Thursday, October 7, 2010

Giveaway!!! (and a Savory Muffin Recipe)

EDIT: Giveaway is now closed! Thanks for your comments, winner will be announced shortly!

Do you guys remember that great website I talked about a few weeks ago? You know, the one with everything from bed sets to wine glasses to coffee grinders? That's right,
CSN Stores! Do you also remember I told you I was going to host a giveaway sponsored by CSN Stores? Well, today's the day!!! Aren't you guys lucky you know me?

Alright, so one lucky Canadian or US resident (sorry, dear international readers!) is going to win a 125$, yes you read right, 125$ gift certificate (cannot be used on shipping or international costs) to be used on ANY of CSN's stores! Imagine what you could get with 125$ and all that choice! Too many exclamation marks, I know I'm just too excited. Way too much excitement for me since last week, whew!

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post. It's that easy! And for a bonus entry, you can "like" And then I do the Dishes on Facebook! Did I mention I have a Facebook page now? No? Well, look at the right column and you'll see a nice little box where you can "like" And then I do the Dishes. Then, come back and leave another comment telling me the name you use on Facebook so I can check you really "liked" the page. To be fair, I really will have to check. So be nice! You'll have until Thursday October 14th, 2010 at midnight (Daylight Savings Time) to enter the giveaway. Winner will then be chosen at random and will be announced on Friday October 15th, 2010.


Since I didn't include a recipe in my previous post, I just had to share one with you today. It has nothing to do with the giveaway, I just love these little Savory Muffins! I hope you enjoy them too!

Savory Muffins

These can be endlessly adapted with the ingredients of your choice. Change the cheese, use cooked chicken instead of ham, thyme instead of basil; use your favorite ingredients.

1 1/2 cups (215g) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (65g) whole wheat flour
1 tbsp (10g) baking powder
1 tsp (5g) kosher salt
1/2 tsp (3g)baking soda
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup (130g) Mamirolle cheese, cubed
1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
2 eggs
3 tbsp olive oil, or the oil the sun-dried tomatoes were packed in
1 cup (300g) fat free sour cream
1/4 cup (40g) oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2 cup (75g) Black Forest Ham, chopped small

Preheat your oven to 400F. Butter a 12-cup muffin tin or line with paper cups and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper. Add the cubed cheese and chopped fresh basil and toss to coat; set aside.

In another bowl, mix together the eggs, oil and sour cream. Pour over the dry ingredients, mix lightly, then fold in the sun-dried tomatoes and the ham. Don't over mix.
Spoon the batter into your prepared muffin tin and bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffins comes out clean. Let the muffins cool in the tin for about 5 minutes then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.

These are wonderful served with a salad or with crudités for a light lunch.


Giveaway Details Recap: Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents only. The prize, consisting of a 125$ gift certificate is provided by CSN Stores and cannot be used to pay for shipping or international charges. Contest is open from Thursday October 7th, 2010 until Thursday October 14th, 2010 (Midnight DST).
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84 comments:

Melly said...

I liked you on FB (Mellisa Willis).

Melly said...

I love muffins. Thanks!

JuLo said...

I love the sound of your savory muffins! Pretty healthy and lots of flavor. Yum!

JuLo said...

I like you on FB! As Julie Bourbon. :)

suburban prep said...

Oh I took a copy of the recipe.
This looks like something my husband would love.
Thank you.

Shari said...

Yay, giveaway!

Ginny said...

so nice to see you posting more! I also liked you on fb! :)

Cheryl said...

These look wonderful! Great for breakfast on the run.

raych said...

Those look delicious!

raych said...

I liked you! As Rachel Krueger.

Natasha said...

I am a new reader,stumbled across thislovely blog whilst searching for a book:0)
muffins are my favorite breakfast,the sweeter the better:0)
please enter me!
cheers

Natasha said...

just liked you on facebook:0)
ANd i meant to say the sweeter the better so hopefully this yummy sounding recipe will change that and save me some dentist visits:0)

Jessica said...

I love giveaways! And muffins!

The College Baker said...

Cheese and basil in muffins?! Oh man that's exciting. Thanks for doing such an awesome giveaway :)

bunkercomplex said...

Love this recipe, will have to make it this weekend!

mamipdx said...

i love savory baked goods!
great giveaway!
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Ashley said...

