Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Overnight Vanilla Oats in Under an Hour #BacktoSchoolTreats #Sponsored

I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of 
the #BacktoSchoolTreats week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Summer is winding down, and here we are at day four of #BacktoSchoolTreats hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. All week-long 30 bloggers will be sharing 100+ fantastic recipes for both parents and kids, with breakfasts, snacks, desserts, and drinks to get you back in the school routine. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway! You can click on my kick-off post to read about all the prizes: 'Ah! Sunflower' Cupcakes. Or scroll all the way to the bottom. Here are all the recipes for Day Four of #BacktoSchoolTreats...

Back to School Breakfasts
Back to School Snacks
Back to School Desserts
Back to School Drinks

Overnight Vanilla Oats in Under an Hour
Of course I've heard of 'overnight' oats for years. But I had never tried them until we were visiting one of my best friends in Denmark over the Christmas holiday. She made these beauties for us one morning.

But, still, I dragged my feet on actually making them myself. That is until Flahavan's and Taylor & Colledge sponsored #BacktoSchoolTreats*. I was inspired! But, given that Flahavan's sent Irish Rolled Oats Quick Cooking Oatmeal, I needed to do some testing on the timing. I finally got it down and am excited to share this recipe with you. With this recipe, you can enjoy all the creaminess of overnight oats in under an hour!


Ingredients makes 2 servings
  • 1 C quick cooking oats (prefer Flahavan's)
  • 1/2 t vanilla paste (prefer Taylor & Colledge)
  • 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 C milk (I use whole milk, but you can use whatever milk you like)
  • 1 t brown sugar
  • 1 t chia seeds
  • 1 t ground hazelnuts


Procedure
In a mason jar, place vanilla paste and cinnamon. Pour in 1/4 C milk and stir until well-combined. 


Add in the oats, brown sugar, chia seeds, and ground hazelnuts. Pour in the remaining milk and stir  until everything is moistened.


Refrigerate jars for at least 30 minutes. Divide into two bowls and serve with additional cinnamon and brown sugar, if desired. Enjoy!


You may find the sponsors whose products were used in this recipe...

on the webon Twitter, on Pinterest, on Instagram, and on Facebook

 on the webon Twitter, on Pinterest, on Instagram, and on Facebook.


The Giveaway
 Don't forget to enter the giveaway below! Here's the prize line up...

PRIZE #1 DIXIE CRYSTALS
Dixie Crystals is giving away a Keurig for BrunchWeek 2019
Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a Keurig K-Select Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker. Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. For generations, Dixie Crystals has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations. Our pure cane, non-GMO sugar products guarantee that treasured family recipes will turn out right every time. Bake with love and Dixie Crystals.   

PRIZE#2 SWEETS & TREATS
Sweets & Treats prize package

Sweets &Treats is giving one winner the Year of Sprinkles that contains holiday mixes, classic sprinkles, and some of their most popular sprinkles. Sweets & Treats, a party and baking supplies manufacturer and wholesaler, started out of a baking industry need for truly grease-proof cupcake liners. From there, the company expanded into a handful of specialized categories including the latest, Sweet Sprinkles, their one of a kind sprinkles and sprinkle mix line. With hundreds of truly unique products, they are a one stop shop for your next party!

PRIZE#3 TORANI
Torani Prize

Torani is giving one winner a year supply of Torani: 12-750ml glass bottles, flavors will be winner’s choice, plus pumps for each bottle. 

We believe in flavor for all and opportunity for all. In the beginning, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre visited family in Lucca, Italy. They returned home to San Francisco with handwritten recipes, which they used to create authentic flavored syrups. Needless to say, the syrups we’re a hit. A lot has happened since then, but our belief has remained the same: Flavor for All, Opportunity for All. It means that not only are the products we make inclusive and approachable, but so is our success. We believe everything starts with people, and the only way to truly succeed is to succeed together. Today, you can use more than 100 of our naturally flavored syrups, sauces and beverage bases in coffees, sodas, teas, smoothies, cocktails and more.

