Tuesday, June 30, 2009

$25 Sonic Gift Card Giveaway

Sweet readers! Tuesday’s Megalinks are coming a bit later, but first we’re kicking today off with a giveaway from Sonic. The lovely chain of drive-in restaurants bestowed this fine blog with a few $25 gift cards, and we’re passing one each to five lucky winners this evening.

So! Here’s the deal. I’m gonna choose the five folks at 9pm tonight using Random.org. To enter the contest, simply go to the comment section and leave your name and your answer to this question:

What is your favorite food blog, and why?

(Though straight-up recipe blogs are great, I’d love a few food news suggestions, a la Serious Eats or The Kitchn.)

Again, five winners will be chosen at 9pm tonight, so get those entries in! Think of all the grilled chicken sandwiches (without mayo, naturally)!

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103 comments:

AB said...

I love $5 dinners...it's perfect for the poor student.

bashtree said...

Along with CHG, of course, I really like Baking Bites (bakingbites.com) and I also like what pops up on my RSS feeder from Gourmet.com (http://www.gourmet.com/services/rss/feeds/latest.xml)

steelchef said...

The food blog that I've been enjoying the most lately is Nose to Tail at Home (http://www.nosetotailathome.com/). The author is cooking/blogging his way through Fergus Henderson's "Nose to Tail: A Kind of British Cooking".

smanukonda said...

slashfood

mgaltier said...

Good grief, do I have to choose just one?? I really do like CHG b/c I'm always on the lookout for new recipes that fit the 3 parameters of the name. I like the kicthn a lot, too, due to the wide variey of articles.

I also really like lovinmytummy, from french fries to flax seeds, and tales of expansion. Each of these blogs have given me new ways of looking at things that have made a difference in the way I eat.
LMT has made me absolutely fearless about throwing different stuff in salads. FFFTFS introduced me to the brilliant idea of smooshing together avocado and laughing cow cheese to use as a sammich spread. And TOE has made me much more aware of using up every last bit of leftovers so as to minimize waste.

And Happy Blogiversary!

Jenn at Medieval Cooking said...

The food blog that I have been really enjoying is Nose to Tail at Home: www.nosetotailathome.com. The author is cooking/blogging his way through Fergus Henderson's "Nose to Tail: A Kind of British Cooking". His blog doesn't entirely focus on that project and he covers an array of food topics.

His writing style is warm and chatty and it makes for a really nice read.

ilikecoffee said...

I honestly only read CHG! I thought about finding one to say I read but decided not to. I do enjoy the links you put up to Mark Bittman's column, but that's not exactly a blog. Congrats on the two years and getting married!

Jessica said...

I really like a year of crockpotting- the girl did a different recipe in her crockpot everyday for a year- it's amazing what she does in a crockpot! The breakfast risotto is delicious! (http://crockpot365.blogspot.com)

Amanda on Maui said...

I love Karina's Kitchen over at http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com

She has the most beautiful food pictures, and everything she makes is healthy and delicious.

If I win this card I'll send it to my parents to go have a date with.

Miss Sarah in Georgia said...

I enjoy reading Everyday Food Storage (http://everydayfoodstorage.net/). It has really good tips on using pantry staples. I've also recently discovered Chaos in the Kitchen (http://chaosinthekitchen.com/) and enjoy reading that.

Kelly said...

I adore smittenkitchen.com!

Kimberly said...

I really enjoy the Pioneer Woman Cooks [www.pioneerwoman.com]--probably because I'm a fan of gratuitous amounts of butter. ;)

Danielle said...

I LOVE reading about Stephanie's crockpotting adventures at her blog: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/

I just made her crockpot applesauce yesterday--easy and DELICIOUS!

Lauren said...

Other than this one, I like A Year of Crockpotting. Love the crockpot!

kitkatkt247 said...

I love Baking Bites also!

Peggy said...

I read three food blogs regularly -- CHG, Casual Kitchen, and The Pioneer Woman -- and I love them for different reasons.

CHG does news and articles very well.

CK does food philosophy very well.

PW does recipes -- oh my, does she do recipes! Step-by-step photo instructions with every one. (Many of them are unhealthy as all get-out, but they can be adapated easily to a healthier lifestyle.)

As to which is my favorite -- flip a coin on any given day.

kd said...

I really like Kevin at Closet Cooking
http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/
He uses easy to find (usually) ingredients in new ways and usually comes up with great dishes.
Sonic card would come in handy this summer as money is tight because of stocking up on fresh fruit!

broman said...

