Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My first giveaway

Last night, Texas Cottage reached a milestone: Fifty Google followers!  5-0!  Thanks to all of you who read my blog. I so appreciate everyone who follows Texas Cottage.

When I started blogging back in April, I never thought I would have so many readers. I enjoy writing my posts, and I hope you enjoy reading them. Everyday brings more to learn and share. I hope Texas Cottage continues to grow as I find my niche in the blogging world.

So.... for my first giveaway! I decided since I'm always cooking and posting recipes, I would give away something for the kitchen. Since many of the kitchen tools I use are Pampered Chef, I chose something I thought most people could use. I love mine and use it when I bake cookies, mini-muffins, and mini-cupcakes.

One Texas Cottage reader is going to win a Pampered Chef medium scoop!! It's not much to look at, but you'll love it. You won't go back to scooping out cookie dough with two spoons, or a spoon and your finger. Your cookies will always be perfect!

This is the medium scoop. Mine is several years old. You can win a brand new shiny one!

Here's how you can enter: 

1. Leave a comment and answer the question: What is your favorite homemade cookie?

For extra chances to win:
2. Become a Google Follower and leave a comment telling me you are (or have been).
3. Like Texas Cottage on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you did.

 Leave a separate comment for each entry. Everyone can enter up to 3 times. The winner will be chosen at random, and announced Friday.

The giveaway is open until 8:00 PM (CDT) Thursday. This is open to US residents only.  (I won't be shipping internationally, sorry.)

Giveaway is over. Thanks to all those who entered.

Pampered Chef did not pay me or give me the scoop. I don't sell Pampered Chef (although I am thinking about it) or work for them.  I just like their products.


  1. I love coconut macaroons. I am the only one at my house that will eat them so I rarely make them.

  2. I'm a fan of plain old Chocolate Chip cookies. You can't go wrong there.

  3. I am a follower on GFC! Prould to be one of the '50' :)

  4. I have always wanted one of these scoops. My favorite cookie to make is basic chocolate chip.

    Congrats on your first 50 readers.


  5. I am already a happy follower.


  6. A givaway, fun!!! I don't have a medium scoop but have been meaning to get one.

    White Chocolate Cherry Cookies are my favorite. They are delicious, the recipe is on my blog.

    Congrats on reaching 50 followers so soon.

  7. Chocolate chip, of course! I think I've made a million in the years my kids have been growing up! They are always a favorite!

  8. Peanut butter, a classic. I became a google follower this week and I also liked you on facebook :)

  9. My favorite cookie is ranger cookies from Prasek's in Hilje.

    I love to bake oatmeal cookies.

    I am a follower!

    White Spray Paint

  10. Oatmeal and raisin. Right to the hips. real good times!

  11. Well I don't know how to do the fancy Facebook or Google things so I'll just tell you my favorite cookie : )
    Chocolate Chip, but there's a secret ingredient: vanilla pudding! That's right! I drop a packet of pudding mix and those cookies come out divine. Yum yum...might need to go bake some right now.

  12. Look at that, I did figure out how to 'like' on Facebook. You are my very first like - whoo hoo!

  13. I love Peanut Butter Chocolate chip !
    Congrats on the 50..
    I just found your Blog so I'm going to be a follower so you now have 51 :)))


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