Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Kitchen Aid Mixer Giveaway!



Last Christmas I bought myself a present. It was big, and beautiful, and matched my stainless steel appliances. It was a brand new KitchenAid mixer and I have never loved an appliance more than I do this one. I use it several times a week making cookies, cakes, pies and bread dough. Oh yes, I LOVE my KitchenAid. :)

So when Sam's Club contacted me and said they wanted to give one my readers a KitchenAid mixer, how could I possibly say no?? This one is even spiffier than the one I have, so I know the winner is just going to love it!

I know right??? A KitchenAid mixer! :) A KitchenAid Commercial 5 Series Bowl-Lift, 11 Cup Stand Mixer to be exact. You can click here to read all the details about this great machine. This puppy is valued at $545.00!

So how do you qualify to win?

You must be a U.S. resident to win. Sorry to all our Canadian friends and abroad :(

First of all, if you comment anonymously, make sure you include your email address in case you win so I can get a hold of you! 

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post stating what you enjoy most about Amanda's Cookin'. Is it the desserts? Dinners? Photography? My charming wit?? Bahaha! Just let me know, I love to hear how I'm doing. That's it, you'll qualify for this fabulous prize.

Additional Entries!

You can earn up to 5 more entries, but you MUST submit a separate comment for each of these to qualify as individual entries. That's a total of 6 possible entries!

[If you already qualify for one of these (for example, you are already subscribed or already a follower), just mention that in the comment.]

1) Twitter - Follow me on twitter @amandascookin and tweet about this giveaway. I won't know unless you tweet my twitter name in there, so be sure and start or end your tweet with @amandascookin, that way I can follow you too!

2) Follow Amanda's Cookin' - you can follow by clicking the follow link at the very top of the page on Amanda's Cookin' , or on the upper right sidebar. If you subscribe in a different fashion, please mention that in your comment.

3) Facebook - become a Fan of Amanda's Cookin' on Facebook!

4) Blog or Facebook about it - If you have a blog, include this contest within one of your posts, or you can write a separate post about it, just be sure to link to this page. If you don't blog, I will accept a Facebook post, just be sure and leave me a link where I can verify it :)

5) Follow my craft blog - If you like crafts, be sure to check out and follow my craft blog, Crafts by Amanda.

This giveaway ends on December 15th at midnight, CST. One winner will be chosen via Random.org. If the winner responds right away, you can even receive the shipment by Christmas! The winner will have 5 days to respond, otherwise a new winner will be drawn.

Oh, and before you run off, I wanted to tell you about this cool Holiday Helper that Sam's Club has put together! Click on over and check it out. They have plenty to browse, including great holiday ideas, appetizer tips, and some cool videos as well.

Good luck!

281 comments:

  1. Wow! What an amazing giveaway! My mom has always had one of these and I've always wanted one of my own.

    I love your recipes on your blog. From someone who doesn't have a lot of time to bake, I like to look for creative ideas when I do, and you sure do have a lot of them.

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  2. I'm already following you on Twitter. @GardensAndCraft and RT'd your post (which is how I found this contest).

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  3. Wow, what a great giveaway! I just started following you on Twitter, (led here from Big Black Dogs)so I guess I can't comment on what I enjoy most quite yet.

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  4. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/toontz/status/6484991684

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  5. I am a follower of Amanda's Cookin.

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  6. I am a follower of your craft blog.

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  7. I enjoy all your recipes but I especially like the savory dishes!

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  8. Very nice giveaway indeed :)
    What I love most about Amanda's cookin? I'm all about the sweets, and I love all the pies and cookies and desserts! YUM :)

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  9. I am already a follower of Amanda's Cookin'. :)

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  10. I signed up to follow Crafts by Amanda. :)

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  11. I am a fan of Amanda's Cookin' on Facebook (it's under my real-life name, though).

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  12. I'm following you on twitter and tweeted it.
    http://twitter.com/sporadiccook/status/6486728695

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  13. And I follow Amanda's cookin!

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  14. It is your charming wit that I like the most. lol. dbennett20@aol.com

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  15. Nice giveaway! You know I love you and your site. Everything is fabulous:)

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  16. great giveaway I love your photos and sweet stuff but more than that your lovely personality and talent,

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  17. Awesome photos, Amanda! You got me with the pumpkin pie recipe--I'm devoted now!
    bonnieburkart@gmail.com

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  18. I love the variety of recipes you post...but I am a baker so I love the dessert recipes! :)
    I am also a Facebook fan!

