Review and Giveaway: DOLE Make me a Chef Contest!

Lily absolutely LOVES playing “cooking show” in the kitchen anytime we prepare a meal.  So, I knew the DOLE Make Me a Chef contest was right up her alley!

dolelogo Chef Ben Ford has created four signature recipes with DOLE Canned Fruit and you (plus three friends) can win the chance to hang out with the Chef at his Los Angeles restaurant this June!  It’s so easy to enter:

Visit the Registration Page and enter a short essay on how DOLE Canned Fruit is a staple in your pantry no later than May 8, 2009.

In addition to winning the trip, you can also win $100 worth of DOLE products in weekly random drawings OR one of two drawings for a $500 VISA gift card!

Lily and I looked through the recipes and decided to try out the Easy Aloha Smoothie.  Check out my Little Chef!

DOLE has also placed the power in MY hands to select one reader to win a “Stock Your Panty” gift card worth $25 of DOLE Canned Fruit!

How to Enter:

1.  Visit DOLE Make Me a Chef recipe section and tell me which recipe you would like to try!

2.  If you decide to submit an essay to win the Grand Prize, repost your essay in my comments and you will recieve 10 extra entries into the $25 drawing on The Not-So-Blog!

Additional Entries (please leave each entry as a separate comment):

1.  Blog about this giveaway and link back to The Not-So-Blog.

2.  Subscribe to my blog.

3.  Place my button on your sidebar.

4.  Favorite me in Technorati.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on May 8, 2009.  Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited.  Open to everyone.

Comments

  1. Cat @ 3 Kids and Us says:

    I’m going to try the Angel Lush, anything with angel food cake will be amazing.

  2. I would make the aloha smoothie too-my kids love smoothies and the recipe is easy with very few ingredients.

  3. Margaret Stephens says:

    I keep Dole fruit in my pantry actually it is not a pantry it is a wooden cabinet seperate from my kitchen cabinets and I fill it with Dole fruits and lots of canned vegetables.

  4. The Aisan mandarin salad looks so yummy!

  5. I would like to try the Pineapple-Mint Lemonade!

  6. Marcia Goss says:

    I’d like to try the Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken.

  7. susan varney says:

    the pineapple sweet and sour chicken

  8. adrienne Gordon says:

    the pineapple coffe cake

  9. pineapple sweet and sour chicken

  10. Cynthia C says:

    I’d like to try the Pineapple Mint Lemonade. Sounds refreshing. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. I would love to try the Angel Lush cake!

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  14. Patti Sherman says:

    I like the easy aloha smoothie

  15. CHARLES KASSING says:

    thanks

  16. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) says:

    I’d like to try the Asian Mandarin Salad 🙂 *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  17. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) says:
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  20. I’d love to try the pineapple coffee cake. I think I even have some Dole pineapple hanging around!

  21. Heather S says:

    I love pineapple so the pineapple coffee cake sounds great

  22. Carla Pullum says:

    Pinapple Sweet and Sour chicken!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

  23. Katharine D says:

    The Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken – yummy!

  24. The Asian Mandarin Salad looks great to me!

  25. Linda Fish says:

    I would like to try the Easy Aloha Smoothie

  26. I think we would like the Aloha Smoothie. Thanks!

  27. Denise B. says:

    I would try the “Easy Aloha Smoothie” but with regular yogurt instead of low-fat.

  28. Pineapple Mint Lemonade

  29. The Mandarin Sunrise Pizza looks delicious.

  30. The pineapple sweet and sour chicken sounds delicious. I have all of the ingredients and may make it tonight!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  32. Linda Lansford says:

    pineapple coffe cake

  33. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Pineapple-Mint-Lemonade. I love all of these and wonder how they would taste in a combination like this.

  34. Lauralee Hensley says:

    I subscribe.

  35. GALENA PENROD says:

    PINEAPPLE SWEET AN SOUR CHICHEN

  36. yep i;m here

  37. All the recipes look good, but I would try the Pineapple Coffee Cake first!

  38. Rhonda Struthers says:

    I would like to try the aloha smoothie…yum

  39. I would love to try the Pina Colada Creme Caramel with pineapple chantilly cream. Wow thats a mouthful!

  40. I am a subscriber.

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  42. Catherine says:

    Mandarin Sunrise Pizza

  43. Jessica Cote says:

    the Angel Lush…YUM!

  44. c. clemens says:

    i would want to try the pineapple sweet and sour chicken!!!!!!!!! sounds great

  45. A couple of things really look good, but I think I’d try The Asian Mandarin Salad

  46. button

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  48. Essay #1
    With us, Dole crushed pineapple is a staple because we can use it in drinks, salads (we love it in a carrot raisin salad)and so much more…

  49. Essay #2

  50. Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken sounds delicious!

  51. Courtney S says:

    I am def. gonna try the pineapple and salsa chicken! YUM!

  52. I’d go with the Pineapple Coffee Cake–looks delicious!

  53. Carol Lawrence says:

    The Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken looks like a great use of Dole pineapple.

