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A HubNugget Potluck Bake Sale

Updated on September 11, 2015
SimoneSmith, KoffeeKlatch Gals, Patty Inglish MS, Maddie Ruud, Jason Menayan, ripplemaker, RedElf, ladyjane1, Enelle Lamb
SimoneSmith, KoffeeKlatch Gals, Patty Inglish MS, Maddie Ruud, Jason Menayan, ripplemaker, RedElf, ladyjane1, Enelle Lamb

An idea is born

Every year, HubPages staff and team members gather at the club house to discuss our favorite charities and make our donations, however, this year was different. Since we were so fortunate to be included in a wonderful holiday extravaganza to Bermuda, we decided to hang out by the pool to discuss our yearly contributions.

Unfortunately our clubhouse reno's very effectively ate up our cash reserve and our budget was down to zero!

What to do? We needed some cash, and fast. RedElf put her strawberry margarita down and gazed at the pool thoughtfully.

"Why don't we have a bake sale?" she asked.

"...Or a potluck dinner?" Maddie added.

"I know!" Enelle said, "Why not have a potluck bake sale? All the proceeds will go to our charities! All in favor say Aye!"


Time to gather supplies

"I think it would be a great idea if we pooled some of our favorite recipes and brought two each." Patty Inglish said. "That way we would have plenty of goodies to sell."

"Oh recipes to try!" Kofeeklatch Gals exclaimed.

Soon, the table was overflowing with recipes and the little group started narrowing down the selections.

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Our selections - part 1

After a very long sorting process it was decided that Jason would bring his famous French Macarons and Vegetarian Meatballs, Simone, her Healthy Falafels and Lemon Birthday Cake, and Maddie decided on her Healthy Carrot Cake and Low Fat Donuts.

Of course nothing goes better with food than a good read, so the team printed up the latest batch of HubNugget Wannabe hubs for the hordes of hungry diners!

Which one of this week's Arts and Design nominees is your favorite?

  • 5% How To Make Coasters out of Old Magazines
  • 9% Discovering the Beauty of the Gulf. Part Two: Colors of the Gulf
  • 22% Learn How To Digitally Restore an old Photograph
  • 10% Barcodes in art
  • 28% Scrapbooking with your handcraft skills
  • 27% How to Make Your Apartment Fabulous on a Budget
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Our selections - part 2

The first course was a huge hit and the empty plates were cleared for the second course. Ripplemaker's immensely popular recipe for Joy and her recipe for thankfulness helped to set the table for the ravenously hungry guests! Next up were Patty Inglish's English Spice Cake and traditional Mexican Tomatillos, followed by RedElf's Bread Pudding and her Granny's Short Bread.

Along with these tasty treats the group also provided the next selection of HubNugget Wannabe hubs to read and vote for!

Which one of this week's Health nominees is your favorite?

  • 11% What Are the Long-Term Effects of Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers?
  • 13% Little Things That Go a Long Way
  • 22% The Red Badge of Courage Mentality
  • 40% Is Addiction a Disease, or is it a Choice?
  • 8% Thank God, I don't have children!
  • 6% Depression & Aspartame
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Our selections - final part

Our coffers were filling up as quickly as our guest's tummies! So far the fundraiser and recipes were a huge hit and we were counting on our last course to finish with a bang!

Our third and final trio of goodies were provided by ladyjane1 who brought some Great Mexican Desserts and a sumptuous Chocolate Cake. Koffeeklatch Gals gave us some wonderful Shrimp and Chicken dishes, and Enelle Lamb cooked up some Summer Fresh Potato Salad and Barbecued Spareribs!

Once again, our diners enjoyed another course of HubNugget Wannabe hubs with their treats! Be sure to read and vote for your faves!

*Be sure to check out the mouthwatering recipes from our talented team!

Which one of this week's Religion and Philosophy nominees is your favorite?

  • 31% Celtic Ogham Astrology - What's Your Tree Sign?
  • 9% Kosher Cannabis? Israel Says O.K.
  • 3% Armed with Truth
  • 29% Color Dreams - The Meaning of Colors in Dreams
  • 3% Sharing A Hermit's Charism & Plan of Life (Part 2)
  • 26% Why This Christian Cannot Stand Modern Christians
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    • Terishere profile image

      Terishere 5 years ago

      Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!!

      Great job to all of you!


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      Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thanks K9keystrokes, sure hope you voted!

      Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!

