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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Amazing Giveaway & Simple Recipe

 

Hi all! I am hosting an amazing giveaway!

You will have to get to the bottom of this post to find out what the item is!

In ka hoots with CSN stores and 200 of their sister sites for a generous giveaway.

This site has  everything from cookware to corner tv stands

Le Cresuet made in France since 1925

Le Creuset began producing its first porcelain enameled cast iron pots in 1925 from its foundry in Fresnoy le Grand, France. It is from this base that Le Creuset continues to produce its world famous cast iron pots.

Le Creuset is now sold in more than 60 countries around the world including the US, UK, Japan and Australia.

Simple Pomodoro Sauce Recipe

I love to make the traditional pasta sauce ( ragu) that take hours to cook, usually done on the weekends.

But, we all don’t have hours to cook.

I use my Le Creuset for all my stews, soups and sauces.

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Add olive oil heat. Toss in garlic.

Add one can of diced tomatoes first. Cook down 10 minutes.   

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Add Pomodoro sauce next.

Cook sauce together for 45 minutes.

Salt or sugar to taste.

Le Creuset even has cute tea pots!

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Top with parmigiano reggiano cheese.  Dip some bread in the sauce!

Yum.

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This is a beautiful shot of a kitchen I stumbled upon, with cabinets full of gorgeous

Le Creuset. What a statement!

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Ok…Here is the Giveaway!

This fantastic set of 2 White Le Creuset square baking dishes!

Yes, this 5 inch and 9 inch White Le Creuset baking dish set is yours to win! 

9_ Square Baking Dish with Bonus 5_ Baking Dish in White

Simple giveaway!

Read it, blog about it, comment, follow me!

Giveaway ends April 20th 12 noon, Pacific standard time.

Good luck!

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162 comments:

  1. So great! I would love one of these!!!:)

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  2. Ohh....I love this!! I am in love with the Caribbean color enamelware...I love to cook and this would be a great addition to my kitchen! I already follow you and will post this giveaway in my sidebar. Crossing my fingers...maybe my wish will come true...April 20th is my birthday!! ;)

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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  3. Gorgeous cookware~ that kitchen does look lovely doesn't it? thanks for a great giveaway!

    Shellagh

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  4. Oh yeah, I'm already a happy follower!

    Shellagh

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  5. I love this giveaway! It's something that's beautiful but also so practical and something I'd use everyday! Thanks Lulu! -Kristen

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  6. I also want to try your recipe! Will post this fantastic giveaway right away!

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  7. I feel silly adding these extra comments BUT if it makes my chances of winning better...I'll so do it. In saying that I'm a happy follower!!

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  8. Love this brand! Yay for this giveaway!

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  9. Hi! I just started following your blog and can't stop reading it! This is a great giveaway. I have always wanted to own some Le Creuset cookware. Hope I win :)

    Karen

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  10. Nice... put me in the drawing :)and i am a follower :)

    Smiles,
    Sheila

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  11. Oh, awesome giveaway...I've always wanted a piece of Le Creuset!!! Thank you, Beth

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  12. Also, added it to the sidebar of my blog!!! :) Beth

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  13. They are so beautiful and I love to cook - put me in the drawing! Junita

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  14. I just blogged about it! :)

    http://theeclecticowl.blogspot.com/2010/04/giveaway-at-dusty-lus.html

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  15. I have always wanted a piece of Le Crueset!

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  16. I follow you via Google Reader!

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  17. I am a follower and would love to win the beautiful cookware!

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  18. What a wonderful giveaway! I have all of the kiwi! My sweet daughter worked at William Sonoma for awhile and I bought it ALL with her discount! I adore the way it cooks and looks!

    I hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Cathy

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  19. Yummy dish you whipped up for us and even yummier giveaway!! I'm a follower and I'll put it on my sidebar.
    Thanks for the chance. :)
    T

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  20. Do you think I could become a great cook if I had fine cookware? Maybe not, but they would look good in my kitchen! Sign me up to win please! I'm a faithful follower and I'll give you a shout out on my sidebar!

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  21. Lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance to own these two beautiful pieces of LeCreuset. :)

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  22. I am also following on Google Friend Connect.

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  23. YUMMY! I want to come have spaghetti... sigh.

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  24. Another CSN give-away! Yea! I just blogged about your give-away and I follow you...you're one of my favorites!

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  25. I follow you around every day. I love Le Crueset!

