Le Creuset Giveaway and Begging for Twitter Friends

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by Carol Kicinski on October 27, 2009

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Holiday season is right around the corner. How did this happen? It seems like just 5 minutes ago we were celebrating New Year’s! I wonder if this is a sign of aging and my approaching decrepitude. I remember as a child it took SOOOO long for Christmas to come, now I blink my eyes on Valentine’s Day and wham! It’s Thanksgiving.

Well despite my rapidly advancing years, I am looking forward to family and decorations and of course, fabulous gluten-free food.

Seems like there are never enough baking dishes, serving platters and casseroles for the big feasts. That’s why I am so pleased to announce my next give away.

The really nice folks at Accent Furniture Direct (which is a great site with all sorts of cool stuff at great prices) have offered to give one of my lucky blog readers a fab Le Creuset 4 quart round Casserole dish with lid in white (yes, Le Creuset has all those fancy colors but let’s face it – white goes with everything, right?)

That’s right Le Creuset!

Covered casserole!

Just in time for the holidays! How cool is that?

I have a mad crush on Le Creuset cookware. It’s heavy and beautiful and lasts forever.

There’s a little catch here, however. I am pimping myself out and basically, I am going to bribe you to follow me on twitter. I know, kind of pathetic but if twitter is like high school then I am like the new kid who sits alone in the cafeteria. Oh man, doesn’t that bring a tear to your eye?

So dry your eyes, leave a comment below letting me know that you are following me on twitter by midnight November 3rd and then let’s just all put this embarrassing plea for friendship behind us!

I will draw a winner randomly on November 4th. Good luck and thanks (sob) for your help in making me feel less like a twitter dweeb.

Le Creuset Giveaway and Begging for Twitter Friends – Simply Gluten Free

Ready for dessert?

Simply...Gluten-Free DessertsSimply…Gluten-Free Desserts is now available, with over 135 recipes not featured in my blog.

Available at bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powells, Books-a-Million and Amazon. You can get it also HERE.

“I can now have recipes I know I can count on for every Dessert and Breakfast occasion! I’m thrilled!” – A. M.

“I am amazed! This recipe is BETTER than the ‘regular-with-gluten’ recipe! Thanks so much, Carol” – V. P.

“I love your gluten free recipes – I can now have my desserts.” – F.R.

Need a quick meal?

Gluten Free Recipes - Simply Gluten Free Quick MealsSimply…Gluten-Free Quick Meals is now available, with over 100 recipes not featured in my blog.

Available at bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powells, Books-a-Million and Amazon. You can get it also HERE.

“The “Simply” in ‘Simply … Gluten-Free Quick Meals’ doesn’t just make for a catchy title. The recipes in this cookbook truly are quick and easy to prepare. – A. C.

“I set the timer on two separate nights and made two complete meals from Carol’s latest cookbook in 30-40 minutes. They not only pleased my family, but gave me new recipes and techniques to get dinner on the table faster every night.” – W. K.

“I love the way this book is laid out – full meals I can make in no time. Love the sense of fun and humor in this book but mostly I love all the gluten free recipes -.” – J. F.

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{ 93 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren October 27, 2009 at 6:22 pm

I'm new to Twitter too, but I follow you =D. This looks like a great prize/bribe for followers!


RecipeGirl October 27, 2009 at 6:23 pm

I follow you :) And my birthday is Nov. 2nd (wink!)

I'll pimp you out on Twitter & try to get some of my peeps to follow you :)


Maria October 27, 2009 at 6:28 pm

I am following you! Thanks for a great giveaway!


Kamran Siddiqi October 27, 2009 at 6:34 pm

I am following you :D And I'll be glad to pimp you out on twitter and try to get some of my followers to follow you too.

I may not have thousands of followers, but as one of my dear friends says, "Quality is better than quantity."


Doreen October 27, 2009 at 6:35 pm

I just followed you on twitter – what a great giveaway!


Katerina October 27, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Just followed you. Not to worry I will be your friend. (Thanks Recipe Girl for the heads up :) )

I have always wanted a le crueset. Technically I have one bashed hand me down and one I got at a garage sale… also bashed..


