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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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    I follow you on twitter @mommablogsalot

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    I sub through google reader.

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    Dayna says:

    Angel hair pasta tossed with marinara sauce with fresh grated parmesan cheese.

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    Deirdre says:

    My favorite Italian style meal starts with a nice mixed green salad, then follows with fried calamari, with an entree of shrimp scampi (extra garlic, please), and finishes with a mascarpone cannoli and some espresso. Mmm, now I am hungry.

  8. 158
    Amber says:

    My favorite italian meal is lasagna!

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    Jey says:

    I love lasagna with spicy meat sauce. 🙂 My mom puts red pepper flakes to give it an extra kick.

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    Deirdre says:

    I voted for you in the contest! Good luck, I hope that you win.

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    Follow you on twitter.

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    Jey says:

    Follow you via RSS feed.

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    Jey says:

    “Like” on Facebook.

  18. 168

    I voted & you are winning!

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    Jey says:

    Voted in the Tyson Chicken Sandwich contest!

  21. 171
    Erica says:

    Voted for you!

  22. 172
    Erica says:

    I love chicken parm!

  23. 173
    Erica says:

    I adore homemade pesto and fresh pasta!

  24. 174
    Alicia H. says:

    I love eggplant parm! Yum

  25. 175
    Shana says:

    Chicken Parmigiana or Linguine with White Clam Sauce! Also anything with Ricotta cheese-YUM!

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    Erica says:

    I’ve got you as a Facebook friend

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    Erica says:

    I have you in my RSS feed!

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    I like you on FB!

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    Suzanne says:

    My favorite italian meal is pretty simple, pasta (any will do really), diced tomatoes, spinach, mozzarella, if available, top with sauteed shrimp!

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    Erica says:

    I voted for you!

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    Tania Bugnet says:

    My fave Italian dish would have to be pasta carbonara. Simple things for simple minds, right?

  33. 183
    Megan says:

    ALL Italian! I can’t pick a favorite!

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    Tania Bugnet says:

    I am following PP on Twitter (tjbugnet)

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    Heidi S says:

    I love Fettucine Alfredo, but my stomach does not, so I get Fettucine with a pink sauce…YUMMY!

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    Heidi S says:

    I also follow on Google Reader!

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    I am subscribed to your RSS feed

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    Angie says:

    Love some bruschetta, especially in salad form!

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    Danielle says:

    We love Italian food but if I had to pick one, it’d be homemade ravioli.

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    Danielle says:

    I follow you with google reader.

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    Wendy says:

    I love eggplant or chicken parmesan!

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    Heather L. says:

    I’d say my favorite pasta dish right now is Rachael Ray’s Spinach and Artichoke Penne Pasta.

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    Tania Bugnet says:

    I voted for your sandwich!

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    I follow Picky Palate on facebook.

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    Danielle says:

    I voted for you! Good luck!

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    Torey says:

    Love anything with seafood, especially shrimp, love a simple butter or alfredo sauce with sauteed shrimp, and angel hair or fettucine.

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    Erica Williams says:

    Good old Spaghetti and Meatballs is my favorite meal of all time!

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