Friday, January 22, 2010

Foodie Friday - Brownies and a Rooster-licious Blogaversary Giveaway

I'm joining Michael this week for Foodie Friday.  To see Michael's decadent creations as well as other deliciousness brought to the party, please click here. 

Chocolate brownies are one of the most versatile desserts around.  Quick and easy to prepare, they are ready at a moments notice for hungry guests.  They can be dressed up or down and can be modified to work in casual or elegant entertaining.   Cut-out shapes with a dusting of powdered sugar can be a casual pick-up as a finger food or drizzled with chocolate syrup and garnished with a strawberry or raspberry, takes these treats to the next level. 



A chocolate frosting and sprinkles on square cut brownies make a tasty dessert.




Cream cheese frosting is elegant in it's simplicity...soft, white and tasty, this frosting is delicious teamed with the deep richness of a chocoate brownie.







I'm celebrating my one year Blogaversary with a Rooster-licious giveaway.  If there is one thing that we love, its a little bit of Rooster with our day. 



I have a Rooster plaque.



A Rooster plate and stand.



Beautiful Rooster measuring spoon set.  I love the detail on this set.






And a Rooster storage/display box. 




All you have to do for an entry is :
  • Leave a comment on this post, letting me know just one thing that you enjoy about my blog
  • You don't have to become a follower, although I would really appreciate it if you really want to. 
  • For a second chance, post about my giveaway on your blog and come back and leave a seperate comment letting me know that you have done.  
  • That's it...easy peasy

Giveaway will be open until midnight on Friday, Jan 29 and I'll draw and announce a winner the following day. 

All The Best,

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59 comments:

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! Shouldn't your hubby take you out to dinner for this special event? Tell him I said so :)

Those rooster measuring spoons are adorable!

Shelia said...

Anita! I've just gained five pounds!! :)
Congratulations on your bloggaversary! You can surely enter my tiny name in your giveaway!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mrs. P. said...

Congrats and Wowsa...what a giveaway! BTW, I just love brownies...just the best and yours are devine! I enjoy visiting your blog...mostly because the name always gets my attention and makes me smile...Jammi, too cute!!

Blessings!
Gail

susan said...

Anita-Happy blogaversary!! I think you are right--brownies are one the most versatile desserts! Your pictures are beautiful. All the rooster goodies are adorable--love the spoons. "Followers" are not showing up right now--I think all over blogland :(

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Happy Blogoversary, Anita! First, those brownies look decadent! Luckily, the big companies are now making gluten free so I am going to have to try brownies with cream cheese frosting. This weekend.

Second, love how cute your giveaway items are! The measuring spoons are adorable and I love the storage box. What I like about your blog, and why I became a follower, was that I liked your writing style {conversational} and your varied posts.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog sidebar!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Brownies are one of my most favorite things and this recipe looks sooooooo good. I will definitely give it a try.
Congratulations on your anniversary. Your giveaway is just so generous and such fabulous items. I love anything rooster and would love to be entered. Your blog is always interesting and I love to read it because you always have something different. Many varied subject and always so well posted. Hugs, Marty

Theresa said...

Oh Anita, I love, love, love brownies! I would love to win these beautiful rooster gifts! Thanks for adding my name in the pot!

Carrie said...

Oh, I love your give-away items. The brownies look so heavenly.

Happy Blog-anniversary.

Cass @ That Old House said...

First, congratulations on your blogaversary! I signed on as a follower before I read about the giveaway -- love the look and feel of your blog ... and especially love that house in the header!

I love brownies -- they are a go-to dessert at That Old House! I have another "frosting" that I use -- I put chocolate covered mints --thin mints-- on hot brownies, right out of the oven, let them melt for a moment or two, then spread them over the brownies. heaven.

Thanks for sharing!
Cass

heartnsoulcooking said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! and I love all your photos.
Geri

southerninspiration said...

I love your creativity, I love brownies, and I love to see what you are doing at your house, with your g'babies, etc. I love that you are so open and real.

