M-Cups and M-Spoons Giveaway!

M-Cups and M-Spoons Giveaway!
M-Cups are a very unusual set of measuring cups designed by Fred Studios. These cups have a design inspired by matroyshka dolls, also known as Russian nesting dolls. The traditional dolls – typically made of wood, but here made of food-grade plastic – split in two at the “waist” and open to reveal another, smaller, doll inside. Fred’s M-Cups are shaped like the traditional dolls and neatly stacked together, but are a little more useful than your average doll set, as each doll splits into different measuring cups. The largest has a 1 cup measure for its upper hald and a 3/4 cup measure for its lower one. The medium has a 2/3 cup measure for its upper half and a 1/2 cup measure for its lower one, while the smallest doll measures 1/3 cup and 1/4 cup. The set makes a cool countertop decoration when not in use. The matching M-Spoons also have a matroyshka doll design that matches the M-Cups, although they “nest” like regular measuring spoons do. The five spoon set includes 1/4, 1/2 and 1 teaspoon measures, as well as 1/2 and 1 tablespoon measures.

These matroyshka-inspired designs are fun and would make a great addition to anyone’s kitchen, so I am giving away a matching set of M-Cups and M-Spoons!  These make great stocking stuffers, but one lucky reader will win the set as an early holiday present.

To enter the contest, just leave a comment below and mention your favorite holiday treat to bake – whether it is something simple, like kid-friendly rice krispy treats, or something elaborate, like a classic buche de Noel. The contest ends Sunday at midnight (12/11/2011)  and one winner will be randomly selected from the entries. Don’t forget to fill in your e-mail on the comment form (it will not be made public), as that is how I will contact the winner, and good luck!

Update: This contest is now closed. Congrats to Maddie, who found this in her stocking at Christmas!


  1. My fav holiday cookie is pfefferneuss

  2. Pies or my great grandmother’s nut roll.

  3. I love making peanut butter cup cookies. They are my family’s favorite. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  4. I make banana split cake only during the holidays. Love love love it!

  5. Cookies :) Lots of cookies

  6. Cookies and fudge! Reminds me of days in the kitchen with momma…

  7. My favorite holiday treat to make is pumpkin pie. Hardly anyone in my close family likes it, so unless I want to eat the whole thing, I pretty much only make it at large family events.

  8. Classic Sugar Cookies.

  9. I love making gingerbread men!

  10. Peppermint anything…! Chocolate, cookies, brownies, cocoa, you name it.

  11. The cinnamon rolls we eat for breakfast on Christmas morning – it has become a tradition in our house :)

  12. So many great traditional treats and always fun to find new ones. I guess my favorite is Russian Tea Cakes. I always think of my best friend in MN and making them for her each year.

  13. gingerbread men are the way to go! :D

  14. My favorite things to make are decorated sugar cookies.

  15. boston drops with colored sugar on top!

  16. My favourite cookies are bajadera

  17. My favorite thing to bake this time of year is traditional Hanukkah fare. Jelly donuts, the easy way…..crescent rolls (separated into triangles) a teaspoon of my homemade blueberry or blackberry jam and a teaspoon of cream cheese. Fold the roll over the jam and cheese and bake until golden. Dust with powdered sugar or glaze with powdered sugar and milk glaze.

  18. i always make choc fudge and stained glass window cookies for the tree, wouldnt be christmas without them :-)

  19. I love baking all of my Christmas cookies. I literally have hundreds in my freezer come Christmas time!

  20. I love making pizzelles every year.

  21. Stollen—my husband loves it so I make it every Christmas.

  22. My go to treat is always brownies because everyone loves brownies!

  23. Cheese Cake – Everyone likes it

  24. Mini cheesecakes – this time of year peppermint chocolate! Thanks for the giveaway – so cute!

  25. I’ve been making stollen now for about 10 years. Its changed over the years to a more healthy version and it just keeps tasting better and better.

    My secret for the best tasting stollen…skip the rum, go for grand marnier :D

  26. I love making a Spanish recipe for mini churros. Amazing when dipped in hot chocolate….

  27. Chewy Molasses Cookies! :)

  28. I have a family recipe for stollen (German fruit bread) that came from my Nana. We had it every year when I was growing up. When I make it, I use dried fruit rather than candied; it tastes better and doesn’t come in colors that don’t exist in nature. ;)

  29. My current favorite baking item is YOUR recent pumpkin spice sheet cake–we love that thing!!! I’ve taken to subbing the brandy with oj, but that’s the only thing I’ve baking for sweets since you ran the recipe. Thanks again!

  30. This time of year I get industrious and pull out my family’s recipes for Greek treats. Last weekend I made an obscene number of koulourakia.

  31. I honestly don’t have a favorite thing to bake for Christmas, (my favorite Christmas goodies to make are candy), but I’ll go with anything spicy…it makes the house smell so good!

  32. gingerbread cookies -decorating is the best part!

  33. Oh my gosh, those are super cute! My favorite Christmas treat to bake is Christmas cookies. In particular, Martha’s old fashioned sugar cookies, Martha’s jam stripe cookies, Mexican wedding cakes, and gingersnaps. . . when it comes to Christmas cookies, it’s impossible to pick just one :D

  34. Peppermint bark. Not really baking- but it’s the closest thing I get to it at this time of the year.

  35. I love to make biscotti at Christmas time – I also like to eat it. I would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. Hungarian Kalacs – a yeast nut roll. I grew up in a Hungarian neighborhood in Detroit and this always brings back memories of the best Christmases in the 50′s ever.

  37. spritz cookies! they must be green, in the shape of christmas trees and have red sprinkles!

  38. Snow ball cookies!

  39. My favorite holiday treat to bake? I love making cookies, all types. If I had to narrow it down, I’d probably choose Soft Molasses Cookies. Spicy and comforting all at the same time!

  40. The measuring spoons & cups are darling. Every year I look forward to making Nutmeg logs.

  41. I always make Banana Nut Bread. My dad always liked something sweet with his coffee in the morning. Every year at the holidays I think of him when I am making this treat.

  42. I’ve recently begun to make baklava our holiday tradition. It’s an expensive treat, and takes a bit of time, but the end result is fabulous!

  43. I love baking so many things at Christmas, but I have the most fun with tradional roll out sugar cookies – I love decorating them!

  44. I love baking gingerbread!

  45. It’s always fun to try a new pie recipe – and mix it up each year!

  46. Chocolate mint cookies

  47. Cookies. Lots of cookies that are pretty and taste good, too.

  48. My favorite thing to bake on Christmas is carrot cake. It’s my grandparent’s favorite and it’s the only way my little cousins will eat their carrots!

  49. i love to made a big assortment of Christmas cookies…and mint oreo truffles!

  50. One thing I always make are the Chocolate Billionaires recipe from TOH. Easy, good cookie plate filler, and everyone loves them.

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