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Southern Pecan Milkshakes & a Giveaway

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by Amber on June 13, 2011

When I was a kid, my dad was the king of two things: hamburgers and milkshakes. My dad could eat a hamburger for every meal of the day. And he could quite happily drink a vanilla milkshake every day too. (Not that my mother would ever let him.)

The other day, James and I received our Green Mountain Coffee shipment for the month. In it, I had chosen one of my favorite Southern treats, their Southern Pecan blend.

The coffee on its own elicits scents of the pies my home is made of. Pecans are a cash crop of Texas, and pecan pie is one of our specialties, and one of my dad’s favorite kinds of pie.

The more I thought about the glorious sweet and nutty tones of the Southern Pecan coffee, the more I knew that I had to pair it with vanilla ice cream.

You see, my dad is the definition of a Texan. He loves pecans, and pecan pie. When it comes to milkshakes, however, he was never the guy to go for the more exciting chocolate or strawberry milkshakes Whataburger had to offer. He appreciated the simple brilliance of a beautifully creamy vanilla milkshake over anything else.

I just know, though, that when I combine his favorite milkshake flavor with his favorite pie flavor, I’ve got a winner. Father’s Day is on Sunday, and if I could, I’d make this milkshake for my dad.

I can’t wait to send him a West Bend Milkshake Maker so he can make his own Southern Pecan milkshakes. At least if we can’t be together this Father’s Day, we can toast our Southern Pecan milkshakes together over the phone.

Love you, Dad!

P.S. If you’re wondering about that buttery caramel popcorn it’s paired with in the photo, the recipe for that will come later this week. Talk about a match made in Heaven.


 

Would you like to win a West Bend Milkshake Maker?



How you win:

{Required Entry}
Visit West Bend’s extensive kitchen appliance catalog.

Come back here and leave a comment telling me which appliance, other than the West Bend Milkshake Maker, you would love to have in your kitchen, especially this Summer. You must be specific. “Snow Cone Maker” will not count.


Who wants bonus entries?!

For each item below that you do, you will get one extra chance to win. If you already do any of these items, they DO count.

You MUST leave a separate comment for each item. If you leave one cumulative comment, it will only count as one extra entry.

1. Like West Bend Housewares on Facebook.
2. Like Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook.
3. Follow @BluebonnetBaker on Twitter and tweet the following. Then come back and leave a comment that you did so.

Milkshakes for all! @BluebonnetBaker is giving away a West Bend Milkshake Maker for Summer! Enter here: http://su.pr/25Bkds #giveaway

4. Subscribe to Bluebonnets & Brownies email updates. When you click the link, you will see “Get Bluebonnets & Brownies Delivered By Email.” Once you subscribe to the email updates, you will get an emailing confirming your subscription. Leave a comment after you’ve confirmed your subscription.


Important Details:

-This giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Thursday, June 16 at at 11:59 pm EST.
-Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator software program. Winner will be notified via the contact email provided on the comment contact form.
-Winner(s) will have until 6/17/11 to claim their West Bend Milkshake Maker or we will choose another winner.
-Winner will receive one West Bend Milkshake Maker {$29.99 value}. Product will be shipped by West Bend.

Disclosure:

This giveaway is provided to you by West Bend. The views and opinions expressed by Amber Bracegirdle on Bluebonnets & Brownies are my own, and based upon my cooking experiences with West Bend products. I was given the product free of charge to test and review it; however, I was not monetarily compensated for the review or giveaway.

 

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{ 102 comments }

Evelyn R June 13, 2011 at 5:26 PM

I would love an iced tea maker to enjoy this summer.

Evelyn R June 13, 2011 at 5:26 PM

I follow Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook

Cassie June 13, 2011 at 5:44 PM

I would love the 84966 – Versatility Cooker. This would be great for the busy summer days!

