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GIVEAWAY: “ChillOver Powder, Hearts a-Flutter”

WINNER SELECTED, 2/15/16
And our winner is … Jeri Hart (see winner’s post here).

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For a chance to win a sample of my ChillOver Powder, tell me about the most memorable gelatin dessert you’ve ever eaten (good or bad) in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-February.

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My innovative ChillOver Powder is for all the people who grew up loving gelatin desserts but gave up on them, knowing their animal origin. It sets up in half the time gelatin does. It seals in flavors more quickly. And it doesn’t melt at room temperature. Once you try it, you’ll never go back.

Find Traditional Gelatin Dessert ChillOver DoOver recipes in the Feb/Mar issue of MaryJanesFarm. Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways.

If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

Today’s Recipe: Gluten-free Shortbread Cookies

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Today’s Recipe: Dairy-free Whipped Topping

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Today’s Recipe: Tomato Aspic

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Today’s Recipe: Huckleberry Cheesecake Bars

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WINNERS!!! Giveaways: “Hearts a-Flutter”

In the Feb/Mar issue of MaryJanesFarm, “Hearts a-Flutter,” I led you here to my daily journal for a chance to win some special giveaways, everything from books to ChillOver Powder to a year-long Sisterhood membership. Following, you’ll find the winners of all six giveaways. Thank you to all who participated by leaving comments, and stay tuned for more giveaways in each issue of MaryJanesFarm. If you’re not yet a subscriber to MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

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The winner of my “Milk Cow Kitchen, Hearts a-Flutter” giveaway (for a free copy of my Milk Cow Kitchen book) is: Nikki Hurlbut, who left this comment in response to “Tell me the name of your milk cow (even if it’s still only a fantasy) …”

“My (fantasy) milk cow’s name is Myrtle. I am a young mother to 4, so hopefully one of these days, we’ll be able to have one of our own!!”

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The winner of my “Do Unto Animals, Hearts a-Flutter” giveaway (for a free copy of Tracey Stewart’s book, Do Unto Animals) is Denise, who left this comment in response to “Tell me about your favorite pet animal (real or imaginary) …”

“I just lost my favorite girl on the 9th of this month. Her name was Shelbyanne and she was a sweet little Boston terrier. I had her for 13 years. Would love to be entered for this. I’m an avid animal lover and would love to learn all I can.”

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The TWO winners of my “Annie Sloan, Hearts a-Flutter” giveaway (for free copies of Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint Workbook) are:

Jona Newcomb, who left this comment in response to “Tell me what your favorite color of lipstick is and at what age you think you first painted your lips …”

“My favorite color lipstick is fuchsia! I love a pop of color. I was about 12 years old when I discovered lip gloss, but once I found lipstick I never looked back. I’d love to win this book. I’ve been contemplating redoing my kitchen cabinets and would love to learn more about this fabulous paint.”

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Carrie, who commented:

“My first lipstick experiment was when I was 9 – my Mom’s. She always wore beautiful pinks and coral shades that suited her coloring. Alas, barely-there neutrals in shades of rose and mauve suit me best, though most days I think Blistex and Carmex are what I tend to apply.”

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The winner of my “Farmgirl Sisterhood, Hearts a-Flutter” giveaway (for a free, one-year membership to the Farmgirl Sisterhood) is Rachele, who left this comment in response to “Tell me how MaryJanesFarm connects you to other women …”

“My aunt subscribed me to this magazine and I got my first issue this month. I think I might have read it 4-5 times now and I keep finding new interesting things. I’m a country girl in the city. When I read about the Farmgirl Sisterhood, I instantly got excited and so desperately want to be a part of this group! I would love to learn from other women and grow as a person. Someday, I would love to have my own garden (city garden) and I absolutely love animals and have dreamed of having chickens. I have 2 boys who I think would love and grow from this as well. I can’t wait for the next issue and I hope I win!!”

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The winner of my “Moo-n Over Main Street, Hearts a-Flutter” giveaway (for a free copy of my children’s book, Moo-n Over Main Street Metropolis) is Shannon Hudson, who left this comment in response to “Tell me what your favorite dairy product is …”

“Cheese!!! I absolutely love cheese … and all types of cheese! I think that is what I am looking forward to the most when I have my own dairy animals – learning to make cheese!”

