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),Β complete with a small and large pitcher and many different cutting blades (including a whipping blade and dough hook).Β 

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. πŸ™‚

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?Β 

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
    Jennifer Watkins
    February 28, 2014 at 7:24 am

    In the middle of trying to finish a Christmas Eve dinner, I was draining the haricot verts, and on the way back to the stove, slipped and flung them all over the kitchen. AND I bruised my behind. Not a fun night!!!

  2. 2
    February 28, 2014 at 7:25 am

    My family has asked me not to cook hamburgers in the oven anymore because I tend to set off the smoke detector πŸ˜‰ Thank goodness for grills!

  3. 3
    Cheryl Wilson
    February 28, 2014 at 7:26 am

    I mandolaide a corner of my thumb off.and dropped a knife in my foot. First time back into kitchen after recovering from a stroke early last year.

  4. 4
    Judy Engel
    February 28, 2014 at 7:27 am

    First time every cooking, I bought stuffed pork chops. Heard pork had to be cooked for a long time…cooked for hours! Still can’t live that one down!

  5. 5
    February 28, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Leaving salt out of a batch of cookies – yuck!

  6. 6
    Joni M
    February 28, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Ever put too much shredded chicken down the disposal and clog the pipes? I have. Smells nasty and looks even nastier when trying to clean it out. Garbage disposals and chicken – not friends.

  7. 7
    February 28, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I cooked the bag of giblets inside the turkey because I couldn’t find it until after I pulled the turkey out of the oven. Another time I pulled out a not quite done turkey and didn’t realize until it was too late. I didn’t really learn to cook until I was about 27 years old and cooking blogs became more common and popular. You helped me a lot. Growing up we ate a lot of Spaghetti, tacos and hamburger helper. I didn’t know a better way. Hope we win the blender. Sunday smoothies are my kids new favorite tradition.

  8. 8
    February 28, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Forgot about the rice cooking on the glass stovetop. Went outside. When I came back in the house was smokey and smelled bad, the rice was charcoal like and the glass top stove was broken. We had to go outside to breath and the smell was so potent our neighbors were asking if everything was okay.

  9. 9
    February 28, 2014 at 7:31 am

    I used to eat oysters… bought some fresh ones and tried shucking them with a knife… BAD idea… emergency room and stiches. Never tried that again.

  10. 10
    February 28, 2014 at 7:31 am

    My worst kitchen disaster (to date) involved me using a can-opener to open a can of pineapple and then somehow dropping the lid from that can into my live blender as I made a blueberry smoothie. I can no longer remember the details of how I was stupid enough to do this, but by the grace of God, no one was killed when the blender ejected the thin, razor-sharp metal disk from its pitcher, along with most of the smoothie. I still have a few small, stubborn, purple flecks on my kitchen ceiling.

  11. 11
    Debbie Collins
    February 28, 2014 at 7:32 am

    I was once making a cheese dip in the blender, while my new sister in law visited with me in the kitchen. I dumped all my ingredients in and turned on the blender, and had this aweful clanking in the blender. Stopped everything, poured out the contents in a bowl. That’s when I realized the little plastic lid that is supposed to be on top of the rubber lid had fallen off and was being ground into my appetizer…Ugh…so embarassing!

  12. 12
    shelly millgate
    February 28, 2014 at 7:32 am

    I was assigned pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving with family in Idaho. It was gorgeous, complete with little leaves made from pie crust as a decoration. I babied that thing for the entire 3 hour drive. Then, just as we were turning onto their street, I accidentally stuck the heel of my foot right in the middle! It tasted so good though, we ended up just cutting out the middle and eating it anyway!!

  13. 13
    February 28, 2014 at 7:33 am

    I once hosted a Pampered Chef party when my sister in law was starting out as a representative for that company. She asked me to demonstrate one of the knives and in front of a huge group of friends and family, I sliced off a good chunk of my finger. Had to leave the party for the ER. So embarrassing!!

