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We’re celebrating 10 years of The Seasoned Mom with a fun giveaway! I’ve included a handful of my favorite gifts for one special grand prize winner, as well as gift cards for 10 more lucky readers.

I started this blog as a hobby back in November of 2012, when I was still working in my legal career. Instagram wasn’t a “thing,” and online advertising was largely nonexistent. I only had two toddlers at the time (ages 1 and 2!), and I used the website as a way to document life with my boys. From their little art projects to our family adventures, as well as a handful of our favorite meals, everything was fair game. I gradually realized that strangers were visiting my blog, and they were largely coming for the food!

Over the last decade, our family has expanded, I’ve narrowed the focus to recipes, and this site has turned into my full-time business. Many of you are no longer strangers on the internet or anonymous readers, but online friends who I “chat” with regularly through our keyboards. The success of this site is due entirely to your consistent support!

Giveaway!

As a THANK YOU for reading and subscribing to my blog, I’m giving away a GRAND PRIZE to one lucky subscriber, as well as 10 Amazon gift cards to 10 more subscribers.

If you’re not already subscribed, you can sign up in the box below, and I will pick a winner at random on November, 23. If you’re already a subscriber and receive my weekly Sunday newsletter, you don’t need to do anything extra to enter.

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The Grand Prize Package

One subscriber will win each of the 5 items in this Grand Prize package! None of these are sponsored — I’m spending my own money to send you some of my favorite gifts as a thank you for your support. I’ve specifically selected things that I personally own and love, and that I think will bring comfort and coziness to your home in the season ahead.

Le Creuset Dutch Oven | Farmhouse Pottery Silo Mug | Mason Cash Mixing Bowl | Warm + Cozy Candle | Barefoot Dreams Socks

5.5 Quart Le Creuset Dutch Oven: It’s no secret that the cast iron Dutch oven is my favorite kitchen tool. I always have at least one of them out on the stovetop, and I use them year-round for everything from pot roast to fried chicken, bread to chili. The 5.5-quart version is a nice mid-size option. It’s not as big as the larger 7.25-quart Dutch oven that I use for the biggest batches of soup and chili, but it’s a versatile pot that works for most soups and stews, as well as smaller recipes like no-knead Dutch oven bread. This heirloom piece should last you a lifetime…and beyond!

Farmhouse Pottery Silo Mug: I have a number of these perfect mugs in my cabinets. They’re wheel thrown in Vermont by the talented artists at Farmhouse Pottery, one of my favorite small business to support. The mug fits comfortably in your hands, is dishwasher and microwave safe, and will find a home in any kitchen. It’s ideal for all of your warm cups of coffee, tea, or cocoa in this season!

Mason Cash Bowl: I received this mixing bowl as a gift last year for Christmas, and it quickly became one of my most-used pieces of equipment. With holiday baking season on the horizon, I know that you’ll love this giant bowl for all of your biscuit dough, bread dough, cake batter, and cookie dough projects!

Sweet Water Decor “Warm + Cozy” Candle: One of my favorite winter scents, this soy candle is a blend of orange, cinnamon, clove, vetiver, and pine — making it ideal for the holidays, and for the months that follow. It adds a lovely (but not overpowering) touch of warmth and coziness to your home, just as its name suggests!

Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Socks: In keeping with the cozy theme, these are the softest, most comfortable socks that you’ve ever put on your feet. Perfect for lounging by the fire, and also a great stocking stuffer!

Amazon Gift Cards

In addition to this grand prize package, I will be selecting 10 more subscribers who will each win a $25 gift card from Amazon. Just a little something to say “thank you,” and to help you treat yourself in the weeks ahead.

Again, if you haven’t signed up to receive my weekly email and recipes, you can do so in the box below. As a subscriber, you will automatically be entered to win! If you’re already subscribed, you don’t need to do anything extra to enter.

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Hey, I’m Blair!

Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

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  1. Congratulations on your 10-year blog anniversary! Your site is one I check regularly, and I really appreciate your efforts and your tasty recipes!

