Thursday, March 3, 2011

*Now Closed!* A Giveaway in Honor of a Fresh New Look!

The giveaway is now closed.  All entries that come in after 10:00 pm will be disqualified.  Winner will be chosen through random.org and emailed in the morning.  good luck!


Have you noticed anything new around these parts?  *wink, wink*  Seeing that it was a new year and that I have been writing this lovely little blog of mine for just over a year(!) I thought it was time for a bit of freshening up.  I teamed up with a very talented artist and designer, Michelle Vinson of Peridot Designs, Inc. and the blog Sweet Relish.She is a long time friend and I am over the moon on the beautiful things she has done with My Retro Kitchen!  I feel like I have a pretty new dress on and i am just dying to go out on the town to show it off.  Thank you so much Michelle for your beautiful work, I am in love!  Head on over to her blog for a little inspiration on design, sweet musings of her family and other fun stuff.  It's an excellent add to your reader.

You can find Michelle's button on my sidebar for all your future design needs!  


In honor of my fabulous new look I have decided to give back to all of you and host my very first Giveaway! Each of You drive me to push myself, make me want to keep up with recipes and help me to grow in my creativity.  I am having so much fun, and what started out as just a little hobby has turned into so much more. I want to say thank you by having a little fun!  You have between now and March 10th (exactly one week) to get your entires in to win a fun gift from me to you.

The gift set you are trying to win is a copy of Best of the Best Vol. 11: The Best Recipes from the 25 Best Cookbooks of the Year by the editors of Food and Wine Magazine. It showcases recipes from chefs like Bobby Flay, Jamie Oliver, Alice Waters, Giada De Laurentiis, Melissa Pasanen with Rick Gancarelli, Paula Disbrowe, and so many, many more! This is a fantastic series, picking some of the best recipes out of some of the best cookbooks. It saves you time by putting all the great stuff in one place- how fun is that?! It is a wonderful addition to your cookbook collection and will quickly become a favorite in your kitchen.











The second item is a fun and very "retro" inspired apron.  One of my favorite accessories in the kitchen is my collection of aprons.  Not only will you look adorable while cooking, perfect when you have a house full of guests and last minute, finishing touches to do for dinner, but you don't want to ruin that pretty new dress!  Now guys out there, girls love aprons, so if you enter my giveaway and happen to win, please pass this lovely onto a special lovely in your life.  She will adore it!


The Rules
Now here is the nitty gritty.  If you want to win these two items I have a few things you need to do first to qualify.


Mandatory entry: Go down to my comments section of this post and leave me a comment telling me your favorite recipe here on my Retro Kitchen.  If you haven't yet made a recipe from here yet, go visit my Recipe Index and tell me which recipe you want to try next.  Easy Peasy!

**You must do the Mandatory entry first to qualify for bonus entries. Please leave a comment for each entry! If it says 3 entries then leave 3 entries! You must be 18 years old! No PO Box addresses will be accepted. Please make sure you leave an e-mail address or have it in your profile.  Any entry that does not follow these rules will be deleted.  If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask!**

Extra Entries (Be sure to leave a separate comment for each extra entry)
  • Follow My Retro Kitchen publicly (You can find it on my sidebar. Old followers count too, just say so in your comment) (3 entries)
  • Follow @amiekanen on Twitter (Yep, that is where you can find my Retro Kitchen over there!) (1 entry)
  • "like" me on My Retro Kitchen's Facebook page (Old followers count too, just say so in your comment) (2 entries)
  • Comment on any other post on this blog (1 entry)
  • Blog about this giveaway and post a link to your blog post in the comments below (3 entries)
  • Place my button on the side bar of your blog (2 entries)
  • Add me to your blogroll and leave me a link (1 entry)

Giveaway will end on 3/10/11 at 10 PM EST



Winner will be chosen by random.org and will be e-mailed. Winners have 48 hrs. to respond to my e-mail or another winner will be chosen! I will also announce the winner on my blog!


Open to US and Canada

I did not receive any payment, compensation, or products for this giveaway, and my opinions are my own.

109 comments:

  1. I'd like to try the Garlic Roast Chicken. It sounds really good!

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  2. i'd like to try the Oatmeal Blueberry Applesauce Muffins
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  3. i follow you as mverno via gfc
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  4. You are my favorite recipe! You and this site are so darn cute.

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  5. My favorite recipe is crispy baked potatoes, yum yum!

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  6. I would like to try my hand at making your Amazing Coconut Pie. Yum!

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  7. 1) I am a public follower on GFC

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  8. 2) I am a public follower on GFC

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  9. 3) I am a public follower on GFC

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  10. mmmm I like Yemistes...It is "yummy stuff" I wish I had time to make so many more! - Andrea Svoboda

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  11. I am following you on Twitter (tjbugnet)

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  12. 1) I "liked" your Facebook page

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  13. 2) I "liked" your Facebook page

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  14. I commented here: http://myretrokitchen.blogspot.com/2011/03/crowd-pleaser-herbed-cream-cheese.html?showComment=1299185678887#c7278068470438696744

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  15. 1) I blogged: http://contests4me.blogspot.com/2011/03/win-retro-apron-and-cookbook.html

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  16. 2) I blogged: http://contests4me.blogspot.com/2011/03/win-retro-apron-and-cookbook.html

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  17. 3) I blogged: http://contests4me.blogspot.com/2011/03/win-retro-apron-and-cookbook.html

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  18. 1) I have your button: http://contests4me.blogspot.com/

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  19. 2) I have your button: http://contests4me.blogspot.com/

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  20. You are on my blogroll: http://contests4me.blogspot.com/

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  21. Umm...The Crispy Baked Potato recipe looks AMAZING!!!!!! I will need to make that very soon....so easy and I bet delicious!

    kfig143 at yahoo dot com

    You are inspiring me to cook :)

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  22. I follow you publicly via GFC

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    #1

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  23. I follow you publicly via GFC

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  24. I follow you publicly via GFC

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    #3

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  25. I follow you on twitter - @smiledoula

    kfig143 at yahoo.com

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  26. for the mandatory entry: I'm so glad you visited my blog cuz now I found yours!! I saw the chicken tortilla stew which has hominy so I am definitely going to try that one!! I hope you don't mind if I modify it a bit and put it up on my own blog in the next couple weeks here (with a link back, of course) :) my email is jennahoskinson at gmail dot com.

