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Delicious Holiday Food, Recipes & Prizes to Win

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 12.21.11
Delicious Holiday Food, Recipes & Prizes to Win
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Are you feeling refreshed after a fun-filled holiday weekend?  Maybe you're a little weary after shopping, cooking, travelling and lots of celebrating this week.  Well, with the New Year festivities just a few days away we'd like to remind you about this great round up of recipes for you to try and enjoy!  Our favorite is the stress free brunch which you can make ahead, it's a great idea at any time of year! Thanks to resident food blogger Julie Grice of Savvy Eats Blog for these festive options to try in your kitchen, they are unique and stress free! 

For that perfect winter warmer with a little pick-me up don't forget to enter our fabulous giveaway to win the king of coffee grinders, the Virtuoso Coffee Grinder  ($250) and some amazing new Full Circle Coffee Machine Cleaning products available only at Williams-Sonoma. Enter a recipe AND/ OR a comment for a chance to win, see below for entry details.


Great Breakfast Ideas

Whether you're entertaining or just adding a little something new to your breakfast repertoire, here are some great recipe ideas and ways to plan a stress free brunch.

Take a look at 14 Special Breakfasts for your Christmas Morning

Pictured: Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Rolls from Two Peas and Their Pod



Homemade Food Gifts

If you need a last minute something to bring along to a party or just a little something personal for a friend or neighbour, here are some inspired food gifts for friends, hostesses, and of course your favorite foodies.

Read Last Minute DIY Food Gifts


Pictured Vanilla Orange Candied Cranberries from a Spicy Perspective






Delicious Winter Warmer Drinks

Lastly who can resist a hot sweet drink this holiday. The perfect festive beverages use seasonal flavors and ingredients to create a memorable way to warm up this winter! 

Try these great recipes with your friends and family this year in  11 Warm Beverages for Cold Days, our favorite is the Grown-up Hot Chocolate! Yum!

Pictured:  Grown-Up Hot Chocolate with Homemade Bailey’s Marshmallows from How Sweet It Is.


This Weeks' Recipe Giveaway

Now to accompany your New year's brunch or dessert what could be better than great cup of coffee with a seasonal blend of freshly ground beans brewed to perfection. There is nothing quite like that smell of fresh ground coffee filling your home.  This week we have a fabulous Virtuoso Coffee Grinder ($250) and some Full Circle Coffee Machine Cleaning products to give away, so you can spruce up your French press, drip or espresso maker in no time.

All you need to do to be entered for a chance to win: Submit your favorite holiday dessert or brunch recipe to SheSpeaks Recipes OR  add a comment to this blog post, by 6pm December 29, 2011.  You can enter a recipe AND a comment and you will have two entries to win!

Giveaway Prizes:

Virtuoso Coffee Grinder- $250 Value


Full Circle Coffee Machine Cleaning products available exclusively at Williams Sonoma.


 The contest starts Dec 21, 2011 and ends Dec 29, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.  Must be a US resident. No purchase necessary.



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  • dmdifalco By dmdifalco

    Love all the recipes and the prizes too!

  • cmrose By cmrose

    I have an easy truffle recipe that is quite decadent. You take 15 Green creme-filled Oreos and pulse in food processor. Add 2 oz. cream cheese and process. Roll these into 24 small balls. Melt 24 Ande's mints in the microwave and then dip the balls in. You have Creme de Menthe Truffles!! You can also drizzle some melted milk chocolate on top!

  • cmrose By cmrose

    I would love to win this contest as we are big coffee drinkers. I use the Torani syrups that I got from SheSpeaks to add flavor to our coffee. I love the smell and taste of freshly ground coffee!

  • NoDiets By NoDiets

    My favorite brunch is homemade cinnamon rolls. They are wonderful fresh out of the oven. I grind my own flour at home and use the whole wheat flour. .

  • mitchej8 By mitchej8

    I love green bean casserole made with corn added

  • kjw5532 By kjw5532

    My family loves my Quiche for Christmas's very easy. Eggs, bacon, swiss cheese in a crust baked for 45 minutes....wonderful!!

  • ngoulette By ngoulette

    Our tradition every Christmas morning is to have warm homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast. I'm always on the lookout for different cinnamon rolls recipes to try out with my family!

  • emeraude By emeraude

    I really love making Belgian waffles, among other things. But, I make plain ones and chocolate ones, using the recipes from The Settlement Cookbook. I also make a breakfast casserole that is good hot or cold, layering cooked hash browns, chopped ham or bacon or sausage, shredded cheese, and eggs blended with cream and baking it in the oven.

  • BlondieChell By BlondieChell

    I LOVE this time of year!!! I always pic a holiday-inspired liquid coffee creamer for my a.m. cup and add whipped cream & a candycane! And since the kitchen & I don't get along, this year i was SUPER-EXCITED to invent a recipe for a simple & quick holiday treat! Super-duper Easy Peppermint Bark: 1. Melt 1 bag of Wilton's white candy melts + 1 bag of Wilton's chocolate candy melts (separate bowls) 2. Pour onto a pan lined with wax paper & smooth with a spatula 3. Add Andes peppermint baking bits 4. Hold pan a few inches off the counter, then drop it so the peppermint chips settle 5. Refridgerate until cool

  • diamondave By diamondave

    i like the coffee maker

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