PRIZE#4 TAYLOR & COLLEDGE
Taylor & Colledge Prize Package

Taylor & Colledge is giving one winner a selection of their gourmet extract pastes, including Organic Vanilla Bean Baking Paste, Lavender Baking Paste, Almond Baking Paste, Coconut Baking Paste, Lemon Baking Paste, and Peppermint Baking Paste. Taylor & Colledge has been making award winning Vanilla products since 1897. As a family owned business, Taylor & Colledge has always been committed to the fair, ethical and sustainable sourcing of Vanilla. Over the years they have pioneered a number of country specific programs to support growers, their families and to make the vanilla industry more sustainable. They have also taken this knowledge and expertise and applied it to their full range of baking pastes. Whether it’s sourcing the finest peppermint (mentha piperita) to make the best Peppermint Oil, or using only real Almond Milk and Oil of Bitter Almond for their natural Almond Extract Paste, Taylor & Colledge is committed to transform your baking with premium quality pastes, made with only the finest ingredients from around the world.  

PRIZE#5 FLAHAVAN'S
Flahavan's Oats

Flahavan's is giving one winner an oat prize package including a jar for overnight oats and a selection of Rolled Oats, Quick to Cook Oats, and Steel Cut Oats. Ireland’s oldest family-owned food business is situated at the family mill in the Southeast of Ireland. Flahavan’s can trace its oat milling history back to 1785 and its expertise in producing naturally creamy oatmeal back over 230 years. A seven-generation family business, Flahavan’s is the bestselling oatmeal brand in Ireland, where people eat more oatmeal per capita than anywhere else in the world. Flahavan’s is a founding member of Origin Green, the first-ever national initiative to mandate 100% sustainability for food exports.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you to #BacktoSchoolTreats Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Sweets & Treats, Torani, Taylor & Colledge, and Flahavan's for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes. All opinions are my own. The #BacktoSchoolTreats giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Five (5) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Winners have 48 hours to respond once chosen, or they forfeit the prize and alternate winner(s) will be chosen. The #BacktoSchoolTreats Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #BacktoSchoolTreats posts or entry.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Round-Up #FoodNFlix


This month, I hosted Food'N'Flix, the movie-watching, food-making group rallied by Heather of All Roads Lead to the Kitchen. So for July's Food'N'Flix, I chose The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.*

This was a movie that I started on the plane to Denmark, over the holidays, but I dozed off during the twelve hour flight and forgot all about the movie. Something jogged my memory recently and I decided to watch it. And I found it so charming, I opted to host it for this month's event...and suggested it for one of my book groups this month also.

It's available to stream on Netflix, if you're interested! I have included a link to the book at the bottom of this post because I still can't decide which I liked better. And that's a rarity for me.

The other Food'N'Flixers seemed to enjoy the movie as well, though Wendy did suggest that you watch first, then read. I would agree with that. Here's what the group was inspired to make and post.

The Round-Up

Kimberly, from Coffee and Casseroles, shared Potato Bread. She shares, "My inspiration was both the main food of potatoes, which is about all the people in the community have left to eat after the German soldiers pretty much take all the supplies; and a scene where one of the characters asks for the last slice of bread to help prove a point."


Wendy, from A Day in the Life on the Farm, made Roasted Beets and Turnips. Wendy writes, "I don't recall turnips being mentioned at all in the movie but there were scenes about food and the lack of food available to the residents during the occupation.  I'm sure they were all sick and tired of turnips but I happen to love them and have decided to share an easy peasy recipe for you...."


Heather, from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen and this group's founder, turned to the occupation of her favorite member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Miss Isola Pribby, and posted Lavender, Bay & Anise Infused Gin. "Isola arrives to meetings, homemade gin-filled bottles in tote, and lives in a glorious little cottage, ceiling strung with drying herbs; her very own apothecary. A woman after my own heart. Plus, infusing gin would not require me to add any heat to the fire."

And in the DIY spirit, Heather shares, "As far as flavoring goes, I chose two things that I had actually dried myself - lavender and bay. And as a nod to one of the flavors Isola mentioned when Juliet asked about her choice of flavors, I added some anise seed to the mix."


Debra of Eliot's Eats was also inspired by Isola's gin-making. Debra whipped up some Earl Grey Infused Gin. She posts, "I loved her quirky wardrobe and her profession: gin maker! She supplied the literary society (and the island) with her own unique spin on infused gins.  So, instead of a proper British scone with clotted cream, I decided to infuse some good London gin with Earl Grey tea."


