My 5-Year Blogging Anniversary & A KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway as a Thank You! (Winners Announced)

UPDATE: The winners of the KitchenAid mixers are:

#1,931 – Janelle Thiessen: “I love your chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting!”

#2,042 – Joanne Quinn: Her comment on following Brown Eyed Baker on Twitter was the winner. As for her favorite BEB recipe:
“Love all your recipes – they’re very dip/party-centric, and they’re the kind I use most when looking for new recipes on the web. My current favorite – and only cuz I just discovered it & can’t believe how easy & delicious it is – is the 3 ingredient Sausage dip. THANKS”

Congratulations Janelle and Joanne! You should have already received an email from me; make sure you reply with your color choice and mailing address so I can get your new KitchenAid mixer out to you!

Thanks everyone for entering and celebrating my five years of blogging with me! :)

Five years ago today, on February 11, 2007, I hit “publish” on my first blog post – Italian Wedding Soup. It looked like a lot of first blog posts look – a small, far-away picture, a sparse description, and a recipe for one of my all-time favorite “mom” recipes. I decided to start blogging to merge two of my passions – writing and baking. I saw a couple of food blogs pop up and thought that doing something similar would be a good way to keep my writing interest alive, as well as to chronicle my time in the kitchen, and to hopefully challenge myself to try some more advanced recipes.

Five years later, Brown Eyed Baker has turned into more than I could have ever imagined. And it would not be the site it is today without all of you. There aren’t enough words to describe how thankful I am for each and every one of you. For stopping by to check out the recipes, for commenting, for sharing your stories about what you’ve made, for your loyalty, for being the reason I keep making a mess of the kitchen more days than not, and, most of all, for allowing me to be a part of your lives. Part of your holidays, your get-togethers with friends, birthdays, showers, and celebrations.

For all you contribute to this site, each and every day, I wanted to say thank you. And I wanted to say thank you in a way that would pay forward kitchen love. What says “kitchen love” more than a shiny, new KitchenAid mixer??

I am giving away TWO KitchenAid Artisan stand mixers to two lucky readers. Check out the details below on how to enter to win, and note that I am leaving this giveaway open for a full week as a celebration of sorts, so as many of you as possible have the opportunity to enter.

Thank you again for being awesome readers, and for sharing your love of food with me. Here’s to a lot more fun in the kitchen together!

Giveaway Details

Two winners will each receive one (1) KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, in the color of their choice.

How to Enter

To enter to win, simply leave a comment on this post and answer the question:
“What’s your favorite Brown Eyed Baker recipe?”

You can receive up to FOUR additional entries to win by doing the following:

1. Subscribe to Brown Eyed Baker by either RSS or email. Come back and let me know you’ve subscribed in an additional comment.

2. Follow @browneyedbaker on Twitter. Come back and let me know you’ve followed in an additional comment.

3. Tweet the following about the giveaway: “RT @browneyedbaker Thanking you for 5 wonderful blogging years with a KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway! http://wp.me/p1rsii-4bV”. Come back and let me know you’ve Tweeted in an additional comment.

4. Become a fan of Brown Eyed Baker on Facebook. Come back and let me know you became a fan in an additional comment.

Deadline: Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

Winners: The winners will be chosen at random using Random.org and announced at the top of this post. If the winners do not respond within 24 hours, another winner will be selected.

Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by Brown Eyed Baker.

Good Luck and THANK YOU!!

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6,567 Responses to “My 5-Year Blogging Anniversary & A KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway as a Thank You! (Winners Announced)”

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  1. Kaitlin on February 11, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Also, I’m a fan on Facebook. :)

  2. Shane R. on February 11, 2012 at 3:24 am
  3. Kawehi on February 11, 2012 at 3:25 am

    I also am an email subscribed..

  4. Shane R. on February 11, 2012 at 3:26 am

    I like Brown Eyed Baker on Facebook.

  5. Luisa Abrahamson on February 11, 2012 at 3:27 am

    I love your nutella cookies!! :)

  6. amy marantino on February 11, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Lemon-Limoncello Cupcakes

  7. amy marantino on February 11, 2012 at 3:29 am

    I subscribe to Brown Eyed Baker by RSS

  8. Luisa Abrahamson on February 11, 2012 at 3:30 am

    I’m a fan on FB..

  9. Luisa Abrahamson on February 11, 2012 at 3:30 am

    I’m an email subscribed..

  10. Amanda on February 11, 2012 at 3:30 am

    I am already a registered fan of your blog, website and newsletter.
    My favorite recipe is White chocolate and coconut Blondie.
    I am now following you on twitter @bellariaspain
    And I have re-tweeted your message
    xxxx

  11. Carole Resnick on February 11, 2012 at 3:32 am

    I do a lot of baking at Christmas and I love eggnog. So, my favorite, and its hard to pick one, is Eggnogg Cheesecake Bars posted on 12/01/2011

  12. Kendall on February 11, 2012 at 3:32 am

    I really enjoy the stove top Mac and cheese as well as the guiness/ whiskey cup cakes !

