My first giveaway!

It’s Eat, live travel, write’s FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY!!!! is a site that all cooks should know about. They have a vast range of bakeware, cultery, tableware, cooking tools and gadgets and small appliances as well as some great deals on Rachael Ray Cookware. Head on over and check the site out – I am sure you will find many things you would like under your tree!!

They contacted me about hosting a giveaway and of course I was thrilled to accept. Here’s what you can win – a beautiful Le Creuset 2.25 Quart Deep Dish Casserole in Cobalt Blue! Just the thing to brighten your January! This product can ship within Canada and the United States only – sorry overseas readers!

Isn’t it beautiful?

So how does this work?

Just leave a comment on this post anytime between December 17th and January 3rd. One comment per person only please! I will use Random Number Integer to pick a winner and announce it on January 4th 2010.

Please note – if you are going to leave an Anonymous comment leave me some way to contact you.

Also, if you comment through name/URL if you don’t have a URL, perhaps put your email address spelled out (i.e. john dot smith at gmail dot com) in the comment or let me know who you are in some way! There is no way I can verify the Anonymous comments so you won’t be eligible if I can’t identify you.

Comment away and good luck!

(PS, Kristen is offering a similar giveaway on her blog so head on over there to check it out)

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  1. Here are the 118 comments that did not import from Blogger:

    The Best Family said…
    your first giveaway!! how exciting! i am in love with my enormous le creuset (whose name i butcher with my unruly american tongue) enameled cast iron pot – i call it my magic pot because anything i cook in it turns out delicious. it’s lonely on its shelf though, so this pretty casserole dish would make a nice companion . . . 😉
    December 17, 2009 7:10 AM

    VeggieGirl said…
    Fabulous giveaway! Hope I have a chance.
    December 17, 2009 7:18 AM

    taste traveller said…
    My mom has a huge set of Le Creuset that I’m totally jealous of. I’m sure she’d love to add this to the collection! :-)
Your first contest certainly is exciting! 😀
    December 17, 2009 7:20 AM

    5 Star Foodie said…
    Congrats on your first giveaway! It’s a gorgeous casserole!
    December 17, 2009 8:09 AM

    Megan said…
    So pretty! I don’t have any Le Creuset and this one looks perfect for making lasagna! Great giveaway Mardi 🙂
    December 17, 2009 8:15 AM

    Maggie said…
    Love the color!
    December 17, 2009 8:28 AM

    Paula – bell’alimento said…
    It’s beauty-full ; ) What a fabulous first giveaway!
    December 17, 2009 8:31 AM

    Katy said…
    That is AWESOME! I was just singing the praises of Le Creuset to a co-worker. I hope I win I hope I win I hope I win…
    December 17, 2009 8:39 AM

    CCF Mentors said…
    What a great giveaway! I hope I win!
    December 17, 2009 8:41 AM

    Stephanie said…
    I love to cook! I hope I win this fantastic giveaway!!
    December 17, 2009 8:42 AM

    erin said…
    Congratulations on your first giveaway! Cobalt blue is such a great color.
    December 17, 2009 8:42 AM

    Julie @savvyeats said…
    I love Le Creuset! And, cobalt blue is my wedding color, so this is perfect!
    December 17, 2009 9:04 AM

    Michaele said…
    Hi Mardi- I am Cathy’s friend- we met at lunch when you visited Michigan! I love your blog and I love your giveaway!! It is so lovely- and would look lovely in my kitchen! 🙂
    December 17, 2009 9:34 AM

    Natalie said…
    Great giveaway, I love the color!!
    December 17, 2009 9:44 AM

    Evelyne@Cheap Ethnic Eatz said…
    Love Le Creuset. I only have one peice, a big casserole, that I bought for $5 n a flea market. I had inquired about re ennameling it…wow expensive. Works fine scratched up too lol
    December 17, 2009 10:10 AM

    DianasaurDishes said…
    What a GREAT giveaway! I’ve never had any Le Creuset, this would be awesome.
    December 17, 2009 10:18 AM

    Fresh Local and Best said…
    It is beautiful and a great giveaway! Le Creuset makes great and dependable products. I’d love to win!
    December 17, 2009 10:19 AM

    Joel Solish is foodie411 said…
    I love your blog, and even more now that you are all rock star with the giveaways. Blue, my favourite colour! 😉
    December 17, 2009 10:27 AM

    Emma said…
    Very exciting news Mardi. I love checking in with your blog to see what’s new! Great job. Exciting news on the give away.
    December 17, 2009 10:29 AM

    Julie Tyios said…
    That’s a great prize! I love Le Creuset and would love to have it in my kitchen. 🙂 Congrats on your first giveaway!
    December 17, 2009 10:41 AM

