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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. Rachael G on February 15, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I am also a Facebook fan!

  2. jean on February 15, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I cannot wait to try the Irish Car bomb cupcakes for St. patty’s day!

  3. Ann Marie on February 15, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Baked Brownie

  4. Ann Marie on February 15, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    I subscribe by email & FB…can’t get enough

  5. Ann on February 15, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    I love the red velvet cupcakes! The recipe was perfect!

  6. Ann on February 15, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Now a fan on facebook.

  7. Liz on February 15, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Congrats on your 5 year blogging anniversary.

  8. Liz on February 15, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I am now a fan on Facebook.

  9. Liz on February 15, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    I have subscribed to your email. Congrats again on your 5 year blogging anniversary!

  10. Alma Berber on February 16, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My favorite recipe would be your banana nut bread its sooo moist and I make it sooo often!!!!

  11. Alma Berber on February 16, 2012 at 12:01 am

    I subcribed via email

  12. Alma Berber on February 16, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Following you on Twitter!!

  13. Alma Berber on February 16, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Im a fan on facebook!!

  14. Paula on February 16, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Just made a batch of snicker doodle blondies and became a fan on facebook! I am in love!

  15. Bakerette on February 16, 2012 at 1:06 am

    I made your homemade peanut butter cups and they were divine!

  16. Bakerette on February 16, 2012 at 1:07 am

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

  17. Bakerette on February 16, 2012 at 1:07 am

    I’m a follower on Facebook!

  18. Bakerette on February 16, 2012 at 1:08 am

    I subscribed to your blog by a Feeder!

  19. Bakerette on February 16, 2012 at 1:09 am

    I’m following you on Twitter! Yahoo! Sign me up for this mixer. I would love one of these! I’ve been wanting one FOREVER! Keeping my fingers, toes, arms, eyes, and anything else I can, crossed! You have a wonderful blog. I’ve enjoyed it.

  20. Faiza on February 16, 2012 at 1:52 am

    My fav recipe is the Apple Cinnamon Bread

  21. Faiza on February 16, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Following @FaizaTK

  22. Brittany on February 16, 2012 at 6:47 am

    I LOVE the sweet and salty brownies!

  23. Brittany on February 16, 2012 at 6:48 am

    I’m also subscribed to the rss feed! :)

  24. Lubna Karim on February 16, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Congrats on hitting the big milestone in blogsphere…..wish you tons of luck….rock with u r yum recipes…..

  25. Kristy on February 16, 2012 at 7:20 am

    I like your Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe! Your french onion soup is also a favourite!

  26. lubna on February 16, 2012 at 7:22 am

    i already subscribe you on email.

  27. bc edwards on February 16, 2012 at 9:54 am
  28. Erin on February 16, 2012 at 10:11 am

    I am a fan of Brown Eyed Baker on Facebook!

  29. Erin on February 16, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I love love love your Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

  30. Erin on February 16, 2012 at 10:14 am

    I subscribe you on email as well!

  31. Kimberly C on February 16, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Irish car bomb cupcakes!

  32. Sherry G on February 16, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I love your banana creme pie cupcakes! They looked phenomenal!!

  33. Sherry G on February 16, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I’m subscribed!

  34. Sherry G on February 16, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I’m a Facebook fan!

  35. Emily Colley on February 16, 2012 at 11:29 am

    your banana nut bread…let’s just say it has changed my life!

  36. Emily Colley on February 16, 2012 at 11:31 am

    I am subscribed to your delicious blog vis RSS :)

  37. Emily Colley on February 16, 2012 at 11:33 am

    one more thing, I follow your your every tweet…on twitter.

  38. Emily Colley on February 16, 2012 at 11:35 am

    oh, and I tweeted you! https://twitter.com/#!/emclair

  39. Emily Colley on February 16, 2012 at 11:39 am

    of course I liked your on Facebook too, http://www.facebook.com/emilyclairecolley/favorites

    Happy five years!

  40. Crystal on February 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    right now I am loving your sushi post! I have tried sushi before and had issues and your post has made it so much easier for me to do! thank you!!

  41. Crystal on February 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I follow you by email!!!

  42. Crystal on February 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I follow you on twitter!!

  43. Crystal on February 16, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I sent a tweet about your giveaway!! :)

  44. Donna on February 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Congratulations on 5 years! My fave? Has to be the Mocha Cupcakes — however I have a feeling the Valentine’s Baked Hot Chocolate is going to supplant it

  45. Donna on February 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I am now a Facebook Fan :D

  46. Donna on February 16, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Also subscribed via email. I feel like a stalker.

  47. Carmen on February 16, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    My favorite is Baked Brownie

  48. Carmen on February 16, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I follow your blog (RSS)

  49. Carmen on February 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I follow @browneyedbaker (@cmouse01)

  50. Carmen on February 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm
  51. Grace on February 16, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Seven-Layer Bars…so easy and delish!