Happy blogoversary!!!

Suzanne

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE EVERYTHING ROOSTER...THESE ARE SO CUTE! I ALSO LOVE BROWNIES..YUM! I HAVE 3 OF THESE ITEMS SO DON'T INCLUDE ME FOR THIS ONE...BUT GOOD LUCK WITH IT. AND I LOVE YOUR BLOG, ALWAYS SO INTERESTING AND FUN! COME SAY HI :D

help in decorating said...

I just found out about all these difference blog sites for decorating and baking. I have you as one of my favorites. Thanks for all the neat idea's

Brenda said...

I love it all! I just found your blog and have spent way to much time looking all around...can't wait to try some of your reciepes!
Thanks for the chance to win this fun giveaway!

Brenda said...

I'm posting about your giveaway!!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Anita,

Congratulations on your blogaversary! Your brownies look scrumptious! Always a favorite at my house.

Although I have recently won a giveaway, I absolutely love roosters and could not resist entering.

Thank you for the opportunity,
~ Tracy

Ms. Bake-it said...

Although I am a new follower, I have visited you many times. At first, it was your blog title that caught my attention then it was your writing style and many of your posts.

I posted about your wonderful giveaway on sidebar.

~ Tracy

ButterYum said...

I like how you talk about your loved ones in your "about me" section. Blessing upon blessing!

:)
ButterYum

ceekay said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! Those measuring spoons alone drew me in for a chance! Here's to many more wonderful posts!

Jenglamgirl said...

Hi Anita~ I am LOVING THIS GIVEAWAY.. THOSE MEASURING SPOONS ARE SO DANG ADORABLE. I do follow you, and the reason is because... you are very talented.. and I love to see what you, create or how you decorate. Enter me... Thnx JGG

Barbara Jean said...

Anita,
This may be my first time here.

I love what i have seen so far.
Your decorating gives us lots of ideas.
I cannot wait to get back and check it out some more.

thanks for entering my name.
Oh, I signed up to be a follower. =0)

blessings

barbara jean

Mimi said...

Your brownies look delicious!
I love your giveaway...anything with roosters is tops with me!

NeeNee said...

I loved all your cloches and apothecary jars. Love the rooster giveaway. We collect roosters - our last name means rooster in Italian.
jgallo1[at]sc.rr.com.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Anita, congratulations on your blogging anniversary. I like your gorgeous pictures!

Your giveaway is just delightful and of course, you know I love, love those roosters!!!!!!!!

Thanks for entering me.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Sheila said...

Happy Anniversary! I would love to be entered in your "Rooster" giveaway! I collect Roosters...what a wonderful addition they would make!

I love your blog...just became a follower!

Take care~

debbie said...

HELLO ANITA,
THIS IS MY FIRST TIME TO YOUR BLOG. I FOUND OUT ABOUT YOUR BLOGAVERSARY FROM KATHY AT CREATIVE HOME EXPRESSIONS. IT WAS MY FIRST TIME TO HER BLOG.
SINCE I AM NEW TO YOUR BLOG, I HAD TO PEEK AROUND FOR AWHILE TO SEE WHAT IT IS I LIKE ABOUT YOUR BLOG. YOUR MOTTO FOR ONE: FAMILY IS FIRST AND ALL OTHER THINGS ARE FOO FOO. YOU WRITE ABOUT YOUR FAMILY WITH SUCH LOVE AND YOU HAVE JUST A TAD OF HUMOR WITH DASHES OF BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS,STIRRED TOGETHER WITH JAMMI'S INSPIRATION AND YOU BAKE UP BEAUTIFUL THINGS FOR BODY AND SOUL. HERE TO MANY MORE YEARS OF BLOGGING.
NOW I JOINED YOUR BLOG BECAUSE I WANTED TO...I LIKE WHAT I SEE AND I LOVE MAKING NEW FRIENDS.
I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY LOVE THIS GIVE AWAY. IT IS NOT ABOVE ME TO BEG OR CLEAN TOILETS. I LOVE ROOSTERS' AND JUST SATURDAY I SAW THIS CHICKEN HAT/STORAGE BOX AT HOBBY LOBBY AND I JUST DANCED AND DANCED IN THE AISLE...I EMBARASSED MY DAUGHTER IN LOVE. BUT I CAN'T HELP SHOWING MY EXCITEMENT WHEN I SEE SOMETHING I LOVE.....ROOSTERS AND CHICKENS JUST MAKE YOU SMILE.
OH I WILL BE PRAYING TO WIN THIS...USUALLY I PRAY FOR PEOPLE TO BE HEALED BUT I AM PRAYING SELFISH TODAY.....GOD FORGIVE ME.
I HOPE WE CAN BECOME FRIENDS. I HAVE 2 BLOGS......THERE'S AN ANGEL ON MY FRONT PORCH AND SIMPLY DEBBIE.
SIMPLY DEBBIE HAS MY LITTLE CHICKEN MASCOT, GRACIE ANN.
SO HERE IS A GRACIE ANN PECK AND HUG AROUND THE NECK
SIMPLY DEBBIE

