spring giveaway

****Update: This contest has ended and the winners have been contacted. Thanks to everyone who participated!******

Man, I loved reading your answers on that last post. You people are awesome. So I’ve been thinking, you know what’s even better than fascinating discussions about weather vs. food?

Free stuff for your kitchen!

That’s right. It’s time for a giveaway.

smart blenderle creuset stock pot
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The nice people at—a sister site of, where you can find can find all kinds of stuff, from an entertainment center to a corner TV stand—are letting me giving away two items!

    HOW TO ENTER: (3 possible max entries)

  • Subscribe (existing subscribers are also eligible!) and e-mail me the secret word from the RSS feed.
  • Became a fan (existing subscribers are also eligible!) of Food Loves Writing on Facebook and e-mail me to let me know you’re a fan.
  • Comment on this post and tell me your middle name.

  • The contest starts NOW and ends midnight CST, Saturday, April 24.
  • The contest is only open to US residents.
  • The winners will be selected via a random number generator and contacted via e-mail Sunday, with instructions for coordinating their prize shipment, mailed out through
  • No purchase is necessary.
  • I will choose the winners from the qualified participants. I am the sole judge of adding entries to the list. Plagiarized content, trackback from splogs, spams, non-goal oriented comments, and comments containing abusive or inappropriate languages will not be considered.
  • To award the prize, I must be able to contact you via the e-mail address you write from and/or provide. Your contact information will not be shared with anyone else (excepting, of course,, for the winner).
  • Winners must reply within 1 week from the time notified to claim prize. Otherwise, he or she forfeits the prize, and it will be awarded to an alternate.

80 Comment

  1. amy says:

    I am a fan on facebook and my middle name means “Pure Jade”

  2. Brittany says:

    My middle name is Summer.

  3. Kimberly says:


  4. I am a Facebook Fan. Or now they say “Like”…what is that?? I’m a super fan!

  5. Middle Name: Rae {what were they thinking…LOL}

  6. I subscribed via Feed Demon but did not receive a secret word {cool idea though}. Not sure how you will be able to count this entry. All I see is your partial feed

  7. Julie says:

    My middle name is Michelle.

  8. Mary says:

    My middle name is Ann

  9. Kim says:

    Ooh congrats on your giveaway! Those folks are awesome! 🙂 And my middle name is Joyce (my two female cousins who are around my age have the same middle name, after my grandma’s sister who passed away at a young age).

  10. Julia says:

    my middle name is Ritz. like the crackers… or the hotel 🙂

  11. Lisa says:


  12. Lisa says:


  13. Jen says:


  14. Laura says:


  15. AnnaLyon says:

    I have no middle name… can I be in anyway, pleaaaase?

  16. Emily says:

    I’m a big fan and my middle name is Myrta. Anyone’s weirder than that? haha

  17. kiya says:


  18. Laura says:

    My middle name is Anne.

  19. Marie. When it comes to cooking, my kids call me Marie now–a la Marie Barone– because everything I cook tastes best ‘because of the love.’ LOL

    (BTW, I am NOT an interfering mother in law or a smothering mother; I’m just the matron of the kitchen!)

  20. carmen says:

    My middle name is Hai-Ying (it’s my Chinese name).

  21. Candi says:


  22. Michele says:

    I am already an email subscriber, and my middle name is Anne. Thanks for the chance to win! Michele

  23. Niki says:

    I am a subscriber, but there was no secret word, only a partial feed. I emailed you anyways 🙂 Also, I am a fan on FB and my middle name is Anna.

  24. Megan says:


  25. Megan says:

    Alexis. I am also a subscriber, but there was no secret word. I am also a fan on

  26. Megan says:

    *I am a fan on facebook. Love your blog!!!

  27. Emily says:

    I’m a fan on facebook. Middle name: Erin. I used to hate it, but now I love it.

  28. Savi says:

    I don’t have a middle name!

  29. heather says:

    ayn. as in ayn rand, my parents’ favorite author at the time i was born. unique. i love it. what’s yours?



  30. Jess says:

    My middle name is Theresa.

    (I’m also a subscriber, but I didn’t see a secret word either. Hm.)

  31. Kelley says:

    It’s Kelley Sue … and my mom sang it to the tune of “Peggy Sue” for years. 🙂

  32. Jacqui says:

    I love hearing people’s middle names! Mine’s Jean.

