June 18, 2013

Watkins Vanilla GIVEAWAY aka The BEST Vanilla known to Mankind

Giveaway has ended.  Click HERE to see the winner.
I have the BEST EVER Giveaway for you guys today.

It is sponsored by Independent Watkins Consultant - Melissa #403264.  She is offering one of Eat Cake For Dinner's readers an 11 oz. bottle of Watkins Double Strength Vanilla.  That is a BIG bottle of vanilla and you will use every last drop of it. 

Watkins Vanilla is the BEST vanilla I have ever used in my entire life and I have tried A LOT of vanilla.  Check out my vanilla stash.  There really is a difference in good vanilla.  
Once you go Watkins, you never go back :)

I promise, it is worth every single dollar spent.  Ounce for ounce this stuff is a great deal.  

I know what you are thinking . . . WOW, this girl is really passionate about her Vanilla.  The truth is, I really am.  I tried for years to figure out how to make the perfect frosting.
Now, I get asked all of the time, why does your frosting taste so good?  Mine never tastes like that.
Well, my friends, I am letting you all in on my SECRET INGREDIENT . . . WATKINS Double Strength Vanilla.

This vanilla is made with Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans and is low in alcohol, so it is all Vanilla flavor.  It makes the best frosting, homemade whipped cream, ice cream, divinity, cookies and everything else you can think of.  The first time I tried homemade whipped cream with Watkins Vanilla, it was game over.  BEST THING EVER.

It also makes the best present for Birthdays, Christmas, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Wedding, House-Warming and so on.

Even my Grandma used to use Watkins Vanilla.  Check out this vintage bottle I found in her fruit room.   A glass bottle with a cork top - I love it.  It still smells like yummy vanilla too. 
Watkins also sells many other amazing items like flavored extracts, spices, lotions, home products,
etc . . .  My friend just got the Lemon Cream Lotion and it smells so good.

Please go order some Watkins products through Melissa.  I know you will be so pleased and will become a lifetime purchaser of these products.
www.jrwatkins.com


To ENTER this Giveaway for one 11 oz. bottle of Watkins Double Strength Vanilla:
1.  Mandatory Entry: You must be a follower of Eat Cake For Dinner via Facebook, Pinterest, e-mail, Google+ OR Bloglovin'.  Leave me a comment and let me know which way you follow.  

2.  Optional: Leave me a separate comment and let me know your favorite recipe that calls for vanilla extract.

3.  Optional: Follow Melissa's "Baking and Home Products" Pinterest board and leave me a comment letting me know you did.  

**If your name does not link me to a blog, PLEASE be sure to leave me your e-mail address, so I can contact you if you win** 

Giveaway will end on Tuesday, June 25th and I will announce the winner on Wednesday, June 26th.  Winner must respond within 72 hours or a new winner will be selected.

Giveaway is sponsored by Independent Watkins Consultant, Melissa #403264, but all opinions expressed herein are my own.

You can also visit Melissa on her BlogFacebookBloglovin' and Pinterest

156 comments:

  1. Ga! I love this stuff. My Watkins dealer was at my other job we all ordered from her. I dont see her anymore so this is great to find a dealer online!

    enter me! deebriese@yahoo.com

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  2. I am a follower and I also follow her via pinterst and you also

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  3. I am a follower via email.

    Ashley Baker

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  4. I do not necessarily have a favorite recipe that uses vanilla. However, I generally add vanilla to any baking recipe that I make. I just love that extra little taste it provides!

    Ashley Baker

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  5. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. I love the name of your blog since I could easily eat cake for dinner...every night! :) I just signed up for your emails. I love vanilla in so many things, it just adds something special to everything. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  6. I love using vanilla in classic chocolate chip cookies!

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  7. I follow on facebook and GFC. I just won the cookbook, but I love, Love, LOVE vanilla, too.

    Thanks for your awesome giveaways!!!

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      hashbrownsss at hotmail dot com

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  8. I love vanilla in everything and often add it even when uncalled for. My fav though is spritz cookies.

    THanks!

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  9. I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest!

    Lori @ www.apinchofglitter.com

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  10. My favorite recipe that uses vanilla is good old-fashioned white cake with chocolate frosting!

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  11. I followed you on Eat Cake for Dinner!

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  12. I am a follower on facebook and pinterest. My email is patty4260@comcast.net . Thanks!

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  13. Currently, my favorite recipe using Vanilla Extract is Brown Sugar Cinnamon Chip Cookies http://creationsofawannabechef.blogspot.com/2013/01/brown-sugar-cinnamon-chip-cookies.html

    I also Love Honeybun Cake!!!http://creationsofawannabechef.blogspot.com/2013/05/honeybun-cake-make-this-now.html

    I guess I <3 Cinnamon and Vanilla, like you! :)

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  14. My favorite recipe that calls for vanilla would have to be homemade sugar cookies & frosting!

