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That Works For Me … The Book!

Today I’m doing something a little different… I’m not sharing a recipe or a kitchen tip, but I think you’ll want to stick around anyway.  I’ve got an e-book that you won’t want to miss… And, if you stick around a bit longer, I’m even giving one away!

Works for Me Wednesday

If you’re a regular reader here at My Kitchen Addiction, you are most likely familiar with Works for Me Wednesday…  You’ve seen my posts with kitchen tips, simple recipes, and other ideas that I think are too good not to share. It would be wrong to spend so much time in the kitchen and refuse to share the tips and tricks that make things just a bit easier… So, I love to share.  Sharing is good!

But, that is just a tiny piece of the picture.  There are hundreds of other bloggers who also submit tips each week.  Of course, not all of them are kitchen tips, but that makes it even better! I may be able to tell you how to whip up a frittata or give you a simple formula for pie crust, but want to know how to get a stain out of your favorite shirt? I will be of no help to you. But, someone else can! Continue Reading

One More Christmas Giveaway… Taste of Home Baking

Christmas is just one week away!  Are you ready?

Well, to help you out a bit with your last minute shopping, I thought I’d host one more holiday giveaway!

I was sent two copies of the Taste of Home Baking cookbook a few months ago… One for me to peruse (and bake from!), and one for me to give away to you!  I held off on giving the cookbook away because I wanted to make sure I had plenty of time to give the recipes a try.  After all, I don’t typically like to endorse a cookbook (or any other product for that matter), until I have some time to really put it to the test.

Over the past few months, I’ve tried quite a few recipes from the book… Among my favorites have been the cookie recipes.  No big surprise there! So far, I haven’t met a recipe I wasn’t happy with. Admittedly, I haven’t always followed the recipe exactly.  But, I have gotten some great ideas from the cookbook.  And, it contains a great selection of recipes from cookies and cakes to yeast breads and pies. There’s also a great holiday section featuring favorite recipes for holidays throughout the year!

It’s a great gift for the baker on your list… Or a nice cookbook to pick up for yourself! Lucky for you, though, I’m giving you the chance to win one for free!

Here are the giveaway details…

One lucky reader (selected at random) will receive the Taste of Home Baking cookbook. Here are two ways you can enter the giveaway…

Congratulations to TK, who was randomly selected as the winner of the giveaway!

Please Note – This giveaway is open to US residents only.  You must leave a separate comment for each  giveaway entry. The winner will be randomly selected using Random.org.

My Kitchen Addiction Disclosure– The giveaway item (Taste of Home Baking cookbook) has been provided at no cost to me and will be shipped by me.  I also received a complimentary copy of the cookbook for reviewing purposes. I have not been otherwise compensated for this post or for reviewing the product. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.

The links to the Taste of Home Baking cookbook provided in this post are Amazon affiliate links.

Food Blogger Gift Guide

The holidays are officially here. I can attest to that based solely on the crowds at the mall on Friday!

While I do enjoy going shopping on Black Friday with my mom each year, I never seem to finish up all of my Christmas shopping. This year, I barely made a dent in my list.

Since I know that many of you are in the same position, this week I am going to focus on gift ideas to help you tackle your list with as little stress as possible. I’ve got some online shopping suggestions, homemade gift ideas, and more.  Plus, I’ve got a few fun giveaways to help you cross a few things off your list, as well! Continue Reading

Last Minute Dinner Inspiration from Freschetta

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FRESCHETTA® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Ordering pizza… We’ve all done it.  As a food blogger, it is sometimes hard for me to admit that there are nights where I really just don’t feel like cooking. It happens.  I’d like to think it happens to all of us!

Sure, I love to make homemade pizza, and I do it regularly.  But, on days when 6:00pm rolls around and I haven’t yet had a chance to think about what’s for dinner, it’s a bit late to get started on homemade pizza.  Pizza is definitely my last-minute food of choice, but the takeout/delivery options around here aren’t so great, and I have no control over the quality of the ingredients used in my pizza.  Instead, I’ve learned to keep a frozen pizza or two in my freezer.

So, when I was given the opportunity to try the new line of FRESCHETTA® Simply…Inspired™ pizzas, I was excited to see how they measure up to my standards.  First, I did a bit of perusing on their site…  I am notorious for looking up ingredients when I am asked to review products (consider yourself warned!).  I was pleased to discover how easy it was to find the ingredients and nutrition information for the pizzas… And, I was equally pleased to see that the ingredients were ones that I recognized – part skim mozzarella cheese, roasted garlic, basil, tomatoes.

I was also pleased to see that FRESCHETTA® has redesigned their packages to use 30% less material… Those reductions add up – 1,378 tons of paperboard, 67,500 miles of travel, 23,433 trees, 472,500 gallons of fuel!

But, How Did It Taste?

