April 25, 2010

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 Give-A-Way Winner!

We love giving away fun things!  This has been so exciting for us!
So the winner from Aunt Peg's Recipe Box is...............

Congratulations again!  We are so happy that you continue to visit our sites and post comments. Thanks too for posting our link on your Face book page! Your a great Aunt Peg's friend!
So, here is what you won:
After a long and busy day there doesn't seem to be anything better than someone else bringing your family dinner, so we want you to kick back, relax, and let Pizza Hut provide!
Be sure to email us so that we can get your prize to you, and keep coming back every day for more chances to win great stuff!
Woot Woot!

Wednesday Winner!

Our Wednesday winner of the Recipe book is...............................

Awesome Julie! Now be sure to email us so that we can get your prize to you. Congratulations!
Tell all your friends and family about our super giveaways so that they can enter too!


Well this will be our final prize drawing during our Webstore Grand Opening!
We have loved doing this, and have met some fun new people,
have had our blogs seen around the world, and enjoyed some good feedback!
Thank you everyone who have left comments!
Grand Prize rules:
The prize is listed on the Aunt Peg's Handmade Jewelry & Treasures Blog.
You must visit there to find out more.
However, if you would like to leave a comment here below this post
you will receive an additional entry into the grand prize drawing.
Tell us what your favorite time of day is, and why!
Thanks again for participating!

Saturday Winner!

Our Saturday winner of the Pizza Stone & $10.00 is.............................
Congratulations again Summer! Please contact us via email so the we can get your prize to you.  You have 24 hours to claim your gift.  auntpegs@gmail.com

April 24, 2010


This is something everyone can love and appreciate.
My family uses this item quite often, and since my son is a pizza freak it has gone the distance!
This is a fun and useful pan for making your favorite pizza with the perfect crust.  I have used it several times to bake cookies on too.  Try using it to bake a loaf of round bread.  Makes an awesome textured crust.

Hip Hip Hooray!

Leave a comment and the bottom of this blog post and tell us what are your family's favorite pizza toppings and what is the strangest pizza combination you have ever had?
You must leave your first and last name with your comment.  Check back tomorrow to see if you have won, and then you must email us with 24 hours to claim your prize.  Good Luck!
Entries are accepted until 9:00 p.m. MTN DST.


First:  I am so sorry I am delayed in getting our blog posts up!  I had a minor family emergency yesterday and couldn't get to them!!
Ok, with that said, Here is the winner of our Friday giveaway, THE COOKIE KIT is:
*****SHEA WADE*****
Congratulations Shea!  Please contact us via email in the next 24 hours so that we can get your gift to you! auntpegs@gmail.com

April 23, 2010

Thursday Flirty Apron Winnr!

Yesterday's gift from The Recipe Box was our most popular of the day.
Thanks everyone for participating.
But our lucky winner is......................................
Beth Willis!!
Congratulations! Please email us within the next 24 hours so that we can get your gift to you, and keep checking back because we have 3 more days of giveaways.  auntpegs@gmail.com

April 22, 2010

Well...TGIF friends!

It's Friday, and we are feeling ready for the weekend...
One of the things Megan and I like to do is get together and have a drink and some great cookies.
We think everyone should enjoy this same treat.
Our Friday Give-A-Way is:


It's a simple prize, but then we think weekends are for simple, easy things.  Weekends are about regenerating your energy, not about slave labor in the kitchen!

 This Prize contains 2 brand new 1/4 sheet cake baking pans, and Ghirardelli's Milk Chocolate Shortbread cookie mix- 3 pkgs. that will make a total of 6 dozen cookies! Yummy!

Today's entry rules:  Please leave a comment below this blog post and tell us what your favorite kind of cookie is.  As always, YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME with your comment.  We hate disqualifying people who don't do that!
All entries are accepted until 9:00 p.m. MTN DST. on 4/23/10. Check back on Saturday to see if your the winner.  Winners are also posted on our Facebook page, but it is your responsibility to contact us in order to claim your prize.

