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Rainy Day **GIVEAWAY**

In the lip synced words of Milli Vanilli, I blame it on the rain.

This week California is suppose to get it’s quarter of a century record breaking rain.  From 5-20 inches!  Grreeeeaattt… I’m hoping my area is more towards the 5 inches spectrum rather than the 20 inches.  But CB we could really use the rain. Ok that’s true. But you gotta understand something.  I’m Asian.  We already have a terrible reputation for being bad drivers.  (I will neither confirm or deny the rumor per my lawyer’s instructions.) Add in the rain and that’s 2 strikes against us!

You were probably coming to my blog to read about some fabulous Tuesdays With Dorie dessert-ness but it’s cold, dreary, rainy and wet in my neck of the woods. All of which put me to sleep rather than give me a get-up-and-bake mentality. But check out Lillian of Confectiona’s Realm for the Almost Candy Bar recipe >> here.

Instead I decided to embrace the rain. Thank goodness for shop-a-holic friends, Target and text messages. For the last hour I’ve been looking at buying some rain boots after my friend sent me a text about buying some pink polka dot rain boots from Target. So of course I got the want-them-don’t-really-need-them twitch. But not fugly yellow ones that fishermen wear. Cutesy ones. Ones that make me forget the cold, dreary, rainy wet (Did I mention those adjectives already?) outside.

Do you want some rain boots too? Well today’s your LUCKY day!

(1) Only one entry per person please.
(2) Only those who live within the US eligible to win prizes. (Sorry my international peeps!)
(3) Please make sure you have a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.

To enter leave a comment:
I posted some of my favorites from Target’s website. Which rain boots should I buy?

Want an extra entry?
Just copy, paste and retweet about my giveaway! Leave me a separate comment with the link to your tweet.

RT @IHCuppycakes Embrace the rain in style! Rainy Day **GIVEAWAY**

Deadline: Monday, January 25th @ 11:59pm EST
Supposedly the weatherman is saying that we’ll get sunny skies again come Saturday but let’s give him a little leeway and make the deadline Monday. You know how reliable weathermen are right? HA!

Winners will be chosen by Mr. Random Generator.

* All Rain boots from Target $24.99
** Prize to be given in form of a $25 gift card to Target

January 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm 79 comments

Un-New Years Resolution Giveaway **WINNER**

Ok I lied.

I know I said I’d have the winner of the giveaway up on my blog yesterday. But hey. It just goes to show you I can’t be trusted. Now you’ve learned your lesson. So really it’s your fault for giving me so much credit.

(I knew I should have gone to Law School.)

Special thanks to Jamie of Studio JK Vinyls for sponsoring this giveaway. Darling, you have a fan for life! *smooches*

… And the winner is.

Lucky Comment #1.

Now how often does that happen. Heck I find myself subconsciously NOT commenting first on giveaways b/c I know that the first person NEVER gets chosen. Guess Mr. Random Generator just proved me wrong today.

Congratulations Diane! Please email me your shipping address, what you want the 6 vinyls to say and color choice.

… and thanks to everyone that left me a comment.

Until next time.

“Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a (wo)man of some sense to know how to lie well.” ~Samuel Butler

January 14, 2010 at 7:20 am Leave a comment

Un-New Year’s Resolution 2010 **GIVEAWAY**

Hello Blog. It’s been 20 days since my last confession.

Oh wait! Wrong audience. *embarrassed blush*

I don’t know about you but this holiday wiped me out! I can barely remember what day it is much less who I’m talking to anymore. But now that I’ve had a few days after Christmas to recover I figure it’s about time to celebrate 2010 with a … wait for it… G-I-V-E-A-W-A-Y! *readers cheer*

Now I admit I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions. It always seems like every year making a New Year’s Resolution is like setting myself up for failure. I think my problem is that I make these crazy resolutions that are way too specific. For example: By 2011 you will lose 50lbs. See what I mean? I can’t even remember the last time I lost 5 lbs much less 50 lbs. But it’s not *MY* fault. I blame Tuesdays with Dorie. Yeah I said it! Whatcha gonna do about it? *getting into my Karate Kid crane stance* Don’t mess with me. I aint afraid to use it.

