Monday, October 6, 2008

Sweet Christmas Giveaway

This giveaway is so simple.....and if you are chosen you will receive this whimsical cupcake ornament.

Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Christmas or Holiday Season Treat (it does not have to be sweet....I love salty too) ...that my friends gets you one entry.
Leave me the recipe or a link to it for a second entry.

The winner will be randomly drawn on Friday.

have a happy day
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Trish said...

That ornament is sooo cute! My favorite holiday treat is a yummy ol' sugar cookie with lots of icing! Boring, I know, but you just can't beat a Christmas tree shaped cookie with sweet, buttery frosting. :)

Erika M. said...

Too cute! My favorite holiday treat is homemade sugar cookies and icing. My dad makes these with the grandchildren each Christmas and they have so much fun.

Sara said...

That ornament is too cute!!!! My all time fave. treat is homemade cookie cutouts with homemade frosting!!!! I think my mom got the recipe from Betty Crocker, but oh how I love it!!!!!!

Sara said...

Sugar Cookies:
1 1/2 c powder sugar
1 c butter, soft
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond
2 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
Mix powder sugar, butter, egg, vanilla,almond together.
Add flour, baking soda, & tartar.
Refridgerate for 2+hours.
Bake at 350 for 8 or so min

3c powder sugar
1/3 c butter, soft
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbs milk
a dash of almond

Tori said...

I have to say that being from Czech origin, my grandmother always made PoppySeed Kolaches for every holiday.. I would look forward to being at her home every Christmas Eve, so that I could stock up on Poppyseed, Apricot, Prune and even Cream Cheese. My grandmother and Papa both past this past Jan31/Feb1 and I will greatly miss them and their traditions. This year, I plan to make homemade Poppy Seed Kolaches and keep the tradition and memories alive.

Adorable Cupcake!

Knittin Kudzu said...

Chocolate peanut butter fudge is my absolute favorite holiday sweet. Just typing the words makes my mouth water. And, even though I could make this all the time I always save it for the holidays because it is something we make as a family. Yummo!

Jamie said...

I can't wait for Christmas time every year because Egg Nog is out in full force!! Love it almost as much as that cute cupcake ornament you're giving away :-)

Just me.....Shelly said...

pumpkin pie w vanilla ice cream and I love me some peppermint mocha from recipe though!

proudgrits11 said...

I looooove cupcakes and I adore that ornament!!
Mine is EASY! Bon-bons, a.k.a. Mexican Wedding Cookies. My mom makes them every year. Here's a good recipe!

girlville said...

hi, just found your blog last week. my favorite holiday treat is homemade snickerdoodle cookies. here is my current favorite recipe:

Megryansmom said...

Being Polish, I love kolaczki. Especially apricot filled. Cute giveaway, hope it finds it's way to my tree.

Amy Bell said...

am i too late??? hope not..ok, my fav treat is a chocolate chip cheesecake ball i make and serve with graham crackers..yummo...don't know why i always make it during the holidays, but i do!

Lianne said...

I have to choose ONE favorite??!? Ok, then I'll group them all together and say Christmas cookies!!! My hips don't like them as much as I do though...

SoSoBella Designs said...

my favorite holiday treat would be pizzale's, totally spelled wrong, sorry.
they only show up at christmas time at my husbands grandparents home. they are homemade, and are just light enough and sweet enough.....mmm-with a cup of coffee. they remind me of christmas. yum :O)

Andrea Hoover said...

Oh - that cupcake is soooo darn cute!!

My very favorite holiday treat is Caramel Brie - and it's sooo stinkin' easy.

One wedge of brie
1/2 C (or so) of crushed pecans
3 or 4 pecan halves
2 c. sugar
1/4 c water

Dip cut edges of cheese in crushed pecans. Really press them into the cheese so they stick.

I arrange 3 or 4 pecan halves decoratively on top.

Set the cheese on a wire rack over a foil lined baking sheet.

In a heavy sauce pan, melt the sugar and water - DO NOT STIR - cooking until it is an amber color and at the "hard crack" stage on a candy thermometer.

Slowly pour the caramel over the cheese (BE CAREFUL!!) tipping the rack a bit so it runs down the sides. (You want lots of caramel on the sides)

It quickly hardens (like a candy apple) and is DELISH.

You have to crack the candy coating with your cheese knife, and the combination of sweet and salty is so yummy - plus it's kind of fun to eat.


mommyholly said...

Ooooh how cute!!! :) My favorite holiday treat is peppermint ice cream... or Reese's Christmas trees haha!!! LOL:) xo!

Anonymous said...

Did I get this in on time??? Anyways, hands down its peanut brittle...little bit of sweet, sticky and salty all in one. Old neighbours and new get together and churn out enough for family friends and teachers gifts....process line style.

Cute ornament...good way to kick of the season (alreadY!!!)

Anonymous said...

hands down its peanut brittle. Sweet, salty and sticky all in one. Neighbours old and new get together and churn out enough for family, friends and teacher gifts- process line style.

Cute ornament- Great way to kick of the season (already)!!