Giveaway: Eat Boutique Breakfast Gift Box

November 17, 2012

As we head into the winter season, thoughts turn to holiday gifts and tokens for hosts and hostesses. Thanks to my avid canning habit, I always have an assortment of jams, chutneys, and pickles to give to those in the near vicinity, but nearly every year, December catches me by surprise and I find myself running out of time to compile and pack up boxes for my further flung loved ones.

That’s where Eat Boutique comes in. They create thoughtful collections of small batch preserves, mixes, candies, syrups, and other fancy treats that make wonderful gifts when you can’t find the time to send out your own homemade goodies.

Because Maggie and her team at Eat Boutique are awesome, they’ve given me one of their Breakfast Gift Boxes to giveaway here (it’s an extra special weekend giveaway!). This box contains Kenyon’s Apple and Spice Pancake Mix, Nutting Farm Maple Syrup, Early Bird Sweet and Salty Granola, Sqirl Cashmere Nectarine Jam, and Greenpoint Honey. It costs $55 (the price includes shipping) and would be a tasty treat for someone who deserves a particularly sweet morning during the holidays.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share your favorite holiday breakfast.
  2. Comments will close at 12 noon east coast time on Monday, November 19, 2012. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog over the weekend.
  3. Giveaway open to US residents only.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post. I do not accept submissions via email.

One more thing! If you’ve not yet gotten yourself a copy of my book, they’re giving one away over on the Eat Boutique blog (if you’re not reading their blog regularly, you should really start. They feature lots of gorgeously photographed recipes and tutorials). Finally, for you Boston-area folks, I’m going to be signing copies of my book (along with a handful of other cookbook authors) at the Eat Boutique Holiday Market on December 9. I hope to see some of you there!

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  • I love monkey bread. I still have the original recipe from my high school home economics class. It is not made very often but it is delicious.

  • For Easter I always make Hot Cross Buns, but we totally cheat on Christmas and pick up donuts. It’s kind of a special treat in our house. 🙂

  • My grandma’s apple crisp! I don’t know how she does it. She’s given me the recipe and I’ve tried making it at home, but it’s never the same. She makes it for me whenever I go home to visit for Christmas. Definitely a holiday breakfast favorite.

  • Home-made sweet bread, tea and satsumas. Great for sitting around and enjoying in the company of my daughters.

  • I make pancakes regularly, but it’s never the same as eating my dad’s pancakes on Christmas morning. Made with bacon and love.

  • I love pumpkin pancakes with homemade pumpkin butter, or plain old flap jacks with apple butter. But my most favorite is fry bread with sugared cinnamon butter. My grandma and I would have such fun making fry bread. flour every where ! but we had fun..

  • DEFINITELY a Wolferman’s english muffin with fresh sweet cream butter and creamy peanut butter. Can’t beat that.

  • We have a family tradition of eating Cheese and Eggs (basically scrambled eggs with sharp cheddar cheese) after opening presents on Christmas morning. No matter how much we’ve all been arguing.

  • Walnut Waffles w/Pure Vermont Maple Syrup, Hickory Smoked Bacon, a combo of melon, grapes, and berries on the side – along with Coffee and a Mimosa.

  • A tradition for years in my mom’s house: chocolate chip waffles. I don’t know anything else to answer because we really don’t have any other holiday breakfast choices! 🙂

  • Christmas morning we always have oyster stew, biscuits, ham, fruit and fruitcake – it fortifies you for the unwrapping portion of the day!

  • what an awesome giveaway-thanks-our special breakfast is pepper bacon, and my homemade belgian waffles with maple syrup from wisconsin and my homemade jams

  • I love pumpkin pie for the morning after Thanksgiving and however longer the pie will last. I have been known to make pumpkin pie for just this purpose.

  • Right now my favorite holiday breakfast is pumpkin pancakes, with pumpkin puree from our garden. That, with ham or sausage. Other times of the year, it’s homemade english muffins with homemade jam or curd on them. Because holidays are the only time I have to make stuff like that for breakfast!

  • I love French Toast Casserole for brunch. It’s all prepped the night before so all you have to do is put it in the oven.

  • A few years ago for Christmas, I made vegan cinnamon rolls and vegan cream cheese frosting. We colored the frosting green and put the rolls in the shape of a Christmas tree, which we then frosted with the green frosting!

  • I love pretty much any breakfast foods, but my sister’s breakfast casserole recipe is the best ever! It’s easy to put together the night before, then pop in the oven to cook while you have coffee the next morning!

  • Christmas morning—cinnamon rolls, eggs and bacon. A tradition for five generations now, you can’t eat anything better than that.

  • Crate and Barrel had a really good pumpkin pancake mix last year, but I have yet to see it this year (even on the website). But for things I make myself, cinnamon rolls are always a tasty treat to have on a chill winter morning.

