From My Heart to Yours Valentines Day Giveaway! ($245 Value)

Ready for a sweet little giveaway just in time for Valentines Day? This giveaway ends on Valentine's Day so you could enter and win it for your valentine! I'm excited to participate in this event. I love the Aqua Love Notes and the Popcorn Factory Tin! What is your favorite part of this giveaway? If you won, do you have one person to give it to or would you break it apart and share with all of your valentines?

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"From My Heart To Yours"
Valentine's Day Giveaway

One Lucky Winner will win this beautiful Valentines Day
Gift Package

1 - Live, Laugh, Love Heart
1 - Valentine's Day Bell with Heart
1 - True Love Oil Candle
1 - Flickering Flame LED Mood Candle 3 Pack w/Remote
5 - Pads of Aqua Love Notes Waterproof Pads & Pencil
1- Happy Valentines Day Snacks/Popcorn  Jumbo Sampler

Live Laugh Love Dish

The "Live Laugh Love" mantra is beautifully scripted on this heart-shaped dish and nestled among an individual rose and an aerial view of a bountiful bouquet.  Peggy Karr plates are fired at 1600 degrees and are food safe, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe to make them both functional and artistic.  This plate is a wonderful gift for Valentine's Day, weddings and anniversaries, or any other occasion! 

Red Heart Windcatcher

Red Heart Wind-catcher makes for unique but appropriate Valentine's Day Gift. Bell has Black finish, 3 sided, with 3 different bell tones.  

True Love Oil Candle

The distinct design of this True Love Oil Candle captures the wonderful feeling of finding your other half: the side-by-side candles burn within a heart-shaped opening to display that magical emotion we call love. The True Love Oil Candle comes with a story card, a small funnel, and a 4 oz. bottle of lamp oil for approximately 20 hours of burn time. The vivid colors and unique design of this glass candle combine to make a romantic gift for Valentine's Day, birthdays, or just because!

Flickering Flame LED Mood Candles - 3 Pack with remote control

Experience safe and convenient LED light technology with our 3 piece Flickering Flame LED Mood Candles Set. Featuring a soft ambient  yellow glow, these unique lights flicker and dance just like conventional candles. Made from real wax, they are nearly indistinguishable from flame candles, but safe to use anywhere. You can even turn the  candles on or off using the included remote control, allowing you to display the candles on high shelves and other hard to reach areas.

• ON/OFF switch on each candle for versatile operation
• Remote control range: 20 feet
• Candles sizes 3" Dia. x 4" height, 3" Dia. x 5" height, and 3" Dia. x 6" height
• Requires 3 x AAA batteries per candle (not included)

Aqua LoveNotes

5 Waterproof Pads

Leave a note for that special someone! A fun way to leave romantic messages, encouraging words, or appreciative sentiments. Shower Your Loved Ones With LoveNotes® Great Bridal Shower or Wedding Gift.

The Popcorn Factory
Happy Valentine's Day Jumbo Sampler

A behemoth of a gift, your Valentine will be overwhelmed… then delighted by a truly impressive lineup of treats. Send our savory Cheese Popcorn, delicious White Cheddar Popcorn, decadent Drizzled Caramel Corn, tasty Sour Green Apple Kettle, passionate Cinnamon Candy Popcorn, Tortilla Chips, Salsa, Honey Roasted Peanuts, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Conversation Jelly Belly® Beans, Conversation Candy Hearts, Rainbow Foil Chocolate Hearts and two charming Popcorn Hearts. This Jumbo gift is presented in our Happy Valentine’s Day design and finished with red satin ribbon.

A Big Thank you our Sponsors!
Best of Luck Everyone!

This giveaway will begin 12:00 AM 1/26/2014 and end 12:00 AM 1/14/2014. This giveaway is valid in the Continental United States only and entrants must be 18 years of age or older to enter. This giveaway is in no way associated, endorsed or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter or any other networking site.

Holiday Contest and Sweeps did not received any form of compensation for this Giveaway. Each sponsor  will be responsible for awarding and shipping of the clocks directly to the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to reply to the prize notification email to claim their prize. Failure to reply in that time frame will result in another winner to be drawn.