So this year. I say PHOOEY on da man! (I’m eating a 3 day old red velvet cupcake as I type this to prove my point!) I decided to set my New Year’s Resolution BEFORE New Year’s. I figure it would take away the stigma and maybe I’d actually accomplish it. I decided to call it my Un-New Year’s Resolution. Ta da! The Mad Hatter would be so proud. And furthermore. I decided to ban any kind of weight loss, diet, South Beach, Atkins, low carb terminology in my Un-Year’s Resolutions too. Instead I want to focus on something that’s been on my to-do list for a long time: organize my kitchen!

Remember my recent tweet about these vinyl stickers?

It would be an understatement to say how much I LOVE.LOVE.LOVE these stickers. Talk about organization meets kitchen chic! Forget the Ikea shelves and wall racks that my husband installed for me. My favorite part of my kitchen are these glass jars and vinyl stickers. They make me smile every time I scoop out a cup of flour/sugar/brown sugar.

To celebrate my Un-New Year’s Resolution 2010, Jamie of Studio JK is sponsoring a set of 6 vinyl labels to one lucky reader. *golf clap

You can even customize it to your kitchen with the color and “words” of your choice. I went with the traditional black b/c I like how it matches with my stainless steel appliances but you could be more adventurous with red or blue or green or yellow to match your Kitchen Aid. How fun is that?

Here’s the fine print.

(1) Only one entry per person please.
(2) Only those who live within the US eligible to win prizes. (Sorry my international peeps!)
(3) Please make sure you have a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.

To enter leave a comment:
What is your Un-New Year’s Resolution? (Remember ixnay on the ietday alktay please!)

Want an extra entry?
Just copy, paste and retweet about my giveaway! Leave me a separate comment with the link to your tweet.

RT @IHCuppycakes Happy Un-New Year’s Resolution **GIVEAWAY** with @studiojkvinyl’s vinyls!

Deadline: Monday, January 4th @ 11:59pm EST

Winners will be chosen by Mr. Random Generator.

A very merry Un-New Year’s to you! and you and you and youuuuuuu…

December 27, 2009 at 7:00 pm 46 comments

Pink Beater Blade **GIVEAWAY**

Pink Beater Blade for KitchenAid 4.5 and 5-quart tilt-head

Check out my cupcake blog for more information!
If you are a baker, you won’t wanna miss it.

March 22, 2009 at 8:27 pm 2 comments

POM Wonderful **WINNERS**

Congratulations to #2, #8, #9, #10, #12, #14!

I already emailed all winners. Please email me your shipping address so I can forward to POM Wonderful to send your prize.

Promise me if you make any pom recipes you have to let me know! I am always on the look out for ways to use my pom juice. Seriously make some pom molasses and swirl a little in your vanilla ice cream. Holy yum!

Thanks to everyone that left a comment. I bet you never thought you’d be writing “erectile dysfunction” in a blog comment huh? LOL

February 11, 2009 at 7:36 pm 3 comments

Its a POM Wonderful Life! **GIVEAWAY** (Time’s up!)

We interrupt our regularly scheduled Bunday Mondays for a… GIVEAWAY!

Lately I’ve been a walking… er… blogging advertisement for Pom Wonderful. Sweet or savory. I love it all. I knew it was only a matter of time before the POM Wonderful people would get wind of my Pom blog love and contact me. At least I hoped so…

Ok. Ok. It may not have happened like that. *I* may have conned persuaded them to give me free stuff. But hey, I am all about free stuff! Can you blame me? It’s FREE! And the best part? I get to pass on the free stuff to you!


Yes! You. My readers get some Pom love too. Just scroll down to read all the fine print. Don’t say I never did anything for you. HAHA

Btw I swirled some pom molasses in my vanilla bean ice cream the other day. Ohmygod. Can you say… heavenly? Mmmm…

Grand Prize (1 winner): a case of 8oz. 100% pomegranate juice (6 bottles per case)
First Prize (5 winners): 1 coupon for a free 16oz. bottle

(1) Only one entry per person please.
(2) Only those who live within the US eligible to win prizes. (Sorry my international peeps!)
(3) Please make sure you have a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.