Cassie June 13, 2011 at 5:44 PM

I am a friend on facebook :) THanks!

suzanne June 13, 2011 at 5:46 PM

I would really like the Air Crazy Hot Air popcorn popper.

suzanne June 13, 2011 at 5:48 PM

I am a Bluebonnets & Brownies facebook fan

Rhonda June 13, 2011 at 5:56 PM

It would really be awesome to have the 74706 – Countertop Oven with Rotisserie! Can you just imagine ~ not having to use the oven in the Summer? You can do SO much with a rotisserie. Thanks for offering this contest too! I really enjoy your page on facebook!

tina page June 13, 2011 at 6:03 PM

i would love the kettle krazy corn popper!

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tina page June 13, 2011 at 6:10 PM

already an email subscriber’
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Rivkah T June 13, 2011 at 6:13 PM

I’d be quite happy with the 4 Qt. Wooden Bucket Ice Cream Maker for this summer, but I also have my eyes on the 10 Cup Rice Cooker and the Versatility Cooker (I really would love to saute onions and the like before putting the slow cooker on the base!).

Rivkah T June 13, 2011 at 6:13 PM

I also follow you on Facebook!

Blog is the New Black June 13, 2011 at 6:17 PM

I like you on FB already!

Natalie J. Vandenberghe June 13, 2011 at 6:23 PM

oh, there are so many things I’d LOVE to have…but what I NEED is the 72215 – Extra-deep Oblong Skillet!
Thanks for the giveaway.

Maris(In Good Taste) June 13, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Countertop oven with rotisserie!

Megan June 13, 2011 at 6:53 PM

I would love the 400-A Steam Canner!

Megan June 13, 2011 at 6:53 PM

I follow you on facebook

Wendy June 13, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Lovin the counter top oven. Keep the house cool and keep the big oven turned off!

Natalie J. Vandenberghe June 13, 2011 at 7:15 PM

oh, there are so many things I’d LOVE to have…but what I NEED is the 72215 – Extra-deep Oblong Skillet!
Thanks for the giveaway.
The first time I tried to submit this, it indicated I needed to enable JavaScript. The second time I tried to enter, I received a message indicating it was a duplicate comment–however, I don’t see it here. So, I’m going to try to enter it again. If there is more than one, please delete (sorry for the inconvenience).

Michelle Paradis June 13, 2011 at 7:28 PM

I would love the Blender Express Plus. I’m salivating at the thought of all the yummy smoothies I could make.

Michelle Paradis June 13, 2011 at 7:29 PM

I’m following on Facebook.

Michelle Paradis June 13, 2011 at 7:29 PM

I liked West Bend on Facebook.

colleen June 13, 2011 at 7:48 PM

I would totally use and love the party grill. It wrms stuff on the top and cooks on the bottom.

colleen June 13, 2011 at 7:49 PM

I follow you on twitter

colleen June 13, 2011 at 7:49 PM

I like you on FB

Natalie J. Vandenberghe June 13, 2011 at 8:10 PM

I Like West Bend Housewares on Facebook

Natalie J. Vandenberghe June 13, 2011 at 8:11 PM

I Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook

Natalie J. Vandenberghe June 13, 2011 at 8:13 PM

duh! I forgot to write “LIKE” — of course I like you on Facebook!

Natalie J. Vandenberghe June 13, 2011 at 8:19 PM

@Lexiquin follows you on Twitter
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Natalie J. Vandenberghe June 13, 2011 at 8:20 PM

already subscribed to the mailing list of Bluebonnets & Brownies

Michelle Vandergrift June 13, 2011 at 8:37 PM

I’d like the 41300 – Hi-Rise™ Bread Maker since we just tossed our old Zojurushi after many years of use.

Michelle Vandergrift June 13, 2011 at 8:37 PM

I like B&B on FB!

Julia B June 13, 2011 at 10:32 PM

The Smoothie Elite would be fabulous to make use of all this great summer fruit.

