Monday, June 6, 2011

Another Giveaway--Closed

Edit: Due to a mix up of days, I closed this a day earlier than I originally said.  I'm sorry to those who missed out.  I'll have another fun fabric giveaway in a couple weeks.

I thought today would be a good day to share more Quilt Market loot.  I have a signed copy of Inspired to Sew by Bari J. Ackerman to give away this week.



You have two possible entries this time around:
  1. Follow my blog and leave a comment telling your favorite summer cooking idea or recipe.  We had marinated chicken kabobs on the grill last night with pearl onions, green peppers and grape tomatoes. We loved them, but it made me realize I need some new yummy summer food ideas.  
  2. Blog about this giveaway and leave a second comment with the link to your blog post.
Have a great week!  I'll announce the randomly picked winner on Friday, June 10th.

39 comments:

  1. In summer we love Oven roasted roma tomatoes with couscous and basil pesto. Yummo!
    The book looks fantastic!

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  2. We love this teriyaki marinade that can be used for chicken, steak, shrimp, etc. We love love love it and it means summer is here!!

    jmistok(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. It's chicken salad for us! We use a roasted chicken, taking off all the meat, and have it in a green salad with fresh mango chunks and finely chopped red chilli. We use olive oil, rice wine vinegar for the dressing. Yum. Light, fruity, summery with a little kick.

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  4. I'm following and a newly discovered favorite is a Tunisian vegetable salad. Roasted eggplant, garlic, onion, tomatos, and peppers. Serve it on flat bread. You can find the recipe here http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Tunisian-Vegetable-Salsa-365692

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  5. Our favorite summer dish is an incredibly delish pearl barley salad... I can email you the recipe if you want!

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  6. We like vegies on the grill. Chop up vegies put a little olive oil and seasonings on them, then wrap them up in heavy duty foil. Put them on the grill with the main course. I follow your blog in my google reader account.

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  7. I'll be checking back here for some recipe inspiration! I really like this recipe from The Pioneer Woman for Tequila Lime Chicken. (I didn't use tequila because I'm not about to buy a bottle of liquor for a recipe!) It's very good and simple. I need to make it again!

    http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/main-courses/tequila-lime-chicken-with-all-the-fixins/

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  8. We eat a lot of quiches in the summer and salad made from whatever is available in the garden!

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  9. HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
    LOVE YOUR RECIPES+SEWING IDEAS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  10. I just found an already cooked brisket at Costco that I love. All you have to do is warm it up in the microwave and it takes wonderful. No cooking is the best part.
    I already follow your blog and am excited about your giveaway. I'm off to blog about it now.

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  11. Last night we made apple-cinnamon pull apart rolls. Baked like a gnarly loaf. Roll dinner roll dough in butter, then cinnamon/sugar. Plop in pan. "Sprinkle" cooked apple often.Let it rise a bit. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Don't overfill the pan though. Some balls fell out of the pan as it rose in the oven and cooked on the racks. Turn upside down after cooling 10 minutes.

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  12. Oooh! I love making salads during the summer. I love Mexican Chicken Salad!

    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Mexican-Chicken-Salad-108171

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  13. I love rise with vegetables, tunnefish and mayonaise. hugs

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  14. I'm a follower. My old standby for summer is a cold fruit salad made with grapes, apple chunks, banana slices, and marshmallows in a Miracle Whip sauce. Brings back many memories of growing up. :)

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  15. One of my all time summer time meals is tuna, pasta salad. It doesn't look pretty but it tastes good.

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  16. We are having our coldest Winter day today so I can't even imagine summer food let alone suggest something! Great giveaway though!

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  17. One of my fave, quick grilling recipes is roasted veggies. Just put onions, potatoes, pepper, whatever you want to add in Thd center of a foil square. Drizzle with olive oil and salt/pepper and herbs. Fold so that each packet is air tight and grill along with your meat. Yummy and fast with little prep.

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  18. I follow you, and I think my favorite thing in the summer is potato salad and burgers. Can't be beat!

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  19. This is a family favorite.
    Cashew-Chicken Rotini Salad
    1 package (16 ounces) spiral or rotini pasta
    4 cups cubed cooked chicken
    1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
    1-1/2 cups sliced celery
    3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
    1 cup seedless red grapes
    1 cup seedless green grapes
    1 package (6 ounces) dried cranberries
    1 cup ranch salad dressing
    3/4 cup mayonnaise
    2 cups salted cashews

    Cook the pasta according to package directions.
    Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the chicken,
    pineapple, celery, onions, grapes, and cranberries.
    Drain the pasta and rinse in cold water:stir into
    chicken mixture.

