Just Because. Gingerbread Latte Cupcakes Recipe. Epic Giveaway.

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There are so many things happening in my life right now. It’s a whirlwind of major life changes and all that little stuff that makes us crazy as the holidays approach. Even after having the better part of a week off, I feel like I’m behind. And this blog and the people who read it? Totally neglected.

Just because I’m feeling like such a slacker, I decided to put together a post full of awesome for y’all and THIS is it.

Just because it’s delicious, I’m sharing a cupcakes recipe I’ve been playing with for the last few weeks. It’s the perfect addition to any holiday potluck or even just as holiday treat when you’re needing something to get you into the right frame of mind. Best part about this recipe, it’s EASY.

Just Because. Gingerbread Latte Cupcakes. An Epic Giveaway. | Chaos & Love

Antipasto Salad in a Jar

What you need >>

  • 5 quart-sized mason jars, wide mouth {with lids}
  • For salad:
  • 1/2 lb each of high quality mortadella, salami and capicola, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped & seeded
  • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 jar sliced pepperoncini
  • 6 oz can sliced black olives
  • For dressing:
  • 3 oz EVOO
  • 3 oz white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 oz water
  • 1 tbsp gluten free dijon mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste

What you do >>

  1. Shake or blend dressing ingredients, then add 3 tbsp dressing to the bottom of each jar
  2. Divide remaining ingredients between jars in the following order: olives and pepperoncini, onion, tomato, lettuce, meats
  3. Place lids on jars and refrigerate immediately
  4. To serve, shake salad gently in jar and pour into a large bowl
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Just because you’re all nice enough to read this blog, I have an extra special giveaway to share with you. Some bloggy friends and I have once again joined forces to give away some fantastic prizes! In honor of the holidays, we are celebrating the comforts of home – things that we all know and love about staying home.  Are you ready to see what we’re giving away?

Just because. Gingerbread Latte Cupcakes. An Epic Giveaway. | Chaos & Love

Pretty amazing, right? Three winners and three fab prizes. I mean, why wouldn’t you enter? In fact, I think you should do it right this minute. Right there in that awesome Rafflecopter widget. The only mandatory entry is to leave a comment here on the blog telling me which of the awesome prizes you’d like to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Boring details (in exchange for an awesome cupcakes recipe):

The “Comforts of Home” giveaway begins Monday Dec 2 and ends at 12:00 AM on Monday, December 9, 2013.

Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited.

All entries are optional with the exception of leaving a blog comment. We will never sell, distribute, or spam your email.

Three winners will be chosen by Rafflecopter (powered by Random.org). The first person chosen will choose between a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, Keurig K65 Brewing System, or Kindle Paperwhite. The second person chosen will chose between the two remaining prizes. The third person chosen will receive the remaining prize. 

This is a non-sponsored post. Prizes were purchased by a group of participating bloggers. KitchenAid, Keurig, and Kindle are not affiliated with this giveaway.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this Facebook page and not to Facebook.

This promotion is powered by Rafflecopter. Metric Feat LLC (“Rafflecopter”) does not sponsor, administer, or endorse this promotion. Participants must read and agree to Rafflecopter’s Privacy Policy before entering and participating in this promotion.

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  1. Valencia says

    I would love a Kitchenaid Mixer but I would take any nice mixer right about now because my old one broke during Thanksgiving baking.

  2. Stacie says

    the mixer would be a great prize to win. moving into a new apartment with my fiance and we’re trying to get together home-y things!

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