Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pampered Chef Review and Giveaway

I was so excited to be given this opportunity! This is my very first product review and giveaway. Joanna over at Dance and Dream 4 Ever is an independent Pampered Chef consultant and generously offered up three products for me to review and two products to give away to two lucky winners!!

Joanna sent me two baking spices and an awesome gadget!! Isn't it just the best to get a package in the mail?

The first spice I tried was Pampered Chef's Lemon Pepper Rub. I LOVE chicken!! It is definitely my favorite meat. So, I knew I wanted to make some lemon pepper chicken even though this spice can be used with other meats. I have made this before with a store brand spice blend, so I already knew how. I prepared my chicken with olive oil and the spice blend and baked it at 425 for about 20 mins. It was delicious! I actually liked this lemon pepper blend better than the other brand I've had. It wasn't as "spicy", which I was glad about.

The second spice Joanna sent me was Pampered Chef's Cinnamon Plus Spice Blend. It's called cinnamon plus because it's meant to be used in recipes that call for a combination of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, or allspice. I think this is so clever! Anything to simplify life is awesome and welcome! Now, I'm not the biggest fan of cinnamon, so I wanted to get an unbiased review. I made these spice cookies for my roomies. (Pretty sure that puts me in the favorite roommate position!)

They made my apartment smell like Christmas. Catherine said "They taste like November." They both liked them, and I'm sure they'll be gone by the weekend!

I'm positive Joanna sent me the perfect Pampered Chef gadget! I love apples but hate cutting them up. This stainless steel Apple Wedger slices an apple into ten perfect wedges. It even removes the core! I will say, this wasn't the easiest task. You have to put a little bit of muscle into it, so don't buy one for your little old lady neighbor.

I am extremely pleased with this product! Since it's dishwasher safe, clean-up is super easy! Anyone who eats apples needs one of these in their kitchen! Don't you think mine looks just like the professional picture??

Well I'm sure all of you are ready for me to get to the good stuff! Joanna is offering two Pampered Chef products in this giveaway. That means two winners!!

The first winner will receive this Stackable Cooling Rack!
 Stackable Cooling Rack — $14.00 
Cool your freshly baked treats on stacks of racks! Use each rack flat or extend the legs and stack them for space-saving cooling. The nonstick grid surface keeps items from falling through.
18" x 10".

The second winner will receive this Baking Pan!
Square Baking Pan — $12.50 
Even baking and browning! Like our Sheet Pans, we designed this pan with heavy-duty aluminized steel for strength and superior heat conduction. It's sized to perfectly accommodate most package mixes, like cakes and brownies. 8" x 8" x 2". Broiler-safe.

Both of these items are kitchen essentials!!

Here's how to enter this Pampered Chef giveaway:

1st Mandatory Entry:
Head on over to Joanna's Pampered Chef page and tell me your favorite product! They have so many great things!

Other Entries:
2. Publicly follow Joanna's blog.
3. Buy something from Joanna. (10 entries - no previous purchase credits)
4. Follow my blog publicly.
5. "Like" Hand Made and Lovely on Facebook.
6. Grab my new button for your blog's sidebar. Be sure to leave me a link! (3 entries)
7. Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link. (3 entries)

Giveaway ends at 11:59pm on Friday, March 11th. There can be a total of 21 entries for each person!!

Entries do not need to be separate comments. You can leave them all in one, and I will add your name to my master list the appropriate number of times. Please leave your email address with your comment, so that I can notify you if you win! Winners will be chosen via and announced on Saturday, March 12th. Winners will be contacted by Joanna and will have 48 hrs to reply before a new winner is chosen.

I was provided the items to review, but the opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I love the stoneware baking sheet! this is a great giveaway!

  2. I love that apple slicer so awesome and def the baking trays on her site!

  3. I am a follower of both your and her blog :-)

  4. I "like" Hand Made and Lovely on Facebook and also grabbed your blog button :-)

  5. I love the "outdoor collection"! The outdoor party plates and utensils are so fun!

  6. I love all of the stoneware products!
    I liked Joanna's facebook page
    I follow Joanna's blog
    I follow your blog :)
    I like you on facebook
    and guess what... I have your button on my blog!

  7. I have been using the same cheese grater for so many years I don't remember when I got it. I would love to try the microplane coarse grater.

    I follow you on gfc as jhb.

    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

  8. I love SO much from them. The apple slicer is awesome and I love the cooling racks. I need a cooling rack!

  9. WOW Pampered chef is my FAVORITE cooking & bakeware products!!!

    I also love their Rectangular Baker — Cranberry

  10. Like Joanna's FB page (Chris Shari Alligood)

  11. GFC Follower (Shari Lynn Alligood)

  12. Like Hand Made & Lovely on FB (Chris Shari Alligood)

  13. GFC Follower of Joanna's Blog (Shari Lynn Alligood)

  14. love the stone bar pan!
    like joanna's fb page
    like hand made and lovely on fb
    buttons on my blog
    blogged giveaway
    cjpeters at zoho dot com

  15. I like the manual food processor.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  16. I'm a gfc follower of Joanna's blog.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  17. I'm a gfc follower of this blog.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  18. Oh gosh. I love everything Pampered Chef. I like the foldable cutting boards, the garlic press, the can strainer. I have been eyeing this cooling rack, though, at my most recent parties. Hope to win!

  19. Liked Handmade and Lovely on Facebook!

  20. I love the cake pedestal. I follow your blog. I blogged about the giveaway

  21. I love the angled measuring cups.

  22. I publicly follow your blog :)

  23. I just blogged about your awesome giveaway!

  24. I am a huge fan of pampered chef. I love all of their baking dishes. They really hold up well. I am a new follower of your blog too!

  25. The "Make It Fresh, Make It Healthy" cookbook looks amazing!

  26. I'm following Joanna's blog. :)

  27. And I'm following your blog. :)

  28. And I blogged about the giveaway.