    Margot said…
    Well I deleted it because I was mistaken!!! Eeek My bad. And I know you said not to write twice, but now I feel I must. Congrats on the first giveaway! Very very thrilling 🙂
    December 17, 2009 10:44 AM

    Janis said…
    Impressive giveaway! I would love to win this.
    December 17, 2009 10:46 AM

    Martha said…
    Wow, it’s gorgeous! It would be perfect for the Christmas Morning Wifesaver dish. 😉 I have a Le Creuset tea kettle that makes me feel happy every time I use it.
    December 17, 2009 11:01 AM

    Goffaffenflower said…
    Wow! I could use one of those fabulous casserole dishes. And it matches the Blue Jay just outside my window at this moment. It’s my destiny!
    December 17, 2009 11:13 AM

    Kelly @ EvilShenanigans said…
    Did I ever tell you of my love and devotion to Le Creuset? If you ever have a few hours let me know! 😀
    December 17, 2009 11:24 AM

    high low said…
    Love Le Creuset! Btw, congrats on your first giveaway! Looking forward to many more! =)
    December 17, 2009 11:26 AM

    Alison said…
    Firsts are always to be celebrated, and this giveaway is no exception! Found you through the FiestaFarms Twitter feed, and happy to have done so.
    December 17, 2009 11:33 AM

    Sarah said…
    What I wouldn’t do to win this contest!!!
If I win, please let me know by twitter DM: at rockitsarah
    December 17, 2009 11:38 AM

    Jennifer(Savor) said…
    Yippee for your first giveaway. I have been dreaming of owning LeCreuset for many years
    December 17, 2009 11:42 AM

    Sarah M said…
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway – what a perfect dish to cook holiday treats in!
    December 17, 2009 12:05 PM

    The CZA said…
    Great blog!
    December 17, 2009 12:29 PM

    Emily B said…
    Congrats on your first giveaway! I love the colour of this dish! We’ve been looking for a good casserole dish.
ebickell at hotmail dot com
    December 17, 2009 12:46 PM

    Jodi said…
    I’d love one to cook some soul warming winter foods.
    December 17, 2009 1:08 PM

    Jordana @ Menu Maniac said…
    You know I’d love this!
    December 17, 2009 1:18 PM

    Linda@saltyseattle said…
    What a fab giveaway, Mardi! You may have to pick up some le creuset for yourself in Paris next week!
    December 17, 2009 1:20 PM

    tilaturtle said…
    What a beautiful casserole dish. Thank you for sharing the good fortune.
    December 17, 2009 1:35 PM

    Lynne said…
    Wow what a great giveaway! It matches the dutch oven I have…….and you know how much I use that. Now I could make lasagna to go along with the bread I bake in my Le Creuset.
    December 17, 2009 2:15 PM

    Katie @ goodLife {eats} said…
    Beautiful! I would love to win this!
    December 17, 2009 2:48 PM

    Edite Sammons said…
    If you saw my dishes, you’d know how much I need a beautiful dish like that!
    December 17, 2009 2:58 PM

    Kelsey said…
    Great giveaway! I love Le Creuset, but it’s so pricy. I would love a dish like this in my home
    December 17, 2009 3:01 PM

    Nick Seeger said…
    Oh my gosh this is amazing! I’m just starting to build my dish ware collection and this would be a great addition!
    December 17, 2009 3:06 PM

    Tasty Trix said…
    i was lusting after one of these just the other day, clearly it is my destiny to have one ; )
    December 17, 2009 3:12 PM

    Anonymous said…
    debbieboyce at sympatico dot ca :

Sorry I don’t have any of those accounts but I would really love to have a Le Creuset dish. The blue colour really makes it pop!
    December 17, 2009 3:14 PM

    Simply Life said…
    oooh what a great giveaway!!!
    December 17, 2009 4:36 PM

    Anonymous said…
    How covetable! It would be a great match for one of those GBC wine tasters and foodies, like Jane across the Park. Imagine a beautiful, bubbling fish pie in there!
    December 17, 2009 5:19 PM

    Sarah said…
    I would love, love, love to have this in my kitchen!
    December 17, 2009 5:50 PM

    lk (Healthy Delicious) said…
    oooh, it’s beautiful!!! great giveway!!
    December 17, 2009 6:07 PM

    The Duo Dishes said…
    Ooooh, right here here HERE!
    December 17, 2009 6:08 PM

    Megan Gordon said…
    Fun giveaway~this would match my Kitchenaid…fingers crossed!
    December 17, 2009 7:23 PM

    Sarah said…
    LOVE Le Creuset – would kill for any of their pieces!
    December 17, 2009 7:55 PM

    Katie said…
    Congrats on your first giveaway! The dish looks lovely and sounds like a great piece to have. I’d love to win! 

