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You have heard me talk about my most favorite kitchen gadget numerous times.

I use it almost every day – from making crab cakes, to protein pancakes and beyond. I use it to chop veggies and make fruit salsa.


To show my appreciation to all of my wonderful readers, I am giving away this guy to one lucky reader:



It should arrive just in time for Thanksgiving, and hopefully will make cooking for this Holiday season a bit more fun. :)


If you already have a mini food processor – this would make an excellent gift!


To enter, leave a comment telling me your best holiday season memory. Contest ends Wednesday, November 11th at 12 noon.

You can earn an extra entry by following me on Twitter and tweeting about this giveaway.

You can earn an extra entry by becoming a fan on Facebook.


Thanks to all of my wonderful readers! :)



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223 Responses to “My Favorite Kitchen Gadget Giveaway!!!”

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    Jessie (Vegan-minded) — November 9, 2009 @ 9:35 am

    Wow, what a great giveaway! My favorite holiday memories involve being with family, eating delicious food, and just relaxing as much as possible. :)


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    Christina — November 9, 2009 @ 9:36 am

    My favorite holiday memory is the Christmas party on the last Saturday before Christmas, they’ve been held since before I was born. It’s all about delicious food and visiting with family/family friends. When we were all younger we would decorate a giant tree together and since I was the younget I would get to put the topper on and then we would sing carols. Definately warm fuzzy memories!


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    Mara @ What's For Dinner? — November 9, 2009 @ 9:36 am

    Favorite holiday memory (and tradition): Standing in the kitchen at my mom’s or mom’s friend’s house and picking the crispy turkey skin (the bacon of the poultry world) off the turkey, and mashing the heck out of the potatoes.


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    Jessica — November 9, 2009 @ 9:37 am

    My favorite holiday memory is every year watching my son open his Christmas gifts and seeing the excitement of the holidays in his eyes. There is nothing like it!!


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    jennifer — November 9, 2009 @ 9:39 am

    Waking up on Thanksgiving morning and watching the Macys parade while enjoying pumpkin bread and coffee. Great way to kick off the holidays!


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    JK — November 9, 2009 @ 9:43 am

    OMG I’ve been thinking about purchasing one of these!!!! :D:D [cross fingers]

    My favorite holiday memory would have to be the year I was 7 and spending Christmas Eve with the entire family (aunts, uncles, and cousins included). We had to rent out an entire restaurant because of how large our family is. There was a giant Christmas tree and piles of gifts. The adults danced and the kids played games. We never did it again after that year… there were just too many kids to buy gifts for I guess :) but I’ll always remember that Christmas!

    I’ve also tweeted !! : http://twitter.com/cookiesntea

    ~ JK ~


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    Seth @ Boy Meets Food — November 9, 2009 @ 9:45 am

    My favorite holiday memory is one that happened every year while my sister and I were growing up. We would always be excited about Christmas, eager to open our presents, and we begged my Grandmother to let us open just ONE present early. Every year, she would let us open ONE present, but the stipulation was that she got to decide. The present was not a toy, but was always a customized ornament for the tree, with our names either painted/engraved along with the year. Looking back, I have no idea how we fell for this EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR, but I can truly appreciate those ornaments now, and they bring back those memories every year as I decorate my Christmas tree.


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    MaryZ — November 9, 2009 @ 9:50 am

    Christmas time has always been a favorite time for me. Growing up my whole family would go to midnight mass on Christmas Eve and then go home to open presents. Then we would all sleep late on Christmas morning and enjoy a huge brunch.


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    Holly — November 9, 2009 @ 9:50 am

    ahhhhhh i need to win this! this would revolutionalize my life!

    my fave holiday memory…i think it was the year i got my beloved 80’s colored windsuit and christmas troll doll. i know that sounds lame, but man, i remember thinking just how awesome that christmas was :)


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    ErinsFoodFiles — November 9, 2009 @ 9:55 am

    My favorite holiday memory was the year my baby brother was born on Dec 21st and got to come home right before Christmas Eve! Best Christmas present ever!


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    Ellen Beck — November 9, 2009 @ 9:57 am

    Favorite Christmas memory would have to be when my Mom dressed as Santa Claus for the Head Start toy giveaway. My Mom was short & round and made a wonderful St. Nick! That year, I got recruited to be an ‘elf’ it was so much fun giving toys to kids who might not have had nice things and we all kept laughing because Mom’s elf, was 6″ taller than she was! She had a great sense of humor, and I swear her eyes twinkled like Santa so much, it made me wonder if she really was St. Nick :)


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    Ellen Beck — November 9, 2009 @ 9:57 am

    I follow you On Twitter (tannawings)


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    Ellen Beck — November 9, 2009 @ 9:58 am
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    patty herbert — November 9, 2009 @ 10:00 am

    I think my best was finding out on Christmas Eve that I was pregnant with my last child. It was the best gift ever.


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    Ellen Beck — November 9, 2009 @ 10:00 am

    Oh, fan on Facebook- its with my name-Ellen


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    patty herbert — November 9, 2009 @ 10:01 am
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    Joy — November 9, 2009 @ 10:10 am

    My favorite holiday memory is Valentine’s day (can that count?) When my mom would make EVERYTHING heart shaped – pancakes for breakfast, meatloaf and beets for dinner.


