Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Be my Valentine GIVEAWAY!!

I am just tinkled pink to be announcing my first giveaway! I feel like Oprah today. Except I'm giving away a gift basket and not cars. And she's rich and I'm not. And she has her own show and I don't. Okay, suddenly I no longer feel like Oprah...
Anyway, I think y'all are just gonna love this one.  One of you lovely readers will be my very own Valentine. Whomever (or is it whoever?) is chosen will receive this BEE-u-tiful gift basket from chocolatepaper.  Chocolatepaper is a locally owned business here in Southwest Virginia.  I do my best to support my local businesses since they really are the heart of the community. And I'm a Virginia girl, through and through.
Anyway, back to the gift basket!! So many great Virginia treats in there. If I could have fit a Virginia ham in there - I would have!
This basket is full of great products that are all Virginia-made or inspired! Included are chocolate dipped brittle from the Old Dominion Peanut Company, Feridies 5 O’clock Crunch snack mix, and salted Williamsburg peanuts. Also added in are chocolate drizzled popcorn, brownie bites, a chocolate toffee graham cracker, and a Virginia cookie cutter filled with chocolate. Finally, it's topped off with Stardust, a peanut butter and powdered sugar perfection, and a “Roanoke, Virginia.” chocolate star, molded to resemble the Mill Mountain Star (chocolatepaper exclusives!).

Gift packaged in chocolatepaper signature basketbox, cello-wrapped and tied with raffia.

How to enter:

1. Become a facebook follower of thecountrycook. Once you have done so (or if you already follow me on facebook), leave me a comment on this post saying you are now following.

2. Become a Google follower of thecountrycook blog post (see right hand side of the blog). Once you have done so, leave me a separate comment letting me know you are now following (or are already a follower).

3. Have you made one of my posted recipes?  If so, leave me a comment letting me know which one(s) you've tried. If you haven't tried one, let me know which one you would like to try.

4. Let all your facebook friends know about thecountrycook. Invite them to "like" thecountrycook facebook page. Once you've done that, leave me a separate comment here telling me you've done so.

Important Details:
This giveaway is open to USA residents only (18 years of age and older) and will run until Monday, 2/07/11 at 11:59 pm EST.
-Winner will be generated via a random number generator software program. 
-Product will be shipped directly from chocolatepaper.
-Also, in order to comment on this blog you must make sure your browser has enabled third party cookies and make sure your pop-up blocker is off for this page. 
-If you are commenting using your mobile phone browser, please make sure your comment appears and stays posted before you navigate away.

Good luck everyone!

thecountrycook

90 comments :

egbkid said...

Boo, i love Canada, but i kinda wish i live in the US, this looks so nice!!!

Renee Berg said...

1. I am already following you on Facebook, and have for some time now. I love looking at all your recipes!

Renee Berg said...

2. I am now a Google follower of your blog post

gigglesnc73 said...

I am following you on Facebook already and LOVE your page. Lots of great ideas and I am a country girl myself but I am from NC. Have been to Virginia lots of times!

gigglesnc73 said...

Hi, I just became a Google follower. Have never done this before but looks interesting. :o)

Renee Berg said...

3. I've tried the Red Velvet Cake Balls and they were delicious! All of your recipes look so delicious, but I still wanna try the White Chocolate Walnut Blondies w/Maple Butter Sauce, Mom's Taco Salad, and the Banana Nut Bread w/Streusel Topping :)

amygem-28 said...

i am following you onFB and now on here as well...one of the feature recipes i have made is the hot chocolate

gigglesnc73 said...

Hi, I have not tried it yet but your Slow Cooker Chili sounds GREAT! I can't wait to try it! :o)

Renee Berg said...

4. And I just invited my friends to "like" your Facebook page!

Siggy Spice said...

I am a follower

Siggy Spice said...

I liked you on FB

Siggy Spice said...

I have made your pork chops, but there are oh so many on my list

Siggy Spice said...

I reposted on my FB :) There...think I am covered!

Sandra said...

You are Oprah to me LOL!!! Basket full of goodies sounds amazing! I am following you on Google, and let me find the fb page..will follow you there for sure..now about trying your recipe...I would probably try your awesome chicken!

Sandra said...

Kickin' Wings (Spicy Chicken Wings)!:))

Sandra said...

And just posted your fb link on my fb page..

Rhondi said...

I would love to be just like Oprah! I'm already a google follower.

Carolyn said...

Lovely giveaway. Following you here now!

Carolyn said...

Following you on twitter!

Kimberly said...

My dear friend, I've been following you on FB...

Kimberly said...

and Google for like 2 weeks now!

Kimberly said...

My little guy has decided that your chocolate chip cookies must be made today or he'll never get over his cold, haha! So that's my choice of recipe.

Kimberly said...

And I re-posted the link on my FB wall for all my friends and family to see just how wonderful your blog is!

Lizzy said...

Ooh, fun giveaway! How could anyone resist? I'm a follower here :)

Lizzy said...

And I just liked you on facebook!

Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks said...

Love the giveaway! I already follow you on facebook and here because I'm such a big fan!

Alison said...

Great giveaway! I follow you on facebook!

Annie said...

Awesome giveaway! I am now following you on facebook!

Annie said...

I am now a google folower!

Annie said...

I want to make your slow cooker pork chops very very soon :)

Holly said...

Awesome Giveaway girl! I 'like' you on Facebook and I'm a 'Follower' : )

goingnuts2 said...

I am already a facebook follower.

goingnuts2 said...

I am now a google follower.

goingnuts2 said...

I have posted ur link to ur page on my facebook to get the word out.

goingnuts2 said...

On sunday for a superbowl party, I plan on making ur kickin' wings. Love ur recipes. Keep up the good work.

Laura said...

