I've posted 50 recipes! Can you believe it? It's been a lot of fun and has made my time in my kitchen enjoyable once again. I love hearing people say "Hey, I tried ______ . It was so easy and everyone loved it!", etc. In honor of making it this far, I'm going to jump on the "giveaway" bandwagon.
Here's what you get:
An egg slicer-slices hard boiled eggs beautifully. Also great for strawberries and mushrooms. I LOVE mine and think everyone should have one.
A cookie scoop-this is one of my favs in the kitchen. (I actually own two sizes; standard and monster style.) I used to rarely make cookies because I hated balling the dough. I'd be anal about making each the same size as to not have over done/under done due to size discrepancy. It took soooo long...until I found my scoops. They make cookie making super quick and easy (and they are all the same size). Now I make cookies a lot more.
Pampered Chef's Spring/Summer Cookbook 2010-these mini cookbooks have easy recipes that look really pretty. I usually don't make them for just my family, but always look so "fancy" when entertaining.
Regular AND mini muffin liners-I ALWAYS use liners for muffins, cupcakes, mini brownie bites (see previous recipe for brownie bites with amazing frosting), mini muffins...because it makes clean up of your tins so easy. I picked some really fun patterns.
I also may pick up a few items while I am out this week, but this is what I've collected so far.
*UPDATE: Here's 4 more items to add to your loot!
CORN BUTTERER-We eat corn on the cob like once a week in the summer. This is THE MOST amazing invention. We LOVE ours. You stick 1/2 a stick of butter (or margarine) in one end and the other end is rounded out with a little gully for your corn. Rub it up and down your cob for perfect butter distribution. So awesome. Whenever someone is having a Pampered Chef Party, I usually buy a few to through in with wedding/shower gifts. This one is not "Pampered Chef" but I can't see why it will be any different.
MINI GRATER-So, at least 1 of my recipes calls for fresh ginger (Restaurant Style Chinese Chicken). This grater is perfect for grating fresh ginger root. A little container snaps onto the bottom to collect your shavings. Use for fresh nutmeg, chocolate, etc.
GRIPPER PADS-I am really wimpy. I wouldn't be able to open a single jar if it wasn't for these sweet gripper pads. I keep one in my trunk for the gas can and one in my bathroom for beauty products.
FUN STRAWS-With summer year, you may be making my "Sunrise Smoothie" or "Chocolate Banana Shake". If you have kids, they'll dig the fun straw. Or, use for a summer party, or just enjoy them yourself.
Now, the giveaway will close this Friday at midnight and I will choose the winner probably on Saturday. I will mail out the winner's package on Monday.
Here's how to enter.
A) Become a follower AND
B) Leave a comment under this post regarding
1) your favorite way to "keep it simple" in your kitchen AND/OR
2) recipes that you've tried from my blog and you/your families reaction to them AND/OR
3) tell a friend about me and have them mention your name
Any questions, you can ask as a post and I'll get back to you. Good luck everyone.