Today is January 31st. Do you know what that means?

Happy Monday my friends!  Before you start grumbling under your breath about there being no such thing as a happy Monday, prepare yourself.  Grab a cup of coffee and spend the next few minutes at work (or at home) in the sweetest form of escapism that exists.  For the next few minutes, I invite you to dive into the sweet and delicious compilation of treats that have been gathered on two wonderful sites.

The first party is taking place over at Steph’s Bite by Bite blog.  At 7am this morning, the auction opened for bidding on all of the baked goods that were donated for Steph’s bake sale.  Her Team in Training is working to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  It is such an important cause and one that is very dear to me.  Please run (not walk!) yourself over to her site and consider bidding on those delicious treats!

The second party is being hosted by Nancy over at Spicie Foodie.  The Your Best Recipe roundup is a collection of dishes that participating bloggers have contributed.  Each month, we get to pick our favorite dish that we made and share it with the awesome community of readers on her blog.

Come on, isn’t this a great way to start a new week?  You get to contribute to a great cause and drool over a collection of delicious recipes!  Can us food blog readers ask for more on a Monday morning?  I think not!

The last thing I wanted to share with you is my *happy dance*!  On Saturday afternoon, I received in the mail a treat that I had been hoping for ever since she announced it’s release.  It’s Nancy’s cookbook!  I can’t wait to try the different recipes and drool over the phenomenal photography on each page.

I hope you guys have a great Monday and an awesome week.  Please be sure to stop by Steph’s and Nancy’s today!

Posted on January 31, 2011, in Simmerings and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I need to get over and check out the bake sale. There were some seriously delicious bakers highlighting their skills! It is definitely a good Monday. Now, Tuesday, I can’t give any promises. lol

  2. Loved your entry for YBR and how exciting that you got Nancy’s book…it is fantastic and I know you will have a great time going through every recipe 🙂
    Have an amazing week!

  3. So many great things to check out. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sadly, I’m a little late getting here, so HAPPY THURSDAY! 🙂

  5. Looks like you had a great Monday! Thanks for following me on twitter.

  6. Oh I forgot you said you received the cookbook:) I hope you are liking it.

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