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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Alycia M May 12, 2010 at 1:25 pm

I’m a new email subscriber! Glad to have found you!

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Kathryn May 12, 2010 at 1:39 pm

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.

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April May 12, 2010 at 2:05 pm

We always used olive oil, but lately using canola.

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bethany May 12, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Olive oil is my fave!

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Jennifer May 12, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Olive oil!!! Great Give-a-way!

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Jennifer May 12, 2010 at 2:09 pm

I subscribe via e-mail!

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Delaney May 12, 2010 at 2:29 pm

I just signed up on FB. I am excited

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Delaney May 12, 2010 at 2:35 pm

I just “liked” on FB. I am excited!

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Rachel Hall May 12, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Entry #1: Extra virgin olive oil

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Rachel Hall May 12, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Just subscribed by email. Already a fan on facebook.

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Angie L. May 12, 2010 at 2:42 pm

I usually try to cook with Olive Oil or canola oil.

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Angie L. May 12, 2010 at 2:42 pm

I follow you on twitter. (dliver316)

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Angie L. May 12, 2010 at 2:43 pm

I subscribe via email.

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Sarah May 12, 2010 at 2:44 pm

I use olive oil pretty much exclusively- cooking, baking, moisturizing!

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Sarah May 12, 2010 at 2:45 pm

I am a RSS reader

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Sarah May 12, 2010 at 2:45 pm

I am a Twitter follower

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Carrie Hatfield May 12, 2010 at 3:10 pm

I love, love, love olive oil. I even put in in my hair.

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Carrie Hatfield May 12, 2010 at 3:11 pm

I love, love, love olive oil. I even put it in my hair

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Melody Carpenter May 12, 2010 at 3:17 pm

I always use extra-virgin olive oil.

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Melody Carpenter May 12, 2010 at 3:17 pm

I subscribe via email.

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Andreea May 12, 2010 at 3:26 pm

It’s my favorite!

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Beth May 12, 2010 at 3:27 pm

I only cook with olive oil and canola oil.

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Tammy Y May 12, 2010 at 3:30 pm

EVOO for everything except baking, and then I use Crisco.

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Tammy Y May 12, 2010 at 3:31 pm

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

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Amy K May 12, 2010 at 3:40 pm

I use mostly olive oil, but sometimes canola oil, depending on what I’m cooking!

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Milena May 12, 2010 at 3:46 pm

I love extra virgin olive oil!

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Charlotte May 12, 2010 at 3:46 pm

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!

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Milena May 12, 2010 at 3:47 pm

I follow you on twitter

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Milena May 12, 2010 at 3:48 pm

I subscribe my e-mail!

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Connie May 12, 2010 at 3:48 pm

My family loves the taste of olive oil.

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Milena May 12, 2010 at 3:49 pm

liked you on facebook

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Angela Reinhart May 12, 2010 at 3:52 pm

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.

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Kelain May 12, 2010 at 3:53 pm

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

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Revathy May 12, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Olive oil for cooking and canola oil for frying.Thanks

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Mary May 12, 2010 at 4:41 pm

My favorite oil is sesame. I could eat oriental dishes all day long

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Mary May 12, 2010 at 4:43 pm

I follow you on Twitter!

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Mary May 12, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Already a fan on Facebook, or I ‘like’ you, they’re using now!

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Julie Nguy May 12, 2010 at 4:52 pm

I’m a subcriber! Thanks.

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andrea May 12, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Olive oil is the best!

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Danyelle May 12, 2010 at 5:06 pm

I use olive oil most of the time.

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Danyelle May 12, 2010 at 5:07 pm

I follow you on twitter.

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Danyelle May 12, 2010 at 5:07 pm

I subscribe to the blog.

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Angela White May 12, 2010 at 5:20 pm

I use canola oil most of the time, but I also like to use extra virgin olive oil.

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peg May 12, 2010 at 5:51 pm

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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Mary May 12, 2010 at 5:56 pm

I’m a fan on FB.

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Mary May 12, 2010 at 5:56 pm

My fav oil is Olive Oil.

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Mrs. Z May 12, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Without a doubt, olive oil is my favorite oil to use!

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Marcia May 12, 2010 at 6:19 pm

I love olive oil…use it all the time!

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shannon May 12, 2010 at 6:27 pm

i like olive oil when i cook!

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SoDucky May 12, 2010 at 6:42 pm

I actually like using seasoned wok oils a lot for asian dishes!

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