**PAGING Lauren S.**

Your card exchange person has tried to send you Elfster question, emailed you and left comment on your blog to get your address. Please put your address on your Elfster profile or you will not be able to receive a card. If you do not give her an address ASAP I will tell her to send your card to me! (What? I love getting xmas cards!)

To all card exchange participants:
You HAVE TO put your address on your profile or you will not get a card. Please go double check your Elfster account RIGHT NOW to make sure your address is on your profile. Sorry to sound redundant but I have had a couple TWDers email me, who are very distraught that I will shun them b/c their match does not have an address available for them. This isn’t suppose to be stressful. Let’s have fun!

Heading into the New Year…

TWD will be celebrating its 1st Anniversary at the beginning of January. With this, I am going to clean house a bit. So, I am gently asking those who are falling behind, or no longer want to participate to leave me a comment here, or email me at tuesdayswithdorie AT gmail.com. No hard feelings of course. I just know there are people out there that signed up and may have had a change of heart. No worries, I understand!! TWD is a serious commitment. I myself have been having a hard time meeting the requirements. While we have been lax about things in December, its back to business come January.

Thanks! Bake on!

xo~ Laurie

Holiday Card Exchange in full swing!

By now everyone that signed up via the Elfster link to participate in the TWD card exchange should have been emailed their “match”.

Just wanted to clear up a little confusion.

I’ve gotten a couple emails about some matches not having their address in their profile so if you want to get a card, you need to put that information in your profile. I know some TWD members mentioned that they signed up with their address but it didn’t show up on the profile so please check your profile again to make sure. If your match doesn’t have their address on their profile, you can ask them via an anonymous question to update their profile with their address.

Also another suggestion was to put your blog somewhere in your profile. Maybe in the “address 2″ line? That way your match can get to know you via your blog as well.

Feel free to ask your match or any other participant fun questions too. I already got some cheeky ones myself. ::glaring @ Nikki::

Above all.

Have fun!

Happy Holidays everyone!

TWD Holiday Card Exchange info

Participating in the TWD holiday card exchange…? LISTEN UP!

Ok now that I have your attention… (I feel so powerful. HAHA)

Please make sure that you all sign up with Elfster via the link that I emailed you by November 29th. If you do not see your name on the list below that means you have not signed up with Elfster. Just leaving me a comment on the previous post does not mean you are signed up. Also anyone that left me a comment but did not receive the link (I noticed that some emails bounced back undeliverable?), please email me and I’ll get you the link ASAP.

Clara (aka CB)
Amanda M.
Amy
Amy S.
Anne
Barbara A.
Beth L.
Caitlin
Carolina L.
Cathy
Christine
Cindy C.
Clivia
Cristine H.
Danielle G.
Dharmagirl (Jessica)
Di C.
Donna
Emily
Erin O.
Eunice
Gaye
Heather H.
Holly H.
Hornedfroggy (Jessica)
Isabel C.
Jennifer
Jennifer K.
Jessica W.
Jill
Joanna B.
Jodie W.
joh103
Jules
Kayte G.
Kelly G.
Kim
Kimberly J.
Kristen A.
Lauren D.
Lauren S.
Laurie W.
Leanne J.
Linda
Lynne D.
Mari G.
Marthe T.
Mary D.
Mary Y
Mary Ann M.
Megan S.
Melissa D.
Michael T.
Michelle A
Natalie
Nicole (nikki57)
Pam C.
Pamela
Rachel
Rebecca C.
Robin T.
Sabrina R.
Sara B.
Sarah
Shari
Shira J.
Stephanie C.
Stephanie C.
Stephanie H.
Susan
Susan W.
Tammy M.
Tamy B.
Tania S.
Tanya B.
Teanna D.
Tommi
Ulrike
Whitney B.

After November 29th, all signups will be done and Elfster will match everyone up November 30th. You should receive an email with the person’s profile that you will be sending a holiday card to. Feel free to ask them (or any other TWD baker) anonymous questions. Just another fun way to get to know each other.

Please send cards by December 25th.

Any questions, please ask!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.

*gobble gobble*

Celebrate the season

Ho Ho Ho TWD bakers,

I don’t know about you but one of the reasons I love the holiday season is sending and receiving holiday cards. So… anyone interested in signing up for a TWD Holiday Card Exchange? International TWDers welcome too! Sending a card from USA to France is only $0.94! I’d say we can afford that right?

