Saturday, December 14, 2013

Karma in the Kitchen Seasonal Truffle #giveaway! 12/20 US



Have you ever eaten something that tasted so heavenly that you knew deep down it had to be sinful? I was given the opportunity during the course of our gift guide to work with a woman who has mastered the art of crafting goodies that will leave you feeling guilty with just one little bite of her sweet creations.

 Ladies and gentlemen, I'm being polite but I really just mean ladies *wink wink*  let me introduce to you a little Etsy shop I've come to love, Karma in the Kitchen.

"Meet Karma Decker. Karma has been in the kitchen since she was old enough to pull a chair up to the counter. A wife and mother of 5 sons, Karma routinely uses baked goods to win the favor of her unruly brood. A professional baker in a former life, she now enjoys baking in smaller bathes, ordering desserts at restaurants and calling it "research", and thinks no gathering is complete without refreshments."



The lovely Karma went crazy generous when sending out my review items and sent me two boxes of her delectable, seasonal Truffles. I received both the Fall Assortment and Holly Jolly Assortment to help facilitate my review.

My truffles, all 36 scrumptious pieces of them, arrived quickly and wrapped in the cutest hand-made wrappings complete with twine to give it that quaint old-fashioned feel I am so fond of.

My first thought when I placed my first truffle from the selection before me (I tried Holly Jolly first) was that I should be ashamed of myself. The guilt gnawed at me while I let the truffle melt on my tongue and I realized, after a minute, that I had absolutely no reason to feel guilty. None whatsoever. After stuffing my face with a few more truffles I decided that Karma was just way to good at what she does. No way should I feel guilty for eating chocolate but darn if this woman didn't whip up some magical treats!

The Holly Jolly Assortment has 18 delicious chocolates in the following flavors:

Eggnog Creams dipped in white chocolate and dusted with nutmeg. Peppermint Truffles covered in dark chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy canes. Milk and Dark Chocolate Ganache and Chocolate covered caramels!

The Fabulous Fall Assortment was equally as delicious and was split (somewhat) evenly between my chocolate-addicted Mama and myself.

Like the Holly Jolly Assortment the Fabulous Fall Assortment is 18 truffles in the following flavors:

Pumpkin Spice with cream centers made with pumpkin puree, cinnamon and nutmeg before being dipped into dark chocolate. Spicy Caliente truffles start with dark chocolate ganache then the cayenne pepper and cinnamon are added for a flavor that an be tasted AND felt. Apple Cider Caramels are a soft combination of apples and butter. Chocolate Kissed Salted Caramels and Peanut Butter truffles round out the Fabulous Fall Assortment.

I'm starting to feel guilty all over again just by talking about these things! Sadly, they didn't last long in my house with all the chocolate-hungry folks lurking around but I know who I'm going to trust my chocolate needs with from now on. Karma in the Kitchen has more than earned my business in the future and if you've been looking for the perfect gift for your chocolate lover, for any occasion, then Karma has got everything you need.

If you're still looking for a gift or two and know the receiver has a sweet tooth then I recommend Karma in the Kitchen. Karma's truffles are made the old fashioned way, right in her own kitchen. No mass produced, ready-made substances with unpronounceable chemicals or artificial colors or flavors. Real cream, sugar, fruits and nuts are cooked together and then poured onto a marble slab. The candy is then worked until it transforms into a silky smooth, heavenly fondant. Candy made like this is a dying are taught to Karma by her Mother.

Wouldn't you rather give the gift of home-made this year instead of the go-to big corporations that sell mass-produced, impersonal gifts?

Karma has outdone herself and is generously offering one of you lucky readers the chance to win a Holly Jolly AND Fabulous Fall Assortment for yourselves. I bet you simply can't wait to get your entries in on the rafflecopter below and see who'll be drawn as our winner!

In the meantime head on over to Karma's Facebook page and don't miss out on the latest news from Karma in the Kitchen by becoming a follower. While you're at it make sure you never miss a tweet by following via Twitter.








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40 comments:

  1. I never really helped in the kitchen as a child, but since I have moved out on my own and now live with my boyfriend, when I go back home, I love learning new recipes from my mother... helps me become a better cook.

