Monday, December 9, 2013

Giveaway 1 - Apron

The Giveaway is now closed!  Thank you to everyone who participated and left comments!


Oh my Gosh, Thank you to everyone who entered their recipe ideas in this giveaway.  There were so many great comments that it was extremely difficult to choose the winner.  In fact, I had to seek help, and the winner was chosen by a family and friends consensus.  It was tough to choose only one!

The winner is Victoria with her spinach cheese squares!  I look forward to hearing back from Victoria and posting her recipe here this coming week.

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I'm so excited to be participating again in the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day.  It's always fun to get to meet other bloggers from all over the world and exchange ideas and insights.  I also find that it's a great way to find wonderful blogs that I haven't had the chance to follow yet.

I will be hosting 2 giveaways so make sure to comment on either or both, and make sure to visit the Sew Mama Sew giveaway page to enter into all the other wonderful giveaways being hosted by other bloggers too!

This giveaway is for a cute little front tie half apron made of a great pink/orange umbrella fabric with a fully lined pocket and pintuck detailing along the waist band.  The giveaway will be open from Monday the 9th through the 13th, and I will be shipping internationally if the winner lives outside of the United States.

To enter this giveaway, please tell me about your favorite holiday dish; the one that if you didn't make it Christmas would just not be the same :)  It can be anything from a side item to a desert.  What is it and why do you love it.  The winner must be willing to share the recipe!!!

I will announce the winner on the 14th and then make and share their recipe on this blog :)

No Reply Commenters, don't forget to include your email or I can't contact you!

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Forgive the pictures, my nine-year-old was stand in photographer since Daddy is on a work trip :)

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This picture shows the pintucks in better detail.  I love the extra stiffness they give to the waistband fabric.

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I love a tie front apron with extra long strings since it's so convenient for making an apron fit many different shaped bodies.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Please feel free to browse around and visit my other projects and tutorials, and if you enjoy my projects, I'd love for you to become a follower (although it's not required to enter the giveaway).

Don't forget to leave your recipe comment below (be descriptive, tempt me!) and visit my other giveaway too.  Good Luck!

71 comments:

  1. peppermint bark from Orangette. it makes a great gift for anyone.

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  2. A boozy trifle for dessert on Christmas Day, but we are usually so stuffed by the end of the meal that we don't actually get around to eating it until Boxing Day :)

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  3. Sugar coated pecans dipped in chocolate! And they are Gluten Free!!! :)

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  4. I totally agree... a long string apron is the BEST! As for a recipe... hmmm... this is kinda for Thanksgiving, but I love it so much, I might make it for Christmas... pumpkin gooey bars. Like pumpkin pie only SO. MUCH. BETTER! I got the recipe from a family member.

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  5. The first thing I am always asked to make is deviled eggs. But I also always make cookies with the kids. They give them to the grandparents as gifts and their grand dad always loves them.

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  6. We always make something called Piroshky, which is a meat/cabbage stuffed bun. My sister's husband is from Russia, so we make a kind of bastardized version of the one his mom used to make. It's one of those meals that doesn't really have a single recipe - anyone who makes it will make it their own way. I'm pretty sure ours comes out completely different every time we make it. I like to ruin mine by eating it with ketchup, but they're delicious with or without.

    (clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

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  7. Pavlova, gotta have it every Xmas

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  8. Super cute apron! My favorite food for Hanukkah is potato latkes!

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  9. Homemade caramel rolls on Christmas morning. the kids would stage a revolt!

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  10. My favorite homemade item is Cornbread Dressing passed down from my mother. I love it and can't imagine holidays without it.

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  11. It's got to be the turkey, gravy and stuffing, although my mince tarts and hard sauce are pretty good too.

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  12. I like making baklava. Love your apron, such beautiful details.

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  13. I can't imagine Christmas without eggnog. I've tried making it when I lived in countries that didn't sell it, but it doesn't taste like the stuff in cartons.

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  14. Cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning!

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  15. Well, it's not a dish, but it would NOT be Christmas without eggnog

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  16. my grandmother's carrot pudding!

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  17. I'm Chinese and I MUST have dumplings at every celebration, even Christmas, LOL.

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  18. So I'm from New Zealand, and its summer here at Christmas time. I'm just saying that so you don't think I'm crazy when I tell you that my family always ask me to make my potato salad (my brother loooves it) and we always have cherries and strawberries - berry fruit is the best!

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  19. That is a lovely apron. I don't have any "must make" recipes, but I do always make baked brie for supper on Christmas Eve

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  20. Mash potatoes, you cant have a holiday meal with out the mashed potatoes.

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  21. I'm from Argentina, and its summer, so the must make is a fresh homemade Fruit Salad. Great apron!

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  22. I don't think the holiday meal is done unless the cranberry sauce is on the table!

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  23. I love making cheeseballs for Christmas :) (b2malan@cox.net)

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  24. So sweet and I love the Japanese fabric.

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  25. Eggnog is my must have. Made from scratch and no alcohol.

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  26. Super cute. My children think I must make cheesecake for every holiday or it isn't a holiday.Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. Loving your post! I have so many foods I enjoy at christmas time. I'm going to share with you a special tea that I make a the holidays and winter time:
    Friendship Tea
    1 cup Instant Tea
    2 cups Tang
    2 pkgs of presweetened lemonade (if unsweetened add 1 cup of sugar…pink lemonade makes it look even prettier…)
    1 tsp cloves
    1 tsp cinnamon
    Mix together and store in covered jar.
    Use 1 heaping tsp or more to 1 cup boiling water
    Friendship Tea has become a ‘comfort’ drink for me. It reminds me of childhood – being warm and snuggly, under a blanket and enjoying a good book.

