Thursday, October 25, 2012

Apron Giveaway!

Today I'm thrilled to have a generous guest post from one of my favorite bloggers, Heather of The Vintage Sheet Blog, a community she hosts to encourage creative women and support their small businesses.  She lives at the beach (lucky!), successfully balancing family, working with special needs children, blogging and crafting.

I hope you all will Go!  Visit her blog ~ you'll love it.  Please also visit her Etsy shop, Facebook page, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Hi, I'm Heather Grow, the girl behind the curtain (or sheet?) of The Vintage Sheet Blog.  I live in Huntington Beach, California.  I love collecting vintage linens but I also love baking, so I'm super excited to bring all of you Retro Revival ladies a fun recipe for an easy dessert.

Orange Margarita Squares
Serves 15
You’ll need:
For the Crust
1 cup crushed pretzels
1 stick of butter
¼ cup brown sugar

For the Creamy Margarita Layer
½ cup thawed frozen margarita mix
16 oz. cream cheese
2 cups Cool Whip or fresh whipped cream

For the Orange Layer
1.3 oz. box of orange Jell-O
½ cup boiling water
10.5 oz. can of mandarin oranges, frozen
2 cups of Cool Whip

The Crust
Combine crushed pretzels (I used the rolling pin and Ziplock trick), butter, and brown sugar. Press into the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until slightly brown.  Let cool.

Creamy Margarita Layer
Combine the ½ cup margarita mix with the cream cheese.  Fold in the Cool Whip.  Spread evenly over the crust.

Orange Layer
Mix Jell-O with boiling water and stir until dissolved.  Add the canned oranges and stir to combine.  (*Just a note, the first time I made these my oranges were not frozen so I had to chill this mixture in the freezer for about 15 minutes.)  Allow this mixture to set slightly for 5 minutes, then, fold in Cool Whip and spread over creamy layer.

Refrigerate 2-3 hours to set.  Slice into squares and enjoy.  They are creamy, refreshing and the perfect refreshing dessert.

Do you like my apron?  I made it from a vintage pillowcase using Betz White’s 10 minute pillowcase apron tutorial.  Guess what?  I made one for one of Cindy’s readers so you can wear your apron when you make your Orange Margarita Squares.

Thank you for guest-blogging, Heather.  This recipe looks delicious, especially for us since it's everlasting summer here in Florida.  The apron you made is as sweet as you and the Margarita Squares!  You're so generous to give it away to one of my wonderful blog followers!

Enter to win:

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Leave a comment telling me how you shared it and I'll enter you to win.  I'll randomly draw a winner on Sunday night, October 28th.  Good luck!


Unknown said...

Always happy to meet a fellow apron lover!! Will hop over to her blog and please enter me to win the cute apron!

Aldrich Mendal said...

Absolutely love your blog. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful pictures with us.

My Vintage Mending said...

Mmm....I do miss my Mamaw's jello desserts...darling apron and cute fabric...smiles..Renee

Missy Shay said...

I pinned it! What a cute apron!

Nadine @ Chic with the Kool-Aid Mustache said...

Reposted on Facebook! What a cute idea to use vintage pillowcases. Jello kinda squicks me out so not sure about the recipe but it looks good...and fruity

Mrs.T said...

I pinned it!

And I also blogged about it. I will have to check out that apron tutorial ... so cute ... but would love to win this one. Thanks for the opportunity!

Dessert looks yummy too. Must try!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such a cute and darling apron, love the print of it! :) xx Holly

Sue said...

I pinned it! Can't wait to try the dessert. Thank you!

Heather Grow said...

Cindy, You are the sweetest person ever. Thank you for your kind words. I hope that your readers enjoy the recipe.

Nikki said...

Love the apron. I blogged about it. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Donna said...

What an adorable apron! The recipe has me drooling it looks so yummy.
I love vintage sheets and now I am off to visit Heather.

Nikki said...

I pinned it!

Suz said...

This looks so delicious!

Hannah said...

I pinned it.:) This apron is so lovely and I would love to enter.:) Thank you!

Nick Audet said...

I tweeted it. :D My sister would love the apron!

Unknown said...

I pinned this! Its awesome! Thanks

Salinn said...

I blogged it at my private blog.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cindy,
I just read your email (Thank You)I sent you a note back.
Wow this receipe sounds wonderful and refreshing and since its orange its so fun and perfect for a festive dessert.

Sending hugs, Elizabeth