Chow and Chatter October 27, 2009 at 6:43 pm

i am following you as well great giveaway


Anonymous October 27, 2009 at 6:45 pm

I am following you. @kayte71
kaytewatts AT aol DOT com


Becca October 27, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Following you @becjk09


A Marine's FIANCE! October 27, 2009 at 7:10 pm

following! :)


Jenn/CinnamonQuill October 27, 2009 at 7:15 pm

Sweet; I'd love to follow you on Twitter regardless. But I'd also adore that Le Creuset, I've alllllllwayyyyys wanted one. :)

So right about the holidays; I am already deep in planning!


Jenn October 27, 2009 at 7:18 pm

I am following you on twitter! Great giveaway, LOVE Le Creuset!


Katie October 27, 2009 at 7:32 pm

I follow you (and my birthday is coming up, too ;))


Marillyn Beard October 27, 2009 at 7:43 pm

I'm following you now! GREAT giveaway.


Iris October 27, 2009 at 7:51 pm

I actually joined twitter about a week ago, and have yet to actually figure out how it works. but i'm now following you!


Becca October 27, 2009 at 8:09 pm

Im following you =)
This is such a great giveaway, I recently have been figuring out casserole recipes.
I love your site.


Paula October 27, 2009 at 8:31 pm

I am following you on Twitter now :) Thanks for posting the great give away!

Today was a big gluten free day for me … I had my first gluten free hamburger bun (had been having them without buns since I found out I can't eat gluten), and I brought lunch to the office offsite because I knew the only option would be sandwiches.


sweetfrenchtoast October 27, 2009 at 8:33 pm

I'm following you — I found out about this through twitter! :)


Christine October 28, 2009 at 2:34 am

Bribe away :-) I'm heading over to Twitter to follow right now!


gfe--gluten free easily October 28, 2009 at 4:05 am

That looks like a great baking dish. I've been following you since I got on Twitter. :-)



Jennifer October 28, 2009 at 4:24 am

@jharve is following you as well! What a great giveaway!


Sarah October 28, 2009 at 5:08 am

I'm following you! Your blog rocks!


phadsgal October 28, 2009 at 5:16 am

I'm following you on twitter. Great giveaway, btw!


GF Gidget October 28, 2009 at 5:33 am

I'm following you on Twitter! Please pick me! I've been drooling over that exact piece of cookware for at least a year.


Sarah October 28, 2009 at 5:49 am

Tweet tweet! I love a good bribe. :-)


thewholegang October 28, 2009 at 6:01 am

Oh yeah, been following you for some time now. Love keeping up with your blogging. PS, please send a hot cup of tea my way!


Patti Anastasia October 28, 2009 at 6:27 am

I'm a follower, subscriber, and now a Twitter pimper. http://twitter.com/PattiAnastasia/statuses/5229907527


Quoda October 28, 2009 at 6:45 am

Following you on Twitter now! I'm @shabadeux on there.


erin rogers pickering October 28, 2009 at 6:45 am

I am already a follower but am about to tweet your giveaway. Good luck on collecting followers!


Allison the Meep October 28, 2009 at 7:13 am

Following you on twitter! I'm @allisonthemeep. Thanks for the cool giveaway.


Goat City October 28, 2009 at 7:37 am

I heart Le Creuset!


Amy (Shiny Cooking) October 28, 2009 at 8:02 am

I'm already following you. ;-)

Remember, November 4 is my birthday!


Carrie October 28, 2009 at 8:08 am

awww rats! I'm already following you and I've already been lucky enough to win a wonderful piece of kitchen cookery from you… but I LOVE LeCrueset!! Your winner will have a WONDERFUL dutch oven! I really love mine!!


Gone Pie Vegan Bakery October 28, 2009 at 8:08 am

ll follow you and retweet your giveaway. Good luck with twitter.


Ginger Carter Miller, Ph.D. October 28, 2009 at 8:15 am

I have been following you on Twitter for some time :-) But I went to make sure you were following me, too.


P.S. I love Le Creuset! And I love a great bribe!


Clara October 28, 2009 at 8:15 am

I'm @6foodintolerant and a new follower of yours! I also retweeted about this giveaway for you. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great prize. I've always wanted a Le Creuset piece!


Sharon October 28, 2009 at 8:16 am
Nancy - TheSensitivePantry.com October 28, 2009 at 8:17 am

Follow already. Will RT to my followers. And, love LC!! Great giveaway.


