Cook for the Cure is a program for people who love to cook and entertain a way to help raise money for the ongoing fight against breast cancer. There’s several ways you can participate. You can host a small fundraising party for 1,000 Cooks for the Cure between now and July 29 for your friends and family in your home or office. Rather than bring a gift, food or wine, your guests could instead bring a small donation for Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help in the fight against breast cancer. You can download an Invitation Template (PDF) here, Donation forms for your guests (PDF) here, a Party guide (PDF) here, and Recipes (PDF) here.
Any party host that raises $50 or more will receive a free plate designed by Jacques Pepin in the mail, and anyone who hosts a party and registers it on our website (register your party here) will automatically be entered to receive the ultimate “thank you” from Jacques Pepin himself!
You can also participate in Pass the Plate. This is the part of the program that’s as simple as simple as making a meal and giving it to a friend or family member. Each time the plate is passed and registered, KitchenAid will make a $5 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. I’m participating in this part of the program myself. I know it will be a fun way to meet some of my new neighbors.
Breast cancer affects so many women every year. My great-grandmother had one of her breasts removed because of cancer when I was a little girl. She wore her scar proudly, and just had one breast the rest of her life. That’s her deviled egg plate shown above. One of my very good friend’s younger sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at just 23, and had to undergo a double mastectomy. And just recently (about 2 weeks ago), we found out that a long time friend of my husband’s family had just passed away from breast cancer. She was one of my mother-in-law’s’ very best friends. It was a very sad day because not only was she such a loving and caring wife, mother and friend, but she was also a very young women, just 49 years old. She was always so healthy. Her and her husband grew their own food, raised their own animals for slaughter, hunted for food, canned and froze almost everything. For a while, they bought almost no food from the grocery store.
Since Rose loved canning and healthy foods so much, I know she would have loved this recipe for beet deviled eggs. These are just boiled eggs marinated in beet juice. I then added a grated beet and a little grated onion to the yolk mixture and piped it into the eggs with a pastry bag. They are super simple, and would be perfect for a breast cancer fund-raising party.
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6 eggs, hard boiled and peeled
1 jar pickled beet juice
3 tablespoons Olive Oil Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 pickled beet, grated
1 tablespoon grated onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Place hard boiled eggs in beet juice. Add water so that the juice covers the eggs. Marinate for 2 - 3 hours in the refrigerator, or until deep pink.
Halve eggs and remove yolks. Place yolks in a large bowl and mash with a fork. Add mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, grated beet, grated onion, salt and pepper. Mix well and add mixture to a pastry or food storage bag.
Add large star tip on pastry bag and pipe into eggs. If using a food storage bag, snip off a corner of the bag to make a small opening and pipe the filling into the egg halves.