CLOSED! Crisco Gift Basket Giveaway

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 11, 2010

Update: This giveaway is now closed.  And the winner is…

#720 – Ashly!!! Congrats!

I’ve got another fantastic giveaway for you all this week!   This time from my friends at Crisco.

Last year I had the opportunity to learn about the line of Crisco oils and taste their olive oils. I knew about wine tastings, but had NO IDEA there was such a thing as olive oil tastings.

To get the best out of an olive oil tasting, it’s important to warm the oil by holding the tasting dish in the palm of your hand and swirling it gently.  Then you taste it and swish it around your mouth, before spitting it out.  I was quite surprised by the difference in taste between the Extra Virgin and the Pure Olive Oils.  They have a different sweetness and different pungency. (Is that a word?)

Crisco is offering a gift basket that includes:

  • Crisco 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Crisco Pure Olive Oil
  • Crisco Light Olive Oil
  • Crisco Puritan Canola Oil with Omega-3 DHA
  • Crisco Pure Vegetable Oil
  • Crisco Olive Oil Cooking Spray
  • Olive oil tasting dishes
  • an apron
  • and a journal to record your cooking chronicles.

I also wanted to share with you about the forum at Crisco Cooking Chronicles. It’s a place for you to connect and share your cooking and baking stories via message boards.  It also has a great variety of video tutorials and cooking tips for tackling everyday cooking and baking challenges. Kicking off with an olive and canola oil theme, the tutorials section on the Crisco Cooking Chronicles will help consumers incorporate more easy and delicious recipes into their everyday diets like “Herbed Parmesan Bread Dipping Oil, “Grilled Salmon with Maple-Dill Glaze” and ”Classic Blueberry Muffins.”

Did you know that you can make brownies using the pure or light olive oils?!  I didn’t!

Also, you can upload a “cooking chronicle” on Crisco.com and be entered into a series of drawings for a similar gift basket that you see here, as well as $500 for kitchen supplies.

If you’d like this gift basket delivered to your door, follow the rules below for your entries!

Giveaway Details

1. Contest ends Wednesday, May 12th at 10 pm EST. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

2. Entry #1: Leave a comment telling us what is your favorite oil(s) to use in the kitchen.

3. Entry #2: Follow me on Twitter and leave a SEPARATE comment. If you don’t tweet, it’s TONZ of fun and you should join in!

4. Entry #3: Become a Facebook Fan, or subscribe by email or in an RSS reader! Be sure to leave another comment for your third entry. :)

5. Winner will be selected by Random.org.

**NOTE: If you receive the email newsletter and wish to enter this giveaway, click on the title of this giveaway to get to the site and leave a comment on the site with your name and email address to be entered!

*Disclosure: I did receive a similar basket in conjunction with this giveaway.

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Lauren Dyson May 12, 2010 at 8:03 am

RSS feed is the best way to go!! :)

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B Teel May 12, 2010 at 8:03 am

My favorite oil to use in the kitchen is of course Olive Oil.

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jean gries May 12, 2010 at 8:06 am

Olive oil is our favorite for just about everything – love dipping crusty bread into it.

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kathy May 12, 2010 at 8:08 am

My favorite oil is EVOO!! Thank you Rachel Ray!

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kathy May 12, 2010 at 8:09 am

facebook fan :)

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Amy May 12, 2010 at 8:28 am

My favorite oil is extra virgin olive oil. What a great giveaway! I had NO idea there were oil tastings ….sounds interesting and would like to go to one.

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Nichole May 12, 2010 at 8:29 am

My favorite oil in the kitchen is olive oil!

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Nichole May 12, 2010 at 8:29 am

I am a Facebook fan and follow in my google reader.

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Amy May 12, 2010 at 8:30 am

I am a facebook fan as well.

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Penelopelephew May 12, 2010 at 8:32 am

I use store brand olive oil all the time, but couldn’t tell you the grade. I didn’t realize there was much difference…

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Jean Rzepiejewski May 12, 2010 at 8:35 am

LOVE EVOO!!!

