It may seem a long way away, but the most wonderful meal of the year is just around the corner. The turkey, the stuffing, the cranberry sauce, the potatoes...our mouths are watering just thinking about it.
Ball® Heritage Mason Jars This pretty blue Heritage Collection was created for the 100th anniversary of the very first Ball jars...they remind us of the ones Grandma used. This set of 6, including rings and lids, is perfect for canning (of course), but we like them for decorating and organizing in the craft room too. Order a set (or two!) here.
Fall Pie Crust Cutters Just in time for pie and cookie season, these clever cutters are a must-have for every kitchen. Create beautiful crusts and cute cut-outs in no time with these handy helpers... the plunger pops the dough right out! Styles include two leaves, an apple and a pumpkin. Treat yourself.
This year's Halloween Bookazine is filled with the best of our Halloween book and with the official start of the season right around the corner, it'll be appearing on newsstands and wherever you buy your favorite magazines THIS FRIDAY!
Starting TODAY, for our online friends ONLY, you can ENTER TO WIN IT before you can buy it anywhere!
It's super simple to enter and you can get in the drawing in 3 different ways!
**CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED** STAY TUNED FOR 5 LUCKY WINNERS!
Leave a comment on this post sharing a fun Halloween or harvest memory.
1. Labellaluna on YouTube "We love anything that has cheese and broccoli in it...thanks!"
2. MaryAnne Conley Gross on Facebook "The crustless pumpkin pie sounds delicious and would be great for church dinners."
3. Jean on YouTube "My 19 year old son is in college and he and his friends are forever getting together and, of course, snacks are crucial. As he is a vegetarian, so many things are off his list. This is perfect. Easy to make, easy to transport, and super yummy."
4. Susan on the blog "Just watched the broccoli casserole muffins and can't wait to make them! Thanks"
5. Sue on YouTube "I love the warmth and affection you show each other and LOVE seeing the delicious recipes (!!)! I hope I get a copy of the book. Thanks! Sue"
All of you except MaryAnne should have received a message from us...MaryAnne, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org so you can claim your prize!
Thanks to ALL of you who stopped by to leave a comment about our new cooking videos...stay tuned for lots more to come!
If you're in the states, you can also order by phone if you call Oxmoor House directly. Call 800-765-6400 and let them know that you're looking for the 2010 Gooseberry Patch Christmas Bookazine. It'll be $10.99 + 5.95 shipping & handling.
For our friends in Canada, be sure to ask the newsstands in grocery stores and local bookstores to carry our bookazine. At this time, Oxmoor House does not ship to Canada.
As always, give your stores a call to make sure they have them in stock before you make a special trip. If you have a minute, please let us know where you find them...we'd love to hear how they're being featured!
We selected some of our favorite recipes & crafts from our hardcover Gooseberry Patch Christmas Book 11 and tucked them into a brand new Christmas bookazine. A budget-friendly alternative to our $27.95 hardcover cookbook, it's just $10.99 and it's 100% good stuff...no ads!
Look for it where your favorite magazines are sold and, when you find your copy, be sure to come back and let us know what you think!
Here's a sneak peek to tempt your tummy...
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Ginger Cream Topping
This one will become a “must-have-every-year” recipe.
3/4 c. sugar, divided 3/4 c. brown sugar, firmly packed and divided 3/4 c. graham cracker crumbs 1/2 c. pecans, finely chopped 1/4 c. butter or margarine, melted 16-oz. can pumpkin 1 t. vanilla extract 1 T. all-purpose flour 11/2 t. cinnamon 1/2 t. ground ginger 1/2 t. nutmeg 1/4 t. salt 3 (8-oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened 3 eggs Garnish: chopped pecans
Combine 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup pecans and butter; press in bottom and one inch up sides of a lightly greased 9" springform pan. Cover and chill one hour. Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, pumpkin, vanilla and next 5 ingredients; set aside. Beat cream cheese at medium speed until creamy. Add pumpkin mixture, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Pour mixture into prepared crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Spoon topping over cheesecake. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. To serve, carefully remove sides of springform pan; garnish cheesecake, if desired. Makes 16 servings.
Ginger Cream Topping:
1 c. whipping cream 1 c. sour cream 2 T. sugar 1/4 c. crystallized ginger, minced 3 T. dark rum or 1 t. rum extract 1/2 t. vanilla extract
Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl; beat at high speed until soft peaks form. Fold in ginger, rum and vanilla.
Our NEW bookazine is due out on newsstands in a few weeks and you're gonna LOVE it! Filled with our best quick & easy recipes, it includes recipes with 5 ingredients or less, easy slow-cooker favorites and so much more...101 recipes in all plus NO ADS taking up precious pages!
It won't be on newsstands until the 10th of April, but we're giving five copies this week! (Now aren't you glad you read this blog?)
So, how can you WIN one of the FIVE free copies?
We're gathering recipes for a new book called 101 Easy Everyday Recipes and we'd love to include yours! So...
Well, it's all the goodness of a book combined in a 112-page glossy magazine! Full of tasty holiday recipes, easy ways to deck the halls
and gifts to give from the heart, it's bursting with full-color photos and ideas that are sure to inspire your creativity.
Due out on newsstands and in bookstores in early November, it can be found wherever you pick up your favorite mags. It's so exciting for us and, since we couldn't wait to share it with you, we're giving away 3 FREE
copies right here on our blog!
How do you get YOUR hands on one?
us a comment at the bottom of this post before midnight EST tonight telling us your favorite Christmas tradition and you'll be in the running
We'll announce who'll be getting them tomorrow morning so be sure to check back to see if you're a winner...good luck!