Closet Cooking - http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/

Kevin makes simple, delicious meals from his closet-sized kitchen in Toronto. He and I have very similar tastes in terms of what we like to eat and cook. In particular, his recipe for Mexican Rice - http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/2009/01/mexican-rice.html has become a weekly staple in our home.

Jennifer said...

I've been enjoying KERF lately, inspiring me to eat better...

mamacita said...

While savoring that awesome Sonic ice, you should check out The Blushing Hostess. Because Spicy Cuke and Apple Pickles is something you need to know about.

Amy said...

Sounds like sucking up, but this is the only foodblog I follow. I live for Tuesday Megalinks...it does the work of checking all the other blogs for me!

Becca said...

Another vote for Crockpot 365!!

Clea said...

I really like the abundance of vegan food blogs, as I'm trying to eat more "that way" lately...my current favorite is Happyveganface, but I also visit and love Fatfreevegan all the time.

Phyllie said...

I have a hard time choosing between http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/
and http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/
Both are great!

Megan J said...

I really like Steamy Kitchen. I don't know much about Asian cooking but she has some recipes that have been fun to try. I also adore Smitten Kitchen and Pioneer Woman!

Anonymous said...

I love cheaphealthygood..........I really love the diversity of the blog. Lots of great information. I especially love Tuesday megalinks because I don't have much time for surfing and CHG always does a great job of presenting some great and interesting links! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love My Veggie Kitchen!(http://myveggiekitchen.blogspot.com/)

I find it easy to fall into a rut with what I'm eating. This blog has given me some great, easy ways to shake things up!

-cheapmetaphor

Amanda said...

well, yours and i agree with pioneer woman and crockpot 365. i also like honey and jam (.blogspot). congrats on 2 years!

MackSlackers said...

I think everyday foodstorage is my favorite. I use their book and site all the time to help me use my food storage! www.everydayfoodstorage.net

Lauri said...

My favorite right now is $5 Dinners. Trying to learn how to cook cheaply for my family -- it's been an invaluable resource!

Karen said...

Besides CHG :) I really love closetcooking.blogspot.com

craigandstacy said...

I love this blog, Pioneer Woman and Culinary Concoctions by Peabody to get my cravings really going

amybee said...

Chocolate and Zucchini (chocolateandzucchini.com). Emphasis on the use of in-season ingredients.

Anonymous said...

I like the dinners that Erin suggests at http://www.5dollardinners.com/blog. She also strives for CH & G meals.

Lora

readingcoach (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

Lara said...

I enjoy pioneerwoman. Not always cheap, not always healthy, but always really good.

mattg said...

I really don't subscribe to many food blogs so... This one's my favorite. I also like getting the daily recipes via RSS feeds from epicurious.

Kristine said...

I love pioneer woman as well. Not just for the recipes, but for lots of how-tos and pictures so I truly understand.

And, it doesn't have recipes, but I love cakewrecks. Almost always puts a smile on my face!

Christine said...

other than this one, I would have to say smittenkitchen.

Kari Plevan said...

I love TheKitchn and Last Night's Dinner (the photos make me drool!)

kit & kaboodle said...

I have special dietary concerns, so I skew towards eating minimally processed vegan cuisine with little added oil. My current favorite blog in that realm is is "Notes from the Vegan Feast Kitchen".(http://veganfeastkitchen.blogspot.com/). The blogger is an author of several low-fat vegan cookbooks, and she VERY generously posts alot of her recipes online. I haven't been disappointed with a recipe yet (which is saying alot, because of all the food restrictions).

A very close runner up is Fatfree Vegan Kitchen.

Kelly said...

This blog and A Year of Crock-Potting are my favorites. Wish I could add more for you to try, but that's about it!

smdrm said...

I'm a Pioneer Woman fan as well. Step by step instructions with pictures, and usually easy-to-find ingredients.

Anonymous said...

Besides CHG, I check kitchenparade for her new postings.

burpandslurp said...

I LOVE CHG, and it's not just to kiss ass. I mean, I'm cheap, I care about nutrition (maybe a tad bit too much), and I am a total foodie. What other blog suits me as much?

secondhand_awkward said...

http://probonobaker.typepad.com/probonobaker/

The Pro Bono Baker is the perfect combination of recipes, news, and food porn. It will, without fail, make you hungry.

Karen said...

I love Pioneer Woman, along with CHG and Serious Eats.

katers said...