If you would like to participate please leave me a comment with your first name, email address and blog URL. This will give me a chance to validate that you are a current TWD member.

The deadline to leave a comment is November 21st by 12mid EST..

I will email everyone who leaves a comment the Elfster Signup Link. Please click the link to signup and update your Elfster profile by November 29th. You will be assigned your match via an email from Elfster November 30th.

Elfster provides you with a way to ask your match questions to get to know each other. From personal Elfster experience, asking anonymous questions can be alot of fun b/c you don’t have to ask just your match questions so if you ever wanted to ask someone anything, now’s your chance to do it anonymously! Let’s try to keep it G rated mkay? HAHA

There is a space on your profile where you can add your mailing address. I’ve set it up so that only your match can see your mailing address.

If you sign up, please keep your commitment to send a holiday card by December 25th. You aren’t limited to just a card. Feel free to send an ornament, food products, etc etc but the minimum is a card. I reserve the right to boycott your blog and publicly shame you if you do not fulfill your commitment. It’s only fair.

Any question, please ask!

Happy Holidays,
CB

Color me pink…

WOW! Just wow! To say that I am flattered doesn’t cut it. I am so totally overwhelmed. You guys are so very sweet. I can’t thank you enough for your kind thoughts. You made me cry, damn you!

When I started TWD, as you know, I thought I would get one or 2 people to join. I had NO idea that we would have 300+ in less than a year. It is a committment. Its intense, and a lot of work. But, I have made some of the best friends through TWD.  Michelle and April,  if not for you I would have quit after the first month. Thank you ladies for jumping in with me right from the start. I am sorry that you are not with us now!

To my current crew, I wish you all lived closer! I consider you all my good friends. Nikki, my drill sargeant, thank you so much for pushing me when I get lazy.  CB, you are such a loyal worker bee and sounding board. I seriously would not be pushing forward without you 2. I love you guys.  Holly, and Jaime, you are the sweetest ladies ever. I am grateful for your friendship. Shari, the one who keeps our bloglines running smooth as can be, thanks so much for all your hard work. I know its not easy with all the people who come and go. Thanks babe!  LT, I know you are no longer with us, but you were a big part of TWD behind the scenes, I wish you well with your blogging adventures. Erin and Caitlin, thanks for keeping track of participation with us. Thanks so much to you all for your help. I truly would not be able to maintain this group without you guys. And for that I am so very grateful.

To all the people who participate every week, thank you, thank you, thank you. TWD was always meant as a weekly group. Even though I have fallen off the wagon recently, I will try hard to get back to the weekly baking too. I am determined for us to keep chugging along. We will finish the book, we will!

Beth, the ring leader of this big surprise. How sweet you are to think of me. I am so very touched. I sat here speechless, unsure of what to say. I am so very socially awkward in these situations. Thank you, and thanks to all who contributed to my spa day! I have never had one, so this is a first for me.

And to Dorie, who has been such a huge supporter of our group. Thank you for this book. I love it so. You could tell just how much by the sticky worn pages.  I am so very appreciative that you have embraced TWD. It means the world to me.

Much love,

Laurie

Thanks for all you do. Thanks for being you.

Guest post from Beth:

Dear Laurie,

Thank you so very much for all that you do for us. Tuesdays with Dorie started as a small idea and it has grown into a hugely popular community that reaches across the globe, and we know that you work incredibly hard to keep our TWD world running smoothly. Thanks to you, many of us have gained kitchen confidence and sharpened our baking skills with challenges we never would have taken on a few months ago. Sure, we might have gained a few pounds from all the cookies, brownies and caramel covered cakes, but it’s all in the name of Dorie!

You give your time and attention to TWD and we are incredibly grateful. As a token of our appreciation, you have a special gift coming your way. We hope that you’ll use it to spoil yourself, just like you spoil us! Thank you from the bottom of our butter and sugar coated hearts.

Fondly,
Your TWD Bakers

Almost the Last Batch of New Members

Okay folks, this is the 2nd to last New Member post. If you do not see your name, please check your email. I had a good number of people who forgot to send in their blog address. Another few gave me bad URLs. If you do not see your name and did not get an email from me, just speak up. I am sure there is human error here. Considering I fielded hundreds of emails in the past 4 weeks, someone surely was lost in the fray. I apologize if you were missed. It was not intentional I assure you!

