Our Favorite Things Group Giveaway and Blog Hop!

As another fantastic Thanksgiving leaves us and we try to find ways to purge our refrigerators of leftover turkey, it’s time to step up and face Christmas. I couldn’t think of a better time to team up with 11 of my favorite blogging buddies to host a fantastic multiple gift giveaway!  

We each chose some of our favorite items to give back to our readers, just to say thanks for all of the comments, encouragement and time that you take out of your busy days to check in with us. We really appreciate it! Please make sure to visit the other blogs below and enter to win multiple baskets. In theory, one person could actually win them all but you have to enter to have any chance.

#1 Bakeaholic Mama – #2 Pineapple and Coconut – #3 Fabtastic Eats –  #4 The Lemon Bowl  #6 Rachel Cooks – #7 Dine and Dish – #8 Big Bears Wife – #9 Nutmeg Nanny – #10 Savory Simple – #11 What Megan’s Making – #12 The Beeroness

My Christmas giveaway contribution is all about pizza. From the flour to the baking stone, there’s everything you need to create your own fantastic pizza at home! Invite some friends over and make it a party, after all who doesn’t like pizza?


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Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. One winner will be chosen at random and will have 24 hours to respond to my email. Another winner will be chosen if original winner has not returned any correspondence. 

Many thanks to Carrie and Kristen for organizing this great group giveaway!


  1. MaryB says

    I make lots of pizza! Bacon with fresh chevre and spicy strawberry sauce, Italian sausage with green olives and artichokes, veggie pizza….you name it!

  2. Anne says

    This would be fantastic! I’ve recently taken a class on baking bread and would like to extend it to making my own pizza!

  3. Elaine Ellen says

    I’m not sure. I haven’t made too many pizzas from scratch. I like one that I have had with Canadian bacon, pineapple and jalapenos. Maybe I would try one of those.

  4. Lani T says

    I recently made a gluten free pizza – using cauliflower for the crust! It was delicious! I enjoy experimenting with new ingredients, new flavors! I would love to make a goat cheese and fig pizza next!

  5. Melissa Marshall says

    Pizza is a staple for our Friday night- olive oil, feta, spinach, sundries tomatoes, mozzarella, herbs, grilled chicken! Yum!

  6. Elize says

    I love pizza..so picking just one favorite is hard…but I like just a good vegetarian with cream sauce. All those delicious veggies and garlic…YUM!

  7. lauren plemons says

    I have recently made a thai pizza that my family goes crazy over! I’m pretty sure that would be the one I’d make :)

  8. Andrea T. says

    I made a barbeque chicken pizza with red pepper, yellow pepper & onion at my family’s annual pizza contest party and won for best presentation.

  9. says

    I love making fresh sauce with tomatoes and herbs from the garden I have every summer. It’s not easy but I am determined. I live on the 18th floor of an apartment building in Queens, NY. I purchase fresh pizza dough from the local supermarket and the pizza turns out fantastic.

  10. Ann-Marie says

    I’ve made a few homemade pizza, but nothing super-memorable yet. I’m still trying to perfect the crust, I think. I like the idea of making pizzas that you can’t get through takeout. Things like a gourmet mushroom mix, or fig and prosciutto.

  11. Tonya Seilhan says

    If I can’t whip up a supreme style pizza with every possible pizza topping you can think of on it almost… then my favorite is beef, onions and mushrooms.

  12. Brandy says

    We’re big on homemade pizzas in my house, so we’d make all kinds! Right now, the husband is on a buffalo chicken kick. For me, I recently made a spinach and artichoke dip-type of pizza for the first time, and it was marvelous, so I’m up for making that again!

  13. Emily S. says

    My boyfriend and I love making pizza, and make one at least once a week. My favorite is veggie pizza made in the summer when there are tons of fresh vegetables & herbs at the local farmer’s market – banana peppers, tomato, red onion, and mushrooms are a few of my favorite veggies to put on pizza.

  14. Jeffrey says

    I love pizza, always have and always will. I grew up in a home that had pizza every Friday night, my dad ordered out but nonetheless it was a great tradition. I have made pizza from scratch at least once a week for as long as I can remember. My first job was as a pizza parlor. I’m not dead set on one variety, I love them all, from thin crust, “New York” style to Chicago stuffed deep dish. One of the family favorites at my house starts off with a thin layer of olive oil (no red sauce), fresh spinach, feta cheese, sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, mozzarella and fresh basil. Thanks for offering up this wonderful prize pack, everything looks great, especially the book!

  15. Rachel says

    I worked in a pizzeria throughout high school and I always loved the classic: pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, and onions!

  16. Pam Sohan says

    I would make a veggie pizza ! My favorite. Peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, red onions. YUM! Oh and black olives.

  17. says

    I made a bacon mushroom pizza the other day… I’d like to try it again with a pizza stone!

    P.S., I have a Canadian domain, but I live in the US now!