debbie said...

DEAR ANITA,
I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW I POSTED ABOUT YOUR BEAUTIFUL BLOGAVERSARY GIVE AWAY WITH ALL THOSE GORGEOUS UPTOWN ROOSTERS, ON MY BLOG,
I HAVE A LOT OF ROOSTER LOVERS, WHO FOLLOW MY BLOG.
BLESSINGS TO YOU AND MANY MORE WONDERFUL BLOGGING YEARS AHEAD OF YOU.
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Donna said...

Anita, Just found your blog. Happy blogging anniversary! I love everything on your blog, the grandbabies, tablescapes, tutorials and the rooster giveaway is darling. I LOVE roosters!
Please enter me.
Blessings,
Donna

The White Farmhouse said...

Just one thing that I love about your blog? I love the loving memories that you have incorporated into your life. I don't know how I missed this post. Your post about the silver had me thinking about my mother and great grandmother all day. Such nice memories. Your blog is just a warm and loving place to visit. Love the measuring spoon set! Where did you find those? I have been looking all over for some.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi from 47th Street! I do love your blog and I am a follower as well. You have interesting posts and I love your quote in your header about family....SO true! This looks like a fantastic giveaway. Congrats on one year!

Donna

angie said...

I love you ideas...thanks so much for your blog!

Lynn said...

Anita, I would love to be entered in your rooster giveaway! I have roosters in my decor in my kitchen and diningroom. I am sharing your giveaway on my blog too..
Thank you soo much..
Blessings,
~Lynn

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Anita! I am here via "Simply Debbie", and I am happy to meet you! While it is only my first time here, I can tell you I already LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the idea of storing dishes in hat boxes!! I just may have to resort to that, if I find my self any more than I HAVE, but I can't think of a prettier way to store them! Thank you for sharing that idea! Please do count me in for your rooster drawing! I LOVE roosters, and am about the 4th generation in my family to collect them! I am now officially a follower, and I will let you know, when I can post about your giveaway, as soon as I can, so please do count me in! I am crossing my fingers! Thank you! ~tina

Unique2wh0 said...

Happy blogaversary!!!! I really love all the different ideas and recipes and the pictures and the...I just enjoy stoppin in :-)
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~ Sonny ~ said...

oh wow, your treats all look so Yummy~! Black and white fabrics and roosters, whats not to love.. I'm your newest follower , so I'll be back to see what great goodies you make next..
Brightest Blessings
Sonny

the wild raspberry said...

your blog is wonderful....so many pretty photos and lots of good feelings here.

love those measuring spoons!!!

chasity

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Hi! Thanks for your visit to my blog and for following! I will be clicking the follow button as soon as I post this comment.

This is a wonderful giveaway! I love the all the rooster cute things! Obviously I'm new to your blog, so I scrolled back to see what you love to write about. I immediately saw dishes and chocolate...okay, we can be friends!

