Pumpkin Pie Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes for Childhood Cancer Month
I don’t know about you, but I know the seasons are changing based on Pinterest trends. That, and I’ve noticed holiday wrapping paper at our local grocery store. I suppose that’s a sign of the times, but all I want to do is enjoy the end of September while it’s still here, and NOT think about the upcoming holidays. There are so many fantastic things about early Fall that I don’t want to miss… like crunchy leaves, crispy mornings, and pumpkin-everything.
And speaking of pumpkin, one of my most recent discoveries is that pumpkin and chocolate are perfect frenemies. I always thought I had to choose between the two, flavor-wise, but now I know better: they are a perfect Autumn combination. I couldn’t have made this discovery at a more perfect time. You see, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and I partnered with OXO for their annual Cookies for Kids’ Cancer program – a fundraiser to find a cure for pediatric cancer – a disease that claims the lives of more children in the U.S. than any other disease. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was founded by two OXO employees who were inspired by their son’s battle with pediatric cancer.
I can’t imagine what these parents went through, and I can’t personally cure cancer. But I can bake and help fundraise; and so can you. Look for the OXO products with the green “Cookies for Cancer” sticker. For every stickered item sold, OXO will donate 25 cents for the cure. My current fave is the cupcake corer, which has gotten lots of action in our kitchen. So join the effort, folks, and get bakin!