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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

French Glass Wine Set with Royal Napoleon Bee Emblem GIVEAWAY on HALLOWEEN - SENATOR says "Enter Now and Enter Often and Try These Honey Muffins!"


The Senator hopes you win the French Prize, then you could add them to a beautiful tablescape like this one by J. Kent Freeman to benefit the Cancer Society in Jackson TN

A pumpkin with a tiara, that rocks!
GIVE AWAY on HALLOWEEN
French Home Gourmet - LaRochere 7 piece Wine Set
Napoleonic Bee Motif

Halloween is my white lab, Senator’s, birthday so he is hosting a giveaway – a Wine Set made by the oldest glass factory in France, La Rochere, which was founded in 1475, 17 years before Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas!
Inspired by an official travel set belonging to Napoleon, the Wine Set is adorned with a 3-dimensional bee. This classic clear glass is very sturdy making it suitable for everyday use. Its design makes an elegant table setting.
Bee glassware is adorned with embossed honey bees, the traditional symbol of French royalty. They will make great conversation starters and since they’re nicely weighted molded glass, they aren’t likely to tumble. This French import is dishwasher safe.
I think they make great holiday or hostess gifts and of course you can order companion pieces to build your own glassware or barware collections.
I like to serve honey ice cream sundaes, wine, holiday cheer, juice, a stinger or even a fruit salad glistening with honey yogurt sauce in these – don’t you think?
TwirlandTaste is thrilled to offer you a chance to own this stylish addition to any table. For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave us a comment and tell Senator Happy Birthday between now and Halloween. The more comments, the more chances you will have to win.
ONE entry for commenting on this post and wishing Senator HB
ONE entry for following my blog
ONE entry for following me on Twitter
ONE entry for Tweeting about my giveaway
THREE entries for blogging about the giveaway or putting it on your sidebar
Please tell me what to give you credit for; I want you all to get lots of chances
Honey Muffins
Honey muffins, moufflets a la miel de sarrasin, are perfect for with café au lait for a rich, delicious breakfast or brunch. Honey retains moisture and adds viscosity in rich cakes as it provides color. A natural preservative, honey also prolongs the shelf life of homemade sauces and pickles. Store honey in a dry cool place; do not refrigerate.
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup granulated sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1 cup milk
¼ cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
1/3 cup honey (clover, buckwheat or other varietal honey)
Preheat an oven to 400F. Grease 8 extra-large or 12 standard muffin cups, and set them aside.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a medium bowl, beat the egg into the milk. Add the honey to the warm butter and stir for about 15 seconds to melt the honey a bit, and then add the honey butter to the milk and egg. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until the batter is moistened. Take care not to over mix, as this will result in a tough muffin.
Fill the prepared muffin cup 2/3 full with the batter, dust with a sprinkle of cinnamon if you like and then bake for 15 minutes, until the muffins are a light, golden brown. Cool in the pan for 2 minutes, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 8 extra-large or 12 standard-sized muffins.

"Oh la la! Cheers and Good Luck" Senator


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117 comments:

Jackie Utley said...

Senator, hope you have a fabulous birthday as special as you are! Jackie Utley

rufflebunnies said...

Hi Libby and Senator!!! Hope you have a great birthday!!!!!
Sara Norris

susan said...

Libby-I just LOVE the Napoleonic bee pattern on the glasses--have been searching for that pattern to recover my dining room chairs. Sooo of course, I would love to have them! I follow, don't tweet yet,( will let you know :), and I have already put Senator's picture on my sidebar! Hope he celebrates the entire month!! What a great gift!

blushing rose said...

G'day Senator ~ Hope you are having a yummy birthday.

TY Libby for the giveaway ... I follow also.
Have a lovely eve.
TTFN ~Marydon

Anonymous said...

Senator your one lucky Dog. Happy Birthday. Kisses to Libby

bikim said...

Happy birthday to Senator! loved it's name!
the glasses are beautiful.
sweet dreams,
Rosa

sherri said...

Happy Birthday Senator! I'm already a follower and I'm going now to put this on my sidebar! I would love to win the gorgeous glassware!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I've admired those French glasses for years. Lovely painting of Napoleon too. This is a fabulous gift.

Big happy birthday wishes Senator or bonne anniversaire as the French say. I'm already a follower (hope that counts too). I don't tweet (yet).

A bientot sweet chien, I'll return with more cheer another day. Speaking of French dogs, we saw a darling sign on a gate in Provence that said "Chien de garde." We went to every brico-marche in the area trying to find the same panneau to bring home to our dog loving friends. No one believed how many hardware stores we went to in France before we (finally) succeeded in our mission.
Sam

Lori E said...

