Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017

Calling all holiday foodies to enter the Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017. Prizes and Giveaway. Find tasty recipes for the holiday season. #Recipe #Contest #Giveaway #MTCRC

Tis the season to indulge in great food for every occasion. With all the end-of-year celebrations and festivities, we are always being asked to bring a dish or goodie of some kind. So, why not share your recipes and be inspired by others? And even better, you can put on your competitive cap and have a chance at winning the recipe contest.

We have three prizes, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, so, bloggers, enter as many recipes as you would like among the various categories. You will find everything you need to celebrate the holidays with great taste.

EVERYONE is welcome to enter the GIVEAWAY! We have a $100 CASH Prize for the giveaway. That is above and beyond our recipe contest prizes. So, let’s have some holiday fun!

 

Sugared Cranberries and Cranberry Syrup Recipe

A Sweet and Tangy Recipe for the Holiday Season

 

To start off this yummy event, I am sharing my Sugared Cranberries and Cranberry Syrup. One recipe, two sweet and tangy holiday treats. This super easy Sugared Cranberries recipe also makes a delicious Cranberry Syrup. They are perfect for snacking, light and refreshing. They make a great takeaway gift for guests and are a fabulous addition to a holiday cookies and goodies exchange. Find the full RECIPE HERE!

Now, onto the contest and giveaway!

 

Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017

 

A big Thank You! to the co-hosts for supporting the Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017, and making this event possible. Please check out their blogs and follow them on social media!

 

LorelaiLife With LorelaiFacebook / Pinterest / Twitter / Instagram

AlliAn Alli EventFacebook / Pinterest / Twitter / Instagram

EmilyDomestic DeadlinePinterest / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

LeannaOf Faeries & Fauna Craft Co.Pinterest / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

AudreyThat RecipeFacebook / Pinterest / Twitter / Instagram

JenniferSatsuma DesignsPinterest / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram

AshleySweetpea LifestyleInstagram / Pinterest / Facebook

JeanneeCentsably CreativeFacebook / Instagram / Twitter

KristenThe Road To DomesticationFacebook / Twitter

LynnBack To The SouthPinterest / Instagram

 

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this delicious recipe contest. With 548 recipes entered, this is a fantastic resource for your holiday cooking, as well as all year long. So, now, it is our pleasure to announce…

The WINNERS

3rd Place: $50 Prize

Mulled Apple Cider Recipe from Jenna @ The Urben Life

 

2nd Place: $75 Prize

Sour Cream Cookies Recipe from Kris @ Big Rigs ‘n Lil’ Cookies

 

…and drum roll please…

1st Place: $150 Prize

White Chocolate Tiramisu Trifle with Spiced Pears Recipe from Deb @ Just Short of Crazy

 

 

Our GIVEAWAY WINNER is Michael Hurt — $100 PayPal CASH

Congratulations to ALL of our winners!

 

Recipe Contest Details:

  • Contest OPEN for Entries – October 15, 2017, through November 8, 2017.
  • One recipe from each category will be selected as a Finalist.
  • Finalists will be announced on November 10, 2017.
  • Winners (1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place) will be announced November 15, 2017.

Prizes:

  • All prizes paid USD via PayPal.
  • 1st Place – $150
  • 2nd Place – $75
  • 3rd Place – $50

Rules for Recipe Entries:

  • Must be a Blogger to Enter.
  • Recipe must be linked to the direct blog post where the full recipe is published.
  • You may enter as many Recipes as you like.
  • You may enter in various categories. Be sure the recipe fits the category.
  • You must include your Email when linking recipes. Winners will be notified via Email.
  • If you are a winner, you must be able to accept prize via PayPal.
  • Recipe photos may be used for promotional purposes. All credits will be given to the original source.

Giveaway:

  • No Blog necessary to enter the Giveaway!
  • ENTER the GIVEAWAY at the bottom of this post!
  • Chance to WIN $100 USD PayPal CASH!!!

The Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists! One recipe was chosen from each category. These recipes have the chance of winning the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place prize! Good luck. The Winners will be announced on November 15, 2017.

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Look below to see all the recipes entered in the contest and be inspired for your holiday celebrating!

APPETIZERS

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SALADS & COLD SIDE DISHES

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HOT SIDE DISHES

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MAIN DISHES

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DESSERT

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COOKIES

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CANDIES

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DRINKS & COCKTAILS
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Thanks for having fun with us at the Merry ThanksChristmas Recipe Contest 2017. It’s great to get everyone ready to celebrate the holidays with delectable food and drink. Happy Holidays!

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Cheese, Fig, and Basil Hors d’oeuvre Recipe

If you are looking for something spectacular to serve your guests as an appetizer this holiday season, then here is the recipe for you. This elegant and easy hors d’oeuvre features flavorful Stella Cheese.


Cheese, Fig, & Basil Hors d’oeuvres

An Elegant and Easy Stella Cheese Recipe

 

Are you hosting a holiday party for friends or maybe the big family celebration? These events can be stressful; but relax, I have you covered with a great tip. MAKE SIMPLE FOOD!

Now, simple food does not have to be boring or bland. Use quality ingredients and rich, bold flavor combinations to tantalize your taste buds. Stella Cheeses are a perfect addition to any appetizer.

The old world craftsmanship and rich dairy heritage of Stella Cheeses date back to 1923. These quality flavorful cheeses come in many varieties from shredded to crumbled, and sharp to sweet, and always adds a hint of romantic flavor. Your guests will adore Stella Cheeses.

