Product Giveaway – Labor Day Cook-out Product Pack


Just in time to get your last grilling weekend of the Summer of 2011 under way, I’m launching a Labor Day Cook-out Product Pack giveaway.  Yesterday, in my post about The Saucey Sauce Co., I mentioned that I was including their delicious and versatile fish sauces in this pack.  Wendy of Schoolhouse Kitchen, whose new marinades I’ve also been raving about, also contributed her Coconut Citrus Vinaigrette and Poppy Seed Revival Vinaigrette.

Then I’m going to throw in two other products that I tried at the markets this summer which will make you put away those squeeze bottles of condiments.  My Friend’s Mustard has been on the tables at several food festivals I’ve attended.  The Spicy Brown Ale version is rich and complex with a great pop in the mouth from the mustard seeds.  Sir Kensington’s Gourmet Scooping Ketchup is a huge step above what you normally slather on that burger or dip into your fries.  I picked up a jar of their Spiced Ketchup, which will perk up your celebration even more.

The Rules (There have to be some of these, you know.)

Eligibility: U.S. mainland residents only

To Enter: Write a comment on this post with the answer to the following question: What was the best dish you ate all summer?

You must also have a valid screen name (NOT “Anonymous”) with a corresponding email address to enter this giveaway. I’ll need to be able to click on it in order to contact the winner. If you list “Anonymous” or do not have a valid email address with your comment, you will be disqualified. I do not share these addresses with anyone, and they are only for the purpose of entering this giveaway.

Deadline: Is Monday, August 29th, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, based upon the date/time stamp on the comments. (I’m going to be very strict about this and make no exceptions.)

The Outcome: Only one winner will be chosen for this entire package of goodies. I’m going to put all the entries into an online Randomizer (like this one) to come up with the winner.

Buon appetito!


  1. Laura

    The best thing I ate this summer is my mom’s lamb kabobs fresh off the grill. YUM!!!

  2. Danni

    Great stuff cooking is so much fun!

    • Danni

      my best dish this summer is grilled chicken it’s so good!

  3. Kathryn

    mini pineapple cheeseburgers!

  4. Kat Riley
    Kat Riley08-25-2011

    The best dish I ate this summer was the Green Beans & Bacon my cousin made for my wedding reception.

  5. Diane L.
    Diane L.08-25-2011

    The best dish I ate this summer was vegies that my daughter cooked on the grill. Wonderful!

  6. Alicia

    This cilantro coleslaw a couple of weeks ago at a restaurant at the beach. I’m still trying to recreate it.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  7. ferriz

    Grilled corn covered in a siraccha mayo aoli covered in cojita cheese. :: drools ::


  8. Tarah

    My husband grilled a perfect pork loin this summer with a great Asian glaze on it!

  9. Deborah Rosen
    Deborah Rosen08-26-2011

    The best dish I ate all summer was a cheese omlette and home fries made by my daughter-in-law. It’s not that it was the most gourmet meal, it’s that it was prepared and shared by family members that I don’t get to see very often, so it was seasoned with great love.

  10. Kristen m
    Kristen m08-26-2011

    The best thing I ate this summer was my grilled artichokes marinated in balsamic and fresh garlic.
    blue65829 at aol dot com

  11. Donna C
    Donna C08-26-2011

    The best dish I had were black bean burgers!

  12. Monique Rizzo
    Monique Rizzo08-26-2011

    Grillled Salmon with garlic butter.
    Thanks for the chance.

  13. tracy davis
    tracy davis08-26-2011

    grilled asperagus

  14. Daniel

    My favorite is grilled corn on the cob!

  15. Tara

    The best thing I ate this summer was Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas – yum!

  16. Michael

    Best disk I ate was peanut/ginger chicken

  17. Michelle Hayden
    Michelle Hayden08-27-2011

    The best dish I ate this summer was in Door County, WI at the White Gull Inn…cherry stuffed French toast. Oh. My.

  18. brandy

    Jumbo Shells stuffed with Hamburget Meat, Spaghetti Sauce, Spinach and Cheese. So Yummy

  19. Stephen Mull
    Stephen Mull08-27-2011

    The best thing I ate this summer was grilled applewood smoked pork tenderloin.

  20. Elizabeth Smith
    Elizabeth Smith08-27-2011

    The best thing I ate this summer was grilled sway. YUMMY! Never had it before and it was wonderful.

  21. edwina lango
    edwina lango08-27-2011

    sounds good

  22. Theron N.Willis
    Theron N.Willis08-27-2011

    Shrimp tempura served with cold Sapporo beer.

