The thought of a cozy morning meal sipping coffee next to a huge, roaring fire sounds wonderfully appealing right now.

Nine times out of ten, if my husband asks me where I want to go out to eat, it’s Cracker Barrel. I’ve shared my devotion to that restaurant here on my blog many times, and my love of them runs deep. The memories that our family has from our years of eating there always causes me to smile and sigh.

You see, I am not a fancy, gourmet type, eat out kind of girl.  Just give me a choice of down home goodness any day and I am so very content. Match that with the fact that I can browse the gift shop, and play checkers by that big fire while I wait, and I am more than happy.

I don’t really know why we even look at a menu anymore. Five out of the seven of us chose the same entree each time. Peach pancakes, Uncle Hershel’s Breakfast, Grilled Chicken Tenderloin and lots of Hash-brown Casserole can always be found around our table.

My mouth is watering just thinking about it, and I am so thrilled that one of you is going to experience that as well. Not only will one reader win a $100 Prize pack which includes a $50  Breakfast Gift Basket, but you’ll receive a $50 Gift Card as well.

You all have additional opportunities to win great Cracker Barrel gifts and gift cards by simply visiting and picking the items you’d like to win. Each “pick” enters you in a drawing for the item. It’s that simple! Contestants can play daily to increase their chances of winning, plus earn entries for the grand prize package — a front porch set, $100 Cracker Barrel gift basket and a $1,000 Cracker Barrel gift card– by sharing through social media channels. The sweepstakes hosted at Cracker Barrel runs through January 2, 2013.

Enter to Win: You have five chances to win, but only one entry is necessary.

1) Tell me about one Christmas tradition you enjoy. (If you want some Christmas tradition ideas, browse here.

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2.) Follow me on Pinterest, and pin any of my posts to one of your boards.

3) “Like”  my Balancing Beauty and Bedlam’s Facebook Fan pageCracker Barrel’s page (if you already do, promote this contest on your page)

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(This giveaway will be open for until 12/22.  At that time, I will randomly pick a winner and that winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Unfortunately, the basket will not arrive by Christmas, but what a fun after Christmas treat to enjoy.)

Even though I’d love time off from cooking, it’s that time to be inspired by your wonderful Tasty Tuesday posts? What are you cooking up this week? (Link up to your direct recipe, link back to this post and share 1-2 for us to enjoy.)