Friday, March 26, 2010

CSN Stores Giveaway!

I didn't feel like there were enough entries to use the random number generator thingie, plus there were a couple comments that didn't count anyway, so I just took a few minutes and wrote everyone's name and comment number on a piece of paper, folded them up, and put them in a big bowl. I shook them up, swirled them around, then had H-Bomb pick one piece of paper out of the bowl above his head...

And the Lucky Winner is:

#2, Cheryl, who said, "
Hmmm, the possibilities are endless but I'm thinking dessert - Sour Cream or Yogurt Coffee cake - it looks deep enough to serve a chicken or pasta dish as well. Maybe Martha's One pot chicken & brown rice."

Congratulations, Cheryl!
Contact me to claim your prize!
I'm soooo looking forward to a coffee cake and/or chicken or pasta served on a lovely platter!


Sorry, contest is closed!
Thanks to everyone who entered!!

I was approached by Sean at CSN stores, who asked if I'd like to review a product for them or host a giveaway on the blog. As hard as it was to turn down something new for MY kitchen, I thought it would be more fun to give you all a chance to WIN something for YOUR kitchen!

The amount of products CSN stores offers is staggering...featuring everything from counter stools to chandeliers, grills to swing sets, on over 200 different websites, they have it all!

We have some counter stools very similar to these surrounding the new bar in our kitchen, and we actually purchased our kitchen pendant lights from CSN. Who knew someday I'd get to share this company with you!

As difficult as it was to narrow down a product to giveaway here, I stuck with cookware. A weakness of mine is serve ware, so that's where I headed. Serving bowls, platters~even everyday food looks great if it's served on a nice dish.

I chose something that I would want to have and use in my home (actually took a poll of a few close friends to help with the decision!) to give to you~ a beautiful serving tray!

In addition to being lovely, this tray is 13" in diameter, with built-in handles. It's made of authentic European stoneware, using a traditional hand-painted technique known as Bunzlauer. Tiny sponges saturated with food-safe ceramic paint are hand stamped on pre-fired pieces. The process often requires over 10 types of sponges for each item.

The pieces are then covered with lead-free glazes and fired at 2200°F, assuring long-lasting beauty and protection. Durability and resistance permit safe microwave, oven, and dishwasher use, as well as resistance to chipping.

Would you like to win this serving tray?

  1. Just leave a comment to tell me what you'd serve on it if I were coming over for dinner!
  2. If you'd like an extra chance to win, and you really love this blog, become a follower via Google Friend Connect (or mention that you're a follower) and let me know in a separate comment on this post.
  3. For another extra entry, become a fan on facebook (or mention that you're a fan) and tell me in a separate comment on this post.
  4. For another extra entry, blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post (and leave me a comment here with a link to your post!)
The rules:
  • Sorry, contest is only open to residents of the US and Canada.
  • The giveaway will end on Friday, March 26th, at midnight MST. Winner will be chosen randomly.
  • I will email the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond by email, or I will have to choose a different winner.
  • Please leave your email address on each comment/entry, or make sure your profile is public. If I can't contact you, you can't win!
  • Please don't become a follower or fan if you don't really want to follow the website.
  • I did not receive any compensation for this post. I was simply approached by CSN, and chose to pass the offer on to my readers!

Good luck to all!


Kristen said...

Although CSN has also approached me and I will be hosting a giveaway next week, I cannot pass up Polish pottery. I have a bowl in this same pattern. It's such an unusually shaped tray, too. Let's see, how would you like some apppetizers? Maybe some rumaki or stuffed mushrooms? Then again, we could use it for dessert and make mini cheesecakes or pecan tarts. So may possibilities and I am #1, so I am doomed to lose, but I had to try.

Cheryl said...

Hmmm, the possiblities are endless but I'm thinking dessert - Sour Cream or Yogurt Coffee cake - it looks deep enough to serve a chicken or pasta dish as well. Maybe Martha's One pot chicken & brown rice.

Cheryl said...

I'm a follower - from Day One.

Cheryl said...

Facebook fan, as well.

Cheryl said...

By the way the close-ups of the tray show it to be even more beautiful than when I saw it the first time.

Bannie said...

Love the serving tray. I think I would serve cream-cheese filled jalapenos wrapped in bacon. Thanks for giving us a chance to win such a great piece. Have a great week-end.

reddquilter said...

I would love to serve new recipes we just tried for Brian's Birthday Bash last week. Southwest Eggrolls--one made with sweet potatoes. black beans,etc. and another made with black beans, cheese and spinach---both very delicious!

threesidesofcrazy said...

Polish pottery is my everyday stoneware when I'm not a nomad LOL - I love this platter. As for what I'd serve if you were coming to dinner, that is a hard choice since there are so many choices, but I think I'd serve Pot Roast & Veggies

threesidesofcrazy said...

I'm a follower too! LOL

threesidesofcrazy said...

And a facebook fan!

Megan said...

Mostly I should win just because of my sheer unwillingness to actually buy something cool and beautiful. WINNING is free :).

I would serve you Dried Cherries, Pecans and Rosemary Brie en Croute. They are delicious AND beautiful... perfect on such a wonderful tray. And yes, I AM following you on facebook AND google. And I almost even remembered to photograph something I made this past week so that I could post. Alas, I forgot. Such is my mind.

Megan said...

What is that line about cheaters never prospering?

Anywho, yes, facebook. I super enjoy following you on Facebook.

Megan said...

And did I mention that I follon on Google too? Yeah, I'm kind of awesome like that.

I shall make you the delightful pastries ON the platter, and play with the hawk while you eat them ;). Because I hear hawks really love to play.

Chats the Comfy Cook said...

I would like to see it filled with muffins, cookies and pound cake. IT would back up the cake beautifully.

Chats the Comfy Cook said...

I follow you on Google.

Chats the Comfy Cook said...

I follow you on Face Book.

Christa said...

How pretty! When you join us for dinner, I will be serving Lemon Chicken Ring (one of my faves from Pampered Chef).

Thanks for sharing. I found your blog playing a game called Six Degrees of Blogging ~ check it out on my blog!


Christa said...

I am now following! Love to try new recipes...never seem to blog about them...that may change!


Christa said...

I also became a fan!


Amanda said...

New to The Bad Girl's Kitchen! (Facebook fan via a fellow foodie) I would love to serve up some delicious Naan bread on this platter for you to accompany some Baki Saag with fresh spinach greens from the garden. The platter would look great with my naan!

Jonnie (JB) said...

I would serve the after dinner cookies on this tray.


Girl Tornado said...

I guess CSN is really making the rounds of our blogs, LOL. They've approached me also, but I am still undecided... hmmm.

I LOVE this platter, and I'm sorry I just missed the deadline. :-( Congrats to whoever the lucky winner is, it's gorgeous!!! :)

sewa mobil murah said...

wow great post
Keep posting stuff like this i really like it.

Cheryl said...

It is even more gorgeous than the picture! All my friends in the "hood" loved it, too! Thanks H-Bomb for pulling my name out!

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