Happy Birthday dear Senator and my black lab, Maxine, sends her love and birthday wishes too.
Oooh I get lots of entries.
1. I am a follower
2. I follow you on Twitter
3. I commented
4. I will post it on my sidebar
5. I will also post about it...even though telling everyone else about it lessens my odds of winning. Ha.

southerninspiration said...

suzanne:
I am a follower.
And Happy birthday to Senator! He is mighty handsome.
I commented.
I will post it on my sidebar.

ButterYum said...

Greeting to Senator, and a very happy birthday to you sir! Tell your person that I'm a blog follower, so two entries for me.

Don't eat too much CAKE,
ButterYum

Shelia said...

Hello, Most twirling One! Happy Birthday, Senator! Oh, please enter my tiny name for your giveaway. Those glasses are beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

darsden said...

Happy Birthday Big Boy :-) have woofy day
1. commented with love
2. follower

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Happy Birthday Senator, and I would love to have your fabulous giveaway. They would be the perfect touch to go with my bee knives. Hope you have many,many more. Congratulations. Hugs, Marty

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I am a happy follower and excited about this giveaway. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Senator. What a sweet puppy face!

Rettabug said...

Awww, "Happy Birthday" Senator!! What a fun way to get to celebrate right along with you!

Libby, I'm already a devoted follower but I don't Tweet just yet. One of these days....

mbkatc230 said...

Happy Birthday Senator! How sweet of you to host a giveaway! I love the glasses Libby. I'm already a follower and I will post about this on my sidebar. Don't tweet, the blog and facebook are all I can handle! Kathy

Gracie Beth said...

Happy Birthday senator! I am a blog follower as well as a twitter follower!

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Hi Libby,
Happy Birthday Senator...he's so cute! The glasses are great...love bee motifs! I already follow your blog!

Kathy said...

Hi Libby!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SENATOR !!! the irony is Halloween is also My Husbands birthday!!!! Already a follower, and I'm over the moon about the glasses!!! What a generous gift! BZzzzzzz, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Sarah said...

Hi Libby, Happy Birthday to your handsome Senator. What a wonderful name! I'm already a follower to your blog. Love my visits to this place! I'll put your button on my sidebar. Afraid tweeting isn't something I do. LOL. Love the glasses. I have a real soft spot for Napoleon inspired items. I'm crossing my fingers that I win there!!! ~ Sarah

Lisa said...

Oh Happy Birthday Senator! My Casey was adopted on Halloween so it is special to us too!
I commented!
I'm a follower!
Have a Happy Halloween!
Hugs, Lisa

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Hi Libby! I'm a follower who loves your blog and the beautiful photography! I hope your handsome fella Senator has a wonderfully happy "howl-a-ween" Birthday! (And I hope he picks me for those wonderful bee glasses -- I'll put them to good use!)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, I love that wine set, Libby, and I would be delighted to be a part of your giveaway. I'm already a follower! :-)

And I would love to wish that precious Senator a Happy Birthday! He is a sweetie. And I hope he has many, many more happy ones to follow!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Pam said...

Happy Birthday, Senator!

Trez said...

Happy Birthday!!! Have a great birthday!!! I follow your blog! Love it

Designs on 47th Street said...

What a fabulous giveaway!! Oh yes, Happy Birthday Senator..you pretty puppy dog you! Libby, I am leaving a comment today plus I am a follower of yours.

Donna

Preppy 101 said...

Fabulous giveaway from Senator's momma!! Happy Birthday Senator! And I'm a follower!! xoxo

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Add moi to the drawing--those are so pretty!!

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

ooops and Happy birthday Senator!

Jeannine said...

Happy Birthday Senator! What a great idea for a giveaway. I love the bee design. Hope to win

Jeannine said...

I'm a follower now so I can see what else Senator is doing to celebrate his birthday.

xinex said...

Happy Birthday, Santor! I want those bee glasses! And I should already be a follower but if not, I will be, right after I type this comment. Your table is so beautiful and festive, Libby!...Christine

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Libby! You know I love your frenchy give-away! And happy birthday to Senator from my staff! I am already a follower and I am putting a link to this post on my sidebar. I will Tweet about it as soon as I finish this comment. One problem, though...the Twitter link did not appear to be to your Twitter page. I would love to follow, since I do tweet, so I will check back later to see if I can follow you on Twitter. Love the La Rochere wine set...such a generous gift!! That Senator surely is a doll!...hugs...Debbie

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

PS...I found you by searching Twitter and I am now a follower! If you follow me back (plateaddict), you will see my tweet! :-) Sooooo...I have now entered in every way possible! I LOVE those very frenchy glasses...can you tell? lol Merci beaucoup!...Debbie

She Was Old Fashioned said...