The good ingredients and green packaging are great, but I think it’s most important that we talk about how the pizza tasted! I decided to give the Harvest Supreme pizza a try, and my hubby and I both really enjoyed the Mediterranean flavors of the sundried tomatoes, chicken sausage, feta cheese, and spinach.  Though I’m normally not a thin crust person, I also enjoyed the crisp thin crust on the pizza.  Overall, I approved… And, I can be a pretty tough critic!

Make it a Meal…

FRESCHETTA® also threw in a bamboo cutting board with cheese knives and a small dish.  I think it will be great for entertaining… My mind immediately went to a lovely antipasti platter! Adding your favorite fresh veggies, cheeses, and meats on the side is an easy way to add your personal touch to a last minute dinner!

Try for Yourself…

If all of this talk about pizza is making you hungry, I have good news!  You don’t just have to take my word for it that these FRESCHETTA® Simply…Inspired™ pizzas are worth trying.  You can try them for yourself!

FRESCHETTA® has been kind enough to provide a coupon for a free pizza and a cutting board set for one lucky reader!

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment letting me know what your favorite pizza toppings are!

You can also earn additional entries for the giveaway by leaving an additional comment letting me know that you have done the following (one comment per entry, please):

This giveaway is now closed.  Congrats to Nelly Rodriguez, who was randomly selected as the winner of the free pizza and the cutting board!

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Spices Inc. Giveaway Winners!

I have some great news today…

Remember my Spices Inc. giveaway? Well, it’s time to announce the winner!

I had a blast reading all of your entries… I was amazed with your creativity and all of the great combinations of spices.  Let me just say that I was glad that I wasn’t the one who had to choose a winner!

Here’s the best news, though… Greg from Spices Inc. had trouble picking a winner, too.  So, he decided to choose not one, not two, but three winners for the giveaway!

Here are the winning spice sets…

The Slightly Schizophrenic Globetrotter Collection
Set created by Marlis (The Itchy Homeschooler)

I can blame my love for cooking on my parents. They cooked it all, from Indian, French, Spanish, Chinese to Italian. Once started cooking I added Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Mexican to the mix. My daughter’s favorite food? Samosas, Hummus and her daddy’s meatsauce LOL. My son is still young but he grooves a good Tandoori Chicken.

  • Ras El Hanout Powder
  • Fleur de Sel
  • Madras CurryPowder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Baharat Curry Powder
  • Salt Free Adobo Seasoning
  • Sweet Spanish Paprika
  • Moroccan Vegetable Rub
  • Lemon Peel
  • Maharajah Style Curry Powder

Here’s Greg’s take on the set...

Anybody that can ‘blame’ their parents for their love of cooking is a winner in my book.

The Opportunist’s Diverse Gourmet Collection
Set created by Charlotte (El Olivar)

These unique and expensive spices are from many areas of the world and only a true gourmet can appreciate their rarity, aroma, richness and origin. They can be used in many dishes, from main courses to desserts, virtually every day in order to develop some of the beautiful flavours found in the world. These spices create opportunity for those who can’t travel, or for those who want to bring about sweet reminiscence, to share these flavours and memories with others.

  • Organic Garam Masala
  • Saffron
  • Organic Cardamom Pods
  • Organic Vanilla Beans
  • Organic Ground Black Pepper Medium Grind
  • Fleur de Sel
  • Star Anise
  • Organic Herbs de Provence
  • Organic Lavender
  • Organic Mustard Seeds

Check out why Greg chose this spice set as a winner…

I also really enjoyed her reasons for choosing this particular selection ‘as only a true gourmet can appreciate their rarity, aroma, richness and origin.’ That says it better than I ever could!

The Set to Get Cause I Don’t Have It Yet Set.
Set created by Kelly C (Through the Water)

Because all the “Around the World” set names were taken.

I did pick these because I wanted to try a variety of flavors that I
don’t already have and I love to be able to grab a bottle and shake it
on my meat and go when I haven’t really planned ahead for what to do
with that thawed meat. Thanks for the introduction to Spices Inc. I
learned a lot just from looking at the descriptions of all these spices.

  • Chinese Five Spice
  • Creole Seasoning
  • Greek Seasoning
  • Mediterranean Dry Rub
  • Southwest Seasoning
  • Moroccan Chicken Spice Rub
  • French Quarter Seasoning
  • Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
  • Pacific Seas Smoked Salt

And, of course, here’s what Greg thought about this spice set…

Every time I went back over the comments her reasons really stuck with me ‘I love to be able to grab a bottle and shake it on my meat and go when I haven’t really planned ahead for what to do with that thawed meat.’ I think that just resonates with so many who live crazy busy lifestyles while raising their kids.


I’d like to extend a big thank you to Greg at Spices Inc. for so generously giving away three custom spice sets… And, I’d also like to thank all of your for entering the giveaway!