Thursday, December 2, 2010

CSN Store Preview~ and Giveaway


I promised to let you know what I was going to review from CSN Stores, and since I put my order in yesterday,  I thought I'd let you know what should be shipping to my house shortly! I'm excited to be trying out some silicon bakeware. I chose this set, Trademark Global Smartware 19 Piece Bakeware Set in Gray, in part because it is made in the USA, which I prefer to trust over "made in China" products. The only silicon products I currently own are some stand-alone muffin cups that I've been using, and have been impressed with. Now I  am looking forward to seeing how the pans and the mat perform. 

I'm also getting a new SMALL cookie scoop! I love my middle and larger-sized scoops, and am interested to see how this OXO grip scoop compares to them. 

Let the Christmas Cookie and Baking season commence!  :)

And now
~~~ The Giveaway~~~
CSN Stores has provided me with a $30 Certificate to give away to one of my readers, just in time to do some Christmas Shopping! (Sorry that this is running too late for Hannukah~ But I hope that my Jewish friends and readers have a wonderful Celebration of Light!)

Mandatory~ (two parts) 
  1. Publicly follow my blog, and leave a comment telling me how you are following, (If you already follow, please note that in your comment)
  2. AND visit CSN Stores , then tell me what you think you might use your $30 for if you win the give-away.  (Leave both comments at the same time, in one comment box)
Extra entries:
  1. Leave a comment telling me where you heard about the giveaway (1 entry)
  2. Follow my homeschool reviews blog, Acorns, or Homeschooling Nuggets of Gold  (1 entry) (if you already follow, please note that in your comment)
  3. Post an extra comment with your favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe (Limit 1 per person)
  4. Post an extra comment telling me who you plan to bake for this December(limit 1 per person)
  5. Post on any non-giveaway post with a "thoughtful" comment  (come back and tell me which post you commented on, so that I can include it in my "random" number draw) (now, wasn't that clear as mud??? ;) (1 entry per comment per post)
  6. Blog about this giveaway  (1 entry) and leave me a comment with the link to your post.
That gives you 7 opportunities to be entered in the draw for this giveaway! Comments will be open for a week + a day.  Entries must be in by10pm EST on Friday, December 10th.
(Here are some of my favorite giveaway site, if you'd like to check out what else is being given away in the Blog-O-Sphere  Contesting Monday, Frugal Living and Having Fun, and Money Saving Mom )

Looking forward to Blessings!

Disclosure: CSN Stores provided me with the opportunity to write this post, and offer a $30 certificate to my readers. I was not required to write any of the above!

25 comments:

Sarah said...

follow you through google friends

Sarah said...

heard about giveaway through moneysavingmom

Ashley said...

I'm a gfc follower and I'd get a new dog bed.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I'm going to bake for my co workers this december.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Debbie said...

I follow on GFC and I like this apron: http://www.csnstores.com/Flirty-Aprons-WS-10006-FAR1012.html

demlott at gmail dot com

Debbie said...

I heard about the giveaway here--I read your blog in Google Reader.

Debbie said...

I already follow your Acorns blog.

Debbie said...

I plan to bake for my family and to give to extended family and friends.

Domestic Diva said...

I'd use it toward a guidecraft kitchen helper. Thanks for the chance!

I follow on gfc

Domestic Diva said...

I follow your homeschooling blog.

Domestic Diva said...

I found out about this giveaway by reading your blog. :-)

Domestic Diva said...

I love making gingerbread cookies at Christmas. My favorite is this recipe from Elana's Pantry:

5 cups blanched almond flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon ginger powder
¼ teaspoon cloves - ground
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup grapeseed oil
½ cup agave nectar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ cup yacon syrup
2 eggs
1 teaspoon lemon zest

1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, cinnamon, ginger powder, cloves, salt and baking soda
2. In a smaller bowl, mix together grapeseed oil, agave, vanilla, yacon, eggs and lemon zest
3. Stir wet ingredients into dry
4. Chill dough in freezer for 1-2 hours
5. Roll out dough between two pieces of parchment paper to ¼ inch thick
6. Remove top sheet of parchment paper, cut out cookies using a medium gingerbread man cookie cutter
7. Decorate with nuts and dried fruit --we used pieces of lemon rind for the mouth
8. Transfer with a spatula to a parchment lined baking sheet
9. Cook at 350° for 15 minutes
10. Cool and serve

Domestic Diva said...

We bake for all sorts of friends and family (grandparents, neighbors, the mail carrier, etc.)

Anonymous said...

I am gfc follower and would love Paula Deen cookware in red! tracietrump@yahoo.com

TZel said...

I follow as bridgestranslation, and would love a Farberware Classic Accessories Stainless Steel 2.5 Quart Tiburon Whistling Tea Kettle! Thank you!
bridgestranslation at yahoo dot com

TZel said...

I heard about this giveaway through a Google blog search.
bridgestranslation at yahoo dot com

Lindsay said...

I follow you through google friends and I would buy some ramekins with the $30.00! =)

Lindsay said...

I heard about the giveaway from frugal living and having fun.

Lindsay said...

I follow your homeschooling blog.

Lindsay said...

Here is my favorite sugar cookie recipe


Ingredients

* 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
* 2 cups white sugar
* 4 eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 5 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Lindsay said...

I am planning on baking for my family, friends and my daughters teacher.

shelbers434 said...

i follow on gfc
snugles4433@Hotmail.com

Tim said...

I follow with google friends.

I would get some cookware.

http://www.csnstores.com/Farberware-50012-FBR1077.html

tahearn at roadrunner dot com

meeyeehere said...

GFC follower

I would get a little tykes ride on police car
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

Liz said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower, and I would get a new cat condo for my mother for Christmas!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com