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A Tate’s Bake Shop Giveaway & Orange Poppy Seed Muffins


“Hello” all you fantastic cookie lovers! 

I bet I will have you drooling shortly!

I was drooling before I could even get all the beautiful packages opened when the box from Tate’s Bake Shop arrived.  Inside were the thinnest, crispiest cookies I have ever eaten and a copy of Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook by Kathleen King.  They are buttery delicious and have the honor of being featured in the magazine ~ Everyday with Rachael Ray, The Boston Globe, The New York Times and The Gourmet Retailer.




Right now though, I want to tell you a little about Kathleen King, the owner and baker at Tate’s Bake Shop in Southampton, New York.  She was born there and first began selling her chocolate chip cookies at her father’s North Sea Farms roadside stand.  Kathleen has been famous for her chocolate chip cookies since she started baking them as an 11-year-old girl.  They were such a hit that selling them put her through college.  Her cookies are sweetly magnificent ~ perfect!

Kathleen King ~ owner, Tate's Bake Shop

And here’s a really sweet surprise from Kathleen ~ one of you lucky people will be winning the same package I received.  It’s filled with 3 boxes of cookies:  oatmeal raisin (the best I have ever eaten!), white chocolate macadamia nut (YUM!), and her award-winning famous chocolate chip.  And the extra-added attraction is a copy of Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook by Kathleen King with the foreword written by none other than Ina Garten!

I love Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook!  It’s chocked-full of a yummy assortment of desserts and treats, with a few being:  Orange Moss (Kathleen has great memories of her grandmother making this light dessert often),  Peanut Butter Bread (a must-try!), Gorp Cookies (trail mix turned into a cookie), Oatmeal Scones, Fresh Blueberry and White Chocolate Tart, Magic Bars (an old-style cookie bar from the 1930’s), Raspberry Charlotte, Blueberry Buckle, Bob’s Mud Cake (an interesting recipe given to Kathleen by her professor at Cobleskill College), Whole Wheat Quick Bread and…

The first recipe I tried from Kathleen’s cookbook:  Orange Poppy Seed Muffins.  Bill was drooling while the muffins were baking up.  Oh, my gosh!  What a fantastic aroma coming from the oven!  They are delicious ~ a very light citrus muffin with a flavor that can be changed to lemon or tangerine.  The texture is so light and the top so springy with just a tad of crispiness on the edge after baking.  I will be making them with lemon the next time for a change. 



Orange Poppy Seed Muffins

1¼ cups all-purpose flour
1¼ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter, softened to room temperature
¾ cup sugar
2 large eggs, separated
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange fzest
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons poppy seeds

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Grease nine 3 x 1½-inch muffin cups.
In a medium-size bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.  Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat in the orange rind and the vanilla.
Add the flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to the butter mixture, finishing with the flour mixture.
Fold in the poppy seeds.
Beat the egg whites to soft peaks and fold them into the flour mixture.
Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling them to the top.
Bale them for 20 minutes or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted in the center of one muffin comes out clean.
Yield:  9 muffins

Now, on with the giveaway!

Like I mentioned earlier, if you are the lucky winner you will receive 3 packages of goodies:  chocolate chip, white chocolate macadamia nut and oatmeal raisin cookies plus the magnificent Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook by Kathleen King.





Here are the rules:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me you are a follower through Google Friend Connect (on the side bar of this blog) and what your favorite Christmas treat is. 


  • For a third entry, follow this blog on the Facebook Networked Blogs (on sidebar of this blog) and leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

  • This giveaway is open only to U. S. residents. 

  • The giveaway is open through midnight CST, Tuesday, December 14, 2010.  The winner will be selected by Random.org and announced on Wednesday, December 15th.


If you can’t wait until the drawing or are not the winner, Tate’s Bake Shop is offering the readers of Pam’s Midwest Kitchen Korner a coupon worth 15% off any tatesbakshop.com purchase now through December 31, 2010.  Please use the discount code:  cookie. 


Good luck to all of you!


My only regret is that I don’t live close enough to Tate’s Bake Shop in the Hamptons.  That would be a heavenly sweet thing!




