Today’s giveaway is my favorite kitchen item-after my mixer of course. In fact, during the San Diego fires in 2008 my machine was one of the few things I grabbed before we were asked to evacuate!! Luckily nothing burned down where we were located! Can you imagine me having to explain to my kids that their childhood pictures burned, but my coffee maker didn’t. That would be a major sarcastic Mom of the Year moment.
I have been drinking Nespresso coffee since I first lived in Switzerland 12 years ago. Keurigs are cool if you are looking for a single serve standard coffee, but if you are looking for a classy and impressive cup, Nespresso is your coffee! It is the silkiest, most delicious cup ever. E.V.E.R. No I am not getting paid to say this
So today I am giving away a Nespresso Essenza Machine. You will have to order the coffee (or pick it up at Bloomingdales). Like usual, if you are already followers on my Social Media pages, you can still enter! Winner will be notified by email when contest is up and will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address. Make sure to enter for your chance to win!
I used a shot of Nespresso for these cookies which gave them an intense coffee and chocolate flavor. They were perfect for an afternoon snack with a cup of Nespresso!
Woohhhooo it is December 1st!! I have been working on this 12 days of Giveaways for quite sometime and am so excited to finally launch it! We have some great prizes including a KitchenAid 4.5 qt mixer, a 7 cup Cuisinart food processor, Lágrima Pure Vanilla Extract, of course my favorite butter Plugrá European-Style Butter, and much more!
The way it will work is that I will post a new giveaway every 2 days from now until December 24th. They will be overlapping each other as each giveaway will run for about a week. I will be using rafflecop for the giveaways. If you already follow me on the social media outlets, fret not you can still enter by saying you already follow when prompted by rafflecop. Let’s get this party started!!!!! Enter to win at the bottom of the post!
Photo credit-Sharffen Berger Website
For the first giveaway we are giving away 8 bars of our favorite Scharffen Berger Chocolate. We use it whenever a recipe calls for chocolate, and the result is always silky and smooth. This chocolate makes the most amazing ganache!
We used this chocolate to create the chocolate cream and ganache for these cream puffs. It is pretty simple to make but tastes like it is from a five star restaurant. Don’t be afraid to try homemade cream puffs, they aren’t as difficult as they sound. If you have a couple of minutes, I would suggest watching this video from Joy of Baking for visual instructions.