Gift Card Giveaway

March 11, 2011

If you are anything like me, you are in love with Williams-Sonoma. Really, how can you not be? It seems like every time I walk into that store, I leave realizing there are about a hundred things I don’t have in my kitchen that I need.

Alas, my eyes are bigger than my tiny apartment kitchen so I usually stick to window-shopping and browsing. Doing a lot of oooh-ing and ahh-ing along the way.

Maybe I should get to the point. Today, because I love you all so much and I’m very thankful for your readership and when my blog makes money I like to give back. And because I’m guessing we could all use a little more sunshine in our lives during the month of March, I’m giving away a $25 gift card to Williams-Sonoma!

To enter, leave a comment below before Sunday, March 13 at 10 p.m., answering the following question:

What is your ultimate comfort food? 
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12920807301570202779 Megan

    What an fabulous giveaway! I do love me some Williams Sonoma :)

    Ultimate comfort food = super cheesy mac&cheese.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02682227380635985644 URBakin'MeCrazyy

    Campbell's tomato soup and Grilled Cheese :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16334461104669251163 Krystal

    Mac & Cheese!

  • http://kristinasconfections.wordpress.com/ kristinasconfections

    Love Williams-Sonoma. Really, love any store where I can find kitchen gadgets that I must have (but don't really need!).

    Comfort food? Grandma's goulash (which, I'm pretty sure is a made-up recipe!).

  • http://theradhousewife.com/ theradhousewife.com

    What a wonderful giveaway! Lucky lady! My ultimate comfort food is my Mamah's mashed potatoes and roast beef gravy (Sunday supper-style!) YUM!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00790337996094788900 jaimebuggy

    My favorite comfort food is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on white wonder bread :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12371343680277875305 Tracy Simmons

    My favourite comfort food is ice cream. It always makes me feel good!

  • http://www.bakingpictures.blogspot.com Gale Reeves

    my comfort food- roasted tomato soup in a home made bread bowl

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04244371825606020838 Ashton

    Oh my! Boy do I love Williams-Sonoma! My go-to food for comfort is potatoes. Anything potatoes, however, mashed potatoes are the best! From simply salted mashed potatoes when I have an upset tummy, to mashed potatoes with all the fixings when I'm just feeling plain blue, mashed potatoes somehow always cheer me up!

    Thanks for writing such a wonderful blog! I love how simple and healthy your recipes are.

  • Kylie

    My parents did not cook much when I grew up, but I remember lots of hearty, simple pasta. Just pasta, cheese, sauce and graziano sausage!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04831693855594181431 Carol

    Grilled cheese or mashed potatoes! Yum!

  • http://littlethingsbigstuff.com/ littlethingsbigstuff.com

    mac and cheese all the way. the best I've ever had was at The Cafe in Ames, but they took it off the menu before I could have it one last time pre-moving to St. Louis. gah. I must learn to replicate it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11852459323894215710 Kristel

    I have never really gotten the concept of comfort food. I always wonder if its because I grew up with meat and potatoes parents while I was a vegetarian. So my alternative is a good warm cup of tea always makes me feel brand new.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01654318722904193424 MommyV

    A HUGE plate of my grandmother's spaghetti sauce on spaghetti noodles, topped with tons of mozzarella cheese…. mmmm Actually had this for dinner tonight :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00248838614914146243 Randi Lynne

    Meat and potatoes

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12859598833232126323 Kacie Kinney

    If bread, cheese, or butter is involved, it's comfort food for me. :)

    Also, chinese food.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18135438421222013310 Hunter

    Anything with a ton of cheese or pasta will hit the spot!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04430374029864977175 Laura

    Warm apple pie with ice cream on the side…brings so much comfort.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12470521503540427183 rachbarnes

    Great giveaway! My mom's wild rice soup is my ultimate comfort food!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16074581473656321052 Shooting Stars Mag

    I really like scrambled eggs or the typical chicken noodle soup

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16398551385161131235 Abby

    MMM…turkey and stuffing, I could eat it everyday and never tire of it! Madison, your blog is just lovely! I check it regularly and love all of your recipes…I am making the fluffer-nutter bars next week for a 90 year old woman I visit. She grew up on the sandwiches and I know will LOVE your recipe!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04788844901402902658 Erin.

