Monday, December 3, 2012

Taste Of Home: Holiday Baking Giveaway & Recipe with Layla Grayce, The TomKat Studio, Fancy Flours, Inkspot Workshop

 Taste Of Home Magazine Holiday Baking Giveaway with a fabulous recipe, additional prizes from Layla Grayce, The TomKat Studio, Fancy Flours and InkSpot Workshop!


I am SO EXCITED to tell you about the new 2012 special issue of Taste of Home Magazine Best Loved Cookies & Candies. It features so many fabulous recipes, I wish I had time to try them all! It is a beautiful collector's issue that can be pulled out year after year. You can pick up your copy available on newstands nationwide, until December 31st! 

Here's an exclusive peek inside!!!

Just take a look at these Cathedral Cookies...

 



A couple recipes from the Best Loved Cookies & Candies special issue which I cannot wait to try are Peppermint Cereal Squares and Orange Cappuccino Creams...YUM!



I have always wanted to learn how to make my own taffy, and Taste of Home has generously shared with us the Peppermint Taffy recipe from their Best Loved Cookies & Candies issue! Find it at the very end of this post!


Taste of Home is generously sponsoring a fabulous giveway for one very lucky winner!!!


In addition, Layla Grayce, The TomKat Studio, Fancy Flours and Inkspot Workshop have offered amazing prizes for additional winners. So multiple prizes, multiple winners (one per prize per sponsor unless specified otherwise). Enter at end of post by Saturday, December 8, 2012, at 12:00am EST.



THE GIVEAWAY:


GRAND PRIZE. One very lucky winner will take home {in a Taste of Home Shopping Tote}...

One copy of each of the following special issues: Taste of Home Best Holiday Recipes, Taste of Home Food Gifts, Taste of Home Best Loved Cookies & Candies, as well as book Taste of Home Best Loved Pies.





 In addition to the above items, the grand prize winner will also receive one each of the following tools from the Taste of Home online shop, to help with their holiday baking projects: silicon pastry mat,  nut chopper and silicon springform pan.



And last but certainly not least, the grand prize winner will also receive a signed copy of "Taste of Home Baking" by Catherine Cassidy, Editor-In-Chief!!!




Total Retail Value for the Grand Prize Package over $100, plus complimentary shipping!


Additional giveaway prizes (one winner per prize):


Layla Grayce is my favorite online boutique for everything gorgeous for woman, child and home. I have falled head over heels for their selection of Ice Milk Aprons, and they generously are offering one very lucky winner a matching mother-daughter set! Set includes one adult full apron in Frosty Tin Marshmallow, and one full child apron in Sugar Cone Scoops. Retail value $120.00, plus complimentary shipping.


 
 



The TomKat Studio has one fabulous online party shop. Founder Kim Stoegbauer offers more than just pretty printables,  trendy tableware and darling decorations. She also has perfect packaging materials and sweet supplies like wooden candy sticks, white lolli sticks, baking cups and more! Kim has generously donated a fabulous holiday baking package of goodies for one very lucky winner. Treat sacks and gable boxes, baker's twine and candy cups...she's got it all! Prize package includes: wood rock candy sticks (12), spool jute twine (1), green rugby stripe medium favor treat bags (12), red polka dot large favor treat bags (12),  large spool green divine twine (1), large red polka dot gable boxes (6), red stripe candy cups (20), kraft stripe medium favor treat bags (12), 4" white lollipop sticks (50). Retail Value: $50.00, plus complimentary shipping!    







 

InkSpot Workshop has generously donated one of their fabulous personalized lucite recipe card boxes with set of Christmas cookies recipe cards for a very lucky winner. InkSpot Workshop's bright, festive and stylish cookie cutter recipe card sets include 50 personalized 4" x 6" recipe cards, personalized front and top card for box, recipe category tabbed dividers, lucite recipe box and a mini whisk. Just perfect for keeping all your holiday cookie recipes organized and in one place! Retail value $59.00, plus complimentary shipping!


 
 
 
 
Fancy Flours is a personal favorite online shop offering all things perfect for baking the prettiest holiday cookies and candies! They are so generous in offering one lucky winner all of the following items: Ann Clark tin 4.5" mitten cookie cutter (1), Ann Clark tin 4" Christmas tree cookie cutter (1), Ann Clark tin 3.75" snowflake cookie cutter (1), 2 oz. squeeze bottle with tip (2), 8 oz. squeeze bottle with tip (1), 2oz jar 3mm multicolor dragees (1), 4oz jar gold metallic large sparkling sugar crystals (1), 4 oz jar green sanding sugar fine crystals (1), 4 oz jar red sanding sugar fine crystals (1), 4 oz jar white sanding sugar fine crystals, 1 lb. bag royal icing mix (1), Julia Usher's set of 7 custom tip set (1). Retail Value: $58.00, plus complimentary shipping!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Click on the Rafflecopter widget above to enter!
 
Giveway Details: Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older. This giveaway is not affiliated with nor sponsored by Facebook, and I hereby release Facebook of any liability. Giveaway starts on Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 12:00am EST, {US} and ends at 12:00 am EST on Saturday, December 8th, 2012.

