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Taste of Italy Giveaway: Crisco Olive Oil Prize Package

by Tara Kuczykowski on March 28, 2009 · 929 comments

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Huh – did you say Crisco Olive Oil?

Crisco certainly isn't the first brand that comes to my mind when I think "olive oil," so I'm assuming it's the same for you all. However, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it's actually quite good. I've been successfully substituting it for my more expensive olive oils over the past few weeks.

Here's just one example of the tasty recipes that you can create with it.

Mediterranean Salad

mediterranean-salad

Salad:
1 pint grape tomatoes (use a mixture of red and yellow for added interest), halved
1 6-ounce container Bocconcini (small fresh mozzarella balls), drained
1 paper thin slice proscuitto ham, finely chopped
1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, drained
1 tablespoon capers, drained

Dressing:
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Pinch of sugar
3/4 cup Crisco Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons chopped chives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

Place the grape tomatoes, bocconcini, proscuitto, olives and capers in a large bowl; set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the white wine vinegar, mustard, black pepper and sugar. Slowly add the Crisco Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a steady stream, whisking while pouring; whisk until dressing is well blended. Whisk in the chives and oregano. Pour dressing over salad; gently toss to combine. Refrigerate, covered, several hours or overnight to allow flavors to develop, stirring occasionally. Season with additional black pepper if desired. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the tomato mixture to a serving bowl. Garnish with fresh oregano sprigs, if desired. Serve.

Yummy!

Want to win a Crisco Olive Oil Prize Package?

I've got an awesome Crisco Prize Package ready to send out to one lucky reader. You'll get one bottle of each Crisco Olive Oil variety all packaged up in a really cool wooden box that is perfect for storing recipes and such later on.

How can you win?

Share how you use olive oil in your regular cooking. I almost always substitute it for vegetable oil in my recipes. The only exceptions would be in sweets. How about you?

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Every reader has three methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, or three for up to a total of 3 entries!!!

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. Tell me how you use olive oil regularly.

2. Add Deal Seeking Mom to your blogroll or add my badge to your sidebar. Make sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment!

3. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

Prize:
1 Crisco Olive Oil Prize Package

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, March 31st. I’ll use Random.org to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email on Wednesday, April 1st and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

{ 929 comments }

1 Leslie S. March 30, 2009 at 9:18 am

I have not started to use olive oil yet,but am planning on making the switch asap.Thanks!

2 Jingle March 30, 2009 at 9:18 am

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3 Candra March 30, 2009 at 9:26 am

I can't believe it took me so long to discover olive oil. I use it in our cooking and baking (except for sweets).

My FAVORITE use for it is on salads. I drizzle olive oil, the juice of 1 lime (or lemon), and salt. The flavors are SO yummy together!!! TRY it! (Amazing over red lettuce, tomato, avocado, and red onion)

4 Debbi March 30, 2009 at 9:26 am

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5 Candra March 30, 2009 at 9:28 am

I've got your link in my sidebar.

6 gina March 30, 2009 at 9:32 am

I use olive oil in almost all my cooking (except sweets) my favorite use is for chimchurri (and with all the free bread from target I think I've gained a ton of weight - sigh) my recipe for chimchurri actually came from the crisco olive oil ad! thanks for your great blog!!

7 galena penrod March 30, 2009 at 9:36 am

yes please

8 Alison Scudder March 30, 2009 at 9:37 am

I use olive oil on any meat that I bake, fry, or grill. I also use it when I make salad dressing at home!! Love the stuff and would love to win. Thanks for the great blog and chance to win.

9 Deborah Ball March 30, 2009 at 9:42 am

My husband and I have mastered the art of making great homemade pizzas. We love using the olive oil on our pizza crust prior to adding any ingredients. The olive oil gives the pizza a wonderful flavor and adds in the cooking process.

10 Andrea Linder March 30, 2009 at 9:43 am

I use olive oil when making tomato/cucumber salad...yummy!

11 Christine Smith March 30, 2009 at 9:44 am

I also use olive oil for everything other than sweets. I especially love it when sauteing veggies!

12 Lori March 30, 2009 at 9:53 am

I use olive oil reguarly in everything that I cook. I use olive oil in armenian cooking as well as american.

13 Jennifer M March 30, 2009 at 9:56 am

I use it in everything, including sweets!

14 Barbara Yamini March 30, 2009 at 9:59 am

I am already subscribed. I use olive oil when I cook vegetables, like fresh green beans and fresh greens. I don't use any type of meat, just add the olive oil and different spices.

15 Jaime S. March 30, 2009 at 10:08 am

I use it in place of veggie oil in almost everything too! Last night we had yummy sauted mushrooms cooked in a little olive oil and parsley, so good!