Julia B June 13, 2011 at 10:33 PM

I like B&B on FB

Julia B June 13, 2011 at 10:34 PM

I like West Bend on FB

Julia B June 13, 2011 at 10:35 PM

I subscribed to B&B email updates.

Trisha T. June 13, 2011 at 10:37 PM

6 Qt. Electric Wok!

Trisha T. June 13, 2011 at 10:38 PM

Or perhaps the Versatility Cooker!

Sharon June 13, 2011 at 11:27 PM

I would love the West Bend 3 Qt. Electric Fondue Pot in Red. Thanks!

Sharon June 13, 2011 at 11:28 PM

I like West Bend Kitchen Appliances on facebook.
(Sharon O.)

Sharon June 13, 2011 at 11:28 PM

I like Bluebonnets & Brownies on facebook.
(Sharon O.)

Sharon June 13, 2011 at 11:30 PM

I follow you on twitter @sharonjo2
Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/sharonjo2/status/80476856599588864

Sharon June 13, 2011 at 11:31 PM

I’m an email subscriber.
sharonjo at gwtc dot net

DessertForTwo June 14, 2011 at 1:14 AM

OK, I’ve been working on a milkshake for dessert for two this week–this is perfect! I gotta have it! But, another West Brend item I would like is: IT400 iced tea maker. I make my iced tea on the stovetop, and a real machine would be so nice! Fun giveaway :)

DessertForTwo June 14, 2011 at 1:14 AM

I like ya on FB

DessertForTwo June 14, 2011 at 1:15 AM

And I added West Bend to my FB favorites too now :)

Marjorie June 14, 2011 at 9:09 AM

I would like the Stainless Steel Egg and Muffin Toaster

Andrea @ From the Bookshelf June 14, 2011 at 9:42 AM

Follow you on FB!

Andrea @ From the Bookshelf June 14, 2011 at 9:43 AM

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Jan A June 14, 2011 at 9:49 AM

I would love the 88010-10 Cup Rice Cooker. I don’t know why, but rice is also difficult for me.

Sharon June 14, 2011 at 10:45 AM

From West Bend, I like the #68303 – Iced Tea Maker.

Sharon June 14, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Liked West Bend Housewares on Facebook.

Sharon June 14, 2011 at 10:51 AM

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Julia Poole June 14, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Add the SE3000 Smoothie Express Lifestyle to my kitchen this summer!

Julia Poole June 14, 2011 at 12:58 PM

LIKE West Bend Housewares on Facebook

Julia Poole June 14, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Liked Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook

Heather June 14, 2011 at 1:01 PM

I love the Versatility Cooker! I need one!

Julia Poole June 14, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Following Bluebonnet Baker & tweeted the comment!

Heather June 14, 2011 at 1:04 PM

I follow @BluebonnetBaker on twitter and tweeted the message :)

Julia Poole June 14, 2011 at 1:04 PM

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Heather June 14, 2011 at 1:07 PM

I’m subscribed to bluebonnets & brownies email updates! I love cooking/baking so I’m excited for new recipe ideas!

Heather June 14, 2011 at 1:18 PM

I like West Bend Housewares on Facebook

Heather June 14, 2011 at 1:23 PM

I like Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook!

nadila June 14, 2011 at 2:35 PM

I like oblong slow cooker, need one. My kids love oxtail soup and it took forever in the regular pot to cook it.

Susan June 14, 2011 at 4:47 PM

I would love to have the Extra-deep Oblong Skillet!

Susan June 14, 2011 at 4:48 PM

I LIKE Bluebonnets & Brownies on FaceBook!

Allison Coe June 14, 2011 at 7:30 PM

I don’t have a slow cooker and the 84966 – Versatility Cooker looks pretty sweet!

Allison Coe June 14, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Liked Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook. alibear167 at gmail

Lesley M. June 14, 2011 at 7:50 PM

I would totally love the #68303 – Iced Tea Maker. I love iced tea!

Lesley M. June 14, 2011 at 7:51 PM

I like West Bend Housewares on Facebook!