Comments

  1. I've had the cookies, they are fantastic! Really addicting!

    Nice giveaway! I follow! I'd love any treats for Christmas, not one favorite, they'll all good!

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  2. I am a new followr.

    I love the chocolate covered toffee that tends to be prevalent at this time of the year. I also love eggnog.

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  3. I would LOVE to try her chocolate chip cookies, I hope I win!

    I am a follower with google connect as well. Yay!

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  4. I'm a fan of Tate's on Facebook.

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  5. I'm a follower. Yum. Those muffins sound delicious and I'm always a sucker for a good cookbook.

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  6. I love these cookies! I am doing a Tate giveaway post on Monday and on Friday I am posting the Chocolate Chip cookie recipe. My favorite Christmas treat is, candy canes. I just love the things.

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  7. I love their chocolate chip cookies - I'm going to go follow now.

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  8. Hi Pam! What a great giveaway!
    My fav Cmas treat are those little round white powdered sugar on the outside cookies! I think they're called Wedding Cookies, and I've never made them, but they are my fav!! Maybe you have a recipe! Enjoy your new cookbook ;)
    Val

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  9. I live a town over from Tate's and I don't know what I would so without those chocolate chip cookies!

    I am a follower and my favorite Christmas treat is a peppermint mocha from Starbucks.

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  10. I am a fan of Tates on Facebook.

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  11. i am a GFC follower.

    my favorite xmas treat is peppermint bark. simple yet SO tasty!

    jpinnick86 AT gmail DOT com

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  12. i am a tate's fan on facebook.

    jpinnick86 AT gmail DOT com

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  13. Would love to win these cookies!

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  14. Yum yum yum! I love all kinds of Christmas baked goods, but I do especially love peanut butter fudge. Mmm.

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  15. I added you on Google Friend Connect! :)

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  16. I also am following Tates on FB.

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  17. Follwer, and my favorite treat is snickerdoodles. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Chris

    zekks at yahoo dot com

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  18. I can't wait for my cookies to arrive Pam.

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  19. I can't enter the competition :-( but thos muffins look fantastic. Diane

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  20. Tate's cookies are my favorite, just wish I lived closer to get them more often.

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  21. I am a follower.

    My favorite Holiady treat is actually warm soups on cold nights...however I need Tate's in my life!

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  22. I'm a new google friend and my favorite holiday treat is sugar cookies.

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  23. fan of Tates on facebook - Charlene G

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  24. now following this blog on the Facebook Networked Blogs - Charlene G

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  25. I follow you on - Google Friend Connect. And let's see - my favorite cookie is chocolate chip! Yum.

    thanks,
    sandie

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  26. Hello,


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    To add your site to the Petitchef family you can use http://en.petitchef.com/?obj=front&action=site_ajout_form or just go to Petitchef.com and click on "Add your site"

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  27. I'm a follower and I love gingerbread.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  28. Wow never heard of these they certainly peaked my curiousity!

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  29. I became a follower today, Pam.. although I would have done so regardless of the fantastic yummy delicious giveaway! What a fun blog you have! Hope you will have a chance to stop by and visit my way as well! :) Thanks Oh yes...I love cranberry/white chocolate blondies! I made some yesterday!

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  30. Ooops...I have already been following your blog for awhile now and have you on my sidebar too! And I know you stop by and visit me too from time to time! But I never heard of Tate's Bakery...so sign me up! Thanks so much!

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  31. I've been a follower for some time now :)

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  32. I'm now a follower on networked blogs. I don't understand the difference???

    Those muffins look so good. I love orange in muffins.

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  33. thanks for the review. Never likely to go there or try any - but the book sounds intriguing. I'll maybe give the recipe you've posted a try :-)

    Hope you are both well. Sorry not to have posted for you in a while ... I'm just bogged down with work at the moment

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  34. Great giveaway! I am a follower. I am not on Facebook...I know hard to believe.

    These muffins looks wonderful. I have seen this giveaway on a few blogs, and every recipe sounds delicious. I would love to win this cookbook, and my kids and hubby would really love the cookies:)

    My favorite Christmas treat are zeppole, a sweet Italian fritter. I look forward to them every year. I will be posting them soon.

