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Ultimate Sunday Fun Day Foodie Holiday Giveaway!

So we've survived Black Friday and even Small Business Saturday. With a lot of shopping opportunities over, what do you have in store for Cyber Monday? I'm still working on my shopping list for some special folks but if you have some foodies left to shop for (or heck, to buy for yourself!), here's my Foodie Holiday Gift Guide that offers a few tasty ideas. But wait! Be sure to scroll down and read on... because one lucky reader will be receiving a large holiday package containing one of each of these gifts and it's as easy as 4-3-2-1! Yes, that's a total of 4 cookbooks, 3 food inspired family games, 2 kitchen tools, and 1 gourmet spice set! Will you be the lucky winner of this Ultimate Sunday Fun Day Foodie Holiday Giveaway?!

4 Cookbooks - what foodie wouldn't want a cookbook? There are quite a few I recently came across and love. One has beautiful, artistic photography and a modern take on cuisine, another uses non-traditional flavors to jazz up classic recipes, another captures fail-proof recipes from my favorite cooking magazine series and lastly, one livens up the party with some delicious libations!

THE COOKBOOK is a sumptuous tribute to the unforgettable experience of dining in the restaurant, where the latest culinary techniques are married with classical French cuisine. The book features more than 125 sophisticated recipes, arranged by season, adapted for the home cook, and accompanied by stunning full-color photographs by Francesco Tonelli. ELEVEN MADISON PARK is sure to be one of the most talked-about cookbooks of 2011.

Following the success of the hit television series Everyday Exotic, Chef Roger Mooking and his producer Allan Magee bring together the most delicious of his 52 inspiring episodes. Using the concept of one main exotic ingredient, Roger demystifies the ingredient through its flavor and aroma, empowering the reader to embrace them in their cooking. Mix in your standard midweek recipes and you have new classics that your entire family will love. So discover your own inspiration for plating each recipe in the accompanying beautiful presentations found within each vibrant and colorful photo throughout the book.

Cook's Illustrated Cookbook
Cook's Illustrated Magazine has stood the test of time and distinguished itself among the pack by having a singular focus--developing recipes that work the first time and every time; it's as simple as that. For the first time since the magazine's inception, more than 2,000 of Cook's Illustrated's landmark recipes have been carefully compiled into a wide-ranging compendium that shows you how to make your favorite dishes better. A must-have collection for fans of Cook's Illustrated (and any discerning cook), The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook will keep you cooking for a lifetime--and guarantees impeccable results.

DIY Cocktails
Black Rose, Blood Orange Tequila & Soda, Kentucky Apple Sour: the newest trend in cocktails is creating your own! Now, the editors of DrinkoftheWeek.com have concocted the only guide that teaches you to create your own infallible thirst-quenchers. Using a simple system of basic ratios, you will learn to Mix new flavor combinations, Master advanced mixology techniques and Serve the perfect drink every time.With only nine ratios to master, you'll shake, stir, roll, and build literally thousands of unique and exceptional cocktails. All you need is a good thirst, an active imagination--and this guide!



3 Foodie Family Fun Games: Aside from sitting down to the dinner table with loved ones, my family loves playing games together. Here are some food-inspired games we enjoy together, which are great for adults and kids alike...
The Anagram game that will drive you bananas. In this unique word game, players use tiles to create words crossword-style. The first player to use all their tiles is the winner. With multiple ways to play, this game is perfect for beginning spellers, as well as more advanced players. No pencil, paper, or board required. If you love the online game, Words With Friends like me (I'm borderline addicted lol), this game is definitely for you!

AppleLetters
An Apple a day for us all to play. Create a continuous word snake by adding your word to the head or tail. Originally designed with younger players in mind, APPLETTERS features three levels of play to amuse children and challenge adults. The free-standing tiles are easy to handle and can be used to play three different games. It's the domino game where you don't connect the DOTS... You connect the LETTERS! A fun word game for all.

Stone Soup is a yummy memory matching game with Spice. From the classic tale of cooperation comes this simple game where players work together to “cook” a soup by making matches of ingredients. Match all the ingredients before the Fire under the kettle goes out and everyone wins. Players work together to "cook" a soup by making matches of ingredients. This cooperative game fosters memory, social development, helping others and cooperation.


2 Kitchen Tools: It's just as important to have the proper tools in the kitchen as it is quality ingredients. Here are some tools that make cooking and baking just a little bit easier...

After receiving one from the FoodBuzz Tastemaker program a few weeks ago, I knew friends and family would love this for themselves too! I ended up purchasing a few to give as gifts and one to include in my big holiday foodie giveaway. This egg beater is just awesome. I love the ease in using it for everyday things like mixing up pancake batter, eggs, and pretty much anything I normally would use a hand mixer for. It's my favorite kitchen tool for breakfasts and I think everyone should have one!


