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Le Creuset and Bonne Maman Giveaway

Let’s get this Four-Year Blog Anniversary Party started, shall we? Le Creuset and Go Gingham Giveaway

 

How about a giveaway with Le Creuset and Bonne Maman? Yes, please! The giveaway has ended. Thanks to all who entered.

Here’s what one lucky winner will win: three each, 13-ounce jars of assorted Bonne Maman (retail value = $13.50) + a 3 Quart Heritage Baker from Le Creuset (retail value = $50).

What’s not to love about Le Creuset, right? So pretty and so functional. While you could bake a pasta dish in here, homemade brownies (try this recipe for tasty brownies) would be so good in here – and pretty, too.

Can we talk about the gingham pattern on the jars of Bonne Maman? This is my favorite jam – well, aside from homemade, that is. Made with simple ingredients and tasteful packaging. If you need a gift for the holidays, there’s no wrapping needed.

Here’s the tiny print:

  1. One entry per person – left in a comment in this post – by answering one of the three very easy questions listed below.
  2. Must live in US – sorry international readers.
  3. Preserves and jellies are assorted.
  4. Le Creuset color subject to availability.
  5. Random number generator will be used.
  6. Giveaway ends Monday, November 24, 2014 at 1:00pm PST.

Thank you to Le Creuset and Bonne Maman for sponsoring this giveaway!

What’s your favorite hostess gift to give? Which do you prefer to bake – sweet or savory? What’s your favorite fruit jam or preserve?

Good luck! Can’t wait to read all of your answers!

81 thoughts on “Le Creuset and Bonne Maman Giveaway

  1. I love to give a homemade item like hot cocoa mix and a pretty thank you card! I prefer to bake sweet things, because I love the smiles they create. 🙂 My new favorite jam combines berries and currants.

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  2. My favorite hostess gift is some great olive oil or vinegar. I much prefer to bake sweet over savory and my favorite jam is blueberry!

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  3. I love to give a bottle of wine for the host to enjoy later. I will do my research, however, to identify their favorite type of wine. I bake sweet but I prefer my wife to bake savory. I prefer my wife’s own blueberry freezer jam.

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  4. Wine is a great hostess gift. One size fits all and matches all decor. I love to bake sweet things, but have reached my lifetime limit for sweet treats. I love Bonne Maman products. In fact, that’s what’s in my fridge as I type.

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  5. I love to bring fresh flowers as a hostess gift. I can’t decided between baking sweet or savory and this year my favorite jam is apricot.

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  6. My daughter and I make strawberry jam every summer. It is so fun to eat in the winter…tastes like summer and reminds us of good times.

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  7. My favorite hostess gift is to give a bouquet of flowers or a gift card to their favorite coffee shop, boutique, or bookstore. I prefer to bake savory things. My favorite jam is strawberry rhubarb.

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  8. My favorite jam – wait, does jelly count – was my grandmother’s homemade red currant jelly, nice and tart. Today, it’s quava or apricot.

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  9. I take a homemade baked item or candles. It just depends on the family. I bake sweet and savory but I prefer to eat savory. I have Bonne Maman jam in my fridge. All the flavors are good. I love the mixed berry flavor. Tastes good to melt some on the stove and pour over pancakes.

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  10. I love to give a bottle of wine or, if they aren’t a drinker, then a homemade set of pot holders or tea towels…or a gift card. lol It really kind of depends on the hostess. 🙂 Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  11. Sara, my grandmother made the best strawberry preserves in the world, and she had 24 grandchildren who would attest to it. We used to heat the preserves and pour over ice cream or pancakes. Grandmother also made biscuits practically with her eyes closed, and we would put fresh butter and her preserves on them for breakfast whenever I stayed with her. Ohmigosh, my mouth is watering now!

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  12. I love to bring something from home – canned peppers or baked goods. I love to bake sweet, but need to limit myself….ha! I love strawberry preserves and jams.

