A Few of Our Favorite Things… Giveaway!

I’m so excited about today’s post, because I’m giving one of YOU a few of my favorite things. Now that December is here, I’m feeling all sorts of festive. I can’t quite decorate and bake to my heart’s content, thanks to this week’s (!!) move, but I can at least get into the gift-giving spirit!

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I’ve teamed up with eight other blogger friends for this post to bring you NINE giveaways. We’ve each chosen some of our favorite things – books, cooking tools, dishes and ingredients – so be sure to click through to each site to enter their giveaways!

Here’s where to find all nine giveaways:

  1. Savvy Eats – you’re here now. More on what I’m giving away below!
  2. Poet in the Pantry. Um, I’m dying over those Jeni’s flavors.
  3. The Little Ferraro Kitchen. Because who doesn’t want to throw a tapas party?
  4. Life As A Strawberry. That immersion blender almost made my list of favorite things, too.
  5. White Lights on Wednesday. So much cookbook goodness.
  6. The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie. All your pizza-making needs are covered.
  7. Food Babbles. Those glasses are adorable, right?
  8. Stetted. She’s got a whole selection of cooking tools for you.
  9. The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. This is perfect for hot chocolate season.

Curious about what exactly I’m giving away?

Favorite Things Giveaway // Savvy Eats

Popcorn Popper

It’s no secret that I love popcorn. I’ve used this West Bend Stir Crazy Electric Popcorn Popper at least three times a week since college, and it is still going strong. I love how quickly it can make a giant bowl of popcorn, and that it requires less oil than the standard stovetop poppers (so I can totally justify eating popcorn three times a week). If you win, I recommend making some popcorn seasonings and throwing a party with a big build-your-own popcorn bar. It is such a fun variation from the standard cocktail party!

Cast Iron Skillet

My cast iron skillet essentially has a permanent spot on my stovetop. We rarely put it away, because as soon as we do, I’m pulling it back out again. Cast iron cookware is incredibly versatile, and it is just at home in the oven as it is on the stovetop. My skillet is from the antique mall (seriously, this stuff lasts for FOREVER), but this 10-inch skillet from Lodge is the closest match I’ve found.

Tacos by Mark Miller

I reviewed Tacos last spring, and it is still one of my favorites. I basically don’t make tacos anymore without consulting this book first. I’ve cooked probably 1/3 of the recipes so far, and I haven’t been let down by a single one.

Letterbox Chai Tea

Letterbox Fine Tea’s Ritual Black Chai is seriously my favorite looseleaf chai tea. My friend Kelly introduced me to this tea, which is made by a Milwaukee-based coffee company. For the longest time (or at least what felt like the longest time), you could only get it in select stores in the midwest, so I’d stock up whenever we went back to visit, or had Kelly send me tins from time to time. It is finally available at Sur La Table and on Amazon, so I can indulge in this perfectly-spiced chai anytime I’d like.

So what are you waiting for? Enter my giveaway by following the steps below, and then click on over to the other 8 blogs to enter their giveaways as well!

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  1. Marie V says

    My favorite kitchen tool is my knife sharpener – it makes my knives seem like brand new every day!

  2. Maree Sperle says

    My favorite kitchen tool is my mandoline. However would I make such perfect slices without it.

  3. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I do love my food processor for so many things—chopping, slicing, cutting butter into flour for dough…

  4. Nancy A. says

    My favorite ingredient is coconut oil—has so many uses. My favorite tool is a spatula, use it a lot!!

  5. Lori Williams says

    I think my favorite kitchen tool is my spatula. I have about 5 of them, but I always use this one particular one because I just love the way it slides so easy under things. And my favorite ingredient my family will tell you is vanilla extract. They think I put it in everything……..lol………not true. But I do use it alot. Thanks for sharing your favorite things with everyone!!

  6. Margot C says

    It varies, lately I’ve been feeling that I just couldn’t cope without a good quality serrated knife.

  7. Nicole Muller says

    My Le’Crueset dutch oven and my digital scale. I never bake without it (and I bake A LOT!)

  8. KAPP says

    my fave kitchen tool is a mini food processor. i use it daily to chop onions and garlic. saves time and gets it fine enough to almost be undetectable in food but leave tons of flavor! 🙂

  9. Susan Broughton says

    My favorite kitchen tool is my Kitchenaid mixer. It does so many jobs that makes it easier for me in the kitchen.

  10. Gina Shoen says

    I LOVE my Kitchen Aid mixer. I don’t know how I lived before I got it! I use it at least 3-4 times a week, BUT I love my french oven too!

  11. Tracy says

    I couldn’t live without my chef’s knife. I have even taken it on a few international trips because I hate to be without it if I’ll be cooking. I love popcorn makers also 🙂

  12. Elizabeth says

    I love my Progressive veggie chopper & dicer! It makes for quick work when you need to chop or dice lots of vegetables.

  13. Barbara says

    I love all my power tools and my Lamson Sharp spatula and my super knives. I cannot choose a favorite among my children…….er, best friends, er, um, sweet helper tools.