    Hands down…a big scoop of craft smooth peanut butter on cinnamon raisin toast…its the spot EVERY time!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04410550931627726382 Sarah

    Chicken lasagna and mashed potatoes : )

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04999450812257403839 Taylor Renee

    That's so nice! Mine is straight up buttered French bread. Mmmmm.

  • http://afreshdille.wordpress.com claire

    Hmmm…favorite comfort food…probably starting the day with oats!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07799438850386262841 Alyssa

    Straight up mashed potatoes are my favorite comfort food!!! Preferably in large quantities :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11315275249931070636 Crumbs N Crust

    My comfort food – Lasagna and lots of cheese = )

    Thank you for the giveaway

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17816546849918302560 Kendra

    Usually I'm so indecisive, but this answer is crystal clear. Macaroni and cheese!

  • http://keepitsweetblog.com Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    You are so sweet:-) I'd say pizza or mac n cheese.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16175030912573160999 Beth

    Homemade mac and cheese!

  • http://conorbella.wordpress.com/ Tiffany

    A big bowl of warm oatmeal with bananas, cinnamon, and sprinkled with oatmeal raisin granola!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14954271981069523122 Lenna Cummings

    I would absolutely love to win a gift card to Williams-Sonoma!! I love a big pot of chili on a cold winter's day.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07238058457587933248 Urban Wife

    Anything Italian! :)

  • http://www.blueeyedbakers.com The Blue-Eyed Bakers

    Oh it would have to be a huge bowl of pasta…and delicious bread of course…er and some red wine. Ok we're done.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06681662092873611821 Allison

    Mashed Potatoes :)!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03076939646172672585 Alex

    Homemade fried chicken with garlic mashed potatoes!

  • http://misspetitesweets.com Colleen @ Miss Petite Sweets

    I love Williams Sonoma! My favorite comfort food has got to be spaghetti with parmesan cheese & breadcrumbs..random but delicious.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10277905786927368336 Molly

    pecan waffles with maple syrup : )

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10795791340298984126 Amanda

    Broccoli Cheddar Soup!

  • http://www.thefood-online.com alana (at) the food

    toast with butter…is that weird?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01280543059377688423 Jolene

    warm chocolate chip cookies :)

    Thank you for the kind giveaway!

  • http://savoryflavors.blogspot.com Michelle

    my Nana's pierogies with butter and onions!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06363723839026947685 Sarah Crosby

    mac and cheese and warm chocolate chip cookies…. holy moley…I rarely eat these but when i do…. its worth every pound i gain! 😉

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11532154904651923372 Cammie

    My favorite comfort food is pizza!!!
    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  • Nadine

    My Mom's gnocchi w/ butter and garlic. I can never make it as good as she does!

  • http://www.elephanteats.wordpress.com Amy @ ElephantEats

    Velveeta Shells and Cheese all the way! You have to eat the whole box in one sitting to really enjoy it though 😉 Mmmmmmm…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09544457540083362126 sassy

    Homestyle macaroni and cheese! Can't go wrong :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13360855075284195020 Angela B

    Great contest Madison! Comfort food to me reminds me of Sunday dinner at my Grandma Wiechers – roast, potatoes, salad, rolls, and of course…..her homemade pies :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15412119425587178348 Sondra

    I make homemade macaroni. Nothing beats brownie batter either :)

  • http://fooddoodles.wordpress.com/ fooddoodles

    I was really sick and not feeling great the other day and I went for pasta and pesto. Yummm! Not very typical, but sooo comforting :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04327598616766473094 Kimberly

    Home Made Turkey Soup is my ultimate comfort food!! Nothing better than a hot bowl to make everything yummy!!