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The winner of my “ChillOver Powder, Hearts a-Flutter” giveaway (for a free sample of my ChillOver Powder) is Jeri Hart, who left this comment in response to “Tell me about the most memorable gelatin dessert you’ve ever eaten (good or bad) …”

“Love your magazine!!!! Anyway, my favorite gelatin dessert was a wonderful layered desert that contained cherry or raspberry jello, sour cream, pineapple, gelatin and whipped cream. I was given the recipe in 1990 … I hadn’t made it in 10 years, and when my kids asked about it, I pulled it out of the old 3×5 box and it was too faded to read … Couldn’t read all ingredients or the measure amounts. Would love to try your new ChillOver Powder in your pineapple , pretzel & cream dream recipe in the Feb/March issue of MaryJanesFarm!”

Congratulations, winners!!!

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I’ve always gotten a kick out of diner lingo and hate to see it go the way of the dodo, ya know?

Photo by Kenneth C. Zirkel via Wikimedia Commons

Hoping to do my part in preserving this cute ‘n’ cheesy (wink) café chatter,

I created a—you guessed it—QUIZ to test your food slang savvy.

Have fun figuring out these phrases (the answers are posted at the end), then call them out with gusto in your own kitchen. The kids will love it.
1. All hot
2. Battery acid
3. Birdseed
4. Bubble dancer
5. Cluck and grunt
6. Cow feed
7. Cow paste
8. Eve with a lid on
9. Fish eyes
10. Frog sticks
11. George Eddy
12. Houseboat
13. Italian perfume
14. Make it moo
15. Mike and Ike
16. Moo juice
17. Nervous pudding
18. Radio
19. Sea dust
20. Shingle with a shimmy and a shake
21. Vermont
22. Walk a cow through the garden and pin a rose on it
23. Whistle berries
24. Yum-yum

Answers:
1. Baked potato
2. Grapefruit juice
3. Breakfast cereal
4. Dishwasher
5. Eggs and bacon
6. Salad
7. Butter
8. Apple pie
9. Tapioca pudding
10. French fries
11. Customer who doesn’t leave tips
12. Banana split
13. Garlic
14. Add milk/cream to coffee
15. Salt and pepper shakers
16. Milk
17. Jell-o (or, better yet, Giggle Wiggles—one of my Chillover recipes!)
18. Tuna salad sandwich
19. Salt
20. Buttered toast with jam
21. Maple syrup
22. Hamburger with lettuce, tomato and onion
23. Baked beans
24. Sugar

12 Days with MaryJanesFarm

On the first day of Christmas, a farmgirl sent to me:

A full year of MaryJanesFarm!

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On the second day of Christmas, a farmgirl sent to me:

Two Mossy Wreaths and a full year of MaryJanesFarm.

On the third day of Christmas, a farmgirl sent to me:

Three Rag Dolls, two Mossy Wreaths, and a full year of MaryJanesFarm.

On the fourth day of Christmas, a farmgirl sent to me:

Four Jars of Jam, three Rag Dolls, two Mossy Wreaths, and a full year of MaryJanesFarm.

ChillOver-Box-jamOn the fifth day of Christmas, a farmgirl sent to me:

Five Felt Cupcakes, four Jars of Jam, three Rag Dolls, two Mossy Wreaths, and a full year of MaryJanesFarm.

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On the sixth day of Christmas a farmgirl sent to me:

Six Yo-Yo Pillows, five Felt Cupcakes, four Jars of Jam, three Rag Dolls, two Mossy Wreaths, and a full year of MaryJanesFarm.

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On the seventh day of Christmas, a farmgirl sent to me:

Seven Orchard Farm soaps, six Yo-Yo Pillows, five Felt Cupcakes, four Jars of Jam, three Rag Dolls, two Mossy Wreaths, and a full year of MaryJanesFarm.