Happy Birthday to Senator! The Bee glassware is beautiful Thanks for sharing!

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Labrador - Love you.
and love to say: Cheers for Beeglassware.

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Glasses are beautiful!!! Happy birthday to Sentor!!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! That is one very stunning table! Those flowers are just breathtaking. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! They are so gorgeous! I would love to win them.

Happy Birthday sweet Senator! :)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh Senator, you gorgeous, gorgeous hunk of dog -- Happy Birthday! I have a 3 year old yellow Lab nephew named Ernie who also wishes you a Happy Day, with lots of fresh tennis balls and maybe a snack or two.

Libby -- I've been following you for a long time! This is a fabulous giveaway! The wine set is stunning. I will let you know when I mention it on my blog; I've already done today's post!

Give that sweet dog a big hug from all his friends in Blogland!
Cass

Mimi said...

WOW, that is one stunning table!
Happy birthday, Senator....and many more.

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday, Senator! I hope you get many chew toys, yummy treats and a plush new doggie bed.

*pat, pat*

Cindy said...

I'm following your blog.

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cindy said...

I'm following you on Twitter via @hellcatvintage.

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful giveaway. Happy Birthday to Senator! He and I share the same birthday! I am glad, however, that I don't use the dog years formula for my age!

Karin said...

Oh how lovely!! Happy Earthstrong/Birthday to Senator!!! Whoo hooo!!

Ms. Bake-it said...
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Ms. Bake-it said...

Happy Birthday Senator! My Hunter (yellow lab) has a birthday on the 13th! I would love to be entered in your give-a-way!

1. I am a follower
2. I commented
3. I follow you on Twitter
4. I twittered http://twitter.com/FlourChild2006/status/4712577597
5. I posted your give-a-way on my sidebar

Thank you for the opportunity to win this fabulous wine set!

~ Tracy

Karin said...

Found your Twitter page and now I follow YOU...!!

Linda Q said...

Senator, you know how I love you dogellas!!
Big pets for your upcoming birthday you pretty fella!! And tell your Ma that I already follow her and am posting about this on my blog today.
Doggy hugs,
Linda Q

prashant said...

I love your frenchy give-away! And happy birthday to Senator from my staff! I am already a follower and I am putting a link to this post on my sidebar.
Work From Home

Joanne said...

Happy Birthda Senator, you lovely doggy, I hope you have a woofy birthday , licks and barks from Fred the Westie. Jo is my Mommy and would love your glassware x

Judy said...

I just became a follower!

I'd love to win the giveaway! :)

Happy, Happy Birthday Senator!

Please stop over and visit my new blog:
http://www.cutest-little-things.blogspot.com.

I'd be honored to have you visit!

honeysuckle said...

I am wishing Senator a Happy Birthday. We almost have the same birthday (mine was yesterday!) Also I am adding your blog to my list and hope I have a good chance at winning those beautiful bee glasses. Thanks so much

blushing rose said...

Wish we were closer to give you a doggie biscuit birthday gift!

Have a snuggly warm eve.TTFN ~Marydon

kate said...

oh libby, ive always loved the bee glasses!! i bought one at tj maxx
and had a cute little lily of the valley arrangement made in it!! best to you
kate

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Sentor...Beutiful dog Libby...how great your give away is girl...thats really nice of you...Your the best my friend...and you know I'm a follower right...May you have a great day girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Libby! I know I posted on here before and wished that sweet boy "Senator" a Happy Birthday, but I want to be sure and wish you a Happy Foodie Friday.

Sending you much love...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Julie said...

Hi Libby and Senator, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SENATOR...
What a beautiful table... the flowers are out of this world...I'm already a follower to your blog...Would love to win
xoxo
Julie

mustard seeds said...

Those glasses are great. Happy birthday! Draw my name, please.
Sheila

Bama Belle said...

Happy Birthday Senator! ( I love that name for him BTW) I get credit for ALL of the above! I have always adored those glasses, I have just never had the chance to purchase. What a generous and fantastic birthday gift for some lucky blogger!

Ginger said...

Of course I will wish that precious pup a happy birthday. He has the sweetest face.
"Happy Birthday, Senator" May you have many more.

Maria Killam said...