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  15. barbmc9@gmail.comJune 18, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    I follow you via bloglovin and on pinterest~

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  16. barbmc9@gmail.comJune 18, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    My favorite recipe would be my famous chocolate chip cookies. I'd love to try the recipe with this vanilla!

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  17. I follow you through Bloglovin!
    amymichelle0@gmail.com

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  18. My favorite vanilla recipe is a vanilla cream pudding recipe that I got from my mom-- excellent in fresh fruit tarts!
    amymichelle0@gmail.com

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  19. I LOVE VANILLA!!! I also follow you on facebook and bloglovin!

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  20. My favorite recipe with vanilla... so hard... vanilla makes everything better. When I try a new recipe I always look for the one that has the most vanilla. My favorite is probably pretty lame but I love the taste of vanilla in chocolate chip cookies.

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  21. I Love Vanilla in my cookies, I follow you on facebook bloglovin and pinterest!!

    Sll517@aol.com

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  22. I follow Baking and home products on Pinterest

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  23. And my baked item that requires vanilla...easy vanilla cake..love vanilla cake

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  24. I follow on bloglovin thanks for the chance! Theresa @ DearCreatives.com

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  25. Vanilla cupcakes is one of my favorites with vanilla. Thanks again @DearCreatives

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  26. I follow you on facebook. Email paula.lunsford@suddenlink.com

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  27. One of my many favorites to make & eat with vanilla is creme brulee.

    Email paula.lunsford@suddenlink.com

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  28. I follow your on facebook and on Google+) I follow Melissa on facebook (cause I haven/t Pinterest). I like vanilla-lemon cupcakes))

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  29. i follow you on bloglovin. you are da bomb of sweets (though your enchilada recipe is delish - ooooh! know what im making fordinner tonight mrahahahaha)

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    1. i love vanilla and use it in everything so dont really have a "fave". i guess i could say my go to sweets recipe, a delish brownie recipe from my trusty better homes and gardens cookbook is the bestest when i use salted butter and extra vanilla. i just bought vanilla pods to make my own - need to find "recipe" - think you ^put pods in vodka?

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  30. What a fun give-away! I've used plenty of vanilla but never a "double" variety, would love to try it! I follow via GFC and now through Bloglovin too:@)

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  31. Hard to pick a favorite recipe but my sons still get excited to see good ole chocolate chip cookies:@)

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  32. I love your blog and follow on Bloglovin! Great giveaway!
    Kara
    Qmellett@carolina.rr.com

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  33. I have a fantastic cream cheese pound cake recipe that needs some Watkins vanilla! Hope I win!
    Kara
    Qmellett@carolina.rr.com

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  34. I'm following Melissa's Pinterest board!

    Qmellett@carolina.rr.com

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  35. I follow you on Pinterest

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  36. I'm a Facebook follower, and I use vanilla in pretty much everything that I bake. It's hard to choose a favorite!

    Kristen

    clifford_kristen@yahoo.com

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  37. I love Watkins flavorings. I buy them at Walmart and the prices are so much better than the others.
    Please enter me in the giveaway. I follow you on Pinterest and the blog. My name is Ricki Pala

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  38. I follow by email--love vanilla!! My favorite use for vanilla is in cookies and cakes.

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  39. If Watkins' vanilla is anything like Watkins' almond, I'm a fan. I follow the blog!

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  40. I follow you on Blog Lovin. My email is bethanypalmer527@yahoo.com

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  41. I tell you, you give out the BEST information! I have made quite a few recipes you have posted and they are all wonderful. I have had people say Mexican Vanilla will make all the difference, and it really didn't, I'm so excited about this Vanilla, it sounds amazing. I use Vanilla a lot, in muffins, breads, frostings, and I have always had a bad reputation as a cook. Since being a stay at home mom I have to say I"m now pretty good, I can still mess stuff up but I'm really coming around. I would love to wow some of the family!

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  42. I follow through blog lovin'. My email is willowbird35@yahoo.com - Karen

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  43. My favorite recipe with vanilla is "best ever chocolate chip cookie" recipe! - Karen

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  44. My absolute FAVORITE recipe that calls for vanilla extract, is frozen peanut butter chocolate pie - a recipe our family made up!

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  45. I follow you via email. Thanks for the chance at a great give-away! I use vanilla in nearly everything I bake - wish there were a perfume which smelled as good! My email is djkamm@juno.com

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  46. I'm a facebook and pinterest follower. I do love good vanilla.