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  19. I love your recipes, your photography, and your wit! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway. {foodie ffanatic - Dani H - dd.h930@gmail.com - Twitter user: ddh77} (Wish I would have used the same name on everything!)

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  20. I already followed you on Twitter and I retweeted the giveaway. And you already follow me {blush} - thank you! (ddh77) {foodie ffanatic - Dani H - dd.h930@gmail.com - Twitter user: ddh77}

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  21. I follow you on my Google reader (Blogger) and I subscribe to your email updates. {foodie ffanatic - Dani H - dd.h930@gmail.com - Twitter user: ddh77}

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  22. I became a fan of Amanda's Cookin' on Facebook. (I actually thought I already was!) {foodie ffanatic - Dani H (Phoenix, AZ) - dd.h930@gmail.com - Twitter user: ddh77} [Now I'm REALLY wishing I had used one name for everything!]

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  23. I am now following Crafts by Amanda on my Google Reader (Blogger) and subscribed to the email updates. {foodie ffanatic - Dani H - dd.h930@gmail.com - Twitter user: ddh77} [Duh, should have just cut & pasted!]

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  24. What I love about your blog, besides the recipes, wit and charm, is that you are giving away this great mixer! Me likey!!

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  25. Already following you on Twitter! Did I say I like that mixer???? ;)

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  26. Now a fan on FB, too! Also, a fan of that mixer!! ;)

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  27. Also, mentioned this great giveaway of a great mixer on my blog: http://cavemancooking.wordpress.com/chit-chat/#comment-103

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  28. And, I hope adding your site to my Food Site links qualifies as a "Subscription". Can you tell I want this mixer??? ;)
    Sorry, though, I just can't do the crafts thing.

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  29. As a bonus, I'm doing a shout out about this on my FoodBuzz account. Though, it will probably lower my odds of winning this fabulous mixer. ;)

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  30. I'm all about the baking baby. ;o)

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  31. I already follow you on twitter!

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  32. I'm already a fan of yours on FB and later today I will come back and let you know that I have posted it there! my CL giveaway post has gone up this morning. ;o) or I would do it right now...

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  33. I'm a follower of Amanda's Cookin!

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  34. I'm a follower of Crafts by Amanda (and now a fan on FB too!)

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  35. What a great giveaway! My favorite part is the wonderful recipes I find here!

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  36. I'm a follower of Amanda's Cookin!

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  37. What I love about your blog is that as a newer cook, I don't feel intimidated to try your recipes. You tell me exactly what I need to do! :)

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  38. I love your site because of the great recipes! I've tried several and loved them.

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  39. Have added info on this giveaway to my blog, my twitter page, and on Facebook

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  40. I think it's awesome for you to be giving away such a great gift and just in time for Christmas to!. I love your blog and everything about it. There is no right answer here since I find something interesting in everything.

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  41. I love your blog and the recipes but I love the photos the most. I need a visual to see what i am doing. Thanks
    ksdaniels@embarqmail.com

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  42. I LOVE, LOVE YOUR WEB SITE AND READ IT EVERY DAY....AMANDA'S COOKING IS ONE I CHECK EVERY DAY FOR SOME NEW RECIPES AND IDEAS. THANK YOU.
    janiceirish@ymail.com

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  43. i love your recipes ,i also love your photos,and would love a new kitchenaid mixer
    cabartley60@aol.com

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  44. I'm always looking for recipes and always find one to try here, but I really enjoy your photography just as much.
    jaminator8@earthlink.net

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  45. I love the desserts and re-creating them! Plus I love the pics, I wish mine looked that good!

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  46. And I have your blog in my google reader to follow you!

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  47. I luv, luv, luv your desserts!

    Enjoy!

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  48. Your also in my google reader and I receive your post email.

    Enjoy!

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  49. I also blogged about it!

    http://nikisbakingspot.blogspot.com/2009/12/win-kitchen-aid-mixer-on-amandas-blog.html

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  50. Your craft blog is also in my google reader b/c I have no creativity and need help!
    I did your Thanksgiving Tree w/ the Sunday School kids, they loved it! :)

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  51. I love your blog and your wit! The recipes always look so good as well as the pictures! What a great giveaway! Please drop my name in the hat! :)

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  52. Amanda, I enjoy everything about your blog!