I love your dog the best, he is so beautiful!

Kathleen said...

Happy Birthday to the Senator..hope he gets re elected this Nov...
What a lovely tablescape.
You get to go to the best parties, Libby.
You should live here in Southampton..you would be hob nobbing with the celebrities..
One just bought a house on my block..who cares..that and a quarter and I can make a phone call..:)
Have a great weekend..
BEE good!

Poppedijne said...

Bonne Aniversaire, Senator!! With a french inspired giveaway, goes a french happy anniversary. We have a birthday girl at the same day. Our white Maine Coon lady, Caitlin is a real white witch a she also wishes you a nice and happy birthday. I only follow you as a blog.

Live.Love.Eat said...

The honey muffins look to die for. Love your blog!!!!! And the music!!!

Chef Eureka said...

Those muffins look really good!!! :) Happy Birthday to your senator :)

Gretchen said...

Happy Birthday Senator!!

Jenna Z said...

Senator, you must be white because you are a Halloween Ghost Lab! Have a happy birthday!

Blissfully Enamored said...

happy happy birthday!!!!

heartnsoulcooking said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SENATOR!!! I have a black lab, she was 3 in May. She's a big part of the family.
Your honey muffin recipe sounds wonderful. I will add this to my recipe box and try them soon.
Now for the giveaway, add me in, THANKS!!! Geri

Blissfully Enamored said...

i am a brand-spankin' new follower!!

Janet Lee said...
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Janet Lee said...

Happy Birthday to Senator and love to you Libby! I am a faithful follower of your blog. I need the pumpkin with the tiara (Queen of the Kitchen) ha!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I hope Senator got a muffin on his special day!! ;)

These muffins look wonderful. Looks like I know what's for breakfast tomorrow!! Thanks for a great recipe and a great post -

Love the glasses. I have a few of them and am always adding to my collection! Very nice giveaway!

Heather said...

happy birthday, senator! yummy muffins!

Cathy said...

Oh Libby...thanks soo much for stopping by earlier...it is always so great to here from you!!!

Your giveaway looks amazing...please include me!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Velva said...

Birthday wishes to the Senator! I am finding myself returning every few days to look at the beautiful table settings. I love to entertain and finding ideas for table settings is almost as much fun as preparing the meal.
Thanks for sharing!

Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship said...

Happy birthday, Senator! Would you ask you "mom" if she is interested in joining up with a carnival of Super Foods over at Kitchen Stewardship next Thursday? This recipe would even apply, as honey is a super food (esp. if whole wheat flour works in it). Come check it out at http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2009/09/29/october-fest-carnival-of-super-foods-guidelines/

Thanks!
Katie
kitchenstew at gmail.com

Kitchen Stewardship said...

I now follow you on Twitter. Feel free to follow back @kitchenstew

Cucinista said...

Great muffins, and I love those glasses. I picked up a pitcher when I was in the south of France last summer which had the symbol of the region, the cicada, all over. The glasses remind me of that -- I love using mine!

Karin said...

I am honored you commented on my brownies on my blog...your tip has led me to follow yours!

Karin said...

http://twitter.com/Pecswife

Twitted about your Giveaway..

Feel free to follow!!

Deanna said...

Dear One and Senator,
This is a great way to celebrate Senator's Halloween Birthday!!!
Have a Happy Birthday, Senator!
Have a happy, Happy Halloween Birthday,
Deanna

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Senator! Hope you have a wonderful day...I am a follower...love the giveaway...Pat H
pattygary@kc.rr.com

dawgyah said...

Happy Birthday Senator!
Great Giveaway by the way.

The Liberty Belle said...

Happy Birthday Senator...and many returns of the day! I mentioned your special day as well as the giveaway on my blog.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

OH, Libby! These are the cutest!!! AND Happy Birthday Senator!

Also thanks so much for your kind compliment on my blog.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Count me in! :-) Happy Birthday to Senator. Thought I was already following, but just found out I was not - That is ok, I just took care of it.
Thanks for stopping by.

tardevil said...

That table is gorgeous...especially the floral arrangements!

Amy said...

If I win, do I get them personally delivered by Senator?! (the more the merrier at my house)

decorator to the stars said...

PLEASE ENTER ME IN THE CONTEST, I'M ALL ABOUT ANYTHING FRENCH, IF I WIN IT WILL BE LIKE I DIED & WENT TO FRANCE HEAVEN:) THANKS FOR STOPPING BY & SAYING HI GIO

DesignTies said...

