Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bento Lunch Kit and Visa Gift Card Giveaway

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If you like the olive snake on my last post, you may also like this olive ant on cream cheese dip that I packed into my lunch box.



- It could also be placed on a cracker and served as a Halloween party appetizer!






Before I tell you the details about this giveaway, I would like to take a moment to thank our sponsor California Ripe Olive for sending me a lunch kit and give a kit to one lucky reader of Cute Food For Kids.

Here is something you may like to know about California Ripe Olives:
- California olive growers produce more than 95% of the ripe olives grown in the U.S. These growers operate multi-generational family farms from the inland valleys of California, from San Diego Country to far north of Sacramento County.
- From breakfast to dinner. January to December. And from every day to gourmet. Olives are as casual or as elegant as you like, adding color, texture and flavor to any meal.
- For more information about California Ripe Olives, including hundreds of recipes- visit www.CalOlive.org

The winner of this giveaway will receive a bento lunchbox starter kit that includes 4 cans of California Ripe Olives, a Laptop Bento Lunch Box Set, a can opener, a pizza slicer, mini vegetable cutters, a cutting board ,and a $25 visa gift card to purchase ingredients or other bento supply you need.




















To enter this giveaway:
- First, checking the recipes on THIS PAGE .
- Then leave a comment on this blog post to tell me which recipe you would like to try.

- To get an extra entry, share this or my last post on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest.....). Don't forget to leave a separate comment below telling me you've done this.

- Limited 2 entries per person.
- All entries should be entered before 11:59 PM, September 3rd 2012.
- This giveaway is limited to individuals residing in the continental U.S..

One lucky winners will be selected randomly via random.org. Please come back to this post to find out if you are the lucky winner before September 10th. I will also announce it on my Facebook and Twitter. Good luck everyone!

September 4th update
Thank you everyone for entering this giveaway.


We've got a winner! It's the entry #37 Amy (from utry.it)
Congratulations Amy.
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176 comments:

  1. I shared on facebook! (Stephanie Yanik)

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  2. Oh my goodness soo many interesting recipes to choose from - I think we will start out with the Smoked Turkey Stuffed Baguettes

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  3. The risotto appetizer balls look great! So does the nutty rice.

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  4. I love Mexican food, so I'd love to try the Michoacan Vegetable Burrito.

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  5. Shared your halloween post on twitter! :)

    https://twitter.com/devimcdonald/status/238708176617353217

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  6. I am going to have to make the ants on a cracker for my daycare Halloween party! I also think I will do the olive snake because I have a group of black olive fiends!

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  7. I would LOVE to try the "Olive Gruyere Quiche" from the recipe page! I'm certain my whole family would eat it, even my 5yo who has decided she hates eggs! I don't even think she'd notice with all the other noms in there!

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  8. I would like to try the Roasted Black Olives, sounds so yummy!!

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  9. I would like to try "
    Lettuce Wrapped Lamb Burgers". It look so delicious!

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  10. I'd like to try the Olive Gruyere Quiche and this has been shared on facebook (Laura Hawkins)!

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  11. Also, I shared this on Facebook.

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  12. I like the egg, olive and potato hash. I'd love to try it.

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  13. Great site! I am always looking for lunch recipes for my picky eating almost 9 year old~so many great recipes....first up Olive Artichoke Party Dip!
    Thanks again!
    -t

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  14. Ants on a cracker for my little twins, anytime, but esp for Halloween! kerridawson at yahoo dot com

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  15. Shared this post on FB! Cute and thanks for hte giveaway. kerridawson at yahoo dot com

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  16. I think the Vegetable Breakfast Tarts look interesting.

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  17. https://www.facebook.com/livivua.chandler/posts/487642227912601

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  18. I shared this post on twitter.

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  19. I am all about the Oaxacan Scramble!

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  20. I want to try the Moroccan Spiced Millet!

