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Top 10 Stop Lookin’ Get Cookin’ Recipes and a Birthday Giveaway

It’s been one year already since I started this blog.  Thank you for visiting and reading and trying the recipes.  Without readers like you, this blog would have been gone long ago, like in, 11 months ago. 

Without you, there wouldn’t be fun gift packs to give away.  Now don’t go getting’ all too excited.  I can’t afford to give away trips to exotic places or a brand new kitchen, but, I can afford to give away some fun things you will use this upcoming holiday season in your kitchen.  Keep reading and at the end, you’ll see what you can win by leaving me a comment.

I was a little surprised by a few of the recipes that made the Top 10 list of most looked at recipes. Now think of this as in a David Letterman Top 10.  Imagine Martha Stewart or The Pioneer Woman or Emeril announcing these.  Or – if you want, you can image George Clooney or Ryan Reynolds or Sophia Vargas.  Whatever works for you. Got that vision in your head – good!  So here we go.

# 10.  Seasoned Deviled Eggs – Good for any occasion.  Pot lucks especially.

# 9.  Refreshing Oreo Brownie –  Excellent choice.  One of my favorite desserts!

# 8.  Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells – Oh baby.  Pasta and cheese.  You can’t go wrong here!

# 7.  Super Easy Low Fat Fudge – Really?  You can make fudge low fat and super easy?  Really!  You can!

# 6.  Whipped Chocolate Ganache – Many of you never knew you could whip ganache but now you  know exactly how to do it.

# 5.  Homemade Mac and Cheese – Hmmm.  Comfort food.

# 4.  Chicken Strips – This one surprised me but in a good way.  You’ll love you some chicken with this recipe.

# 3.  Ladybug, Duck and Bunny Pretzels – I knew this one was a good one.  They are too darn cute! 

# 2.  Cheesy Spinach and Bacon Nacho Dip – This is man enough for any party.

And the # 1 recipe is … Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting – Yes!  Yes!  Yes!  I’ll have what she’s having!

So there it is – your Top 10.  Can’t wait to see what this next year’s Top 10 will be! 

Now as a thank you for reading my blog, I want to give away 3 gift packs.  Each one will have something a little bit different in it.  Each pack will surely have –

  • Cake Tester
  • Scrapper
  • Offset Spatula
  • Fun Notepad
  • Foodoodlers
  • Dipping Tools
  • Candy Foils
  • Winter Wonderland Accents
  • Hearts and Flowers Accents
  • And a coupon for a Sara Lee Dessert – compliments of my friends at Sara Lee

One winner will receive a Candy Making Beginners Guide, another winner will receive the Think Snow cookie cutter set and another winner will win a signed copy of Cupcakes, Cookies and Pie, Oh My! by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. 

For your chance to win one of these 3 gift packs, all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me who you imagined in your head reading the Top 10!  Your comment may take some time to show up.  I have to approve them before they can be seen. 

Don’t forget to follow Stop Lookin’ Get Cookin’ on facebook.  It doesn’t get you any extra entries this time around but lots of times I share some of my finds or deals over there that I know will interest you. 

Entries accepted until Monday, November 19 at 10 am.  One entry per person.  Winners will be chosen by and contacted via e-mail.  Winner will have 24 hours to respond to e-mail or another winner will be chosen.  Winners will be announced as soon as I have 3.

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44 Responses to “Top 10 Stop Lookin’ Get Cookin’ Recipes and a Birthday Giveaway”

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    Michelle Gunther — November 14, 2012 at 8:17 am

    My favorite was the carrot pound cake (the carrot in the jar) – I showed it to my kids and of course we had to immediately try it – the kids had a blast (of course they didn’t have to clean up after) 🙂

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    Angi Endicott — November 14, 2012 at 8:18 am

    LOVE your blog ~ all your ideas are fun and amazing 🙂

    I love David Letterman and went with his voice while reading through the Top Ten. Looking forward to another year of great ideas!

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    Katie Roloff — November 14, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Love your blog and following you on facebook! I love reading about food and trying your delicious recipes too! I look forward to see what you have in store for the holiday season.

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    Kelly Phillips — November 14, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Love watching you on WKBT morning show, you are so patient with Bill……I imagined David Letterman reading off the top ten, with a drum roll in between!

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    Joan — November 14, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I imagined family and friends would enjoy the recipes.

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    Deb H — November 14, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I love watching you on WKBT morning show with Bill and Jennifer, look forward to it, they should have you on more often:) As for your top ten they all look delicious:) Much better then David Letterman’s top ten anytime:)

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    Angie V. — November 14, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I love the recipes and the beautiful photos, but my favorite part of the blog is the witty writing. It always makes me smile! As for who I thought of…a group of friends I don’t see often enough, sitting around a kitchen island listing their favorites.

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    Linda — November 14, 2012 at 10:11 am

    I imagined the Pioneer Woman – Ree Drummond. Simple and great tasting recipes. Love your blog!

