Friday, November 06, 2009

Holiday Giveaway!

I’ve managed to avoid the swine flu, but ended up at the doctor anyway this week with what the doctor diagnosed as a “very bad infection.” Like I didn’t know! ☺ In the end, I feel as if I’ve lost a week, but I am gaining back my strength, and now feel almost 100% better.

With the holidays around the corner, I have an irresistible contest for this month! (Remember the chocolate hint?) My sister-in-law has started CK Creations where she makes and sells some of the best toffee you’ve ever tasted. So this month, I’m giving away a ½ pound of CK Creations along with a copy of my Montana Mistletoe and three holiday cookbooks! For the toffee, you can choose between Milk, Dark, White, and Peanut Butter, or a sampler box with all four flavors!

For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment below! For those signed up to receive my yahoo newsletter, you'll be automatically entered if you qualify. (North America mailing addresses only please for this contest.)

I’d love to hear from you, too. What’s your favorite homemade holiday treat? Leave a comment below and share! Recipes welcome! I'll draw a winner on November 16th!

For additional chances to win a couple great books, visit a new blog I’m a part of that is showcasing fiction from all over the world. This week, we’re giving a way a copy of Scared, by Tom Davis, and The Gentlemen’s Conspiracy by Nick Daniels. You won’t want to miss either one of these fantastic releases. Stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win.

And lastly, if you’re looking for the perfect gift to send to friends and family, order your own Almond Toffee by CK Creations. Email Cheryl here. It’s the perfect holiday (and anytime) gift!



Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws. North America mailing addresses only.


  1. Anonymous1:44 AM

    Hi Lisa,
    My favorite Christmas treat is gingersnap cookies. They are so simple to make, but always bring back warm memories.

    Blood Ransom is on my CBD wish list! Can't wait to read it.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    carrie (at) turansky (dot) com

  2. Anonymous4:22 AM

    Great giveaway. My favorite treat is Coconut macroons. I am waiting to get Blood Ransom also. Please enter me. Blessings. I love your blog.

  3. Oh, sounds lovely.

    Please enter me.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  4. YUM-O! The toffee sounds great as well as Montana Mistletoe - I love Christmas love stories. And I love to cook! Please enter my name!

  5. Jeanne Corrigan3:10 PM

    Hi Lisa. Sounds like you are feeling much better now. I hope you enjoy the last week of your stay here in Houston. Christmas is my favorite time of year, and I love Christmas stories with warm happy endings. Can't wait to find Montana Mistletoe. Take care until you are back at 100%. And please give Gabrial, Mariah and Jayden a hug for me.

  6. Anonymous4:28 PM

    Hope your feeling better soon. So glad to reconnect.

  7. My favorite is pecan pie that my sister makes. Your candy gift sounds scrumptious (my favorite)... along with the book and cookbooks. Please enter me. Thank you.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com.

  8. You've hit on the perfect holiday treat for me, toffee. I love toffee. Adding cookbooks and your book makes it the perfect holiday treat. I hope you are feeling better soon.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  9. I'm so glad you all stopped by, but your suggestions are making me drool! :-) I guess that was the point, though. LOL Be blessed!

  10. My favorite Christmas treat is pumpkin pie. Montana Mistletoe sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

  11. Lisa, my favorite is Banana Bread with nuts and Chocolate Chips. Soooo good:) Please enter me in your giveaway and I will be praying you feel better. I am also a newsletter subscriber. Thanks!!


  12. Anonymous7:24 PM

    Hi Lisa,

    Don't know if you remember me or not. Gerald and I attend the Mid County CofC and are still active doing fostercare. So excited when I saw you on FB.

    My favorite holiday dessert the past couple of years is a pumpkin cake/torte. Delicious!

    I am ordering some of your books to give as Christmas gifts this year.

    Debbie Davis (no "e" on Debbie in my email)

  13. Peanut brittle and Turtles, two things it would not be Christmas without! Thanks for the entry to your lovely giveaway, my email is:

  14. My favourite holiday treat is crescents, which are a shortbread with pecans and chocolate chips. My grandma made them for us when I was young, and I was so proud when she taught me how (when I was 7, I think).

  15. What a fun giveaway. Thanks!!
    I would love a chance at all 4 flavors of toffee. I just LOVE cooking from recipes, so I would Love the cookbooks. And what a great Christmas read `Mistletoe Montana`.
    Thanks for adding my name to the giveaway.


  16. Anonymous2:44 AM

    BUTTER TARTS are my favorite holiday treat!

    Please enter me in this wonderful giveaway.
    Thank you,


  17. Do I have to chose just one? If so, then it must be pecan pie, or maybe it's the cornbread iced sugar no, it's the toffee!!!

    Thanks for entering me in your contest.

  18. OKAY, I think I'm gaining weight just reading through your comments! Yum!!!

    Hi Debbie! I do remember you and your husband. Don't you just love FB and the Internet as a way to reconnect. :-) Thanks so much for stopping by!

  19. Our favorite holiday treat is a white chocolate fudge with cranberries and walnuts.

    I love your blog. I keep my husband updated on what's going on also. So glad to hear you are better.

    Be Blessed,
    Lisa Adams

  20. Oooh what a wonderful prize! A book and some toffee to snuggle up with it! :) I love to make cookies at the holidays - who doesn't! but my caramel apple pie is always a hit. It's pretty easy too, just melt caramels and pour over apples in a pie shell. you can either top it with a crust or a crumble of flour, brown sugar, and butter! Thanks for the chance to win and read another one of you books! and I'm glad you are feeling better!

  21. Thank you for sharing your life with us. I like your updates on facebook as well as your blog.
    Thanks for the head's up on the toffee.
    My favorite treat for Christmas/holidays are those silly little wreaths made out of corn flakes and a red hot.

    Please enter me in your drawing.

    b(dot)werts(at)sbc global(.)net

  22. Anonymous1:07 AM

    Please enter me. My favorite is brownies with nuts. Thanks!
    blessed6mom @

  23. My favorite treat is banana-nut-chocolate chip bread (I make it all the time, not just around the holidays).
    Please enter me in your drawing.

  24. Yumm! I would love to try some of that toffee. Toffee is my favorite Holiday treat. I posted a blog about making it.
    May you be blessed with safe travel in the coming week.

  25. Yum Toffee! And a Book to read with it! Yes!
    One of my favorite Christmas treats is Sand Tart cookies. Sorry no recipe - I'm not the cook!
    Thanks for a nice contest.
    I'll look for the link to the new blog.

  26. Thanks so much for stopping by everyone! If I weren't certain I'd gain twenty pounds just from smelling all your fabulous suggestions, I'd try them all! Keep the yummy ideas coming!

  27. Please enter me, so yummy!

  28. This is neat-didn't have a chance to post the last time. Here's a great recipe I love to make...
    Drain liquid off a 16 oz. tub of cottage cheese ( I use the fat free) and put in bowl.
    Mix in 1 large package of orange sugar free jello.
    Drain liquid from one can crushed pineapple and one can mandarin orange slices and mix in.
    Mix in 1 tub of cool whip (again I use the fat free)
    Refrigerate and enjoy
    You can substitute strawberry jello and use about a cup of sliced strawberries-nice change
    Hope you like it. Nona Lacy

  29. That sounds so yummy, Nona! I think I can even make that in Africa.

    Thanks to all of you who have stopped by. I'm extending the contest through the week as we're flying home today and internet access is limit. Blessings all!