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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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  1. Emma B on February 18, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I like Brown Eyed Baker on Facebook. However my email on facebook is ekhx97@yahoo.com just FYI

  2. Ashli on February 18, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I would have to say the chocolate cupcake with peanut butter frosting….making them tomorrow for a birthday as a matter of fact:)

  3. Ashli on February 18, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Subscribed to receive emails! :)

  4. Ashli on February 18, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I’m a fan on facebook too!

  5. Nilesh Nayak on February 18, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Your baked brownies are my favorite!!

  6. Nilesh Nayak on February 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    subscribed via email!!

  7. Debisaur on February 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Following on twitter!

  8. Debisaur on February 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Subscribed to your emails!

  9. Debisaur on February 18, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Facebook friends!

  10. Shannon on February 18, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Just tweeted about the giveaway.

  11. Meggan on February 18, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    My all-time favorite Brown Eyed Baker recipe is the Snickerdoodle Blondie recipe. It’s my go-to dessert recipe & it’s always a huge hit (just like the other Brown Eyed Baker recipes I’ve tried!) I enjoy following your blog & appreciate your fantastic recipes, writng style and wonderful photos!

  12. Meggan on February 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I just became a Facebook fan!

  13. Meggan on February 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I just subscribed to The Brown Eyed Baker RSS feed. Looking forward to following you via multiple social media sites!

  14. Lyn on February 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I don’t see the winners listed at the top of this post; how do I find the names of the winner?
    L

  15. Lady J on February 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I love your mac and cheese

  16. Lyn on February 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I do not see the names of the KitchenAid mixer contest here yet; where can I find them? Lyn

  17. Cat on February 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I’ve subscribed by e-mail!

  18. Laura on February 18, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Baked donuts with cinnamon sugar. Delicious!

  19. Laura on February 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Subscribed to receive emails!

  20. Laura on February 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Fan on facebook!!

  21. Laura on February 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Following you on twitter! :)

  22. Laura on February 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Tweeted about the giveaway

  23. Cheryl E. on February 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I am a fan on facebook!

  24. bc edwards on February 18, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    https://twitter.com/#!/jackalJarrod/status/170958023194451968
    I was watching a video on swagbucks and the guy was using one of these machines and all I can say is WOW, makes my tiny machine look like a kids toy

  25. Chelsie Kalian on February 18, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I LOVE your butternut squash soup! its the recipe that led me to your blog and i’ve loved your site ever since! can’t wait for more to come (:

  26. Adrianne on February 18, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Signed up for emails :)

  27. Kayleigh on February 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I’m subscribed to your RSS!

  28. nhbeth on February 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing!!! Love Them !!!!!

  29. nhbeth on February 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Following you on Twitter!

  30. nhbeth on February 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Became a fan on facebook!!

  31. Liz on February 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    My favorite recipe so far…dark chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting!

  32. nhbeth on February 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    subscribed to email!

  33. Ashley on February 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Fallen chocolate cakes… rich, elegant chocolate perfection!

  34. Allison on February 18, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    My favorite recipe is the Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

  35. devoted4life on February 18, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    My fave recipe are the s’mores cupcakes! I made some in May this year but they don’t look nearly as fantastic as yours! The marshmallow looks so light and fluffy!

  36. Allison on February 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I subscribed via e-mail.

  37. devoted4life on February 18, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I’ve tweeted!

  38. devoted4life on February 18, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    @devotedforlife has followed you on twitter!

  39. devoted4life on February 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I’ve liked you on facebook :)

  40. Kristi on February 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Followed on my e-mail!

  41. Kristi on February 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Fan on Facebook too!

  42. Mark on February 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I’m a fan on Facebook!

  43. Mark on February 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    And I’m following you on a RSS feed!

  44. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef on February 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip & Pecan Granola Bars for sure!

  45. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef on February 18, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    i subscribe by RSS :)

  46. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef on February 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    i like your blog on facebook.

