Monday, October 3, 2011

Blog Candy Giveaway!!!

UPDATE:   The Winner of the Blog Candy is Kym Weber!  Congratulations Kym; please contact me at: so I can get your package to you.  :)

Hi Everyone!!!  In celebration of the Outlawz 1000 Member Party, I'm giving away some blog candy!  One lucky winner will receive a Gilli Cozy rubber stamp, a 36-page BoBunny, 6" X 6" Midnight Frost paper pad, and a 36-page BoBunny, 6" X 6" pad from Ad Lib Collection.  Here's a pic for you:
To be eligible for a chance to win, you must post a comment here naming your favorite Gilli Stamp from the Summer 2011 Collection.  You can find the collection here!   I will draw the name of one lucky winner on October 10 so be sure to check back here by 11:00 pm (est) to see if you're the winner.  That's all you have to do to be eligible, so easy!

In celebration of Autumn, I'm posting a recipe for pumpkin muffins that I made last week.  They turned out very yummy despite the fact that I didn't follow the recipe.  So I'll give you the recipe I was following, but I'm changing mine to read:  add a 15 oz. can of solid-pack pumpkin because this is how much I put in accidently, and I liked how moist they turned out.  :)  Here's the recipe:

From Gourmet November 2006
Adapted from the American Club
Makes 1 dozen
Active time: 15 min.
Start to finish: 1 hour

1 ½  cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin (from a 15-oz can)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 tsp pumpkin-pie spice
1 ¼  cups plus 1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon

Equipment: 12 foil or paper muffin liners; a muffin pan with 12 (1/2-cup) muffin cups
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350F. Put liners in muffin cups.

Whisk together flour and baking powder in a small bowl.
Whisk together pumpkin, oil, eggs, pumpkin-pie spice, 1 ¼  cups sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl until smooth, then whisk in flour mixture until just combined.
Stir together cinnamon and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in another bowl.
Divide batter among muffin cups (each should be about 3/4 full), then sprinkle tops with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Bake until puffed and golden brown and a wooden pick or skewer inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.
Cool in pan on a rack 5 minutes, then transfer muffins from pan to rack and cool to warm or room temperature.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment mentioning your favorite Gilli stamp for a chance to win!


  1. I loooved the cupcakes Ann! They were amazing! The best ones I ever eaten! What a great accident!! lol

  2. Hi Ann, I had to hop over to get this yummy pumpkin muffin recipe, Thank you so much, delious!

    Hugs, Lori m

  3. I really like Stroll- it's the ponytails that get me!

    thanks for the chance to play. Can't wait to try your muffins.

    outlawz name-Sarah Welleford

  4. Thanks for the recipe. Sounds yummy. My favorite is Parisian Girl.


  5. I love the sound of those pumpkin muffins! we don't get canned pumpkin in South Africa, but I am definitely going to try and make them with freshly cooked pumpkin! What a lovely healthy snack - good for my boys for their work lunch boxes. Thanks for the recipe.

    Oh yes thanks for the chance to win too - my fave is Gilli - 0040 PARISIAN GILLI (says the artistic side of me).

    Jen Leeflang
    (aka JenLee)

  6. Sweet candy Ann! You are such a sweetheart to offer a prize :D Of curse, you are a sweetheart ALL of the time :) I am sooo going to try that recipe for your pumpkin muffins! I am not skilled in the baking area, but I am going to give it a go anyway because they sound DIVINE!!! Thank you for sharing :)

    Love you Sistah <3

  7. Is this what your making me when I come back and visit for they sound yummy? I love pumpkin!!! Hugz sweetie!

  8. Shopper Gilli is my favorite I think. Thank you for the receipe and giveaway!

  9. Hi Ann,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!! My favorite Gilli from that Collection is PJ Gilli!! I think she looks cute in her PJ's and slippers!!

    Good Luck with your Blog Candy!! :)


    PS: THe muffins sound yummy!! :)

  10. Ooooh, those pumpkin muffins look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! My favorite Gilli is Fairy 2 Gilli! Wonderful blog candy!

  11. Thanks for sharing!
    Hey, Pixie Dust Paperie is having a give away, if you want to win a Pixie kit, follow the link to find out how!

  12. I am drooling over these papers!! The stamp is awesome ; )

  13. WOW, Wow, how does a girl pick just one, they all are so amazingly cute, very talented artist at work here, I love your website, its gorgeous and your stamps ohhhh wow, :)
    It was hard but I narrowed it down to (drum roll please....LOL) PJ GILLI...omg she is sooo cute, I adore her lil lol love her ty for the chance to win....did I say WOW yet....
    Cindy Potentier