Sunday, November 8, 2009

*CLOSED* Holiday Treats Kit Giveaway

The holidays have reached us! It's time to start preparing for lots of family, friends, and treats!
Are you still unsure about what to get for certain people? You know who I'm talking about.. The people that you see every year but barely say a word to.. The people that you love dearly but never know what to get them for the holidays.. The people that have everything else in their house, so buying for them is next to impossible. So, why not surprise those people with a treat of their own that no one could resist? I know for a fact that I would much prefer a yummy surprise than a knit sweater.
This Holiday Treats Kit is packed full of goodies to help get you started with preparing a wonderful treat for the people you care most about.

This kit includes:
*A 48 page booklet with recipes for delicious, irresistable reipes, from Minty Meringues to Sweet and Spicy Pecans
*20 Uniquely detailed gift bags
*2 types of bakery string
*20 Gift tags
*36 Stickers for personalizing each delectable package
(By clicking on the picture, you can take a sneak peak at the kit.)
The Holiday Treat Kit not only makes gift giving easy, but is also child friendly. Your children can help you package an incredibly yummy present for each of the lucky recipients. (This way, your child does not feel left out, but also does not feel that it is TOUGH work, either.) And who doesn't love a delicious holiday present? I know that I do! So why not make this holiday season a bit simpler for yourself, afterall, there are a million other things to worry about this time of the year.

WHAT YOU WIN:
One (1) Winner will receive Holiday Treats Kit (a $19.95 value)

TO ENTER:
Required: Tell me the name of something that you'll be cooking/baking for the holiday season. (1 entry)
BONUS ENTRIES:
*Include the recipe (this means ingrediants, bake time, & all other info). (2 entries)
*Follow Me on Twitter. (1 entry)
*Tweet the giveaway, please include @jerricapuck in the tweet & leave link to your tweet. (1 entry)
*Become My Facebook Friend. (1 entry)
*Subscribe to my feed. --> Top of page. (2 entries) NEW
*Blog about the giveaway, leave link to your post. (5 entries!)
*Follow my blog publicly. (6 entries!!)

In order for me to be able to contact you if you win, I will need an e-mail address, therefore you will need to include it in EACH of you comments.
To better your chances, leave seperate comments for each entry. If you do not leave a seperate comment for each entry, you WILL lessen your chances to win.
This giveaway will end Saturday, November 21st at 11:59 PM (Central Time). I will contact the winner the following day via e-mail. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, after that a new winner will be chosen. Contest open to U.S citizens only.
I did not receive any form of payment, recomendation, or products for hosting this giveaway. All facts have come from the Product's Website and the opinions are soley my own.

67 comments:

  1. Monkey Bread!! We made it for the first time today, and it will def hit the table either brunch christmas morning or late night snack christmas eve.

    PULL-APART (MONKEY) BREAD

    2 cups milk
    1/3 cup sugar
    1/2 cup shortening
    1/4 cup warm water
    1 pkg active dry yeast
    5 cups all purpose flour
    1/2 tsp. baking soda
    1/2 tsp. baking powder
    2 tsp. salt
    1/2 cup butter, melted

    Dissolve yeast in warm (not hot) water with a pinch of sugar and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
    Scald milk: Bring nearly to a boil, heating only until tiny bubbles begin to form around the edges of pan, around 190°F. Remove from heat. Stir in shortening and sugar until dissolved. Allow to cool to lukewarm (85°F).

    Stir in yeast mixture and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth.

    Transfer dough to a bowl brushed with oil, turning once to coat dough with oil. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 2 or 3 hours.

    Add remaining ingredients except for the butter. Knead 4-5 minutes. Allow the dough to rise for another hour.

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

    Melt 1/2 cup butter and allow to cool slightly. 1 tablespoon sugar may optionally be added to the butter for a little extra sweetness, if desired.

    Dust a work surface well with flour. Turn dough out and roll into 1 1/2" to 2" diameter balls. Dip the dough balls into the slightly cooled, melted butter.

    Arrange in layers in a Bundt pan, tube, or monkey bread pan.

    Bake in preheated oven for 45-55 minutes. Cool 5 minutes, Run a blunt knife along edges of bread to free it from the pan. Remove, upside-down, from pan onto serving dish.

    The bread may be served either sliced or pulled apart. Best served while still warm from oven.


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  2. HERB-ROASTED POTATOES

    6 medium red potatoes, cut into chunks
    5 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
    2 Tablespoons olive oil
    1 clove garlic, chopped
    1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

    Mix all ingredients except potatoes. Toss potatoes in mixture and cover completely. Pour into a lightly greased 9" x 13" pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Enjoy!

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  3. HERB-ROASTED POTATOES

    6 medium red potatoes, cut into chunks
    5 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
    2 Tablespoons olive oil
    1 clove garlic, chopped
    1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

    Mix all ingredients except potatoes. Toss potatoes in mixture and cover completely. Pour into a lightly greased 9" x 13" pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Enjoy!

