Thursday, July 28, 2011

Recipe Shout-Out 3 and Digital Kitchen Scale Giveaway!

It's not been long since my 2nd blogiversary and a major subscriber count milestone yet just before my long vacation...seems to me like the perfect time for a 3rd Recipe Shout-Out and giveaway! Thanks to ALL of you who never fail to leave your words of support on these pages to cheer me on. Thanks to all who retweet my links on Twitter. Thanks to the local friends who order treats from me. Most of all, thanks for simply being there and being you. THANK YOU =D.

Escali Primo Digital Multifunctional Scale
Today I'm giving away an Escali Primo Digital Multifunctional Scale. I've had mine for over 3 years and find it indispensable for everything from macarons to cake pops (I make my cake balls 32 g each) to cake layers (I weigh my pans to make sure they have equal amounts of batter). I'm offering you the same scale I use at home 'cause I love it's compact size, light weight, and durability. A scale is especially useful for consistently measuring ingredients that are easily compacted (like flour) and for cooking for foreign recipes without having to convert measurement units (this scale can be switched between grams and ounces). As I mentioned above, I've had mine over 3 years and have yet to run out of power or have any error even once.This giveaway is open to all readers in the US or Canada (or who have a US/Canada shipping address). 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 August 20 at midnight, and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter. Good luck! THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED!
  • Leave a comment telling me what you'd cook or bake with the help of a digital scale.
  • 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 and including your Twitter name.
  • Link to this giveaway on Facebook, then leave a comment telling me and including a link to the post.
  • Tweet about this giveaway, tagging me @6bittersweets and linking this giveaway, then leave a comment telling me and including a link to the post.
  • Blog about this giveaway, then leave a comment telling me and 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'd be delighted to include it in my next round-up. Now let's see what you guys have been inspired to make!



RECIPE SHOUT-OUT (3)



The Capitol Baker - Fudgy Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies

1 butterscotch choco cookies
2 Semisweetie Irish Cupcakes
Our Italian Kitchen - Bailey’s Irish Cream
3 Our Italian Kitchen Homemade Baileys
Mind Over Batter – Irish Cream Ice Cream
4 Mint Over Batter Baileys Ice Cream
Francis E. Weber - Tart Lemon Lilikoi Bars
5 Francis E. Weber Lemon Passionfruit Bars
6 Tastesofhome Brioche French Toast
Whisk. Write. Repeat. - Spaghetti with Vodka Cream Sauce
7 Whisk Write Repeat Spaghetti Vodka Sauce
Une-Deux Senses - Pasta with Vodka Cream Sauce
8 Unedeuxsenses Pasta Vodka Cream Sauce
9 Sally Timlin Cherry Cupcake Toppers
Inspired by Mojito Cupcakes
Cupcake z Prahy - Mojito Cupcakes
10 Cupcake z Prahy Mojito Cupcakes
Teacher by Day - Chef by Night - S’mores Cupcakes
11 Teacher by Day Chef by Night S'mores Cupcakes
It’s the Cookie Monster - S’mores Cupcakes
12 It's the Cookie Monster S'mores Cupcakes
I Heart Baking - Hello Kitty Macarons
13 I Heart Baking Hello Kitty Macarons
Sweetly Serendipity - Raspberry Lemonade Bars
14 Sweetly Serendipity Raspberry Lemonade Bars
Sinfully Spicy - Plum Ginger Bars
15 Sinfully Spicy Plum Ginger Bars
Laurenliptease - Strawberry Cream Cake
16 LaurenLiptease-Strawberry and Cream Cake
Inspired by Mango Crab Gazpacho
Photo-copy Ann - Mango Crab Gazpacho
17 Photocopy Ann Mango Crab Gazpacho
Persnickety Palate - Piña Colada Cupcakes
18 Persnicketypalate Pina Colada Cupcakes
Inspired by Tiramisu Cupcakes
Only Cupcakes - Tiramisu Cupcakes
19 Onlycupcakes Tiramisu Cupcakes
Plaukia laivas of Supermama.lt Forums - Chocolate Nutella Alfajores
20 Supermama.lt Chocolate Nutella Alfajores
Not the Kitchen Sink! - Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Wheat Thins
21 Not the Kitchen Sink Cinnamon Sugar Wheat Thins
22 Novice Housewife Rich Choco Cake with Owls

152 comments:

  1. This is a great giveaway and I would use it for most everything since I am always trying to watch portion control!

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  2. What a great giveaway :) I would try making my first batch of macarons with it!