  47. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef on February 18, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    i follow you on twitter @thepajamachef

  48. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef on February 18, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    i tweeted @thepajamachef

  49. Maria Malaveci on February 18, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    There are so many to choose from, but have to go with Red Velvet Cupcakes!

    mmalavec@med.umich.edu

  50. Maria Malaveci on February 18, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Subscribe to Brown Eyed Baker by email

    mmalavec@med.umich.edu

  51. Maria Malaveci on February 18, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Follow @browneyedbaker on Twitter.

    mmalavec@med.umich.edu

  52. Maria Malaveci on February 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm
  53. Maria Malaveci on February 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    fan of Brown Eyed Baker on Facebook.

    mmalavec@med.umich.edu

  54. Dorothy Sheehan on February 18, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I love the Tiramisu cupcakes!!! so yummy

  55. Dorothy Sheehan on February 18, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    fan on facebook!!!

  56. Dorothy Sheehan on February 18, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    subscribed through email…

  57. melissa on February 18, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Strawberry Pretzel squares :)

  58. melissa on February 18, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I subscribe by email.

  59. melissa on February 18, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I follow on Twitter!

  60. melissa on February 18, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I’m a fan on FB.

  61. melissa on February 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm
  62. Avonlea on February 18, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Just subscribed via email!

  63. Carol on February 18, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    The Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes are my favorite. I just made a date with a friend to bake these together.

  64. lauren @ the talking kitchen on February 18, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    just tweeted!

  65. Kayleigh on February 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I love maple and oatmeal, so those scones look great!

  66. LY on February 18, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

  67. Tziona on February 18, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    The Baked French Toast with Praline Topping leaves me drooling and hungry every time I see it! I would love some now!

  68. Ashley on February 18, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Your Peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe is to die for!!!!

  69. Ashley on February 18, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I’m already a Facebook fan!

  70. Bryan on February 18, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Baked brownies!

  71. Ashley on February 18, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I follow you on twitter :-)

  72. Tziona on February 18, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Already subscribed to the Brown Eyed Baker by email! Love it!

  73. Tziona on February 18, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Already like or Love the brown eyed baker on facebook!

  74. Gianna on February 18, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    My favorite Brown Eyed Baker recipe is your Red Velvet cupcake recipe!

  75. Gianna on February 18, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I subscribed to Brown Eyed Baker via e-mail.

  76. Gianna on February 18, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I’m following Brown Eyed Baker on Twitter!

  77. Gianna on February 18, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I am a fan of Brown Eyed Baker on facebook!

  78. Rose on February 18, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    My favorite Brown Eyed Baker recipe is the Sausage and Red Pepper Risotto. My daughter made it for our family and it was delicious!

  79. Rose on February 18, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Just subscribed via e-mail!

  80. Rose on February 18, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    I’m a follower on Twitter :)

  81. Rose on February 18, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Just tweeted about the giveaway!

  82. Rose on February 18, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    I’m a fan on facebook

  83. Greg on February 18, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    My girlfriend made the Irish Carbomb Cupcakes last year for St. Patrick’s Day.

  84. Greg on February 18, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    fan of Brown Eyed Baker on Facebook

  85. Greg on February 18, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway

  86. Greg on February 18, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I’m following you on twitter

  87. Greg on February 18, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    I subscribed via e-mail

  88. Brandon on February 18, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    My wife makes all you desserts! My favorite are the chewy sugar cookies.

  89. Nicole Hess on February 18, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    My favorite recipe of yours is Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream Frosting! Amazing!

  90. Nicole Hess on February 18, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    I am a fan of browneyedbaker on facebook! (have been for a long time!)

  91. Nicole Hess on February 18, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I’m following you on twitter!

  92. Nicole Hess on February 18, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I twitted about the giveaway! (Cole05emma08mom is my twitter)

  93. Anna on February 18, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    I’m a fan on FB!

  94. Anna on February 18, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Following on Twitter

  95. Anna on February 18, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Vanilla cupcakes are a winner!

  96. Lyn on February 19, 2012 at 9:01 am

    What time will the KitchenAid mixer winners’ names appear at the top of the post? L

  97. Anjuli on February 19, 2012 at 9:08 am

    When will the winners be announced?

    • Lyn on February 19th, 2012 at 11:55 am

      With only 12 hours left to respond, contestants who entered this KitchenAid contest may have a long night ahead of them! Let’s hope that the winner’s names will appear on this post before 11:59 PM EST. L

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