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  53. Gotta admit, I like the sweet side of you!

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  54. I love Amanda's Cookin' for the yummy variety and your personality!

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  55. I love following your blog because you choose recipes that my family would enjoy with mouth watering pictures. My KA has been making scary grinding noises lately and I'm afraid it may need to be replaced!

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  56. I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted about the contest!

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  57. I'm a fan of Amanda's Cookin' on Facebook.

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  58. I am now a follower of Amanda' Cooking

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  59. I follow your craft blog! (You're so stinkin' talented...sheesh!) :D

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  60. Mmmm. Desserts and great food photos that make it all look so good.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  61. I stalk , uh...I mean I follow ya! :)

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  62. I just tweeted about your giveaway!

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  63. and a follower on FB. My 17 year old KitchenAid is dying a slow death, just hope it holds out through the holidays!

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  64. I would love to win a Kitchen Aid Mixer!!

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  65. I am not very crafty, but now that I am following your craft blog, maybe I can learn

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  66. I enjoy the photos and the savory dishes. Great blog.

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  67. I now follow your craft blog. Did you ever see my Christmas Magic spoons? Easy craft!

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  68. I have 2 KitchenAid mixers but would love a third. It's an obsession of mine...

    I love your pics and your writer's voice. You're easy to relate to. :)

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  69. I love all the dessert recipes! YUM!

    insidedancing@googlemail.com

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  70. the desserts are what gets me :) Love them all and can't wait to keep trying more! AMAZING giveaway !! i've been dying for a kitchen aid mixer for so so long!

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  71. and I just posted it on my blog http://www.thesaucygourmet.com/2009/12/childhood-memorychristmas-bread-and.html

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  72. My favorite thing about your blog is the recipes. They are all things that I would want to make in my home, and are so easy to follow!

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  73. I follow you on Twitter now (I'm @melanie) and I tweeted about the contest!

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  74. Posted about it on my blog:

    http://www.simplysugarandglutenfree.com/chicken-breasts-a-preparation-tutorial/

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  75. I am follow your blog via my Google Reader.

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  76. What a fun givaway!! I love your photos and I love that you comment on so many TWD blogs! :)

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  77. PS. thanks for joining my blog, I really look forward to sharing with you! I also listed your blog as a blog I follow on my site, I know my readers will love your blog as much as I do!

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  78. Amanda, this is a great giveaway! I already have a Kitchenaid, but if I was to win, I'd love to make someone else's day/month/year with this! I love mine too - easily my favorite appliance. I love your blog, but I also love that you are a regular "Tweeter" willing to help others out, and you've started the food blog yahoo group. Your influence and drive has helped so many other food bloggers out there!

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  79. And I follow you on twitter, and I subscribe to your blog!

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  80. I love your blog! The recipes are so timely!

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  81. I am a fan of you on face book and have gotten several of my friends are too!

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  82. The light bulb ornaments are such a "green" idea! i love them I am going to start saving mine so I can make them for gifts next year! Thank you for great ideas!

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  83. Pick me .. pick me please!!!! Wat do I like?? the photos catch my attention and then it's my sweet tooth calling for attention..

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  84. I am a subscriber to your blog on Google! I have a Kitchen aide mixer but I got reconditioned,and it is starting to sound loud. Would love to replace it !

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  85. What an amazing contest! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I follow you on Facebook and love that your recipes are relevent...meaning they are something I would actually want to make. I've told my fans about you at http://www.facebook.com/chezchefs
    2serrins@bellsouth.net

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  86. What an amazing giveaway. Thank you for hosting it. I have to admit your desserts sucked me in as I have an incurable sweet tooth. All of your recipes are very inspiring.

    theslajchertsATgmaildotcom

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  87. I am also a follower via Google Reader.
    theslajchertsATgmaildotcom

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  88. I follow your craft blog, so fun!

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  90. I'm following you on Twitter.

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  91. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/GourmetMom/statuses/6499430424

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  92. I love that you do twists on very family-friendly food. My kids have loved everything we've tried!

    Thanks, I have my fingers and toes crossed! My KitchenAid's peg keeps coming out and I'm nursing it along.