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  3. Lovely recipes! Those fudgy chocolate chip cookies look to die for.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. Cool! And don't forget to try Xiaolu's great recipe's. They are really yum!

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  5. Lovely spread and a happy holiday to you!

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  6. I would use the scale for a yellow cake with buttercream frosting.

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  7. I bake daily so I would use it constantly to make my recipes more accurate! Next on my list to try are your tiramisu cupcakes :)
    383.richards@gmail.com

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  8. Those cookies on top are AWESOME...fudgy heaven! I'd use the scale for macaros!

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  9. I've always wanted to try macarons

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  10. I'd use it to measure out identically-proportioned ratios (but vastly different quantities) of all my meals' ingredients so that my cat could eat exactly what I'm eating, with me.

    Just kidding. I think.

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  11. Already like 6 Bittersweets on fb.

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  12. I subscribe to the blog on Google Reader.

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  13. I shared the link on fb, but I have no idea how to link to it. :s

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  14. LOL at Emma -- you are awesome ;p

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  15. I'm doing weight watchers and my old scale....well it's pretty old. So old I have to bang it so I can clear my old entries...hahahaha!! This new one would be a PLUS in my kitchen!!! Out with the old, in with the new!!!

    Yaneri
    www.sweetbakesofmine.com

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  16. I subscribe to your blog and get updates thru Yahoo!

    Yaneri
    www.sweetbakesofmine.com

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  17. I'm a follower on Twitter and posted a twitt on this awesome giveaway!! Here's the link!

    http://tinyurl.com/4xw67g4

    Yaneri @
    www.sweetbakesofmine.com

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  18. I'd use the scale to measure things like cake flour, cocoa powder more accurately. These days, many of the recipes I try are from all over the world and instead of trying to convert to US measurements, it makes sense to just weigh them out.

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  19. Congratulations on your subscriber count milestone! :) I would use the digital scale to measure flour, butter, egg, etc to bake a pound cake!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  20. Liked 6 Bittersweets on Facebook

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  21. subscribed to your RSS feed

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  22. Following 6 Bittersweets on Twitter @utry_it

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  23. I always wanted one for my baking experiments... Now let me try my luck here before I run to the store :)

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  24. I'd bake bread for sure! So much more accurate with a scale :) Great roundup as always!

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  25. I'd make macarons with it. Digital is much better than the analogue one I'm making do with since my last digital broke!
    coeur.de.verre(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

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  26. I follow 6 bittersweets on facebook :)
    coeur.de.verre(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

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  27. I'm learning how to bake bread, and I'd love a scale to help keep my ratios exact!

    damaris7(at)aol(dot)com

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  28. I would use the scale when making macarons!! rosietulips[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  29. I subscribe to your blog's RSS feed! rosietulips[at]hotmail[dot]com.

    Thanks for running this giveaway! I love coming to your blog.

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  30. I would use this scale for making crepes bc I just know if I make one without it then it will just not work :( I also want to see if my portions are what I think they are when i eat :/

    ngallo58 at gmail dot com

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  31. happy blog birthday!! :) i think i would use the scale to bake international recipes that are in grams. lol. we are such an anomaly here in the US!

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  32. Been vying for a scale! Would definitely make legit macarons!

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  33. I follow you on twitter and I like you facebook and I love your blog. And I love you! But I still can't win that scale :-D Love the recipe shout out. I'm totally eyeing your smores cupcakes!

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  34. I would like to make more of Alice Medrich's recipes, as all of her things are in weight rather than volume measurements.

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  35. And following you on Twitter (@DarjeelingDream)

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  36. yay! love these round ups! have a great trip!!!

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  37. I'd make macarons with a scale! (erika8cookies@gmail.com)

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  38. I am a subscriber to the blog. erika8cookies@gmail.com

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  39. I follow you on twitter. Chirp! erika8cookies@gmail.com

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  40. Last, but not least, I tweeted about the give away. :) erika8cookies@gmail.com

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  41. the absolute first thing i would bake with my new scale is macarons. obviously making them without a scale is risky business *slides across floor in white button up and sunglasses* ;P

    jpinnick86 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  42. i LOVE six bittersweets on facebook ;)

    jpinnick86 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  43. i subscribe to 6 bittersweets :)

    jpinnick86 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  44. i follow 6 bittersweets on twitter. my handle is whmsicalcupcake

    jpinnick86 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. Already follow your blog on Facebook. I gotta have my eye-candy!

