Pam’s Kitchen Tools Winner!

Well, it seems I’ve stumped most of you today, but I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing what homemakers in the past used in their kitchens.

stejoc1968 did an amazing job knowing what these tools are used for.  Steph, you got 6 out of 7 correct!  You’re my winner!!! Watch for my Facebook message, okay?

Here we go – the answers to the vintage kitchen tools!


Number One

Pot Strainer

These are still available today and are very helpful in draining water from pasta or grease from browned hamburger.  Whatever needs straining!


Number Two


Baking mold for Cookies, specifically Pizzelles.


Number Three

French Fry Cutter

I thought for sure no one would guess this one, but Steph knew it.  Good job, Steph!


Number Four

Cookie Scoop

This was a strange one for me, but you scoop out the cookie dough, squeeze the lever, and the dough drops onto the cookie sheet.

Number Five

Cake Breaker

Used for delicate cakes like Angel Food cakes.  Who knew?


Number Six

Ice Shaver

Snow cone, anyone?

Number Seven


Used to chop vegetables like cabbage for slaw.  Just put the vegetables into a bowl and chop away!

(I actually have one similar to this from Pampered Chef, Steph.)


This is a classic found in many kitchens mid-century.  I remember my grandmother had one, and in my youngest years, so did my mother!

Do you know what it is?

Pam’s Winner!

Many thanks to everyone for chatting with me about their favorite ethnic cuisine – and French pastries!


My winner is:


Lori Smanski


I’ll message you so I can send you an ebook copy of CHRISTIANA, the first book of the new Love Train series.


(Winner chosen by

Don’t forget – tomorrow (Friday), Book #2 of the Love Train series will be released!  


by Shanna Hatfield!



Jeannie Watt has a Winner!

I LOVED reading all the sayings and bits of wisdom passed along over the past few days. And now…the winner of the $15 Amazon gift card is….Debra Guyette!

Congratulations,  Debra! Please send your email address to jeanniewrites @  and I’ll send your gift card.

Thank you everyone for participating! So much fun!


We Have a Winner for Karen Kay’s Free E-Book Giveaway


We have a winner for a free ebook giveaway — your choice.  All the names of those who left a comment were printed out and drawn at random.  And the winner is…

Susan P.

Congratulations Susan.   Please do contact me at karenkay(dot)author(at)startmail(dot)com — we’ll talk a little and you can let me know what e-book you would like — again, your choice.

Many, many thank-yous go out to y’all who came to the blog and left a message.  Just so you know, I really love reading about your thoughts.

With love,

Karen Kay

Jodie Wolfe Has a Winner!

Oh my goodness! Miss Jodie, having you was so much fun. Thank you for visiting!

Now for the drawing…..

One person will win a CD containing 12 romances!!

And the random winner is…………


Woo-Hoo! Huge congrats, Carolyn! Watch for Miss Jodie’s email and check Spam if you don’t see it.

Pam’s Veterans Day Winner!

The stories shared today were exceptionally moving and shows how very important it is to appreciate the sacrifices the veterans made for the freedoms each of us enjoy today.  These stories are even more significant when they are about veterans in our own families.  I loved hearing about each one, and I am so grateful for all of you who stopped by.



Lana J Burton

Lana, watch for my email so I can send you your flag!


God bless America and our Veterans!!


Winner chosen by

Pam’s Winner!

Winner!   Winner!   Winner!

I really enjoyed reading about the places you’ve been and the misery you experienced!  Ha!  No doubt some of you can relate to what our 19th century soldiers endured.

Trudy C!  You’re my winner of an ebook copy of THE MERCENARY’S KISS!


Watch for my email, and I’ll gift you a copy right away!