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  4. HERB-ROASTED POTATOES

    6 medium red potatoes, cut into chunks
    5 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
    2 Tablespoons olive oil
    1 clove garlic, chopped
    1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

    Mix all ingredients except potatoes. Toss potatoes in mixture and cover completely. Pour into a lightly greased 9" x 13" pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Enjoy!

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  14. OOPS!! I forgot my other two entries for the recipe! :)

    Sorry!!

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  15. OOPS!! I forgot my other two entries for the recipe! :)

    Sorry!! silly me! :)

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  16. My girlfriend makes apple dumplings.
    I would like to win this for her
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  17. We always bake Toll house Cookies for the holidays!


    Ingredients

    * 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    * 1 teaspoon baking soda
    * 1 teaspoon salt
    * 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
    * 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    * 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    * 2 large eggs
    * 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
    * 1 cup chopped nuts


    Directions

    PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

    COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

    BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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  18. What an awesome idea! I always make goodies to give to my friends and family, so this would be fab. I'm from England, and one of our traditional holiday treats is Mince Pies. I will leave the recipe in my next comment! Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  19. How to make Mince Pies:

    What you need to do first is buy a jar of mincemeat, which is basically a rich fruit filling. I can usually find it at the supermarket - it's expensive in America, usually around $6 a jar (ouch), but it wouldn't be Christmas without mince pies so it's worth it!

    Then you make a pie crust and cut small circles out of it with a biscuit cutter. Place one round into a cupcake pan, fill it with a dollop of mincemeat, and cover with another pastry round. Poke a few holes in the top with a fork, and bake until lightly browned - I would cook it at about 350 degrees for around 20 minutes. I don't have an "official" recipe so I'm estimating here. My oven is broken, so these days I just try to pull things out before they start smoking. ;)

    Let the pies cool, and then cover with sifted confectioner's sugar.
    This is my favorite pastry recipe that I swear by - I always get rave reviews on it, and no one can believe that it's made from oil and not butter:

    Recipe from Betty Crocker's Cook Book - makes an 8 or 9 inch one-crust pie

    Ingredients:

    1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt (I always omit this)
    1/3 cup salad oil
    2 to 3 tablespoons cold water

    Measure flour and salt into bowl. Add oil; mix until particles are the size of small peas. Sprinkle in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing until flour is moistened and dough almost cleans side of bowl. (If dough seems dry, 1 to 2 tablespoons oil can be added. Do not add water.) Gather dough together; press firmly into ball. Shape dough into flattened round and roll out.

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  20. Entry #2 for the Mince Pie recipe! :)
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  22. Pumpkin Bread
    3 1/2 cups flour
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon nutmeg
    3 cups sugar
    1 cup oil
    4 eggs
    2 cups canned pumpkin

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Mix all ingredients.
    3. Pour into two greased bread pans.
    4. Bake for one hour.
    My mom adds dates but I like to do choclate chips and put them in muffin tins.

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  23. Pumpkin recipe!

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  24. Pumpkin bread recipe!

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  25. Great idea! I like to make spritz cookies each year. Reminds me of when I was younger. Thanks!

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  26. I will hopefully be making up some Peppermint Swirls to pass around. :)
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  27. mamamirage at yahoo dot com

    Peppermint Swirls - Part 1

    1 C. softened butter
    1/3 C. powdered sugar
    1 tsp. Vanilla
    2 C. flour
    1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
    1/4 tsp. red food coloring
    2 T. granulated sugar

    Heat oven to 350 F
    In large bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla on medium speed or mix with a spoon. Stir in flour. Divide dough in half. Stir peppermint extract and food coloring into one half. Divide each color of dough in half again so now you have it in fourths- two fourths uncolored and unflavored, and the other two fourths with coloring and flavoring.

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  28. Peppermint Swirls - Part 2

    On a floured surface, make 1 ball of each color into a 12 inch long rope. Twist one red and one white rope together.

    Do the same with the other red piece and white piece of dough.

    Cut twisted ropes into 1/2 inch slices and shape each slice into a ball.

    Place balls about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten to about 1/4" thick. Use a drinking glass with a flat bottom to do this- grease the bottom and dip it in sugar before flattening cookies.

    Bake 7 - 9 minutes or until set. Remove to cooling rack.

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  34. I will be making cornbread dressing. It is my favorite at the holidays. :) camden44@gmail.com

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  36. I WILL BE BAKING LITTLE SNOWMAN COOKIES

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  37. We'll be making our family treasure bars (choco chips and sherry) Yum!

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  38. I'll be making no-bake cookies instead of a big dessert since it's just me and the hubs

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  39. No-Bake Cookies

    1 cube Butter/Margarine
    3 Tblsp Cocoa
    1/2 cup Milk
    1 tsp Vanilla
    2 cups sugar

    Combine the above ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Let the mixture boil 2 -5 minutes while stirring. Remove from heat and add:

    1/2 cup Peanut Butter
    3 Cups Oatmeal

    Drop by spoonfuls on a sheet of waxed paper. Chill. Store in tightly sealed container!