    Thanks for the chance! lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com

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  28. Peanut butter/Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies.

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com
    Pink Scissors Design on Etsy

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  29. Cookies! Always cookies. Any kind.

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  30. I agree -- Cookies! Ooo, and peppermint popcorn!

    Thank you for your kindness and generosity (even if I don't win)!

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  31. I love buckeyes! I really need to learn how to make them myself...

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  32. Well now this is easy, pierogies! Homemade from scratch. Potato, onion & cheese and cabbage & onion. It's family tradition and they are yummier than the frozen food selections! I'll share, even if I don't win. :)

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  33. I love cornbread jalapeno dressing. It is slightly sweet with just a bit of a kick. So tasty! Thanks for participating! :)

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  34. Adorable apron!

    My holiday recipe is one of those horribly old-fashioned, unhealthy casseroles. But it's just not Thanksgiving or Christmas without broccoli casserole the way my grandma and mom always made. Now it's my job to bring it to family gatherings. It's definitely not going to win any awards, but it's warm and homey and comforting, and I only eat it twice a year, which keeps it special.

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  35. My recipe is my husband's favourite at Christmas. Cheesecake dusted with cocoa.

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  36. I love to make gingerbread cookies with my children and I would be happy to share the recipe with you. Not only are they tastey but I love spending time with my children making them.

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  37. Cute apron! Love the fabric. I will wear while I make sweet potatoes in orange cups! Thanks

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  38. My kids really like my cookie dough truffles that I make. Love the apron.

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  39. My Nana's walnut strudel...that's how we know it's Christmas!

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  40. My mom's broccoli cheese casserole! Thanks for the giveaway! amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  41. My mom's gravy, I have been making for a friend and her husband (since I am divorced) and really dont have room to entertain.Thanks for the great giveaway and email me for recipe katie_wells1958@yahoo.com

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  42. My mother in laws sweet potatoes. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this adorable apron.

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  43. This is something that I want to start this year. I would love to start making cream puff with chocolate cream filling. SO yummy! My mom has an awesome recipe too. If you LOVE chocolate, I bet it you can deep the cream puff in chocolate!!!

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  44. A cheeseball with a bits of pickle and sprinkled or rolled in walnuts. Super yum.

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  45. if there were no potatoes and gravy...I would be devestated!

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  46. Just noticed you are Deutsch- also, ich liebe Auch hausgemacht Spaetzle MIT paprikash! Leckr

    Julie
    Intrepidtwins at gmail

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  47. We usually make cakes instead of cookies. Or pumpkin rolls. My favorite is a German Chocolate Cake.

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  48. We can't have Christmas Eve without our meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy. I think our family has been having this for 5-6 generations now.

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  49. Homemade cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning. They are fairly easy and always a big hit.

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  50. we always have scrambled eggs and scones with homemade jam for breakfast on Christmas morning. Always.

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  51. we went out this evening to buy the ingredients for nuts and bolts and I always make a square that is called after 8 mint square- both are delicious.
    Your apron is beautiful - I am glad that it can fit different sizes -that is cool.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Regards from Alberta, Canada,
    Anna
    quiltmom1@shaw.ca

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  52. Trifle with mascarpone cheese and lots of fruit!

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  53. Oooh we love to make Butterscotch Confetti Squares - they are so fun and YUMMY!!! Thanks for the chance to win, I adore that fabric you used for the apron!

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  54. Not too unique, but I have to have my cutout sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles! :)

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  55. Cinnamon rolls! I use this recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/overnight-cinnamon-rolls-recipe/index.html

    Thanks for the chance!
    Melissa
    mjp_0419 at yahoo dot com

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  56. We don't have a "go-to" Christmas dish.....maybe I need to start a tradition this year!

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  57. Ambrosia salad ( 1 cup each - shredded coconut, mandarin oranges- cut and drained, chopped pecans, miniature marsh mellows, light sour cream) Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  58. Snicker doodles
    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  59. For me it wouldn't be Christmas without my awesome sweet potato cassarole, which is so good it really could be a dessert! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely apron, would be so nice to cook in something pretty like this!

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  60. Not necessarily Christmas but thanksgiving....its not thanksgiving unless I have my grandma's green bean casserole

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  61. My mother's special rice casserole that we have with a beef roast is my favorite holiday recipe.

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  62. Sweet apron! We can't live without mince pies.

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  63. Fudge the rich dark chocolate kind

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  64. We really enjoy the snickerdoodles cookies.

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  65. My favorite Christmas dish is spinach cheese squares. I only make it at Christmas because it is so good that you cannot stop eating until it is gone and it uses so much butter that it would not be very good for my behind if I ate it everyday.

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  66. My grandpa always makes fudge, the BEST fudge!

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  67. YAY COOKIES!
    emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. Mama Grayce Originals! Yummy! These are great grandmother's recipe. They are teeny pastry turnovers filled with a brown sugar and coconut filling. After baking they are covered in an orange or lemon glaze. They get better as they sit, unfortunately around here they don't get a chance to sit very long!

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  69. pumpking roll with cream cheese frosting

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