16 Jaime S. March 30, 2009 at 10:09 am

I'm a subscriber too

17 Jenn March 30, 2009 at 10:15 am

I use olive oil when I fry veggies (zucchini, yellow squash) from the garden. I also use it when I fry potatoes for breakfast and make pizza crust. Thank you!!!

18 Sarah R. March 30, 2009 at 10:15 am

I love to use olive oil for making pasta dishes, and I also have a very yummy reipe for rosemary bread. It's makes far a great Italian night!

19 Marlena U. March 30, 2009 at 10:19 am

It's the only kind of oil we have in the house. We love it! We use it to sautee vegetables, in our baking, and everything Italian that we cook! Yummy!! m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

20 Marlena U. March 30, 2009 at 10:20 am

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21 Lindsay March 30, 2009 at 10:29 am

My husband got me hooked on cooking with olive oil!! I would love to win this!

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22 KellyH March 30, 2009 at 10:34 am

I use olive oil in my homemade bread recipe instead of veg. oil.

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23 Christine March 30, 2009 at 10:34 am

Olive oil is the only oil I have in my cupboard and we use it for everything, you name it, if it has oil in it, we use it. Thank you so much!

24 Condo Blues March 30, 2009 at 10:57 am

I do almost all of my cooking except popcorn with olive oil. I also use olive oil to make my own sugar scrubs to use in the shower.

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25 Condo Blues March 30, 2009 at 10:58 am

I am a subscriber.

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26 Dana March 30, 2009 at 11:11 am

I use olive oil when making my yeast rolls. They turn out great!

27 Stephanie March 30, 2009 at 11:14 am

I just subscribed.

Thanks!

28 Dddiva March 30, 2009 at 11:14 am

We use olive oil for almost everything except sweets as well.

My fave is for roasting vegs.

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29 Dddiva March 30, 2009 at 11:14 am

I am a subscriber.

30 Dddiva March 30, 2009 at 11:15 am

Your button is on my blog.

31 Melissa Thomson March 30, 2009 at 11:34 am

I use olive oil for everything I cook that calls for oil! I also use it in salads. Thanks for the giveaway!

32 barbara March 30, 2009 at 11:53 am

use it almost all the time...especially with salads

33 Aubrey March 30, 2009 at 11:55 am

We love using Olive Oil to cook veggies and meats in. Nothing better than a little Olive Oil to add some flavor.

34 Aubrey March 30, 2009 at 11:59 am

just subscribed via email

35 Rena Morris March 30, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Olive has become a staple in my kitchen. It's used for everything except deep frying. I use it to mositen my winter-dry skin as well. It's great for doing massages, a trick my cousin taught me.

36 Becky March 30, 2009 at 12:13 pm

I use olive oil almost exclusively, except in baking. One of our favorites is zucchini, yellow squash, and red peppers tossed in olive oil and Tony Chachere's seasoning. They are yummy cooked in a skillet on the stove, but even better on the grill. For a quick summer salad, we like tomatoes and cucumbers tossed in olive oil, garlic, and Italian seasoning.
Thank you for the giveaway!

37 Becky March 30, 2009 at 12:16 pm

I am already a subscriber. Thanks for all your money-saving tips!!

38 Tamara B. March 30, 2009 at 12:20 pm

I just started buying the Crisco olive oil and I just love it. I used in when making brownies the other day and they came out fabulous. I also made some breschetta and it was simply devine.
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39 Tamara B. March 30, 2009 at 12:21 pm

I am a subscriber.
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40 Alexandra March 30, 2009 at 12:23 pm

I don't use olive oil :( It's too expensive for me.
But I like the taste and smell of it!
I know that olive oil is good in salads and very healthy as well.
I know that Moroccans eat fresh warm bread with olive oil. I tasted it ones. That's amazing taste! I still remember it!

41 Alexandra March 30, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Forgot to mention...Moroccans add salt in olive oil when eat it with bread.

42 beth shepherd March 30, 2009 at 12:36 pm

I use it in place of veggie oil when frying meat or veggies
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43 Alexandra March 30, 2009 at 12:42 pm

I’m already a subscriber:)

44 Sharon S. March 30, 2009 at 12:53 pm

I use it when making pizza and pasta dishes.

45 Mary M. March 30, 2009 at 1:01 pm

I like to use olive oil for stir fried vegetables.

46 shawna March 30, 2009 at 1:12 pm

We use it in pasta and vegetables.

47 laura March 30, 2009 at 1:21 pm

I use it for almost all of my cooking and seasoning needs - sauteeing, in place of butter on veggies and pasta, in my rice.

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48 laura March 30, 2009 at 1:25 pm

I am already subscribed via google reader! :-)

49 laura March 30, 2009 at 1:33 pm

your button is on my sidebar :-)

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50 Valerie March 30, 2009 at 1:38 pm

I use olive oil to keep my calzones from sticking to the pan. It gives a great buttery flavor to the crust.

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