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Remember when I raved about this absolutely incredible, raw honey?


For as long as I can remember, my family has vacationed on the lake in Northern Michigan every summer. It might just be my most favorite place in the entire world.


Can you blame me?




One of our traditions is visiting American Spoon and tasting all of their wonderful preserves, dried fruits and other goodies.


Honestly, I have never had better dried cherries or blueberry preserves anywhere, ever. They also have amazing recipes for each product listed on their website!


Some of my favorites include:


Pumpkin Butter (I was eating this way, way before I ever knew pumpkin butter was cool. I’m talking like, 10 years ago.)

Blueberry Lime Preserves

Dried Cherries (my absolute FAVORITE!!)

Cherry Peach Salsa

Raw Honey


That is just a start. See, I have tried every product because if you have ever been to American Spoon, you will know they have samples of absolutely everything. Going there is such a treat. 


They have beautiful gift sets and packages that make excellent Holiday gifts – whether it is for a family member, a co-worker, a business, or just yourself. I hope you all can start your Christmas shopping a little early at American Spoon.


Any Michigan natives or vacationers out there? I would love to chat and reminisce about my time in Boyne City, Petosky, Harbor Springs and surrounding areas. Drop me a line!



The very generous people at American Spoon are giving away a Favorite Preserves package to one lucky reader!!




This set includes:

A selection of three 9.5-oz jars of the original American Spoon Preserves we are famous for, packed in an American Spoon Gift Box. Flavors include: Succulent chunky Red Haven Peach, luscious Early Glow Strawberry, and classic Sour (Montmorency) Cherry.



Visit American Spoon and leave a comment telling me which product you would like to try the most. They also have Gelato. :)


For an extra entry, you can tweet about this giveaway, and let me know you did so.

Become a fan on facebook for another extra entry and let me know about it. To become a fan, CLICK HERE.


Contest ends Saturday, November 7th at midnight EST.


Megan from American Spoon has BLOG!!!! Check it out and leave her some sweet comments. :)


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98 Responses to “American Spoon Giveaway.”

  1. #
    Light Delight with TouTou — November 5, 2009 @ 5:55 am

    That ss a fantastic photo. I know michigan lake is famous for its foliage – and almost planned to go there this year. Glad you have such a great time !
    I love that Red Heaven Peach one – well, I love peach, and Heaven just sounds a cloud 9 name :-)


  2. #
    Stephanie — November 5, 2009 @ 6:16 am

    Oh these products look amazing! I would love to try the ginger pear butter – how creative and yummy sounding mmmm :) Great giveaway girl!!


  3. #
    Stephanie — November 5, 2009 @ 6:18 am

    Tweeted the giveaway too! :)


  4. #
    VeggieGirl — November 5, 2009 @ 6:22 am

    I’d LOVE to try their Blueberry-Lime Preserves. Sounds so enticing!!

    I don’t have a Twitter account, so I can’t do that.


  5. #
    Kelly from Bridges and Bites — November 5, 2009 @ 6:23 am

    Hi! I saw that you added me as a friend on Foodbuzz! I just created that account yesterday, so I’m not very familiar with the site yet. I love your blog! I’m sure I will become a regular reader! :-)

    Oh, and I would love to try the ginger pear butter! That sounds delicious! I grew up in Michigan but never got to visit American Spoon. :-(


  6. #
    Noelle — November 5, 2009 @ 6:26 am

    I just moved to East Lansing so I hope to make it up north in the spring. Great giveaway too! I would really like to try their strawberry-rhubarb preserves. It is my fav combo.


  7. #
    Noelle — November 5, 2009 @ 6:26 am

    I tweeted the giveaway as well @singerinkitchen.


  8. #
    Mara @ What's For Dinner? — November 5, 2009 @ 6:27 am

    OMG Awesome!!! I’ve never been to American Spoon, but I grew up going to Door County, Wisconsin which is FULL of places that seem like this… I’d love to try the cherry butter, and the Red Haven (the best peaches EVER) peach preserves.
    Will tweet later!


  9. #
    MollyCookie — November 5, 2009 @ 6:34 am

    Ok, I couldn’t pick just one, but I think the Toasted Sesame Vinaigrette and the Roast Apple and Onion Relish look amazing! I guess I’m a sucker for savory.


