Sunday, May 1, 2011

Recipe Shout-Out 2 and Silpat Giveaway!

I hope some of you will recall I tried to show some love back in February with my first Recipe Shout-Out. And boy did you all give it back to me in spades! With every recent post, I've been honored and excited as more and more of you take the time to give me feedback and encouragement in the comments and elsewhere. Plus I'm delighted to say that you've continued to give my recipes a go, so I'm back with my 2nd Recipe Shout-Out and another giveaway. Thanks to ALL of you who've followed my work and continued to support me. Among other things, you've helped give me the confidence and courage to begin selling my baked goods. I can't even fully express how much you guys mean to me =D.
Silpat
Today I'm giving away an 11 5/18 x 16 1/2-inch Silpat Non-stick Silicone Baking Mat, which perfectly fits a half sheet baking pan. I've had mine for 4 years and love using it for everything from cookies to macarons to roasted veggies. This giveaway is open to all readers in the US or Canada. To enter, do as many of the following as you want and leave a separate comment for each thing you do! Please also make sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win. The giveaway will close on May 10 at midnight, and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED!
  • Leave a comment telling me what you'd bake on your Silpat mat.
  • Like 6 Bittersweets on Facebook, then leave a comment telling me you did or already do.
  • Subscribe to this blog, then leave a comment telling me you did or already do.
  • Follow 6 Bittersweets on Twitter, then leave a comment telling me you did or already do including your Twitter name.
  • Link to this giveaway on Facebook, then leave a comment telling me including a link to the post.
  • Tweet about this giveaway, tagging me @6bittersweets, then leave a comment telling me including a link to the post.
  • Blog about this giveaway, then leave a comment telling me including a link to the post.
Lastly, if you (1) posted about a 6 Bittersweets-inspired recipe and I missed it; (2) made a recipe and took a photo, but don't have a blog; or (3) post about a recipe of mine in the future, please email me your name, photo, and blog post URL (if applicable) and I'll be sure to include it in my next round-up. Now let's see what you guys have been cookin' up!

RECIPE SHOUT-OUT (2)

Inspired by Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

That's Forking Good - Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Banana Cupcakes
Inspired by Pumpkin Pancakes

Paris Pastry - Pumpkin Pancakes


Blog Is the New Black - Chocolate Nutella Alfajores

Inspired by Homemade Wheat Thins

Tracey's Culinary Adventures - Homemade Wheat Thins



In Katrina's Kitchen - Owl Cookies

Inspired by Mojito Cupcakes

Breakfast at Tiffany's - Mojito Cupcakes

Sharin’s Random Musings - Mojito Cupcakes


Cook Eat Live Vegetarian - Orange Curd and Little Tarts

Inspired by Homemade Irish Cream

Photo-copy - Homemade Baileys

Not Quite Nigella - Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

Domestic-Wypieki.pl - Homemade Baileys


Megmac Designs - Thin Mint Cupcakes



Inspired by Tiramisu Cupcakes

amәlea? - Tiramisu Cupcakes

Inspired by S'Mores Cupcakes

My Katcakes - S'Mores Cupcakes

Sugar Therapy - S'Mores Cupcakes

Inspired by Strawberry Cream Cake

Rabbit Food Rocks - Strawberry Cream Cake



224 comments:

  1. I already follow your blog!

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  2. I follow you on twitter now! @daydreamincolor

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  3. Just liked you on facebook!

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  4. I'd love to make cookies on the silpat! I'm also curious about trying fondant and I think it would be helpful to roll it out on a silpat.

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  5. I bake cookies all the time, and I'd definitely make some on the silpat!

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  6. And I'm already a follower!

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  7. I would love to bake some Mothers Day cookies!

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  8. Glad you joined Facebook and is faithful follower on FB.

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  9. I would bake cookies on it! Freckleduck@yahoo.com.

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  10. I'd love to make lace cookies on a Silpat!

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  11. I follow you as well. Freckleduck@yahoo.com

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  12. I've been studying like crazy lately, so when it's all done there will be lots of cooking/baking! I've been wanting to bake some florentine cookies, so I'd say that would be one of the first of many recipes to try!

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  13. great roundup and a very useful giveaway gift!

