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The Summer ParTEA Recipe Contest may be the PMall.com Staff’s favorite contest yet!
We received several recipes and we couldn’t believe how unique each of them were and how delicious they sounded – we have enough recipes to keep our taste buds happy for the rest of the summer!
Thank you to all who participated in our contest, we can’t thank you enough for sharing all your recipe secrets. While all of your entries had our mouths watering, there was one particular recipe that stood out from all the rest.
Congratulations to Liga Gorrick for winning our Summer ParTEA Recipe Contest with her recipe for Rhubarb Ice Tea!
Thanks to Liga’s special recipe, she has won her very own Personalized Beverage Server with Stand that she can use to serve her Rhubarb Ice Tea for many summers to come!
Here is Liga’s winning entry for all of you to enjoy:
My name is Liga Gorrick and my favorite drink in a hot summer day isn’t the regular ice tea everybody serves. It’s the amazing Rhubarb ice tea with its freshness and the beautiful pink color. As I grew up there always was plenty of rhubarb in my mom’s garden during summertime. Mom was really good making something yummy out of it. One of my all-time favorites is this rosy ice tea (especially accompanied with rhubarb tart or pie). It tastes like summer and childhood to me. My mother made it just with rhubarb alone, but I’ve been “playing” with the ingredients over the years and have discovered that I like it best with a little bit of ginger or with hibiscus tea.
- 8-10 large rhubarb stalks
- 8-10 cups of water (1 cup for each rhubarb stalk)
- 1 small ginger root (about 2 inches long)
- Honey (sugar, Splenda or any other sweetener)
Wash and clean the rhubarb (do not peel- the peel is what gives that lovely pink color), cut into about 1 inch chunks. Wash, peel and cut the ginger in thin slices. Add the rhubarb and ginger to the water in a large saucepan and bring it to boil, then simmer covered for 15-20 min. Take the saucepan off the heat and let it cool for a while. Strain the tea; add honey (sugar/Splenda) to the desired sweetness. Chill the tea completely and serve with plenty of ice. I like large pieces of ice that doesn’t dilute the drink so quickly.
For variety you can serve it with a little bit of fresh peppermint, substitute the ginger for a few strips of lemon peel or use rhubarb alone. You can also brew a few bags of hibiscus or green tea in the rhubarb tea while it’s still hot. Hibiscus tea makes it brighter pink or even red. It also gives a stronger, more sour taste. Enjoy!
Right away we knew we loved the recipe, but when we saw how tasty and refreshing the Rhubarb Tea looked in the picture Liga included, we knew we had a winner! Congrats again to Liga and thank you to all who participated in the PMall contest.
Make sure you keep checking back here for more contests and tips and tricks to make your parties and personalized gifts extra special!
Below are some of our other favorite fan entries for you to enjoy. They may not have won the contest but they’ve won a place in our hearts and cookbooks!
Katie Kitterman’s Pineapple iced tea
- 1 quart water
- 7 tea bags
- 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 2 tbl sugar
Brew tea, stir in the rest then let it sit (overnight if possible).
Jennifer Jonas’s Ice Tea Recipe
- 3 Family Sized Lipton Tea Bags
- Pot of water
- 1 1/2 cups of Sugar
- 1 Can Frozen Lemonade Concentrate
- Cold water
Place tea bags in pot of boiling water & steep about 10 minutes. Put sugar in gallon tea pitcher. Pour warm tea over sugar & stir to dissolve completely. Pour lemonade concentrate in & top off with cold water. Stir well & refrigerate for delicious sweet tea (makes 1 gallon).
“What I love most about it: This recipe has been shared with me by my mom. We love this Lemonade Sweet Tea on hot summer days here in Texas. It’s very thirst quenching & refreshing (especially when it’s 107 degrees here).”
Juliet V’s Blended Masala Iced Tea
- 6 to 8 tea bags
- 4 cups water
- 4 cups cold water
- 3 pods cardamom
- 1/4” ginger diced
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 6 cloves
- 1/2 cup sugar or 1/4 cup honey (optional)
- Lemon/lime to garnish (optional)
Combine all ingredients except honey or sugar and cold water. Boil for 10 minutes. Strain. Put the cold water into a pitcher. Pour the hot tea over the cold water. You put the cold water in first, because the hot tea could melt the pitcher because it is hot. Add sugar or honey to sweeten it, stirring till dissolves. Put the pitcher into the fridge to cool. You can add slices of lime or lemon to the pitcher to give it a refreshing taste.
“I love this tea because it gives me the essence of different spices and soothing/calming effect, which embodies the full flavor of a tea.”
There’s nothing better than a nice, refreshing sip of chilled ice tea on a hot summer’s day!
Whether it’s a concoction of tea and lots of other ingredients or regular tea with a new twist you’ve added to help spice it up, share your favorite tea recipe and you could win PMall.com’s Summer ParTEA Recipe Contest and take home your very own Personalized Beverage Server with Stand so you can serve and enjoy your delicious tea in personalized style at your next party!
