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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!!!”

  1. #
    Sean — November 9, 2009 @ 1:34 pm

    My favorite holiday memory is hanging out with the family members on Christmas day opening presents and eating leftovers while reconnecting with my cousins. The Christmas party at night is always fun too!


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    Shauna — November 9, 2009 @ 1:45 pm

    My favorite holiday memory is being in the kitchen with my mother and my sister on Thanksgiving, cooking and baking with “Miracle on 34th Street” playing in the background because for some reason we watch it on Thanksgiving and not Christmas.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


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    Marisa-teakitty42-allingoodfood42 — November 9, 2009 @ 1:58 pm

    I guess my favorite holiday memory was the year I took my daughter to the Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time. She was about six years old and the temp was very cold that morning (Michigan). At the time we were living with my parents and my Mom was up working on dinner for that night. So she helped me make mini sausage biscuits, mini cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate for us to take with us to the parade. I bundled my daughter up in her winter things and we grabbed some blankets and we were off. There was a short wait before the parade started so we happily sat there people watching and eating our warm biscuits and hot chocolate. Too this day that is still the best holiday memory for both of us.


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    Nicole — November 9, 2009 @ 2:10 pm

    My favorite holiday is Christmas Eve. We celebrate with a ton of different kinds of fish and pasta. I loveeee that time of year!


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    Jaime — November 9, 2009 @ 2:12 pm

    My favorite holiday memory is the Christmas my mom told my sister (3 years old) and I (6) that not only was Santa bringing us gifts, but an “Elf” was bringing us a special surprise as well. When we were growing up, my parents divorced and my mother worked nights as a waitress so she could stay at home with us during the day. Needless to say, she didn’t have much to work with during holidays. Both of us got dolls from said Elf that we’d been asking for all year (Baby Bubbles and Tiny Tears, anyone?!). We’d wondered who the Elf was and why s/he only came one year to give us gifts. Years later, my mother told us that the “Elf” was a good family friend who’d pitched in and bought us dolls when my mom was broke. It was such a sweet gesture that will never be forgotten by my sister or me.


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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — November 9, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

    Tweeted it my dear :)


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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — November 9, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

    I’m already a Huge Fan!


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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — November 9, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

    Would like to win this so I can make more raw desserts, of course :) Or just any desserts b/c I love to make sweet treats!


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    Paige (running around normal) — November 9, 2009 @ 2:21 pm

    Gah! I was just saying this weekend how I wish I had a mini food processor!
    My favorite holiday memory is singing Silent Night at the end of Christmas Eve service as a little girl, and getting to blow out the candles they passed out to everyone :)


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    Naomi (onefitfoodie) — November 9, 2009 @ 2:36 pm

    hey lovee!! wow what a great giveawayyy!!!!

    I would LOVE LOVE this machineee…oh the possibilities I could make with this…nut butters, soups, dressings, smoothies mmm

    best holiday season memory would have to be thanksgiving at my grandparents house in florida. This is the one time me and my cousins (on moms side) get together because they don’t live in the us…it is such a magical time!!


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    Umi Hashitsume — November 9, 2009 @ 2:42 pm

    Great blog! This might sound corny, but I’ve had a lot of nice Christmases, but the thing I remember the most of the holidays as a child, was the Mcdonald toys and gift certificates we would buy. I remember there used to be cute ornaments, such as the mice from Cinderella or characters from Lady and the Tramp, that would play music when you pushed on their chest.

    That, for some reason, gives me the warm fuzzies. And really, as much as my mother hated fast food and made great food at home, I loved it. And I loved going there to get those gift certificates and toys.

    But I still have the original Garfield glass cups they were selling… back in the day.


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    Kelly from Bridges and Bites — November 9, 2009 @ 3:14 pm

    OMG, my food processor just broke! (And I just became a fan of your on facebook, because I’m TOTALLY a fan! *smile*)

    One of my favorite Christmas memories comes from when I was aroun eight. I couldn’t read till I was around seven or eight, and it was my mother who taught me to read by taking turns with me while going through all of the Little House on the Prairie books. Finally, I began to get it and after months of agonizing work — my mother taught me to read. To celebrate, we had an entire Christmastime themed around “Little House on the Prairie.” We made popcorn and cranberry strands for the tree, made traditional dishes, paper stars, everything “prairie style” you could think of. She even sewed me a “prairie bonnet” to wear for dress-up, which I believe I still have to do this day.