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  46. Twitter is where I heard about this contest!

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  47. i would macarons with the scale! I've had 2 good attempts and 2 poor ones... i need to make perfect ones, just like yours!
    liked on fb, already subsribe, following on twitter @roeyboat, linked on fb, and tweeted :D

    oh i hope i can get the chance to make perfect macarons!

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  48. shared the giveaway on fb.. but don't know how to link you to that post :\

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  49. and ... tweeted about your giveaway!

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  50. Chocolate Chocolate everything!

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  51. I already like you on facebook!

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  52. I linked you on Facebook!

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  53. I would use that sweet scale in baking cakes and cookies!

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  54. Linda says...I can be reached at lmc6567@hotmail.com!!!

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  55. Happy Blogiversary! I would use this scale for making breads, cakes, and cookies.

    Cindy B.
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

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  56. I like 6 Bittersweets on Facebook.

    Cindy B.
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

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  57. I subscribe to your blog.

    Cindy B.
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

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  58. I follow 6 Bittersweets on Twitter, Cinbat03

    Cindy B.
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

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  59. I tweeted about this giveaway
    http://twitter.com/#!/ Cinbat03

    Cindy B.
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

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  60. I subscribe to your blog. :)

    And I would love to cook macarons with a digital scale. Mine is getting out of whack and no longer gives correct readings...

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  61. Maybe I'd finally get brave and try macaroons...

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  62. I love the shout outs, can't decide what should be made first though the rasp lemonade bars look frisky!!
    Thanks...

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  63. Ooo, my husband and I have been coveting a good digital scale for ages. He's into very fine measurements for his bread-baking, and I'd happily use it for better control over our ancient analog scale. I bet I could do smaller quantities of modelling chocolate that way.

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  64. Already follow you on Twitter, I'm WriterCrafter.

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  65. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/WriterCrafter/status/96847926881566721

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  66. I follow you on twitter - @katrinadingle

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  67. i'd make all kinds of things - but for once, the measurements would be accurate!

    blueblanket@hotmail.com

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  68. Always use a scale but have a need to replace the one I use because it's not accurate enough. This one, with the 1 gram increments would be fantastic!

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  69. I follow you on twitter. Same name as my blog.

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  70. I would use this scale to perfect my baking and try my hand at making macarons for the very first time!

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  71. I'm already subscribed to this blog.

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  72. Followed you on Twitter--my username is honestly_kate.

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  73. Thank you for all these wonderful recipes

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  74. It's been too hot to bake lately, but these recipes may just convince me to turn on the oven anyway- Yum!

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  75. Xiaolu, You sure inspire a lot of people, including me:) If I won the scale I would try, once again, to make macarons~inspired by yours!

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  76. I am a fan and subscribe to your blog through email:)

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  77. Nice digital kitchen scale! What a great recipe round-up!!

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  78. I've been struggling with baking anything more complicated than cookies, and I've started to think it might have something to do with how much the proportions can vary using measuring cups. I've heard that they can vary by as much as 50%! Maybe, this will give me the confidence and ability to actually start pulling off some cakes.

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  79. I follow you everywhere already. FB, twitter and email.Will tweet about this giveaway too. I would use the scale to make Truffles

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  80. How great to see how you inspire your readers! Not just to read and drool over your posts, but to pick up the mixer and bowl and - at least attempt to - recreate it.

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  81. I would use it to weigh out my ingredients. Sometimes recipes are in grams and it would be nice to be able to still use them

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  82. Oh and I'm following you on twitter as @ATPerez

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  83. I always wanted a digital scale... sadly I already spent all the kitchen gadget money...:(

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  84. I already like you on facebook

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  85. I follow you on twitter too...:)

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  86. I have this scale and it is an indispensable gadget in my kitchen too.

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  87. with this scale it'll be so much easier for me to make chocolate desserts cuz recipes always have chocolate in ounces!

    specifically though if i win this im def gonna make alice's chocolate chip cookies from sweet savory life! i heard her cookies are hard to beat! and ive been on the hunt for a good ccc recipe!

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  88. What are the odds I can win another giveaway by you? Probably 1/2 of a %, but hey, I've seen it happen lol I would use this scale to measure everything in baking, since the current scale I have is a little off at times, and I don't trust it completely. I'd start with a pue vanilla cake :)

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  89. I like you on facebook and would love to win this scale!! That is the exact one I have been looking at!!

