What does the holiday season mean to you?
Growing up as the youngest of ten kids it meant that everyone would come back home to my mom and dad’s house. Not everyone could always come but those that could…would. My mom has an open door policy. She doesn’t need a two week notice. If you walk in the door five minutes before Thanksgiving dinner is on, she’s happy to have you. So that’s just it. That’s what the holidays mean to me. It means sitting in my family room with my brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and cousins and talking about everything from conspiracy theories to sasquatch sightings…and then hearing the kitchen door open and being excited to see who was coming in next.
Cooking is always a group effort. My mom cooks for about 30 people every Sunday because she never knows who is coming over. So imagine an actual holiday where a big meal is supposed to be served. There’s a whole lot of food going on in that kitchen. Which always, without fail, includes this Cherry Cheese Pie that I’m usually put in charge to make.
Were we the only ones that used to fight over who go to lick the can of Eagle Brand condensed milk? My kids already do that. Do you come out of the womb loving that stuff?
The nice people at Eagle Brand teamed up with me and want to give you a gift pack (ARV $250) including tools to help you “sweeten the season”:
- Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk – Regular, Low Fat and Fat Free varieties
- KitchenAid® 4.5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
FOR THIS KITCHEN AID GIVEAWAY all you have to do to enter is use the Rafflecopter widget below and tell us your favorite holiday baking memory.
Now through December 14 you can also visit Eagle Brand on Pinterest and re-pin your favorite recipes for a chance to win one of over 100 great prizes including a KitchenAid Mixer and other baking essentials! #SweetenTheSeason