Sunday, March 1, 2009

C. Mitchell Presents - Giving.

We have our winners - Jenny, Beth and Shannon. Stay tuned for recipes and more Giveaways!

Give love. Give fun. Give gifts. Give trust. Give hope. 

C. MITCHELL PRESENTS - is giving. Giving gifts! I am so excited about this. I am giving some of my favourite things that I LOVE to use in the kitchen. I am happy to share these gifts with you.

Of course, there is a bit of a scoop - but it's painless - it's exciting - and it's rewarding.

I am always on the lookout for new recipes; trying new things, adding new and interesting ingredients to old favourites and making my existing recipes healthier. Now, I want to hear what you are making - and that's it.

Send me - via email (let me know if you need my addy) or post - one of your favourite recipes. To make it fair, b/c I know that I will love all of the recipes, Chris will draw 3 from a basket and those will be the winners. I will be making all of the recipes and then posting them - you will be my Guest Chefs.


Kosher Salt, salt dish and wooden spatula - I LOVE the kosher, love my little dish that I keep on my stove and try to only use wooden utensils. 

Bottle of pure Spanish Olive Oil - can't live without my OO.

Bottle of Rosemary Mint soap from Saltspring Soapworks - I found this soap at a cooking course this summer - and I don't use anything else in the kitchen for washing my hands.

Giving chances to win, ends Saturday - March 7th. 

I am really looking forward to all of your recipes. I can't wait to try them and I can't wait to give away my kitchen faves. And regardless of where you are, your gift will get to you.



Jenny said...

This recipe is from Kraft Canada's a Taste of home magazine:

Mini Meatloaf Muffins:(I've altered)
~1 pkg lean ground meat(I use half ground pork and lean ground beef, but tried it with turkey and it was delish)
~1 box of Stove Topped Stuffing Chicken flavour
~garlic to taste
~1 can of pizza sauce
~shredded mozza
~1 cup of water

Spray your muffin tins with a vegetable spray. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a bowl mix the meat, water and stovetop stuffing together. Add the mixture into each muffin tin. Top with pizza sauce.
Bake for about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and add grated cheese over the top. Cook for another 5-10 minutes.

Can serve with Mashed Cauliflower.
Simply bowl the crap out of the cauliflower for about 10-15 minutes. Add 1 cup of milk and some butter to the mixture as well as pepper, salt...
and voila...delish delight!!

Or with a vegetable medley...
cut up zucchinis, eggplant, mushroom, onion and peppers. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes(keep checking it's not overcooking). Remove from oven and add grated parmesan or mozza cheese....bake for another 5 minutes or until melted....

Jenny said...

should read "boil" not bowl..the crap...

Jenny said...

Not sure how much cauliflower...close to a head...(obviously I couldn't be a recipe writer!!LOL)

Ruth said...

aren't you the coolest blogger around??!!! :)

My 2 favorite recipes (and about the only ones I know by heart)

Sticky Chicken Thighs

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup of ketchup
1 tsp. ginger powder
1 cap full of soy sauce

mix together, pour over thighs in bowl...coat completely.
put thighs and excess sauce in slow cooker on low for 3-4 hrs. YUMMM!!!!

Grand-tastic Guacamole

2 avocadoes (peeled, pitted and sliced into large chunks)
1 tsp. mayo
2 tsp. lime juice
2 cloves of garlic (through press)
pinch of salt

mash avocadoes, mix ingredients in & serve with tortilla chips (Shoppers Drug Mart's Organic Blue Corn Tortilla chips are the VERY BEST!!!)

Enjoy!!!!! :)

Jadekitty said...

Cranberry Hootycreeks
Makes 18


* 5/8 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup rolled oats
* 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
* 1/3 cup white sugar
* 1/2 cup dried cranberries
* 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
* 1/2 cup chopped pecans


1. Layer the ingredients in a 1 quart or 1 liter jar, in the order listed.
2. Attach a tag with the following instructions: Cranberry Hootycreeks 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. 2. In a medium bowl, beat together 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until fluffy. Add the entire jar of ingredients, and mix together by hand until well blended. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. 3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges start to brown. Cool on baking sheets, or remove to cool on wire racks.

Sour cream pear pie


* 3/4 cup sugar
* 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
* 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 pinch salt
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1 cup sour cream
* 2 (15 ounce) cans pears, drained and chopped
* 1 (9 inch) graham cracker crust
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 2/3 cup butter
* 2/3 cup all-purpose flour


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a medium bowl, stir together 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, cinnamon and salt. Mix in the egg and sour cream until smooth. Add pears, and stir gently until coated. Pour the mixture into a graham cracker crust.
3. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven. While the pie is baking, make the topping in a medium bowl. Stir together the sugar and flour. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping over the pie.
4. Bake for an additional 30 minutes. Cool completely before serving.

Magical Mint Kisses

* 1 cup butter or margarine
* 2/3 cup sugar
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/4 cup HERSHEY®'S Cocoa or HERSHEY®'S Dutch Processed Cocoa
* 48 HERSHEY®'S KISSES® Mint Chocolates, unwrapped
* powdered sugar

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1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl until creamy. Stir together flour and cocoa; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Mold scant tablespoon dough around each chocolate piece, covering completely. Shape into balls. Place on un-greased cookie sheet.
2. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. cool about 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Roll in Powdered sugar. Roll in sugar again just before serving, if desired.

joni said...

hi .. my friend Jenny (first commenter) hooked me up here and its been very enjoyable reading up on your blog.. nice work ..

ok.. so here is a recipe that is an oldie but goodie. Quite often found in Grannys cookbooks and Mothers old recipe cards... smile

Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Topping

1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar (i use 1 1/4 all brown omitting the white)
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cup flour (i use half whole wheat)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350*
Pour boiling water over oatmeal in small bowl. Set aside

In large bowl cream together butter and sugar, beat in eggs and vanilla.
Add dry ingredients. Add oatmeal mixture, and combine well.

Pour into greased 9X13 baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes.

In sauce pan melt on low/medium heat and mix:
6 tbsp butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup coconut
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)

turn off heat when all is melted and combined.

After cake is baked, turn oven to broil, pour topping sauce over cake and bake only until topping has browned and is bubbly. About 2 minutes.
(this burns exceptionally fast so watch carefully)

my family prefers this cake to just about any other one. Its just that good. Quite often i double this and pour half the batter in my nice round pans and then i have one to give and one to keep.. smile. Its always good to share.

*A very good breakfast cake, especially with a dollop of plain yogurt* wink wink.

Jenny said...

Yay the oatmeal cake!!! I'm gonna make this after I pick Gav up from's delish...

Cheryl said...

Yay, just seeing these now!!!! So great. So excited to try them.