Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Upcoming Giveaway!


Well I've been looking at  for bathroom vanities for our condo at one of the online stores. We still own our condo, and I am going to be using it as my office/workspace for blogging and cooking (um...the kitchen for cooking, not the bathroom...lest anyone else get totally confused). It seems my kids knocked the corner off our last vanity counter top and I need to replace it. What to my surprise I can actually find them online. Who knew? It never ceases to amaze me what can be found on the Internet. Good and bad. What should I get? I'm looking at the ones that are free standing and look like a bowl. I'm not sure. Anyone with a smart decorative eye that wants to give me advice? I'd appreciate it. Colors in the bathroom? We have lavender and green and some earthy tones. It's a soothing room if you can get past the knocked off corner.
I don't know what that has to do with our giveaway upcoming, except that I wanted to mention that, Cookware.com is hosting a giveaway here on my blog. It will be this wonderful Paula Deen Cast Iron Covered Casserole . List price is 120$! They're on sale right now for 89$ with free shipping. I just purchased one and I'm excited to review it for you and give one (thanks to Cookware.com )to one of my readers. So, that being said...let's get it going.
To enter the giveaway:
Leave a comment on this post and share this giveaway via Facebook or Twitter with your friends.
Become a follower of Chef Tess Bakeresse if you aren't already. Oh...and I want to hear what you want to learn how to cook in a dutch oven (that's not required).
I'll be announcing the winner on July 4th. How's that for getting a nice red firecracker?

43 comments:

Heather Hunt said...

I would love to win this and make a deep dish cobbler in it! UMMM...maybe peach? Berry? Oh, who cares what kind!

Kathy said...

I am a follower!

Kathy said...

I LOVE winning stuff!!

Jenn said...

We love dutch oven cooking so this would give us more options! New recipes to try are AWESOME.

Mama Peck said...

I've been drooling over this one for a long time.. just doesn't fit in my budget these days. Thanks for a chance to win it!

Shae Ko said...

Count me in! I am a follower, but I'm not sure what I would use this to cook -- I just see them on cooking shows and think, "I need one of those." I'll just count on you posting something on the blog that I can try. P.S. Baby Nate is due July 4th, but I don't know if he's going to make it that long.

Heffalump said...

We do most of our dutch oven cooking outside over coals. I have been wanting a good cast iron dutch oven for indoors. The legs on my other dutch ovens get in the way when using them in a regular oven.
Also, in my opinion, everything tastes better cooked in cast iron cookware!

Gramee said...

Oh wow!
Dutch Oven Potatoes! I love them..
I could see myself cooking them in that beautiful pan.!
I tweeted, and Facebooked
this giveaway.
I "like"
Chef Tess Bakeresse.
I follow you here.
I love the new look by the way..
ALSO..
I DID WIN SPICES!! I still enter so many giveaways that I never win..lol

Dave'sWife said...

YAY! I REALLY want to win! Just think of all the yummy soups and stews you can make in this bad boy! Not to mention Cobbler! YUMMY!

Lillie said...

I love your recipes, tips, and mixes! This is a beautiful dutch oven, and it would get a lot of use in my home. Thanks for the blog Chef Tess!

Coby said...

I have a plum cobbler recipe that would be wonderful in this! YUM.

Lisa said...

I love cooking in dutch ovens slow and all day long. My outdoor grill is set up to cook over wood, and ham and beans can't get any better. I wish everyone could win!

DebbieA said...

This is my absolute FAVORITE Blog!

Kendra@My Insanity said...

Oooo! It is so pretty! You'd have to tell me what to cook in it, or I might be tempted to use it as a centerpiece!

I am a follower, and will tweet this giveaway.

Cobblers do taste amazing in a dutch oven!

Jackie said...

What a beauty and such a patriotic color! I would love to win this dutch oven and learn to make 18 hour no knead bread (whole grain of course).
Or my diabetic friendly berry cobbler or.....well I could go on and on.....! Wishing myself luck! ;)

conover family said...

This is so pretty, almost to pretty to cook in. I said ALMOST!

Anonymous said...

My favorite dutch oven work has been at the fireside, using coals atop and below to create a wonderful heat for roasted veggies and meat, soup with kids at the conservation camps...or even a fine rhubarb pie.. baked at the 1860's farm home at Living History Farms in Des Moines, Iowa. At home- a great roast or a big mess of popcorn! for starters. I've never used the dutch oven for making bread other than campfire cornbread- is that possible, Tess?
Carol in KS

Heidi said...

I am a follower. I would love to make dutch oven lasagna or breakfast casserole or enchiladas, or cobbler, you name it, in this pan (am I allowed to call it a pan?)

Linda said...