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  2. I remember when I was 11 or 12 years old in making my mom and dad dinner every Wednesday night when we lived in Brooklyn way back in late 50's and I thought I was so smart, but I at least can cook today.. not gourmet, but good comforting food.

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  3. I remember baking cookies with my mom when I was a kid.

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  4. Helping my mom make Christmas cookies and candy.

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  5. Helping my grandma roll out homemade pasta.

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  6. Baking with my Grandma. Every holiday my Grandma would bake, bake, bake and I remember watching and helping her.

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  7. I have a picture of me when I was about four standing on a kitchen chair helping my grandmother roll dough to make hand made pasta.

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  8. I liked to make weird old lady food like welsh rarebit with my grandmother

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  9. Every Christmas, I'm in the kitchen with my mom, making cookies. It's one of my favorite ways to spend time together.

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  10. I always loved baking with my mom.

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  11. every memory I have of my grandmother's house is me either sitting in the dining room, still part of her kitchen or in the kitchen itself talking and helping her make pies for the holidays

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  12. Just after I got married... my grandmother teaching me how to make her baked rice pudding. Of course technically SHE was helping ME, not the other way round..

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  13. I loved helping my mom and grandma make sponge cake at Passover every year. My grandma is too old now to have us all in her house so we don't do it anymore.

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  14. I loved to help my Grandmother in the kitchen. She never measured anything. As far as cookies or pasta, she never used a bowl. She would put a dent in the flour and all the liquids would go in the center of the flour. Her hands were her spoons.

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  15. Just last week, I got to help my daughter make a TON of Christmas cookies. We had a blast together.

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  16. My favorite memory is helping my grandma churn the butter. - CJ Godfrey

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  17. I love to bake with my kids in the kitchen. :) We make good memories together.

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  18. My favorite memories of baking with a loved one would be baking with my own children, or baking with my grandmother when I was younger.

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  19. My best memory was baking/cooking with my grandmother when I was young. She gave me the bowl to lick the cake batter, eat cookie dough (even though my mom would tell her I would get sick), It was good times.

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  20. My dad is a fabulous cook, and my best memories are helping him and having him teach me his recipes!

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  21. I learned how to cook on my own when I moved out. I made sure my daughters knew the basics of cooking before they moved out. I now have my grandson help me fix his lunch each day. He loves to "cook".

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  22. My grandma and my mom didn't really let us help in the kitchen and I only learned how to cook in Home Ec classes in school. My dad always said my mom couldn't even boil water when they got married, lol The only thing I do remember is making cookies which my mom would let us put the sprinkles on :)

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  23. i used to love cooking and baking with my grandma. she's a little weak now to stand for hours in the kitchen but i cherish it.

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  24. I love making Christmas cookies and candies with my mom - this year we had four generations working on them. It was a lot of fun!

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  25. My favorite memory is when my mom would make lemon meringue pies, and she would let me stir the lemon pudding, and whip the egg whites.

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  26. Baking cookies with my Grandma!

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  27. My mother didnt like help in the kitchen :( but I'm making up for that now by sharing lots of time with my grandsons cooking!

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  28. I loved learning and helping my grandmother every time she baked. I blame my baking obsession on her lol.

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  29. I remember baking stuff with my mom when I was young. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  30. I loved helping my grandma in the kitchen- especially baking. I owe my baking expertise to her!

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  31. I used to help my mom in the kitchen during the holidays doing anything she asked, especially when it came to cleaning :)

    But I really loved helping her with the cookies

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  32. my grandma started teaching me when i was 4 and at age 5 i made my first pie

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  33. making cookies with my little girls

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  34. I remember baking apple pies with my dad.

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  35. My best memories are cooking with my grandmother and mom especially during the holidays. My dad was in the military but would always take leave so we could go to Maine to see my grandparents. My grandmother had a wood stove and we would spend hours and hours together baking cookies, making stews and bread and biscuits. I loved listening to my grandmother and mother relive their memories and telling me stories of when they grew up. I think of them every season and tell the same stories to my daughter when we bake together.
    Laurie Emerson

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  36. I loved making cherry jam with my grandmother each summer as a child.

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  37. helping my grandma chop and chop and chop getting ready for Christmas dinner. She would tell us stories of her as a kid in the depression. I miss those time

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  38. I always helped my Grandma in the kitchen. We snopped peas, mades pies, cakes and ect...so many memories.

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