Knorr4 Contest Recap Plus a chance to WIN!!

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This is 7 of the 8 of us at the Knorr4 Cook-off which was hosted at BlogHer’11 Knorr 4 contest which was to find great recipes using Knorr’s newest innovation Concentrated Knorr Homestyle  Stock.. Just looking at the picture makes me want to run back and experience all of it again. AH-MAZE-ING. For real.
It was such a fantastic experience, and to any of you bloggers out there, please go to BlogHer’12. PLEASE! You will NOT regret it. There is such a comraderie between everyone. We just “get” each other. We know what it’s like to try to build your name, keep the kids happy, stay sane and do what you love.

Knorr and Oglivy PR did an amazing job. The day of the competition started out fantastic, but by the time I was prepping my food I had become nervous. Jan, from A little Glimpse (the one on my right) was so kind and just kept reminding me to take a deep breath.

We were able to use the kitchen to prep all of our dishes. I was getting sick to my stomach because I had specifically prepared something that was delicious, full of flavor, but most importantly, easy for every day cooks. Around me, wow, the dishes were amazing. Tons of fresh ingredients, some I’d never even worked with before. I kept thinking, “Ok, um I really should have gone for something more impressive!” Then I would think, no, this is what I’m all about. I want to teach people that you can start off slow and easy, but still impress your friends, family and loved ones.

By the time we made it out to the Knorr booth I was feeling anxious to get cooking. It’s funny because once the cameras turned on and we were cooking our recipes I actually felt completely fine. Not at all nervous. Well, not true. At the beginning everyone was introducing themselves and one contestant had a whole crowd of supporters while the rest of us didn’t know a soul at BlogHer. That threw me for a second. Everyone erupted in cheers for her and I leaned over to Crepes of Wrath and said, “wow. Nothing like having the crowd cheer for your competitor.” But, let me make it clear… I wasn’t bugged. I just had that moment of, “I have no one here in person cheering me on.” AND THEN….
Amy from Super Healthy Kids showed up and gave me a little thumbs up and a smile. Friends, I suddenly was perfectly fine. I remembered who I was, why I was there and that I had all of you cheering me on from all over the United States. (Thank you so much for your sweet comments, emails, texts, and tweets) Love you all 😉

Away we all cooked. I loved it. Can I have my own show? Knorr, why don’t you think about that? It would be awesome. We could teach recipes through the internet vs. cable. Call me 😉
I had met Sydney, an amazing chef that competed on Chopped, and he let me talk through my whole recipe with him. I felt like I had already had a dry run. The cameras watched our every move. Einav asked us questions. We cooked. We cooked some more. Then it ended and we all took a huge, deep breath.

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So, then we waited around, did some interviews and got hit with exhaustion. All of us kept saying that once we were done we were suddenly so tired. We had all been nervous etc. Anyway, then they announced the winners.

Oh guys, I thought I had no chance. I had 100% decided that my prize was just getting to come so I kinda just chilled. Then Einav announced my name. You can kind of see it in the video, I say, “Shut the front door!” Haha. I’m so embarassed. What a dork. Oh well. Too late now. Can’t be taking that back. I was just so shocked!!!!!!

This experience was AMAZING. The chefs are so talented. Knorr is a quality brand and Oglivy is  one of the best PR companies I’ve worked with (And I’ve worked with a lot being on the Simply the Sweet Life team).

I can’t tell you how much I believe in Knorr. It’s a brand that truly cares about their products and wants to help consumers to know how to use it and become better cooks.
I’m so excited to have the opportunity to get out there and talk to people about what I believe in, Reinventing Family Dinner. It’s so important. I would give anything to teach the world that cooking does not have to be a chore. It doesn’t have to be hard, time consuming and expensive. Being in the kitchen helps families create healthier food choices and healthier lives. It does. You think more about what you’re eating and how much. It’s the best place to bond with your loved ones. You get to teach your children how to cook, about math and science and you get to spend quality time together which opens up the door for your children to talk to you. Really talk to you.

Here’s what I love about the Concentrated  Knorr Homestyle stock. Since so many of you have asked why I prefer it.
*More flavor vs the tasteless water that other stocks can be
*Ease of use. You can use it without diluting it like I did, or you can add it to ANY liquid
*Ease of storage. Hello!! No more cartons and cans taking up so much space in your pantry.
*Quality. It’s quality stock. Period.

So grateful for this experience. I am so excited!!
I hope you’ll all stop by and say hello often. I love hearing from people. (What blogger doesn’t?)

AND, GUESS WHAT?!!!!  You get a chance to win some amazing stuff! I love amazing stuff, but I love it more when it’s FREE!

 

What recipe are you looking forward to making with Knorr® Homestyle Stock? Leave me a comment for the chance to win a Knorr® Homestyle Stock prize pack which includes both the chicken and beef varieties of Knorr® Homestyle Stock, a Knorr apron and $100!
 