Amber October 28, 2009 at 8:20 am

Okay! I'm following you! @aryssabrooke. :)


me October 28, 2009 at 8:23 am

I'm a sucker for a good bribe provided it's allergy free. This one looks like a winner.



Rose October 28, 2009 at 8:26 am

I'm following you now :)


Brandi October 28, 2009 at 8:33 am

@bld177 and @dcgluties are following you. Welcome to the #gfree universe.


Anonymous October 28, 2009 at 8:38 am

@adriandb is following you now. Great little site you have here!


Sarah Star October 28, 2009 at 8:40 am

following you–@salty_birdie. Who says you can't win friends (or Twitter followers?) :)


laurabosak October 28, 2009 at 8:40 am

I signed up for a birthday reminder service, so I get email reminders, like when it's 30 days before Hubs' step-mom's birthday. I got a reminder about Thanksgiving in 30 days. HOW IS THIS BLOODY POSSIBLE? I haven't made the kid's Halloween costume, yet.

I'm now following you on Twitter, mostly because I need a dish to serve Trader Joe's GF Penne (sauted in olive oil w/ kosher salt & pecorino romano). The in-laws are coming for the week at Thanksgiving.


@busymomto5 October 28, 2009 at 8:48 am

i am following you :)


Whitney October 28, 2009 at 8:49 am

I am soooooo following you on Twitter. But I am also loving your blog, even though I don't "have" to be gluten-free, there is no reason not to ignore your awesome sounding recipes!

And I will be RT-ing your tweets about this blatant attempt to garner followers. :)



Nancy C October 28, 2009 at 10:09 am

OK, I am easy…I'm following.
Your blog is great. I have been GF for six months now and feel SOOOO much better. Blogs like yours are so helpful!


Margaret October 28, 2009 at 11:54 am

I think I found your blog through finding you on Twitter, actually! :) (Sporadic_hail)

That casserole would make a sweet addition to my very tiny collection of Le Creuset!


LStand October 28, 2009 at 12:06 pm

Im following you on twitter! Follow me too so we can share GFree tips :)


Sherazada October 28, 2009 at 12:39 pm

I just signed up for twitter and i'm following you now!!!!! I'll make sure my other gf friends add you as well. Unfortunately, I don't own anything Le Creuset (my mother has a huge collection) but I'm hoping some day soon I will, now that I have my own gf kitchen! :)


Carina October 28, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Following you on Twitter. Great prize!


ambermarie October 28, 2009 at 1:45 pm

I will follow you… and I love Le Creuset!!


Helene October 28, 2009 at 2:05 pm

I've been following for a while :) Love Le Creuset.


Hänni October 28, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Well that's one way to get some followers! LOL. I'm following you and wishing for a brand new le crueset for the holidays!


The Gluten-free 'Dish' October 28, 2009 at 2:49 pm

I'm new to Twitter and I am now following you! A great prize! :)


Jennifer October 28, 2009 at 2:53 pm

I'm following you on Twitter. Thank you for this great give away. :)


Tammy October 28, 2009 at 5:47 pm

I'm following! @practicalpantry


Ali October 28, 2009 at 8:59 pm

What a great prize! I have a twitter account and people are following me but I have yet to figure out how to use it and as of now I do not remember my password or login! The Facebook Fan Page is much easier, so I am sticking with that for now. As soon as I figure the whole twitter thing out I will surely follow you! :)


toni October 29, 2009 at 7:50 am

well, you're now the popular new kid in the school! why didn't i think of this one?
so i'm now following you… maybe i'll get in with the popular crowd that way. lol!


Jeanine October 29, 2009 at 11:24 am

Holy cow, I can't believe that I actually figured out HOW to follow you on Twitter! but, I'm there now! :D Thanks for the giveaway (and push into something new).


Mrs T October 29, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Following! :o)


JustMe October 30, 2009 at 9:12 pm

following, thanks!


Earthtonegirl October 31, 2009 at 11:16 am

Like your philosophy – similar to my view of GF living – "So what? As long as I have garbanzos and sweet potatoes and chard and…" @earthtoneone


sandra November 1, 2009 at 9:38 am

I don't even have a bashed one! I follow your blog. I am new to twitter and this seems like a real good way to check it out. (and see what my daughter is up to).