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  35. Great giveaway! I am a follower. I am not on Facebook...I know hard to believe.

    These muffins looks wonderful. I have seen this giveaway on a few blogs, and every recipe sounds delicious. I would love to win this cookbook, and my kids and hubby would really love the cookies:)

    My favorite Christmas treat are zeppole, a sweet Italian fritter. I look forward to them every year. I will be posting them soon.

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  36. What a complete treat. I am already a fan of yours and love the cookies, especially the chocolate chip. My favorite holiday treat is gingerbread cookies -- or just about anything gingerbread. Thinking about gingerbread latte, too.
    Take good care!

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  37. I'm a follower and my favorite Christmas treat would have to be homemade chocolate fudge.

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  38. Oh yes, I was already a follower of your blog :) and my favorite cookie is shortbread!

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  39. And now I'm also a follower through facebook. yay

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  40. And now I'm also a follower of Tate's bake shop!

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  41. Pity is US residents only!

    Good luck to all others

    ciao
    Alessandra

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  42. What a wonderful giveaway. I'd really love to have a copy of the cookbook. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  43. These muffins look great. I like either the lemon or tangerine options too, though I'd probably do lemon because that's my husband's favorite flavor :)

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  44. I am a follower and I love fudge!

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  45. I'm a follower and my favorite Christmas treat are mock turtles (mini pretzels topped with rolos and pecans).

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  46. I'm a follower, I love your blog!
    My favorite treat is homemade fudge, the kind that you let melt in your mouth, lol.
    Thank you for the chance to win this gracious giveaway!

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  47. I'm now a facebook follower too! Entry number 2, how fun, more chances!

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  48. I'm a follower and lover of all things chocolate.

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  49. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now following you. I'm a foodie myself....and have a waist to prove it.

    Giveaway info- I am your follower through google, and my favorite Christmas treat is a high quality, moist,homemade fruitcake.May I add one more? Roasted pecans with brown sugar cinnamon dust.

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  50. The cookies, the muffins, the cookbook...WOW! All wonderful. Count me in the running please.

    Thanks for stopping by Krista's Kitchen too. You got lots of good eats over here!

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  51. Hi!...Thanks for stopping by in my blog!!...I found you, and for sure I will follow you....you have a great blog!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

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  52. Those are pretty muffins Pam. What a wonderful giveaway :)

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  53. Those muffins look delicious :) and the cookies all sound amazing too!

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  54. I'm now a follower of your blog (thanks for stopping by mine!). One of my favorite Christmas treats (can anyone really pick one?) is fudge--all kinds.

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  55. I'm already following Tate's on FB.

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  56. I'm also now following our blog through FB Network blogs.

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  57. Love it!!! The cookies, no doubt are fabulous.

    I am already a follower!!! Yeah.

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  58. Tate’s Bake Shop Facebook Fan!

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  59. My favorute Christmas treat is Sugar Cookies. The prettier the tastier!!! ;)
    I'm a new follower!

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  60. Wow, what a great giveaway, and just in time for the holidays too!
    I'm a follower...and my favorite Christmas treat is cherry mash. My grandma used to make it all the time, now the job falls to me :)

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  61. I love making fudge at Christmas! And I'd love to try some recipes in this cookbook.

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  62. I follow...Will share on FB...I don't do Networked Blogs.

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  63. My favorite treat are Russian Tea Cookies. Powdered sugar goodness. I follow you now on Google.

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  64. Pam,

    I've been neglectful in reading your blog... and sorry I've missed few posts, (but I will catch up). These cookies sound fab!!! and I am going to bake the muffins maybe tomorrow as I am having guests for 'tea'. My favorite Holiday treat is my Home Baked Biscotti. Very crispy, firm but tender- to quote a friend!

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  65. my boyfriends name is tate and i would love to surprise him with some goodies!

    i am a follower and i am keeping my fingers crossed~

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  66. Wow, I almost missed this great giveaway.

    My favorite Christmas treat is Mounds Bars. . . yummy coconut layers with chocolate and butterscotch on a graham cracker crust.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  67. Thanks so much to all of you who entered this wonderful giveaway! I loved reading about your favorite Christmas treats. They all sound great!!!

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