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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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  • flgirl By flgirl

    wow, all of these recipes sound really great , can't wait to try them all. plus that picture of the berries is making me drool.

  • curseddiamond By curseddiamond

    We tried out a few new cookie recipes this year, including some Oatmeal Cranberry Orange ones, that wouldn't you know, are just delicious with coffee!

  • margmclaug By margmclaug

    We always have a traditional Christmas breakfast of Bacon, tomatoes, and biscuit sandwiches. We also make gravy with the bacon drippings and have biscuits and gravy.

  • gum1drop By gum1drop

    I put the ingredients for cinnamon french bread in the crockpot before I go to bed and when we get up it's already made. House guests who are early risers can help themselves and it is still warm and delicious for late risers too. It takes the stress out of everyone having to get up in time for breakfast. Just leave the table set before bed and everyone is happy. Same for the coffee make. I set it the nigh before so it's hot and ready at the crack of dawn for the early rising guests.

  • intime By intime

    I make couscous add dried cranberries, pine nuts and mint

  • nicoole16 By nicoole16

    Those food pictures are making me drool right now!

  • 1bets1 By 1bets1

    My oh my! These recipes sound wonderful. I'm going to indulge myself and make a few for the long upcoming weekend. Thank you!

  • elizdup By elizdup

    OMG...Out of liquid creamer !!! As I was making holiday treats. I found myself wanting to have a cup of coffee. And when I reached inside the refrigerator I was out of cream !!!! I did have powder. But it did not have any flavoring. As I stood in my kitchen. Pondering to go next door. I wondered if my neighbor was even home. And voila!!! I saw left over Eagle Condensed Milk !! OMG!!! what flavor !!! try it!!! you?ll love it !!! I will try this on my husband and guest. For our New Year gathering !! Let you know how it went !!!

  • shepherdlady By shepherdlady

    I'll probably be working this N ew Year's Day because I'm a nurse and that's how it is, but I will need my coffee. Winning a great Virtuoso-what a great deal that would be! My favorite recipe is 1 pkg of grands biscuits spread into the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan. Top with frozen hash browned potatoes (12 ounce bag), layer sausage patties on top of that. Beat 4 eggs w/ a tablespoon of milk and a teaspoon of flour. Pour over the sausage and other ingredients. Sprinkle chedder cheese over the top, salt and pepper to taste. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven on the center rack or 20-25 minutes. Wonderul breakfast casserole! Bon Appetit!


    The holidays are filled with food goodies at my house. It is just too hard to pick one.

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