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Here is Hidemi’s winning recipe for Brown Butter Sweet Potato Crumble:
For the topping:
- 1/4 cup All-purpose flour
- 2 cups Granola
- 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup Raisins
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons Butter
For Brown Butter Sweet Potato:
- 2-3 Sweet Potatoes (about 1 pound)
- 3 tablespoons Butter
- 2 tablespoons Honey
Directions: Peel and cut the sweet potatoes in half length-wise then slice them 1/4 inch thick. Put the sweet potatoes on a microwave-safe plate, cover in plastic wrap and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until tender. In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat until foaming subsides. Turn off the heat and let stand until browned. Then stir in honey and sweet potatoes. Toss to coat well. Transfer the sweet potatoes into an 8×8 baking dish. Start making the topping in a medium bowl by mixing together flour, granola, cinnamon and brown sugar. Add the butter and work it in with your fingertips until well blended and crumbly. Fold in raisins. Sprinkle the topping over the sweet potatoes. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 25-28 minutes.
Doesn’t that sound absolutely delicious!? Thank you again to Hidemi for sharing this tasty recipe with us!
For submitting the winning recipe, Hidemi has won a $50 PMall Gift Card that she can use on any personalized gifts that she’d like!
Thank you to all of our fans who submitted their favorite side dish recipes! Keep checking back here for the latest news and contests from PersonalizationMall.com!
We’re once again moving the spotlight over from the turkey to the side dishes as we ask our fans to send in their favorite Thanksgiving side dish recipes.
Feel free to share any recipe you’d like. We encourage you to share your modern twist to a traditional recipe, your family’s favorite side dish, or you can even share a recipe for a unique dish that isn’t typically served on Thanksgiving … we want to see them all!
And don’t think that you’ll be sharing your family recipes for nothing – one lucky PersonalizationMall.com fan will win a $50 PMall Gift Card!
To enter the recipe contest, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “THANKSGIVING RECIPE CONTEST” with the following information:
- Your full name and an email address that we can use to reach you if you are selected as the winner of the contest.
- The name and recipe for your favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish with a few words about why you love it or why it’s special for you and your family.
Once you’ve sent the email you’re officially entered into the contest!
Please make sure you send in your emails before the end of Thanksgiving Day on November 28th, 2013.
The A Personal Touch Staff will read through all of the entries and determine a winner and the winner will be announced here on the A Personal Touch Blog on Friday, November 30th.
Thanksgiving will be here before you know it, so you better get moving because it’s time to break out the cookbooks!
Good luck to all of our fans!
Last year we shared some Cute & Clever Christmas Card Photos with you in a blog post to help inspire your family’s Christmas card photo.
Since PMall.com’s Personalized Christmas Card Sale is going on now and because we received such a great, positive response from our readers after last year’s post, we thought this would be a great time to share some more Christmas card photo inspiration with all our fans!
Some of our favorite photo ideas have a funny theme behind them, such as this cute photo of the kids goofing around (photo at left).
We love the idea of playing up the fact that the holiday season can turn into a crazy and busy time for everyone.
Your family and friends will be able to relate and will love your sense of humor.
Your family’s Christmas cards will be sure to get a smile and/or a laugh out of everyone!
It’s the fun photos like the kids with duct tape above and the photo of the acrobatic family at right (all of which we found on Pinterest), that really help to spread Christmas cheer.
They’re eye-catching and are sure to stand out from the dozens of stock holiday cards that your family and friends will be receiving from other people this year.
Have fun and get creative with photos – and don’t be afraid to include the whole family – it doesn’t have to just be the kids!
If you’d rather go for a cute Christmas photo instead of a funny one, don’t worry – we have some ideas for you, too!
The photo (below at left) of the siblings blowing snow together is adorable and makes a beautiful Christmas card photo!
It’s a cute, cheap and easy photo to coordinate and execute and the kids will have fun taking the photos, as well. You could try using real snow once it arrives, but we have a feeling that the photo would turn out much better if you use a fake, glittery snow substitute that you could find at any store that sells Christmas decorations. It may require a little clean up afterward but it will totally be worth it!
Once you’ve taken the photos and picked out your favorites, head over to PMall.com’s Personalized Christmas Card Store and check out all the great designs available in our Photo Cards and/or Photo Postcard Departments. With our wide selection of design themes you’ll be able to find the perfect card design to match your family photo. You’ll be able to upload your photo(s) and customize your card to your liking in just a few quick and easy steps.
Once you think you’ve finished your family’s Christmas card you can actually preview it before you purchase! That’s right, you’ll actually get to see how it will look before you order it so you can still go back and make any changes you’d like before placing the order!
