Launch Week Giveaway #5


Did you know that there is a photo gallery at the bottom of every recipe post? If you make a recipe from here, you can upload your own photo to the gallery on that recipe! You can also do that with your own recipe–if you submit a recipe without a photo, you can add the photo the next time you make the recipe by uploading it to the gallery on your recipe. How fun is that? Multiple photos can be uploaded to each recipe’s gallery. I think it will be fun to see everyone’s photos of how their recipes turned out!

Okay, back to today’s giveaway! I have a hand blender, which is about the most useful thing you can have in your kitchen. And you can use it for soapmaking, too! I have this same hand blender and I LOVE IT.

For a chance to win: Just leave a comment on this post! One winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive the hand blender. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (May 7). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (May 8). Return to this post to see if you won.

Note: You must be registered to post a comment. Sign up (it’s free!) and join us!

*See the winner of yesterday’s giveaway here.

Update 05/08/10: The winning comment number, drawn by, is #2, Vicki. Email me at CITRgiveaways(at) with your full name and address for shipping!


  1. Vicki says:

    I don’t know if it is too late for the drawing, but either way, I love my hand blender. It is the best way to puree potato soup the way my dad used to.

  2. Vicki says:

    Oh, silly me, I’m a day off, I am not too late after all. hahaha

  3. Diane says:

    I would love to have a hand blender! And I love the Chicken Lady’s blog!

  4. lana says:

    It’s been a busy week here. I’m just now getting registered for Farm Bell Recipes. I’d love to be entered in the drawing. Thanks so much!

  5. Sonia says:

    Ooohhh!!! Love the hand blender, I sure do need one!! 🙂

  6. Vic (Victoria) says:

    Whoo-hoo! I’d love to win that.

  7. Sharon Duffey says:

    I would love to have that one.

  8. Connie says:

    Mine is currently relegated to my soapmaking. I’d love one for kitchen duty, too!

  9. Carla says:

    We use one at work all the time. So much handier than getting out the big mixer. I would love to win!!

  10. ticka1 says:

    I want to win too. I’m off work. I would use this mixer for so many things! Happy Friday everyone! Love the FarmBell website and all the recipes. I need to add a few of my own this weekend – been so busy this week to do it.

  11. ridge runner says:

    I’m so happy to finally get registered. I’m sure Susan is out milking by now. this hand blender would save scalding myself with hot soup in the regular blender.

  12. schmidty says:

    I have found recipe heaven! Sour cream cookies! I know what I will be doing later on today.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Sunshine Mom says:

    Ooo! I’ve always wanted one of those!!

  14. Teresa says:

    Gee, didn’t know you could use to make soap; now I’ll need to win 2!

  15. iseskeeredacows says:

    Just what I need to whip up my Quick Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting.

  16. Mrs.Turkey says:

    Oh….I would love to win this. I had one years ago like it but in one of our moves it got lost.
    So “Pretty Please” pick me as the winner.
    Mrs. Turkey

  17. Jan Alexander says:

    Mine just died last week. BooHoo, I miss it so. I’d love to win a new one.

  18. debbie says:

    Would love a chance to win this!

  19. Peggy W says:

    Suzanne you have great prizes. Another item I do not have, but could really use. Love all my new friends also.

  20. Charlene says:

    All I can think of is this “how wonderfully handy for making my favorite cauliflower soup!” I have a cheap ($12) blender, so you know how long it has to churn to get close to puree :> And dealing with transferring hot, steamed cauliflower into the blender is a bit of an adventure!

  21. NorthCountryGirl says:

    I really love the Farm Bell Recipes!!! It’s a giant web cookbook/idea book! Please enter me for the hand blender. ALSO, “HI!” to all my new friends on the Farm Bell site. Suzanne, you are a web genius!!!

  22. Jill B says:

    MIne just quit. I’d love a new one.

  23. SarahRachelle says:

    My mom-in-law loves hers. I’ve always wanted to try it out. New kitchen gadgets are always fun!

  24. Nerosmom says:

    OOOOHHHH! I would love to win that. If I don’t 🙂 I will have to remember this gadget when I am at a store. For some reason I only think of things like that when I need them, not while I’m actually shopping!

  25. charlotte says:

    Would love to win this give away.

  26. kathyinozarks says:

    I would love to win this little blender, have never owned one of these before-thank you for the giveaway

  27. Yankee Gal says:

    Great prize! Keeping my fingers crossed! PS; Love the recipes.

  28. Karen says:

    And I thought I had all the gadgets I would ever need. Nope, here’s another one! Would love to win it.

  29. Miss Nellie says:

    stick blender yeah! sign me up.

  30. Marla says:

    All the contributed recipes sound sooo good!! I’d love a chance to win the hand blender 🙂

  31. Melinda says:

    throw my name in the hat for the stick blender please

  32. oneoldgoat says:

    Please add me! I’d love this

  33. cassondra says:

    I’d like to win! 😀

  34. corazon says:

    Please add me too!!


  35. Diane says:

    These are great. I used to have one and I wore it out. I never got around to getting another one for some reason. Winning one would be great.