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  26. I want I want I want! I love the Le Crueset line. I will definitely have to try that pasta sauce since I have been looking for a good pasta sauce for a long time. Thanks for the recipe!

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  27. I've been reading your blog for a while and today became an official follower. I'd love to win the baking dishes. Since I just became the happy winner of those beautiful goblets from Home & Harmony, do you think lightning could strike twice?

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  28. Yum, I love pasta and that looks and sounds delicious! I will try the recipe, thanks.
    Oh and I would love the Le Creuset baking dishes :)

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  29. I love le Creuset, their stuff is amazing! Crossing my fingers...

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  30. I am also a follower of you beautiful blog!

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  31. What a wonderful giveaway! My grandmother turned me on to Le Creuset years ago and I love it all!!! If I won, I'd keep one and give the other to her. Thanks!

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  32. I like to cook when I don't have kids tugging at my feet or screaming in my ear. I am always up to new recipes that are simple and yummy, just like this one looks yummy! I would love to win the baking dishes!!

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  33. I just posted about it on my blog! happy trails to me and I hope I get lucky...waiting anxiously!!!

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  34. Oh, I would love a chance! I'm following you now!

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  35. Wow what a great giveaway and you are welcome to come over to my nest and cook anytime! :) Happy Wednesday!

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  36. Hi-Just wanted to say hey-always love your blog! Still trying to get mine on its little feet-must just take awhile!

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  37. Love the white, such a clean look with lovely food inside!

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  38. Even I would be inspired to bake something in these great Le Creuset baking dishes.

    Great giveaway!

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  39. Ohhh Yeaaaa!!!!! One of My favs of cookware!!!! Wonderful giveaway!!!!! Please put me in for this!!!!


    Michelle Torres
    cingulwasme@aol.com

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  40. Yes Indeed, I am a True Follower of your Blog... I have to say, I always look foward to reading it every single day....


    Michelle Torres
    cingulwasme@aol.com

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  41. Hi Lulu! I would love to win!!!

    Polly

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  42. I'm already a follower!! You knew that already, but I really would like to win!! :-)

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  43. great giveaway! :) would love to win this awesome dish set!

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  44. my mom and brother are huge fans of Le Creuset...i'm a fan of le microwave! wish i had more of a passion to cook...though i do love a beautiful kitchen and my mom's cooking!
    xoxo alison

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  45. Wow, just found your blog and I think you're great! This looks like a fabulous giveaway, too!;)

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  46. ...am a follower...would love to win!

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  47. Love the blog and need the cookware

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  48. Just found the chili pot that matches this at a thrift store...would love the baking dish set to go with it!!!

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  49. I am a new follower but love your blog and this giveaway!

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  50. Thanks LuLu for the recipe and give-a-way. I am blessed to have been given a set of Le Creuset from the 1940's. I am a follower.

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  51. Thank you thank you thank you!!! I am sooo loving this book. I find myself going back to it and finding something new I missed. Thanks agin for such a sweet giveaway~

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  52. What pretty cookware Lulu!! Thanks for the opportunity for some pretty ones- mine are looking pretty tired after 30 years!

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  53. awesome! i am signing up to be a follower, but i always read your blog! love it! hope i win!

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  54. Oh what fun it would be to win!

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  55. Amazing giveaway, and I love all your recipes!

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  56. I'm a new follower! LOVE your blog, LOVE your style, LOVE the recipe! Will definitely share on my blog. Thanks for the fun!

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  57. Hi! I just adore Le creuset! And your pictures make everything look amazing. Even the ones of the cans of pasta sauce!

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  58. Oh so pretty! Love the picture you found.

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  59. I'm a follower tooo, of course.



    :) Thanks!

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  60. spaghetti pomodoro e basilico una cosa fantastica e il panino per fare la "scarpetta" una ciliegina sulla torta
    mi piace il sapore di questo giveaway
    ciao
    francesca

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  61. Lulu, there's so much italian taste in this recipe!!! Like it so much!!! The more I get to know you the more I like you...

    I will post a link on mu sidebar.
    Bacioni xx

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  62. Oh, what a wonderful giveaway! Now, I need to go look at the rest of your blog!
    Daisy~

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  63. What a fabulous giveaway! I love Le Creuset ~ my mother taught me to cook using this wonderful product.

    Jo

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  64. I would love to win! I enjoy reading your blog!

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  65. Beautiful Le Creuset and wonderful giveaway! Thanks!

