Holiday Recipe Exchange Rules

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1.) Create a recipe using the ingredient specified for that week.You may enter a total of TWO recipes. While new posts are preferred, older posts are fine as long as they fit the requirements.

–   October 3rd features Scharffen Berger Chocolate, so your recipe must highlight chocolate.

–   October 10th features Le Creuset and the theme is Fall One Pot Meals

2.) Share your recipe with everyone: bloggers and non-bloggers can both participate this year! See detailed recipe sharing instructions below for both bloggers and non-bloggers.

3.) If you want, help spread the word about the recipe exchange through your social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.

Sample Message: Join @GoodLifeEats and @BakingAddiction for a Holiday Recipe Exchange. See how you can participate (and WIN) here: LINK TO RECIPE EXCHANGE RULES PAGE Pls RT

4.) The contest period will run for 7 days. For example, October 3rd launches the Scharffen Berger Chocolate contest. The contest will close 7 days later, on October 10th at 11:59 pm CST.

–   Anyone can participate in the recipe sharing.

–  The prize will ship to US addresses only. If you are not a US resident, you are eligible if you have a valid US shipping address (i.e. a family member’s address)

5.) Once the contest period closes, we will use a random integer program to select two winners. Winners will be notified and have 3 days to claim their prize before it is forfeited.


1. Create a recipe using the week’s theme/ingredient specified in the schedule and post it to your blog.

Your post needs to mention the GoodLife Eats and My Baking Addiction Holiday Recipe Exchange Series and include the following links:



–  Link the that week’s sponsoring brand

Sample Link: Come join the fun at the My Baking Addiction and GoodLife Eats Holiday Recipe Swap sponsored by Brand Name.

Copy and Paste the Code:
Feel free to copy and past this code for your post, just switch out the brand name and URL info depending on what week you’re participating.

Come join the fun at the <a href=”” target=”_blank”> My Baking Addiction</a> and <a href=”” target=”_blank”>GoodLife Eats</a> Holiday Recipe Exchange sponsored by <a href=”” target=”_blank”>Scharffen Berger</a>.

2.) Link your post to the widget that will be displayed within the featured posts on GoodLife Eats or My Baking Addiction.

We are using the identical widget coding so you will only need to link your recipe post to one of our blogs, the widget will sync them between GLE and MBA.


Create a recipe using the week’s theme/ingredient specified in the schedule. Leave a comment in the comments section on either GoodLife Eats or My Baking Addiction with your recipe and, if desired, a link to your photo (photo can be uploaded through Flickr or Photobucket).

It is important to leave a comment with your recipe on only one of the blogs. Duplicate comments are unnecessary as all of the comments will be complied for the giveaway entries.


Each week will feature a fabulous prize for two winners valued at minimum $150.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Kayla September 26, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Can you enter 2 recipes per week, or 2 recipes throughout the whole contest?


Jamie | My Baking Addiction October 2, 2011 at 10:22 am

You can enter 2 recipes per week.


Annie September 26, 2011 at 11:27 pm

I’m a little confused on how winners are picked each week- is that based on the quality and deliciousness of the recipe? Or randomly selected? Sorry if I’m being dense and just missed that in the description. It sounds really fun, I’m excited!

Thanks for putting in so much effort to create this!


Annie September 26, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Never mind, I had a dumb moment and my question is clearly answered in the post. Ack sorry- it’s been a long Monday :)


katie mitchell September 27, 2011 at 9:33 am

Sounds like a lot of Fun!


Melissa September 27, 2011 at 9:36 am

When will the widget be available on your sites?


Brittany September 27, 2011 at 4:57 pm

This sounds fabulous! I can’t wait to enter!


Sarah S September 29, 2011 at 11:56 am

I have a question. Do you have to feature the product that is sponsoring or just what the theme is?


Megan October 3, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I made Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies!

