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Archive for November, 2012

November 28, 2012

Giveaway: $100 Gift Certificate to CertifiedSteakandSeafood.com

When I first was contacted about this giveaway to Certified Steak and Seafood, my first reaction was….to drool. You know how I roll!! Love, love, love steak, can’t live without, and so the idea of working with these guys, who are so much more than just a steak and seafood company, was a no-brainer! . . .

November 25, 2012

Shooting Recipe Rehab

After all the crazy travel in 2010 and 2011, I’m perfectly happy cooking and working from the comfort and convenience of my home. Kelly comes on Mondays to test recipes and Cheri comes on Fridays to edit video. In between, I play in the kitchen, manage the site and edit recipes. Once a month, I’ll […]

November 25, 2012

Giveaway: iPad Mini

iPad Mini Giveaway from Steamy Kitchen.

November 20, 2012

Hungarian Pork Stew Recipe, Guest Post by The Watering Mouth

Jaden Introduces Cheri from The Watering Mouth: Hello, all you Steamy Kitchen readers! A gazillion thanks to Jaden for letting me share this amazing recipe with you all! I know you’re going to LOVE it. My husband Tamas (taw-MAHSH) was born and raised in a small village in Hungary named Tengelic [ten-gell-EETZ]. If you’re unfamiliar […]

November 16, 2012

Giveaway: Spices for the New Cook Starter Kit from Spice Islands

Spice Islands Giveaway: Spices for the New Cook Starter Kit
Although two spices share the same name, they may not taste the same. Some vanilla tastes sweeter. Some cinnamon is hotter. And some dill is just…well, dillier!

Spice Islands searches the world for the highest quality and most flavorful spices that tantalize taste buds as part of . . .

November 14, 2012

Beef Satay Skewers with Habanero Peanut Sauce

Recipe for Beef Satay Skewers with Habanero Peanut Sauce with how-to video and book tour.

November 12, 2012

Giveaway: Velata Chocolate Fondue Warmer with 3 Bags of Chocolate

Host your own chocolate fondue party! Velata is hosting this giveaway, they are owned by a wonderful company called Scentsy, that sells scented wax and warmers for your home. I discovered them a few months ago when my girlfriend hosted a Scentsy party. I bought one of each fragrance and am in love with the . . .

November 12, 2012

Chicken Salad with Sesame-Miso Dressing

Recipe for Chicken Salad with Sesame-Miso Dressing from Japanese Farm Food by Nancy Hachisu. with step by step video.

November 12, 2012

Giveaway: Free Night’s Stay at a Radisson Hotel

In honor of Radisson’s 50th Anniversary, Radisson Hotel is giving away one free night’s stay every day for 50 days. They’re calling it “50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Rooms”! We’re happy to be a part of their 50th Anniversary celebration.

Here’s a fun fact: Carlson acquired its first Radisson® hotel in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1962. . . .

November 7, 2012


I’ve always been a hands-on and visual learner, preferring to process information by seeing and tactile practice. Even in grade school, I remember my teachers always complaining, “Are you listening to me?” (no.) “Did you hear what I just said?” (nope.) In college, where the preferred method of teaching was mainly lectures, I’d write notes […]

November 5, 2012

Open a pomegranate without looking like you’re bleeding to death

Have you ever opened a pomegranate and then ended up looking like you were bleeding all over? committed murder? Well, here’s the easiest way to open a pomegranate without making a big mess. So now that you’ve successfully opened the pomegranate, whatcha gonna do with it? Here is a gallery of some of my favorite recipes […]

November 2, 2012

Giveaway: Gourmet Gift Basket from Parmesan.com

About Parmesan.com
Parmesan.com is the newest and most complete source for recipes, cooking inspiration and information about Parmigiano Reggiano® cheese on the web. Parmesan.com provides a number of chef-created and user-submitted recipes — from your favorite Italian classics to lesser known recipes that will surprise and delight you, like Parmesan ice cream.

Where you’re from matters! Whether . . .

November 1, 2012

Giveaway: $50 Gift Card for CandyStore.com

About ACandyStore.com
ACandyStore.com has the largest selection of bulk candy on the web, carrying over 2,500 bulk candy products, including top brand names, hard to find old time favorites, premium chocolates and low cost candies. The online bulk candy store is organized by color, theme, brand, flavor, etc. making it easy to create a . . .

November 1, 2012

Giveaway: MyMemories Software Giveaway

About MyMemories:
MyMemories Suite v3 software is a complete digital scrapbooking solution that provides a comprehensive powerful set of creative tools no other scrapbook software can offer. With its intuitive workspace and enhanced time-saving features, this application is perfect for a beginner to create a complete album in minutes, or to empower the design pro to . . .