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Cheers to Five Years! A KitchenAid Food Processor Giveaway! – CLOSED

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway and has been on this blogging journey with me!  The winners (chosen randomly by Random.org) of the 5 products are listed below.  Congratulations!  You should receive an email from me shortly with further instructions.  :)

Winner of the King Arthur Pastry Mat: Tonia, who said, “Congrads on the anniversary!! Woot, Woot 5 years!! I’d like to see quick healthy family recipes.”

Winner of the Silpat Baking Mat: Margie Visnick, who won by subscribing via email.

Winner of the 1/4-lb Package of Vanilla Beans (approx 27 beans): Branny, who said, “That first picture of you is so fun! I am so proud to say that I’ve been following your blog since the beginning. Way to go, girl. do you have a recipe for whole wheat tortillas? I’d like to see that on the blog. Again, congrats.”

Winner of the Kitchen Scale: Melanie Delands, who said, “I would LOVE to see a recipe for gyros, including the tzadiki sauce that never never turns out for me at home.”

And the grand prize you all have been waiting for!  Drum roll please…

Winner of the KitchenAid 13-cup Food Processor: Janna M., who said, “Nikki – I really don’t have any requests about any particular recipes that I’d like to see. I love everything that you do. Actually I would love to see how you involve Judah with your cooking. I’m always trying to get my kids involved but if a recipe doesn’t have chocolate chips they lose interest pretty quickly. Plus we’d see more photos of that adorable boy. Congratulations on the anniversary!”

Cheers

On February 10th, 2007, I published my first post here at Pennies on a Platter (Oreo Truffle Bombs.)  When February 10th this year was approaching, I was excited to plan out a giveaway for you, but my web host had other plans and decided to crash my site instead. :(  So, a month later, here I am celebrating with a giveaway.  Better late than never, right?

When I first started this website, my blog was hosted on Blogger and I had no idea what I was doing.  But, I did know that something sparked inside of me when I took pictures of my food and wrote about it, so I had to continue doing it!  My purpose at that time was to share the recipes I made with my friends and family, and not necessarily to the whole mass of recipe-hungry people who log on to the Internet every day.  Actually, that wasn’t even a slight thought of mine.  I didn’t really know what a food blog was and how it worked, but, little did I know that I would soon find out and keep this hobby going five years later.

Many life changes have happened since I started this journey.  We moved across country twice, our family of two became three, and I even quit my full time corporate job.  I went from being a student’s wife, to a pastor’s wife, to now a professor’s wife.  Through some of these events, I experienced temporary breaks from blogging, but always came back to it because it’s what I love.

me kitchenOne of the reasons I love blogging so much has to do with YOU.  The very fact that other people outside of my friends and family visit here just makes me smile.  Five years ago I would have never guessed that someday my little blog would reach tens of thousands of visitors each day.  Never in a million years did I think what I had to say would be even slightly significant to develop a following.  But, here you are, and I love it.  You rock my world.

I want to thank you for your loyalty and readership through out these five years with a big giveaway.  In honor of my five years of blogging, I decided to round up five of my favorite kitchen tools and send a brand new one to five of my readers!  It was somewhat difficult to narrow the list down to just five, but these are significant in that they are items that I’m not sure I would have ever known about if it wasn’t for entering this food blogging world.  And, now that they are on my radar, I could never live without them.  They are items that you might never purchase yourself, and would miss out on the wonderful help they are. And, they will assist you in making some of the recipes here on the blog.

I thought about giving all five items away as a package, but decided that it would be more fun to spread the love and have five winners.  So, each item will go to a different winner.  There are four smaller prizes, and one grand prize.  Are you ready?

One reader will win a…

King Arthur Pastry Mat – I use this for all of my doughs.  It is so much easier than fluffing out a bunch of flour on the counter and then cleaning up the mess.  Plus, the ruler on the sides and the measured circles are great tools for rolling your dough to the perfect size.  Unfortunately, the one I have and love is no longer available, but I’m confident this one from King Arthur Flour is great, too.

A second reader will win a…

Silpat Baking Mat – Stop wasting so much parchment paper and make use of a silicone baking mat.  I will admit I still have parchment paper on hand at all times, but having at least one baking mat cuts down on your parchment use immensely.  It’s reusable and easy to clean.

A third reader will win a…

1/4-lb Package of Vanilla Beans (approx 27 beans) – You might think this is a strange thing to give away, but I beg to differ.  If I was entering this giveaway, aside from the grand prize, I would hope to win this particular item.  Vanilla beans can be so darn expensive, so I know many of you avoid using them, which means you avoid recipes that call for them in the ingredient list.  I love this seller on Amazon who provides quality beans for a great price.  Use them to make ice cream, vanilla extract, and much more.

A fourth reader will win a…

Kitchen Scale – It took me a while to invest in one of these.  Surprisingly pretty inexpensive, kitchen scales are a necessary tool if you want to be precise in your baking and/or measuring.  I use this most often when shaping dough into equal portions, or when a recipe calls for weighing ingredients.  This particular one I love because it doesn’t take up much room and is very straight forward on its use.

And, finally, a very lucky fifth reader will win a…
KitchenAid 13-cup Food Processor! (includes 3 bowls, ultra wide mouth, ExactSlice System, dough blade, slicing disc, storage container) – I didn’t have a large food processor until after Judah was born in 2009, and even then my sweet friend bought it for me as a baby shower gift since I had intentions to puree baby food with it.  Best.gift.ever!  I now use my food processor multiple times a week.  A food processor is an expensive kitchen tool, but one that I think every home cook should invest in.  You can make a wide range of recipes in it from salsa, to homemade tortillas, to baby food, to hot chocolate mix and of course more!

HOW TO ENTER:

  • To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment attached to this post telling me:
    What recipes do you hope to see on Pennies on a Platter this year?
  • If there is an item above that you do NOT want to win (because you already have it, but you want the chance to win the other items) then please tell me which item(s) you do NOT want within the body of the comment.
  • Comments are moderated, so if you do not see your comment right away, please wait a few hours as I need to approve each comment before they appear on the site.
  • US residents only, please.

FOR UP TO FOUR ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:

  • Subscribe to Pennies on a Platter by RSS or email.  Return to this post and tell me you subscribed by leaving an additional comment.
  • Become a fan of the Pennies on a Platter Facebook page.  Return to this post and tell me you became a fan in an additional comment.
  • Follow Pennies on a Platter on Twitter.  Return to this post and tell me you are following in an additional comment.
  • Tweet the following “RT @penniesonaplatt Cheers to 5 years of blogging with a KitchenAid food processor giveaway! http://bit.ly/wiiOVd” Return to this post and tell me you tweeted this in an additional comment.

DEADLINE:

  • Sunday, March 11, 10 PM EST

WINNERS:

  • The five winners will be chosen randomly by Random.org and announced at the top of this post during the week of March 12th.
  • Each winner will receive an email from me and if no response is received within 5 days, new winners will be chosen.

DISCLOSURE:

  • This giveaway is entirely sponsored by Pennies on a Platter.

I APPRECIATE YOU!!  CHEERS! :)

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Comments

  1. I would love to see healthy, but yummy recipes that can appeal to the whole family… I’m always a fan of muffins, stews… oh gosh, I love it all!

    I would prefer not to win the silicone baking mat or the vanilla beans :).

  2. I want to see quick easy dinners because I have two little ones under foot and need to get a tasty dinner on the table with little fuss.

    I have/use/love all the above tools except the food processor. I don’t know how I manage without one but would love to win one! Thanks.

  3. subscribe rss

  4. follow on twitter @saramama

  5. I would like to see some homemade crackers. The soft fall apart kind.

    I already have a scale and mats.

    Congratulations on your blog birthday.

  6. amy marantino says:

    i Subscribe to Pennies on a Platter by RSS

  7. amy marantino says:

    i would like to see recipes soups or stews containing barley, one of my new favorite ingredients.

  8. Cristina S. says:

    Some yummy crab recipes!

  9. I would love to see more chocolate dessert recipes! I do not want to win the silpat or pastry mat. Thanks!

  10. I’d like to see more pasta recipes and vegetarian recipes. I already have the silpat and pastry mat, so I would not want to win those, but the other three sound great.

  11. I’d love to see healthy family friendly food. Anything like that! :)

    I’d rather not win the vanilla beans, simply because I’m in and out of the country and couldn’t use them before they go bad.

  12. I would like to see more Cajun/Louisiana inspired meals. I would also like to see more quick and easy and/or Crockpot recipes. Working shift work as a nurse makes it difficult to create intermittent skilled recipes. Thanks and I’m looking forward to seeing many more great recipes, tips and ideas.

  13. I subscribed to Pennies on a Platter via E-Mail.

  14. I just become a fan of the Pennies on a Platter Facebook page

  15. I am now following Pennies on a Platter on Twitter

  16. I just tweeted: “RT @penniesonaplatt Cheers to 5 years of blogging with a KitchenAid food processor giveaway! http://bit.ly/wiiOVd”

  17. Love your blog. I would like to see recipes that diabetics can eat because my husband became Type 2 two years ago. I do have a food processor so omit my name for that prize. Wonderful tools, aren’t they? I already subscribe to your blog through my blogger dashboard. I quit FB a month ago because it was “owning” me. I don’t tweet. Keep up the great work on here. I forward lots of your posts to my family members.

  18. That first picture of you is so fun! I am so proud to say that I’ve been following your blog since the beginning. Way to go, girl. Do you have a recipe for whole wheat tortillas? I’d like to see that on the blog. Again, congrats.

  19. …and I follow you on twitter.

  20. Hello!

    Congratulations on your 5 year blogiversary! How exciting! I’m a relatively new reader, but I would love to see your favorite gumbo recipe. I’m a huge gumbo fan! Also, I’m currently eating vegan for awhile (just to try something new) so maybe more vegetarian options?

  21. I just subscribed to your blog via RSS (Google Reader!)

  22. I just “Liked” Pennies on a Platter on Facebook! :)

  23. I just “liked” Pennies on a Platter on Facebook!

  24. I just followed Pennies on a Platter on Twitter!

  25. I just tweeted RT @penniesonaplatt Cheers to 5 years of blogging with a KitchenAid food processor giveaway! http://bit.ly/wiiOVd
    :)

    Thanks for the fun giveaway and wonderful blog posts!

  26. I’m generally a fan of creative breakfast ideas – although I do love just a classic weekend breakfast, sometimes it’s fun to mix it up. :)

  27. I love seeing filling recipes that can be made with ordinary ingredients that are usually in my pantry

  28. I am following by email

  29. I became a fan on facebook

  30. Rhonda Darbro says:

    Congratulations on your 5 years of blogging! I love your blog. You do such a wonderful job. I am excited about your giveaway. I would love to win any of the items you are offering, especially the food processor as I have never owned one. It would make a lot of things so much easier & quicker to prepare. My husband & I are “empty nesters” now, and I find I am having some trouble with cooking for 2 without a lot of leftovers. Any help in that area on your blog would be great. But, most importantly, just keep doing what you are. God Bless You!

  31. Rhonda Darbro says:

    I subscribe to you through both email and RSS feed. I want to make sure I don’t miss a thing. God Bless You!

  32. Rhonda Darbro says:

    I am a fan on facebook. My face book name is Rhonda Keely Darbro. God Bless You!

  33. Rhonda Darbro says:

    I don’t use Twitter, so unfortunately won’t be able to do the last two entries. God Bless You!

  34. Carlina Orrsi says:

    I woul love to see a recipe with hamburger in it. Anything works! Steak is expensive, and I am always looking for hamburger recipes!

  35. Carlina Orris says:

    I already subscribe to your email! I love it!

  36. I love your recipes! Congrats on five years :) I have all of the items except the vanilla beans and king Arthur mat. I would love those two items!! I love your fast dinner recipes.

  37. Carlina Orris says:

    Liked you on Facebook. Is that how I become a fan? Your blog is great! I appreciate good food that doesn’t cost a fortune to make!

  38. I already have a sweet food processor, don’t need that! But this is a great giveaway!

  39. Followed you on twitter!

  40. PLEASE.PICK.ME! I would love to see some meat loaf recipes this year as I haven’t found a really great one.

  41. PLEASE.PICK.ME! I subscribed to this post via google reader

  42. Marilyn Martin says:

    Lasagne with homemade sauce

  43. I hope to see you make more traditional Southern food! Living in Canada, it’s not a cuisine that we see often and it’s definitely hard to discern what is good southern food and what is not (not to mention what is delicious but also not horrible for you!). If I win, I would prefer not to win the silpat or the scale, as I already have each of these items and love them as much as you do!