To enter leave a comment:
(To be eligible to win Grand Prize, you must answer all correctly.)
1. Pom Wonderful company is located in _____?
2. A 2005 study showed improved blood flow to the ______ in patients drinking 8oz. daily of POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice for 3 months.
3. Pomegranate juice contains more polyphenol antioxidants than ____ wine.
4. Pomegranates are a great source of ______ as well as powerful antioxidants that help protect you from heart disease and cancer.
5. POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice was found to have beneficial effects on __(2 words)__, a disorder that affects 1 in 10 men worldwide and 10 to 30 million men in the United States alone.

Hint: Google is your friend.

Bonus: What would you do for a case of Pom Wonderful? (Say it like the Klondike bar jingle. LOL)

Deadline: Sunday, February 8th @ 11:59pm EST

Winners will be chosen by Mr. Random Generator.

I know that Mondays are usually dedicated to my bunnies but I figured a giveaway would let me off the hook and you all would forgive me. Don’t worry Bunday Monday fans, it will be back to its regularly scheduled time slot next week.

February 2, 2009 at 6:49 pm 16 comments

Bloggaversary Giveaway WINNERS!

Eek! So sorry it took me a couple days to get my act together!

But without further ado.

The winner are…

Congratulations to the winners! Please email me your address and I’ll ship your loot out to you as soon as I get over my Xmas food coma slash hangover.

Btw I *DID* make the pumpkin butterscotch pie as I mentioned before but I just haven’t had a chance to upload my pictures yet! Promise I’ll get it up this weekend.


Uh… ok don’t quote me.

December 26, 2008 at 10:53 pm 4 comments

You say Blogi-, I say Blogga-! GIVEAWAY (The End!)

I’ve seen it spelled many different ways: blogaversary, blogiversary, blogoversary.

Today is my bloggaversary! I am just g-g-gangsta like that.


To celebrate 365 days, 52 weeks, 12 months, 1 year of blogging bliss I wanted to have a little ol giveaway of CB’s favorite foodie things. Tis the season of giving afterall. Don’t you just love it? I aint gonna lie. I love getting presents.

I am sure if you’ve read my blog you know I am a Tuesdays with Dorie baker. When I started the group I really didn’t have much baking skills. I’d never even heard of a kugelhopf or rugelach much less baked them! I recommend joining a baking group like TWD to anyone who wants to step outside their cookie-cupcake comfort zone and make lots of new friends in the process. One lucky winner will win a copy of Dorie Greenspan’s Baking: From My Home To Yours. If pen marks and stains are any indication in my own copy, its truly one of my favorite books.

Oh Ellie. How I love thee. And my love handles agree. Again, if you read my blog, you’ll know that to counter my baking group’s sweetness, I also belong to Craving Ellie In My Belly cooking group. Trust me when I tell you that Ellie Krieger is the (wo)MAN when it comes to creating healthy recipes that tastes SO FREAKING good. Every recipe that I’ve cooked with my group has been awesome. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Ellie Krieger’s Foods You Crave BUT I do have a little hidden agenda… If you win the book, I hope you’ll join my cooking group too. ::wink::

And last but definitely not least, my newest addicition: VINYL LETTERING! Mandi from StikMup Vinyl Lettering is graciously donating a “Weekly Menu Kit”. I love my weekly menu board. It makes coming up with my weekly menu that much more fun. I am such a kid like that. One lucky winner will receive 1 kit that includes the title and the days of the week in any font or color you choose so you can create your own weekly menu board like I made. All you have to do is buy the dry erase board. Easy right? *golf clap for Mandi*

(1) Only one entry per person please. All duplicate entries will not be counted.
(2) Only those who live within the US eligible to win prizes. (Sorry my international peeps!)
(3) Please make sure you have a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.

To enter leave a comment:
1. This job thing is kicking my bum! I haven’t turned on my KitchenAid since the last TWD. *gasp* Blasphemy!! Tell me. How you balance your job, family, friends, me time and blogging and still maintain your sanity?
2. Of all the prizes above, which one do you want to win the most? and why?

Deadline: December 21, 2008 @ 12midnight EST

Winners will be chosen by Mr. Random Generator.

PS. Sorry no TWD today. ::sniff:: (See #1 above for excuse)

December 16, 2008 at 7:31 am 67 comments

To Cream or To Blend? Giveaway! WINNER!

Remember my cry for foodie help? Ice cream maker or immersion blender? Cuisinart or KA attachment?

