Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Celebrating with a giveaway! *Giveaway closed*

It's been a good year, and Madame is celebrating!




As you may or may not know, this past Monday, August 30th, was my 1st blog-iversary with Madame Menu. For the last year, I have loved sharing my recipes and my family’s recipes with you. I have loved getting your feedback and building relationships and making connections. I have some very exciting ideas about where this blog will be “going” over the next year, and I can’t wait to share them all with you.

I am so grateful you have stopped by and voted for me and let me know what you thought of my recipes and I decided to pass that appreciation onto my amazing readers by celebrating the milestone… (wait for it)… with a giveaway!



In several recipes I’ve posted over the last year, I’ve mentioned Pastene products. I love the brand because the freshness, taste and quality are authentic and unparalleled. It’s convenient that I also don’t have to head to a specialty foods market to buy their products – they’re right in the international section at the local grocery store.

As luck would have it, the folks at Pastene were equally excited about my anniversary and decided they wanted to celebrate with me.

That’s why the amazing and generous people at the company have sent me THREE of their Holiday Favorites gift baskets to give away to my readers.



Each basket (which I will ship directly to you) contains some of my absolute favorite products – marinated artichokes, spaghetti sauce, roasted peppers, pasta, San Marzano tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and even a Pastene Great Cooking cookbook. Exactly what you need to make a delicious Italian meal!

Want to enter? Here’s how.


Mandatory entry: Leave me a comment on this post telling me which Pastene product (http://store.pastene.com/merchant2/) is your favorite or which you would like to try. Make sure you leave me a valid email address so I can contact you if you’re the lucky winner! Please note – you do not have to be a blogger to win!

Extra chances to win – each is worth another entry. Please leave a separate comment for each extra...

- Follow Madame Menu on Google Friend Connect

- Become a fan of Madame Menu on Facebook

- Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post

- Tweet the giveaway (up to twice a day – leave a link to your status)

You can enter starting right away, up through midnight PST on Tuesday, September 7, 2010. The winners will be chosen a week from today – on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 – via Random Integer Generator from all entries submitted, and notified through email. I apologize to my non-US friends, but this giveaway is only open to all legal residents of the United States.

Good luck, everyone! Thank you for staying with me for a year. Here's to 25 more! :-)

28 comments:

Keala said...

I don't think I've ever seen Pastene products here on the west coast. I guess next trip to the grocery store I will have to look in the international section to see if I can find it and try it!

@leslieconn said...

I've never seen Pastene products in Chicago either! That just means I need to try them all!

Bones said...

I love the blog - great job and congrats on your anniversary !!

I also love Pastene tomato products but I've only used those products - I'm getting a bit more adventurous in the kitchen and I would love to try using roasted peppers and artichoke but I have no idea where to start with them so having the product and the cookbook would be a perfect start for me.

Amanda said...

Mmmmm Italian Basil Pesto please!

Happy Birthday Madame Menu!

Amanda said...

Of course I am a follower on Google Friends Connect!

Amanda said...

Tweeted my dear!
http://twitter.com/NavyLady6894/status/22720915164

Kelly Brooks said...

Yay!! Happy one year! What a great idea to celebrate! I've never had Pastene before, but would love to try their spaghetti sauce =0).

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Ashley said...

I'd try the chocolate pizzelle.

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Ashley said...

I'm a gfc follower.

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Ashley said...

I'm a gfc follower.

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Amanda said...

I am Facebook fan too!

pretty in ink said...

We just talked about Pastene products the other day! I would LOVE to try the roasted peppers! and a cookbook would be a great way to find a use for them! (aside from devouring straight from the container!)

pretty in ink said...

I'm also a follower of your blog!

suburban prep said...

I haven't seen this brand either. (I am in the Midwest).
I would like to try the Italian Nidi pasta.

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Sharon said...

Where do I begin, big fan here too, we love the Artichokes all the different Olives, the canned tomatoes. Oh wait the red peppers too.

shirley said...

These are new to me, like to try the Grated Parmesan Cheese.
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shirley said...

Follow GFC
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MarfMom said...

i'd love to try their hot cherry peppers, and by "i", i mean "i'd like to get my HUSBAND," haha. i can't do hot at all but it's just the sort of thing that he would LOVE.


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MarfMom said...

i like you on FB (maya brown-zimmerman)


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MarfMom said...

i follow on GFC (maya zimmerman)


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MarfMom said...

i tweeted: http://twitter.com/MarfMom/status/22778358448



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Amanda said...

Tweeted this morning dear! http://twitter.com/NavyLady6894/status/22790147374

Erin Leeman said...

Since I'm now in Cooking 101, I'd like to be entered!!!

meeyeehere said...

I wanna try the parmesan cheese! Yum

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Amanda said...

Tweeted today!
http://twitter.com/NavyLady6894/status/23172777037

doggybloggy said...

I would like to try them all.....