Ninja Blender Giveaway, baby!

Ninja Blender Giveaway, baby!


Today, I really REALLY wanted to post a fabulous new recipe for you all. That was my plan all week-long, you see. But as luck would have it, my good intentions were rudely interrupted by fact that my kitchen sink simply decided to come unglued from her usual spot and fell right out from under the counter-top leaving me with no running water (or sink!) in my kitchen and 500 dirty dishes just begging to be cleaned.

This is not a joke.

Would I lie to you?

No way, man. I would not.

Good times around here, my friends. After I washed the previously mentioned 500 dishes (give or take 450) in my bathtub during the late night hours, I had a good nights rest and woke up ready and willing to serve my family cheap, five dollar pizza for the duration my small kitchen crisis. (Which should be over in the next 24 hours or so. At least that was the good news given to me today by MyHandsomeHusband aka Repair Man of Wonder).

And so, dear readers, instead of a new recipe for you today I am giving away one of my favorite kitchen appliances of all time.


Isn’t she a beauty!

I would love to give one of you lucky readers a brand spanking new Ninja Kitchen System 1200 (BL700), complete with a small and large pitcher and many different cutting blades (including a whipping blade and dough hook). 

I absolutely adore this contraption. I use it for all kinds of things, including smoothie making, chopping nuts, veggies, blending up graham cracker crumbs for crusts, making salad dressings, whipping cream, blending dips..etc, etc, etc…I have even used it in a pinch to make cookie dough and bread dough! Amazing, it is.

I use mine every day.

Just like I used to use my kitchen sink every day.

Until she went rogue on me. Dang thing. Hoping once she has been restored to her full glory, we can be friends again. She and I spend a lot of time together after all. 🙂

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me one of your kitchen mishaps. (Goodness knows we all have them!) Did you accidentally pour freshly made gravy down the sink? Did you burn your husbands birthday cake? Did your chicken soup boil over while you were eating chocolate and reading a great book? 

I would love to hear your stories. Everyone needs a good laugh now and then, right! You may enter from now until Thursday March 6th. Winner will be announced and contacted on Friday March 7th.

Good luck, everyone!


Post a comment!


  1. 1
    L Callor
    February 28, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Well somehow mixed up the sugar and salt in my cake recipe and we know what happened next. We all about died when we ate it. How does that even happen.

  2. 2
    Cassandra N.
    February 28, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Shortly after we first married, 35 years ago next week, I decided to try to make hash browns using actual potatoes. They turned GREEN! Like Army green. Mushy and gross green. I can still picture them in the pan all these years later. I did not know that they should have been soaked in water after they were shredded. I have stuck with frozen hash browns ever since. LOL!

  3. 3
    Amanda Renea
    February 28, 2014 at 1:16 am

    I was making a tomato bisque and was pureeing it in the blender. Well, I didn’t think to hold the lid down and, well, volcano!!! Part of why I like the ninja, a locking lid!

  4. 4
    Gordon Moore
    February 28, 2014 at 1:32 am

    I bought a Ninja for my daughter for Christmas and she loves it. High quality and super fast.

  5. 5
    Laura Wong
    February 28, 2014 at 2:37 am

    I made slutty brownies in a glass casserole pan. I take out the hot pan and place on my ice cold counter. Kaboom! Glass explosion and shards everywhere!!! I was lucky I wasn’t cut. Add insult to injury, the brownies were burnt and ruined anyway 🙁

  6. 6
    February 28, 2014 at 4:05 am

    Too many to name, but probably trying to cook salmon in the dishwasher. I had a recipe for doing this, but it turned out soooo bad! My husband still gives me a hard time about it.

  7. 7
    February 28, 2014 at 4:23 am

    I burn the bacon almost every time I make it. Then a little piece of me dies, because I really love non-burned bacon.