      1. Best wishes on 10 years and going strong! I love your blog and reading about your growing family. Every week, I select at least one new recipe to try – Farmhouse Chicken and No-knead Bread is our favorite! Here’s to another 10 years. Thanks l

      2. Congratulations on 10 years! I really enjoy your blog, your food and love your pictures.
        Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

    1. Happy blog-versary!!! I look forward to my quiet Sunday morning blog reading! Thank you for the inspiration to cook new things and read new stories!

    2. Congratulations on 10 years of providing great information and recipes for your readers.
      In addition to providing healthy and tasty recipes, it’s fun getting a peek at your everyday life.
      Thanks so much for all you’ve done for your readers.

  2. I have been following you for several years and look forward to your blog and Instagram posts daily. This giveaway is so kind and very generous of you. I just wanted to say thank you for doing this for your readers, and for all that you do with your blog.

      1. Congratulations Blair! I look forward to your blog on Sunday mornings, and then I usually plan my menus for the week. I appreciate your thoroughness and creativity, and your special tips! Thank you! I also appreciated your favorite gift recommendations last year.

        BTW my favorite book of the year so far is Horse by Geraldine Brooks. Highly recommend it!
        Wishing you continued success!
        Carol Lemons

      2. Dear Blair – how wonderfully generous of you to offer these lovely gifts to all of us! I pray that you have many more anniversaries to come with your weekly blog! I look forward to reading about your family and perusing (and pinning) your delicious recipes! Thanks again!

    1. Congratulations on your 10 year Anniversary!
      Your site is the first and usually the only site I go to for recipes.
      Also, I have mentioned your site to friends and relatives.

      1. Congratulations on your anniversary! I am so happy for you! Look FOWARD every Sunday to your Emil to sit and read in my time and gather my thoughts on the weeks menu based on your post! Cannot live with out it! Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving and enjoy the time with your family and loved ones…
        Yours, BRENDA KNOPP

        1. Happy 10th Anniversary, Blair! I love your new blog format! I appreciate you sharing your recipes and family with us each week! I almost feel like your boys’ grandma as I’m watching them grow up! Time sure flies!

    2. Blair, I look forward to receiving your email every week. I would love, love to win the prizes. Thanks for the wonderful recipes and for sharing your prizes. Diane

  3. Congrats on 10 years!! I love seeing what you have to offer as far a recipes! They are very easy to follow! Thank you!

  4. I’ve followed you for a little over two years now.
    I just have to say my (early) Sunday mornings are devoted to catching up on your life AND getting some great recipes in the bargain!
    In these crazy times, it is so nice to have a ‘friend’ like you!
    Rosanna

    1. I enjoy your posts, photos, recipes, and book recommendations too, along with the goings on of your family. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary, though I’ve probably only followed you since I discovered your page when the pandemic began.

    2. Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary, Blair!
      I’m a new subscriber (this past month) and have loved receiving your emails and reading your blog. I’ve already tried two of your recipes and both were a hit with my family. Looking forward to what comes next! Thank you.

  5. Congratulations on your 10-year Anniversary! That is amazing!!!
    Your site always has a recipe I want to make!!!
    Thank you for all your hard work to give us fans a wonderful blog!!!

  6. Congratulations on your 10 year blog anniversary! About six months ago I stumbled upon your page on facebook and have been a fan of it ever since! I love your recipes and meal ideas. I look forward now to Sunday mornings with my first cup of coffee sitting down and reading your weekly blog and getting new ideas for dinner for the week along with your book suggestions! Love the scenic pictures you include as well! I appreciate the effort you put into it and you do an awesome job with it.

  7. Congratulations! I enjoy joining your family via your blog every Sunday and all the wonderful recipes you share. So happy for you!!

  8. Blair,

    WOW! I can’t believe it has been 10 years. I love trying your recipes. I love you sharing things about your family life. This will be “scrapbook” and love letters for your children and future generations! Margaret

  9. Wow!! That is so generous. What an awesome giveaway!
    Happy Anniversary!! I love your recipes. They are always delicious, easy and never fail. 🙂

  10. Congratulations on 10 years! I don’t know how long I’ve been a subscriber, but I have enjoyed my Sunday mornings with you for a long time. Watching your kiddos grow up, enjoying your beautiful countryside, and enjoying some terrific recipes has been a lot of fun. Here’s to another 10 years!

