Monday, December 13, 2010

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

I want to welcome everyone from Sew Mama Sew. I'm so excited that you returned to my blog. I really enjoyed the May 2010 Giveaway Day. I just knew, that I had to be a part of the the 2010 December Giveaway Day too!

I gave away a set of amigurumi animals last time. But this time around, I thought I would giveaway 3 of the silk scarves, that I recently made. They're spiral scarves. And I've also purchased a pin to go with each one.




This is an up close view of what the scarves look like. I wish I had a better camera to show you. But I really like how the scarves spiral around.





And here are the 3 scarves that I will be offering. A green and brown zebra pattern, a black and white zebra print, and a multi-toned blue scarf. Honestly, the tradition zebra print is my favorite.



Now how do you win?

1. Just leave me a message, with your favorite holiday recipe. Or a link to that recipe. I'm looking for some new dishes and desserts to add to our holiday celebration.

2. You have until December 19th at midnight. And if you follow my blog, I'll add in 5 more chances for you.

3. I will draw names. And the first person will get first pick, etc.

Good luck to everyone! Come back in January. I'm working on another amigurumi giveaway. I've got about half of the amis done. Don't forget to stop by my daughter's blog, my niece's blog, and one of my favorite little girl's blog. Good luck! And I hope to see you soon.

PS I have no clue what happened to my last 2 months worth of posts. They're showing as posted in my "Edit Posts" tab. But now that I'm checking my blog, I don't see them. I'll have to figure that out after work today.

54 comments:

debbie said...

Sausage Dip: 1 roll hot sausage, 1 can Rotel, 8 oz. pkg of cream cheese.
Brown the sausage, drain; add the Rotel and cream cheese till the cream cheese melts and the mixture is heated through. Serve with tortilla chips.

Amanda said...

Food. I'm not a good cook. lol. Pillsury chocolate chip cookies. Unwrap. bake. Eat. :)
Sorry I'm not much help!
I do have lots of recipes I've featured on my blog though -
todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com
5 each day maybe one of the good cooks can help you out!
Amanda
amandaandandy@yahoo.com

Danni said...

Favorite holiday recipe...make it every year!
allrecipes.com//recipe/almond-crunch/detail.aspx
seriously - so good, especially with coffee!!

And I am a follower on your blog!

Sarah said...

Amazing holiday treat: http://picky-palate.com/2010/08/26/oreo-cheesecake-pretzel-bites/

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

lisa said...

hey, found you on Sew mama sew!

we love to make magic bars, get a pan and in the bottom put a crust of smashed graham crackers with a bit of butter to hold it together, drizzle a can of sweet and condensed milk on top then add as many kinds of chocolate chips as you have, coconut flakes, and nuts.

Jenny said...

Cute scarves, love the black and white zebra! :) Our favorite cookies to make for the holidays are peanut butter blossoms.
http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/5191/Peanut%20Butter%20Blossoms.aspx

okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

moonsword said...

You do beautiful work...thanks for the giveaway. My favorite holiday recipe this year is Chocolate-Pecan Pudding Pie with Nut Crust
http://www.theroot.com/views/eco-soul-thanksgiving?page=0,4

Karen said...

Peppermint bark is my favorite thing to eat this time of year. Here is the recipe:

http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/peppermint-bark/Detail.aspx

Happy holidays!

C said...

Homemade Caramels:
http://stickyfingerprints.com/?p=121

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

Leigh Anne said...

Lovely scarves! Would love to win one :) You've got to check out this food blog. She is doing a "sugar rush" right now - irresistable! Everything I've made from her blog has been wonderful. I'm gonna have to try the Pecan Buttercrunch - I love that stuff!
http://www.melskitchencafe.com/
My email: leighannerushing(at)yahoo(dot)com

Alyssa said...

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/chocolate-crinkles/941e22b3-9a48-4fb1-bdb0-27479e76d484
These are delicious. We got them from a really old Betty Crocker cook book of my mother's. You can even freeze the cookies and they stay relative soft and chewy.
Thanks for the giveaway!
embyrfire(at)hotmail(dot)com

MJ said...

Our favorite recipe is Tomato Pie - http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/tomato-pie-recipe/index.html

MJ said...

I follow your blog as well! thanks for the giveaway!!

cat song said...

Haha, I'm trying to make cheesecake topped brownies.. but the easy way!

Get a dark chocolate brownie batter mix
For cheesecake topping: 1/3 cup sugar, 8 oz cream cheese and vanilla extract.
Top the brownie batter with cheesecake topping (spiral it to make it look marble-y!) and bake according to box instructions.

Crystal Hendrix said...

I bet they are nice scarfs!! My favorite candy for Christmas is English toffee (I just google a recipe...they are basically the same) and chocolate covered pretzels

That Girl said...

My favorite holiday recipes are the simple ones. For Christmas breakfast I like to make maple and brown sugar sausage links rolled up in crescent rolls. Cook the sausage, roll up in the crescents, bake according to package instructions... easy, right? They are always a hit. Another quick recipe is some candies. I get little pretzels, put a Hershey kiss on top, bake in the oven at about 170 for about 5 min until the kiss melts down slightly... then put an m&m on top of that. I like to experiment with the different kinds of Hershey kisses they have around these days.

Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

kalviene (at) gmail (dot) com

Sara said...

Chocolate Chip Cookies - cut right off the roll from the dairy case...

Not a big cook ...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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!

