Or maybe you’d rather have chocolate chip cookies or sugar cookies, or both. Or a batch of pralines. Or some brightly iced Easter cookies.
This week’s giveaway is a package of freshly baked goodies shipped to you from Abeeya’s Bakery in Zachary, Louisiana. Head sweetie pie Donna M. Butler offers you a true dilemma: Which of the above-listed goodies to choose?
I like to support small businesses and Donna’s is an interesting one: After a couple of years’ worth of financial and personal challenges for her family, she’s fighting a foreclosure and creating her own job by baking cookies, cakes and pies at Abeeya’s Bakery. (“Abeeya” is the way her toddler grandson pronounced “abuelita,” which is Spanish for “Grandma.”)
Donna also founded The Broke Wives Club, which she envisions as a “tow chain” of women helping women, i.e., pulling one another forward in life.
Her baked-with-love treats could be desserts or coffee breaks, or snacks for you and a friend as you catch up on episodes of “30 Rock.” Maybe you’ll specify delivery close to Easter and put them in your kids’ baskets.
Or perhaps you’ll use them as a time machine, recalling the times you used to spend baking with your mom, or your abeeya, or a favorite auntie. The fragrance and flavor of freshly baked sweets have the power to transport.
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I’ve decided to make the deadline a day later from here on out, to give readers coming over from Money Talks News a shot at the giveaways. (My writing is syndicated on MTN every Tuesday.) This week’s entries must be received by 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 27. If I don’t hear back from the winner by Thursday morning, I’ll pull another name.