Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Blogspark and Safeway Baking Giveaway





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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 BakeSweetMemories.com 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 Memories.com. 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.







33 comments:

  1. I am a follower of your blog
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  2. I love sugar cookies and of course chocolate chip cookies as well :)
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  3. Follow Close to Home on Twitter
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  5. My fave holiday recipe is a toss up between the candy cane cookies and gingerbread cookies (the soft ones!)

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  6. Following via TWitter
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  7. No way! I played and won a bag of Betty Crocker cookie mix! Does everyone win? That's so fun :)

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  8. I love short and easy recipes....look for something with only 3 or 4 ingredients....cake mix cookies are good too....sundayquilter@msn.com

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  9. Came across you site through Skip to my Lou, love it. I have been looking for something quick to do with the grandsons. This looks like a winner.

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  10. We use that Betty Crocker mix ALL the time! Much better than my old recipe for sugar cookies. They always turn out perfect!

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  11. I'm a follower
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  12. We like to bake gingerbread cookies during holiday season.

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  13. http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/15133743303888896

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  14. @tcarolinep twitter follower

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  15. Should try the spritz from this new recipe

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  16. Follow you on GFC! (Ashley R)
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  17. I like the cookie mixes that are ready to just make as well. The premade cookie dough in the refrigerated section is even better when I need some cookies, quick!
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  18. Follow you on twitter! (@reynoldsmom)
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  19. I won a free fudge brownie mix!!!! Yay!
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  20. I'm a new follower (actually following you back)

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  21. One of my most helpful baking shortcuts is to either microwave or steam the yams I use for making sweet potato pies. Nowadays I mostly steam instead of using the nuke machine, but it equals about the same amount of time about 5-7 minutes sometimes less.

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  22. I tweeted about this giveaway:
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  23. Of course I'm a follower!!! www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  24. Who hoo! I just won a brownie mix. That's so cool! www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  25. The best shortcut I have is to use boxed brownie mix! So much easier! www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  26. i follow via gfc
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  27. this so cheating but i use pre-made pumpkin pie filling in my pumkin bread and throw in a handful of white choco chips...everyone asks for the secret and then don't believe me when i tell.
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  29. i got sorry, try again
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  31. My easy bake item is I love using my Bread machine...used to do it all by hand, but this machine has made bread making a snap!

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