Pillsbury Holiday Celebration Starter Giveaway

Hello friends!

Let’s have a party today…actually I want YOU to have the party! I’ve teamed up with Pillsbury Baking to make your holiday celebration easy and festive!

I am LOVING the new Holiday flavors Pillsbury is offering…the Cinnamon Bun cake? HELLO!! Also, the Artisan bread mixes have become huge favorites at dinner time!

I used some of their festive products in this Peppermint Cake. The red is so bright and vibrant. Just imagine a red cake with the Garland Green Vanilla frosting…so cute!

Peppermint Cake.. a fun vanilla swirl cake with mint frosting and crushed candy canes on top!ake

I want to give you a chance for a last minute celebration before the holidays are here!


What you will Win…

You will win a great assortment package of Pillsbury Baking items that should not only spark creativity but be delicious at the same time!

ANNND a $100 Visa Gift Card so you can purchase…well..whatever you want!


How to Enter…

To enter this Flash Giveaway, leave me a comment here letting me know whether your favorite holiday flavor is … maybe it’s Peppermint (Like my Cake!) or maybe it’s Spice or maybe it’s just Chocolate in any form! I wanna know!

Contest ends Tuesday at 8:00 am EST


For more recipe ideas, be sure to follow Pillsbury Baking on Facebook and Pinterest!


*This post is sponsored by Pillsbury Baking, I love their products and use them regularly. All opinions are my own. as usual!

387 Responses

  1. Melody

    Chocolate, peppermint, gingerbread cake with fresh whipped cream. Decisions decisions. Do I have to pick just one!? I love them all!

  2. Nicole

    I,fancy myself a caramel, salted caramel & hot buttered rum lover! There’s nothing better than when one of those three, hit my tongue creating fireworks of a flavor explosion!! I’m left with the feelings that I must just have had a slice of Heaven! They turn the worst of days, into the best of days!! Caramel, salted caramel & homemade hot buttered rum batter! Now those scream the holidays to me…from my Auntie stirring, stirring & stirring homemade old fashion caramels, me sneaking just “one”, adding sea salt on top of the warm, freshly made caramels, right down to having the ingredients all spread out on the counter ready to ” whip up” a batch of hot buttered rum batter. Looking up only to see both my children, now 21yrs old & almost 19yrs old, staring at me (like they have since they were each abt 2.5-3yrss old)with drool practicly rolling down their chin, (again like they were 2.5-3yrs old again!)usually they are in & out of the house so quickly only time for quick pleasantries or plugged into this or that. The sight of the ingredients alone…only means one thing, it IS “that” time of year again!! As I begin to add the items one by one building the layers of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter, brown sugar, & powered sugar (hey no one said it was good for you! Lol!)their eyes get bigger, they get antsier, trying to patiently wait. One gets the water in the tea pot to boil, they other retrieves the special holiday mugs, & everything is lined up & ready by the time I’m finished mixing the yummy goodies. Finally, dolup by dolup in the mugs it goes, cascading the hot water of the top (there will be no rum for the wee ones, as they dont even know that it really is apart of the recipe!), & as we each stir our own cup of everything right in the world…we sit together as a family, NO CELLS PHONES or gadgets, & remince of holidays past…as a FAMILY!! All because of Hot Buttered Rum & the holidays!! To me those three items are THE HOLIDAYS because not only are they THE most incredible flavors but they brings us all together!! Caramels, Salted Caramels & the one & only Hot Buttered Rum Batter are the home run hit, bottom of the 9th with the bases loaded during a tie game!!!

  3. Margot C

    I am afraid that I am that most predictable of persons, the Chocolate Lover. A chocolate cake with chocolate icing is what I adore.

  4. Judith Green

    I love, love, love, chocolate and caramel – holidays and anytime!! Also, I love Cookies & Cups! Thanks so much – keep it coming!!!

  5. Erin Ellis

    During the holidays I really love peppermint. Other times of the year I would say chocolate, but during the holidays I love candy canes, peppermint bark, and any minty treat. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

  6. Kathy

    Chocolate is my favorite flavor….always! :o) I just love it so much but if you want you can throw some peppermint in that chocolate too. That would be ok with me! lol

  7. Beverly T.

    Oh, that’s a hard question! lol I have a Spicy Crinkle molasses cookie recipe that I only make at Christmas, and it’s just not Christmas without them. Gingerbread is certainly a favorite, but peppermint is a close second. I’m making some snickerdoodle cookie cups and peppermint cookie cups today for a party tonight. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Teresa Garrett

    HI, I just love chocolate!! Thank you for this chance for the giveaway!!
    Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!

  9. Teija

    So hard to choose a favorite! Probably cinnamon-y flavors followed by a close chocolate and then sugar cookies are a must-have for the holidays…but I don’t think that’s a flavor. Ha ha! I enjoy your blog and recipes – and make up tips. In fact, my friend and I both bought some Urban Decay Naked lipstick and liner on your recommendation this past weekend. Merry Christmas to us ๐Ÿ˜‰ And Merry Christmas to you!

  10. Roz

    What better than a good old Italian tiramisu cake? so full of coffee, cheese, rum and of course chocolate. Gotta run and bake one up right now!

  11. Christie Ferguson

    My favorite–hands down–is gingerbread men with a heavy dose of frosting. I can eat those til my stomach hurts. . .and then I’ll have at least one more! hahaha

  12. Kaitlin B

    I love eggnog! I get way too excited for fall because of eggnog, I made my dad an eggnog bunt cake last weekend for helping me fix the transmission in my car, it was amazing!

