Introducing… #CookoutWeek 2017!

Yay, it’s Monday! Wait, you say… yay, it’s Monday? Well, yes, because I have the day off and Ben and I are going canoeing! But also, because it’s…

#CookoutWeek!
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Get those grills fired up… because it’s #CookoutWeek 2017! This week, I’m joining forces with over 40 food blogger friends to bring you delicious recipes perfect for every backyard BBQ, picnic, summer party, or cookout.

We also have a fabulous giveaway featuring products from the brands who have made #CookoutWeek possible! You can enter below to win:

  • From blog host The PinterTest Kitchen: $100 Amazon gift card, to use to buy all the supplies you need for your next cookout
  • From our sponsor The French Farm: A gift pack of gourmet products hand-crafted by small businesses and using only the finest ingredients – La Favorita Genovese Pesto, Caprichos del Guadalquivir Cadenera Orange Marmalade, and L’Abeille Occitane Lavender Honey
  • From our sponsor Smokin’-Os: A sampler pack of their “smokin’-os” wood rings, to help you add wood-fired, smokey taste to your grilled foods, even if you don’t own a smoker
  • From our sponsor Primal Kitchen: $200 of Primal Kitchen goodies, including condiments made with avocado oil and bars and shakes with grass-fed collagen
  • From our sponsor Langers Juice Company: Your choice of 10 bottles of Langers Juice, with flavors including traditional Apple and Grape, as well as interesting mixes such as Pineapple Orange Coconut, Cranberry Blood Orange, and Mango Peach
  • From our sponsor True Made Foods: A 3-bottle sampler pack of sauces with real flavors made from real vegetables and less sugar – Ketchup, BBQ, and Veracha

This prize pack has an ARV of over $400! You have until July 1 at 11:59 PM to enter by following our sponsors and bloggers on social media: click over to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway

Stay tuned… remember, throughout the week, all of the participating bloggers will be posting delicious cookout recipes. Here are all the bloggers who are part of #CookoutWeek 2017:

The PinterTest Kitchen2 Cookin MamasA Day in the Life on the FarmA Kitchen Hoor’s AdventuresAmy’s Cooking AdventuresAshees CookbookBaking SenseBody RebootedBottom Left of the MittenChef Sarah ElizabethCook’s HideoutCookaholic WifeCooking with SapanaEat, Drink, Be Healthy!FairyburgerFaith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered AccompliceFamily Around the TableFix Me a Little LunchFor the Love of FoodFull Belly SistersHezzi-D’s Books and CooksHome Sweet HomesteadJoin Us, Pull up a ChairKate’s Recipe BoxKelly Lynn’s Sweets and TreatsLittle House Big AlaskaMy Southern Sweet ToothOur Good LifeOven Tales By SyamaPalatable PastimeRants From My Crazy KitchenSavory MomentsSeduction in the KitchenSidewalk ShoesThat RecipeThe Freshman CookThe Mad Scientists KitchenThe Pajama ChefThe Redhead BakerThe Saucy SouthernerThe Spiffy CookieThe Weekday GourmetTramplingroseTurnips 2 TangerinesUncle Jerry’s Kitchen

As one of the bonus entries in the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post… what is your favorite dish to eat at a cookout? I’ll be back this week with some delicious cookout recipes but in the meantime, I’d love to hear your tried and true favorites! Links welcome (but they might go into moderation–don’t worry if you don’t see your comment right away). 🙂

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Welcome to… #Choctoberfest 2016!

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It’s Monday… and Columbus Day [but I’m at work, womp womp, even though it’s fall break for the students, sigh]… but it’s still a good day because it is the first day of #Choctoberfest 2016!

#Choctoberfest is a virtual event put together by The PinterTest Kitchen. Bloggers from around the world will be posting their favorite chocolate recipes, and you’ll get a chance to win some awesome prizes. What’s not to love?

Thank you to the sponsors who make #Choctoberfest possible! This year, Imperial Sugar is back as our Gold Sponsor. They have been a trusted name in kitchens since 1843, and their website is home to thousands of sweet recipes tested in the Imperial Sugar Kitchen. You can find Imperial Sugar on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube, or join their Sweet Community so you can share your own recipes, save recipes to a virtual inbox, print Imperial Sugar coupons, and connect with other sugar lovers.

