Winner of Foodie Freebie Friday: Jessie Steele Apron

It's Foodie Freebie Friday once again!... And this one is a bit special because it's also my birthday!

For this week's Foodie Freebie Friday, I asked readers what their messiest experience was in the kitchen either cooking or baking and what they made. It was pretty much all over the board as to what various things that cluttered up our kitchens. Chocolate, pasta sauce, making homemade pastas, flour, sugar, cake batter, frosting, melted butter... pretty much all those sticky, gooey ingredients we love to work with have caused some of us more cleanup than we really bargained for. Let's not forget those wonderful appliances that make things easier in the kitchen (and can be messy to use!). You know the ones - food processor, stand mixer, hand mixer, anything that whizzes and whirls about!

My messiest experience in the kitchen was homemade pasta. I was making pasta dough and my husband helped me with rolling it in my pasta machine. I had flour and dough everywhere in the kitchen. It was quite a mess and needless to say, that was the last time I made pasta from scratch (not including gnocchi).

Well I hope this week's Foodie Freebie will help you with your next messy kitchen adventure and to keep you looking stylish too! Who's going to win this week?! Whoever wins will have their choice of one of these Jesse Steele aprons! The following aprons are called "Sweethearts" (red), "Leopard" (brown), "Pink Poppy Fields" (pink), and "Cafe Toile" (white/black). Read on to see who won!

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Comment #35 comes from Mary Ellen who said...

Those aprons are adorable!

My messiest experience has to be the first Thanksgiving we hosted in our new home as a married couple.

Thanksgiving is a mess to begin with, but then put 2 amateurs in the kitchen and it's really a mess. We had turkey drippings, mashed potatoes, and homemade gravy just everywhere. And then when we went to take the bird out of the bag for carving, the drippings spilled everywhere. But the messiest part happened just as we were sitting down to eat... the last dish was finishing in the microwave - creamed onions. (and yes, I know make them from scratch instead of microwaving the frozen ones, but I wan't a cook back then!). I opened the microwave door and my husband reached in to get them. The dish was hot so I was ready with a hot pad when the onions fell to the floor. Cream sauce everwhere, including all over my stove, under the stove, between the stove and countertop (you know, that tiny tiny space), and in the spaces on the actual stove.

We cleaned for months. We got rid of the stove 2 years later and when they took it out, there was still some crusty creamed onion cream on the back sides!

Congratulations Mary Ellen! Please email me at [email protected] so I can send you your new apron!

Thanks again to all those that commented and stay tuned to the next Foodie Freebie announcement on Monday, May 4, 2009! Don't feel discouraged if you haven't won yet - I have a whole year's worth of freebies ahead and next week is one that you won't want to miss!


  1. Happy Birthday Joelen - I hope you have an amazing celebration!!

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! You deserve the best day! You are so thoughtful, helpful and kind to everyone:)

  3. Happy Birthday Joelen, here's to an amazing day!!

  4. Hey hey Happy Birthday! Have a great day filled with lots of food!

  5. Happy Birthday! hope you are loving your new place

  6. Gotta love those stylish aprons! So cute.

    My messiest kitchen experience? I spilled brownie batter...all. over. the. floor. Let's just say that dessert that night was definitely not brownies ;)

  7. I usually just bring leftovers, and throw in a yogurt and veggies.