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Joseph & Joseph Giveaway

August 6, 2010

Congrats to Lindsay, who said, “My favorite thing to make is hearty fall and winter soups. Potato, vegetable, french onion and cauliflower soup. Warm, filling soup … yummy!” She’s winning a set of Elevate kitchen utensils.

And congrats to Amanda, who won the nesting prep bowls. Her favorite meal is, “kabobs! Yum! So simple! So tasty! So easy!”

Thanks to everyone who left a comment! Remember you can subscribe to the Goods via RSS and get a heads up for all our future contests and giveaways.

Happy Friday everyone! In lieu of our usual Friday Scavenger Hunt and in honor of National Inventors month, we’re giving away a set of elevate kitchen utensils and a set of nesting prep bowls from innovative designers Joseph & Joseph!

To enter is easy. All you have to do is leave a comment telling us what your favorite dish to make is. Make sure to leave your email address and name when you submit a comment (Don’t worry, your email address won’t be public – It’s just so that we can contact you.) Also, leave your twitter name if you have one!

Wait there’s more! If you want to triple your chances, tweet your comment to @uncommongoods and leave a comment under the post on our Facebook wall for up to two additional entries. Everything must be posted before 12 noon ET on Sunday. We’ll announce the lucky winners on Monday.

Happy Friday!

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  • Reply Sandra M. Stacey August 6, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Chicken Broccoli and Ziti!

  • Reply Annie August 6, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Favorite meal to make: bean and cheese enchilladas. A yummy vegetarian dish and even meat eaters love!

  • Reply Cat Nicol August 6, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Sugar Cookies! I make them into race car shapes and take them to the Iowa Speedway with me!

  • Reply Parris August 6, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Curry chicken! Yum!

  • Reply Sharon Howell August 6, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Chicken Divan. So yummy!

  • Reply Stacy Kearney August 6, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Logan County Cheeseburgers.

  • Reply Alicia August 6, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Love my Linguine with garlic, shrimp, oregano, and olive oil…served w/ side romaine and veggie salad!

  • Reply Jeff Comeau August 6, 2010 at 10:35 am

    two greens, no purple? Awe…

    My favorite dish to make is mac and cheese 🙂

  • Reply Caitlin P. August 6, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I like to make Artichoke & Spinach Cheesy Pasta Casserole. It is easy and so good! Thank you so much for the chance to win!!

    Good luck to all!

  • Reply Kim W August 6, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I make some rockin’ homemade strawberry shortcakes! SO much better than those store-bought spongy things with 5-year shelf lives. 😉

  • Reply Raistlin August 6, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Muffins that taste like Donuts! Seriously they taste just like donuts and are baked not fried!

  • Reply Caitlin Perkinson August 6, 2010 at 10:37 am



  • Reply AEVande August 6, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I love to make a slow cooker meal! Is nice to have a hot food waiting for you when you get home!

  • Reply Missy August 6, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Yummmmm! all this stuff is making me hungry!

  • Reply Anna August 6, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Spinach pie (with lots of mushrooms and cheese). Yum!

  • Reply hminnesota August 6, 2010 at 10:38 am

    vegetable- olive oil pasta

  • Reply AEVande August 6, 2010 at 10:39 am

  • Reply Anne Zauderer August 6, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Pizza … Italiano-style … thin crust with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil.

  • Reply marisa August 6, 2010 at 10:41 am

    tied b/w tonkatsu and mexican casserole. mmmmmm…..

  • Reply meg August 6, 2010 at 10:41 am

    i love baking, so cupcakes, muffins, and cookies are my fave things to bake & eat. i have food allergies so i have to make a lot of foods myself instead of buying them in a store. thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply Jessica August 6, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Stew made from leftovers. All it takes is some beef or chicken and the leftover veggies from the past few days. A super cheap, but good meal for college students.

  • Reply Heather August 6, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Pasta with roasted red peppers, sausage, tomatoes, garlic and lots of rosemary.

  • Reply Marie B August 6, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I love cooking – but a favorite? That’s hard! Shahi korma (lamb in cream and almond sauce) is a fav.

  • Reply Liz Dentzer August 6, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Love making chimichurri marinated steak sandwhiches especially in the summer! I use fresh parsley and cilantro from the garden for the chimichurri and nice fresh crusty bread for the sandwiches!

  • Reply Ann P August 6, 2010 at 10:45 am

    so many choices….but definitely homemade ice cream

  • Reply Thom H August 6, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Vegan corn bread and homemade baked beans. Drool.

  • Reply Elana August 6, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Jamie Oliver’s pot roasted sweet and sour chicken. OMG, so good, and the kids love the (all veggie) sauce. Nom.

  • Reply Frances August 6, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Spanish yellow rice and broiled pork chops. Delicious

  • Reply Jennifer August 6, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Brussels Sprouts, Garlic and Cannellini Beans simmered in a little veggie broth.

  • Reply Peggy Corson August 6, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Red beans and rice….quick, easy and yummy!

  • Reply Kath August 6, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Pancakes! They put everyone in a good mood.

  • Reply Heather August 6, 2010 at 10:53 am

    My favorite dish to make is Chicken Enchilada Casserole. Super easy, delicious, AND healthy, the trifecta!!

  • Reply Heather August 6, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Roast chicken with veggies and mashed potatoes with gravy.

    YUM YUM!!!!


  • Reply Laurel Ramos August 6, 2010 at 11:01 am

    My favorite dish is a dessert we call disappearing dessert (because it doesn’t last long in our house!). It is a cookie crumb bottom with a cream cheese/coolwhip combo filling, followed by a layer of chocolate pudding with a cool whip topping. YUM!

  • Reply Marci Ungar August 6, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Hamburger pie with LOTS of different cheeses!!

  • Reply Carrie Gilbraith August 6, 2010 at 11:05 am

    lasagna with meatballs

  • Reply Laura August 6, 2010 at 11:07 am

    chicken & vegi kabobs w/rice

  • Reply Nancy August 6, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Chicken lasagna w/white sauce. You guys are making me hungry!!

  • Reply Laura O August 6, 2010 at 11:14 am

    My own reciepe for “oi oi cookies” made with egg whites and cadburys drinking chocolate!! MMM YUM!!

  • Reply Allison smith August 6, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I make banana spring rolls! Egg roll wraps with bananna and white chocolate!!! Mmmmmm

  • Reply Amanda August 6, 2010 at 11:27 am

    kabobs! Yum! So simple! So tasty! So easy!

  • Reply Clinton August 6, 2010 at 11:39 am


  • Reply Teri August 6, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Dessert! Anything covered in chocolate!

  • Reply Jacob Voegeli August 6, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Good ol fashioned Ribeye Steak, nothing beats it.

  • Reply Marina August 6, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Roasted chicken and tomato salad on the side.
    each time I have a bad day I make this – quick, easy, and so so good !!

  • Reply Jen August 6, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Chicken soup from scratch!!

  • Reply Kim August 6, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Chicken alfredo. Yum!

  • Reply Lorena August 6, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I love to make homemade chili. I’m sure my recipe would never win an award, but I love it and its SOoo comforting.

  • Reply Andrew Siroka August 6, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Spicy Ratatouille

  • Reply Ngoc August 6, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Zucchini Pesto Crostini–Can’t get enough of it…Anything on crostini is pretty much good but zucchini during the summer is great! 🙂

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