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Mediterranean Style “Get Inspired” Giveaway


Crisco is inviting home cooks to submit their favorite recipes at in the Crisco Mediterranean Inspirations Recipe and Essay Contest for the chance to win a trip for two to Italy.  Recipes should include one of the three Crisco Olive Oil varieties:  Crisco 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Crisco Pure Olive Oil or Crisco Light Olive oil plus two ingredients commonly used in Mediterranean-style cooking, including tomatoes, garlic, pasta, yogurt, legumes, fresh herbs, lentils or cheese.

Crisco would like to offer one Picky Palate reader with this beautiful Mediterranean-style Gourmet Gift including:

  • William Sonoma Marche’ Pasta Bowls, set of 4
  • Crate & Barrel Bamboo 12″ Spoon
  • Herbs of Tuscany Herb Kit
  • Salt Pig with Scoop
  • Crate & Barrel Herb Scissors
  • Variety of Crisco Olive Oils and Recipe Cards

Here’s How To Enter:

1.  Leave a comment here and tell us, what is your favorite Italian Style Meal?

2.  For extra entries, Follow Picky Palate on Twitter, RSS Feed and Like us on Facebook.  Leave 3 separate comments for this.

3.  For another extra entry give me a vote in the Tyson Chicken Sandwich contest HERE on the right side you’ll see my name and sandwich, Ultimate Bacon Caprese Sandwich,  It’s for charity 🙂  Leave a separate comment for this.

3.  Contest ends Saturday Janurary 29th 8pm PST.  Winner will be chosen by  Disclosure:  Crisco provided me with these products and is providing the winner the same set.


Good Luck 🙂

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  1. 101
    Paul says:

    I voted for your sandwich

  2. 102
    Jen says:

    My favorite Italian thing to make a baked ziti. I just love it.

  3. 103
    Jennifer D'Arrigo says:

    OH MY, Italian is my favorite and there are so many delicious dishes! Being a huge eggplant fan one of my favs is the classic eggplant parmesan.

  4. 104
    Jen says:

    I follow you on twitter.

  5. 105
    jan says:

    lasagna… YUM!

  6. 106
    jan says:

    I’m a follower on RSS feed- and LOVIN!

  7. 107
    CaSaundra says:

    Ohh it’s so hard to pick a fav–but I’d have to say a hearty bowl of minestrone with some freshly baked Italian breadsticks! 🙂

  8. 108
    Penelope says:

    Follow on Twitter!

  9. 109
    CaSaundra says:

    I’m a Facebook fan!

  10. 110
    Penelope says:

    Follow via RSS!

  11. 111
    Laurel G says:

    wow what a great opportunity! Being Italian, my favorite meal is pasta with my grandmother’s homemade pesto. I live over 2000 miles from her so when I get to see her she always makes it for me and sends me home with a little jar to tide me over till I can come back again!

  12. 112
    Penelope says:

    Pasta + bread + lots of cheese!

  13. 113

    I love Chicken Parmesan!!

  14. 114

    I’m a follower on RSS feed.

  15. 115
    Laurel G says:

    I follow on twitter!

  16. 116
    Laurel G says:

    I follow on facebook!

  17. 117
    Laurel G says:

    voted for your sandwich!

  18. 118
    itsrenee says:

    Pasta e fagioli with Italian style crusty bread and olive oil with a big glass of red wine . . . yummmmmmmm!!!

  19. 119
    itsrenee says:

    I follow on FB =)

  20. 120
    itsrenee says:

    I follow in RSS =)

  21. 121
  22. 122
    itsrenee says:

    I voted baby . . . your in the lead at 31% =)

  23. 123

    Following on Twitter (@beantownbaker)

  24. 124
  25. 125

    And alreay following your RSS (love Google Reader!)

  26. 126
    Kelli says:

    Pasta with Pesto. It may be simple, but the best pasta and the best pesto can make life feel really good.

  27. 127
    Julie says:

    This may seem odd for a favorite “meal,” but my favorite is olive oil, red wine vinegar, feta cheese and herbs/spices on a plate and some good dipping bread. I can literally eat that for dinner, and do quite often. I usually supplement it with some other Italian dish, but somehow always fill up on the appetizer.

  28. 128
    Julie says:

    I follow on twitter

  29. 129
    Julie says:

    You’re already in my RSS feed (what can i say, my fiance is a picky palate himself and i need to find meals!)

  30. 130
    Julie says:

    I “like” on fb

  31. 131
    Julie says:

    I also voted for your sandwich, it looks delicious and you’re slightly in the lead right now!

  32. 132
    Ann M. says:

    Penne with vodka sauce! Yum!

  33. 133
    Lisa says:

    I love to make Chicken Caccatore (my Nonna’s recipe)!

  34. 134
    Ann M. says:

    I also follow you on Facebook.

  35. 135
    Lisa says:

    I am an RSS Feed Subscriber!

  36. 136
    Ann M. says:

    and on Twitter. 🙂

  37. 137
    Valerie says:

    I love a plate of spaghetti with huge, homemade meatballs!

  38. 138
    Lisa says:

    I voted for you! That is one awesome looking sandwich, can’t wait to try it!

  39. 139

    I also follow on Facebook.

  40. 140
    Valerie says:

    I voted for you!

  41. 141
    Jessica says:

    My favorite is vodka cream pasta via Rachel Ray…soooo good! Oh and garlic bread, don’t forget that!

  42. 142
    Kristin says:

    Chix parm, hands down!

  43. 143
    Fallon says:

    I love eggplant parmesan!

  44. 144
    Jess :) says:

    Eggplant Parmigiana. So so so delicious

  45. 145
    heather g says:

    I love lasagna!

  46. 146
    heather g says:

    I get your RSS

  47. 147
    Shawna says:

    it is hard to pick a favorite! Italian food is my favorite!

  48. 148

    Sometimes there’s just nothing like spaghetti and meatballs. :O)

  49. 149
    heather g says:

    I follow you on twitter

  50. 150
    heather g says:

    I like you on FB

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