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Friday, September 10, 2010

Chew on This | Kitchen staples and a GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!

What is your kitchen staple?

You know, that something you use time and time again.  Because it's comfortable.  Reliable.  Awesome.

A favorite sauté pan.  A professional knife.  A citrus juicer.  Garlic press...

I think mine might be the ramekin.

Ramekins are so versatile.  

They're oven, microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe.  Great for individual portions (and portion control - if you're in to the sort of thing).  Perfect for your soft, spreadable cheeses and dips.  Crumbles, Creme Brulees, flan.  And well....they're just so darn adorable!

Who wouldn't want to eat an individual cheese souffle?  I mean really.  Someone took the time to make you your own, precious, delicious, individual cheese souffle.

Classic Cheese Soufflés in Individual Ramekins 3of4 BOV800XL

I think you should maybe wash their dishes for them as a thank you.

Individual servings.  That's another good reason why I find myself gravitating to the ramekin so often.  It makes people feel special.  Like you did something specifically and only for them.

Lemon Crème Brûlée Recipe

Maybe you could try our Peach and Blueberry Crumble in one of these puppies.

That's the way the apple crumbles

Or chicken pot pie.  Yum!  This cooler weather screams for a scrumptious, served-in-ramekin, chicken pot pie.  Hello.... 

Recipe: Turkey Sweet Potato Pot Pies

Or maybe you have guests coming over for brunch and scrambled eggs, omelets and frittatas are not on your menu.  Well, what about something more personalized.  And something you don't have to sweat over.  Eggs en Cocotte - how elegant.  

Eggs En Cocotte

Ramekins are awesome.  Ramekins are very often white.  Clean, crisp white.  


Though sometimes...sometimes you want a little pizzaz. 

Take a look... 

Wouldn't you love to make something in a colorful ramekin?

You can, you know.  We'll help.

See that striking, gorgeous red ramekin on the bottom?  We have four.  For you!  Yahoo!

This giveaway is now closed.  Stay tuned for another giveaway soon!


Four beautiful, red, Le Creuset stoneware ramekins!!

Because we've been doing this blogging thing for just over a month - we'd like to celebrate!

We'd like to celebrate you!  Thanks for visiting and coming back!  We appreciate you!

To Enter:

Two chances to win!!

(1 entry) Leave a comment on this post

(+1 extra entry) Become a verified follower or subscriber of this blog 
and let us know about it

That's it!

Winner will be chosen randomly and announced Friday, Sept. 17th.

Good Luck!

Cares and Mimi


  1. I love love love your blog! My sister and I often look to your blog for ideas. We also have a blog that we just started and I love the give away idea.

    ps: we are Dani Moran's sister in laws :)

  2. HI C and J. You KNOW I'm your biggest fan!! I love getting the emails with the recipes. They are gorgeous and fun. I'm officially entering to win your first giveaway here! Is this all I need to do? :)

  3. Erin and Kelly - Thanks for the love!!

    Sheryl - Yep! You are officially entered!!

    Good luck everyone!!

  4. A blessed and joyful blog. It inspires me and gets me going every day. Love the good eats too. YummO... You both are doing a great job. The pics reminds me of Sandra Lee's TV show. Lots of color. You just want to grab the dish.
    Love ya, Dianne

  5. Pick me! But I would need some lovely recipes to go with it... and if you ever need a taste-tester... I can clear my schedule! :)

    Amy Jeske

  6. Oh, no, pick me!!!!I'm being silly! What fun and such great recipes.

  7. Hugs and smooches to you both! I have been really enjoying your blog and telling anyone that will listen all about it:) Love, love, love you!