REVIEW AND A GIVEAWAY

About a month back, CSN offered to let me do a product review for them.  I chose a few items from their MASSIVE store listing and ordered them right up!
I found the CSN website to be very easy to use.  My order was shipped almost immediately and arrived within days. 

I ordered the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 4 Qt. Slow Cooker and have been loving it.  It is smaller than the slow cooker I already had, so it is much more practical for things like soups or hot dips.  I have used it several times already on lazy days.  I just throw a slow cooker liner (best invention ever) in there, add the ingredients for an easy meal and forget about it! 
I haven’t had reason to transport the slow cooker anywhere yet, but the ingenious way the lid latches onto the base should make going to potlucks much less stressful.  The latches also keep the steam in the slow cooker, where my other slow cooker loses some moisture out of the top as it cooks.
My only beef with this slow cooker is that there is no “on” light to let you know it is running like it should.  My tired mommy brain got everything ready to go and switched the knob to “high,” only to realize a few minutes later that I hadn’t plugged the thing into the wall yet.  Whoops.

I also received a Paderno Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat.  I have been wanting one of these for a long time.  I have used it in the oven to make dinner clean-up easier, and I also used it when I made chocolate-dipped pretzels for my son’s birthday party.  The mat held up beautifully in both the oven and the fridge.
Since I love ya, I ordered an extra baking mat for one lucky reader as my Christmas present to you!
You have FOUR chances to enter:
1) Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite Christmas cookie is
2) Follow Mad in Crafts on Twitter and comment here telling me that you do
3)  Follow Mad in Crafts in an RSS feed and comment here telling me you do
4)  “Like” the Mad in Crafts facebook fan page and comment here telling me you do
Please include your email address in your comment if it isn’t on your blogger profile.
The giveaway will close on December 20th at midnight, and the winner will be chosen using Random.org.
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Comments

  1. says

    Hi! Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity! My fave Christmas cookie is homemade butter mints (can this count as a cookie?). Also, anything with peppermint or almond!

  2. says

    My favorite Christmas cookie is a chocolate cookie topped with half a marshmallow and then covered in chocolate frosting. We call them Cathy’s Grandmother’s Cookies because my Aunt Cathy learned to make them from her grandma (my family is real creative as you can tell, we once had a cat named Kat).

  3. says

    My favorite christmas cookies are sugar cookies made with a (really old family heirloom) cookie press. I don’t get excited about sugar cookies any other time of year, but at christmas I can’t get enough.

  4. says

    Okay, I will post this and hopefully it is in the right place! I am new to your RSS and like what I am reading. Happy holidays, keep up the great blogging

  5. says

    1. I have done that with the slow cooker, only not realizing within minutes, but after hours and expecting finished baked beans. :( Ah well.

    2. I’m a traditionalist – sugar cookies, with or without frosting. Maybe with nuts.

  6. says

    I’m such a traditionalist. I love the Russian Tea Cakes my mum makes still. I look forever to seeing that rectangular plastic container full of powdered white balls whenever I go home for Christmas.

  7. says

    I follow via your blog and on FB now. I have asked “Santa” to bring me a mat that I need so very bad!! This week I baked my favorite cookie (next to my dad’s tea cookies which are #1) Cowboy Cookie (oatmeal, coconut, chocolate chips, and peanut butter), and burnt my hands several times because of the parchment paper slipping off the baking sheets and almost putting my 10 dozen cookies on the floor. Thank you!!! jettablast@hotmail.com

  8. says

    I really want one of those mats!! My mom has them and I am green with envy every time we visit!! :) My favorite Christmas cookies are Chocolate Tofee. I am actually making a batch today :) Thanks for the giveaway!!

  9. says

    Never met a Christmas cookie I didn’t like…but my favorite all time Christmas cookies are Hello Dollies. OMG! All that chocolate, coconut, Eagles Brand milk and graham cracker goodness…what’s not to LOVE? Thanks for letting me enter. Now I have to go find something chocolate!!!!

  10. says

    I love a Sugar Cookies. I especially love them when they are over-the-top with decoration. I love to eat things that look like a master piece. I really love them for breakfast!!

  11. Amber says

    I would have to say thumb print cookies are my favorite. They are the 1st cookie my mom taught me to make.
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