May 31, 2012

Follower Freebie - Goodness Grazi'

*6/8 Drawing* - 96 names in the bucket, Random.org picked the numbers:




69 - Krista (the first Krista in the comment list)
18 - r8chel
65 - Jeremy
64 - Ruth
9 - Jill (the first Jill in the comment list)


Please send me your mailing address at beardandpigtails@gmail.com, I'll get your stash shipped out this week!  

I did the Tour de Graziano's today to reload on hot sausage and hand-mixed Italian seasoning.  Their 4 oz. caches of taste are only a couple bucks apiece, so I grabbed extras to share on the blog.  

Shop owner Frances Graziano bags the secret recipe each morning, it's potently fresh.  Take a whiff and your nostrils will demand a trip to Milan.  Basil, oregano, parsley, garlic and red pepper flakes, they're ready to Gatling-gun your boring cauldron of Rag├╣ with flavor.  I lay it heavy on my lasagna.

Leave a comment below to enter, I'll draw 5 names on Friday, June 8 using random.org.  Please click the follow button at the top if you haven't.  One entry per person, I'll ship for free to the lower 48 states, good luck!












-Beard

96 comments:

  1. This looks SO good! I'd love to try!

    Stacy

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  2. I live in West Texas, where finding really good italian seasonings/ingredients is next to impossible.

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  3. Wow, that looks incredible. I'd definitely love to try it.

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  4. I need this in my life.

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  5. Excellent. I smell lasagna already.

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  6. Ohhhh I'm so goingto win...and "win" (get it lol) I do I m making meatballs!

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  7. Sounds perfect - count me in!

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  8. Wow! It's so much more colorful than most Italian Seasoning. I bet that means it's fabulous.

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  9. LauraC5/31/2012

    Ooh! I'd love to win! Never had that fresh of seasonings!

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  10. We eat a lot of Italian so this would be amazing!!

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  11. Follower. This looks stinkin amazing.

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  12. Deborah5/31/2012

    Yummm :)

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  13. I bet that little bag o' flavor would make just about anything taste better!

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  14. I would LOVE the bag of seasonings but either way I'll be whipping up a lasagna a la Beard and Pigtails real soon!

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  15. Shannon5/31/2012

    Summertime = doing pizza on the grill. Locally made Italian seasoning needs to be part of this fun.

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  16. Looks awesome!!! I could use a little seasoning help:)

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  17. Mmm. I can almost smell it from here.

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  18. Please count me in for your drawing -- this spice blend looks delicious!

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  19. I recommended Graziano's to my sis and bro-in-law who live in Ankeny. Sign me up to get a taste of Italy!

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  20. Oh me! this might make me feel like I know what I am doing in the kitchen. And maybe make me feel less homesick for des moines...

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  21. Yum!! I would LOVE to try this.

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  22. I'm a Canadian gal, but I'd gladly pay the shipping if I were to win!

    This stuff sounds perfect for my 'goulash': home canned tomatoes with whatever leftover meat and veggies/starches I might have on hand...and spices of course...one of my one-pot favs! Do you use it on pizza as well? I'm thinking that would be tasty too...

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  23. Oooh I want to win! Except maybe I don't... because chances are I am going to fall in love with the mix and the not be able to get it regularly since I live in Florida.

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  24. Yumm... Looks like something the hubby and I will love and the kids will hate!

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  25. Yummmmm. Ever since I saw your lasagna post I've dreamed about this! I'm a follower and look forward to you showin' up in my inbox!

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  26. Is it really hot? Maybe if I win I could give it a whirl...curious as to what you plan to "flavor" with this specialty?

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  27. Mmmm! Italian seasoning is my favorite....

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  28. Anonymous5/31/2012

    Now this is a give-away that looks interesting! Great idea.
    Kathy

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  29. What a great give-away! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. Ship some of that jazz to Colorado!!

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  31. Fancy! I'll take it. If I ever drive through Iowa I'll pick some up, but since that won't be happening in the near future I'll hope for a win! Thanks!

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  32. I can almost smell it!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  33. Why not? I'll give it a whirl!

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  34. Oh, please send it my way! I LOVE Italian and can think of several ways to use this - specifically, my favorite would be a nice spaghetti ... served up with some tasty garlic bread and a green salad. Oh, yeah. :)

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  35. Michelle McCormick6/01/2012

    Please please please send it my way!!! I'm the one who inspired your cooking posts, so I get first dibs right?

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  36. I would love to give this a try! Thanks for the chance, Beard!

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  37. I can smell the meatballs already! Would be so great to win! Thanks for doing this drawing. :-)

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  38. Kathleen6/01/2012

    That looks amazing! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  39. Mmmmm looks fantastic!

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  40. I hate to win, because I'll love this so much that I'll have to schedule trips to Des Moines so I can always have some on hand!