  23. Stacey M. Signor
    Stacey M. Signor08-27-2011

    best thing? hmm this mango carne asada at a friends bbq, to die for :)

  24. Amanda

    The best thing I ate all summer was my mom’s chicken fried steak. Delicious!

  25. Amber

    The best dish I ate all summer was a watermelon mint gazpacho I made for the 4th of July!

  26. Diane Baum
    Diane Baum08-27-2011

    The best was a special steak recipe my hubby found in the Detroit Free press

  27. Misty Henderson
    Misty Henderson08-27-2011

    The best dish I had this summer was Chicken Stir Fry that I made for my kids and husband from a recipe that my mom use to make.

  28. Jill Myrick
    Jill Myrick08-27-2011

    The best dish that I had this summer was a Hungarian Potato Salad that I ate at a friends cookout.


  29. Mary Beth Elderton
    Mary Beth Elderton08-27-2011

    My favorite dish this summer was something my Arab friend called simply, “Peas and Rice.” The main part of the dish was indeed peas, rice, and ground beef. The remarkable part was the yogurt and cucumber dressing. Absolutely delicious!

  30. Pauline M
    Pauline M08-27-2011

    We BBQ some shrimp with mango sauce, it was unbelievable!

  31. Jenn S.
    Jenn S.08-27-2011

    The best thing I ate all summer was my husband’s grilled steak and shrimp. Yummy!

  32. John Champagne jr
    John Champagne jr08-27-2011

    My favorite dish this summer was fried catfish and tater tots

  33. Linda Lansford
    Linda Lansford08-28-2011

    best dish you ate all summer is a steak

  34. Derk Thomas
    Derk Thomas08-28-2011

    eggplant parmesan – I had forgotton how much I like eggplant

  35. Lucy Schwartz
    Lucy Schwartz08-28-2011

    the best dish was a spice rubbed Ribeye steak done medium. tender and delicious.

  36. Danny Lindsey
    Danny Lindsey08-28-2011

    The best dish I had this summer was grilled peaches with ice cream and strawberry sauce


  37. crystle tellerday
    crystle tellerday08-28-2011

    my cousin darlenes potato salad

  38. Janel Myers
    Janel Myers08-28-2011

    The best dish I ate all summer wasn’t a “dish”. It was a super-ripe piece of fresh watermelon. The quintessential summer fruit.
    janel dot myers at yahoo dot com

  39. Veronica

    I made a balsamic peach chicken salad a month or so ago and it was FANTASTIC

  40. bonnie

    The best dish I ate all summer was a garlicky quinoa salad that I made.

  41. dddiva

    This sounds so lame, but a tomato sandwich on whole grain bread with mayo, spicy brown mustard and a handful of sprouts.

  42. DeeAnn S
    DeeAnn S08-28-2011

    The best dish I had this summer was grilled seafood kabobs with sweet and spicy teriyaki glaze. OMG! soooo good. Thanks.

  43. talijolgus

    The best dish I ate this summer was a delicious rare steak with crispy fried potatoes! Noooooooom!

  44. Sarah Burke
    Sarah Burke08-28-2011

    The best meal I ate this summer was Kani Sushi Rolls. Yummy! So good!

  45. Bradley Florea
    Bradley Florea08-28-2011

    Attempted Beer can chicken, it turned out awesome, was the best food I cooked on grill this year so far.

  46. amy deeter
    amy deeter08-28-2011

    pasta salad

  47. Julie M
    Julie M08-28-2011

    The best dish I ate all summer was fried scallops and oysters

  48. lauren

    i had seared sharable fajitas with mexican rice, charro beans, guac, pico, and all of the trimmings! it was so great.

    laureneshapiro at gmail dot com

  49. Lucy

    Not to be simple, but the best thing I ate all summer was fresh sweet corn grilled and coated in butter

  50. Deb K
    Deb K08-28-2011

    The best dish I ate all summer was BBQ Ribs that I man made on the grill!


  51. Mir

    Grilled shrimp. Found an awesome marinade recipe and my family keeps requesting them. One time my husband and I ate nothing but the shrimp for dinner (no sides, no bread, no salad – nothing!) with a bottle of white wine. It was heavenly!

  52. Leann Lindeman
    Leann Lindeman08-28-2011

    Stuffed sopapilla with green chile….. In New Mexico!!!!!!

  53. chris burd
    chris burd08-28-2011

    smoked brisket oooh so good .. my husband smoked it for many hrs.

