Pay It Forward GIVEAWAY!!

Will you just take a gander at what I got in the mail!!!!! Crazy huh?? Look at all of those goodies.
I won a little Giveaway from Amber at Of Chocolate and Mangos. It is the “Pay It Forward” Giveaway. Some person, somewhere in the world started this awesome Pay It Forward game.
Basically, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. And you will be entered for a chance to win a LOVELY box of goodies from me. Ohhhhh, I cant wait to go shopping!
But please don’t leave a comment on this post unless you agree that if you win, you will again, “Pay It Forward” to someone else. How about you leave a comment that states your favorite food. Easy enough??? The posting ends at 10 PM EST on Sunday Sept 21st.
Have you been to Amber’s blog?? Oh, she is a HOOT!! She has one hell of a sense of humor!!
Stop by her blog here to see what she got in her mail box from winnings!

Sniffle Sniffle..The bottle of Steak Sauce fell out of the box when I was moving it! Um yeah, steak sauce all over my tile floor. The grout sure did love to suck up all that lovely DARK BROWN sauce!!! It was a bitch to clean up!!!

The bottom BLEW right out of it!!!!

Exotic spices

A nice change of pace from Shake and Bake

I love finishing salts..and all of these smell heavenly!

There are some yummy looking Burgers in this book.

Amber even included something for the kiddos!! So thoughtful.

My husband hates these are alllllll mine.

Oh the possibilities!!!

Cute Wood Ware and Napkins

Israeli CousCous


  1. 1

    Hey sweetie this is beautiful. I can’t wait to see who wins next and to follow the trail. Oh and I am thinking of naming the bird Joe. What do you think?. Thanks and enjoy

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    Oh wow! What a great package to receive. I’m envious of those salts!

    My favorite food? So hard to choose! I guess if I had to choose one thing it would be baked ziti. Mmm…so much gooey cheese and pasta sauce!

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    Hey Leslie,

    I would love to win a box of goodies, but I don’t know if you include non-US-residents? (I’m from The Netherlands, so shipping costst would be much higher I guess…)

  4. 4

    What a fabulous idea! I love it! My favorite food has to be tomatoes. I have yet to meet a tomato that I didn’t like! šŸ™‚

  5. 5

    you are one lucky girl!! i have never won on anything in my life! even a bubble gum give away LOL have a great week dear

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    What a fun game…I am all in! Favorite food…ummm cheese and crackers. 4 yr old Wisconsin Sharp cheddar on Any flavor wheat thins, edam on triscuts, Goat cheese on pretzle crisps…ummmmm.

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    Hi Leslie, I’m new to your site and really like what I see!!! It’s sooooo fun to get presents and even more fun to give them. My favorite food is chocolate:)

  8. 8

    Wow, lovely package!

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    oh, baby, you SCORED! I love paying it forward. I bought a soap on Etsy that was 20 cents, and gave it away as part of a give away on my soap blog. I like this evern more. It’s more of an event!

    My favorite food?
    I love butter. Butter on lobster, shrimp, rice, pasta. I love Indian food. Wish there was a great Indian food restaurant here, but no chance. I think I love just about all different foods from different cultures.

    Pay if forward… lovin it.

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    Oh, sorry about the steak sauce! Okay, if I win, I promise I won’t make you pay International Shipping. You can just ship it to my Mom and I’ll pick it up at Christmas. And if I win, please bless some one from Austraila enters so I don’t have to pay shipping!

    This is fun either way!

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    oh what a nice package you got!
    Its hard to choose a favorite food but it might be my homemade wild rice soup

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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    What a great idea! And what a great package of goodies. It’s a pitty that the bottle broke, but good thing you have ton of other stuff! I just signed up for the Blooging by mail event, I love getting and sending care packages!
    Favourite food? Any kind of ice-cream! šŸ™‚

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    Great package you received! Pick me!

    My favorite food is anything Italian. It is hard to pick one but I love pasta with seafood and lasagna.

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    Iā€™m stoked and loving this idea. It looks like you received the mother load of shipments! For my entry I must say my favorite meal to cook may also be the easiest ā€“ POT ROAST! I love that I can dump the ingredients into a large roasting pan and three hours later my house smells so good, and the vegetables and meat have melded together and produced a lovely tasting meal!

    I hope I win, this would be so fun to pay it forward from my blog –


  15. 15

    What fun!! You really hit the jackpot! Lucky girl!

    I have lots of favorite foods. That is a tough one! Italian, vegetarian, and desserts suit me well:)

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    I love the idea of a pay it forward giveaway. It’s a bummer about the steak sauce but look at all the yummy things you got.

    My favorite foods? All of them… Mexican, Thai, Italian – I am not picky.

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    I love seafood, especially shrimp & scallops!

    If I win, i'll drive up from Sarasoa and pick it up!!

  18. 18

    My favorite is seafood and i’ll drive up from Sarasota and pick it up!!

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    WOW! That was a wonderful surprise to receive in the mail! Bummer about the steak sauce.

    Thanks for the link to Amber’s blog. I’m gonna check it out. Loved the interesting stuff she picked out.

    My fave “food” is salad and my fave dessert is anything with ooey, gooey, melted marshmallows!

    :-)thanks for a chance to play!

