It’s Tailgating Season! (and a Big Fat Giveaway!!)

by doughmesstic on September 9, 2011

in Giveaways, tailgating

 

Thank the Lord….College Football is back.  I know that no matter what, I’ll have something to watch on Thursday night, and from 12 to 12 on Saturdays at the very least.  Hopefully more.

I’ll also have lots of delicious experiments in the kitchen, preparing different things for various game days.  I have quite a few ideas that I can’t wait to share with you, but before I do, I want to offer you a couple of really great things.

   

  

    

One – here are some of my favorite tailgate recipes from seasons past.  There are a lot of goodies in this mix, and I hope you’ll find a couple that you want to try.  Everyone loves easy finger foods.

 

And Two – you see that chili up there?  Wouldn’t you like to have a nice 9 Quart Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven to prepare it in?  Maybe even in the latest color, Fennel?

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Liar, liar, pants on fire.  I know you want it.  I mean, how could you not?  It’s Le Creuset, for goodness sake, world renowned, lasts a lifetime, and cooks like a dream.  Stovetop to Oven and back. Browns. Simmers. Stews.  Cleans up fantastically.  It’s a heritage piece, one that you’ll be able to pass down from generation to generation (as they pry it from your cold dead fingers, that is, unless you opt to be buried with it, and of course, that’s not an altogether bad idea.)  Plus, it’s valued at over $400.  This is not your average giveaway!!

Le Creuset is one of my most valued and treasured kitchen possessions, and the wonderful folks there have offered me one of these 9 quart bad boys to give to one of YOU.  Color of your choice, as long as you have a US Address.

So how to win?  Tell me, which color of Le Creuset is your favorite?  Is it the new fennel?  Caribbean? Powder Pink?  Visit the Le Creuset website and browse.  It’s fun!  I’m not asking you to pick your favorite color in the 9 quart, but in their entire collection…which is YOUR favorite?  Mine’s Caribbean, I think…but this fennel is so beautiful, it’s a very close second.  Speaking of second…

lcpotFor a second entry, please Follow ME (@doughmesstic) on Twitter, and give a shout out to your friends about this recipe and giveaway. Be sure to return here and leave a separate comment.  It’s true…the more people who comment and know about the giveaways I do, the more great giveaways I GET to do.  So please, Share the post with your Twitter friends, share it on StumbleUpon, or Pinterest, or word of mouth will work too.  Plus, I really appreciate it, and hopefully that means something as well.

.For a third entry, I would LOVE to have you as a Facebook Fan.  I think it’s a great way for us to stay in touch, I get to hear from you about questions you may have, thoughts you have on my recipes, and we can share each other’s links.  Plus we can nose into each other’s business, right? Find my Facebook Fan Page Here, then click the “Like” Button, and return here to leave me a comment.  If you already LIKE me, just leave the comment…but no cheating!  I will be verifying if you really are a fan, and man would it suck if your comment was chosen, only to find out your fibbed?  Don’t let that happen to YOU!

Giveaway is open to US Addresses, and all entries must be posted by 11:59pm on Friday, September 15th.  Good LUCK!

{ 294 comments… read them below or add one }

Jaime G September 12, 2011 at 1:13 am

Cherry! Most beautiful color ever!!

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Eva September 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

I’m digging the fennel color!

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tiff September 12, 2011 at 11:29 am

My favorite color is cobalt. I love blue!

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Courtney S. September 12, 2011 at 11:38 am

I love this giveaway! Kiwi was my first Le cruset love, but saddly it has been retired, but the fennel is my new favorite as well as dijon!

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Katie September 12, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I like you on facebook

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Lynsey September 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I’m a fan on Facebook!

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barbi September 12, 2011 at 6:56 pm

I love the ‘ocean’ color. although it’s hard to choose. they have so many great colors.

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barbi September 12, 2011 at 6:57 pm

I’m a facebook phone.

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barbi September 12, 2011 at 6:58 pm

I follow you on twitter (@strmywthr3)

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean September 12, 2011 at 7:08 pm

i LOVE the new fennel color!!

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean September 12, 2011 at 7:08 pm

i tweeted! (@LeanGrnBeanBlog)

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Jeff September 12, 2011 at 11:07 pm

I like cobalt

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Katie September 12, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I’m following you on twitter (@pataterson) and I tweeted about the giveaway

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courtney S. September 13, 2011 at 3:29 pm

I follow on Facebook and shared the awesome recipes!

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courtney S. September 13, 2011 at 3:30 pm

I also shared with my Twitter friends :) @courtneysprague

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Lia September 13, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Caribbean is my favorite
(although flame and kiwi are close seconds)

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Renee September 14, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Caribbean!

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Katy | Alphabet Soup September 14, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Cassis is my fave!! Although the fennel is pretty too. They would look very nice together. :)

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Katy | Alphabet Soup September 14, 2011 at 11:33 pm

I’m a facebook fan too!

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Katie Ruffner September 15, 2011 at 10:48 am

Holy Moly Me Oh My!!! I have been dreaming of my very own Le Creuset of my own for awhile. I was able to talk my husband into a pretty pistachio Kitchen Aid which took 4 years of marriage and persuasion. He isn’t going for this one though. I love love love the fennel, the caribean is a close second.

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Katie Ruffner September 15, 2011 at 10:49 am

I am now a facebook fan too. I am so glad that I googled a recipe for a banana and nutella cupcake this morning. Now I can’t stop reading your blog!

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Liz M. September 15, 2011 at 11:59 pm

I love them all, but especially Caribbean and Flame!

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Liz M. September 15, 2011 at 11:59 pm
Liz M. September 16, 2011 at 12:00 am

I like you on Facebook!

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Athena R September 16, 2011 at 8:36 am

Fennel is definitely my favorite color.

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Athena R September 16, 2011 at 8:36 am

I like you on FB.

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Athena R September 16, 2011 at 8:54 am
Eva September 16, 2011 at 9:49 am

Ohhh! I love the Cobalt color!

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Kay September 16, 2011 at 10:08 am

I love the 5qt oval French oven in Kiwi!

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Megan Pence @ Wanna Be A Country Cleaver September 16, 2011 at 10:10 am

I am a huge fan of all the things Caribbean. I’m on a teal and brown kick as of late. I could love one of their cast iron grill pans though. That’s another thing I do not have. :) ~Megan

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Megan Pence @ Wanna Be A Country Cleaver September 16, 2011 at 10:11 am

I follow you on Twitter :) ~Megan P.

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Megan Pence @ Wanna Be A Country Cleaver September 16, 2011 at 10:11 am

And i am a Huge fan on Facebook!! ~Megan P.

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Tracy September 16, 2011 at 11:21 am

Fall’s approaching, so Dijon and Red are appealing, but I love Kiwi and Caribbean, too.

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Tracy September 16, 2011 at 11:23 am

Already following on Twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/saladgoddess/status/114720948585902080

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Kristi September 16, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Like you on FB (nursetie)

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Kristi September 16, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Follow you on Twitter (@nursetie)

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Kristi September 16, 2011 at 1:25 pm

<3 all the colors, Cobalt is my fave.
:)

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mary fanara coleman September 18, 2011 at 9:01 pm

My favorite color is FLAME…

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mary fanara coleman September 18, 2011 at 9:02 pm

I am a fan of yours on fb.

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berry October 3, 2011 at 9:27 pm

who won?

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Schmidty October 12, 2011 at 5:22 am

Cassis is my favorite!

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