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  93. What a wonderful giveaway!! You're sooo kind! I love your blog for many reasons; your dessert recipes are yummy, everything you post I can make in my own kitchen and your photos are eye catching! Thanks for hosting this giveaway, especially during the holiday season!! I hope I win!!!!

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  94. I'm heading over to your craft blog to follow too!!! Do you feel like I'm stalking you yet? :)

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  95. I've become a fan on FB under my husband's account...commented on the meatball soup recipe, liking soup any day anytime! Warm Smiles just thinking about the soup. With visions of this wonderful giveaway dancing in my head...isn't that a poem somewhere? :o)

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  96. It IS you that I enjoy most about your blog, I would have said that even if you hadn't, but you know I love the goodies, too!

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  97. I already follow your craft blog by way of receiving emails when you update.

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  98. I am already a BIG fan of yours on Facebook.

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  99. I TOTALLY follow Amanda's Cookin'--by way of receiving emails when you update.

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  100. I've already got ya on Twitter, too!

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  101. Okay dokey.....best thing about Amanda's cooking is Amanda! I have not forgotten how cool and patient you were helping me earlier this year with setting up feedburner! Thanks!

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  102. I'm an Amanda's Cookin follower from way back!
    ~ingrid

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  103. Again, I've been a follower of your tweets before it was cool! :)
    ~ingrid

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  104. What an awesome giveaway! I love the recipes and the posts that you write up. I follow you~

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  105. I am new to your blog but from what I see so far your photos are GORGEOUS, and your recipes too.

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  106. Just subscribed via Google Reader

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  107. How cool!! I've been reading all your yummy dessert recipes!! I will be trying some of these!! I'm just starting my blog!! Its really fun!!! frommykitchen.blogspot.com

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  108. oops thats frommykitchen2.blogspot.com...I'll try to link yours onto mine, I'm a computer idiot at the moment!! I'm trying to learn more though!!

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  109. I love reading your blog entries because you share your experiences with your readers. The recipes are great and I appreciate all the helpful hints that I get from you!

    Martha
    mbt4955@yahoo.com

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  110. I've been getting your blog via email, but am now following you directly.

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  111. Cool giveaway. I am a horrible baker so I love to read your blog. All the sweets , pies and cookies make me drool.

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  112. I'm now following you on twitter ... retweeted about this giveaway. :)

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  113. I just "friended" (I love that word!) you on Facebook and posted a link to this giveaway page. http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/mtackett?ref=mf

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  114. I love your recipes.

    Beth
    beachmom25@yahoo.com

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  115. I became a fan on facebook.

    Beth
    beachmom252yahoo.com

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  116. What I enjoy most about the Amanda's Cookin' blog is the great recipes and ideas. Thanks
    aliciaww(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  117. I follow Amanda's Cookin'
    aliciaww(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  118. I follow the Crafts by Amanda blog
    aliciaww(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  119. I love that the foods and crafts you make are for real people, beautiful, tasty but not so difficult most people can not accomplish them.
    Thank you.
    stricklinhome2@yahoo.com

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  120. My favorite parts of your blog are your happy humor and the recipes. I love your homestyle cooking and have been bookmarking many of your "eats" ever since I found your site about a month ago. Thanks!

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  121. Love the recipes and can't get enough of them. It's a joy to read. :-)

    Thanks!

    bobkat2729@yahoo.com

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  122. I'm now an official follower! Woo-hoo! Sign me up for that lovely shiny white mixer. I know right where I'll take it: to Mother-in-Law. She's kindly lent me hers for a year as she is living abroad, and when I go to visit her for Christmas (our 1st ever meeting!) I'd love to take her a shiny new mixer.

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  123. Wow, What a great Giveaway! I'd love to have a mixer like this.
    I am already a follower!

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  124. Posted on my FB:
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/kylakae?ref=mf

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  125. I love all of the recipes. It's hard to choose, but I'd probably have to say the desserts are the best.

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  126. I followed you on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway.

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  127. I subscribed to your blog via Google Reader.

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  128. I subscribed to your craft blog via Google Reader, as well.

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  129. Great giveaway!

    I posted about it on my FB account: http://www.facebook.com/kwacaser?ref=mf

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  130. I'm a follower of Amanda's Cookin'!

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  131. I'm a Facebook fan on Amanda's cookin'!

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  132. I love all of your recipes and pictures. I have made quite a few things because I saw them on your blog and they just looked delicious!