  33. Cristina says:

    My middle name is also Ann!

  34. codfish says:

    Lynn. 😉

  35. Jenny says:

    my middle name is Dawn

  36. isicilian says:

    My Name is Marianna. They couldn’t find a middle name for me. I was born in Sicily and normally middle names where either Maria or Anna. I had both in my first name, so they gave up.

  37. Hooshna says:

    My middle name is Yazdi (my Dad’s name) 🙂

  38. Kate says:

    Mine is Hill – both a family name and a landform. Woo!

    Thanks for such a great site!

  39. Renee. I’m stoked for June.

  40. Christopher says:

    Michael. The most common boys name in america is Michael. Second place? Christopher. ah, originallity.
    My mom originally wanted to name me Trojan Israel…not sure how that would have worked out.

  41. Adrienne says:

    Fiance’s middle name is Gaylord. But shhhh, don’t tell him. He’ll kill me 🙂

  42. Val says:

    My middle name is Jo. After Little Women. But I always hated it growing up because it was a boy’s name.

  43. Ali says:


  44. Rebecca says:

    My middle name is Rose!

  45. Josie says:

    My Middle name is Virginia – yup, like the state 🙂

  46. Sarah C says:

    I’m subscribed, but don’t see a secret word!

  47. Sarah C says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway, by the way, and I’m also your fan on FB.

  48. Maddie says:

    My middle name is Sarah, which I hope is cool enough to give me a chance at that stick blender! Ever since you told me I could make smoothies with them, I’ve been having weird dreams about kitchen appliances.

  49. Lan says:

    i am fan on FB.
    my middle name was Lan which is a vietnamese orchid and when i became an American citizen i switched my first and middle names so now it’s Phuong, which means Fragrant (or smelly). now my name doesn’t quite make sense but i like to say it’s “Orchid Stink”

  50. sara says:


  51. Alicia says:

    Wow, people really love your blog! Middle name is Maureen, and I’m a fan on Facebook 🙂

  52. Becky says:

    Peyton Anne 😉

  53. Sarah C says:

    My middle name, you say? “Elisabeth” – so my name means, “Princess Consecrated to God”

  54. Mare s says:

    My middle name is Eileen

  55. jordan says:

    i am about to become a fan on fb. my middle name is ashley. 🙂

  56. Ancy says:

    No middle name..:)

  57. Vicki says:

    I’m already a fan on Facebook. My middle name is Lynn.

  58. lisa says:


  59. Elisabeth Rew says:

    My Middle Name is Marie 🙂

  60. Linda Thompson says:

    I subscribe, am a fan, and my middle name is Ann. (Wow, that rhymes!)

  61. Jennifer says:


  62. Beth says:

    Anne? No, wait…now it’s my maiden name–Brown. What happened to Anne? It’s a mystery.

  63. Hannah says:

    I love this giveaway, Shanna! I’d subscribe, but um, I don’t use any kind of reader. They overwhelm me! hahah.

    My middle name is Leigh! Good middle name to have. 😉

  64. Jena Marie says:

    My middle name is Marie. I liked how it flows with my first name so much that I typically go by Jena Marie. 🙂

  65. Jessica says:

    Middle name: Mary. And I’m a subscriber!!! I’m dying for that hand mixer.

  66. Tammy says:

    I’m a subscriber and my middle name is SUE!

  67. Wendi says:


  68. Sharon says:

    My middle name is Jean–for my mom’s delivery room nurse!

  69. my middle name is Kathryn. but Steve calls me Kate;-)

  70. Chris Guevara says:

    Michael. I just think my mother liked the name.

  71. Jenny says:

    It’s Lynne. Jenny Lynne – way too cute for the rough woman I became… 🙂

  72. Mindee says:

    My middle name is Leigh.

  73. Kelli Reihart says:

    My middle name is Denise, the female version of Dennis, which was my father’s name, his father’s name, and my brother’s name. Phew!

  74. Karen says:

    Love your site,recipes, AND your beautiful food photography!
    My middle name is Elizabeth.

  75. jessiev says:

    what a Great giveaway!! middle name, carol. 🙂

  76. Susan says:

    My middle name is Trang. It’s vietnamese!

  77. Sheena says:

    My middle name is Rae:)

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