WOYWW: Red Star Yeast Challenge Prize

Red Star Yeast Prize - Bread Loaf Pan & Yeast

Happy WOYWW, dear friends! Today is a special day – it’s my 2 year Blogaversary! I want to thank each of you who take the time to visit and comment on my blog, and I want to give a special shout-out to those of you who have been following my blog from the early days! I value each and every one of you, and look forward to seeing where this next year takes us!

Be sure to enter my 2nd Blogaversary Giveaway for a chance to win something special!

Speaking of special…

Last week, I received word from Ott A that I won my first Iron Chef Challenge! The theme was Baking with Red Star Yeast, and my winning recipe was Chocolate Babka! If you like to make delicious treats for the holidays, you will definitely want to check this recipe out – each batch makes three loaves and is so decadent, you will want an excuse to splurge!

Today, I received my fabulous prize from Red Star Yeast, and I just had to share my goodies with you! First, they sent me a commercial bread loaf pan and several packets of Active Dry Yeast and Quick Rise Yeast for baking. Now, I have to tell you – this bread loaf pan is the heaviest, sturdiest pan I think I’ve ever held! I love the beautiful embossed logo inside. Now I know they intended that bread loaf pan to be used for baking, but it’s so cool, I’m actually thinking of incorporating it into my craft room!

Red Star Yeast Prize - The Kneaded Loaf Cookbook & Baking Thermometer

Next, they sent me a thermometer (which is very useful for checking the temperature of your yeast!) and a wonderful cookbook called The Kneaded Loaf. I like this book so much that I will probably do a separate post on it when I am done reading it. If you are interested in learning how to bake bread, this is a great book to start with! What I like about this book is that it makes baking real bread accessible to everyone!

Red Star Yeast Prize - Apron & Oven Mitts

Finally, they sent me an adorable apron (don’t you just love that saying?) and 2 brand new oven mitts – something I definitely need, because Prince Charming has a way of transforming all of my pristine oven mitts into mitts that look like they weathered an outdoor sports event! As a matter of fact, when he saw those mitts, his eyes lit up as he counted the ways to claim them for his own – but, his plans were soon foiled when he realized that they were a perfect fit for my pretty Princess hands – and much too small for his hunky palms!

If you love to bake, be sure to visit Red Star Yeast where you’ll not only learn lots of fabulous baking tips, but you’ll also discover how you can earn these gifts (and more) just by using their products!

Have a fabulous WOYWW – but before you go, leave some comment love and check out these links!

Things To Do & See

Absolutely Chocolate (absolutely decadent!)
Chocolate Chip Butter Pound Cake (as if the Chocolate Babka wasn’t enough!)
Wordless Wednesday – In The Shadows (what are the Crafty Coons up to this week?)

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  1. Saving4Change says:

    Hi, I’m a new follower from Random Deals Wed Blog Hop. Following you on GFC and Twitter. Would love for you to visit me too, http://www.saving4change.com! Have a great week!

  2. Spyder says:

    ohoooo anything made of chocolate would be a winner for me!!! Fantastic! Luck you!
    Have a great week, happy woyww
    (Lyn)

  3. What a fabulous prize to win – congratulations – my OH is the bread maker in our house he makes some fabulous loaves too.

  4. Chrissie says:

    Congrats on your win, I love all the goodies they sent you and I’m sure you’ll do wonders with them too!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Chrissie #28

  5. Lunch Lady Jan says:

    What a fab prize – the goodies just kept coming! Hooray that you won with your amazing chocolate babka, sounds very rich and yummy 😀
    Hugs, LLJ xx

  6. wipso says:

    What a wonderful win. I never buy bread rolls any more and now can’t imagine eating the shop made ones.
    Hugs,
    A x

  7. April says:

    HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TO YOU!!! what a lovely prize you won! have fun x

  8. Okienurse says:

    What an awesome prize to win. I am like you I think I would use the baking pan for something else. My grandmother was a big Red Star yeast person and would have me drive her to another grocery to purchase that brand. Congrats again. Vickie

  9. Brenda B says:

    Nothing beats the smell of home baked bread! Congrats on your two year blogaversary and also your win, lovely goodies from Red Star.

  10. Mary Anne says:

    Oh I love a bit of baking. Now very curious as to the recipe – I always need new ideas for crop food 🙂

    Mary Anne

  11. Congratulations on your winning recipe, Joy! We’re so glad you are enjoying the prize 🙂 Looking forward to your posts on the recipe book. Happy baking! -Carol

  12. Elizabeth says:

    Happy WOYWW day. What a brilliant prize and congratulations in winning with your recipe which does indeed sound too good to miss. That apron is fabulous. Have a good week. Elizabeth x #75

  13. Congratulations! That’s a fantastic package of goodies!

    Greta
    How Was Your Day

  14. JoAnn says:

    Thanks for sharing Ramona. Great gifts for your Chocolate Babka recipe. Can’t wait to see more recipes from the book.