  13. Carole Resnick on February 11, 2012 at 3:32 am

    I subscribe to BEB via email

  14. Luisa Abrahamson on February 11, 2012 at 3:32 am

    this was my tweet:
    incredible kitchenaid giveaway!! :) RT @browneyedbaker My 5-Year Blogging Anniversary

  15. Carole Resnick on February 11, 2012 at 3:33 am

    I like BEB on FB

  16. Amanda on February 11, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Already subscribed :)
    Now following you on twitter AND re-tweeted message :)
    White Chocolate and Coconut Blondies…. YUM!!!!

  17. gailanne on February 11, 2012 at 3:36 am

    I became a fan on Facebook today…looking forward to future recipes and ideas!

  18. gailanne on February 11, 2012 at 3:38 am

    My favorite browneyedbaker recipe is your Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Frosting. Fabulous!!

  19. Shawna Thompson on February 11, 2012 at 3:38 am

    I love the pumpkin cupcakes. I follow you on facebook and email.

  20. Jennifer watson on February 11, 2012 at 3:40 am

    Blueberry muffins!!!

  21. Jnl2211 on February 11, 2012 at 3:46 am

    My favorite recipe has been the jalapeño popper dip!!!

  22. Jnl2211 on February 11, 2012 at 3:48 am

    I became a fan on facebook! I love your site.

  23. Shannon Thomas on February 11, 2012 at 3:48 am

    My favorite Recipe is the oreo cheesecake cookies…yum!

  24. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on February 11, 2012 at 3:48 am

    Happy anniversary!

    I subscribe to your RSS feed!

  25. Shannon Thomas on February 11, 2012 at 3:49 am

    I subscribe via email. Love the updates right to my mailbox!

  26. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on February 11, 2012 at 3:49 am

    I follow you on Twitter

    @j3nndotnet

    http://www.Twitter.com/j3nndotnet

  27. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) on February 11, 2012 at 3:50 am

    I like you on Facebook!

    http://facebook.com/j3nn.fb

  28. Shannon Thomas on February 11, 2012 at 3:51 am

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

  29. Shannon Thomas on February 11, 2012 at 3:52 am

    I “like” b.e.b. on facebook!

  30. Jnl2211 on February 11, 2012 at 3:52 am

    I’m following you on twitter!!

  31. Emma on February 11, 2012 at 3:56 am

    My favorite recipe that I’ve tried so far have been the “box mix” brownies! so yummy :)

  32. Emma on February 11, 2012 at 3:56 am

    I subscribe via RSS

  33. Kristina Hammock on February 11, 2012 at 3:56 am

    I don’t know how I can pick a favorite, but I guess the one I’ve made the most would be these: http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2010/10/28/vanilla-cupcakes-vanilla-buttercream-frosting/

    I use this recipe for cupcakes all the time! :)

  34. Kristina Hammock on February 11, 2012 at 3:57 am

    I am subscribed already through email! :)

  35. Kristina Hammock on February 11, 2012 at 3:57 am

    I was also already following you on twitter. :)

  36. Kristina Hammock on February 11, 2012 at 4:00 am
  37. Kristina Hammock on February 11, 2012 at 4:00 am

    I also am already a fan of yours on Facebook. :) Congratulations on 5 years!!! =)

  38. Emma on February 11, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake, every single time!!

  39. roseann on February 11, 2012 at 4:10 am

    my favorite favorite? root beer bundt!

  40. roseann on February 11, 2012 at 4:11 am

    i subscribed and i read you on my google reader!

  41. Jessica on February 11, 2012 at 4:12 am

    I am a fan of browneyedbaker on Facebook!

  42. Jessica on February 11, 2012 at 4:12 am

    I am now following you on twitter!

  43. roseann on February 11, 2012 at 4:13 am

    i already follow @browneyedbaker on Twitter!

  44. Jessica on February 11, 2012 at 4:14 am

    My favorite recipe is the stovetop Mac and cheese… YUM-O :)

  45. roseann on February 11, 2012 at 4:15 am
  46. roseann on February 11, 2012 at 4:16 am

    …and yes, i am ALREADY a big fan! congrats on five years!

  47. Emma on February 11, 2012 at 4:17 am

    I already follow you on twitter

  48. Cat on February 11, 2012 at 4:18 am

    Just made your Goody Goody Bars and really lovin’ those!! :)

  49. Emma on February 11, 2012 at 4:18 am

    I’m already a fan on FB

  50. Cat on February 11, 2012 at 4:18 am

    I subscribe via email!

  51. Emma on February 11, 2012 at 4:18 am

    I already subscribe via email

  52. Cat on February 11, 2012 at 4:19 am

    I follow you on Twitter! (as picatasi)

  53. Emma on February 11, 2012 at 4:19 am

    I tweeted :)

  54. Cat on February 11, 2012 at 4:19 am

    I like you on FB!

  55. Cat on February 11, 2012 at 4:19 am
  56. DT on February 11, 2012 at 4:24 am

    My favorite recipe so far is Bacon Onion Cheddar Biscuits. Thanks for 5 years of good food!

