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Monday, February 14, 2011

MomLife Today's Weekend To Remember Get-Away Giveaway

In celebration of Shaunti Feldhahn’s Life Ready Woman, MomLife Today is giving away 2 Weekend To Remember Gift Packs and much more!

Not only, is MomLife Today helping promote Life Ready Woman, but they are thrilled to announce that Shaunti will be joining MomLife Today as a regular contributor!!!

Weekend To Remember Get-Aways offer marriage-changing principles that you can take home and apply to your daily lives to strengthen your marriage. Whether you are newly engaged or have been married for 50 years, you will find value in the tools provided at the getaway.

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Don’t miss this opportunity to receive a conference registration for you and your spouse … and more! MomLife Today will be randomly selecting NINE lucky recipients to receive one of these great gifts:
  1. 2 Weekend To Remember Get Away conference registrations for two. $259 value each pair (Two couples will receive this.)
  2. 2 Life Ready Woman DVD packs. $149 value each (Two different people will receive this gift.)
  3. 5 The Life Ready Woman books. (Book will go to 5 people.)
To enter click one of the icons below then tell your friends. Winner will be announced on March 2nd on the MomLife Today website.
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MomLife Today provides encouragement, advice and resources to help YOU with your daily Momlife! Because…every MOMent counts!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Get in my Belly! Blueberry Buckle - a taste of summer in February!

We had a Valentine's Day Brunch with our friends and neighbors this morning and I pulled my lonely, summer-ripe frozen blueberries from my freezer and whipped up this moist and yummy buckle. It's very similar to a coffee cake ... but better. :)

Thanks goes to Martha for this recipe.


Blueberry Buckle

Ingredients:

1 ten-inch round cake or 2 six-inch round cakes.

    * 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
    * 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
    * 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    * 1/2 teaspoon salt
    * 3/4 cup sugar
    * 1 large egg
    * 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    * 1/2 cup milk
    * 5 cups wild or cultivated blueberries (you can use frozen, but it will add 15-20 minutes to the cooking time.)
    * Mrs. Kostyra's Streusel Topping (recipe follows)

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a springform baking pan, and dust with flour, tapping out excess. Set aside.
  
2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low, and add egg and vanilla, beating until fully combined.
  
4. Add reserved flour mixture, alternating with the milk, a little of each at a time, starting and ending with the flour mixture. Remove from mixer. Gently fold in blueberries.
  
5. Pour batter into prepared pan; sprinkle streusel topping over cake. Bake until cake tester comes out batter-free, 60 to 70 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool for 15 minutes before serving.


Mrs. Kostyra's Streusal

Makes enough for 1 ten-inch cake or 2 six-inch cakes

    * 1 cup all-purpose flour
    * 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
    * 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    * 1/4 teaspoon salt
    * 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

Directions

1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Using a pastry blender or fork, cut in the butter until fine crumbs form.
 
2. Using hands, squeeze together most of the mixture to form large clumps. The topping can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Enter to Win a KINDLE from Judy Baer!

Prolific author of over 75 novels, Judy Baer, is launching her new Guideposts series, Forever Hilltop, with a KINDLE giveaway! The first book in the series, An Unlikely Blessing is available now wherever fine books are sold.


Read the reviews here.

In celebration of the release of An Unlikely Blessing, Judy is giving away a KINDLE prize package worth over $175.


One lucky winner will receive:
  • Brand New KINDLE with Wi-Fi
  • A $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com
To enter just click on one the icons below and then tell your friends! Winner will be announced on February 21st on Judy's blog, http://www.judykbaer.com/wordpress



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