**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. mia says:

    My favorite food of fall/winter time is the fresh pumpkin pies I make every year. I love the whole process of baking it to a wonderful tenderness, and toasting the nutty seeds. Of course the finale is always the delicious pie!

  2. Karen M says:

    Have to say it’s Thanksgiving, candied yams….delicious πŸ˜€

  3. Summer says:

    This list will also be a great resource for me this season, what a great gift. But for my two cents, the joys of the season brings rich, yummy egg nog. Have to limit my portions but I do love it! PS-I’m a Bosch fan too!

  4. Summer says:

    This list will also be a great resource for me this season, what a great gift. But for my two cents, the joys of the season brings rich, yummy egg nog. Have to limit my portions but I do love it! PS-I’m a Bosch fan too!

  5. Summer says:

    This list will also be a great resource for me this season, what a great gift. But for my two cents, the joys of the season brings rich, yummy egg nog. Have to limit my portions but I do love it! PS-I’m a Bosch fan too!

  6. Jensa says:

    Pumpkin rolls – how can you go wrong with cream cheese and pumpkin?

  7. D says:

    Christmas tamales.

  8. Jayne says:

    I love turkey. I’ll eat it for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and any other holiday or normal day I can!

  9. Stephanie says:

    Can the whole-Thanksgiving-dinner be my favorite? If not, anything made with pumpkin is my favorite. But if I have to choose only one thing, it would be pumpkin bread.

  10. Kim Bassett says:

    I love anything pumpkin….especially if whipped cream is involved. Love your site!

  11. Kelly says:

    Christmas cookies in all of their varieties!

  12. Julie says:

    Did you know this many people relied on your for dinner plans???:)
    I’d have to say turkey dressing and pumpkin rolls.

  13. Alonna says:

    Narrow it down to one? It would be easier to narrow to one on food I don’t like! But I’ll choose stuffing for now. Great for the waistline!

  14. Petra says:

    Thanksgiving roasted turkey with garlic mashed potatoes! Oh and gingerbread for Christmas. That’s two but I can’t choose between an amazing meal and a great treat.

  15. Janel says:

    Pecan pie, no, sweet potato casserole, wait, homemade rolls – okay, I’m a fan of the starches and sweets – if I had to be pinned down it would be monkey bread on Christmas morning!

  16. Shanna says:

    I love and look forward to eating my mom’s homemade pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas. My favorite is the pecan pie…YUM!

  17. Jess says:

    My favorites are the cranberry orange bread and stuffed celery sticks (cream cheese and dry italian dressing mixed together and spread into sticks of celery) that my mom makes on Thanksgiving. mmmm

  18. Janie says:

    Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving without carrot casserole. I look forward to it every year!!!

  19. Karen U says:

    My favorite holiday food would have to be pumpkin pie. It’s not something that I would make any other time of the year and I really do enjoy the flavor/texture of this 2x a year treat. Thanks!

  20. kathy says:

    Hey, yesterday was my birthday too!

    My favorite food is ice cream.

  21. Amy says:

    Definitely my Aunt’s “mashed potato stuffing”. It is a combination of homemade stuffing & mashed potatoes. You bake it & it is a little bite of heaven!

  22. Ellen says:

    All I need at Thanksgiving is turkey and mashed potatoes(no gravy or nothin’). I dip my turkey into the potatoes and I eat, and I eat, and I eat! My mouth is watering…how many days until Thanksgiving?

  23. Ariane says:

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Other than it’s my birthday, I love the fall weather, and family all comes together for that one day. Plus, the-day-after-thanksgiving-sales go on. What’s not to love?

  24. Mindi says:

    I love my mother -in-laws stuffing for Thanksgiving. I crave it all year long!

  25. Lisa Hansen says:

    Homemade rolls (Lion house)….sugar cookies…pumpkin roll…stuffing…really, all the food πŸ˜‰ I love this time of year and I show for it when spring comes and I have to hit the gym hard!!

  26. Britney says:

    Every new years day my family invites everyone over and makes large amounts of ebleskivers (that have recently become popular through Williams and Sonoma). Our special buttermilk syrup always makes this treat something to look forward to all year long!

  27. KC says:

    Homemade ravioli for Christmas. So good.

  28. ashley says:

    mmm, sour cream apple pie!

  29. Courtney says:

    Thats a hard one. I like food. Period. Especially holiday food. A few of my faves… hot mulled cidar, Christmas morning breakfast casserole, and grandma’s homemade noodles! Im hungry.

  30. Lindsay says:

    I love it all!!! πŸ™‚ Probably my favorites are stuffing and pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving.

  31. katie says:

    oh my! the best giveaway ever! my favorite is pumpkin bread- yum!

  32. Jennifer Johnson says:

    I would have to say that my favorite holiday food is chocolate fudge around Christmas time! I love when I get a tin full of it to munch on!