  36. Deborah R says:

    My hand blender is resting in peace in the kitchen. Thanks for the chance to win a new one!

  37. bethann says:

    finally logged in and ready to participate! THanks for the giveaways!

  38. heather says:

    oooh! I need one of those! Sign me up please.

  39. marymac says:

    OOOOOOOOOO, I want that thing!!!

  40. threadtales says:

    What a great prize! Thanks Suzanne!

  41. Darlene says:

    Would love to have a hand blender!

  42. bonnie says:

    This would be great for making whipped cream!

  43. emhavens says:

    I’d love that! Thanks!

  44. Anita says:

    Ohh, ohh! Me me me!!! Count me in!

  45. Moopsee says:

    I could so use this. My main one I now use for soap — could use one for the kitchen!!

  46. HeatherB -I Wanna Farm says:

    I have a hand blender, but I’d love to have another one so I can use one for food and one for non-food uses!

  47. SandyCWV says:

    I would like to have one of those. My mixing arm is getting slow these days.

  48. Jane says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks again:)

  49. Country girl says:

    I would love to have a hand blender. Thanks

  50. Linda in San Diego says:

    Thank you for creating the Farm Bell section. Great idea, and I look forward to sharing and receiving ideas from everyone here!

  51. Cyndi says:

    My fingers are crossed. I’m putting together my recipe box this weekend…I have several hours dedicated to getting that done…and then I have to start cooking all of them….

  52. Carmi says:

    Me too! Please add my name to the hat.

  53. HepKitten says:

    Ooh – a stick blender! I’d love one of those! 😀

  54. Plum Bush Cottage says:

    I’ve been wanting one of these for the longest time. Great giveaway.

  55. living2ride says:

    I bet this would be a very handy tool to have in my new kitchen!

  56. Fran "Gert" says:

    Good Morning all from the Hill’s Of Tennessee!

    I have never had one of these or used one either….I would love to give it a try..

    Thank you for all the wonderful give a ways….:)

  57. Kelley says:

    Oh! I’ve been wanting one of these! I’m really enjoying the new recipe site, btw. Lots of great sounding dishes I can’t wait to try out!

  58. Grace Reynolds says:

    I have never had one of these, but I would sure like to. Enter me, please.
    Love your new Farm Bell Blog and Recipes!

  59. lizajane says:

    I would love to have one of these! Thanks for the chance to win.

  60. Lisa says:

    Cool, a hand blender! I sure could use one.

  61. susan m (lilredhen) says:

    I put a stick blender on my wish list and every morning I scramble into the kitchen to see if the stick-blender-fairy has brought me one. What? Not yet? Oh well. She must still be off vacationing somewhere exotic. Will you please enter me into your drawing? I have new recipes to try! I love this site!!!

  62. Amy says:

    Oh the things I could make with a pretty new stick blender!:-))))

  63. Leanna says:

    Love finding new fun recipes! Thanks for the chance to win!

  64. Carol says:

    Those blenders are good for a jillion chores…….hoping this is my lucky day!

  65. kersky22 says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! I am really liking this site. 🙂

  66. Yellowmarygold says:

    I would love the hand held blender!! Count me in.

  67. sueallie says:

    My last blender burned up I used it so much would another.

  68. Nancy says:

    I like the idea of photos with the recipes! So many times I’ll choose a menu with a pic. over one without!

  69. Natalie S. Cyphers says:

    Would love to add this to my kitchen gadgets! 🙂

  70. JewelGeek says:

    I love this! My in-laws have one and they are perfect for mixing a quick latte!

  71. appropriate apron says:

    Would love to have this in all of my kitchen paraphenalia. Thanks for making this such an enjoyable site. I visit everyday!

  72. Euni Moore says:

    Would very much like the stick blender. Mine is on its last leg! Thanks.

  73. Katie H says:

    fingers crossed 🙂

  74. Julianne says:

    I’d really love a stick blender! I’ve always wanted to try making soap.

  75. crystalgb says:

    I would love to have one of these. 🙂

  76. Angelina says:

    Ohhh, this does look super handy, would love to win!

  77. Teri says:

    Would love to have one of those!!

  78. pattyb says:

    Good Morning. Could I be entered in the giveaway for the hand blender? Thank you.

  79. Linda G. says:

    I would love one of those mixers. I have been coveting one of them since you first posted a picture in your soap making tutorial!

  80. YouNameIt says:

    Oh, I have heard these are wonderful. I would love to win one and be able to try it for myself.

  81. lamiller81 says:

    Ilove it, I want it, I NEED it!!!

  82. Jeanne says:

    I could really use a stick blender. My old stand blender just isn’t doing the trick anymore!

  83. Banana says:

    I’ve always wanted one of those!

  84. aa says:

    Sign me up. I’m feeling lucky!

  85. Gail says:

    I have wanted one of these for years! Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

  86. Linda T. says:

    I would love to be entered in the draw. Thanks!

  87. Rustinsmommy says:

    Please enter me into the drawing.

  88. lindy says:

    I would love to use this little gizzmo for making cream soups, etc.

