**This Contest is Now Closed (I know, I know, I said it would close Friday but I changed my mind based on the overwhelming response – I’ll announce a winner tomorrow morning!**

In honor of the fact that it is my Bosch-loving, baby sister’s birthday today (Happy Birthday, Emmers!)

and the fact that I am constantly waxing poetic about my love for my Bosch and manage to use it almost every day

and because I heart each and everyone of you and the support you give me

and because it is basically time to kickoff the marathon Holiday season

and because my husband always teases me that I would save my beloved Bosch first and foremost in a fire…

…well, in honor of all of that, I’m giving away a New Universal Plus Bosch Mixer to one of you!

Bosch, Baby

Isn’t she a beaut? You won’t believe how your roll-making, bread-making, cookie-making world will spin out of control with this machine.

To enter, leave me a comment (only one per person, please!) telling me what your favorite holiday food is (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa, President’s Day…whatever holiday floats your boat).

As for me, I’d have to go with this pomegranate cheesecake or these gingerbread blondies or these holiday morning buns or this amazing 2-hour turkey. Hmm, I guess I’m having a hard time narrowing it down. Can’t wait to hear your favorites!

A winner will be announced Friday morning at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m.!

May the force of the Bosch be with you.

{Pssst: This contest isn’t sponsored by Bosch or any company that sells them. It’s simply because I don’t know where I would be without my Bosch and I want one of you to have one, too!}

1,767 Responses to The “You-Don’t-Want-To-Miss-This” Giveaway

  1. Kristin says:

    The only thing that I absolutely have to have or it’s not the holidays is pumpkin roll cake with a swirl of cream cheese frosting.

  2. Brianne says:

    My favorite holiday food is orange glazed ham with carrots. Mmm mmm good!

  3. Jill says:

    For Thanksgiving, banana cream pie and stuffing, (but not together!) and Grandma’s clam chowder on Christmas night.

  4. My favorite is my Aunt Kim’s Famous English Toffee Recipe. She passed away from Cancer recently, when her youngest was 6 and she was known for her English Toffee, people would pay her to make it for them. Fortunately, she taught her 14 year old daughter and 16 year old son how to make it so they now have taken over her legacy and make it for my Aunt Kim’s Clients. I may not have my Aunt Kim, but I still get to enjoy her famous English Toffee and every bite brings sweet memories of cherished holiday, family fun. :)

  5. Chantel S says:

    Stuffing with Gravy! Oh Yummy! It is nice cause I can get a double dose between Thanksgiving and Christmas!

  6. Kara says:

    I love homemade potato soup and bread bowls on Halloween :)

  7. Melissa says:

    Danish Aebleskivers – Christmas morning tradition, what can I say?!

  8. Carlee says:

    Even with all the mouthwatering traditions held at Thanksgiving dinner, my favorite is always a very generous heap of mashed potatoes!

  9. Heather says:

    Definitely family recipe for Ginger Butter Cake.

  10. Megan says:

    I hate to choose but I do really look forward to stuffing with sausage and pine nuts at Thanksgiving!! So excited about this giveaway.

  11. Elise says:

    It’s a three-way tie: cornbread dressing, pecan pie and sweet potato casserole!

  12. Heather Strasser says:

    Thanksgiving turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy!

  13. Brittney Fullmer says:

    Pumpkin Pie!!!! Nothing tastes better than the classics.

  14. Cami says:

    Pumpkin Cake Roll-yum!

  15. Haylee Prete says:

    I can’t get enough of the mashed potatoes/gravy/stuffing combination!

  16. Talaya says:

    Apple Pie- just learned how to make it correctly to get flaky light crust… perfection really.

  17. Sarah says:

    I love so much of it, but if I have to pick one favorite it think it would be my Grandmas Cream Cheese Pie, MMMMM.

  18. Kat says:

    Awesome giveaway! Thanksgiving food is my favorite. Nothing quite beats the combination of stuffing and turkey, but my absolute favorite is the dinner rolls. Lion house recipe.