  54. Ed Nemmers
    Ed Nemmers08-28-2011

    Mom’s Sweet Vidalia Onion Pie!

  55. Mary Ward
    Mary Ward08-28-2011

    The best dish I ate all summer was a curry that a friend made with jumbo prawns. Delicious!

  56. Lynne T
    Lynne T08-28-2011

    The best dish I ate this summer was a tuna carpaccio with truffle vinagrette that I had at a restaurant in Lancaster, PA>

  57. Dara Nix
    Dara Nix08-28-2011

    My neighbor grilled a London Broil with some sort of injected Cajun/Garlic marinade and it was HEAVENLY! I can STILL taste it in my dreams – it was THAT good!

    Dara Nix
    kitty32504 at cox dot net

  58. Kylie Carlson
    Kylie Carlson08-28-2011

    I had an amazing goat curry at a potluck this summer, random and strange but so good.

  59. alycep

    The fresh corn salad I had at my neighbors party with cilantro, cucumber and tomato

  60. Roy F.
    Roy F.08-29-2011

    The best dish I had this summer was pork smoked on a grill.

  61. Kim Smith
    Kim Smith08-29-2011

    I had a raspberry pie this summer that was pretty delightful

  62. SANDY

    \ had a great watermelon margarita but the best thing I ate was a genuine gyro- it was beyond delicious

  63. ayelet

    Fresh sweet Jersey corn on the cob. Uncooked!

  64. SaraLee E
    SaraLee E08-29-2011

    Grilled steak topped with sweet kraut.
    s8r8l33 at yahoo dot com

  65. Sand

    Homemade pizza with homemade sauce with tomatoes, basil and oregano from the garden.

  66. brian e.
    brian e.08-29-2011

    Thanks for the giveaway…had a delicious grilled beef & vegetable kabob at a friends wedding this summer, served with a cucumber & red onion salad…it was delicious !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  67. Donald

    best dish i had this summer would have to be smoked brisket and ribs yum!

  68. susan smoaks
    susan smoaks08-29-2011

    the best dish i ate all summer was my mom’s broccoli salad, it’s amazing!

  69. Diana Gervits
    Diana Gervits08-29-2011

    The best dish I had was a grilled octopus with a greek salsa at a greek restaurant in baltimore. It was really good.

  70. Veronica Garrett
    Veronica Garrett08-29-2011

    The best dish I ate this summer was grilled salmon.

  71. Becky

    I had a watermelon salad with a really yummy oil and possibly cilantro dressing…

  72. Bekah

    The best dish I ate was grilled salad. I never knew you could do it, but it’s so good!!

  73. Erica G
    Erica G08-29-2011

    Marinated steak kabobs!

  74. DanV

    The best dish I ate all summer was a great summer vegetable veggie lasagna

  75. heather c
    heather c08-29-2011

    The best I had all summer was home-cooked pulled pork, fresh from the slow cooker. Oh, my goodness, it was so good!

  76. Stephanie Adkins
    Stephanie Adkins08-29-2011

    The best dish I ate this summer was Baby Back ribs. They were simply delicious.

  77. crystal allen
    crystal allen08-29-2011

    my squash casserole was my best dish that i ate all summer, clallen at ntin dot net

  78. Kat Emerick
    Kat Emerick08-29-2011

    A medium rare steak off the grill!

  79. The Experimental Gourmand
    The Experimental Gourmand08-29-2011

    Thank you for all these terrific comments! This giveaway is now officially closed to new entries as of 12:00 pm EDT today. I’ll reach out to the winner and post the results when I have a confirmation response.

  80. Sarah B.
    Sarah B.08-29-2011

    My boyfriend BBQ’d teriyaki beef ribs with garlic, SO GOOD!

  81. Jennifer B.
    Jennifer B.08-29-2011

    The best dish that I ate all summer was some fried zucchini that a friend made at our tailgate on Sunday. It was soooo good.

  82. Faith

    The best thing I ate all summer was chicken made with a Peach Mustard Glaze. It was so juicy, I had to double check that it was fully cooked.

  83. lilshuga2001

    BBQ Grilled Chicken! :)

  84. michelle

    The best dish I had was marinated pork chops on the grill

  85. Debra F
    Debra F08-29-2011

    The best thing I ate this summer was my mother’s homemade blueberry cobbler made with the berries we picked!

  86. Lynn @ Sit. Stay. Cook.
    Lynn @ Sit. Stay. Cook.08-30-2011

    Wow – this is a tough one. But I think the best dish I had all summer was a homemade heirloom tomato and watermelon salad, with lime juice, salt and pepper.