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Savour Texas: The Dad’s Chili Mix Throwdown

Chili. One of the most popular ‘comfort foods’ in the United States it’s a huge crowd pleaser no matter where you go or whatever the occasion. A meal in itself, with a cold bottle of beer at the ready Chili might just be the perfect food.

Of course the for every person that loves chili there’s a different opinion about exactly who’s chili is the best and, maybe more importantly, the hottest. The debate can certainly get very fiery at times because, especially among food bloggers, everyone believes that their Chili is the best brings the most heat.

Not only that but, just to make things even more difficult, there are literally hundreds of chili cook-offs held every year around the country making it extremely difficult to say who’s recipe is the very best.

Deep in the heart of Texas that argument is about to get scorching hot too. Savour Texas: The Dad’s Chili Mix Throwdown is bringing together 4 of the top Food Bloggers in Texas for a red-hot chili cook-off that’s sure to be the talk of the town for ages to come. The difference with this chili cook-off? All 4 bloggers will be using a pre-made mix called Dad’s Chili mix, a product sold on the excellent website Ladles to Linens, and the sky’s the limit on what they can create with it.

They all have their different take on one of America’s favorite foods too and, even though they’re all comrades in arms, when it comes to chili things can get (pardon the pun) a little heated.

There’s Jen from Juanita’s Cocina. Jen believes that food is life (and vice versa) and her eclectic blog site even looks like a big bowl of the stuff (after everyone has dug in and had their fill). Look for Jen to bring a chili concoction that looks good.

Over at The Unorthodox Epicure Adam is sure to do something a little zany with Dad’s Chili (and be proud of it too). His recipe is sure to be different just for the sake of being different. Maybe a cold chili similar to gazpacho. Call it Chilpacho.

Christine from Texana’s Kitchen grew up around southern cooking at her Granny’s side and is sure to bring her adoration of food to bear on Dad’s Chili mix, as well as some homespun meanderings because, well, she does love to talk.

Finally there’s Jason from Griffin’ s Grub who appears to have an odd fascination with hotdogs but is sure to bring something special to the chili mix. He’s a fan of the Green Egg BBQ but, as chili isn’t exactly something you make on a grill, should have his work cut out for him to bring a little diversity to Dad’s Chili.

No matter which of these fine Foodies you favor they’re all sure to bring their Chili game face to the throwdown. So come on down, meet the guys and gals who cook better than you and like to brag about it, and get your mouth around some of the best Chili this side of Tijuana. It’s Savour Texas: The Dad’s Chili Mix Throwdown sponsored by Dad’s Chili Mix and Ladles to Linens.

If you love Chili, and you love to listen to wannabe chef’s talk about it till they’re red, white and blue in the face, you won’t want to miss it!

VOTE for your favorite recipe. Visit each of the competitors blog posts and choose the recipe that sounds best to you and will most likely try. Don’t forget to enter to win the Nordic Ware Dutch Oven Giveaway.


Sodastream Genesis Starter Kit Giveaway!

Now soda and seltzer lovers can enjoy a bevy of fizzy flavors at home while reducing their environmental impact. SodaStream, the world leader in make-your-own soda has introduced The Genesis. This soda maker carbonates water in a BPA-free, reusable one-liter bottle in less than 30 seconds, without electricity or batteries, and with no clean-up. After loading the carbonator into the soda-maker, fill the bottle with regular tap or filtered water and place it in the soda maker. Just pump the button a few times to add the fizz and in seconds you will have a liter of fresh, tasty soda or sparkling water in a resealable bottle that stores compactly in your fridge. Each carbonator bottle has enough CO2 to carbonate up to 60 liters. Hermetically sealed caps keep drinks fresh and fizzy much longer than store-bought bottles. With over 25 regular, diet, and caffeine free flavors of syrup (sold separately), there will be a flavor for everyone. With a SodaStream home soda maker, you’ll enjoy freshly made, great tasting seltzer and soda in just seconds and you’ll be helping our environment by drastically reducing waste from store-bought cans and bottles. With no batteries or electricity, you can use your soda maker in your kitchen, outdoors on your patio or deck, or on your boat or R.V. Simple sleek and easy to use, you’ll transform ordinary water into the freshest and best-tasting seltzer and soda anytime. The Genesis starter kit includes: Soda Maker; 1 60L CO2 cylinder; and plastic carbonating bottle and one sodamix variety pack sampler. Giveaway starts 8/17/2012 and ends 9/10/2012. GOOD LUCK! Must be 21 or older and live in the Continental US.

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Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker Giveaway

What do you get when you cross a roulette wheel with a bartender? No, not a drink that makes your head spin. It’s the Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker. Try the I Feel Lucky button a super-cool feature that’s guaranteed to crank any party into high gear. Just hit the button, and it will happily suggest a drink. Keep spinning until you land on the drink you desire. But that’s not the only talent of the Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker. It has the exceptional ability to whip up 48 different kinds of perfectly mixed cocktails, which cover about any drink you could possibly imagine. It can even pour a heavy hand for you. Simply flip the Drink Strength switch and out comes a strong pour. How’s that for service? No tip necessary. MSRP: $399.00USD. Must be 21 or older and live in the Continental US.

Click Here To enter and then follow the directions on the Rafflecopter. Giveaway starts 7/17/2012 and ends 8/17/2012.  GOOD LUCK!


Ladles To Linens is having their 5th Giveaway “THE CRISPY CRUNCHY CHIP GIVEAWAY”,  starting July 6, 2012 starting at 5:00 pm and ending Monday July 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm on Facebook and Twitter. Winner will receive the Top Chips Maker and Slicer Set Create healthy chips and crispy snacks in minutes-all in your microwave with the Top Chips Maker. Crispy chips and snacks are achieved without any oils or fats, cooking up light and crispy, all with the use of your microwave. So many vegetables and fruits contain valuable vitamins and minerals that we miss out on because we don’t like the limited ways we know to prepare them. With the Top Chips Maker-you can add healthy nutrients to your diet in a fun and delicious way-without all the harmful preservatives you find in pre-packaged versions of your favorite crisp snacks. CLICK HERE TO ENTER.

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