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Le Creuset Valentine’s Day GIVEAWAY!

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Happy Tuesday, Noshers!  Today, I’m super excited to share an early Valentine’s Day post and spread some Valentine’s Day cheer with a few recipes and a GIVEAWAY!  This year, I’m partnering with Le Creuset to highlight a few of their adorably drool-worthy Valentine’s Day offerings – such as the petite heart cocotte and the slightly larger heart cocotteI looooove my two Le Creuset Dutch ovens and a heart-shaped addition is just out of this world! I mean, just look at this: Continue Reading

GIVEAWAY: My FreshDirect Food Crushes AND a $50 FreshDirect Gift Card!

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Happy FRIDAY, Noshers!  Long time no post!  But what better way to kick off my return than with a post dedicated to one of my favorite food services – FreshDirect, plus a GIVEAWAY! As part of FreshDirect‘s Month of Love (#FDLove, oooOOOoooh), I’m collaborating with this delicious company to share my favorite FreshDirect “food crushes.”  Man oh man, I have a TON of food crushes, but for the sake of brevity I’m highlighting my top five FreshDirect food crushes.  You ready? Let’s dig in.

1. Montauk Pearls Farm-Raised Oysters

montauk-pearls-oysters-freshdirectPhoto Source for all photos in this post: FreshDirect

I appreciate a good oyster happy hour as much as the next person, but there is an undeniably gratifying, Rosie the Riveter type satisfaction from shucking your own oysters at home.  I’ve ordered these Montauk Pearls several times, and they are tender, briny, and luxurious.   I get a dozen at a time and don’t share! Ha!  One does not always have to share, especially when it comes to oysters.  Which reminds me, it might be time to upgrade from my butter knife/flathead screwdriver combo to an actual oyster knife. Hmmm….. Continue Reading

Holiday GIVEAWAY: Paderno 4-BLADE Spiralizer!

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Happy Holidays, Noshers!  The past few weeks (and upcoming weeks) have been full of parties, eating, getting-together, and of course general merriment.  What’s on your holiday bakelist? OR more importantly, your holiday eatlist??

Today I’m super excited to be giveaway one of my FAVORITE products from the past year – the Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer!  If you follow along on the BAN blog, you’ll know that this little device has changed my life.  The Spiralizer has resulted in my eating a lot more vegetables (as a former avowed veggie-averse foodie, this is huge) in the form of “zoodles”, or zucchini noodles.  I’ve also used the Spiralizer to make apple chips, baked potato chips, curly fries and much more. It’s like a Playdoh toy for adults, except the finished product is much more delicious.

But don’t take MY word for it – try it for yourself!  Thanks to the lovely folks at Paderno, I am giving away TWO of the newest Spiralizer model – the four-blade version!  The four-blade Spiralizer was just released in September, and features the newest blade that makes angel hair, yum!

Two of my favorite go-to recipes with the Spiralizer are zucchini noodles with avocado cream sauce: Continue Reading

GIVEAWAY! Top of the Rock Tickets and Rockefeller Center Dining Cash :)

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View of my beautiful city from Top of the Rock

(Source: Top of the Rock)

Happy Monday, Noshers!  I am super excited that it is Thanksgiving week!  Yes, I know the holiday is only one day long, but why limit yourself? In my family, the holiday means giving thanks for family, loved ones, food, and sweatpants. Yes, sweatpants.  We take this occasion seriously.  Today I’m excited to share the first of several holiday GIVEAWAYS I’ll be hosting until the end of the year.  I’m happy to share the holiday cheer with you all, as long as you’re happy receiving it! 🙂

Today’s giveaway is sponsored by… Continue Reading