Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Stir It 28's LA Fundraiser Really Stirred It Up For Haiti!

Domestic Divas "White Trash" Bacon & Egg Salad Sandwiches

What could be better than a house full of foodies cooking up appetizers, baking desserts and mixing cocktails?

Not much, unless it was all being done in the name of charity!

Well, that's exactly what went down on Sunday when Stir It 28 launched the LA portion of their fundraisers for Haiti (other events also took place simultaneously in Chicago, New York and Atlanta).  Greg from Sippity Sup generously opened his house and his impressive kitchen to us crazy foodies, including bloggers, chefs and caterers, and we whipped up an amazing array of appetizers and desserts.  There was everything from my "White Trash" Bacon & Egg Salad Sandwiches, to Prosciutto-Wrapped Dates, to Bacon-Wrapped Scallops, to my famous Bacon Brownies With Bourbon Caramel Sauce (I'm sensing a general pig theme here!), and yes, some non-pig options, too.

Oh, and I haven't even gotten to the cocktails yet!  Grey Goose generously donated a bar with specialty drinks, including the dashing Hearts For Haiti, which featured a candy apple red lollipop.  Also, Natalie from The Liquid Muse was there in style with a bar mixing up signature cocktails and non-alcoholic options, too.  Other liquor donors included Sutter Home's wines.  It was a veritable food and drink bonanza!  

What else?  There was even a raffle featuring amazing gifts and gift bags for the guests as they left.  Chrystal from The Duo Dishes thought of everything and then some, and did an amazing job hosting this fundraiser!  Domestic Divas is honored to have been a participant by donating bacon-laced food, working the reception desk and handing out gift bags.  But you know what they always say, you think you're helping others, but you end up getting helped yourself.  This certainly proved to be the case on Sunday.  I met so many passionate, generous and kind people (who knew they existed in LA?), had a general blast and more than one Grey Goose cocktail (they were so delectable!).

The evening was a complete success!  I can't wait to hear how much money we raised for Haiti.  But in the meantime, donations are still being collected until the end of the month (hence the "28" in Stir It 28).  To see how you can help, check out the Facebook page by clicking here!

And here's a photo gallery:



  1. Hi Jen! It was so fun hanging out with you on Sunday - especially since I wasn't having a minor meltdown this time! ;) Hope we can catch up again soon! And hopefully I can eventually try one of those bacon brownies!!! -Diana

  2. Girl, those brownies were fabulous. :) It was great to meet you!

  3. Yea! Thanks so much for your hard work and your generous heart. GREG

  4. your appetizer was great...and you wore that polka dot apron!

  5. YEAH!!! Thanks for participating in this weekend's event. LA's Stir It 28 was a complete success to the max.

  6. I really liked your bacon & egg salad sandwiches!! They were so cute and yummy. It was great to meet you!

  7. Thank you all so much!!! I LOVED meeting each and every one of you. And yes, I was wearing my pink polka dot apron. ;) Hope we get to hang out again soon.

    xoxo The Diva