I would be happy to win the dutch oven.

April Lopez said...

Please enter me in the giveaway!! Thanks Stephanie..and good luck everyone!!!

Angela said...

Sign me up! I tweeted and am a follower (not a stalker, just a follower, and not following so closely that I'll slam into you if you stop too fast either). It is so lovely! Would it fit in the sun oven?

Ann said...

It looks really nice. The enamel chipped on my last one so I'm without at the moment. I keep track of your website via your RSS feed already, but will look for you on twitter as well (I don't use facebook).

Lynn said...

I would love to win this. But more importantly would love to have some idea on a practical way to use it. I am a follower and will post to FB

Jan B. said...

I am making a concerted effort to
s l o w my life down. I can't think of a better way to enjoy that than a slow cooked dutch oven meal. Thank you for this opportunity! I love your blog!!

aswesow said...

Those bowl vanities never look too practical to me, but I guess they would keep the girls from washing their hair in the sink!
I'd probably use that Dutch oven in my solar oven to make Ka'u Polynesian Orange Ginger Pork :)
I might give it a simpler name tho!

Joanne said...

Woohoooo! Great for making bread the Jim Lahey way! I've been improvising with a covered Pyrex.

Verena B said...

Count me in!!

noemptychairs said...

What a beautiful dutch oven! I would love to try everything from your basic pot roast, to some cool rustic desserts. Kelly

Johanne said...

I usually don't ever enter these giveaways in an effort to not clutter my life. But this item is something I've been dreaming about having. First thing I would do is make 18 hour rising bread! I currently have to make it covered in tin foil. Question: I live in Utah at a higher altitude than most in the USA and was wondering if any of your bread recipes need to be altered?
Thanks,
Johanne

Chef Tess said...

Johanne in Utah...the main difference in the bread recipes would be the temperature you bake the bread. High altitude has some high heat to set the structure of the bread early on in baking so it doesn't rise too high. I would say 425-250 for the first 10-15 minutes and then lower the temp to 350 for the remainder of baking. This will give your structure a good set, and also kill the yeast action that would cause bulging in the sides of the loaves poor structure due to over-raise in the loaf. If you are near Logan, I would say check with the wonderful and amazing USU food science dept. They have absolutely outstanding bread info.

Julie said...

I would love to win this and after I made my moms beef stew, I would let Heather use it to make the cobbler! Between the two of us, it would make the complete meal. Thanks for teaching me so many evil things!!!

Julie Kroske said...

If I won this beautiful dutch oven, Heather Hunt and I could cook up some real good eats. She and I live close enough that we could share it! Thanks Chef Tess!

Anulka said...

Few months ago a bought a small and cheap kind a dutch oven. But it seems to small for me becouse the most of my bread are X-large. I love oversized bread

My Small Piece of the World said...

I found your Blog by accident tonight and I'm already addicted to it! Your recipes sound absolutely delicious! Thank you for what you do!

Marylois said...

I would love to learn how to cook bread in a dutch oven. I would love how to cook anything really in a dutch oven.

Kathy Y said...

I would love to have this dutch oven!! My hubby loves my cooking and I always try new recipes out on him! I have never had a dutch oven before so it would be fun trying out new recipes using this!!!

tko said...

Love this dutch oven....I'd love it more if I won!

Salvage Chic Lady said...

Hoke and I could BOTH use it! By the way, your wedding bread it way cute!

The Norton Family said...

Anyting by Paula Dean I would love to have! So, Stephanie, have you ever posted anything on dutch oven and mexican food? Don't know if the two go together, but sounded interesting anyways! :-)

Wendelika said...

I have a wonderful recipe for a sourdough lemon bread that would be FABULOUS baked in this cast-iron dutch oven!

Facebookig this right now!

Elle said...

I cook for eight 3 times day so and I'd love to put this dutch oven to good use!

Jenny said...

I came here via a link in another blog to read about your sprouted wheat bread recipe. I'd love to try making that sometime. I've seen recipes for making bread in dutch ovens that I'd try out if I won this.
Thanks for the giveaway!
~Jenny~

Donna Rondo said...

I saw those cookies and I thought I died and went to heaven. Then you said you were from Brooklyn I knew they were the real deal. Then you posted the recipe I know what I am making for desert this Christmas you just made my entire year. It's the little things like this that can bring back your childhood. I have such fond memories of being at my grandparents house in Brooklyn every Sunday. We spent almost every Christmas w/ them too. I miss my family so much, they all have past on.
Now I live in Nashville, TN. They have no clue what a bakery is here. I will be making these before Christmas and when my son gets here for Christmas.
Thank you so much for bringing back my past. I love them so much have their pics all over my house. Your the Tops!! Donna