  33. Lori P. in NC says:

    My dad’s scratch-made pancakes on Christmas morning!

  34. Rachael Engebretsen says:

    My favorite is my mom’s blueberry, three layered jello salad. Yumm!

  35. Lonna says:

    I would have to say my husbands smoked turkey. yum. And with turkey you have to have stuffing.

  36. Adrienne says:

    Grilled turkey breast with red chile marinade! I like it not only because it is THE BEST way to have turkey, but also because making it means that we are spending our Thanksgiving camping in the warm climes of southern New Mexico. love it!

  37. Kim says:

    Christmas and everything with it. All of the desserts for plates, and Christmas breakfast and dinner. Yum!

  38. Tracy says:

    Anything Thanksgiving…but I LOVE turkey legs, cornbread dressing and mashed potatoes!

  39. Debbie Birch says:

    I love my grandmothers stuffing recipe, our family won’t eat any other, it has been in the family for over 100 hundred years. No other will do at our family get togethers. Thanks for the chance to win and by the way I love your blog and have tried several of your recipes, I haven’t found one yet that I haven’t liked

  40. Ann says:

    Sour Cream Fudge would have to be my favorite holiday food. It is unusual and delicious! My brother makes it only at Christmas and everyone looks forward to it every year.

  41. Shannon S. in VA says:

    My favorite holiday recipe would be my grandmother’s Kentucky Derby pie. I make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year and remember her! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  42. Mirien says:

    Really? A new Bosch? I hardly dare hope that you’ll pick my name, but a girl’s got to try. My favorite holiday food? Fudge. With walnuts.

  43. Jody Hanks says:

    Love anything with pumpkin, so All winter Holidays for me!

  44. Amy says:

    I LOVE my family’s traditional Christmas cookies…make them every year and look forward to them year-long! Yum!

  45. Natasha says:

    Definitely orange-cranberry relish – I put it on everything at Thanksgiving time!

  46. Michelle says:

    Cornbread stuffing or crustless pumpkin pie or cranberry souffle or pumpkin bars

  47. Jenn says:

    Homemade stuffing is by far my favorite holiday dish!

  48. Amber says:

    Stuffing…… I would be okay if that was ALL that was on the menu!

  49. Sarah Kiesel says:

    I would use this all the time! Making salsa, choppping up vegetables, cheese. Such a nice thing to have.

  50. Lisa says:

    I love sweet potatoes. I’m a sucker for the gooey marshmallows on top! Yummy!

  51. Kristi says:

    I have never been a sweet potatoes fan until I tried a magical recipe from my aunt. Now I make them every year for Thanksgiving. They are so sweet and delicious, I skip the pie at the end of the meal and go for second and third helpings of the sweet potatoes.

  52. Susie W says:

    Turkey and dressing or fudge. Can’t decide. I am leaning toward fudge.

  53. I LOVE our holiday toffee that we make with chocolate and cashews…only comes once a year and we make so much of it during the month of december!!!

  54. Megan says:

    OH MY GOODNESS!! I can’t believe you are giving away a Bosch. Oh please, oh please– getting one would be like all my Christmases come at once. πŸ™‚ But back to reality: I would have to say homemade rolls (even though you can have those all the time, they remind me of the holidays!) or pumpkin bread.

  55. Melanie says:

    It would have to be the pumpkin pie. Or anything pumpkin really. Pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread…

  56. Pam says:

    Stuffing or dressing as we call it. It seems we only make it once or twice a year and it would be so easy to make more often.

  57. Victoria says:

    My favorite holiday food is by far the dipped chocolates that people make and give to their neighbors and friends at Christmas time. I desperately want to be a candy maker but realize that it is much better for all involved if I do not know how to make them – otherwise we would have them way more often than we should.

  58. English toffee πŸ˜€

  59. susan j says:

    Taters n gravy!

  60. k.toms says:

    How to narrow it down….
    Ok let’s go with Pumpkin bars for Thanksgiving!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  61. Heather says:

    Turkey is definitely the best holiday meal. I’d eat it for any holiday!

  62. My favorite Holiday food is definatly the Thanksgiving turkey, but more then the actually turkey on turkey day I LOVE the LeFToVeR Turkey Sandwiches!!

  63. Molly says:

    I have to go with the sweet stuff, toffee bars at Christmas.

  64. Bailia Chomyk says:

    I love my moms homemade cornbread dressing. Its to die for!

  65. Tobi says:

    well….i really hate to be boring and generic but i gotta admit my all time holiday fave is good ol’ pumpkin pie πŸ™‚ i always make one extra just for me to eat straight out of the pie plate…no neeed to dirty a plate when i can eat it standing in front of the fridge after everyone else has gone to bed…lol!

  66. Deanne says:

    Mashed potatoes with giblet gravy!!!!!

  67. Kale says:

    My favorite holiday food is the carmel candies my mom makes. I remember sitting on a chair at six years old stirring them for “hours” and I loved every minute of it. They are a classic!