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  21. The Lamb Chops with Black Olive Pesto

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  22. The Quick Chick Couscous looks delicious!
    Courtney

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  23. Loved the GOAT CHEESE, CITRUS & TOMATO SALAD!!!!

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  24. I my have to try the sandwich balls for my son's lunch soon! Super cute idea!

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  25. Nice sized vegetarian section :)
    I would like to try the "Olive Gruyere Quiche."

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  26. I did it woooooo yippee thanks

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  27. I'd like to try the seared steak and spinach! :)

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  28. Wow, didn't know they have so many wonderful recipes on their site. I love this Nutty Wild Rice. Can't wait to make it.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  29. Pinned this giveaway on Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/pin/53269208063574426/

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  30. I've been craving an egg salad sandwich. Might have to try this recipe out!

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  31. I've been craving an egg salad sandwich. Might have to try this recipe out!

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  32. Yum! I love the Old Fashioned Egg Salad Sandwich recipe. Looks delish! (zilnewt(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. Middle Eastern Chicken Kebabs

    uclangel422 at yahoo dot com

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  34. The chicken hash looks awesome! As soon as I go shopping, I'll be trying that one!

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  35. Shared on Facebook! I love all these ideas! This site is really great. :)

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  36. I would like to try Olive Gruyere Quiche. I've just started doing Meatless Mondays and this looks tasty and filling.

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  37. Best way to eat olives is right of your fingertips, but if I had to choose a recipe, this one looked tasty: Orzo With Black Olives and Feta

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  38. I'll be trying the pull apart pizza muffins. Yum!

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  39. The Sunrise Chicken Hash sounds delicious!

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  40. I shared on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/catie.russo.7/posts/457717647591836

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  41. I would love to try the Vegetable Breakfast Tarts recipe. I love black olives on just about everything.

    Sleepyheadedmom at gmail dot com

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  42. I would like to try the Dijon Roasted Chicken Salad recipe.

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  43. I also shared on Facebook and Pintrest:)

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  44. I'm going to try to make Olive Artichoke Party Dip for our Halloween party!

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  45. I shared your last post on google+'

    https://plus.google.com/117141325163424975652/posts/6PkuCVx6X3w

    That olive snake is to cute.

    Sleepyheadedmom at gmail dot com

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  46. I shared your Halloween Post on facebook for a second entry!:)

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  47. The pull apart pizza muffins-that's what I would like to try! B Fryman frymanfour(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. The olive artichoke party dip sounds great for my next party!

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  49. I want to try the hungry catapiller!

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  50. The Grilled Pepperoni Olive Calzones recipe looks really good! I just LOVE olives!

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  51. I'm new to olive if I win this.. I have it in my sandwiches so far. If I do, I'll try the olive, red pepper and cucumber salad.

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  52. I shared it on pinterest. My Pinterest name is DeviMey

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  53. I've been on an olive kick lately. I'd like to try the Tuscan Soup first. Didn't occur to me to try it in soup.
    Thanks for the chance to win! Looking for lunch ideas for my little girl when she goes back to school!

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  54. id try the Popeye Potato Skins!

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  55. I would try the Provencal Zucchini Gratin (Diabetic Version)

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  56. Definiely the Nutso Olive Couscous- now, if I can just convince my boyos that currants are for more than Ribena, or decorations for gingerbread men....

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  57. I would like to try the country olive biscuits, I'm very intrigued.

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  58. I have pinned in pinterest.

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  59. The Old Fashioned Egg Salad Sandwich recipe sounds wonderful!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  60. I love the Smokey California Quiche!
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  61. oooh :(

    I like all your post, but I'm in Spain... can't get the price :(

    but I'd tried the olive ant in halloween

    Kises.

    Ro

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  62. http://www.facebook.com/lisa.brown.50364592/posts/337630516331809
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  63. the black olive risotto balls sound and look delish! thanks for an awesome giveaway!

    wendiwinn at wendiwinn dot com.

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  64. just tweeted: https://twitter.com/wendiwinn/status/238765654113656833

    thanks!

    wendiwinn at wendiwinn dot com.

