Saturday, April 21, 2012

Taste Takes Flight for Wings

As you know, I was one of the contributing authors for Margaret McSweeney's book, Pearl Girls (available here). 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this inspiring book are going to Hands of Hope and Wings, two very worthwhile organizations. I've done book signings for Wings (Women In Need Growing Stronger) and I love what the organization does. Wings provides safe houses for women and children fleeing domestic violence, job training and placement, transitional housing, hope, and so much more for those in the Chicagoland area.

Wings is holding a fundraiser, Sip, Sample, and Shop on Friday, April 27th at The Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows. Tickets are $50 each. I wish I was back in Chicagoland for this because it looks like it'll be a DELICIOUS time! I mean, there will be wine, chocolate, and tasty fare from local restaurants like Chessie's/111 Grille, L'Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie, and Wild Asparagus so what's not to like, right?

Aaaaand, Katie Workman, founder of the super-popular fabulous website with great cookbook recipes and a phenomenal search engine. You can type in ingredients from your fridge and pantry and voila--- recipes will pop up!) will be there doing a cooking demo and signing copies of her new cookbook: The Mom 100 Cookbook! In fact, my dear friend, Margaret McSweeney recently interviewed Katie on Kitchen Chat. You can check it out HERE!

If you're in the Chicagoland area, check out the event! And have a glass of wine and some chocolate for me. Oh and give Margaret McSweeney a hug for me. (I hate having to do these things by proxy!)  You can get your tickets online HERE. Want a chance to win a ticket to the event? You're in luck! I have one ticket (a $50 value) along with a copy of Katie's new cookbook to give away to one lucky winner! Just leave me a comment here in order to be included in the random drawing on Wednesday. Make sure you include your contact information. Good luck and thank for supporting Wings!


deb said...

Oh, Dawn, I would LOVE to go to this...I missed the one you were at at Makray in Barrington due to a family emergency. I have donated to WINGS on several occasions. It is an amazing organization.

My email is

Thanks Dawn- you are so awesome...


elizabeth said...

Hi Dawn,
You are awesome and funny!
This sounds like an interesting organization; I am going to look into volunteer opportunities there; thanks for highlighting them!
Liza Bennett

ElleBee said...

How fun! Love your blog! theworkingdiva(at)Yahoo(dot)com

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