Gooseberry Patch winner!

September 10, 2011

I am so pleased to announce the winner of Gooseberry Patch’s Autumn with Family & Friends!


There were 89 comments on the giveaway post on Blogger, and 2 comments on the giveaway post on WordPress. So I added the two WP comments, and did a random drawing of 91 entries.

(Part of the problem of maintaining two sites… but I had some die-hards who started with me on WordPress, and it has been hard to convince them to move over to Blogger. Cause I love you, I stick with both!)

The winner is…

random winnerNumber 28 from the Blogger site… hondagal!

Please email me to claim your prize – alarmclockwars-at-gmail-dot-com, or use the “Talk to the Clock” link on the sidebar.


Special thanks to Gooseberry Patch for providing me with this great cookbook to try and share with you. If you would like to purchase this or other cookbooks, please visit their store. If you would like to see other great recipes, check out


Gooseberry Patch cookbook giveaway!

August 30, 2011

I have had a blast cooking through Autumn with Family & Friends with the Real Farmwives of America & Friends and Gooseberry Patch.

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I hope you have found a recipe or two that you have wanted to try!autumnfamilyfriends And now, it’s time for a giveaway, so you can try the recipes I’ve shown you, and all the others you want!

I did not have any trouble picking out recipes to try from this book… The trick was narrowing it down to ten!

We tried some great main dishes like

Perfect Cheesy Pasta Bakemelty goodness sm 

Sweet Autumn Pork Chopsafter oven sm

Connie’s Meatloaf Rollfinished-1

Pumpkin-Sausage Pennepasta

Party Ham Casserolefinished sm

I checked out a new comfort food recipe – Dad’s Best Mac & Cheesebaked

There were the kid- and adult-friendly Crunchy Chicken “Toes”chicken dinner

Some fantastic side dishes…

Cinnamon Pineapplenaked pineapple sm

Grandma’s Buttery Mashed Potatoesmashed sm

and a new favorite, Garlic Bubble Bread (I am so making this to go with lasagna tonight!)garlic heaven sm

And I managed to stick to only one dessert (but, oh, was it good!) – Pumpkin Custard Crunchpiece of custard sm

Are you hungry yet?

I have a copy of Autumn with Family & Friends to give away!! Try all these recipes, and tons more! How about New England Cider Doughnuts… Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes… Bacon Bread (Hubby Doc has been after me to make this one)… Pumpkin Bread Pudding! They all sound so good… who can choose? (I think I’ve held off on the desserts long enough!)

You can earn entries in this giveaway for a copy of this wonderful cookbook by…

Be sure to leave me a separate comment for each entry.

The giveaway will close at midnight (Central time) on Friday, September 9. I’ll announce the winner on Saturday, September 10!

Good luck! I know you will love each and every recipe!

Play ball!

June 29, 2011

Family Night

The winner of the Indianapolis Indians baseball tickets for Indiana’s Family of Farmers Family Night at the Ball Park is…

Donna Handley! (She commented on my Blogger site.)

Congratulations, and thanks for entering! I’ll be contacting you soon with the details. I hope you and the kids enjoy the night, and have a chance to talk with some Real Farmwives and their Kids!

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Are you ready for some… baseball?

June 21, 2011
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Right, okay, that’s the football promo. I will admit, I am not a huge baseball fan. I’m actually a hockey girl, and baseball just doesn’t move fast enough for me. But this is a great excuse to get together and hang out with some family and friends!

My friends at Indiana’s Family of Farmers are hosting Family Night at the Ballpark on Tuesday, July 19th at the Indianapolis Indians baseball game, and they are working with some Indiana bloggers to help give away tickets!!
Winners will receive up to 8 tickets to the game for their family and friends to come hang out with IFOF at the Indians game on July 19th (game starts at 7:00pm). The winners will also get a wristband to join IFOF in the picnic area for an invite-only picnic with a choice of hot dog, hamburger, or pulled chicken barbecue. There will also be a selection of salads, cookies, and drinks.
Wait – it gets better!
Some of the Real Farmwives of America and Friends will be there, too!
(Sorry to say that I can not make it, but some of the other RFOA will be there for sure!!)
So…  to enter! You must…
1. Subscribe to AlarmClockWars through WordPress (top information bar for WP users) or through email (on the right sidebar)
You can also…
2. Fan Alarm Clock Wars on Facebook
3. Follow @AlarmClockWars on Twitter
5. Fan Indiana’s Family of Farmers on Facebook
6. Follow @FamilyofFarmers on Twitter
7. Follow the Real Farmwives of America blog through GFC
8. Fan the Real Farmwives of America and Friends on Facebook
9. Follow @realfarmwives on Twitter
10. Tweet about this contest and mention @AlarmClockWars and @FamilyofFarmers in your tweet
Leave me a separate comment for each entry.
The contest ends at midnight (central time) on June 28th. I will announce the winner here on June 29th.
Good luck!!
(Indiana’s Family of Farmers provided me with tickets for this giveaway.)