Better Home’s and Garden Cookware Giveaway! 6 Winners!

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Timestamp: 2010-10-27 15:33:09 UTC

To celebrate this Better Home’s and Garden Cook-Off that I am on my way to right now, let’s give away 6 BEAUTIFUL sets of cookware to 6 Picky Palate readers. We are currently in a good second place, let’s kick this competition in high gear!

First up is the 13 piece Non Stick Hard Anodized Pots and Pans by Better Homes and Garden that retails for $159.00. They are constructed for even heat distribution and oven safe up to 400 degrees. Each pan features a unique Triple Performance Grid for superior browning, great taste and easy clean-up, plus a glass lid so you can monitor your cooking progress πŸ™‚

Next is the 10 piece Non-Stick Porcelain Enamel Pots and Pans by Better Homes and Garden. This set retails for $99. It also has the unique Triple Performance Grid for superior browning; great tasting results and easy clean up. They have break resistant glass lids too. They are oven safe up to 400 degrees and come in red or black:)

Next is the 10 piece Tri-Ply Clad 18/10 Stainless Steel Pots and Pans by Better Homes and Garden. This set retails for $159. The Tri-Ply Clad construction is designed to heat evenly and gently, whether you are searing, pan roasting, braising or simmering. It is oven safe up to 350 degrees and is dishwasher safe. It also has break-resistant glass lids and ergonomically designed handles.

Here’s How to Enter:

1. Vote for Picky Palate on the Better Home’s and Garden Cook-Off Site. You have to enter you email address, but no worries, they’ve assured us there will be no bugging you guys! Leave a comment here, letting me know you’ve voted. You can vote everyday and leave a comment everyday until the contest is over (8 days/8total votes available). Second, tell me…what is the first dish you will make in your new cookware!

2. For extra entries, follow Picky Palate on Twitter, “Like me” on Facebook and sign up to receive Picky Palate through my RSS feed. Leave 3 separate comments for this.

3. Contest ends Wednesday October 27th 8am PST. Winners will be chosen by and will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond with address.

Please note:

Winners 1 and 2 will win the 13 piece Non Stick Hard Anodized set

winners 3 and 4 will win the 10 piece Non-Stick Porcelain Enamel set

winners 5 and 6 will win the 10 piece Tri-Ply Clad 18/10 Stainless Steel set

*Disclaimer:  I was given a set of cookware by Better Home’s and Garden to try out for myself and the giveaway is provided by Better Home’s and Garden.


Good Luck friends! I know we are way behind, but what the heck, let’s fight to the end πŸ™‚  Thanks for all of your votes!

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  1. Scarlett

    I voted for you…good luck! You can win! I would probably make fajitas. (that’s probably because I’m craving them right now and it’s all I can think of)

  2. Voted for you! If I were to win the pots and pans my first thing to cook would chili. I have been craving it since the end of August, but have been waiting until I can make it myself.

  3. I’ve been voting for you every day and YES, I hope you win. We’ll have to really work at it but that is the way to all good things. Not sure what I would cook in brand new kettle but right now soup sounds good.

  4. Christy Hines

    I voted for you!!!! I am in need of new pots and pans so the first thing I’ll cook is probably spaghetti and meatballs. Yummy!!!!

    1. Forgot to say what I would make….probably my son’s favorite meatballs for subs. He actually told me I should get a job at subway so that I could make meatball subs as my job. πŸ™‚

  5. Karie

    VOTED!!!! right now the standings are ::: we need to get a move on to get you to the top!

    22% (2867 votes)
    Kate + Sara
    65% (8312 votes)
    3% (390 votes)
    2% (307 votes)
    7% (915 votes)

  6. Amanda

    I voted for you. Your site is my favorite and I have made a lot of your dishes. I would defiantly make a big pot of white chicken chili!!! Hope you win you deserve it!!!

  7. Jen

    I voted today.

    I would definitely make a soup. It’s in the fifties here and I’ve been making lots of soups lately to keep warm.

  8. Christy

    I voted this morning again – good luck!! The first thing I would make is a pot of chicken soup – I love your chicken soup recipe!

  9. Donna

    Hang in there! I would probably cook a risotto. Love them and it ‘s great weather for one. Or maybe … clam chowda! Yum.

  10. Tricia Folsom

    Hey Jenny! I voted. (I acutally vote three times everyday since I registered all our family email accounts) So that should be good for three chances, right?! Good Luck.