    In a small bowl, whisk the ranch dressing and
    mayonnaise. Pour over salad and toss to coat.
    Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Just
    before serving, stir in cashews.

    12 servings

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  20. I blogged about your giveaway at http://salliessampler.blogspot.com/2011/06/giveaways-i-found-on-monday.html

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  21. I have blogged about your giveaway at
    http://muchashilachas.blogspot.com/2011/06/sunny-california.html

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  22. I love following your blog.. fav recipe, grilled veggies on the barbq.

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  23. I already follow your blog. And my favorite summertime meal is one made by my husband who's the cook in our family. He grills an awesome beer can chicken!

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  24. So funny ... your blog is featured on mine ... it never occurred to me to 'follow you' ;-)

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  25. I added your giveaway to my blog http://gapquilter.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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  26. My favorite summer recipe is cut up tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers add to bowl. Pour Garlic Expressions over the top and let sit in fridge for a couple of hours. Super yummy!!! In case you don't know what Garlic Expressions are here is a website... http://www.garlicspecialties.com/ But you can find it in some grocery stores.

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  27. We try to grill as much as possible in the summer to keep the heat out of the kitchen, trying new marinades I find online for chicken. ALso keep using the crock pot , love to make baked beans to go with the grilled foods. Grilled fruit is great, use one of those wire pans for the small pieces.

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  28. I'm already a follower too.
    Summer to me is not cooking.....we don't have air conditioning so do as little as possible to heat up the house. so its fresh stuff from the garden, with maybe some chicken thrown in or some bacon or cheese. Can't wait for those first home grown tomatoes!

    Happy sewing and thanks for a chance to win Barb's new book.

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  29. I'm a follower.

    My guys love pulled pork with coleslaw. I cook it in the crock pot so oven doesn't heat up the kitchen. I also make ribs in the crock pot. Of course the kids would be happy eating hot dogs and burgers on the grill all summer.

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  30. My fav summer recipe is easy. You cut up some potatos, add an onion or two (cut up), and some garlic/garlic salt/garlic powder) put on the grill in foil with the other food you are cooking out there and let it set for about 25 min on the grill. It will cook and let all the good flavors marinade for a while. Take out, let it cool for a bit and then enjoy! No extra heating of the house since you already have the grill going!

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  31. I am not much of a cook. My favorite may be to cut up a watermelon and eat it outside where the kids can have a seed spitting contest! LOL
    I do love fresh tomatoes with mozzarella and basil and olive oil. Yumm!

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  32. Summer - marinated portabella mushrooms on whole wheat buns - tomatoes slices and fresh basil! Homemade strawberry lemonade is always fun too! thanks!

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  33. oh ... and I put a plug on my blog for your giveaway too ;-) no recipes ... I don't cook ;-)

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  34. I follow you. And my favorite side dish for summer is Mexican Corn Salad...yummy and fresh with a taste of cumin.

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  35. Nice give away and for a book I haven't bought yet (rare)! I know it might sound crazy but I like using the crock-pot as much as the grill in the summer - doesn't heat the house up at all! Throw a couple chicken breasts in on low for about 4 hours, then shred and add your favorite bbq sauce. We serve with blue cheese coleslaw (pre-shredded slaw with blue cheese dressing and crumbles to taste) on toasted buns for a YUMMY sandwich.

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  36. I follow your blog. A simple summer dish for our family is peeled, sliced cucumbers in apple cider vinegar with fresh dill. My mother's "just picked this morning" burpless cukes are the best! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  37. Simple as can be. Smokies and salad. Yum.

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  38. I now follow your blog, and I love having bbq's in summer with lots of different salads....as for a recipe...here's a quick and easy yummy marinade I use on chicken...mix together enough of the following ingredients to completely cover your chicken pieces (hard to give quantities when amount of portions varies, but it's fairly easy to judge!)

    Katsup Manis or Soy Sauce
    Sweet Chilli Sauce
    Honey

    Heat the marinade whilst stirring, but don't allow it to boil. Allow to cool and then pour over the chicken and allow to marinade for at least 4 hours. BBQ or roast till cooked...yummmmmm

    Hugs
    Naomi

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  39. Wow....I just noticed when I went to my blog to get the link to pop in with this comment that the giveaway finished early :o( Congrat's to the lucky winner though. Hugs Naomi

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