Please welcome this massive addition of TWD Bakers:

Cakelaw of Laws of the Kitchen

Cookie of Workout then Cook!

Christy of Christy’s Kitchen Creations

Janell of Mortensen Family Memoirs

Andrea of Bakers Love

Emily of Sandmuffin

Kristin of This Week In Baking

Brooke of Becoming Boren

Dana of The Go Lightly Gourmet

Candice of The Bake Box

Nicole of Bakeologie

Joann of updownacross

Aimee of Sugared Ellipses

Tem of Tem’s Treats

Andrea of Wandering Through Leaves of Grass

Mary of Bake-rella

Brooke of Brooke Cooks

Teri of Alive in rural IN

Becky of Satisfying My Sweet Tooth

Amanda of Living in the Boot

Donna of Poisoned Apple Baking

Tamy of 3 Sides of Crazy

Sara of Culturally Confused

Jessica of A Singleton in the Kitchen

Mimi of Mimi on the Move

Laura of The Fearless Chef

Stephanie of 1x a week

Pam of Lobster and Fishsticks

Carolyn of Breakfast at Banjo’s

Stephanie of Oh Darn it Sauce!!

Amy of Amy’s Kitchen Creations

Candy of The Courageous Cook

Lindsey of SoGood Cupcakes, Cookies and More

Jess of blue.speckled.eggs

Jenni of McGovern: Table for Five

Rebecca of Hello, Baker!

Sara of thatonecookbook

Marlene of Marly’s Kitchen

Beth of Muffin Love

Whitney and Elizabth of Celestial Confections

Joy of The Cooking of Joy

Judy of Mountain Momma Baker

Tammy of The Missing Piece

Erin of Erin’s Easy Eats

Gabi of The Feast Within

Kari of The White Apron

Jin Hooi of Smell & Taste Are My Memory

Rebecca of Crazy hat lady.

Danielle of Semi Good Cook

Sam of House by the Pond

Heather of Chocolate Bytes

Chrissy of Seasons of Cunningham

Suzy of The Real Suzyhomemaker

Joselyn of Muffin Dough

Caroline of zum daem gud kuhp-keykz

Megan of Ooples and Banoonoos

Tania of Little Prince Treats

Chefsquire

Mari of Once Upon a Plate

Joanne of Neighborlady’s Weblog

Deb of Coffee, Cake & Chocolate

Reti of Laptop & Cake tin

Clivia of Bubie’s Little Baker

Kevin of Room at the Kitchen Table

Carrie of Carrie Crocker

Lesley of Four & Twenty Blackbirds

Melissa of Sweet Melissa

Shira of Misplaced Terps

Emily of me likes to bake… and cook sometimes too!

Leanne of Enjoying My Favorite Things

Amber of Cobbler du Monde

Emily of Sweet Cakes Studio

Nancy of Moms Gooseberry Pie

Lindsay of A Little Something… Sweet!

Sara of The Littlest Bakeshop

Ali of The Healthy Hostess

Allison of Wicked Good Foods

Becky of Seven Super Summers

Emily of Adventures in Color

Jill of Jill’s Blog

Kathlyn of Bake Like A Ninja

Margot of Effort to Deliciousness

Amber of Of chocolate and mangos

Kayla of Central Cooking

Felica of Blackberries and Butterbeans

Betsy of A cup of sweetness

Stevi of Good to be Home

Jennifer of Cooking for Comfort

Eunice of Dolce

Jindra of life:work:play

Farah of Confessions of a Novice Baker

Marisa of the sophisticated casserole

HappyTummy

Gail of From the Big Apple to the Big Bear

Eugenia of didally

Stacey of Up On Lavender Hill

Amy of The Delicious Cook

Jen of 454 Grams

Melanie of Living the Sweet Life

Last Chance

This is your last chance to sign-up for Tuesdays with Dorie. After October 31st, we will no longer be accepting new members. If you would like to join, please send an email in before 10/31 @ 11:59p.m. EST.

To everyone waiting to be added to the blogroll– I am in the process of getting this done. We have had well over 100 new member requests in the past 6 weeks. I decided since we had soooo many requests to add everyone in one huge batch after the 31st. Please remember this is a hobby for me, not a job. My kids have had extremely busy months with school and sports. TWD comes after all that goodness. I promise that you will all be added. Thank you for your patience.