Check them out here! :)


Cindy B. October 17, 2011 at 10:16 am

West Blend Crock Pot Recipes Contest

Crock Pot Venison
2lbs. venison, cut into pieces
1 packet Lipton Onion/Mushroom Soup Mix
1 can cream of mushroom soup
pepper to taste
Season meat with pepper, and brown in olive oil. Add to crock pot with remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 8 hours.

I hope I did this right, I don’t have a blog…yet.


Becky R October 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm

“Come join the fun at the My Baking Addiction and GoodLife Eats Holiday Recipe Exchange sponsored by Le Creuset.” This chili recipe is a quick and easy one pot meal that can be changed up with a bit of creativity!

Under one hour chili:
Using a large pot such as a French Oven
Brown: 2 lbs. of hanburger
Add: 3 cans of kidney beans (or 3 beans of choice)
Add: 3 cans of “off brand” tomato soup (the Campbell’s brand seems to be to acitity with this recipe)
Add: 1 8oz. can of tomato sauce
Add: 1-3 cups of water (depending upon desired consistancy)
Heat and simmer about 10 minutes.
Mix in a small bowl: 4 tbls. of flour, 6 tbls of McCormick chili powder along with 1 tbls. of salt
Add: flour/chili powder mixture to simmering chili, mixing well to incorporate.
Cook: 30-40 minutes

*Be creative with this recipe and add chicken instead of hamburger, black beans, and corn for a southwest theme topped with sour cream and shredded cheese. This is a basic chili that is a great base to any one pot meal.


Mikelle October 18, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I would love to participate, but i’m a little confused as to what the widget is and how to link it to my post. is it the link in point 3?


Jamie October 19, 2011 at 8:32 am

Just click the little blue button and fill in the information. If you need anything else, let us know.


Stefani November 11, 2011 at 5:01 am

Such a simple weeknight dinner..using fresh herbs!

-4 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temp.
-4 garlic cloves, minced
-11/2 tsp. fresh oregano, chopped
-11/2 tsp. fresh marjoram, chopped
-1 tsp. paprika
-4 tbsp. flour
-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
-4 tsp. olive oil
-14 oz. cherry tomatoes
-1/2 c. white wine
-2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped

1. In a small bowl, mix the butter, garlic, oregano, marjoram, and paprika. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
2. Pound chicken to 1/2″ thickness. Season with salt and pepper. Dredge with flour.
3. Melt 2 tbsp. of the herb butter mixture with 4 tsp. oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute until brown on each side (about 4 minutes per side). Keep warm.
4. Increase heat to high and add tomatoes to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to char and burst (about 5 minutes). Add remaining butter.
5. Crush tomatoes slightly to release their juices. Continue stirring until butter has melted. Add white wine to the pan and scrape up the brown bits.
6. Serve tomato sauce over chicken. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.


Karen L November 13, 2011 at 6:17 pm

I was looking for the winners and noticed the last winner chosen on your winner page was Oct 18, is there a different place to see the winners?

Thx for the contests.


Leland Wach November 18, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Dutch Oven Lemon-Lime Soda Apple Dumplings

This is a winning recie from Boy Scopus of America magazine and very easy using a lot of butter.
2 large Granny Smith apples

1 12-ounce can of lemon-lime soda

2 8-ounce cans of refrigerated crescent rolls

1 stick real butter

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1. Use a Dutch oven large enough to accommodate all apples in one layer because they’ll rise/expand when cooking.
2. Cut each apple into eight pieces. Wrap each piece in one crescent roll.
3. Melt stick of butter in the bottom of the Dutch oven and roll each piece in the melted butter before placing them in the bottom of the pan.
4. Mix cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle the mixture over all apple pieces (mixing the sugar rather than just dusting the tops better incorporates the cinnamon flavor). Carefully add the soda so as not to wash away sugar from the dumplings.
5. Based on oven size, adjust the amount of briquettes on top and bottom and bake until dumplings turn golden brown (in conventional oven about 30 minutes at 350 degrees).
Serves: 8


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