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Holiday Recipe Exchange Announcement

by Jamie on September 26, 2011

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It’s hard to believe the holiday season is right around the corner – it seems like yesterday I was taking down the tree and obsessively packing everything into the attic.

If you have been following My Baking Addiction for a while, you may remember the Holiday Recipe Exchange that Katie and I organized with many of our favorite brands. We had so much fun creating recipes, hosting product giveaways and browsing through your entries, that we just had to do it again. Only this time around it’s bigger and better!

We learned a lot last year through trial and error and hope that we have greatly streamlined the process for the participants. One of the biggest changes is that even if you do not have a blog, you can still participate! We will also be choosing the giveaway winners via a random integer program – so no more bribing your coworkers and family for votes!

Katie and I started working on this project in July – yes, July – and are thrilled to let you know that we have extended the Holiday Recipe exchange to include 12 weeks this year, so we’ll be covering a lot of territory – in hopes that everyone will find a category that strikes their fancy.

The Holiday Recipe Exchange will launch on Monday, October 3rd. The post is sponsored by Scharffen Berger and theme will be – you guessed it! Chocolate.

There is a full schedule of all dates and sponsoring companies. We are really excited about this project and are thrilled to be working with some of the best companies in the industry.

We hope you’ll browse the schedule, find a topic that appeals to you and participate in Holiday Recipe Exchange.

For full rules, eligibility, theme schedule, etc. check out Holiday Recipe Exchange Rules 2011. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.


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Clare @ Clare Cooks! September 26, 2011 at 7:23 pm

I can’t believe it’s almost that time of year again either! I am really looking forward to the recipe exchange though!

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Ashley Saul September 26, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Yeah the holidays! Cant wait for recipes!

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Reeta September 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm

I am so looking forward to it :)

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Becca September 26, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Oh my goodness, I can not WAIT for the holidays. Right now (or at least starting October 1st) I will be in full Halloween mode. :) I love celebrating holidays.

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Cassie @ Bake Your Day September 26, 2011 at 9:17 pm

This is so fun! I hadn’t started my blog last year when this was going on. Looking forward to it!

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Luv What You Do September 26, 2011 at 10:18 pm

What a fun idea!
I am new to the blog world, but I will have lots of recipes to choose from!

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patti keil September 26, 2011 at 10:35 pm

I don’t have a blog but my, oh my this does sound fun! I’m really excited to check this out!

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com September 26, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Amazing efforts to you and Katie. Can’t wait to see what y’all would cook up for this holiday season :)

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Gloria September 27, 2011 at 12:12 am

Sounds like a blast! Looking forward to it.

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Nelly September 27, 2011 at 4:13 am

Sounds like fun! Unfortunately I am in the UK so wont be taking part, but I will be reading and following along. Cant wait to see some yummy seasonal/holiday recipes!

I am hopefully going to be having Christmas at my house for the first time ever this year, so need all the help I can get!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar September 27, 2011 at 6:25 am

This sounds really fun! I’ll look into it :)

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katie mitchell September 27, 2011 at 9:28 am

I can’t wait sounds like so much fun!

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terri September 27, 2011 at 10:15 am

ohhhh how fun! i did not know about ‘my baking addiction’ last year, so i am super pumped about this!

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Amy @ A Little Nosh September 27, 2011 at 10:52 am

I’m excited to take part this year!

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Jennifer @ Somewhere In Between September 27, 2011 at 11:11 am

I am so excited to participate!! I’ve already started my holiday meal planning “test kitchen” so this provides some much needed inspiration!

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Penny September 27, 2011 at 3:23 pm

I’m not a food blogger but I do have a blog so I’m going to participate in this super fun idea! I already know what I’m going to make for my chocolate recipe (though I’ve never made it–with the ingredients I’m using it’s got to be great!) Thanks in advance for the fun!

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Lady Amalthea September 28, 2011 at 2:01 am

I don’t make sweets very often, but, when I do, I’ll try to match them up with one of your categories. What fun!

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Holiday Baker Man October 1, 2011 at 1:33 am

On the trail for Christmas Baking too!

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Valerie October 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I’m looking forward to this exchange. It’s been a great incentive for me to return to blogging.

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Ann October 2, 2011 at 11:48 pm

This looks fantastic…I’m not sure about participating this year, but either way I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

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