  10. #
    Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers — November 5, 2009 @ 6:54 am

    oh everything looks amazing! the cherry-berry nut mix jar sounds phenomenal!


  11. #
    robin — November 5, 2009 @ 6:56 am

    I’d love to try the elderflower jam–I’ve had a wee bit of an obsession over elderflower lately…

    Looks like an adorable shop. :)


  12. #
    stephchows — November 5, 2009 @ 6:56 am

    We always had pumpkin and cherry butter growing up as kids LOL I would pick their cherry butter for sure! The place sounds amazing and so many good memories! Too funny I posted about jam today too :) great minds!


  13. #
    Lindsey — November 5, 2009 @ 7:09 am

    I would loooove to try their peach preserves, especially to make their peach ice cream recipe! yum!


  14. #
    Lisa — November 5, 2009 @ 7:10 am

    Never heard of this place as I’m not from that area but thanks for the heads up–looks great, especially for gifts (or a treat for me!). I would love to try any of their grilling sauces, especially the pumpkin chipotle-how unique!


  15. #
    jennifer — November 5, 2009 @ 7:14 am

    It all looks so good! The ginger pear butter sounds delish!


  16. #
    Diana — November 5, 2009 @ 7:18 am

    I would definitely love to try the pumpkin butter. Especially because I’ve never had pumpkin butter! I just can’t find it here.


  17. #
    Morgan — November 5, 2009 @ 7:23 am

    Mango butter sounds so good!


  18. #
    Molly P. — November 5, 2009 @ 7:27 am

    I’ve never heard of American Spoon, and regardless of whether I win or not, I will be ordering from them soon! The fruit butters look great!


  19. #
    brandi — November 5, 2009 @ 7:34 am

    what a beautiful place! and I love places that let you sample everything – I always like to know what to try first :)

    ginger pear and raspberry butter sound awesome!!! Actually, now I just want to go there because everything sounds so good.


  20. #
    Peggy — November 5, 2009 @ 7:36 am

    Everything on the site looks great! I stumbled upon the Mango Butter which sounds interesting and I bet would be delicious on some toast for breakfast!


  21. #
    Alicia M — November 5, 2009 @ 7:38 am

    I am thinking that the pistachio gelato sounds devine!!!


  22. #
    kay (eating machine) — November 5, 2009 @ 7:43 am

    i want EVERYTHING
    is it bad that you had me at “dried cherries”?
    man i love those.


  23. #
    Jenny — November 5, 2009 @ 7:47 am

    Definitely the Blueberry-Lime Preserves!


  24. #
    Estela @ Weekly Bite — November 5, 2009 @ 7:50 am

    I would LOVE those products!!
    Dried cherries are my favorite!


  25. #
    Jeni — November 5, 2009 @ 7:50 am

    I’m a sucker for some dried cherries but OH MY COW chocolate covered dried cherries!!! Be still my heart.


  26. #
    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — November 5, 2009 @ 7:57 am

    Jams, honey’s, dried fruits…come on I cant pick. I’ll take anything! feed burner link did the trick and your feeds are coming in for me!


  27. #
    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — November 5, 2009 @ 7:58 am

    entry 2 I fanned you on FB


  28. #
    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — November 5, 2009 @ 8:00 am

    entry 3 I tweeted this
    can you tell I want IN on this action!


  29. #
    Mellissa — November 5, 2009 @ 8:08 am

    Pistachio gelato please. That is something sent from heaven!


  30. #
    Diane — November 5, 2009 @ 8:31 am

    I would love to try American Spoon’s pumpkin butter. I am a HUGE fan of northern Michigan. We went there every summer when I was little, and we still go every summer many times. We were in Traverse City once this summer, and Petoskey, and Muskegon. It’s such beautiful country!


  31. #
    MaryZ — November 5, 2009 @ 8:31 am

    I have never heard of this company. But they have my attention now! All of the fruit butters sound delish…especially the Strawberry butter.


  32. #
    Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) — November 5, 2009 @ 8:47 am

    What a fabulous giveaway Jess.. How cool that you used to vaca in Michigan.. Ive actually never been.

    Wow, totally hard to choose what I would lke to try but Id prob go with the blueberry lime because I have never tried that combo before. It would be amazing on some toast!