  18. Meredith says

    Just realized I forgot to say that in our house it’s always Supreme Pizza. Pepperoni on half, sausage on half. Olives, mushrooms, and red peppers on the whole thing with ricotta and mozzarella.

  19. Lauren says

    I’m really into having lots of mushrooms, pepperoni, peppers, and onions on pizza. I’d love to make one of those.

  20. Elise says

    I’d make one with prosciutto, charred pineapple, and caramelized onions for me, plus a traditional ham and mushroom pie for my parents!

  21. Erin R. says

    Great choice! We love making homemade pizza. Thin crust, lots of veg for me, lots of meat for my husb. I like my cheese on top so it gets toasty, but he likes his on the bottom with the toppings on top. Very clear demarcation between our two sections. :)

  22. allison says

    I love to make a simple pie with a bit of tomato sauce, mozzarella, and Vermont Smoke & Cure pepperoni – YUM,

  23. Anne says

    The pizza I make most often is a turkey pepperoni pizza, which my spouse likes. Me, I’d rather have one with onions, mushrooms, and broccoli, so that’s the one I’d make first with this fabulous pizza kit if I were to be your lucky winner!

  24. Michelle B says

    My pizzas all have to have lots of vegetables on them! So, I guess I’ll stick to vegetarian with artichoke, mushroom, sweet potato :)

  25. Amanda says

    I would make plain for the baby (ok, toddler, I’m not feeding a baby pizza :), pepperoni for my husband and margherita for me! Yum!

  26. darcy says

    We love pizza and have a pizza night on Friday nights. We like all the standard ones you can get in a basic pizzaria. My kids are plain eat just cheese. My husband and I like all the meats- bacon too!

  27. says

    Pizza is my families favorite meal. I start off with my crust on the baking sheet, poke with fork tines then pour a light coating of olive oil over it. I then bake it for 6 minutes and pour a sweet tomato sauce over it, top it with 3 shades of bell pepper slices, chopped onions, sliced mushrooms then a heavy layer of mozzarella cheese.

  28. Linda Brinkmeyer says

    Think I would try a stuffed crust ‘works’ with spinach added……Good and, very filling*****Thanks for the ideas here. Have a great day*

  29. says

    I would make a hand-tossed whole wheat pizza infused with garlic and rosemary. I would top it with a garlic-herb butter sauce, followed by thinly sliced, seasonal mushrooms, chunks of whole roasted garlic, and a very light tomato sauce. Towards the end of baking I would top with feta, allow to soften a bit, and then dress the pizza with tzatziki and diced tomatoes dressed in olive oil!

  30. erin says

    toss up between old faithful – mushroom and pepperoni and a veggie pizza with artichokes, mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes and asparagus. yum!

  31. Rebecca says

    I know my sister would be thrilled if she came home to a margharita pizza for winter break, so I would make one just for her!

  32. Amanda says

    Well of course I’d have to make two! My boyfriend is a pizza fanatic (he would love this set for Christmas!!!) …but he is not a healthy eater like I am. So I’d have to make his bacon, pepperoni, and Canadian bacon, while I make a delicious Margharita pizza!!

    Love that the flour is organic and whole wheat! Fits perfect with my style of cooking/eating!

  33. Krista Hodges says

    I would make a classic pepperoni pizza with all kind of veggies and mushrooms! We love veggies and mushrooms at our house and you can’t beat classic!

  34. paula says

    I saw one on the menu of a local restaurant that I am dying to make. Florentino – Asiago Creamed Spinach, sliced Chicken, Jalapenos, Tomatoes, Artichokes, Green Onions, Mozzarella, Provolone & Cheddar. Yum!

  35. Pam says

    I’m a simple gal. Straight up pepperoni and mushroom pizza for red sauce or a white pizza with feta, tomatoes and spinach!

  36. Krysta L says

    I actually made my FIRST homemade pizza crust not too long ago, and it was so easy and delicious! Our favorite pizza is bbq chicken with pineapple. Mmm, so yummy. :)

  37. Marc says

    My wife and I love making grilled pizza during the summer. Our go-to topping is a sauteed mix of sliced mushrooms, onions, and pepperoni. Plus whatever seasonal vegetables we have on hand.

  38. karel says

    I like to experiment with pizza toppings, so I would probably make a lot of different types – pepperoni, white pizza, spinach pizza…

  39. Cory says

    My first attempt at making pizza was a disaster. I’m ready to try again and I’d make one with red peppers, onions and artichokes.

  40. Brittany says

    My favorite homemade pizza is actually a sweet one! I like to layer herbs, gorgonzola cheese, Bartlett pears and olive oil … Yum!

  41. Laura says

    With the husband and 2 boys, pizza is a favorite here. We usually divide the dough and make smaller pizzas with our own favorites. I like sausage and roasted green chili (we are from colorado and love green chili), in the summer my favorite is veggie pizza with goodies from the garden.


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