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  14. Those silpats are really great! If I were you guys I would go for it! ;-)

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  15. I'm glad you guys like what I chose to give away =D. Just a reminder that I will need to be able to contact you. Please leave an email or at least link to your website where I can contact you! Thanks!!

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  16. I already follow your blog and love it.

    I LOVE Silpat. I am making cookies on mine as I type this!

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  17. A fabulous roundup! everything looks delicious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  18. michele nicastroMay 1, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    need this to make my french apple tart! :)

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  19. I would totally make some delicious challah bread on the silpat. I just made some for Easter and I spaced out and didn't use parchment paper - so it stuck real bad. If I had an exciting silpat to use maybe I wouldn't have forgotten? Thanks for another giveaway contest! I'm so glad you've started selling your delicious baked goods!

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  20. I've already liked 6bittersweets on Facebook. :)

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  21. I already subscribe to 6bittersweets :)

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  22. Aaaaand I'm now following you on Twitter @nretsneklafm

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  23. Coming here always leaves me feeling so inspired! Whether it's by your food or by other people's renditions of your food...I love it all!

    I would bake some chocolate chip cookies on my silpat! Unoriginal, perhaps. But a classic? Always.

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  24. Yum!
    I'd love to enter your giveaway. I am already following via Twitter :)

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  25. My fiancée has been craving flourless chocolate cookies. That would be great on a Silpat, I'm sure.

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

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  26. Liked 6 bittersweets on Facebook.

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  27. Xiaolu - I love the Silpat and use it to bake everything! What I have yet to bake and attempt are macarons but I'm going to make yours and then I'll send a shout out your way. :) I hope they come out as lovely!

    I bake enough these days that I do feel a second Silpat would be helpful. :)

    I love that you inspire others to try out your recipes and then share their creations here!

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  28. I'm very happy to be following on Twitter & Facebook. :) Then I won't miss another lovely post.

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  29. Wow I love the recipe shout-out... everything looks amazeballs :)

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  30. I would make some delicious chocolate chip cookies if I won this awesome giveaway :)

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  31. I subscribed to 6 bittersweets (love it by the way)

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  32. I follow you on facebook too :)

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  33. I'm going to start following your blog!
    allison22_23 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  34. I have been eyeing a recipe for chocolate chip shortbread cookies. This Silpat would be fantastic!
    allison22_23 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  35. I'd make monster cookies - yum!

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  36. I would love to bake chewy chocolate chip cookies, this mats look like they would be great for cookies
    Gchord88 at aol dot com

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  37. I like you on facebook (Gina R)
    Gchord88 at aol dot com

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  38. I follow you on twitter (@gchord88)
    Gchord88 at aol dot com

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  39. Ah! I would totally find the stickiest recipe I could to test out the wonders of the silpat!

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  40. The above comment was mine. I subscribed to your blog. :) evaleungg@hotmail.com

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  41. I would finally get around to baking some imitation Thin Mints! stellinove1893@hotmail.com

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  42. I would bake some espresso chocolate chip cookies!

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  43. Just subscribed to your blog too!

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  44. I would bake like 8 million cookies on a silpat.

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  45. Ahh I've always wanted one of these! I would bake mass amounts of cookies, the first one being florentines

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  46. Great giveaway! I would love to make some super sticky oatmeal cookies on that silpat :D

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  47. I followed on twitter and facebook!

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  48. I "liked" 6 Bittersweets on Facebook!

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  49. I'd love a silpat to make cookies on! I've heard such great things about them!

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  50. I'm following you on twitter! @lemongroveavenu

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  51. What and awesome give away XL! I would love to bake the almond flour and egg white baked Joconde on that silpat.
    Would be great to bake multiple batches of cookies meringues and macarons too!

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  52. Linked to your giveaway on facebook... http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lemongrove-Avenue/199397293416094?sk=wall

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  53. Man looking at all those pictures really activated my sweet tooth! I would bake macaroons on the silpat if I win - I've never made them, but I wanted to for ages!!! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

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  54. I'd love to bake some potato fries on that just so I can have a healthier way of eating them. Mmmm... I'd also try baking some pastries such as turnovers or maybe cookies.
    Robin at levinbjb@yahoo.com

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  55. Baking cookies on a Silpat would make things so much easier.