Tasty Eats At Home November 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm

I'm following you. My birthday's in November too, so if you would like to wish me an early happy birthday with this little gift, I'd be SUCH a happy girl!


Living With...Not Without November 2, 2009 at 10:06 am

Following! So glad to have found your blog and now your twitter feed.


Living With...Not Without November 2, 2009 at 10:08 am

Oh, and I, too, am a newbie to Twitter:) I rely on my more twitter-versed friends to help me along.


Dr. Jean Layton November 2, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Got to admit, it is fun to have followers. I created a gluten free twitter list, feel free to follow those folks. I have followed you on Twitter today. I find when I follow someone, most will follow back.
Now I would really love a new Le Cruset to make my bread in so please….


Stephanie in Idaho November 2, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Love Le Creuset! WOO HOO! Pick ME!


Stephanie in Idaho November 2, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Oh, forgot to tell you that I am following you… Don't disqualify me for commenting twice… My twitter name is virginiasmomma…


The Hip Hostess November 4, 2009 at 6:28 am

My MIL is French and has quite a collection of Le Creuset. I'm convinced it's the secret to her fabulous cooking all these years. Of course she has all the bright colors, but I'm loving this classic white.
Follow you on Twitter, will pitch your follower campaign!


bridget {bake at 350} November 4, 2009 at 6:38 am

Look at you…527 followers! (I'm following!) I'm new to Twitter, too!

Keeping my fingers crossed foe this giveaway!


Zahra November 4, 2009 at 6:38 am

I follow you too lovely lady. :)


Bethie November 4, 2009 at 6:38 am

I'll bite!


Grits November 4, 2009 at 6:39 am

I follow you on twitter!


Tiffany @ Eat at Home November 4, 2009 at 6:40 am

I'm following you on twitter. What a great give away!


April Elizabeth November 4, 2009 at 6:44 am

this is the most awesome give away i have ever seen.

not only am def following you on twitter.

im also following your blog :-)


Hope November 4, 2009 at 6:44 am

I follow you

[email protected]


shae November 4, 2009 at 6:48 am

Haha…I will definitely follow you!

We all need to be loved :)


Kalyn November 4, 2009 at 6:49 am

I am following you! And thanks for not penalizing those who were already following (hate it when people do that.) I agree, love Le Crueset!


Elle November 4, 2009 at 6:57 am

Might be late to the party! Even if I am, I still followed you, because well, everyone needs friends on twitter! :)


greenbean November 4, 2009 at 7:02 am

following you on twitter!


Amy November 4, 2009 at 7:04 am

Wow, I am so glad that you are "begging for twitter friends" because that is how I found your blog – somebody tweeted about your contest. I am in LOVE with your blog. Your food looks amazing and your photography is gorgeous! And, although it was a little hard to discern from the Oct. 5 post (haha), YOU HAVE A COOKBOOK?? I am going to need it. And I'd definitely take that gorgeous white Le Creuset too, if you want to give it to me (now following…)

Thank you for the awesome & generous giveaway!


kaycee November 4, 2009 at 7:05 am

Not sure if I am too late for the drawing but I am following you on twitter..kclaborn


Mel November 4, 2009 at 8:25 am

Just started following you- very exciting even though I think I live on gluten.


Rebecca M. November 4, 2009 at 8:25 am

I also follow you! @aliax :)


Chris November 4, 2009 at 8:29 am



Audrey @ The Flour Nut November 4, 2009 at 10:33 am

I follow you on Twitter! Love your tweets…we share a love for gluten-free cooking!


camper November 4, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Following! Looking forward to some GF tweets!


tokyoterrace November 4, 2009 at 6:33 pm

I am SO following you :) I have a crush on Le Creuset as well. Which is funny because I don't own any of their stuff… :( Maybe that will change!?


HeatherinSF November 4, 2009 at 8:33 pm

I confess, I'm a Le Creuset addict, mostly from thrift stores and garage sales. My sister was going to give me one Christmas but my mom told her I already had the heart shaped pot. Which of course I don't!!! I'm working on forgiveness… :-) Hope I'm not too late for the contest but I'm glad I discovered your blog and I'm following you on Twitter, @HeatherHAL there.


Domenique March 9, 2015 at 2:51 pm

I’m following! :)


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