Wednesday, November 18, 2009

♪♫ Online Christmas Boutique ♪♫ ~Day 4~ Contest CLOSED



♪♫ Make sure to run on over to ReallyWorkingFromHome.com and do some holiday shopping to support a hard-working Christian Mom and start crossing things off your list!
You'll find $5, $10, $20 Gifts and stocking stuffers.
And the best part? ...
SHIPPING IS INCLUDED!! ♪♫






Today's featured Christian Mom is 
Laura Scholle 
with
The Gourmet Cupboard




Laura says this:
"The Gourmet Cupboard is a good place to shop for 2 reasons: 1) we offer gifts as well as food so you can gift us or use us for you holiday menu's. 2) We have a wide variety to chose from and are always here to help you out."

Laura has several items on special over at the Online Christmas Boutique...so make sure the check them out!


Laura's favorite family Christmas Recipe:




Caramel Turtle Cookies


1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
Water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 to 3 cups pecan halves
8 vanilla caramels, each cut into fourths

Chocolate Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
Water
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Directions:

With mixer, beat brown sugar, butter, 2 tablespoons water and vanilla until fluffy. Stir in flour and salt until dough holds together. (If dough is dry, stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons water, as necessary.)

For each cookie: On ungreased cookie sheet, arrange 3 to 5 pecan halves to resemble head and feet of a turtle. Using a teaspoonful of dough, shape dough around a piece of caramel; press firmly onto center of arranged pecan halves.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven 12 to 15 minutes, or until dough is set but not brown. Carefully transfer cookies to a rack to cool.

For chocolate glaze: Beat powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon water, melted chocolate and vanilla until smooth. If necessary stir in more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until glaze is of desire consistency.

Dip tops of cooled cookies into glaze.

Yield: 32 cookies.



♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ Christmas Notes from Laura ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪

The mixes make fantastic stocking stuffers and gift basket fillers. Laura can also build a special gift basket just for you, too! Contact Laura here: scholle4@live.com and visit the main website at www.thegourmetcupboard.com





Today's Giveway:

1 hot chocolate mix 
AND
1 pecan pie muffin mix.
$ 10.00 value





To Enter:

Leave a comment on this blog along w/ a way for us to contact you.



EXTRA CHANCES TO WIN!!:

(IMPORTANT: leave a comment for EACH task you complete!)


1. Follow Laura on twitter: @laurascholle

 2. Tweet this on twitter: RT @MariLeeParrish Enter to win Gourmet Desserts! http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.blogspot.com/

 3. Find your favorite recipe or tip on our website http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com/ and comment about it back here

 4. Follow this blog!

 5. Become a facebook fan of ReallyWorkingFromHome.com (www.facebook.com/ReallyWorkingFromHome.com.fans )


6. Make a purchase on our Online Christmas Boutique and receive 10 extra entries!!!!!



Would you like to win an INSTANT Mommy Bag full of goodies??
add our Christmas Boutique button to your blog! (To do this, copy our holiday boutique button on the sidebar and paste it in your blog. Make sure you link it back to http://www.reallyworkingfromhome.com/ )

Every mom who does this will receive an automatic prize. To claim your Mommy Bag, You must e-mail me at marilee@reallyworkingfromhome.com with your name and a link to where the button is posted. Your links are checked randomly throughout the month. Our button must appear on your site the day we check your links to qualify for the Mommy Bag.



Entries will be accepted until Sunday  11/22/09 at 10:00pm MT. Winner will be announced and e-mailed Monday a.m

105 comments:

  1. I saw your posting on facebook - am following you there and had to check out the gourmet food! It looks delicious!! This would really help towards some type of holiday dinner this year - funds are non-existant this year for our family. Those turtle cookies look heavenly!

    Blessings to you and yours, Debra
    damills@bendcable.com

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  2. Ohh...food. Yummy. My kids DEVOUR muffins in 3 minutes flat. Count me in :-)

    I already follow Laura...I'm already a fan of your FB page and I have followed your blog for weeks (however, just noticed that you signed up to follow mine TODAY - hmmm). ;-)

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  3. Nothing better then hot chocolate on a cold winter night and since I've never had pecan pie muffins I would love to try them.

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  4. following laura on twitter @amalgrover
    amalgrover at hotmail.com

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  5. tweeted @amalgrover
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  6. blog follower
    amalgrover at hotmail.com

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  7. facebook fan! amanda grover amalgrover @ hotmail.com

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  8. Looks very yummy!!

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

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  9. How yummy - thanks for the giveaway and please enter me!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Yum, Now I'm hungry! Not good to do a food giveaway for the pregnant lady :)

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  11. still love the buckeyes recipe on your site

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  12. cdziuba@aol.com Thank you for the chance to win!!

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  13. cdziuba@aol.com follow Laura on twitter cdziuba

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  14. cdziuba@aol.com tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/5836080802

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  15. cdziuba@aol.com facebook fan of ReallyWorkingFromHome.com Carol P Dziuba

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  16. cdziuba@aol.com I keep promising myself I'll make your amazing Bruschetta Dip.

