to Ben this month! She is the one who emailed me with information about him! PLUS... she lined up next months too when I found out that the person I had lined up needed to be pushed back!

Thank you Molly!!

Team Member - Aunt Barb

She made this round...

Pumpkin Cookies (with raisins, nuts & maple frosting), Brownie Drop Cookies, & Elk Jerky:

Elk Jerky...

She also included a birthday card!

Thanks Aunt Barb for another great round!

Team Member - Erin

This was her first round, she ran out of time to bake this month due her daughter having surgery. But still wanted to participate so she did the next best thing...
Asked her cousin, who recently served, what they would want and bought that stuff!

She filled a box full of:
Pringles, Popcorn, Crackers, Candy, Little Debbies, Sport Illustrated magazines, and deodorant.

She was also a recruit from the article in the paper! And someone I knew back in grade school!

Thanks Erin for participating!!

Team Member - Patti

She baked for this round...

Chocolate Mint Andes Cookies:

Double Chocolate Coconut:

Potato Chip Cookies:

Cherry Biscotti:

Thank you Patti for another great round!!

Team Member - Mary

Mary joined us after reading the article that was published about my mom and I! She was very eager to participate and managed to bake and ship in less than a week!!

She sent over...

Peanut Butter Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin
Some jerky, trail mix, popcorn, and drink packets!

Thanks Mary for joining us!! Glad to have you on our team!!

Team Member - Sandy

She sent...

some Chocolate Chip Cookies:

And then filled her box with other goodies:

Thank you Sandy for joining us this round! Hope to have you again in the future!

Team Member - Rachel & her Sister

They baked...
Cowboy cookies (oatmeal, coconut, and dried cherries)
Chocolate Chip
Sugar Cookies

Thank you Rachel & your sister for baking this round with us! Hope to have you back for the months to come!

Team Member - Stacey

She baked this round...

Oatmeal Raisin

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

Rice Crispy Covered in Chocolate

(She will be sending me pictures soon and I will add them when I get them!)

Thanks Stacey for joining us this round! Hope to have you back!

Team Member - Susan

She baked this round...

6.5 dozen chocolate and vanilla swirled pinwheel cookies

3 dozen almond biscottis::

Plus, she got her local Starbucks to donate a pound of coffee again!

Please make sure you check out her website.

Thank you Susan for yet another great round!!

Team Member - Paige

She baked...

Valentine's Sugar Cookies:

Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars:


Andes Cookies:

Plus you can check out more about her box on her blog

Thanks Paige for another great round!

Sorry for the delay...

Sorry it has taken me so long to get the recaps of our team members... I tried the other day and kept getting errors... so here we go... LOTS of posts coming...


Monday, February 23, 2009

End of Round 6!

Round 6 has come to an end! Make sure to check back later this week for the photos/recaps I have from some of our members!

If you baked this round and did not let me know you shipped or still have photos to send, please let me know soon!

As soon as I know the dates for Round 7 I will post them!

Thanks again to all of those who participated!!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Article Is Up!

The article is up!! (Here is a link to it!)

The reporter thought he was going to do 2 articles on us, so we will see if there is another article! I am so excited! Everything was just perfect today! When we went to ship our boxes we had to wait in line at the Post Office, we were talking to a gentleman whose brother is currently over in Iraq on his 3rd deployment! I gave him our email address and told him to contact us and give us more information on him and we would love to do his brother next month... Now we have told people this before and never heard anything back, but not this time! By the time we got back from the post office and another store, his sister-in-law had emailed us wanting to know more and what she needed to give us! How awesome is that!! Talk about the right place at the right time!! So please make sure that you check back in a few weeks to hear his story!

If this is your first time to the site, look around at all of our team members and their hard work! If you want to get involved contact me! (baking4troops @ If you would like more information or have a question, leave a comment or send me an email!

Thank you all again,

UPDATE: I scanned the actual article and uploaded to my facebook account. To view please click here.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Our Man From Round 3 Returned Home!

Zachary Sain (link to information on him and his round) returned safely home last week!! He was in our local newspaper (link to article here)

And I guess he mentioned receiving 21 boxes from all of us to the person who wrote up the article ....


Tomorrow they are coming to my mom's house to interview us! Exciting right?! I will keep everyone posted on when it prints!

Thanks again for all of your hard work! You are the bestest!!!

Ben's Birthday...

I also learned that Ben's birthday is in the beginning of March... Just thought that might be something those of us who have not shipped yet would like to know!!

Thank you all so much for doing this!! You are all awesome!

Monday, February 9, 2009


Ben's address has JUST changed... if you did not receive a NEW address from me just now... please contact me for it!!


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Address Has Been Given!

Ben's address has been emailed to all members (at least I hope I got everyone... If I missed your email that you sent me personally, sent me another one and I will forward it to you!) Thank you all again for your hard work!!! And don't forget to email me when you ship and to TAKE PICTURES!!


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Meet Our Man, Ben!

Here are some pictures of Ben and some more information on him!

Lt. Ben is on his first deployment to Iraq. His brigade’s mission is guarding an oil refinery north of Baghdad. His platoon seems to be on call to fill various needs as they arise. After graduating from West Point in 2007 and a year of training – Officer Basic Training, Infantry School, Ranger School, Airborne School - he was briefly (2 months) stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii and enjoyed seeing the sights, swimming with sea turtles, and running around Diamond Head. He was deployed in October for a year. He loves working out, running, and reading when he is not on duty.

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But if you have any questions, please email me at elle1015 or leave a comment here and I will post a reply! And again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for volunteering to do this! You are the best!