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Saturday, August 20, 2011

A DELICIOUS GIVEAWAY

SOME of you may remember that I had the pleasure, last year,
to offer a delicious
GIRARDS DRESSINGS and VINAIGNETTES
GIVEAWAY.
I made a POTATO SALAD,
using their APPLE POPPYSEED DRESSING
that was really great.
 ummm...I've made it several times since.
stepped outside the box...
oh honey !
I always leave the potato skin on any time that I can..
Cubed potatoes and boiled until tender but not falling apart..
while they cool...
chop fresh onion (I used the sweet VADAHLIAS)
a tiny bit of sweet pickle relish
chopped FUJI apples, with the skin left on....(I feel safe in saying this wouldn't be nearly as good with ANY OTHER APPLE !!)
Salt and pepper to taste...
a large spoon of REAL MAYO .. or enough to make your salad the consistency you like..
About A HALF CUP of the
GIRARD'S APPLE POPPYSEED DRESSING
OR
I am thinking that the NEW 
LIGHT CHAMPAGNE DRESSING
would also be awesome over this salad.
GOOD NEWS..
has contacted me again for another
generous GIVEAWAY
for ONE OF MY READERS. 
Thanks, ANGELA and GIRARDS,
you are very generous. 
The NEW flavors sound so delicious and I KNOW from experience how wonderful
the GIRARD'S DRESSINGS taste.
Just listen to the sound of these bottle- full -of- goodness NAMES....
LIGHT CHAMPAGNE DRESSING
GREEK FETA VINAIGRETTE
OLDE VENICE ITALIAN DRESSING
WHITE BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE
ONE of my readers will receive
ALL FOUR OF THESE DRESSINGS .





..haven't got to try ALL four of these but
I did make a
KILLER SALAD 
with several fruits and veggies...
O, me...
which dressing to try....!!!

 I decided to try the GREEK FETA...
...there's green apples and grapes and
strawberries....OH MY !



.....I added a few
Veggie Flavored
WHEAT THINS

...and that GREEK FETA
took my fresh FRUIT and VEGGIE salad
waaay over the top.
There's carrots and celery...
and cucumbers and onions,
there's lettuce and tiny GOLDEN tomatoes...
I'ts delicious.
I can't wait to try the other dressings.

Generally, a small recipe book will be included with YOUR bottles...
and there's many really great sounding recipes on their site.
I am sorry but due to high SHIPPING RATES,
THIS GIVEAWAY IS OPEN TO THE U.S. ONLY.
As with all my giveaways,
I keep it as SIMPLE as possible.
NO JUMPING THRU HOOPS here.
Just leave a comment
ON THIS POST ONLY... 
AND, for ANOTHER chance...PLEASE POST MY BUTTON
ON YOUR SIDEBAR, linking it back to 
THIS POST. 
Be sure to leave a separate comment for your 2nd CHANCE. :) 

PLEASE..if you don't have a blog, don't forget to LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS
so I can get in touch with you if you win.
ONCE the winner is chosen, I will email you and I will  need your mailing address to send to ANGELA.
SHE in turn, will mail out your FOUR BOTTLES OF DRESSING.
I will use RANDOM GENERATOR to choose the winning name
and will post the winner on
AUGUST 31st 
the last day of AUGUST....woo hoo !
 I saved a big bite 
FOR YOU !!
xoxoxo
 I am joining
May I mention here that if ANY OF THE HOSTS of the above memes
would prefer not having a  GIVEAWAY on their meme, PLEASE
just let me know and I will remove your name.
THANKS
I am joining all these parties to give as many as possible a chance to win. 
This is a TASTY product and winning will give ONE LUCKY READER
the chance to try the delicious tastes.
GOOD LUCK !!
XOXOXO

105 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Such a fun give-away BJ! Your salad is beautiful and I've added you to my sidebar:@)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I won a set of Girards dressings last year and they were wonderful! I love the champagne dressing..yum! What a great bunch of new flavors! hugs, Linda

Barbara F. said...

BJ, first I love the thunderstorm and rain background - real music to your ears, I'm sure! We had plenty of that here this entire week. Second, this is a really great giveaway. Please count me in! xo,

Barbara F. said...

I posted your giveaway on my sidebar, too with a link. xo,

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I've tried some of their dressings -- but some of these are new to me....Would LOVE to give these a try. Thanks for a delicious give-away!

Jean said...

Those dressings are amazing. Please enter me!

CaraRose said...

Your salad looks delicious. I would love to try the dressings. Thanks.

Donnie said...

I love their dressings but have only tried 2 of them so far. Those salads look delicious. Take care. Donnie

I still have the blog but I'm not posting so just to be on the safe side here's my email. ki4ggs(at)gmail(dot)com

Debby said...

