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Monday, December 13, 2010

Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day

Welcome everyone from Sew, Mama, Sew! I'm so excited to be a part of Giveaway Day again. I just wish I would have remembered to pack my camera with me. But these cellphone pictures are going to have to do.

Now on to the good stuff! I'm giving away 2 different items. And we'll have 2 different winners. :)



First we have this full apron. I know lots of people like the full aprons to bake with. Especially at this time of year! I'm also going to include some dish towels and other kitchen gadgets.





And a cute cupcake purse for a little girl. I don't know if you can tell, but it's filled with lots of goodies too!



Now how do you win? Just leave me a comment with your favorite homemade holiday dessert. It can be a candy or a cookie. Whatever homemade dessert is your favorite. Get 5 extra entries for a link to a recipe. I LOVE to try new things. :)

You have until December 19th at 11:59PM PST. And I will draw 2 lucky names. Good luck! And have fun blog hopping this week. You might want to stop by a few of my friend's blogs too! They're also hosting a giveaway. Here are their links, My Mom, Cari, Gabi, Kate, and Manders. ♥

105 comments:

Lomagirl said...

I guess I'm first! Hope one is a lucky number. This is a great giveaway.
My favorite? Only one? We make lots of cookies for Christmas- so- Danish Thins.
I'll be making those on Friday probably.

deserae said...

Here is the link to my mom's brownies! So yummy!

http://barrybennettfamily.blogspot.com/2009/07/brownies-2-c.html

sarah in the woods said...

Great giveaway! I love oreo balls!

Tara said...

I love cherry pie!

pryortara@yahoo.com

sukie said...

Toffee from V's Chocolates. . sorry no recipe. Thanks for the chance to win (sukie80@gmail.com)

Desiree said...

I love peanut butter balls. :) My aunt always makes them &7 they are so good. Thank you for the chance to win!

simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail(dot)com

debra said...

http://www.citrusandcandy.com/2010/06/eves-chocolate-cake.html
That cake is to die for!!!!
simple, only a handful of ingredients, quick, easy, super super yummy...you HAVE to give it a try...i am making it (again) for a christmas share.
Love your crochet..:)
daa4272@gmail.com

Lindsay Conner said...

Chocolate dipped pretels... Mmmm.

Great handmade giveaway! Mine is at http://www.lindsaysews.com. lindsay.conner(at)gmail(dot)com

Monica said...

Love the cute cupcake bag! My favorite holiday dessert is my mom's lemon bars. Yum!

Melissa said...

I love chocolate crinkle cookies, they have to chill for 4+ hours and then be individually rolled in powerdered sugar but oh boy is it worth it! I'd love the apron and my daughter would love the purse so this is a great giveaway for me. mmcgowan at zoomtown dot com

Kristen said...

My favorite holiday treat would be sugar cookies with lots of frosting! Yum!

Bonnie said...

Here's a fun desert to make: scroll to the bottom of the post - its a recipe for a suzy Q cake (you can make a twinkie cake by substituting yellow cake)
http://eviesmommy.blogspot.com/2009/02/valentines-day.html

Sew Flippin Cool said...

my favorite holiday dessert is my granmda's chess tarts.

Denise said...

Adorable! My fav dessert - molasses balls or pfefferneussens [...I can never spell that right]

And here's a fun recipe [you can just drop them or roll and cut :) ] - cranberry noels!

http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/cranberry-noels

Ammie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite holiday dessert is cranberry almond orange cookies with orange glaze.

Sarah said...

My favorite new desert is chocolate oreo cheesecake pretzel bites: http://picky-palate.com/2010/08/26/oreo-cheesecake-pretzel-bites/

Such cute crafts! My birthday is the 17th, and winning would make the day extra-special.

Joanna said...

My daughter would LOVE the cupcake purse!!! As for desserts, I always make a traditional NZ pavlova. Since I live in the US now, a taste of home is always good at Christmas!
http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/the-best-pavlova/Detail.aspx

Nicole said...

Thanks for the chance to win! These are great prizes!! My favorite holiday dessert is Date Pudding with no bananas. :)

coleslaw1017 at gmail dot com

Claire said...

I would like to enter! Thanks for having this! This recipe is awesome!
http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=10000000458808

Kristin said...

