My Chocolate Monday post today is a blog hop for the Secret Recipe Club and I didn’t want to add take the focus away from the other blogs with today’s contest. So you get a second post today, this one dedicated to Giveaway #8 – A Baker’s Bonanza!
We have another prize collection launching today that is custom-made for the baking enthusiasts in the audience. You can learn to bake true masterpieces from Chef Christine Manfield with the recipes in Dessert Divas, try your hand at some farm-style meals in Kitchen Things, and use Organic Valley products to make them all. I love the philosophy of Organic Valley and their impressive commitment to providing the healthiest, best tasting products by building a network of small independent dairy farmers who follow strict protocols to guarantee quality. Making these recipes with the high-quality products from Organic Valley guarantees the most delicious results! With over $200 in total prizes, this is one terrific contest!
Now, for today’s Prize Package …
At Organic Valley, we know that organic food from family farms is the most healthful and delicious. Our farmers nurture the soil and allow nature to grow the best of her fruits, unburdened. The result is our unparalleled taste and award-winning products. Our founding farmers pledged to produce the best products possible by farming without antibiotics, synthetic hormones, pesticides or GMOs; by pasturing their animals; and by being stewards of the environment.
Being farmer-owned and independent has allowed us to stay true to our original mission of keeping family farmers farming. In March 2013, Organic Valley celebrated its 25th anniversary with a renewed commitment to organic education and keeping farmers on the land. Organic Valley consumers can be confident that the food they purchase was produced under standards that meet or exceed the USDA national organic standards by farmers who are stewards of the earth and at the heart of the organic revolution.
While dairy will always be our mainstay, we produce a variety of organic foods, including milk, soy, cheese, butter, spreads, creams, yogurt, eggs, produce and Organic Prairie meats, all sold in supermarkets, natural foods stores and food cooperatives nationwide.
The Organic Valley team will provide you with 12 free product coupons for a 3-month supply of Organic Valley products, a value of $120. Thank you Organic Valley!
Acclaimed chef Christine Manfield believes that desserts should appeal to all the senses. They should be utterly seductive, ethereal, and delicious, with aesthetics that capture your imagination. Desserts must also be big on personality, which is why she has christened this collection Dessert Divas—they are dramatic showgirls!
In a sumptuously illustrated tribute to the desserts created at her Sydney restaurant Universal, Christine unveils the mystery, elegance, whimsy, and fantasy behind such iconic desserts as Gaytime Goes Nuts, which stepped into the limelight in the finale of the 2012 season of MasterChef Australia. Her “dessert divas” are designed to capture the four seasons, and to celebrate cheese and chocolate, ingredients people eternally lust after. A good dessert takes you on a taste journey. Let Christine Manfield be your guide as she shares the techniques, craft, and precision that go into her signature creations. Be inspired and let the seduction begin, then taste with pleasure.
“Kitchen Things reads like a personal cooking diary that brings me back to the everyday joys I discover with simple tools like salt and pepper shakers and wooden spoons. Paired with black-and-white photography, archived ‘farm-kitchen’ recipes, and personal anecdotes from the author, an undeniable sense of nostalgia and love for the common kitchen comes from reading this book.”
— Michael Mina, celebrity chef
Kitchen Things, by master photographer and respected novelist Richard Snodgrass, celebrates the well-loved objects and recipes treasured by home cooks and professional chefs and showcases them in an unexpected way—a way that touches upon the science of food, the physics of cooking, the sensory pleasures of eating, and indeed the very nature of life itself. For serious cooks, there’s nothing like a familiar implement, a thing that works exactly as you expect it to. Likewise, they have a library of favorite recipes on which they rely: some passed along from relatives and friends, others from mentors and teachers. These are recipes that cooks return to time and time again, in part because they evoke memories of the people who have enjoyed them and prepared them in the past.
This contest has ended. Congratulations to the Winner Jordan H.!