Amy, from Amy's Cooking Adventures, made Twice Baked Potato Potato Pie and shared that she liked the movie, but adored the book! She writes, "I decided that I definitely wanted to make potato peel pie, but not a 1940’s potato peel pie.  I decided to load up my pie with all the goodness of twice baked potatoes, with the tater skins as the pie crust, of course!" Yum.


Moya of Food and Tools, a Food'n'Flix newcomer, shared Irish Boxty and a Potato Peel Pie. She explains about "a traditional Irish potato dish called Boxty. It is a mixture of cooked mashed potatoes and raw grated potatoes with a little flour, butter and seasoning mixed in. As with most traditional recipes,  Irish families have their own variations on how they prepare and cook boxty, be it on a griddle or in a pan… we even have  a rhyme for our boxty."

"Boxty on the griddle
Boxty in the pan
If you don’t eat your boxty
You’ll never get a man (followed by the answering rhyme)
I’ll have none of your boxty
I’ll have none of your blarney
But I’ll whirl my petticoats over my head
And be off with my royal Charlie”


So, potatoes and gin were the most popular inspirations. I fell right in line when I made a Gin-Washed Pork Roast. "The movie opens with Eben Ramsey, played by Tom Courtenay, saying, 'Sweetest pork I've ever tasted, Dawsey!' And, in a flashback, you see Dawsey pulling that roast out of the oven." While I didn't get a rib roast that had those long ribs that I wanted, this was a tasty piece of pig.

 
And that's a wrap for the July 2019 Food'n'Flix event. Next month we'll be watching Star Wars with host Simply Inspired Meals. I'm not sure which movie she has in mind - or if we get to choose - but I know my trio will be super excited to watch any or all of them again.

*This blog currently has a partnership with Amazon.com in their affiliate program, which gives me a small percentage of sales if you buy a product through a link on my blog. It doesn't cost you anything more. If you are uncomfortable with this, feel free to go directly to Amazon.com and search for the item of your choice.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Hot Caramel Apple Cider #BacktoSchoolTreats #Sponsored

I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of 
the #BacktoSchoolTreats week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Summer is winding down, and here we are at day three of #BacktoSchoolTreats hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. All week-long 30 bloggers will be sharing 100+ fantastic recipes for both parents and kids, with breakfasts, snacks, desserts, and drinks to get you back in the school routine. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway! You can click on my kick-off post to read about all the prizes: 'Ah! Sunflower' Cupcakes. Or scroll all the way to the bottom. Here are all the recipes for Day Three of #BacktoSchoolTreats...

Back to School Breakfasts



Back to School Snacks



Back to School Desserts



Back to School Drinks



Hot Caramel Apple Cider


Given that my boys (all three of them, my husband included, actually) don't drink coffee, when they want something warm in the morning, it's either tea or, if they want something sweet, hot cider. With the apple syrup and caramel sauce from event sponsor Torani*, this mug of deliciousness was an extra special treat!


Me, I like my cider, plain...well, with a cinnamon stick is fine!

Ingredients serves 4

Hot Cider
  • 5 C apple cider
  • 2 cinnamon sticks + more for garnish
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 cardamom pods, cracked open
  • 2 T mulling spices (my homemade version)
  • 3 pieces candied ginger
  • peel from 1 organic lemon (I used a Meyer lemon) + more for garnish

Garnish
  • 1 C whipping cream
  • 1 T apple syrup (prefer Torani)
  • caramel sauce (prefer Torani), as needed
  • ground cinnamon, as needed

Procedure

Hot Cider
Place all of the ingredients - except the syrup - in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat immediately. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain out spices. Pour strained cider into mugs. Set aside.


Garnish
Add whipping cream and apple syrup to a mixing bowl. Beat until peaks form. Add a dollop to each mug. 



Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and drizzle with caramel sauce. Serve immediately.

You may find Torani on the web
on Twitter, on Pinterest, on Instagram, and on Facebook.

The Giveaway
 Don't forget to enter the giveaway below! Here's the prize line up...

PRIZE #1 DIXIE CRYSTALS
Dixie Crystals is giving away a Keurig for BrunchWeek 2019
Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a Keurig K-Select Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker. Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. For generations, Dixie Crystals has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations. Our pure cane, non-GMO sugar products guarantee that treasured family recipes will turn out right every time. Bake with love and Dixie Crystals.   