I paired Stella’s savory Romano Cheese with a Dalmatia Fig and Cocoa Fruit Spread and a sprig of Basil atop a mini toast. It does not get much simpler than this, folks! The flavors burst in your mouth, and the toast offers a very satisfying crunch. Not only does this hors d’oeuvre taste amazing, it is absolutely gorgeous — perfect for a festive holiday party or any occasion. Here is my recipe, and it has only four ingredients.

 

Cheese, Fig, and Basil Hors d’oeuvres Recipe


Ingredients:

  • Stella Romano Cheese
  • Dalmatia Fig and Cocoa Fruit Spread (you can use any fruit spread you like)
  • Fresh Basil
  • Mini Toast

Directions:

  1. Slice small pieces of Romano Cheese.
  2. Stir Fruit Spread to loosen it up, then spoon a dollop on a mini toast.
  3. Top with Romano Cheese.
  4. Garnish with a small sprig of fresh Basil.

 

Elegant. Festive. Delicious. Easy.

I’ve made this even easier with a Printable Recipe:

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Cheese, Fig, and Basil Hors d'oeuvre Recipe
 
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A spectacular hors d'oeuvre for holiday entertaining. Your guests will love this appetizer, and it's an elegant and easy recipe with a wonderful flavor and crunch.
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Type: Appetizer
Serves: 12 pieces
Ingredients:
  • Stella Romano Cheese
  • Dalmatia Fig and Cocoa Fruit Spread (you can use any fruit spread you like)
  • Fresh Basil
  • Mini Toast
Directions:
  1. Slice small pieces of Romano Cheese.
  2. Stir Fruit Spread to loosen it up, then spoon a dollop on a mini toast.
  3. Top with Romano Cheese.
  4. Garnish with a small sprig of fresh Basil.
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Your schedule and your guests will love this simple and tasty appetizer. Serve it at your next party! Try it with other cheese or fruit spread combinations.

Find Stella Parmesan Cheese, Romano, Asiago, and all the other wonderful varieties at a local store near you. Locate where to buy here. Look for another Stella Cheese Recipe here.

 

Stella Cheeses has an AMAZING CONTEST going on right NOW! You can ENTER TO WIN The Perfect Pair Contest for a chance to win a $5,000 trip to Napa Valley,  California, wine country! CLICK HERE to enter.

 

I wish you good luck in the contest. Have wonderful holidays, and enjoy your entertaining with this easy recipe and Stella Cheeses!

 

 

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I’m Pumpkin Carving – Watch Me

Welcome to the Halloween Party!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to carve a pumpkin and enter the contest. You can check out some great tips and tricks for pumpkin carving, as well as find a Pumpkin Prayer, see some Halloween Funnies, and even read the spooky Legend of the Jack-O’-Lantern. Follow more of the Halloween Party, HERE.

I’m Pumpkin Carving!

It’s that time of year where I get super busy with my pumpkin carving. I invite you to follow me on Instagram, where I will be posting pictures. You can see my work as it happens.

Stop by here, facebook, google+, or twitter to leave messages of encouragement for my carving marathon. Share on Pinterest or Hometalk.

Here’s what’s Carved, so far…

Singing Graveyard Busts 2014
Drac-n-Bat’s ’32 – 2014

Check out more at my Pumpkin Carving Page!

Enter the Pumpkin Carving Contest!

All entries will be  Pinned to Lorelai’s Pumpkin Carving Contest Board.

Carving Tips & Tricks…

Other fun Pumpkin Stuff…

Don’t forget to check out more of the Halloween Party HERE.

 

 

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Lorelai’s Pumpkin Carving Contest 2013 – WINNERS

Congratulations Winners!

Thank you to everyone for the entries in Lorelai’s first annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. Look at these fantastic winners…

Spider
carved by Natalie at MayPopShop

Ichabod Crane
carved by Rory at Life With Rory

Be sure to stop by these two blogs. Check them out, and offer your congratulations!


 

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Lorelai’s Pumpkin Carving Contest

 

Contest Rules:

  1. Entries MUST be received by Midnight October 31st, 2013 (PDT).
  2. Entries must include: A.) Photograph B.) Your Name C.) Title for the Pumpkin Carving D.) Your Blog Name and URL.
  3. Submit all entries via email to: lifewithlorelai@gmail.com
  4. All entries must be Carved, real Pumpkins.
  5. Entrants must follow Life With Lorelai on at least three medias: Blog, Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest, and/or Google+.
  6. Email addresses will not be publicized.
  7. Photos, names, and blog information will be used for publicity and promotion related to this event and Life With Lorelai.

Voting:

Pumpkin Carving Photos will appear on Life With Lorelai blog and other media. Photo albums will be added to Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest. You will be able to vote using all of these medias. BE SURE to include the Entry # and Pumpkin Title in your votes on Twitter and Life With Lorelai.

Voting will take place between November 1st and November 7th.

  1. Vote via Twitter @LorelaisLife using #LWLPCC2013 (don’t forget entry # and Title)
  2. “Like” photos in the Facebook Album
  3. “Like” photos on the Pinterest Board
  4. Cast your vote in the Blog Comments of Life With Lorelai (don’t forget entry # and Title)
  5. +1 photos in Google+ Album

Winners will be announced Friday, November 8th.

So, get your creative juices flowing. Gut some pumpkin, and get to carving! Let’s have some good old fashioned Halloween fun.

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Do you like to Carve Pumpkins?

Are you excited for Halloween?

On Another Note~

Around the World with I Am Meg
Today marks the 10th post in the Travel Guest Blogger Series. Please go check it out!
Today’s Post: Holly: Antigua
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