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  47. Whipped cream is not complete without vanilla!

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  48. I'm a follower through e-mail!

    csbailey@charter.net

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  49. I follow you by email.
    azzuri9@aol.com

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  50. I make my own vanilla but would love to compare it to Watkins.
    csbailey@charter.net

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  51. WHAT IS A GOOD CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE WITHOUT GOOD VANILLA??
    AZZURI9@AOL.COM

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  52. LOVE your site and follow you by email and facebook.
    pam.thomas1972@gmail.com

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  53. I follow you by email.
    debkaiser205@comcast.net

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  54. I get all your recipes by e mail, love them tllips@yahoo.com

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  55. I follow you on facebook, email and pinterest. ethyls_crazy@yahoo.com

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  56. my favorite recipe using vanilla is chocolate chip cookies

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  57. I also follow Melissa's Pinterest board as well

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  58. I'm an email subscriber

    sourdal@gmail.com

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  59. I am an blovin subscriber and love everything you make. www.debsstamppad.com

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  60. Can't say that I can pinpoint one recipe, but I love a good baked cheesecake.


    sourdal@gmail.com

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  61. follow the pinterest board, sourkin for pinterest

    sourdal@gmail.com

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  62. I'm an email follower.
    Erica P.

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  63. Cookies are my favorite to use a high quality vanilla extract.

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  64. My favorite recipes to use vanilla in are pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, vanilla steel cut oats, and pumpkin chocolate chip bread.
    Erica P.

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  65. I love vanilla extract, well all extracts for that matter! I'm definitely going to try Watkins. I follow you on email and try many of your recipes and have yet to find one my family doesn't absolutely love!
    mccreary7@yahoo.com
    P.S. love your profile picture, with all those decadent recipes I was surprised to see how thin you are! Lol ;0)

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  66. Awesome giveaway! Vanilla is a staple I use it in everything! I am a follower via FB, pinterest and google+.

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  67. I love using vanilla in pancakes and french toast!

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  68. Hi! Please enter me in the vanilla flavoring giveaway. I follow you by e-mail...wowmaw@aol.com

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  69. Hi - I follow you by email and love Watkins Vanilla. My email address is rak195@aol.com
    Rita

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  70. I follow you by email, and I'm so glad I do. I love your blog! 8-)

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  71. I now follow Melissa's Pinterest board, too.

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  72. I subscribe to you via email.

    shelly8806@hotmail.com

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  73. My favorite recipe that uses vanilla is probably sugar cookies.

    shelly8806@hotmail.com

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  74. I follow the Baking and Home Products board on Pinterest.


    shelly8806@hotmail.com

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  75. I follow you on pinterest. Erikahsmith at gmail dot com

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  76. Adding vanilla to whipped cream changed my life so I'd say that's my favorite recipe

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  77. I use it in Italian Whipped Cheesecake. I follow via emails. Thank you!

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  78. I follow via email and Pinterest! I'd love to try it :)

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  79. I love vanilla in any quick bread I make, mostly pumpkin!!

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  80. I followed Melissa's board on Pinterest, looks cool!!

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  81. Hi-I follow you via email--from the response you've gotten I am very interested in trying this vanilla!! Count me in! Thanks!! Andrea H

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  82. I would say maybe jello salads for the vanilla or homemade caramel dip ( for apple slices)
    thanks! Andrea H

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  83. Did her pinterest board, too :)
    Andrea H

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  84. I know it sounds boring but I think the right amount of vanilla in home made chocolate chip cookies is the key to an amazing cookie. Just sayin...

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  85. Wow! I didn't even know Watkins was still around. I follow you through Bloglovin'. Thanks for this opportunity! Toni

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  86. I follow through e-mail, my boys laugh at the title for your blog.

    mindyschroeder314@gmail.com

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  87. As a fellow vanilla sniffer, I will have to order some. Our next recipe with vanilla will be homemade ice cream.

    mindyschroeder314@gmail.com

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  88. I am a email subscriber to eat cake for dinner
    bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

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  89. My favorite recipe using vanilla extract is a classic buttercream frosting
    bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

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  90. I'm a brand new follower and follow you through Pinterest. I am looking forward to trying Watkins in smoothies and baked goods.