  8. 8
    Judy Uhl
    February 28, 2014 at 4:34 am

    How about baking a chocolate cake without putting the oven on! It was sitting in a cold oven! LOL

  9. 9
    February 28, 2014 at 4:38 am

    I was making my homemade pasta and sauce for a small dinner party and my boyfriend (for the first time). Everything was perfect until I drained the pasta…into the side of the sink without the colander. Nice

  10. 10
    Linda Parke
    February 28, 2014 at 4:47 am

    well we were making banana nut bread and I told my six years to put the banana peels in the trash and he put the mashed up bananas in their instead

  11. 11
    February 28, 2014 at 5:34 am

    I made cookies with cinnamon instead of cocoa. Oops! I know stick to original packaging for all my spices.

  12. 12
    February 28, 2014 at 5:46 am

    I was prepping a large meal (Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner) and my kitchen sink backed up. We tried for 4 hours to get it unclogged and then resigned to call a plumber in the morning. We let it set overnight and turned on the garbage disposal the next morning and voila! Luckily, it drained and we got it cleaned up before the real cooking began! =)

  13. 13
    February 28, 2014 at 5:50 am

    I’m sure everyone has done this… I set a plastic mixing bowl on my glass cook top and accidentally turned on the burner underneath it rather than the burner under my pan! Melted bowl and pancake batter all over!

  14. 14
    February 28, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Hmmm…I have a few to choose from! I may have once or three times waited until the night before my kid’s party to make the bday cake and then not sprayed the pan well enough and had to use frosting to glue the pieces together and then ended up with such a hideous looking thing that I started over after midnight.

  15. 15
    February 28, 2014 at 6:22 am

    My husband called telling me he was bringing his bosses to dinner that night. I frantically rushed to the store and asked the young man working in the meat section for brisket. I grabbed what he handed me and took it home to prepare. When I bit into it, with the bosses sitting across from me, I realized it was corned beef brisket. So salty I was dying. We went out!!

  16. 16
    Sharon Nolan
    February 28, 2014 at 6:26 am

    When I was first married I was very stupid and didn’t realize that whole fish still had the guts inside of them and needed to be cleaned out.I baked my husband some catfish and the stench was so bad we had to leave our apartment! Even our cat ran in the other direction when I offered her some fish.Never made that mistake again!

  17. 17
    February 28, 2014 at 6:27 am

    I would have to say the time I spent hours simmering and seasoning a gorgeous organic chicken carcass for stock and then strained the broth right down the drain because I was distracted! Gutting. Now I triple check that the bowl is there!

  18. 18
    Sarah A
    February 28, 2014 at 6:29 am

    There are too many to mention!

  19. 19
    February 28, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Soooo many. How about forgetting the sugar in Thanksgiving pumpkin pies. Not discovered until serving the pie. Ugh! Should have been part of the vegetable course.

  20. 20
    February 28, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Who hasn’t had a mishap? From pots boiling over to forgetting about boiled eggs cooking.(who burns boiled eggs?) To too much salt added. There are way too many of them to name one in particular.

  21. 21
    Cheryl Newton
    February 28, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Our OTR microwave died a couple months ago (or maybe it just seems like that long ago…) but my older son was making oatmeal for himself one recent morning before heading out to go ice-fishing. He was boiling milk on the stovetop but didn’t realize how quickly milk can go from simmer to … you guessed it: stinky milk burned onto the stovetop.

  22. 22
    Hillary nadell
    February 28, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Oops! One time I accidentally out dish soap in the dishwasher! I had bubbles to clean for days!!

  23. 23
    February 28, 2014 at 6:49 am

    This week has been awful with sick kids. I was doing so many things as us moms do I actually burnt water on the stove. I felt so dumb who burns water. Oh it really can smell too:(

  24. 24
    Paula Taylor
    February 28, 2014 at 6:55 am

    I had a dinner for my husband’s commander while in the military. I put the meal on the table and sat down. My husband ask, “Do we have a meat”? Yes, a roast I had put on the table. Then we saw the empty plate… St. Bernard had taken the roast off the table, taken it to his queen sized bed, and ate it…he had the roast string caught in his teeth!! We went out and got some chicken!! His commanding officer said it was the most memorable dinner he had ever had.

