My Two Year Blog-a-versary and a Giveaway

Happy New Year Everyone!  I hope you all have had an amazing holiday season, and are ready to head into 2016 full of hope and enthusiasm. Speaking of enthusiasm, I can't believe this January marks my TWO YEAR BLOG-A-VERSARY!!!  Y'all, this has been an AMAZING two years for me.  Words cannot express how thankful I am to all of you for your support, kind words, and even constructive criticism.  It's because of YOU that The Kitchen Wife has grown into what it has become and I am so blessed.



That leads me to the reason for this post.  I want to say thank you for everything you have done for me over the past two years, so I've put together a giveaway full of goodies!!!  That's right!   This giveaway is filled with several of my favorite things that I use in my kitchen, and soon you could be using them in yours!  Things like....

  • A Happy Planner
  • Hey Shabby Me Coffee Mug
  • OXO Silicone Spatula 
  • OXO Measuring Cup (2 cup)
And
  • Le Creuset Rubber Spatula set (purple)

To enter simply follow the directions in the link below. I can't wait to find out who the winner is!  The giveaway ends on Friday, Jan 8th!  Be sure to tell your friends, and as always....

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living, 
~The Kitchen Wife~
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94 comments

  1. My favorite recipe is Pho! I can't wait to see your upcoming recipes using regional products!

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    1. That is one of mine as well. I have a chicken one in the works soon, and those lettuce wraps will be happening next month.

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  3. Chicken Caprese Pasta. Yum!

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  4. I love the perfect fried potatoes..comfort food at our house

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    1. Oh man, I like just about any potatoes, but there is a special place in my heart for fried potatoes.

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  5. Love your recipes !!! Keep doing what your doing, it's awesome!

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    1. Thanks Cara! I really do appreciate that!

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  6. Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary!!

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  7. Happy blog-a-versary! I love the beef and broccoli stir fry. Yum!

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    1. Thanks girl! And yes and AMEN! That is one of my favs as well! Who doesn't love a good stir fry!?!

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  8. It was hard to pick just one recipe, but my family loved your Slow Cooker Beef & Barley Stew was great. Happy Blog-a-versary!

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    1. Oh man, that has to be in my top 10 favs. So hearty and good! And thank you!!! :)

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  9. MY fav is the perfect fried potatoes. so yummy.
    i love your blogs keep on keeping on my friend.!!

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    1. Oh yes. Yes, Yes, Yes! And finding a fool-proof way to cook them was LIFE CHANGING!!! I am so glad you are enjoying the blog!

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  10. Your whole chicken in the crockpot. Because easy and straightforward. And your whole turkey, because it saved our Thanksgiving.

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    1. Awww thanks girl! That is one of my favs as well! I think next year we are going to try and smoke our turkey. You know, spice it up a bit! :)

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  12. My favorite recipe is your beef manhattan, which I've made a few times and loooove!

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    1. Oh that is one of Studhubs favs! He brought that one to me, and I am SOOOOO glad he did! I love it as well.

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  13. I would say my most-used recipe of yours is baguette!

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    1. You can never, EVER go wrong with a good baguette!

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  14. Laura Witmer (Prrplexed)January 3, 2016 at 7:30 AM

    My favorite recipe thus far is your slow cooker beef and barley. In the future, I would like to see more slow cooker ideas and I am always up for great baking ideas (breads, pizza dough, etc.) Happy Blogaversary!

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    1. Yes! That is one of my favs as well! And I have a few of those recipes under the breads section, but rest assured there will be more baking in 2016!

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  15. So excited for the success of your blog. You give me hope and encouragement :)

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    1. Awwww, thanks so much Kristin! I am so glad to hear that!

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  16. Sweet and Spicy Glazed Ham recipe looks interesting.

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    1. It's super good! Not to spicy, but enough to give it a little kick!

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  17. I like all however her baked beans were good. Entrees, great, & practical (economical.) Soups/stews great! Desserts too good nom nom nom ♡♡♡♡

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  18. My husband loved the Rib Eyes with Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce and I just look forward to lots of more great recipes!

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    1. Oh man...DROOL! I love a good steak! Thanks so much for reading and cooking from the blog! I appreciate it!

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  19. Congrats to you on 2 years! I love your photography!

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    1. Thanks so much! That's the fun thing about blogging. I get to combine two loves, food and photography! I appreciate you reading! Good Luck!

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  20. The whole chicken in a crockpot is a revelation! Since it's winter, I'm focused on comfort food recipes that won't expand our waistlines too much :)

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    1. Oh yeah! It is sooooo good. I also love how you can throw some water in with the bones afterwards and make stock in your crock pot as well! It's a win/win all the way around!

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  21. Butternut Squash risotto, just because of the beautiful color of it.

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    1. Oh yeah! It was a beautiful gold color! It just sings fall!

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  22. Your Quinoa Enchilada Casserole! I'm a big Mexican dish lover.

