CLOSED! Crisco Gift Basket Giveaway

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 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

**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.


  1. Kathryn says

    love, Love, LOVE olive oil. My two youngest would eat anything so long as the dish starts with olive oil, onions, and garlic. My 17yoDD is in Color Guard and has away trips for competitions. Pasta with garlic and olive oil is a simple high carb dish that will keep her energy up for hours. Simple but delicious … I now make it for multiple girls to take each time they compete because they were always begging for some. Thanks for the giveaway. I subscribe via RSS and email — I don’t want to miss a thing.

  2. Tammy Y says

    I subscribe to your email. Thanks for all the great recipes! I also bought your book! That should count for another chance to win ;)!

  3. Charlotte says

    I use canola oil since it is supposed to be healthier. Would love to use olive oil for the same reason, but find it so expensive!

  4. says

    I have been using Extra Virgin Olive Oil ever since Rachael Ray became a household name….and everytime I use it I think in my head “EVOO”….ha! ha! We also use Canola Oil.

  5. Kelain says

    I really love EEVO! I use it all the time. I am going to have to look into this brownie thing :)

  6. peg says

    I day we where going through the closets and I found a old cristo Book.
    I did know they even had them back then it was made in 1945 so I called cristo up and there was a really nice lady on the other end of the phone .we talk for at least 15 min she ask for my address alfter we hung up about 2 weeks later she sent me a some books of the new recipes I thought that was very nice of cristo I have loved there oils ever sence.

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