  14. Michele Behlen says

    My favorite is my mandoline. I use it when I am canning and dehydrating and it saves so much time.

  15. says

    I won a Robert Irvine knife via a trivia contest on Twitter, and it is by far my favorite kitchen tool! So sharp, so wonderful.

  16. Lauren G. says

    My favorite kitchen tool is a cookie scoop for perfectly proportioned, awesome looking cookies

  17. Jennifer Essad says

    favorite kitchen tool: spatula – favorite ingredient: Vanilla – I love to cook, bake and make candy – thank you for offering us this wonderful chance to win this gift – happy holidays

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  19. Brandi Davis Bryant says

    My favorite tool is my mixer and favorite ingredient would have to be brown sugar. Thanks for the giveaway. Merry Christmas!

  20. Jodi Venema DeHate says

    My favorite kitchen tool is probably my micro grater or food processor. I can’t choose!

  21. Danielle says

    My favorite tool is an immersion blender and my favorite ingredient is fresh garlic for savory and cinnamon for sweet.

  22. Tina W says

    If I were stranded on a desert island I would want my good santoku knife, 12 inch cast iron skillet and a corkscrew (just in case any wine floated ashore)

  23. Meg says

    I pretty much use my food processor for everything! Favorite ingredient – I love heat, so red pepper flakes!

  24. Annmarie W. says

    I love garlic and add it to everything I can! And my wooden spoons are the most used things in my kitchen!

  25. Marie B. says

    My favorite kitchen tool is a silicone pastry brush, it’s dishwasher safe and makes quick work of greasing pans.

  26. Rebecca Wilkinson says

    I used to rely on my Kitchenaid Mixer (and all the awesome attachments) until it had an unfortunate accident. Now I just have the attachments and my baking has not been the same since

  27. Jenn says

    My favorite kitchen tool is my cast iron skillet also. I found mine at the flea market and had to re-season it, but it is absolutely perfect from cooking on the stove top to baking in the oven.

  28. Pamela S says

    My favorite kitchen tool is my non-stick dutch oven. Thank you for the generous giveaway offer!

  29. lucia dargis says

    My favorite items are my knives and garlic press. My ingredients–fresh herbs out of my garden in the summer!

  30. says

    My favorite kitchen tool is my food processor. My husband bought it for me on Mother’s Day four years ago, and I use it at least every other day. My favorite things to make are various nut and seed butters and always changing types of hummus and pesto! Thanks!

  31. Kim Henrichs says

    My favorite kitchen ingredient is cinnamon. If I could put it in everything, I probably would.

  32. Susan Christy says

    My favorite kitchen tool would be a wooden spoon. I use it more than anything else in the kitchen.

  33. Cindy Leonard says

    My Kitchen Aid mixer! Besides using it for making pizza dough practically every Saturday, I love the cheese grater attachment…which I also use for grating potatoes to make hashbrowns in my waffle maker! lol

  34. Andrea Hatfield says

    My favorite kitchen tool is my stand mixer. My favorite ingredient is probably flour because you can do so much with it.

  35. Aaron B says

    Does my Keurig count as a kitchen tool? I dunno but I’d never make coffee probably without it. I also love my cast iron skillet too, but I really want to find a nice old vintage one.

  36. Karen D says

    My favorite tool is my bamboo cutting board and my thrift shop found Wusthof knife… a great duo!

  37. Barbara Adams says

    Nothing gets done in the kitchen, until I find MY knife. There are drawers of other knives , but I insist on my Wusthof.

  38. trisha kilpatrick says

    My immersion blender is my favorite kitchen tool. My favorite cajun seasoning blend is my favorite ingredient.

  39. Susan O'Bryant says

    I love my 14-year-old Cuisinart food processor. It saves so much time and it’s easy to clean!

  40. Sue J. says

    If I had one, my favorite tool would be a mixer! I’d probably use it at least every other day!

  41. Alison says

    I love my new Ninja Nutribullet for making smoothies and other yummy fruit and veggie-based recipes!

  42. Paula Hafner says

    I love my crockpots. They get a lot of use. I have several different sizes. I also love my rubber spatula.

  43. Jill Myrick says

    My favorite kitchen tool is my slow cooker which makes cooking dinner so much easier.


  44. Renee Richardson says

    My favorite ingredient is fresh garlic. I love it in basically everything. Thanks for the incredible giveaway and Happy Holidays 🙂

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  45. Trisha McKee says

    My favorite kitchen tool is my large skillet- it allows me to make buffalo dip in it without it overflowing and it always comes out perfectly.

  46. Bryan E. says

    Thank You for the giveaway… my indispensable, favorite kitchen tool is an old paring knife, very sharp.

  47. Melanie Comello says

    Does my cutting board qualify? It’s by far my favorite lol, just thinking of how many times it’s saved my counter top 😉 Aside from that, my favorite gadgets in my kitchen are my kitchenaid mixer and my panini maker 😉