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Mini Slider Recipe {Game Day Recipe}

My family loves sliders. I make a variety but one of our all time favorites are these mini sliders I'm sharing with you today. If you have never made them get the ingredients and make them for Super Bowl Sunday! They make the perfect game day recipe or anytime you need a quick and tasty meal!

Game Day Mini Slider Recipes

Mini Sliders


1 1/2# ground beef, turkey or chicken (I always use turkey)
1 container of chopped dried onions (cheapest for us is the 5th Season brand)
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
Dill pickles, thin slices
American cheese slices
Hawaiian Buns


1-Add the entire container of onions to the bottom of a 9 X 13 baking dish and then spread out the seasoning salt.
2-Lay out the meat on top of the onion mixture. It will be thin and cover the entire pan. Try to just put it on the onions and not actually mix it around. The onions are a separate layer under the meat.
3-Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes (less or more depending on your oven)
4-While baking, cut buns in half and add a quarter size mustard to top half of bun then add 1-2 pickle slices. Fold cheese into 1/4ths.
5-When meat is finished, pull out and cut into 16 squares. Top each with a piece of cheese, put back in oven for 1-2 minutes to melt.
6-Take out and add meat to bun and top. Eat immediately.

Kitchen Notes: Make yours your way by using various meats, cheeses, pickles, etc. If we aren't going to eat them right away, I will cook the meat ahead of time. When time to eat, top with cheese and warm in oven. 

Pop back over this week for a homemade ranch dressing and more game day recipes. 

More Mini Slider Recipes


5 Game Day Sliders and Menu Plan Monday

We love game day recipes because the food is so fun and tasty. Snacks and desserts are fun to make when you are eating with a crowd. I love it! I have several great post with game day recipes for you to check out. Below are some of our favorites that we will be making! I've included our 5 favorite slider recipes which are perfect for game day.

Menu planning helps save me time and money every week. Do you menu plan?

Monday - Ham & Swiss Cheese Sliders with Antipasto Salad

TuesdayChicken Crockpot Sliders with Healthy Hummus Dip

WednesdayChick fil A Sliders with Robert's Corn Dip

ThursdayRoast Beef Sliders with Baked Carrot Fries (gluten free)

Friday- Mini Burger Sliders with Quick & Simple Avocado Relish

Saturday - Pulled Pork Sliders- crockpot recipe

Game Day DessertsGluten Free Fudge Pie, Buckeye Brownies, Zucchini Chocolate Cake, Mocha Chocolate Mug Cake and Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

What is on your menu plan? I link up my menu at OrgJunkie's Menu Plan Monday. Follow my blog with my newsletter to get more tasty recipes. 


{January 24} National Peanut Butter Day Recipes

We love peanut butter by itself and in recipes. Peanut Butter recipes are all over the place and I don't think that there is enough time to make every one we see! I personally love just eating natural peanut butter with apples or bananas. When sweet treats are needed, most of the time that involves chocolate with the peanut butter.

Best Peanut Butter Recipes

What are some of your favorite peanut butter recipes? Feel free to share them in the comments below!
Peanut Butter Recipes

Buckeye Brownies - This is the all time most popluar recipe on my blog thanks to my friends at Gooseberry Patch. This is the ONLY peanut butter brownie recipe I ever make. 

Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies - 3 ingredient cookies which most likely you have all the ingredients at home!

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars - the best recipe that doesn't need to be baked. These can be made up in no time.

Peanut Butter Brownie Mini Muffins - not so naughty! Really, check it out and see!

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Kisses - This is a no-brainer recipe and has been around forever! It is an easy to do cookie.

peanut butter kisses

Peanut Butter Pan Cake (no, not pancake but pan cake :) and Peanut Butter frosting

peanut butter cake

Sweet Peanut Butter Bread - This is an old family recipe. Kids love it.

sweet bread recipes

Thai Peanut Butter Noodles - We LOVE Thai food. This taste just like one of the entrees at our favorite Thai Restaurant.

thai recipes

Reese's (Peanut Butter) Magic Bars by Andrea at Savings Lifestyle - I just saw these today on Google + and had to share! My girls will LOVE them! 

