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. No baking is involved but I love making a batch of Snickers fudge every year.

  2. I love stollen with marzipan!!

  3. hard candy, especially in the butterscotch flavor!

  4. Every year I make a mounds clone, among other candies. Thought they would be boring after a while, but people actually request them.

  5. Call me crazy but I love fruitcake.

  6. I enjoy making cinnamon wafers – they’re my husband’s favourite cookie and I’ve been making them every Christmas since our first one together 25 years ago.

  7. I love to bake these two cookies: Coconut Snowballs and Cocoa Kisses

  8. Butter tarts are an absolute must for Christmas baking. I perfer them wihtout raisins.

  9. Making sugar cookies with the kids!

  10. buche de Noel are my favorite!

  11. My favorite thing to make is cookie press cookies. I can make (and then eat) 10,000 of them in no time. : )

  12. Favorite holiday treat to bake: Chocolate-peppermint-marshmallow cookies!

  13. I think my favorite thing to make is an apple pie but my favorite holiday thing to eat is snickerdoodles. YUM!

  14. Buckeye balls…can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate!

  15. i like to bake bread pudding its so yummy

  16. marranitos! yummy cookies full of piloncillo goodness.

  17. Love to bake all types of goodies…German Sweet Chocolate Cake.

  18. My favorite holiday treat is a good pistachio pound cake or anything with peppermint and chocolate! :)

  19. Love baking and decorating Christmas cookies with family!

  20. Since your previous post, all I can think about is pumpkin bread. Definitely one of my favorites to bake this time of year, especially with some cranberries & nuts thrown in.

  21. I really love baking cookies for christmas!

  22. oreo truffles :)

  23. Split Seconds! A shortbread like dough with raspberry jam baked on top. They smell like Christmas!

  24. We made snowmen with our little boys last year–round sugar cookies, marshmallow heads, icing for faces/buttons/arms. It was SO much fun. I think it’ll be a family tradition.

  25. My favorite holiday treat is frosted sugar cookies.

  26. We have been making gingerbread cookies with frosting you paint on since the kids were very young (they are now almost 30 and 26 1/2). My husband makes these fabulous, very detailed Santa Clauses, I make these ugly, but easy to eat Jackson Pollock cookies, and our daughters always generate some new creative options (when our younger one was in high school, she made the Beastie Boys and our older daughter made a Christmas tree into Marge Simpson). We look forward to this tradition every year.

  27. I love baking all kinds of Christmas cookies, but I probably most love eating my pumpkin pie.

  28. Peppermint topped chocolate ganache brownies. So amazing.

  29. i like to bake cheesecake (any cheesecake).

  30. Gingerbread cookies for sure!

  31. I love making peppermint bark this time of year!

  32. Chocolate mousse cake.

  33. My favourite holiday baked good is definitely a batch of spice cookies!

  34. My mom’s homemade caramels!

  35. I like to bake everything with mixed fruits. The colorful fruits inside bread or cake looks very festive.

  36. I love sugar cookies and gingerbread cookie, easy to make and then you can decorate them.

  37. West Indian Blackcake is my all time favorite holiday treat to bake. Dried fruits are pureed and soaked in rum, wine and brandy for about a year in preparation and mixed into an awesome cake just in time for the holidays. From the traditional recipe I have created a Black Cheesecake and also Blackcake cupcakes that I plan to bake a lot of over the next few weeks. (They will also make an appearance on my blog in the coming days as well http://www.cupcakechromatography.blogspot.com)

  38. I love baking pumpkin muffins!

  39. Shortbread is a family tradition! Everyone likes the classic but I also like to try flavored variations.

  40. I love to bake Sandys (Mexican Wedding Cakes), Spritz, thin, Finnish Almond cookies, chocolate pinwheels, – too many to really list. I don’t do as many as my mother used to but I do about 5 batches every year and share!

  41. Love your blog. I check it often! Keep up the good work

  42. I like making spritz cookies with my mother – we only use the spritz maker once a year and we go all out with it so it’s very special for me.

  43. Pumpkin Cheesecake from America’s Test Kitchen recipe. Best ever!

  44. Cherry Hug cookies

  45. I love making a batch of Oreo Truffles and Snickerdoodles!!! =)

  46. my grandma’s cream cheese roll up cookies!

  47. Buckeyes are always the most fun to make (and to eat).

  48. Make apple crisp for my family.

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