Thursday, November 5, 2009


You all know I have my addictions. And if you know that, then you must know that my motto is "It's all about the food." If you have heard me say it once you've heard me say it 1,000 times.

Well, today it's all about what you cook the food in AND it's all about you!

I believe everything happens for a reason and there is a reason that everything happens.

This had me thinking....... I know dangerous, stand back my head could blow... BUT I AM thinking....

I'm thinkin' because I love you and because I love Rachael Ray, and because I love food that what needs to happen is that I need to give away Rachael Ray Cookware!

There were way too many cool things to choose from. I narrowed it down to three items, I think you can handle it from here.

The winner will choose one of the following items:

Rachael Ray's - “Bubble & Brown” 4.25-Qt. Stoneware Oval Casserole in Blue (also comes in Orange, Green or Yellow)

Rachael Ray's - “Bubble & Brown” 9" x 13" Stoneware Lasagna Lover in Orange (also comes in blue, green or yellow)

Rachael Ray's Yum-O! Bakeware 4 Piece Cake Pan Bakeware Set

Did I mention I'm hungry now? sighhhhhhhhh......

All you have to do to enter is answer the below question in the comments section of this post.

"What is your favorite meal?"

Mine is Rib-eye steak, potatoe, grilled vegi, bread w/butter, crab, lobster, shrimp cocktail,.......oh wait, I was supposed to say one favorite meal..... not sure if I can narrow that try..

One entry per person please

UNLESS: (There is ALWAYS an exception to every rule!)
  • You post this on your blog (1 extra entry)


  • You list (or have listed) my blog on your favorite sites/blog roll on your blog (1 extra entry)
Just be sure to leave additional comments with links to your blog letting me know you did this!

No entries after 11:00pm Pacific Time Tuesday.

Winner will be randomly selected and announced on Wednesday morning.

If you win.......It could be a Christmas gift to a loved one or for yourself, you decide!


Ciao Bellas~
A special thanks to, a part of CSN for providing the prize for this contest. They have some great deals going on right now.... I think this "Momma" needs to do a little shopping of her own! I know you are all in shock right now.....ME, SHOP? Imagine pick yourself up off of the floor, dust yourself off and enter for a chance to win!


  1. OMG - they are beauties!! I do have too many meals to list as well, but I do love my Momma's spaghetti and meatballs...delish!!! And you are on my blog roll too, but when I get update the page, I will totally mention you again!!!

  2. LOVE this giveaway! I would have to say grilled salmon with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. I could eat that meal every day. YUM!!!!

  3. Also - I have you on my blog roll! Yay!

  4. ♥ My favorite meal... Potato cheese soup in a bread bowl! YUM!


  5. You're on my google reader! Never miss a post! :)

  6. Yumm! OK, my favorite has to be roast beef with potatoes. Oh, I'm dying for this! Smells like home!

  7. It HAS to be homemade fried chicken, mashed potatoes/gravy, corn on the cob, green salad, garlic bread and fruit cobble for dessert!!

  8. I love all kinds of food, but one of the things that I have loved since I was a kid was "hotdogs"
    and I don't mean the the small oscar meyer ones. I'm talking the all beef big costco size hotdogs, with mayonnaise,mustard and onions.Yum!Nothing like a good hotdog!

  9. ONE?? wow ur killing me. Baked Spaghetti with Meatballs, green salad (loaded) and garlic cheese bread. And don't forget the WINE.

  10. Ummm....steak/baked potato, well.....lasagna/garlic bread, errrr.....tacos....I can't make up my mind! Any one will do.

  11. You ARE on my blog roll. Can't keep you for myself gotta share you with everyone!

  12. Hmmm.. so many favorites! But I'd have to say it's lasagna, green salad and bread with lots of butta! :-)

  13. Mine is also a ribeye steak (cooked medium rare please) with a baked sweet potato and a salad with my homemade dressing. YUMMO!!

  14. Hi Stephanie!

    Hmmmm.......favorite meal?? Well, if I go out to eat, its definitely sushi! At home, my favorite meal would always be something Hubby cooks! More specifically (although, there really are many favs that Hubby cooks), probably the turkey, veggie, and brown or wild rice soup that he makes with the left over Thanksgiving turkey! Yummmmy! :>

    So glad to have found your blog!

  15. Me, again! I just blogged your giveaway! Nothing like a great giveaway, thanks! :>

  16. My favorite dinner is PW's Steak with Creamy Blue Cheese and Onion Sauce, I make mine with a Filet instead of a rib eye, but that's just my favorite!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, our bars are named Brightly for sure, ha!

  17. Love your site! Thanks for visiting mine!

    M favorite dinner is fried (!) pierogi. You know ... mashed potatoes with lots of butter and cheese wrapped in pasta, boiled and then fried in clarified butter ... An added extra is a dollop of sour cream!

    I've also added you to my favorites!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  18. Whoops! Forgot my site address ...

