Contest Winner, Holiday Shortbread and Zesty's Decorations!

by zesty on December 22, 2008 · 14 comments

What a weekend! Talk about running around like a chicken with their head cut off – that was zesty this past weekend.  Oh my, baking, cooking, shopping, wrapping, playing, eating and entertaining.  I feel like I could sleep for a week but where’s the fun in that?

Contest Winner

Lets get the day started with our contest winner! After a very strong response to my giveaway post for a $100 Amazon Gift Card we officially have a winner.  Between the comments, email subs and link backs, there were 556 entries.  The random number generator popped out 486 which corresponds to:

Sheri L. (mplum1128)

I just want to say Congratulations to Sheri and thank you to everyone who participated. It was a lot of fun seeing all the comments and link back as well as new subscribers. Stay tuned for another giveaway in January.

Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. butter
  • 1/2 c. cornstarch
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups Flour

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Beat all ingredients except flour until fluffy.
  3. Add 3 cups flour.
  4. Mix well and drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. ( After dropping them from a spoon, I just put some batter in a piping bag and pushed out the little pattern on top).
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. ENJOY!

Zesty’s Holiday Decorations

So I thought I would share with you some photos of the house decorated.  We just got the tree on Thursday night and decorated on Friday.  The tree is ok but not one of our best.  Oh well – as long as it stands up and looks decent .. no one will notice.  I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Cards and Ornament on the WIndow Sill

Cards and Ornament on the WIndow Sill

Snowman in the Corner counting down the days!

Snowman in the Corner counting down the days!

Snowman on the wall.... just hanging there :)

Snowman on the wall.... just hanging there :)

Garland and red beads wrapped around the Staircase

Garland and red beads wrapped around the Staircase

Zesty's Tree - unlit!

Zesty's Tree - unlit!

One of four stockings and another trinket

One of four stockings and another trinket

Oh Yes! Another stocking

Oh Yes! Another stocking

Snowman Stocking!  My Fav

Snowman Stocking! My Fav

More Garland in the Kitchen

More Garland in the Kitchen

More Garland in the Kitchen II

More Garland in the Kitchen II

WOW, That was a lot of pictures. I hope everyone enjoyed the pictures and the shortbread. It’s a must try as they melt in your mouth. Have a great Monday and enjoy the holiday season.

Take care

zesty

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1 VeggieGirl

Congratulations to Sheri!!

GORRRRRGEOUS shortbread cookies and decorations!!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Cory!!

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2 Laurie

I love shortbread and just made some myself last week. Yours looks very pretty as well as tasty! Thanks for sharing your decorations. It’s so fun to see other people’s Christmas stuff.

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3 Megan

Congrats to the winner! The cookies are awesome and I loved getting a peek at all the Christmas decorations in the Zesty house!

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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4 Kristie

Aw, you house is so festive, I love it! Great idea with the garland above the kitchen cupboards. Woohoo for Christmas!

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5 Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)

I never knew shortbread cookies were that easy. Love the pattern on top – nice touch. Oh, I envy all your fun decorations. We are trying to sell our house and were advised not to decorate. It’s hard for me to get in the Christmas spirit without the smell of a real tree. Maybe I’ll just light an evergreen candle and bake shortbread cookies instead :)

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6 Sharon

Congratulations to Sheri, and I am loving the decorations!

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7 Chef E

Those are beautiful short bread cookies…we ate them a lot growing up…as my mother would sing…’sneakin in the kitchen, sneaking out the door…momma’s little baby loves shorten bread’ an old south song…nice decorations too!

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8 Johanna B

I love the white kitchen cabinets with the garland up top. Very festive.

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9 Jenn (eating bender)

Congrats, Sheri!

I love shortbread cookies, Zesty. How did you KNOW?! ;)

Your Christmas decorations are great. It reminds me of the days when our family used to go all out! Now we just have a tree…but I plan to change that once I get a house of my own!

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10 HangryPants

I’ve never seen shortbread like that – only flat, ya know. Very interesting! Loved all the pictures of the Christmas decorations!

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11 Bob

Congratz Sheri! Those cookies look awesome, Zesty. I love shortbread.

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12 HoneyB

Congrats Sheri!

Zesty, love the decos! I have very little decorating my place this year so it is nice to see others!

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13 Marianne

Congrats to the winner!

And love the decorations. Have a Merry Christmas!

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14 Audrey

Love Your Decorations!!! Snowmen are my favorite people! I live with 3 “men” who don’t appreciate snowmen and decorations, so there aren’t as many as I would like in my home. Lucky you!! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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