Monday, August 9, 2010

Blogiversary Giveaway!!!!

August 25th marks my first anniversary. It was one year ago on that date that I started Goddess of Cooking. Since then I have shared over 100 recipes and how to's with you. What better way to celebrate then to give away a couple of my favorite kitchen tools??? I have five tools that I absolutely love to use in my kitchen and now you get the chance to own them too! So first let me show you what you could win, then I'll tell you just how you can win them!

First is a salt cellar:
This is acutally a new item for me. I was using just a regular spice container and every time I needed salt I would dump some into the lid so that I could grab a pinch or two. The salt cellar has made that so much easier! I just open the lid and my salt is right there, letting grab just what I need. Not a salt person? Use it for any spice you want!

Next item is a Mandoline:



I've had a mandoline for quite some time now. I use it for thinly slicing all sorts of veggies. It's grate for when you need thin sliced potato's for a gratan. This one has three different slice thickness as well as three different juliene thickness. 

Next up is a Potato Ricer:


If you have never used a ricer to make mashed potatos then you are going to fall in love with this tool! Not only does it mash cooked potatoes quickly but it creates a fine, smooth, silky texture that you can't get with an old fashion potato masher or even a hand mixer. It's great for making gnocchi too. I've also heard from people that use it to press the water out of frozen spinach that was thawed and even to evenly distribute ricotta cheese over lasagna!

A Citrus Squeezer:


This handly little tool works so much better then a juicer. With a juicer your really need some elbow grease to get the juice out plus they're a pain to clean. With this juicer, you just place your citrus fruit inside and give a squeeze. It keeps in all the pulp and seeds and gets every last drop of flavorful juice!

And the last tool in this great set is a micro-plane/grater:


One of my favorite kitchen tools by far. I have a thinner one that is more true of a micro-plane but I love these wider ones too. You can use these for grating chocolate, Parmesan cheese, nutmeg, zesting citrus fruits and even finely mincing garlic cloves. I use mine almost every night when making supper. 

So do you want to know how to win this prize pack??? Of course you do!!! Here's how you can get entries to win. 

Mandatory Entry:

- Leave a comment telling me what your favorite kitchen gadget is

Extra Entries: leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH entry.

-Follow Goddess of Cooking via Google Friend Connect (1 entry)
-Follow Goddess of Cooking via twitter @GoddessCooking (1 entry)
-"Like" Goddess of Cooking on Facebook (1 entry)
- Tweet the following: (1 tweet/day, 1 entry/tweet)

Enter #giveaway @GoddessCooking and win some awesome kitchen tools! http://bit.ly/9HPuoZ

Rules:

- Give away ends at midnight EST on August 24th 2010
- All entries must include your email address in the comment unless linked to your profile
- One winner will be chosen by random.org
- Only VALID entries will be counted

78 comments:

  1. My favourite kitchen gadget? Hmm... I have a few that I enjoy. I really like my micro grater but I also really like my pampered chef can opener because it leaves no sharp edges! I don't have to worry about myself or my munchkin getting hurt on a can. But without a doubt, my all time favourite kitchen 'gadget' is my kitchenaid stand mixer! I don't know how I lived without it!

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  2. Call me old fashioned, my but favorite kitchen gadget is my crock pot and my kitchenaid stand mixer coming in at close second. As far as tools around the kitchen, I don't think I could live my life without my butter bell. Seriously!

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  3. I just tweeted and I don't know how to put the direct link here...You should see an @mention though :)

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  4. Love everything I gave, specially shopping for new items. Want a pasta rolle and one of those salt cellars, ok... I live kitchen gadgets!

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  5. I have to say that I use my micro-plane everyday as well. Although, I tear up my thumbs on some things so wishing for a mandolin.

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  6. I love my cherry pitter!

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  7. I follow on GFC.

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  8. I follow on Twitter (@Cravingsavings).

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  9. I like you on FB.

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  10. I love our rice cooker! That's a kitchen gadget right?

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  11. I'm following you on Twitter
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  12. I tweeted!
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  13. My favorite kitchen gadget would have to be my icing spatula...if that's even what it's called. You know, the one that is specifically made for spreading icing on cupcakes (I think, at least). I make cupcakes A LOT and it comes in handy!

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  14. I don't think I was following you before. Why? I don't know. But, I am now! (via GFC)

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  15. I'm going to like you on Facebook...in just a sec.

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  16. I tweeted!

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  17. My favorite kitchen friend is my stand mixer!! :)

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  18. My favorite kitchen tool is the potato ricer.. ok not really, I've never used one, but I love my indoor grill/panini maker, we use it when we can't go outside to barbecue. I don't know if it's a tool or not but I'll go with it! :)

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  19. I finally tweeted about the giveaway too! :)

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  20. Because I'm determined to win, I tweeted today: http://twitter.com/jennbsays/status/20986523642

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  21. It's a hard choice, between the mandoline and the micro plane. But I'm going to go with the mandoline! Uh huh uh huh!

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  22. I follow you on twitter! Uh huh uh huh!

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  23. My favorite tool is probably my chef's knife, but I would have a hard time making it without my microplane too!

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  24. I follow you on Twitter! @adrienzgirl

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  25. I have liked you on FB since day one!

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  26. I also follow you GFC!... unfortunately I'm not into Twitter so I can't tweet about you :(

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  27. I dont have one at the moment but my fav kitchen gadget is a submersion hand blender so you can blend right in the saucepan,wonderful for soups!!

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  29. Im a google follower...mitch1066

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  32. I don't know if it is a gadget really, but I love how versatile my cast iron dutch oven is. I can even use the lid as a skillet, so it is doubly useful.

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  40. For my favorite kitchen gadget, I'd definitely say I'm a big fan of the Hand Chop so that I can painlessly, well almost, chop up onions quickly!

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  41. Following you on Twitter! I'm @jennjaws

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  42. Following via Google Friend Connect!

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  43. Tweeted about giveaway! I'm @jennjaws

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  52. My favorite tool in the kitchen is the phone so I can call out for delivery lol.. other than that its the crock pot ;)

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  55. I have a tool drawer that visitors to my house make fun of; it barely closes there is so much in there. My favorites are my "cherry popper", which I also use to remove the pits from olives, my gravy separator and the bar pourer spouts I put on the end of my olive oil and vinegars. They were only a few dollars each at Williams Sonoma and they keep the entrance sealed when the bottles they're in are upright but when you tip them upside down, they pour out an exact ounce or 1.5 oz of liquid, depending on the size of stopper I've used. LOVE THEM. I also have a little glass egg looking thing you put into cold water with eggs to hard boil. It makes perfect soft, medium or hard eggs idiot-proof, which is nice when everyone in the house likes their eggs different.

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  56. i tweeted http://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/21795988212

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  57. I tweeted! I'm @jennjaws
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  59. My fav kitchen tool is my hands! They're good for everything.

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  60. My favorite is my cheese grater, slow cooker and kitchenaid mixer!

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  61. I have you as a google friend connect

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