frankandkatie at gmail dot com
    December 17, 2009 9:03 PM

    k a b l o o e y said…
    Don’t have anything this nice, and cobalt IS my favorite color. CONGRATS on adding yet another cool feature to your blog. Are you sure we started at the same time? Go, Mardi!
    December 17, 2009 9:44 PM

    Unplanned Cooking said…
    I love it! It’s beautiful.
    December 17, 2009 9:51 PM

    Jacquie B said…
    I can picture the Le Creuset dish coming out of my oven with a bubbling hot casserole in it!
    December 17, 2009 9:54 PM

    Kristen said…
    I have a very similar giveaway going on right now, but I am ineligible. 😉 I’d absolutely love to win this!
    December 17, 2009 11:04 PM

    Thas said…
    That’s a cute cookware
    December 17, 2009 11:51 PM

    Crazy About Cakes said…
    It really is beautiful! I would love to win.
    December 18, 2009 1:44 AM

    ikkinlala said…
    What a wonderful giveaway!

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca
    December 18, 2009 1:52 AM

    GF Gidget said…
    Great giveaway! I drool over Le Crueset cookware every time I enter a home goods store. Pick me!
    December 18, 2009 8:55 AM

    Melissa said…
    Le Creuset seems like such high quality stuff but I’ve never owned any myself… crossing my fingers on this one!!

xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com
    December 18, 2009 9:42 AM

    Anonymous said…
    Isabelle from DGN says, I would love the cookware but you will have to teach me how to use it !!!!!!
    December 18, 2009 9:42 AM

    Esme said…
    Wow-what a great giveaway-maybe this will match the cast iron pan I am hoping to find under the tree-I think my husband my be a little scared of buying it-every time I show it to him I stress how heavy it is and how well it will work at prompting him into action in the kitchen


chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com.
    December 18, 2009 10:24 AM

    M said…
    What a beautiful dish! Just ripe for lasagna!

    December 18, 2009 11:32 AM

    Anna said…
    Oooh, I have been eyeing one of these for mac and cheese!
    December 18, 2009 11:45 AM

    Leslietime said…
    Oooh, pretty!
    December 18, 2009 11:50 AM

    Aileen said…
    I love Le Creuset, so I’d love to win this!
aileenmcgrath at hotmail dot com
    December 18, 2009 12:36 PM

    Christina said…
    Very cool! I could use this!
    December 18, 2009 12:53 PM

    Freddie said…
    oh I’d love to enter! :)

nfb6 (at) cornell (dot) edu
    December 18, 2009 1:23 PM

    Sheri said…
    Oooh! Nice! Would love, love, love to own.
    December 18, 2009 5:18 PM

    mindy said…
    this is wonderful thanks minsthins at optonline dot net
    December 18, 2009 8:02 PM

    Gregg said…
    would love to win this!
    December 18, 2009 8:54 PM

    scottsgal said…
    Wow what a great giveaway for your first one – thanks for the chance
msboatgal at
    December 18, 2009 9:38 PM

    Brooke said…
    Happy First Giveaway.. and a nice one at that…
    December 19, 2009 2:11 AM

    cdziuba said… Thanks for the chance to win! I love to cook.
    December 19, 2009 2:16 AM

    Alicia said…
    What a beautiful dish.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com December 19, 2009 2:47 AM kakihara said... Yes please, it's gorgeous---we have a Le Creuset outlet near me--and even the outlet makes me blush--they look amazing! Thanks for the chance to win. December 19, 2009 2:51 AM jennem said... Wow, I really want that baking dish!
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com December 19, 2009 10:19 AM Deedles said... Great first giveaway. I would love to be entered. December 19, 2009 10:55 AM buzzd said... This is fabulous..esp for a first giveaway. Thanks! December 19, 2009 11:55 AM slowjams said... Thanks! I'm excited about the giveaway! December 19, 2009 12:53 PM Janet from RSGC said... I would love to win this casserole, especially as I have recently lost one. I've taken it somewhere full of something yummy and I can't remember who has it!

Your blog has come a long way in half a year; Congratulations, Janet December 20, 2009 12:11 AM Kaycee @ Fit for a Child said... Congrats on your 1st giveaway! Very exciting!! I would love to win this for my husband. He loves this brand but we can't really afford it! Thanks so much for the chance.

iloveyouhecried at gmail dot com December 20, 2009 12:25 AM annalene said... Oh my, I absolutely LOVE LE Creuset, what an awesome first giveaway! is amazing also, the selection is just crazy.