  44. Alexandra says:

    I hope to see you make more traditional Southern food! Living in Canada, it’s not often that we see this cuisine and it would be great to get some variety :) It’s hard to discern what is good and what is not since I don’t really know (nor have I visited) the South! If I win, I’d prefer not to win the sipat or the scale, as I already have these items and love them too!

    (Sorry if this is a double comment, a message appeared that there was an error on the first so I wasn’t sure if it submitted!)

  45. Karen Paumen says:

    I would love to see more appetizers as I am involved with fundraisers that use a lot of those, and I am always looking for new recipes for them.

  46. I love that you post lots of savory recipes. So many blogs post just desserts. Would love to see anything buffalo chicken featured!!

  47. I am already an email subscriber.

  48. Karen Paumen says:

    I follow this site through email. Thanks for the chance to win something wonderful.

  49. Enjoy so much your website, your tips, hints and pretty pictures. Just started following. But I know I will stay following as long as you can keep doing this. Congratulations on five busy years. Sharon Smith

  50. I hope to see more egg recipes…frittata, strata that type of thing. Great for emptying out the fridge leftovers.

    I already have a scale, vanilla beans and a pastry mat. ^_^ But I’d love to win the other two.

    Thanks for this!

  51. Stefanie says:

    I would love to see more marinated grilling recipes… Cannot wait for summer to get here:)

  52. Stefanie says:

    I subscribe by email to pennies on a platter!

  53. Since I moved out of Texas last year and you are now living in the south, I would love to see some more of your local flavors, but I love everything you post! Thanks for the giveaway and here’s to another great 5 years!

  54. I just liked you on facebook!

  55. Congratulations on your five year anniversary! I really enjoy reading your blog, love the diversity of your recipes. I’d love to see brunch type recipes–brunch is my favorite meal to entertain with!

  56. Wow! Happy Birthday! I have been searching for a really good Black Walnut Layered cake without any luck. Congratulations on 5 years!

  57. LOVE it!! Fun.:)

    I love when you post every-day type recipes, like the recipe for cooking rice. I would love to see more recipes like that- things to make my daily or weekly cooking easier.

    Thanks!

    Oh…my husband hates vanilla (gasp! I know!), so if it isn’t too picky, I would rather not have that- if I win. :) Thank you.

  58. I am following you on Twitter

  59. Francesca says:

    Congrats on 5 years! I’d like to see more breakfast recipes, dessert, too. I’m pleased with pretty much anything that looks delicious!

  60. I am already receiving your emails:)

  61. I subscribe by email, too. :)

  62. Entry #2-I would love to see lots of kid-friendly, quick, yummy recipes on your blog this year. Mainly, recipes that use items we may already have in our pantry

  63. Francesca says:

    I already subscribe to RSS.

  64. Susie E says:

    I love your blog…your frugal recipes that taste expensive are right up my alley. I’d love to learn more about Indian and Thai cuisines…frugally and easily of course. I need sort a Dummies Guide to Thai and Indian food since I don’t know where to begin.

  65. I’d love to win!
    I’d like to see, homemade, inexpesive, family freindly meals using ground turkey.

  66. I stumbled onto your blog page and subscribed to your newsletter. I can’t wait to see what you have new going on! I love recipes and the cookbooks they come in. I have quite a few cookbooks and just can’t seem to say no to a new one!

    My husband and I are both diabetics. I would love to see some recipes that are geared toward diabetics. From what I understand, more and more people are having this issue pop up in their lives.

    Thank you again for your wonderful site and the commitment that you have to your blog! I can’t wait to see what is next!

    Brenda West

  67. I subscribe via emails

  68. I am a fan of your Facebook page

  69. I am following you on Facebooke.
    PS-I would not like the vanilla beans since I already have a lot in my pantry

  70. I liked pennies on a platter in facebook

  71. Susie E says:

    I subscribed to your blog via rss feed the first time I found a post…via stumbleupon I think it was. I’ve been a fan ever since!

  72. I am following Pennies on a Platter on Twitter.

    ToriP78

  73. I would love to see you do something using Biscoff spread as a main…maybe try something savory with it?

  74. Mechelle says:

    WOW congrats on 5 years.

    I would love to be entered in the contest. I would love to see heart healthy yet yummy recipes as that is a new lifestyle we are committing too after the husbands almost heart attack scare. We live in southern Ms, so cajun n seafood are large parts of our diet as well as my penchant for “soul country” which is so not heart healthy.

  75. subscribed to e-mail

  76. Mechelle says:

    Ive been subscribed to your blog since the first day I found it, you are one of three food blogs I see every time I open my explorer or return to the homepage.

  77. Kristin says:

    Congrats on 5 years! Love the blog.

  78. I am a twitter follower

  79. I follow you on twitter

  80. Kristin says:

    And I liked you on Facebook.

  81. I tweeted your giveaway

  82. Mechelle says:

    I’ve been a facebook fan though using a different name…domi jaerls…

  83. Jeanne ODonnell says:

    I like both sweet and savory dishes, so anything is good with me!

  84. Jeanne ODonnell says:

    I like both sweet and savory, so anything would be great!

  85. Congrats on 5 years!! I always love to see inexpensive, healthy recipes! They are all wonderful prizes- the only one that I would not want to win is the scale, because I already have one. Thanks for the opportunity!

  86. I subscribe via email already!

  87. Jeanne ODonnell says:

    I like you on facebook.

  88. I like your FB page!

  89. Tiffany R says:

    Congrats on 5 years!!! I would love to see more breakfast recipes.

  90. Congrats! I hope to see more party appetizers- I am always looking for some good ones!

  91. I follow you on Twitter

  92. What recipes do you hope to see on Pennies on a Platter this year?

    I love your recipes.. and you have so many.. it is a little hard to choose what I would like to see that you haven’t already done..

    Oh!! My mother used to make this carmelized pull-apart monkey bread.. but we don’t remember the recipe.. All I know is that it was a pull-apart bread dish with cinnamon, walnuts, and this sweet carmelized sauce… Could you make that and help me figure out how to create that? :-D I would be forever grateful!! :-)

  93. I would love to win ANY of the prizes- although the Food Processor would sure get used a lot in my house as it is lacking one!

  94. subscribed by email :-)

  95. Mechelle says:

    Ive even now signed up for twitter..guess its time to add that to my phone to

  96. Donna in SC says:

    Congratulations on your 5th Anniversary! I look forward to all your entries and have tried many of your ideas and recipes. May you have many more years of success.

  97. I would like to see more bean recipes. I have tons of canned beans and don’t know what to do with them.

  98. I am a RRS feed subscriber

  99. 1) I subscribe via email.

  100. liked facebook group! (-;

  101. I tweeted your giveaway!

  102. 2) I subscribe via email

  103. Tiffany R says:

    I follow you on facebook.

  104. 3) I subscribe via email.

  105. 4) I subscribe via email.

  106. Happy belated 5 years, Nikki! Time sure flies, doesn’t it? Seems like it was just yesterday we were all newlyweds on The Nest! I always adore your Mexican recipes. Always love to see more of those. Great giveaway too, thanks so much!

  107. Donna in SC says:

    I follow Pennies on A Platter via e-mail.

  108. Congrats on 5 years. I am a fairly new reader of yours (only about 6 months now)and you always surprise me with new ideas for things to try, so I don’t have any ideas for what I would like to see, because I enjoy the surprise of what you come up with.

  109. following on twitter

  110. Oh and I now have you in my RSS.

  111. tweeted quote :-)

  112. i would love to see more easy week night recipes and crock pot recipes for all of us busy mommas!!

  113. Tiffany R says:

    I also follow you on twitter & posted your link.

  114. Sarah R says:

    What about some recipes that would be good for cooking with kids? I can’t wait until my little one is old enough to “help” me in the kitchen!

  115. I’d love to win the food processor since mine gave up the ghost last week and I use it all. the. time. I love that you are showing people how easy it is to prepare their own food and not use so many processed foods, and the added bonus is the cost. I send your recipes to my sister (she isn’t online) because she is stretching her food dollar as far as it can go. Keep up the good work! Your friend in the kitchen, ~Sharon

  116. Marnie Anderson says:

    I am new to your site,just found you from a Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate Pin on Pinterest. (which I am going to make this weekend) I am loving all the recipes, have not gotten to look at all of them YET. I do like recipes that I can make as gifts. My daughter is cupcake crazy and would love more recipes for cupcakes.We love the Hummingbird cupcakes!Please enter me in your giveaway contest. (I already have a pastry mat and scale)

  117. I would like to see some crockpot recipes. My family is always on the look out for yummy easy slowcooker recipes.

  118. I have subscribed by email!

  119. Cindy Teetzel says:

    Fried pickles! I tried them a year ago, and they’re delicious!

  120. I have already been a fan on Facebook!

  121. I am now following on Twitter!

  122. And I just tweeted the following – RT @penniesonaplatt Cheers to 5 years of blogging with a KitchenAid food processor giveaway! http://bit.ly/wiiOVd

  123. Marnie Anderson says:

    I liked Pennies on a Platter on facebook!

  124. Donna in SC says:

    I like you on FB and left a comment.

  125. melissa says:

    i love the ideas on how to feed my family! cooking food that is good for them but fits our budget is sooo helpful! keep ‘em coming!!!

  126. melissa says:

    i follow on fb

  127. Camille says:

    I would like to see a lineup of low calorie desserts. Thank you for having an option on this giveaway.id prefer the mat.

  128. Lynda Blackmon says:

    would like to see some baking recipes ~yeast breads ect

  129. Marnie Anderson says:

    I have subscribed to your blog, can’t wait to see all you have to share =)

  130. heather flemm says:

    We love comfort food from chicken and dumplings to cobblers….always love to see new recipes for old favorites!

  131. Nikki – I really don’t have any requests about any particular recipes that I’d like to see. I love everything that you do. Actually I would love to see how you involve Judah with your cooking. I’m always trying to get my kids involved but if a recipe doesn’t have chocolate chips they lose interest pretty quickly. Plus we’d see more photos of that adorable boy.

    Congratulations on the anniversary!

  132. I’m already a subscriber via email.

  133. Nicole Phillips says:

    I would love to see quick easy meals that are healthy and kid friendly. I subscribed by e-mail and am already a Facebook Fan.
    Thanks!

  134. I’ve been a fan of Pennies on a Platter on Facebook for a while.

  135. I would love to see healthy recipes or make ahead/freezable recipes. I already have a silpat mat so I don’t want to win that. Congrats on 5 years!

  136. Keep the same old deliciousness coming! Congrats on 5 years!

  137. Jennifer M says:

    Would love to see a recipe for chewy caramels :-)

    The only thing I wouldn’t want to win would be the scale since I already have one.

    Thanks and congrats on 5 years!

  138. Amber G says:

    What recipes would I like to see? I love kid friendly breakfast recipes. That you can freeze and pull out for the kids to eat before school.
    If i had to pick one item I don’t want it would be the vanilla beans and that is cause I wouldn’t even begin to know what to do with them.

  139. Gina V. says:

    Would love to see a recipe for apple crisp. Yumm :)

  140. Laura Johnson says:

    I would like to see Gluten free recipes and meal ideas. I would Love the food processor.

  141. Amber G says:

    I subscribe to your eamil and LOVE it.

  142. I now follow you on Twitter!

  143. Congratulations on 5 years! I love your blog and easy to follow recipes. I would love to see more recipes for quick dinners and appetizers!

  144. Gina V. says:

    I subscribed via email!

  145. I follow you on facebook!

  146. I follow you on twitter.

  147. Gina V. says:

    I “liked” Pennies on a Platter on Facebook!

  148. I rarely use Twitter but for you I’ve tweeted about the giveaway.

    Thanks for being so generous!

  149. Tammy Kuntz says:

    Low fat chicken enchiladas.

  150. Jennifer M says:

    Following you on my RRS reader :-)

  151. I tweeted about your giveaway.

  152. I like you on facebook

  153. Amber G says:

    I also like you on facebook.

