Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gingerbread Pop-Tarts and a Contest *contest closed*

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Pop-Tarts®.

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I was asked to come up with something special using the limited edition Printed Fun Gingergbread Pop-Tarts from Kellogg’s.

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Ginger is one of those finicky ingredients that only works with so many other flavors. Eggnog for one, but I am not a fan. Instead, I decided to mingle some hot and cold foods: ice cream topped with the crumbled Pop-Tarts and a steamy creamy cup of homemade cocoa.

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These gingerbread Pop-Tarts have a little design printed on them, but you can’t see that too well once broken up.

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What do you think?

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Does it look like a yummy afternoon snack?

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Or a holiday treat while gathered ‘round the campfire?

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Everyone in the house found the combo of the gingerbread Pop-Tarts and the vanilla ice cream really tasty.

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Priceless.

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And the hot chocolate chaser kept us nice and warm on this really cold December day.

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On to the good stuff!

Want to win a $100 Visa gift card from BlogHer?

Sure you do! Please comment on this post and tell me your favorite holiday song. (Mine is “Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella” at present) Contest runs December 13, 2010 until December 25, 2010. Please leave a name and email so if you win I can contact you!

To enter, leave a comment

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You have 9 chances to win! Check out the other reviewers’ recipes by visiting the BlogHer.com exclusive offers page.

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Visit the Official Rules.

See what else we’re doing over on my main blog, Life with the Boys.

108 comments:

laurie b said...

gingerbread poptarts?! yum! i must look for these the next time i am at the store. my favorite christmas song has always been "have yourself a merry little christmas."

Mami2jcn said...

I like "Christmas Wrapping" by the Waitresses.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/14321220354842624

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

*lindsey said...

My favorite is O Holy Night when I'm being spiritual, and The Happy Elf, by Harry Connick Jr. when I'm not! Ha! Also, the link to the official rules wasn't working...

The Bluths said...

Favorite holiday song? Oh that's hard. I really like anything by Mannheim Steamroller. But one song I heard 2 years ago (haven't heard it since) is called the Gift by Aselin Debison.

The Bluths said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/budicheeks/statuses/14385565705183232

Callie said...

I like the Little Drummer Boy!

suburban prep said...

I like Carol Of The Bells

msgb245 at gmail dot com

Audrey {Crisp} said...

Favorite Holiday song is Winter Song by Sarah McLachlan!
edledpink@yahoo.com

Audrey {Crisp} said...

I read the official rules!

leaner said...

I love Silver Bells, and I Heard the Bells. Classic favorites that never go out of style!

Carrie said...

"O Holy Night" is my hands down favorite! :)
prestonandcarrie(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kerry said...

I like "Mary, did you know?"
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Kerry said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/14511906568019969
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Stephanie said...

Santa Clause is Coming to Town- Lonestar

taufers at yahoo dot com

Spud31 said...

"I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" by Casting Crowns. mary dot branson at gmail dot com.

tjnjtown said...

Blue Christmas has special meaning to me.

A Martini Always Helps said...

My favorite has always been "Oh Holy Night!"

Carca said...

carol of the bells!

Leah Killian said...

O Holy Night has been a longtime favorite my whole life. It is my flat out favorite song.

I also really love In the Bleak Midwinter. Lovely!

Now. . .about that $100- me me me! :-)

Ashley Harris said...

I have to say that O Holy Night is my favorite. Especially if sung by Josh Groban. Gotta love that voice!

Danny said...

carol of the bells and oh holy night are my favorites. best I've ever heard was a missionary in the MTC sing Oh Holy Night. It was awesome.

Ami said...

"Mary Did You Know?" by Faith Hill is my current favorite.

augdenngonzales98 said...

"O Holy Night" best song Ever and my FAVORITE!!!!

augdenn98@gmail.com

Jan Garber said...

The new songs are great, but I really like Rod Stewart singing "Baby, It's Cold Outside". I know, Dolly's in there too, and I'm not a big fan. But somehow, I can overlook HER to spend 3 minutes with Rod! LOL! I'll have to try the gingerbread Pop-Tarts. Ice cream? Sorry, Not on my new program.