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    Heather — November 9, 2009 @ 3:17 pm

    My favorite holiday is Christmas, but my favorite holiday memory is of the last Thanksgiving with my grandma before she died of cancer, just being with all my family, enjoying good food, talking, and playing games together. :-)


  14. #
    Heather — November 9, 2009 @ 3:20 pm

    I became a fan of you on Facebook.


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    Jamie Walker — November 9, 2009 @ 3:26 pm

    My favorite holiday memory was the year my niece turned 2. It was probably the first Christmas she sort of had an idea of what was going on, or rather that she was getting presents. She loves shoes and put on pair after pair of pink, glittery, pretty little shoes. I bought her some pink Pumas and a pink track suit. She liked the suit, took one look at the Puma and snarled at me. They weren’t pretty girl party shoes, how dare I?

    All I could do was laugh and think how badly my brother was going to have it. Already into shoes, already a little turd. :)


  16. #
    Heather — November 9, 2009 @ 3:30 pm

    Following you on twitter and tweeted it here: http://twitter.com/BookwormHeather/status/5571004405


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    kay (eating machine) — November 9, 2009 @ 3:45 pm

    we had a family friend who made us orange rolls ever chrismas morning. a while back she moved, but still came to visit, orange rolls in hand, for christmas.
    finally one year she wasn’t going to be in town at all… we wondered what we’d have for christmas breakfast…. until the ups truck showed up and delivered us… orange rolls!
    her daughter makes them now. we still have them ,every year


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    Barbara Bonham — November 9, 2009 @ 3:56 pm

    My grandmother, who raised me, was a dressmaker. After making a wedding ensemble, the remnants were many and she was told to keep them herself.

    After I went to bed, Santa made me a satin robe with lace of ivory….I was 8 and now am 70 and the robe still lives in my Lane cedar chest. Threadbare almost but there just the same. The granddaughters have played dress up with it over the years.


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    Shannon @ bakeandbloom.com — November 9, 2009 @ 4:44 pm

    My favorite holiday memory was the christmas my sister & I recived handmade wooden dollhouses. My mum went to such a lot of effort that year & I can only appreciate now how special it was. We both still have our dollhouses too 16 years later.


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    MollyCookie — November 9, 2009 @ 4:51 pm

    There are so many good memories, but one tradition that we have is to watch It’s a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve before bed. We drink hot tea and get in pjs and sit as a family together. It’s always a great memory.


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    Beth — November 9, 2009 @ 5:07 pm

    Going to my Grandparent’s house every Christmas and just seeing and being around family.


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    Gail Tuckey — November 9, 2009 @ 5:25 pm

    my favorite holiday memories are the ones with my dad before he passed away we would spend Christmas Eve with him then go to my moms the next day.


  23. #
    carolinebee — November 9, 2009 @ 5:35 pm

    Awesome giveaway jessica!!!
    My fave memory, since I”m the only child in my whooole family..is when they’d bust out 2 or 3 phone books every year for me to sit on at the grown ups table :D


  24. #
    Maggie — November 9, 2009 @ 6:18 pm

    Favorite holiday memory is my husband purposing to me.

    Thanks for the giveaway and great blog.


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    Kayce Varney — November 9, 2009 @ 6:48 pm

    My favorite holiday memory is my Grandmother’s Christmas Open Houses. All my Grandma’s neighbors and friends would come over to her house every Christmas Eve and have a big ole party. The adults would mingle and the kids would play. Then afterwards we would all go to Midnight Mass. Memories like this make me miss being a kid!!


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    Lauren — November 9, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

    I don’t have a food processor and would love one! One of my favorite holiday memories was when my husband and I “officially began dating” right before Thanksgiving…I was 16 years old and he was 17! Six years later we are very much happily married and this time of year brings major smiles thinking back to that time.


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    Chrysta — November 9, 2009 @ 7:10 pm

    hhmm my best holiday memory I think is just hanging out with my family and cooking together. Its such a great time!! All the comforting smells and getting to see everyone again. Its the best!


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    kali — November 9, 2009 @ 7:26 pm

    My best memories are always of the food!! It brings us together as a family in the kitchen and then eat what we made. Christmas is the greatest excuse to indugle!!


