There have been many exciting things going on in my world lately, one of which was winning a recipe contest and receiving a gift card to Williams Sonoma as a prize!
The contest was held by the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission and included three categories: kid friendly, sugar free, and vegetarian. Here is a link to the contest winners. My Roasted Sweet Potato and Poblano Salad won second place in the vegetarian category!
Anyway, it was really difficult to decide what to buy with the gift card because I pretty much wanted everything. One thing I knew for sure is that I wanted to use some of it to give back to all of you wonderful people who have made this blogging experience so incredibly amazing over the past two years. The gift card wasn't enough to buy something for everyone (ha ha) but I was able to buy this really cool retro mixing bowl and matching measuring cup & spoon set to give away to one lucky reader!
Cute huh? I bought a set of the bowls for myself as well. I love the spout, the extra wide lip on one side for gripping and the rubber around the bottom that helps the bowl stick to the counter top as you stir.
So, there will be one winner of the contest and they will receive:
These mixing bowls...
and these matching measuring cups and spoons.
Here is how to enter the giveaway:
1. Post your five favorite spices/seasonings/condiments/oils or vinegars in the comments section below.
2. Make sure the comment includes a way for me to contact you if you are the winner. That means if you comment as "anonymous" you must also leave your email or website in the comment. If you comment as a logged in user, make sure your profile either has your email or a link to your website with your email on it. Unfortunately, blogger doesn't just give me access to the email address of every commenter.
3. Post your comment before 12:00 PM central standard time on Monday, May 16th.
What happens then?
I will then use this random number generator to pick a commenter at random. I'll contact you to get your address and mail the goods out first thing Monday morning!
I can't wait to hear what your favorites are!
Off hand, I would list mine as (in no particular order): sriracha, toasted sesame oil, balsamic vinegar, Tony Chachere's extra spicy, and... hmmm... this week the fifth spot goes to smoked paprika! ;D
Of course I'll probably change that list completely after reading all of your comments... there are just too many yummy things out there to pick five.
One more suggestion... if you post your email in the comment, I would suggest doing it as Josie (#2) did with this format: name(at)domain(dot)com because that will prevent spam bots from grabbing your email address.