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    1. Oh that is one of our favs as well. And I mean, isn't Mexican just the happy food of soul?

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  23. Your Mussels with Linguini looks amazing! I'm always looking for great seafood recipes, I would love to see more oyster recipes. I love bacon wrapped oyster!

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    1. You know, I have NEVER tried and oyster, but I may have to give "em a whirl just for you! :)

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  24. My favorite is John's Lip Smacker Chili. There is nothing better on a cold day than a hot bowl of chili and cornbread.

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    1. That was the very first recipe I ever posted on the blog. I actually just reshot it and am going to be revamping it next month! We have that AT LEAST once a month in the winter.

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  25. Love your artisan bread recipe. I must have 50 of them but like yours the best.

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    1. I love when you can bring simple and beautiful together. I make that loaf all the time. You should really check out the homemade baguette recipe I have on here as well!

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  26. My favorite recipe is your baked steak. YUM! I'd like to see more tips and tricks posts, but you know I love your recipes too!

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    1. Baked Steak *Mic Drop* Girl you are speaking my love language. And I will work on that for sure in the new year!

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  27. I love the how to make a whole chicken in the crockpot post, so much better than buying one

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    1. That is an AMAZING recipe! I really want to try a whole turkey in there soon to see if I can't do an entire holiday meal in the crock pot!

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  28. Can I be lame and say Mom's buttercream frosting? So many good cake memories as a child. Of course, my mother always tended to mess up my cakes, but my grandmother was a professional cake decorator and I loved licking the spoons at her house!

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    1. Girl there is NOTHING lame about a good frosting, and you just totally blessed my heart. Food is all about a journey, a memory, and I am so glad I could be a part of that for you! :)

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  29. Congrats dear buddy!! I love how far you have come in such a short time really! I'd eat your steak and Gorgonzola every day of the week if I could! Cheese & steak?? Death row meal right there ;-)

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    1. Kathe, I love you so much! You are a total doll! You have been so supportive to me and I can't thank you enough. And cheese and steak is my love language FO SHO!!

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    1. Oh I love that one too! Y'all are taking me back! I am going to have to make that again soon!

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  31. Love your Italian Wedding soup recipe. I'm very into making soups this winter and trying to find new creations. I'd love to see any more soups or salads for dinner type recipes.

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    1. That is one of my favs as well, and it just so happens I have TWO up next month! I can't wait for you to see them!

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  32. White chicken chili Queso Dip! I made it for new year's and my family loved it!!!

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    1. IKR! Who would have thought, but OH MAN is it so good!

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  33. Baked Spaghetti!!!! Easy and oh so good! I love all of your recipes so just keep going and keep inspiring me to do a better job in the kitchen!

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    1. Awww thanks Stacey! I appreciate that! And that is one of our favorites as well.

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  34. Love all your slow cooker ones and want to see more of those!!

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    1. Mmmmmm....Meeeee too! Such great comfort food!

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  36. I haven't tried it yet (pinned it though, and will soon!) but the Homemade Artisan Bread looks amazing!

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    1. That is easily one of my favorite recipes!

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  38. The whole chicken in the crock pot! Would like to see more soup recipes for this winter

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  39. That seems to be a BIG favorite for everyone, and I have a couple coming up next month!

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  40. I love you fried potatoes recipe.

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    1. Thank you so much! It is one of my favs as well! :)

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  41. I love your slow cooker recipes! Can't wait to see more in 2016
    - Judith

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    1. I'm on it! I'm really excited about one I am putting out next week!

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  42. I like the Mexican fried rice. Yumm. I guess the outside thing I would like to see in 2016 is some last minute quick meals. But love your recipes.

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    1. I'm working on some 16 minute meals! :)

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  43. My favorite is the Sweet & Zesty Stuffed Peppers
    I'd like to see more ethnic recipes
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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    1. I love those as well! And no worries! I have a few tricks up my sleeve in the ethnic department! :)

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  44. My favorite recipe to-date is the Perfect Pan Seared Scallops.

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  45. I would love to see more seafood recipes in 2016.

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    1. I have another beach trip in the near future so keep you eyes peeled! :)

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  46. More recipes and I love Beef & Barley

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    1. Thank you! And oh how I love that recipe! Let me count the ways!

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  47. I actually found your blog while searching for a homemade thousand island dressing recipe - which was great! http://www.thekitchenwife.net/2014/05/homemade-thousand-island-dressing.html I would love to see more recipes for making things that come in cans and jars at the store.

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    1. That's so awesome! I actually have that on my list of things for the new year! :)

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  48. Vegeterian Pho is my favorite, I would love to see more healthy recipes that are dairy and gluten free please. :) Thank you!

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  49. Hi Mandee!! I know I am late in commenting, but I wanted to congratulate you on your Blog-a-versary...so excited for you!! I hope 2016 is the best year yet!

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    1. Awwww, thanks so much Sarah! I have really enjoyed watching the transition of your house! It is going to be be absolutely stunning!

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