My family knows the holidays are here when I pull out my KitchenAid stand mixer and start baking.

One of the easiest dessert recipes for entertaining, which I think is festive for any holiday, is to make an angel food cake roll.

The possibilities of what you can roll up inside that angel-goodness are endless! And, you can get about 16 servings per roll! (See recipe ideas at the bottom of this post.)


Because we believe in HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING, one of my first-ever blogging friends and I are teaming up together for a FABULOUS giveaway.

Do you know Melissa from The Inspired Room? :)

One winner will WIN all of these items. It’s true! Just like Christmas! (Oh, it is almost Christmas) :)

Melissa and I strongly value hospitality, so we want to help and encourage others to OPEN THEIR HOMES for the holidays–to share their homes and lives with others by putting the lies of perfectionism and our silly excuses and our unfinished homes aside–to OPEN OUR LIVES TO LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP.

Most of us know that entertaining is all about the people. And good food (and appliances) always help!

My Angel Food Cake Roll is really easy, and a favorite holiday dessert. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving (you can see I used pumpkin ice cream), but it’s also easy and festive for Christmas. How about chocolate chip mint ice cream or peppermint? You could even layer some rich melted chocolate inside – and then FREEZE!

My sister was over (I love baking and cooking with my sisters), so she helped me roll it up. We let it cool, then filled the inside and FROZE. Part of the excitement of holiday entertaining is having family over …

Remove from the freezer and SERVE. Endless recipe ideas (see below links). ENJOY!

Melissa and I have awesome prizes from Kitchen Aid and The Hip Hostess and a $100 Pottery Barn gift card (from us!) to give one lucky winner a fun pre-holiday shopping spree so you’ll feel prepared for entertaining.

Aren’t you excited? I am!


How do you enter?

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on each of our Holiday Entertaining posts, Reluctant Entertainer and The Inspired Room. And once you’ve done that, you just confirm your entry is recorded by answering the question in our handy dandy Rafflecopter gizmo, below, or on Melissa’s blog, acknowledging that you answered the question on both blogs! That’s it!

If you want extra chances of winning (you do, right?), you can FOLLOW the Pinterest board Melissa and I set up for Holiday Entertaining and Recipes! We’ll both be adding fun things to the board to inspire you for holiday entertaining, so if you are on Pinterest, you can see all our pins by following the board! You can also LIKE our pages on FB and Tweet about the giveaway. You will find all those options in Rafflecopter and you’ll automatically be credited the additional entries!

So, go ahead and leave a comment here and then head over to Melissa’s and leave one there as well!

Do you worry about what to cook for holiday entertaining?
What’s your GO-TO holiday EASY dessert to you like to make for company?

You only need to confirm your entry info in Rafflecopter one time on either blog (not on both blogs.). All entries are collected in Rafflecopter no matter which site you enter on — the only real requirement is that you have left a comment on both blogs! This giveaway is open to citizens with a U.S. address.

Good luck! The giveaway ends this Sunday at 12:01AM and the winner will be announced on both blogs by Tuesday.

Big thanks to KitchenAid and The Hip Hostess for providing prizes for this giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Check out these awesome Cake Roll Recipes!

Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake Roll from Brown Eyed Baker

Rainbow Sherbet Roll from Betty Crocker

Pumpkin Orange Cake Roll from Good Eats Blog

Angel Food Pumpkin Swirl from Nut in a Nutshell

Caramel Banana Cake Roll from Lady Behind the Curtain

Chocolate Rolled Angel Cake (photo above!) on my blog, HERE.

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