  54. Carol Lawrence says:

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  55. Carol Lawrence says:

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  56. Sylvia Belle says:

    I would make Sweet and Sour Chicken.

  57. I’d like to try the Asian Mandarin Salad!

  58. we always buy their fruit cups…thanks 🙂

  59. Bulgar wheat with pineapple, pecans and basil looks awesome! I am looking for whole grain recipes so this fits perfectly!!

  60. beth shepherd says:

    Sweet and sour chicken..yummy!
    Thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

  61. Christine V says:

    like to try the Asian Mandarin Salad

  62. Gary Osborn says:

    Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!

  63. sweet and sour chicken looks great
    God bless

  64. Karen Gonyea says:

    Sweet and sour chicken sounds awesome.

  65. Pamela S says:

    I’d like to try the Angel Lush. It sounds easy to make, but yummy and elegant looking.

  66. Mary Marlatt says:

    My husband would love the Asian Mandarin Salad, so I’ll probably try it– anything to get him to eat his veggies!

  67. Susan Smith says:

    the Pineapple Coffee Cake

  68. Pina Colada creme caramel with pineapple chantilly cream – yum!

  69. Fav in Technorati (aitmama).

  70. I am a subscriber.

  71. israel y says:

    I would like to try the Angel Lush cake recipe

  72. Ellen C. says:

    The sweet and sour chicken looks delicious. Thanks for the chance.

  73. I would love to try the Sweet and sour chicken

  74. I’d love to try the sweet and sour chicken recipe. Here’s the essay I submitted:

    There is something magical about Dole’s canned fruit products since they attract my family like a kitchen magnet to a steel refrigerator door. That is why I regularly keep Dole canned fruit in our pantry. And, interestingly, akin to the wonder of magnets, I’ve found that opposites do attract. For instance, my picky 5 year old who seems to repel eating, let alone trying, most things that are healthy is strongly drawn to Dole’s nutritious canned mandarin oranges and pineapple chunks. Since they are naturally fat and cholesterol free and rich in vitamin C, I am delighted to serve “Mr. Finicky” his Dole “treat” whether right out of the can, with yogurt or in his favorite gelatin mold.
    Yes, the invisible force between Dole canned fruit and my family’s tummies is powerful and real. I’ve read that once a piece of steel is magnetized, it will be attracted to other metals indefinitely. I have a strong suspicion the same magnetism holds true for my family’s love of Dole canned fruit.

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  77. I don’t see my first comment, so here it is again. The recipe I think looks really good is the Pineapple Salsa Chicken.

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  79. I like Mandarin Sunrise Pizza

  80. Linda F says:

    I’d like to try the Pineapple Coffee Cake.

  81. Terra Heck says:

    I’d like to try the pineapple coffee cake.

  82. Terra Heck says:

    I’m an e-mail subscriber.

  83. The Asian Mandarin Salad sounds great for spring and summer! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  84. I subscribe

  85. pineapple and salsa chicken

  86. The Pineapple Salsa Chicken sounds really good!

  87. I faved you on Technorati-MommaStaciA

  88. And I subscribe!

  89. monique Rizzo says:

    Angel Lush sounds yummy!! Thanks for the chance.

    mogrill@comcast.net

  90. Yum! The Pineapple Coffee Cake sounds lovely, I think I’ll go make soon!

    Thanks! foxsquirrel at gmail dot com

  91. The Angel Lush…Make it Your Way! sounds good. Thanks!

  92. I would love to try the Easy Aloha Smoothie!

  93. Marianna says:

    angel lush looks delish!

  94. Janna Johnson says:

    Aloha Smoothie!

    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson
    janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
    http://www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

  95. Sharri Moore says:

    Did you know that pineapple is really super healthy? It even helps keep your weight down!

  96. Patricia Treskovich says:

    The Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken looks sooo good

  97. i’d like to try the easy aloha smoothie

  98. The Mandarin Sunrise Pizza looks delicious!

  99. I’d love to try the Shrimp Curry. Thanks for the giveaway.

  100. Janet Fricano says:

    I would like to try Pineapple – Mint Lemonade.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  101. Janet Fricano says:

    Subscribed.

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  102. Janet Fricano says:

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  103. The pineapple mint lemonade sounds super refreshing, thanks so much!

  104. Summermouse says:

    My husband wants me to make the Shrimp Curry with Pineapple-Ginger Rice.

  105. The Easy Aloha Smoothie looks really good!

  106. I would love to bake the pineapple coffee cake. That looks so yummy and warm pineapple is sooo good!

  107. Subscriber!~

  108. christopher h says:

    would love to try the Shrimp Curry with Pineapple-Ginger Rice

  109. I like the easy Aloha smoothie.

  110. Pineapple coffee cake!

  111. Subscriber

  112. Faved in Technorati (aitmama).

  113. I think that the Angel Lush Cake looks really good.

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  114. Jennifer M says:

    At Dole, I like the recipe for Asian Mandarin Salad. My five-year-old actually really loves salads!

