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Bake It Forward with Lidia Bastianich

Today's #BakeItForward celebrity supporter is Lidia Bastianich. Lidia is a best-selling cookbook author, award-winning television host, and owner of four acclaimed NYC restaurants: FelidiaBeccoEsca and Del Posto. Additionally, she owns Lidia's Pittsburg and Lidia's Kansas City, and is one of the owners of Eataly, an artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in New York City.

Lidia baked a blueberry frangipani tart for AHRC Nassau, a not-for-profit member-based organization committed to meeting the needs of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Inspired? Choose a fruity dessert like Lidia did, and bake a second batch of treats for a local charity or someone who means something to you. Deliver the treats to show how much you appreciate them. Snap a photo and tag it #BakeItForward for a chance to win $500. Learn more here.

Check back tomorrow to see who else is joining us to #BakeItForward.