Thank you so much for the giveaway, keeping my fingers crossed!

email address is visible in blogger profile December 20, 2009 10:09 AM Celeste said... I LOVE to cook!! Winning this would be such a fun start to the new year!

contact me at: December 20, 2009 11:10 AM Chloe (Naturally Frugal) said... Oh how wonderful - Le Creuset is on my Christmas list, and I would love to win one! December 20, 2009 4:26 PM LittleEagle said... I love and le creseut. December 20, 2009 5:13 PM Amber@theminimalistdiaries said... Wow so awesome. I've been wanting a Le Creuset for awhile! December 20, 2009 5:24 PM Michele P. said... this is a great item to have, I love making casseroles and this Le Creuset cobalt blue dish is so nice-I've been meaning to buy one for the longest time now, and have never gotten around to it... 

micaela6955 at msn dot com December 20, 2009 6:34 PM Nicole D. said... Please enter me! Thanks! December 20, 2009 7:02 PM Jess said... This is beautiful, I would love to win! December 20, 2009 10:59 PM Victoria said... Congrats on your first giveaway! This is such a beautiful dish and color. I'd love to win. Thanks. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com December 21, 2009 1:39 AM meximama said... le creuset is my newest obsession... although, i don't actually own any of it yet. maybe this will be my first piece!

zamora48[at]gmail[dot]com December 21, 2009 2:43 AM R Doyle said... Great Giveaway. Would love to win, oh, and Neil 
R.Doyle @ DGN December 21, 2009 6:55 AM Diana Bauman said... What a great giveaway Mardi! So glad I made it in time!! Have a wonderful time in Paris!! December 21, 2009 9:07 AM Michelle @ Taste As You Go said... What a fantastic giveaway, Mardi! I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that I win 😉 December 21, 2009 7:03 PM Anonymous said... I totally need to kitchenware!

nycole December 22, 2009 1:31 PM wendy said... Beautiful dish. Would love the chance to try this type of cookware!

msdamerkf at aol dot com December 22, 2009 4:22 PM robin_titan said... Oh I know who I'd give this too if I won it! 

lcintocable[a]gmail[d]com December 22, 2009 9:16 PM Brie: Le Grand Fromage said... such a beautiful shade of blue! i would love to start a collection with this piece! December 24, 2009 12:21 AM paula michele said... It's so pretty. I love blue.

hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com December 24, 2009 12:25 AM allingoodfood42 said... Congrats Mardi on your first Giveaway. It seems you're hitting a lot of milestone recently. Great job. December 24, 2009 12:36 PM ann said... I'm sure I could cook something tasty in this beautiful blue dish.... December 25, 2009 4:07 PM Marianna said... Beautiful! What a generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Holidays!
mannasweeps (at)))) gmaildotcom December 26, 2009 10:05 AM Deb said... Wow I would love to win that beautiful cookware, its gorgeous,in fact its so pretty I almost dont want to cook in it to ruin its look, but I would love to try anyway, thanks for the great giveaway December 26, 2009 10:09 AM Tamara said... I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway! December 26, 2009 10:00 PM Fuji Mama said... What a beautiful piece of cookware! Fingers crossed... 🙂 December 26, 2009 11:47 PM Cynthia said... Very nice - thanks for such a great giveaway! December 27, 2009 1:30 AM Debbie said... This just may inspire me to attempt some new recipes - or at least read them :)...thanks for a great first giveaway! December 27, 2009 11:13 AM Godthaab said... Le Creuset! Fantastic! December 29, 2009 8:13 AM Anonymous said... Thanks Mardi, for all the inspiration. This is a great blog. You keep me drooling. Tam from AIM December 31, 2009 4:24 PM jen laceda said... I'd LOVE to have this Le Creuset! Please pick me! January 1, 2010 11:05 AM Cathy said... What a lovely give away! Le Creuset is the best and I'm crossing my fingers that I might win. Wouldn't that be a fun way to start the New Year. Cheers! January 1, 2010 7:39 PM Deanna said... Oooo give-away.... Shiiiinnnneeeyyyy! 🙂 January 3, 2010 4:52 AM chef Suzanne said... Salut Mardi,

Wow!!! What a great trip you planned. You deserve it. I especially loved your cooking endevours. Your photos tell the story really well. I'm impressed with your blog and your give away! I hope to win, I love Royal Blue cookware. 
Chef Suzanne January 3, 2010 10:18 AM Bunkycooks said... Congrats on the first giveaway! Le Creuset is my first choice for cooking most anything. I prefer my Le Creuset Dutch ovens to my All Clad pots and pans any day! Happy New Year! January 3, 2010 10:58 AM My Man's Belly said... I love my Le Creuset cookware. I am now starting with their bakeware. I'm sure it will be just as outstanding. January 3, 2010 4:36 PM ceecee said... I love Le Creuset! January 3, 2010 5:48 PM Clarice said... This is an awesome giveaway. Who doesn't love Le Creuset? January 3, 2010 7:43 PM


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