Sunday, December 19, 2010

Winner of Holiday Baking Package

True Random Number Generator      ClOSED: WINNER #11 Ambrosia 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Blogspark and Safeway Baking Giveaway

True Random Number Generator      ClOSED: WINNER #11 Ambrosia 

I was so thrilled to be part of this Holiday Cookie Exchange Spark, as I was just getting into my holiday baking when my package arrived in the mail. One pouch of Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix, a package of Glad extra deep containers and a $25 gift card to Safeway Grocery stores (also valid at Dominick’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons, and Genuardi’s) I will be able to use this over the holiday gift as Dominick's, one of their branches, is in my hometown!!

Why not start a new tradition and host your own cookie exchange. Visit for great ideas and recipes. There is a fun Sweet Memories Game my kids love playing. Won another bag of cookie dough!!!

To use my Sugar Cookie Pouch, I chose to make Spritz cookies off their Bake Sweet I usually use the Joy of Cooking recipe but this was so much easier. No measuring just dumping and pressing.

I divided my cookies into thirds, kept one plain, dyed one green and the other red to make a more festive look. I think they turned out great. They puffed a little more than my traditional recipe but tasted great. They made about 6 dozen, not sure of the exact count because I did not start counting until I was packing them into my Glad containers, which held the 6 Dozen I counted plus several eaten.

This is a great Cookie exchange recipe simply because of the ease and amount from one recipe. Pack a few dozen up for a neighbor as well. I would consider these still homemade!!

I also made 100 google readers the same day I received this pack so I am thrilled to celebrate with a giveaway.
One of my readers will also get this great "Happy Holidays Treats" prize pack. Sugar Cookie Pouch, Gladware and $25 Safeway Gift Card.
Even if you don't have a safeway in your town, think of a great gift for a family member or friend that does. You still get the cookie mix and containers to help with the excessive holiday baking.

To enter this great holiday giveaway just follow a few simple rules: Giveaway Ends
Sunday, December 19th, @ 5pm EST.

1)Become a follower of Close to Home
2) Leave a Comment telling us your favorite holiday baking shortcut or recipe

Additional entries:
1)tweet about this giveaway and comment with the link 1 Submission
2) Follow Close to Home on Twitter @stayclosetohome 1 submission
3) Let us know what you won on the Bake Sweet Memories game 1 submission

Good Luck and Happy Baking

Safeway, Betty Crocker, and Glad provided you with the gift card, information, and prize pack through MyBlogSpark.