And The Winner Is…

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The winner is Vicki (comment #19). Congrats!  Thanks everyone for participating.

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christmas in the kitchen series

Again I’m joining with 5 other bloggers for a 2 week Christmas in the Kitchen Series.  Just a fun way to inspire us to get in the kitchen with our families over the holidays and make something yummy to eat.  This is the final week of the kitchen inspired giveaways.

I LOVE anything with almond paste in it.  It’s wonderful in a crumb topping on an apple pie.  Yummy.  Here’s a recipe that I love to make because it’s so easy and it reminds me of banket.

Lazy Banket

1/2 lb. almond paste
2 sticks of butter
2 eggs
2 c. sugar
2 c. flour

All ingredients should be at room temperature.  Cream almond, butter, eggs, add sugar one cup at a time.  Add flour, one cup at a time.  Mix well.  Grease a 9×13 pan.  Spread into pan.  Bake at 45 minutes at 300 degrees.  Cut into squares while still warm.  Enjoy!

On to the giveaway.  I’m excited about this one.

You’ll want to make sure to head over to the other blogs to check out their giveaways and for more holiday inspiration.  I’ll update the list as they post their giveaway.

Coupon Geek The Mixer Bible: Over 300 Recipes for Your Stand Mixer
Coupon Gal Christmas Story DVD
Couponing For 4 NorPro Nonstick Cake-Sicle Pan With Sticks
A Thrifty Mom 12 coupon inserts
Moms by Heart Adorable snowflake cookie cutters and Christmas tree cookie cutter

My giveway this week is a matching set of aprons sewn by me with my favorite fabrics by Amy Butler.  I didn’t add pockets to the aprons, because I personally don’t use one.  The winner will be able to decide if they’d like pockets added.




Here’s how you enter to win.

  1. Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite recipe book is.
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  4. Post about my giveaway on your blog, Twitter, or another social site.  Come back here and leave a comment letting me know that you did.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end Tuesday December 15, 2009 at 11:59 EST.  Be sure to leave your name; anoynomous comments will be deleted.  The winner will be selected with will notify the winner by e-mail.  You’ll have 48 hours to get back to me with your name and address.  If you don’t respond in 48 hours, I’ll move on to a new winner.

I’m excited to hear about your favorite cookbooks!


  1. Emandms says

    my favorite cookbooks are ones my mother-in-law put together and my husband’s uncle prints in his printing business. I know every recipe is fabulous!

  2. says

    My favorite cook book is The Original Fannie Farmer Cookbook. I love it! My nana had the same one which now my mother has, My mother went out and got me my own copy for Christmas :)
    .-= Cathy´s last blog ..Total Copycat =-.

  3. Priscilla says

    I don’t know if you would consider this a cookbook, but I love the recipies in the Kraft magazines that I get mailed to me! The recipies are soo easy!

  4. Maura says

    My favorite recipe book is Everyday Italian by Giada DeLaurentis. It is full of old standbys, but they’re all fabulous.

  5. Jonna says

    My favorite cookbook is one my mom made for me as a wedding gift. It has a bunch of recipes that were my favorites growing up.

  6. Mary Jane Mccrea says

    My favorite cookbook has to be the Madison County cookbook. My mother in law gave it to me many years ago, and it has just about everything you can think about in it!

  7. Denise says

    Right now, I think my favorite is Stephanie O’Dea’s 365 Crock Pot Book, although I don’t own it, yet. I followed her journey last year, and thoroughly enjoyed the recipes. Looking forward to getting it.

  8. Caitlin says

    Fresh From the Vegetarian Slow Cooker is one of my favorites; so many delicious things! Those aprons are adorable and excited at the chance to win!

  9. Melissa says

    I love my cookbook called “Log Cabin Cooking”. It not only has some great recipes but also gives information and little tid bits about life on the prairie and beyond. It’s a great read :)

  10. Nichole says

    Hmm. . . my favorite cookbook changes a lot. Right now I’m not cooking, because I had a baby and after two weeks of meals from church family and freezer meals from my mother-in-law, I am now using freezer meals I had put away before Baby was born. I do love Simply in Season, More With Less, and Fix It and Forget It. I probably use my own cookbooks the most – the one I compiled in high school, and the binder of recipes accumulated since I got married.
    The aprons are lovely, but I would want a pocket. :)

  11. Nancy L says

    Currently my favorite recipe book is The Pioneer Woman’s cookbook but my all time favorite that I can fall back on is our church cookbook. I also subscribed to your website.

  12. Mary says

    My favorite cookie is my Tequila Mexican Wedding cookies

    1cup vegetable shortening
    6tablespoon powdered sugar
    1 teaspoon Tequila
    2 cups all purpose flour
    1 cups pecans; chopped
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    . Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

    2. In a large bowl, cream the vegetable shortening and powdered sugar. Beat in the tequila, vanilla, Gradually blend in the flour. Fold in the pecans.

    3. Pinch off walnut-sized pieces of dough and roll into balls . Place 1 inch apart on un greased baking sheets or on parchment paper.

    4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Roll in powdered sugar and transfer to wire racks to cool.

  13. Kathy K says

    My favorite cookbook is one that came from my grandmother. It’s called The Encyclopedia of cooking and it is HUGE.

  14. Lora says

    My favorite cookbook is Eating Well Serves Two, followed by Easy Dinners Vegetarian. We love our veggie recipes; a good thing since our now-toddler continues to refuse to eat meat. I so desperately need an apron to protect what few pretty clothes I still have!
    nutbrown.greene at gmail dot com

  15. Mollie says

    I guess it is old fashioned, but I LOVE getting the Southern Living cookbook every year… totally makes my Christmas!

  16. patti gammett says

    i just added my email address so i will be able to get some good ideas on saving money from you …thank you for this site and all of the other sites are great also….patti

  17. Morgan says

    Those are adorable aprons!!

    My favorite cookbook would be one with lots of pictures. LOTS. :) I have a chocolate recipe book put back in my HopeChest with pictures for every recipe. Combining that with the fact that it’s a CHOCOLATE recipe book, it’d have to be a favorite. :) (But I can’t remember the name of it!)

    Thanks! :)

  18. Jane says

    We’re not on EST so I’m not sure if I’m too late to enter or not.

    My favorite cookbooks are any and all from Gooseberry Patch!! I have several and am always on the lookout for the ones I don’t have. :)

  19. Acacia says

    My favorite cookbook it’s my gramdma recipes I have all in a book, and I love to cook what she used to make for us, I really don’t know where she got it, but it’s really good

  20. Mikala says

    My favorite cookbook is one that my mom made for me. The cookbook includes recipes that have been passed down for generations. There are also recipes for my favorite dishes made my mom. Of course mine don’t taste near as good as when she makes it.


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