Kerrie's Blog: YOU and ActiveRain have the Perfect Recipe for Helping Others Enjoy the Upcoming Holidays!

YOU and ActiveRain have the Perfect Recipe for Helping Others Enjoy the Upcoming Holidays!

I cannot wait for the recipes to start rolling in and get 'cooking' on this book!  Gene's idea is a fabulous one and I can just see you guys breaking out the cookbook, year after year, whipping up delicious delights.  

Whoo Hoo!



YOU and ActiveRain have the Perfect Recipe for Helping Others Enjoy the Upcoming Holidays!




     Recently, I wrote  a post regarding a recipe my wife considered life-changing.  The responses I received to that post, got me thinking.   That's always a dangerous thing ... 

     Well, I decided to take action on my thoughts and fired-off an email to  Kerrie Greenhalgh,  the Community Manager and "Go To" person at  ActiveRain.   Kerrie read my idea, expanded and improved upon it, and wrote me back within minutes of receiving my email.  Stand back, folks!   That woman is action personified!

     My suggestion to Kerrie was this ...


Contact Kerrie Greenhalgh at ActiveRain

     There are now over 320,000 members on ActiveRain.  That's a HUGE number of people and resource from which to draw upon.  And from the response I received to my recipe post, there's a large percentage of those AR members that LOVE to cook and bake ... and then there’s a large number of us that just LOVE to eat!


     My thought was ... why not ask our AR members to submit their favorite recipe?  Why not gather those recipes and make an ActiveRain cookbook ... then make that cookbook available for sale at a very low cost via an eBook?  And then donate the proceeds of the ActiveRain cookbook to a charity for the Holidays?

     Like I said, Kerrie was off and running with the idea.  Her response was quick and enthusiastic.  I think it read something like, "We're going to the moon with this idea, Gene ... get ready!"

     So I'm calling on all ActiveRain Members: 


     Search your memories!  Search your cookbooks for your very favorite, #1 recipe.  I'm asking you all to share that recipe with the world ... via the ActiveRain,   "It's RAIN-ing Recipes" Cookbook.  (But be careful with recipe copyright issues!)  We can have up to 100 pages in our eBook!


     Please accompany your recipe with a picture (if you choose) in jpg or pdf format, the name of your Dish/Recipe, and short intro (no more than approx. 50 words) giving a little background or history into your recipe.


     Submit your recipe, info, and picture to Kerrie's email at ActiveRain,  Subject Line:  Recipe.  Kerrie’s email address is: ... All recipe submissions must be to Kerrie no later than 6 pm on:  November 15, 2012. 

     Here’s an example of how your submission should look:Contact Kerrie Greenhalgh at ActiveRain

“Amazing Oatmeal Bites”                     

Your Name  
My mother used to make these Bites for us as an afternoon snack.....    

1 lb. oatmeal       
2 tbsp peanut butter                                   
¼ cup butter                                  

Mix the oatmeal … stir in … bake at …

                                                                                                           Recipes should be from the following categories:

  •      Appetizers & Beverages
  •      Soups, Salads, & Veggies 
  •      Main Dishes & Casseroles
  •      Breads & Rolls
  •      Pies, Pastry & Desserts
  •      Meat, Poultry & Seafood
  •      Cakes, Cookies & Candy
  •      Miscellaneous     

Again, the deadline for recipe submission to Kerrie is:  November 15, 2012  ... as we want to have this  "It's RAIN-ing Recipes" Cookbook  available for purchase by December 3rd, in plenty of time for Holiday gift-giving.

     In  keeping with our professions and industry, the charity receiving ALL proceeds from the  "It's RAIN-ing Recipes" Cookbook  will be  Habitat for Humanity.  The eBook cookbook will cost:  $5.00

     I thank you in advance for your help and participation in this ActiveRain charitable effort.  You just know that Kerrie and everyone else from ActiveRain working on this Cookbook will do a great job.  It will be great fun to see all the recipes and the stories that accompany them.  Also fun to think just who we can give a copy of the Cookbook too for the holidays! This AR Cookbook gives us just one more way to be a solid and giving community ... share ... and to get to know one another better.


     Your assistance in helping to spread the word about this AR charitable effort will be greatly appreciated.  Should you have questions regarding this Cookbook, please  contact Kerrie  or myself,  Gene Mundt.

     Please be watching for further information about the  "It's RAIN-ing Recipes" Cookbook  in the very near future ... and how and when YOU can buy your eBook copy!  Thank you!


YOU and ActiveRain have the Perfect Recipe for Helping Others Enjoy the Upcoming Holidays!                                                                                                                                






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Comment balloon 9 commentsKerrie La Guardia • October 17 2012 09:43AM


Hi Kerrie - Gene came up with an awesome idea on this one. The only hard part is going to be deciding which recipe to submit. I'm in!

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) over 6 years ago

This is an awesome idea.  I'm going to have to think about it before I choose which one though.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 6 years ago

Kerrie:  Thanks for the re-posting ....  you've been great!  I think you're right too ... this is going to be fun and HUGE!!!  I'm genuinely excited about it ...


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) over 6 years ago

Kerrie - I just emailed you the only thing I would even consider for this German fruit bread!!! I will be making it again next month...........I will be making over two dozen loaves this year since I give it as gifts.

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 6 years ago

Kerrie !!!!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to bake, cook and grill!

I have amazing recipes in every category.   I have come up with my own versions so if you let me know what category you need I can TOTALLY "hook you up"!

My Favorites (and most requested from family/friends) is a cake you need to make at least 1 day in advance, the older it gets the better it gets!!!!  Also an AMAZING appetizer with chicken & bacon 



Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) over 6 years ago

Can't wait to see it Dick!

Sounds good Tammy, don't forget your intro too.

You're the man Gene!  Making this idea happen and all.  This is going to be good!

Whoop whoop, Barb you have submitted the very first recipe so far!!! 

Pippa - Send 'em my way dear, up to you which one you'd like to share with the AR fam bam!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 6 years ago

I can do this, I'll just have to narrow down the choices.  Sounds like a great idea.

Posted by Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate. (MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC) over 6 years ago

Hi Gene,

Wonderful idea and I know just the recipe. Great idea about selling it and giving the proceeds to charity for the season. I am so excited.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 6 years ago

This looks like fun and for a great cause. I'll be back with a recipe.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 6 years ago