  25. 25
    Linda McDaris
    February 28, 2014 at 6:58 am

    We were having a Halloween party at work. Our department theme a tropical paradise. My job was to make the alcohol free frozen margaritas. I used my handy dandy Kitchen aid blender. I has a rubber clutch that spins the blade…after about 3 pitchers full…the rubber fell apart. Of the 150 employees only about 1/3 of my coworkers got the frozen treat. Have bought two more of the rubber replacements…would love to do away with the Kitchen Aid.

  26. 26
    Emilee k.
    February 28, 2014 at 6:58 am

    My biggest mishap was probably when I made lemon bars and they exploded in the oven, sticky mess.

  27. 27
    February 28, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Being a military wife, my husband was due home from deployment so I decided to make him his favorite dessert-brownies! I wanted them to still be warm by the time I picked him up so I made them right before he was due home-in all the excitement I forgot I left them in the oven when I left…needless to say he had VERY burnt brownies and a smokey house to welcome him home 🙂

  28. 28
    Brenda Ihamäki
    February 28, 2014 at 6:58 am

    I was teaching my daughter how to make a new brownie recipe and we took the brownies out of the oven and placed it on the burner that we both thought was off. Needless to say the next thing we knew the dish exploded. Scaring the @#%(^$#%%$ out of both of us.

  29. 29
    Karen J
    February 28, 2014 at 6:58 am

    I recently tried making a pasta dish and over cooked the pasta so much that it turned into a big pile of mush. Thankfully my husband grilled some brats to go on top of the pasta so we basically just had brats for dinner!

  30. 30
    February 28, 2014 at 6:59 am

    I started my son’s cheese sand which, then started cutting snowflakes. Totally forgot the now awful smelling, very black cheese sandwich.

  31. 31
    February 28, 2014 at 6:59 am

    I dropped the Thanksgiving turkey on the floor when I was taking it out of the oven…rolled on the floor and the cat tried to play with it!!!

  32. 32
    Amanda B.
    February 28, 2014 at 7:00 am

    One year around Christmas time I tried to make lime Jello in a tree shaped cake pan. I couldn’t get the Jello to unmold, so I ran the (metal) cake pan under some warm tap water for a minute–this was not the right thing to do. My pretty tree-shaped Jello came out from the pan and slid neatly down my garbage disposal. At least it came out in one piece!

  33. 33
    February 28, 2014 at 7:03 am

    I made my family broccoli cheese soup in my brand new crock pot. The cheesy soup part came out really chunky. I obviously did something very wrong. My husband sat there eating it until I asked how he could stand it. He confessed that he was struggling but didn’t want to hurt my feelings. I’m married to a sweetheart.

  34. 34
    February 28, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Leaving the salt out of a batch of bread (5 loaves!) means you have to throw it away (did I mention FIVE loaves?!). Never underestimate the power of salt! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    • 35
      Becky Ethington
      February 28, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      Read the story on page 5 or so about the other lady who made bread…for her dog, apparently. These stories are funny!

  35. 36
    February 28, 2014 at 7:05 am

    I put a freshly cooked pie on to a hot burner on the stove (not knowing it was still on). The pie pan exploded- pie ruined!

  36. 37
    Sarah Stedman
    February 28, 2014 at 7:07 am

    My noodles boil over almost every time I make them. I just don’t have the patience to sit and watch them the whole time. So I wander off to do other stuff, only to be called back by the sizzling water all over the burner. What a mess.

  37. 38
    Claudia viafara
    February 28, 2014 at 7:08 am

    I put salt on my husbands cofee, instead of sugar

  38. 39
    Claudia viafara
    February 28, 2014 at 7:10 am

    I accidently put salt in my husband’s coffee instead of sugar

  39. 40
    February 28, 2014 at 7:10 am

    My first attempt at making a Turkey no one warned me of the bag inside! Surprise and laughter when the turkey was carved!