Once you’ve finished personalizing your Christmas Cards, personalize a set of Personalized Return Address Labels that match your card design or check out our Personalized Self-Inking Return Address Stampers. They’ll save you plenty of time and money when you’re addressing your cards!
If you like the photo examples we found and included in this post, be sure to check out our Christmas Card Ideas Board on our Pinterest Profile, where we’ve been non-stop pinning every cute and clever photo idea we see!
If you have a clever Family Christmas Photo idea that you’d like to share with us and our fans, please email it to email@example.com. We can’t wait to hear what you think of these fun photos!
Have you seen our Fan Photo Album on PersonalizationMall.com’s Facebook Page? It’s full of photos of personalized gifts that real PersonalizationMall.com customers have sent us or posted to our Facebook Page.
Click the link above to see fan photos of all different types of our personalized gifts and have fun flipping through all of them and finding inspiration for new ways to personalize the PMall gifts you’ve been eyeing!
We have a bunch of Halloween-themed fan photos, including this adorable photo of a PMall Fan in her Halloween costume next to her Freaky Frankie Embroidered Trick or Treat Bag! You definitely have to check out all of the cute photos of our younger fans with their Personalized Halloween Trick or Treat Bags - each one is more adorable than the next!
You’ll love browsing through all of the photos our fans have shared with us – you won’t believe how creative people can be! Our fans are great at coming up with clever ways to personalize gifts and even coming up with new ways to use our personalized gifts for a purpose we hadn’t initially intended.
For example, we had a customer share a photo of the Making Memories Personalized Photo Collage Frame that is featured on our site as a great picture frame. Well instead of personalizing the frame with their family name and filling it with photos of their loved ones, they personalized a frame for each of their favorite Chicago sports teams and filled the frame with ticket stubs from the games they’ve attended (see photo at right)! Isn’t that such a cool idea?
We love seeing how your personalized gifts turned out – we’d love it if you’d like to share your photos with us, as well! Post photos of your PMall Personalized Gifts to our Facebook Page or you can email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can post them on our Facebook Fan Page for you! You may even see them appear in the Fan Photo Album, too!
If you’ve personalized one of our Personalized Gifts in a unique way or if you have a creative way to personalize one of our gifts and you’d like to share it with us we would love it! Just send an email with your idea to the email address above.
Thank you and happy shopping!
That’s right – owls are the hottest new trend for all things babies and baby nurseries.
It’s pretty easy to see why they’ve become so popular … just take a look at this cute birth announcement photo we saw on Pinterest and try not to say “awww!”
Adorable, isn’t she? We don’t know if it’s the fun colors or those big, round eyes – everything about them is so cute that they just melt your heart! That’s why PMall has introduced a whole line of personalized gifts that feature an adorable owl design called “Owl About You.” We have all different types of gifts that feature this soft and sweet design and we think it’s the perfect way to decorate the new baby’s nursery!
We think you’ll love our “Owl About You” 12″ x 12″ Personalized Canvas Print!
The walls are usually the best place to start when you’re decorating a room and after painting the wall a soft shade of pink, this exclusive owl art will look lovely hanging on the wall above the baby’s crib. Our talented artists created this exclusive design in watercolor artwork that we reproduce on a piece of canvas.
The design features an adorable owl sitting on a tree branch with a subtle background of pink with white polka dots and it can be personalized with any initial and your baby’s name. It adds a nice personal touch to the room that people will see the moment they walk in. It costs just $32.95 and comes ready to hang!
Speaking of “hanging,” we added our exclusive owl design to one of the most important things every new mother and father needs to have in their home - the “Owl About You” Personalized Door Hanger! This little thing can be a life saver – just ask any parent. With this little sign, you can prevent your baby being woken from her peaceful nap. When you place the door hanger on your front door, the delivery man and your family and friends will know that they need to knock instead of using the doorbell because your little angel is taking a nap! The door hanger is crafted of durable plastic, measures 4″ x 9″, and features a convenient display hook. We customize the door hanger with any name and optional line of personalization that will appear just above the phrase “Whooo’s There” or “Sweet Dreams Little Owl” (you pick one of the two design options) – all for just $10.95!
When your family and friends do come over to visit and see the baby, it’s a good idea to have the “Owl About You” Personalized Keepsake Pillow around. This precious pillow is a beautiful decoration all on its own but it can be used to prop up the arm of whoever is holding the baby, too! That way they can hold the baby for longer and their arm won’t start to tire! The pillow features the same exclusive owl design and can be personalized with the baby’s name and initial for $28.95. The keepsake pillow measures 14″ sq. and has a removable white poly/cotton cover and perfectly complements the other owl decorations in the room.
So what do you think about the Owl trend – are you a fan?
If so, be sure to check out all of our “Owl About You” Gifts - there are plenty more baby gifts and nursery decorations for you to add to your adorable nursery!