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  65. I would love to try to make Olive and Feta Bread. Will pack easily in anyone's lunchbox.

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  66. I Would like to try
    http://calolive.org/recipe/baked-ricotta-with-black-olives/

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  67. I loooooove olives! Most of the recipes sound great but I'd especially like to try the Olive and Feta Cornbread!!

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  68. i would like to make Olive and Feta bread.

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  69. The Olive and feta cornbread sounds delish! I love the olive and feta combo on just about anything, so that would probably be my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. I would love to try the Olive and Goat Cheese Quesadillas!

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  71. The Parmesan Chicken Pizza Roll sounds very good. Bet it is delicious!

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  72. (Put this in the wrong spot before. :-) Just shared your blog on Facebook. I love seeing each new idea! Thanks for doing this!

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  73. I would love to try: Olive and Leek Prassopitta

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  74. I'd like to try out Top of the Morning Muffins

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  75. I pinned this blog post on pinterest

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  76. I would try the nutty rice side dish

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  77. Oh, my! The Red Wine Beef Barley Stew!!!

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  78. We are vegetarian and LOVE olives. I think we would try the Mediterranean Roasted Olives. Sounds yummy and simple!

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  79. Also pinned this post on pinterest!

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  80. I'd like to try Olive Salmon Scramble

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  81. Shared.https://www.facebook.com/tcarolinep/posts/138842542924922

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  82. love olives! artichoke olive party dip sounds the best! :) thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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  83. Just finding out 6 months ago that I am diabetic, I really like the recipe choices that's offered for Diabetics like this one for the Chicken kebabs sounds really good, thank you great healthy encouraging giveaway
    http://calolive.org/recipe/middle-eastern-chicken-kebabs-diabetic-version/
    sewitupjulie@gmail.com

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  84. The Dijon Roasted Chicken Salad looks interesting. Great giveaway!

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  85. FB share thanks
    https://www.facebook.com/julie.cutshaw/posts/338744346216700
    sewitupjulie@gmail.com

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  86. Lime marinated seafood salad!!!

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  87. I think the Spicy Rancher’s Sandwich sounds awesome! :)

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  88. I have some olives in the fridge leftover from something else. I may just have to steal this idea for Fun Food Friday tomorrow. :)

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  89. I'd try the Black Olive, Red Pepper, and Cucumber salad.

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  90. Shared on fb! Not the first time I have shared ur amazing site!!! Thanks for all the awesome ideas!

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  91. The olive and bean burritos sound like they'd be fantastic. We all love olives of any sort!

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  92. I would like to try the Baked Fresh Ricotta with Black Olives...it could have something to do with my craving for ricotta lately.

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  93. Spinach Olive Bread Pudding looks interesting! :)

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  94. I thought the olive and artichoke party dip sounded simple and yummy!

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  95. I will probably be trying a few of these recipes but to start! I will try the Cabernet-Braised Short Ribs over Olive-Potato Pancakes! I have posted on facebook and pintrest!

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  96. I would probably try the Popeye Potato Skins.

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  97. I would most likely try the Popeye Potato Skins!

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  98. I am going to try the olive artichoke dip. Always looking for good dip recipes!

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  99. I like the Dijon Roasted Chicken Salad

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  100. https://www.facebook.com/#!/elena.istomina.12/posts/405468082834675

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  101. The Salmon Slaw Sandwich looks great.
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  102. Baked Fresh Ricotta with Black Olives looks so yum!

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  103. Macedonian Lamb & chickpeas (Diabetic version)

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  104. Old fashioned egg salad sandwich.

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  105. I tweeted about the give away. Joni

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  106. Love the try the mexican mahi salad...sounds delicious

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  107. South American Garbonzo Salad (Diabetic Version)

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  108. Ditto the dijon roasted chicken salad!

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  109. I had already pinned the olive snake - I LOVE it!!!

