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"Thank You" $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway - CLOSED

I rarely do giveaways on here, and it's because I'm kind of a scrooge.

Mostly because I feel like the honorable citizens who follow this blog should come back for more because they genuinely enjoy the blog/recipes - not because of free prizes. And you know what? I believe it! You guys are coming back for more!

You're actually trying the recipes with your families, and that's WAY awesome. I've loved reading on Pinterest, Facebook, and notes in comments about how you've tried the recipes, loved them, and shared them. It always makes me smile, and it makes all this time I put into blogging completely worth it. I adore the way delicious food can bring couples, families, friends, and everyone else together - including you fine people.

I have felt so much love and support from all of you - and most of whom I've never even met! And to me, that's just amazing. It's something that I wish I could thank each and every one of you personally. So...

Thank you...

so much everyone for all your support since day 1, and especially this past month pulling through for the Top Bloggers of 2013 contest! 

And in case you didn't hear... 

We won the Voiceboks contest, dang it. 

Baking with Blondie is 2013's Top Food Blog. 
And it's because of YOU.

So, in lieu of what I feel is a definite victory for all of us, here's a little cash to Treat Yo Self with: 

Buy whatever the heck your heart desires. 

My suggestions: 
a year supply of Hersheys cookies & cream white chocolate bars, 
a pair of TOMS, 
a mini-food processor, 
a subscription to Food Network and Bon Apetite magazine, 
a hot night on the town with your lover, 
enough guacamole to make you delirious (yet you can't stop eating it), 
that one thing from Williams-Sonoma that you've looked at over 10 times but can't justify buying it,
some mint skinnies, 
enough mentos and diet coke to explode your backyard shed, 

...or as Ryan would probably suggest:

a couple plates of buttery lobster and crab.

either way, 

giveaway ends in 1 week!

You readers seriously are THE BEST. 


  1. I don't Facebook or Twitter so I guess I do not have a chance. I did vote for you every time I saw it come up.

    1. I'm so sorry! I didn't realize... alright - I've changed it now so you can participate, even if you don't have a twitter or facebook account.

  2. Thanks Mandy because I don't Twitter or Facebook either, but I can leave a blog comment (+2) and tell you my favorite recipe (+2), ooh, now, how to pick one...ok, Lemon Pooppyseed Pancakes with blueberries, fit for a queen.

  3. YAY!!! Congrats! My fave would be the slow cooker cilantro lime chicken. yummm!!

  4. Congrats on the win, girl! You totally deserved it! I'm so happy for you. I voted as often as I could.

  5. I've tried a few of your recipes I found via pinterest and like the pepperoni pull-apart bread best!

  6. My favorite recipe has probably been the Baked Zucchini Fries. We made them soooo many times last summer!

  7. My favorite recipe has got to be the almond-infused cream cheese frosting. Oh boy it's goooooood! xo Blondie!

  8. So glad you won! You totally deserved it :)

  9. My favorite recipe has to be the Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread. Great for gatherings and movie night with my kids :) Adding it to the Easter treats for snacking!

  10. Congratulations!!!!!!! I love your blog =D

  11. Mandy! You are a celebrity to us. Don't forget about our good old Northpark 1st Ward days when you are famous. We love your Cowboy Cupcakes.

  12. Congratulations on the win and keep up the great work you do!

  13. I'm so glad you won, you really deserve it! I voted for you whenever I visited the blog. My favorite recipe is definitely the cake batter cookies, I basically inhaled the whole batch!!

  14. "Our new favorite chicken tacos" is my favorite recipe of yours. I'm actually making it today!

  15. My favorite recipe it your Chicken Pot Pie cups. Thank you.

  16. This is awesome!! So glad you won! I voted as many times as i could! Love you!

  17. My favorite recipe (so far, but it's hard to choose just one!) is the Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread. Everyone loves it and it's super easy!

  18. No-Bake Tropical Cheesecake Pie

  19. The gnocchi with corn and arugla in the cream sauce turned out really good! Congrats on winning!

  20. Congrats on the win. Cilantro Lime Chicken is a favorite of ours.

  21. not sure which is our favorite....but tomorrow we're trying the poppyseed pancakes!

  22. I love the cilantro lime chicken

  23. Congrats!! I love your blog!!

  24. I like the avocado cream sauce, the cake mix cookies and all your beautiful pictures!

  25. I'm new to your blog--I recently saw you on Studio 5, I need to try the Cilantro Lime Chicken

  26. Favorite recipe. . . Well, one I repeat often is pizza muffins.

  27. I love your avacado dip! We eat it ALL the time in our house:D

  28. Melon berry lemonade for sure has been my fave! There a so many still to try though!

  29. Hey cute girl! Found you from Kelly’s blog @ Eat Yourself Skinny & couldn’t help but say hi! Great blog you have here keep up the fantastic work. I am so happy to meet you and I can’t wait to follow along. Come say hi anytime if you like. I am having two fun giveaways if you want to enter to win.
    Your newest fan!

  30. I like for favorite recipe is Bacon Ranch Pasta. I love pasta

  31. As for the dessert I love anything lemon and I liked your Lemon Crinkle cookies.

  32. Your pictures are divine! Blonde is the best!

  33. Our favorite was the lasagna sausage rollups! AND I love the crunchy garlic bread! SO yummy and SO easy!!

  34. The Cream-Cheese Filled Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies !Entry Name Heather Hayes Panjon

  35. I would totally buy a food processor with this giveaway ;)

  36. The chicken salad puffs were a big hit for our Easter brunch!


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