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Colebear The Cheap Gourmet is seeking help from food bloggers for a special "good cause" project. This involves preparing a recipe and taking a photograph that will be included in a recipe e-book.

The recipe collection is being used as a "Thank You" gift to individuals that contribute $5 or more to the Out of the Darkness Community Walks hosted by the American Foundation of Suicide.

On July 5, 2010, we lost a very important person in our life; a beautiful 20 year old young woman named Nicole. Nicole was my daughter's best friend for years and was like a daughter to me. 

She was a gorgeous, vibrant girl who brought laughter and joy into our life and her passing has left a major void in the lives of many.

To honor Nicole, my daughter, along with many of Nicole's family members and friends have formed Team Nicole and will be walking to raise awareness about suicide prevention. The walk is taking place on September 10, 2011 at Celebration Plaza in Indianapolis.

In effort to help raise funds for this worthy cause, The Cheap Gourmet is putting together a recipe booklet filled with Nicole's favorite recipes. It will be called, "Cooking for ColeBear" in memory of her nickname.

I am looking for a few food bloggers who would like to join forces with me. What I need is a few people to make the recipes and take a high quality photograph. In exchange, I will include a link to each blogger's website or blog in the "Cooking for Colebear" recipe booklet and on The Cheap Gourmet blog.

The "Cooking for Colebear" recipe booklet will be provided to anyone that makes a $5 donation to Out of the Darkness. While I am unable to offer compensation for ingredients, blog posts, or photographs, the booklet offers great opportunities for participants to have their blog shared with countless people, as well as being reflected as a blogger that gives back to the community!

Please note, the recipes can be scaled back to make only enough for one serving to reduce ingredient costs. If you would like to take part in this volunteer opportunity, please contact me at kathy at, or leave a comment below.

The following is the list of recipes that I will need photos of. I will supply the recipe to you.

Green Pepper Steak and Rice

Red Lobster Cheese Garlic Biscuits

Peach Crisp

Caramel Apple Salad

Potato Soup

Broccoli Rice Casserole - Claimed by Tara Burner at

Oatmeal Scotchies - Claimed by Viveca Stone-Berry at

Sweet Potato Casserole - Claimed by Marina Sweat Owens, Independent Pampered Chef consultant

Please note, food photography is needed no later than August 7th.

When you contact me, please advise which recipe you would like to prepare and photograph. As bloggers claim the recipes I will mark them off this list and include a link to your blog so that everyone knows who is participating is this worthy event. Upon receipt of your email correspondence, I will provide the recipe, along with ways to promote this event.

Thank you for your time! I very much look forward to working with the foodie community and greatly appreciate your support and time in helping me create "Cooking for Colebear".

UPDATE: A BIG "Thank You" to for providing photos and illustrations for "Cooking for ColeBear." We greatly appreciate their generosity and support. Anyone that needs great artwork for websites, blogs, and presentations should visit DepositPhotos. They have beautiful and unique artwork for all your publishing needs!