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    mother lode! you’ve made quite the haul here–use it wisely and keep us informed. šŸ™‚

  21. 21

    This looks like it would be a lot of fun!

    I would have to say that my favorite food is Thai.

  22. 22

    what an early Christmas!!! šŸ™‚ btw, I finally added you in my favorite reads… keep it coming… šŸ™‚

  23. 23

    My goodness! Now that is what I call a care package! You lucky girl, Leslie. You are going to have fun with all of that stuff. I want to come to your house and help you play with it all!!

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    right now, my favorite food would have to be gnocchi. i’ve been thinking about it for weeks and my made my own this weekend (took about 3 hours, start to finish). now I can’t wait to get home and have some leftovers! nothing beats home made pasta.

    ps- LOVE your cake pops recipe!!

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    Wow, this is very cool!!! I guess my favorite food would be King Crab Legs with lots of butter! Thanks for posting and enjoy your goodie box!!! šŸ™‚

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    One more thing, I did put a link for you. Yes I can link, now I can’t control size of font. Don’t bill me I will figure it out eventually. Perhaps on try #29.

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    Gloria (Canela) says:

    Leslie, this is wonderful!!! I congrat you by your Giveaway, look so nice.I think is really funny!!! and nice!
    I really think my favorite food is berries, alltype of berries, I love to prepare them, and eat of course!!!! xxxxGloria

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    I would love to participate in this. What a lovely idea

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    Shari@Whisk: a food blog says:

    Wow, what a ton of things to try! Too bad about the steak sauce. My favorite food? Molten chocolate cake. Yum.

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    Glass Slipper Cakery says:

    That’s a nice package of goodies!! Count me in! Sounds like fun!!

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    I love SWP (Shopping with a Purpose!) – It looks like it would be a fun box to get together for someone!
    My favorite food – Anything chocolate, Anything Cheesy!

  32. 32

    Wow, what a fantastic box of goodies! I love this idea!

    My favorite food has got to be pizza, I can never get enough of it. The possibilities are endless!

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    The Culinary Sherpas says:

    Oh! Oh! I soooo want to do the Pay It Forward, I have even contemplated starting another one just because I have 0 luck.
    Okay, favorite food: white truffle

    Hey, you don’t have to ship it to far! I’m in Tampa!

  34. 34

    Girl you totally scored big time. Sorry about the steak sauce. But the other stuff looks good.

  35. 35

    What a lucky package, other than the bottle breaking of course. Favorite food….real authentic tacos with brownies for dessert.

  36. 36 (Terry) says:

    Nice blog! Delicious.. all around.

    thank you for the viewing.

    A fellow blogger,

    Terry Burton

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    Awesome! favorite food…so many to choose from..hmm…I’ll just say anything drenched in chocolate. Yup, sounds good. And your poor tile! That sucks!

  38. 38

    What a great idea. Those look like some fun little treats to play with!

    Fave food? Cheesecake, anything Italian, Mexican, Seafood, all fall flavors. Can’t possibly choose just one!!

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    Pick me! Pick me! I just posted a recipe in my blog…even though it’s not a food blog, I’m still a really, really nice guy…from NJ no less!

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    How fun, hmmmm favorite food has to be chocolate molten cake with vanilla ice cream!

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    I love lobster and sushi and homemade ice cream, creme brulee and fresh raspberries.

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    I am so jealous! I would use every single item in that box of goodies! Love your site!

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    Satisfying my Sweet Tooth says:

    How fun! I love games like this! Hope I win so I can Pay It Forward too!

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    Thanks Leslie! And I forgot to write what my favorite food is when I posted earlier. I would say seafood…broiled, grilled, fried, raw…I don’t care how it’s done…I just love it!

  45. 45

    Man, you’re a lucky duck! I wanna win! Putting together the prize must be so fun. Those sprinkles look so fun, now you’ve gotta post a recipe for pumpkin cookies!

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    Hey lady, just when I started getting TOTALLY into your blog as a daily read, you stopped blogging regularly. I know those scary people threw you, but we miss you. Any chance you’ll get rejuvenated soon? Do you need more bath goodies to pamper you? I’ll send some STAT!

    Are you ready for a trade??


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    What a fantastic idea! I hope whom ever wins has a blog so we can follow the trail šŸ™‚

    Favorite food… I couldn’t even begin to choose. It changes with the season, the date, the color of my hair… et cetera.

  48. 48 (Terry) says:

    Hello Beautiful,

    your email response really Lifted Me Up today. Thank you!!!

    Its so good to know there are still good people in the world … still. Love your blog and your cooking. Have a Great Day!!!

    Your Friend, Terry Burton

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    Did I sneak in on time? What a fun idea–and a fun thing to shop for!

    As much as I like to cook and bake, I’m a bit ashamed to admit my favorite food is…..McDonald’s french fries. Yikes.

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    De-Stress with Cooking, Knitting and Crochet says:


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    I though more about it. I love Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and Mounds. OMG YUMMO!

  52. 52

    that steak sauce you broke is soooo good!! Damn clumsy blonde…

    the 1 & only ~ Bobcat…

  53. 53

    Wow! Your box of goodies looks awesome!

    I’d have to say my favorite food is… penne ala vodka… probably because I order everytime I go to a new Italian restaurant in search of the perfect vodka sauce!

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    Ok, I just had a “duh” moment… I’m so behind on my blog reading!