This is a great giveaway, thanks for letting me know about it :-)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SENATOR!!!! You might like to check out the blog that my dogs write called Don't Lick My Pants :-) They'd love to meet you!!

Kelly

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Oh these are lovely! Thanks telling me about this giveaway :0)


HaPPY BirRtHDaY Senator!!!!!

http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

I am now a follower! Maybe you can teach me something about wine....I’m lacking a little knowledge in that area :D

http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com

Kristen616 said...

Happy Birthday Senator! And I'm your new follower! Great blog!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday ...what a handsom dog you are, and looks like you have your own fan club..I am new to this blog, however have put it in my favorites...so will be checking back with you from time to time for the recipes and tablescapes. I live in Northern MN so will have time, since we have already recieved our 2nd snow. My friends and I will be doing a festival of tables for charity, and mine of course is a winter wonderland...thank you for the stemware, it will go perfect with my Queen of a lot tablescape..JLM

Anonymous said...

I realize I am so new to the blog that you will need my email address so you can inform me of my winnings,again Thank you for choosing me. redroosterandcacklinhen@yahoo.com JLM
(ps My mother always said to say Thank you when you register to win...especially when it is something you truely do want.) jlm

Mrs. P. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SENATOR!!

Count me as a follower :)

Your blog is very lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings!
Gail

Cole said...

What a fabulous giveaway! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SENATOR!

I'm commenting, following your blog, following on twitter and tweeting about your giveaway. :-)

Kathy said...

Forgot to mention - I left something for you in my blog posting today. Hope you're having a fabulous week...Kathy

Haden News said...

Happy Birthday to Senator!!! Love the wine glasses and your blog! I am a follower:)

Mumzie said...

Happy Birthday to you Senator! You share the day with my daughter Jenni, who was also born on Halloween. Plus, Connor and Buddy send there best wishes too.

Meadowsweet Days said...

Happy Birthday Senator.... from your friend Kobe (the huge standard poodle) on my master's blog... Meadowsweetdays.blogspot.com

Meadowsweet Days said...

A special "hello" to you Libby... I have been away from blogging for a while... but I am back! Carol

Rettabug said...

Hi Libby,
Just popping back in to let you know I have posted Senator's picture & a link to your giveaway on my blog.

Also wanted to say "very interesting post" about the sorghum today! I always learn something about TN from your postings. :D

♥ Rettabug

Diann @ The ThriftyGroove said...

Happy birthday Senator! And thank you Libby for the opportunity to win this great giveaway!

Jane said...

Happy Birthday, Senator! Hope you have many more. You look like my kind of dog...friendly and lovable!I bet you and my Rowdy would be good friends.

Thanks for the opportunity to win these beautiful glasses. I have been following you for awhile (the TN connection grabbed me).Your recipes are always delicious and I thoroughly enjoy your writing.
Jane (Artfully Graced)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Birthday Senator! I hope you have many many more to come. You are quite the handsome devil you. Love those "cow eyes". You appear to be a gentle giant, as my Great Dane was. Love the big critters. They are the biggest lovers.

I have signed up to follow your blog. Please stop by and visit mine. I would love to have you follow mine as well.

Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win something so devine. L-O-V-E love it. Country hugs and love, Sherry

Deb said...

Happy Birthday Senator! What a handsome boy you are ♥

Anita said...

Happy Birthday Senator...you look great in your Halloween attire and I hope you get lots of treats. Already a follower and I've posted your giveaway on my sidebar.

A Year on the Grill said...

I will join the fray...

Happy B-Day Senator (what a great looking dog)

I am following you (stalker, look behind the bushes when you leave the house)

I tweeted you (was it good for you)

I am following your tweets (those are good for me)

I posted about the contest
http://yearonthegrill.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-flying-nun-fantasy-continues-you.html
(Yeap, I talk about you and my flying nun fantasy in the same breath)

And, I added your information on my sidebar... Top of the fold as they say so it is the first thing that comes up when you visit my blog...

Thanks for this contest, let the winner know that I will pay 89 cents cash money if they forward the goodies to me!

Penny said...

Happy Birthday Senator! You have a lovely blog.

Kammy said...

Happy Birthday to You, Senator, Happy Birthday to you, Happy BIrthday Dear Senator, Happy Birthday to you .......and many more !
Such a sweet pup !
Please enter me in your wonderful drawing....
Kammy

Kammy said...

Hello ~
Me again - I am a follower to you Libby and to the Senator !
Kammy

Kammy said...

Hello ~
Me again - I am a follower to you Libby and to the Senator !
Kammy