My Favorite Things Giveaway

Love is in the air…everywhere I look around…sing it Tom.

February is here.  Really!?  That means multiple things in this family.  One, our New Year’s Resolutions are now a thing of the past and we have settled into our regular routine.  Two, it marks the 10 year anniversary from the day I said I do to my prince charming on Valentine’s Day (awwww!).  Lastly, it has been 2 years since Budget Gourmet Mom made it’s first appearance.  Oh yeah, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

Over the past couple years I have had the opportunity to meet new friends, discover new tools and ingredients, and have more fun I knew was even possible.  Of course, when food is involved it’s always a good time!

In honor of celebrating two years of doing what I love for the people I love I’m sharing some products I love most!  A big thank you to Gourmet Garden, OXO, Cutco, and Blendtec for participating!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: All of these companies have graciously offered to participate in this giveaway.  I have not been compensated in any other way other than the ability to review products over the past two years.


  1. Congratulations on two years of BGM!!!

  2. Big congrats all around! 🙂

  3. I am always looking for quick weeknight recipes

  4. Gabrielle H says:

    Congrats on you 2 year anniversary! I would like to see more recipes featuring pork in the coming year.

  5. Wahoo on 2 years!!! You are amazing! I think this year would be fun to do a cultural night dinner menu. Maybe food from different countries that we can teach our kids about.

  6. Congratulations on two years! In the coming year, I want to see YOU! Looking forward to Camp Blogaway!

  7. Always looking for easy, healthy weeknight recipes. Thanks for all of your hard work. Congratulations on 2 years!!

  8. Congratulations on making 2 years! Fantastic!

  9. Melissa Miller says:

    Woud love to see more seasonal meals. Love your site.

  10. I would love to see more gluten free options.

  11. Meghan Finley says:

    more cooking

  12. Congratulations on two years! You did an amazing job! Also, happy anniversary! We are celebrating our 7th the same day 🙂

  13. Congratulations!!

  14. Pasta is easy, but I always do the same old things…some fresh, new pasta recipes would be great!

  15. Congratulations!!

  16. I love anything quick and easy that will feed my large family. More fast-fix stuff would be awesome!

  17. In the coming year I’d like to just see more recipes! I love reading your blog and trying the recipes. We finally tried your Spicy Black Bean burgers and everyone loved them 🙂

  18. Audrey B. says:

    Congrats on 2 years! Looking forward to many more!

  19. Amanda Thompson says:

    I’m always a big fan of dessert recipes 🙂

  20. More of your drool-inducing desserts, please!

  21. I’d love to see more healthy recipes!

  22. Congratulations!! I would like to see pie recipes.

  23. Jessica F says:

    more soup recipes!

  24. More recipes – thanks!

  25. More of the same awesomeness <3 Happy Blogaversary!

  26. I am newer to your site and I love it! Love the breakfast options.

  27. Great site already!. I’d like to see more ways to serve great recipes while entertaining.

  28. Fast and easy recipes!

  29. Keep the quick and easy recipes coming. Gluten free is a bonus!

  30. I’m pretty new to your site but I think its great, congrats on 2 years. Someday I’d like to be in the same spot!

  31. Jan DiGiorgio says:

    Congrats on your first 2 years and wishing you many more! I have recently discovered you and glad that I have. Rock on!!

  32. What would I like to see in the coming year? More of the same!

  33. Congrats on all of the above, what and exciting month!!!

  34. What a great giveaway & great reason to celebrate. Wish you continued success!

  35. Always looking for quick recipes with fresh ingredients.

  36. Congratulations on TWO YEARS!! Awesome giveaway Krista! As for what I would like to see this coming year??? I want to see you again! 🙂 Miss ya!

  37. Truly I just love what you’ve been doing, so just more of what you’ve been doing.

  38. Congrats on 2 years. Love the ideas.

  39. Congratulations on two years! I’d love to see even more quick meals and more soups.

    • Definitely! I’ve recently become a soup addict. I’m sure it has something to do with the subzero temps here in Utah this winter but, whatever the reason, I’m excited to share some new ones on BGM in the coming weeks! Thanks Sarah!

  40. Congrats! How about more slow cooker recipes.

  41. Kristen M. says:

    I’d like to continue to see meal plans and easy/quick/few ingredients meal ideas.

    • You got it Kristen! Sometimes I over think recipes I share here and I’m hoping to simplify this year and keep it real. Fave go to meal ever…crisp bean burritos. Gotta come up with some more simple ones like that. Super excited!

  42. I’d like to see recipes that don’t result in a bunch of leftovers for small families

    • Thank you for that feedback Lisa. It’s certainly something I will consider. Since these recipes are created for my large family of 6 they’ve been portioned accordingly. Most of the recipes can be adapted by cutting them in half if you don’t want any leftovers. A good many of the recipes can also be frozen for later too. Saves a great deal on time for last minute meals! I’ll certainly consider finding a solution to the problem. Thanks in advance for your patience!

  43. Congratulations Krista! 🙂 I would really like recipes of homemade tortellini and ravioli. Thanks a lot! 🙂 x

  44. Jim Harbin says:


    Some of your recipes look just awesome! Now with my 4 (2 boys/2 girls), I just need to find kitchen time to try a lot of them out!

  45. Congratulations on your anniversary and blogiversary!!!

    I would love to see easy weeknight recipes with things most people already have in their fridge and pantry =) Thank you for the opportunity!

  46. Congrats girlie! This giveaway is the!

  47. anne hill says:

    i am interested in seeing more asian cuisine recipes

  48. So nice of you to celebrate by giving away to others!

  49. Ellen Casper says:

    Quick and healthy weeknight recipes

  50. Anything to do with easy weeknight meals work perfect for me!

  51. In the coming year, I’d like to see lots of healthy recipes and lots of giveaways for healthy foods.

  52. Congrats on 2 great years! I say keep doing what you are doing this year, you always have great ideas!

  53. Mandy Kirk says:

    More meatless easy meals, with the cost of meat out of hand these days, it would be nice to have more in my arsenal.

  54. Heather Spooner says:

    I love your blog and would suggest more one pot/ crockpot meal recipes. Congratulations on your blogiversary!

  55. Congratulations! I’d like to see more quick easy meals with just a few ingredients that are done really fast for when I get home from a busy workday!

  56. I enjoy learning new tips and cooking tricks in creating meals and I could always benefit from more quick and fast recipes when your short on time. Thanks and thank you for the giveaway too!

  57. Congratulations! I love seeing recipes for people with food restrictions (no dairy, no gluten, vegan, etc.).

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