One winner will be selected per prize. Kate Landers reserves the right to alter, change, cancel or end the contest or prizes at any time. Kate Landers may have received payment, trade and/or products in exchange for promoting the sponsor. Kate Landers is not liable for any giveaway sponsor nor their delivery of prizes.Please note: Giveaway Sponsors' terms, restrictions and conditions, including their turnaround time at the time you choose to redeem your prize, will apply.
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And last but certainly not least, the fabulous Peppermint Taffy Recipe from Taste of Home:
 
 

 
 
 
For a fun afternoon activity, get the kids or friend involved in an old-fashioned taffy pull. The soft chewy taffy has a milk minty flavor, and it won't stick to the wrapper. You can change the color and flavor, too. -Elaine Chichura Kingsley, Pennsylvania
 
Prep: 1-3/4 hours + cooling

2-1/2     cups sugar
1-1/2     cups light corn syrup
4    teaspoons white vinegar
1/4  teaspoon salt
1/2  cup evaporated milk
1/4  teaspoon peppermint oil
Red food coloring
 
Butter a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan; set aside. In a heavy large saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, vinegar and salt. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Slowly add the milk; cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 248° (firm-ball stage).
   Remove from the heat; stir in peppermint oil and food coloring, keeping face away from mixture, as odor is very strong. Pour into prepared pan. Let stand for 8 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
   With well-buttered fingers, quickly pull candy until firm but pliable (color will become light pink). Pull into a 1/2-in. rope; cut into 1-in. pieces. Wrap each in waxed paper. Yield: 1-3/4 pounds. Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
 
Enjoy!
 
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45 comments:

Shelley@ Divine Party Concepts said...

I love peppermint chocolate chip!

Donna said...

Peanut Butter Blossoms are my fave

Liene said...

Piparkūkas, a Latvian spice cookie are my favorite.

Icing Designs said...

there are so many amazing holiday cookies...my favorite cookies are empire biscuits, they are a scottish cookie similar to shortbread with a raspberry filling and a glaze on top...look forward to them every christmas! yum!
xo melissa
{icing designs}

Glory said...

What a fun giveaway! It would be like Christmas indeed to get all these goodies! My favorite Christmas cookie is probably 7 layer bars.

Anonymous said...

I love all cookies. What an amazing giveaway.

Mary Scott said...

What a fab giveaway... I would love to win!!! As for my favorite cookie... It's a tie between sugar & gingerbread. I must admit that I had to vote for gingerbread a the Taste of Home website, it seemed like the underdog! Ho, Ho, Ho!

Sam Hoff said...

Nice post and some amazing eatables made, the peppermint chocolate chip is yummy.

Hillcrest Acres said...

I love butter spritz cookies.

Courtney C. said...

Definitely my chocolate, chocolate chip with peppermint frosting.

Courtney C.

Bianca Andrea said...

I love peppermint chocolate chip cookies, they are my favorite.

Stephanie Ann said...

I love Peanut butter kiss cookies! Always remind me of grandma!

Barry and Rena said...

simple sugar cookies!

rkostakis said...

My favorite holiday cookies are gingerbread people...they remind me of my grandmother!

Anonymous said...

I don't know what they are officially called but these peanut butter and chocolate balls we used to make with my mom every year are my favorite!

Amy
amy@operationshower.org

freebiequeen15 said...

Peanut butter blossoms are my favorite!

sarahjunie said...

Great giveaway! I love peanut butter blossoms!

Amy said...

Love, love, love, the giveaways, just wish I would win one!

Inna said...

I love these Aprons!

gopeeinafridge said...

I would love to win this.

My favourite holiday cookie? Shortbread. Straight out of the freezer (if not fresh). MMMM.

Deanna Williams said...

My favorite holiday cookie just might be Mom's good ol' chocolate chip (with walnuts!) But I love all things peppermint and chocolate! Hope I win this giveaway :D

Tara Bell said...

My favorite holiday cookie is actually old fashioned spritz cookies. Classic Christmas!

Anonymous said...

My favorite cookie is my Mom's iced bitter cookies. What a fantastic give away! Thanks! :)

Kari V. said...

I love gingersnaps and peanut butter blossoms with hershey kisses on top! I cannot stop myself from eating these when they are around!!

Khandra Henderson said...

My favorite holiday cookie is peanutbutter cup cookies

khandra.henderson@gmail.com

perfectly paisley said...

I LOVEEEEE this apron and all of these other goodies!

My favorite cookie is the shortbread jam thumbprint! THE BEST!

perfectly paisley said...

My FAVORITE is the shortbread jam thumbprint! Can't live without them!

emariego said...

Growing up we would always make sugar cookies. The holiday's aren't the same without them. This year I am going to try for chocolate sugar cookies!

Lynette said...

I love making sugar cookies in the shape of trees and dipping the edges in white chocolate!

Sweet Rocks said...

What a fabulous giveaway! My favorite holiday cookies are Santa snacks (magic bar cookies). So simple, easy to clean up and delish! Who can resist coconut? I just wish they were easier to package individually to give as gifts.

The Monogrammed Nest said...

I love sugar cookies in Christmas shapes with colored sprinkles!

Jennifer Skrmetti said...

White chocolate cranberry pecan cookies are my favorite!

Jennifer Skrmetti said...

White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan!

Manda said...

I love peanut butter cookies!!!

Bellenza Bistro said...

Fantastic giveaway! I love rich, everything-in-them oatmeal cookies!

Craft That Party said...

Love this giveaway, so many great goodies!

funfavorites said...

I love divinity.

Debbie said...

My favorite cookie recipe is my husband's famous fudge! Everyone wants the recipe, but it's our secret!

Mands said...

Iced sugar cookies!

mandy dot ueda at gmail dot com

Mands said...

Sugar cookies!

StrawberrieRose said...

Wonderful giveaway Kate!!!

Steffanie said...

Oh my goodness what I could do with all of this stuff - what an awesome give away!!

"Cake That!" said...

I have recently found a sugar cookie recipe that I believe is my new favorite! It tastes great and holds it shape! The family enjoys helping decorate them also!
Such an awesome giveaway, THANK YOU so much for the opportunity!


Shannau said...

Snickerdoodles! And funny, this is the only time of the year we make them too.

Erika Borman said...

Peanut Butter Blossoms, my Grandmother made them every Christmas and Christmas just isn't the same with out them.