  19. Lydia says:

    My mother makes a humongous cherry danish for Christmas morning. It’s only slightly better than the preservative-laden one you buy at the store, but it’s the only holiday food tradition that I can think of.

  20. Melanie says:

    Rolls for sure! Followed by pie and Christmas candy.

  21. Taryn says:

    Christmas morning = Christmas Casserole…yum, yum! Oh, and ANYTHING with potatoes :)

  22. Tiffany says:

    Definitely Pumpkin Pie. It has been my favorite ever since I was little.

  23. Chey says:

    Have to be a perfect glazed ham! Can’t wait for Christmas!

  24. J Williams says:

    Southern style sweet potatoes with pecan and coconut topping…yum!

  25. Gina W. says:

    I love this time of the year because I start baking lots of yummy pumpkin stuff. One of my favorites is pumpkin bars.

  26. Amy D says:

    My mom’s secret recipe for sugar cookies. Yum!

  27. Kerri says:

    I would definately have to say my mom’s pumpkin bars… the perfect treat on Thanksgiving or Christmas!

  28. Brooke says:

    I think one of my Favorites would be Pumpkin Rolls they are so Yummy and I just love them and we mostly get them between Halloween and Christmas.

  29. Amanda says:

    Sweet potato casserole for thanksgiving:)

  30. Julie Perez says:

    Oh, my! I love to eat ALL the time, but you’re right, holiday food is even better! Although I love my 82-year-old Grandpa’s special occasion beef jerky, I have to go with the cheesecake. That’s right, THE cheesecake. My sister-in-law has to make it over the course of a couple of days. Her mother wouldn’t even give her the secret family recipe until she’d been married for five whole years!

  31. Chele says:

    My Grandma’s Cranberry Salad.

  32. Brittney says:

    Oh, Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without Lion House Rolls! And I’m totally asking for a Bosch for Christmas, so this would be awesome to win! Thanks for the Giveaway! You Rule!

  33. Sarah K. says:

    Ohhhh such a hard question…..this time of year anything pumpkin or caramel apples (homemade of course!). Yummy….I think I’ll go make something now. And hope that I win the mixer!!! :))

  34. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE ONE!!!!!!!! Btw, I HEART you Mel! Thank you for sharing all these AMAZING recipes…my family is so GREATFUL! XOXO

  35. OOPs….I forgot, I love Christmas food the BEST!!! All the yummy sweet treats~!

  36. Emily M says:

    Just one more reason I love your blog! I would say that my fav. holiday food would be my grandma’s Thanksgiving cranberry sauce. Oh, it makes me want some so bad right now!

  37. Tammi says:

    Good ol’ fashion turkey with potatoes and gravy!! Yummy!!

  38. Stacey says:

    My favorite holiday food is definitely my mom’s dressing/stuffing. It’s sooooooo tasty! Of course, there must be a billion calories in it, but hey, that’s why we only eat it maybe twice per year!

  39. Jodi Pavlik says:

    Definitely sugar cookies…it can be for any holiday…I am not picky :)

  40. Dominoe says:

    Pecan Pie. Yum!

  41. Nancy says:

    My mom makes cinnamon rolls (and a version with cream cheese and raspberry jam) in celebration of fall. And, let me tell you, I eat a TON of them because they are so wonderful!

  42. Jordan says:

    What a fun idea! Although I don’t comment often, I love y0ur blog and use your recipes often. They are so yummy, easy, affordable and kid friendly! This is my favorite food blog, so thank you for making cooking fun for me b/c it really isn’t a love of mine…I just do it b/c I like to eat good food :)

    So, I guess I’d have to say that Halloween food is my favorite because when else can you eat Deadman Meatloaf with slimy spaghetti snakes and a few eyeballs for dessert??

  43. michelle says:

    this is a tough one because we have so many yummies! I’d have to say if I have to pick one, that it would be our Louisiana Shrimp boil that we do every new years eve. we dump it all down the covered table, and pour a special finger lickin’ sauce in piles in front of each person. Its a real fun way to eat on new years, and no dishes! :)
    Oh, and I would absolutely LOVE the bosch. I have so many great bread recipes that would work well in it and save me some time with 7 kids!