Yum Yum. I would love to win. You could easily do marketing for anything food wise. Great post. Sure made me hungry.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Oh how pretty that looks. I have no doubt it tastes scrumptious but that it looks so good makes all the different..
adding your giveaway to my sidebar,
some lucky person is gonna be thrilled~!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Oh my gosh, you make food look as good as anyone I know. Even those salads look like heaven. Enter me.

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, my, what wonderful dressings! Please enter my tiny name for a chance to win!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

I'm back to tell you, BJ, I've added your little giveaway button to my blog! Enter my tiny name again, please! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Those salad dressings look wonderful and so does your salad BJ. Thank you for the give away chance. Have a nice Sunday. Lots of hugs sweet lady. FABBY

janis said...

PICK ME! PICK ME! I love Girards Dressings. OMGosh, your are so cruel with that picture of a bite for us... yummy! Very Fabulous indeed!

Cori G. said...

Hi BJ, Thanks for stopping by my blog today...that was so sweet of you. I'm sorry I haven't been by in awhile but I haven't been blogging that often. Life has been a bi crazy lately. Your Potato Salad looks delicious!!! I think I'll have to try the recipe ;-).

Hope you have a great weekend.
xoxo Cori

NanaDiana said...

OMGosh- Does that stuff look good! I have never tried it (or noticed it on the shelves here)..but I am taking your word for it and signing up! Your recipes are always a delight-xo Diana

Michle said...

Count me in the giveaway. Can't wait to try these dressings.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love their dressings and my fav is the Champagne! Great giveaway! Please count me in BJ.
Hugs,
Penny

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I just added your giveaway to my side bar BJ...
xo
Penny

Christine said...

Yummy!!!!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Oh my BJ....our mouths are watering...as if the potato salad didn't do it....that fruit salad...yum!! I don't think that I have ever tried Girards dressings....I think I really really need to check into this :)
Thanks for the tip...and of course the chance to win too!!

Angela said...

Hi BJ - your salads look yummy! This is coming at a good time as I had a great summery salad at a restaurant today w/ my mama. I'd like to try and replicate it. I'll need a yummy dressing to top it off! Good to meet ya - cute family, too! :)

Gayla said...

Your salads look delicious and amazing! I would love to try these!

Cassy said...

Your salad looks so tasty and yummy!


Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Rettabug said...

What a delicious form of a give away, BJ! We've enjoyed Girards Champagne dressing & didn't even know they had come out with a light version.

Thanks for entering me into the drawing & thank you, too for sharing how you used their poppyseed drsg. in your potato salad.

Hugs,
Rett

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

What a great giveaway! The new dressings sound delicious and your pictures make my mouth water!

Deb said...

Great giveaway, BJ! I'd love it!

Theresa said...

YUMMY, I would love to win! I dare say my salad wouldn't look or probably taste as good as yours BUT I can sure try!

Have a blessed day dear BJ, BIG SUNDAY HUGS!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

These are great! Sign me up!!!

Anita said...

Your post has made me hungry! Your salad is beautiful... what a great giveaway!
(In answer to your comment on my blog, I don't own much furniture or "pretties" yet, so not too many pictures of the new house, but a whole lot of dreams and plans!)

Anita said...

OH! I put your giveaway in my sidebar, too!
(It's been rather daunting trying to start over blogging, even after I blogged for so many years! Slow beginnings... prairiedreams.net)

The White Farmhouse said...

Me! m! pick me! I have been on a salad kick lately and these sound wonderful! The salad you made sounds delicious too. Come and enter my giveaway!

Richard Cottrell said...

Oh sweet Blogger friend. What a wonderful post and all that good looking food. I am afraid I am not going to enter as I am a lazy cook and eat out 90 percent of the time and I just want to support you and all my blogger friends. good luck every one, hope you win and enjoy that goooood stuff. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Scribbler said...

Your food always looks scrumptious! Those dressings are really good, and I would love to try the new ones.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Looks delicious! I love summer salads.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Sounds wonderful, well actually I know it is wonderful I have bought that dressing before. COunt me in.
micmanno@aol.com. Great photos too! Made my mouth water.

Gypsy Heart said...

Your salads look divine! Something like that really appeals to me, especially in the midst of this heat.

I LOVE Girard's dressings and look forward to trying the new ones. I do love the champagne flavor.

Thanks for the opportunity to win!
xo
Pat

Joan said...

YUM to all!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Ooo...new flavors! These dressings are so delish! I always leave the potato skins on too when I can. I leave them on when I make mashed potatoes. I like the texture and I figure a little extra fiber can't hurt! Your salads look so good!!! We've had the little guys here all weekend, I can barely move. They wear me out and you should see this house...such a mess:)

Gloria Richards said...

