Some of my fondest childhood memories are of helping my Mom in the kitchen. Especially on Fridays when the long week was finally over and I would come home from school and walk into our house that smelled like a pizzeria! She would be making mouthwatering fresh sauce for homemade pizza. My Mom is full Italian, so back then she wouldn’t cut any corners during cooking and most everything she made was from scratch! I would get to help put the toppings on the pizza before she placed it into the oven and I loved to snitch handfuls of cheese when she wasn’t looking. Once the pizza was done baking my mom, dad, sister, and I would sit down in front of the television together and eat it while watching “The Dukes of Hazzard.” However, the pizza wouldn’t taste the same unless it was paired with a tall ice cold glass of Coca Cola! The combination was out of this world delicious!
For as long as I can remember, Coca-Cola has been a part of the experience. From summer BBQ’s, family reunions, birthday parties, to holidays we have enjoyed a Coke with our meals and celebrations. It seems only fitting that Coca Cola would launch “Cooking with Coke” (www.cookingwithcoke.com) a site dedicated to Coke-loving moms and families. The new site provides a place to share family stories, recipes, and favorite mealtime traditions. The website is a fun way to get inspired about cooking and bring fun back into the kitchen the way it should be. You can even create your very own cookbook compiled with delicious recipes you have tucked away in your kitchen and share it with your friends and family by using the Cookbook Builder tool located at “Cooking with Coke.” Or download and print premade cookbooks filled with recipes by celebrity chefs Ingrid Hoffman and G. Garvin!
One of the recipes Ingrid shares is Coca Cola Rice! It sounds fantastic and I plan on trying to make it myself this week with my daughter! According to Ingrid, Coca Cola is a popular ingredient in many Colombian recipes and the rice has become a tradition on the Colombian Coast. Watch below as she makes the yummy dish!
Coke and Meals Sweepstakes
Share your family traditions and original recipe for the chance to win a Chef Essentials Pack, including an autographed G. Garvin book, a set of 15 G. Garvin premium spices, a set of Ingrid Hoffmann Cookware, an Ingrid Hoffman paring knife set and a knife sharpener, an Ingrid Hoffmann kitchen gadget set, a Coca Cola grilling apron, and 2 Coca Cola koozies. The approximately retail value of the prize is $599! The recipe doesn’t have to include Coke as an ingredient, but it must be original. Please make sure to read the complete rules for submission guidelines. You will be asked to log into your Facebook account first to be able to access the entry form. Have your recipe ready so you can submit it in the next step. Good luck!
Coca Cola Vanilla Float
My favorite way to enjoy Coke is straight out of a glass bottle! However, for a special treat during the scorching summer months a great way to cool down is with a delicious Coca Cola Vanilla Float. I’m not much of a Root Beer fan and this is a fantastic alternative to the old classic. It’s a simple recipe, but wow is it ever yummy! All you need is a tall glass, Coca Cola, and Vanilla Ice Cream!
Ingrid Hoffmann T-fal Stainless Pressure Cooker Giveaway!
Courtesy of Coca Cola, I have been given the opportunity to give a reader a beautiful Ingrid Hoffmann 4.2qt Stovetop T-fal Stainless Pressure Cooker ($69.90 Value) and Coca-Cola oven mitt! Think of all the great meals you can create with your very own pressure cooker in just a fraction of the time it usually takes by conventional cooking.
MANDATORY: To enter the giveaway browse the recipes at “Cooking with Coke” and leave me a comment with the name and link of the recipe you are most interested in trying. You must also be following my blog publicly via Google Friend Connect.
1. Share your original recipe on “Cooking with Coke” and leave a comment with the link to where I can find it. THIS IS WORTH 10 EXTRA ENTRIES! Make sure you leave ten separate comments.
2. Leave a comment sharing your favorite Coca Cola memory. 5 Extra Entries.
3. Read any of my other reviews without a giveaway and leave me a comment there. Then come back here letting me know you did. Make sure you leave ten separate comments (example: Left a comment at review extra entry 1, Left a comment at review extra entry 2, Left a comment at review extra entry 3, ect.). This is worth 5 extra entries.
4.Mention the giveaway on your own blog linking back to this post and “Cooking with Coke.” Leave an additional comment with a link to where you blogged about the giveaway. This is worth 3 extra entries. Make sure you leave three separate comments. (example blogged extra entry #1, blogged extra entry #2, blogged extra entry #3)
5. Enter any of my current giveaways and let me know you did here. (3 extra entries)
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8. Like Coca Cola on Facebook. This is worth 2 extra entries.
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Winner will be chosen at random via Random.org. Info will be forwarded to sponsor.
Open To US Residents Only- age 18 +
The contest ends May 13th, 11:59 PM eastern
FTC Disclosure: “The prize was provided by The Coca-Cola Company. The Coca-Cola Company is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with this giveaway. T-fal had zero involvement with this contest. I will be receiving a Pressure Cooker as a thank you gift for sharing this information”