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  66. Oh yes, please, un piatto di spaghetti anche per me!!! Dear Lulu, you're a great italian cook!!! I'm posting about your amazing giveaway on my sidebar! and...buon appetito!!!!
    Ciao bella!
    Mara

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  67. Oh my mom has a million of these and i am so so jealous of them! i would LOVE THESE! thanks for the great opportunity!

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  68. Hey LuLu,
    This is a perfect GIVEAWAY!!
    who would'nt want to be added to this giveaway.

    You are over the top when you do something, it's big!!...You make all of us step it up a few big steps. :)

    Dore

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  69. LuLu,
    Did I mention I have a serious weekness for whites...White dishes I have but, white cookware, it would be so welcomed in my home :)

    ~Dore~

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  70. love the recipe, can't wait to try it.

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  71. Love this giveaway-please enter me. And the receipe sounds wonderful, can not wait to give it a try. Thanks,
    Jeanette

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  72. Oh how wonderful!!! That recipe looks so good too:)

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  73. Oh My! What an awesome give away! Love the sizes, Count me in! Going to blog about it now!

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  74. Dreamy! I would use them all the time!

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  75. I'm already a follower and I would love to win!!! I got a french oven for Christmas from my wonderful husband and even though its not a LeCreuset, I love it! Id love to add to my collection!

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  76. I just found your blog! I love it and am now a follower!

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  77. What a fabulous giveaway! These are items I would use on a regular basis. I would love to be entered into your giveaway.

    Thank you,
    ~ Tracy

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  78. oh would I LOVE these...I have a red dutch oven..leave it on my stove all the time.

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  79. Wonderful giveaway. I would love to use in my kitchen. I am a follower.

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  80. I really love your blog. I would like to win the giveaway. I am following you.
    Dottie

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  81. Do enjoy your gorgeous giveaway, Lu!

    Have a happy weekend too!

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  82. Oh THOSE are awesome~! Already a follower, because how could you not be?!

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  83. LOVE Le Cruet and your design blog. Hope to get a piece for Mother's Day!

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  84. Hi Lulu! Fabulous giveaway, wow!!! My hubby bought me my big Le C pot a few years ago for Christmas and I LOVE it! Perfect for making spaghetti sauce!

    :) T

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  85. Hello Lulu..wauwwww beautiful give away........and a beutiful blog you have!!! i follow and put a link on mine blog !!

    I come back soon....and fingers crossed !! hugs from me Ria

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  86. Hi L! Posted this on my sidebar! Did you get my email about next week?

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  87. I'm Italian - Lake Como area, love family I cook - we eat , need I say more....oh, white is my fav! count me in, Jennifer jennsthreegraces HAPPY WEEKEND!

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  88. I love love love le creuset! and after finding your site, I love it too! I'm a new follower...

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  89. I love my Le Creuset! I use mine almost everyday! Great recipe! Thanks!

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  90. Lu, Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I am a newly wed and am learning how to cook for my husband. (I grew up going out to eat for every meal). Needless to say, I would love a pair of Le Creuset baking dishes to kick off my cooking adventures. Also, thanks for sharing your Pomodoro sauce recipe. That is now definitely on my list of must-cooks. I will be following your blog here on out. Blessings, Laura

    P.S. I am new to blogging so if I can figure out how to blog about your site with a link I will :)

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  91. Great giveaway, I'd love to win. Like someone here in the comments already said- white cookware would be a great addition! Sauce recipe looks so yummy, too.

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  92. Wonderful blog, thanks for the awesome giveaway - hope I win - just became a follower too!

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  93. What a great giveaway! Now going to check out the rest of your blog.

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  94. I love, love, love le creuset...these white baking dishes are dreamy! I'm following your lovely blog.

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  95. I would love these baking dishes. I just saw the new purple color for the deep cooking pot. Love it!!

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  96. Oh how lovely! I am in great need of these beautiful baking dishes! I am on Social Security and with limited income I do not have the proper pans.

    Please enter my name in the drawing! Thank you so much!

    Chris Minter
    alteredart.soul@yahoo.com

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  97. I would love this for some yummy chili!

    cassie@wrencommunication.com

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  98. Yummy and Yay!
    I love how you have them displayed so beautifully;}......<---- me wishing mine will look as lovely;}teehee
    Thank you for the opprtounity!

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  99. Yum, Yum Lulu!! That sounds delicious, I may try it this weekend. As always, I enjoy your blog so much...

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Kare

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  100. I could make some delicious meals with the cookware! My husband hopes I win.