Lesley M. June 14, 2011 at 7:52 PM

I also like Blue Bonnets and Brownies on Facebook!

Felice June 14, 2011 at 11:59 PM

I think that the 68303 Iced Tea Maker would be a big winner in my household. I can just imagine all of the tropical teas I could make.

Felice June 15, 2011 at 12:01 AM

I already like West Bend Housewares on Facebook.

Felice June 15, 2011 at 12:02 AM

I already like Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook.

Felice June 15, 2011 at 12:03 AM

I already follow @BluebonnetBaker on Twitter and tweeted.

Felice June 15, 2011 at 12:04 AM

I already subscribe to the Bluebonnets & Brownies email updates.

Lisa June 15, 2011 at 12:18 AM

Love the southern pecan milkshake..creative and looks/sounds amazing. As for the giveaway..I think I’d love the rice cooker. I’ve never had one, and I’m sick of forgetting about my rice and buring the bottom of the pot.

Lisa June 15, 2011 at 12:18 AM

I already follow you on Twitter :) I don’t have a FB..so I’ll have to stop here.

Denise O June 15, 2011 at 1:41 AM

I’d love to have the Stir Crazy Theater Popper. How fun would that be??

Denise O June 15, 2011 at 1:41 AM

I subscribe to your e-mail updates.

Denise O June 15, 2011 at 1:42 AM

I already like Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook

Jessica C. June 15, 2011 at 8:38 AM

I want the 4 Qt. Wooden Bucket Ice Cream Maker! It *looks* old-fashioned, but really it does all the work for you. Love it!

Jessica C. June 15, 2011 at 8:39 AM

I Like Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook!

Laura June 15, 2011 at 10:43 AM

I would love the Countertop Oven with Rotisserie!

Ella June 15, 2011 at 10:44 AM

I could use a new blender, and the Blender Express Plus looks perfect.

Laura June 15, 2011 at 10:46 AM

I just “liked” West Bend on facebook.

Ella June 15, 2011 at 10:47 AM

I like BB&B on facebook.

Sandy June 15, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Oh my goodness! Browsing throught the catalog, I could envision quite a few items from the catalog that would be awesome. I have 4 children, who, of course, are hungry all the time. We do the usual baseball sports for the boys and my little girl is in dance. We love and appreciate family time, so movies and popcorn are a perfect combination for us. It is an easy way to gather and touch base and enjoy laughing and giggling together. I would LOVE to have the 82514 – Stir Crazy® Theater Popper, 4 oz.

Tracy June 16, 2011 at 12:11 PM

I’d love to have a blender like the Smoothie Elite – my current blender doesn’t really work at all – and I just love that easy dispenser at the bottom!

Nicole W. June 16, 2011 at 4:59 PM

I would love the 88010-10 Cup Rice Cooker.

Nicole W. June 16, 2011 at 5:00 PM

I follow you on twitter.

Nicole W. June 16, 2011 at 5:01 PM

I tweeted the giveaway.

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray June 16, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Part 1 of my entry! — So, I’m not going to lie, I jumped for joy a little bit when I found the Cocoa Grande maker on the West Bend site. Maybe you think I’m crazy, but when the AC in my house is on so high that I am wearing a sweatshirt inside in the middle of AUGUST, I have a weirdo craving for hot, creamy cocoa (marshmallows necessary). Love it!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray June 16, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Part 2! I like West Bend Appliances on Facebook.

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray June 16, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Part 3! Like Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook as well. :)

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray June 16, 2011 at 11:09 PM

Part 4! Follow you on Twitter, and tweeted about the contest.

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray June 16, 2011 at 11:09 PM

And, finally, Part 5 — I subscribed to delicious Bluebonnets & Brownies email updates.

Whew! I’m not too much of a last-minute person, am I? :)

Melissa June 17, 2011 at 12:21 AM

The ice cream maker. I have always wanted one!

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