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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Pottery Barn Giveaway

People. Friends. Family. I have a great giveaway here. Are you ready to spread the news and tell all your friends, family, acquaintances? Let them know about this blog and the contest via email, Facebook, Twitter, any way you can. You are vying for a wonderful Pottery Barn ‘Outdoor Spaces’ book. There are sections on Dining, Cooking, Playing and Entertaining Outdoors and it has many beautiful decorating ideas. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post about what types of recipes, recipe makeovers, topics, or spices that you would like discussed on this blog.

**Contest closed-Thank You!
*You have until Midnight PST on Sunday, January 25th to enter this giveaway.
*Just make the comment ON THIS POST to enter
*Anonymous comments will be removed.
*The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Monday, January 26th.
*Open to residents of US only.
Each of the following will give you two extra entries in the giveaway. Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do:
*Email your contacts and 'cc' me I will delete the email and will not keep any email addresses.
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Janina said...

Some ideas: basics for serving friends at a small gathering - appetizers for example.

What about staple drinks (incl alcohol) to have on hand. Everyone likes their own drinks but are there some that 'most' would like?

Do you have any simple but 'blow your mind' desserts? When I go to a family dinner I am looking for something healthy and light - after usually having some awesome but heavy family meals.

Janina said...

Jen - I added your contest to my blog at Good luck in getting more followers :-)

Carolyn G said...

I'd like to see recipes for parties and get togethers.

I would like to see more ethnic recipes.

RebeccainGermany said...

I would love some salad dressings. I always end up doing an oil/vinegar dressing, and am looking to branch out.
I have some simple but blow your mind desserts for Janina, but they are sadly not light or healthy.

RebeccainGermany said...

I would love to see some easy, but really yummy Salad Dressings. I have been trying to recreate a nice, not to vinegary, Ranch or Blue Cheese. ( we can´t get those here) I always end up doing oil/vinegar, and am looking for something more.
( I have some blow your mind simple desserts for Janina, but sadly they are not light and healthy!)

JamericanSpice said...

I'd love to see Caribbean recipes discussed.

Kim said...

I'd love to see some cupcake recipes... YUUUUM

Kathleen said...

I love drink recipes, like iced teas, cocktails, mocktails, and hot ones. Also, different kinds of syrups to put in the drinks too.

Kathleen said...

I blogged this for you too (as you saw)

Anonymous said...

simple simple simple is always best. fast too! ones where you can have kids underfoot and still look "elegant" lol

mandemhamm said...

I'm interested in easy to moderate recipes that are tasty and healthy. Chicken recipes are great as well as soups and casseroles. Specifically, you know I would love to see the salmon cakes recipe.

Kimberly McKay Fine Art Childhood Portraits said...

I want to know how you make the MOST AMAZING CUPCAKES I have ever had!!!! Unless of course you start selling them, then I would like to be a business partners because those babies will fly off the shelves.

- Marybeth I. said...

I love looking through cookbooks for ideas.

I prefer to do simple when I entertain - mainly appetizers and then one or two main things. Always looking for new ideas for appetizers and salads - they are so easy and everyone enjoys these. Can never have too many ideas....

windycindy said...

The Pottery Barn carries so many products that I would love to decorate and entertain with! I like to enjoy the party when I am hosting and would appreciate ideas for a great spread of food that doesn't require serving it. Many thanks,Cindi

Kaycee said...

I would love easy ways to make comfort food since I am a new(er) cook and newly married!

kayceewilliams at gmail dot com

If So INKlined Calligraphy said...

Hi Jen, I would love some ideas on how to cook Thai food. Maybe even the sauce. DELICIOUS! I will add you blog to my blog :-)

arorash said...

Here is somethig that is light and have them begging for more not to mention, not alot of time in the kitchen.

Coconut pudding Angel
1 1lb spongecake (loaf)
1 7oz bag baker's coconut
1 large box Jello vanilla pudding
1 large tub Cool Whip topping
Takespongecake loaf cake and cut it into slices and place them in a 13x9 baking dish(ceramic). Make instant vanilla pudding(large box) according to directions. Pour pudding on top of sponge cake slices in baking dish. Smooth whip topping over puddin and then sprinkle flaked coconut over topping. Place in refridgerator for 30-40 minutes before serving.

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