  11. I did all but twitter, I’m on twitter but I don’t really get it. Anyway, I would either make my family favorite of Sauasage and Rigatoni (I made it up) or maybe some lasagna bolognese. My hubby has been asking for that. Thanks for the chance to win!! πŸ™‚

  12. Lauren

    I voted for you, Jenny! I think I would probably make a big pot of chicken corn soup or maybe some crispy fried chicken.

  13. I will make a really good Venison Stew!!! hunting season is over and the meat has been bottled, just waiting for a few more degrees of the temp.

  14. Lindsay

    I voted for you! I think the first recipe I’d make would be a shrimp stir fry. I love me some teriyaki sauce!

  15. Meg

    I voted for you! So many things that I would love to make but the first I think would be chicken and dumplings. πŸ™‚

  16. Crystal

    not exactly sure what I would make first- so many things come to mind!! It would probably be turkey chili- i am really in the mood for that one.

  17. Tiffany

    The first thing I would make would probably be soup or chili. Something yummy to go with the cold weather! πŸ™‚

  18. I voted for you!! I am in dire need of new pans!! I would saute up some peppers and onions.. make a hearty meat sauce over pasta!! My favorite!! Or, cook up some bacon, a cheese sauce and make some macaroni and cheese!!

  19. Kim Hamilton

    I voted today, like I do every day! If I win, the first meal will most likely be chili! Cuz, it’s gettin cold!

  20. It won’t let me vote for you! It keeps saying an error has occured at user/login/ajax or something like that. I’ve tried a couple times, but I’ll come back later and try again.

    And I do follow you on twitter πŸ™‚

  21. Wowzers! What a giveaway! I voted — and I think my first dish would be pasta carbonara…for some reason this sound delicious. Good luck with the BH&G cook-off!

  22. Christy

    I would make a pot roast with onion, carrots, and mushrooms in the oven. Then I’d make mashed potatoes on top of the stove. It would be great!

  23. I voted for you jenny and I have my fingers crossed! I’ll try to remember to vote everyday! If I won the cookware, I’d give it to my daughter. She would probably make pancakes first! πŸ™‚

  24. And did I mention that I’m a loyal RSS subscriber?! πŸ™‚ New pots and pans have been on my wish list for a LONG time – would love!

  25. I voted and I think you will win. Your recipe is fabulous.
    OMG, I would DIE to win a new set of cookware. I received mine as a gift for our wedding 8 years ago and it is SO BAD. I would DEFINITELY make pasta with bolognese sauce and I’d do something funky for dessert, too. Maybe a chocolate sauce for ice cream πŸ™‚

  26. Just voted for you! How exciting.. you’re in the lead girlie! πŸ™‚

    I’d cook a tasty rotisserie chicken meal, with mashed potatoes, and broccoli for my fiance. I have a hand-me-down pots and pan set and winning this would really help us out!

    Thanks for the opportunity and I hope you win! πŸ™‚ Good luck!

  27. I voted! I love your recipes, I always talk about you on my blog. I don’t know which one but if I win the first thing I cook will definitely be a picky palate recipe!

  28. Lindsey R

    I voted for you this morning! With those gorgeous pots & pans I would make your famous Shredded BBQ Chicken and Ranch Spaghetti. Its a FAVORITE at our house!

  29. Awesome giveaway! I voted for you today. Good luck! I think the first dish I’ll cook in my new cookware will have to be braised balsamic chicken and garlic mashed potatoes. Yum!

  30. I voted! Good luck! I need some new pans SO bad. I’d probably put the skillet to the test and make some burgers.

    By the way, I owe you a BIG thank you for your Corn and Chicken Chowder! It was a HUGE hit last night. We don’t use a lot of avocado in our cooking but this recipe was really kicked up a notch with the addition of it! My husband said he was already looking forward to lunch tomorrow because of the leftovers.

  31. Amanda Camblin

    I voted! I would cook a nice dinner for my husband and my parents. We don’t get to see them much so it would be nice to have them to come visit and have a nice meal. Maybe steak or pork chops with strawberries and balsamic vig. over the top.

  32. Dawn LeBeau

    I voted! Good Luck. And, I think it would be fabulous to win a set of pans. The ones I have now are so embarrassing.

  33. Shannon

    I’ve Been voting for you and I’m a follower on Facebook. I love your blog! I think the first thing I’d cook in my new pans is some spinach and artichoke mac and cheese….YUM!

  34. Shelley Smith

    Voted for you too. First dish…hmmmmm. It’s getting really cool here so maybe a big ole pot of chili and some skillet cornbread.

  35. Erin B.

    I follow you on your blog,Facebook and get your RSS feed. I also voted for you on Better Home’s and Garden Cook-off site :)! Good luck!

