Crate & Barrel Gift Card Giveaway!

May 19, 2011

Happy Thursday, friends!

In honor of the fact that it’s almost the weekend, and that I have a bridal shower on Saturday, and that I’ve been checking things off my to-do list like a mad woman, I’m hosting a giveaway for a $30 gift card to Crate & Barrel.

Pretty awesome, right?

To enter, leave a comment below between now and 10 pm Sunday night answering the following question:

“What type of recipes would you like to see more of on Espresso and Cream?”

Good luck!


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  • Reply Kendra May 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I could always use more snack ideas and recipes!

  • Reply Urban Wife May 19, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    More quick, easy and healthy weeknight dinners preferably 11 different ways to use quinoa and couscous. Thanks! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kristen May 19, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Grab-and-go breakfasts! I'm always looking for new ideas.

  • Reply Emily May 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Healthy snacks and lunches to bring to the office!

  • Reply Kayla May 19, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I'm always looking quick, healthy meals I can throw in the skillet! πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  • Reply Amanda May 19, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Quick and easy dinners and healthy snacks! Thanks!

  • Reply Liza DeYounge May 19, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Agreed, Kristen! I would like grab-and-go-packable LUNCHES even better.

  • Reply Kim May 19, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I just found your blog and have been stealing a lot of the little snack ideas, but I could always use quick and easy dinner ideas too!

  • Reply Katie N May 19, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    I can always use quick, healthy items that are still crowd pleasers to bring to parties. Great giveaway!

  • Reply Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 19, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Love this! I want to see some vegetarian dinner ideas:-)

  • Reply rachbarnes May 19, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Great giveaway! C&B is my favorite store! I would love more ideas for quick and easy summer dinners for 2!

  • Reply Alyssa May 19, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I also would love more vegetarian dinner ideas! I'm not vegetarian, but am trying to cook a lot more vegetarian meals (especially ones that my boyfriend will also like!)!!

  • Reply Heidi @ Food Doodles May 19, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Great giveaway! I'd love to see more quick snack ideas. Or at least something packable.

  • Reply Amanda May 19, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Great giveaway! I'd love to see more grilling or outdoor entertaining recipes.

  • Reply Carolyn May 19, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I would love some great healthy lunch ideas to bring to the office and then even more exciting…I love bar cookies…the more unique ingredients the better!

  • Reply Lauren (PB&G) May 19, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I'd love to see some vegan adaptions of some of your tasty recipes! Of course, anything with chocolate is a hit for me!

  • Reply Gannon May 19, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I'd love to see some more vegan recipes!!

  • Reply Molly May 19, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I'm always interested in seasonal fruit/vegetable recipes!

  • Reply Brittany May 19, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Love the blog! It seems like there's a trend here…more healthy meals/snacks that are budget-friendly.


  • Reply Michelle May 19, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Some 30 minute vegetarian dinner recipes for two. I love your blog!

  • Reply Chrysta May 19, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Honestly, anything that can be a quick healthy on the go type of meal. Whether it's breakfast or lunch it seems that I never have enough time for either and don't chose the healthiest option.

  • Reply Heather May 19, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I just quit my job to go to business school – I'd love to see easy meals to make for my grad student boyfriend and myself on the cheap now that neither of us has income!

  • Reply Laura May 19, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    More quick dinners for two – especially now that you're getting married and get to have Joey every night! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Brewed Bohemian May 19, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Quick vegetarian dinners are always great.

  • Reply Simply Delicious Everyday May 19, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I would love to see more salads and dressings. They can be so healthy and make for a quick, fresh lunch on the go.

  • Reply Jenny May 19, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I love your blog! I'm getting married soon, too. (less than two months away. Ah!) I would love some great vegetable-based meals that can be served cold (summer is here, after all), and that can be stored in the fridge for a while (I only really cook on the weekends). Thanks for the giveaway, Madison!

  • Reply Megan May 19, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Awesome giveaway!

    I'd love to see some crock pot recipes. I know they're not the most glamorous, but they're GREAT for busy people!

  • Reply Anonymous May 19, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Hi Madison, I would love to have more nutritious, plant based recipes. I'm always trying to keep the weight down and energy up!

  • Reply BP May 19, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Yay! Thanks for the stupendous gift card giveaway! I hope your bridal shower was happy. Honestly, I love the recipes you feature here, because they're healthy, sensible and scrumptious. Some more twists on how to turn store bought into healthier homemade versions (like the granola bars) or pretty much anything involving dangerous amounts of sugar….yeah, I wouldn't complain. πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Amanda May 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Quick, healthy and delicious!

  • Reply Taran May 19, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I'd love to see more of everything! I love all of the recipes that you put on here! I second all of the suggestions on the Healthy Snacking and easy lunches to bring to the office!

  • Reply Beth May 19, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Healthy recipes for lunch on the go!