April 21, 2010

The Thursday Give-A-Way!

Megan and I really love this next prize from Aunt Peg's Recipe Box.  We both wanted to keep it, so we agreed that we would share it instead...

Isn't it sweet? A black and white damask pattern fabric, with pale pink trim, this adorable, flirty apron has a few sprinkles of bling as well!  This apron will definitely take the "drab" out of cooking.
A $35.00 Retail Value
Now onto the instructions on how you can win this Aunt Peg's Apron...
Leave a comment below this blog post (remember to leave your first and last name!), and tell us if you wear aprons all the time, occasionally, or never.  Then tell us why!  Hahaha this might require more thinking...
Entries are accepted until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, and please remember to come back on Friday to see if you won. If you have, please send us an email so that we may contact you! And be sure to enter the Friday drawings!
Good luck friends!

April 20, 2010

Wednesday, April 21st Give-A-Way!

We are having so much fun with the giveaways!  We hope you are too...
So our prize for Wednesday (4/21/10) is:
This is a family inspired cookbook with over 350 recipes.
Many of the recipes you will find being posted are also published in this book!

(A $19.95 Retail Value)

We are so proud of this book, it is filled with great recipes, family pictures and remembrances, and helpful cooking hints and tips.
Entry rules:
Leave a comment below this blog post telling us what your favorite go-to recipe is, and why.  Simple!!
Entries are accepted until 9:00 p.m. MTN DST on 4/21/10. You must leave your 1st and last name with your comment in order to qualify!
Check back on Thursday morning to see if you have won, or check our Facebook page for the list of Wednesday's winners. If you are the winner you must contact us within 24 hours or the prize will be forfeited and a new winner drawn.
Good luck!!

Monday 4/19/10 Winner!

The winner of Aunt Peg's Recipe Box give-a-way
for Monday is (drum roll.......)

Congratulations! Please email us so that we can get your contact information and get your prize to you!! auntpegs@gmail.com
Thank you for participating, and we hope you come back everyday!

April 19, 2010

Tuesday, April 20th Give-a-way!!

We have a fun prize for Tuesday...
With the gorgeous weather here in Salt Lake, no one will want to spend time in the kitchen preparing dinner so we want you to relax, pick up the phone and have dinner delivered, on us!

~A $20.00 gift card to PIZZA HUT!~  

(A $20.00 retail value)

Here is what you need to do to enter this drawing...
Follow this link to our facebook page become a fan and post a comment telling us what you favorite type of pizza Is!
Remember to BECOME A FACEBOOK FAN , so that we can contact you if your the winner!
Easy as pie (pizza pie that is)...
Entries are accepted until 9:00 p.m. April 20th, 2010 (Mtn.DST)

April 18, 2010


Here it is!
Aunt Peg's Handmade Jewelry & Treasures
announces the 

As part of our celebration we will be giving away a fantastic cooking item each day from April 19th thru April 24th, with a Grand Prize drawing on April 25th!!!

Here is how to enter the drawing for Monday, April 19th (Entries are accepted until 9:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Savings Time).

Simply leave a comment after any of our Recipe Box posts and we will put your name in the drawing! It's as easy as that! You must leave us your name and you will need to check back each day to see if you were the winner.  If you are the winner you must send us an email so that we can get your contact information.

We will also list each days winners on our Facebook Page so watch that as well!!

Monday, April 19th Prize:

Paula Deen Signature Line Pie Dish and 2 cup measure!
A $32.00 value! 

(Here's a secret...there are more give-a-ways on our other blogs)

Awesome Alfredo Sauce

  My oldest child Chase, is a HUGE Fettuccine Alfredo fan, but a very particular one...
He doesn't like bottled sauces, and he will only eat those prepared with real butter and cream.

