12/29/11

friday links AND cookbook giveaway

Let's just get to the good stuff. There's lots of good stuff we need to click on.

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Is this not the coolest clock?

I'm a leggings junkie no doubt about that. Have you seen these "Leggings in a Bag"?

Or how about these leggings from Billabong. LOVE!

Super cute dress for summer.

Crazy brownie combo that totally works. Bacon-bourbon brownies. I am so trying that one.

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I just love this new 'chalk board paint' craze that's going around. Martha Stewart gives a small tutorial on how to make that fabulous check board like calendar.

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Want to make your own chili powder at home? I never thought of doing this, but apparently it is a LOT cheaper. From Nick at Macheesmo

Do you use parchment paper on a daily basis? Here are half-sheet parchment sheets already perfectly sized for you baking sheet. Brilliant!

The latest food craze and I love it. The Meatball Shop in NYC. A place I must go. Have you been there? Even the website is cool. Click on the little meatball slider image in corner! LOL

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Dean & Deluca spice rack. It is so pretty but so expensive. I need way more than a rack to hold all my spices.

Are you throwing a party for New Years Eve? Want to learn an inexpensive way? Here are a few smart tips from thekitchn. Don't make a full meal! True.

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Peanut butter smores with strawberry marshmallows AND bacon peanut brittle. Irvin is a genius at eatthelove.com

Tips and places to use coupons for organic produce? Right here.

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That bow is just fabulous.

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Slouchie hats are in. Love or hate?

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I'll take this one too. Would be fabulous in a black & white color too.

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Dear Sir Richard Branson: please hire me. I will do a fabulous blog post all about your perfect Necker Island.

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Petite indoor gardens. How cute is this?

Can boot trays be made somewhat pretty? Yes they can.

Lately I've been into hats, like this one. Element Thistle hat. How cute is that?

Does your pie crust always shrink? Follow these steps--this is exactly what I do. It works.

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I really want a Soda Stream. Talk about saving money on soda. What a great invention.

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Extra dark brownies with fresh lime. This is new but I can definitely see why it would work well together.

Chubby Hubby Truffles! From Brown eyed baker. Heavenly.

Just in time for New Years Eve party, Heather makes a champagne mousse.


I do love the mini pie craze that's happening now. I'm all for it!

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This is the backsplash I want!

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This is how I should be spending my winter, right here.

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Argan oil seems to be all the craze lately. Do you use it?

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Now this is a fabulous way to display your travel photos. Love love!

Cherry pie shortbread bites from raspberri cupcakes. I have no words, just drool.

Pulled pork empanadas with peach bbq sauce. Clever little baker!

Pepperoni pizza monkey bread! Thanks Shawnda at confections of a foodie bride.

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Giveaway! Three lucky people can win a copy of this book!

SWEETS ON A STICK is the only cookbook that provides recipes for cakes, cookies, brownies, pies, and candies that are convenient, eye-catching, and a treat to make. You will find everything from cake pops and mini pies to cookies and marshmallow kabobs. From fruity to chocolate, crunchy to smooth, there are dozens of tasty bites to tempt your taste buds.

Parents will encourage kids to play with their food when they get together to create these delicious and decadent desserts, including unique holiday creations such as:

• Coconut Christmas Wreaths
• Abominable Snowman Pops
• Gingerbread Cookie pops
• Christmas Tree Cookies

Whether its cake pops or candied fruit, this book offers a variety of treats to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth. Many of the recipes in this book make the perfect activity for a play date or party. Invite kids of all ages to make, bake, and decorate—then sit back and watch as they laugh and play with the unique results. It’s just plain fun for everyone involved, and with full-color photos and step-by-step instructions, this book is guaranteed fun for the whole family.

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All you have to do to enter is leave a comment here telling me what kind of "sweets on a stick" you'd like to see.
Please also make sure to LIKE Vanilla Sugar Blog on Facebook.
And please have and SHOW a valid email address when you leave a comment.
Drawing held Friday Jan 6, 2012
ONE COMMENT PER PERSON please.
Contest closed. Congrats to: Tree #8, Janet Rudolph #59 and Cake Duchess #66. Please email me your address so we can get these books out to you. CONGRATS!

82 comments:

  1. What a fun post!I'd like to see cheesecake on a stick. Happy New year, Dawn! the best to you in 2011!

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  2. Fun Post! Happy New Year! I would like to see cookies:)

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  3. Fun stuff! I love that indoor garden. So, I'd like to see something that incorporates pretzels, peanut butter and chocolate on a stick. Kind of like a Take 5 bar in a pop format! :)

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  4. Pecan pie pops, please. Happy New Year!

