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Windy City Bloggers Holiday Favorites Giftbasket Giveaway

To kick off the holiday season, I’ve teamed up with some of my fellow Windy City Bloggers, to give away three different holiday gift baskets; one for the Holiday Hostess, one for the Social Butterfly and one for the Glam Girl. I’m super pumped about this giveaway because each blogger hand-picked an item that they felt represented their blog and style! 

What’s Inside?

Windy City Bloggers Holiday Favorites Giveaway | Gift basket for the Holiday Hostess | Cucina Kristina |

Gift Basket // For the Holiday Hostess [retail value $250+]

Williams-Sonoma Apron & Spoonula from Tomatoes for Cucumbers
Kate Spade emerald cut studs from 30s and Chic
Zara wraparound striped scarf from Wear and Why
The Gourmet Grilled Cheese Cookbook from The Kittchen 
Kate Spade thermal mug & coffee mug [via The Trendy Sparrow’s Etsy shop
Benefit “Benetint” lip and cheek stain from The Around The Way
Rabbit 4 Piece Wine Tool Kit from A Squared
Preserving by the Pint from Cucina Kristina (Me!)
Rosemary + Sea Salt Caramels from Katherine Anne Confections & Black Currant Dijon Mustard from Edmond Fallot [via Pastoral]
Shop 17 month agenda from Little Black Blog

My Contribution

My contribution is Preserving by the Pint by Marisa McClellan from the canning and preserving website Food in Jars. When I was a novice canner, I did most of my research and got the bulk of my information from her website. Oh, who am I kidding?! I still get a ton of information from her website! I reference her website more often than my Ball Canning book

Why I Love This Book

As a city dweller, I am lucky to have space to store my pints of sauces, jellies, jams, and pickles. However, I realize that many people do not have the space or the time to process huge batches of preserves. This book is perfect for people that live in small spaces or those that are interested in preserving their CSA shares or small garden goodies. The book is organized by season and includes recipes for jams, jellies, pickles, chutneys and other preserves. It’s a GREAT starter book for anyone interested in getting back to basics. 

Rules & How to Enter


Homemade Nutella Milk & $500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Happy Monday! Read on before you start to scowl at me for celebrating the start of the work week because I have two exciting things to share with you this morning. The first is that I’ve gotten together with some of my blogger friends to give away a $500 Amazon gift card to two of our lucky readers and the second is my recipe for delicious Homemade Nutella Milk!

Homemade Nutella Milk | | Raw homemade chocolate hazelnut milk

To make Homemade Nutella Milk, you’ll need a high-speed blender and a nut milk bag. If you don’t have either of those, you could purchase both of those items if you win and still have enough money left to buy a pound of hazelnuts; but if you win, you can use the gift card for anything you want. That’s the beauty of Amazon! You can buy just about anything your heart desires with the click of a mouse.

Enter to Win One of Two 500 Amazon Gift Cards. Here’s How to Enter:

$500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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Prizes: (2) $500 Amazon gift cards

Rules & How to Enter:

  • Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. You can enter once or daily between now and September 4. 
  • Besides the mandatory blog comment entry, all other entries are optional. 
  • Giveaway ends 9/4 and is open worldwide.


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