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  90. That kitchen scale looks perfect for making anything with chocolate... I like to use chocolate wafers but I'm awful at guessing at weights in oz so when a recipe calls for x ounces of chocolate, I always have to weight it out. I really want to try this white chocolate frosting recipe I have, but replace the white chocolate (which I find too sweet, usually) with some nice dark chocolate.

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  91. I'd bake bread (or get a lot more adventurous than I have been with it).

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  92. I've always wanted a kitchen scale! I would use it for cakes, cookies, cupcakes, or pretty much anything that would need precise measurements. I would so finally be able to try those recipes that measure in grams that I'm too timid to convert.

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  93. Already follow you on twitter. Thats actually how I found out about the giveaway. :)

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  94. Something from The Cake Bible.

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  95. @saladgoddess now following you on Twitter.

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  96. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/saladgoddess/status/99203836606025728

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  97. A digital scale would def help my recipes be more consistent! I would bake, cakes, cookies, squares, and cupcakes. I also followed you on Twitter! @SweetTreatsKW and Retweeted.

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  98. I think I'd cook a lot more savory meals (and not just dessert) with the use of a scale. Thanks Xiaolu!

    xo,
    Margaret
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    The Bite Size Baker

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  99. I also follow you on Twitter (and love your tweets too btw.) :-) My twitter name is: @bite_size_baker.

    xo,
    Margaret
    --
    The Bite Size Baker

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  100. Hey! Thanks for including me in the shout out! And everyone really liked the oreo owls! I would use the scale for all my baking- want to start weighing my ingredients rather than using cups!

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  101. I already "like" you on facebook!:)

    Do stop by my giveaway too:)

    http://thenovicehousewife.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/celebrating-first-blogiversary-with-tartlets-a-giveaway/

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  102. The kitchen scale is one of the most-used devices in the kitchen! I need one so badly, I recently moved and had to sell mine. I use it for weighing basic ingredients for accuracy, especially when it comes to baking.

    sarahepardee(at)gmail(dot)com

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  103. I'm a fan of 6 Bittersweets on FB.

    sarahepardee(at)gmail(dot)com

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  104. That's an important tool to have in the kitchen for baking to eating (It will remind us 'portion control, please'!!)

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  105. Just started following in FB

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  106. I so need a scale! Happy blogiversary!

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  107. I'd love to make macarons with it!!

    Diana
    dianahu78@hotmail.com

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  108. I've liked you on Facebook as well.

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  109. I already like you on facebook!

    Diana
    Dianahu78@Hotmail.com

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  110. I shared about you on Facebook.

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  111. And I'm subscribed to your RSS Feed

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  112. I'd love to make cakes using this scale :) mmmisformommy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  113. Just became a fan on FB!

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  114. I would use the scale to become a better baker and also to help with portion control.

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  115. Subscribed to your RSS feed. I'm in love with your blog....can't wait to start cooking!

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  116. I just downloaded a recipe for prune and cinnamon bars from 'Hot from my oven'--it uses weight measurements and I don't own a scale, so I would use it for that! :)

    geologychica(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  117. I would love to use this digital scale on some baking recipes that are in a cookbook that I own.Each recipe has at least 3 or more ingredients measured by weight.With a scale I be able to actually use the cookbook. They are all for cookies, muffins and cakes. So I most likely start with a simple chocolate chip cookie and learn from there. Awesome giveaway!I hope I answered your question specific enough :).

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  118. Liked 6 Bittersweets on Facebook under Berendina Dykema.

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  119. Subscribed to your blog through my e-mail.

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  120. Already following 6 bittersweet on twitter.@TheArtOfBaking

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  121. Facebooked about the giveaway.

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=161909250553359&id=100001465500636

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  122. Tweeted about the giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/#!/TheArtOfBaking/status/103389349122543616

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  123. I have my own digital scale since 5 years ago and I'd like to get the larger capacity. I mostly use my digital scale for my blogging recipes which I use both measurements, metric and US measurement.

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  124. I have been following your twitter long time ago :)

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  125. I liked your 6bittersweet on FB through my facebook fan page

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  126. Blogged about your giveaway!

    http://littlemissbaker19.blogspot.com/2011/08/6-bittersweets-digital-kitchen-scale.html

    bd_657(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  127. omg i just noticed you included me on your recipe shout out! you're so sweet :')

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