Those are both so cute! My almost 3 yo daughter is OBSESSED with cupcakes, I genuinely think she would faint if I gave her that purse!

I love love love these cookies, I've made them 3 times in the past month or so: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Iced-Pumpkin-Cookies/Detail.aspx

(craftymom85atgmaildotcom)

Violet said...

http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/my-grandmothers-ginger-jam-bread-and-butter-pudding-2565 <--I use this recipe a lot. I love the added ginger flavor the jam adds :D

Also cute apron and bag!

Jodi said...

Great giveaway. My favorite holiday cookies are peanut butter with hershey kisses. Yum!

kpmattingly said...

That cupcake purse is too cute.
My favorite dessert for the holidays is Cake Balls! :)


sunshinekmp at yahoo dot com

Jenny said...

Great giveaway, love the apron and the cupcake bag both! My go to quick dessert recipe is peanut butter kiss cookies, my kids and I love them!
http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/5191/Peanut%20Butter%20Blossoms.aspx

okiedokiemama(at)yahoo(dot)com

barneyn said...

i love love love sugar cookies! this is the best recipe i have found!

http://www.landolakes.com/recipe/2217/best-ever-butter-cookies :)

nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

Shana said...

i don't have a little girl but I do have a need for a full apron lol. My shirts get everything I promise. My fave holiday treat is Potato Candy and I will leave you a link to my own blog where I posted the recipe.
http://blazeandcrochet.blogspot.com/2010/11/holiday-gift-guide-winner-and-christmas.html

Susan said...

My one that I make yearly is chocolate covered cherries..love them! I recently found this recipe that is quite delish!

http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/walnut_snowball_cookies/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+elise%2Fsimplyrecipes+%28Simply+Recipes%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher


Thanks

susansisney@hotmail.com

StephanieS said...

I don't have a link to the recipe, it was something a coworker made and I asked for the recipe.
Coconut Cake
White cake mix (and the ingredients needed to bake it), eagle brand condensed milk, cool whip, bakers angel flake coconut
Bake white cake I( do the 9x13 version)according to directions and while still warm poke holes in cake and pour milk over it. Let cool. Cover with cool whip and then coconut and pat down a little to help coconut stay on.

I would love the apron for myself since I have a little boy. But I also have nieces if I'm the winner of the cupcake bag! Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Christmas. stephspitzer at gmail dot com

Lindsey G said...

Cute cute! i love candy coffee creams :)

grl_4_God@hotmail.com

Jingle said...

These Buckeyes have been on my mind this season! I love peanut butter and chocolate! http://jif.com/Recipes/Details/392

jinglesells at gmail dot com

Leigh Anne said...

Lovely giveaway! I love a good Caramel Apple cake - moist & delicious!

jenn said...

oh my gosh my favorite holiday desert is pumpkin pie. always has been, always will be!!!

Lisa said...

My favorite holiday cookie is this one...it combines my two favorite things, cheesecake and OREOS. You can follow the link and try them for yourself! http://www.multiplydelicious.com/thefood/2010/06/oreo-cheesecake-cookies/

Alyssa said...

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/chocolate-crinkles/941e22b3-9a48-4fb1-bdb0-27479e76d484
This is my favorite holiday cookie ever; you can freeze it and it is still nice and soft when you pull it back out. Thanks for the giveaway!
embyrfire(at)hotmail(dot)com

Daydream Believer said...

My favorite holiday dessert is chocolate pudding pie. It is easy-peasy but we only seem to make it during the holidays. Here's the super simple 3 step recipe:
1. Prepare 1 large box of Jello Chocolate Heat& Serve pudding.
2. When the pudding is throughly heated, pour entire pot into a graham cracker pie crust and place in refrigerator to cool completely.
3. When the pie is firm (6-8 hours) top with fresh whipped cream and serve.
Seriously, it is embarrasingly simple, but really delish! ;)
Thank you for the chance to win!
daydreambelievershop{at}gmail{dot}com

Laura said...

You can't go wrong with some burnt sugar almonds:

http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen/recipes/holidays/burnt-sugar-almonds-gebrannte-mandeln/

Cheers!
Laura

orinoco14 at yahoo dot com

MJ said...

I love homemade Peppermint Oreos here is a link: http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/2010/11/crazy-christmas-crafter-girl-who-ate.html

that isn't the original link, but it is the same recipe i've been using for years! :)

sandandstarfish said...