I read all 66 comments (more than once) and changed my mind goodness knows how many times! After I decided that I’d get more use out of the ice cream maker (esp since the next TWD recipe is ice cream! Is that great timing or what?) than the immersion blender, I drove myself to Macys. I can’t tell you how long I stood in Macy’s kitchen section staring between the Cuisinart and KA ice cream attachment though. My head was shaking back and forth between the 2 boxes for a good 30 minutes! Fellow Macy’s shoppers probably thought I was a crazy person b/c I kept mumbling to myself all the advice from my comments.

So what did I choose?


August 5, 2008 at 8:54 pm 20 comments

WWFD: To Cream or To Blend? Giveaway!

UPDATED: Giveaway has ended. Click here to see who picked as the winner!

What Would Foodie Do?

I. If you had $50 gift card for Macy’s, would you buy an ice cream maker or a hand blender? and why?

II. If you chose ice cream maker, would you buy a Kitchenaid ice cream bowl attachment or a Cuisinart ice cream maker?

I know what you’re thinking… What do *I* get in return for answering your question?

Win a $50 Macy’s gift card! Just don’t ask me to help you figure out what to buy! LOL

1. Answer my question in the comments.
2. Leave your name, email and blog URL if applicable. (I love reading new blogs!)
3. Please one comment per person. Duplicate comments will be disqualified.

DEADLINE: August 1st at 12midnight EST

Winner will be chosen by random number generator shortly following the deadline.

Good luck!

Cream or blend? Blend or cream?? I can’t decide… help?

July 18, 2008 at 10:01 pm 68 comments

Join the Dorie-licious baking fun!

Do you drool over all the Dorie desserts in your GR every Tuesday?

Wish you could join the baking fun but can’t afford the requirement?


(photo credit:

Click on over to the Tuesdays with Dorie blog for a chance to win Baking: From my home to yours by Dorie Greenspan and join all 200+ TWDers bake their way through her book every Tuesday!

Some restrictions may apply. <— That line always cracks me up!

June 5, 2008 at 10:04 am 5 comments

Welcome to the winner circle –> ME!

More than I enjoy foodie blog events… I LOVE blog giveaways!

Every time I read about one, I enter esp if its as easy as leaving a comment. How could you not? What do you have to lose? Even though I would say that I tend on the loser side more than the winner, when I *do* win, IT ROCKS!

My latest win was from Paper+Ink Studio‘s Mother’s Day Giveaway. w00t w00t!

I won 25 personalized Spring Circle note cards.

Details: Note cards are printed on smooth, soft-white 80# cardstock, have rounded corners and come with 25 hand-lined chartreuse envelopes.

Aren’t they gorgeous?? Makes me wanna get married again so I can hire her to design my wedding invitations. Ok maybe not. Weddings are stressful! LOL. She also has a “baby” line so any of my BOTB friends should bookmark that site *wink Nikki hint*. Now I know its suppose to be a Mother’s Day giveaway but I was a tad selfish on this one and requested that MY name go on the cards. I can’t wait to get them!

Thanks Mary for hosting such fabulous giveaway!

May 4, 2008 at 9:03 am 2 comments

NFR: I want an Ipod!

Who wouldn’t right? What if its free? EVEN BETTER!!

Jerry from Cooking by the Seat of my Pants is having an Ipod touch giveaway!

Read the rule and regulations here but don’t bother entering. I don’t need more ipod competition! haha.

March 20, 2008 at 6:08 am 2 comments

NFR: Do you shop WS?

I drool over the WS website on many occasion but to say that I’ve shopped there… meh not really. But its not for lack of wanting… Its a little high class for me. I still shop at Tarjay for my cookware and bakeware. Don’t knock Target! Its a good place for us post-college students still living on the college student budget to get our second rate cooking necessities. haha.

But… I wouldn’t pass up the chance to shop there for free!

Oh thats right folks! I’ve found a giveaway that every budget baker can’t afford to miss!

What would I do with a $50 William-Sonoma gift card?

Oh let me count the ways…

Le Creuset Oval Dutch Ovens, 5-Qt.
Wüsthof Culinar 3-Piece Starter Set (I am jealous of Nikki‘s uber swank knives)
Heart cupcake Pan
White Scalloped Cake Stand
Breville Panini Press
KA ice cream maker attachment

Check out Kate’s post @ The Clean Plate Club for more details!

I hope I win!!

March 12, 2008 at 3:16 pm 11 comments

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