A Few of My Favorite Things Giveaway {CLOSED}

Happy December everyone!  My kids are counting down Christmas every day and they will not let me forget.  Like I could.  We have eight family birthdays this month plus Christmas.  So to celebrate this month I’ve joined with some other bloggers to giveaway our favorite things!  Love it?  Let’s play!

The Goods

Baked Elements

I won a copy of Baked Elements from une gamine dans la cuisine, gosh, a year and a half ago and it’s one of my favorite cookbooks.  Every recipe I’ve tried as been amazing!  Like no joke.  You need this book kids!

Southern Pie

The Southern Pie Book is just plain happiness.  Days I spend baking pie all day are such bliss.  Pie is a wonderful thing and everyone should have it!

Seriosuly Delish

I have a crush on How Sweet It Is.  Last month I popped by the site to troll new recipes, like ya do, and saw that Jessica had a cookbook.  How did I not know this sooner.  I heart this book.  There are so many great recipes, all courses, all yumminess.


Oh the microplane.  My favorite, I don’t think I can live without it now kitchen tool.  Everyone should have one.  I’m working on it.  One person at a time.

The Bonus Level

Think this giveaway looks good?  There are eight other just like it!  Okay, not just like it, but you know what I mean.  You can enter them all by visiting the blogs below.  Get a peek at what’s up for grabs in the giveaway image below.

Savvy Eats

Poet in the Pantry

The Little Ferraro Kitchen

Life As A Strawberry

White Lights on Wednesday – You’re HERE!

The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie

Food Babbles


The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen


The Deal


Here’s how to enter my giveaway.  Leave a blog comment telling my your all time favorite recipe.  That’s it.  Totally easy.

If you want another chance to win, you can click that little old PIN IT button under the giveaway image.  Then, leave another blog comment with the URL to your pin.  Tah-dah.  Two entries just like that.


Giveaway runs from December 2nd 7AM ET to December 9th 11:59PM ET.  Open to entrants 18 years or older in US or Canada.  Canadian winner will be given an Amazon.com giftcard in the amount of the prize pack value.  All entries will be verified.  Pinterest accounts being identified as “giveaway accounts” will be disqualified.

Congratulations to the winner!

Random comment winner


  1. Emily Wells says

    My all time favorite recipe is lemon butter chicken. Flatten the thick side of 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts slightly, brush with dijon mustard and dredge in Italian seasoned bread crumbs. Place in a 13×9 baking dish that’s been sprayed with Pam. Melt one stick of butter (not margarine!!) with 1/2 tsp. salt, and the juice and rind of one large lemon. Pour it over the chicken and bake for 45 minutes in a preheated 375 degree oven, basting the chicken every 15 minutes. When it’s done, put the chicken on plates and scrape the butter/lemon/brown crunchies from the baking dish into a pot of fettuccine that’s been cooked and drained. It’s SERIOUSLY good!!

  2. sydney85 says

    I love making a quinoa salad. I like red quinoa, blueberries, grated carrot, almonds, kale and cabbage. I have it cold in summer and in winter I warm it up a little. It is delicious.

  3. Lori Williams says

    My all time favorite recipe is one I found when flipping through some old cut out recipes that were tucked in an envelope. It is a recipe for a Triple Chocolate Truffle Cake and boy is it ever good! It gets even better when you leave it in the refrigerator for the night. And I LOVE cookbooks. My hubby is going to have to build some shelves for my cookbooks pretty soon. Thanks for sharing your favorite things with everyone!

  4. mary says

    my all-time favorite recipe is from New Recipes From Moosewood Restaurant: Tortino Di Verdure (An Italian Vegetable Casserole).

  5. Gina Shoen says

    My all time favorite recipe is… come on you’re making me choose!?!?!?! OK, my great, great grandmother’s Tourtiere. I learned how to make it from my grandmother, and we had it every Christmas Eve after Christmas Mass. I now make it for my great nieces and great great nieces and nephews! They all love it as much as I did, and I know that I’m carrying on a tradition that was started hundreds of years ago and will carry on many years after I’m gone! <3 You can't beat that kind of recipe!

  6. Auntiepatch says

    Oh, my, I’ve been cooking and baking for 50 years. I think my favorite is Ree’s (The Pioneer Woman) Chocolate Mousse! Made in the blender, it takes 30 seconds to make start to finish and is spoon licking good! It wows everyone who tries it! Thanks Ree!

  7. Rusty H says

    My all time favorite . . . boy that’s a tough one. I would have to say my brother’s fire meat recipe. It’s addictive.

  8. Elin says

    My all-time favorite recipe…hmm…I’m going to have to go with anything that I’ve found in my great grandmother’s recipe box. Her Welsh cakes or hot cross buns remind me of her, even though I didn’t know her for that long. When I make them, stories about her come out from my mom and her sisters. She lives on through her food.

  9. Daria Hezel says

    I agree with everyone who says this is an impossible question!
    I have favorite meals and favorite desserts but not a favorite recipe ~ guess I am too busy trying new recipes!

  10. Jeannette Olton says

    My all-time favorite recipe is Elderberry Pie! My mom made this often as I was growing up and now I make it for me and my daughter.

  11. Maryann says

    I honestly cannot pick one favorite. I love pumpkin bars with browned butter vanilla bean glaze and my mom’s Mexican chicken casserole. But there are a ton more.

  12. Lauren G. says

    My all time favorite recipe is my grandmother’s pumpkin chiffon pie. It’s light, airy, and delicious and everyone always asks for the recipe.

  13. Amy M. C. says

    My favorite recipe is a homemade caramel corn that always gets rave reviews. I found it in a Midwest Living Magazine years ago.

