Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmassy Stuff--and a Giveaway!

Hey, all!

I went away on a little bus trip with my mom on Saturday. We decided to do something for Christmas and go to Bethlehem.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, that is. :)

It's actually called The Christmas City, christened "Bethlehem" on Christmas Eve 1741. We went shopping, had lunch, took a light tour and saw a short film on the city. We had so much fun! We actually bought Christmas gifts for each other. LOL

I soooooooooo needed that little getaway. And it was so nice to have so much fun with my mom. We try to do these little mommy-daughter getaways at least once or twice a year.

More Christmassy stuff: It's COOKIES for CASH time again. What's that? It's a cookie swap my friend hosts that gets pretty darn serious because the winner gets the pot of cash everyone chips in on entry. This year I'm changing it up, but in case any judges are reading this, I won't post my cookie recipe until AFTER the swap.
Wish me luck!

And now since I'm in such a Christmassy mood, I figured it's the perfect time to do a little cookbook GIVEAWAY!

Sweet Sunshine is a Charity Cookbook, with all proceeds going to the Sunshine Foundation of Canada

Within these pages, several featured authors have shared a childhood memory, some pictures of us as little kids, recipes, and a few have written a story, complete with artwork and coloring pages. Recipes include; Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Desserts, Fudge & Smoothies!

Available in print and ebook.

So if you would like a copy of this cookbook chock-full of yummy recipes, then ENTER to win by commenting below and telling me what your favorite Christmas treat is!
**contest will run from now until Thursday 11:59 PM EST.**
**anyone can enter to win, however if you live outside the U.S or Canada, you will be eligible for the ebook version only.


Old Kitty said...

Wow!! Yay for going to Bethlehem and spending quality christmas time with mum! How wonderful and so festive!!

Awww hope you win the pot of cash!

My favourite christmas treat is mince pies! Yay! take care

Jessica R. Patch said...

I love mom/daughter time. I rarely have it since my mom is states away. My favorite Christmas treat is cinnamon spiced pecans! YUM-O!:)

Karen Walker said...

How lovely to spend such quality time with your mom. YOu are so lucky, Jennifer. My favorite Christmas treat is fudge.

Linda G. said...

Your mother-daughter outing sounds lovely! Glad you had a wonderful time. :)

My favorite Christmas treat is gingerbread. Mmmm. Yum!

Glynis said...

How lovely you and your mother have time together.

My favourite Christmas treat is LiebKuchen (German Gingerbreads). My aunt sent them every year when I was a child. As I grew up I always had them in my home. When the children were young I had hearts made with their names on. Moving to Cyprus meant I could no longer get them, but...this year a German shop opened and WOW, I have got some again. Big smiles.

Enjoy your festive period!

Wendy Paine Miller said...

I like me an occational egg nog, but otherwise, I'll be plain jane and say a chunky choc. chip cookie.
~ Wendy

Virginia said...

Love cook books. My favorite Christmas treat would have to be home made candies. Fudge, Pecan rolls and all that good stuff.

Cindy R. Wilson said...

That's sweet you got to have some time with your mom! I LOVE cookbooks! I love to bake. There are too many treats to name that I like, but I really enjoy warm breads, like banana bread, and cookies, of course!

Karen Lange said...

What a fun trip! The last time I was in Bethlehem was when my son had an ice hockey game there. That was over ten years ago. :) It would be fun to go back. Glad you had a good time.

I love sugar cookies. My daughter just made some this weekend and they are yummy! Would love to be entered, thanks so much, Jennifer! :)

Susan R. Mills said...

I'm glad you had so much fun with your mom. My mom's in town until Christmas. I can't wait to spend some quality time with her.

blueviolet said...

I've never been there, but that sounds like so much fun!

My fave Christmas treat is Snowball cookies!

Southpaw said...

It so nice that you getaway with your mom.

What a nice idea for a cookbook too. One of my favorite treats is a Rocky Road Fudge. Yummy!

Calisa Rhose said...

I love Mommy-Daughter time. And my favorite treat is homemade fudge! I add walnuts and coconut.

Carol Kilgore said...

What a wonderful Mother/Daughter day! My favorite Christmas treat is fudge with walnuts.

Sarah Pearson said...

I really really love Christmas pudding but nobody else likes it in my family. I just buy one of those mini ones and have it all to myself :-)

Carolyn V said...

I love that you spent time with your mom. It sounds like you have a great relationship.

My favorite treat is fudge. Any flavor (as long as there are no nuts...I'm allergic). ;)

Linda Kage said...

Sounds like fun. The Precious Moments cathedral is only a hour from my place. I love going there during the Christmas season. It's soooooo pretty.

Robyn Campbell said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun.

That cookbook sounds great. If I don't win, I'll order one anyway. Hmmm, Jennifer, my most favorite Christmas treat is Cherry yum yum. Egad woman! I could eat the entire pan full. Yuuuummmmmooooooo!!!!


Caryn Caldwell said...

Your trip with your mom sounds like so much fun! I've heard Bethlehem is a great place to visit around Christmas, too.

Good luck with your cookies!

My favorite Christmas treat? There are so many, but I'm most looking forward to our warm, freshly made cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. yum. Now I'm hungry.

Julie W said...

I'm from Ohio and a big treat at Christmastime is the chocolate and peanut butter Buckeye! My sister makes the best Buckeyes in Ohio, too, so I get as many as I want from her! Thanks for the awesome giveaway:)
jwitt33 at live dot com

Admin said...

Nice Post

Stacy Henrie said...

What a fun thing to do with your mom! My favorite Christmas treats are anything involving chocolate and peppermint. :)

Kara said...

What a fun tri to go on with your Mom! And I can't wait to see what your yummy cookie recipe is this year:)

Sarah Forgrave said...

Yay for mommy-daughter time! And cookies? Yes, please! :)

Julie Jarnagin said...

I like the ritz crackers and peanut butter dipped in chocolate. Yum!

Jessica Nelson said...

Eggnog is my fave!! Please enter me because I know NOTHING about baking. I think I need to pop open a cookbook. lol