My favorite thing in the world is salad in any shape or form. should paint a sign that says "Rabbits Live Here!"

Gloria Richards said...

I could live on salads! I should make a sign that says "Rabbits Live Here!"

Mindy said...

I've had the Greek one and it is YUMMY! The others sound delish too!

Shug said...

Ooooo, you certainly have some great looking salads there. Can't wait to get to try these salad dressings...I'll be looking for them in the mail....!!
Blessings Bj
Shug

Patti said...

These look so tasty...love the shape of the bottles, too - - so please count me in!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I'd love to try Girards! Thanks for counting me in BJ :-)

Chessa said...

Thanks for visiting me at www.antsi-pants.blogspot.com I appreciate your comments and I'm so glad to have you as a follower!

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Your salad looks delicious, dear! This morning we had fresh Strawberries and Raspberries with our French Toast! Your dressings looks homemade!
Fondly,
Pat

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi BJ,
What a great giveaway! I have tried some of the dressings, and these new ones look do fabulous. I grow lettuce in our garden, and I hope that I'm the lucky winner.

Anonymous said...

I have never seen those dressings. I would love to try them!
I'll put your button up tomorrow and come back and tell you.
Your salad looks wonderful. Hard to hold the fork and camera at the same time, lol!
Kathleen
www.cuisinekathleen.com

Peggy said...

I've tried Girards dressings once - and it was awesome! Would love to win and, if not, I'll sure be trying the new flavors anyway. Thanks for hosting! Peggy

Diann said...

Oh yum! I have never tried these dressing before but, they all sound fabulous! thanks for the chance to win!

Martha said...

MMM delicious! Would love to try them!

Amy @ Kitchen and Kids said...

Those dressings look fabulous. I would be so excited to try each one of those, and all of your gorgeous salads. Those are an inspiration in themselves.

Jann Olson said...

Yum! Everything looks so delicious! What a fun give-away. I am counting the days. I have a give-away on my blog right now. It will end on the 30th. Check out my side bar.

Jann Olson said...

I posted your give away button on my side bar. Thanks again!

Riet said...

Your salads look delicious. I live in Europe so I won't enter. Have a good day.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

I'm entering! I'd love to win as it would hopefully make me eat healthier! :)
Thanks for the giveaway.
Best,
Gloria

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Woo Hoo, count me in! Love it! Thanks for sharing!
Leticia

Mary said...

I have their Feta Vinaigrette in my fridge right now! What a delicious giveaway :-)

SmilingSally said...

BJ, I'd l❤ve to win this giveaway!

Thanks for being so faithful to pray for me and for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday!

Sally

Sue said...

Sign me up for this, BJ~ I need to start eating me some more greens! I'm adding you to my sidebar, too. Wish me luck, girlfriend. hugs, Sue

LV said...

My stomach gives me fits every time I visit you. It does not get good food like this very often. I bet there is not a thing you could not prepare and serve well.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Great giveaway BJ, but now I am hungry!! The salad looks so delicious!

Nana's Place said...

I look forward to reading your blog and I love your simple but good recipes each day. I would love to win the dressings as I have not seen them in our groceries. Your salads look great. Thanks for the chance to win and I hope I do.

jeanne said...

Good morning bj, my company left this morning (the second group) and I feel free as a bird. I am visiting like crazy and loving it. I intend to stay in my night shirt all DAY and play on my computer. Oh, yeah baby! HA!

Love this post and your delicious food photos.I would LOVE to win some Girard's dressing. And the cookbook too. the rain sounds are fun. Leave it to you bj. smile.

You are already on my sidebar my friend. You know how much I love you.

I better get going because I am blog hopping today. This comment is from Jeanne, sitting in my recliner with my laptop, some chunky chocolate chip cookies, in my nightshirt. Life is good.

Mary Ann said...

Love salads this time of year, so would love to win and try these dressings.

Designs By Pinky said...

OMGoodness, BJ, these dressings sound awesome and so do your salads!!!! Please throw my hat in the ring for a chance!!!! I will put your button on my sidebar too! Thanks for the chance! XO, Pinky

Maria G. said...

What a great giveaway!
Those pictures are so yummy!
I 'm from Greece so don't count me in for the giveaway !

Rita said...

I am not here for the gift but because I love coming here; is that OK? I agree about the fuji apple;perfection for salads. I really have to look to see if I can find Girard's salad dressing in my little corner of the world. Again BJ Great photos.
Rita

DEB said...

