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Blogging Break & Memory Themed Give-Away

Posted on | June 24, 2008 | 18 Comments

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I am moving this week- moving from my fun little College Town of State College PA ( home of PSU- go Lions!) for the hot and dry western state of Utah. We are moving for my husband’s job, and it should definitely be an adventure. As a result, I will be offline for a week or so- and plan to return around July 1st to announce the July free product give-away (and trust me – it’s a good one! You don’t want to miss it).

To give my readers some fun while I am ‘away” I am giving away a prize package that represents one of my favorite memories in my old house.

One of my favorite memories was making chocolate chip pancake for my girls on spring mornings, with sunlight streaming through the windows and a cool breeze meandering through my kitchen. Chocolate chip pancakes and a tall glass of OJ is the all- time favorite breakfast treat at my house,and in the spring it was just a nice way to start our morning with great weather, tasty food, and conversation about what we wanted to do that day. Nothing fancy, nothing complicated, just a simple pleasure I hope to continue in our new home.

So, the give-away will be a bag of Pamela’s Products gluten free pancake mix, a spatula, and a bag of chocolate chips. No fancy rules to win, just reply to this post and share your favorite food related memory or tradition in your past- or present- home.

The winner will be announced on this site around July 1st or so, and the announcement will also be emailed to my subscribers.

I can’t wait to hear what your memories and traditional are in your home!


18 Responses to “Blogging Break & Memory Themed Give-Away”

  1. Kate
    June 24th, 2008 @ 3:35 pm

    My favorite memory is around Christmas and Easter my mother would make Kolach which a Slovak food and a cross between bread and cake. It is filled with yummy goodies like apricot and nuts and raisiins. My mother woudl always have my sisters and I help. It was so much fun. When those two holidays crept near we would always start begging my mother to make the cake.

  2. Kam A
    June 24th, 2008 @ 3:42 pm

    My favorite memory is of Sunday mornings when dad would make us Denver Omelets and toast :) Thank you for the giveaway!

  3. Johannah B
    June 24th, 2008 @ 4:51 pm

    I make special nut cresent cookies every year – and esp. for my brother in law – who calls them “sardine” cookies — and because of the name and their “appearance” – he has successfully been able to keep the younger kids away from even trying them ~ so he gets them all to himself!

  4. Cara Goedecke
    June 24th, 2008 @ 5:11 pm

    One of my favorite memories is at Thanksgiving time when I would go to my sisters house. We would stay up until 1:00 in the morning baking and preparing the food to serve the next day! It was such a special bonding time!

  5. Lisa Irvine
    June 24th, 2008 @ 7:21 pm

    Isn’t it funny how many memories revolve around food? Anyway, one of my favorite memories is of my grandmother’s house. She used to keep a simple metal bowl of cheese popcorn on her wood stove in the kitchen. The heat from the top of the stove was just enough to warm the popcorn and send the smell all through the house! I can still almost smell the wonderful aroma today. She also was a great baker. She used to make a cookie called a “chocolate jumble” every Christmas. Boy, I wish I had the recipe! Of course, I’d have to reformulate it GF!!!

  6. Jenn
    June 25th, 2008 @ 2:39 am

    My favorite memories are Christmas-time. Ever since I was a baby, my family and I would make a gingerbread village for my birthday (which is the day after christmas). It was so much fun to decorate the houses. And then every year on my birthday, I would have my friends over to smash the houses and eat the candy! Since being gluten free we have adapted our recipe and still continue the tradition!

  7. Karen
    June 25th, 2008 @ 5:21 am

    Good Luck on your new adventure! My memory involves my 10 year beautiful daughter. We made chocolate waffles using Pamela’s mix and strawberry-kiwi-banana smoothies. It all turned out so good we now do it the first Sunday of every month! Take care…Sandy

  8. Karen
    June 25th, 2008 @ 5:22 am

    Great tradition! We have also had the tradition that Sunday morning is pancakes, eggs and bacon or sausage breakfast morning! Fridays used to be pizza night, but when I went gluten free, I cannot just pick one up on the way home anymore so that got ousted – at least for now! Good luck on your move – God Bless!