  57. DT on February 11, 2012 at 4:26 am

    I subscribe to your RSS using Liferea, its one of my favorite feeds.

  58. Joan on February 11, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Congratulations! There are so many it’s hard to pick one! I guess the vanilla cupcakes!

  59. Amy S on February 11, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Chubby hubby truffles!

  60. Amy S on February 11, 2012 at 4:29 am

    I subscribe via email!

  61. Mylene Lim on February 11, 2012 at 4:30 am

    My favourite recipe is your Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake- how can you go wrong with putting brownies AND cheesecake in a recipe??!! <3

  62. Mylene Lim on February 11, 2012 at 4:31 am

    I’ve followed you by email!:)

  63. Mylene Lim on February 11, 2012 at 4:31 am

    I’m a facebook fan!:)

  64. Ashley on February 11, 2012 at 4:32 am

    My favorite recipe would have to be your vanilla cupcake one. It never fails me and is the BEST one I have found so far.

  65. Ashley on February 11, 2012 at 4:33 am

    I am subscribed to your email updates.

  66. Deanna on February 11, 2012 at 4:33 am

    We keep going back to the delicious Wedding Soup. Great comfort food!!!!!

  67. Ashley on February 11, 2012 at 4:33 am

    I am a facebook fan of course!

  68. DT on February 11, 2012 at 4:38 am

    I now follow you on twitter.

  69. linda on February 11, 2012 at 4:41 am

    email subscriber & happy 5 to you & BEB!

  70. DT on February 11, 2012 at 4:42 am
  71. linda on February 11, 2012 at 4:43 am

    your coffee & espresso layered cheesecake is my all time fav & a kitchen staple …we love it!

    http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2009/05/05/coffee-and-espresso-layered-cheesecake/

  72. Bonnie on February 11, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Your Danish Braid !!!!

  73. Shelby Heffernan on February 11, 2012 at 4:50 am

    My favorite recipe would have to be the Peanut Butter Cups!! I am a peabut butter addict!!!

  74. DT on February 11, 2012 at 4:50 am

    I am facebook fan! Thank you for the memories.

  75. Shelby Heffernan on February 11, 2012 at 4:50 am

    I followed you on twitter!

  76. Shelby Heffernan on February 11, 2012 at 4:51 am

    I liked you on facebook!

  77. Fran on February 11, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies YUM

  78. Shelby Heffernan on February 11, 2012 at 4:51 am

    I tweeted about your giveaway!

  79. rosa parks on February 11, 2012 at 4:52 am

    I loved your jalapeno bread and your mocha cupcakes with espresso frosting mac and cheese casserole and the list goes on.

  80. rosa parks on February 11, 2012 at 5:00 am

    I also follow on facebook

  81. Alicia Lagendijk on February 11, 2012 at 5:09 am

    There’s still so much I want to try, but that pot roast was delicious!

  82. Alicia Lagendijk on February 11, 2012 at 5:11 am

    I subscribe via email! Happy anniversary!!

  83. Natalie P on February 11, 2012 at 5:11 am

    This is such a difficult question!!!!
    However as i have a lightly uncontrollable peanut butter addiction its got to be your Homemade Reeses Peanut Butter Cups – Amazing!!!

  84. Natalie P on February 11, 2012 at 5:11 am

    Also I’m following you on facebook

  85. Alicia Lagendijk on February 11, 2012 at 5:11 am

    I like you on Facebook!

  86. Susan on February 11, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Peanut Butter Cups!!!!

  87. Jessica on February 11, 2012 at 5:17 am

    following you on facebook :)

  88. Amy K on February 11, 2012 at 5:18 am

    Congratulations and Happy Blogiversary! Your blondie recipe has become a family favorite, and my go-to bar recipe (I love how versatile it is with add ins of choice).

  89. Jessica on February 11, 2012 at 5:18 am

    I have so many favorites! One of them are the congo bars, love them!

  90. Lori on February 11, 2012 at 5:19 am

    It’s hard to choose…but I would say the Lemon Burst Cookies

  91. Amy K on February 11, 2012 at 5:19 am

    I am a subscriber.

  92. Amy K on February 11, 2012 at 5:20 am

    I am also a fan on FB.

  93. Susan on February 11, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Fan on Facebook!

  94. Susan on February 11, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Subscribed to email!!!

  95. Aaron on February 11, 2012 at 5:30 am

    I love the peanut butter oatmeal cookies. :)

  96. ClaraCafeina on February 11, 2012 at 5:30 am

    The chocolate cupcakes from your “Dark chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting” recipe…I’ve made them so many times, with different frostings and even in cake form. They are my go-to chocolate cupcake recipe.

  97. Melissa Casey on February 11, 2012 at 5:31 am

    I love your basic pizza dough recipe!! It works every time, and is delicious!!!

  98. Aaron on February 11, 2012 at 5:31 am

    I like you on Facebook. :P

  99. Sandy on February 11, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Cinnamon sugar pull apart bread

  100. Aaron on February 11, 2012 at 5:31 am

    And I am subscribed via your RSS. :D

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