    Love your blog, photos, and YEAH Williams Sonoma!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04893599200461319198 Amanda

    Ultimate comfort food has to be mac & cheese for me.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06057947365589446443 Bridget

    Hooray for Williams-Sonoma, which is over 100 miles from me, but worth the trip!
    My favorite comfort food is Banana Pudding! The kind with vanilla wafers. Sigh.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07909362557252398035 SarahErickson

    I have to follow the trend and say homemade mac & cheese- so good! :)

  • Sheila

    Chinese…Almond Chicken and Rice!! My Choice hands down!!

  • http://llshots.wordpress.com/ llshots

    Hmmm…ultimate comfort food. A big bowl of pasta with lots of marinara sauce. YUM.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00035668176161769026 Laura

    Hands down egg rolls from a local Thai restaurant, Tum Rup Thai – They're so good I think about them every night before I go to bed.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07186654086344378537 mmalavec

    My grandmother's homemade bread, and of course chicken noodle soup! Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway!

  • Kelly

    Comfort food.. my mom's chicken, dumplings and potatoes!

  • http://www.savingdessert.com Tricia @ Saving room for dessert

    Oh that has to be pizza! Great giveaway – there's always something there that I didn't know I had to have! Have a great weekend.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18090432446437646442 Cait

    Oh that has to be my mom's guacamole and homemade tortillas!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14396029825890375618 rebecca

    Grilled cheese with tomatoes, and homemade tomato soup!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06032609944704584113 Ber

    My favorite comfort food would have to be pasta. Cheesy or creamy I don't care! Just leave out the red sauce please!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04914987136882247672 LESantay

    Mine has to be pot roast, it makes the house smell divine while cooking too.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04308715825157664064 Rebecca

    Mashed potatoes and gravy!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00475271710781560512 Michelle

    Hmmm, that's hard. Something carb loaded like pasta or mac & cheese.

  • http://jamelafamela.wordpress.com/ jamelafamela

    Hands down Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich. YUM!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16845963655129809108 Marcia

    I love soup..all kinds, but I'll say corn chowder..

  • Anonymous

    Come on ladies..I read alot of your responses and no one said chocolate. I'd say anything chocolate is my comfort food. Just a Hershey kiss or a snickers candy bar makes my day!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11150154297893764033 Banana Split

    Garlic angel hair pasta w/ roma tomatoes and shrimp with a glass of red shiraz wine! Very comforting on a cold winter day!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00047944119588091379 Stacy

    some kind of sweet treat, like brownies or cookies

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04588562219794750982 Becky

    Ooooh.. that's a tough one! I love Crockpot beef strogaoff! Yum! So delicious!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08533582619964685423 Bridget

    fun idea, Madison! Homemade chicken noodle soup, heavy on the noodles :)

  • Julia

    Macaroni and cheese (with bacon)!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11041041039851077038 Diana

    My ultimate comfort food is definitely mac & cheese!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05563654533324413257 Megan

    Holy moly – so many entries!! I just stopped in WS last weekend, and you're right: tons of stuff I never knew I needed. Right now I really do need a nice sharp chef's knife. Anyway my ultimate comfort food has got to be chips and salsa. I could eat it all day every day.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06075084139935035047 Danielle

    Wish I was unique but I have to go with half of the other comments and say that mac and cheese is definitely my favorite!

  • Katie v.

    I have a favorite comfort drink and food: Coffee (usually black) and dark chocolate.

    I also love bread and water…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03777028410857045419 Nicole

    My ultimate comfort food is roasted garlic mashed potatoes. Anything warm and soft does the trick.