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    Lacy M. — November 14, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I imagined Bill Graul reading these fabulous recipes! 😉

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    Kristi M — November 14, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I think the person or persons to read your top 10 should be Bill and Jennifer from WKBT. My kids and I love seeing you on there.

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    Krissa Brown — November 14, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I preferred to think of George Clooney, because he is good looking. LOL I enjoy reading your blog! Thank you for the chance for the goodies 🙂

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    Elin — November 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    It reminded me of all the people I work with because these are the majority of the foods that are included in our monthly potlucks.

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    Shannon F. — November 14, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks for all of your wonderful recipes! So easy and cute! I love watching you on Channel 8. I was imagining my kids and how they would LOVE some of the recipes. Thank you!

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    kari — November 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I was imagining a family gathering in which you brought all of those yummy creations for us to sample, especially the oreo dessert and peanut butter buttercream. Love ya!

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    Yashica — November 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I was imagining all the food lovers drooling over that mac n’ cheese

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    Erin — November 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I imagined you reading it, Kendra. I’m thinking the cheesy dip will be made in our house soon!

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    Jim Gillen — November 14, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I was thinking about making all the good things I got to read about every Wednesday.

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    Lisa Still — November 14, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I just imagined myself reading the top ten. How boring is that?! 🙂

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    Bonnie — November 14, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Great job Kendra, as always! I’d like to hear Mark Harmon reading the top ten. George Clooney would be right up there too!

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    Jolynn Grenier — November 14, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I was thinking of the chocolate cupcakes with the pnut butter cups in them with the great pnut buttercream frosting. They were a hit at Megan’s grad party. And then there it was, #1! 🙂

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    Brenda Gunderson — November 14, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Made me think of my honey, who put bacon in my devised eggs for me 🙂

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    JenP — November 14, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    David Letterman!

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    Paula Zube — November 14, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    I went along with everyone else, David Letterman, too many commercials for his top ten!!!!

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    Kathy Bionid — November 14, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Made me think of my 4 year old granddaughter, Keira. She absolutely loves Mac and Cheese and also desserts! Yummy 😉

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    Ila Hagenston — November 14, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Love your blog. Always anxious to see what you have created

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    Linda Allen — November 14, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I can imagine myself reading this Top Ten. I have always loved to read and I think I would do a pretty good job for you with all these wonderful recipes 🙂

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    Sarah Olson — November 15, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Kendra – “Happy Birthday” Next comes the “terrible two’s” – what are you going to do??? 🙂

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    Jayne Olson — November 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I can imagine Guy Fieri reading this!!

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    Erin F — November 15, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I imagined myself reading this to my husband and picturing him with that you’re annoying me look because all you’re reading off is recipes. UNTIL, I get to the Refreshing Oreo Brownie – in which we would insist I make ASAP! 🙂

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    Kami — November 15, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I love watching you on the morning show with Bill and Jennifier, when my kids watch with us they want the recipes to try at home, so we go to the blog to check it out all together. Way better than letterman’s top ten.

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    Sandra L — November 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I can imagine Jennifer and Bill from wkbt morning news reading this and Bill doing what he does best!

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    Lisa — November 15, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Of course I think of myself and baking one of those yummy recipes you posted.

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    Deb Jerrett — November 15, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I could just hear Paula Dean reading off this list, she loves good down home cookin. Love recipies that are easy and are that feel good kind of food.

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    Amy — November 15, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I can see me in the kitchen trying all these recipes!!

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    Michelle Burbach — November 15, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I pictured you. We had SOOO much fun at our workshops at your house. It makes me miss Oda so much more. She´s back in Norway, but I still remember our fun workshops like yesterday. Especially trying to get our cupcake bouquets home. I hope you find a little time to offer more people the fun classes 🙂

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    Tracy Thelen — November 15, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I was thinking of my family at thanksgiving &how much they would love the Oreo cookie deesert

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    Lisa Hoffman — November 16, 2012 at 5:13 am

    I can see several of these recipes being tried on my family! Wished We lived closer to take some of your classes! I’d probably be there all the time!

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    LaKesha Glover — November 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I imagine Paula Deen reading the top ten…and having these delicious recipes featured on her show!

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    Kathy S — November 16, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I imagined two things. One…I’m strying to eat healthy and some of those wouldn’t be good for me. Two…just like the things my mom used to make when I was younger.

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    Sheri S — November 17, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Love your blog, you are a great teacher!! So of course I imagined YOU reading the list!!!

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    Laurie Fieldhouse — November 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    when I hear top ten I always think of Dave Letterman. Thank you Kendra for writing this blog. We have enjoyed your stories and recipes. 😉

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    Jean H — November 18, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Believe it or not, I heard the announcer from The Price is Right! Come on down! I absolutely love reading your blogs and mouth-watering recipes. Keep up the great work!

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    Candice Kunesh — November 18, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    The Muppets’ Swedish Chef. lol! I really need to get away from my kids more often! Oye!

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    Marny G — November 18, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I imagined my kids who would want me to try every one of these recipes this week if possible:). Great blog Kendra! Keep up the good work.