 

On the eighth day of Christmas, a farmgirl sent to me:

Eight Milk Cow Kitchens (pass ’em all around!), seven Orchard Farm soaps, six Yo-Yo Pillows, five Felt Cupcakes, four Jars of Jam, three Rag Dolls, two Mossy Wreaths, and a full year of MaryJanesFarm.

On the ninth day of Christmas, a farmgirl sent to me:

Nine crocheted snowflakes, eight Milk Cow Kitchens (pass ’em all around!), seven Orchard Farm soaps, six Yo-Yo Pillows, five Felt Cupcakes, four Jars of Jam, three Rag Dolls, two Mossy Wreaths, and a full year of MaryJanesFarm.

snowflakes1On the tenth day of Christmas a farmgirl sent to me:

Ten Clothespin Apron Patterns, nine crocheted snowflakes, eight Milk Cow Kitchens (pass ’em all around!), seven Orchard Farm soaps, six Yo-Yo Pillows, five Felt Cupcakes, four Jars of Jam, three Rag Dolls, two Mossy Wreaths, and a full year of MaryJanesFarm.

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On the eleventh day of Christmas, a farmgirl sent to me:

Eleven Scrappy Hotpads, ten Apron Patterns, nine crocheted snowflakes, eight Milk Cow Kitchens (pass ’em all around!), seven Orchard Farm soaps, six Yo-Yo Pillows, five Felt Cupcakes, four Jars of Jam, three Rag Dolls, two Mossy Wreaths, and a full year of MaryJanesFarm.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, a farmgirl sent to me:

Twelve Tin Can Snowflakes, eleven Scrappy Hotpads, ten Apron Patterns, nine crocheted snowflakes, eight Milk Cow Kitchens (pass ’em all around!), seven Orchard Farm soaps, six Yo-Yo Pillows, five Felt Cupcakes, four Jars of Jam, three Rag Dolls, two Mossy Wreaths, and a full year of MaryJanesFarm.

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WINNER!!! Giveaway: “Gel-plate Printing, The Experiment”

The winner of the “Gel-plate Printing, The Experiment” giveaway is:
Carol Jo Primus, who said:

“My newest craft discovery is papercrafting. I have always loved office supplies, art supplies, etc. Now, I have found a way to make creative gifts for loved ones without breaking the bank. I get so many compliments on taking the time to create something from the heart. I can’t wait to discover gel printing!”

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And the original post from the GIVEAWAY was (thank you to the 47 crafty readers who want to try Gel Plate Printing the MaryJane way):

In the Aug/Sept issue of MaryJanesFarm, “The Experiment” (on newsstands July 14), we led you here to my daily journal for a chance to win a free sample of our ChillOver Powder. Over the years, we’ve given you lots of ideas for yummy concoctions using ChillOver Powder, my gelatin alternative. Looks like gelatin. Tastes like gelatin. But it isn’t. It’s better! My innovative ChillOver Powder is for all the people who grew up loving gelatin desserts but gave up on them, knowing their animal origin.

But recently, Megan discovered a new craft using ChillOver Powder: gel-plate printing. “After purchasing a commercial gel plate and spending some time ‘printing’ with it,” Megan says, “I quickly understood what folks-in-the-know were raving about. But I couldn’t stop thinking how easy these plates might be to make myself, so I took my newfound craft to another level: the kitchen. With a sense of adventure, I tied on my apron and experimented with MaryJane’s ChillOver Powder, our gelatin substitute. The result? Well, let’s just say the proof was in the printing.”

Find step-by-step instructions for gel-plate printing in the “Farm Life” section of the Aug/Sept issue. And for a chance to win a pouch of ChillOver Powder, tell me about a new craft you’ve discovered in the comments below. We’ll toss your name in a hat and draw one lucky winner in mid-September, when the Aug/Sept issue expires on newsstands. Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways!

If you’re not yet a subscriber to MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for only $19.95/year.

Today’s Recipe: Homemade Marshmallows

Today’s recipe is taken from my Glamping with MaryJane book. (Actually, in my book, my basic recipe below ends up with a host of yummy, unlikely ingredients added, but I’ll save those surprises for you until you have my book in your hands!)

And let’s not forget their partner, the homemade graham cracker, which will be part two of this recipe series next week. Don’t forget to check back.

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