  • The Betty Crocker Cinnamon Struesel coffee cake, circa 1973. My Mom made it from memory every Christmas morning and we eagerly awaited it to come out of the oven so that we could eat it warm with lots of butter while we opened presents. Once we were grown with families of our own, we didn’t get together for Christmas as a family that often. Fast forward 20 years. I found the recipe online and my Mom is making it for Christmas for our family this year. Such a simple thing, but so nostalgic and meaningful to us!

  • I love to make homemade cinnamon rolls for our family as a special breakfast (Alton Brown’s recipe). In a pinch, though, biscuits cut with seasonal cookie cutters are also a big hit.

  • It’s a toss up between 2 breakfast recipes that I only make at Christmas. One is an amazing breakfast casserole that has eggs, cheese, stuffing mix and breakfast sausage and the other is an Over night French toast recipe that uses either big slices of French bread or Texas toast. Mmmmmmmm!

  • We’re usually still too stuffed from Christmas Eve dinner to be really ambitious about Christmas morning breakfast, but when we do it’s usually omelets with cheese and bacon (followed, of course, by Christmas cookies!).

  • Mmm my favorite holiday breakfast is any feast leftovers turned into a sandwich! Especially if mashed potatoes are involved!!

  • My favorite holiday breakfast is pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon/sausage with gallons of good hot coffee.
    Thank you for your blog and all the giveaways.

  • When I was a kid my clever parents gave each of us boxes of our favorite sugar cereal with our stockings every year. That meant they didn’t have to fuss with elaborate breakfasts in the ungodly hour before the sun came up but after we had torn through all the presents.

  • My favorite holiday breakfast is what I end up having almost every year on Christmas morning. At about 11 am after all of the chaos is over and everyone is sitting around playing with their new toys (I have 5 kids) I find myself a quiet spot on the sofa and have a fresh cup of coffee and a pumpkin pie spiced waffle nutella sandwich. It is the best breakfast each year listening to everyone play and visit.

  • Breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day! We start with a hearty bowl of oatmeal with organic maple syrup (plus a steaming cup of strong black coffee)!
    This year I am giving almost all handmade/homemade gifts!

  • This is going to rankle the purists- but I am vegan and my mom makes this lima bean and corn chowder- from an ancient Veg Times Magazine recipe- and she makes it for me every Thanksgiving. As I don’t do an early breakfast, this becomes my brunch after food- usually around 10:30 11:00 I find all I can think about is a big bowl of soup.
    Thanks mom for accomodating my peculiarities!

  • My favorite holiday breakfast would have to be banana nut waffles with butter and Nutella with a side of on the verge of burnt bacon. Yum!

  • We usually have 2 types of breakfast casseroles. One savory, and one sweet, like an overnight french toast. It’s so easy to fix them the night before, then pop them in the oven when you get up.

  • My favorite breakfast during the holidays is leftover pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce. I can’t get enough of either of them so I will eat them any chance I get!

  • nothing better than ham egg & cheese sandwich made with the left over ham & rolls or biscuits from the holiday dinner from the night before.

  • Hmmm…it’s a toss-up between my mom’s egg bake that she serves the morning after Thanksgiving and the monkey bread my mother-in-law makes for Christmas morning!

  • Cinnamon rolls don’t usually count as breakfast but they do during the holidays! We always do it for Christmas morning.

  • Leftover pie….In our family making sure there are leftovers for breakfast is nearly as important as having pie for dessert.

  • Breakfast casserole made with American cheese, ham, and white bread – it was the breakfast of my childhood holidays.

  • My hubby likes pecan pie for Thanksgiving, but my favorite Christmas breakfast is toasted homemade Dresen stollen (with butter melting into its yummy goodness), served with the softest, creamiest scrambled eggs and crispy bacon.

  • Homemade cinnamon rolls! Not sure it will happen this year since we rented a place at the beach and not sure I’ll have all the accoutrements to make it happen….

  • Christmas morning we have homemade cinnamon rolls! My mom makes them weeks earlier and freezes them, we pop them in to bake while opening stockings and drinking coffee

  • Hands down holiday favorite: a local farm’s ground pork turned into breakfast sausage with just the right amount of seasonings, sweet potato pancakes with honey-cinnamon-pecan butter and some not-too-sweet fruit salad. Completely wonderful!

  • Cinnamon rolls! We had these every holiday morning growing up… Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Labor Day, you name it.

  • My absolute favorite holiday breakfasts are post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches! I put cranberry sauce on one slice of bread, mashed potatoes on the other side, and the whole sandwich has to be overflowing with gravy. I think I look forward to the morning-after-Thanksgiving breakfast more than I do for the actual holiday!

  • Hot cocoa with whip in our christmas-week only snowman mugs stirred with a candy cane and yummy french toast with real vermont maple syrup. Delish!