  52. Michelle S. on February 16, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I subscribed by email too!

  53. Jennifer on February 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I subcribed by email and liked you on facebook. I just came across this site today so I haven’t tried andy of your recpies but looking forward to. Congrats on your 5 year anniversary.

  54. Brenda M. on February 16, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    My favorite is the “Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie” recipe. I had been looking for a great chocolate chip recipe for a long time and this one is the tops. Thanks.

  55. Brenda M. on February 16, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I follow you on Facebook.

  56. Sally on February 16, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I love your Margarita Cupcakes. I think I got more compliments on this cupcake than any others I have tried. I just loved them. Happy Anniversary!

  57. Kelly S. on February 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I am subscribed to you rss feed.

  58. Kelly S. on February 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    my favorite recipe is the apple cinnamon bread

  59. Sharon on February 16, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Face book follower

  60. Sharon on February 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    follower on Twitter

  61. Sharon on February 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I’ve reweeted

  62. Sharon on February 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I’m a blog follwer

  63. Sharon on February 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    All of your cupcakes aside, I take every opportunity to make your; Sweet Potato Grain with Gruyère and tell my guests all about you. Yum yum yummy!!!

  64. Rae on February 16, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Pumpkin Cupcakes are def my fave!!!

  65. Leah on February 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    hmm I don’t know if I can name a favorite… there are so many fabulous recipes on here! But maybe the Baked Hot Chocolate that I just discovered…even though I haven’t made it yet! :)

  66. Leah on February 16, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    I’m a fan of you on facebook!

  67. Rae on February 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    didnt know you have a twitter…I AM NOW STALKING YOU!!!

  68. Rae on February 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    i “like” you FB page!!!

  69. Amy V. on February 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I subscribed by email. :)

  70. Rachel on February 16, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    peach crumb bars!

  71. Rachel on February 16, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    i’m now a fan on facebook!

  72. Rachel on February 16, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Now following on twitter! (@racheldrosen)

  73. Rachel on February 16, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    …and i retweeted.

  74. Bryan on February 16, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Any of the sweets – probably the brownies in particular are awesome.

  75. Rachel on February 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    AND subscribed to emails. i REALLY want the mixer!

  76. LY on February 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Carbomb cupcakes!!!

  77. LY on February 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I’m a fan on FB

  78. LY on February 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Following on twitter

  79. LY on February 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I’m getting the feed via email

  80. Nana Clare on February 16, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I was already a subscriber. I’m listing the baked brownie as my favorite recipe, although you have many winners. Congrats on five years blogging. Quite a feat! I’m hoping to learn from you. – Nana Clare’s Kitchen

  81. Nana Clare on February 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I’m following you on Twitter, Michelle.

  82. Nana Clare on February 16, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    I’ve tweeted your message Michelle.

  83. Nana Clare on February 16, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    And there it is – I’ve “liked” you on Facebook. I hope you have a wonderful response to this. But I really need the mixer:)

  84. Naz on February 16, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Just tweeted about the giveaway!

  85. Holly Welker on February 16, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    I LOVE your Peanut Butter Snickers cookies. <3 I also enjoy making your recipes for dog treats for my 2 sweet little girls, Lulu and Taya.

  86. Holly Welker on February 16, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I subscribe via email. I love your ethnic recipes!

  87. Holly Welker on February 16, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I am a fan on Facebook!

  88. Makncoop on February 16, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    My all time favorite (so far) are the baked brownies! I’ve made them 3 times in the past 2 1/2 weeks. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful recipes with all of us!

  89. Makncoop on February 16, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    i just followed you on Facebook :) (michelle child)

  90. Makncoop on February 16, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    You’ve got a new twitter fan! @makncoop

  91. kelly on February 17, 2012 at 12:18 am

    chocolate cupcakes with your peanut butter frosting. (but I am brand new here, so this is just the tip of my iceberg. =0) Thanks for a great recipe!

  92. kelly on February 17, 2012 at 12:18 am

    I subscribe!

  93. Kim on February 17, 2012 at 12:32 am

    The Irish car bomb cupcakes I am so looking forward to making or my wedding anniversary which happens to be on St. Patty’s day and the Cherry coke cupcakes for my children’s birthday. But your blog helped me out tremendously when I really wanted to learn how to make sushi. There are so many things I gave yet to try, but now that I found your blog, I am hooked! Thanks for taking the time to pit these wonderful foods!

  94. Kim on February 17, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Follow you on Facebook also, what a great place to find great cooks!

  95. Carrie on February 17, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Love the Strawberry Pretzel Bars! Yum-yum!

  96. Carrie on February 17, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Subscribed via RSS.

  97. AnnieNSD on February 17, 2012 at 2:49 am
  98. AnnieNSD on February 17, 2012 at 2:50 am

    im an rss subscriber!

  99. Anna on February 17, 2012 at 3:45 am

    i tweeted about you! @incapace_food

  100. Melissa Edmonds on February 17, 2012 at 3:46 am

    I would have to say my favorite recipe is the Congo Bars! Yum!!

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