 
Rules of the Game
(pay attention friends. I don’t want you to miss out)
Please leave an email so that I may notify you if you are the winner. PLEASE!
No duplicate comments. 
You may
 receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods: 
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older and runs from  9/6 – 10/6.
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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180 comments on “Knorr4 Contest Recap Plus a chance to WIN!!”

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  3. My homemade vegetable beef soup!

  4. I want to make Tortilla Soup for the family. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

  5. chicken and noodles
    Blogtacular contest! Thanks so much! Janna Johnson Jannajanna@hotmail.com
    Janna@feedyourpig on GFC

  6. I would love to see how you would make a chicken pot pie or a beef stew with carrots and potatoes in a crock pot

    luvsherfam @ gmail.com

  7. Chicken Pot Pie – yummy

    kdkdcats at yahoo dot com

  8. i'm thinking of making chicken noodle soup
    stigay at aol.com

  9. With the cooler weather setting in, I am really looking forward to making my Italian Wedding soup with Knorr's Stock

  10. I wish I had found out about this product sooner, i just made 5 different soups an needed agood broth!

  11. This time of year, I would love to make Butternut Squash soup.

  12. I want to try my beef stew with it.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  13. would love to try and make cheesy enchilada casserole
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  14. I can't wait to use this in Home Style Potroast. I make it in the crock pot. Yum!

    spayde.michelle@gmail.com

  15. I would love try making paella with it

    mudrunnersmom at gmail dot com

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm looking forward to making beef stroganoff!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

  18. Kandi Smith
    klbs1@yahoo.com

    Chicken Vegetable Noodle Soup

  19. I am looking forward to making some homemade soups! sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  20. I love Knorr products. They really are top quality!
    I'd love to Chicken Francese using the chicken flavored Knorr Stock.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

  21. Would love to make chicken and dumplings with my son, he thinks that sounds good right about now!
    skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

  22. Yay you! I'd make- who on earth knows, what wouldn't I make. Probably make either lentil soup or roasted butternut squash soup the first time.
    discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

  23. would use it to give my `0 bean soup some great flavor

    vivasolar at gmail dot com

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  25. I would love to make my chicken and cream cheese croissants.. i think it would be delicious.

  26. I would love to use the chicken stock in my Cranberry Stuffing for turkey or chicken. Would use the beef in just about all the slow cooker recipes I make.

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

  27. Congrats! I found this amazing stuff at the store and was soooo happy I could eat it being on a milk soy protein free diet. It is delicious in everything I would use bouillon in and much better!

    nicoley21@gmail.com

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  30. I would definitely want to make the CILANTRO STEAK IN LETTUCE CUPS here: http://www.letsmakeknorr.com/Recipes/8236/1/cilantro-steak-in-lettuce-cups.aspx

    I think it is so awesome that you got the win! “Shut the door” indeed! Great job! 🙂

    knittingandsundries(at)gmail(dot)com

  31. A warm, rich fall flavored stew to warm up the family as it gets colder! yum!

  32. I still want to try that winning recipe of yours w/ the stock!!

  33. Love the new packaging for stock! I have a creamy chicken sauce served over croissants that calls for stock.

  34. I so want to be able to try this out I love Knorr and this would be a huge space saver in my tiny kitchen and I plan on making Chicken Tortilla Soup, our family's favorite, for my first recipe and then getting or finding the beef and making French Onion Soup, another family favorite

  35. I'd make my chicken and rice soup.

  36. I want to make YOUR recipe with Knorr!

    Lynda T.
    Sterlingdreams925@yahoo.com

  37. I made chicken soup the other day, so now I want to use the beef one to make French onion soup.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

  38. I like to make good old chicken soup to freeze for over the winter months. Super easy…just chicken, chicken stock, bay leaves, salt, pepper, sage, some veggies and noodles and voila! Big batches are easy to make and freeze for multiple delicious meals!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  39. I think this would work well in my chicken pot pie recipe.

  40. THINKING ABOUT MAKING THE ROAST CHICKEN DISH WITH THE STOCK! THANKS FOR THE CHANCE!

    kytah00@yahoo.com

  41. I want to use it for turkey pot pies!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

  42. I'm looking forward to using the chicken stock in a chicken and dumplings recipe!

    rawrms (at) gmail (Dot) com

  43. Pot roast and chicken pot pie are our 2 family favorites for winter!

  44. First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! I think you'll make Knorr very proud to have you in the final 4.

    Just keep thinking of more and more recipes that I want to try with this Homestyle Stock. It's going to be so convenient for a rice dish I make and also at Thanksgiving for the base of the stock going into the dressing and gravy!
    the cats litter box at yahoo dot com

  45. Knorrs tastes the best over pasta
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

  46. I am learning how to cook, love the knorr products:-)

  47. I will make chicken noodle soup.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  48. Chicken Paprikash; it's my grandmother's recipe and my whole family loves it.

    shel704 at aol dot com

  49. Knorr has a great product.

  50. I think I would like to try a chicken and rice.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

  51. I would love to try a veg beef soup.

    batlorry gmail

  52. I tried your recipe and loved it.

  53. chicken and dumplings yummy!
    thanks
    kendraco22 at yahoo dot com