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Le Creuset Oval French Oven Giveaway (CLOSED)

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Hi All, Great giveaway this week! A gorgeous Le Creuset 6-3/4 Quart Oval French Oven in the color of your choice!

This contest is now closed. Congrats to Mary, comment #774, for her comment on my Chocolate Cream Pie.

Le Creuset French ovens are not only beautiful, they’re heirloom quality. Made of enameled cast iron, they’re designed to enhance slow cooking by heating evenly and locking in moisture. French ovens are perfect for stews, soups and braises, and also double as rustic yet elegant serving dishes. I love mine and use it all winter long.

For a chance to win, simply review any recipe on the site (in the comment section beneath the recipe) between now and midnight on Thursday, March 8th. You may review up to five recipes for five separate entries. A winner will be chosen on March 9th by a random number generator and notified via email.

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Good luck!


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