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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. ūüôā 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

in alphabetical order with links to their homepages

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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Giveaways, Reviews

Healthy Solutions Spice Blends Review + Giveaway

I was recently contacted by Healthy Solutions Spice Blends about doing a review and giveaway of their products. I’m always a little hesitant to do reviews or giveaways of food products because I never want to feel obligated to promote something that I would not normally purchase or recipes I wouldn’t usually make. At first I thought I would turn Ethan down, nice as the request was since I usually don’t purchase seasoning mixes. But I clicked over to the website and quickly figured out that this company was nothing like what I wanted to avoid. The name should’ve clued me in, but it didn’t. Hahaha. Healthy Solutions is just as good as they sound, and they were founded by a mom so you know they’re legit! ūüôā

Our line of 16 spice blends is made for today’s busy families that prefer having homemade meals over fast foods or frozen foods. Healthy Solutions Spice Blends offer families an affordable, but even more importantly, a healthy alternative in creating flavorful gourmet meals that can be prepared in minutes.

Their products are made only with high quality spices and no fillers, preservatives, or MSG. Most have no salt or sugar. When you open up the resealable packages, you can tell that this is the good stuff! They smell fresh and AMAZING, and each packet contains enough for multiple uses. I honestly was expecting to use a whole packet for one dish and was surprised that each can probably be used at least two or three times.

Healthy Solutions Spice Blends Review + Giveaway on thepajamachef.com

I got to try four varieties: Cajun Seafood, Salmon with Dill, Savory Meatloaf, and Authentic Chili/Tacos. Now, you guys know that I always make my own taco seasoning. I don’t know exactly what Healthy Solutions puts in theirs, but it is really great! I made a quick taco dinner on a recent Sunday night when we arrived home after a weekend away. As we reached Nashville, I was tempted to hit up some fast food since I knew there were slim pickings at home, but instead I asked Ben to stop at the grocery store. I purchased ground beef, tomatoes, and avocados, knowing I had tortillas, cheese, and lettuce at home, and within 20 minutes of arriving home after being away for three days, had a yummy taco dinner on the table. Having the seasonings already prepared is a huge time saver. Reading over this, I realize how contrived that sounds especially against that quote above. But I promise you, I didn’t set that situation up so I could have a nice little blog anecdote. Dinner was so much better than eating fast food! The other night, we also made some Cajun fish by sprinkling a little of the Cajun Seafood seasoning on some frozen white fish, then brushing with olive oil and baking for a bit. I forget what kind of fish it was, since Ben cooks the fish around here, but he LOVED it. To be perfectly honest with you, I didn’t. The seasoning was too spicy for me, but it smelled wonderful. I think I might try making some Cajun spiced chickpeas and seeing if I can handle that since I like chickpeas better than fish. So far, we haven’t tried the meatloaf or dill seasoning blends, though I plan to remedy that soon. Healthy Solutions includes tons of recipes and suggestions of how to use their products, both on the packages and online. I think for lunches next week I might make this dill egg salad… sounds delicious! I think that seasoning blend may also be great with tuna.

Healthy Solutions Spice Blends Review + Giveaway on thepajamachef.com

All in all, I’m now a HUGE fan of this company. They have affordable, high quality products that taste great and are healthy and convenient. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy their products myself in the future, and find it super convenient that they’re sold online with a flat shipping rate so you can stock up. ūüôā And I’m equally excited that one of YOU will get to try 4 varieties of their spices now too.

P.S. You should sign up for their Spice Healthy Eat Healthy Club to get a 20% off coupon for your next purchase!

You can enter this giveaway up to three [3] times by following the prompts below, and the winner will receive four [4] varieties of Healthy Solutions Spice Blends of their choice for free. Please be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry so it is properly counted.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Mandatory entry: go to Healthy Solution’s website and tell me in the comments what meat or seafood blend you would choose if you win.
  2. Optional entry: Follow The Pajama Chef on at least one form of social media: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or Instagram and let me know which one you chose in the comments. Entries will be verified!
  3. Optional entry: Follow Healthy Solutions on at least one form of social media: Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter and let me know which one you chose in a comment. Entries will be verified!

Entries will be accepted until Saturday, September 13, 2014 at midnight Central Time. One [1] winner will be selected randomly through Random.org and will be contacted via email soon after. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before an alternate winner will be chosen. 

Giveaway open only to residents of the United States.

Thanks and good luck!

Disclosure: I received four complimentary seasoning blends from Healthy Solutions Spice Blends to try and review, and four more blends to give to a blog reader. I was not compensated for my time or to publish positive comments. My opinions are my own.

 

 

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Printcopia Review & Giveaway

In January, I entered a giveaway for a Printcopia canvas on Jenna’s fabulous blog, aptly named Jenna’s Everything Blog. I sadly didn’t win, but just a few days later received an email from August at Printcopia offering ME a complimentary 8×10 inch canvas to review and then a second one to giveaway to one of YOU! Of course, I jumped at the chance.