    Now what would I make first if I won these pots…that’s a tough one :)! What wouldn’t I make is the question..ha :)!!! I’d probably make a Stir-fry or Fried Rice since my picky toddler actually eats that kinda stuff!

  36. I already like you on facebook, and I forgot to tell you I would cook a huge dinner, almost like a Pre Thanksgiving, so I could use every pot and pan! lol!

  37. Laurie Figone

    I’m posting on FB for you!! Good-Luck…..I would make a nice pot of piping hot Beef Stew to serve over Polenta : )

  38. Lindsay

    I voted, I get your RSS feed and I am a fan on facebook! I would make any kind of soup in the new pots! Chili, taco soup, and baked potato soup!

  39. Lindsay

    I voted, I am a fan on facebook and I get your Rss feed! I would make soup, chili, or baked potato soup for the fall chilly weather!

  40. I’m a fan on facebook.

    p.s. I don’t EVER ask for particular things for Christmas but this year I was planning to ask for a new pots and pans set. I have had mine since I got married 6 years ago and it was a really cheap set to begin with.

    1. Brooke

      and I would love the oven safe pans for making FRITTATAS. I don’t currently have an pan that can go from stove top to oven!

  41. Andrea Thompson

    I would love to cook some delicious new recipe from your website like the yummy Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Carmel Club bar recipe you recently posted!

  42. Janna Huang

    I voted for you! I hope you win! I love baking the things you post (and people love eating them) and, if I were to win, the first thing I’d make would be your spaghetti pies!

  43. Julie

    I voted for you. Hmmm, not sure what I would make in my new cookware. I’m pregnant so it would be whatever I’m craving that particular week.

  44. Sondra

    Hi Jenny!!! I voted for you again. I really hope that you win :-).

    If I get the cookware the first thing I will make is a big pot of chili and some cornbread. This cold weather is moving in and there is nothing better than home made chili

  45. Dana

    I voted for you! Your not that far behind you could still take the win! I believe I would make pasta, my boys LOVE pasta.

  46. Mary Lynne Jones

    been voting for you! your recipe really does look the best & is something I want to make!! if I win the pans (which would be great, bc my are trashed), your recipe is the first I’d make!!! I’m following your blog & am a facebook fan!

  47. Traci Wirsch

    I just voted. The first recipe I would make in the new cookware would be Chunky Chicken Noodle and Vegetable Soup!

  48. kristin

    first dish: most likely something pasta related, or italian… that’s a family fav!
    kristinmik at gmail dot com

  49. Hanna

    I voted! πŸ™‚ I would love to make a huge pot of spicy chili with some sweet cornbread. I just bought a chest freezer and am excited to fill it up with delicious meals for the winter months!!

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! Good luck! I will keep voting!

  50. Wow. Of course you know I have been voting already. Everyday!
    I would make so many things – I love that 3rd set! What first? Maybe gnocchi, as it is my Jon’s favorite and I rarely make it. I’ts almost his birthday though. Fingers crossed!

  51. Lori

    I have been voting on BH&G and I also follow you on twitter. Would love to replace my old yucky pans! I’m loving your pumpkin recipes! I can’t wait to try the cookies once I find the pumpkin spice kisses!

  52. I voted for you1 Good luck, you deserve it!
    If I won I would make some delicious chicken teriyaki stir fry in one of the large pans…crossing my fingers πŸ™‚

  53. Jamie B

    I follow with rss feeds and I also forgot to say what I would make if I won. I think I would make roast, potatoes and carrots or pot of potato soup yummy.

  54. Andrea

    I follow you via RSS. The first thing I would make in this beautiful cookware Is our family’s favorite dinner- Chicken Piccata!

  55. Marian

    I have been voting for you for a week now and voted again today. I don’t have facebook or twitter so those won’t count for me. I have 6 children, my cookware is old and I have already made your Tomato Basil Ricotta pasta and they loved it! Along with many of your other recipes. I will most likely make tortilla soup or pepper steak over rice in my new cookware.

  56. Nicole

    I just voted. I think the first dish I would make would be a huge breakfast for my kids. Scrambled eggs, homestyle potatoes and bacon of course.

  57. Pam Shank

    I have been voting almost daily. will vote daily the remainder of the days. good luck
    I would prob cook a big holiday dinner in the cookware first thing

  58. Pam Shank

    I have “like” on FB. love the cookware. would prob cook a holiday dinner in them first thing. voted & will vote daily. good luck

  59. Diana S.

    I voted today. Would probably make chicken and dumplings, soup, or a big pot of chili. Good luck to you……and me too! πŸ™‚

  60. Megan Harris

    I voted for you! I am heading to the store right now so I can make the double pumpkin cookies! The first thing I would make… hmmm… maybe a yummy soup to kick off this cool weather in AZ πŸ™‚

  61. davethefish1

    I’ve been voting for you quite a while now. If I were fortunate enough to win any of these sets , I would cook a good “Seafood Jambalaya”. I also follow you on Twitter. Good Luck at the BHG cookoff. P.S. I hope you WIN!!!

