{Winner announced!} One year blogiversary {and a giveaway}!

drum roll please…

And the winner is…comment #46!

See? 46.

Natch, in her winning comment, said she is a new email follower, but also said she would like to see some “stupid-easy” meals and more back to basics posts in the future!

Congrats, Natch, and be checking your email! And a big thank you to everyone who commented and entered!


Today is this little blog’s first birthday! Can you believe it? I sure can’t. It all seems a little surreal.

Is this how parents feel when their kids get older?

It’s still hard for me to believe that anyone besides my momma reads this on a regular basis. It’s even crazier to think of everything that has happened in this last year. 132 posts and 109 recipes later, my photography has improved, I’ve become more creative and daring in the kitchen, and my friends now call me on a regular basis when they have cooking questions.

And that’s not even mentioning how many awesome people I have met through blogging! Some of you I have had the chance to meet in real life (shout-out to Stef and Kristina!), and even more of you I hope I will get to meet in person someday.

So to thank all of you for your support, readership and friendship this past year, I am doing a little giveaway!

Some of my favorite cooking and bake-ware items in my kitchen are made by Chantal. I can guarantee that you’ve seen several of my Chantal bowls and ramekins – and my favorite piece, my beautiful blue dutch oven – in the photos in many of my posts.

So, since I love their bowls so much, I am giving away one of their graduated bowl sets, pictured above, to one lucky reader (in the color set of your choice!).

To enter, comment below and tell me what you would like to see me post in the next year.

By leaving a comment below you are agreeing to the Official Rules, outlined here.

  • Only U.S. residents over the age of 18 are eligible to enter.
  • Duration: Thursday, September 13 through Monday, September 17, 2012 at 10 PM central time.
  • Leave a comment answering the question to enter. You can receive up to 4 additional entries by doing the following and leaving one comment for each additional item. If you are already following me, simply let me know that you do.

For additional entries, do the the following and leave me separate comments for each telling me that you did (or that you already follow!):

  • Become an email subscriber to Eat Your Heart Out.
  • Become a fan of Eat Your Heart Out on Facebook.
  • Follow @StephieCooks on Twitter.
  • Follow me on Pinterest.

The winner will be randomly selected and announced at 10 pm (central time) on Monday, September 17. I will email you (so be sure to enter a valid email address) and you will have 48 hours to respond.

I am receiving absolutely no compensation from Chantal for this giveaway or mentioning them. I just really love their products and want you to have a chance to win some beautiful, functional pieces!


  1. Jaclynn says

    Hey Stephie!
    You told me to enter… so here I am! I love everything you make and saved enough apples today to make the famous apple cake. I think I’d like to see more things I can make and bring for lunch at work. I have trouble finding healthy things to bring and heat up in the microwave or eat cold. I’m sure you have awesome ideas.

    Love you and the blog!
    I also already follow you on twitter, facebook, pinterest, and just subscribed to your email list!

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