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  27. I like you on FB :)

    kfig143 at yahoo.com

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  28. I like you on FB :)

    kfig143 at yahoo.com

    #2

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  29. I commented on http://myretrokitchen.blogspot.com/2011/02/crispy-baked-potatoes

    kfig143 at yahoo.com

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  30. I commented on the fish tacos post :)

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  31. crispy baked potatoes--we are planting more potatoes this year--so there we are!
    kendraco22 at yahoo dot com
    cute apron!

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  32. The shrimp potstickers sound yummy.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  33. I "liked" your Facebook page

    daniellemcbride1@hotmail.com

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  34. I "liked" your Facebook page

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  35. I'd like to try them all but first it will be Grilled Corn, Black Bean and Tomato Salad

    daniellemcbride1@hotmail.com

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  36. I would love to try the Caramelized Onion Braided Bread. It sounds so good.

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  37. 7-layer goodness crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  38. I am an old follower and friend. I love so many of your recipes that it is hard to choose a favorite, but I will pick the spaghetti and meatball pie since it was so delicious and a great way to make spaghetti more interesting! Also, this recipe got me to eat cottage cheese, which is no easy task :)

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  39. I would love to try the Crispy Baked Potatoes.

    mlynnw83 at gmail dot com

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  40. Follow on GFC

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  41. The 'To Die For Blueberry Muffins' are a favorite--and they freeze well too :)

    jhaberhern@frontiernet.net

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  42. I have made the Compost cookies!! One word to describe them is: YUMMY!!! I look forward to all the recipes you post you are doing a great job now if I can just get you to come to my house and cook for me for a week my life would be complete!!! :)

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  43. I want to make sesame chicken rice noodles. I love everything about sesame oil. It smells so good I could use it as perfume.

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  44. One of my absolute favorite things to make is Chicken Marsala with Mustard Marscapone...and my husband loves it too!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

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  45. GFC follower as Melissa O. #1

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  46. GFC follower as Melissa O. #2

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  47. GFC follower as Melissa O. #3

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  48. Crab Rangoonies! So, so delicious. And easy.

    konecki (at) gmail

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  49. The To Die For Blueberry Muffins here!

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  50. I've been looking for a healthy(ish) muffin recipe, and your honey crunch muffins look like they will fit the bill! I'm going to make them this week (if I can find my muffin pan...). Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  51. I would like to try to make the Spaghetti and Meatball Pie.

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  52. GFC follower #1

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  53. GFC follower #2

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  54. GFC follower #3

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  55. I'd like to try the Chicken Enchiladas with Red Sauce, Black Beans and Guacamole.

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  56. I'm dying to try the compost cookies!

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  57. I'm a facebook fan.

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  58. And I follow your blog. Both of them. Did I win yet?? :)

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  59. And I just realized that you'll want to know which Megan this is when I win. It's Megan Weimer.

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  60. My favorite recipe is the Buffalo Chicken Dip

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  61. Follower

    Nickolay

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    Nickolay

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    Nickolay

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  64. Facebook Fan

    Parker Ozgood

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  65. Facebook Fan #2

    Parker Ozgood

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  66. I follow you on facebook!

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  67. I make the thai peanut sauce #2 with the pad thai for company all the time!

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  68. I like the Potato Puffs!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  69. I want to try the Mozzarella Cheese Dip

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  70. following you on twitter (kylienkate)


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  71. liked you on facebook (kate dunn) #1


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  72. liked you on facebook (kate dunn) #2


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  73. gfc follower (katherine) #1


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  74. gfc follower (katherine) #2


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  76. my favorite recipe here on my retro kitchen is the Yum Yum Brownie Muffins recipe
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  77. follower #1
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  78. follower #2
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  79. follower #3
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  80. I want to try and make your sweet and sour chicken

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  81. I follow your blog publicly. #1

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  82. I follow your blog publicly. #2

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  83. I follow your blog publicly. #3

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  84. I "like" My Retro Kitchen's FB page! (shari mcouat gapp) #1

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  85. I "like" My Retro Kitchen's FB page! (shari mcouat gapp) #2

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  86. My favorite recipe is definitely Homemade Oreos. oh. My.

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  87. Oatmeal Blueberry Applesauce Muffins.

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  88. I want to try the Corn and Black Bean Salsa recipe.

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  89. I am following you on facebook!

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  90. I think, since I haven't had bread in a month, my next splurge day is probably going to involve the Oven Baked French Toast with Praline Crunch Topping. I'm sure it is, actually.
    heatherpooh (hotmail)

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  91. 1 I follow via gfc as /\Heather/\
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  92. I am going to make the tenderloin with the garlic and rosemary crust! It sounds amazing!

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  93. 2 I follow via gfc as /\Heather/\
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  94. 3 I follow via gfc as /\Heather/\
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