  15. Congratulations! That prize looks fantastic. You’re right, that apron is supercute!

    Thanks for linking up to the Christian Moms Blog Hop! You’re welcome to come back and link up each week. You might just find yourself being featured by me or Becky Jane one day!

    http://imitationbydesign.blogspot.com

  16. Priya says:

    Congrats! Two year…wow! i’m hardly two months old in blogosphere… keep it up!

  17. Shoshi says:

    Wonderful lot of bread stuff! Congratulations on your win. I used to make all my bread by hand and loved it… Nowadays we have a bread maker and it does a good job! I’ve perfected my own recipe which has lots of lovely seeds in it, and we both enjoy it toooo much!

    Reading your lovely quote about creativity – if you want to see my creative take on His creativity, have a look at my Clementine photo on this week’s WOYWW on my blog!

    Happy WOYWW.

  18. What a wonderful prize. You have inspired me to get baking again after a very long break from that activity. Fresh home made bread is just in another league from the shop bought stuff. I am also looking for recipes to make decent gluten free bread – our grandaughter is a coeliac, and all the shop bought gluten free stuff tastes disgusting and has a totally revolting texture. Any ideas gratefully received. In the meantime, have fun with all your new things.

  19. DM says:

    congratulations on your winnings! It’s impressive. How fun to get all those neat gifts.

  20. Cindy says:

    An adorable apron indeed! Congrat, happy blogiversary and happy WOYWW. Cindy

  21. Now that is a prize for sure! I wanted to congratulate you for being the featured blogger this week! =D

    I’m following you now and would love a follow back when you have a moment. I think we are already following each other but maybe you aren’t following my on my Holiday Blog?

    Be sure to come by on Friday for the Count Your Blessings Blog Hop and Giveaway Linky. Your assignment if you want to join in is here: http://holidaygiftsandmore.blogspot.com/

    Thanks! Tina “The Book Lady”

  22. What a fantastic prize to win! And, congratulations on the blogoversary.

    I’m visiting from the Alexa Drop hop today and looking forward to reading more of your posts.

  23. blueviolet says:

    Definitely checking it out because I do use their products. I want to earn those goodies too!

  24. Mindy Grant says:

    I love that apron! Congrats on the blogoversary!

    Stopping by from the alexa hop! I’d love it if you’d come check out my page! 🙂

    Mindy
    http://moneysavingmindy.blogspot.com

  25. Congrats on winning! I would love to try your recipe! My boys love chocolate and bread!!

  26. Nora B. Peevy says:

    Congrats! I remember your previous blog about this recipe. I am over for a different blog hop than Shah’s hop this weekend. I’m still linked there, though. Gotta get my blog love!

    This is my first Sit Back & R. Hop. Hope to see you hop on by. This week I have an eBook giveaway going on. It ends on Sunday. Author Armand Rosamilia is giving away one free copy of his eBook novella, Dying Days. I have an interview with him, an article by Vampire Chronicles author Billie Sue Mosiman, and a delightful list of historical cemetery books to share with you.

    -Nora
    http://norabpeevy.blogspot.com/

  27. beth says:

    Please excuse the previous comment. I accidentally copied and pasted and not sure how to delete it.

    Following you from Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop. I would love it if you would follow back! Thanks!! =0)
    My Crazy Life

  28. Julia Dunnit says:

    Well done Ramona – great prize huh! CAn’t have too many good oven gloves and that tin would make a great file. Congrats on your 2nd year as a blogger. Feels like 10 minutes, huh!!

  29. Congrats honey on your fantastic win and for blogging for two years.
    I certainly have enjoyed getting to know you over these last two years.
    Am way behind with my friends sites so forgive me. I am trying to do better but my back keeps me off the computer a lot.
    Hope you are well.
    Love
    Maggie

  30. Katherines Corner
    Twitter: goaskkatie
    says:

    Congratulations 2 years! Let’s make a cake, or maybe some bread ( you have plenty of yeast) I send big huge, Hugs!!

  31. @_eHope says:

    sooo proud of you!! well done ~ you’re a *STAR* !!

  32. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly
    Twitter: Tracy_Iglesias
    says:

    Visiting and Following from the Alexa Hop, congrats on making 2 years and for winning! 🙂

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