I loooove this giveaway! An apron for me and an adorable cupcake purse for my daughter... LOVE it! And goodies inside?! Awesome! Thanks so much. Oh yes... fudge. Love love looooove me some fudge! Thanks for the great giveaway!

sandandstarfish said...

http://www.marshmallowfluff.com/pages/never_fail_fudge.html
all time favorite fudge recipe :)
+1 entry

sandandstarfish said...

http://www.marshmallowfluff.com/pages/never_fail_fudge.html
all time favorite fudge recipe :)
+2 entry

sandandstarfish said...

http://www.marshmallowfluff.com/pages/never_fail_fudge.html
all time favorite fudge recipe :)
+3 entry

sandandstarfish said...

http://www.marshmallowfluff.com/pages/never_fail_fudge.html
all time favorite fudge recipe :)
+4 entry

sandandstarfish said...

http://www.marshmallowfluff.com/pages/never_fail_fudge.html
all time favorite fudge recipe :)
+5 entry

Serena said...

The Pioneer Woman's Dreamy Apple Pie is a new favorite: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/11/dreamy-apple-pie/

My grandpa's fudge is the best, but that recipe is known only to him. ;)

cat song said...

I love pie!!! Apple pie~

Crystal Hendrix said...

Those are so cute! I would love an apron and I know my niece would love the bag!!

Here is my favorite recipe for english toffee. http://www.cookingforengineers.com/recipe/159/English-Toffee

I am having a giveaway too!! Come check it out if you like. http://hendrixville.blogspot.com/

Genevieve P said...

This peppermint bark is wonderful!
http://orangette.blogspot.com/2008/12/look-at-that.html
Thanks for the giveaway!
parknj at verizon dot net

Sarita said...

i could definitely do with a nice apron like that! what a lot of work it must have taken to put that together! i'll copy my favorite christmas cookie recipe in here, since the only place i've put it up is facebook:

Cappuccino Flats

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Servings: 50 cookies
Baking time: 10 to 12 minutes
Baking temperature: 350º
Cookie sheet: UNGREASED Chilled: YES –
1 hour + overnight

Ingredients:
2 squares (2 ounces) unsweetened chocolate
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup shortening
½ cup butter
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons instant coffee
2 teaspoons water
1 egg
1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons shortening

Instructions:
•Melt unsweetened chocolate, stir, and cool slightly.
•Mix flour, cinnamon, and salt.
•Beat shortening and butter with mixer; add sugar/brown sugar. Dissolve coffee in water and add. Add melted chocolate and egg, beat well. Add flour mixture and beat.
•Cover and chill 1 hour or more.
•Shape into two 7-inch rolls, wrap, and refrigerate overnight (6 hours).
•Cut into ¼ inch slices and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
•Bake 10 to 12 minutes at 350º.
•Melt chocolate chips and shortening, and dip half of each cookie; set on waxed paper to cool, set.

Kelly O. said...

we love cranberries at this time of year in our house :)

http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/perfect-cranberry-upside-down-cake

I think this is a GREAT giveaway!
Merry Christmas!

TZel said...

My fave is Cranberry Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies, link to follow :)
bridgestranslation at yahoo dot com

TZel said...

http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen/recipes/desserts/cranberry-dark-chocolate-chip-cookies/
entry 1

TZel said...

http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen/recipes/desserts/cranberry-dark-chocolate-chip-cookies/
entry 2

TZel said...

http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen/recipes/desserts/cranberry-dark-chocolate-chip-cookies/
entry 3

TZel said...

http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen/recipes/desserts/cranberry-dark-chocolate-chip-cookies/
entry 4

TZel said...

http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen/recipes/desserts/cranberry-dark-chocolate-chip-cookies/
entry 5
thanks so much!

Amanda said...

Maybe I am boring, but my favorite is chocolate chip cookies. BUT they have to be made with King Arthurs flour, and according to the Trader Joe's recipe!

littlebitty said...

I don't have a link, its a recipe from My Mom. I LOVE these cookies! I can't wait to make them this year!