  154. Jennifer M says:

    Like you on facebook :-)

  155. I subscribed to your blog via email several days ago and LOVE IT!!

    Debra Powell

  156. Katie Brown says:

    I hope to see some more gluten-free recipes. I recently discovered I have a gluten intolerance (which is becoming more and more common) and it can be difficult to find HEALTHY gluten free recipes…especially desserts!! Though I have had some luck, a lot of gluten-free recipes require a long process, laundry list of ingredients, or require lots of fattening cheese or high sodium sauces to help the taste. It is particularly difficult to find yummy, simple dessert recipes (and I miss dessert!). I often see recipes on this blog & other blogs that look AMAZING, but always call for flour/wheat products. I’m sure there are ways to substitute gluten-free flour products, but I am not so experienced to know what types to substitute or when it is possible as to no affect the taste/texture. Maybe a blog post with a regular/gluten-free flour swapping guide? Anyway, even if I can’t eat all your creations I enjoy reading (and drooling over) them and making the recipes for my family :)

    Congrats on 5 yrs & thanks for sharing your life with us!!

    Katie

  157. Congrats on 5 years!

    I would love to see anything involving pasta. I’m a sucker for pasta.

  158. I subscribe via RSS.

  159. I would love to see more low-carb ideas… I’ve pretty much worn out all my favs and need some new ideas! Thanks!

    Debra Powell

  160. I like your Facebook page.

  161. I have none of these items! I enjoy your posts on facebook and would like to see kid friendly recipes for kiddos who don’t like to try new things! Thank You!

  162. I follow you on RSS

  163. I would love to see some dishes with vegetables and fruits that are not commonly used. Some suggestions are turnips, starfruit, parsnips, etc. I see all these vegetables and fruits in the produce section but I never know what to make with them!

    In addition, I’d also like to learn some easy Indian and Chinese dishes.

    Thanks for this giveaway!

  164. I follow you on Twitter (and am jealous of the cool design for your page…how did you do that?) @tasteofhomecook

  165. I tweeted the giveaway (@tasteofhomecook)

  166. I “liked” your Facebook page!!

    Debra Powell

  167. Congrats! Recipes for the slow cooker would be nice!

  168. Katie Brown says:

    I just registered to subscribe with my gmail…as I already have my AOL set up.

  169. I am now following you on Twitter!!

    Debra Powell

  170. danielle says:

    Congrats on 5 years! Hope to have you blogging for many many more!
    I would love to see healthy & tasty yet inexpensive meals if that is at all possible! It seems healthy sometimes equals expensive! Some more one pot or croc pot meals would be great too!

  171. Katie Brown says:

    I’m already a fan on facebook…

  172. I want to see more cookie recipes! I know there are a lot, but you can never have too many creative cookies :)

  173. I tweeted about the giveaway!

  174. I am following you on Twitter.

  175. I follow you via RSS and I like you on Facebook. I already have a Silpat baking mat and a pastry mat. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  176. I’m already subscribed via RSS :)

  177. Chandra says:

    I would like to see low calorie recipes with nutritional information added. I would like to see great grilling recipes for the summer and summer time treats.

  178. I am now following you on Twitter!

    Debra Powell

  179. Congrats on 5 years! I would love to see some fun breakfast/coffee date ideas. Best wishes!

  180. More toddler friendly recipes. Our kids are similar in age and I would love to see what you have for dinner that he will eat.

  181. I tweeted the giveaway!

    Debra Powell

  182. Chandra says:

    I follow you on twitter and am a fan on FB.

  183. Chandra says:

    I Tweeted…..
    RT @penniesonaplatt Cheers to 5 years of blogging with a KitchenAid food processor giveaway! http://bit.ly/wiiOVd”

  184. Chandra says:

    I am following you on Twitter and Facebook

  185. I already receive your emails. Love them! It seems that you send out just the right recipe within a week of when I am needing something new!

  186. Stefany Fuson says:

    I would like to see some dinner recipes that are vegetarian.

  187. tiffany says:

    I would like to see heart healthy recipes that I can apply to my regular routine of trying to eat healthier this year.

  188. Rachael says:

    I’d like to see more healthy dinner recipes!

    I already have a pastry mat and a kitchen scale.

  189. danielle says:

    I am now officially a fan on facebook! Why I never thought of that before escapes me!

  190. Rachael says:

    I follow via RSS

    I already have a pastry mat and a kitchen scale.

  191. tiffany says:

    I also subscribe to your blog by RSS feed.

  192. I just liked your page onb FB! Look forward to many more great recipes. Thank you!

  193. Stefany Fuson says:

    I DO NOT want to win the Silpat Baking Mat(I have 2!)

  194. Rachael says:

    I’m a fan on facebook
    I already have a pastry mat and a kitchen scale.

  195. Michele says:

    I would love some crockpot recipes!

  196. Baby foods.
    I have a 4 month old and want to stay away from store bought babyfood and make my own. This is something I never did with my other kids so having different recipes would be great :)

  197. Stefany Fuson says:

    I LIKE you on Facebook

  198. Katie B says:

    I am following on twitter

  199. Michele says:

    I am a fan on facebook.

  200. Katie B says:

    I posted the tweet :)

  201. Stefany Fuson says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

  202. Karissa says:

    I am always on the search for simple recipes for the basics – things like roasted vegetables and other simple side dishes. And sauces!! I like to try different homemade sauces because they go great with pasta, chicken and other entrees! Mostly I love tips and tricks that can be applied to multiple dishes, for instance once you know how to roast asparagus, the same method can be applied to so many other veggies like tomatoes or red peppers!

  203. Happy Anniversary! I love this Blog! How about a cinnaman roll cheesecake? The best of both worlds!

  204. I am trying to use my crock pot more so I’d love to see more slow cooker recipes. Congrats on 5 years!!

  205. Congratulations on hitting 5 years! That’s awesome! My little blog has been running a little over a year, and I love it. I can see why you enjoy this hobby and why you keep coming back :)

    I love quick and easy weeknight recipes, so I would love to just see more of those! Keep up the great work!

  206. I follow you on Facebook!

  207. I follow you on Twitter!

  208. Jessalyn says:

    I would like to see some simple but inventive appetizer ideas. For me, that’s the most difficult part of hosting a dinner party! I love your blog and congratulations on 5 years!

  209. I like you on Facebook!

  210. I follow you on Twitter :)

  211. Jessalyn says:

    I subscribe to Pennies on a Platter via RSS.

    I already have a Silpat but would love a chance to win one of the other items! Thanks. :)

  212. Terri Shafer says:

    What I am looking for in recipes is something that works with a busy and exhausting work schedule, AND varying eating schedules. I have not found a lot that I like from a slow cooker and would like to see something new to try there. Also, “make ahead” recipes would be nice. I can spend all day Sunday cooking and preparing for the weeks meals. What is easy to make ahead and serve with a fresh taste?

    • Terri Shafer says:

      I already have a pastry mat silicone baking sheet! Congrats on your B-day!

  213. Terri Shafer says:

    I liked you on Facebook!

  214. Karissa says:

    I’ve subscribed via RSS feed! Looking forward to some more recipes!

  215. I signed up through email. I would love to see more Crockpot recipes. working Full-time does not give me time to cook like I want to. Love your site. Great recipes that are easy to make.

  216. Karissa says:

    Liked you on FB!! Can’t wait to take part of the community!

  217. Terri Shafer says:

    I subscribed by email!

  218. Karissa says:

    Followed you on Twitter! Perhaps my favorite social medium!

  219. Karissa says:

    Retweeted your post! Dreaming (and drooling) over the possibilities with all of these items!

  220. rebecca says:

    I am a “newer” blog follower, I follow you & three other blogs: 3 recipe blogs & one artist’s blog. 2 are from France, 2 are from the US. When I open your blog I think I would love to see any recipes involving healthy, “whole” or “super” foods. I know they are what I need to add more of to our family’s diet! I’m great with a cream or sugar based treat, but I can be the Mom who forgets the fresh veggies & fruits with my busy career. We always try new main course dishes for dinner, but maybe I should try recipes that are more heart healthy and become more of a “fresh” chef! How would I use blueberries & basil to entice tastebuds more than cheesy flavored starchy veggies (my all time faves.) Congradulations on your long, successful & fullfilling blog experience.

  221. Great giveaway! I’d love to see more freezer friendly recipes, things I can make ahead when time allows and then have for rushed evenings.

    I have a nice digital kitchen scale and vanilla beans, but would love to win any of the other prizes.

  222. Megan S. says:

    I’d love to see more easy, fast weeknight dinners- or crockpot dinners!

  223. I’ve also been a fan on facebook for quite some time now.

  224. I love your tutorials (esp of the cupcake variety :)!) I would love to see more of those. Plus you are so good at explaining things in a way that is easy to understand! It is always helpful and encouraging to see someone else preparing a recipe that you want to try!

  225. Megan S. says:

    I subscribe via RSS

  226. And I just subscribed via Google Reader.

  227. Melanie Delands says:

    I would LOVE to see a recipe for gyros, including the tzadiki sauce that never never turns out for me at home.

  228. Melanie Delands says:

    *Liked on facebook* :)

  229. I would love to see date night meals!

  230. I subscribe to RSS

  231. I liked you on FB!

  232. I followed you on twitter!!

  233. I tweeted your tweet!

  234. Kim Stachowiak says:

    I would love to see more quick and easy recipes that younger kids would enjoy. Your prizes sound great, thanks for doing the giveaways. Happy birthday!

  235. Kim Stachowiak says:

    I follow via RSS.

  236. carrie gerhart says:

    i would like to see recipes for easy and quick dinners that are affordable for the family. Having three kids five and under makes for being busy and having picky eaters :) LOVE your blog. the Chocolate treasure cookies are still our favorites :)

  237. I’d love to see some family dinners that appeal to my 18 month old!

  238. Kristyn says:

    Congratulations on 5 years of blogging! I’d love to see more recipes for the slow cooker.
    I already have a kitchen scale, which I love. I can’t believe I waited so long to get one!

  239. carrie gerhart says:

    I am an email subscriber!

  240. carrie gerhart says:

    i follow you on facebook too!

  241. shannon d says:

    I would live some quick and easy recipes! Using some summer vegies!!!!thanks

  242. I’m an email subscriber.

  243. shannon d says:

    I get you emails!!!!

  244. I like you on FB.

  245. shannon d says:

    I follow on Twitter!

  246. shannon d says:

    I follow on Facebook too!

  247. Samantha Summers says:

    I would love to see more crockpot recipes!

  248. I follow you on Twitter.

  249. Samantha Summers says:

    I am subscribed to your emails!

  250. I would love to see some german recipes… :)

  251. Samantha Summers says:

    I liked your facebook page!

  252. I would love to see some one pot meals.

    I would not like to win the kitchen scale, I have one already.

  253. Samantha Summers says:

    I am following you on Twitter!

  254. I would love to see more recipes using beef/ground beef. I always struggle to think of creative and yummy ways to use it. I also do not want to win the pastry mat, vanilla beans, or kitchen scale (already have all of them in my kitchen!). Thank you for all the awesome recipes!

  255. Samantha Summers says:

    I tweeted “RT @penniesonaplatt Cheers to 5 years of blogging with a KitchenAid food processor giveaway! http://bit.ly/wiiOVd

  256. I subscribed via email!

  257. Rachel West says:

    I would love to see more fish recipes. Since it is the lenten season, I need all of the inspiration for Fridays I can get. I already have a food processor, a Silpat mat, and a kitchen scale. (sigh, my sweet husband bought them for me!)

  258. and I “liked” your facebook page!

  259. Natalie Comer says:

    I would love to see a lobster dish!!! Lobster intimidates me just a little bit!

  260. Congrats on 5 years! That’s AMAZING! I hope you continue to feature what you’re good at: classic recipes with a tasty twist! :)

  261. I would like to see even more recipes that are inexpensive,delicious and nutritious!!!!!!!!!!!

  262. Kristi Timm says:

    I would love to see some one pot meal recipes or crockpot recipes.

  263. sandi p says:

    Oh my … wonderful gifts!! I would love the vanilla beans … a real luxury and hard to find where I live. Or … a food scale … have never used one?!! Thanks

  264. Vaishali Sharda says:

    Healthy, yummy and budget friendly recipes!!!!

  265. Vaishali Sharda says:

    I subscribe to your feed via reader!

  266. Kristi Timm says:

    I subscribed via email.

