(This giveaway is now closed.)
I have a secret. Last year, I did not do my own holiday baking. I didn’t feel one bit guilty. It was a hectic season with every weekend booked with Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcases across North Dakota in my former job, our son’s basketball games, Christmas programs, concerts, a business open-house, a customer party at our house and a daily three-hour commute. But I served and shared beautiful and tasty holiday baking with family, friends, neighbors and teachers.
I even had traditional Scandinavian baking like my ancestors made. Oh, my mom and grandma make them too. But I didn’t. Yet it looked like I did.
Do you want in on my secret? My mom baked for me. I know, she’s amazing. But here is the other part of the secret: I bought baked goods at Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcases from my friend Sonja of Sonja’s Old-Fashioned Delicacies from Mohall, North Dakota. You can order online and have them shipped to your door. There are numerous delicacies that you might remember from traditional family Christmas gatherings and so much more. All of Sonja’s baking is made from wholesome ingredients. Heavy cream. Real butter. Whole roasted nuts. And baked fresh in small batches in her commercial kitchen in Mohall, North Dakota before shipping to you. Put them on a pretty plate, throw a little flour on your face and your holiday baking is complete.
What started out as a holiday project to make a little extra money in 1989 by making her grandma’s recipes as well as other time-honored cookies, candies and desserts has grown into a full-fledged baking and confectionary business for Sonja. She still uses family recipes handed down from her Scandinavian grandmother as well as other tasty, time-honored recipes.
Mohall is 250 miles from my prairie home but I am someday going to make the trip to visit The Prairie Bistro that Sonja owns and operates along with her catering business and baking shop. If you are nearby, you can purchase Sonja’s homemade baking in Minot, November 16-17 and in Bismarck, December 6-8 at the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcases. Gifts by Dakota Style at the Fargo Pride of Dakota Showcase is also stocking Sonja’s Old-Fashioned Delicacies November 22-24.
If you want Sonja’s treats delivered to your door, you can enter now for a holiday baking giveaway!
Sonja is donating TWO gifts of 1/2 pound sea salt caramels, 1 dozen shortbread and 1 dozen Molasses Spice cookies to lucky winners this holiday season! Each gift is a $40 value, including shipping to your door.
Just comment below with the name of your favorite holiday baked good, candy or treat to enter this giveaway before Thursday night, November 14th, 2013. Winners will be announced on Friday, November 15, 2013 on this blog. Please be sure you include your email address when you comment so I can contact you if you are a winner.
For additional entries, let me know in your comment if you have “liked” my Facebook page, Sonja’s Facebook page and/or pinned one to three of Sonja’s Old-Fashioned Delicacies from this post or her website on Pinterest and/or place an order with Sonja’s Old-Fashioned Delicacies this month. Each gives you an additional entry to win the giveaway! Limit 7 total entries per person. We operate on the honor system around here so please be sure to let me know in your comment how many entries you have.
Can you smell the box of Sonja’s goodies arriving at your door now?
I can and what I would do to have a caramel in my mouth, right now. Comment now with your favorite holiday baked good, candy or treat to enter, order from Sonja this holiday season to save yourself some time and support a small, rural business.
No fancy disclosures. I love sharing North Dakota giveaways with you and Sonja generously offered these two giveaways. Thank you, Sonja for being a loyal and long-time reader of this blog, a fabulous rural North Dakota business owner, for making me a sane mother during the holiday season with your fantastic baking and for your generous and kind spirit.