Printcopia Giveaway on thepajamachef.com

We are still decorating our Nashville apartment and have [more than] a few bare walls. Decorating isn’t really my forte–cooking is. ūüôā¬†Ben and I lamented for¬†days to decide what photo we should have printed on our canvas, and in the end chose one from our vacation a few summers ago to Vail, Colorado. So, we ordered it and waited… and shortly after received the print in the mail. You guys. I was SO impressed with the quality of Printcopia’s work. The canvas is sturdy and the photo quality is excellent. It was packed really well for shipping too. Please do not judge the quality of these canvases by my photography. We ended up hanging the canvas in our bedroom, next to my dresser, and that room just doesn’t have much natural light.

Printcopia Giveaway on thepajamachef.com

One neat thing about Printcopia’s process is that you have several options for the wraparound portion of the canvas. These canvases do not come framed, so you can choose a solid color for the edges, or have several ways to orient your photo to mirror or continue around the edges. I chose the mirroring option because I thought it enhanced the photo the best. Aside from canvases, Printcopia also produces acrylic prints, panoramic photos, framed prints, decals, signs, and more.¬†Their website was very easy to use and shipping was fast.¬†Thank you SO much, August and the team at Printcopia. You are a great company to work with, and I am grateful that you reached out to me. I am happy that one of you will get to experience the magic of Printcopia in your own home. ūüôā

Printcopia Giveaway on thepajamachef.com

I know there are lots of DIY options online for canvases or photo artwork, but frankly, I don’t always enjoy that process and the results are not always high quality. Printcopia advertises themselves as gallery quality, and I believe it. I know bloggers always say this sort of thing, but I mean it: I will be ordering more canvas prints from this wonderful company. They integrate with Facebook and Instagram and I have all sorts of fun ideas of my next canvas to make. But now it’s your turn!

There are three entries available for this giveaway, and the winner will receive a free 8×10 inch canvas print thanks to the team at Printcopia.¬†Please be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry so it is properly counted.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Mandatory entry: leave a comment telling me what photograph you would like to have made into a canvas.
  2. Optional entry: Like my blog on Facebook, and come back and tell me in a separate comment that you did [entries will be verified].
  3. Optional entry: Follow me on Pinterest, pin a recipe from my blog, and come back here to leave the link in another comment [entries will be verified].

Entries will be accepted until Saturday, March 15 2014 at midnight Central Time. One [1] winner will be selected randomly through Random.org and will be contacted via email soon after. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before an alternate winner will be chosen. 

Giveaway open only to residents of the United States.

Thanks and good luck!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary photo canvas from Printcopia to design and review, and a second copy to giveaway to a blog reader. I was not compensated for my time or to publish positive comments. My opinions are my own.
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[CLOSED] Giveaway: A Family Farm in Tuscany

Update: 11/24/2012 – giveaway is closed. Winner is Alice, who said “Im following your blog!” Congrats! Please email me back with your contact information.

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So remember a couple weeks ago when I shared the recipe for Pollo alla Poggia Alloro [aka the best roasted chicken I ever had] and reviewed the cookbook A Family Farm in Tuscany by Sarah Fiorini?

Cover of A Family Farm in Tuscany

Well, today I am happy to announce that I was given one [1] copy by the publisher to give away to one of my wonderful readers! Yay! I know you are going to love it just as much as I do. You can check out my previous post for more details about the book and it’s lovely photography, amazing recipes, and fabulous story of life on an Italian farm. If I could live there, I would in a heartbeat. Even though I’ve never been to Italy. Ha! ūüôā

There are up to five entries for this giveaway. Please be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry so it is properly counted.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Mandatory entry: leave a comment about your favorite Italian dish. That’s all.
  2. Optional entry: Visit the farm’s website¬†and come back and leave a new comment about something you learned or were interested in or would want to do there. Could be as simple as telling me what kind of wine you’d like to try if you got to visit.
  3. Optional entry: start following Sarah Fioroni and me on Twitter, then tweet about the giveaway [include the link to this post and mention both of us in your tweet]. Come back and leave the link in a new comment.
  4. Optional entry: share this giveaway on Facebook, and then come back and tell me you did so in a new comment.
  5. Optional entry: start following my blog via email or RSS [links at the right] and come back and leave a new comment telling me you’re a follower.

Entries will be accepted until Friday, November 23, 2012 at midnight Eastern time. One [1] Winner will be selected randomly through Random.org and will be contacted via email on Saturday, November 24, 2012. The winner will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address before an alternate winner will be chosen. 

Giveaway open only to residents of the United States.

Thanks and good luck!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this cookbook to try and review, and a second copy to giveaway to a reader. I was not compensated to publish positive comments. My opinions are my own.
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Winner, winner

Chicken dinner!¬†Or, perhaps, Chobani yogurt ūüôā

But before we look at our winners, be sure to check out my Greek Orzo Pasta Salad recipe, perfect for summer lunches. It’s featured today on Today’s Housewife. ūüôā

I used Random.org to select the winners….

Congratulations to these ladies! You should have received an email with details about how to claim your prize. Responses must be made within 48 hours or new winners will be chosen.

Happy Thursday!