Happy Holidays: Win an iPad Mini and More!

December is here and what a year 2013 has been. I have been blessed with so many wonderful people in my life and I am so very thankful for their love and support. From farm tours to ebooks and now seeing my olive oil book become published, I am forever grateful for you, my readers and the opportunities that come my way.

I wanted to do something special this year, to thank everyone who has been kind enough to read my blog, try my recipes, drop me an email or leave me a nice comment. This year I rounded up a group of my Southern-Cal food blogging friends and we are giving away one heck of a great prize to say thank you and to spread some holiday cheer!

iPad Mini giveaway ends 12/16/13 at 11:59 PM PST

One lucky reader will win an iPad mini, a free e-book from Stephanie Weaver/Recipe Renovator (Twelve Terrific Christmas Cookie Recipes), my ebook with co-author Mary Platis (Cooking Techniques with Olive Oil), and this wonderful KIND cube of healthy snacks. (My favorite is Almonds and Apricots In Yogurt. YUM!)

Your hosts for this sweepstakes are:

California Greek Girl: Mary Platis

Family Spice: Laura Bashar (that’s me!)

Jolly Tomato: Jeanne Fratello

Liv Life: Kim Kelly

Mimi Avocado: Mimi Holtz

Recipe Renovator: Stephanie Weaver

Rustic Garden Bistro: Kim Burnell

She’s Cookin: Priscilla Willis

Shockingly Delicious: Dorothy Reinhold

The Spicy RD: E.A. Stewart

Please be sure to stop by and visit my friends’ blogs and say hello. They are each creative and beautiful individuals with gorgeous blogs full of terrific recipes and wonderful stories that I know you will enjoy.


From December 2nd to 3rd, KIND will offer $10 off our KIND Healthy Indulgence Cube (normally $42.50) by entering GIVE at checkout. To help give back at the same time, for every cube purchased KIND will make a donation to City Harvest, a food rescue organization dedicated to feeding the hungry. Customers who purchase a cube can feel good knowing that each purchase will help feed 12 people in need, which is needed even more now given recent cuts in food stamps. Take part in #GivingTuesday by sharing this link and offer, and ordering some yummy snacks for yourself or a friend. Also would make a wonderful gift to send to an office.

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  • Duration: Sunday December 1st through Monday December 16, 2013 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.
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  • This sweepstakes is sponsored by KIND Snacks, California Greek Girl, Liv Life, Family Spice, Jolly Tomato, Mimi Avocado, Rustic Garden Bistro, She’s Cookin, Shockingly Delicious, The Spicy RD, and Recipe Renovator, P.O. Box 34054, San Diego, CA 92163-4054. (619) 365-5065.
  • Prize description: Grand prize: 1 iPad mini, 1 KIND snacks cube, 1 digital copy of Cooking Techniques with Olive Oil, 1 digital copy of Twelve Terrific Christmas Cookie Recipes. Total retail value $354.48.

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Required FTC disclosure: The sweepstakes items were provided by KIND Snacks and California Greek Girl, Liv Life, Family Spice, Jolly Tomato, Mimi Avocado, Recipe Renovator, Rustic Garden Bistro, She’s Cookin, Shockingly Delicious, and The Spicy RD. I was not paid to write this post.

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21 Responses to Happy Holidays: Win an iPad Mini and More!

  1. Jennifer Greenstein at #

    Love Family Spice. Thanks for all of the great recipes!!!

  2. annabell sk at #

    Gotta love this giveaway!

  3. Kari at #

    Love the author of this blog. So down to earth… and not to mention generous!

  4. Whoa, what a snappy gift for one lucky winner!

  5. I love your food photography and your recipes! So glad I’m following you 🙂

  6. SO much fun doing this giveaway with you! Thanks for all you do… Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season! xoxo Jeanne

  7. Trixie Rowe at #

    Family Spice has awesome food pictures! Love following you 🙂

  8. I like the giveaways on this blog! 🙂

  9. Merry Christmas! A great giveaway! Love the recipes!

  10. I love my new iPad mini! This is a great and generous giveaway! Pinned to giveaway group board. 😀

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  12. Alexandria at #

    Its always so fun when blogs get together to give back to their followers..!

  13. Kierstin at #

    I like that the food on this blog is not usually your run of the mill foods. I like how you always combine different foods that I didn’t think of combining. And they’re delicious too! I tried Quinoa because of you! 🙂

  14. Dhel at #

    Thanks for the great recipes! I

  15. I like this blog because you’ll hella cool, fun to hang out with at conferences, and you take gorgeous photos. Oh and I love your recipes.

  16. Kat at #

    Love the recipes. Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. Wesley at #

    the giveaway is pretty good. I need a ipad. Hope I can get one!

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