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  5. Great post! We did a fun cupcake workshop at our library (spaghetti and meatballs was one design). We were talking about doing this on a stick, maybe since we're a library a book? An Ipad? A shushing librarian?

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  6. I'd love to see some sort of macaroon on a stick!

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  7. I got a soda stream for x-mas and I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT - I have only made one of the sodas - grapefruit and it was great - but I have already had gallons of seltzer - its the best! I would like to see pudding on a stick - you can send all notices of my victory here - food4all@nyc.rr.com

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  8. Cookie sandwiches on sticks! :)

    theresa.c.shore@gmail.com

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  9. i would love to see mini banana cream pies on a stick. i think the graham cracker crust would be tricky!

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  10. Love this post - and those cute hats. I sort of love hats :)

    I'd like to have mini donuts on a stick!

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  11. I would love the book...sounds perfect! my almost 5 year old and I would have so much fun with that one.

    I'd like to have coffee on a stick. Lol

    And all the goodies from the travel/ocean pics to that backlash to lime brownies..yum.

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  12. cookie dough cheesecake on a stick. That is my husband and my niece's favorite stuff so that would be a great way of doing a treat.

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  13. I would like to see chocolate, peanutbutter marshmallows on a stick!

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  14. WHoa..that post took you a while, huh? Cute stuff. Hmmmmm..on a stick?????? How bout a pickle party on a stick? Whaaaa? I am just throwing something out there!

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  15. (a) If you come to NYC to go to the meatball shop, I'd best be getting a phone call. And a seat next to you.

    (b) LOVE leggings.

    (c) I'd love to see super intense fudgy awesome brownies on a pop.

    Happy new year love!

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  16. This post is fantastic! Totally going to check out the NY eve party tips right now. On a stick? I'd like to see lots of fun app ideas!

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  17. Stuff on sticks rocks! Hope your New Year rocks too!

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  18. I would love to see French Macarons on a stick!
    Happy New Year!

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  19. I love all of the things you posted! That spice rack is amazing... gotta save up! How about those lime brownies on a stick... yum!

    sarahepardee at gmail dot com
    (I'm a fan on Fb as pão e queijo blog).

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  20. I'd like to try almost anything on a stick!!

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  21. Spicy ginger cookies on a stick, please!

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  22. smores on a stick, please!

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  23. Um, let me think....what would I like on a stick? Sushi on a stick? Would that be tricky? lol I can barely eat it with chopsticks! ;) Thank you for all the great links!!

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  24. I like anything about smores - on a stick would be fun. Thanks for your blog. Your pictures are beautiful!

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  25. I love sweets on a stick! How about some of those bourbon bacon brownies on a stick. It might get messy ;)

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  26. Great post, great pics....how fun!!! Happy New Year!!!

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  27. Maybe those brownies that you mentioned!

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  28. Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake! Ok, your post has me wanting pretty much everything that you want :) Happy New Year!

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  29. The little pies on a stick are darling. Would love to see a recipe for them.

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  30. Dawn, thank you so much for linking my mousse! What a fabulous giveaway, I've been seeing this book all over the web!

    I know 2012 will bring plenty of opportunities your way - you are such a talented food blogger.

    Mwuah! All the best!

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  31. love the new header :) and i want a soda stream too! my roommate has one, but no co2. maybe i should just buy my own :-P love that pepperoni pizza monkey bread, yummmmmm... so many other good things in there, too. happy new year dawn!!

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  32. Happy New Year! I'd like to see whoopie pies on a stick.

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  33. OMG! Truffles on a stick. Just like a cake pop but better!!

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  34. I "liked" Vanilla Sugar on Facebook. As far as sweets on a stick, I'm a sucker (no pun intended) for popsicles, so ANY type of sweet popsicle treat is good in my book!

    My name is Rebecca and my email address is wrkrb80@yahoo.com.

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  35. That little pie on a stick looks adorable!

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  36. Oreo truffles on a stick!!! Or some sort of pretzel-y contraption on a stick! YUM

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  37. Lovee the pies on a stick! Too precious.

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  38. ANYTHING with lemon in it!

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  39. Tandy cake on a stick! Delicious ! jubinsky2114@yahoo.com

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  40. I love pie to begin with, so the mini-pies on a stick are a huge hit with me. I think it would be fun to see deconstructed desserts on sticks. Like smores but on three sticks that you have to eat in sequence or a way to combine the three, but in a non-traditional way.