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Lia Solursh May 12, 2010 at 8:36 am

We use Olive Oil for almost everything in the kitchen! :)

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Angela G May 12, 2010 at 8:41 am

Pure Olive Oil

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Tina May 12, 2010 at 8:44 am

I use EVOO all the time in the kitchen

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Lisa May 12, 2010 at 8:46 am

My favorite is oilve oil

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Rachel May 12, 2010 at 8:54 am

Sign me up!

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Karen May 12, 2010 at 8:55 am

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Amy C. May 12, 2010 at 8:58 am

I use olive oil for most of my cooking. Of course I’m cooking most of our meals from recipes from the $5 Dinner Mom!

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Neily May 12, 2010 at 8:59 am

love evoo too!

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michelle May 12, 2010 at 9:00 am

I use canola oil

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michelle May 12, 2010 at 9:00 am

email subscriber…

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Keri Ahrendt May 12, 2010 at 9:01 am

I love to bake with canola oil and cook with extra virgin olive oil, which is also great for dipping!

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JessicaG May 12, 2010 at 9:01 am

My fav oil is olive oil!!! I really like ones that are infused with garlic!

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Sara Wilson May 12, 2010 at 9:12 am

My favorite oil to use in the kitchen is olive oil! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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Sara Wilson May 12, 2010 at 9:12 am

I subscribe to your to blog via email! Thanks!

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Vicki May 12, 2010 at 9:13 am

For kitchen use I use “Crisco” …..that says it all ……. I can and do adapt. The oil tastes great.

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Tiffany Riedel May 12, 2010 at 9:24 am

Love the EVOO!!!!

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Memaw May 12, 2010 at 9:27 am

LOVE THE EVOO!!!!

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Janna May 12, 2010 at 9:27 am

I use Extra Virgin Olive Oil or coconut oil for pretty much everything I do around here! I’d love a chance to get to use some of these other oils!

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Holly May 12, 2010 at 9:28 am

I love EV olive oil! I use it all the time and I LOVE it!

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Katy P May 12, 2010 at 9:28 am

I use canola oil & olive oil the most!

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Memaw May 12, 2010 at 9:29 am

I know this is all about the oils but… I make cakes and ONLY use CRISCO shortening in my decorator frosting!!!!

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Katy P May 12, 2010 at 9:30 am

Following on Twitter! @presprizes.

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Holly May 12, 2010 at 9:30 am

I subscribe to email and can’t wait to open it every morning! Thanks!!!!!

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Katy P May 12, 2010 at 9:32 am

Email subscriber- love it!

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Jackie May 12, 2010 at 9:38 am

I love using olive oil. I feel like I’m being healthy!! I didn’t know you could use olive oil in brownies either!! Interesting!!

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Jackie May 12, 2010 at 9:39 am

I’m an email subscriber and love your site!!

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Sarah Lindblom May 12, 2010 at 9:44 am

Enter me, please! My favorite oil to cook with is a toss-up between olive oil and peanut oil.

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LisaE May 12, 2010 at 9:55 am

My favorite oil for salad dressings and sauteeing veggies is EVOO but for baking, I am still a vegetable or canoloa oil gal!

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Lucy May 12, 2010 at 9:57 am

I use canola and olive oil regularly.

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Jennifer Fox May 12, 2010 at 9:57 am

Email reader and love it!

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Debbie May 12, 2010 at 10:00 am

I LOVE cooking with Olive Oil. I also keep some in a spritzer for dressing salads – Spritz of Olive Oil + Splash of Balsamic + Salt and Pepper= the perfect dressing.

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Vicky May 12, 2010 at 10:04 am

I use olive oil and/or canola oil for all of my cooking.

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Vicky May 12, 2010 at 10:08 am

I subscribe via email

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Molly Joly May 12, 2010 at 10:09 am

My favorite is extra virgin olive oil.

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Lauri May 12, 2010 at 10:09 am

My favorite to cook with is olive oil. I also use canola at times due to it’s high burn point.

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s May 12, 2010 at 10:12 am

olive oil, canola oil, and good ol veg oil

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DEbbie May 12, 2010 at 10:19 am

I use canola would love to try the olive oils.

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Debbie J May 12, 2010 at 10:22 am

We love to use olive oil!

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Paula May 12, 2010 at 10:25 am

I usually use Vegetable Oil.

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