  14. 14
    February 28, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Oh man…our company had prizes at our last health fair, and the Ninja was the one I coveted!!!! Would LOVE to win this one!!!
    Kitchen mishap – which one do you want. The time I lit the microwave on fire by hitting the cook instead of timer button? The time I lit my parents oven on fire Christmas morning cooking pull-apart bread – my dad had to use the extinguisher, so no bread for us. Or…the time I placed sweet potato peels down our disposal and clogged up the kitchen sink on Thanksgiving. LOL – I’m a disaster…what can I say? πŸ™‚

  15. 15
    February 28, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Last night I left the burner on and melted the spoon onto the frying pan and set off the smoke alarm. Good times.

  16. 16
    February 28, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Last night I left the burner on and melted the plastic spoon onto the frying pan and set off the smoke alarm. Good times.

  17. 17
    February 28, 2014 at 7:36 am

    I had just finished making my husbands birthday cake (ice cream cake) and set it on the counter. I turned around to get something and knocked his cake on the ground, it was everywhere. . . I felt like crying. But he was very good about it thank goodness ! πŸ™‚

  18. 18
    Jolene Coleman
    February 28, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Forgot to put baking soda in cookie dough, flat cookies.

  19. 19
    February 28, 2014 at 7:37 am

    I was baking some French Bread and poured cold water into my very hot glass pyrex pan in the oven, closed the oven door and the glass pan exploded everywhere! I don’t know where my brain was that day……:)

  20. 20
    February 28, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Put some broccoli to steam in my brand new SS pot without the water!

  21. 21
    Rebecca Hyer
    February 28, 2014 at 7:41 am

    I had limited counter space in my small kitchen so I placed my Tupperware cake holder with the cake inside on top of one of the stove burners. Actual flames came shooting out from under the cake holder. I had to use a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. I’ve never seen or cleaned up a bigger mess in my entire life! We had to replace the burner plate due to it being ruined with melted plastic.

  22. 22
    April Thielsen
    February 28, 2014 at 7:41 am

    I was making homemade chocolate on my brand new glass top stove and wasn’t watching it close enough. It boiled over and needless to say there is a spot 2″ X 1″ on the stovetop that is ‘burned’. Uggh, things happen.

  23. 23
    February 28, 2014 at 7:42 am

    My very first attempt at making brownies, I am not quite sure how…but while in the oven,they began to boil! Needless to say they were a charred unrecognizable mess!!!

  24. 24
    February 28, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Last week I didn’t cook enough rice so I decided halfway through the cooking time to add more rice and water. Ended up with mushy crunchy rice! I knew better but for some reason I did it anyway.

  25. 25
    February 28, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I would love a Ninja blender! I once made homemade chicken pot pie. I made the crust from scratch and all the filling. I just finished assembling it all and as I go to move it from one counter to the other… it slipped out of my hands onto the floor πŸ™ Sad day!

  26. 26
    February 28, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Every time I cook is a mishap! That’s why I’m here trying to learn how to cook and not have a mishap! πŸ™‚

  27. 27
    Michelle Dean
    February 28, 2014 at 7:44 am

    My husbands favorite sandwhich was a Reuben and I had found a recipe for a Reuben casserole and decided to try it, well I didn’t have all the exact ingredients and improvised a little. Well this was also a day he decided to surprise me with bringing a friend to dinner and this was not a recipe to improvise on, as I quickly found out when they both tried it and gagged immediately. It was horrible and all I had done was use a different thousand island dressing then listed and marble rye bread rather then the typical rye bread listed….yuck!!

  28. 28
    Barbi Jensen
    February 28, 2014 at 7:44 am

    My boyfriend (now husband) and I had plans to deep fry some “French fries” like his grandma did…. What we did was start a grease fire in my dads kitchen! We panicked and didn’t know what to do so we put baking soda on it. Bad idea. the fire flared up! I remember seeing the fire rolling along the kitchen ceiling….i ran outside. Ha! Thankfully my baby brother, who is smarter than us, walked up and put a lid on the pan which put our fire out…. My dad lived with burnt cabinets for about 15 years before finally re-doing his kitchen….. He would joke we should have let his kitchen burn down. Thanks for the fun giveaway! Sorry to hear about your kitchen sink.