PRIZE#2 SWEETS & TREATS
Sweets & Treats prize package

Sweets &Treats is giving one winner the Year of Sprinkles that contains holiday mixes, classic sprinkles, and some of their most popular sprinkles. Sweets & Treats, a party and baking supplies manufacturer and wholesaler, started out of a baking industry need for truly grease-proof cupcake liners. From there, the company expanded into a handful of specialized categories including the latest, Sweet Sprinkles, their one of a kind sprinkles and sprinkle mix line. With hundreds of truly unique products, they are a one stop shop for your next party!

PRIZE#3 TORANI
Torani Prize

Torani is giving one winner a year supply of Torani: 12-750ml glass bottles, flavors will be winner’s choice, plus pumps for each bottle. 

We believe in flavor for all and opportunity for all. In the beginning, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre visited family in Lucca, Italy. They returned home to San Francisco with handwritten recipes, which they used to create authentic flavored syrups. Needless to say, the syrups we’re a hit. A lot has happened since then, but our belief has remained the same: Flavor for All, Opportunity for All. It means that not only are the products we make inclusive and approachable, but so is our success. We believe everything starts with people, and the only way to truly succeed is to succeed together. Today, you can use more than 100 of our naturally flavored syrups, sauces and beverage bases in coffees, sodas, teas, smoothies, cocktails and more.

PRIZE#4 TAYLOR & COLLEDGE
Taylor & Colledge Prize Package

Taylor & Colledge is giving one winner a selection of their gourmet extract pastes, including Organic Vanilla Bean Baking Paste, Lavender Baking Paste, Almond Baking Paste, Coconut Baking Paste, Lemon Baking Paste, and Peppermint Baking Paste. Taylor & Colledge has been making award winning Vanilla products since 1897. As a family owned business, Taylor & Colledge has always been committed to the fair, ethical and sustainable sourcing of Vanilla. Over the years they have pioneered a number of country specific programs to support growers, their families and to make the vanilla industry more sustainable. They have also taken this knowledge and expertise and applied it to their full range of baking pastes. Whether it’s sourcing the finest peppermint (mentha piperita) to make the best Peppermint Oil, or using only real Almond Milk and Oil of Bitter Almond for their natural Almond Extract Paste, Taylor & Colledge is committed to transform your baking with premium quality pastes, made with only the finest ingredients from around the world.  

PRIZE#5 FLAHAVAN'S
Flahavan's Oats

Flahavan's is giving one winner an oat prize package including a jar for overnight oats and a selection of Rolled Oats, Quick to Cook Oats, and Steel Cut Oats. Ireland’s oldest family-owned food business is situated at the family mill in the Southeast of Ireland. Flahavan’s can trace its oat milling history back to 1785 and its expertise in producing naturally creamy oatmeal back over 230 years. A seven-generation family business, Flahavan’s is the bestselling oatmeal brand in Ireland, where people eat more oatmeal per capita than anywhere else in the world. Flahavan’s is a founding member of Origin Green, the first-ever national initiative to mandate 100% sustainability for food exports.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you to #BacktoSchoolTreats Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Sweets & Treats, Torani, Taylor & Colledge, and Flahavan's for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes. All opinions are my own. The #BacktoSchoolTreats giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Five (5) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Winners have 48 hours to respond once chosen, or they forfeit the prize and alternate winner(s) will be chosen. The #BacktoSchoolTreats Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #BacktoSchoolTreats posts or entry.

Paella + Another Wine From the Wrong Side of the Pyrenees for #Winophiles


Years ago a good friend, and native Spaniard, gave me a lesson in how to make paella. So, when I knew that I was doing a Basque wine pairing, I excitedly planned to make paella. And I tracked down a bottle of Basque wine for the pairing.

If you follow my posts, you might recall that I picked up a bottle from the wrong side of the Pyrenees. Actually, I picked up more than one! So, here's my second bottle of wine from the Spanish Basque region that I can't use for the French Basque post coming up next month. Oh, well. You get to hear about it early.

In My Glass

I picked up a bottle of Itsasmendi Txakoli 2016 which hails from Bodegas Itsasmendi - Basque for 'Sea and Mountain' - in the Basque DO of Bizkaiko Txakolina overlooking the Bay of Biscay, not far from the city of Bilbao. Itsasmendi’s winery and a large portion of their vineyard have been located in the UNESCO-declared Biosphere Reserve of Urdaibai which was designated in 2002. As a Biosphere Reserve, Urdaibai is one of nearly 600 unique ecosystems across the globe devoted to sustainable development and a balanced relationship between humans and nature. Certified in sustainable viticulture by eco-friendly tourism organization, Turdaibai, Itsasmendi's owners embrace natural farming techniques that are employed throughout the entire Biosphere Reserve network.

