Friday, January 20, 2012

New Year's Resolutions and A GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

My New Year's resolution is pretty simple:  To be Better in Every Way.  I have many areas that can be improved upon and I am sure if I stick to my plan, I can be just about perfect by the end of the year.  Or not, but maybe just a teensy bit closer.  So of course, this GIVEAWAY has to be better than the last if I am going to stay in line with my resolution.  I have been studying up and think I am ready, although it IS a lot of pressure!

One of my Christmas gifts this year was a knife very similar to this one:

(Cuisinart Ceramic 5-Inch Santoku with Plastic Handle and Break Resistant Blade)


and it's quickly become my favorite knife.  As long as it's treated with care (don't use it on a glass, textured cutting board), it will cut just about anything.  From a tomato to an onion to a potato.  None of my other knives make that transition so easily!  If you have one, you know what I am talking about and wouldn't mind having another one or having an extra for a gift.  And if you don't have one, you need one!  I really do think having reliable kitchen tools makes a world of difference!  


If you haven't already guessed, the winner of the GIVEAWAY gets one of these babies.  (It will be sent directly from Amazon.)  The contest will close at 11:59 PM PST on Monday, January 23, 2012.  The winner will be chosen using a random number generator from RANDOM.ORG

HOW TO ENTER: (Open to those with US mailing addresses only)
Leave a comment (here, on the blog) telling me about your favorite kitchen tool.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES
1.  Follow this blog.  On the right hand side click on the blue button that says "Join this Site."  Then leave a comment.  If you have already done that, just leave a comment saying that.

2.  'Like' Girl+Food=:Love on Facebook (either using the link HERE, or the box on the right hand side, scroll down.)  Then leave a comment, here on the blog.  If you have already done that, just leave a comment saying you already have.

3.  Share this giveaway on Facebook.  Either by going to the Girl+Food=Love page and sharing the link there or you can use the little Facebook button at the bottom of this post (right next to where it says how many comments are on the post).  Then, you guessed it, leave a comment saying you did.



Since I will be using a random number generator, make sure all of your comments are left here on the blog because that is how the winner will be chosen.  Anonymous comments count too if you don't have an account, just leave a name.  You can have a total of 4 entries and comments per person, if all of the requirements above are met!

Oh, and part of making this GIVEAWAY way better than the last is to have a billion people sign up.  So if you know a billion people, just tell them to sign up, mmkay?  Thanks for you help in trying to make me better in every way. ;)

{The winner will be announced Tuesday January 24, so check back to see if you won!} 



71 comments:

  1. I love love love my kitchenaid mixer and food processor. The mixer has helped me be a more confident baker. The food processor has really just made me lazy, and I love it! I wish I would have had it when I was pureeing all of The Dude's food!

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  2. I "like" you in addition to liking you.

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  3. I follow you and have you linked to my blog.

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  4. Shared on Facebook. You know you could just send me one as a late Christmas gift :-)

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  5. favorite kitchen gadget right now would be my kitchen aid!

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  6. My favorite kitchen gadget is my little orange peeler from pampered chef. It enables my daughter to peel her own oranges. This then allows me to be a more lazy mother and her a more independent child. We both win!

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  7. Shared on FB. But only because I love your blog.

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  8. My favorite kitchen tool is my lime juicer, hand-held thingy (does it have a real name?). The kind that turns the halved lime/lemon inside out when you squeeze the juice out. Love it!

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  9. My favorite kitchen gadget is my kitchen aid mixer. It really does make things easier and right now easy is what I like.

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  10. already liked you on facebook. :)

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  11. I have been following your blog. Keep all this goodness coming! Thanks

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  12. I don't spend much time in the kitchen as you know. So I don't think I have a favorite gadget. But, I do love these knives! Does that count?

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  13. I'm pretty sure I am following the blog.

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  14. I already like you on facebook :)

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  15. I love Blanche, my new mixer, and the little book of personally copied recipes you gave me years ago. Still my fav. :)

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  16. I love my immersion blender!
    Betsy from the Baking Club

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  17. I love just about any kitchen tool. Especially the weird ones. I don't think I can pick a favorite I née them all.