  115. Vicky Boackle says:

    i like the pineapple coffee cake.

  116. James Jenkins says:

    wow

  117. jan koontz says:

    just to cool

  118. Denyse says:

    I’d love to try the pineapple coffee cake.

  119. Angela says:

    I’d like to try the Mandarin Sunrise Pizza!

  120. I would like to try the Pineapple Salsa Chicken. It sounds great. Thank you!

  121. I subscribe. Thank you.

  122. Jennifer C. says:

    We’ve already made the Easy Aloha Smoothie and I’d also like to try the Pineapple Mint Lemonade.

  123. I would like to try the Easy Aloha Smoothie.

  124. BRANDI says:

    Hi!
    I love Dole fruits! The pineapple coffee cake sounds delicious ~ please enter me into the contest. Thanks 🙂

  125. Marjorie says:

    The Easy Aloha Smoothie sound delish

  126. leslie says:

    Terrific

  127. The Aloha Smoothie will be great for the hot summer days to come. Thanks for this offer.

  128. GENEVIEVE WARREN says:

    THE PINEAPPLE COFFECAKE WOULD BE MY FAVORITE!!!!
    LONG AGO THEY USED TO HAVE THE MIXES ON THE SHELVES INCLUDING IN THE BOX THE PINEAPPLE!!!!i NO LONGER FIND THEM.

    GENEVIEVE

  129. Sheila R says:

    I wanna try the Angel Lush cake!

  130. Debra F says:

    I’d think I’m going to try the Mandarin Sunrise Pizza. Thanks for the giveaway.

  131. I would love to try the Dole Recipe for Pineapple Sweet & Sour Chicken.

  132. Sylvie W. says:

    Talk about interesting flavor combinations. I’d try the Bulgur Wheat with Pineapple, Pecans and Basil.

  133. crystal says:

    I grow peppermint in the summer so i am going to make the Pineapple and Peppermint smoothie with fresh herbs:)

  134. Hesper F says:

    The Angel Lush recipe looks fantastic!

  135. Mark Nason says:

    Totally going to try the Pina Colada Creme Dessert!

  136. Georgie says:

    Pineapple coffee cake, yum! electricisland(at)gmail.com

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  138. I want to try Angel Lush!

  139. I’d love to try the pineapple coffee cake.

  140. Gabriel J. says:

    I like the Pineapple coffee cake.

  141. Annemarie says:

    The Angel Lush looks yummy!!

  142. Annemarie says:

    I subscribe via email.

  143. Carolyn D says:

    The Easy Aloha Smoothies sound marvelous!

  144. Theresa Clift says:

    I am going to make the Angel Lush, doesn’t it just look delish? I love Pineapple! Thanks for the contest

  145. Carolyn D says:

    I posted an essay, but I’d rather not share it. I used this link, if it helps. http://www.dolemakemeachef.com/create_profile

  146. Tammy Kennedy says:

    I make a pina colada cake but would love to try their
    Pina Colada Creme Caramel With Pineapple Chantilly Cream

    Happy Mothers Day to All

    camper223[at]live[dot]com

  147. I like the pineapple mint lemonade recipe.

  148. Amber S. says:

    I’d like to try the Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken!

  149. I would love to make the pineapple coffee cake

  150. Molly Capel says:

    The Pineapple Mint Lemonade looks yummy.

  151. wendy wallach says:

    I like the pineapple coffee cake.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  152. yummy pinapple coffee cake. my husband loves coffee cake!

  153. Leigh Nichols says:

    Pineapple Coffee cake looks especially delicious to me today 🙂

  154. Laura G says:

    Pineapple Sweet & Sour Chicken sounds delish

  155. I’d like to make the shrimp curry with pineapple-ginger rice.

  156. El Valente says:

    I’d try the Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken

  157. Sarah Stern says:

    I would like to try the Mandarin Sunrise Pizza.

  158. I like the Easy Aloha Smoothie

  159. kathy pease says:

    id love the easy aloha smoothie

  160. Samantha Aluse says:

    The Pineapple Salsa Chicken – YUM! YUM! YUM!

  161. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    I like the Angel Lush!

  162. Michelle H. says:

    I would love to try the pineapple salsa chicken.

  163. Betty C says:

    I want to try the Shrimp Curry with Pineapple-Ginger Rice. Looks yummy.

  164. Betty Curran says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  165. Betty Curran says:
  166. I’d love to try the Pineapple Sweet & Sour Chicken.

  167. Donna K says:

    I would to try the Pineapple Sweet & Sour Chicken

  168. Donna K says:

    I am a subscriber.

  169. Donna K says:

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  170. Donna K says:

    I faved you on technorati. (donnak4)

  171. The Sweet and Sour Chicken 🙂

  172. Heather says:

    The Pineapple Mint Lemonade sounds great!

  173. Heather says:

    Subscriber

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