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  101. Wow! What an amazing giveaway! I've wanted some Le Creuset stuff for quite some time, but it's a little beyond my budget. Plus, is there anything better than white?
    -Arielle

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  102. what a great giveaway! i love le creuset.

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  103. Lovely Blog! Lovely giveaway!
    Just signed as a follower.
    Elizabeth

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  104. Fantastic giveaway, would love to win! So nice to find your blog :0)
    alicia

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  105. Le Creuset is my favorite and I would LOVE to win. I've been a follower for a long time now. Please include me.

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  106. Yummy! I'd love to win....I have the teapot in PINK....DELISH! Please throw me into the hat.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  107. wishing i will win. thank you for the chance.

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  108. Hi! count me in on this how nice!~~Becky

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  109. Hi, I am a follower... just found your blog... will be visiting often... thanks

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  110. Gosh such a great give away! I love le creuset and especially all those pans in, what I happen to know is paul massey's kitchen ;)
    So count me in in , pretty please.
    desiree

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  111. This cookware is gorgeous and how fabulous it would look in my new kitchen...they just laid the foundation Friday...and I know these would be wonderful in my house! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  112. Hi! I just started following you! :-) Your blog is fabulous! What a great give-away!! Love Le Creuset.. my white spatula crock is LC.
    Lara

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  113. please, luck, choose me.
    b.

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  114. These would be perfect for my Springy homemaking this season!!!

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  115. Oooooooh!!!! I just moved into my new "old" farmhouse, and a little Le Creuset is just the thing my kitchen needs!!!

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  116. I would love to win these! I want some Le Creuset, but haven't saved to buy.

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  117. So glad I found your blog. I'm a follower now!

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  118. I love my Le Creuset pots! They are soooo old (30 years?) and still kicking....

    I am a follower now for sure.

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  119. The white Le Creusets-pots and pans are so beautiful, anyway the best quality there can be!
    Vive la France! :)
    Thank you for this lovely invitation; I would love to participate in the game.
    Best regards, Marjolijn

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  120. I'm a new follower thanks to Dreamy Whites. This is a great giveaway! I'm looking forward to following your site. Thank you!

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  121. would love the fantastic Le Creuset bakeware, sure it would inspire some fun in the kitchen! what a wonderful give away! Lovin following your blog!

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  122. hey lulu! what a fun giveaway! i had a giveaway on my blog with csn a little while ago! they were great! i would love to win! thanks for the chance!

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  123. oh ya! of course i am a follower!

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  124. Can't wait to try your recipe, it sounds yummy! Great giveaway, I would love to win!

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  125. wow...this is a fabulous giveaway! I don't own any Le Creuset but sometimes it appears in my dreams. :-) Love it!

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  126. What a great giveaway Lu, I love the kitchen too how gorgeous! I would love to win! xx

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  127. I love your kitchen island. Could put the le creuset to good use. Thanks
    Laura C.

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  128. I was wishing for these very sizes last night! I have the ovals and love them! Thanks for the giveaway...Linsey

    P.S. I'm giving away a set of personalized stationery featuring a beautiful French lavender design over on my blog! Giveaways are such fun!

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  129. Your recipe looks great! I became a follower

    dftrew(At)gmail(dot)com

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  130. Wonderful pans and I NEED them! Well, maybe just like them alot but would use them. You're recipe sounds good too.

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  131. Hello sweet Lulu - thank you for the chance to win this amazing set of cookware! Oh my!

    Your pasta dish looks so yummy!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  132. Hi I am a follower and would lo9ve to win....
    What a great giveaway. Love how you decorate

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  133. Hi I love your blog and how you decorate.
    I am also a follower. I would love to win.

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  134. Hi, I found you through Whimsy by Victoria and I love your blog! You have lovely taste-I am now following you and can't wait to see more!

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  135. Love your blog and am finally a follower :)

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  136. Im a follower already and want to win.....this is a nice giveaway.Trish

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  137. Hi Lulu: Oh my goodness do I love your blog. I'm very new to this. Our farmhouse burned down and we are building a new "but" old farmhouse. I was just getting some decorating ideas and came across you web. I would love to win the giveaways. I don't have a blogger id. I don't even know how to do it set up. Can someone direct me on how to do it? I will have to go anonymous for now since I can't figure it out. my email is tamilepley@yahoo.com if anyone can help me get set up.

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  138. What a wonderful site. I'm thrilled to have found you. It was the white on white AGA and creuset combo that caught my eye. I just bought a vintage set for my mother, fantastic!

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