Sunday, December 9, 2012

# giveaway

Modern makeovers with Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Giveaway

Boy oh boy oh boy, do I have something fantastic to show you.

Forget everything you know about your crockpot, forget the plain white or the metallic colors because what I have to tell you about is something that is going to knock you socks off.

And just in time for Christmas.

Imagine if you will gifting your sports loving family members a new NFL Crock-Pot® Slow Cookers series, featuring their favorite NFL team. You get to pick from 32 teams.

You think that would make them happy? Just take a look at some of these examples, how neat is that???  And they start around $29.99 for the 2.5 QT.

I think they would look amazing at your next Superbowl party.

But now let's say you are not into sports. I know, shocking, but guess what, I'm not so I went with something else.

I designed my very own crockpot to match my kitchen and oh my word, I am completely in love.

Crock-Pot® Create-A-Crock™ has launched this amazing idea.  YOU get to pick what your crockpot will look like.  You can pick plain colors, you can pick patterns, you can write text on it, you can put family photos or maybe a photo of you cooking with your grandma or mom etc.

I can't even wrap my mind around how awesome this is.

I went online and picked what I wanted, it was such an easy choice for me because I knew what colors I wanted to incorporate so I went with one of the existing patterns available.  In just a few clicks of the mouse button, I had my crockpot all picked out and ready to ship, and it looks beautiful.

But  nothing prepared me for opening the box and seeing it in person.  WOW!!!

It is out of this world gorgeous and it fits me to a tee, don't you think????

Look at these handles, they snap onto the base to stay in place. Awesome!

Hula Chicken

I got right to work on it, there was no way that I would let this beauty sit around for long.  First on the menu.......

Hula Chicken

Hula Chicken

6 bacon strips, divided
6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
3/4 cup barbecue sauce

Cut three bacon strips in half; cook until partially cooked but not crisp. Drain on paper towels.

Season chicken with salt and pepper; place in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Top each thigh with a half piece of bacon. Top with onion, pineapple and barbecue sauce.

Hula Chicken

Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 180°. Cook remaining bacon until crisp; drain and crumble. Sprinkle over each serving. Yield: 6 servings.


Since then I've also made Chili and Slow Cooker Chicken Curry.  Both recipes can be found on my food blog.

Now....onto the giveaway part.  The wonderful folks over at Crock-Pot are giving one lucky reader a  Crock-Pot® calendar cookbook, three Crock-Pot® seasoning mixes and a Crock-Pot® slotted spoon.

Great way to get you in the mood for some crock-pot meals, and you know at this time of the year is the perfect time to make stews, soups and even desserts.

I will draw a winner on Thursday,  13th December, using

  • All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post, and please be sure to include an email where I can reach you if you are drawn as the winner.

  • Also keep in mind that this contest is open to US residents only.

  • You will have 48 hours to claim your prize if you are deemed the winner, if you don't reply within that time, a new winner will be randomly picked from the list.

Good Luck everyone! 

I was sent a Crock-pot for review purposes.  All opinions and thoughts are expressly mine alone.


  1. The NFL ones are so neat! Much better looking then the plain one I have. :) (

  2. Such a great idea! I know I would have a hard time picking. Yours is adorable and so you!

  3. This is amazing! I would love to win one of these! Thanks!! (

  4. I personally love the flower one.. I don't know a single thing about sports.

  5. YEP, THAT ONE FITS YOU PERFECTLY! oops didn't mean to yell :)

    I'd love to win one. I even need a new one. LOL

    This recipe sounds awesome too - I'll make it this next week.

  6. I love making dips on game day! The Green Bay Packers would work perfect.

  7. Anonymous10:00 PM

    What a great giveaway! I'd love to win this, either for myself or as a wedding gift for my sister... if I can bring myself to part with it. ;)


  8. Love your choice!! Putting this on my Christmas list for sure!

  9. This seems to be a lucky week for me, so maybe you will draw my name. I'd love to win.

  10. I love reading your blog and would really love to win this giveaway! :) (

  11. That recipe looks amazing! I would love to try it if I won this. :)

  12. What a great giveaway!! My favorite is the NFL series especially the Dallas Cowboys slow cooker! I would love to win one of these!

  13. another great give away from you - you sure find the greatest things. You know I would love it!

  14. What a great idea. I love all of the patterns.

    aka Your LemiShine Friend

  15. Anonymous11:40 PM

    Sure hope itcomes to my kitchen and replaces my 30 year old crock pot. Love the flowers.

  16. WOW, your crock pot is SO pretty (who'd a thunk one could ever say that about a crock pot!!?) ...

    Fun give-away!

  17. That is so very pretty.

  18. I love your CrockPot - it's so very Cath! Don't know what I would do without mine on busy days - so great to come in from a trip to the barn to find dinner all done and ready to serve.

  19. New bridal shower gift for sure!! How smart of Crockpot to let us make it our own!!


  20. Awesome. You know how in love with my crockpots I am. This is a great idea.

  21. I have my Crock Pot going this morning with Brown Sugar Chicken and Potatoes! I Love the Crock Pot especially on a rainy Monday when I have a dentist appointment after work! Nice to know dinner will be ready for my family, and that it is warm and tasty to boot! I use my Crock Pot several times a week in the fall and winter!!
    Love your blog too Sandra! Thanks for all the recipes and beautiful photos!

  22. Wow-that is really cool! I already have my Christmas shopping done for this year but I'm seeing great ideas for Christmas next year!

  23. Would love to win!

  24. Anonymous2:24 PM

    Just wanted to say, LOVE the crockpot!!!

    Want to enter the giveaway, but last time I entered a giveaway, my computer got a "bug"! Frustation!!!

    I'm a "lurker-reader" who loves your blog. You have a lovely way of writing!

  25. Anonymous2:31 PM

    Love the crockpot! Great giveaway.
    monk5 at charter dot net

  26. Your crockpot is adorable. I'm jealous. I have a plain old black crockpot!

  27. Love these! And I need a new slowcooker!

  28. Love the subtle Christian undertone on your site. Will try the hula chicken in my new pink crock pot. I love the sports themes, but my wife is renewing all the small appliances in pink!

  29. I love the rooster pattern as well as the fall produce! Too cute...and I have never had a crockpot! I need to come into the world of slow cooking! Thanks Sandra :)

  30. Love this! Go Cowboys!

  31. This is so cool! I would definitely design my own!

  32. Those designs are so pretty! I want to buy one of those NFL ones for my boyfriend :)

  33. I love yours! it is so cute!

  34. Love these designs. I even love the old retro styles. A crockpot in house gets great use.

  35. Ooooohhhhh!,! I love Crock Pots and I really love the idea of the sports ones, since I have 4 sons! I would love to win this! Ktrickey66 at yahoo dot com, didn't want to be spammed!

  36. Your crockpot is beautiful!!!!Can't wait to try the Hula Chicken, looks delicious!!!

  37. wow i really like the flowered one if I won I would give to my daughter. Merry Christmas. Lisa Wright email is

  38. My poor crockpot is on it's way out. It would be so awesome to win a new one. The one you picked is totaly you! :)


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