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  56. I follow the blog via google reader.

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  57. I'd use the silpat to bake cookies!

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  58. I already follow your blog.

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  59. I would bake just about everything on it, starting with some delicate cookies.

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  60. I already subscribe via email. and I like you on Facebook, and I told others about your blog. I love baking cookies on silpat.

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  61. I would bake another batch of my new favorite cookies: chocolate chip banana! http://cookieandkate.com/2011/chocolate-chip-banana-cookies/

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  62. Love your recipe shout out's Xialou! You certainly do inspire a lot of people, myself included. I'm inspired to do my own shout out too.

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  63. I would make more macarons. I have one silpat already but always end up using parchment for one pan and the silpat for the other when I'm making macs.

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  64. I would bake my mom's favorite lemon cookies for her for Mothers Day! I love your blog!

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  65. I would make some macarons using the silpat. love your blog!

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  66. I would make parmesan cheese crisps!! Along with so much more!

    rgelfond@gmail.com

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  67. I would bake cookies with my son! We made some decadent brownie cookies which a silpat would have been perfect for! (ohhh, that's where these 5 lbs have come from... huh... )
    zinger_17 (@) hotmail (dot) com

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  68. I would make some flourless peanut butter cookies!

    lilaznjewel @ yahoo (dot) come

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  69. I would bake a hundred and one baked goods but first - oven dried tomatoes.

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  70. Snickerdoodle cookies to go with some homemade vanilla ice cream.

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  71. What a nice giveaway! I would bake my homemade bread on a silpat. It's one of those kitchen items I would love to have but don't want to spend the money on.

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  72. Great recipes!!! I have liked 6bittersweets on Facebook... :)
    tiffany
    (tiffanyscanlan@gmail.com)

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  73. Would love to bake apple chips on the silpat! -song

    vangsong@hotmail.com

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  74. ...I also just liked the current giveaway on Facebook....
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  75. I would bake ANY and EVERYTHING that I didn't want to stick :)
    (tiffanyscanlan@gmail.com)

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  76. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! I would bake cookies, cookies and more cookies of course!

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  77. I have been wanting to get one of these for a while! I really want to make parmesan chips! I know they're very simple, but also so tasty! Thanks for the giveaway!
    maryjweise@gmail.com

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  78. I like you on facebook!
    maryjweise@gmail.com

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  79. I follow you on twitter, @maryweise
    maryjweise@gmail.com

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  80. I tweeted about your giveaway! @maryweise
    maryjweise@gmail.com

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  81. I posted about your giveaway on FB: http://www.facebook.com/maryjweise (my tweets post to my facebook)
    maryjweise@gmail.com

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  82. I subscribed to your blog, just saw the orange souffle recipe and can't wait to try it!

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  83. I just started making homemade granola and using parchment paper is a pain. I have never had a Silpat and I would definitely use it for my granola.
    renaekh@yahoo.com

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  84. I already subscribe to your blog! :)
    cmonstr at gmail dot com

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  85. I have been wanting one of these for SO LONG! I would first use it for sugar cookies, cut out directly on the mat. Probably also pie crusts and anything else that involves cookie cutters or decorative cutting. I have heard great things about them!
    cmonstr at gmail dot com

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  86. Oh I could bake so much but from the top of my head, it would have to be cheesecake cookies!

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  87. I'd love to make some pizza on a silpat! The last one I made wasn't floured enough on the bottom so I ended up scraping it off the pan

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  88. I really really hope to try out macaroons on the Silpat!

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  89. That Silpat would be perfect for making tuille!

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  90. I think I'll make a traditional oatmeal cookie with my new silpat baking sheet, lol. I am craving them hardcore!

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  91. There would be so many things to make on a silpat. Roasted sweet potatoes, or triple chocolate cookies..

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  92. Chocolate chip cookies would definitely be the first thing I'd bake on a Silpat.

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  93. I am eyeing silpats for a long time.So will you give it to me please..LOL!I would love to bake some sesame snaps on it.
    Love your blog Xialou! Nice giveaway!

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  94. I'm also following you on twitter (@conniew27)

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  95. I'd love to bake cookies or macarons on a Silpat mat!