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  18. My favorite appliance is the one I don't have. A kitchen Aid. Ya about that, I know I would love it the most if I had it, but since I don't my next favorite would be my hand blender that I just got for Christmas. I can blend up a single smoothie for myself or blend up soup if needed without transferring it to my normal blender. I didn't think I would use it as much as I do.

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  19. i like you on facebook, I like you at parks, I like you at disneyland, i like you on blogger, I guess i like you a lot, but not in a weird way, (just so you know.)

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  20. Oh and I follow you on blogger, yay for that!

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  21. Amanda, you would be so proud of me and yet devastated at the same time! My kitchen isn't even inside my house! (And to top it off, the rental that we have, the oven doesn't even work) But, after 6 months of living here, I have learned how to use the bbq for my baking needs. Crazy? Yes. BUT - I have managed to make it work, and I never thought that I could make delicious brownies using a bbq. Haha. So, I'd have to say, even though the bbq is not in my kitchen...it's a very important 'kitchen' tool for me :)

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  22. By the way, I avidly follow your blog. Thanks for the great ideas :)

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  23. My favorite kitchen tool.....wait for it.....wait for it....my pizza cutter! I use it for tons of stuff besides cutting pizza. It really helps cut up kids food much faster, and when you have four hungry people all asking for their food it's nice to get it done fast!

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  24. Also, I "like" you on facebook too.

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  25. My favorite tools are my Kitchen Aid and my chopper. Couldn't live without them!

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  26. My favorite kitchen gadget that I have found so far is a food processor/chopper. I actually do not own one myself I borrowed one from my friend when I was doing a lot of canning. It saved me bundles of time especially when I made salsa and applesauce. Crystal A. (you know me- my computer is being weird and I can't log in like I normally do.)

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  27. I follow your blog. Just signed up to get updates on my email.
    Crystal A.

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  28. I follow you and like you on facebook :) My fingers are crossed the random number picks me!
    Crystal A.

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  29. I use my little brownie lifter for everything. (It is a small spatula.)

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  30. I followed your blog on Wednesday I think. You are so blogly professional!

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  31. This is Danelle Nead..

    I love my new kitchen aid and my Vitamix!!!

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  32. This is Danelle Nead

    I follow your blog:) Its so awesome!!

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  33. This is Danelle Nead ....

    I liked you on FB!

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  34. This is Danelle Nead again:) I shared this on my FB Wall:)

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  35. Not to sound like everyone else, but I do love my kitchen aid. But a close second would be any spoon to taste yummy batter with. :)

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  36. I am following now, thought I already was.

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  37. I do like you on facebook though!!!!!

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  38. shared it on facebook!!!! Keeping my fingers crossed for the knife!

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  39. My Kitchen Aid mixer is my favorite kitchen tool. It is the heavy duty kind and I love it!

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  40. My favorite kitchen gadget is my GE hand mixer! It will mix anything.

    This is Heather

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  41. I like you on facebook.

    This is Heather

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  42. So this is where I find Amanda! I heard you had a really neat blog, so thought I'd check it out. Does this count to enter contest.?

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  43. My fav kitchen tool is a spoon. It helps prepare dinner, cook it, serve it and eat it. What else does all that.

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  44. My favorite kitchen tool is just a good ol spatula. Not the scraping kind, but the flipping kind. I actually call them flippers. And it has to be a flexible, skinny one.

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  45. OK! I follow, I shared and of course I like you!

    Rather than try to explain what my favorite tools are... I tried to explain the one to google... and it found it for me. The 'slotted spatula' with wood handle looks like this.. http://fantes.com/images/3849turners.jpg It's not the same brand, but this is what my favorite tool looks like.... it's side kick is a 4 cup Pyrex glass measuring cup. I've had these tools since 1991.... I don't know how I'd get by without them!

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  46. I FOLLOW your Blog (I even have a link to it on My Blog)

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  47. I Follow on Facebook too!! I share things on there, Pinterest and I tweet it ;)

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  48. Personally, I love a good cheese slicer. Hope you are having a wonderful new year!

    -Chase Martin

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  49. My silicon bake ware - muffin pan, bread pans, etc. Love that nothing sticks to them!

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