Imperial Sugar and our silver sponsors have banded together to offer a huge #Choctoberfest prize pack, which you can enter to win below! One lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive the following:

  • From our Gold Sponsor Imperial Sugar: 1 case of granulated sugar (40 pounds), 1 case of brown sugar (24 pounds), 1 case of dark brown sugar (24 pounds), 1 case of powdered sugar (24 pounds bags), and an Imperial Sugar red ruffle apron
  • From our Silver Sponsor Nature Nate’s: 32 oz. Raw & Unfiltered Honey bottle, Honey Syrup, Honey Packets, a Nature Nate’s T-shirt, various kitchen supplies, and $50 Amazon gift card
  • From our Silver Sponsor Barlean’s:16 oz Barlean’s Butter-Flavored Coconut Oil, 9.52 oz canister of Chocolate Silk Greens, and 8oz bottle of Essential Women Omega-Swirl Chocolate Mint
  • From our Silver Sponsor Caveman Coffee: 1 Bag of Coffee (you choice of blacklisted or sabertooth), 1 coconut MCT oil, and 1 Cacao Butter
  • From #Choctoberfest blog hosts The PinterTest Kitchen: 1 specialty chocolate gift pack (your choice of dark or milk chocolate), 1 tin (14 ounces) drinking chocolate, and Divine’s Fair Trade Gift Set

Enter now to win our #Choctoberfest 2016 prize pack! We’ll be picking a winner at random winner on Saturday, Oct. 22, so enter by next Friday to make sure your name is in the drawing:

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Here’s a list of all of the bloggers participating in #Choctoberfest 2016. Visit any of their blogs to get delicious chocolate recipes throughout the week:

The PinterTest Kitchen2 Cookin’ MamasA Kitchen Hoor’s Adventuresaddicted 2 recipesAmy’s Cooking AdventuresAn Affair From The HeartBalancing MotherhoodBody RebootedBottom Left of the MittenBy the PoundsCanning and Cooking at HomeCoconut & LimeCook with 5 KidsCook’s HideoutCookaholic WifeCooking with CarleeCopyKat RecipesCricket’s ConfectionsCrumbs in my MustachioElisabeth JeanFairyburgerFaith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered AccompliceFamily Around the TableFantastical Sharing of RecipesFeed Your Soul TooFeeding BigFrankly EntertainingFull Belly SistersGet the Good StuffGrumpy’s HoneybunchHezzi-D’s Books and CooksHostess At HeartInk and SugarJane’s Adventures in DinnerJoin Us, Pull Up a ChairKaren’s Kitchen AdventuresKate’s Recipe BoxKudos Kitchen by ReneeKylee CooksLetz EatLife CurrentsLife on Food Making MiraclesMonica’s TableMoore or Less Cooking Food BlogMy Catholic KitchenMy Gluten Free MiamiOur Good LifePalatable PastimeRestless ChipotleSeduction in The KitchenSew You Think You Can CookSimple Food 365Southern With A TwistSumptuous SpoonfulsTake Two TapasTampa Cake GirlTeaspoon of GoodnessThat RecipeThe Crumby CupcakeThe FlavouristaThe Food Hunter’s Guide To CuisineThe Freshman CookThe Pajama ChefThe Redhead BakerThe Spiffy CookieTramplingroseWildflour’s Cottage KitchenZesty South Indian Kitchen

I’m looking forward to seeing all of the yummy recipes posted on these blogs. Check them out throughout the week and don’t forget to follow our sponsors and bloggers using the Rafflecopter giveaway link above for your chance to win our sweet prize pack. I’ll be back later this week with some awesome chocolately recipes for you to enjoy! 🙂

Are you a fellow food blogger who wants to get involved with events like #Choctoberfest? Sign up here to get notifications when they happen from The PinterTest Kitchen.

Petoskey and Pine Review + Giveaway

Hi friends! Today is my birthday. 🙂 Anddd I happen to have a gift for YOU! Or at least, a chance to win a gift. How fun!

Petoskey and Pine Review & Giveaway | thepajamachef.com

Earlier in April, my blogging friend Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm hooked me up some great products from her daughter and son-in-law’s new business, Petoskey and Pine. Petoskey and Pine specializes in “artisanal handmade bath products,” so think soaps, candles, lip balm, etc. I was able to try one of their lovely soy slow burning candles and some lip balm. Both products were heavenly! I was sent their Toasted Coconut candle and let me just say… amazing! The scent is fantastic–just like a batch of coconut toasting in your oven. It’s light and long lasting, and makes me crave coconut. 🙂 I also got to try a lemongrass lip balm. What a creative flavor, huh? I love anything lemon so this is perfect for me. The lip balm goes on smooth and is perfect for soothing your lips. Mmm!