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  13. I like to bring a small herb plant or something freshly baked defendant on my time. I always prefer sweet! My favorite jam? Homemade Marion berry with hand picked berries for sure.

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  14. I like to give olive oil for a hostess gift. I love to cook and bake but I would have to say I get the most enjoyment out of baking sweet things. (Yes I have a major addiction to desserts)
    I like all kinds of preserves but my favorite is peach!

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  15. My favorite hostess gift is a handmade bag,tag and cards collection.I make 3 to 4 greeting cards, I decorate a gift bag with stamps and colors and I make a gift tag from a manila tag. I pop the cards into the bag and attach the tag.. voila! I REALLY LOVE LE CREUSET PANS! And jams and jellies!!! Enjoy your blog–thanks for sharing!!

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  16. I prefer to bake sweet. Brownies are my favorite for lazy baking. I almost always have all the ingredients on hand and they are so easy! (Easier to make from scratch than from a box.) I also have a super easy mixed berry crisp recipe, and just last week I discovered an amazingly quick and easy buttermilk pie recipe. Yum!

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  17. Overall, I prefer to bake sweet over savory … although I like to bake yeast breads as well. This morphs into your question about hostess gifts … I like to bring home-baked bread, especially if it’s an artisan bread. There are very few jams I don’t like … my mom made a rhubarb-blueberry jam last summer and I swear, she could market it and make big bucks!!! Cherry jam is also a favorite …

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  18. We are on a Proseco kick right now, so that is my hostess gift of the moment! It is perfect by itself in warm weather or combined with cranberry juice during the holidays for a festive look. Oh, and it tastes delicious either way! My favorite jam is my homemade raspberry jam ~ made of course from the berries that grow (or have taken over, depending on how you look at it!) in our yard!

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  19. Flowers (in a vase!) are my favorite hostess gift, I prefer to bake savory things and orange marmalade is my absolute fave.

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  20. I like to make apple butter the best. Our very kind neighbors have an apple tree and share the bounty with us. It’s easy, delicious, and frugal. Gotta love it!

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  21. My favorite jam is my strawberry-rhubarb jam. I like to give away loaves of banana bread and I like to bake sweet things the most.

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  22. I love to give the host/hostess a bottle of wine to kick their feet up with after a busy night. I prefer to bake sweets because my little ones will usually ask to help which makes for fun and yummy memories. My favorite is blackberry jam, there is just something so delicious and decadent about it!

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  23. I always like to take cut flowers because I think it’s something you don’t always get yourself. I love sweet, brownies are my weakness. Strawberry preserves always remind me of picking strawberries with my grandmother in the spring.

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  24. My favorite jam is FROG jam, I found it at a local farmer’s market, but I learned it’s an old jam recipe!

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  25. My favorite hostess gift is my homemade orange rolls with a container of orange sour cream sauce to put on them. I like a touch of sweet with the savory. My favorite jams are rhubarb strawberry and raspberry huckleberry.

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  26. My favorite jam or preserve is our home-made Hood strawberry jam! But I still have the jar from the Bonne Maman I bought in France. Kept it because it was so cute. And-duh!-from France! 🙂

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  27. I love to give people jars of my jam. Lately I’ve been cannimg it in the pretty green Ball jars. My most popular jam is Black Berry/Vanilla Bean/Turbinado Sugar. I always bring baguettes and a pound of Irish Butter too. (usually we end up sitting right down and having coffee or tea and a big snack) This might seem lazy, but it’s not!

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  28. My favorite fruit jam is rasberry because that was my dad’s favorite. He had a unique favorite breakfast – peanut butter and raspberry preserves on toast dipped in coffee or tea. Which was his dad’s favorite. And it is mine, especially when it gets colder. 🙂

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  29. I prefer to cook savory, sometimes using sweet ingredients like jam combined with other flavors for entree main dishes. Our favorite Bonne Maman preserve is raspberry. When my sister-in-law left a jar of Bonne Maman jam at a cabin we share, we were hooked! It tastes like the fruit it represents, and we love it!

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