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  41. ME ME ME ME ME!!!!! I still have your lasagna recipe sitting on my countertop just taunting me and waiting for a day when I have the time to indulge in a little homemade italiano goodness!

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  42. Thanks for the giveaway! I've been meaning to stop but everytime I'm in town, I run out of time!

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  43. Thanks for the great giveaway. These look amazing!

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  44. I promise to honor the authenticity of these spices if I'm lucky enough to win! Thank you! =)

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  45. Thank you for offering to share this deliciousness!

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  46. They look delish! Send them to Texas, i can add them to my Tex Mex

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  47. kathy H6/01/2012

    Sounds delish! Pick me please .... :D

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  48. Oh my - my mouth is salvating with all the recipes I could "spice" up with this bag 'o italian seasonings.

    Thanks for the real take on life as a single dad. You are doing a great job. Pigtails seems like a very sweet, intelligent girl.

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  49. Anonymous6/01/2012

    Gratzie for Graziano's!

    ~SuziQ

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  50. Nicole6/01/2012

    Yum, I'd love to try this out!! Thanks! :)

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  51. Meatballs! Meatballs! Meatballs!

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  52. This sounds delicious! I'd love to try it.
    Thanks!

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  53. That stuff looks amazing. I can only imagine how it smells!

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  54. Ever since your lasagna post, I've been trying to find fresh Italian seasoning with no luck! Wondering if your source ships to Washington state in case I don't win :)

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  55. Juliane6/01/2012

    Appreciate the perks of the freebie! Cannot wait to try cooking with it. I am just southwest in Iowa! Enjoy your bits on stuff in Iowa!

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  56. Thanks for offering up a giveaway, that looks amazingly colorful for seasoning!

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  57. Mandy from Ohio6/01/2012

    I'd love to try some of that! I could eat Italian foods every night of the week :)

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  58. Anonymous6/01/2012

    Wow ! looks amazing...Would love to try this!:)

    Chitra

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  59. How nice of you - I'd love to see how much better certain dishes would taste with fresh seasonings. Thanks.

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  60. Jeremy6/01/2012

    Your description alone almost warrents a trip to Iowa.

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  61. I loved your tour of that awesome little store, I need to find one of those around me. I would also love to try this seasoning, it looks awesome!

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  62. Ooooo want! I live in a small small town. Only way to get a mix like that round here is to make it myself. :)

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  63. looks yum yum yum! i'm in!

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  64. Yum!!! I like your blog

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  65. Graziano's is like nothing else, at least in Iowa. I've only been there a couple of times because I live in IC, but it's almost worth a special trip. :) If I won this mix, I would just hand it over to my boyfriend, a professional chef, and HE will make me a yummy dinner. Lucky me, right?

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  66. Melissa6/01/2012

    I'd have to go to the North End of Boston to get something like that...and I'd prefer skipping the drive to the city!

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  67. My mouth is watering just looking at this deliciousness.... Fingers crossed I win!

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  68. Yum! Thanks for the offering! I'm cooking lots more these days, because the more I learn the less I can stomach any processed foods.

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  69. This looks so tasty!

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  70. looks good! Would be nice to have one near me.

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  71. Oh, how I love the thought of fresh blended Italian spices.

    They are not findable locally for me either. (North Texas) There is exactly one Italian grocery store in Dallas, that I have been inside the doors. And I have never seen fresh spices for sale at it.

    But they do have incredible salami. :)

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  72. Looks delish!!! Love your blog. Started following from YHL.

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  73. Kristen6/03/2012

    Yum, this looks wonderful!

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  74. Look so GOOD!!! My daughters have really gotten into the dry mix for dips. They will snack on those all day long....

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  75. I would love to try the seasoning! It is actually quite pretty...almost to pretty to use..almost :) Have a wonderful week!

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  76. That looks wonderful... I follow you on Google Reader (after the YHL kitchen reno) and your cooking looks mouth-watering. I'd love to try it, I keep trying to prove my husband wrong that Italian cooking 'has no flavor'.

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  77. Christina Nerbonne6/04/2012

    LOve your blog! That seasoning looks delish!

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  78. Yum, yum.
    Thanks for the offer!

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  79. Ya ya ya! So yum. I wanna try this next time we make lasagna. Thank you for the give away.

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  80. mmm sounds good. i always make my lasagna the same, to rave reviews, but maybe change is a good thing too :)

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  81. So glad YHL featured your kitchen a while back, really enjoy reading your blog! :)

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  82. JMeadows6/07/2012

    Yummy - need to try this in my husband's homemade pizza sauce !

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  83. Amanda H6/07/2012

    My mouth is watering reading this! Would love to try it.

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  84. Sarah C.6/07/2012

    Pick me! I'm local, so shipping will be cheap!

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