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    Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries — November 9, 2009 @ 7:58 pm

    Fave holiday memories all involve thanksgiving! it;s my faveeeee


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    Light Delight with TouTou — November 9, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

    best holiday memory? that’s when I was young, the big family – my grandpa, grandma, 4 cousins of my mom’s family, 3 cousins of my Dad’s family, getting today and having a big feast from 3 to 12am. it’s just chatting, drinking, watching the show, and laughing.
    but now my grandpa has passed away and it’s just so hard to get together the big family. I really miss the days when we seat around a hug round table and having that annual dinner!


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    Bianca — November 9, 2009 @ 8:21 pm

    My favorite Holiday memory would have to be Christmas 2006. It was my first Christmas here in California and sadly my mom’s last. I’m very thankful I got to spend time with her here in LA that Christmas. My mom never showed that she was suffering, in fact she decorated the house for Christmas by herself, she insisted on it too. You would have never guessed she was ill!


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    Rosalie — November 9, 2009 @ 9:20 pm

    When I was a little girl, we set out cookies and milk for Santa on Christmas Eve, and every Christmas morning, the cookie plate bore a few big crumbs and the milk glass was empty. One year, we five kids woke up before the sun and rushed out to see that the cookies were gone and the milk still coated the glass. We were so excited about having been so close to seeing Santa that we could hardly contain ourselves. Many years later, my father said he remembered that Christmas well. He and my mother had only just crawled into bed after a late night of assembling and wrapping toys when they heard us out in the living room, squealing with childish delight at the prospect of missing our beloved Santa by only minutes.

    To this day, I can feel the excitement and magic of that predawn morning. I can still see my sleepy parents coming into the living room, grinning at their funny pajama-clad five, jumping and screaming about the happiest Christmas ever.


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    sophia — November 9, 2009 @ 10:24 pm

    Oh dear! I can’t compete against 130 + commenters! WOW!
    Hmm…Favorite holiday season memory is having a build gingerbread houses competition, and losing to 6-year-olds! I swear, the judges were biased!!


  34. #
    Haylee — November 9, 2009 @ 10:40 pm

    Awesome giveaway! My favorite holiday memory is just being with the family, that’s always the best part.

    *I’m holding a giveaway right now, check it out if you want! (Though it definitely doesn’t compete with yours..:)


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    Erin @ Living and Loving In L.A. — November 9, 2009 @ 10:51 pm

    Oh my gosh! What a great giveaway! I’ve wanted one of these my whole life and I’m NOT kidding!!!
    My favorite Holiday memory is every year at Thanksgiving my family and I share the highs and lows of the year and what we are thankful for. Once we have shared the “highs” no one remembers the “lows”, no matter how “low” they were. I am very blessed and fortunate to have my family and I thank God for them every single day! Can’t wait for Thanksgiving this year, it’s my favorite holiday!!!


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    Erin @ Living and Loving In L.A. — November 9, 2009 @ 10:51 pm

    I also became a fan of yours on Facebook!!!!


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    Andria at Veg is Sexy — November 9, 2009 @ 10:54 pm

    My cousin and I are 12 days apart so usually we celebrate our birthdays together. We used to take turns blowing out the candles, but when we were turning 5 he decided to be a JERK and blow them out on my turn too! I turned to him and slapped him HARD across the face. Everyone gasped and started yelling at me, so then I started crying and ran out while he sat there making faces and sticking his fingers in the cake.


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    Emily — November 10, 2009 @ 5:57 am

    My favorite holiday memory was the Christmas that showed me how truly selfless and generous people are during the holidays. Two days before Christmas when I was in high school, my house burned down. The community immediately took my family underwing. We spent Christmas in a hotel room, but we were all together and safe– and surrounded by letters, cards, well wishes, and two hotel rooms full of gifts for all of us (there are four kids and two parents, and a dog). The Red Cross brought us small gifts and necessities; our church brought us support; the school gym became a place for a donation drive. My favorite gift was a bag of coins from a group of kids who went Christmas caroling to raise money. The day the house burned down was traumatizing and sad and still breaks my heart sometimes, but I learned a valuable lesson about how supportive and loving people really are.


    • Lauren — November 10th, 2009 @ 10:29 am

      Emily, so sorry to hear that happened to your family. It is always wonderful to hear stories of kindness, generosity, and love. What a HUGE blessing that you all were ok!


