Dec 3, 2010

A Card and A GIVEAWAY!!!

Hello there people! What a loooong time it has been. Well of course there has been a lot of action here from the recent holiday and our festivities are still going on a bit. We love having visitors and we are having a great time! Today we will head into the city to see the tree at 30 Rock.

But enough of that, I have a great non-papercrafting giveaway for you today. I know you are really going to love it, (I know I do!) and I can't wait to get it started. But first a little holiday card for you:
This is a little one I sent to the shop, although I am sure it will be a bugger to send in the mail ; )


How many of you have heard of Alice's Tea Cup which is located here in NYC?? Well, its a loverly little place that has fabulous scones, cakes, teas and food. You can read about a trip we took while still living in the city HERE. We love it there. In fact we have had more trips, but I can't seem to track down the other posts.

Anyhoo, Let me show you a little somethin' somethin':
It's the new cook book from Alice's Tea Cup!! Yes I know, it looks heavenly! And I can actually tell you first hand that it IS heavenly! I got permission to give away one copy of said book and decided to give it a try first before putting my stamp of approval on it, and let me just say I APPROVE!! (please note whomever wins will receive their OWN copy of the book, you will not get one I used with batter splatters on it and such ; )

Since the book showed up the week of Thanksgiving, I decided to let it help me round out our feast. I chose my recipe; Banana Nutella Cake (oooooh):
I mixed up the batter. And it tastes divine just plain out of the bowl (ask me how I know ; )
I stopped myself long enough to get the batter in the pans and cooked. I'm lucky there was any batter left:
Each layer is slathered in Nutella. Divine!:
And here is my frosting try. I tell you, I have NO idea how to frost cakes, but for some reason it still came out looking absolutely delectable, that's how easy the instructions are. And of course we were too busy eating it to take pictures of the inside, but trust me when I say it was totally wonderful! It really made our Thanskgiving feast top notch.

There are so many wonderful recipes in this book. The photos are beautiful and there are little fun tidbits about the restaurant and the owners that are a delight to read. SOOOO, if you wanna win this book follow the instructions below:

Leave me a comment, any comment. Something fun, sweet or just plain practical.
Leave me your name and a way to get ahold of you either by blog address or email.
Thats it!

You have until SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight to be eligible. I will post the winner on Monday here on the blog.
Good Luck!

Happy Craft Cooking this week everybody!



Lindalou said...

Ya gotta love cook books. This one looks lovely.

So nice to know I'm not the only one that spatters on their cookbooks and recipes.

Patti J said...

Tee cookbooks are full of spatters! Oh my, Kristie! This cookbook looks wonderful! My DD lived in Brooklyn for a couple of years, and would go into the city often. I know she'd know this venue, but I've never been there! I love your cooking photos! You are the next Julia and Julia!!! Hugs!

nymanzanita said...

Wow...looks like a great cookbook full of delish recipes! I have to admit that I have heard of Alice's before but I still have never been there. Maybe someday..... You can never have too may fun cookbooks especially from this great city. Righ!?

Anonymous said...

I have got to say that looks like one yummy cake.
All my cookbooks are packed away waiting to move at the end of the month. I am doing all my cooking via the internet these days.

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