Though I received these products for review, I am so impressed with them that I’d love to purchase some for myself or for gifts. They’re luxurious, crafted from quality and natural ingredients, and are well made. Now I want to try their soap! And lucky you, you could win some for yourself, your Mom, or a friend. Check out the giveaway below! 🙂

For more honest reviews of Petoskey and Pine, check out these other blogs:
Nichole of Cookaholic Wife
Sarah of The Pajama Chef
Rebekah of Making Miracles
Anshie of Spice Roots
Shilpi of Simply Veggies

To enter the giveaway and win a great prize pack, perfect for Mom and Mother’s Day, click here. Good luck!!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary candle and lip balm to try and review from Petoskey and Pine. I did not receive any other compensation for this post, and was not paid to publish positive comments. My opinions are my own. 

Welcome to #TripleSBites!

Welcome to #TripleSBites! For the next week or so I’m participating in a fun blogging event hosted by Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla. TripleS? What’s that? Spicy, saucy, sexy food…for Valentine’s Day and beyond.

There are twenty fun bloggers participating, including:

A Day in the Life on the Farm
A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Amy’s Cooking Adventures
CafeTerraBlog
Cheese Curd In Paradise
Cooking In Stilettos
Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Curious Cuisiniere
Dancing Veggies
Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
Eliot’s Eats
Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
From Gate to Plate
Making Miracles
Summer Scraps
The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
The Pajama Chef
The Spiffy Cookie
The Weekend Gourmet
Things I Make (for Dinner)

Longtime readers might recognize some of those names from #10DaysofTailgate in the fall! Just like that event, we have sponsors and a giveaway for #TripleSBites! Camilla is AWESOME, you guys. 🙂 Thanks to all our amazing sponsors! You guys are the best!!

2 Armadillos
Acala Farms
Gourmet Garden
Intensity Academy
Kitchen IQ
Mekenita Brands
Not Ketchup
Out of the Weeds
Pirate Jonny’s
Spicely Organics
Voodoo Chef

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And now for the giveaway…

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Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment [below] and tell me What’s your favorite romantic dish to cook for your sweetheart? Many more ways to enter in the Rafflecopter widget [below].

This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only, age 18 and older. This #TripleSBites 2015 giveaway runs from Monday, February 2, 2015 12:00am PT through Monday, February 9, 2015 at 6:00pm PT. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on February 10, 2015. Winners will also be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond to the email. If a winner does not respond in that time a new winner will be chosen. For more information, see the full terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter widget.

 Disclaimer: All prize packages were provided free of charge. Participating bloggers received complimentary product(s) for their #TripleSBites posts. All opinions stated are my own.

 Please click on the arrows in the rafflecopter to scroll through the prize packages!

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Welcome to #10DaysofTailgate!

Hey friends! Welcome to #10DaysofTailgate! So, the next 10 days will look a little different around here. I’m participating in a fun blogging even with nearly two dozen bloggers to share over one hundred recipes scheduled to inspire you through an entire tailgating season. Lots of numbers… lots of yum. 🙂 Think chicken wings, skewers, sweet nibbles, and more. The event runs September 20th through September 30th. Just remember: your fork does not go into your screen… no matter how much you might want to taste some of these dishes. Okay? Get ready… get set…

Go! Let’s start with a huge – HUGE! – thank you to our event sponsors who have graciously donated prizes for our readers. These sponsors have contributed great prizes for a gigantic giveaway. We have an incredible giveaway for this event. There are fourteen different prize packages which are detailed in the rafflecopter. The rafflecopter is below and will go live on September 20th. Please check back, if you’re reading this before our kick-off.

#10DaysofTailgate Sponsors

Our #10DaysofTailgate Sponsors
in alphabetical order with links to their homepages
Our #10DaysofTailgate Bloggers

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And…THE giveaway!
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Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment with What’s your favorite tailgate dish? Many more ways to enter in the Rafflecopter widget [below–you’ll have to click on the link to enter].
 This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only, age 18 and older. The #10DaysofTailgate 2014 giveaway runs from Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00am PT through Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6:00pm PT. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on October 1, 2014. Winners will also be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond to the email. If a winner does not respond in that time a new winner will be chosen. For more information, see the full terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter widget.
 
Disclaimer: Our generous sponsors are providing the prizes free of charge.  Participating bloggers may have received product related to these brands to use for #10DaysofTailgate. All opinions stated are their own.

Scroll through our fourteen prize packages!

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