Saving Lifestyle

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{January 23} National Pie Day Pie Recipes

If you are one of my regular blog readers then you know I do not bake many pies. I have the ability but I just don't make many and when I do I often cheat on the crust. Someone asked if I was a pie baker or had a lot of pie recipes because my blog name is SusieQT PIES. Funny that it is just the opposite.

January 23 National Pie Day

With being said, I do have some pie recipes to share with you today on National Pie Day. I will also be reviewing a cookbook next month for February being Pie Month. So come on back in February for more pie recipes.

Pie Recipes

What is your favorite pie recipe? Share with me in the comments. If you have a link, share it and I'll include you in my February posting of Pies.

no bake strawberry pie
No Bake Yummy Strawberry Pie - Good for anytime of the year!

pumpkin pie recipes

fudge pie recipe
Gluten Free Fudge Pie with Mixed Nut Pie Crust - good if you are gluten free and EVEN if you aren't!

cherry pie

Cherry Pie Bites - Skinny Recipe! Great for anyone especially those who are wanting a lower calorie option.

Lemon Pie recipe

low fat apple pie recipe

Low Fat Apple Pie Recipe- This is a really fun recipe that is made with a whole apple!

Kentucky Derby Pie Recipe
Mini Chocolate Chip Pie - we love this as a pie, as bars or even cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Fun idea for Valentine's Day. This recipe is also known as Kentucky Derby Pie.

Grannies Pie Crust recipe
Not your Grannie's Pie Crust - This is my friend's recipe. I rarely make a crust recipe. I can do it, I just choose not to do it. My teen made a homemade pie crust that I will share next month in February's Pie Month.

Chicken Cheese Pie Recipe
Chicken 'n Cheese Pie - Another tasty Gooseberry Patch Recipe

Gooseberry Patch Comfort Foods
Savory Breakfast Pie - I'm a huge supporter of Gooseberry Patch. They support my blog and I'm an Early Bird Reviewer of their cookbooks. 

Gooseberry Patch Comfort Recipes Savory Pie Recipes
Savory Pie Recipes - Remember that not all pies are sweet! This little cookbook is full of savory, comfort food recipes. 

Pie Recipes for National Pie Day

Stop back in to get more pie recipes in February! Remember to share your links below to be included in my February round up of tasty pie recipes! 

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Chowing Down on Smucker's Naturals #MC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Smucker’s. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Peanut butter is always in our home. With three teen girls we are eating sandwiches, snacking on peanut butter and fruit or cooking with peanut butter. I love Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter and always have a jar in the pantry. How about your family? 

Guess what? What’s even better is that this January, Smucker’sLaura Scudder's and Adams Natural Peanut Butter have teamed up to support the national parks through a $100,000 donation to the National Parks Conservation Association's (NPCA) America's Great Waters Program

Look for the .25 cent-off coupons on shelves in your local stores towards the purchase of a jar of natural peanut butter. For every coupon redeemed by March 24, 2014, Smucker’s will donate $1 to the NPCA, up to an additional $50,000. In the meantime, check out the Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter Facebook page for ways you can make a difference in your community this year. Happy shopping!


Auto Winter Safety 500 Giveaway

Are you ready for more SNOW? This has been the craziest winter for Southern Illinois and friends all over the USA. How is Mr. Winter treating you? I'm thrilled to offer you this Auto/Winter Safety 500 Giveaway to keep you going this winter. It seems as though it will be a long one! Out of all of the prizes I would love that Mighty Jump for all of my teen drivers. Check out the prizes and tell me which is your favorite. Keep save & warm!
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 "Auto/Winter Safety 500 Giveaway"

3 - Winners

1st Place Prize Package:
1 - History of Mustang 13" Sound Clock
1 - Mighty Jump Pro 2-Pack
1 - Weather Wizard  De-Icer
1 - Mountain Series Weekender Medical Kit
1 - Extreme Survival Kit Snack Assortment 

2nd Place Second Package:
1 - History of Mustang 13" Sound Clock
1 - Mighty Jump Pro 2-Pack
1- Weather Wizard De-Icer
1 - Mountain Series Weekender Medical Kit

Third Place Prize Package:
1 - History of Mustang 13" Sound Clock
1- Weather Wizard De-Icer

We are starting out the New Year with a giveaway that we all depend upon in our daily life's, Automobiles. Now I wish that the prize package in the giveaway could provide the winner with a brand new automobile, but since it can't it will give you a chance to win some pretty cool auto related prizes. 