Kayla said...

I love taking a fruit dip to partys because everyone brings way to many sweets!

Fruit Dip:
1 pkg. Cream Cheese
1 Yoplait Cherry Yogurt
1 jar Marshmallow Fluff

swim(dot)kayla(at)hotmail(dot)com

Marcia said...

My favorite is pecan pie recipe that is on the lite Karo syrup bottle. It is easy. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sara said...

Homemade bread, the not-really-measuring way (how I do it):
You take a bag of bread flour and dump about a third to half of it in a big bowl. Then put in say a handful or so of sugar, a few shakes of salt, and a couple little packets of instant yeast. Mix that all together.

Next you heat up some milk and butter (organic! or locally and humanely raised) together in a pot on the stove until they are hot to the touch but not boiling. Pour some of the milk mixture into the flour/yeast/etc. mixture. Mix until you need more of the milk stuff, and keep adding milk stuff until it looks like dough. If it gets too wet, you can add flour.

Knead for 10-15 minutes. Put in an oiled bowl and cover; let rise for maybe 30 minutes. Then mush down into 2 or 3 loaf pans (oiled), cover again, let rise maybe an hour? or so until it looks risen (puffed up over the top of the loaf pans). Bake at 375 for 20-40 minutes, until the top is golden brownish.

If you'd like to enter my giveaway for fabric coasters and Heather Ross scraps, it's here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ananemone

nellana said...

I don't really have any recipes to share off hand. But I can direct you to a site with lots :) Mamawhatsfordinner.com

nellana said...

i follow you now!

laurawilson25 said...

My favorite holiday recipe is sugar cookies from the Betty Crocker packet mix. I roll them out and bake them and decorate them with icing from a can. Not fancy, but I get a lot of compliments on them.

I would love to win your giveaway!
laurawilson25@hotmail.com

Amy said...

I love scarves! My favorite holiday recipe is hot fruit punch. It's like Wassail. It's a family favorite and a must to drink while decorating the Christmas tree and on Christmas Eve. Here's the recipe:Hot Fruit Punch
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ginger
Let stand in two cups of boiling water for two minutes. Strain.
Add 2 cups sugar. 12 oz. can frozen orange juice. 2/3 c lemon juice. 3 qts (12 cups) water.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Helena said...

This time of year I love snickerdoodle cookies super easy, I do put a twist by using red and green sugar instead of plain white. You can google this recipe texhelena(at)aol(dot)com

Lizzie said...

I really like these cookie bar things. They're really good.

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

LauraH said...

My favorite is hot corn. You mix 1 box of cream cheese, 1 stick of butter, 1 can of shoepeg corn drained, 1/4 cup milk and 2-4 jalapenos chopped. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. It's great!

Nanbon44 said...

Chili con Caso
1 block of Velveta cheese
1 can Rotel original tomatos
add 1/4 cup milk and Microwave till melted, stir till smooth and serve with Nacho chips

Fruit Dip
1 block Cream Cheese
1 small jar marshmallow cream *like fluff*
Mix together with mixer and serve with fresh cut fruit like strawberries, melons, grapes...

please enter my name in your lovely drawing. Thank You
Bonnie in Florida
ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com

Tasha said...

I really like these lemon bars. Because they're fresh and light. Good after you hae a big meal. :)

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

C + C said...

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies are a great festive cookie! Here's a link for a yummy recipe from Southern Living: http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=10000001133845

Thanks for this great giveaway! :)
Merry Christmas... God bless!

VickiT said...

Those scarves are beautiful. I love the multi colored blue.

I have a recipe which is always requested whenever someone tastes these. I love this recipe as it's SUPER fast and can be made last minute. I think it only takes about 10 minutes to make and these are very addicting.
Cinnamon Pecans
1/4 c evaporated milk
1 c sugar
1/4 t cinnamon
2 T water
1/4 t vanilla
3 c pecans

Combine all ingredients except pecans in a pan. Cook over medium heat till sugar is dissolved, add pecans and continue to cook stirring frequently. Cook until pecans are completely sugared with no syrup left in pan. Spread on wax paper and let cool. Break apart and enjoy.

vburr at charter dot net

Tamara said...

I really like these haystacks. They're a no bake yummy dessert.

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

Berta said...

These thumbprint cookies are really yummy!

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

Brooke said...

My entire family loves these peanut butter chocolate cookies. :)

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

Cole said...

Empanaditas are my favorite. Especially these ones. http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/apricot-filled-empanaditas/Detail.aspx

Alice said...

I tried these last year. They are so tasty!

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

♥Anna Marie♥ said...

You have to try these tartlets. They're really yummy!

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

Dawn said...

It's almost like a family tradition. But I really enjoy making sticky buns on Christmas morning. To eat after all the presents are opened. :)

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

Steph said...

My favorite cookies to bake are biscochitos.

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...

I'm all about the fudge at Christmastime. :)

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

Alicia said...

I think you'd enjoy this fruit dip. It's a little different. But so good!

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

Emily said...

I found this recipe not long ago. But these cookies are incredible!

http://foodnetwork.com/recipes/guy-fieri/craisy-oatmeal0cookies-recipe/index.html

Chelsea said...

I really like making these 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

Gisella said...

These are my favorite holiday treats!

http://www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=42467

Manders said...

I peanut butter cookie is always good in my book.

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

You might have to re-upload those posts. That happened to me once.

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...

These meringue cookies are delicious.

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