Dahlene said...

Yum! Looks good. I'll have to watch for those gingerbread Poptarts. My favorite Christmas song is "Oh Holy Night".

funathome22 said...

My favorite right now is Happy Birthday Jesus.
funathome22 at hotmail dot com

Liz said...

Silent Night is my all time fav

hrhpomegranate said...

Little Drummer Boy.

Anonymous said...

Favorite holiday song is Silent Night.

MCantu1019 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi Amie

Oh wow, I have two favorites...

The first is "O Holy Night" and it's unbelievably amazing when sung by Celine Dion.

And "It's the most wonderful time of the year" especially by Johnny Mathis or Amy Grant.

I am also partial to anything by Mannheim Steamroller.

Fabulous!!!

Susie Jensen
jensenfamily@q.com

Amy said...

I like O Holy Night and Mary Did You Know. Thanks

Pixel Berry Pie Designs said...

I like a lot of Christmas songs... I suppose one of my favorites is "Away in a Manger."

Lorie said...

Angels We Have Heard on High is my favorite Christmas hymn.

Tamara said...

Mary did you know is always a favorite of mine.

Margie said...

"Silent Night" is one that I like.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Tabathia said...

silent night by the temptations
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Tabathia said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/15379069604466690
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

kelly said...

merry christmas darling, carpenters...

susan1215 said...

All I want for Christmas is You Mariah Carey

s2s2 at comcast dot net

susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/15434481297002496

s2s2 at comcast dot net

gail myrepurposedlife.net said...

feliz navidad jose feliciano
without a doubt, I love a LOT of Christmas songs, but I like to listen to music while I work, and that one really makes me smile.

gail

jamie said...

how funny that you should mentioned bring a torch! i love that song - but in french! :) my french teacher in high school taught us all kinds of Christmas carols and that was always my favorite!

my favorite Christmas song(s) are from the dolly and kenny Christmas album. :)

LAMusing said...

Joy To The World is so... well, joyous!
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LAMusing said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/15643537425047552
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Norma said...

My favorite is White Christmas
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JC said...

I like "The 12 Days of Christmas"
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

tweet.http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/15671077111861248

Bonnie said...

I love Little Drummer Boy and I haven't heard it yet this year
bepoia(at)hotmail(dot)com

angie lilly said...

Johnny Mathis' 1960s version of Sleigh Ride is one I really love!
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/15857791906353152
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

Scott said...

Mele Kalikimaka by Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters is one of my favs...always reminds me of the movie "Christmas Vacation," which is one of my fav movies of all time!
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott said...

my tweet http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/15859035886592000
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Kelly Massman said...

Little Drummer Boy


thanks!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Georgia said...

My favorite holiday song is Silent Night. Love it.

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Georgia said...

Tweeted here too

http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/16099044178792448

gmissycat at yahoo dot com

jeanette_huston@yahoo.com said...

I love Deck th Halls and Jingle Bells.

Jeanette Huston
jeanette_huston@yahoo.com

jeanette_huston@yahoo.com said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/josephvh1982/status/16231987735961600

Jeanette Huston
jeanette_huston@yahoo.com

marcia goss said...

My favorite holiday song is O Holy Night.
marcia.goss@gmail.com

marcia goss said...

Tweet.
http://twitter.com/#!/mgoss123/status/16280681235615745
marcia.goss@gmail.com

the Crave to Save said...

Jingle Bell Rock!

gina.m.maddox AT gmail.com

the Crave to Save said...

http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/16325493166968832

tweet!

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jakiesmom said...

i like little drummer boy by david bowie and bing crosby
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Danielle said...

I love Mariah Carey's song "All I wants for Christmas is you".
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Danielle said...

I did the alternate entry on the official rules page.
dgoodridge84@yahoo.com

The Wotring's said...

My favorite Christmas song is Silent Night.

misty-mouse@cox.net

Sabra said...

