Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday Fun Day Giveaway: 125 Best Blender Recipes Bookazine!

Happy Sunday! Hope you are enjoying the Memorial Day Holiday weekend and are looking forward to a good week ahead! First off, I have to apologize for the delay in announcing winners for the recent giveaways. Apparently my posts were eaten up somehow, therefore it didn't post as scheduled. Going forward, I'll announce the winners each Sunday within the next giveaway post. Now, here's a big Congratulations! to the winners for the recent giveaways! Please shoot me an email at [email protected] to claim your prize...

Dealavue $25 Gift Certificate Winner: Comment #4!

Saucy Mama Condiment Kit Winner: Comment #37

We're on the cusp of June... which means summer will officially be here soon. (Or maybe, not soon enough...) With summer in mind, one of the best things I enjoy on a hot summer day is a cool, icy drink. I'll take it on the rocks or better yet, blended and sipped through a straw... which is why I tend to use my blender quite a bit during the summer months!

A blender is one small appliance that I need in my kitchen. In fact, it's probably one of the most under-estimated tools in the kitchen. With it, I love making drinks, smoothies, sauces, dips, dressings, etc. The list could go on and on! So if you need some inspiration or encouragement to use your blender, then this week's Sunday Fun Day Giveaway is just for you...

This week, I'm giving away this 'bookazine' (like a thick magazine that reads like a cookbook) dedicated to blender recipes... just in time for summer entertaining!..
The 125 Best Blender Recipes, a special 116-page bookazine is filled with quick and easy ideas for hot weather staples, from fresh smoothies and shakes to cool and creamy desserts to blended cocktails, all from the editors of Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and Country Living.  The 125 Best Blender Recipes also includes recipes for speedy hors d’oeuvres, light entrĂ©es and no-stress party menus, complete with entertaining tips, plus a blender buying guide. A detailed recipe index divides dishes by category, with appetizers like Speedy Hummus (pg. 39) and Arugula Pizza (pg. 36), salads such as the Mediterranean Shrimp Caesar Salad (pg. 55), soups like the Chilled Cucumber-Melon (pg. 57) and entrĂ©es including Chicken Tostadas with Avocado Sauce (pg. 78) and Whole Wheat Rotini with Walnut Pesto (pg. 77), making it easy to plan new meal ideas and party menus.

The folks of Hearst Magazine were so kind to send me a copy and one to a lucky reader. From this bookazine, I've made a few  recipes which I'll be featuring soon. Ones I've tried include the Frozen Peach Bellini, Frozen Strawberry Pina Colada and a couple of smoothies. The bookazine is full of so many recipes that span across drinks, dressings, soups, entrees, and even a few desserts! Surely, you'll find something you'll like in this bookazine... and if you don't win, no worries! You can find this on newsstands nationwide!

Some guidelines:
- Giveaway is only for those who live in the United States - my apologies to my non-United States readers!
- You must have a valid email address (within your comment or blog link) so that you can be contacted if you win.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment answering: 
What's the last thing you made using your blender?

Deadline: Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 12 midnight CST.

One winner will be randomly chosen by Random.Org's Interger Generator based on the number of your comment and will be announced on Sunday, June 5, 2011, within next week's Sunday Fun Day Giveaway. Good luck!

Full Disclosure: The giveaways are sponsored by the same company that provided me with the food related product to reviewProducts I review and offer as a giveaway are ones I personally recommend and would use/enjoy myself.