I liked your facebook :) Pick me Pick me!!! <3

Christine said...

YUM! I love baking muffins and that recipe sounds amazing - a good twist on my normal breakfast-y muffins. Great giveaway thanks!

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shirley said...

Going to try the muffins, look so good.
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Mom2anutball said...

Your muffins look amazing!
Thanks for the giveaway, I love CSN stores!

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Michele F said...

I enjoy savory muffins and am eager to make these.

Deanna G. said...

Count me in for the giveaway! :)

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I "like" And then I do the Dishes on Facebook "Deanna Gentry"

Nive said...

awesome giveaway..thanks..love to win it..

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katychick said...

X-mas is coming - thanks for the great giveaway
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Tracy R said...

Thanks for the giveaway. If I win this, I'd be able to get my new cake pan that I've been wanting and start my Christmas shopping!

Elaine said...

I'd love to win this! Thank you!

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Elaine said...

I'd love to win this! Thank you!

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Kristen said...

Those muffins look delicious!

...and CSN has lots of great stuff!!

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Norma said...

Those Savory Muffins make me hungry! And I'd love to win the CSN card :)
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LAMusing said...

What an awesome giveaway - thanks!
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Lucie said...

These sound great for brunch--they're so versatile, you could add a million spices to make a different version each time.

Lois said...

Hi and Happy Weekend! :) Well, I love muffins, but I'm not the type to make them, so alas, one's not bound to find these in a store. But sure looks good! :)

Lois
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debbie said...

Those muffins look really good.
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Danetta said...

The muffins look wonderful! I love black forest ham so I am sure they are delicious!
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Danetta said...

I liked you on Facebook
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

what an amazing giveaway. my mom would LOVE to get some new cutlery, I know.

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floating said...

the muffins look great. i love csn stores
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Wendi P said...

Can't wait to make these muffins! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

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Tabathia said...

I wish delicious muffins like these didn't have so many ingredients
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barbara.montyj said...

The muffins look scrumptious!
Thanks so much for the giveaway.
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Sarah Jaye said...

I want to eat this for breakfast. It looks BEYOND delicious, I can't wait to try it out!

susitravl said...

Great Giveaway and great recipe!

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Alyssa said...

recipe looks great!

thatlittlehouse said...

Thanks for having such a generous giveaway! CNN Stores has so many fabulous things I'd love to have!

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mandala said...

What an awesome giveaway! I love CSN and thanks for the chance :)
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Nina said...

Just started reading your blog...I love food blogs!! thanks for this offer and PS: the muffins look like something I will be making very soon.

Nina said...

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Shanna said...

The Muffins look amazing! =]

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Shanna said...

"LIKE" your blog on Facebook.
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coriwestphal said...

Oh they look delicious! Yum!

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MommyWantsToRead said...

OH my gosh seriously? what a great giveaway! I already know what I would spend it on


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An Out of Town Mom said...

These muffins look great!

An Out of Town Mom said...

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Jenna Wood said...

Thanks for the chance!

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Carol W. said...

I'd love to do some shopping at CSN!
The muffins sound delish. I'll be trying them out soon.

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Liz said...

Those muffins look super good! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Tiffany Christie said...

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Debbie said...

I love savory muffins! These look great. And great giveaway!
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Hippie4ever said...

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carmen said...

I'd love to win! thanks!

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carmen said...

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grace said...

doh--just missed deadline, but i wanted to say that your muffins are awesomely-shaped and sound delicious!

Amber said...

I love sweet muffins but one or two savory ones for a morning on the run will keep me going for a while. These are great looking.
You seemed to enjoy the table setting posts I did the last 2 years. Although I didn't do a table this time I have began this years posts today and for a few days. Peek if you are interested again. There were some nice ideas.

Mary said...

Those sound an look delicious!!

Great blog; happy I found you!

Mary xo
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Savory muffins looks delicious! I can't wait to make them at home. We own a Wall Mirrors ecommerce site and are always looking for great content to share and help inspire. Thanks.

Dining Table Gal said...

Yammy! Its so delicious Thanks for the Savory Muffins Recipe.

Anonymous said...

very informative..you cannot imagine how your recipe has opened my eyes on a new perspective especially those with the 'not so common' ingredients..thank you!!