    Laura M. J

  9. Karen
    June 25th, 2008 @ 5:22 am

    My favorite food memory is also pancakes my mom would make every Sat morning for us. I will never forget Saturday morning cartoons and moms pancakes! Good Luck with your move! Thanks Anne

  10. Karen
    June 25th, 2008 @ 5:23 am

    The tradition in our house is yummy gluten free fudge at Christmas time! My 7 year old son has Celiac Disease and can’t eat the gluten home baked cookies that are so abundant during the holiday season so I started making him fudge several years ago and to give to a few family members. Well, the fudge has been such a hit that I went from making one batch to making about 4 batches that is divided among family and neighbors. My nephew recently requested that I make my fudge but I told him it’s a special treat that I make at Christmas. His reply was “we could celebrate Christmas in July and then you could make the fudge”. Looks like I’ll be making fudge soon….

    Kristin H

  11. Karen
    June 25th, 2008 @ 5:23 am

    WOW- their alot of good memories- Finding out that you can use Pamela’s baking mix and being able to make GF fried chicken-that was a treat-we make our own version of KFC chicken and French fries. Pretty good too. My teen just found out 2 yrs. ago so every “new” food we learn to make GF is very special.
    She also loves Pamela’s GF Pancake mix with frozen blueberries added. YUM!
    Hopefully when she is grown she will have fond memories of our “special” foods.
    Guess I should add the time my daughter and I made GF Peanut Butter cookies and hid them so everyone wouldn’t eat them all. They did turn out really good.
    Hope you like your new home and look forward to having you on line again.

  12. Carla Pullum
    June 25th, 2008 @ 6:32 am

    Any major event in my life was mom’s old fashion beef stew!!! No one made it like her!! She made it for all special occasions!

  13. Sandra
    June 25th, 2008 @ 11:21 pm

    My favourite memory is making pancakes for supper. My children always looked forward to breakfast for supper. They would all gather in the kitchen to help me put together the pancake batter , make the toast and juice and then set the table.
    I would whip up a huge batch of pancakes that we would serve with real maple syrup and bananas.
    We would also have orange juice, toast, sausages and eggs .

    It was a delicious nice leisurely supper enjoyed by all.

  14. Katherine
    June 27th, 2008 @ 7:52 pm

    My favorite memory is getting together with my good friend from high school and cooking up little random things with the ingredients that happen to be in the kitchen. Usually not having any idea what we intended to make, it was usually messy, but it was always fun…and thankfully delicious!

  15. Rachel Crisman
    June 28th, 2008 @ 7:20 am

    My mom makes the best home made pancakes in the whole south! She used to make them with Mickey Mouse ears!

  16. Karen
    June 29th, 2008 @ 1:21 am

    When my children were small, I made a cocktail party for them on Christmas Eve every year. I made all the hors douvres I would have made for an adult party: sausage balls, pigs in blankets, cheeses and crackers, etc. I used my best serving dishes, and my crystal wine glasses for their kool aid. We all dressed up in our best clothes, and danced together. They were my most important guests. I did this every year for them when they were growing up.

    The first time my son came home for Christmas after joining the Air Force, we had so much to do that we did not have our Christmas Eve party. The day after Christmas, he sat there looking sad, and said he really missed having our party. Needless to say, we have done this every year that we are together ever since then.

  17. Alice
    July 6th, 2008 @ 9:22 pm

    We have always had donuts on Christmas morning, usually from Dunkin Donuts, but since DD was dx with Celiac, we have learned to make our own GF donuts on Christmas morning, which I must say is a LOT more fun!! Seeing Dad and the girls covered in powdered sugar is TOO MUCH FUN!! We wouldn’t have those memories to look forward to without the Celiac!!! :-)

  18. SitPlaria
    January 30th, 2009 @ 11:08 am – great domain name for blog like this)))

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