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    Biz — November 9, 2009 @ 10:11 am

    I would love one of these – there are just sometimes when I don’t feel like pulling out my 30 pound food processor!

    My favorite part of Christmas every year aren’t the presents, or the food – but just looking around and taking time to appreciate all the people in my life – my kids are growing up so fast, and soon will be gone. :(


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    Mellissa — November 9, 2009 @ 10:11 am

    Great giveaway, My favorite holiday memories are the new ones I create each year traveling to a far away land for thanksgiving.


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    Aaron Greenwood — November 9, 2009 @ 10:15 am

    My best holiday memory{ies} are the ones since I started attending the holidays with my now husband. My parents always hated family stuff and we always lived far from family. So it was just the 4 of us and I had always longed for big family events at this time of year. my parents no longer speak to me, its disheartening. However I still have plenty of great family behind me on my husbands side. I look forward to the holidays with all of them because they just love one another and embrace what the holidays are really about. Now I have three little girls and I love that they will always know the meaning of this. I love that they will never grow up wishing it wasnt just like another dinner and that they werent seeing people they are missing. So if I win this, I would love to use it to whip up something yummy to take to my families celebration. Also I have a little food processor that my sister in law LOVES, so I will happily gift it to her for all the babysitting she does in a pinch. I hope I win! Thanks for the giveaway either way. But if I were to win you would make two peoples day :)


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    Sana — November 9, 2009 @ 10:15 am

    :) Fav holiday memory has to be when I dropped the oven mitt in the oven while checking in on the turkey. Hehehe I don’t do ovens.


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    Aaron Greenwood — November 9, 2009 @ 10:15 am

    new facebook fan :)


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    Kristen @ SimplySavor — November 9, 2009 @ 10:15 am

    omg omg omg! i’ve been wanting one of these for FOREVER!! what an amazing giveaway! my best holiday memory is going around a table of 40+ family members at thanksgiving and telling what each of us are grateful for :) thanks for the giveaway, hope i win!


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    TONIE — November 9, 2009 @ 10:16 am



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    Y — November 9, 2009 @ 10:21 am

    A food processor of any size would make my (culinary) life complete. Best memory = going out to eat japanese food on Christmas Eve every year with my family. Yum


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    Barbara Kiebel — November 9, 2009 @ 10:30 am

    Despite the years of going Christmas crazy and loving it all, the decorations, the food, the company; the one most precious memory I have is of helping my Grandma make Pecan Butter Balls. She was my first inspiration in learning to cook and getting to spend time with just her before every holiday was something I looked forward to each year; me…just me and not my five brothers and sisters!

    Eventually the task became mine to do so that she would have some for her holiday and family visits and her passing has not stopped me from fulfilling that memory. I don’t care how busy I am, what my plans are for the holiday or whether I’m even too sick to cook or eat; I have made those same cookies now every Christmas since I was that child at her side and I take a moment each Christmas Eve to have one and think of her, Lizette Bathe; my most precious memory of Christmas.


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    JW — November 9, 2009 @ 10:34 am

    A food processor is on my wish list! My favorite memories of christmas are just spending time with my family. To this day my parents still set out gifts from “Santa” for me and my brother even though we are 24 and 18!! My parents always work hard to make christmas special for us.


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    JW — November 9, 2009 @ 10:35 am

    I tweeted for you! (@butterjessfly)


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    Auntie Ann — November 9, 2009 @ 10:38 am

    Hi Jessica Lee,
    I already have a mini processor your Uncle Chuck left here so he could process food for Christopher when he visits, so I will decline the prize even though I know my memory would win for sure since I’m your favorite Aunt…..
    My favorite memory is the year your Uncle Tom, Katie, Tommy and I decided to fly from our home in San Diego to Pittsburgh for Christmas. Our hearts were always in Pittsburgh for Christmas but this time we had saved up enough to fly our family there. The grandparents, Aunts/Uncles, etc. had no idea we were coming.
    With Santa hats on our heads, we tiptoed through the snow (we didn’t own boots!) to your Grandma’s front door and started singing Jingle Bells. She couldn’t believe her eyes, called to Grandpa, and of course there was lots of hugging and kissing all around. Since we were your “Presents” that year, we sat under the Christmas tree with our Santa hats on and waited for you and your family to notice us when you arrived. What fun we had! Late that night after everyone had gone to bed, I heard my bedroom door slide open a crack and grandpa whisper to grandma, “I just had to check and make sure they were really here, I thought it was a dream.” That was the last time we were all together on Christmas…cards, phone calls, emails, etc. are always nice but there is nothing like putting your arms around those you love…what a gift!
    Love you


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    coco — November 9, 2009 @ 10:40 am

    best holiday season memory = when I was a kid, for chinese new year all the family gets together in one uncle’s home and we spend 7 days together, eating festival food, playing cards and watch TV, it was so good to be with the whole family! :)


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    Karie — November 9, 2009 @ 10:41 am

    Hmmm. I guess it would be last November. My mother visited me from Montana (I live in Boston) and I cooked a turkey dinner for her and my boyfriend. My Mom was crying at the end of the night – she said she couldn’t believe how grown up I was since I was able to make a holiday meal by myself!


