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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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  • MissLynn9 By MissLynn9

    I don't have a recipe to enter but Ican't wait to try some of the ones that have been posted!

  • Lionssara By Lionssara

    I would really love to win the coffee grinder! thanks!

  • garrison5 By garrison5

    We had a great Christmas brunch breakfast dish this year. It was Orange-Pecan French Toast. We assembled it the night before and popped it in the oven the next morning. It was delicious!

  • mothergreenest By mothergreenest

    My favorite holiday recipe is "Green Eggs and Ham." It's a bit of a twist on traditional eggs benedict. Instead of canadian bacon, wrap proscuitto around asparagus spears and broil on high until the proscuitto is crispy. Use the wrapped asparagus sprears in place of the canadian bacon and voila! Green Eggs and Ham. It's a SURE winner, my son loves it, and it gets a few extra veggies into an otherwise incredibly decadent breakfast. Enjoy!

  • topgunphantom By topgunphantom

    Tuna fish and cucumber salad You need one hard boiled egg and one cucumber. Crack the hard boiled egg and remove the shell. Slice the cucumber into small triangles or cubes then add salad dressing or mayonnaise to taste. Add in one can of tunafish to the mix9Be sure to mix it throughly with the cucumber then chop up the boiled egg into small pieces) then add some sunflower seeds or bacos for taste.

  • kmt1000 By kmt1000

    Oh Yum! I could definitely use free coffee! Pick me! Pick me! :)

  • jaschultz4 By jaschultz4

    We started a new tradition this year, it's called Hellter Skellter, similar to Monkey Bread, but with butter, pudding, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Everyone loved it!

  • thriftygrrrl By thriftygrrrl

    That coffee grinder looks a lot more heavy duty then my current burr grinder. Great giveaway!

  • PsMamae By PsMamae

    I love Cranberry + Pistachio biscotti during the holidays.

  • awk318 By awk318

    I am going to add my fave recipe to the recipes page! Breakfast and brunch type recipes are some of my favorites, especially making a make-ahead french toast casserole on Christmas Eve so it's a super easy, tasty breakfast Christmas morning. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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