  40. 41
    February 28, 2014 at 7:11 am

    I thought I’d be nice and make cookies at my mom’s house for her. She has clear containers that aren’t labeled and I used baking soda instead of flour. After I’d made the first ones and gave her one (SO GROSS!), she told me which container held what. Then I proceeded to make more…and used the baking soda instead of flour AGAIN!

  41. 42
    Patricia W.
    February 28, 2014 at 7:11 am

    I was asked to bring dessert to a family get together and I decided to bake a Carmel chocolate cake at their house so it would be warm when we served it. It looked beautiful coming out of the oven but then kabam it shattered. I haven’t made one since.

  42. 43
    February 28, 2014 at 7:11 am

    I used what I thought was an oven safe dish in the oven for some stuffed bell peppers. The dish cracked and send shards of glass all over the oven. Beautiful stuffed bell peppers had to be discarded because of tiny glass shards. Pity.

  43. 44
    February 28, 2014 at 7:12 am

    I had a Pyrex glass pan on a stovetop burner and didn’t realize that it had got turned on… the glass dish broke and my food went all over!

  44. 45
    February 28, 2014 at 7:12 am

    I was grinding wheat to make bread for dinner. Only problem was that I forgot to snap down the lid of the container that collects the flour. The lid blew off and flour went everywhere. What a mess to clean up during dinner time rush. Thanks for the giveaway.

  45. 46
    February 28, 2014 at 7:13 am

    One time my mom cooked a spaghetti squash without cutting it in 1/2 or poking any holes. When she pulled it out of the oven kaboom! It was everywhere! All over her, my sister, the kitchen. She cleaned it up, but we kept finding the strings for years!

  46. 47
    February 28, 2014 at 7:14 am

    let’s see… trying to speed up the baking of a bundt cake, I turned the heat up to 500. I thought higher heat faster cooking. (I was only 12.) The outside was burnt, and it was as hard as a brick.

  47. 48
    February 28, 2014 at 7:15 am

    I was cooking a lovely homemade lasagna one mystically day (we have mystical days at our house. Especially when mom has the time to create a lasagna from scratch)! When the lasagna of glorious wonder was done I pulled it out of the oven and set it on top of the stove burners. Now, me being the intelligent but sometimes absent minded woman that I am, forgot to turn the burner off earlier from browning the meat. I walked away to set the table and as I returned and approached the loaded lasagna, the entire thing exploded! My beautiful purple Pyrex shattered and ejected its sharp pieces all over my kitchen along with the remnants of what was to be a dinner to dine for! 😉 I learned my lesson then and there. Check to make sure all burners are OFF before setting any glass dishes on them. Amen!

  48. 49
    Karen Matthews
    February 28, 2014 at 7:15 am

    being a rookie cook didn’t deter me from trying to make my own pastry…it went from bad to worse….the kitchen and me were white, the air was blue and it all ended up in the garbage…needless to say i buy the premade stuff now 🙂

  49. 50
    February 28, 2014 at 7:16 am

    It was my nephew’s baptism. My mom and I were cooking while guests were in the Church, so food would be ready when they arrive home. My mom was so in a rush and there was such a mess in the kitchen that she decided to garnish the spaghetti in a table outside the kitchen, so, she didn’t notice she added powder detergent (which was in a clear bag) instead Parmesan cheese! As you can picture, everyone savored the detergent! My mom wanted to disappear

  50. 51
    Cindy Bohn
    February 28, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Well my Grandson Joshua got a hold of a bottle of cooking oil and guess what he did he pour it out all over the floor and when I walk into the kitchen I went sliding across the floor all the way into the bathroom and i started falling I hit the door knob and fell to the floor so hard and busted open my forehead and eyebrow and then after that everyone thought I got beat up and everyone went after some guy that they blame for beating me up poor guy got blame for something he didnt do but no one would believe me !!!! Oh and too hours trying to clean the cooking oil all up uggggg

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