  29. 29
    February 28, 2014 at 7:46 am

    So when my dear husband and I were engaged I swore up and down I was a fabulous baker. I attempted to make him brownies in his miniature sized oven. They burned so badly you could pull out the entire pan in one piece! Turns out the oven temp. wasn’t working correctly and was off a few HUNDRED degrees! We put an oven thermometer in there and never had much of a problem after that. Nice first impression, though. Makes a fun story to tell everyone that knows how much I love to bake and do it all the time.

  30. 30
    February 28, 2014 at 7:48 am

    The first time I made pork chops I somehow managed to put enough salt on them to cause permanant high blood pressure. I didn’t really know how to cook as a newlywed. I used all the seasonings I had, garlic salt, seasoned salt, salt and pepper. By the time I had taken a bite, my husband had dutifully eaten almost half of on because he didn’t want to hurt my feelings. I ordered a pizza. That was 15 years ago and to this day anytime something doesn’t turn out right he says, at least you didn’t serve me a salt lick!

  31. 31
    Kristie K
    February 28, 2014 at 7:48 am

    I had just finished making up a couple batches if spaghetti sauce to freeze and had them all neatly poured into containers. I was carrying them to the freezer when I tripped and dropped the containers… Sauce was all over the floor!

  32. 32
    Magela G.
    February 28, 2014 at 7:53 am

    I have gotten better over the years, but when I got married and was new to cooking, my poor husband ate some very bad meals. I remember salt was an issue for me. I either added to much of it or forgot to add it to the dish I was making. I also burned many, many, many things.

  33. 33
    Casey C
    February 28, 2014 at 7:53 am

    My best kitchen mishap recently was when I poured boiling water in a preheated pyrex dish in the oven and it exploded. My young boys tell me to never do that again and that we need a new pan. πŸ™‚

  34. 34
    February 28, 2014 at 7:55 am

    I blame the supermarket but I cooked a pot roast that taste like road kill. so when ever I mention craving a pot roast my family scream in horror. lol It wasn’t me I swear! lol

  35. 35
    February 28, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Mother’s Day… Breakfast in bed, served by my three beautiful, intelligent little ones. They did their own cooking, and, alas, burnt the eggs. Being creative cooks, they camouflaged the burnt color with yellow sugar sprinkles! Cold tea, dark toast, and “yummy” eggs… And then they stood proudly by and watched me eat every last bite. : )

  36. 36
    February 28, 2014 at 7:56 am

    When I was 16 my mom called running late and asked me to make a simple pot of rice to go with dinner she had cooked for ALL the company we were having that night. I started it on the stovetop on high so it would come to a boil quickly and then went into another room to read my book. 20 min later a started smelling something funny. I had charred the rice solidly to the bottom of the pan. I was able to scrape it out and make more before everyone got there, but the whole house stank of burned rice all evening.

  37. 37
    February 28, 2014 at 7:58 am

    I was newly married and made my husband a special birthday dinner. At the time our oven wasn’t working so I used our new toaster oven to bake everything for the meal. I served dinner and my herb rolls (which looked done on top)were a doughy mess underneath. When I served him his cheesecake for dessert I was in for another surprise. I removed the springform pan to find a jiggly (not fully cooked) cheesecake. I ended up in tears at my failed attempt to make a nice birthday dinner. I realized later I had the toaster oven on the wrong setting. My sweet husband had nothing but kind things to say and to this day we still laugh about that meal. πŸ™‚

  38. 38
    February 28, 2014 at 8:00 am

    I was a kid and wanted to surprise my mom and bake some of her favorite lemon bars. The batter was rising in the bowl and I assumed it was supposed to do that. I put them in the oven and a few minutes later smoke was pouring out of the oven. The dough was spilling out of the pan like lava! My mother asked “how much baking powder did you put in?” I said “a cup, just like the recipe said.” Lol, I am very careful with measurement now!

