Tuesday, December 8, 2009

dessert! (and... how about another chance to win?)

Now that all the dust has settled from the SMS giveaway day, I'd like to reward all you awesome peeps who are still hanging around. So, how about another chance for the same loot? Just leave me another comment saying "squares!" or "FQs!". I'll make this one quick, and pick a number on Thursday evening, so I can hopefully get it in the mail on Friday.

And I just wanted to say, in case anyone else is wondering but hasn't asked, I'm definitely up for swapping (or selling, I suppose) if you don't win and are just dying to get your hands on some of these vintage linens. I have way more than I'll ever sew up, and would love to share them. It would make me AND my husband feel better. :-)

Speaking of my husband, check out the awesome cake he made me for my birthday! It's the triple chocolate mousse cake from last month's Cook's Illustrated. Absolutely decadent!!


I hate to admit it, but he's such a better cook than me. I think it's because he actually follows the instructions. Me, I just wing it. Take my latest loaf of pumpkin bread - I couldn't find my normal recipe, so I just used a banana bread recipe and swapped pumpkin for bananas, and threw in some cinnamon. Um, yeah. It's edible, but requires a liberal application of honey!

41 comments:

  1. FQ's!

    And if my husband made me triple chocolate mousse cake, I just might marry him all over again!

    I recommend recipezaar.com for those days when you need a recipe... it's really great.

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  2. FQ's!

    Mmmm....that looks good! I could use some of that right now :)

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  3. Squares! The cake looks awesome

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  4. Hi Evelyn! I'm so excited for a second chance to win. Yay! I'd pick FQs.

    The cake looks fabulous. Mmm...Have you ever checked out food blog search? I always look there for recipe ideas.

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  5. fqs!! thanks! and that mousse... it looks heavenly!

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  6. Squares! :-)

    I saw that recipe, looks delish... Will have to wait for a special occasion!

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  7. squares!! And I'm up for a swap of some sort if you see anything in my flickr stream you like. I sent you the links already I think.

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  8. Happy Birthday! You've got a keeper of a husband. Fat Quarters!!

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  9. FQs! :)
    Yum. Love anything with Chocolate, and that looks so good.

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  10. Yum, I'll bite! I'm currently cutting squares for a friend for Christmas, yup! Vintage linens, you flung a cravin' on me! So I'll say squares or fat quarters, either way you feel like throwing, I'll try to catch it. I would gladly swap from the little but growing collection I have, let me know! Thank you!

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  11. happy birthday. that cake looks so so yummy. what a wonderful husband. i am in....i would love another chance for the squares!!! thanks for doing this. what a great idea. i might have to follow suit. my numbers went way high during giveaway days but i don't think many followers are going to be sticking around.

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  12. FQs! And, have your hubby throw in some of that cake. YUM YUM YUM!

    Thanks for having another giveaway!
    -Mandi
    mab(at)onepost(dot)net

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  13. FQ's!! Squares!! I love 'em all!


    What a great looking cake!! That's an awesome feller you have there.


    SMS giveaway day was great. I found SO many new blogs to follow. This was one of them. My Google Reader is going on overload! Ha!

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  14. squares! I love em! The cake looks so yummy, but I absolutely adore the plate!

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  15. I'll let some other peeps have a go at the fabric goodness but that cake does look awfully yummy... shame you can't pack it up and send me some! lol! :-)

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  16. hi
    fq's please!! and please please can you post the recipe for that cake (failing that can you just send me the cake!!!!!!!)
    gill x

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  17. Squares! And thank you for the cake recipe, looks so yummy I'll have to try it.
    paula_lemos at vodafone dot pt

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  18. Squares!

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday! The cake looks delicious and homemade makes it even better, huh?

    Thanks for the opportunity and I'm so glad SMS led me to your blog!!

    -Michelle

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  19. I would pick Squares, if you would pick me ;-))

    And I would for sure pick this wonderful cake - I'm a chocoholic, so to say, and that piece of cake just looks terrific!

    Thanks, Frauke

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  20. Squares!

    Happy birthday too. And that cake looks divine!

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  21. Squares! Mmmmm. . . cake. . . MMM.

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  22. FQ's!
    That cake looks divine! mmmmm :)
    Colima

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  23. FQs!

    I do ok with baking things, but you should not let me cook dinner. Baking makes me think that I should be able to mix up the ingredients, put them in/on the cooking device, and then walk away until the timer rings. Yeah, that doesn't go so well with the stovetop...

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  24. I'm sorely tempted to lick the screen. Yum!

    Squares! :) And I'd love to do a swap after the new year... whether or not I win!

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  25. LOL at the pumpkin bread recipe! My hubby can bake some pretty good cookies!

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  26. Squares! And, that cake looks luscious!

    I'd love to swap after the New Year too. I need to finish my holiday projects before being tempted by those lovely vintage linens!

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  27. FQ :) I like rich colours, browns, oranges...

    I feel like I'm already a winner looking at that chocolate cake, mmhmm, virtual dessert, I like it!

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  28. mmmmm...cake!! I say FQ and THANK YOU!! I knew I put you in my Reader for a reason! :D Hope you have a happy birthday!!

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  29. Happy birthday! That cake looks soooo good!

    I pick squares again...come on lucky squares! And yes, if I don't win, I'm still interested in trade/purchase! :)

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  30. Hi Evelyn,
    I hope that you had a great birthday- How nice of you to want to share more of your vintage linens- I will be glad to add my name in the hat for your giveaway- fat quarters please would be my choice.
    I feel like a winner already because I discovered your blog and I am always thrilled to discover a new blogging friend.

    My husband is also a good cook and he does most of the cooking in our house. He is not into making desserts though. Your birthday cake looks totally yummy.
    Warmest regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
    Anna

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  31. squares and the cake looks fabulous and I love the plate!

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  32. FQ's please!

    how sweet of your husband to make that yummy-looking cake!

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  33. FQs with a side of the cake! It looks absolutely delicious!

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  34. Oh wow, Evelyn! I'm going to make a quilt for my sister in blues and yellows and would those vintage prints ever look nice with them!

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  35. Squares and Cake, Cake and Squares, or any combination available.

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  36. I'm still with you, lady. ;-) Thanks for another giveaway! FQ's make me happy, as does catching up on your blog.

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  37. Cake or FQ----hard choice! Thanks for the giveaway. I would love the FQs

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  38. Oh man, I can't believe I missed a reader giveaway! I was so busy during the month of December with school parties, gift-making, holiday baking and all that stuff I didn't have time for blog reading! Oh well, while I was at my Grandparent's house for christmas I drooled over all her old sheets she still uses. I thought about packing a few in my suitcase, but they seem so at home on the beds at her house, I couldn't do it. ;)
    kelli
    kellbell_6@hotmail.com

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