Happy Friday, everyone! I hope this finds each of you well and enjoying the last few weeks of summer!
I realized that in the hustle and bustle of this summer, I completely missed celebrating the 4-year mark here at Gimme Some Oven. (Happy birthday, little blog!!) It still overwhelms me with gratitude to see how this blog has grown, and how many wonderful people have supported us along the way. You all are the best!!
For the beginning years professional life, I worked in a church, which automatically meant that I worked weekends. Seven years of weekends.
Don’t get me wrong, I loved my job there. But having every Saturday and Sunday automatically booked was tough, especially when the rest of the world and especially my friends were buzzing with energy of free time. Each weekend, I would try to squeeze in as much time with friends as I could before and after work. But more often than not, I found myself feeling distracted and rushed. And spontaneity was pretty much out of the question.
‘Tis the season for grilling! And ’tis the season for my friend Carrian’s birthday from Oh Sweet Basil. She is hosting a week of giveaways, so a group of us are joining in to help celebrate! I’ll let her tell you all about this amazing Lowe’s Outdoor Grill Giveaway below. Scroll down for multiple chances to enter!
I actually made this recipe about a month ago, before I posted my Potato Soup with Bacon and Truffle Oil, but just finally got around to sharing it. But once again, the bacon and truffle oil combination totally kicked one of my favorite recipes up a notch. I loved it! The subtle undertones of the truffle oil and the smoky, salty crunch of the bacon paired perfectly with the creamy mac and cheese. And while I chose to make this version stovetop, you could also easily sprinkle it with some breadcrumbs and pop it in the oven for an extra-delicious baked version.
The end of December has arrived. And with that, today we launch our final December gift set giveaway devoted to The Smoothie Maker!
This month we have featured delicious gift sets for The Cook, The Baker, The Griller and The Coffee Maker (the last two are still open for entries). But today, in honor of all of you who might be vowing to make more healthy meal options in the new year, we are devoting our final giveaway to all things smoothies!! (I will be posting a smoothie recipe roundup tomorrow if anyone is interested in some new delicious combinations.)
On this Merry Christmas Eve, we are kicking off the 4th of our Gimme Some Oven December gift set giveaways — The Coffee Maker! Our previous giveaways have been devoted to The Cook, The Baker, and The Griller (which is still open for entries). But today we are celebrating all of you coffee lovers out there with an amazing gift set to make your cup of joe all the merrier.
From a stunningly high-tech coffee brewer, to some terrific coffee-themed art prints, to my favorite locally-roasted coffee beans from my absoute favorite coffee shop, this gift set seriously makes me smile. And crave a cup of coffee. Right about…now.
The delicious December giveaways are continuing at Gimme Some Oven. As our follow-up to our earlier gift sets for The Cook and The Baker, today we are kicking off a smokin’ giveaway for The Griller!
I am extra excited about this week’s roundup being from Kansas City, the land of barbeque. One of the best local stores we have is sponsoring an a-ma-zing $500 gas grill, and then we have a gourmet indoor removable plate grill, some stellar foodie art prints, and one of the all-time best grilling cookbooks. So whether you love to grill indoors or outdoors, whether you love a good steak or you prefer vegan kabobs — you can do it all in style with items from this amazing giftset. And any of these would make fantastic gifts for the other grillers in your life too!