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  40. Cinnimon candy

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  41. Cinnamon Hard Candy


    Step 1

    Spray your cookie sheet lightly with the cooking spray and set aside.

    Step 2

    Mix granulated sugar, corn syrup, and water in the sauce pan. Attach candy thermometer to the side of the sauce pan so that the bottom tip is submerged in the mixture but not touching the bottom of the pot. Stir until all of the sugar is dissolved.

    Step 3

    Stop stirring when all of the sugar is dissolved and bring mixture to a boil. DO NOT STIR at this point! Watch the candy thermometer and remove the sauce pan from heat immediately when the thermometer reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit (the temperature will continue to rise a bit after pan is removed from heat source - this is normal).

    Step 4

    Allow mixture to stop bubbling. Add food coloring and stir with metal spoon to achieve desired color (this is optional). Use caution when adding the food coloring--it will immediately release steam when coming in contact with the heated sugar mixture.
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    Step 5

    In this step you will add the Cinnamon Oil.

    Take great caution with this step! You may want to open windows and have the sauce pan lid on hand to avert the very strong fumes and steam. Keep your head away from the open sauce pan.

    Carefully pour the dram of cinnamon oil into the sauce pan. Allow the steam from the oil to dissipate. Gently stir while still keeping your head (eyes and nose especially) away from the open pan. More steam and strong cinnamon fumes will release while you are stirring.

    Step 6

    Carefully pour the mixture onto your cookie sheet with a back and forth motion. The mixture should be about 1/8" to 1/4" thick.

    Step 7

    While the candy is still malleable, you can score it into small squares (or shape of your choosing) using a pizza cutter sprayed with cooking spray. Wait until the candy is completely hard and break apart. Dust with Confectioner's sugar.

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  42. Cinnamon Hard Candy


    Step 1

    Spray your cookie sheet lightly with the cooking spray and set aside.

    Step 2

    Mix granulated sugar, corn syrup, and water in the sauce pan. Attach candy thermometer to the side of the sauce pan so that the bottom tip is submerged in the mixture but not touching the bottom of the pot. Stir until all of the sugar is dissolved.

    Step 3

    Stop stirring when all of the sugar is dissolved and bring mixture to a boil. DO NOT STIR at this point! Watch the candy thermometer and remove the sauce pan from heat immediately when the thermometer reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit (the temperature will continue to rise a bit after pan is removed from heat source - this is normal).

    Step 4

    Allow mixture to stop bubbling. Add food coloring and stir with metal spoon to achieve desired color (this is optional). Use caution when adding the food coloring--it will immediately release steam when coming in contact with the heated sugar mixture.
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    Step 5

    In this step you will add the Cinnamon Oil.

    Take great caution with this step! You may want to open windows and have the sauce pan lid on hand to avert the very strong fumes and steam. Keep your head away from the open sauce pan.

    Carefully pour the dram of cinnamon oil into the sauce pan. Allow the steam from the oil to dissipate. Gently stir while still keeping your head (eyes and nose especially) away from the open pan. More steam and strong cinnamon fumes will release while you are stirring.

    Step 6

    Carefully pour the mixture onto your cookie sheet with a back and forth motion. The mixture should be about 1/8" to 1/4" thick.

    Step 7

    While the candy is still malleable, you can score it into small squares (or shape of your choosing) using a pizza cutter sprayed with cooking spray. Wait until the candy is completely hard and break apart. Dust with Confectioner's sugar.

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  53. I'll be baking pie. Hopefully cranberry-apple pie, but I need to pin down the recipe first.

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  54. I'm making cupcakes for Thanksgiving. I'm gonna cut out little pics of Thanksgiving related pics, turkeys etc and stick them to toothpicks to stick in the cupcakes.
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  55. Gingerbread. It's one of those things I look forward to at Christmas.

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  56. I'm gonna take it easy this year and just make cookies.

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  57. I will be making pumpkin gingerbread for Thanksgiving.

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  58. Pumpkin gingerbread


    Ingredients

    * 3 cups sugar
    * 1 cup vegetable oil
    * 4 eggs
    * 2/3 cup water
    * 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
    * 2 teaspoons ground ginger
    * 1 teaspoon ground allspice
    * 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    * 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    * 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    * 2 teaspoons baking soda
    * 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    * 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
    2. In a large mixing, combine sugar, oil and eggs; beat until smooth. Add water and beat until well blended. Stir in pumpkin, ginger, allspice cinnamon, and clove.
    3. In medium bowl, combine flour, soda, salt, and baking powder. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and blend just until all ingredients are mixed. Divide batter between prepared pans.
    4. Bake in preheated oven until toothpick comes out clean, about 1 hour.

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  59. second entry for posting above recipe.

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  60. I follow you on Twitter (coffeebreakmom)

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  61. I follow your blog. #6

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