  89. Neener says:

    Another great giveaway. Would love to win this blender. Sign me up please. Thanks

  90. JoJo says:

    Me too…me too… 😉

  91. Holly in FL says:

    Ohhh! This has been so much fun this week!!


  92. roberta says:

    I would love to win a hand blend, I have never had one.

  93. VaGirl2 says:

    I have always wanted one of these!!!

  94. Margaret says:

    I would love to have a hand blender. You can never have too many gadgets!

  95. Cheryl S. says:

    You have the best gadgets. Count me in the draw for this hand blender, please.

  96. NicoleG says:

    I am very new to this site and I LOVE IT! I’d love the hand blender but either way I’d tell everyone one I know about this site! Makes me want to move down there and sip coffee over the fence 🙂

  97. Michelle McMillen says:

    Stick blenders ROCK! Yes, please!

  98. trish robichaud says:

    i love stick blenders. i use to have one. i made mayo with mine, i was painting the inside of my home, by the time i got to the kitchen i wanted a lighter version of my color. i used my stick blender to mix in some white paint, it did a great job. that was many moons ago. would love to have a new one. thank you suzanne

  99. susan says:

    Hmmmm, I could use that. Thank you for the chance, am keeping my finners crossed too.

  100. sharon says:

    Thank you for hosting such great giveaways Suzanne! I love your website! This would be such a blessing to win 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  101. Kim says:

    I would love this blender!!

  102. mavis says:

    This looks so handy! 🙂 I love your site Suzanne! It’s an escape for me every day.

  103. vhcountry says:

    I used one of these hand blenders with a friend to make soap last year. Seems quite handy.
    Just found your site today for dough enhancer! I’ve already spent a few hours looking at all of the great recipes. It’s now one of my bookmarks. Yea!

  104. TerriLaChicks says:

    Definitely think I would use one of these if I had it!

  105. Tracey says:

    My daughter would love this blender with her in college!!

  106. mmackenzie says:

    I’m slowly (very slowly–I’m supposed to be writing a book) adding my recipes. There are so many yummy things here, and as a recipe addict (more reading recipes than actually cooking), I am already addicted to this part of the blog! I’ll try to add photos when I get around to cooking again. 🙂

  107. kensjewl says:

    Love this…You cont. to be the best part of my day.

  108. Sharon mommafox says:

    They say the third time is the charm. How about the fifth time? I feel lucky today.Put me in the draw.

  109. Ruthmarie says:

    I utterly adore my stick blender for thick blended soups, quick pureed butters and whipped cream … and my daughter keeps borrowing it for her smoothies. I can see she needs one of her own soon! Yes, I would love that precious little appliance.

  110. Callie says:

    Oh Cool! Not only do I want a hand blender but I NEED a hand blender. Pick me 🙂 Hehehe… Love the idea about the photo gallery on each recipie.

  111. Kat says:

    I’ve been using the same handblender for soap and for food, so this would be handy!

  112. Laura says:

    Oh, I hope I’m the lucky number picked.

  113. Sara Key says:

    I’ve never had a hand blender, but I hear they are the best! Hope I’m lucky 🙂

  114. grandmatotwochicks says:

    Oh I would love to have a hand blender, all the things I could create with ONE! let me count the ways! This is so GREAT!!!!

  115. Maureen says:

    The photos sound like fun and I would love the hand blender.

  116. leavesofthefall says:

    Would love to try this with making soap!!

  117. estella says:

    I would love to have a hand blender!

  118. nursecookie says:

    Throw my name in the hat too!

  119. Pat says:

    leaving a commet 😉

  120. debbie says:

    ohhhh that would be nice, i have one i love using for my soaping, now i need one in the kitchen!


  121. Darlene in North GA says:

    Pick me! Pick me! I’d love to have a nice stick blender.

    Love this new blog, too.

  122. ScreamingSardine says:

    Hi, Suzanne –

    I really love the Farm Bell! So easy and quick to find what you’re looking for. Thanks again for all you do!

  123. Jan Jones says:

    Hi Suzanne, I am so happy to see your new site up and active. Thank you for all the hard work you put into this. Your photos are just awesome. Count me in for your drawing please. Wow, that looks like a handy tool. It would certainly be put to hard work in my kitchen. Thank you again.


  124. sbmaggie says:

    OOOOOOOH! A hand blender would be an excellent addition to my kitchen gadget collection……*sigh*

  125. Eliza J says:

    I would love this blender.

  126. debnfla3 says:

    I would so love to win this hand blender!


  127. Connie says:

    I need a new hand blender. Mine broke:)

  128. Susan says:

    Hello Suzanne – just started following your site – its wonderful – Thank you for all you wonderful info!

  129. claudia w says:

    Boy do I feel stupid! I haven’t been home a few days, so have missed out on a lot of your fun here. then it took me forever to figure out how to leave a comment for you!
    Got it all figured out. I already feel like a winner!
    I would love to win this!

  130. Jessica says:

    I so need one of those. 🙂

  131. Christyw1 says:

    I want to make soap!! I want to win!

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