$25.00 Hodgson Mill Gift Certificate Giveaway

***Giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered!***

***The winner has been announced below…***

A couple of days ago, I was asked to participate in a blogger baking challenge put on by Hodgson Mill called the Have a Grain Holiday!” Recipe Contest. I was sent a 5lb. bag of Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat flour and a 2lb. bag of Hodgson Mill “Best for Bread” flour to help assist me in putting together a new recipe.

Last night, I realized that I was kind of in the mood to make some homemade bread. I love bread. I love it a lot.

I also love sweet things. No secret there, right?

So I decided to combine the best of both worlds by making a loaf of this:


Cinnamon-Honey Whole Wheat Bread. And oh baby, is it delicious!


I made my bread in my bread machine this morning, but it’s very possible to make this by hand if you have the time and patience that I obviously do NOT have.

**To check out the recipe, just click here!**

The house smelled great all morning (I have the day off of work, in case you’re wondering) and could not wait to be able to incorporate it into today’s lunch.


I immediately sliced off two big pieces and topped one with butter and the other with my new jelly love.


But honestly, as exciting as the bread is for me…you know, since it’s in my house…I still have a nice little opportunity to share with all of you!


As a part of my participating in the contest, Hodgson Mill is offering a giveaway of one $25 gift certificate, redeemable at the Hodgson Mill online store, to one my readers. Yes, that means you!

As a bonus, you can also enter for a chance to win a Hodgson Mill Baker’s Gift Pack valued at $85!  To enter that giveaway, just click here: bit.ly/tMlGQV.


***Giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered!***

The winning entry was #136 – Lena & Six Times The Yum

Congratulations, Lena! Please email me at sweettoothcourtney[@]gmail[.]com so I can get your gift certificate headed your way!

To enter the giveaway for the $25.00 gift certificate:

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me one thing that you’re looking forward to baking (or just eating) this holiday season.
  2. (Optional) Share the giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know that you did.
  3. (Optional) Share the giveaway on Twitter and leave a comment letting me know that you did.

I will choose and announce the winner tomorrow morning. Good luck! Smile


*Disclaimer: Product and information was provided free of charge in exchange for this post and giveaway from Hodgson Mill and doesn’t affect my views or feedback of the product or service. This post is based solely on my personal opinion and experience and results may vary person to person.


  1. Jen says

    I am looking forward to baking tons o’ cookies on our annual Christmas Cookie Day. But more than that, I am looking forward to eating them…especially the peanut blossoms! :)

  2. says

    First thing that comes to mind: CHRISTMAS COOKIES!!! We always have our traditional classics — iced sugar cookies, peanut butter chocolate melts, and molasses gingerbreads…. but I’m excited to add some new recipes this year
    Casey @ oatsandnanners recently posted..SUNSET RUNS!

  3. says

    I actually have a breadmaker also…and the problem is that it is SO good when it comes out of the machine all warm and soft that I end up eating half the loaf right then and there! Despite my inability to have any self-control whatsoever, I will DEFINITELY be baking some in these coming holiday months!
    Taylor @ Crumbs Don’t Count recently posted..Growing Up Without a Cell Phone

  4. Amanda says

    I can’t wait to make/eat the 250 cookies my family makes every Christmas!!!!!! AND I tweeted the giveaway! @AmandaMercede

  5. Kaelin says

    I am looking forward to making my grandma’s Christmas cookie recipes! And trying a few new recipes to share through the holidays.

  6. Kelsey says

    That bread looks delicious! It would be great spread with this new Cran-Apple butter I found at TJ this weekend–you must try it! I can’t wait to eat peanut butter chocolate kiss cookies. I think I need to bake some tonight! :)

  7. Carmen says

    i’m looking forward to baking all my holiday cookies (mexican wedding cookies, christmas m&m cookies, coconut shortbread, snickerdoodle blondies) and sharing them!

  8. Kelly says

    I am looking forward to eating cream puffs. We make them once a year so Christmas desert obviously holds a special place in my heart :-)

  9. diana says

    until this post I was most looking forward to baking traditional gingerbread for my family but now I must make this cinnamon-honey bread!! Great giveaway, thanks Courtney!

  10. Tiffany says

    Looking forward to making chocolate covered pretzels using red and green sprinkles to give away! Makes fot a Yummy and easy presents!

  11. mom#to#three says

    I am so looking forward to homemade (crust and all) apple pie from my mother-in-law. A christmas eve tradition . . . YUM.

  12. Lindsey says

    I’m so looking forward to making a gingerbread cake that I found on Joy of Baking! As soon as I finish my final exams tomorrow that baby will be in the oven! Yum!

  13. Sarah says

    Oh wow! My mom was just looking for something new to make in the bread machine instead of the same old same old. SO excited to try this! Will comment back with the results. One thing i am totally looking forward to eating is hot fresh from the oven cinnamon buns. My mom makes a super easy ( fom scratch) one that we only eat on Christmas. Countdown to cinnamon buns begins :)

  14. says

    I cannot wait to make some healthy cookies this year…usually for special, we make some naughty ones…but this year, I want to turn things around a little bit.

  15. Erin Kleinfelter says

    Christmas cookies & Pumpkin Crunch!! I just got married this Fall and received a bread machine as a wedding gift! Cannot wait to use it!!

  16. Mia says

    Sugar cookies to decorate in the shape of snowmen, christmas trees and candy canes, banana bread (among other holiday breads), fudge, thumbprint cookies… Christmas justifies baking every sweet treat!