Rookie Cookie is definitely at the top of my list for good recipes. www.roookie-cookie.com it's a winner! I haven't found many food news blogs yet.

Emily said...

This one... I'm cheap but try to be healthy and good.

Hudson Valley Gooner said...

I'd have to say my favorite food blog is Marginal Revolution. It's actually an econimics blog, but Tyler periodically puts up posts about ethnic dining that are incredibly insightful.

LittlenoThing said...

I love Michael Rhulman's cooking blog, http://blog.ruhlman.com/. Not only does he provide great recipes, but he also has numerous cooking tips to boot.

EmmaR said...

In addition to CHG, of course, I love Serious Eats and David Lebovitz's blog.

Amy said...

Even though I'm not vegan, my fave food blog is Dreena Burton's Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan (www.vivelevegan.blogspot.com). Great pictures, a little bit of mom wisdom, and great recipes.

Allison said...

Pioneer Woman - great pictures and commentary! When I use her recipes, though, I often have to do some serious tweaking to make them healthy/healthier.

Muki said...

CHG, because... it's the only one in my blog reader. But some of the ones mentioned here sound interesting and I'm going to take a look at them when I get a chance.

doraphilia said...

I am SHOCKED no one has suggested Obama Foodorama yet.

obamafoodorama.blogspot.com

amazing commentary on anything having to do with the obamas and food. A lot about food/hunger/agricultural policy, and a lot about what they are eating!

Beth said...

The Blissful Glutton is great for Atlanta restaurant and event reviews.

Rebecca said...

Besides this one, I like $5 dinners, baking bites, and bakerella.

rebeccalynn78 at gmail.com

Leah said...

Pioneer Woman Cooks. I've made a dozen of her recipes and they have all been good.

special55k said...

I like to start at TasteSpotting and see what new things I can find - it really is kind of my favorite way to explore.

Mominin said...

I love the pioneer woman! She has such beautiful pictures of everything she cooks . . . step by step, and I'm a visual learner.

Wife said...

I love 52 pies and we got served. Real people doing real cooking and eating.

Erin said...

My favorite is Annie's Eats - annies-eats.com - a lot of fancy desserts but also some great simple dinner ideas!

Brian said...

CHG is my current favorite because it doesn't deluge me with RSS posts (like Kitchn, although they're quite good too). Best unique idea is the Bacon Bits blog from Datapig Technologies. It's all Excel, except on Saturday, where a recipe with bacon is highlighted.

Ashley S. P. said...

My favorite food blog right now is The Spunky Coconut. Gluten-free/dairy-free, inexpensive and kid-friendly. Awesome.

http://www.thespunkycoconut.com/

Marie Braden said...

While CHG is my favorite, I'm also partial to The 99 Cent Chef (recipes from items found in the 99 Cent store) and HeatEatReview (for those days when I don't wanna cook)

Anna said...

crockpot365, no question.
And I know the randomizer can't read, but if I were to win the card, I would spend EVERY PENNY on cherry limeades. I am nearly full term and so very, very hot.

Erin said...

Honestly I love CHG! I save you in my Google reader until last and will even save your posts over the weekend and wait to read them at work on Monday so you are my very favorite so far. I also like Bake at 350, Bakerella and The Pioneer Woman Cooks, I also love $5 Dinners!

Charity said...

CHG is my favorite due to the combination of vegetarian-friendly food, pop culture, and great writing (it's no coincidence that I found you through MSN Money when they referenced your Simpsons article). But I second Amy, because thanks to Tuesday Megalinks, I have discovered lots of other great food websites through CHG, too.

Amy said...

I love Smitten Kitchen, among many others!

nyc_ransoms said...

This is the only food blog I know and I just barely started reading. I am excited to check out some of these suggestions.

marilyn said...

My favorite food blog is smitten kitchen http://smittenkitchen.com/ just because of the beautiful photographs and her detailed instructions and of course the variety.

Carly said...

I read A TON, but one of my favourites is The Food Pornographer, simply because she's such a fun read!

Julie said...

I love Pioneer Woman. She is just fabulous.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy the humor of CHG, as well as the weekly links and favorites. I also check out Tammy's Recipes semi-regularly for more cheap and healthy recipes.

Liza
cnlritchie(at)bellsouth.net

Kaki said...

I too love Smitten Kitchen (http://smittenkitchen.com/). tHe pics are lovely, the recipes are great and I love the index and searchability.

Shana said...