Here is a recipe that he approves of!  Although it's not a recipe handed down yet, I think it will be in the years to come.  This is an original recipe from  Fred Wix ~ The Gabby Gourmet!!

1/2 c. Butter (no substitutions)
1 Tbsp. Flour
2 Tbsp. Dry White Wine or Sherry Wine
1 1/2 c. Heavy Whipping Cream
1 c. Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 tsp. Freshly grated Nutmeg
1/4 tsp. Freshly ground Pepper
Fresh Parsley, chopped

Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Stir in flour until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minutes.  Whisk in the wine, then slowly whisk in the cream and continue whisking until sauce is smooth and well incorporated.

Heat until sauce is almost simmering, add parmesan cheese, nutmeg, and pepper.
Pour over prepared noodles, sprinkle with parsley, toss, and enjoy!!

April 15, 2010

Mom's Champagne Salad

This recipe brings back so many memories from my childhood.  My mom made this for Sunday dinners, family get together, church suppers, and other "special" occasions.
I loved it! I haven't seen this recipe for years, and now that I have read through it again, it will be on my Sunday dinner menu!


11oz. Cream Cheese, softened
2 c. Sugar
3 Banana's, mashed with a fork
1 (10oz.) pkg. Frozen Strawberries, thawed and drained
1 (20oz) can Crushed Pineapple (very well drained)
1 (16oz.) container Frozen Whipped Topping, thawed
1 c. Pecans, chopped

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until light & smooth. Beat in the sugar.
  Fold in the whipped topping.
In a second bowl, combine the banana's, strawberries,
pineapple and pecans.  Stir into the cream cheese mixture.
Pour into a 9x13 glass pan or other decorative serving container, and chill until set (about 4 hours).

April 14, 2010

Grandma Iola's Vegetable Dip

This is a really old recipe. Iola was mother the of  Peg, Sally, & Leona. Though she passed away years ago, her cooking talents live on in her girls, grandaughters, great grandaughters and others... (she is my grandmother, so I think she is the absolute best!).

Grandma Iola raised her family of 5 children in Park City Utah, and worked in a Cafe called "The Junction" for years.  She would go to work @ 4:00 a.m., make 20-30 pies (including the crusts), dozens of biscuits, rolls, bread, and untold other items, and then prepare to cook for the breakfast rush!
Here is a recipe she made often for her family.  It's easy, delicious, and so adaptable! Try it as a topping for baked potatoes, or stir into mashed potatoes...

1 c. Buttermilk
1 (8oz. pkg) Cream Cheese, softened
1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper
1 tsp. MSG seasoning 
(you can leave this out if your sensitive to MSG)

Combine all ingredients together with an electric hand mixer. Be sure to mix well!  Chill for several hours before serving.

April 13, 2010

Aunt Peg's Wyoming Stew

We're not sure why this recipe is called her "Wyoming" stew, but we do know its fantastic!
This recipe is so old that when it was originally used there were no such things as slow cookers/crock pots... it was cooked on your stove for 6-7 hours, watching and stirring often.

2 lbs. stew meat
2-15oz. cans green beans, with juice
(I use frozen green beans and just omit the liquid)
1 Qt. stewed tomatoes
2 medium onions, chopped
5 carrots, peeled and diced
4 potatoes, peeled & cubed
5 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 c, quick cooking tapioca
1 c. water
1 tsp. garlic powder 
(or other seasonings you like)
Salt & Pepper, to taste

Place all ingredients in a 5-6 qt. slow cooker, and cook on low 6-8 hours.
This is a super easy recipe, that you can easily adapt to your family's taste by adding additional vegetables, or seasonings.

April 12, 2010

We promise to mend our ways...

Time has really gotten away from Megan and myself!  We are working hard to catch up all of our Aunt Peg's responsibilities...including some cooking for this blog!
Here are some teaser titles from the recipes to be posted in the upcoming days...


My mouth is watering just thinking about these delicious foods...can't wait!