This is one tool every kitchen should also have. I love tools I can use for both sweet and savory dishes and this is definitely one of them. From zesting citrus fruits, grating hard cheeses, ginger, garlic, onion, nutmeg or even chocolate, this zester/grater makes it all so easy. You'll find yourself grabbing this more often than you think and is a must for any foodie to have in the kitchen.

1 Set of Spices: These spices make being in the kitchen a little more fun. I love incorporating new and different flavors in my cooking and these spices make it possible. I think the foodie on your holiday shopping list will appreciate these too!
 I've loved this local company ever since I stepped foot into their headquarters and had a chance to meet the folks behind it all. It's one company that I fully support and it's no wonder their spice blends and rubs fill up my cupboard throughout the year. In fact, they helped me prepare one of the best Thanksgiving turkeys I've ever made and I look forward to making another turkey soon using their great products! You probably didn't realize it, but some of the store brand gourmet products found at Crate & Barrel and even Williams Sonoma are created by Urban Accents too. I definitely encourage folks to check out their site and for my big holiday foodie giveaway, I'm highlighting their Pride of Prague Hungarian Paprika Blend, Moroccan Road Roasting Blend, Mesa Rosa Chipotle Southwestern Smoky Blend and their award-winning Mango Masala Seasoning Salt. These will definitely spice it up in your kitchen!

Thanks to my foodie friends at the above companies and publishers, they will be sponsoring this week's Ultimate Sunday Fun Day Foodie Holiday Giveaway. A lucky reader will receive a huge package on their doorstep containing one of each of the items featured above! That's 10 foodie gifts (4-3-2-1) that you can keep for yourself or give to those foodies on your holiday shopping list this year. Will you be that lucky reader that will be enjoying this foodie-licious holiday package?! Read on for more details...

Some guidelines:
- Giveaway is only for those who live in the United States - my apologies to my non-United States readers!
- You must check back in a week when a winner is announced and email me to claim your prize if you win.


To enter the giveaway, leave a comment answering:
What food related item are you coveting this year on your holiday wish list?!

Deadline: Saturday, December 3, 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, December 4, 2011, next week! Good luck!

84 comments

  1. I'd really love a Le Creuset! But... I doubt that's going to appear. Hah.

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  2. I really need a new food proccesor! I've been trying to use my blender but its not cutting it for some things.

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  3. A new lens - which is food related because I need it for my blog :)

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  4. A set of All Clad pans, but I'd settle for any new pans to replace the ones I've had for 8 years!

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  5. A Breville Smart Oven. My oven is slowly dying, and I can't afford the dual-fuel double oven I want to replace it with yet. The Breville will backup my current oven until that day.

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  6. A smaller dutch oven is on my list this year.

    ljyoung85 at gmail.com

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  7. I just put mini muffin tins on my xmas list to my mom yesterday!

    Ally
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  8. Joelen, this is an amazing giveaway! I really hope I get the immersion blender that is on my wish list.

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  9. I'm really hoping for a dutch oven!

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  10. I really wanted a chip clip cookie dough scooper and I think my mom got me one for Christmas!

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  11. A good set of stainless steel pots and pans.

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  12. I would love a beater blade for my kitchen aid mixer!

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  13. I want a set of stainless steel pots and pans!!!!

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  14. I would love a pasta attachment for my KitchenAid!

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  15. I suppose highest on my list is a new Kitchenaid mixer. Mine is over 20 years old and still going strong but the beater now hits the side of the bowl. That is not so great. I have switched to the new beater with blades so that helps.

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  16. I really wanted a blender this year, and I was able to get one while I was home for Thanksgiving. So, I cna mark that off my culinary wish list. Now, I have to think of something else..lol
    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  17. I'm all about a baking stone this Christmas.

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  18. A new larger crock pot might be handy to have. Mine is not always large enough, especially when cooking a turkey breast.

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  19. I would love to start making homeade vanilla, so all the stuff to start that process would be a great present. Thanks!
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  20. I want this every year but am still waiting to splurge on a KitchenAid stand mixer of my own! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! It would definitely tide me over until next Christmas. :)

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  21. For my serious cooking endeavors, I really want an All-Clad oven-safe saute pan. It's something that I've really needed for quite some time, but I never seem to have enough $$ for it. For my fun holiday baking, I would love to get a cookie press. I've never used one and they look like fun!

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  22. I would love the Kitchen Aid stand mixer with the clear bowl and the one that also has the beater blade that scrapes the side of the bowl.

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  23. I've asked my mom and my husband for a food processor. Here's to hoping!

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  24. I have new baking sheets on my list - my old ones definitely need to retire!

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  25. I would LOVE to have either the brand new Kitchenaid 7qt mixer, but I know I won't get it, or a really good digital thermometer for cooking and baking


    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  26. I would really love a Kitchen Aid mixer!

