Holiday Favorites & A Kitchen Aid GIVEAWAY!

today is a good day on Creative Juice. if you are new here – you will be happy you stopped by! today there is a HUGE giveaway with tons of prizes on the line! i have teamed up with 19 bloggers to bring you a holiday bonanza of prizes!! each blogger is giving away some of their favorite items on their own sites (that is 19 different giveaways) AND there is a GRAND PRIZE of a kitchen aid PRO mixer!

for my favorite things giveaway i decided to stick with macarons (big surprise huh?) one lucky winner will win a SIGNED copy of my book Gourmet French Macarons AND a professional silpat mat! enter to win this using the rafflecopter below the image. if you don’t feel like waiting until the giveaway ends i have a special coupon code for you to take 20% off when you buy it here! use the code: DEC113 at checkout!

Holiday Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

now onto the GRAND PRIZE!!! a kitchen aid PRO mixer!


  Kitchen aid Giveaway
__________________ TO ENTER__________________
then record it on the raffelcopter at the very end of the post!  visit all the blogs for a scavenger hunt to decode the Secret Holiday Message.  MY secret word is BETTER … record this and head on over to Texanerin Baking for the next secret word!  



RECORD THAT THIS IS DONE IN the rafflecopter below! happy holidays!

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  1. tina brown says:

    What WOULDN’T I do with a Kitchen Aid Mixer. Probably would mostly use it for baking [have to try out that macaroon recipe] :-)

  2. Lisamarie Jenssen says:

    I came here for the Kitchen Aid and will stay for the macarons! I love making them and want to get better. If I don’t win, I hope you offer a discount after the giveaway too! Thanks for the opportunity to win a signed copy of your book!

  3. Brandi Bryant says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I don’t have twitter yet, need a better phone.

  4. i love your macaron book! only problem is i want to make them all and eat them all myself. well, actually that’s not so bad after all! :>D it’s been fun doing this giveaway with you Mindy, thanks to Karyn! :>D

  5. Kimberly Lechner says:

    Desperately need a mixer. Can’t wait to try out the macaroon recipe.

  6. I love my KitchenAid, but I’m afraid it’s on it’s last leg. Would love to win!!

  7. Ruth Naylor says:

    Well, I’ve always wanted to try making macarons.Funny how I happened to find your site in particular!

  8. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would make a lot of things like pound cake, brownies and divinity would be super awesome!

  9. I would bake tons of cooikes and cupcakes!!

  10. So many baked goods! I would totally make every recipe in my bundt cake recipe book with this! :)

  11. alice harke says:

    i would make more than one batch of cookies at a time with this mixer!

  12. alice harke says:

    i’m glad there’s 10 days left for this contest. it is going to take me at least that long to figure out exactly what i have to do to enter. i thnk i did 2 of the 3 tasks to enter, liking the fb pages and commenting in the blog but, not sure how to participate in the scavenger hunt.

    • you have to visit each of the blogs participating and write down the secret word – its no hard – after a blog or two you will be able to guess it i’m sure!

  13. Brandi Bryant says:

    If I won I the mixer I would make the macarons first. Then I would make all sorts of goodies. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone.

  14. Rita Jackson says:

    Merry Christmas !!!!

  15. jas lewis says:


  16. I would LOVE to win a KitchenAid mixer, as I am recently married and love to bake. My husband also loves when I bake :) And the great thing about KitchenAid mixers is they are a life-time appliance!

  17. Italian bread!

  18. great giveaway! 😀

  19. Making Holiday cookies with that mixer would be such a breeze compared to the 1950′s era hand mixer I use now.

  20. Got here from Hungry Happening and kept following the links.

    I can’t enter any of your giveaways because I don’t do Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or any of the other options.

    You don’t have an option to enter just by leaving a blog post.

    • i had not considered that when i created the giveaway! i will see if i can edit that option in. thank you for your comment – if i cannot fix it i will be sure to think of this next time i run a giveaway!

  21. would have loved a chance at your giveaway but I do not have any social media pages :(

  22. My baking would be unlimited if I owned the Kitchen Aid Pro mixer

  23. What an amazing giveaway! I love eating macarons. I hope to be able to learn to make them one day. Winning this giveaway would definitely help!

  24. I would love to make some cookies and desserts!

  25. I would make a lot of Christmas cookies

  26. Jess Escamilla says:

    I hope I win either give away. how exciting!

  27. Thank you for this opportunity!

  28. Such a fantastic giveaway! Since i love to bake so much, I’m so excited about the giveaway!

  29. With a new KitchenAid Professional Mixer, I think I’d start with bread

  30. I am so hoping to at least win the book and slip mat. I was bummed about not winning on IG, so I’m hoping to win now :-)

  31. Monica Grose says:

    I’m trying to get up the nerve to try making macarons. Maybe I’ll be inspired if I win!

  32. Mariaelena dominguez says:

    I would make some banana nut bread. Yum!

  33. I’d make a big batch of Christmas cookies.

  34. Sharon Ghee says:

    Really love the giveaways! I love to bake so I would love to have a KitchenAid Mixer!

  35. I make mostly breads, cakes and cookies. With my current mixer, the dough spills over the sides because the bowl isn’t big enough!! The KitchenAid pro has been on my wishlist for at least a year. :-)

  36. Lots of sweets! Love to bake cakes, cookies, brownies… anything sweet.

  37. Suranna Michael says:

    Would love a KitchenAid mixer. Would probably use about every day.

  38. I would make my favorite Brownies from Scratch.

  39. Christmas cookies :)

  40. Well the first thing I’d make would be those macaroons, but I’d also make a lot of Christmas cookies!

  41. I would make sourdough bread.

  42. Stephanie Ann says:

    I would make some chocolate chip cookies!!

  43. nannypanpan says:

    I would make cupcakes

  44. The only way I’ll ever get a mixer is by winning one… haha. I would go crazy baking all sorts of things.

  45. hmmmm I love to bake and I’m feeling tons of cupcakes in my future for my 3 sweet grandsons!

  46. Michele Rodocker says:

    I’d make cookies and bread dough!

  47. I thought I was pretty social media savvy but this completely overwhelmed me! I would love to participate more but am lost to be honest. Please enter me with this comment. Mindy, I am a huge fan and Facebook follow, Twitter, and Pinterest follow you as well. I need to get with the scavenger hunt/social media new contest stuff! Good luck everyone!

  48. And I would finally attempt some french macarons…. my vintage stand mixer died a slow and sad death :(

  49. The Mixer would be my “I can’t live without it” tool. I would use it to try recipes from all the bloggers paricipating in the giveaway!

  50. christina p says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I would make cinnamon rolls!

  51. So excited, I have been wanting this Macaron book.

  52. Ana Cristina says:

    I am dyyyyying for a KitchenAid mixer! The first thing I would make would be fresh bread!

  53. i would bake some adorable christmas cookies!

  54. Phil nadeau says:

    Would love to win, it’s on my Christmas list!

  55. Elizabeth Winans says:

    My mom LOVES KitchenAid and wants one so badly!

  56. I know how my morning coffee time is getting spent. I am excited to explore your website. Thanks for sharing.

  57. I would make big cakes, tons of cookies and even send you some too! 😉

  58. Your macaroons look so delicious! I’d love to make them some day. I’m so glad we have joined together on this fun filled blog party.

    Carrie from Bella Cupcake Couture

  59. nadya kotik says:

    i would make a cake for my new nephew’s welcome party. He will be born in less than a month!


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