    I see that you are a donut fan and you entered to win the donut pan on Iowa Girl Eats. I am giving away a copy of Lara Ferroni’s Doughnut Book, a donut pan, and an extra wide pastry bag for making French crullers on my blog. Stop by and enter to win. Winner will be announced on March 15. http://bit.ly/e29O8c

  • http://helennaturally.wordpress.com/ helennaturally

    Chicken & Dumplings and Banana Pudding

    Love Williams Sonoma

  • Jane

    I LOVE William Sonoma
    My ultimate comfort food would have to be my godmother's fabulous mashed potatoes (“Love Potatoes”)!

  • Simone

    No other comfort food can fill the space in my heart for fetuccini alfredo. So creamy, so rich, and so easy to make!

  • AlleyKitten

    If I have no time – toast. Hot, white buttered toast.

    If my mum is about – beef stew and dumplings (it takes her 3 days to make.)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18415865035832803116 Amy

    Comfort food: Some sort of banana-peanut butter-chocolate combination – delectable!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09600451441518554080 kneth

    I'm gonna have to go with either
    a) Dark Chocolate and straight coffee
    b) White Chocolate Raspberry Frozen Yogurt (blue bunny I believe)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01055094032537755276 Eve

    I love this store! Comfort foods that always make me feel good are mashed potatoes and gravy and some macaroni and cheese.

    shopgurl101 at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07462780215993715603 AubreyLaine

    French Fries! Not very fancy, but definitely my comfort food.

  • Debbie A.

    Any kind of chocolate dessert and coffee…
    or macaroni and cheese.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13978738159713332667 Paige

    a grilled cheese sandwich, with pickles on the side. preferably with french fries, too!

  • Anonymous

    Pastinaaa!!! With lots of butter and salt..yummy…thanks!!! 😀

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07297768246663981574 Debbie B.

    Homemade creamy mac and cheese!! YUM.

  • http://www.eatlivespin.com Vicky @ eat live spin

    Mashed Potatoes!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08757041538111147352 Jessica Polley

    My ultimate comfort food is jalepeno poppers. Not sure why but they always hit the spot when I need some comfort :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11099268179942465225 I'm Whitney

    I love chicken pot pie…there's something about a steaming pot of goodness that says “yum.” (thanks for the chance to win a gift card by the way!)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04793504106868511623 Roxy

    Mac & Cheese with tuna and peas mixed in. Also Anything dark chocolate

  • Krista

    jalepeno and butternut squash mac n' cheese. spicy, cheesy, creamy.. so comforting!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11238846717220329716 Jenny

    I love congee…a Chinese rice porridge. yum.

  • http://chelsniccuisine.blogspot.com chelsy e.

    King Ranch Chicken made by my grandmother herself…of course, with a side of ranch dressing for dipping!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16015419039380431528 Mariah

    Chocolate walnut brownies. =)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03313900650605576930 Abby

    a jar of nutella and a spoon! yum!

  • http://www.thecopycatcook.wordpress.com Sondi

    A big bowl of hot vegetable soup.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04006929806939825146 Sweet Creations

    Homemade vanilla ice cream with lots of fresh fruit and whip cream and a drizzle of smooth creamy chocolate.

  • http://loglunch.blogspot.com Laura


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08285657654963472256 AAnderson

    First, I love your blog! You don't know me but I know your mother and was introduced to your blog by the NW girls who adore her and adore cooking in her fabulous kitchen.
    Second, Comfort food= Naturally More Peanutbutter…I eat it by the spoonful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04400675546471662648 Jen

    I love your blog and all the recipes I have tried have been amazing!

    My favorite comfort foods involve mac and cheese, peanut butter and jelly (in any combo) and dark chocolate!

  • Michelle

    Definitely mac and cheese. And chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01888245402521524357 Amy Kelly

    I am all about the chicken and dumplings.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04138195929736831028 Jenny

    Potatoes au gratin! I eat those by the spoonful.

  • Krisla Nguyen

    a cheeseburger. yummmm. my family is moving into a new house and this gift card would be perfect!

