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Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Gifts of Love


The Holiday Season is the period of time from Thanksgiving until New Year, including such festivals as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.

The precise definition of feasts and festival days that are encompassed by the Christmas and holiday season has become controversial in the U.S. over recent decades. While in other countries the only holidays included in the "season" are Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, St. Stephen's Day/Boxing day, New Years Eve, New Year's Day and Epiphany, in recent times, this definition in the U.S. has begun to expand to include Yule, Hanukkah,
Kwanza, Thanksgivign and Black Friday.


Too Much Chocolate Cake
Ingredients:
1 (18.25 oz) package devil’s food cake mix
1 (5.9 oz) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cram
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
½ cup warm water
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a large bowl, mix together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs and water. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour batter into a well greased 12 cup bundt pan.

Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until top is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cool cake thoroughly in pan at least an hour and a half before inverting onto a plate If desired, dust the cake with powdered sugar.


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31 comments:

  1. thanks for the great blog and wonderful giveaway

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  2. jeans feel a little tighter & mouth is watering just after reading that recipe ;) happy holidays :)
    gamistress66 (at) aol (dot) com

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  3. THE HOLIDAYS MEAN LIFE,CHANGE,RENEWAL,GROWING & RISING ABOVE ALL THE HARD TIMES. A TIME OF CELEBRATION & REJOICING. :D! SHOWING LOVE LEARNING MEETING OTHERS..I ALSO LOVE EATING:P((teeheee))! GOD BLESS EVERY ONE:D!
    redz041@yahoo.com

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  4. The holidays mean a lot to me because it is a time where my whole family can get together and have fun :) thanks for the giveaway

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  5. To me it's spending time with loved ones while celebrating the birth of our Lord :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  6. To me the holidays mean being with family and friends and celebrating with food and drinks and a time of giving to others!

    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

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  7. One of my favorite Christmas Romance Books is The Untamable Rogue by Annette Blair! The story is about Ashford Blackburne Fifth Earl and he has to get married and get his willing bride pregnant before Christmas or his grandfather won’t let him inherit his money. Ash truly needs to inherit the money because his late father squandered it all away and he is taking care of his mother. After getting stood up at the alter, again, Ash and his friends go to the local pub where the owner plays a drunken Ash in a card game…his consolation prize is the pubs daughter Larkin, who he wants to get ride of. Ash has to learn to forgive…Larkin has to learn how to trust…can two completely different people find love together. This is a cute, extremely funny, romantic story with a surprise Christmas ending!

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  8. What the holidays mean to me? Being with the ones I love all together, happy and having lots of fun.

    Rafflecopter name; Dawna Newman

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  9. I love this time of year, all the decorations and the desserts. lol

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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  10. Spending time with my family and eating delicious food.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  11. Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for the giveaway!
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  12. The holidays to me mean getting to spend time with my family that I don't get to see very often and getting to make lots of cookies and candies to share with people, which I really enjoy doing!! - Emily B.
    emalbigh@yahoo.com

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  13. Ooooh man do NOT show my husband that recipe. He loves cake and since my mother showed him the one two three cake he's in love

    Happy holidays to you and yours
    Raonaid at gmail dot com

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  14. Happy Holidays! Great giveaway!

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  15. MERRY CHRISTMAS I LOVE CHRISTMAS MOVIES THIS TIME OF THE YEAR ANGELWOLFMYSTIC@YAHOO.COM

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  16. Happy Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    My fav thing about the holidays are the awesome sparkly lights! We drive around on Christmas Eve and see them all while singing along with carols on the radio!
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  17. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  18. thanks for the great recipe and Happy Holidays!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  19. Thanks for the hop. Happy Holidays!

    Lasha
    mslasha at gmail dot com

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  20. my grandmothers coming over for christmas and my cousins family is coming over on the day after christmas. i like all kinds of christmas books but a happy ending is manditory (i meant in a not massage parlor type way all though thats ok too)

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  21. Ouch, it had to be chocolate, my biggest weakness! ha ha Merry Christmas!
    smoofrog@gmail.com

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  22. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy holidays!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  23. Hello, thanks for the giveaway!

    skizzles_22_hju@yahoo.com

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  24. Thanks for participating in the hop! Happy holidays!

    squiggles87(AT)aol(dot)com

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  25. What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!
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  26. Happy Holidays!

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  27. I don't think there could be too much chocolate in a chocolate cake.
    Z
    Seawitch Reviews at yahoo dot com

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  28. My favorite thing about this season is cookies; I love making and eating them. Everyone is so willing to share.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

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  29. I'm spending this holiday season with my family and hoping to win so I can read more romances. I don't have an ereader. Happy Holidays! lisarayns at gmail dot com

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  30. I really enjoy the holiday season. I enjoy the smells, the food and lights. Oh and the music too. Not much into baking anymore. But I do enjoy tasting, ask my scales.
    Tee Hee. Thanks for being part of the Holiday Blog Hop. Great blog.
    roya-clan@sbcglobal.net

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  31. Why did this end early ? I worked so hard to enter, and it was suppose to go till midnight tonight :(

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