Friday, February 11, 2011

Ham-I-Am-Giveaway Starts TODAY, Green Eggs and Ham 50th Anniversary

Congratulations to follower JILL!!!  You have won this terrific give-a-way.  Please contact me within 24 hours with your address to receive your prize.  Keep watching for more giveaways.  Love to all.  Debbie
Do you like Green Eggs and Ham? Would you eat them in the rain or on a train? If so, it’s time to say cheers to 50 years of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham… In the kitchen!  I have loved teaching my children to cook and have had some of the most fun times and memories in the kitchen with them.  I also loved reading Green Eggs and Ham and other great Dr. Seuss books to them.  They remember that so well and it was a time when we could bond as mother and child.  Today, both boys cook great and one is even cooking in a restaurant....he loves it.  I know that they too will read these very same favorite books to their children.  You can win a special edition of the Green Eggs and Ham book celebrating the 50th anniversary of this story.
I'm working with Random House Children’s Books and asking YOU to help us celebrate this milestone by reviving the classic story with recipes that give green eggs and ham a 21st century twist. Celebrity chefs Michael Symon and Melissa d’Arabian, Mitzi Dulan, RD, CSSD and Steamy Kitchen blogger Jaden Hair have created inspired recipes that not only teach kids about nutrition and healthy eating, but teaches them a life skill that can help boost their self esteem.
AND it’s a great time to bond as a family!
If interested, you could win your very own, “Ham-I-Am Giveaway” and win a Green Eggs and Ham gift set. The giveaway package includes the following:

·               Green Eggs and Ham 50th Anniversary Edition
·               One set of adult sized Green Eggs and Ham apron/chef hat
·               One set of kid sized Green Eggs and Ham apron/chef hat
·               One gift certificate valued at $25 for your favorite pork product
·               One extendable fork

I'm asking my followers to submit responses to: “Which recipe did your kids have the most fun making?” or “What’s your family’s favorite way to have fun in the kitchen?” for a chance to win. If you are not a follower, please sign up and make your comment.  You can receive an extra entry for posting to your facebook, posting to your blog, and for posting the giveaway to your twitter account.  Be sure to make a separate posting for each entry and give me the link to the posting please. 

I am also going to add a great recipe for delicious ham salad for you to make with the delicious ham that you could win.  So why not take the time to pass this on to your friends and family and give them a chance to win this great prize?  I will draw a name on February 18th, so you have one week to enter.  Good Luck!

Ham Salad Recipe
Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 8-10.

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pound trimmed, diced ham

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery

  • 2 tablespoons diced red onions

  • 2 hard cooked eggs, chopped
    Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons mustard

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Instructions:

  • Combine salad ingredients (diced ham, celery, onion, eggs).

  • In a mixing bowl, combine dressing ingredients and mix until smooth (no lumps).

  • Combine the ham mixture with the dressing and serve.


    Please note that the National Pork Board is not sponsoring the giveaway promotion, but rather supplying the prize pool for you and supplied the same prize for me to host this giveaway.


    1. My oldest loves to make his own pizza and choose his own toppings.


      I posted your give away on my Bacon Time Facebook account.


      I posted your give away on my facebook account.

      Thanks again for the great blog and give away!

    4. My mom and I have always been a little like Lucy and Ethel in the kitchen. When I was little we would always work together to make something "wonderful". One of my favorites was when we made Pizell cookies and filled the batter too high in the press. We had batter running out everywhere and burnt cookies left to boot.

    5. Another favorite cooking tradition is Thanksgiving. One year we had a 20lb turkey and we were trying to get it to finish dethawing in the sink. Mom and I got it in the sink, but the two of us couldn't wrestle the slippery thing out. We thought for sure we were going to have to abandon.

    6. When we lived in Minnesota the whole family (we only had four children then) would go and pick apples at an apple farm and then we'd go home and we would make applesauce together. The kids so well remember those times as adults and have shared their memories with their children.

    7. Thanks for the great comments...Come on everyone..don't miss out on this giveaway.

    8. I would LOVE to win your “Ham-I-Am Giveaway” and win a Green Eggs and Ham gift set! My grandchildren would be so happy!!!! Thank you for the opportunity Deb!!!

    9. Which recipe did your kids have the most fun making? They loved making chocolate chip cookies the best! They would eat half of the batch as dough!!!

    10. I had published your giveaway on my blog site at:

    11. I tweeted your giveaway too! :-)

    12. I posted your giveaway on my facebook profile too! I want to win, so I am giving it my all!

    13. My children loved making chocolate chip cookies and rice krispie treats.

      Great memories!

    14. Hey ladies...thanks for the comments. I am excited to have you all as followers. I am working hard to improve and make my blog even better.


    Strawberry Heaven

    “The “Debbie” recipe – the recipe that is authentically me.
    My absolute favorite dessert recipe.”
    All I ever talk about loving is strawberries. I am to strawberries as Paula Deen is to potatoes and butter.
    When thinking about my absolute favorite dessert, it had to combine cheesecake, strawberries, and chocolate. Chocolate covered strawberries to be exact!!! So I developed a pie that features all my weaknesses. I love a regular pie crust instead of graham cracker so I have used pie crust, topped with a luscious layer of Kraft Philadelphia Ready-to-Eat Cheesecake Filling, followed by 1 pound of ripe, juicy strawberries enveloped in strawberry glaze topped with creamy, dreamy Cool Whip, and followed by 6 GIANT chocolate covered strawberries. This pie would be a strawberry lovers’ most decadent dream. It is mine…now you know what I dream about.

    Strawberry Heaven
    Prep time: 50 minutes Cook time: 9 minutes
    Serves 6 - 8
    1 refrigerated pie crust
    1 ½ c. Kraft Philadelphia Ready-to-Eat Cheesecake Filling
    2 lbs. of strawberries
    14 oz. strawberry pie glaze
    8 oz Cool Whip
    ¾ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

    1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
    2. Place pie crust in pie pan and flute edges. Bake at 450 degrees for 9 minutes.
    3. Cool pie crust at room temperature for 10 minutes and follow in freezer for 10 minutes to cool quickly.
    4. While pie crust is cooking and cooling, prepare other ingredients beginning with strawberries. Wash strawberries, core, and slice in half. Save 6 LARGE strawberries for top of pie. Eat a few and enjoy them while you are working so hard. Save enough for the pie.
    5. Melt chocolate chips in microwave for approximately 1 minute stirring every 20 seconds. Dip 6 large strawberries in chocolate about ¾ of the way up the strawberry. Place a piece of parchment paper on a plate and cool the strawberries on the paper in the freezer.
    6. After the pie crust comes out of the freezer, spread the cheesecake filling directly on top of crust.
    7. Place strawberries directly on top of cheesecake and pour strawberry glaze over strawberries.
    8. Pipe Cool Whip over strawberries and glaze and top with chocolate covered strawberries. Place in freezer for approximately 15 minutes and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.

    Strawberry Heaven

    Strawberry Heaven
    This pie is for the true Strawbery ADDICT and lover.

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