Kitchen Aid Mixer and Eagle Brand Giveaway

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?

Seriously how can you go wrong with a recipe with condensed milk in it. I made these tasty Cranberry Walnut Truffles and this Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fudge.

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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.

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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

Speak Your Mind



  1. Thank you. Off to pin some recipes. I’d Love a kitchen aid. I’ve wanted one for years. Love your website by the way. I’ve made many of your recipes 🙂 🙂

  2. I’m not a fan of cherries either, but I think I’m going to have to make your mom’s Cherry Cheese Pie this year!

  3. Ah, that would be making cut-out sugar cookies with my daughter. 🙂

  4. I’ve only had a hand mixer. One of these would be great!

  5. Christine Miller says:

    Wow to win a Kitchen aid would be wonderful.
    I can make my favorite cookies and birthday cakes for my family.

  6. kristal redfearn says:

    I would love a kitchenaid. Thanks so much for the chance to win one!

  7. Can’t wait to try some of those delicious recipes that I just pinned. Yummy! Have been asking for a Kitchen Aid Mixer for years. With all the baking I love to do, I would be so grateful for a mixer to do the heavy mixing for me.

  8. my favourite christmas baking memory, is getting up early christmas morning and making homemade cinnamon buns for my girls.

  9. My favorite Christmas memories include spending Christmas eve and several days after with my family at my parents house. We cooked Christmas dinner, ate Christmas dinner and leftovers for several days, but it made it special because we “home”.

  10. Baking cookies with my mom and sister every year on the day after Thanksgiving. This year my daughter is old enough to help. It’s going to be a wonderful day!

  11. so many things I could make!

  12. Would LOVE one of these! And combined with creamy, yummy condensed milk. Aaaah … brings back SO many good, sweet memories!!

  13. Baking holiday cookies

  14. My favourite holiday baking memory was that I made a big christmas pie. And it was my biggest pie ever !!

  15. Baking with my husband’s family.

  16. On the day after thanksgiving all the gals get together at my mom and dad’s house and make Christmas candy all day! A tradition of Christmas candy making my mom started over 40 years ago! Truly a blessed day! Filled with fun,laughter and always new memories!!!

  17. Baking cookies with my mom and sister!

  18. Lorraine Roberts says:

    Making cookies!!,

  19. Baking cookies and seeing the end results was so much fun last Christmas.

  20. My favorite holiday baking memory really has little to do with the baking itself. My parents divorced my first year of college and I lived away from home. I hated not being there to comfort my dad and so I baked and mailed him his favorite Christmas cookies. Even though it didn’t make spending the holidays alone better, I hope(d) it would at least let him know how much I loved and missed him. He said they did. 🙂

  21. i have so many great memories of spending time in the kitchen baking and laughing with my mom and sister!

  22. Michelle Stevenson says:

    One of my favorite memories is all the yummy recipes I would make with with my Mom that we would make only during the Christmas season.
    Like Red Velvet Cake, our family stuffing, and Ice box cookies. Everything seems more special when you have to wait all year to get more!

  23. Baking sugar cookies with my grandmother each year at the holidays.

  24. Baking pies!

  25. Favorite holiday memory is fixing all the appetizers for Christmas Eve night with all my kids and families around! I would love a Kitchen Aid mixer.

  26. Making cutout sugar cookie and decorating them with my mom! She was SO patient and made it so much fun! I would LOVE to win this mixer!!

  27. I don’t really have a holiday baking memory. I get so busy homeschooling my 3 kids that I usually leave the baking to others. Somebody has to be the taste-tester, right? 😉

  28. My favorite holiday memory is standing on the kitchen chair to reach the counter and rolling out/decorating sugar cookies with my mom.

  29. Stephanie Ann says:

    Every year for Christmas my sisters and my mom would make homemade sugar cookies together, we’d have lots of cookie cutter shapes and sprinkles to add, and always had so much fun

  30. Baking with my grandmother…she didn’t use recipes, she could “eye ball” everything!

  31. Brenda Burgess says:

    When my daughters and I baked cookies and a cake for thanksgiving

  32. Making gingerbread houses as a family with the kids and grandkids . I would love a new kitchen aid!

  33. All the desserts that were made and all my family together……great memories!

  34. Christmas means so much to me. Our children live out of town so Christmas is the one time that we can be together again. We still get the kids and now the grandkids to sit in front of the tree before the gifts are opened for the traditional photo. The girls all gather in the kitchen to bake our favorite cookies. (thumbprints, spritz & cutouts). There is Christmas music playing in the house. There is so much love and laughter that the presents don’t really matter (except to the grand babies).

  35. I used to love watching my Mom make every kind of pie imaginable. Her crust it absolutely the best.

  36. My sister makes the BEST cheesecake!!! I’m usually the cook but I only assist on this one.

  37. Holiday season is about family and food!…ok, and some football too.

  38. The holiday season for me is all about being with my family.

  39. I look forward to going home for the holiday, I’m away at school, and seeing my Mom and family.

  40. Cookies, cookies and more cookies!

  41. I love all the decorations, the food, family time. Christmas is the best time of year!!!!

  42. My favorite making homemade cookies with all of my family! Everyone picked out cookies and would decorate them. then we would sit around playing family games and eat cookies and milk!

  43. Angela Points says:

    Making Christmas candy with my sweet mom!