  14. Jennifer Essad says

    my mom’s recipe for Chicken Cacciatore, it’s amazing we serve it over thin spaghetti that we make in the morning & dry til dinner

  15. says

    Wow that’s hard. I guess my all time favorite would have to my my Bubby’s eggplant. She slices ’em into thick rounds, coats ’em in panko and bakes until they are so super crispy and delicious. She makes it everytime I come over for dinner because she knows how much I love them.

  16. Tera says

    Picking a favorite is hard however, I love love a fruit salad recipe that was my mom’s. I now like making it for my family!

  17. Brandi Davis Bryant says

    My favorite recipe is for my Grandma’s creamy pecan pie. I have never seen anyone make one like it. Thanks for the giveaway. Merry Christmas!

  18. Melody says

    Wow, hard question! hmm…I think Chicken pot pie 🙂 Heres the recipe…
    ~Chicken Pot Pie~
    1 lb skinless boneless chicken breast, halves – cubed
    1 cup carrot, sliced
    1 cup frozen green peas
    1⁄2 cup celery, sliced
    1⁄3 cup butter
    1⁄3 cup onion, chopped
    1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
    1⁄2 tsp salt
    1⁄4 tsp black pepper
    1⁄4 tsp celery seeds
    1 3⁄4 cup chicken broth
    2⁄3 cup milk
    9 in unbaked pie crust

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C.)
    In a saucepan, combine chicken, carrots, peas, and celery. Add water to cover and boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and set aside.
    In the saucepan over medium heat, cook onions in butter until soft and translucent. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Slowly stir in chicken broth and milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until thick. Remove from heat and set aside.
    Place the chicken mixture in bottom pie crust. Pour hot liquid mixture over. Cover with top crust, seal edges, and cut away excess dough. Make several small slits in the top to allow steam to escape.
    Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

    I also pinned the contest! 🙂

  19. Kimberly C says

    I love food so this is a really hard question but I guess I would have to say that Chicken Francaise is definitely one of my favorites!

  20. Meg says

    My favorite recipe is my mom’s Taco Pie! I even won a pie contest with it 🙂 . Crescent rolls as the crust makes it a winner.

  21. Annmarie W. says

    My all-time favorite recipe is for my homemade mac n cheese! I make it with rotini and 4-cheddar cheese blend. I got the recipe from my Aunt, who got it in a magazine back in the 60s or 70s!

  22. Christina says

    Tough question. I have recipes I like to make every now & again but mostly I’m about trying new things. If pressed…..lasagna?

  23. Karen says

    My favorite recipe ever is these super thin toffee butter cookies. They are really easy, and everyone loves them.

  24. Rebecca Wilkinson says

    My Oma’s drunken gingerbread mousse (it started out sober but you know how tipsy you can get when holiday baking!)

  25. Pamela S says

    My favorite recipe is my own Tomato-Basil Soup with Feta. It uses up all those extra tomatoes from the garden (plus any other veggies you want to add), is super delicious, and freezes beautifully for a burst of summer during the cold, dark winter months. Thank you for the generous giveaway offer!

  26. Maureen says

    My all-time favorite recipe is my Dad’s homemade blueberry muffins. He was famous for them and taught me his “secret” to the fluffiest, moistest and most delicious muffins ever made. He is gone now but I will always remember his blueberry muffins recipe and pass it down to my own children when they get older. Truly a recipe made with love!

  27. lucia dargis says

    Chicken Parmesan. Homemade Marinara made with tomatoes from my garden made with fresh herbs Chicken pounded and marinated in buttermilk. Lightly breaded (bread crumbs, panko, parmesan) and sautéed-not completely cooked–just browned. Put in pan, topped with slice provolone cheese, tablespoon sauce, then sprinkled with “shredded” parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Strips of shredded basil on top. Bake. Served with green salad, French bread and pasta with red sauce.

  28. Kim Henrichs says

    My all time favorite recipe is my mom’s homemade chicken & noodles. If I could only remember one recipe forever it would be that one.

  29. says

    My all-time favorite recipe is kabocha squash fudge. I didn’t know what kabocha squash was until I saw it at a natural food store last year. I couldn’t find many sweet recipes for it, so I made up one myself! Thank you!

  30. Susan Christy says

    Wow – what a hard question. The recipe I have been making the longest (50 years) and make often is no bake cookies.

  31. Aaron B says

    My all time favorite recipe is a Greek savory pastry called Kolsun. It is one of my mom’s old recipes and I’ve never seen anything quite like it online before. It is basically an oily dough stuffed with spinach but for some reason I just love it a lot.

  32. says

    Seriously, is it even possible to pick just one favorite recipe? I never met a recipe I didn’t like. Okay, j/k there are definitely some I don’t love. I guess my favorite would be my husbands Pizza Soup because it has a lot of memories attached.

  33. Deborah Rosen says

    My all-time favorite recipe was a flourless chocolate cake made with ground walnuts. I wish I could find it again.

  34. laurie says

    my favorite receipe is my mom chocolate pie receipe it is so good she is what i call a old cook and everything is made by her mama’s receipes

  35. Susan O'Bryant says

    My favorite recipe ever is my grandmother’s cornbread dressing. It holds a special place in my heart (and in my tummy)! 🙂

  36. Rachel Ellis Freer says

    My all time favorite recipe is my mom’s recipe for cheese sauce for horseshoes (if you have never heard of a horseshoe please google it, they are fattening but so yummy!).

  37. trisha kilpatrick says

    My all-time favorite recipe changes from moment to moment. Right now, I am thinking that my simple Ranch Mushroom recipe for the crockpot is my favorite because it is simple and delicious.

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