BAKED CHOCO-COVERED CHERRIES

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
36-48 maraschino cherries, well drained

In large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy. No need to sift flour. Add remaining ingredients. Blend at low speed until a dough forms, about 1 minute. Dough will be stiff. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, using a heaping teaspoon of dough for each. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Push one cherry halfway into each ball. When all cookies are molded and cherries are pushed in, prepare frosting and use immediately. Frost each cherry by spreading 1/2 teaspoon frosting over each cherry. Frosting will spread over cookie slightly during baking. Bake frosted cookies at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until puffy. Store tightly covered.

FROSTING

1 cup (6 oz) chocolate chips
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/4 tsp salt
1-1 1/2 tsp maraschino cherry juice

In small heavy saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate pieces with condensed milk, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients and stir until smooth.

Makes 36-48 cookies

dvdenter (at) gci (dot) net

Kathy H said...

Great giveaway. One of our favorites is lemon pound cake which is baking right now. You can find the recipe on the side of the duncan hines box. Everyone loves it and thinks it takes a long time to make. Very easy and delicious. Merry CHristmas.

Robyn said...

This is one of my favorite cookies for special occasions: http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/white-chocolate-raspberry-bars/5035ff2f-1d61-49dc-8605-09ac3f0ae90d/

I could eat the whole batch if I don't watch myself! ;)

Thanks for the giveaway! Robyn (dot) Geddes (at) gmail (dot) com

Carly said...

Cute, cute! Love bar cookies with graham crackers, peanut butter chips, and chocolate chips. Yum!

merlinthecat said...

I love love love this mint fudge!http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/layered-mint-chocolate-fudge/Detail.aspx

jhitomi said...

I love those seven layer cookies that sometimes are in Christmas cookie assortments.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Sara said...

It's not quite a candy, but I love caramel apples, esp with nuts and things.
Here's a great recipe for organic caramel apples, yum.
http://deliciouslyorganic.net/caramel-apples/

If you'd like to enter my giveaway for Sewmamasew giveaway day, it's at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ananemone

nellana said...

I really like peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips. Not very Christmasy but still yummy.

Mare said...

Pumpkin pie is my favorite sweet.
mare460 at gmail.com

Helena said...

Such a wonderful giveaway. I love snickerdoodle cookies this time of year. texhelena(at)aol(dot)com

Lizzie said...

I like these chocolate chip cookie bars. So good!

http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/original-nestle-toll-house-chocolate-chip-pan-cookie/Detail.aspx

Tasha said...

These lemon bars are my favorite. :)

http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/the-best-lemon-bars/Detail.aspx

jennifer said...

Cute giveaway my fav is holly cookies corn flakes marshmellows green food coloring butter red hots yum Merry Christmas

Jaracz Family said...

Great giveaway items! And good idea asking for recipes. This recipe is delicious: http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/12/grasshopper-brownies/. It's Grasshopper Brownies--chocolate and peppermint always feel like a holiday treat to me.

Amy said...

http://recipeland.com/recipe/v/Bourbon-Fudge-5713

Bourbon Fudge is where it's at! I've never made it with the orange. It's always just straight bourbony goodness.

Katie said...

My favorite is meringues with chocolate chips. Thanks for the chance to win!
ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

C + C said...

Love Love Love this giveaway. I need an apron as I am going to be cooking a lot more with my husband-to-be ;) We are getting married o2.o5.2o11, and I will need all the help I can get in the cooking department. At least if I burn something I will look cute if I win this giveaway, (hint hint! haha!) Anyhow my delicious recipe for you to try out is: AMAZING. Here's a link for a great cranberry white chocolate recipe. Check it out, you will fall in love all over again! FYI... It is from Southern Living if you know what I am talking about <3 <3

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=10000001133845

Happy Baking & Merry Christmas from one blogger to another...

~Thanks for this great giveaway~

Crissy said...

best cookies ever! peanut butter kisses...I've been making these for as long as I can remember! yumm!

http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/peanut-butter-kiss-cookies/Detail.aspx

only four ingredients, so easy!

Anita said...

Snowball cookies, just like my mama makes! Thanks for the giveaway!

Louisa said...

My favorite holiday treat I bake is biscotti, and this year the recipe I am using is here - it's very good but I didn't include the white chocolate. I like to try new recipes and I found it in the magazine in a dr waiting room!

http://www.yankeemagazine.com/recipe/for/cranberry-pistachio-biscotti/18322

Darby said...