To enter the contest, send an email with the subject line “Summer ParTEA Contest” to email@example.com before the contest ends on August 1st, 2012 with the following information:
1. Your full name and email address where we can contact you if you’ve been selected as the winner.
2. Your favorite Ice Tea Recipe and what you love most about it.
And it’s as easy as that!
The PMall Staff will read the entries and select their favorite recipe and the winner will be announced here on the A Personal Touch Blog on August 2nd.
So start trying out new tasty combinations or pull out your recipe book and find that trusty recipe you’ve loved for years – just make sure you do it before the contest ends!
We can’t wait to read all your entries – our mouths are watering just thinking about it!
PMall.com would like to congratulate Gary Lackey on winning the “My Chili is the Best Because …” Recipe Contest!
Gary submitted the following entry:
“My Chili is the best because … it was the recipe my dad always used. I have memories of making chili with my dad. We would join him in putting in more chili powder when our mom wasn’t looking. It is still something we treasure and laugh about to this day.”
It’s beautiful memorable moments like this that we strive to create with our unique personalized gifts – we always feel honored when our customers share their stories with us!
For winning the contest, Gary has won his very own personalized You Name It© Bamboo Cutting Board!
Thank you to Gary and to all the A Personal Touch readers who sent in their answers – we had a blast reading all your touching and funny entries!
With National Chili Day being celebrated Thursday, February 23rd and with the winter’s “chili” weather hitting us hard, it seems like now is the perfect time for A Personal Touch to host a chili recipe contest!
People can be very particular and territorial about their chili. Depending on where you live, some people say that real chili isn’t made with beans, while in other parts of town they’ll say it’s not chili unless it has beans. And then there are the people who like to have fun with traditional recipes and add a new twist ingredient to them like cinnamon or even chocolate!
But no chili is complete without the main staples like meat, onions and tomatoes – all of which are ingredients that require a whole lot of prep work. That’s why the winner of the contest will be awarded their very own personalized You Name It© Bamboo Cutting Board so that they have a beautiful place that they can use to create their masterpiece!
Since all “chili purists” seem to claim that their masterpiece recipe is the best in the world … we want to hear why your recipe really is the best for the PersonalizationMall.com “My Chili is the Best Because …” Recipe Contest!
To enter, all you have to do is send an email with the subject line, “Chili Contest” to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- In a few sentences, tell us what it is about your chili recipe that sets it apart from all the rest.
- Please include your full name and email address so we know how to contact you if you’re the winner.
Just make sure to have your emails sent to us before the deadline at midnight on Thursday, February 23rd. We will announce the winner of the contest, who will be judged by creativity and uniqueness and selected by the A Personal Touch Staff, here at the blog on February 24th.
We look forward to hearing all your special recipes … our mouths are already drooling!
Are you ready for some football!? Super Bowl XLVI kicks off Sunday, February 5th at 6:29 p.m. ET which can only mean 1 thing – bring on the Super Bowl Parties!
We thought we’d give you our highlight reel of some of our favorite football-friendly PersonalizationMall.com gifts that will help add to the excitement as your guests root for their favorite team. And as an extra treat for the A Personal Touch readers, we’ll offer an exclusive coupon code to help you save money on the featured products – just keep reading below!
No Super Bowl Party is complete until you have everyone’s favorite snack: chips! And now you can serve them to your guests with team spirit with the Game Time© Personalized Football Snack Bowl!
The bowl displays our exclusive modern football field design and features any 3-line message you choose and you can also select the colors for the text and design border. Have fun coming up with playful message, such as, “Michael’s Halftime Hot Wings,” or “Reserved for Patriots Fans only!” for the price of $39.95. However, right now we’re offering the A Personal Touch readers the coupon code: SUPERBOWL12 which is worth 20% off the personalized snack bowl!
That’s why we’d like to share a tasty recipe we came across on BetterRecipes.com for The Ultimate Super Bowl Dip, aka the Cheesy Italian Sausage Dip!
This hearty dip includes cheese, Italian sausage, garlic, and peppers among other things so it’s sure to fulfill all your guests’ hunger.
If you’re not a fan of tortilla chips, set it out with pretzels or crackers and you’re ready for all the football you can take!
After you and your guests have had your fill of chips and dip you’ll need to wash it down with a nice cold beverage. Instead of dealing with water rings on your coffee table protect it and add to your festive atmosphere by personalizing the Football End Zone© Personalized Coaster Set for your home or man cave. The set of 4 coasters features your first or last name incorporated into our exclusive end zone design, then you can choose any 2 lines of text to be printed below the design like the clever phrases “Post-Game Highlights & Commentary,” or “Good Friends, Cold Beer.” The set retails at $24.95 and includes a beautiful mahogany wood caddy to store and display the coasters when they are not in use. But just like the snack bowl, you can save 20% off these coasters when you use the code: SUPERBOWL12 at checkout.
If you are a fan of our End Zone design make sure you check out the matching Football End Zone© Personalized Doormat and our Football End Zone© Personalized Bar Art that will help complete the personal touch you’ve added to your Super Bowl party.
We hope you enjoy the dip and party tips and remember to take advantage of the coupon code we gave you above before it expires, Sunday, February 5th!
Here’s hoping the football is just as good as the commercials!