|This lady loves Faux-prah!|
Even though Oprah brought back her show, I'm still going to carry on building my "Faux-prah" empire. Which, lucky for you, includes my annual "Faux-prah's Favorite Things" giveaway. I pick a handful of my favorite things and you get to win them! Hooray! You can see what was on last years list here, and details on how Faux-Prah got started.
I had the best time coming up with this list and a hard time narrowing it down.
#1 - The Our Best Bites Cookbook by Sara Wells and Kate Jones
Then last year while shopping at Costco in LA, I stumbled upon a cookbook called Our Best Bites: Two Mormon Moms in the Kitchen. I picked it up and had to think for a moment, "Wait, am I in Utah? Idaho? No... what in the world is this book doing in Los Angeles?" I bought it, just because I was curious to see why these Mormon Moms were in Costco.
I tried the Spicy Honey Chicken (page 119 and on their blog) and my family cheered! We grilled up the Pineapple-Ginger Flank Steak (page 136) and my family raved about it. One day I made these ladies homemade breadsticks to go along with their Lemon-Zucchini Fettucine and Mr. Man said, "Wow, this dinner is great! Where did you order it from?" He was taken back when I said, "I made it all myself!"
This Thanksgiving, I tired Kate's Thanksgiving Turkey, and it was the best Turkey I've ever tasted. It was out of this world. When people asked about our Thanksgiving, my family would chime in with, "The Turkey was my mom's best EVER!" Mr. Man is probably the "Our Best Bites" ladies #1 fan. I haven't made anything that my family didn't love and I haven't been slaving in the kitchen for hours. I love it when I come out looking like a champ and I didn't have to put in much effort.
Even better, the food tastes fancy, but doesn't require me to hunt to the top of a mountain during a snowstorm to retrieve 2 quail eggs from a white dove like Mrs.Mother-in-Law's cookbook. (In the off chance you already have this cookbook, I'll happily supply you with their 2nd Cookbook, Our Best Bites: Savoring the Seasons.)
#2 Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm
#3 $25 Amazon.com Gift Certificate
Amazon is a repeat offender on my Faux-Prah giveaway. I just didn't see how I could do the list without it. With my prime membership, everything from applesauce to the worlds best screwdriver is delivered to my door. I rarely have to leave the house, thanks to Amazon and now the Amazon delivery man and I are BFF's. Amazon has really enabled me to become a crazy recluse who talks to deer as though they were actual friends. My only beef with Amazon, is the fact that I have unsuccessfully been able to bribe the Amazon delivery man to pick up bread and milk. If he did that, I swear I'd never leave my house. With the gift certificate, you'll be able to qualify for free delivery and maybe you might use it to pick up some of last years favorites.
#4 The Book Thief
#5 The Snap Leash
|*Dog not included|
To enter the contest: All you have to do is leave a comment in this post. You can tell me your favorite things or favorite holiday activity. To receive an additional entry, you can share this giveaway on Facebook, just leave me a comment below that says you shared it on Facebook.
The contest runs until Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 11:59pm. The winner will receive all five of the items listed above. Winner will be picked via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond. The winner will be announced Thursday December 13th, 2012.
*Disclaimer: I received zero compensation for this post or any of the items in the giveaway. All opinions are my own, and this giveaway is not affiliated with any of the companies listed above or Oprah herself.