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  41. I'd like to see a blob of buttercream icing on a stick.

    elahnah@aim.com

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  42. Happy new year! I love looking at al of your favorites :)

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  43. Happy New Year! I would like to see chocolate dipped cheesecake on a stick :)

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  44. Tiramisu on a stick! Happy New Year!

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  45. I think the Cheesecake on a Stick is FANTASTIC!!! Happy New Year :)

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  46. Rum Balls on a stick. I haven't had a good rum ball since Johnsons Bakery in Glendale, CA closed in the 1980's. Fab family bakery I was so sad to see them go. So much flavor in that little shop

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  47. I love your roundups, Dawn! I'd love to see those pie-pops. What a fun-looking book!

    Happy New Year, Sunshine!

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  48. How about candied bacon coated in dark chocolate???

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  49. De super découvertes gourmandes et chaleureuses
    Je te présente tous mes vœux pour cette nouvelle année
    Valérie.

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  50. I would love to see your awesome lime dark chocolate brownie on a stick. Major yum!
    Wishing you Love and Peace in 2012

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  51. Anything salty and sweet at the same time. Like a salted caramel cover in a really good chocolate!

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  52. I will take one of each please! The photo display is just an awesome idea. I love the idea of the chalkboard paint but I think it would end up being a mess, especially with kids in the house. I use the Moroccan Oil shampoo with argan oil and it is incredible stuff that really turned my hair around to healthy. I want to see a zesty shrimp taco on a stick. Think you can do that? You can.

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  53. That is a very very cool clock. The indoor garden is very cool too.
    Happy New Year!

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  54. I would love to have the homemade peanut butter cups on a stick right now!

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  55. Oh stick it on a stick and I'll look. GREG

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  56. Wonderful links and great giveaway!

    Happy New Year!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  57. I love just about anything on a stick--but it needs to be chocolate. Saying that.. S'mores on a stick; ice cream sandwiches on a stick... the sky's the limit! Love your blog!

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  58. I liked you on FaceBook a while back. I would like to see peanut butter fudge, a mini pretzel on both sides then dipped in dark chocolate on a stick.

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  59. Yay you did add the "original" to your title. Very cool. I had to add original to one of my recipes because everyone was "borrowing" it. We have to stake our claim right? Hmm, I want to see someone get spaghetti on a stick. Hehe. The little pies are cute. My kiddos could get into this kind of cooking.

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  60. So many cute things! Love that clock & those hats. Actually, I loved it all... the dress is so cute!

    I want a mini pie on a stick. Messy but delicious!

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  61. Great post - I love all the fun stuff! I'd like to a slice of frozen chocolate dipped key lime pie on a stick in my hand right now! It's my favorite dessert on a stick...so far!

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  62. looks yummy :) I meant the cake on first photo :)

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  63. Candied fruit on a stick sounds interesting! What a fun book!

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  64. I love all you found for this post. Especially that dreamy photo frame. Now I need to find someone to help me make one. I'd take any fruit pie on a stick. thanks for a cool giveaway:)Happy New Year, Dawn:)

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  65. I think bite sized candied apple slices/pieces on a stick would be great - all the wonderful taste without dirtying your hands or making a mess of lipstick.

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  66. Fun!! I love to see the more creative decorating side to cake pops. It's always cool to see cute ways people decorate them!

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  67. cookies of course! i love that checker board calendar! so cute!

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  68. Love all of the links! I'd like to see cheesecake on a stick. Yum.

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  69. Happy New Year! Cookie dough on a stick

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  70. Hmmm, I would like to see a Pizookie on a stick (that dessert from BJ's). It'd be like an ice cream pop with a sweet chewy chocolate chip cookie center.

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  71. I have "liked" you on facebook for awhile now. I would love to see those bourbon bacon brownies you mentioned in this post on a stick. I *may* have to try that one (with a gluten free conversion on the brownies) this weekend.

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  72. I'd like to see a vanilla-sugar dipped "sweet on a stick", in honor of your awesome blog! --Moriah (Auntie Van on Facebook) moriah726@yahoo.com

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  73. I would love to see ice cream sandwiches on a stick

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  74. Pies on a stick sound fun. Love your round up!! All of it!

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  75. Awesome post! I'd really like to see funnel cake on a stick! Yum!

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  76. Fruit pie on a stick intrigues me! That is what I would want to make!

    eaubin316@gmail.com

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  77. A pop with a rich caramel in the center then dipped in dark chocolate and then rolled in a little sea salt...yummy!

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  78. I am all about the pie. Apple pie I think would be particularly good. I bet they've got that one too :)

    Maybe with a little lattice crust?

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  79. Please enter me in the giveaway......can you do chocolate chip[ cookie sticks on a stick?
    Thanks

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