  17. Rachel @ A Little Ray of Sunshine says

    I cannot wait to make all kinds of holiday cookies! Cookies just seem to taste even better at this time of year!
    Rachel @ A Little Ray of Sunshine recently posted..Long Time Gone

  18. Brenda says

    I am looking forward to eating my favorite cookie that my mom makes only once a year- the peppermint nighty-night. It’s basically a peppermint meringue. Yum.

  19. JN says

    I seriously cannot wait for Peanut Butter Blossom cookies. You know, the ones with the Hershey’s kisses on top. Yum! :)

  20. Christina says

    I am most looking forward to baking Christmas cookies :) I make a thin, crispy sugar/butter cookie every year, it’s a family tradition!

  21. Stacey says

    I am really looking forward to making our traditional family Christmas cookies. These include sprits, buckeyes, krumkake, pizelles, and sugar cookies.

  22. Jackie says

    I’m looking forward to baking Christmas cookies as gifts for some friends & co-workers. I’m hoping to try out what 1 of your new-to-me cookie recipees :)

  23. Lisa says

    I’m actually going to a cookie swap party on Saturday and using your Apple/Cranberry glaze cookie recipe. My mouth has been watering since i read your recipe.

  24. Amanda says

    I’m looking forward to baking lace cookies. My mom used to cook them when we were young every Christmas! I loved them!

  25. Alexa says

    I am looking forward to baking cut-out sugar cookies and decorating them with royal icing! A tradition! :) and I can’t forgot my cream cheese filled pumpkin muffins either haha

  26. Lindsay says

    Even though I’ve already started my Christmas baking with double chocolate chunk cookies and molasses, I still want to make the classics….Gingerbread men and Sugar cookies!

  27. Michelle says

    I would really like to make my grandma’s christmas cookies. The orange zest in the batter really takes them to a new level.

  28. kylee says

    My brother and I make the tiniest, best little gingerbread men! They are so yummy and we call them minions because they are so teeny! haha

  29. Nicole says

    I am most looking forward to baking Christmas cookies – my personal fave, and the ones that I make every year: Italian Rainbow Cookies… aka the red, yellow and green layered cookies with chocolate frosting :)

  30. Kate says

    i’m trying to plug through the next week of finals so that i can go home and eat WHATEVER my mom is cooking/baking!! that could be dangerous, but it will be worth it! :)

  31. Katie says

    I am looking forward to all the cookie baking for family friends, especially my peanut butter banana pretzel cookies and my ginger cookies.

  32. Kim says

    My Italian Grandmother bakes the most amazing Anisette cookies, but only near the holidays! I absolutely can’t wait for them, love and tradition in every single bite!

    You also inspired me to make gooey chocolate butter cookies for my office bake off, I’m making them tomorrow for Friday.

  33. says

    On Saturday I’m going to spend the day with my granny making sugar cookies, peppermint bark and gingerbread something or another bc I’m obsessed with how gingerbread smells even though I don’t really care for gingerbread cookies.
    Courtney recently posted..I do what I want

  34. Kathryn says

    I’m looking forward to making Lemon Chewy Cookies from How Sweet it is blog. And all the other cookies, bars, and bark I plan on making.

  35. Emily says

    I will be spending Christmas ih my fiancé’s family for th first time, and I’m excited to eat all the Christmas tradition goodies his family makes! I also can’t wait to make homemade gingerbread! Yum!

  36. Aimee M says

    I can’t wait to make some carrot pineapple bread with raisins! I had it for the first time at a church bake sale and I’ve been obsessed ever since.

  37. Lauryn V says

    I’m actually making an Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake this weekend for my office holiday party! I’m super excited!

  38. Kristen DD says

    This holiday season i’m looking forward to making my heath bar cheesecake!
    … AND pumpkin pie dip to go with the new Gingerbread flavored pita chips!

  39. April says

    I’m super excited to bake sugar cookies with frosting as well as monkey bread, which I bake every year for my family :)

  40. Michelle B. says

    I’m looking forward to baking COOKIES! Chocolate chip with pecan and Andes Mint cookies will be my choices this year :-)

  41. Claudia says

    I am looking forward to baking and eating cookies. And lots of them. And sharing them with all the people around me because everyone likes a little cookie love in their lives.

  42. says

    I do lots of baking during the holidays, but my one absolute must is my peppermint chocolate snowballs ~ they’re my husband’s faves and he brings them to work with him for his birthday treat on December 20!
    Katie recently posted..A Day In New London

  43. Erica says

    Our holiday tradition is to make rum using a family recipe that is absolutely amazing. Part two of that tradition involves inadvertently consuming the entire thing within 48 hours max : )

  44. Susan says

    I bought a pizelle maker a few weeks ago at an estate sale and I’m going to try it out this weekend. I’ve never made them before so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  45. says

    Ah so many baking traditions to choose from. My most requested recipe is for my peanut butter cookies, I also love baking pumpkin bread and those chocolate crinkle cookies!
    Meghan recently posted..Banana Bread

  46. Amanda says

    I am looking forward to a huge bake-a-thon of all type of treats with my mom. A day I look forward to each year!!

  47. Amanda says

    I love baking during the holidays, especially biscottis. I like my biscottis softer than they make in stores, and my mom has an ancient recipe that are just spectacular. YUM!

  48. Crystal @cuppycakefreak says

    This weekend is my big baking weekend! I will be baking vanilla-almond biscotti, 7 layer bars, chubby hubby bars, toffee and white chocolate chip cookies and of course some puppy chow! I can’t wait to munch on all the goodies as I am baking them! :) Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  49. dena b says

    I love to bake white chocolate oatmeal cherry cookies, they have become my cookie to bring to holiday parties, I have so much fun baking when I really love the cookie


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