Sue

Becky said...

OMG!!! I just hopped over from Shelia's blog and LOVE you already!! I mean, just look at all those brownies!!! I'm a brownie freak and can't wait to try your recipe.

Your giveaway is adorable!

WoolenSails said...

It is funny, I used to hate rooster items. My grandmother did ceramics and everything in our house was roosters. Now I am loving them again and using them in my kitchen.

Congrats on your Anniversary!

Debbie

Dolly said...

This is my very first visit to your blog {I will be back}
I love that it feels like a warm hug!

Thank you......
I love your give away too...roosters in the kitchen are my newest thing!

Come and visit and meet the real roosters we raise!

Smiles, Dolly P.S.
gonna be a follower too!

Patriotic Mom said...

Anita, cheers to your Blogaversary! Somehow I missed your giveaway. So I am back. I love the teaspoons and I am beginning to love rooster decorations. I would love to be included in your giveaway and I will post your giveaway on my blog when I finish here. Thank you for the kind words and visiting my blog. I came back to check out your October posts. I bet you have a fun Halloween party! I loved, loved, loved your tablescape. We do have much in common. Joan

Joan said...

Congratulations on your blog-aversary! You have such wonderful rooster things, and I hear that there will be a rooster party later this spring!
I am really enjoying the Tablescape Tuesday event. I see that you do, too!

Sonia said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary..the rooster items are so cute and colorful!!

Miss Bloomers

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wow! What a wonderful give-away! Congratulations of your one year blogaversary!!

I'm looking forward to getting to know you and seeing all your pretties!!

Katherine

Joanne said...

Congratulations on your one year blogaversary! Great blog!. I will past about it on my blog later. Thanks.

Debbie said...

I love your blog. The measuring spoons are so cute!

Brittanie said...

Happy Blogaversary!
I personally love how simple your blog is.. in a good way of course.. I never feel overwhelmed when I come to browse!
Those Rooster spoons are TOO cute!!

Marydon Ford said...

Have poked in a few times but today became your follower. I love your blog, so full of bright information, dee-lish foods & fabulous you.

TTFN ~ Marydon

Hope you'll pop over & join me.

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Great giveaway ~ please enter me! I love everything about your blog. It's easy to read and you use lots of pictures!

Those brownies look yummy! Makes me want to go whip up a batch. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Hugs,
Donna

Joanne said...

I have mentioned your give away on my blog (sorry about the spelling error on my last comment!).

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

Gillian Layne said...

Those roosters would look so amazing in my Mom's farmhouse!

Sharon said...

I just found your blog and I must say it is enjoyable to read and see all those beautiful tablescapes.
Please enter me in your giveaway.
I love roosters!!

Judy said...

What a super give away and who doesn't love roosters .... I first noticed you blog name because my g-daughter calls me Ja-mama and after reading for a while I now search you out each time I'm online. I love your sense of humor and your down to earth attitude. I am crazy over those rooster measuring spoons. So pick me, pick me...see I'm begging.! Sweetie pie hugs....jtlucas@msn.com

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love this give-away! I loved your tablescape today, just fabulous! Cindy

Beth at Aunties said...

Happy Blogaversary!
There are so many amazing people in blogland. Your blog is gorgeous. I enjoyed your beautiful white talescape today. I too love pineapples.
In my quick peruse of your blog I can tell it is a place I would love to spend time and glean from your many talents and tastes in decorating.
Our son went to graduate school in Tenn and we enjoyed visiting your beautiful state while they were there for 4 years.

The brownies looked delicious too!
~♥

~♥

ginny said...

Hi! I just found your blog via Susans BNOP. I am really liking your blog and all the ideas. Please include me in your giveaway. I adore roosters! I will be following from today..

Patti said...

Hi...I love seeing what you do with those black and white dishes (that I want to steal from you!!) and all the roosters!

count me in for the giveaway - LOVE that dish!