  19. Favorite meal? JUST ONE???? Ok, ok....My Aunt's most excellent baked ham, mashed taters and red eyed gravy. With her famous chocolate pie and coffee. Even her coffee is special.
    Great, now you've done it, my stomach's rumbling.

  20. My fave meal is Russian beef stroganoff. It is NOT served over noodles with brown gravy (I had no idea what that was when I first ordered it restaurant!) - it's a white gravy of sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, beef bullion... YUM.

  21. Oh yes, I did add a link on my LINKS section on my blog,! Would have done it before but I'm just learning how to do things like that.

  22. My very favorite is Fried Eggs and Hashbrowns, which I just finished eating. We have it every Saturday morning, sometimes with sausage or bacon, but always Eggs and Hashbrowns. I know, pretty boring, but I have recently started exploring the wonderful world of cooking and it hasn't quite reached breakfast. A little old to start exploring but, what the hey, better late than never. And I am sure that my family would agree.

    Thanks for visiting me and introducing yourself. I love your blog and I think it's great to meet someone with kids my age. I really look forward to getting to know you better. I have added you to my list of blogs I follow so look for me to visit quite often.


  23. Since we are cattle ranchers, I better say my favorite meal involves beef! I do love a good rib-eye steak with a big baked sweet potatoe with all the fixin's and a great green salad on the side, with warm bread. My mouth is watering and my tummy is growling ust thinking about it!

    Keep up the good work Steph, I love your blog! :0)

  24. I would have to say my favorite meal is Macadamia Crusted Halibut with baked potatoe and all the trimmings and a green salad not to forget lots of bread and butter. Yum!!!


  25. My favorite meal is probably my Mom's traditional Christmas dinner -- turkey, mashed potatoes with the best noodles ever on them, dressing, homemade rolls, cranberry salad, corn, 5-cup salad, and for dessert a chocolate cheesecake and our birthday cake for Jesus -- the best orange cake ever. (By the way, some of us help make items so not all the work is on Mom.) I'm ready for Christmas dinner! :)

  26. I just love enchiladas. But I also adore corn chowder. But nothing beats Alice Springs Chicken from Outback. YESSSSSSS!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, it's good to make new blog friends.

  27. of my favorite meals is shrimp stuffed with crab meat, broccoli, baked tator with all the fixins, salad, and of course carrot cake for dessert. thanks for the chance to win!

    enjoy *~*

  28. Ever since I was a little girl, my favorite meal, which I always got on my birthday- has been:
    BBQ Pork Sandwiches and Velveeta Shells and Cheese!
    Some things you just never grow out of. I'm a simple girl, myself.

  29. Ever since I was young, my favorite meal has been my Grandma's fried chicken and gravy. No one makes it as good as her. She has tried to teach me several times. I know that I need to learn soon because she won't be with us forever.

  30. Wowie what a wonderful give-away! I have to say my favorite meal is from a local restaurant here and it is Grilled Grouper, stuffed with crabmeat, with sides of garlic mashed potatoes, and grilled veggies. Stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer and a wonderful glass of wine!

  31. It's me again Stephanie, I thought I would let you know that I will be telling all my friends about this fantastic give-away on my blog too! It will post right after midnight tonite, and thank you for giving us an opportunity to enter!

  32. My favorie meal is Steamed Mussels, shrimp, and steamed Lobster with Ciabatta for dipping.

    I love your blog.

  33. Hi again:

    I put you on my Blog roll and on my blog entry for today. THANK YOU

  34. Thank you for the Give-away!

    My favorite meal is my mom's Christmas-eve dinner. Baked halibut with lots of lemon, roasted red potatoes, asparagus... The kids always get German wieners. I still sneak over to their table for a few bites since I've graduated to the adult's table!

  35. whoo-hoo! In time for a give-away! What a nice treat. Those dishes are beautiful.

    Since I love food, it's hard picking just one meal! I love ribeye steak like you. My hubby's grilled steak is real good (check it out on my blog).

    Thanksgiving dinner is delicious and not complete unless my Mom makes the Southern-style Cornbread Dressing! Hopefully, this year she'll be instructing's about time I learn. :) Over the past few years, I've really learned the meaning of Thanksgiving. :)

  36. Oh goodness, I have so many favorites... let's see, I make my Mom's pot roast, which is fantastic if I so myself, and I love my gnocchi, homemade, which I made yesterday for us, and Thanksgiving is my most favorite meal!

  37. What a wonderful giveaway! My favorite meal is my sister Gerry's mouth-watering rump roast with gravy, creamy mashed potatoes, fresh green beans, tossed salad, hot corn bread muffins, sweet tea and fresh caramel cake!

  38. This contest is now closed. I will be announcing the winner soon!

    Thanks so much! I enjoyed each and every entry. It also made me hungry and gave me some yummy meal ideas! for me!

    I just LOVE doing giveaways!!

  39. My favorite meal is any meal someone else cooks!