After each drawing, the non-winning entries will be added to the next prize set so that each entry makes you a candidate for all the giveaways! Apologies to my wonderful international friends, but these giveaways are limited to USA and Canadian readers. Each entry period will last 10 days. Winners will be randomly picked and notified by email. The winner has 48 hours to contact me with their shipping information. If I do not hear from them, another winner will be picked and contacted. Prizes will be shipped out about 10 days after we receive your address. All cookbooks provided by The Heritage Cook.
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My favorite dessert is chocolate – any way, any how!! I would like to bake a carrot cake, which I haven’t tried yet.
Ha Ha Ha – you sound like me Kim! If you have a food processor carrot cake is a snap!
I love making chocolate trifle! So easy and delicious!
That is one I haven’t tried and it sounds like I need to make that show up one of my Chocolate Mondays! 🙂
I love Brownies..I have always wanted to make flan though
You know, I’ve never made a flan either – we should do it together! 😉
My favourite dessert is cheesecake, but I’ve always wanted to try making Liege waffles – one day I’ll find the right sugar around here.
I found this link that may help you find the Belgian sugar for the Liege waffles and what looks like a pretty good (and well researched) recipe. Hope it helps!!
favorite dessert? hhhmmmm…that changes every week!
Ha Ha Ha, perfect answer Shannon! And I sure can relate, LOL.
I’m a fan of cheesecakes, this weekend I’m making a key lime for us to enjoy for the Memorial Day holiday with family and friends. I’m also looking forward to making biscotti and Madeleine cookies. I just purchase pans for both and have never made them before
I’ll bet your family and friends love your lime cheesecake. I make one with a mango sauce that goes over it and it is a winner. Have fun making the biscotti and Madeleines!!! 🙂
my birthday cake. homemade strawberry cake, in July, when strawberries are ripe & perfect. It’s the best part of turning another year older!
If you made that cake for me, it would be the best part of my birthday celebration too Amy! 🙂 Fantastic choice!
My favorite dessert is peach pie. I have always wanted to make a cheesecake from scratch.
Nothing better than fresh peaches in desserts Erin. Get a springform pan and make that cheesecake – you’ll never look back! 🙂
My favorite dessert is Creme Brulee and is one I’ve never made, but would like to make.
My favorite dessert is profiterole’s filled with gelato and covered with chocolate sauce. They serve it at a local restaurant, and it’s also the dessert I’ve always wanted to make.
Ooh, you’ve picked on of my favorites too Amy. Pate a choux isn’t difficult, but practice can give you more confidence, making it more fun the more you do it. Have a blast and let us know how they turn out!
Favorite dessert? That’s hard. Probably my mom’s cheesecake. So good! I have only made it a few times, and should really try to make it more often.
That is fantastic Anna, I love that you are using your mom’s recipe. Go make one today – and share it with the world!! 🙂
Italian Cream Cake and Carrot Cake are my favorite desserts=)
I have never tried to make a roll cake, but I’d love to try!
Both of those sound fantastic Lethea. When you make your roll cake, use parchment and let it help you roll the cake up! 🙂
My favorite dessert is carrot cake. I make one from a recipe I got over 30 yrs ago from a military wive’s cookbook. Not sure what I’ve always wanted to “try”. I’ve made pretty much everything I’ve craved.
I love that you’ve tried everything Terri – a warrior in the kitchen, AWESOME!! 🙂
My favorite dessert is cheesecake! I’ve always wanted to make a brioche dessert from scratch or strudel, but haven’t, not yet, anyway!
We should tackle those together Rosie, that would be a blast!! 🙂
Creme brulee! It’s amazing and so easy to make.
It will be a lot easier to make when I finally buy myself a torch Laura, LOL!
My favorite dessert is creme brûlée and I would love to learn how to make it myself!
It’s a great one to master Alison, creamy and rich but light and satisfying even after heavy meals. Great choice!
sarah k @ the pajama chef
i’ve always wanted to make creme brulee.
I have a brulee torch on my “to buy” list Sarah. It makes bruleeing the tops so much easier!
My favorite dessert is french silk pie! I like to make the mouse from scratch & add some peppermint!
This would be SO good for the holidays. Great idea Melissa!!
Italian cream cake!
My father-in-law would love this dessert Manda!