Merry Christmas to you, my lucky readers!

I feel like Santa!  I have presents for everyone!!  Read every word of this blog, and you will see why I am so excited about the gifts I have to give.

First, I have a giveaway of some of my very favorite things to tell you about.

I also have a coupon code so you can order them at a fabulous discount! Keep reading! photo1-12

Most of you have probably already noticed my ad on the right side of my site for Rocky Mountain Oils.  These folks are producing therapeutic grade oils that you don’t need a middle man (or woman) to buy.  If you’ve been thinking about making the leap to essential oils for your family, this is the way to do it because they are top quality and affordable (and AMAZING!).  I know, I know.  I sound like I’m selling them.  I’m not, I assure you.  But I can attest to their amazingness as I have started my collection and already can testify to the results.  Better health for me and for my family is always extremely high on my priority list.  I have spent hours on the site reading the benefits and uses and of course, making wish lists.  I diffuse them, I use them for pain, for immunity and for cleaning.  I’m kind of in love with them.

What do they have to do with a food blog, you ask?  Well, these are so pure they can be used in recipes!  Not kidding!  This is new to me, but yours truly is excited to try some recipes, share them with you and maybe you can share them with me, too! Check out the video later in this post.

So…here’s the big question.

Do you want some oils for free?

I was excited to get a present in my mailbox today.  Rocky Mountain Oils sent me an early Christmas present to sample their three new oil blends.  And I love them so much already that I am going to give three oils to three of my lucky readers.  Yup.  Maybe you, you lucky friend, you.

In my diffuser at this very moment is Christmas Tree.  It smells like my very favorite pine tree called a Silver Concolor.  We used to search the world over to find one of these beauties whose needles smelled like orange and pine.  This blend has Spruce, Fir, Orange, and Cinnamon.  I’m suddenly feeling like it might be Christmastime.  Have a fake tree, do ya?  This’ll fix it.  It’ll smell like a fresh Silver Concolor in no time in your house.

I am wearing a lovely perfume called Ginger Spice.  My husband thinks I smell really yummy.  Seriously, this stuff is like a sweet gingerbread smell.  Apparently, a staff member at RMO has made a spice cake with this (see video below).  I’m intrigued, aren’t you?

Candy Cane.  Destined to be my favorite as I love all things pepperminty.  This has a blend of Orange, Lavender and Vanilla to sweeten it.  I’m thinking hot chocolate!  Or my mochas!  I’m sooooo excited!  Yup, there’s a video about this below as well.

Want some?

If you don’t want to wait for the giveaway to be over to get these seasonal blends available only through Christmas, use this coupon code TWNCHRISTMAS checkout on the Rocky Mountain Oil site to get $2 off per bottle — no limits.  Talk about great Christmas gifts, friends!

These can be used as an air freshener or on pinecones or Christmas ornaments for a lovely fragrance in your home.  See what I mean in the super fantastic video at the bottom of this post.

Okay, here’s how the contest is going to work.  Beginning Dec. 1st, you pin pins of my recipes from this site on Pinterest, tweet me some tweets on your twitter, or share my links on Facebook and you’ll get entries into the contest.

One entry for every recipe pin on Pinterest (two pins if you pin this contest post).  Simply pin it, go to *See Pin* and copy the URL of your pin and send it to us in an email.  Or send us an email with 24 pins if you want and you’ll be entered 24 times!

Share my recipes on Facebook!  Take a screen shot of your shared page and email that to us at or tag me in the link on Facebook.

Tweet a recipe link and tag us @TWNourishes for an entry — or a hundred entries for a hundred tweets.  ;o)

Three winners — THREE WINNERS — will each get a Christmas oil for FREE!  Woohoo!  Let’s play!

All entries can be sent to

Contest begins Monday, December 1st at 12:01 a.m. EST and ends Sunday, December 14th at 11:59 p.m. EST.  Winners will be announced on this site on Monday, December 15th.


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Cinna-nilla Cookie Crumble

 Have you seen this dessert?  This was the dessert that was a part of my first giveaway.  I needed help naming it and one lucky winner chose the winning title and won my favorite bath salts (you can find out about them in the Products I Love tab above).


Fudge, caramel, vanilla ice cream, Oreos, cinnamon crisps…

I’m not even a chocolate dessert kind of girl, but this…this…


We first ate this at a restaurant in a tiny town somewhere and found ourselves back there a week later to pig out again.  Just because of this dessert.  Vaguely reminiscent of fried ice cream, we were smitten.

Not from scratch.  Not amazing conceptually, but put it all together and I double-dog dare you not to arm-wrestle your smallest child for the last bite.

All you need to do is brush some flour tortillas with melted butter, sprinkle them generously with cinnamon and sugar and bake them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or so until they are golden brown.

Crush some chocolate sandwich cookies into large chunks.

When you’re ready to serve, lay the cinnamon crisps on a platter.  Scoop some vanilla ice cream over the top, then the cookies.  Drizzle with hot fudge or chocolate syrup and caramel.

Whipped cream if you’d like.  Warm up the cinnamon crisps?  If you’d like.  Different cookies?  Sure!  Use leftover chocolate chip or peanut butter, or oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip!  Why the heck not?!

This isn’t really a recipe, is it?  It’s just the perfect combination of yum in suggestion form with some gorgeous pictures.


But after you and your family turn into warriors fighting for each last bite, you’ll see this is smart stuff right here.

And how nice that it’s easy enough to make again tomorrow night?

Grocery List:

Flour Tortillas




Chocolate Sandwich Cookies


Hot fudge or chocolate syrup