To the eye, this wine is a bright golden straw color. On the nose, warm tropical scents of pineapple and mango persist. But on the palate, it has a lighter touch of summer stone fruit balanced with herbaceous note and a slightly bitter finish.

On My Plate

Ingredients serves 8
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 pound blanched baby octopus, beaks removed
  • 2 pounds mussels
  • 8 T olive oil (Juan told me 1 T per serving)
  • 1 organic onion
  • 3 to 4 whole cloves of garlic, peeled and pressed
  • 2 small bell peppers (I used green ones)
  • 1/2 C roasted red peppers
  • 3 ripe, organic tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 C Spanish paella rice
  • 1 generous pinch saffron
  • 1 Carmencita Paella Spice Mix sachet+ 
  • 5 to 6 C fish stock, warmed

+Juan used this and they brought some back from Spain for me, so I use it. But, in a pinch, you can add a blend of paprika, pepper, and clove to the pot. These packets also include a food coloring that makes regular paella a rich golden color. 

Procedure

Peel and dice the onions. Deseed and thinly slice the bell peppers. Slice the roasted peppers to the same width.


Heat olive oil in the paella pan. Cook the chicken through. Stir in the garlic. Add onions and bell peppers. Sauté until the onion is softened and translucent. Add in the tomatoes and cook until they have lost their shape slightly, approximately 6 to 7 minutes.

Sprinkle the seasoning packet into the pot and add the saffron to the side so it's not where the heat is most concentrated.

Tip in the rice. Nestle the octopus and mussels into the bed of rice. Pour in the stock. At this point, do not stir. Gently shake the pan to distribute the rice and seafood evenly. But do not stir. Ever. As Juan instructed me: "This is not risotto."


Bring the pan to a boil, then turn down to a simmer. Watch the pan and keep turning it so that the rice cooks evenly. As it cooks, the stock will be fully absorbed.

You will see fewer and fewer bubbles popping up through the top. When it is completely dry, it's done. The rice should also be crackling. It reminds me of rice krispies. Snap, crackle, and pop!

When you no longer see any bubbles, remove the pan from the heat. Tent it with foil and let it steam for 10 minutes.


To serve, use a flat spatula to scrape the soccarat from the bottom.


 Invert the scoop onto the individual plates to show off your soccarat, that delicious, crusty goodness on the bottom of the pan!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Mini Pearls of Wisdom Cookies #BacktoSchoolTreats #Sponsored

I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of 
the #BacktoSchoolTreats week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Summer is winding down, and here we are at day two of #BacktoSchoolTreats hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. All week-long 30 bloggers will be sharing 100+ fantastic recipes for both parents and kids, with breakfasts, snacks, desserts, and drinks to get you back in the school routine. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway! You can click on my kick-off post to read about all the prizes: 'Ah! Sunflower' Cupcakes. Or scroll all the way to the bottom. Here are all the recipes for Day Two of #BacktoSchoolTreats...

Back to School Snacks


Back to School Desserts


Back to School Drinks



Mini Pearls of Wisdom Cookies

Today, I am sharing these toothy, spiced cookies made with hazelnut flour, topped with a tangy royal icing, and decorated with mini pearls from event sponsor Sweets & Treats.* 'Fish Food' is a nonpareil sprinkles mix that's shimmery and summery.

I didn't think of them as 'pearls' until my Precise Kitchen Elf requested these in his lunch. "Mom, please pack me the ones with the pearls." What pearls? "Those little mini pearls." Ahhh... 

Ingredients makes approximately 3 dozen 2-1/2" cookies
Cookie
  • 12 T (1 1/2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 C lightly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 T unsulphured molasses
  • 1 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 t ground ginger
  • 1/2 t ground allspice
  • 1/2 t ground cloves
  • 2 C flour, plus a little extra for rolling dough
  • 2/3 C finely chopped hazelnuts or hazelnut flour
  • Also needed: parchment paper, rolling pin
Glaze
  • 2 eggs whites
  • 4 C powdered sugar
  • Also needed: sprinkles for decorating (prefer Sweets & Treats)

Procedure
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat butter, honey, molasses, brown sugar, and spices until lightened and fluffy. Add the flour and chopped hazelnuts. Mix until the dough comes together in a ball.


Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut out cookies (I used a small cup about 2.5 inches in diameter), and place on a baking sheet (I lined mine with parchment paper)

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. They should be lightly golden on the bottom and still pliable. They will firm up as they cool. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

Glaze
Beat egg white to stiff peaks. Add in the powdered sugar, 1 C at a time. Beat to peaks with each addition. Spoon a dollop over the fully cooled cookies and spread as close to the edge as you'd like. Top with sprinkles. Let the glaze harden before stacking and storing.

You may find sponsor Sweets & Treats - whose products were used in this recipe - on the webon Twitter, on Pinterest, on Instagram, and on Facebook.

The Giveaway
 Don't forget to enter the giveaway below! Here's the prize line up...

PRIZE #1 DIXIE CRYSTALS
Dixie Crystals is giving away a Keurig for BrunchWeek 2019
Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a Keurig K-Select Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker. Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. For generations, Dixie Crystals has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations. Our pure cane, non-GMO sugar products guarantee that treasured family recipes will turn out right every time. Bake with love and Dixie Crystals.   

PRIZE#2 SWEETS & TREATS
Sweets & Treats prize package

Sweets &Treats is giving one winner the Year of Sprinkles that contains holiday mixes, classic sprinkles, and some of their most popular sprinkles. Sweets & Treats, a party and baking supplies manufacturer and wholesaler, started out of a baking industry need for truly grease-proof cupcake liners. From there, the company expanded into a handful of specialized categories including the latest, Sweet Sprinkles, their one of a kind sprinkles and sprinkle mix line. With hundreds of truly unique products, they are a one stop shop for your next party!

PRIZE#3 TORANI
Torani Prize

Torani is giving one winner a year supply of Torani: 12-750ml glass bottles, flavors will be winner’s choice, plus pumps for each bottle. 

We believe in flavor for all and opportunity for all. In the beginning, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre visited family in Lucca, Italy. They returned home to San Francisco with handwritten recipes, which they used to create authentic flavored syrups. Needless to say, the syrups we’re a hit. A lot has happened since then, but our belief has remained the same: Flavor for All, Opportunity for All. It means that not only are the products we make inclusive and approachable, but so is our success. We believe everything starts with people, and the only way to truly succeed is to succeed together. Today, you can use more than 100 of our naturally flavored syrups, sauces and beverage bases in coffees, sodas, teas, smoothies, cocktails and more.

PRIZE#4 TAYLOR & COLLEDGE
Taylor & Colledge Prize Package

Taylor & Colledge is giving one winner a selection of their gourmet extract pastes, including Organic Vanilla Bean Baking Paste, Lavender Baking Paste, Almond Baking Paste, Coconut Baking Paste, Lemon Baking Paste, and Peppermint Baking Paste. Taylor & Colledge has been making award winning Vanilla products since 1897. As a family owned business, Taylor & Colledge has always been committed to the fair, ethical and sustainable sourcing of Vanilla. Over the years they have pioneered a number of country specific programs to support growers, their families and to make the vanilla industry more sustainable. They have also taken this knowledge and expertise and applied it to their full range of baking pastes. Whether it’s sourcing the finest peppermint (mentha piperita) to make the best Peppermint Oil, or using only real Almond Milk and Oil of Bitter Almond for their natural Almond Extract Paste, Taylor & Colledge is committed to transform your baking with premium quality pastes, made with only the finest ingredients from around the world.  

PRIZE#5 FLAHAVAN'S
Flahavan's Oats

Flahavan's is giving one winner an oat prize package including a jar for overnight oats and a selection of Rolled Oats, Quick to Cook Oats, and Steel Cut Oats. Ireland’s oldest family-owned food business is situated at the family mill in the Southeast of Ireland. Flahavan’s can trace its oat milling history back to 1785 and its expertise in producing naturally creamy oatmeal back over 230 years. A seven-generation family business, Flahavan’s is the bestselling oatmeal brand in Ireland, where people eat more oatmeal per capita than anywhere else in the world. Flahavan’s is a founding member of Origin Green, the first-ever national initiative to mandate 100% sustainability for food exports.

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