  267. Love, love, love Pennies on a Platter…it’s the first site I check before heading to work and one of the lasts before calling it a night! I would love to see more restaurant inspired meals, like the Med Pizza you featured not too long ago.
    Congrats on five fantastic years :)

  268. Quick and easy breakfast ideas!!!

  269. Jennifer Petersen says:

    I would love to see quick hearty breakfast recipes – ones the kids can eat on the way to the bus stop if necessary – but that don’t make me get up 3 hours early to get them fed :) Would also love to see some other culture’s food – we are adventuresome!

  270. Congratulations! I visit your blog daily. Thanks for the opportunity. I’d love any f the gifts about except I don’t usually make my own dough, so the pastry mat would be better off with someone else. Thanks!

  271. I would love to see more recipes for some super quick meals. After a long day at work I really don’t want to cook at all.

  272. Love, love, love Pennies on a Platter! It’s the first site I check in the morning before heading to work, and one of the last before calling it a night. I’d love to see more restaurant inspired meals, like the Med Pizza you featured not too long ago. Congrats on five fabulous years!

  273. Susan Tuma says:

    Would love to see more recipes for main dishes using chicken. Also – don’t need the scale – just actually bought one! :-)

  274. I subscribed via email!

  275. I would like to see quick and easy to prepare dinners.

  276. I am subscribed by RSS

  277. Jennifer Petersen says:

    I subscribed via email.

  278. I would love to see more budget recipes!! Times are tough and I’m a full time caregiver of husband with brain cancer!! I’m always trying to find economical recipes!
    Thanks

  279. I followed on twitter

  280. Susan Tuma says:

    Fan on Facebook. Also – don’t need the scale – just actually bought one! :-)

  281. I RT your tweet!

  282. I would love to see more new ways of preparing pork dishes and perhaps a variety of cultural dishes using pork. I have pinned your link on my pinboard and subscribed to your newsletters via email.

  283. and I liked the FB page!

  284. I am a fan on Facebook. I also forgot to say what i’d like to see more of. Honestly, just more of the same. Keep doing what you’re doing! :)

  285. Christa says:

    I don’t have a specific recipe I want to see….I love them all! just keep up the yummies! :):)

  286. Jennifer Petersen says:

    I am a fan on facebook.

  287. Christa says:

    I subscribe to your emails

  288. Loretta says:

    I’d love to see lots of healthy, savory recipes that are quick to throw together! A tall order, I know, but if anyone can do it, it’s you! Amazing giveaway…

  289. I would love to see meals that don’t require a lot of time to pull together but sill have lots of flavor.

  290. Susan Tuma says:

    Follow you on twitter. Also – don’t need the scale – just actually bought one.

  291. Loretta says:

    I am also an email subscriber

  292. Wendy F. says:

    I would like to see some “make ahead and freeze” recipes, especially ones that are healthy. It makes the single-mom-constantly-on-the-go life much easier! Thanks for your blog. I really look forward to seeing what’s new! I’d prefer not win the scale because I just bought one! Thanks!

  293. Susan Tuma says:

    Retweeted! :-) Also – don’t need the scale – just actually bought one!

  294. Loretta says:

    I like you on fb!

  295. Nikki – congratulations on your 5 years! Although desserts are my first love, I would like to eat well before I tap into it. I’d appreciate some good recipes for………tofu. As to the giveaway, I guess I should admit I already have 4 silpat mats, so I would prefer not to win another of those (although they always make a nice gift) thanks for the giveaway. sue

  296. Lyannah says:

    I would LOVE to see a shepherd’s pie recipe on your blog! Every time I try a new one, there’s just *something* missing or off…

  297. Lyannah says:

    I’m following you through RSS feed! :)

  298. And I just subscribed by email – what a good idea!

  299. Cheers to 5 years of blogging!! Thank you for sharing your amazing gift with us :) I would love to see more healthy recipes and maybe more brunch recipes. Fantastic giveaway!

  300. Lyannah says:

    I’m your fan on facebook!

  301. Lyannah says:

    Now following you on twitter!

  302. Lyannah says:

    I’ve tweeted about you!

  303. I would like to see some no sugar desserts. We avoid refined sugar at our house, but we love things like maple syrup, honey, and fruit juice as sweeteners!

  304. I have loved every recipe I have tried. I am going to try and make pretzels and tortillas (at least) this year.

  305. And I already subscribe to your blog.

  306. Facebook Like

  307. I subscribe to Pennies on a Platter by RSS

  308. I follow you on Facebook!

  309. Signed up for emails too

  310. I always love dessert recipes especially ! Creative cupcakes are always fun to try and I bet they will turn out fabulous !

  311. signed up for your email subscription

  312. Kristin says:

    I haven’t jumped on the Quinoa band wagon yet but I’d love for you to convince me with some new quinoa recipes! Love following you!

  313. Kristin says:

    Started following you on FB = why wasn’t I doing that already??

  314. Kristin says:

    Started following you on Facebook!

  315. I don’t know about specific recipes but I would love to see more vegetarian recipes, especially ones that can be made ahead and frozen for later. Great site, though. I check for new posts daily!

  316. Kristin says:

    And am now following you on Twitter!

  317. I subscribed via email!

  318. Chas Massey says:

    Congratulations on 5 years! I applaud you for keeping up the good work. I am subscribed via email to your blog.

  319. Jeanna C. says:

    I strive to try at least one new recipe each week. I recently tried the homemade tortillas they were wonderful. I am looking forward to try the cabbage rolls you posted a week ago. I think I will try them this weekend. The only item that I already have is the food scale, but I would be so grateful to receive any of the other items. Thanks so much for all the inspiration your site provides. :)

  320. Chas Massey says:

    I am now following Pennies on a Platter on Twitter!

  321. I would love to see some more easy meals! And any of the prizes would be awesome!

  322. Chas Massey says:

    I tweeted “RT @penniesonaplatt Cheers to 5 years of blogging with a KitchenAid food processor giveaway! http://bit.ly/wiiOVd

  323. I’d LOVE to learn how to make sushi. :) pretty please.

  324. While searching for a perfect chocolate chip cookie one day, your little link popped up in Google. I had never read a food blog before, but now I’ve been hooked ever since!! Your perfectly puffy chocolate chip cookies are to die for! I would love to see more cookie recipes (although, I know there are quite a few on your blog already, my husband is a cookie fiend!) or anything else really. I love all the food you make, and because of that, my palette has grown quite a bit!

  325. Chas Massey says:

    I am now a fan of Pennies on a Platter on Facebook!

  326. Diane M. says:

    I never get tired of quick, simple recipes that include chocolate, great for a sudden dessert craving.

  327. I follow by email updates

  328. Diane M. says:

    I’m a fan of Pennies on a Platter on Facebook, congrats on 5 yrs!

  329. I just need new dinner ideas in general…I feel like i’m in a rut! Thanks!

  330. I retweeted :)

  331. I like your FB page :)

  332. I would love to see some more posts that are easy for a kid (even a toddler) to help prepare (and eat). Congrats on 5 years! Love your blog!
    (P.S. I would prefer not to win the Silpat or kitchen scale. I love both, but I have them.)

  333. I subscribed via RSS – Google Reader

  334. I am now following you on Twitter :)

  335. Congratulations, girl! I would love to see some crockpot recipes!!! I heart my crockpot and if I could, I would use it every day for a meal!
    loves

  336. I’d love to see some more vegetarian recipes!

  337. I subscribed to Pennies on a Platter

  338. I’m a fan on Facebook!

  339. Chas Massey says:

    I would love to see a recipe for those wonderful melt in your mouth wedding/baby shower mints. I think they were made in rubber molds with various shapes. My grandmother always made them for baby showers. They are such a wonderful childhood memory and I would love to know how to make them for an upcoming shower.

  340. I’m following you on Twitter!

  341. Esther Thurman says:

    I am new to your blog, but have enjoyed it very much for the past few months. I have a scale, silpat mat and pastry mat.
    I have gotten addicted to slow cooker recipes. And I love making fresh salads with ingredients from a farmers market. Thanks for your blog and the giveaway!

  342. And finally, I tweeted as well! :)

  343. I love to see good one-pot meals, stews, casseroles, etc. Thanks for sponsoring the contest. The prizes are lovely, but I don’t need the pastry mat or the kitchen scale.

  344. Chas Massey says:

    I am now subscribed to your feed.

  345. Chas Massey says:

    I would be greatful for any prize won. I don’t have any of the prizes. Thanks for your consideration!

  346. How about DIY cheeses/yogurts/etc??

  347. Definitely an RSS subscriber!

  348. As a fellow pastor’s wife, I’m always looking for something good to take to church potlucks.

  349. Twitter Follower!

  350. I subscribed to by email :) What wonderful prizes!!!!

  351. i would love to continue seeing family-friendly budget-friendly meals!

  352. i am an RSS subscriber!

  353. I love your site! Thanks for all the great recipes! I would love to see more DIY items! I’m really trying to make whatever I can from scratch. I love trying to do homemade versions of things you would typically buy in the store. Thanks again! :)

  354. I love veggie filled recipes and salads! I’m trying to health-ify. :)

  355. I’m a blogger follower!

  356. Hi! Im new to blogging and your site was one of the first I came across. Congrats on your blog’s bday! I would love to see simple, easy recipes that don’t take much fuss and are made of whole and healthy ingredients. I know, so easy right? ;) I’d love the stand mixer, if I win. :)

  357. i follow on twitter!

  358. I would love for you to find the perfect homemade graham cracker recipe!!!! My preference for prizes is as follows,
    1. Food processor- I’ve never owned one!
    2. scale- I’ve got regular ones but not an electronic one
    3. mat- I’m so totally messy and I used to have a tuperware one years ago
    4. Vanilla beans- so yummy!!!!
    5. the last one slips my memory…..the baking mat- I’d give it try but just barely started using parchment paper… I’m way frugal but I needed it for making soap, ended up using it for cornflake treats…..well not ALL of it :)
    Good luck to everyone!
    Vickie
    http://www.ahouseforchristmas.com
    countdown: 2 weeks and 1 day!

  359. Marcus S says:

    I want to see any recipes involving ANYTHING SWEET

  360. I am a Face book Fan!

  361. Now following you on Twitter!

  362. Yes I even tweeted the tweet you listed above! Have an amazing day everyone!

  363. I love your recipes, so I’m just excited to see what you have in store for us! Family friendly is always good with two kids. :)

  364. I subscribe to your blog!

  365. Holly F says:

    I would love to see some more freeze ahead meals. Congrats on the anniversary

  366. And I’m a fan on Facebook! :)

  367. Holly F says:

    I subscribe to Penniers on a Platter by email.

  368. Vanessa says:

    I think you already supply a great variety of recipes but if I had to chose 1 thing- perhaps more “different” out of the box recipes. Maybe more ethnic recipes, recipes from the region you’re currently living in, or just something totally different that you think we should try!

  369. I would love to see more recipes that use chicken and turkey instead of the traditional beef or pork, both meats I have given up.

  370. I love quick easy dinner ideas.

  371. manizor says:

    congrats on five years, Nikki! i always appreciate healthy recipes -particularly dessert recipes. i do not want to win a pastry mat or the food processor. thanks for the opportunity!

  372. I liked your facebook page!

  373. MommaMary says:

    I would love to see some meat and fish dishes.

  374. manizor says:

    i already subscribe via Google Reader

  375. I am following you on Twitter as well.

  376. Holly F says:

    I became a fan on facebook.

  377. I follow Pennies on a Platter in Google Reader

  378. manizor says:

    i’m a fan on FB!

  379. Congrats on 5 years!! I would love to see more quick dinners. I’m a busy mom of 2 with a part time job and a cake business and I try to avoid eating out on my busy days!

  380. Wow, congratulations on 5 years! That’s incredible! I always like getting ideas for snacks, especially healthier ones — since my husband always needs more food! I already have a silpat mat (which is wonderful) but don’t have the rest of the items.

  381. I would love some crock pot recipes that use frozen meat.
    Not sure I would know what to do with the fresh vanilla beans.

  382. MommaMary says:

    I Subscribe to Pennies on a Platter via email

  383. Holly F says:

    I followed you on twitter!

  384. MommaMary says:

    I am a fan of the Pennies on a Platter Facebook page.

  385. I subscribed to your email. ; )

  386. MommaMary says:

    I Follow Pennies on a Platter on Twitter

  387. Vanessa says:

    I like Pennies On A Platter on FB!

