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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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  • sharonkru By sharonkru

    My favorite recipe is the nilla wafer and banana dessert..yum!!

  • cindyannbarriga By cindyannbarriga

    I always make arroz con leche. It took me forever to learn but I have it down perfectly. Rice, cinnamon stick, milk and sugar boiled and served warm from the pot. Delicious!

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  • shonvic1981 By shonvic1981

    My favorite part of the holiday is when my family all come over to my house for breakfast on Christmas morning. It is tradition for me to prepare chicken, waffles in strawberries butter syrup, hash browns, and eggs. We do alot of laughing and catch up on things that have happened in each of our lives.

  • potofgoldga By potofgoldga

    Our favorite holiday dessert is Venetian cookies. I would love to win this coffee grinder! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • brandnewgirl By brandnewgirl

    I love nothing better than getting up on a cold winters morning and drinking coffee by the fireplace. This giveaway sounds awaesome!

  • twinkieluv By twinkieluv

    i want to win a prize!

  • peanutmm By peanutmm

    This could be my new favorite place to spend my free time. I am a teacher so am on Christmas break this week--I have not had much time to explore the She Speaks site or many of the options here. I am on Twitter now and Facebook, so am ready to go!! Time to go explore some more!!!!

  • mandy22q By mandy22q

    a scallop turkey sausage Christmas morning meal for our family of 15 take a large pan the biggest baking pan you have wrap it with tin foil scatter sliced potato think potato chip slices then take the sausage and cut it into bite size pieces about half a inch take garlic and dice up a clove take onion and dice that up put in some dill about a pinch of it then you put in a separate bowl flour about a cup and milk about 2 cups and mix it together so it's the consistency of watery sauce it has to look like power milk does after it's mixed then you poor the milk flour mixture on the potato and cook it off for about a hour to 2 hours we preped it the night before which took about a hour to cut with two people doing it then we put it in the fridge and put it in the oven early in the morning baked it in the oven at 400 for about a hour potato will be scalloped make sure you cover the top with tin foil as well. I. It goes great with coffee or oj in the mornings.

  • Nese_eseN By Nese_eseN

    All of these recipes sound so delicious! I wish I had some to add as well, but I'm kind of a pick things out and create a new dish kind of person. Unfortunately I seem to forget to write things down most of the time lol

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