  13. Anne

    Cranberry is my favorite flavor for the holidays. It’s good at mealtime, or baked into breads for breakfast, or pie for dessert. And it’s only available now, so I take advantage of it while I can.

  14. tess

    My favorite is cinnamon and the smell of the christmas trees and the pumpkin spice ๐Ÿ™‚

    thanks for the chance
    tcogbill at live dot com

  15. Crystal

    Peppermint for many Christmas goodies! However, this Cinnamon Bun option looks promising too! Of course you can never go wrong with anything chocolate…

  16. Wendy DesRochers

    I knoe this might sound boring, but I’m just obsessed with really good, natural vanilla…..
    Mmm, and coconut! Coconut cream ANYTHING, please!

  17. DeniseG

    I’m a vanilla girl all year round! But my Christmas treats also feature a lot of chocolate and cinnamon. And sugary pecans, YUM!

  18. sarah k

    Chocolate is always going to be on the list also cinnamon and peppermint, especially love the white chocolate+peppermint combinations.

  19. Brooke

    Spiced anything for Christmas. Chocolate with peppermint is a close second, but it just feels like Christmas with spiced apple cider, spice cake, etc.

  20. Connie Anderson

    My fav is Chocolalte Anything!!!….. I love your recipes and hand write them all on recipe cards do it looks like I’ve had them a long….. Time!!

  21. Lauren

    My favorite flavor has to be peppermint! It reminds me of the pink ice cream I used to eat when I was little. Don’t confuse it with mint though! I don’t like eating toothpaste ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Joy

    Gingerbread is my favorite during this wonderful season! Hope that you and your family have a very blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  23. Robin Christine

    My favorite holiday flavor would be cinnamon! My Dad makes his famous cinnamon-y gooey sticky buns at Christmas time! I am always eager to try anything like it!

  24. Vanessa

    I would have to say that peppermint is my favorite holiday flavor. I love making peppermint meringue cookies with chocolate chips in them…so yummy!

  25. Vicki

    CINNAMON!!!! er mah gaaaahh!! Peppermint is a close second, but if you have not ever made anything with cinnamon oil, you need to! I make cinnamon caramels, cinnamon candied popcorn and cinnamon hard candy recipe! Bring it on!

  26. Nancy

    Anything i make from your website we love… but if i had to choose it would be chocolate no wait.. peppermint. No chocolate sorry can’t choose.. merry christmas

  27. Cheryl Newton

    White chocolate. Cupcakes or a cake, with white frosting and some white sanding sugar or white chocolate shavings on top, so it looks like snow.

  28. Jamie

    I love cinnamon and sugar (I just discovered Snickersoodle cookies and they’re the best ever!) flavors. Other than that, I cannot get enough of apples or Apple cider.

  29. Melissa Poling

    Ooooh, I love chocolate all the time! And Peppermint. And Eggnog. And cinnamon in stuff (but not cinnamon-flavored stuff, like candy). I just adore all the holiday flavors!

  30. I love me anything chocolate–although this time of year, I especially love white chocolate. White chocolate-covered pretzels, peanut butter blossoms with white-chocolate Kisses, sugar cookie cutouts with white chocolate frosting. YUM.MERS!

  31. Sharon

    Oh my gosh! For me…..anything sweet is my favorite holiday flavor!!! My motto…..if it’s sweet eat it! But if I had to pick one I would have to say eggnog. Love eggnog.

  32. For me it’s anything chocolate, mint or peanut butter, I am not much for holiday flavors such as pumpkin (yuck) or peppermint but I just love the tried and true, and boy do I have a sweet tooth and so does my family. I just love taking and making sweet but diabetic recipies for my husband to it’s a challenge but fun.

  33. Nancy

    I need to get my celebration started. I am a fan of anything Christmas. One flavor that stands up to any treat is vanilla. Vanilla goes with any dessert.

  34. Jill

    Cinnamon flavor is my favorite, I used to make a Texas sheet cake that was the most yummy.. cinnamon and chocolate to be sure !!!

    Happy Holidays …

    Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  35. Patricia Viviano

    ok, how about chocolate, peppermint,nuts, carmel altogether, I just love this combination, MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU & YOUR FAMILY

  36. Terry Brown

    My favorite holiday flavor has become, since discovering it, red velvet. Although it could also be used for Valentine’s Day as well. I also like gingerbread.

  37. Regina

    I love peppermint, andes mint flavor, red velvet but at any time, I love anything chocolate. The options at this time of the year is endless. Love baking at this time of the year. I love giving to others!!! It is the season to give!!!

  38. Linda Bradshaw

    My favorite would be peppermint. I just got some peppermint essential oils today too. Linda Bradshaw , teachinmomma123abc at yahoo dot com

  39. Nancy

    Almond. My Christmas cookies include Almond Snowballs that have a little ball of almond paste baked in the center and my mom makes tri-color cookies that have almond paste in them as well.

  40. Elines Acevedo

    I will pick chocolate any and every time! I also really love spiced flavors for the holidays though. Ginger, cinnamon and the like are so warming in the winter.

  41. I love all of the holiday flavors, but my very favorite is chocolate-mint. I wish everyone a very Happy Chanukah, A Merry Christmas and a Happy Kwanza! Of course, also a Happy, Healthy, New Year!

  42. Julie Carlson

    This time off year my favorite flavor is ginger. This looks like a wonderful site and I’m so happy I stumbled onto it. Thank you for time and sharing

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