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    Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) — November 9, 2009 @ 10:41 am

    I was always the first one up… and I loved waking my brothers up to see what Santa left us in our stockings before my parents got up! :)


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    Karie — November 9, 2009 @ 10:42 am

    I’m also a fan on Facebook.


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    Chris — November 9, 2009 @ 10:45 am

    My favorite Holiday memory was going to my grandparents for Christmas Eve, we would always have the family over and the adults would play cards while the kids all watched Christmas movies. During the evening my dad would sneak out and drive back home and fill our stockings so that we all knew santa had come at midnight. In the morning we would go to mass and then have breakfast with the other side of our family. It was a wonderful time of the year.


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    Shelly (Experimental Culinary Pursuits) — November 9, 2009 @ 10:46 am

    Wow, what a great give-away! My favorite holiday memory involves my immigrant parents serving Chinese Hot-Pot at every western holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter). It’s their way to celebrate with their new friends here, but still honor their old food traditions!


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    Stephanie — November 9, 2009 @ 11:01 am

    Ummm awesome giveaway girl!! My fave holiday memory includes being in the kitchen with my mom and cooking up a storm on Christmas Eve… lots of wine flowing and great times with family. Nothing beats it :)


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    Kelly Winn — November 9, 2009 @ 11:09 am

    Oh man, you have no idea how much I need one of these! My favorite holiday memories involve spending time with family and friends- and getting presents as a kid (okay fine, still now haha). I am going to tweet about this too!


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    Theresa — November 9, 2009 @ 11:17 am

    Hands down…my favorite holiday memory was Thanksgiving 2002, when my son was able to come home from North Carolina where he was stationed in the army. Yes, this army mom cried her eyes out, when her baby boy walked in the door in his uniform. This memory still brings tears to my eyes! A great time was had by all…especially me!


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    Diana — November 9, 2009 @ 11:36 am

    My fav holiday memory is definitely waking up right after midnight on christmas day (from christmas eve to christmas day), going to my parents bedroom and seeing their bed full (and I mean FULL) of gifts. I still believed in Santa Claus and I remember being so excited. Also, putting my shoe under the chimney for Santa Claus. Christmas has always been an important holiday for us. It’s just the whole spirit of it, I don’t know. :)

    Btw, became your fan on facebook! :)


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    Nicole (dishin') — November 9, 2009 @ 11:37 am

    My food processor just broke so this would be amazing! My favorite holiday memory is waking up really early as a kid and going through my stocking. I wasn’t able to open presents until after 6:00 am! I love being with my immediate family early in the morning with our pjs on.


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    Meg @ Be Fit Be Full — November 9, 2009 @ 11:43 am

    That is a tough one! My favorite holiday season memory may be when my family to a trip to the Bahamas for Christmas rather than celebrating Christmas at home with lots of presents. It was so nice and relaxing!


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    Cat — November 9, 2009 @ 11:45 am
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    Kaytee — November 9, 2009 @ 11:54 am

    Your aunt’s comment made me tear up!

    My favorite holiday memory is 6 years ago the year my uncle got married and brought two step-cousins into our family. It had just been the four of us cousins for so long, and now we had two more. (They had literally only been married 2 weeks before.) My little sister helped put together a quick play of A Christmas Carol with our two new family members and my other two cousins (I’m a bit older than they are) and she made them all feel very welcome into our family. It was the beginning of the Christmas Eve talent shows at my grandparent’s house. : )


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    Jen Logan — November 9, 2009 @ 11:56 am

    My favorite holiday memory was last year with our newborn baby.


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    Shevon — November 9, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

    My favorite holiday memory is the last time I was back home for Christmas…1995! It is a long and expensive trip from Chicago to Hawaii for a family of 5, so we have to create our own family memories here. Sob, I miss my family.


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    Sarena — November 9, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

    My favorite holiday memory is the first Thanksgiving dinner my husband and I made together in our first home. There is nothing like the feeling of cooking a meal like that for the first time!


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    Sarena — November 9, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

    I became a fan on facebook!


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    Molly P. — November 9, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

    My favorite memory is the feeling I would get Christmas Eve night before Santa would come. My parents say I would go into confession mode—apologizing for all of the things I had done that year in fear that I would get nothing the next morning. That feeling quickly went away on Christmas morning when I saw that “Santa” really did love me and forgave me for being mean to my brother and sisters!


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    K — November 9, 2009 @ 1:32 pm

    Thanks for offering this giveaway! Pumpkin pie (or any holiday dessert) is always the highlight of my holiday memories :-)


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    Dee — November 9, 2009 @ 1:32 pm

    My favorite holiday memory is the very 1st Thanksgiving I went home after moving to California (1996). I missed my family and they missed me. We had dishes reprentative of our combined cultures and even took a family walk afterwards. That year was the 1st of many more Thanksgivings as it has become the “non-negotiable” holiday plan.



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