Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My First Giveaway

My husband and I are total Food Network junkies. It's pretty much one of the few stations that we watch these days. We're especially big fans of Challenge, Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, and Throwdown. We've made it our mission to visit dives that Guy has visited whenever we go on vacation (and obviously you'll have no idea what I'm talking about if you don't watch these shows...). We also totally look forward to The Next Food Network Star. So, yes, what can I say? We are addicted to the Food Network.

What shows or networks do you religiously watch? Do share. And it doesn't have to be a Food Network show if you're not into them. Leave a comment about it and you'll be entered in the giveaway. And for those of you blog lurkers who have never commented--here's your chance to win something by commenting. I love comments! You have until December 27th to enter. The winner chosen at random will get to try out this new cookbook that I've been eyeing, "Food Network Favorites: Recipes from our All-Star Chefs". So don't be shy and leave a comment!

65 comments:

alexis said...

I love Guy's Diner's, Drive-Ins & Dives. My husband and I would love to take a roadtrip and stop at all the little diners on the show.

Melanie said...

My favorites are Challenge, Throwdown with Bobby Flay, Iron Chef America, The Next Food Network Star, and Giada. But, to be honest, I could be happy watching anything on there. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway!!

Stephanie said...

We don't get any television reception, so I don't really watch any shows. But when I get the chance, I love any food network show at all! I've had two children, and my favorite part of the hospital experience was the fact that I could watch food network while I was there!

bsu fam said...

We love Throw down here. It's very fun. Another good show is "Time Warp" which is on Discovery Channel. It's very cool. We also love "Dirty Jobs"

Lea Ray said...

I love Paula Deen. She has the best recipes.

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Courtney, Jeff, & Ayla said...

OK- my mom and I are currently trying to find a route where we could hit multiple of Guy's hot spots from his shows! We totally love it, and apparently plan on gaining 40 lbs!

Mindy said...

I love this blog, and yes I am one of those that looks at it all the time and never leaves a comment. Sorry! But I have used tons of your recipes and love them!

Brandon and Lindsey B said...

Marisa, since we're related I officially withdraw myself from the giveaway, but I just wanted to add to the comments about DDD. I've now officially been to four places on the show, and hoping to hit many more!

Danielle said...

I love the Food Network Channel! Unfortunetly we just have the basic channels right now so we don't get Food Network. Lately I've been watching the biggest loser religously
thanks for the fun giveaway
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Renee G said...

I love cookbooks, but our viewing habits tend to be USA Network for Monk and Psych.

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Mom on a coulee said...

I love the Food Network and I also really like DIY, both of those keep me busy when I'm not blogging.
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Larry Sacks said...

I really like Throwdown with Bobby Flay, Good Eats, Everyday Italian, Jamie Oliver's show (when he had a show). If it's not Food Network, then I'll watch Sam The Cooking Guy or Graham Kerr (with his Minimax show) - although I grew up watching him in the Galloping Gourmet.

talyre said...

I love the Food Network Challenge shows, especially ones featuring cakes. It's amazing the amount of work that is put in to design and make the cakes, AND then having to shift the cake from the work station to the display table. Argh...those are always tense moments.

Robin said...

I love the Food Network, but My husband doesn't really get into food shows. He is a Sports-a-holic. I am always searching for new recipes and would love to try some in that book.
Robin
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Lesli said...

I love the food network! Thanks!

Jenna said...

I love to watch Iron Chef America and Unwrapped. Thanks for the giveaway!

cdziuba said...

I read cookbooks like they're novels. I religiously watch Food Network, never miss an episode of Barefoot Contessa. I also love Guy Fieri. I also watch cnn and the Weather Channel every day.

Anya said...

I love to watch MASH reruns. Thanks.

vwestermeyer said...

I so enjoy paula deen

Princess said...

I too enjoy watching cookery shows. Here in the UK- I like watching Nigella Lawson's shows -She makes cooking simple and enjoyable; Jamie Oliver's makes cookery look like fun and Anjum Anand's shows teach you how simple Indian cooking is.

I liked some of your recipes and will be using the holidays to try out the cookies.

Jennifer said...

Oh I love watching the show, "Unwrapped". I love to see how all my favorite foods are made.

Jennifer(Crooked-Needle Primitives)

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Angel said...

we dont get the cooking channel, but i love to catch it when its on at other peoples homes

Stacie said...

I watch HGTV religiously...I love the home improvment shows and the decorating shows.

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one frugal lady said...

I love practically ANYTHING to do with Paula Deen! The woman is wonderful... and her recipes are devine! I have to say I am totally obsessed with DIY (Do it yourself) channel at the moment, I have been on a huge kick lately about re-doing everything in my house! I would love to win this book, as it seems I am in dire need of some new and exciting recipes!

Stacy said...

My favorite is Ina Garten, she doesnt try to hard.

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Kristal said...

I don't get The Food Network, but I could certainly benefit from it! I've been in such a cooking slump! I do love HGTV and ABC, though! Thanks for a great giveaway!

dctm said...

Ina Garten, Paula Deen are my favorites. But,I love watching Guys Diner's Drive Ins and Dives.

Plowlady said...

imagine me chanting this, ok? ALTON BROWN ALTON BROWN...oh he's great..I love how he puts science, imagination and just plain know how to work together...we spent tonight watching his episodes on youtube!

great guy, I think

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~Pam said...