I'm a facebook follower!

Laura said...

I'm a google subscriber!

Laura said...

I bought ingredients to make chicken BBQ and chocolate chip cookies

Laura said...

I have posted and have had several friends join you when you started. And will post again when I get home.

Laura said...

I'm a Canadian but reside in the US... I should still qualify;)

Kiek Stevenson said...

Hello - I "liked" your facebook page!

The Girl Who Makes the Nuts said...

Great giveaway!!! I am drooling already. I just began Following your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

Pretend Chef said...

I am now a FOLLOWER. I am happy to have found your blog through Foodbuzz. Looking forward to keeping up with what's cookin' in your kitchen and who wins this lovely basket! bisqwik2@aol.com

Pretend Chef said...

I would love to make your Pecan Coated Cheeseball this weekend for Super Bowl! Yummy! bisqwik2@aol.com

Veronica Gantley said...

I love chocolate, and Virginia! Not sure what happened the other day. Your site looks great! Good luck with the giveaway. It is always good to support locally. Yes, a Smithfield ham would be oh so good right now.

shopannies said...

like you on facebook my ID angie stewart church
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shopannies said...

following blog
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Tiffany said...

I'm a follower! And I love your narrative about feeling like Oprah! HILARIOUS!

A Busy Nest said...

I am a Google Follower!

Thanks for visiting A Busy Nest. So happy to find your blog. I love Virginia. I had the privilege of living there for a year and loved it!

-Meredith

Brooks Walker said...

I LOVE those Williamsburg Virginia peanuts. Yum!
You've got a terrific promotion going and I'm thrilled at how you are taking the blogosphere by storm!

Jill Colonna said...

I've joined you on Facebook. Love your sense of humour. Great idea this giveaway. I am going to try that pecan encrusted cheeseball...

Katrina said...

Following on Facebook! You can follow me too! :)

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/In-Katrinas-Kitchen/104020206341225

Katrina said...

Following on Google! :) Great recipes!

Patti said...

Have you on google, adding you on facebook now! Everything looks great! Pick me, Pick me!!!!! :o)

Becky said...

I'm following on google, and I would love a piece of Virginia. You are certainly on a roll. Great Job.

Becky said...

Following you on Face Book!

Elisabeth said...

Hi Brandie-So glad to find out about this wonderful giveaway you're hosting. I don't have a facebook acct. don't know if you are on twitter, follow you on foodbuzz, and on your blog!

Elisabeth said...

BTW-I love your eclair cake, since I probably am one of the few ones that still love Cool Whip, and any desserts made with Cool Whip.
I would sure make this dessert, hopefully next week, and link it back to you!
All your other recipes are so delicious, but this particular one really caught my attention!

Amanda said...

Besides being a GREAT cook, you are a wonderful person!!!

Amanda said...

I have had your jam..:) Not sure if you have the recipes on here??? You really should! Those are the BEST I have ever had, especially the blackberry!

Craig and Jill said...

I just found your site... it looks so fun. I now am your friend on FB

jennifer r. said...

I am now a follower on your facebook :)

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

I'm a facebook follower... love y'all!

sweetangelkissesx said...

Just "liked" you on FB!!
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sweetangelkissesx said...

I want to try the Eclair cake
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sweetangelkissesx said...

I became a google follower!!
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Sydney said...

I liked you on Facebook!

sweetangelkissesx said...

I shared your fb page!!
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Jennifer said...

I became a google follower.

A little bit of everything said...

As much as I'd like to win (it's chocolate after all) I'm going to give more chances to other non-Virginian bloggers. I can anytime drive south and buy myself some.
Great giveaway Brandie

Lindsey said...

Wow, what a decadent giveaway... love it! I'm following you on Google. :)

Lindsey said...

I'm fairly new to your blog, so I have not made a recipe yet... but I have bookmarked your Banana Pudding Pie!

Amy said...

Just became a follower on Google. Great giveaway!

eliz said...

i can't WAIT to try the taco salad (maybe with ground turkey, even) and feature it on my blog! i've also sent the slow cooker page full of great ideas to my best friend out in utah - he's always asking me to feature slow cooker recipes on my blog since it's the only way he feels comfortable cooking. but i don't have one! i happily referred him to you for some new ideas :)

Gypsy Heart said...

I'm a new follower and will "like" on FB too! Would love to be entered in this giveaway.

I tried to respond to your email, however, you have the "no reply" thingy on your blog. Want to change it? :-)

Thanks for stopping by and also for sharing great recipes!

Pat

shannon i olson said...

new facebook fan! What a great giveaway!!

jennyantasek said...

New facebook follower! :)

jennyantasek said...

I am now a google follower too <3

jennyantasek said...

I have not made any of the posted recipes, but the meatballs with grape jelly and bbq sauce sounds really interesting! :)

jennyantasek said...

I have invited my friends to "like" thecountrycook on fb :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome giveaway! I am now following you on facebook!

kyeager53 said...

New FB follower and Google too

Jenny.U said...

Following on on Blog

Jenny.U said...

I haven't made any yet and I don't know where to start!

Jenny.U said...

Shared you on FB :D

MaryBeth said...

I am now following you on the cooking blog, thanks for becoming my newest follower also. So far I love all of the above recipes and will be trying them all soon I hope.

cherylsm said...

I am a FB follower. Love the basket.

Elizabeth said...

Just became a follower on Google. Such a great give-a-way. Love looking at all your recipes, so tempting.

Elizabeth said...

I have not made any of your recipes yet but can't wait to start. The meatballs with grape jelly is my first to try.

Rosemary said...

I'd say you were pretty much like Oprah! I'm a Google follower. I'm ready to try your oreo thingies! I want to be the star of the next party! (And I loved your tip about the meatballs -- just buy them!)