  44. Judy says:

    One of our favorites is Hashbrown Quiche — a must for Christmas Morning! — yum!!

  45. channa ming says:

    Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday simply because it is all about food (and giving thanks by eating food). It’s the combination of a full plate of everything…moist turkey, cornbread stuffing, creamy whipped sweet potatoes , tart cranberry sauce, hot rolls with melty butter and pie, pie, pie and more pie. It’s the day I proudly wear comfy, elastic pants and eat without shame whether I am hungry or not.

  46. Jolene says:

    I don’t think it’s one particular thing. I come from, and married into a family of amazing cooks. As long as I am surrounded by family, ANYTHING is my favorite!

  47. Angela says:

    Chocolate Pecan Pie!

  48. Julie says:

    I love left-over turkey sandwiches on white bread with Miracle Whip. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving just for the leftovers. I also love the sweet potatoes with the brown sugar/pecan topping.

  49. Gretchen says:

    My favorite is my Grandma’s Cranberry Refrigerator Cake that we have every Thanksgiving! She got the recipe from a newspaper in the 1950′s in San Diego and it’s a family favorite! I can’t get enough of it!!

  50. Pie pie and more pie. Especially pumpkin and mincemeat and carmel apple. mmmmmmmmm. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!!! Great blog:)

  51. Diane Riedel says:

    My most favorite holiday memory is of cut-out cookies. My Mom would make the cookies and all 6 of us (siblings) would decorate the cookies. My brothers would heap on the decorations and my sisters and myself would delicately decorate. haha It was so much fun! To this day, I just love those cookies!

  52. TaLaisa says:

    Fudge. Specifically my fudge. I can’t eat a lot of it (pants need to fit!). But wowsers is it hard to stay away.

  53. Kimberly says:

    I love coconut cream pie at Thanksgiving!

  54. Mandy W says:

    My favorite would be a knock off recipe of the fernwood sandwich mint. And I eat A LOT of them at Christmas time. What can I say, I love chocolate and mint.

  55. Shelley says:

    My favorite would have to be anything pumpkin. YUM!

  56. Rebecca Bell says:

    I have a weakness for all things Thanksgiving, but my favorite is banana cream pie and stuffing. oh, the stuffing.

  57. Marci Nelson says:

    Lion house rolls…right out of the oven.

  58. Linda Owens says:

    Sweet Potato Trifle with Ginger Cream – just thinking of it makes me think I hear angel wings gently wafting over the kitchen! I can’t wait for Thanksgiving!

  59. Traci W says:

    My very favorite holiday dish is hands down pumpkin pie (although I’ll take just about anything pumpkin). I’d love to win this!! Thanks!

  60. Sara says:

    I have to say that I love any Summer Holiday (4th of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day)with the outdoor grilling, and cool, creamy desserts!!

  61. Sara says:

    I love all summer Holiday (4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor day) Bring on the grilling and cool, creamy desserts…yummm!!!

  62. Dan says:

    I really love Thanksgiving…mmm pumpkin chiffon pie!

  63. Julianne Brewer says:

    I would have to say my mom’s buckeyes! A peanut butter truffle surrounded by decadent melted chocolate is just awesome!

  64. liz edwards says:

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE fried brussel sprouts with bacon and garlic! We eat it at Thanksgiving, and it is sooo good. Another new favorite to the family feast repetoire is PW’s mushrooms….Oh, and my MIL makes yummy rolls!

  65. Donna says:

    My mother-in-laws italian stuffing. It’s the best!!! I can’t wait for Thanksgiving.

  66. jeff edwards says:

    When my wife and I first got married almost 10 years ago, she started making cinnamon rolls for me to take to the guys at the fire dept every Thanksgiving morning. Now the favorite cinnamon roll recipe is the vanilla pudding cinnamon rolls…mmm-can’t wait!!

  67. dianna lucas says:

    stuffing!