Help me get out of my slump and GIVEAWAY!

November 17th, 2010

So, I’ve been in a bit of a cooking slump and hence not much blogging… for some reason even though I have pretty good ideas, the execution just is not as tasty as I would like… probably has something to do with the impending doom exams… of course, when I received my order from the WEBstaurantStore, the leading restaurant equipment and supply website, I figured that perhaps my slump may be almost over…

When the WEBstaurantStore contacted me regarding a promotion (and giveaway for you!), I was a little unsure of it because the website is designed for restaurants and the food industry… but once my friend Aaron pointed out the copper mixing bowl, I realized I had underestimated this site.

It is a little difficult to browse because it is divided up by different types of food places but once I got the hang of it (the bakery category is an excellent place to start!), I started filling my cart with some basic cooking supplies that I desperately need…

You see- I started stocking my kitchen in college… combined with little income, many moves and numerous roommates… I have a hodgepodge of baking and cooking gear… It is time to have some grown-up cooking staples…

Through WEBstaurantStore I picked out 4 mixing bowls, 2 wooden spoons, 6 cutting boards, a spatula, cookie sheet and parchment paper… all for $50.  I was very impressed with how quickly my order arrived… three days later, I picked up the box!  It was like Christmas!

The WEBstaurantStore will give one of my readers $50 to spend on its site… The winner will be picked randomly on December 1st.

How to Enter:  Leave a comment below with a suggestion/tip/recipe to help me get out of my slump.

You want an extra entry?  Do one or all of these:

1. Tweet the giveaway linking to @ginnygetsfloury and leave an extra comment letting me know.

2. Follow me on twitter and leave an extra comment letting me know.

3. Like me on Facebook and leave an extra comment letting me know.

Disclaimer: The WEBstaurantStore gave me $50 to spend on its site and $50 for one of my readers.


22 Responses to “Help me get out of my slump and GIVEAWAY!”

  1. Jeannette on November 17, 2010 10:40 am

    the best way that i get out of a slump is to either bake something that is fool proof and delicious. that yummy reward will have you back up in no time. or bake something that you’ve been dying to make but never had the courage to try.

  2. Jeannette on November 17, 2010 10:41 am

    i follow you on twitter :)

  3. Resa on November 17, 2010 11:28 am

    Test run a Thanksgiving contribution. What will we be missing on the table?

  4. Christi Macomber on November 17, 2010 12:02 pm

    Maybe it would help to get a new cookbook or two? Or have a dinner party to inspire to you fix something fabulous. Good luck!

  5. Aaron on November 17, 2010 12:07 pm

    Homemade pop tarts?

  6. AidelK on November 17, 2010 12:11 pm

    I buy their pre-cut parchment paper and love it! Bake some cookies with it and give them away. The recipient will be so surprised and grateful (who bakes cookies these days?), it will spur you to make more. There are some great cookie recipes on Martha Stewart’s site.

  7. Peggy Lemos on November 17, 2010 12:13 pm

    The best way out of a slump is to make something super scrumptious and give it to someone. An elderly neighbor perhaps. Makes them smile and you will find it uplifting (right out of that slump!).

  8. Peggy Lemos on November 17, 2010 12:27 pm

    Following on twitter @dragonesplumas

  9. Peggy Lemos on November 17, 2010 12:28 pm

    Liked on Facebook

  10. janeen stoever on November 17, 2010 12:29 pm

    anytime i get in a slump i just bake chocolate chip cookies. The smell, taste and memories that they evoke bring me back every time…

  11. Tiffany Zahn on November 17, 2010 12:42 pm

    when im in a slump i usualy browse online for different recipes, or fall back to something i love and have done before. i really like making a chocolate bunt cake with glaze (sometimes i put peppermint bits, yummy)its moist and tasty. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Dark-Chocolate-Cake-I/Detail.aspx
    or hazlenut biscotti http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cinnamon-Hazelnut-Biscotti/Detail.aspx
    both are really good.
    (liked on facebook)

  12. Katie on November 17, 2010 6:38 pm

    When I am in a slump, hun, I watch old movies. Anything with a lot of soul food in it. Pay attention to what they are messing with in the kitchen, even if they don’t talk about it directly. If all else fails, go back to your roots. Search through your heritage and find something new, I ask my mom about what my grandfather cooked in Ireland and I smash it with a new flair. Ireland is the upcoming place to look. Books are a plus as well, with the Winter weather approaching quickly and exams being over with (as of 2 hours ago at Johnson & Wales Charlotte) curling up with a book and a cup of hot chocolate should let you relax enough to free up some mind space previously devoted to blasted exams. I hope you get out of your slump, I hate being in them as well. Ask friends for advice, and have a ME-time day and all will be better. Good Luck.

    I’m not a big Twitter person so I hope I did it right, but now that I know about this site, so does everyone on Facebook.

  13. Laura on November 18, 2010 10:45 am

    desserts always help me get out of a slump- my recipe suggestion is one i found on foodbuzz that looks amazing and it something that will for sure be great for a thanksgiving feast!

    http://www.foodbuzz.com/recipes/2822099-chocolate-pumpkin-mousse-tart

  14. Jen on November 18, 2010 10:57 am

    Do something holiday related — that way you have a deadline for when to make it and post it by.

    I understand the problem — I feel like I’ve been in a blogging slump the whole time I’ve been pregnant.

  15. Erin @ One Particular Kitchen on November 20, 2010 12:55 pm

    Old recipes always get me out of a slump; something that never fails like one of my great-grandmother’s recipes. :) Good luck!

  16. Sharon Cousins on November 21, 2010 2:45 am

    My monthly writers’ e-newsletter might be just what you need to stay out of the slumps, since it comes packed with fun creative writing ideas, tips, and prompts, and generally includes two or more bonus recipes and some kitchen tips, often of a seasonal nature. All but the current issue are in the public archives, so you can check it out before subscribing.

    The holiday thing is a good idea, too, to put a little more time-critical-ness into unslumping. Even a strongly seasonal focus can do that.

    Good luck and cook and write on!

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  18. Kerri on November 24, 2010 9:03 pm

    I’m just starting pasty school @ Johnson & Wales in RI, i have hardly any supplies and Christmas is approaching which leaves me with no money to buy any! Also, nevermind all the bills! lol… Please help me! :) Happy Turkey Day!!!!

  19. Cee on November 26, 2010 10:35 am

    You might go to your local library and ask a reference librarian if there are any cookery archives with local cookbooks or women’s club recipes. You might find some interesting, historical ideas.

  20. Alicia at Poise in Parma on November 29, 2010 8:32 am

    I like to think of a specific “featured” ingredient: chocolate chips, walnuts, cranberries, etc. Then, I’ll google search for new-to-me recipes. That usually gets me going! Great giveaway!

  21. Alicia at Poise in Parma on November 29, 2010 8:40 am

    I’m already following you on Twitter :) @poiseinparma

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