  • Reply SarahErickson May 19, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    I agree with the people who said quick and healthy! πŸ™‚ I'm so bummed that I'm missing your shower Saturday morning, but Kurt's friend from Fairmont is getting married, so we have to be there. Hope you have fun! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Marilyn May 19, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Quick, healthy dinner entrees. Love your give-away. You really are always sooooo generous to us readers.

  • Reply bdjohns May 19, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Since I love popcorn, just like someone else I know, how about a new idea/recipe to use popcorn!

  • Reply CupcakesOMG! May 19, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    dessert!!! i mean, of course that's all i care about.


  • Reply Jordan May 19, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I'd love to see something like 5 ingredient meals or budget meals. Great giveaway!!

  • Reply Abby May 19, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    would love to see more lunch ideas and recipes….vegetarian, of course!

  • Reply Mariah May 19, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Foods that I can take to work and not worry about needing to microwave!

  • Reply Allison May 19, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Quick lunch ideas!

  • Reply Jenny May 19, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Healthyish desserts πŸ™‚

  • Reply Alicia May 19, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    I would love to see more veggie meals and I am really trying to get into quinoa. Also I swear I read somewhere you are good with the nut butters but I couldn't find anything on the blog.

  • Reply Anonymous May 19, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Seasonal produce recipes! We joined a local organic CSA and I'm trying to find ways to use our goods each week.

  • Reply LESantay May 20, 2011 at 12:11 am

    I would love to see easy meals for 2, since it's just me and my husband,

  • Reply thelittlespork May 20, 2011 at 12:24 am

    It's kind of funny because I thought about what I would like to see more of on your blog before clicking on the “Comments” to see what everyone else had posted and I had decided that it would be nice to see more quick, easy to prepare meals. I seem to be thinking the same way as many of your readers πŸ™‚

    I also love when you blog about your life (with pictures!) because it's always so fascinating to see how someone I admire lives their life!

  • Reply Katie @ This Chick Cooks May 20, 2011 at 12:28 am

    I'd love to see more quick and healthy meals.

  • Reply Natalie May 20, 2011 at 12:30 am

    On the go lunches for work!

  • Reply Carol May 20, 2011 at 12:57 am

    I vote for quick and healthy meals too! I'm eating less meat lately and I always need new interesting ways to incorporate more veggies and grains.

  • Reply Chelsy Ethridge May 20, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Gluten-Free Recipes! My little sis is deathly allergic and I am always looking for quick and simple recipes from breakfast to dessert!

  • Reply Randi Lynne May 20, 2011 at 1:21 am

    mediterranean style

  • Reply Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean May 20, 2011 at 1:36 am

    breakfast to go ideas!

  • Reply jaimebuggy May 20, 2011 at 1:37 am

    I'd like to see more main-dish ideas! Thanks!

  • Reply Felicia Wenell May 20, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Quick dinner main dish ideas!

  • Reply Laura May 20, 2011 at 1:58 am

    i agree, more main dishes.

  • Reply Drea May 20, 2011 at 2:16 am

    I love all of your posts and recipes. I would love more posts about what to buy and meals you could make throughout the week!

  • Reply Missy May 20, 2011 at 2:24 am

    What a fun giveaway! I would love to see quick main dishes with the option to add meat or another protein! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Susan May 20, 2011 at 3:09 am

    I would love to see more allergy friendly recipes! For example: dairy free and wheat free! πŸ™‚

  • Reply kneth May 20, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Grab and go lunches (including ones for the boys) πŸ˜‰ Think you'll be packing Joey's??

  • Reply Angiebeeby131 May 20, 2011 at 3:55 am

    I would like to see more of your sweet desserts. I have a huge sweet tooth and would love to try them all. From one fellow bride to another, I hope you enjoy your shower.

    P.S. I love all your wedding related posts too πŸ™‚

  • Reply Krisla May 20, 2011 at 4:37 am

    I would love to see more breakfast foods!

    also, I love your wedding posts! I can't wait to see more:)

  • Reply Ashton May 20, 2011 at 4:54 am

    I would love to see more quick and easy recipes for lunch and snacks on the go. Especially snacks! I'm a huge snacker and never go anywhere without a granola bar, dried apricots, or an apple in my purse for when I get the munchies. I would love, love, love to incorporate new, healthy snacks into my diet.

  • Reply Laura S May 20, 2011 at 5:13 am

    more veggies! (salads, etc. that can last a few days)

  • Reply JC May 20, 2011 at 5:15 am

    I'd like to see more quick to fix recipes.

  • Reply Jennifer May 20, 2011 at 11:57 am

    I'd love to see more dinner recipes.

  • Reply Lindsay M May 20, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    I'd love to see more light lunch or dinner recipes!

  • Reply annc999 May 20, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    I am always up for more light recipes. My best weight loss secret is FAT FREE Half & Half.

    Thanks for the great blog!

  • Reply Roxy May 20, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I would love to see more lunch ideas!

  • Reply Michelle May 20, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Healthy snacks…but keep the cookies coming πŸ™‚

  • Reply Liz May 20, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Smoothie recipes and healthy desserts. Thx πŸ™‚

  • Reply llshots May 20, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Quick and easy dinner time meals!