  • Jennifer

    Grilled cheese and tomato soup always make me feel better! What a great giveaway!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18191367329555391317 Sarah

    Nothing beats cinnamon toast with a cup of tea. Unless it is a grilled cheese sandwich.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11863427572750525283 Natalie

    only one? ohhh man that's tough….probably grilled cheese or mac and cheese though, something with cheese :)

  • http://husbandwifemodernlife.wordpress.com/ husbandwifemodernlife

    Mac and cheese for sure!

  • http://lisabella.livejournal.com/ lisabella

    Macaroni and cheese!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08170433472894763680 spenser

    long johns from donut king!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16842052803067137704 Marilyn

    My favorite comfort food – beef stew with homemade biscuits.

  • Neena

    For me, it will always be brown rice with mashed avocado and fresh squeezed lemon juice. It is truly the ultimate comfort food, eaten on the couch in front of a bad 80s movie rerun.

    Great giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10576480878557770155 Meredith

    Who wouldn't love this giveaway!? Ultimate comfort food (summer)= homemade chicken salad and ultimate WINTER comfort food = Homemade mac and cheese. mmmm!

  • Alison Pepito

    Comfort food to me would have to be my grandmothers roast pork, southern field peas and sliced tomatoes with salt and pepper. Top that all off with a tall glass of sweet tea and lemon.

  • http://kissmybroccoli.wordpress.com/ kissmybroccoli

    What a great giveaway! Ultimate comfort food for me is a big bowl of oat bran, savory or sweet, though lately I've been on a huge savory kick!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17110122764832601024 Megan

    I love s'more bars which seem to be similar to your fluffer bars but with chocolate!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16608772176428272352 Kim (Bowl of Fruit)

    Mine is definitely banana bread. Carbs. Bananas. Perfect comfort food. 😀

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13228161280705592255 Liz

    My ultimate comfort food is cheeseburgers!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15700733132810366503 Erin

    Pot roast with sour cream biscuits!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05114562286674159037 Keri

    Awesome giveaway!
    Potato Soup. Nothing beats it on a cold day. In fact, some right now would be awesome.

  • Tracey

    I see a pattern here but my answer is Mac and Cheese!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02368850949339758604 grace

    how can i limit it to just one? lately, the ultimate source of comfort has been creamy, buttery mashed potatoes–simple yet wholly satisfying!

  • N.S.

    Comfort food for me is always homemade fish curry w/ rice and chocolate dessert, yum!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02749796267500806677 Bethany

    Mushroom risotto!

  • http://www.eatdrinkshoplove.com Jewel at Eat Drink Shop Love

    Mac and Cheese!

  • Emily

    My first thought was mac and cheese but many others have said that so I will say…Grilled Cheese! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17529587575714065036 Rachel

    My ultimate comfort food is Meijer Kettle Cooked BBQ chips and coffee ice cream. Strange, but delicious :)

  • Anonymous

    This is Jessica, and my favorite comfort food is German Shooten Kroffein and Fleisch Wurst. Also known as cottage cheese pockets and a sausage ring. Let me guess no one else on this blog has ever eaten this :)

  • Anonymous

    It might sound weird, but oatmeal is so comforting to me:) I could eat it all day long…Anne

  • Anonymous

    Ice cream!

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  • Missy

    What a great giveaway!! Pizza is my perfect comfort food!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12051302117958035634 erin

    My comfort food is definitely potatoes, prepared to fit my mood- soup when I'm upset, smashed when I'm exhausted, scalloped with ham and cheese for a complete meal…nom nom!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13203907621418356322 Rachel R.

    My perfect comfort food is a slice of almost burnt toast with butter and peanut butter smeared on top. The scent of toast wafting through my small apartment takes me back home on weekend mornings at my parent's house. So simple, but so delicious.

  • http://www.thepetprojectmidwest.org courtney

    Mashed potatoes is my go-to comfort food, always! My sweet husband even knows, if I'm home sick, he better bring home mashed potatoes from a deli or KFC or be ready to make me some!