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  133. Yes, I do want that beautiful machine. I've been wanting a Kitchen Aid for a long time. Hope I win.
    I like your how-to pictures and desserts the best. And your honesty.

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  134. I love the clean feel of the site and that the recipes are not too stuffy!
    Pick me!
    tracymakeup@gmail.com

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  135. I receive Amanda's Cooking by email.

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  136. I just subscribed to Amanda's Crafts. That lightbulb ornament is like no other I have seen. Beautiful.

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  137. I would love to have a kitchen aid mixer! I really like your dinner posts, the easy layout of your blog, and all the pictures of the food!

    morganconner@suddenlink.net

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  138. I just followed you on twitter and tweeted.

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  139. I just became a follower of your blog.

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  140. I just put a blog entry on my blog about your giveaway!

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  141. I LOVE the desserts! Dessert is about the only thing I can cook, and I love finding tasty new ones :)

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  142. Oh, I also subscribe to your blog (via blogger). Actually, almost every blog I subscribe to is food related... my blogger dashboard is going to give me diabetes!

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  143. I linked to this giveaway in my most recent post (see the link in my name)

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  144. I already have a kitchen aid mixer and absolutely love it. I wouldn't mind having a newer one though. I love all the recipes and pictures of food on Amandas Cooking. I get great ideas and recipes. I receive Amandas cooking via email. Keep up the good work!! kmathrn@elp.rr.com

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  145. I love your generosity and how you share stories of giving your fabulous food to your lucky neighbors. Wonderful!
    mmmcglynn327@hotmail.com

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  146. I love your desserts. You make everything so clear and concise with describing them. The photo's make me drool on my keyboard when I check them out. Another plus is that you try them first (TNT) which is a huge factor that any of us cooks/bakers appreciate. This way we get first hand information without ruining ingredients. Love it.....

    ladybelle55@hotmail.com

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  147. My favorite part of your blog is desserts!
    amandarwest@gmail.com

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  148. I follow your blog via googlereader.
    amandarwest@gmail.com

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  149. I follow your craft blog via google reader.
    amandarwest@gmail.com

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  150. What I enjoy the most is the desserts, since they are all yummy and my wife gets to try them and Im the one rewarded. yay for blogs with new recipies!
    my name is Jonathan, jonixjaj@hotmail.com

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  151. I love the variety of recipes on your blog. I easily get inspired to cook!

    (nikkolai3@yahoo.com)

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  152. I also subscribe to your blog via Google Reader.

    (nikkolai3@yahoo.com)

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  153. Just became a facebook fan! :)

    (nikkolai3@yahoo.com)

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  154. I love all of the pictures for each recipe. It makes the food look delicious, and it helps you understand the directions better by seeing it done!
    Thanks!!

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  155. Jim said
    I follow Amanda's site,because her recipes are down to earth,with her own special touch.Some push the big names,but this Lady is a cook!! Her recipes,has been tried,before posting.In real life,she walks the walk and talks the talk,of a mother,housewife,and still puts on a good blog,about cooking.Mixer or not,don't change Amanda,love the site!! thepapaw1@hotmail.com

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  156. I like that you have tabs to differentiate what I need at any given time! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  157. I tweeted, @tifscatku. I follow both cooking and crafts, and became a friend on facebook!

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  158. First of all I love your recipes. I swear you make the most beautiful foods! I also love that you are helpful with questions. I know I had asked a question on your blog and you were so nice to email me back immediately. I really appreciate that. It's nice to know you care about your readers :)

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  159. I tweeted your giveaway! Twitter ID: NutmegNanny

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  160. I'm following you on your craft blog.

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  161. I also have this blog on my google reader. I'm not sure if that counts as following....

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  162. I'm new to your blog but I love the design and the photography, it's beautiful! I look forward to reading through your recipes and reviews!

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  163. I am now following you on Twitter! And posted about this giveaway. @MySugarAndSpice

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  164. I am following your crafts blog!

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  165. I am following your blog, I used bloglines to read it, as well as the craft blog which I just commented about.

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  166. And I've posted about you and your giveaway on my blog! www.alifeofsugarandspice.com

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  167. What a great giveaway! Being a sugar fiend, I think my favorite part of your blog is the dessert recipes you post.

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  168. haven't read before, but I love this give-a-way and I'll be reading now!!

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  169. I'm following, tweeting, facebooking, and blogging! :)

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