    I'm following you on facebook!

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  96. I always start of everything new with my favorite chocolate chip cookies. LOL not too creative but hey who doesn't like them?

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  97. And you know I already follow you on twitter and on occasions we flood other people's timeline together? Remember? ;o) Also, I know its open for readers in US and Canada - but I hope if I have a US address I can still enter ? :-D

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  98. Haha of course I remember dear ;p and yep definitely you can enter. I wish I didn't have to put that restriction but simply can't afford to ship many places that're further on a student's budget :-/

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  99. Everyone's cooking looks lovely and sweet!
    If anyone wants to see some of my cooking feel free to stop by my blog :)

    happy cooking!

    Cheers,
    Yas
    www.tickle-your-tastebuds.blogspot.com

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  100. I would love to use the silpat mat for baking fragile cookies that need some extra help :)

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  101. "like" your Facebook page under Berendina Dykema

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  102. Subscribe to your blog on Google Reader under Berendina Dykema

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  103. Following you on Twitter under Berendina Dykema
    (at)TheArtOfBaking

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  104. Tweeted about your giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/#!/TheArtOfBaking/status/64983903169024000

    bd_657(at)homtail(dot)com

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  105. Made a Facebook post about this giveaway and linked it.

    http://www.facebook.com/TheArtOfBaking/posts/208895645801276

    bd_657(at)homtail(dot)com

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  106. Aw hey thanks for including me! I love everything that comes out of your kitchen - I need to try some more of your goodies! I just love ya!! ♥ I have not bought a silpat yet?! I know - I am living in the dark ages. I think I would try some macarons on one. You are a sweetie Xiaolu!

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  107. I would bake graham crackers

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  108. I would make spiced nuts--no messy clean up!

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  109. And I liked 6 Bittersweets on Facebook!

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  110. Hi Xiaolu, Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I wud like to bake cookies on this silpat mat. Have a great day….Sonia !!!

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  111. Great giveaway! everyone needs one of these

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  112. Cookies! I would make tons of cookies haha

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  113. I suscribe by google reader

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  114. Oh goodness, what WOULDN'T I bake on a siplat mat? Cookies to start for sure...

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  115. I would make macarons!!!

    - Lillian

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  116. Just came back to tell you I already like you on facebook ( and otherwise too :)

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  117. I'd make kale chips.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  118. I subscribe via gfc reader.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  119. Hi,

    I just love your recipies and presentation. Congrats, am glad to know that you have started sharing your lovely baked goodies in the market:) Wishing you all d luck with it.

    I would love to have that silpat so that I can bake some macroons and cookies atleast half good as urs:) Also would love to try roasting veggies for my pasta salad and some wheat crackers to go with my dips...thanks for such giveaways..

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  120. I only make two kinds of cookies (though I love looking at yours!) and so it would be Salty, Chewy Oatmeal with Raisin Cookies OR NYTimes Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies. :)

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  121. Oooh I'd love to try baking cookies and eventually trying my hand at macaroons! Thank you for the endless wonderful ideas!!!

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  122. I use my silpat to bake cookies, roast veggies, oven dry tomatoes, candt, etc. there's nothing better than silpat!

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  123. I just scribed to your blog...I discovered you on foodgawker

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  124. I follow you on Twitter! @kwalk106

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  125. I'd bake macarons!!

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  126. i 'like' you on facebook!

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  127. Oh goodness, what WOULDN'T I bake on a silpat! Cookies tend to go on them most often, but they're also very handy for making low-fat baked falafel and burgers, too. I already have about four, but just love them to pieces, quite literally. 3 out of 4 have big holes in them, so I'd be so happy to be able to replace one...

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  128. I would love to test the difference of baking macarons on a silpat vs parchment paper which I currently use.
    alibear167 at yahoo

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  129. Thanks for the shoutout! =) I've liked you on FB!

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  130. There is also a Silpat contest going on at http://www.demarleathome.com . You leave a video of what you like best about Silpat and you could win a whole bunch of product!

    I am looking to find some great recipe ideas from your blog.

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  131. What wouldn't I bake on it, LOL I'd first bake scones.

