Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Recipe Shout-Out 5 and Sweet Treat Giveaway!

As those of you who are also students must know, finals time is upon us! I have literally just spent the past 3 days straight looking at all variety of fetal pig dissection photos to prepare for my test today, and I cannot express to you the full extent of my relief to (hopefully) never ever have to look at another one of those images again!

Cookies Collage for Giveaway
So that was perhaps not the most appetizing intro... But I actually brought up finals because to me there's nothing quite like a really satisfying indulgence to celebrate another year of hard work (academic or not) and the arrival of my favorite season for play, Summer! For those who agree with me, I hereby present you with my 5th Recipe Shout-Out (to recognize everyone who's been inspired to cook and bake from my posts) and another baked goods giveaway!

I'm giving away a batch of ANY COOKIES, BROWNIES, or OTHER BARS featured on this blog (must be stable enough to ship). I regret to say that this giveaway is limited to addresses in the continental US since baked goods are quite perishable. To enter, do as many of the following as you want and leave a separate comment for each thing you do! Please also make sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win. The giveaway will close on May 10 at midnight, and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

  • Leave a comment telling me which cookies you'd like if you were to win.
  • Like 6 Bittersweets on Facebook, then leave a comment telling me you did or already do.
  • Subscribe to this blog, then leave a comment telling me you did or already do.
  • Follow 6 Bittersweets on Twitter, then leave a comment telling me you did or already do including your Twitter name.
  • Tweet about this giveaway, tagging me @6bittersweets, then leave a comment telling me including a link to the post.
Lastly, if you (1) posted about a 6 Bittersweets-inspired recipe and I missed it; (2) made a recipe and took a photo, but don't have a blog; or (3) post about a recipe of mine in the future, please email me your name, photo, and blog post URL (if applicable) and I'll be sure to include it in my next round-up. Now let's see what you've been inspired to whip up!


The Smiley Soyabean - Tagliatelle Vodka Pasta
1.1 The Smiley Soyabean - Tagliatelle Vodka Pasta
Amanda Brush - Toasted Coconut Owl Cupcakes
2 Amanda Brush-Coconut Owl Cupcakes
3 Crumbs and Cookies - Yellow Butter Cake with Rich Chocolate Frosting
4 Healthy Food for Living - Spiced Sweet Potato Blondies with Cranberries and White Chocolate
Adams Adventures - Owl Cupcakes
5.1 Adams Adventures - Owl Cupcakes
With Glittering Eyes - Owl Cupcakes
5.2 With Glittering Eyes - Owl Cupcakes
Creatrish - Hootin’ Cupcakes
5.3 Creatrish - Hootin’ Cupcakes
Arctic Garden Studio - Oreowls
5.4 Arctic Garden Studio - Oreowls
Food Snots - Owl Cupcakes
5.5 Food Snots - Owl Cupcakes
Indian Simmer - Owl and Cobweb Halloween Cupcakes
6 Indian Simmer Emailed Photo of Cupcakes
7 Kitchen Conquests - Spiced Apple Cupcakes with Brie Frosting
8 The Sugar Bar - Wedding Red Velvet Cupcakes
Littlepaperhead - Mini Pom-pom Toppers
9 Littlepaperhead - Mini Pom-pom Toppers
10 Delacasa  - Bruleed Mocha Crepe Cake and Homemade Chocolate Liqueur
Trendy Cookie - Cupcakes for Christmas
11 Trendy Cookie - Cupcakes for Christmas
Rabbit Food Rocks - Browned Butter Pizzookie
12 Rabbit Food Rocks - Browned Butter Pizzookie
Inspired by Apricot Ginger Scones
The Garden of Eating - Apricot Ginger Scones
13 The Garden of Eating - Apricot Ginger Scones
Laws of the Kitchen - Lemon Polenta Apricot Cookies
14 Laws of the Kitchen - Lemon Polenta Apricot Cookies
Inspired by Carrot Cupcakes
15 Note of my kitchen journey - Banana Carrot Muffins with Mascarpone Frosting
The More Than Occasional Baker - Mint Oreo Fudge Brownies
16 The More Than Occasional Baker - Mint Oreo Fudge Brownies
Inspired by Homemade Irish Cream
Our Italian Kitchen - Baileys Irish Cream
17 Our Italian Kitchen - Baileys Irish Cream


  1. Lovely recipes! So many delicious treats.



    1. This bridge is truly a hymn to stone and steel. I remember that was a real crowd on the walkway, awesome you guys made it.

  2. i would like to try your Spiced Sweet Potato Blondies

  3. I follow you on Twitter (@onitnaram)

  4. i tweeted about the giveaway (@onitnaram)

  5. Wud love to taste ur home baked cookies. Already follow you on fb. Cheers !

  6. Do you have anything with Biscoff in it?? I didn't see any, but I live in AZ and have been DYING to try Biscoff, they don't sell it in AZ :-( I would take anything at all with Biscoff :-) if not, the Blonde Ginger cookies sound great!


  7. I follow you on FB.


  8. I follow you on Twitter. Cassiemcbride1


  9. I tweeted this giveaway!


  10. I subscribe via Google


  11. I would like to try your Snickers Macarons! Actually, I'd love to try any macaron you'd make! My favorites are Orange Blossom from Laduree and Passionfruit from Bouchon. Salted caramel macarons are tasty too. :)

  12. I'm subscribed to your site through Google.

  13. I follow you on Twitter. (kawaiidragon88)

  14. What a fantastic giveaway!
    I already follow you on Twitter and FB :)
    And if I won, I'd love the Black Sesame Macarons with mochi filling...they're gorgeous and sound amazing!

  15. Tweeted about your giveaway :)

  16. I tweeted about this giveaway. (https://twitter.com/#!/kawaiidragon88/status/197877079860199426)

  17. I already subscribe by Google Reader (and have just liked you on facebook and followed you on twitter (maybetwice)), but this is such a great giveaway! I can't decide about the cookies--brown butter pecan chocolate deliciousness, or champagne brownies, or those peanut butter and chocolate sandwich cookies. Oh, they all look so good!

  18. I would love Laduree's macarons, but if that's not possible, I'd like the New Classic Brownies by Alice Medrich. Thanks so much in advance!

    stylefriendly at gmail dot com

  19. What a happy discovery! I just stumbled upon your blog and love what you are doing. I am now a facebook fan and would love to receive the Lemon Polenta Cranberry Cookies.

    Thank you,

  20. I would to try the raspberry lemonade bars or champagne brownies. vsimms07@gmail.com

  21. I follow you on twitter @yellow_gray

  22. Liked on facebook!!! Amosphoto@sbcglobal.net

  23. I thought I posted but don't see it on there. I am a teacher and would love to give the owl cupcakes!! She has them all in her room. I am a huge fan of pumpkin. The pumpkin blondie brownies are one I would love to try:-) amosphoto@sbcglobal.net

  24. Following on tweeter:-) amosphoto@sbcglobal.net


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