What a great & generous giveaway BJ!! Your food & salad..makes me drool..wiping off screen...it looks soooo yummy! Have never tried any of the dressings..but would love too:)
Thank you for a chance to win sweets!
Hugs..
Deb:) xoxo
dred925@aol.com

Sweet Tea said...

Oooh. Oohhh, I'm late signing on but perhaps that will bring me luck. Sure hope you're shipping those tasty dressings my way soon. "Luck be my Friend!"

La said...

The Greek feta is what I would have chosen for this salad too. Thanks for offering such a wonderful giveaway.

La said...

I'm adding your button to my sidebar

Pie said...

Those look yummy!

My Blue Monday is here.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Wow! I hope I win. Your salad looks yummy. Put me in for a win. Karie

kitty said...

Hi BJ, What beautiful salads you made! Please enter me in the give-away! I LOVE salads!!!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow BJ this sounds so delicious! Great giveaway.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You always make the most amazing meals and salads. These all look sooooooo good and the dressings are wonderful. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Bonnie Bee said...

Girard's dressings have always been our favorite... Especially love the lite champagne..mmmmmm takes any food to a higher level!

Ralph said...

The white balsamic seems a mystery to me, yet appealing in concept - it sounds like it would work on a mesclun salad with fresh summer tomatoes, a cross between tart and mild...

The Venice Italian would pair well with anything and including a fine Gorgonzola as an accompaniment!

All I know about potato or pasta salads is that they must be dressed when warm, then chilled. The potato and apple mixture is a wonderful blend i word - and I am sure in taste, too...

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Ooooh...please count me in! We love good dressings. And those look fantastic...love the rain sound!!

Balisha said...

Wow, everybody wants that salad dressing it seems. Your pictures of that luscious salad sell the bottle. Balisha

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The salads look wonderful BJ. I love Girards dressings. Please add my name to the hat!

Wonderful giveaway.

Rose said...

Girards dressings are the best. Great giveaway for summertime. Nothing better than a cool crisp salad with a delicious dressing.

Vee said...

Yes, please toss my name into the cap once.

Vee said...

And twice because I'm posting your button in my sidebar right now.

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh good, I'm not to late! Every one in a while I see a post of yours that got past me, glad I found this in time. I'm off to post the link on my sidebar:>)

Mary said...

Hi BJ!!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. Your the best! Love the recipe this week. They look so good. Can't wait to stop in again!!

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

YUM! What a GREAT recipe! Cast Party Wednesday starts tonight at 12:00 midnight. I would love it if you came over tomorrow and shared some recipes with us.
Thanks,
I hope to see you there!
http://ladybehindthecurtain.com

JudyBug said...

We love different kinds of salad and always looking for something new. This sounds great!

Jaybird said...

Yum...it all looks grand!!!
Thank you for letting me enter the giveaway!
J


jbmusik at yahoo dot com

Bohemian said...

Okay, now I'm HUNGRY! *winks* What a fun giveaway, I love this Dressing and agree that their novel flavors & varieties make for some delightful dishes!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Mom Halland said...

The Champagne is my husbands new favorite dressing!

Lori said...

Love girards and love you new favicon!

All Things Yummy said...

Such a delicious giveaway. I'd love to try all those yummy flavors.

Sandy said...

I so want this dressing.. please enter me in the giveaway! I'm already thinking of ways to use it! Thanks so much!!
Sandy

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Wow, this looks yummy, and I am your latest follower. I have never tried these dressings, but would love a chance to.

ProjectHope7 said...

what a sweet & savory giveaway! Please count me in also! Just found your post today and am blessed... love that you are word verification free... saves so much time and frustration. Just learned a few minutes ago how to do that and will change my blogs later today.
I looked for an email subscribe on your blog but couldn't find it. can you send me a link? I don't want to miss your posts!
Am now GFC following and would love some follow back & comments also.
These Girard dressings look yummy!

Cathy B
pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com
http://palmbreezeliving.blogspot.com
http://insearchofthebest.blogspot.com
http://operationblessingbrigade.blogspot.com

Connie said...

They all sound delish! Thanks for the chance to win!

Foley said...

They all sound delish...was reading your German Choc post..too funny!

Emily said...

All of your salads look delish bj, and the dressing I'll have to try. Your food post are always so clever and cute and you have a way with photography too.
Thanks for the chance to win!

~Emily
The French Hutch

xinex said...

I am glad I made it. This looks delish!...Christine

Jenny said...

Woo hoo! I'm just sneaking in under the wire here! Count me in, girl! This sounds scrumptious!

Thanks for the fun chance!

The flavors sound wonderful!

Betty said...

I've seen these dressings and wondered about them. I will have to give them a try on your endorsement of them.