  33. #
    Debbie Pyszka — November 5, 2009 @ 8:48 am

    I would love to try the Apple Butter! Your picture is gorgeous! I’m missing Summer already.


  34. #
    Debbie Pyszka — November 5, 2009 @ 8:48 am

    69camarorocks want to win some jam from how sweet it is blog?


  35. #
    tra — November 5, 2009 @ 9:28 am

    raspberry spoon fruit!


  36. #
    JW — November 5, 2009 @ 9:31 am

    They all sound amazing. Maybe the dried cherry or pumpkin butter if I had to choose.


  37. #
    JW — November 5, 2009 @ 9:32 am

    I tweeted for you @butterjessfly


  38. #
    Gelareh (Orange Truffle) — November 5, 2009 @ 9:40 am

    I would love to try any of their preserves and marmalades… My mom and I make a jam/preserve out everything… orange peel, sesame seed, you name it we make a jam out of.. so I would love to try their preserves.. any would do :)


  39. #
    Liz — November 5, 2009 @ 9:41 am

    My family has a magical place on Elk Lake called Rex Terrace, outside of Traverse City. It has been in my family for over 100 years. I have never lived in Michigan but I have been at Rex every summer of my life! I love American Spoon and all their products. A handful of their dried cherries really zings up a salad..yum!


  40. #
    Rebecca Martin — November 5, 2009 @ 9:56 am

    No question: the creamed raw honey.


  41. #
    Lauren — November 5, 2009 @ 10:07 am

    Cherry vinaigrette sounds tasty, but I would love to get my hands on that gelato!


  42. #
    Kristie Lynn — November 5, 2009 @ 10:19 am

    Michigan native here :) I’m from Kalamazoo, went to college in Holland (10 min. from Lake Michigan… so nice!) and honeymooned up on Mackinac Island + Munising so you know I’ve got pride for MI’s beauty :-D I’ve never been up to Petosky (driven by it though, and it looks gorgeous) but I love Traverse City in the fall… the colors just take your breath away. And there is a shop there with super yummy dried cherries, cherry pasta sauce and cherry salsa as well… I think it’s called Cherry Republic? Anyway, just makes me happy reading about MI beauty!

    The Maple Cream sounds super yummy, but I’m a huge fruit salsa fan so I’d have to go with cherry peach salsa.


  43. #
    Abby — November 5, 2009 @ 10:19 am

    I’m not big on preserves, so don’t worry about entering me in the giveaway, but I am from Michigan so I had to comment!

    However, I’ve never been Petosky or Harbor Springs!


  44. #
    Y — November 5, 2009 @ 10:22 am

    oh my goodness what a giveaway! How about creamed raw honey? That sounds amazing, but I would take any of it gladly :)


  45. #
    Seth @ Boy Meets Food — November 5, 2009 @ 11:11 am

    Those dried tart cherries sound awesome! I love trying different flavors of honey. There is a place in Savannah GA, I think it’s called Savannah Bee Co., anyway, they have a honey bar…. you just go down the bar trying different flavors. IT WAS AMAZING!!!

    Great giveaway.


  46. #
    Amanda — November 5, 2009 @ 11:11 am

    First, I just wanted to let you know I love your blog. I found it through Tasty Kitchen and I check it every day now – I especially like the fitness tips you offer – they have given me plenty of ideas on how to change up my gym routine. Thanks!

    Second, it is soooooo hard to choose one product from American Spoon. Since I’m obsessed with everything pumpkin right now, I would love to see what the pumpkin butter tastes like on a nice thick piece of multi-grain toast. But that burnt carmel gelato sounds delicious. Who am I kidding. I could find a use for anything on that site. It all looks fabulous! Thank you for introducting it to me!


  47. #
    Jessica — November 5, 2009 @ 11:41 am

    Aww. You make me wanan go to Michigan. Peach Preserves are may absolute favorite and I make a batch every year but everything at American Spoon looks delicious! :)


  48. #
    Chelsea Talks Smack — November 5, 2009 @ 12:27 pm

    i’m craving raw honey RIGHT THIS MINUTE


  49. #
    Krystal — November 5, 2009 @ 12:56 pm

    Hmmm, the spoon fruit looks great. Especially the strawberry & Black & blue-berry..I love those flavors!



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