Launch Week Giveaway #3


Thank you to all of you who have been posting recipes! My Farm Bell recipe box overfloweth! To mention just a few, I can’t wait to try this chocolate cake the next time Weston’s vegan girlfriend is here, and I’m longing for this apple custard pie. But for now, I’m making this crock pot tamale recipe. Because the oven repairman–that Maytag is paying for!!–came yesterday. AND BROUGHT THE WRONG PART.

I can’t describe the disappointment. My loaf pans cried. Or maybe that was just me.

Okay, forget that, don’t worry about me! I’LL BE FINE. (Maybe. At least I can have these avalanche bars.)

Today’s giveaway is this candy/jelly/deep-fry thermometer with a pot clip. Cooking thermometers are so much fun. They make me feel so official!

For a chance to win: Just leave a comment on this post! One winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive the thermometer. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (May 5). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (May 6). Return to this post to see if you won.

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See the winner of yesterday’s giveaway #2 here.

UPDATE 05/06/10: The winning comment number drawn by is #58, Paulette. Email me at CITRgiveaways(at) with your full name and address for shipping!


  1. Vicki says:

    I posted a recipe for boysenberry butter. My family absolutely loves it, and even through I listed that it makes 32 servings, it goes really fast, and then everyone is looking around, saying, “Is there any boysenberry butter left?”

  2. Eliza J says:

    Thermometer would be great for making candy….we used to do the ‘drop a little in cold water and test the consistency’ method. Many variances of firmness of the fudge!!

  3. Michelle McMillen says:

    My thermometer doesn’t have a clip; I NEED a clip… πŸ™‚

  4. Vic (Victoria) says:

    That’s a nice looking thermometer! Who won the bowl set?

  5. Lisa says:

    I would love a thermometer.

  6. Teri says:

    Would love to win the thermometer!

  7. glenda says:

    My repairman has been here twice for my oven…wrong part both times! Part was supposed to be shipped to me yesterday………..didn’t arrive.

    I can use the oven if I bake everything on the same temperature using 3, 6, 8, 0 and maybe 9.

    Good looking thermometer!

  8. Connie says:

    I could use this thermometer. Love the ease of this site.

  9. Sharon Duffey says:

    Would love to have the thermometer. I dont have one at this time.

  10. Connie says:

    I’d love to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

  11. Diane says:

    I would love this to win this too. You are having lots of good stuff to give away this week. πŸ™‚ What fun.

  12. Granna says:

    I could put that to good use. Divinity, fudge, fried anything,

  13. jane says:

    Never seen this kind of thermometer before. Hope I win and if not can you say where to get one.

  14. Euni Moore says:

    I really, really like this new format. It is so easy to use and having a recipe box is grear. I could use the thermometer for jelly making. Thanks

  15. debbie says:

    Great giveaways! Thanks!

  16. Miss Nellie says:

    I love recipes and would also love this thermometer.

  17. corazon says:

    I love thermometers too!! I also love making candy.


  18. Cousin Sheryl says:

    Well, I am finally on here! Whew! I have been having computer problems (mostly stupid operator)! Glad to be here and getting ready to post my first recipe! Good mroning everyone! It’s a beautiful day πŸ™‚

  19. Mrs.Turkey says:

    Oh…another good item to have in a kitchen. I would really like to win this or better yet….win anything! Really did like those colorful bowls though!


    Mrs. Turkey

  20. Kim says:


  21. Country girl says:

    This site is going to be so handy. I would love a thermometer. Thanks.

  22. Jill B says:

    I would love a thermometer!

  23. Natalie S. Cyphers says:

    That thermometer sure would look good in MY kitchen (hint, hint) πŸ™‚ Have a great day everyone! πŸ™‚

  24. Kerri says:

    Great giveaways, Suzanne. Those bowls were gorgeous. Aren’t those colors pretty? Wish I’d had time to post a recipe yesterday. I will soon.
    We’re promised 81ΒΊ today and this morning we have gorgeous sunshine after a rainy day yesterday. The gardens and fields appreciated the moisture so it’s all welcome. I hope you have a great day!

  25. lizajane says:

    Hey, I would love to win the thermometer! Thanks for the chance!

  26. tsmith says:

    I am really spending too much time here looking at the recipes! Love this site!

  27. cassondra says:

    I’d like to win! πŸ™‚

  28. CountryDreams says:

    I have a wimpy thermometer…not nearly as nice as that one. Enjoying the new addition, Suzanne!

  29. Tina says:

    I have to admit I have never seen one of those..but I am thinking of making jelly this year..and not freezer jam. πŸ™‚ I also am planting some fruit vines (a variety) and plan to make jelly in the future. SO I am thinking this is going to be a must have then. πŸ™‚ Anyway..all that to say..I would love to win. πŸ™‚

  30. Darlene says:

    I’ve visited a lot of cooking sites and this one is by far the best! Love it!

  31. Carmi says:

    Great new site. You do wonderful work.

  32. emhavens says:

    Love the recipies and would like the thermometer.

  33. pattyb says:

    Good morning. I haven’t had a chance to try any of the recipes yet, but I am looking forward to the weekend so I can get busy with some of them. Could you please enter me in the give away?
    Thank you,

  34. lizzievinson says:

    HOORAY FOR CONTESTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. KentuckyFarmGirl says:

    Loving the new Farm Bell recipes! Would love to win the thermometer!

  36. Lindsey says:

    I don’t own a cooking thermometer whatsoever, so i’d LOVE to win this! loving the new recipe site by the way!