My favorite holiday treat is cardamom butter cookies.
http://michaelanddarby.blogspot.com/2008/12/cardamom-butter-cut-out-cookies.html

darby@darbyart.com

April said...

Such cute stuff! Love the cupcake purse. My daughter would love it! aefdonner@yahoo.com

Jen said...

Very cute items! I love apple pie this time of year!

http://jeremynjenprice.blogspot.com/2010/11/apple-pie.html

Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway, too!

miss~nance said...

One of my favourite things to bake (not just at Christmas) is Blondies, white chocolate blondies, very easy but oh so yummy and they make great gifts. Here's a link to a blog post about them http://missnance.blogspot.com/search/label/Recipes

TY for visitng my blog and entering my giveaway.

Blessings

Gail
gcom31 (at) msn (dot) com

Mands said...
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Mands said...

Oh that apron is cute! I do like me a full apron :)
A really good treat is Mama's Sweet and Saltines. Here's a link!

http://cherryhillcottage.typepad.com/cherryhill_cottage/2010/03/mamas-sweet-and-saltines.html

mandy(dot)ueda(at)gmail(dot)com

The Hungry Crafter said...

Loving the retro styling of the apron -- super cute! Not sure if you made it over to my giveaway, but my new favorite holiday treat is actually the post below that. It is SO YUMMY! :)

Joyce said...

I love all in one cookies at Matha Stewarts site. I would love the apron.

Tamara said...

These are so easy! And no bake. My favorite. :)

http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/857/Haystack-No-Bake-Cookies88688.shtml

Berta said...

These have to be my favorite cookie. The thumbprints.

http://www.joyofbaking.com/ThumbprintCookies.html

Brooke said...

These peanut butter kiss cookies are my favorite. And my kids' favorite. We eat an entire batch in no time!

http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/5191/Peanut%20Butter%20Blossoms.aspx

Cole said...

These are some of my favorites. http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/apricot-filled-empanaditas/Detail.aspx

Alice said...

These cream cheese cookies are so good! I really like making them.

http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/cream-cheese-cookies-i/Detail.aspx

♥Anna Marie♥ said...

These tartlets are so yummy and different!

http://www.meals.com/Recipes/Peppermint-Bark-Cookie-Tartlets.aspx?recipeid=143729

Dawn said...

I absolutely love to make sticky buns on Christmas morning. :)

http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/cinnamon_sticky_buns/

Steph said...

I really like biscochitos. They're super easy to bake!

http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/biscochitos-i/Detail.aspx

Mallory said...

I really like these cookies. You can sub in dried cherries or drained, canned pineapple. Very tasty.

http://southernfood.about.com/od/chocchipcookies/r/r90531re.htm

Selena said...

Lola you know me! I love fudge!

http://www.marshmallowfluff.com/pages/never_fail_fudge.html

Alicia said...

Chiquitita you have to try this dip! It's so yummy. And it goes with just about any kid of fruit. Right up your alley! :)

http://www.finger-food-recipes.com/marshmallow-fluff-fruit-dip.html

Emily said...

I found this new recipe not long ago. I really like these cookies.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/guy-fieri/craisy-oatmeal-cookies-recipe/index.html

Chelsea said...

These are my favorite sugar cookies!

http://www.marthastewart.com/article/cooking-school-perfect-sugar-cookies-and-royal-icing

Cari said...

Stained glass cookies are my favorite!

http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/stained_glass_cookies/

~Gabi said...

It's funny. I just tried this recipe after I got married. And I really do love it!

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Mincemeat-Pie-104437

Maggie said...

These are so yummy!

http://www.pillsburybaking.com/Recipes/Details.aspx?recipeID=2271

Manders said...

Lols you know this already, but I really enjoy peanut butter cookies.

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/peanut-butter-cookies/6aa18699-bad1-442a-97bf-388003acce2d

Kate said...

You have to try these yummy cookies!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/apricot-and-nut-cookies-with-amaretto-icing-recipe/index.html

Gabi said...

I love these cookies. Especially around Christmas.

http://www.chsugar.com/recipes/recipedisplay.asp?RecipeId=Me1015200152309

Sandy said...

These are the best cookies ever!

http://www.pauladeen.com/index.php/recipes/view2/perfectly_pecan_praline_cookies/

The Bride said...

This is a very tasty recipe.

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-make-christmas-wreath-meringue-cookies.seriesId-157223.html