We Three Kings
also,
Wham's Last Christmas

don't judge.

ms-texas said...

I saw Mommy kissing Santa Clause!

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ms-texas said...

I tweeted here:

http://twitter.com/bellows22/statuses/16731953428430848

debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

Sarita said...

I love "Lo How A Rose"....and...."Baby It's Cold Outside". And I LOVE ginger in almost any form! Thanks for this great idea...my grandson will love it.

Saradrums@gmail.com

Jennifer ♥ said...

I like the unusual versions of 'Little Drummer Boy'. Your snack looks delicious!!!

rbk princess at hotmail.com

Paige said...

This is so hard! There are so many good ones! I think "Oh Holy Night" might have to be one of my all-time favs.
paigewiley16 AT gmail DOT com

Benny Williams said...

My favorite holiday song is "White Christmas", by far. Thanks for the giveaway!

Benny Williams said...

I tweeted too:
http://twitter.com/#!/benny8484/status/17079495521472512

Bhav said...

My favorite is Jingle Bells..never fails to make me feel "Christmasy"!

bvbabybv at gmail dot com

Bhav said...

tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/bvbabybv/status/17085004924329984

tamiv said...

I love "Jingle Bell Rock"! It always get's me in the X-Mas spirit!

Our Family said...

I love all the Christmas songs in the Primary songbook.

My favorites are "Mary's Lullaby" & "Shepherd's Carol"

I hope Bradley & I win! :)

Becky McBride
beckymcbride@q.com

Anne said...

My favorite is Silent Night.
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Anne said...

I blogged
http://lunaj14568.blogspot.com/2010/12/poptarts.html

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Vera said...

Silent Night. I bawl through it every Christmas Eve at church.

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Susan E. said...

My favorite is Carol of the Bells.

dogsrock at insightbb dot com

Nancy said...

My favorite Christmas song is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Nancy said...

My tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/18054703451471872

Deb said...

My favorite, hands down, is Little
Drummer Boy

Cathy W said...

My favorite Christmas song is Little Drummer Boy
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

Cathy W said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/cjwallace43/status/18115367373119488
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

sodahoney said...

http://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/18162539984592896

sodahoney said...

http://sodahoney.blogspot.com/2010/12/get-pop-tarts-recipes-and-watch-fun.html

Angel Jacklyn said...

I LIKE THAT MARIAH CAREY JAZZY LIL BIT BUT CAN'T QUITE REMEMBER THE NAME... HOPEFULLY THIS IS GOOD ENOUGH? THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE OPPORTUNITY kytah00@yahoo.com

Angel Jacklyn said...

TWITTERED TOO! twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/18162397919318016 kytah00@yahoo.com

tattgiff said...

any crooner version of white christmas!
i think i have the same sweater... jcp?
tattgiff at centurytel dot net

tattgiff said...

i read the rules
tattgiff at centurytel dot net

Deanna G. said...

My favorite holiday song is "Silent Night" :)

(email in profile)

VickieB said...
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VickieB said...

My favorite carol would probably be Silent Night followed by Oh Holy Night.

Christmas songs I love include
Silver Bells - Bing Crosby
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
The Gift - Garth Brooks
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland
The list goes on and on....

VickieB said...

tweet http://twitter.com/#!/vlbsweeps/status/18386222091079682

KaHolly said...

"I'll Be Home for Christmas" because I am always away.

~dab said...

The Chipmunks, A Christmas Song.

~dab said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/simplydab/status/18400985953079296

Liz said...

My favorite Christmas song is 'Fairytale of New York' by The Pogues!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/FakeGradSchool/status/18502663956078592

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

marybug2 said...

My favorite is Silver Bells, I could listen to it all day.
marybug2@yahoo.com

marybug2 said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/marybug2/status/18663674923196416
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jillyrh said...

I like the Little Drummer Boy

PauleyD said...

I "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", sung by James Taylor.

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PauleyD said...

http://twitter.com/lpauld68/status/18755161182699520

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jillyrh said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/18924075942416384