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    collins — November 10, 2009 @ 6:01 am

    I have many wonderful memories of holidays!! I am the mother of four beautiful daughters and after many years in a unhappy and unhealthy marriage I left. The holidays were approaching and I was so unsure how it would be in that I now live in a VERY SMALL house with only two bedrooms and one BATH. My girls are older but everyone was coming home…We had the most wonderful few days all together..we had pump up beds, bathrooms full of female stuff but the love we all shared that Christmas and have continued when we all get together is the most precious memory a mother has …we don’t need big houses or alot of stuff..we just need each other and that first Christmas was the beginning of many girl filled times together…our blessing for each other is “bless the food before us, the love between us and the family beside us” I am so blessed to have these wonderful children in my life!!


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    Kelly — November 10, 2009 @ 6:18 am

    My favorite holiday memory is getting so nervous that Santa did not come on Christmas day. My parents would make me and my sister wait upstairs and build suspense as we sat impatiently wondering if we would have any presents waiting for us or not. As nervous as I was, the fear of not knowing always built excitement, and I loved it every year.


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    Amanda — November 10, 2009 @ 7:00 am

    WOW! Great giveaway. I seriously am so bad at this kind of memory recall stuff… so can I just say that they are all a blessing? :)



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    Lizzy — November 10, 2009 @ 7:11 am

    My favorite holiday memory is Thanksgiving cookie baking!


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    brandi — November 10, 2009 @ 7:49 am

    my favorite holiday is always spending the day in the kitchen on Thanksgiving. Making salads, veggies, the turkey…baking pies and other desserts…coffee brewing on the counter top, the parade on in the living room. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and always has been.


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    Gelareh @ Orange Truffle — November 10, 2009 @ 8:17 am

    My favorite holiday memeory is the first Christmas that my husband and I hosted in our house. We enjoyed the whole month getting ready for our out of town guests… From decorating the house while drinking wine and listening to Christmas music, to baking 5 cakes, variouse cookies and the actual Christmas dinner with tons of yummy veggies.


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    linda — November 10, 2009 @ 8:37 am

    family& dear friends @ the holidays…@ any holiday is truly something to treasure.
    from my youth to the present time: love, comfort food & those you hold dear are most important & most memorable.


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    Madeleine @ Notes On A Page — November 10, 2009 @ 8:54 am

    I heart Cuisinart.

    I think my favorite holiday memory was when my mother made us a beautiful chicken pot pie. Handmade crust and all. She carved a little design into the upper crust and it was just so elegant — culinary art. On the way to the oven with her masterpiece, she tripped and the whole thing went flying into the wall. Somehow she managed to piece is all back together, and it ended up being the most delicious — if slightly messy — pot pie we’d ever eaten.


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    Katie — November 10, 2009 @ 9:33 am

    my favorite holiday memory is of being a little girl and still believing in santa… until my oldest sister told me that mom and dad got me the easy-bake, not santa… but it was okay, because i still had my EASY-BAKE to play with!!! i still remember making warm gooey brownies in that thing!


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    Beth — November 10, 2009 @ 9:35 am

    I became a fan on facebook.


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    Suzy — November 10, 2009 @ 9:47 am

    One of my favorite memories is a recent thanksgiving. My sister and her husband and 3 dogs came to my brothers house, as did my hubby and I and our 5 dogs. My bro had 4 dogs at that time. So if you are counting, that is 6 adults and 12 hounds! All the people gathered in the kitchen watching the carving of the bird as well as the hounds keeping a keen eye on it! There are several of those dogs that aren’t with us anymore and just the sight of so many and all getting along was just great!


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    Georgie Fear RD — November 10, 2009 @ 9:57 am

    I would love the processor too!!!!!

    But thats besides the point! My favorite thanksgiving memory was soon after my husband and I first met. He’s from Europe, and my family all lives far away, so we decided to take advantage of having no family commitments whatsoever and run off on a road trip. We drove from NJ to Acadia National Park in Maine and got lobsters for Thanksgiving dinner. We stayed at an adorable little B&B and it was just so cute and non-traditional that it’s always stuck with me. Now of course we do the turkey and fixin’s route at our home and have fallen back into the traditional thanksgiving, but that first offbeat holiday was a real keeper memory! :)

    Georgie Fear RD



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