Cake, Batter, and Bowl

Sweet Giveaway

Giveaways

I usually hit the snooze button on my alarm a few times, but I bounced out of bed this morning and headed over to the minimart around the block from our place to get a newspaper because I’m quoted in the Boston Globe today! A reporter contacted me a few weeks ago for an interview about putting a unique twist on classic comfort foods when my recipe for caramelized shallot and crispy sage macaroni and cheese caught her eye. You can check out the Boston Globe site for the article and recipe!

And what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway! CSNstores.com is a Boston based online retailer that has a huge selection of home and office items, from bar stools and fitness equipment to wine refrigerators and bakeware. They have generously offered to give a BonJour Bain Marie set, which includes everything you need to make Crème Brulee successfully at home, to one lucky reader! The set includes a pro torch and four square ramekins that fit snuggly into a pan that contains a water bath – nothing says celebration like a perfect Crème Brulee!

There are two ways to enter:

1. Check out CSN’s over 200 online stores and leave a comment letting me know which one you had the most fun browsing.

2. Tweet about this giveaway or post about it on your blog or Facebook. Then come back and leave an additional comment with the link for your second entry.

Entries must be in by Wednesday, February 24 at 11:59pm EST. Good luck and thanks to CSN for hosting the giveaway!

And the fine print:  CSN Stores is sponsoring this giveaway and the winner will be picked with random.org on Thursday, February 25 and announced shortly thereafter.

One Year Blogiversary Giveaway

It’s my one year blogiversary today! It all started with my pesto lasagna, and here we are, 92 original recipes later! When a fellow contestant at the Pillsbury BakeOff told me that Anna, the previous BakeOff $1 million winner, had a blog called Cookie Madness, I was...

Hotel Chocolat Giveaway

When Hotel Chocolat recently contacted me about trying their premium chocolates, how could I resist? Hotel Chocolat (shok-o-la) is a UK chocolatier that specializes in high-end luxury chocolates, so I jumped at the chance to check out their new hip shop on Newbury...

Orange Coriander Oat Bran Muffins

Guess what I have for you today? Yep, a muffin recipe, which I’ll get to in a second, but also a giveaway for a super cute apron like the one I’m wearing above! I was recently contacted by a rep from Shabby Apple, an online shop best known for their...

Valentine’s Day Heart Cookies

Can you believe Valentine's Day is just around the corner? Apolinaras and I don’t exchange presents or anything, but I do like the excuse to indulge in more chocolate than usual and I also enjoy going all out in the kitchen to make a really decadent meal. This year...

Derry Church Artisan Chocolates Giveaway

Thanks so much for all your support about URS! Since I haven’t been able to get into the kitchen this week, I thought it would be the perfect time to tell you about an absolutely delicious set of bon bons and truffles that Chef Eric of Derry Church Artisan Chocolates...

Carrot Cake Drop Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting

Today is my birthday! And to celebrate, CSN Stores, which has everything you need to stock your kitchen, from dutch ovens to cake pans, is hosting a giveaway for an $80 gift card (which goes a long way with their great prices!). To enter, just leave a comment...

Keys to Good Cooking Book Review and Giveaway

Remember when I mentioned that I was looking forwarding to reviewing Harold McGee’s new book, Keys to Good Cooking? Well, I got it a couple weeks ago and have really been enjoying it! The subtitle of the book, “A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes” sums up...

New York City Foodie Highlights and Milk Bar Giveaway

There’s nothing quite like NYC during the holidays. The city is all decked out and just so festive! We were fortunate to spend a couple days eating our way through the city with my parents over Christmas. Read on for our foodie highlights and a fun giveaway from Milk...