    Kristie creikr(at)gmail.com

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  91. I follow via facebook! tamramorgan@gmail.com

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  92. I follow via pinterest! tamramorgan@gmail.com

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  93. I love using vanilla in homemade whipped cream and the chocolate chip cookies you have on your blog! Love those recipes! tamramorgan@gmail.com

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  94. I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest. I haven't had a recipe from your site that my family hasn't loved. My email is odessastarr81@gmail.com

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  95. Favorite recipe with vanilla in it right now is chia seed pudding. It tastes like rice pudding but is healthy. Yum. odessastarr81@gmail.com

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  96. I follow you via Bloglovin'.
    Cheryl Newton

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  97. favorite recipe with vanilla is carrot cake

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  98. I follow on Bloglovin!
    Anna
    Annacoleman21 at gmail

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  99. My favorite recipe is my cheesecake pecan pie - love lots of vanilla in it (I love vanilla in all of my desserts!)
    Anna
    annacoleman21 at gmail

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  100. Bonnie,
    Chocolate chip cookies, angle food cake and frostings are a few of the things we use vanilla in!!

    bbcooking at yahoo.com

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  101. I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest and follow Melissa on Pinterest. I love your blog. My favorite thing with vanilla in it is SNOW CREAM! I just love that stuff. For those of you that doesn't get any snow, if you don't know what snow cream is....basically it is snow ice cream. The vanilla flavor really comes through in the snow cream.
    Keep up the good work!
    Vickie Baity

    fluffy0828@aol.com

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  102. I follow you on facebook.
    (Sharon O.)

    That's an impressive vanilla collection!

    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

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  103. My favorite thing to make using really good vanilla is ice cream. Thanks!
    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

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  104. I follow Baking and Home Products board on Pinterest.
    http://pinterest.com/sharonjo/

    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

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  105. following on pinterest-Jennifer Blanton

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  106. my favorite recipe to use vanilla-new york cheesecake

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  107. I like my Italian cheesecake recipe. Thank you!!

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  108. I enjoy follow via email. Thank you!

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  109. I follow you by email.

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  110. Yum! What a great giveaway! A good vanilla really does make all the difference.

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  111. I love the chocolate chip cookie recipe I got from the coffee house I used to work at. Yum!

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  112. I follow your blog on Facebook, and also with Feedly.

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  113. My favorite recipe using vanilla... ummmm.. I dunno. Any type of cookies!!!

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  114. And I am now following Melissa's baking pinterest board!

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  115. I am a follower of Eat Cake For Dinner via Facebook (as Margot Core), on Pinterest (as Margot Core), e-mail to this box: margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com, Google+ (as Marguerite Core) AND Bloglovin' (as Margot Core).

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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  116. I love to make a classic Yellow cake with vanilla extract to flavor it and the icing too.

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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  117. I follow your "Baking and Home Products" Pinterest board (as Margot Core).

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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  118. Have you tried Penzey's vanilla? I love it. I didn't care for Watkins because it says "Artificially Flavored" right on the bottle...

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  119. I started following you on Pinterest. Michelle
    michome28(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. My favorite way to use good vanilla and vanilla bean is Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. yum!
    michome28(at)gmail(dot)com

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  121. I followed Melissa's Pinterest board.
    michome28(at)gmail(dot)com

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  122. I follow you via Facebook, Pinterest, e-mail, Google+ and Bloglovin'...I don't want to miss anything! I also follow Melissa's "Baking and Home Products" Pinterest board! My favorite recipe that calls for vanilla extract is a very simple one, but my favorite...shortbread! Very few ingredients, but vanilla is essential! Thanks for the opportunity and best of luck everyone! :) pam_gurganus@yahoo.com

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  123. Hi!! I follow on facebook and pinterest...
    anglswhspr224@gmail.com

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  124. My favorite recipe that uses vanilla is my stove top rice pudding.... smells so good after I add the vanilla... wow

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  125. I now follow "Baking and Home Products" Pinterest board
    anglswhspr224@gmail.com

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  126. I'm following through Bloglovin'
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  127. I add vanilla to most of my cake/cookies/sweet bread recipes, even when it doesn't call for it in the recipe.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  128. I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest
    Mabeach@hotmail.com

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  129. Diane E PritchardJune 25, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    I follow you via email. Love everything vanilla, especially buttercream frosting for a white vanilla cake.

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  130. I love using good vanilla in vanilla cupcakes.

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  131. Oh yeah! I follow you on Facebook:) It'd be Sooo awesome if I won this! I've never tried Watkins before but after reading your post, I'm thinking I should! Email: mmnmp@juno.com

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  132. Also, my favorite thing to make with vanilla would be vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream-simple yet oh so good! mmnmp@juno.com

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  133. I follow you on Facebook:)

    dawnermh@hotmail.com

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  134. My favorite thing to make with vanilla is just about anything. My kids love it when I add it to pancake batter!

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  135. I love vanilla in chocolate chip cookies

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  136. I follow you on pinterest. I would love to win. My step mom only used Watkins when she baked.

    sbritt68@yahoo.com

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