recipe
Mar
11
2010

NotQuiteJuneCleaver’s Spring Fling Giveaway and SO much more!

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Happy Spring!  I promised you a giveaway and here it is!  I will be giving away three lovely prizes! The first prize will be this vintage patchwork apron I grabbed up on one of mine and Rachel’s antiquing excursions.

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I love this apron! A lot.  So please know how much I want some who will love it as much to have it! And with the apron you will get this vintage cookbooklet from 1950! It is FULL of great recipes and some amazing ads! You will love it.

Second Prize will be a bag of  my personal blend coffee (beans or ground) and this ADORABLE coffee mug!Q5EVU

And last but not least, a pound of granola (if you have a special request such as no nuts, I will happily oblige) and  a tin of loose chocolate chai tea!


So there you have it!  THREE prizes and now THREE ways to enter!

  1. Leave me a comment on this post. Tell me about Spring’s arrival at your house.
  2. Steal the button below, talk about this giveaway on your blog/facebook,  if you have one and tell me so I can take a peek.
  3. If someone leaves me a comment and says they surfed over here from your blog or facebook page, I will add your name AGAIN.

I will be posting more pictures soon.  Jumping back in with a great giveaway like this feels GOOD!  And will be a great way to introduce you to my new shoppe.

Thanks to all of you have been so faithful and keep stopping by even when I have been MIA.  Talk to you all VERY soon!

Oh okay…I will give you a recipe to round out this post.  This is for those who will, like me, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day next Wednesday.

Bailey’s Fudge Cake

1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup chocolate syrup
2/3 cup Baileys Irish Cream
1 teaspoon instant coffee
1 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
pecan halves

GLAZE:
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels melted
1/4 cup sour cream room temp.
1 tablespoon Baileys

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9″ round cake pan. Cream butter and sugar, blend in eggs. Add chocolate syrup, Baileys, coffee crystals and flour, mixing until well blended. Fold in chopped pecans. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for 55-60 minutes., until center is firm and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan onto wire rack to cool. Dip one end of pecan halves halfway into melted chocolate to coat, place on waxed paper and chill.

To remaining melted chocolate add sour cream and Baileys. Spread over top of cooled cake that has been placed on a serving platter, letting some chocolate drizzle down side of cake. Decorate with dipped pecans. Cool to set topping.



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wow! My mouth is watering! Spring has arrived at my house. Unfortunately on my mind now is how it has arrived via the first fly in my house. Oh how I do not look forward to wielding that swatter around this year!

Amie Miller

Spring has decided not to show up yet! It is cold, most days and afternoons at soccer practice! I so LOVE that apron! I am a huge fan of aprons, they may be old fashioned but oh so pretty! Thank you for your blog and the time you spend. I am on Facebook, so I will share this with my friends! Amie

MollyMae

Spring has arrived at my house today via beefsteak tomato plants and beautiful Lantana that I can’t wait to get in the ground! 70 degrees in Central California, sunny, gorgeous, not a cloud in the sky. Heaven!

I also reposted the link on my Facebook (Molly Ryan). Have a great day, Susan!

I love your web site and all you do for us. i love to share with my facebook friend and my other site friends i hope one day to win so i can show everyone online and near my house what i won. have a great day

I enjoy the first signs of spring and the slightly warmer weather….because I’m ready to open up my windows (even if it is just for a few minutes) to let it air out the ‘winter air’.

beth

OK – put you on my facebook page with your link.
….)
c[_] …mmmn I can smell the coffee brewing already!

Spring has arrived at our house…I know, I had to clean the porch furniture so I could sit out there and enjoy the warm weather! Now I need to find a nice big pot of pansies to put out!

Clara Leavy

I don’t have a blog or facebook, but I did jump on over here from
Garden Goose Blogspot. I just love all your prizes! You are certainly creative with your apron too.
I can tell spring is here. I see the beautiful robins in the yard and the weather has been very inspiring to get out and hoe weeds and transplant some marigolds and tomatoes. My collard greens are looking good too!
Clara

I would love to win one of these special things but in my heart I am hoping for the vintage apron. I will jump over to my blog and post your giveaway right now so I have another entry.

I forgot to tell you that I did jump over after seeing it posted on garden gooses blog. Hate to do it but gotta give that girl her extra entry.

tracy

spring has arrived! great to have the windows open at night and hearing the birds singing early at sunrise:) hopped over here from a gooseberry post on facebook. love your blog. would be thrilled to win the darling apron to give to my daughter who will be getting married spring of 2011!