What an exciting day for my little blog! Terry and I agree that a spatula is the absolute perfect utensil for my first giveaway. Here's the story behind that (are you curious to know how there could be a spatula story in my life?): When Terry and I first moved in together, I made a trip to Bed Bath & Beyond. When I reported back to Terry about my purchases, I felt the need to justify only one impulse buy: the spatula. So, offhandedly, I said, "Oh, and I bought a spatula, because, you know, you can never have to many spatulas." Little did I know I had uttered words that we would continue to quote over the next four years. (Yes, we have a lot of spatulas, but not a crazy amount. But then, what's the normal spatula count for a household of two?) Now we constantly joke to each other about how thankful we are that we never run out of spatulas. We are truly the coolest.
Needless to say, I am thrilled that OXO chose to send me one of their "Good Cookie" spatula to review and another to give away. I'm already a huge fan of OXO products and highly recommend them, so here are my thoughts about their newest spatula.
|First off, I was shocked at its size! It's tiny! It would fit perfectly in anyone's kitchen. |
I would have especially loved this little guy in college.
|Look how cute the little inscription is! "Be a good cookie." :-)|
|I also love the color. Our kitchen is all bright colors, and you can see it works perfectly with our theme!|
|Two pounds of chocolate.|
|My version of a double boiler. Works perfectly every time. Set a heatproof bowl |
over a pot of simmering water and stir the chocolate until smooth.
|These cookies came out dense, thick, and fudgy. I would actually argue that there may have been too much chocolate. And that's saying something for a chocolate lover like myself.|
|I added walnuts to the second batch. I loved the crunch!|
And here's the greatest part (from the OXO website): Your purchase helps OXO support Cookies for Kids' Cancer, up to $100,000; 50% of profits benefit pediatric cancer awareness. Amazing! Cookies + cancer-awareness: That's the kind of company I like to see.
So! Here's the deal: If you're interested in getting your very own Good Cookie Spatula for FREE, there are three ways to enter:
- Comment below with your favorite type of cookie or a cookie recipe you hope to try soon.
- Comment on the A Better Life With Burgers Facebook page with your favorite type of cookie or a cookie recipe you hope to try soon.
- Send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your favorite type of cookie or a cookie recipe you hope to try soon.
As promised, I would like to take this opportunity to shamelessly increase my subscribers, so while you comment/e-mail/Facebook, go ahead and click that cute little "subscribe" or "like" button! :-)
I will randomly choose a winner on Friday of this week, and he/she will receive the spatula as an early Christmas gift!