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  17. I am going to make those Caramel Turtle Cookies! Yumm!


    texas_heartland84[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  18. My hubby would LOVE the pecan mix...I'm going to attempt to make a pecan pie for Thanksgiving this year....guess I should have just bought a mix ;) :D

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  19. Tweet

    http://twitter.com/coastiewife321/status/5839708501

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  20. The Bon Bon kisses look GREAT! :D

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  21. The Ohio buckeyes recipe looks delicious!

    hap041@yahoo.com

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  22. I'm a FB fan. :)

    hap041@yahoo.com

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  23. I'm a follower.

    hap041@yahoo.com

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  24. Yummmm...we love hot chocolate at our house. Believe it or not, we are STILL having outdoor soccer games and there isn't anything better to warm you up than hot chocolate on these chilly fall nights!

    thanks
    Angie
    rennieangie@gmail.com

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  25. What a great comforting prize. I love pecan pie and have seen recipes for pecan pie muffins, but have never tried them. I don't drink coffee, so hot chocolate is my "hot drink" of choice.

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  26. mmmmmm it looks so good.. I am curious about the pecan pie muffins

    dispatcher_kristy@Hotmail.com

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  27. Thanks for all you do Marilee! My children would really enjoy. God Bless
    Krista at kclyburn4@gmail.com

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  28. The Pecan mix sounds so good!! Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  29. I love hot cocoa and the muffin mix sounds excellent. Would love to win.

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  30. Bon Bon kisses look tempting.

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  31. I love hot cocoa and I love pecan pie so both these products would be perfect for me.

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  32. this all looks yummy mverno@roadrunner.com

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  33. This would be awesome to have.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  34. What a wonderful treat these would be coming in from the cold this winter.

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  35. ohio buckeyes recipe.thanks
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. I usually don't comment on blogs but Pecan Pie Muffins! Wow! Those sound scrumptious. Hope I win. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  37. Those look wonderful...reddon30@gmail.com

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  38. Yummm, i love pecan pie, and I would love to try the muffins, it sounds interesting. ginabx(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. Pecan Pie Muffins sound so good with Winter coming be just perfect with the Hot Chocolate Mix enter me please ty and gla

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  40. Sure i like seafood- I see food and eat it.writer61@yahoo.com

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  41. The muffins sound awesome!

    grace45241@yahoo.com

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  42. Your stuff sounds delicious, and it would make a really good Christmas gift! Thanks so much. :)

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

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  43. Pecan pie muffins sound yummy, and who doesn't love hot chocolate?

    cookiert at yahoo

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  44. Boy those Caramel Turtle cookies look great! And the directions and ingredients are so easy - gonna have to make these

    brn2lisn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. Hot chocolate, here I come!

    orchestatenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  46. The look so yummy!!

    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  47. I would love to try these muffins! They sound wonderful!

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  48. Well, Thank you for the entry...The muffins and hot chocolate sounds delightful!

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  49. YUM!!! Pecan Pie Muffins?!? Never had them, but they sound great! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  50. Those muffins sound so good and they're so unique! I'd love to win!

    ms0812(at)zoominternet(dot)net

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  51. I love anything made with pumpkin this time of year. Pumpkin pie muffins sound wonderful.
    safety_chick@hotmail.com

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  52. Pecan Pie Muffins - what a great combo - sounds so yummy - I bet they would taste yummy warm topped with butter :)

    racheliznewman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. Wow. My mouth is watering! I actually had my first bite of Pecan Pie the other day! Isn't that crazy? My hubby made me try some and I've fallen in love!
    GirlyRemix(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I'm now following Laura on Twitter - BethanyTate.
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  55. I'm now following your blog! Girly Remix
    GirlyRemix(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. Those muffins sound delish! Thanks.
    pjgirl74 at aol dot com

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  57. I'd like to try those caramel turtle cookies, they look so inviting! I love to bake for sure!
    skyskyaa11(at)gmail.com

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  58. tweeted, http://twitter.com/checkkers/status/5943332574

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  59. What a wonderful winter giveaway!! Makes me want to curl up with a good book, some hot chocolate and one of those muffins!!
    hi_joan_elliott at hotmail dot com

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  60. The Pecan Pie Muffins sounds so good, would love to try them!
    lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  61. Everything looks real yummy

    droopydog63@hotmail.com

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  62. Yum Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. I am following your blog. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. The cookies look so good! I may have to make those. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

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  65. These look yummy

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  66. These both look so delicious! Thanks for the giveaway- you are the best!

    strycker@slu.edu

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  67. Sounds yummy!

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  68. Yummy, looks delicious, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  69. This prize sounds like just the thing to warm up a cold winter's night!

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  70. Looks wonderful :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  71. These would make great holiday gifts!

    Katie
    showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

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  72. I follow on Blogger :)

    Katie
    showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

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  73. Anything that will help me make yummy
    treats this holiday season--sounds good to me!
    =P

    panicxduh@yahoo.com

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  74. everything looks so yummy
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  75. I'd love to win this to give to my cousin!

    http://scr.im/1yk7

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  76. I love pecan pie and these muffins sound delicious!

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  77. My favorite recipes is the chocolate cake mix dump cookies!

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  78. I love pecan pie, so I'd really love to try the Pecan Pie Muffins. It sounds like a great idea for finger food. At big family events, who wants a whole piece of pie, when there are 19 other cakes and pies to sample, too!

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  79. These products sound great. Hope I win. garrettsambo@aol.com

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