This package has a little of everything you might need in your travels this winter and a little more. 

Prize List:

Since 2014 is the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang,
the first prize could not be a better match to this event,
along with making sure you leave in plenty of time this
winter driving season.

History of Mustang 13" Sound Clock

Remember the rumble and roar of one of America’s finest sports cars with this 13-inch Ford Mustang Sound Clock. Dial features twelve of the legendary Mustangs that will take you back to the 1960's through the present. 

As an added bonus, hear one of twelve authentic recordings of these classic cars at the top of each hour. Will be a great collector’s item for muscle car enthusiasts. Light sensor deactivates the sounds when the room is dark.

Mighty Jump Pro Platinum
The last thing you need when you get in your car to go somewhere is a
dead battery, well this item will be there to save you in case this ever
happens to you.

Mighty Jump PRO is an emergency jump-starter that allows you to jump-start a vehicle without leaving the driver's seat. When the Mighty Jump is plugged into the dashboard cigarette lighter it transfers power from itself to the car battery, using the internal wiring of the vehicle.
With the success of Mighty Jump, the Pro was a collaboration between Universities and Engineers around the world to make Mighty Jump perform better.The circuitry and design gives the best Mighty Jump ever.
Mighty Jump Features:
• Small enough to store almost anywhere
• No more confusing jumper cables that rely on a jump-start from another car
• Charges car battery when adaptor is plugged into a standard car cigarette lighter
• Takes only 10 minutes to charge a car battery enough to start the engine
• Multiple uses, rechargeable

There is nothing worse in the winter than to walk outside to find your

car's windshield covered in ice. Viatek has come up with a great product
that will come to your rescue in seconds "Weather Wizard".

Weather Wizard - Melt It De-Icer
Remove thick, icy buildup in just seconds. Don’t get stuck behind a dangerous,ice-covered, hazy windshield. Drive safely with Melt it!™ Windshield De-Icer by your side. Simply spray windshield and wipers to loosen ice for safe, easy cleaning. Easy-to-use spray is perfect for removing icy obstructions on side view mirrors and windows too. No chipping or scraping– simply spray onto frozen area and wipe away water as needed with a soft cloth. Works on windshields, windows, mirrors, key locks, padlocks, latches and more. Even sprays in severely cold temperatures. Maintain better visibility for driving with a crystal-clear windshield.

 Tender Corp is a leader in Medical Supplies and Kits and has
generously provided this kit to add in the prize package. This
is a great addition to help protect you and your family in case 
of emergencies that may occur in your travels. Below is a list of
medical supplies included within this kit.

Visit Adventure Medical Kits today and check out
their variety of Medical Kits and Supplies.


Visit their Outdoor Survival Site for all of your Outdoor 

Survival needs.


They can survive anything with the help of these 6 1/2 gallon tins: a 3-Flavor combo of Cheese, Butter and Caramel corn, or an Extreme Survival Kit with 4 Popcorn Balls, pretzels, chips & salsa, pistachios, chocolate chip cookies, fruit sours, red licorice twists, double twist caramels and premium popcorn--Buffalo Ranch, Jalapeno, Cheese, Cinnamon and Almond Pecan corn. Add a custom photo label for pizazz!

A Big Thank you to all of our Sponsors

This Giveaway is valid in the Continental United States only. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway will end at 12:00 AM (EST) 2/10/2014.This giveaway is in no way endorsed, associated or affiliated with Facebook,Twitter, Pinterest or Google in any way.

Holiday Contest and Sweeps received a copy of the Mark Feldstein
sound clock for review purposes only. Sponsors will be responsible
for the awarding and shipping of the prizes directly to the winner.
Once the prize notification email has been sent out, the winner will
have 48 hours to respond with their full name and address. Failure
to do so will result in disqualification and another winner to be drawn.

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