    • K9keystrokes profile image

      India Arnold 5 years ago from Northern, California

      Good stuff here! Cute hub for ths weeks HubNugget Potluck!

    • Enelle Lamb profile image

      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thanks Maddie - I can't wait to try out your recipes :D

    • Maddie Ruud profile image

      Maddie Ruud 6 years ago from Oakland, CA

      The only thing I love more than making food is reading about it. Great Roundup!!!

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      cardelean, it is always tough to choose only one (in each category) as they are all so good!

      prektjr.dc, I thought I saw you hovering by the chocolate cake :P

      .josh, it was a very good thing you read this after eating, I made the mistake of reading before supper and by the time I was done, I didn't have any room left!! Congrats on your nomination!

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      .josh. 6 years ago

      Fortunately, I read this shortly before dinner, or this could have led to a serious sweets binge... great hub, and thank you so much for the nomination! I am beyond excited.

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      Debbie Carey 6 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA

      congrats to all the nominees! Anxiously looking forward to reading the hubs and testing out the recipes!! I DO love a good bake sale!

    • cardelean profile image

      cardelean 6 years ago from Michigan

      Great hub! I'm about 2/3 through the reading a voting and this has been a tough choice! There so many great nominations this week, good luck to everyone!

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      ...And they were great recipes at that Gals! Thanks for your generous donations :D

      ripplemaker, it wouldn't be the same without joy and thankfulness, so I was very pleased to be able to include them for our 'banquet' :D

      Congratulations on your nomination nikki_m - maybe you should make some meatballs...:D

      Thanks kat11, so glad you enjoyed our nominees and recipes! It is always fun to do these hubs :D

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      kat11 6 years ago from Illinois

      Thanks to all the new nominations and Hub Nuggets recipes to share. This was really a neat hub.

    • nikki_m profile image

      nikki_m 6 years ago from Kansas City, Missouri

      Enjoyed the hub and now I'm really hungry for some reason...

      Thanks for the nomination! I'm thrilled!

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      Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I enjoyed this very much as you even got to include my recipes of joy and thankfulness....awesome Enelle!

      Congratulations to all the nominees. :D

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      What a geat idea - charity and linking to our recipes. Love it. Up and awesome.

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Most welcome Patty and thank you for your generous recipe donation for our 'cause'. :D

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      This was fun and lifted my spirit today. Thanks many times over. Voted for all three faves.

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      Read and voted all three categories

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      giselenmendez 6 years ago from Berlin, Germany

      I'm so hungry, I mean, so happy to be part of the nominees!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D Thank you for welcoming me to the community with this opportunity!

      Oh, and... vote for Barcodes in art ;)

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      livelonger, thanks so much for your generous donation for our 'cause' - I too would love a taste or two :D !

      And so you should be ladyjane1 - that cake looked amazing and I'm dying to try it :D

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      ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

      Awesome awesome hub you are always so clever and thanks for including my food recipes. i dont have that many but am really proud of that choc. cake it was great. Thanks and of course I read and voted...cheers.

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      Jason Menayan 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Hilarious, and let's be honest, food is something we can all agree on! I'm happy to donate the vegetarian meatballs and macarons...and I'd love a taste (or two) of those cakes, donuts, and falafel. :) Happy Friday!

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Thanks RedElf, I thought it was a delicious way to get voters to check out our newest writers! (And I agree - the recipes sound wonderful!)

      Thanks Peggy! It was a great fun to find the recipes :D and the nugget hubs are really great too.

      You're right Simone it is a blast! Thanks for your mouthwatering recipes :D I'm sure the writers - new and old will enjoy them :D

      We would love to have you Reynold! Check out the recipes and writers and don't forget to vote vote vote :D

      Everyone is invited manthy! The more the merrier :D

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      Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

      Me to Reynold Jay - but no one invited me.

      Nice hubs

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      Reynold Jay 6 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Looks like you and everyone had a great time. Wish I was there.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      What fun this was! Great Hubs, delicious food, and charity always make for a fabulous combination. I've read, I've voted, and I am rather excited to see who the winners are!

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What a fun way to introduce the newest hubbers. Just read each hub from the arts and designs section. Have more reading to do!

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      Love all the recipes, btw - what wonderful and tasty selections, and what a fun way to link up!

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      Wow! Great hub, Enelle. I love your clever idea of using recipes from each of us rather than a plain link - like I use :) clicked all the buttons and posted on FB!

      Read and voted - great selection of hubs again! Congratulations to all the nominees!