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  132. mmm some peanut butter cookies for sure!

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  133. i would bake vegan sunbutter cookies. :) mmmm. just followed you on twitter (juniakk) and liked you on facebook "mis pensmientos". come check out my blog too when you get a chance!

    http://juniakk.blogspot.com

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  134. I like your facebook page and left a note :)

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  135. I left a message to my facebook fans about your giveaway, and it is showing on your page too.

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  136. I follow you on twitter and that is how I found out about your great giveaway!

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  137. i retweeted your giveaway on twitter from Nelly22, but i'm having trouble getting the link to it! sorry about that!!

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  138. Nice give away Xiaolu...I'd bake some cookies. Have a great week ahead :-)

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  139. Tweeted @ you about the giveaway and followed! thanks so much for the giveaway silpats are amazing!

    twitter- kendrabartell

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  140. I have wanted one of these for ever! I would use it for just about everything!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

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  141. I have been wanting one of these for SO LONG! I would first use it for sugar cookies, cut out directly on the mat. Probably also pie crusts and anything else that involves cookie cutters or decorative cutting. I have heard great things about them!

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  142. What a great selection of recipes! I wish I was in the US so I could participate too! ;-)

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  143. Hi Xiaolu!

    I follow you on Twitter already @bite_size_baker. :-)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Margaret

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  144. I'd definitely bake those Snicker macarons on this Silpat if I won. Thanks Xiaolu! :)

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  145. I would be baking lots of cookies with that silpat. Happydaycakes@live.com

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  146. I follow your blog! Happydaycakes@live.com

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  147. I would start out by baking cookies on it, then come up with more things to try out! Thanks for the chance to win - would LOVE this!!!
    Amy

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  148. Just followed you on twitter!

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  149. Just Liked you on fb!
    Also, the post above - forgot to add my twitter name - amyprince3. :)
    -Amy

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  150. Oh--I'd bake savory things, like gallettes and biscuits (:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  151. Came back to say I also follow you on Twitter :)
    I think I would stalk you in person too if you lived a little closer, esp if you happen to walk around with those goodies you make :P

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  152. I would make scones ~ maybe strawberry or chocolate chip!

    adb6{at}humboldt{dot}edu

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  153. I subscribe via email :)

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  154. I'll be passing this along to my mom if I win, but I promise I'll help her bake whatever she wants!

    sportwoo@gmail.com

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  155. I followed you on Twitter (@sportwoo) but I won't be tweeting about it--I don't want to ruin the surprise for my mom if I win it! (I will be giving it to her if I win.)

    sportwoo@gmail.com

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  156. i'd bake a batch of snickerdoodles immediately. :)

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  157. i love the silpats!! i've been wanting one for at least two years! the first thing i would bake is chocolate chip cookies. i havve a problem with them spreading too much.

    jpinnick86 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  158. i like 6 bittersweets on facebook.

    jpinnick86 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  159. i follow 6 bittersweets on twitter as @whmsicalcupcake

    jpinnick86 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  160. i subscribed to 6 bittersweets using my google reader :)

    jpinnick86 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  161. I "like" you on facebook!

    capri(dot)shumi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  162. What a great round up of recipes shout out! You are such a considerate gal!

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  163. I already follow your blog in google reader.

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  164. I would bake Macarons on a new Silpat

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  165. Hi Xiaolu! Not looking for the giveaway, although it is super cool. I was hoping to be the 200th commenter, but there's probably no giveaway for that! :P I think I could add all of the comments I've gotten from 2008 and it wouldn't total to 200! So 1st, I think it's awesome that you are selling your baked goods. Your customers dont realize how lucky they are. Thanks for the shout out. I feel lucky to have crossed paths with you. Hope to meet you in person one day and buy an autographed cookbook from you one day! :)

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  166. I might finally attempt some macarons with a new silpat!

    mmmisformommy (at) gmail (dot) com
    mmmisformommy.blogspot.com

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  167. I am now following you on twitter.

    @mmmisformommy

    mmmisformommy (at) gmail (dot) com

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I love hearing from you all! Please leave me a message if you have questions, advice, or just to let me know you stopped by. Your feedback is always very much appreciated. Thanks! <3 Xiaolu