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Friday, February 5, 2016

Random Act Of Kindness Challenge 2016 #1

For the month of February, I'm joining in a 
Random Act of Kindness Challenge, hosted by
the lovely Manu!  The idea is that you do something
 kind for someone else....a stranger or someone you know.
It can be a gift of time, money or some kind of pay-it-forward.
Some of the best RAK's don't cost a thing....just look for 
an opportunity to encourage someone else.
Then, each Friday post about it and link to her blog.
Hopefully by posting about it, we encourage each other
to think past ourselves and spread a little love.  



Yesterday, I baked cookies to give away.
I made up a new recipe, Orange White Chocolate,
and they turned out very tasty!


I sent half  of them to work with The Mister and I took the
other have with me to an auction to pass out to people.

If you want to join in the challenge, click HERE
to go to Manu's blog!


43 comments:

  1. Nice that she's continuing the tradition. And those cookies sound, and look, delicious!

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    1. Yes..very nice! I met Manu with my challenge last year...so fun that we've
      kept in contact on our blogs...then it expanded to instagram and facebook!

      The cookies were really good....just my chocolate chip dough with 1/2 cup
      zest and white chips..and a splash of lemon extract. Yum. Very bright and
      citrus-y.

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    2. The little plate is so cute...I'm putting it in the shop later today. Blue asters!

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    1. yay...good for you! The more the merrier!

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  3. Yes . . . I will have a go at the RAK . . . nice that it is continuing . . and you certainly did your bit on this over previous years . . . hope Manu gets some good ones. I have not met her yet so perhaps this is an opportunity to do so.

    Love the look of the cookies ~ any left?
    Hopr you had a good time at the auction . . . :)

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    1. No cookies left! haha. They went fast!

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    2. Just my luck . . . . go on you will be saying I shall have to learn to make them for myself . . . well at the moment I am very good at eating them . . . haha

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    3. If you ever make it over here to America, you'll have to stop in for dinner. I'll even bake cookies. ha.

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    4. That would indeed be one of the highlights of my life . . . . thank you . . :)

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    5. Hmm...well I better make it a really yummy meal, then! haha...

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    6. Yes it had better be good . . . haha

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    7. I would love whatever I am given but my main enjoyment would be your company . . . :)

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    8. Well, there is always room for one more at our table....and you have a standing invitation.

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  4. Betsy, this is a yummy RAK, great!!!
    Orange and white chocolate is a perfect combo!
    Thanks for taking part.
    Have a great evening

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    1. I'm happy to join in! Thanks for hosting!

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    2. Now I should go yo bed as here it's midnight... but I'm too curious to know how RAL Challenge is going hahaha
      xox

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    3. Yes, it is late there! Go to bed! Sweet dreams...you can check it in the morning!
      I'll link up in a few minutes when it starts!

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  5. Nice RAK! Kindness from your kitchen is the best!

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    1. I think so...so easy to do and always appreciated!

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  6. A nice thing to do
    Filling up all from zoo to zoo
    A free treat
    For all to eat
    Until they're gone
    Just an empty plate on the lawn

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    1. An empty plate
      shows that they rate!
      lol

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    2. I was really hoping I could get through just one season of RAK's without someone saying that it was vain and that I was expecting a reward. Neither are true. I'm not going to go into a long explanation this year...you can go back to the previous two years to see how I explained that it is only to spread love and encourage others to do it, too. No rewards, no bragging.

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    3. Sorry, I put my foot in it didn't I?

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    4. Yes. And it's insulting to me that you would come to my blog and tell me I'm committing one of God's seven deadly sins by telling people how I made cookies for people.

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    5. I said I'm sorry. It's obvious that we have conflicting views on the meaning of life, I won't make that mistake again I can assure you.

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    6. Have you forgotten that you participated last year?

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    7. No, but I felt as guilty as hell writing about it.

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  8. Oh those cookies look delicious. I love the "stack". My hubby is my RAK this week. I joined the Challenge with Manu.

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    1. I just saw your post with that cute photo. :) Loved your RAK...what a great idea!

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  9. I think you mad a lot of people happy!

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    1. Was that a Freudian slip? Lol....yes, most happy.....a few mad.

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  10. Hi Betsy - I thought of you as I walked into the road, so a mother could get her toddler and baby into her car - no room on the pavement for all of us! I'm sure those biscuits are excellent ... love white chocolate and orange adds that extra zwoomph .. cheers and have a great weekend - Hilary

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    1. See..it really is the little things, isn't it? So much anger and horrible things happening in this world. A little kindness can go a long way!

      Yes, that orange zest packed a punch. I put a lot in them and I loved the results....very bright!

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  11. Hi Betsy!
    Oh those cookies do look so delicious - Such a lovely gift to give them away! People must have been happily surprised - both at your husband's work, and them that were lucky to meet you as you were giving them out. Orange zest must give a lovely taste ... I feel like baking already!
    Wishing you & your family a joyful weekend,
    Nina

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    1. Thank you, Nina. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment! Yes, the cookies were
      appreciated and a fun surprise....very fun to do. :)

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  12. Those cookies look great. Definitely something I shouldn't have. It's been a long time since anyone baked me sugar-free cookies. :)

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    1. Now, who in the world would take the time to bake you sugar free cookies? ;)

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