  388. Holly F says:

    I have tweeted “RT @penniesonaplatt Cheers to 5 years of blogging with a KitchenAid food processor giveaway! http://bit.ly/wiiOVd

  389. I’m a fan of yours on FB. So glad I found you yesterday.

  390. Vanessa says:

    I follow Pennies on a Platter on Twitter! @VanessitaS

  391. Connie Hill says:

    What recipes do you hope to see on Pennies on a Platter this year? I work so I would love some make ahead and freeze, thaw and bake chicken recipes.

    I already have a scale but I surely would love to win anything else.

    Congratulations and thank you!
    Connie

  392. MommaMary says:
  393. Bridgette Taul says:

    I would love to see more shrimp recipes! Frozen shrimp is relatively cheap, keeps in the freezer until you need it, is quick to cook and healthy! I would love ANY of the giveaway prizes!

  394. Christi D says:

    We have been trying to limit gluten and dairy, so I am always intrigued by recipes that sound good while still limiting these things!

  395. Christi D says:

    Also a fan on Facebook!

  396. Connie Hill says:

    I subscribed by email.
    Connie

  397. Connie Hill says:

    I “liked” you on facebook.
    Connie Pearson Hill

  398. I would love to see a chocolate black out cake and black and white cookies :)

  399. I would love to see a chocolate blackout cake and black and white cookies :)

  400. Mindydana says:

    I would like you to continue sharing yummy new cookie ideas. And I already have an awesome food scale. Thanks!!

  401. Mindydana says:

    I liked Pennies on a Platter on facebook. :)

  402. Connie Hill says:

    I shared a link on Twitter where I am TheHerbWay.

  403. i subscribe by email

  404. Vanessa says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway! @VanessitaS

  405. Andrea Braasch says:

    I would like to see crockpot meals. I am in the navy andI recently moved back in the barracks , I no longer have a kitchen :( devastating I know! But anyways I now have to find food to make with appliances that are not the stovetop or oven. So anything crockpot meals or microwave amazing ness (if there is even such a thing). I will take what I can get, starting off new with everything. Thank you and I love our blog!

  406. Connie Hill says:

    I also am following you on Twitter where I am TheHerbWay. Thanks! Connie

  407. More one-pot weeknight meals. I like to try to find recipes that are simple and easy clean-up for the evenings after work. I already have the baking mat and pastry mat.

  408. I am subscribed via RSS.

  409. I like you on FB

  410. I follow you on Twitter

  411. Congratulations on your 5 year mark! I would like to see more healthy side dishes. Thank you for the opportunity to give our input and win prizes.

  412. Cyndi Dodson says:

    I would love to see more crock pot recipes!

  413. Anything chocolate

  414. I would love to see more quick and easy vegetarian meals — trying to cut out meat in our house.

    I already own a new food processor and a kitchen scale — love and use them both all the time, but I really hope I can win one of the other prizes! Thanks for a great giveaway, and happy 5th!

  415. I subscribe via RSS!

  416. Victoria R says:

    I would just love to see more recipes! I love the ones you share, and can’t wait to see what else you come up with.

  417. I’d love to see some more vegetarian things!

  418. I’ve been following you for quite some time and love your blog! I’d love to see more quick and easy dinners. With a new baby on the way, I’m looking for easy and yummy! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  419. You do such a great job anyways but I am always interested in slow cooker recipes. I would be happy to win any of the items, most espcially the kitchen-aid. Keep up the great work.

  420. I would love to see more dairy free or milk free recipes! Having food allergies is the pits, so I am always on the look out for healthy recipes I can enjoy!

    Thank you!
    Tamara

  421. I am an email subscriber.

  422. I am follow you on Facebook!

  423. I like you on facebook.

  424. Congrats on 5 years!!

  425. I follow on Twitter.

  426. Maybe some Indian dishes or other ethnic kinds of meals. Thanks for the giveaway!

  427. I’d love to see bread recipes…dinner rolls, breakfast breads etc. Getting into homemaking bread and need help! lol

  428. Congrats on 5 years!! I’d love to see more quick dinner ideas, I always need more of those :D

  429. I subscribe by rss :)

  430. I’m subscribed to your blog via email :)

  431. Already a mail subscriber to Pennies On A Platter! love love And a Facebook fan! And following on Twitter.

  432. I would love to see family-friendly, budget friendly dinner ideas. I am always searching for new dinners for my meal plans.

    I already have a silpat but would LOVE to win any of the other prizes. Thanks! Congratulations on 5 years!

  433. I am a fan of Pennies on a Platter on Facebook.
    I already have a silpat mat, but any of the other prizes would be wonderful. Thank you!

  434. I would love to see more healthy, kid friendly meals (not that you’re not doing that already haha).

  435. Lynsey B says:

    I’d like to see more recipes for healthy breads.
    I already have a scale and a silicone mat.

  436. I am subscribed via email

  437. Lynsey B says:

    I have subscribed to Pennies on a Platter on Facebook.

  438. I follow you on Twitter

  439. I would love to see some more crock pot recipes & anything mexican/tex-mex (love spicy!) I also would not like to win the pastry mat, silpat mat or vanilla beans (I already have these in my kitchen!)

  440. Jenelle Caporali says:

    Congratulations on this great accomplishment! I look forward to reading many more blog entries from you:) I’d love to see some more baby food entries being that I am a new Mom and we are moving into that realm now. Our little girl is loving this adventure, as are we!

  441. mary jane s. says:

    I love your blog, would love to see lots more pasta recipes and some fish recipes..but overall love the blog a lot…I could use that mixer having dreamt of it for so many years..Congrats upon 5 years, it has been wonderful reading and trying out your yummy recipes! best wishes for many more years of blogging and the yummy recipes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  442. I’d love to see any recipe that includes buffalo sauce! :-)

    (I already own the food processor!)

  443. I subscribe via RSS (I own the food processor)

  444. Facebook fan (already own the food processor)

  445. Following on Twitter (@TheGabels) I already own the food processor

  446. I’d love to see more of what you do best – unique and delicious recipes and great tutorials! Thanks for the chance to win!

  447. I also subscribe to your RSS feed

  448. I also follow you on twitter!

  449. I love your blog! I’d love to see more somewhat healthy desserts.

  450. I subscribe to the RSS feed!

  451. I would love to see a few meatless dishes!

  452. I am following you on twitter

  453. Barbara McNamara says:

    I am new to you, and thought any recipe on this site would be helpful. Already like what I see.

  454. Congrats on 5 years! I’d like to see more dessert recipes.

  455. Happy 5th anniversary, I love your blog! I would love to see more fish recipes. Fish is something I would like to try to eat more of. I would love to win nay of your fabulous prizes!

  456. I “like” the Pennies on a Platter Facebook page.

  457. Barbara McNamara says:

    I became a fan on Facebook.

  458. I follow Pennies on a Platter on Twitter @mom22girlz.

  459. I am following you on Twitter!

  460. I am following you on Facebook!

  461. I would love to see a recipe for chocolate bread pudding.

  462. I subscribed to your RSS feed!

  463. I’m just excited to see whatever you dream up next! Breakfast, dessert, weeknight dinners — I’m looking forward to them all :)

  464. Winnie C says:

    I would like to see quick go-to recipes that are tasty but not taxing after a long day at work.

  465. Winnie C says:

    I follow you on RSS

  466. Winnie C says:

    I am also a facebook fan! :)

  467. Cindy B. says:

    Happy 5th Anniversary, and many, many, more. I love simple one pot meals, that quick and easy. I already have a Silpat Baking Mat and Kitchen Scale, so I do not want to win those.

  468. Cindy B. says:

    I subscribe to Pennies on a Platter by RSS feed.

  469. Cindy B. says:

    I like Pennies on a Platter Facebook page.

  470. Cindy B. says:

    I follow Pennies on a Platter on Twitter.

  471. Cindy B. says:

    I tweeted.

  472. I would love to see more recipes using ground beef! My husband hates chicken so this is a go to meat for us.

  473. I subscribed to pennies on a platter by email!

  474. Happy belated bloggiversary!

    Honestly, I’d love to see more of the same. I get so many great recipes from your site! But if I could request something more specific I guess I’d say (mostly healthy) side dishes. I’m always looking for side dish inspiration!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  475. I’m an RSS subscriber!

  476. Elaine Braslow says:

    Looking for lots of desserts and vegetarian meals! Love your site!

  477. I’m a RSS subscriber!

  478. Elaine Braslow says:

    I am also a Facebook fan.

  479. Elaine Braslow says:

    I subscribe to Pennies by email!

  480. I just started following, so don’t know what all you have done. I love new potato recipes and pasta dishes.

  481. I subscribed to pennies on a platter by rss feed.

  482. I would love to see crackers of any sort, that is my new thing that I really want to experiement with myself!

  483. I subscribe via email

  484. Congratulations on 5 years! How exciting for you. I would love to see meals for Mondays. After a long day, something yummy and quick would be fantastic. I’m always looking for new ideas for my family. Any of the items you are giving away would be needed, appreciated and put to good use!

  485. I would like to see quick and easy family meals

  486. I’d love to see lots of recipes using fresh summer fruit

  487. And, I’m a Facebook fan!

  488. Recipes with little processed food ingredients.

  489. I subscribe to your RSS feed via Google Reader.

  490. I would love to see more pasta dishes!

  491. i subscribe via rss

  492. i follow you on twitter

  493. I like you on FB!! :)

  494. I’m an email subscriber

  495. i like pennies on a platter on facebook

  496. cmcfadden says:

    I’d like to see quick and healthy week night meals. It’s tough getting dinner on the table after work sometimes!

  497. i love to see recipes that are quick and healthy dinners. it’s always hard to come up with new, easy recipes!

  498. Jennifer P. says:

    I would like to see more recipes involving pork. Our daughter raises pigs for 4-H and they fill our freezer!
    Congrats on 5 years!

  499. Jennifer P. says:

    I am following you on facebook!

  500. Jennifer P. says:

    I twitted!

  501. I would love any of those items! And lots more quick and easy recipes!

  502. I subscribed!

  503. I’d love to see some recipes to get my husband to eat veggies, haha. They pretty much have to taste like fast food or be completely hidden.

    I’d prefer not to win the vanilla beans, but really I’d be happy to win anything :)

  504. I subscribed via e-mail with bybreenah[at]gmail[dot]com.

  505. I was already a FB fan :)

  506. I am now following you on Twitter @bybreenah. Not sure why I wasn’t before, haha.

  507. Quick and easy. Not getting home from work until 5:30 means dinner sometimes comes along around 7.

  508. I follow on Twitter.

  509. Happy Five Years!! I love reading your blog :)

    What would I like to see? More Pennies Originals! I love the idea of the individual chocolate bumpy cakes. Yum!!

    (The only thing I would not want to win is the Pastry Mat).
    Cheers!

  510. I subscribe by RSS!

  511. I follow you on Twitter!

  512. I tweeted “RT @penniesonaplatt Cheers to 5 years of blogging with a KitchenAid food processor giveaway! http://bit.ly/wiiOVd

  513. I would love to see quick easy recipes or crock pot.

  514. I “like”you on fb

  515. Um, how about some recipes with fennel? I’m not quite sure what I want to do with it.

  516. I subscribe via RSS. :)

  517. I like you on facebook

  518. I subscribe to RSS

  519. I follow you on twitter

  520. I tweeted the giveaway. :)

  521. Heather Gladd says:

    Hey Sis-in-law! Can family win? LOL! Ohhhh the things I would love to do with that food processor! Anyway, I would like to see some gluten-free recipes! I know that sounds weird, but it seems to be healthier and less allergies :) So proud of you and where you have taken the whole blogging and cooking!

  522. Authentic southern recipes would be great!

  523. Anne Marie says:

    I would love to see vegetarian recipes on Pennies on a Platter. I appreciate that you always include some. My favorite go-to recipe is your black bean cakes with corn salsa and avacado cream. I have made that at least 10 times since you’ve posted it! I would appreciate any of the prizes you’re giving away!!

  524. Anne Marie says:

    I just started following you on twitter.

  525. Anne Marie says:

    I just re-tweeted “RT @penniesonaplatt Cheers to 5 years of blogging with a KitchenAid food processor giveaway! http://bit.ly/wiiOVd

  526. Shelby G. S. says:

    I’d love to see more crock-pot recipes!

  527. Anne Marie says:

    I just liked you on FB!

  528. Love your blog! Congratulations on 5 years of blogging!

    I would love to see more recipes for different ways to prepare chicken (which is a favorite in my home)! Would also love to see some recipes for quick meals.