  • Reply jadiej May 20, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Dinner recipes!! Always looking for something healthy but tasty! Love C and B!

  • Reply Amy @ Elephant Eats May 20, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I'd love to see some quick and easy vegetarian dinners, that have some sort of protein! Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tiffany May 20, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Desserts! They're my fave, haha. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Neena May 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I would love to see more side dishes, especially using alternatives to “traditional” starches like rice and potatoes. I am trying to explore ways of incorporating more quinoa and lentils and other healthier sides into my diet. Thanks!

  • Reply Sarah May 20, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    I love your desserts, but more savory dishes would be great!

  • Reply Cassie May 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I think it would be sweet if you put up more meat recipes…I know that you are vegetarian-oriented, but maybe give some meat-eating options once in a while. Thanks!

  • Reply jamelafamela May 20, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I'd love to see more breakfast recipes!

  • Reply Kate R May 20, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Madison, I love your blog! I am kind of new to it and love everything I see here. The only suggestion I can make is maybe some more dinner ideas for summer that are both light and filling. I have 3 kids ages 1-5 and love new ideas of healthy fun foods with bold flavors. Keep up the great work!

  • Reply Laura @FoodSnobSTL May 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I would love to see more side dishes. I can never think of any.

  • Reply J May 20, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I'd love to see some vegan gluten-free recipes! Especially for breakfasty-type goodies like muffins and breads.

  • Reply Sarah May 20, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I think the most fun posts are when you show us what you are actually eating– your quick weeknight suppers and your breakfasts are always especially appealing!

  • Reply Anonymous May 20, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Sandwichs and to-go recipes. With summer quickly approaching something to take along on picnics and nosh on would be fabulous!

  • Reply Chelsea May 20, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Hi Madison! I'd like to see more packable vegetarian lunches. I'm always looking for variety in my veggie diet and since I'm off to NYC for an internship this summer (Family Circleβ€”Meredith represent!), it would be nice to count on being able to make my lunch a couple times a week to save money for more exciting things!

  • Reply Emily May 20, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    seasonal fruit recipes, breakfast items, and dinners for 2

  • Reply basketsofwool May 20, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    More main dish recipes!! I am always on the hunt for them!

  • Reply Jourdan May 20, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    healthy weeknight dinners!

  • Reply Janet May 20, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I'd love to see vegan recipes!

  • Reply Kathryn May 20, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    I love the desserts, the pictures alone make me drool…then feel inspired.

  • Reply Meredith May 20, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    More weeknight easy entres!

  • Reply Michelle @ A Voracious Appetite May 21, 2011 at 2:13 am

    Healthy, quick meals that can easily be prepared on a weeknight!

  • Reply emster May 21, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Quick dinner ideas would be awesome! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Amy Kelly May 21, 2011 at 6:53 am

    I'm a dessert kind of girl, so I'd love to see lots of baked goods.

  • Reply Whitty's Four May 21, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Healthy,quick lunches. Love your blog Madison!
    Karen Whitt

  • Reply Elizabeth May 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Breakfast is also my favorite meal of the day so I would love more healthy breakfast ideas. Love your blog!!

  • Reply Sandra R. May 21, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Healthy snacks! Also, how about easy sauces and dressings for salads or pastas.

  • Reply Midge May 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I would love to see more lunch on the go ideas.

  • Reply Rachel @ The Avid Appetite May 21, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I always love baking ideas!

  • Reply JustCourtney &TyTom May 21, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    I love all your recipes but would love more quick&easy stuff!

  • Reply Rebeca May 22, 2011 at 12:19 am

    You're really fit (and gorgeous) and while I know you sample the decadence I'd love to see more of your every day food and how you keep your healthy food interesting

  • Reply Ally May 22, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Dishes I can take to parties or potlucks! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Posti4 May 22, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Party menus; apps and drinks1

  • Reply spenseratwood May 22, 2011 at 2:14 am

    More healthy lunch options, please!

  • Reply Kaite May 22, 2011 at 5:24 am

    I'd love to see some yummy summer foods

  • Reply Katie v. May 22, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    how about some stir-fry?

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  • Reply Simone Pierson May 22, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I'd like to see simple recipes using a small number of ingredients to cut grocery costs. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Callie May 22, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    More of your great breakfast recipes – great ideas have revved up my mornings

  • Reply Debbie A May 22, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Love your creative recipes! I would love to see more cost-effective dinner recipies.

  • Reply sarah May 22, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    I would love to see some more low fat, healthy meals.

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  • Reply Ashley May 23, 2011 at 2:34 am

    I'd love some recipes for college living…quick, easy, not too complex, good for a group of 7 busy girls! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Anash May 26, 2011 at 2:13 am

    i would love to see my fast lunch ideas because alot of times I am at a loss as to what to make! Thanks for the chance to win!! What a lovely giveaway
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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