I love just about all the food network shows. I could just leave it on all day. Most often I watch Paula, Throwdown, 30 minute meals, cooking for real, ALTON BROWN and Will work for food. :o) I get so many ideas from these shows. They inspire me to create. Makes hubby happy.

kat-heel-well said...

It's really all about Alton Brown. Did you catch the 'live' turkey show for thanksgiving? He's even great in front of a live audience! I also like Guy Fieri & Ina Garten.
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Carolsue said...

I like Guy's Diner's, Drive-Ins & Dives. I also like Rachel Ray and Bizarre Foods.
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3 squares said...

I love Barefoot Contessa. And the cookbooks are great!

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Patty said...

I'm a FoodNetwork junkie, I confess !!

Ferguson Family said...

I live for TNT and USA.. it's honestly pathetic because I know what shows are coming on and what time!! I'd love to win this cause I'm trying to come up with yummy things to cook for dinner

Laurel Thurston said...

I always check OPB first, our local public tv station.

Meg said...

I like Giada and Paula Deen best. I would just love to make some of her recipes... better check my butter reserves!

Joan said...

My TV only needs 2 stations - Food Network, and HGTV. I don't know that I have a favorite, but I love to watch Bobby Flay and Paula Deen, and I know their recipes always work for me!
Thanks for the giveaway offer, and I love your blog!

Andrea said...

We love Rachael Ray in our household! My two young daughters play "Rachael Ray" and pretend to cook!

Sarah said...

My Food Network favorites are Ace of Cakes, 20 Minute Meals and Unwrapped. Oh, I also enjoy watching the challenge shows, especially the cake decorating ones.

Cool Crafty Mom said...

One of my favorites is Barefoot Contessa and I also love Paula Deen. We watch a lot of food network shows.

toohotforturtle said...

Love Good Eats and the Barefoot Contessa

shopannies said...

I love the challenges, throw downs but also paula dean home cooking and can remember when Bobby Flay started out on a show cooking on a grill. I guess we have watched Food TV since it came out in our area

Belle said...

Hello,

This is very nice of you to do a giveaway!

I don't have cable, sattelite, or many local channel, so I do not get a chance to watch any TV programs often. I like to watch Martha Stewart.

Belle

Lana Cox said...

I like about anything on food network, fox news, and I have to watch the office

DeNami Design said...

I love food network. Love to eat, love to cook. I hope to add this to my arsenal. Thanks!

cchis9 said...

I ove the food network and so does my kids!! My daughter always wants to watch down home cooking with the neelys and I love Paula's Show!! Also we love the competioton shows! They are great!

Cud, miĆ³d i orzeszki said...

O! It would be so nice to hava such a wonderful book :-)

Happy Hollidays!

The Giveaway Diva said...

oh wow that looks amazing! sign me up please!

Jennifer said...

I love Rachel Ray and The Biggest Loser!!

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Donna said...

I am totally hooked on all the Barefoot Contessa shows by Ina Garten. Her recipes are easy to fix and delicious!

Thank you for offering a great giveaway prize!

j. said...

My girlfriend and I are Food Network addicts as well. In fact, all Food shows beyond Food Net. Throwdown and Iron Chef are at the top of the heap (me thinks the little lady has a thing for Bobby Flay). Top Chef, though not a Food Net show, is one of the best on TV. The next Food Network Star we thing is really good though we're getting over somebody breaking down in tears every single episode. And since Guy won, nobody else has been even close to being a star.

I personally can't stand Emeril (he used to be so great!) and Rachel (who never was great in my book), but aside from them, Food Network is a go-to channel for us.

Keep up the great blogging and thanks for having people write comments on this. Great to read the other opinions!

J.

Julie said...

I am a food network addict also. I could waste hours a day just watching it. It doesn't really matter what show is on - I will still watch it.

suburban prep said...

My husband and I have copied so many of the recipes from the website that this would probably be able to take its place.
We both love watching so many of the different shows on this station.

jean said...

I'm not as much of a "FoodTV junkie" since Bravo came out with Top Chef & Project Runway. I like Bobby Flay, so Throwdown & Iron Chef are two of my favorite shows on Food Network.

Jely said...

I am such a FN junkie too, and have a hard time figuring out who is my favorite. If I must choose, it would be a toss up between Alton Brown, Paula Deen, and Guy's Diner's Drive-In's & Dives. Actually, just like the others, it's all good :)

Janelle said...

The regular shows I can't miss are The Office and Desperate Housewives. On Food Network, we love to catch Paula Deen's programs and Sandra Lee. Other than that, my tv watching is pretty random. :)

amweeks said...

I love so many of the Food Network shows! Anything with Paula Deen is great, and especially so is Emeril...he was my first "Food Network crush"! And being from near Fall River made him feel so familiar to me! I also love Good Eats and Ask Aida! Really, I don't think I've ever seen a show on Food Network that I DIDN'T like...

Kristine Michelle said...

I think Paula Deen is my favorite, although I like most all of the "foodie" shows.
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The Lady Riposter said...

I love Giada de Laurentis. I love Italian food and she makes it look so good! I also love Iron Chef.

Kim said...

I love watching Rachael Ray - you either love her or hate her, and I will admit that I love her!!

fbartlett said...

My husband and I always record and watch Iron Chef! We love it!

Jensen Family said...

I love your blog!! Such yummy recipes!!

ddurance said...

Paula Deen, she is the best cook in the whole wide world.

Deidre
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Lee said...

Looks like I missed it. Maybe next time ... or if you have an extra send it my way.

Happy New Year,
Lee