    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes you have shared so far!

  529. Shelby G. S. says:

    I am subscribed through RSS

  530. Shelby G. S. says:

    I liked you on FB

  531. Congrats on five years! I’d love to see some lunch ideas for my kids. We’ve kind of fallen into the PB&J rut lately.

  532. Kristin says:

    Congratulations! We’re trying to eat healthy, so I’m always looking for healthy, whole food recipes. :)
    I already own a kitchen scale and I have a whole bundle of vanilla beans, so I would prefer not to win those. :)

  533. I love your recipes….just keep using your imagination…it’s working just fine.

  534. Love your blog! Congratulations on 5 years of blogging!

    I would love to see more recipes for different ways to prepare chicken(which is a favorite in my home)! Would also love to see some recipes for quick meals.

    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes you have shared so far!

  535. Became a fan on Facebook! :)

  536. Love your Blog! Love your recipes! Would love to see more healthy but yet delicious recipes! Want to win all the prizes!! Don’t have any of them!! :)

  537. Now following you on Facebook!! :)

  538. I am now following you on Twitter too!! Awesome!!! :)

  539. I SUSBSCRIBE BY RSS FEED…THANK YOU.

  540. Paige Strange says:

    I LOVE this site and am so grateful for what you do and that I found this blog. It’s always exciting when I get a new recipe in my inbox, the personal anecdotes and insights into your life is just a bonus. I am not a great cook and just don’t have a good eye for creating delicious recipes, however, I do LOVE to cook for my family and hope to continually learn, grow, and improve. Something I really hope to learn from the blog in the year ahead is, although not necessarily a specific recipe, yummy, creative and affordable ways to make vegetable side dishes that are not the same old same ole that I make. I especially love using seasonal veggies out of my garden. Also, if you have any tips for making and using spaghetti squash. Thank you so much for all you do! Keep up the great work!

  541. I’d really like to see more vegetarian options- we eat meat sometimes but choose to eat vegetarian a lot mainly because it saves money! Thanks and congratulations of 5 years!

  542. I would love to see more whole grain recipes.thanks.

  543. I would like to see more crockpot recipes, love your blog!!

  544. I liked your facebook page!

  545. more chocolate recipes!

  546. I am following you on twitter. thanks.

  547. I subscribe via RSS in my google reader.

  548. Maranda says:

    I would love to see healthy meals with weight watcher points plus.

  549. Maranda says:

    I’m subscribed on facebook.

  550. I tweeted about your giveaway. thanks.

  551. I would love to see anything with avocados or white cholate!! LOve!!

  552. Summer will be here before we know it…how about some really good pasta salads?

  553. I just subscribed via email…I love seeing new posts by you :) Love your cajun chicken pasta!

  554. i love all of your recipes! but i love the breakfast ones the most, so more of those would be great, and also easy suppers that i can fix after i get off of work for my hubster and i now that we’re empty nesters…it’s a whole new ball game! thank you so much :)

  555. i subscribed by email, too!

  556. i liked your facebook page, too!

  557. Andrea D. says:

    I would love to have more quick and inexpensive recipes to help with my budget. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  558. I would love some yummy recipes using quinoa or kale. They are so healthy, but I often get stumped when I need to come up with ways to use them.

  559. I’ve subscribed via RSS.

  560. I’m a fan on Facebook.

  561. Andrea D. says:

    I am an email subscriber of yours. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  562. Andrea D. says:

    I am a facebook fan of yours. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  563. I would love see an easy, quick, healthy, yummy recipe. Easy, right?

  564. I would like to see breakfast recipes. I am relatively new to your blog and I love it. Thank you.

  565. I would like to see breakfast recipes. I am relatively new to your blog and I love it. Thank you.

  566. I subscribe to Pennies on a Platter by RSS.

  567. I am a fan of the Pennies on a Platter Facebook page.

  568. I follow Pennies on a Platter on Twitter.

  569. Happy 5 years! I would love to see some more DIY food ideas, like your tortillas! (I already have silpats and a food scale)

  570. I follow you on facebook!

  571. I subsrcibe via google reader!

  572. love desserts!!… but how about some ‘lean’ yet still tasty diet-friendly anything.

  573. Tweet, tweet! I’m a twitter follower.

  574. somecallmeambingale says:

    I don’t have any preferences for recipes – I just love food! … So anything would be great. The above item that I would use the least would be the kitchen scale. I am terrible about measuring precisely and I think that it would just make me feel guilty about being a sloppy cook.

    Thank you so much!!!

  575. I always gravitate toward quick and healthy dishes with some sweet treats now and then!! Happy anniversary. Just count me in for the Vanilla Beans. YUM!!!!

  576. I follow many, many cooking blogs but the other day I needed a recipe for a cookie cake (like the kind you get at the mall) and couldn’t find one! So I’m requesting a cookie cake.

    Happy Blogiversary!

  577. I actually love the recipes you post. I have several saved back to try. So I say “keep on keeping on”!! As far as I’m concerned you post a wide range of recipes that appeal to me.
    I need/want all of the things you are giving away, but I am especially coveting the food processor!

  578. I subscribe via RSS

  579. I need more potluck dishes that don’t break the bank. Some tasty veggie recipes would be good too.

  580. you are in my google reader!

  581. Congratulations! I have loved reading your site and seeing it evolve. Please enter me in the giveaway (I would not want to win the kitchen scale fyi).

  582. I have only recently found your blog and I enjoy it very much. I have always wanted to learn how to bake homemade breads with out a bread machine. Those recipes would be wonderful. Congratulations on 5 years!

  583. Shannon says:

    Yay! 5 years, congrats! I would like to see vegetarian recipes and recipes using unprocessed foods.

  584. Shannon says:

    I follow you via RSS feed. :)

  585. Shannon says:

    I am a fan on Facebook!

  586. Mellybrown says:

    Congratulations on 5 years! I appreciate that your recipes and style are not so darn fancy and the ingredients are everyday things most of us can get. Keep it coming! I already have a lovely food processor of my own, so that’s the only one I wouldn’t want to win. Thank you!

  587. Angela Jackson says:

    Just found your site (through a pinterest link). I think it is great. I would like to see more recipes for cakes and desserts (they are my weakness), having said that I think you have a wonderful selection of recipes available. Keep up the good work.

  588. Laura P says:

    I’d love to see more quick and easy dinners and more crock pot meals!

  589. Laura P says:

    I follow on facebook

  590. Blondie says:

    More Tex Mex / Southwestern recipes, please!!!!

  591. margo black says:

    I just liked your page on facebook!

  592. Lindsay says:

    More yummy desserts!

  593. Lindsay says:

    I subscribe through RSS feed.

    (I already have a food scale :) )

  594. Lindsay says:

    I’m a facebook fan!

    (I already have a food scale, :) )

  595. Hi! I’d love more breakfast ideas! And the only thing I’d like to be excluded from would be the King Author Baking Mat- I already have one :) Thanks so much!

  596. Stacey Copenhaver says:

    I like to see recipes for the crockpot

  597. Melanie says:

    Congratulations! Wishing you many more years of blogging!

    I’d like to see recipes for quick and easy main and side dishes that use basic meats, starches, and vegetables. Things that I probably have on hand and don’t have to go shopping for.

  598. Sage S. says:

    I am a somewhat-new reader to your blog, and I love all of your recipes!! I actually stumbled across your blog when looking for a recipe for homemade tortillas (yours were a huge success!). I love any of your creations, so please keep them coming!
    Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to your blog and its readers! :)

  599. I would like to see more soups and meatless meals.
    I really like your blog!

  600. I subscribed!

  601. I liked you on facebook.

  602. Congrats on 5 years! I really enjoy your posts, and your son is adorable! I would like to see some crockpot recipes, and maybe some more yeast breads. Thank you for the great giveaways. I already have a scale and silpat.

  603. I am subscribed via my google reader!

  604. Ellie R. says:

    vanilla buttercream and tiramisu!

  605. Ellie R. says:

    tiramisu!

  606. Ellie R. says:

    How to frost a cake!

  607. Maria C. says:

    I “Liked” you on Facebook :D

  608. Maria C. says:

    More desserts with chocolate or coffee, like coffee cake or bread :D

  609. Maria C. says:

    I follow you on facebook :)

  610. Maria C. says:

    I follow you on twitter :)

  611. I’d love to see more crock pot meals! I love your website, thank you!

  612. Maria C. says:
  613. Maria C. says:

    I am a subscriber via email :)

  614. I hope to see more soup recipes!

  615. Amanda G says:

    Congrats on the 5 year mark! You know I love your blog and I have used quite a few of your recipes. As far as a recipe that I would like to see is a spanish rice recipe. I have been on the hunt for a good, easy-ish recipe for a while and have had no luck.

  616. I like Pennies on a Platter on facebook!

  617. following you on twitter @jfong123

  618. Congrats @penniesonaplatt Cheers to 5 years of blogging with a KitchenAid food processor giveaway! I a totally excited to be apart of the give away! I don’t have any of these kitchen toys!

  619. I love reading your blog! One of my goals for the next year is to get more creative with my proteins – we eat a lot of chicken! I’d love to hear your ideas for beef, pork, and fish. Thanks!

  620. So exiceted to try and win one of these kitchen toys! I have none of them! Congrats on your 5 yr anniversary to pennies on a platter!
    Looking forward to cooking with you!

  621. CHristy Z says:

    Would love to see quick and easy dinner recipes. Any prize but Not the vanilla beans. Thanks!!

  622. Christy Z says:

    Follow on Facebook. Forgot on my last one…Not the kitchen scale either. Thanks!

  623. Christy Z says:

    Following on Twitter.

  624. roseann says:

    would love to see more breakfast recipes/ideas~

  625. roseann says:

    i subscribe and read you via my google reader!

  626. roseann says:

    i “like”d you on my facebook account

  627. roseann says:

    i follow you on twitter

  628. roseann says:
  629. Jo Lynn says:

    I just started following your blog this week on Google reader through pinterest…I love it!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  630. Christy Z says:

    Retweeted on Twitter.

  631. Pam Fletcher says:

    Love soup !

  632. Christy Z says:

    Subscribe to email.

  633. I would like to see more loafs of bread. For instance focaccia or ciabatta, something I can serve with dinner. Family and coworkers LOVED the German cholcolate cake cookies. Keep sharing the great recipes.

  634. I’d love to see some quick weeknight dinners!

  635. I would love to see some healthy, low-sodium recipes.

  636. Ashley F. says:

    I’m definitely hoping to see more great variety this year, and I’m particularly interested in meat-free main dishes (not going vegetarian or anything, but I’m starting to think I just eat too much meat).

    These all look like great prizes!

  637. I follow you on Twitter. Congrats on 5 great years of your blog!

  638. I would love to see any kind of candy or dessert recipes. :)

  639. I would love to see more crock pot recipes. I try to make dinner twice a week in mine. I’m running out of ideas:(

  640. I’m a facebook fan!!

  641. And…I follow you on rss!!
    Oh, I would love to win any of them. I don’t have any of them:(

  642. Following on twitter also!

  643. Ashley P says:

    Congratulations on 5 years! I really enjoy reading your blog. I am always up for new chicken or crock pot meals. I also have quite the sweet tooth, so I love trying new baked items :)

    I would be very interested in all but the food scale and vanilla beans! Thanks.

  644. Ashley P says:

    I am subscribed via email.

  645. Ashley P says:

    I liked you on facebook as well.

  646. Stephanie Wiese says:

    I get excited to see any new recipe on your blog but I would especially like to see more baby/kid foods!

  647. Stephanie Wiese says:

    I am subscribed to Pennies on a Platter through email! It’s like Christmas when I see a POAP email! ;)

  648. Stephanie Wiese says:

    Of course I’m a FB fan on POAP!!!

  649. Chantal says:

    I’d love to see more zucchini based recipes!

  650. wendy francis says:

    I would love to see crockpot recipes. :0)

  651. mary fanara coleman says:

    I would love to see some more ethnic recipes. Maybe asking followers to submit some home recipes we grew up with. Like Hungarian, Slovenian, Italian etc. bakery. Yummmmmm. I know I have alot of handed down recipes.

  652. mary fanara coleman says:

    I am subscribed via email too…Oh I just realized Sunday the day your contest ends is my Birthday!!

