Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Taking Bets on Gender + A Recipe + A Giveaway!

Hey! Today I have a couple of things to share with you. A recipe and a giveaway, two things of note, in fact. But first...

These are our kiddos.
Molly's First Holy Communion
Frances, on her first day of Kindergarten

Madeleine, enjoying a treat at her favorite cupcake shop here in town

Anders, playing at the Nature Center about a year ago

Annabel looking happy in Minnesota!

and ..... Coming((!!!))): May 2017...
Baby #6! The question is, what is his/her gender?

If you guess correctly, I will enter you to win my Giveaway!

But first, a recipe!

We are hoping to make these during the 12 Days of Christmas! This recipe is tried and true. It is originally based on the recipe from Martha Stewart Living catalogue, but I've tweaked it a tiny bit over the making of it the past couple of years! ha! Mmmm... I love the flavor of molasses, and these aren't too sweet, trust me!

Gingerbread Man Cookies

3 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. ground ginger
3 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves 
6 tbsp. (1/4c. + 2 tbsp) c. unsalted butter
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 large egg
2/3 c. unsulphured molasses

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, beat together sugar and butter. Add egg and molasses, gradually add flour mixture. The ginger and the cloves make this recipe what it is! And of course, the molasses.
royal icing recipe here

Roll out.... bake at 350ยบ for 8-12 min.
So good!
Can't go wrong! ;-)

And now, for the giveaway!
I'm feeling generous! This is worth over $60 in actual retail price! And it is sitting right here next to me, ready to be mailed - as soon as I put your name on it.
What's in it?

fun, fun, fun!

~Angel Christmas Tree Ornaments

~St. Francis and the Nativity Book

~Be Merry Christmas Tree Candle

~Chocolate Latte Treats

So now it's time for a little gender roulette!
Leave a comment telling me what you think the gender of our next baby is! Additionally, just for fun, (if you want) in your comments tell me how you make the twelve days of Christmas special- any traditions? I need some ideas! As aforementioned, you will be entered to win if you guess correctly/leave a comment. I will announce the winner in my next post (on Friday).

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Michele Morin said...

Oh, my goodness -- those pictures!
Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

Amanda Patten said...

Boy! Within the 12 days of Christmas is when we visit extended family. On three kings day, I give my sons a gift that pertains to space, stars, the cosmos. I need more ideas for celebrating the 12 days too!

Tacy said...

Yay! thank you so much for the comment, Amanda! {claps hands}

Rochelle said...


Edye Nicole said...

I think you're having a girl! :)


Tacy said...

The winner is: Rochelle! Congratulations and Merry Christmas!