Sunday, August 28, 2011


We are building the Baby Fund.
First on the agenda is a Cookbook!
I'm really excited about this. I was thinking about doing this same thing next year for our yearly fundraiser in July but I am not 100% ill do this or 1 of the other 50 ideas I have so we will see... 
But for now I am putting together "Baby Fund" cookbook to help raise money for the BABY.

Because I know there are so many amazing Foodies (food lovers) out there I am asking for all of your help!
I need recipes!
Its really really easy.  All you do is log onto the account and enter in the recipe. Your name will be listed  along side the recipe in the book which I think is a cool little addition.
Now by adding a recipe its not saying you made up the recipe and taking credit for it. Its just saying you liked this recipe and want to share it with others.  
I want to get the cookbooks printed in October which means you can all order a copy before the holidays! Or order a few copies as gifts for friends and family for the holidays (hint hint).

My goal is to collect around 300 recipes. It sounds like a lot but I figure that would be a good amount of new recipes we can all add to our cupboards.  I love cookbooks and I am always looking for new ones full of recipes ill actually use! These recipes can be anything from your own special way of making Mac n' Cheese to some out of this world super complicated main dish. 

There are several categories:
Appetizers and Beverages
Soups and Salads
Breads and Rolls
Side Dishes
Main Dishes
Dutch Oven and BBQ
Especially for Kids

So how do you add a recipe?

1. Go to Click on the log in button. You will then be prompted to enter the contributor name (that is your name), group login and password, here they are:
----- group login:   
--------- password:     phj3f
2. On the next screen click on the “add recipe” tab then type in your recipe.
3. After typing in your recipe click on “Check Spelling”.
4. Click on “Preview Recipe”.  You will NOT be able to save your recipe until you preview your recipe, then you will see a “Save” button.
5. Click “Save”
6. Add another recipe!

You can add 1 or you can add 100 recipes.  However many you want! 
If you have any questions or issues please email me and ill get back to you ASAP!
The last day to add recipes is Friday September 30th so you only have about a month left.
Thank you ahead of time for anything you can help with.

I am so thankful for all the love and support we have received in the past and that we continue to receive.  We are so blessed to have wonderful friends and family but also amazing supporters here online. May of which we have never met.  Ryan and I are always talking about how amazing it is that perfect strangers are willing to pray for us and send good thoughts.  We are so motivated to continue our family and help another life.  We want to do everything possible to follow God and listen for the directions he asks us to make.  We know all of this is through him. We will welcome baby #2 on this path and we are over the moon with joy anxiously awaiting to meet them. We also know we are to thank you all because you are apart of this new addition.  With your prayers, well wishes, support in every way possible you are helping us bring another child into our family.  
We just want to Thank You all again.  For any recipes you can add to the book, for every prayer, thought, email and/or wish you have sent our way.  
We will forever do what we can to give back to the world. 
To give back to you. To give back to anyone who needs it.  

Thank you so so much.
Forever and ever!


Anonymous said...

Do the recipes need to be fancy? Or can they be everyday recipes? For example I make chicken nuggets and mashed potatoes or my kids they are so delicious but I don't know if that's what you were thinking? I want to help you in any way I can. I do have nicer recipes though this one is a mama staple :-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Now I feel less embarrassed about the chicken nuggets :)

Ashley said...

So glad that you are doing this! I have been following your blog for about a month now and have been keeping you and your family in my prayers. Your strength is amazing! One of my favorite sayings, "When in doubt, look up." I would love to help out with your cookbook and will be submitting some recipes!

Love and prayers,

Anonymous said...

added 11 of my favorite recipes~ Jamie Neff

The Johnson Crew said...

I will be adding some soon. Good luck, I am so happy for you and Ryan. I pray all goes well.

Anonymous said...

This is such a neat idea! I added a Dominican recipe that is all the rage at parties! Hopefully others will find it good also. I will be adding some more too! :) Best of luck to you guys!

Anonymous said...

Oh, and forgot to mention I told a bunch of my friends to do this as well. :)

Melanie Parker said...

I am excited to see your cookbook come together. It is a big job and so rewarding. You are an amazing person. I admire your strength and what you are doing. I pray all will go well with your adoption and will be sure to add some recipes to the cookbook!

Emma said...

What an awesome idea, I will get my recipes out!! I can't wait to order some books as well, what a great gift it will be! I can't wait for this next part of your journey and thank YOU for sharing it with all of us. I love your honesty and openness to the good and bad and am always inspired by you.
Again, love the idea for the cookbook and can't wait to see the finished project!!
Hugs, Em

Alerie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. It will be so cool and I'm so glad it will be able to help you guys welcome a new little one. I will definitely add some recipes for you.

Alesha said...

This is a fantastic idea! Also your little doggie niece looks JUST like my dog did as a puppy! Oh so cute! Also I cancelled my FB account. So...if you write me back shoot me an email or comment on my blog. apolsen1006(at)gmail(dot)com


Anonymous said...

I used this same company for a cookbook fund raiser i did about 5 years ago. they turned out great so im super excited to add my recipes to your book!


Shandra said...

What a Wonderful idea! I tried to post some recipes but it's not letting me. I have so many yummy ones too BUT I would love to get some of these cookbooks when they are for sale to help you out! My heart goes out for you & your family. You are in my thoughts & prayers! <3

Tyler & Laura said...

Kendra, you don't know me but I think you are amazing :) I added some of my favorite recipes and I hope everything goes well for you and your husband's adoption journey!! Love, Laura

Chris said...

Hi! I'm new here but would love to help you with recipes! And these are my favorite cookbooks. Love tried and true recipes!!


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