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  27. I've got a 12qt cast iron dutch oven on my list this year.

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  28. I'm asking for the ice cream attachment for my KitchenAid.

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  29. This holiday season I would like a new cupcake carrier. I decided to ask for the one made by Progressive. Cooks Country voted it best of the sample they reviewed.

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  30. I would love some new cookie sheets.

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  31. I am wish wish wishing for an empire red KitchenAid mixer! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

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  32. I need some silicone baking mats-I go through parchment paper like none other!

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  33. After a minor disaster at Thanksgiving, I'd really like a new set of knives!

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  34. I really want an ice cream maker.

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  35. I'm really wanting a Kitchen Aid hand mixer. Thanks!

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  36. Doesn't sound like much, but I'd really like a crock-pot to start cooking some slow cook dinners!

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  37. I need new pots and pans...desperately.

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  38. I've been dropping a few hints for a food processor.

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  39. i really would love love an ice cream attachment for my mixer...would be the perfect christmas present!

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  40. I really want one of those little gadgets that make mini cupcakes. This is really a fab giveaway by the way!!!! Sure hope I win! [email protected]

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  41. A new egg beater - My old one fell apart and I'm still looking for a new one. I'd also love a pasta maker!

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  42. I am hoping to get a second bowl for my kitchen stand mixer or some new cookie sheets

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  43. A Kitchenaid Stand Mixer! A girl can dream!

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  44. I really need a set of cupcake frosting tips.

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  45. I think I will be forever coveting a Kitchen Aid mixer till I get one. But for something less expensive then the mixer it probably has to be a bundt or angel food cake pan.

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  46. How great! I really want some little jars of lovely food things. Rose petal jam. Several varieties of vanilla. Oh, and a crock pot.

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  47. One can never have too much silpat!

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  48. I want Santa to bring me a kitchen aid mixer!!

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  49. I want a food chopper, mine has broken!

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  50. A new lens for my camera so my food pics will be better.

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  51. I would love a cupcake carrier or a bundt pan!

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  52. I am hoping for a new food processor this year. I would also like the Easy Chinese Recipes cookbook.

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  53. I so need a DEEP lasagna pan and it's been on my wish list for a while now. If Santa doesn't bring it this year, I might just have to get it for myself! :0)

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  54. I am hoping for a new set of pots and pans!

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  55. I would really love a food processor for Christmas!

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  56. I would love a new food processor, since mine is broken. Great giveaway!

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  57. I would love a giant all-clad saute pan, but I'm pretty doubtful it will arrive under my tree! :)

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  58. My Christmas list is pretty much all food related. I want lots of new cookbooks and two kitchen aid attachments (meat grinder and pasta maker).

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  59. Ebelskiever pan, although I kind of cheated and know My Mom got it already.

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  60. since I rarely get what I want, I took it upon myself to get a dutch oven and the multipot I've been meaning to get

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  61. I would love the pasta attachment for my KA Mixer!

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  62. Wow, how generous! I am wanting another pasta cutter attachment for my pasta maker!

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  63. Oh I am drooling. I just got my two artisan bread in 5 minutes a day cookbooks for my birthday last week, soooo my next foodie gift I covet is a pasta attachment for my kitchen aid. So much faster and easier than my manual one!

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  64. A blender. I bought ingredients to make a smoothie and realized that my blender broke last year. Thinking my food processor would work, I found out I was WRONG and ended up cleaning a huge mess and a half a glass of chunky mango smoothie.

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  65. I would love another set of my every day dinner plates. I got a gift card last year for Christmas and bought my first set and am hoping for another one this year.

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  66. I really want a dehydrator! I keep hinting at it.. wonder if my husband is getting the message or not...

    larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

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  67. I would love a good quality pan set that matches.

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  68. A food mill or ricer! I can't wait to make fluffy, light gnocchi from scratch!

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  69. What a great giveaway! I really want a glass bowl for my stand mixer.

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  70. This is an amazing giveaway! I want a dutch oven because there are a lot of new recipes I want to try with it!

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  71. I really want the KitchenAid Pasta Roller Attachments. I've been dying to make my own pasta.

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  72. I would really like a new set of pots and pans, some of the pieces I'm using belonged to my grandmother! :)

    julie_prescott at yahoo dot com

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  73. I would love a mandoline for Christmas! I may look for after holiday sales and treat myself!
    seavila26 at yahoo dot com

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  74. I would want a Vitamix to make green juices, smoothies, and ice cream.

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  75. What an amazing giveaway! I'd love a pasta roller attachment for my KA this year!

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  76. I really want a 3 speed kitchen aid hand blender....pretty please? :)

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  77. I'd love a new stockpot so I can make soups this winter!

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