Archive for September 2010


TWD: Peanut Butter Crisscrosses

This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie is one of my favorite cookies ever – peanut butter! They were chosen by Jasmine of Jasmine Cuisine.

I lamely forgot to check the TWD site before I went grocery shopping last week so I could add any missing ingredients to my list, but I was happy to find that I had pretty much everything I needed for these. The one thing I was missing was the salted peanuts, and though those were obviously what set these cookies apart from regular peanut butter cookies, I went on without them and actually ended up substituting Heath bits instead. They turned out perfectly!

The recipe makes a lot of cookies, but my family are peanut butter cookie fans too, so they’re not going to go to waste!


Giveaway: $50 See’s Candies Gift Card

You all know how much I love chocolate, and especially how much I love See’s! That’s why it’s always as much of a treat for me as it is for my readers when See’s Candies generously offers up a $50 gift card to give away to one lucky reader!

See’s Candies make the perfect chocolate gifts for the chocolate lover in your life, and of course they’ve got non-chocolate goodies as well, like the yummy peanut brittle that Mike can’t seem to get enough of (which is saying a lot because he’s not generally a sweets kind of guy!).


>> How to Enter:

~ Leave a comment here telling me which See’s you’d like to receive as a gift (there is no right or wrong answer)!

>> Extra entries:

~ Retweet this giveaway on Twitter and get an extra entry! Just leave a comment with a link to your tweet each day. (And feel free to follow me, if you’re so inclined!)

~ Add a link to this post to social media sites like Facebook, Stumble, Digg, Kirtsy, Reddit, etc, and receive one extra entry for each one (be sure to leave a comment with the link to the posting).

~ Post about the giveaway on your own blog for an extra entry.

edit: All of the above can each be done once a day!

[Comments may get caught in moderation — please don’t panic, I will approve them as soon as I get to them.]


>> The fine print:

~ Contest ends Friday, September 10, 2010 at 5:00pm PST.

~ You may enter once a day, per household. Duplicate entries in one day will be discarded for the entire duration of the giveaway.

~ Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

~ One winner will receive one $50 gift card from See’s Candies.

~ Winner will be randomly drawn and notified by email, and will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Good luck!


Bread Machine Rolls

Bread Machine Rolls

Several weeks ago while getting a dinner in the crockpot, I decided some rolls would go well with it. Since I’d just finished making dinner I didn’t want to have to start all over again with bread, so I went online to see what I could find using my bread machine’s dough setting. Read More