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  110. I love the ant you created! As for a recipe, I'm loving the Popeye Potato Skins. Yum!

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  111. I shared the link to this contest and lunch on Facebook. Thanks for sharing such cute ideas with us!

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  112. Shared your blog on Facebook!

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  113. My 8 year old son was just diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. He LOVES olives! I've just started making him Bento-like lunches and olives are a regular ingredient. I'd like to try the Grilled Chicken, Fennel and Ripe Olive Skewers (Diabetic Version)recipe for a nice dinner at home!

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  114. I would try the olive artichoke party dip!

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  115. Dijon Chicken Salad! Looks delicious, if it wasn't so late right now I'd probably make me one now. Thank for you sharing the site, I would have never found it otherwise!

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  116. pinned on Pinterst! (shared on FB too!) I LOVE your site, thank you.

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  117. Grilled asparagus salad (diabeTic version) sounds delish

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  118. IIwould like to try, black olive, red pepper, and cucumbers salad. http://calolive.org/recipe/black-olive-red-pepper-and-cucumber-salad/

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  119. Pinned on pinterest.com/homeiswhere/ in contest and giveaways

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  120. I would like the Dijon Roasted Chicken Salad recipe.
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  121. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/240264097181073408

    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  122. The roasted vegetable salad sounds delicious.

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  123. The roasted vegetable salad sounds delicious.

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  124. The black olive risotto balls look like something I would love!

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  125. Ooh the Olive Artichoke Party Dip looks yummy!

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  126. This is such a great post, I'm so glad I found you on Craft Gawker. I would love to try the Smokey California Quiche recipe.
    xoxo

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  127. The olive and feta cornbread sounds so yummy!

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  128. the Olive artichoke dip sounded yummy, and easy! It also sounded like something my family would like. I will make this one.

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  129. Old Country Seafood Chowder - I'm all about soup right now!

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  130. The Olive Artichoke Party Dip looks great!

    Jamie

    savvyhousewife @yahoo.com

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  131. I would like to try the recipe for Maltese Magic Corn Muffins. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway, and best wishes to you for much continued success with your blog! :)

    slbastin at gmail dot com

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  132. https://twitter.com/sarebstare/status/241310419208241152

    slbastin at gmail dot com

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  133. I'd want to try the Smokey California Quiche! yumyum

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  134. Mexican Chicken and Rice Soup sounds super-dee-duper YUMMMMY!!!! <3 I will totally be making that :D

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  135. Rosemary Chicken Wings will be an attempt in my house. Would love to win the bento box! Love your ideas

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  136. i'd like to try making the moroccan spice millet! such an interesting flavor profile!

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  137. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/242129393747648512
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  138. i want to try the Tapenade Pizza Minis

    Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  139. The Cabernet-Braised Short Ribs over Olive-Potato Pancakes sound so tasty!
    I love anything braised and especially wine braised!

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  140. http://calolive.org/recipe/baked-ricotta-with-black-olives/ this recipe
    thanks
    aunteegem@y;ahoo.com

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  141. Oh I would love to try the Dijon Roasted Chicken Salad
    http://calolive.org/recipe/dijon-roasted-chicken-salad/
    Looks really good to me!
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  142. I shared on pinterest!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/277464027013629140/
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  143. I'd like to try Noodles with Bacon and Beans

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  144. I'd like to try the olive and feta cornbread.

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  145. I would love to try this recipe!

    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  146. shared on fb--https://www.facebook.com/crave.tosave/posts/404384139626198

    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  147. Michoacan Vegetable Burritos.

    ccboobooy at gmail dot com

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  148. Shared on Facebook.

    http://www.facebook.com/ccboobooy/posts/443807688990639

    ccboobooy at gmail dot com

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  149. I want to try the Vegetable Breakfast Tart -- I love black olives, but never thought to have them for breakfast!

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  150. I'd like to try the feta cornbread.

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  151. Love the cute eyes! These guys are definitely going to be stars of my next Halloween party! : )

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