  37. Valerie says:

    A person would think that a repairman would have a large assortment of parts for that particular model. So inefficient to travel to someone’s home and the trip is wasted. No wonder it takes so long for someone to come out in the first place, they are so busy making wasted trips.
    I love this new site, it totally rocks.

  38. moosebubbles says:

    Wow can I use that thermometer. I love the new recipe box.

  39. SuzyD says:

    Would love to win the thermometer to use to make candy around the holidays!

  40. Pat says:

    Didn’t win yesterday, trying today πŸ™‚
    Would love the thermometer for joghurt making and much more

  41. HIckChickBritt says:

    I can’t find my thermometer since we moved, I would love to have another one!

  42. Nancy says:

    I shall keep trying!! I broke my thermometer and need a new one! Fingers crossed….

  43. geena22 says:

    I need a new one:) Hope I win

  44. Maureen says:

    I am enjoying looking at all your recipes.

  45. Carol says:

    would love the thermometer!

  46. kensjewl says:

    Love all the wonderful recipes…

  47. SarahRachelle says:

    Ooh, I could really use a nice multi-purpose thermometer like that! I’m looking forward to perusing all the recipes. I need some new dinner ideas!

  48. marymac says:

    That thermometer is just what I need!!!

  49. Lisa says:

    Oh, I so need this thermometer. It would come in so handy making Christmas candy.

  50. Rhonda says:

    I share your thermometer crush…little ones, big ones, ones with clips and ones without clips.

  51. Heatherann says:

    I don’t have one of these in my home how crazy am I?

    ~ Heather @

  52. minna says:

    I really would have use for a thermometer!

  53. Shar says:

    WOW, how I’d love this! I have dairy goats and make quite a bit of cheese so would definitely give this wonderful therm a good job and good home! I’m crossing my fingers….


  54. Debbi says:

    Great new site!! And thanks for the giveaways!

  55. Holly in FL says:

    Oh…I do love thermometers, also! Mine is very old and I think this would be a nice replacement!


  56. Paulette says:

    I LOVE the new blog, and oh would LOVE a thermometer!

    Thanks for the giveaways, very nice.

  57. Brenda says:

    Seeing all these recipes I may start cooking something new. This is fun.

  58. Celeste says:

    I absolutely love your blog, and check it at least every day. Great job!

  59. Brenda says:

    My son once mailed a meat thermometer to me. He’s a better cook than I am. Now a candy thermometer – that would be nice.

  60. Imperious Fig says:

    I’d love to have a candy/deep fat fryer thermometer.

  61. oneoldgoat says:

    I would love this! Thanks for all the giveways!

    Beth aka oneoldgoat

  62. YouNameIt says:

    This would be a great addition to my kitchen equipment.

  63. Banana says:

    This site is addicting. I love looking at all the new recipes. Thanks for all of the wonderful giveaways.

  64. Ulrike says:

    Poor little oven. Poor little Suzanne. Poor little DUCK!

  65. Sharon mommafox says:

    That thermometer looks a lot nicer than the one I HAD. I shut it in the drawer and it looked like humpty dumpty, never to be put back together again.Would love to win a new one.

  66. estella says:

    A thermometer always comes in handy!

  67. mariah says:

    Great giveaway, Suzanne! Thanks! πŸ™‚

  68. Jane says:

    Hi Suzanne,
    Thanks for this great site!

  69. DonnaTN says:

    I love how user friendly finding the recipes are now! Thanks for another great give away!

  70. Liz says:

    thermometer thermometer thermometer….after you type it a while the word just seems silly.

  71. David says:

    Throw me in that briar patch.

    Excellent work here.

  72. leavesofthefall says:

    I just told my DH I needed to pick one of these up… fingers crossed. πŸ™‚

  73. shellfromtheUK says:

    I don’t have a thermometer, sure would like one lol

  74. Debbie in Memphis says:

    I really need a candy thermometer, I’d love to win this one πŸ™‚

  75. lavenderblue says:

    A thermometer would be nice. Right now I drop candy in cold water, bread cubes in hot oil and poke my finger into everything else. LOL

  76. Fran Pyeatt says:

    It would be great to have a new thermometer! I love this new addition to your site!

  77. Sandra says:

    Love, love, love Farm Bell Recipes!!! And, I NEED a candy thermometer!!!!


  78. kathyinozarks says:

    I love thermometers too, and I need a new candy one-thanks for the giveaways and I am enjoying reading thru all the new recipes

  79. Teri says:

    I just found this site and I love it. Can’t wait to try some recipes, I always love when I find something new to make for the family. Thank you for the chance to win the thermometer, it would come in so handy!

  80. ecosmo says:

    I always take my candy too far and it is grainy! I would love a thermometer. I love your site and am excited about the new addition! Thanks

  81. Fran "Gert" says:

    Don’t know how many of the glass candy thermometer’s I have broken…..Thanks for all the give a ways……I will be a good sport and say congrats to all those who have won….I wanted the bowl’s. He!He! I have stopped kicking and screaming now…………….:)

  82. JewelGeek says:

    I’d love this neat doohickey! Thanks so much for setting up this recipe site. Now excuse me… I have to go bookmark a bunch of treasures!

  83. Neener says:

    Love the Farm Bell Recipes and would love to win this thermometer. Thanks Suzanne!

  84. sahmcolorado says:

    Pick me this time!! πŸ˜‰

  85. NorthCountryGirl says:

    I sure could use that thermometer! Please enter me to win.

  86. momoida says:

    Love your recipes and everything about the blog…can’t wait til the next day to see what is new at your farm….Pick me.

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