  68. Mary Kelly says:

    My favorite Thanksgiving recipe is sweet potato casserole with coconut, brown sugar crumble on top. Oh so yummy!

  69. Jerri says:

    I love Thankgiving Day….And because we eat around One. I get up early and make sticky buns or cinnamon rolls and that get us through until the big meal. It is a tradition in our family. Thanks for all the great recipes.

  70. Erin L says:

    I would have to say I am pretty boring, because my favorite is pumpkin pie. YUM!!! I am so glad it is fall.

  71. Lisa D. says:

    Favorite holiday food would have to cinnamon rolls. Nothing like waking up to that warm goodness on a holiday morning.

  72. I grew up in Australia where we didn’t ever eat anything pumpkin ie pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies etc. When I moved here 7+ years ago I fell in love with the fall flavors of pumpkin especially pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. YUMMOO!!

  73. Kari Tuttle says:

    Butterscotch Sticky Buns, fresh from the oven!! Yum-o!!

  74. Beth Busch says:

    Definitely my Grandma’s pan-fried stuffing. SO delish! I look forward to making (and eating!) it every year.

  75. jeralyn petterson says:

    Pumpkin anything of course!!! I Love pumpkin bars and for what ever reason cinnamon rolls are a favorite for fall time at our house.

  76. Cammee says:

    Please help me send my Kitchenaid packing, it just isn’t cutting it! My mom would be so thankful if I never stole her Bosch again.

    Can’t I just tell you which of my children is my favorite? It might be easier. My mom’s sweet potatoes (better than pumpkin pie!), your gingerbread blondies, mom’s prime rib….

  77. Janae says:

    Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie. You’ll never eat regular pumpkin pie again!

  78. Diane Holloway says:

    So hard to choose….I’d have to say my favorite holiday food would be the homemade pumpkin and apple pies at Thanksgiving and Christmas. YUM!

  79. My dad used to own a cinnamon roll shop & his recipe quickly became my favorite. Each Christmas my family makes these amazing rolls to share with our neighbors & friends. It is my favorite holiday treat!

  80. Jackie says:

    My Mothers Prime Rib for Christmas Day or New Years Day!d

  81. Heather says:

    My favorite is Toasted Pecan Pie. It was actually an accident. I thought I was baking my favorite Pecan Pie recipe to take to Thanksgiving only to find out the oven was on broil. I was so embarassed but it ended up being the best one I ever made. Now I always make them toasted.

  82. Ben King says:

    Turkey with all the fixings.

  83. Mandy Brenchley says:

    I LOVE scones with honey butter around Halloween. So delish!

  84. Melissa Russell says:

    Anything pumpkin.

  85. Ashley says:

    Definatley my mom’s pumpkin rolls! It has always been (well as long as I remember) her Christmas “bring to all the neighbors around the holiday” treat. So, now that I am beginning my own family and traditions it has been one that I have kept onto- since they are stinkin’ delice!

    This is my first post on your blog- but I use it ALL the time for my meals! You save me….I actually have had a little anxiety about my internet not working and not being able to get to your recipes- you should make a cook book!

  86. Geralyn Powers says:

    OH. . . .it would be yummy turkey and dressing. . . or sweet potatoes. . . or chocolate pie. . . or delicious chocolate fudge with LOTS of pecans or. . . buttermilk fruit salad. . . . . the list goes on!

  87. Debbie says:

    I Love my moms homemade cinnamon rolls. We look forward to them every year.

  88. Karen says:

    I’d have to say fried turkey probably! We deep fry ours in some New Orlean’s seasoning and it is delicious! I also have a soft spot for mashed potatoes!

  89. Rachel says:

    My favorite holiday food is turkey gravy. Does that count as food? I don’t even care about the turkey, just give me a roll and some gravy to dip it in!!

  90. Jennifer W. says:

    My grandfather’s dressing that was passed down to my Aunt – who makes it for us now! There is nothing better!

  91. D says:

    Christmas tamale.

  92. Kathryn R. says:

    My family always does prime rib for Christmas Eve, with all sorts of delicious side dishes and cheesecake with raspberry sauce for dessert. Wonderful!

  93. Crystal says:

    Pumpkin roll…yummmm

  94. Rebekah says:

    Risa Alla Monde! Yummy rice, almonds, and raspberries!

  95. Heather says:

    Definitely Ginger Butter Cake – An old family recipe. Yum!!

  96. Dani says:

    Mmmmm… where to start? Pumpkin bread, homemade cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole and my mom’s baked potato soup all make the top of my list! πŸ™‚

  97. amy says:

    love homemade stuffing…with mashed potatoes…with gravy…with turkey….all smothered together in deliciousness….:)

  98. Nicole says:

    My mom’s chocolate silk pie that she made for Thanksgiving during my childhood. She stopped for a while and I’m hounding her to find the recipe so she can make it this year!