I love Orangette because she loves food and writes so well, though she's on hiatus at the moment. Others I subscribe to are CHG, Chocolate and Zucchini (she occasionally has a stellar recipe), and most recently, I've been loving Lobstersquad (great Spanish food and illustration).

mk said...

besides this blog of course (i'm a lurker, haha), the omnomicon is a favorite of mine... the pictures are glorious and the recipes are delicious.

one18fifteen said...

The Pioneer Woman Cooks is one of my most favorite food blogs...actually her site isn't entirely devoted to food, but she posts a new, fantastic recipe a few times per week. I love her style and her step-by-step photos are gorgeous food porn -- gah. I can't do her justice.
Leilani

Kimmer said...

Pioneer Woman!

AJP said...

Not gonna lie--it's CHG! If I had time, I'd read others, but this is the one I read most regularly!

Caroline said...

Besides enjoying CHG, I think my favorite food blog is:

http://ohsheglows.com/

Laura said...

Smitten Kitchen and Orangette are great reads, and for some humor I look to Thursday Night Smackdown (I should warn that TNS uses language that may not be appreciated by all... read at your own risk!)

Andrea said...

Smitten Kitchen and Casual Kitchen.
Oh and this one of course!

Crayl said...

I can not choose just one.
Cake wrecks for fun.
Year Of Crockpotting had fabulous recipes,gluten free if I remember correctly.
:)

kim said...

Oh, Sonic - how do I love thee? Hope I win!
As for food blogs, it comes down to The Kitchn or Smitten Kitchen.

Brodie Pearson said...

The pioneer woman

Krystal said...

I like Amateur Gourmet!

Sally said...

Well, this is the only proper food blog in my blog queue, so I suppose it wins.

Fei-fei said...

I can't decide on just one. Some of my favorites are Bakerella, Macheesmo, and the Pioneer Woman Cooks.

lonetree72 said...

I love La Tartine Gourmande a lot, and Orangette, who is currently on hiatus.

Carolyn said...

Bitten blog and Simply Recipes

Maria said...

Honestly, CHG is my favorite, but if you're looking for something new, I love the foodie entries here: http://www.mybigfatcubanfamily.com/my_big_fat_cuban_family/cuban_food/

because of the stories that she tells about the recipes that've been handed down to her.

Shasta said...

Pioneer Woman

Jen_from_NJ said...

My favorite by far is CHG. I love the personal comments, pop culture references and the loathing of mayonnaise and Kwanzaa cake - yikes! Cheap, healthy, good - perfect! Several recipes have become regulars for me (pasta puttanesca, falafel and the egg scramble). Thanks!

sphinx63 said...

My favorite is http://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/ because she always comes up with recipes that I want to try out.

sphinxcw at aol dot com

sap said...

Other than CHG, of course, I'm a huge fan of smitten kitchen. I have yet to make anything that didn't taste fabulous, and have a gigantic bowl of the mediterranean pepper salad in my fridge at the moment- yum!!

Carrie said...

Oh CHG, how I love thee, let me count the ways:
- Interesting, witty commentary on food article/obsession de jour,
- Breakdown of calories AND cost per serving. Brilliant.
- The links! Oh the links, I will never be lacking of things to read.

carrie said...

i'm digging honestfare.com.

Nic said...

A bunch of my faves are already listed, so I'll give a shout out to one that no one else mentioned: Culinary in the Desert. Joe is a thoughtful writer, has great pics & is (of course) an excellent cooker/baker!

Buddy said...

I like crockpot365 because my wife made fantastic refried beans using a recipe she got from there. ;-)

Buddy
budree@bellsouth.net

Debbie said...

Smitten Kitchen - her photos are almost as good as the recipes.

JJ (Lady Di) said...

Since a lot of people have mentioned ones that I like also, I'll mention a few other ones that haven't been.

Tigers & Strawberries http://www.tigersandstrawberries.com/
Barbara tries to eat locally (Ohio), loves to cook ethnic foods and writes thought provoking articles interspersed with recipes and life.

The Sister's Cafe
http://sisterscafe.blogspot.com/
Usually not Weight Watchers friendly, but TNT recipes. Recipes from friends and all that these sisters have tried and liked.

Low Life
http://blog.timesunion.com/healthyhabits
A Nurse in NY, Gwen, that decided to go vegetarian, exercise, and try stress reduction to see if it would help with her heart.

GingerLand said...

Sweet Iced Tea.wordpress.com... not entirely about food, and not entirely always healthy, but yummy good Southern recipes.