  39. 39
    Jennifer Thomas
    February 28, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Just this morning I grabbed the cereal container by the lid and the lid popped off and cereal spread all over my unswept kitchen floor.

  40. 40
    February 28, 2014 at 8:02 am

    The night before Easter Day I had to wait until both my young daughters went to bed to finish their baskets and it was very late n I was very tired after cooking n cleaning for the holiday. My last task were the eggs, I started the water n eggs n set the timer. I was so tired I decided to just lay down for a few minutes but of course I fell asleep…over a hour later the entire house wakes up to the smoke alarm n smoking boiled eggs…epic fail n the truth about the Easter bunny was revealed!!!!

  41. 41
    Lisa Kros
    February 28, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Once I made pancakes & accidentally substituted baking powder with baking soda. You wouldn’t think it would make much difference, but GROSS!

  42. 42
    Kelly Berge
    February 28, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Woke up Thanksgiving morning to water all over the kitchen floor, laundry room, and great room! My dishwasher failed me :(( Bad news…Thanksgiving dinner wasn’t much. Good news….I get a new floor!

  43. 43
    Annette W
    February 28, 2014 at 8:06 am

    I made a chicken pot pie and instead of laying the crust dough on top I stirred it into the pot pie. I was talking on the phone and not paying attention. I knew instantly what I had done when I pulled it out of the oven. It was a hot mess and tasted horrible. My husband and son were good sports and tried to eat it but we ended up going out to dinner.

  44. 44
    February 28, 2014 at 8:06 am

    I was cooking spaghetti and was simmering it and forgot to put the lid back on and it splattered my kitchen including the ceiling!!!

  45. 45
    Kodi P
    February 28, 2014 at 8:08 am

    What a sweet giveaway! I was getting a Pyrex out at my mom’s house and I dropped it right on the edge of their week old granite counter tops…and chipped it! The counter. Not the dish. I have never cried so hard. πŸ™

  46. 46
    Jan Thomas
    February 28, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Hubby loves, loves parsnips. Every Spring he digs them and we prepare them for the freezer. On one of the big pressure cookers batches I forgot to put the water in the bottom and the parsnips were burned beyond repair. Oh well, we still had 20 cups that year to freeze. HE STILL TALKS ABOUT THE LOSE OF THE BURNED ONES!!!:-(

  47. 47
    Renee Antrilli
    February 28, 2014 at 8:13 am

    I was making your breadsticks recipe last week and while the mixer was kneading the dough, I ran down to the pantry for something and heard a giant crash. My mixer had “walked” itself right off of my counter! Now I need a new mixer AND a new floor!

  48. 48
    Barbara P.
    February 28, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I have two stories. When I first started cooking, I was boiling eggs and forgot that I had them on the stove. I was in another room and heard these loud pops – my eggs had boiled dry and were exploding! YIKES! Then, I was once sauteeing mushrooms and forgot that they were on the stove. I smelled something and went in to check on them – my whole pan was on fire! That scared the bejeebers out of me. Needless to say, I no longer leave my kitchen to work on something else when I’ve got something on my stovetop! And P.S. – I would absolutely love that blender! Happy Weekend!

  49. 49
    Lee Anne Anderson
    February 28, 2014 at 8:18 am

    I was toasting something in the toaster oven for lunch and talking to my mom on the phone. My kids started yelling or I wouldn’t have noticed that there was a fire in the toaster oven!

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    Dena S.
    February 28, 2014 at 8:18 am

    When my husband and got married, we got a wonderful wok. Our very first time using it, we read that we had to smoke some oil in it to get rid of a coating it had on it. So my wonderful husband pored some veggie oil in and put her on the stove. A few minutes later we saw some smoke, and I said, “Honey, I think you should…” And then poof it caught on fire. Well I knew not to out water on it so I was running around looking for baking soda, and he was trying to get me to hand him the lid and it was a chaotic mess. We got the fire out without burning down the house and needless to say our wok is well seasoned!

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      Dena S.
      February 28, 2014 at 8:20 am

      I apologize for all the typos, I was wrangling our 7 month old daughter while trying to win a blender.

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