“Fun in the Kitchen” #blogmania2011 #giveaway (value $300+): Live at noon (est)


The day has arrived!  Blogmania "Fun in the Kitchen" is here! I have compiled some brands to bring out your creative side in the kitchen.   I am not going to spend a lot of time talking since I know why you are all here... (If you want to learn more about the sponsors see #blogmania2011 posts here) Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker (approx. value $175)   Riega Foods Gluten Free Package: 12 cheese sauces + 1 box of each cereal   Glass Dharma $25 e-gift certificate     Carapelli Olive Oil Trio Better Batter (Choice of Gluten Free Brownie Mix, Seasoned Flour, or All purpose flour) & $25 via Paypal! You need javascript enabled to see this giveaway. To check out the other awesome blogs involved... Disclaimer:Prizes will be selected via Rafflecopter, winners from my blog will be announced within 72 hours,the winner will also have 48 hours to accept their prize. Please note that Great Contradictions, Blogmania or the … [Read more...]

Find out what’s to love about @RiegaFoods #glutenfree #blogmania2011 sponsor


About Riega Foods A healthy lifestyle and trustworthy food is more than just a business strategy for Riega Foods – it’s a personal mission.  A number of our friends and family, including founder Brad Gampper’s wife, suffer from allergies and other food-related health issues.  Riega Foods was founded with the purpose of providing the finest and best tasting foods for family, friends and others with dietary needs. Riega Foods is a family owned business located in the Kansas City metropolitan area.  We are dedicated to providing flavorful, high-quality and all natural foods that we’re proud to share.  We are committed to quality manufacturing processes that ensure all of our products can be enjoyed without worry.  If it says “Riega” and wears the “Gluten Free” stamp of approval, then you can be sure that every production lot has been quantitatively tested to ensure gluten free authenticity of under 20 ppm in every bite. You can find our products at many natural/health food stores, … [Read more...]

Check out this #blogmania2011 sponsor: Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker


Zojirushi Corporation began operation more than 90 years ago with the launch of its first glass-lined vacuum bottle - setting an industry standard for new vacuum insulation technology in an everyday household product and firmly establishing itself as a company which uses cutting edge technology to bring comfort, ease, vitality and affluence into the lives of its customers worldwide. Improving customers' quality of life through creation of innovative products remains the heart of Zojirushi's corporate philosophy. Based on this philosophy, Zojirushi has used its advanced technologies to develop an impressive household lineup over the past nine decades: indoor and outdoor products tailored to meet the needs of today's active lifestyles; easy-to-use and convenient rice cookers; compact and attractive electric water boilers; beverage dispensers elegant enough to use in the living room; and a variety of stainless steel vacuum bottles that are perfect for all types of outdoor activities … [Read more...]

@glassdharma glass straws w/ lifetime guarantee? #blogmania2011 sponsor


About glass dharma Hello, my name is David Leonhardt. I’ve been a lampworker (glassblower) for over 10 years. My wife, Gail & I recently moved from the Sacramento, CA area, to our dream of living on the Mendocino Coast. I started doing some work for a local glass shop in town and noticed that the owner had glass drinking straws for sale. I had never heard of these before and I am always intrigued by something made out of glass that I hadn’t thought of.  I was struck by the unique elegance in such a simple item. I immediately recognized that here was a partial solution to our “plastics problem”.  Now, granted, there are a lot more plastics in our world than just drinking straws, but bear with me a minute and let me put things in perspective ... As of March 2008, McDonald’s serves an average of 52 million meals PER DAY!  (Per their website) How many of those served do you think were given a plastic straw?  I hope it is becoming obvious just how big of a problem these … [Read more...]