  62. Just voted! Best of luck to ya!

    I desperately need some new pots and pans. If I won my first meal to cook would be a big hearty fall breakfast with pumpkin pancakes and apple cider syrup, maple sausage, and eggs sunny side up. YUMMY!

  63. Bethan

    I voted! Love your blog! Love the recipes! I vote every day. Best of luck to you!

    The first dish I will make is: Honey Pecan Pork Chops

  64. Ginny

    I voted!! I would you use them to make my Thanksgiving Dinner my favorite holiday. Good luck! Keep sending reminders to vote.

  65. jamie

    the first dish i will make if i win the giveaway. probably something new. i’ve been searching for something new! thanks for the giveaway!

  66. I just voted. The first dish I will make in my new pots is CHILI! I tried to make some this weekend and my old stock pot is so thin at the bottom, I burned the chili on my new stove! πŸ™

  67. I’m following you on twitter too…

    Just realized I forgot to tell you the first dish I’ll make with my new cookware. Well I guess it would have to be your awesome Tomato Basil and Ricotta Spaghetti Pies! What else???

  68. Becky T

    I voted for you! good luck in Des Moines! I would probably whip up some chile verde, spanish rice, and tortillas first thing in my new cookware, so you definitely need to pick me! πŸ™‚

  69. Kim

    Hi! I voted for you on the site! I think my first dish would have to be a Chicken Masala. I’ve been wanting to try it for some time now!

  70. I voted for you today and not because I love you and your blog but because I loved the recipe. Yummy! Can’t wait to give it a try.

    I know the first thing we would cook in our new set of cookware. My hubby would love to make his cheesy, ham and egg scramble traditional Sunday morning breakfast in those new pans. Wow, that was a mouth full.

  71. Kadee

    I voted! πŸ™‚ I have been wanting to make a big batch of some kind of lovely soup soon, so I’d probably make that! πŸ™‚

  72. Becca

    Just voted! It’s finally starting to feel like fall here in northern Colorado. I’d make a big pot of butternut squash soup with cheese tortellini.

  73. Voted for you once again and best wishes to you to win! I would make a huge pot of my family’s meat sauce to share with the family, then possibly a pumpkin risotto I have been wanting to try lately.

  74. I voted!! Good luck Jenny! I also listed this in my monthly Giveaway Link-Up!

    And I’m going to give this to my cousin…she’s going to be getting married in December, so this would be a GREAT wedding gift!

  75. Amanda V.

    Voted for you again! Good luck at the cook off πŸ™‚
    The first thing I would make is probably doughnuts.. pumpkin doughnuts.

  76. Elizabeth

    I voted for you on BH&G! My first meal will be my first Thanksgiving meal that I’m preparing come November!

  77. dawname

    I voted for you and I hope you win! I was just telling my husband yesterday that I need new pots and pans so I hope I win too! Good Luck!

  78. Jaime

    I voted and will continue to vote daily…. Since it is so close to Novemeber by time they got here…I would make my “first family at my house” Thanksgiving in them!

  79. Melanie

    Been voting for you, love your recipes! I have a new apple dumplings recipe from my sister I’m about to try out.

  80. Vaness

    I just voted! YOu deserve to win!! If I win I will cook like a crazy lady. I don’t have much cookware. The first thing I’ll make is a big pot of homemade vegetable soup and yummy cornbread. Good luck to you! I’ll keep voting for ya!

  81. Laura A.

    I registered and voted today πŸ™‚ I would like to try my hand at the oreo fluff cupcakes πŸ™‚ Yum!!!

  82. I voted for you!!!
    Awe this is an awesome giveaway! I got married a little over a year ago and have 1 pot, this would be so awesome! I don’t know what I would make… maybe some homemade soup, I’ve never done that before.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

  83. Becca

    I DEFINITELY voted for you, as I’ve done every day since you first mentioned the contest! I know you’re behind, but you can still pull this off with GREAT TEAMWORK from your readers!
    The first thing I would make with one of those awesome cookware sets is a pan seared tuna steak. I have the world’s most digustingly old set of pots and pans and would adore a new set!

  84. Rachel Stadler

    I Voted for you! If I won the new cookware,the first dish I would make would be your tostados,they look delicious! πŸ˜‰