November 11, 2011

Macy's #RecipeShare Contest, Your Holiday #Recipe Could win $1,000!

I absolutely love this time of the year. The colder weather and winter holidays are only part of the reason, the main reason is the cooking. I spend a large part of the colder months baking and cooking. There is something comforting and relaxing to me about making food from scratch for loved ones. Even if the holidays are stressing my out completely seeing the finished dinner on the table brings me a sense of pride and accomplishment that is hard to surpass. I also love sharing holiday recipes and dishes with friends and family. Over the years I have written down my favorite recipes in my recipe book, which I still write out by hand. In order for a recipe to make into my cherished book it has to be something special.

Along the lines of great recipes to share SheSpeaks has teamed up with Macy's and their Recipe Share Contest. Share your favorite holiday recipe for a chance to win $1000 and have it featured on Food Republic. If your anything like me, you love to share you recipes and talk about anything food related and this recipe contest is perfect! Here's the breakdown of what you need to do:

To Enter:

1. Head to
2. Click the Recipe Share tab
3. Submit your recipe
4. Share the contest via Facebook and Twitter

Recipe submission and voting has been commencing since November 1st. You'll have until November 30th when the contest ends to show off your best holiday recipes so get cooking!

About Macy's In Their Own Words:

Established in 1858, Macy's is the Great American Department Store - an iconic retail brand with over 800 stores across the country and online at Macy's offers an incredible selection and the best brands, tailored to each and every customer, while providing an experience that transcends ordinary shopping.
A big part of Macy's unique heritage includes our special events?the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Fourth of July Fireworks, flower shows, fashion extravaganzas, celebrity appearances and holiday traditions that range from the arrival of Santa Claus to tree lightings and festive window displays. But beyond our signature events, Macy's delivers magical moments every day through our shopping environment, service and merchandise - a great deal of which is sold exclusively through our stores. It's all part of the excitement we've been creating for 151 years, and it's all part of the magic of Macy's!

Not to be left out, here is my favorite holiday recipe, Yorkshire Pudding.

  • 2 Eggs
  • Salt (the amount I use varies from a teaspoon to a teaspoon and a half depending on how salty the animal fat I'm using is)
  • 2 tablespoons Beef Fat (can also use bacon fat, goose fat etc) amount for 13 x 9
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • Milk (see directions)
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Beat eggs and salt with a fork until combined. Gradually add flour and combine. Slowly add milk a little at a time until the batter is smooth and resembles crepe batter. Let batter stand an hour. This recipe can either be prepared in a 13 x9 inch pan or muffin cups, I prefer the muffin cups. Put a small amount of beef fat in each muffin cup and put in the pre-heated oven until fat has melted. Pour batter onto hot fat in muffin tins/pan and bake 20 minutes.Enjoy!

Tell me about any yummy recipes that you enter, I'm always wanting new dishes to try! Good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by SheSpeaks. In exchange for my post I will receive a Macy's gift card and as with all posts all opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I'm quite new to cooking and baking! I just started my own favorite recipes book this year and I write them down by hand like you, hopefully I'll be able to bake as good as you do in a few years! :) It's a really satisfying feeling to see it all done and laid out on the table. I'm still like "wow, I actually made that myself!"

    xo -S

  2. I don't really have anything to enter, but I can make a mean mashed potatoes. This sounds like a lot of fun though. You know, I've never had Yorkshire Pudding.

  3. @Shar I love writing my recipes out by hand, there is something special about taking the time to write down cherished recipes. I definitely agree about feeling satisfied after making a great meal, its a great feeling!

    @Mommy Yorkshire Pudding is yummy, it's similar to a pop over and goes great with a standing rib roast! I love mashed potatoes :)

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  5. @Smarty Pants Thanks :) Followed you back, have a great weekend!


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