Sunday, November 23, 2014

Three Winners & Three Recipes!!

It’s drawing time!

I’m very excited for my winners on my giveaway, especially because they gave something back in return!

I wanted to do something different, and so I asked each entrant to please leave a favorite family holiday recipe in the comments section.

I wasn’t sure how many folks would do it, because it does take time to write it all down, or even to copy/paste it in the comments box, but you know what?  678 of you came through and provided us with a wealth of yumminess! 

I thank you for participating in the fun and I hope there are recipes that YOU discover that you just have to try too!

To locate the recipes, click the recipes tab at the top of the blog.  The very first entry will link you to the original post.  You’ll find them all in the COMMENTS section until I find a better way to preserve them!

Let’s fire up the random number generator:


#170 is Janet!
Janet at Orchard Quilter wrote:

Love Quiltville, Bonnie. It keeps me motivated.

Crock pot Crack
1 - 16 oz jar(s)unsalted peanuts
1 - 16 oz. jar(s)salted peanuts
1 - 12 oz bag(s)semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 - 12 oz bag(s) milk chocolate chips
2 - 10 oz bag(s)peanut butter chips
2 - 1 lb pkg white almond bark or vanilla candy coating

Layer all ingredients in a large crockpot (starting with peanuts). Turn the pot on low, cover with lid, and leave sitting for 2 hours. Then, remove lid and stir to combine. Replace lid and leave sitting for another 30 minutes. Stir again and then spoon mixture on to wax paper or non-stick aluminum foil. Allow to harden for at least 1 hour. Enjoy!
Thank you Janet, this sounds yummy!  I have emailed you for your snail mail address.  Your copy will be coming directly from the folks at Quiltmaker Magazine!

Our next winner:


Jane Peck is #297!

She writes:

Hi Bonnie,

Love the new block! Thanks for the chance to win. Thanks for all you do.  This is a very old recipe, my mom made it and we continue the tradition. Hope you like it.

Fudge Batter Pudding Cake

1 Cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Cup sugar (divided)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 2/3 cups boiling water
3 tablespoons + 1/3 cup cocoa (divided)
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped nuts (opt)

In a bowl combine 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 cup nuts; set aside.
In a bowl combine 1/2 cup of milk, 3 tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla; stir into flour mixture.
Put into a well greased 2 quart baking dish, spread evenly. Sprinkle evenly over top 1/3 cup cocoa and 1/2 cup sugar. Pour on 1 2/3 cups of boiling water. Bake At 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until pick comes out clean.

I'm ready for the MQ!!
Yummy, Jane!  Send me your snail mail address and you’ll be getting a signed copy of 100 blocks, vol 10 from me!

And last but not least our Grand Prize winner who will receive the following goodies:

  • Signed copy of 100 blocks, vol 10!
  • Signed copy of Quiltmaker Jan/Feb 2015!
  • TWO Kaleidogrpah Pattern Design tools!
Kaleidograph Pattern Design tools—the perfect TOOL for Quilters! Every pattern of the Kaleidograph is a quilt pattern in miniature and the billions of geometric designs that can be made with them are an inexhaustible tool for quilters today.  Find out more HERE.

Tresica Watts, #560!

She writes:

Would love to win - this is one of my family's favorites for over 30 years:
Zesty Meatballs

3 pounds ground chuck
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1-1/2 cups bread crumbs
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 teaspoons chili pepper
1/3 cup evaporated milk
3/4 cup low-Sodium Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup vinegar
24 ounces no-salt added tomato sauce
fresh chopped parsley

In a large bowl combine onion, pepper, chili powder, and milk. Add bread crumbs and ground chuck, mix well.

Shape into 1-inch balls. Cook in hot oil in a cast iron skillet until brown. Only cook one layer of meatballs at a time and it's better if they aren't touching. Drain on paper towel. (If oil gets too hot you may have to strain or use new oil to brown all of them)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place meatballs in a 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish.

Sauce: Combine Worcestershire sauce, sugar, vinegar, and tomato sauce in a saucepan. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking/stirring 1 minute. Pour over meatballs. Don't stir.
Bake for 30 minutes. Garnish with parsley. Yield: 6 dozen

Great layered in crock pot and simmered all day instead of baking in oven. Don't stir!
Okay! I’m officially hungry now!!

Get me those addresses, ladies and these prizes will be on their way to you!

Thanks again for participting every one!  The recipes are delicious – and I’m wishing each and every one of you a fabulous Thanksgiving week, not to mention there are many yummy things to keep the family fed while we sew Grand Illusion!

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  1. Congrats to the winners!
    And thanks for all the recipes :)
    I'm definitely going to try that crock pot crack!

  2. Congratulations to the 3 Ladies who Won!!! How exciting..I think I saved a dozen or more recipes, but that was several days ago. There are twice as many yummylicious recipes now...BTW, I had to laugh when I read Crock Pot Crack..! what a hoot..

  3. Congrats to the winner's, and thank you for the recipes ~ looking forward trying some of them ~ Happy Baking ~ Happy Thanksgiving ~ Happy Sewing ~ :)

  4. Well done to everybody who won - I now need a few hours to go through all those recipes :)

  5. Thanks, Bonnie. Hope everyone enjoys the Crock Pot Crack! Already copied many of the other recipies. Thanks everyone. Janet,the orchardquilter

  6. I think I gained `10 lbs reading those recipes! Really cool that you put them on the recipes tab!

  7. Congrats to the winners and to my Cruise Roomie -- could you send some of that crock pot crack this way?

  8. First time I've read your blog. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Made my first quilt about 30 years ago and have been an on again, off again quilter. Helped my daughter with a few twin size quilts and have mainly been doing baby quilts the past few years. My most recent "quilting" endeavor was upcycling a coffee table by decoupaging a tumbling block pattern of black, white, grays, creams and browns. I was quite pleased with the finished product. Thanks for the free patterns, etc. I Look forward to keeping up with your blog on a routine basis.

  9. Looking forward to trying some recipes! Thanks for the contest, Bonnie.... sorry I didn't win, but congrats to the winners!! Looking forward to Grand Illusion!

  10. Congratulations to all! So many recipes. Fantastic way to share! Thanks Bonnie!! Wishing all my US friends a Happy Thanksgiving! Even happier Grand Illusion!

  11. Congrats to all the winners and BOO to you as well for increasing my waistline! LOL Happy Thanksgiving to all!!

  12. What's the name of the block on this post? Looks easy.

  13. Congrats to all the winners and
    big thanks for all the recipes!!!

  14. Good job winners! I am going to copy the pudding cake recipe. My mom used to make this too, yum!


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