My name is Heather, I'm a mom to three WONDERFUL girls and while I'm a new blogger, I'm always up for a partaaaaay!
Anyhow, to thank you for stopping by my blog, I'd like to offer a giveaway to my visitors. I'll be offering a $20 coupon off of a Senseo coffepot!
I just got my Senseo a couple weeks ago and fell in love with it! I don't even drink coffee, but I find that I can brew a great cup of tea with my new Senseo. :) Actually, I put my pot to work for my whole family--I drink tea, my husband loves the coffee, and I make oatmeal and cup-o-noodles for my kids by just running hot water through into their bowl or whatnot.
So leave a comment (up to once each day) and I'll be drawing names on Friday!!
In the meantime, enjoy this recipe for a GREAT coffeecake:
Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
Coffee Cake: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup butter 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup dairy sour cream 1 egg 1 teaspoon almond extract
Filling: 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup raspberry jam
Topping: 1/2 cup sliced almonds
In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in the butter using a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Remove 1 cup crumbs for topping.
To remaining crumb mixture, add baking powder, soda, salt, sour cream, egg and almond extract; blend well.
Spread batter over bottom and 2 inches up side of greased and floured 9-inch springform pan. (Batter should be 1/4 inch thick on sides.)
In small bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and egg; blend well.
Pour over batter in the pan. carefully spoon jam evenly over cheese filling.
In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of reserved flour mixture and almonds; sprinkle over top.
Bake at 350° for about 55-60 minutes or until cream cheese filling is set and crust is a deep golden brown. Cool 15 minutes. Remove sides of pan. Serve warm or cool. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.
Yield: 16 servings.
There really are so many fabulous prizes to be won at this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, but my top picks would have to be: #14 — 12X12 Custom Wall Canvas Provided by: JuJu Beane Boutique
If my top picks are chosen, I'd love ANY of the prizes offered, starting with 103, 84, 67, 62, 37... gosh the list just goes on! I think ALL of the prizes are amazing this year! I'd probably give preference to child oriented prizes more than anything as I have 3 girls aged 11 months-5 years old. :) Well, don't I sound like a "greedy Bessie"?!?