  653. Abigail Morrow says:

    I love your blog! I love even more that you aren’t afraid to mention Christ and christianity in your posts. Thanks! I would love to see some recipes that deal with working moms or dads and quick meals to fix that don’t require many ingredients. Sometimes it is so hard to want to cook something after working all day. I need some quick recipes!! Thanks and keep up the good work!
    Abi

  654. Congrats on 5 years! I just had our second child a month ago so I’d love to see quick (or make ahead) meals that are on the healthy side!

    (All of the prizes look great, but I already have a food processor so I’m not interested in that one. Thanks!)

  655. I also follow you on Facebook.

  656. I also subscribe to your blog via RSS feed (Google Reader). Thanks!

  657. I’d love to see more sweets recipes.

  658. Shrimp recipes, crock pot recipes, and cupcake recipes that contain soda (I find that cakes made with soda have the lightest crumb!)

    I already have a kitchen scale and a food processor, although that food processor looks pretty sweet.

  659. count me in on all what a great giveaway

  660. Congrads on the anniversary!!Woot, Woot 5yrs!! I’d liked to see quick healthy family recipes.

  661. Subscribed by E-Mail

  662. Liked On Facebook

  663. i subscribe on google reader!

  664. Angie S. says:

    I would love to see more seafood recipes (especially for lent) a good shrimp scampi, recipes using scampi, shrimp gumbos and basic fish recipes. I love your site, thanks for making me a better cook then I really am!

  665. Angie S. says:

    I am a subscriber!

  666. I love all your posts, just keep them coming and I’ll be happy!

  667. I am already subscribed via Google Reader

  668. I am following you on Twitter!

  669. And lastly, I am following you on facebook :)

  670. Sue Gladd says:

    Well, my dear, I think I would love to see more “healthy” kind of recipes! I appreciate how you’ve slipped in those “black bean brownies” and bean patties, too…but the more, the better, even dessert types. That’s where I totally don’t have an imagination in trying to cook healthy, except, of course, to cut down the sugar.

    In any case, have fun giving away your wonderful prizes!!! One of my “young” friends told me today she considers you a celebrity and if/when you get to meet one day, she’ll ask for your autograph!

    Love…
    Mama Gee

  671. i like ya’ll on facebook now!

  672. sharonjo says:

    Congratulations on your five years’ annivesary! With spring and summer approaching, I’m looking for grilling recipes and healthy and yummy salads.

  673. sharonjo says:

    I’m an email subscriber.
    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

  674. sharonjo says:

    I follow you on facebook.
    (Sharon O.)

  675. sharonjo says:

    I follow you on twitter @sharonjo2

  676. sharonjo says:
  677. I would love to see quick, easy, healthy and kid friendly foods.
    Would love to win any of the items, except the kitchen scale. Already have one!

  678. Subscribed via email.

  679. Liked on Facebook. Lisa Kukal Jennings

  680. Following on Twitter. WSMama77

  681. I’d love to see some more crock pot recipes, those are some of my favorites and I can never have too many.

  682. Subscribed to your RSS! :)

  683. Like you on FB! :)

  684. Follow you on Twitter (@thedeb83)

  685. And RT your message. :)

  686. Leesa Jump says:

    I would like to see more vegetarian recipes! I love reading your blog!

  687. Congratulations on 5 years! I love you blog and I hope to see more of your family favorite recipes! My family always loves the recipes I make from your blog! I think this giveaway is very generous and all of the prizes are great, but I do already own a pasty mat and kitchen scale. :)

  688. I have you in my google reader :)

  689. and I am a fan on Facebook! :)

  690. Elena V says:

    I’d love to see more Cajun recipes. Something with a kick!

  691. Oh, definitely catfish recipes… now that you are a Mississippi girl!

  692. Kristin says:

    Wow, what a fabulous giveaway! I would love to win any of the above items!! Congrats on five amazing years of blogging! I would love to see even more cookie recipes on Pennies on a Platter this year (your cookie recipes NEVER disappoint!) Great job!!!

  693. I am always struggling for lunch ideas so I would love to see more on-th-go options for lunch. My husband doesn’t always have the option to reheat things, so healthy lunches are always something we need. And I don’t have any of those things! Excited for a chance to win!

  694. I would love some of those simple meals for nights when things just seem to crazy to cook anything even remotely elaborate!

  695. I’m subscribed to your RSS!

  696. I’m subscribed to your RSS feed!

  697. I would love to see more appetizers on your blog,but I can’t complain, everything you do is great! I would rather not win the vanilla beans because I already have a ton left over from making vanilla for christmas gifts,but thanks for the chance to win.

  698. I am Subscribed to Pennies on a Platter by RSS Feed

  699. I love quick and easy dinner recipes.

  700. I am a fan of the Pennies on a Platter Facebook page.

  701. I Follow Pennies on a Platter on Twitter

  702. Laurelin says:

    I would love to see some more of your great different brownie type desserts and some more bread recipes! Love the blog! (Also, I do NOT want to win the food processor.)

  703. I would love to see quick, kid friendly meals. I’m a busy mom of three and we are always running to soccer practice or games. I’ve tried lots of your recipes and get lots of compliments. Thanks for all that you share!

  704. Mary Weaver says:

    I would love to see some kid-friendly recipes. Also, anything pumpkin never hurts!

  705. colleen mcginty says:

    weekly fun & fancy salads!!! All summer long : )

  706. I would love to see some soup recipes! Living on the coast of Maine, comfort food is a must in the winter! I already have vanilla beans and a kitchen scale :)

  707. I follow you on FB already :)

  708. And I follow you’re blog via RSS feed.

  709. I am an email subscriber (found you when looking at Superbowl recipies and you make “fried pickles” Ate the pickles before I could make them! (Haha)). I don’t have a smartphone or twitter account so I can’t move forward with the rss feeds. I’d love to see an enchilade recipe that isn’t for 50 people. It would also be great to see any money saving tips you have when making meals not sure if that’s substitutions or just low cost meals.
    Do you ever accept ideas/recipes? I have a fool proof way to boil eggs – NO green – Works every time. Plus a stuffed squash recipe. Let me know.
    Keep up the great work!

  710. PS Congrats on 5 years. I’m just starting out on a blog.

  711. I’m looking forward to more meatless Monday posts!

  712. I follow you with an RSS feed!

  713. Rachel J says:

    Slow cooker recipes- always trying to find recipes to start in the morning and finish after work!

  714. Allison M. says:

    I enjoy your cookies/treats recipes and hope to see more! (p.s. I already have a kitchen scale but would LOVE anything else!)

  715. Allison M. says:

    sorry about 2 posts. my first one said there was an error and to do it again.

  716. Allison M. says:

    I am now a Facebook Friend! (don’t need kitchen scale)

  717. Probably some fish recipes. :) I don’t need a food processor.

  718. amanda a. says:

    I would love to see quick easy suppers/meals that I would be able to do with my children.
    All of the prizes look great and would be nice to try use!

  719. i would love some more pasta recipes. you can never have enough variations for pasta!

  720. I love everything in the giveaway.

  721. congrats on 5 years! i would like to see more of whatever you please, you always have great recipes :)

    as for the prizes, i’d love any but the scale, which i already own!

  722. I like the recipes for foods (either dinner or sweets) where they include “normal” ingredients I am likely to have around. This helps when something strikes me during the day reading your blog and I can go home and make it right away–if I have to stop at the store, I am less likely to make it that day. That being said, I’ve found several recipes from you for which a special trip to the store was well worth it (sometimes just because I was out of butter or something, but still worth it!).

  723. Jodie Skanderson says:

    I would like to see some recipes that are heart healthy and ways to sneak fruits/veggies into recipes that kids will not taste or see. I love this blog. Always a great recipe available!

  724. Seafood recipes! :) I don’t need a food processor.

  725. Hi! I would love to win any of the giveaways you have!!
    I’ve been on a ground turkey and ground chicken kick lately, but I only use them for simple stuff like using turkey or chicken in place of beef for tacos and mixing it in pasta sauce.. Could you have a segment on ground chicken and what else I can make using ground chicken?

  726. I liked you on facebook!

  727. I followed you on twitter!

  728. I subscribed to the RSS Feed!

  729. Renee J. says:

    Would love to see meatless dinner ideas for Meatless Monday at our house! Great Giveaway and would be happy with all of the items!

  730. Any lunch/dinner meals that can be made quickly but healthy as well. Or meals that you can make ahead of time and freezer friendly:) Happy 5 years!!

  731. Jessalyn says:

    I just liked you on Facebook!

    I already have a Silpat mat but would love any one of the other giveaways! :) Thanks.

  732. I subscribe by email:)

  733. I’m a fan!

  734. Maggie Jones says:

    I’d love to see more meatless meals and even more freezer meals. I never win anything, so I’d be happy receiving any of the giveaways. Thanks for the opportunity!

  735. Maggie Jones says:

    I am subscribed via RSS feed. :)

  736. Maggie Jones says:

    I like your Facebook page!

  737. Happy 5th birthday to your wonderful blog. I absolutely love reading your blog! Your blog features such a broad array of recipes, and I enjoy the variety. Just keep the wonderful recipes and pictures coming.

    I already have silpat and pastry mat.

  738. I’d love to see tasty slow cooker meals or things that can be made quickly for dinner in the evenings.

  739. Jennifer says:

    Congrats on your anniversary! Thanks for the fun giveaway.
    I’d love to see some crockpot recipes…I never use mine!

  740. Sorry for the weird double-post. I also subscribe to you blog via email.

  741. I liked your page on Facebook! So glad to find you on there – can’t wait to see the updates!

  742. Happy 5th birthday to your wonderful blog. I love your blog and look forward to your posts; not only do you have wonderful recipes but I enjoy the reading your stories and descriptions leading up to the actual recipe. I enjoy all of your recipes and posts, just keep all the good stuff coming!

    Awesome giveaway! I already have a pastry mat and silicone mat.

  743. Happy 5 years first off! I cannot wait to see what you come up with this next year as I’ve been following your blog the past few months and love it. I would love to see some healthy, quick dinner ideas whether it be stews, soups or whatever you come up with.

    I already have a food processor :)

  744. Gina B. says:

    I would like to see a yummy easy version of baked french toast :)

  745. carol f says:

    I would love to see a great irish stew recipe

  746. I like you on facebook.

  747. more quick & yummy desserts

  748. rss google

  749. Camiele says:

    I hope to see some Indian food on here this year!

  750. Camiele says:

    Hmm…I don’t care to win a scale because I already have one…

  751. Camiele says:

    I subscribe through a reader.

  752. Camiele says:

    I am a fan of yours on Facebook.

  753. Camiele says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

  754. Camiele says:

    Tweeted it on Twitter.

  755. I love all the simple recipes, so I’m hoping for some weeknight dinner recipes along with some good party snack ideas

  756. Congratulations on 5 years! I’m always on the lookout for great entrees – especially those that can be made ahead of time or “one pot” meals.

  757. I subscribe to the Pennies on a Platter via RSS

  758. I follow Pennies on a Platter on Twitter.

  759. I just tweeted — RT @penniesonaplatt Cheers to 5 years of blogging with a KitchenAid food processor giveaway! http://bit.ly/wiiOVd

  760. Amy Thompson says:

    I would love to see some more Crockpot recipes! Or anything with rice. I loved the tips for cooking rice on the stove the other day! I do not currently own any of those items, so I would be happy with anything! Thanks :)

  761. Amy Thompson says:

    I am now a fan on facebook!

  762. Amy Thompson says:

    I am subscribed via email too!

  763. I would love to see more side dishes. I always have trouble deciding what to serve with entrees.

  764. I follow Pennies on a Platter on Google Reader.

  765. I’m a fan of Pennies on a Platter on facebook.

  766. I follow Pennies on a Platter on twitter. @brideonbudget

  767. Congrats on five years! I would like to see some fresh ideas for summer bbq’s. Maybe some good side dishes to take to a party?

    I wouldn’t like to win the silpat or the food scale. Already have those! Thanks!

  768. Lourdes Guerra says:

    I would love to see recipes that would help in defeating this heat California is going to have.

  769. Lourdes Guerra says:

    I have now subscribed via Facebook twitter and RSS.

  770. I love your recipes! I would love to see more of the same. I eat mostly vegetarian, so I love your baked goods and non-meat recipes.

