Food, Contests, and Joy

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that all you food was delicious and safe for you to eat.  Now we head into the home stretch for Hanukah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve!  I thought I would share what some other bloggers have cooking for you.

First I have to make sure you are here this week for my new cookie recipe I created to participate in Silvana Nardone’s Cookie Exchange.  It’s virtual so you don’t want to miss it. Starting on Wednesday December 1st, head over to Dish Towels Diaries where you can grab some new cookie recipes and be entered to win a cookbook!  Could be mine, Silvana’s or another great one just waiting for you.  Visit Who’s Your Baker page for a listing of the really cool cooks participating.

Food, Contests, and Joy

Now Thursday you don’t want to miss.  I will be the host this week for A Gluten-Free Holiday, read up on all the details.  The theme is Holiday Entrees and Side Dishes.  This is where you link up your recipes, leave comments and share the event to be entered to win.  I will have 6 cookbooks for you to win.  Don’t miss out.  Stop back on Thursday to see how you could win.

You can still stop by Tasty Eats at Home to be entered into the last hosts drawing for the great cookbooks she’s giving away for A Gluten-Free Holiday.

If you are a fan of Gingerbread houses and iPod touches visit Kim at Cook It Allergy Free. Get cooking so you can enter by December 9th.  It’s pretty straight forward and it might not even involve cooking!

Now if you are frugal and want to win a beautiful set of Holiday Cookware visit Alisa at Alisa Cooks.  Enter her Holiday Naturally Frugal Food Challenge.  Create an entree based on whole, healthy ingredients and at least one Holiday seasonal ingredient, ie., cranberries, pumpkin, etc. Your entree must feed four adults with a maximum cost of $10.00.  But you need to hurry the deadline is November 30th!

Food, Contests, and Joy One more not to be missed is Share Our Strength’s Share Our Holiday Table which kicks off December 6th.  This is a virtual, progressive fundraising dinner designed to raise awareness of child hunger in the U.S. during the critical holiday season.  There are tons of bloggers participating and yours truly will be sharing on December 13th.

I’m sure there are more that I missed.  Please feel free to get me caught up in all the holiday food and contests.

Now for the Joy!  I hope that each of you takes time to experience the joy squeezed in between all the hustle and bustle.  Stop to smell what you have baking in the oven before you run around cleaning up.  Take the time to thank those who have impacted your life this year and watch the joy spread across their faces.  It will wash over you too.

Have a wonderful week and start to Hanukah.  Joy to everyone!

3 Responses to Food, Contests, and Joy

  1. Cook It Allergy Free November 29, 2010 at 9:59 pm #

    Wow! Thanks for catching us up on all of this! I feel so behind, since, like you, I have pretty much been off of the computer since last week. Thanks for sharing my Gingerbread contest! So appreciated! Now I think I have to get busy to meet some of these deadlines!!

  2. glutenfreeforgood November 30, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    Great post, Diane. And filled with JOY, which is so important at this time of year. And thanks for all the links and the event schedule. You are definitely the social "go-to" girl for information. I'll bee-bop around and check things out, although the thought of making a gingerbread house is a bit overwhelming to me. I do give Kim and all you lovely and talented bloggers a lot of credit for taking on such a creative and difficult task. Can't wait to see the finished products.

    Oh, and thanks for tipping us off on the Share Our Strength's Share Our Holiday Table event. Very cool. I'll be looking forward to your post on the 13th. Very nice, very nice, indeed.

    Peace, JOY and lots of love.

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC December 1, 2010 at 7:34 am #

      Thank you Melissa. I'm also looking forward to see what gingerbread houses are created. There won't be one here, at least none that I know of. I'm having a hard enough time with my real house. Thanks for calling me the "go-to girl". That was actually on my vision board for this year and it's made it on to the one I'm working on for next year.