  771. I subscribe via google reader.

  772. I would LOVE to see more cheap, vegetarian recipes. I am a dirt poor college student who is a pseudo-vegetarian (I can’t afford meat ;) )! I wouldn’t want to win the King Arthur Pastry Mat. I already have something similar to it!

  773. Jessica Sparling says:

    Congratulations on the success of your blog. I enjoy reading it and trying all the new recipes. Keep up the awesome work!

    I would like to see a great recipe for carrot cake or strawberry cake. i know they don’t seem like exciting recipes but I am on the search for a good recipe for these cakes.

    I don’t need a silpat or vanilla beans. Thanks you!

  774. Jessica S says:

    Congratulations of the success of your blog! I enjoy reading it and making your recipes. I would like to see a good recipe for carrot cake and strawberry cake. I don’t need the silpat or vanilla beans.

  775. Jessica Rittenhouse says:

    I’d love to see a seafood paella recipe, or maybe a spinach and artichoke souffle!

  776. I would like to see a recipe using London Broil, a lean cut of beef, that can boost iron. It is a cut of beef that is tough to make tender. I know it is one of the healthier cuts of red meat. Any ideas?
    Cheers!
    Kristi

  777. Jessica Rittenhouse says:

    I just subscribed to Pennies On a Platter’s RSS feed!

  778. Jessica Rittenhouse says:

    I just liked you on Facebook!

  779. Jessica Rittenhouse says:

    I’m following you on Twitter!

  780. Jessica Rittenhouse says:

    I retweeted about the giveaway on Twitter!

  781. I would like to see more bread-related recipes. I do not want to win the King Arthur Pastry mat or the vanilla beans, already have those.

  782. I would like to see more bread-related recipes. I don’t want the pastry mat or the vanilla beans

  783. I follow Pennies on a Platter via e-mail

  784. I am a fan of Pennies on a Platter in Facebook.

  785. Happy Anniversary! :) For recipes I would love to see more quick and easy budget dinner meals. Unfortunately I don’t bake much anymore due to health reasons, so the only item that would be useful would be the food processor. Thank you for the opportunity.

  786. Follow you through RSS feed. Thanks again.

  787. Happy 5 years of blogging!! Love your blog and reading your recipes! I would like to see more fast recipe..less prep time and cook time!! But keep up the good work!!

  788. I am following you on twitter :)

  789. I just found you on facebook so I “liked” you there also!!

  790. As a college student, I just have the basic kitchen ingredients, so I am a fan of your recipes that don’t require the more ‘unique’ recipe items (ie cornmeal) or require lots of supplies…thank you!!! :)

  791. and I am now a follower on Facebook

  792. Shanna S. says:

    I would love to see some breakfast recipes that can be made ahead and frozen. Specifically things kids like to eat!

    Thanks!

  793. Shanna S. says:

    I liked you on FB! :)

  794. I love the variation on your blog! Sweet treats, apps and meals, etc.. its a great balance :)

  795. I love the balance on your blog… sweet treats, apps, meals, etc. Its a great combo :)

  796. I would love to see more easy main course meals!

  797. I love all of the prizes! I’d love to see lots of soup recipes and “one-pan” dinner recipes.

  798. I follow you on twitter @amylou61

  799. I would love to see some gluten free recipes.

  800. I love your blog and visit it a few times a week! Your puffy chocolate chip cookies are my husbands favorite. I would love to see some low-fat recipes this year!

  801. Becky Honey says:

    Wow all the prizes are great! A food processor is on my wish list I keep hinting to my Honey. I’m loving all the recipes so far just found your blog a month ago. Have a blessed day and thanks for the chance to win!

  802. April was in CT now CA says:

    Healthy quick dinners. We’re trying to eat better and every little bit helps! (I’d love to be put in the hat for the food processor or scale, both things I don’t have and keep putting off buying.) Love you blog and congrats on your anniversary!

  803. April was in CT now CA says:

    I follow you via RSS! (I’d love to be put in the hat for the food processor or scale, both things I don’t have and keep putting off buying.)

  804. cindy hamilton says:

    i would love to see some recipes on using home grown produce, or recipes for kids! congrats on the five yrs!

  805. I can’t wait to see more of the kinds of foods you already post! I really enjoyed the party recap posts. I already have silpats and a scale.

  806. I subscribe to your blog in Google Reader

  807. I follow you on FB

  808. And on twitter

  809. And I tweeted

  810. Happy blogiversary! I would love to see more none-sweet brunch recipes! And I would be happy to win any of the prizes….but really, really happy to win the food processor :)

  811. Like you on FB

  812. Amanda G says:

    I subscribed to the email.

  813. Cori Walkden says:

    I would love to see crock pot recipes – I work all day and love to come home to meals that are ready! I already have a food processor so I do NOT want to have that as a choice if I am so lucky to win! Thanks.

  814. Cori Walkden says:

    I subscribe to your rss feed.

  815. I have been obsessed with breakfast foods lately. I would love to see any pancake and waffle recipes you might have (especially if they’re somewhat healthy). I love reading your blog–congrats on 5 years of awesome posts!

  816. I subscribe via RSS

  817. I love your creative dessert recipes. I have the monster cupcakes/birthday monster party bookmarked for my son and daughter’s 3rd birthday in June!

    (And I already have a kitchen scale, so that is an item I would not need.)

    Thanks :)

  818. I follow you on Facebook.

  819. You can NEVER go wrong with more crock pot recipes. It’s such a huge time saver for busy moms like me!

  820. Happy anniversary! 5 years is a big accomplishment! I would love to see more soup and stew recipes. They are my favorite!

  821. Amy Lassley says:

    Quick and easy dinners that are money savvy. I would prefer not to win the vanilla beans:)

  822. Amy Lassley says:

    Fan on Facebook.

  823. I’d like to see more recipes for condiments or other staples. I’d love to see more savory recipes, too! Thanks for a great five years.

  824. I subscribe to the RSS feed.

  825. All your stuff looks good…anything fast or can be cooked ahead and frozen? Thinking that’s what I’ll need when the new one comes along. Also, I would like any of it except the scale – already have that exact one.

  826. I would love to see some more fun ways to cook chicken!

  827. I’m subscribed via Google Reader!

  828. I like you on Facebook

  829. I am a twitter follower @fa11enan9e1

  830. Congratulations on 5 years!! Your blog is one of my favorites! I would love to see some easy weeknight dinners. And I already have a food processor:)

  831. Cheers to your 5 years! You know, it’s not always amazing pictures and beautiful design that draws me to a blog (though yours certainly does have both), but it’s the passion that comes through in the way a blogger writes that really grabs me. I feel like I can tell when I blogger is blogging just to blog or with the intent to try and get new readers. Yours, however, is just natural. I can tell that you come back to it because you love it. It’s one of my favorite parts about your blog. Keep you the great work! Your success is so well deserved and not at all surprising! Love ya girl!

  832. I would like to see some low carb recipes this year. I love to try different soups too and I am always looking for ideas. :)

  833. Cathy Needham says:

    Congratulations on your 5th anniversary! I would love to see weekend brunch recipes that are quick and easy. I love all your ideas…please don’t change anything.

  834. I’d love to see some new, easy weeknight dinner ideas! That seems to be the area where I am always lacking inspiration…

  835. And I subscribe via RSS!

  836. And I like Pennies on a Platter on facebook!

  837. Jamie-Lynn Matthews says:

    Just became a fan on Facebook. Have seen alot of your recipes on Pinterest. Would love to see kid friendly healthy recipes, we love the sweets though. I would love to win the Pastry mat, will any actually :)

  838. Jamie-Lynn Matthews says:

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  839. Congratulations on 5 years! I love your blog!! I would like to see some freezer friendly meals and tips. I am trying to curb our eating out expenses :) I would love to win any of the gifts except the scale. I already own one.

  840. I would love to see simple dinner recipes and copy cat’s of restaurant favorites!

  841. I follow you on FB!

  842. I follow you on Twitter!

  843. Allison B says:

    My favorite recipes are pretty much any baked goods. I love to bake! But I do love the variety of your blog. You got me hooked on iced coffee ~ something I probably would have never tried on my own.

  844. Mozel Tov on 5 years! We also just celebrated 5 years in our business and love it and love to see women in business.
    I would love to see more fish recipes especially for the grill. I belong to a CSA and want also want to know different uses for the veggies I receive.
    If I am blessed enough to win one of your prizes, I already own a terrific scale and just bought a bag of vanilla beans at Christmas..
    I connect with you via RSS, email and on Facebook…you are a favorite of mine!

  845. Congrats on five years!

    I’d love to see more low carb, healthier recipes, but to be honest, I’m really OK just drooling at your dessert pics before I go on to eat my boring green salad for dinner… :)

  846. I would love to see more crock pot recipes. Happy Blog Birthday!

  847. Fran Pyeatt says:

    I would appreciate any low-carb recipes since I am having to modify my diet in that direction. Would love to win any of your prizes! I always enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing!

  848. 5 years! HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!! That’s so long!! Love it!

    I would love to see more quick & easy weeknight meals! I’m all about quick & easy :) Great giveaways!!

  849. I’d love to see more freeze-able meals. I’m pregnant and looking for ways to plan ahead for my next baby. Congrats and happy blogiversary :)

  850. I subcribe via Google Reader :)

  851. I would love to see quick and easy recipes!

  852. I subscribe via email

  853. I love reading your recipes. Congrats on the five years! I’ve only recently come across your wonderful blog. I look forward to seeing more exciting recipes to try!

  854. I am following you by RSS feed.

  855. fb fan

  856. subscribe via RSS

  857. Joanna F says:

    I love seeing healthy vegetarian freezer-friendly dinner recipes!

  858. I would always like to see more ways to use my slow cooker to make healthy, affordable meals.

  859. wynter Dawn says:

    I would love to see some gluten free recipes. I have converted some myself, but I am always looking for more! Thanks

  860. Dena Strand says:

    Congrats!! I would love to see more casserole style recipes an other easy weeknight recipes.

  861. crockpot meals and kid friendly meals :)

  862. I would love to see more side dishes…I always struggle with ways to make veggies more interesting.

  863. I am a fan on fb.

  864. JoAnne S says:

    I’m looking for an awesome seafood enchiladas recipe. Also, any recipes that are simple and easy for kids to help with. Love your blog!

  865. JoAnne S says:

    I subscribed by email.

  866. Dena Strand says:

    I follow you on Twitter

  867. Would love recipes with low sodium and how to cook with spices to pump up some bland foods.

  868. I am subscribed via email (with a different email than listed though)

  869. Karla Vargas says:

    I would love to see all types of soups and cakes

  870. Sally Moore says:

    I always love pie and cookie recipes! Can’t get enough. I’m still trying to learn to make a decent pie crust.

  871. I would love to see light recipes.

  872. I am following you on twitter

  873. I “like” you on Facebook!

  874. I tweeted your giveaway

  875. I subscribe to you by email.

  876. Sally Moore says:

    I just subscribed by email, too!! Congratulations on 5 years, and thanks for sharing the love and the food.

  877. Elizabeth says:

    Congratulations on 5 years! I would love to see more recipes for slow cookers please! I don’t have a stove in my tiny little apartment so I’m dependent on my microwave and slow cooker. Thanks!

  878. Andrea R says:

    I’d love to see some quick-fix super healthy meals!

  879. Quinoa recipes. Trying to eat healthier so that would be nice!

  880. Mary Rios says:

    I’d like to see ethnic dishes that are easy to make.

  881. Andrea R says:

    I like (aka LOVE) you on Facebook!!

  882. Liz Parker says:

    Congrats on 5 years! I would love to see some asparagus recipes or recipes with it incorporated into it.

  883. Liz Parker says:

    I am a facebook fan!

  884. Doris Johnson says:

    I’d love to see more vegan recipes! Because of health issues, I recently decided to cut most dairy/meat products out of my diet, and it’s been very difficult for me to find a good variety of tasty & interesting dishes. :)

    Also, I already have a food processor! But I’d love to win any of the other prizes!

  885. Doris Johnson says:

    I’m already subscribed to you by RSS!

  886. I just found your site and haven’t had a ton of time to look. But I would love to see healthy family friendly recipes. That taste and look yummy!

  887. Doris Johnson says:

    Just started following you on Twitter!

  888. sorry don’t know what happened:)
    am subscribing

  889. Doris Johnson says:
  890. Doris Johnson says:

    I now like your facbook page!

  891. I would love to see more crock-pot recipes….I am a fan on Facebook.