  11. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary. I can’t wait for Sundays to roll around so I can see what amazing recipes you have for us. Thank you for all you do for your readers.

  12. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary, Blair! I look forward to every Sunday morning, just so I can read what you & your family have been up to, and the adventures of your life. I haven’t been on here for the full 10 years, but I’m thankful that I found you when I did. Your recipes look amazing, & love to see pictures of your kids & Teddy. Have a blessed day!

  13. WooHoo!!
    Big congrats Blair on your blogs 10th anniversary!!
    I have made many of your recipes with success, lucky me!
    But I have to admit that my all-time favorites are your desserts.
    I’m a HUGE sweet lover….LOL…those recipes are always a hit with my family.
    So, THANK YOU Blair, for taking time to make everyone happy!
    Looking forward to many more delicious recipes that will definitely delight us!
    Whoever wins your thoughtful gifts will be very happy, thank you Blair for your generosity!!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  14. This is one of the first blogs I read Sunday mornings and usually prepare at least one of the dishes during the week. Love the recipes and all the info you add to help your readers turn out delicious meals. Your photographs are lovely. I consider myself very lucky to have been raised raised in Virginia. Spending time with family is the best!
    Thank you again for all the time and effort you put into this wonderful blog.

  15. How nice of you to do this giveaway! I read your column every week and have made many of your recipes. I also started freezing my leftovers and it saves time and money. You make everything look so easy.

    I don’t know how you find time to read you have such a busy life.

    Happy Sunday!

  16. Congrats on your anniversary!
    I haven’t been a subscriber long, but ALL of your recipes are amazing! I have made a lot of them, and they are great! Hubby loves most of the soup recipes. Also most desserts he enjoys too! Don’t think I’ve had a bad one yet!
    Thank you for this special celebration of your 10 year anniversary, and I hope there will be many more years to celebrate!

  17. What a lovely idea, Blair! Thank you so much for doing this! I appreciate you! Congratulations on your anniversary!

  18. Congratulations on your 10-year blog anniversary! I look forward to my Sunday e-mails and they have been so helpful to me looking for new and interesting recipes to cook! Thank You Deb

  19. Sunday’s are my favorite day of the week. Your morning email is the cherry on top. Thanks for sharing your week, your photos, your recipes and meals. It’s heartwarming and very much appreciated! Happy 10th anniversary!!

    1. I’m delighted I found your blog a couple years ago! I’ve shared it with lots of friends!
      And I look forward to it every Sunday morning!
      You always seem to have it together managing three active boys, a hubby who’s great at grilling abd always finding wonderful recipes for your readers!
      I’m very fond of the Shenandoah Valley; & love the photos! Kinda jealous of where you live!
      I’m interested in ordering from those small town vendors like the mug. For starters, I’m going to look them up right now!
      Gid bless and keep your family safe, happy & healthy!

  20. Happy tenth anniversary to you!
    What a generous array of gifts you are giving away.
    I wish you continued success with your site and I thank you for your wonderful recipes.

  21. Happy Anniversary! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful recipes! I look forward to your “Week of Easy Dinner Ideas” on Sundays. I also search your website when I am looking for meal ideas for our Family Dinners. Thank you!

  22. Wow, so generous! The prizes are lovely! I look forward to opening my email on Sunday mornings and reading the newsletter! Happy 10th anniversary to you!

    1. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary. I really enjoy your blog, I look forward to reading the blog every Sunday. I have made several of your recipes and they are very easy to make. I live about 30 minutes from Madison. I look forward to another 10 years, again congratulations. The prizes are wonderful.

  23. just joined your site about 3 weeks ago already impressed with the variety of recipes you have

    thankyou Jim Pancurak

  24. Happy 10th Anniversary! As a Mom of two busy kids, I can honestly say your recipes have been so helpful in getting wholesome, delicious food on the table. We have many favorites, and like to pick out new ones to together to try, and they become quick favorites as well! I love the creativity and the variety, as there is always something different for us to try our hand at. Thank you for all of the time and energy that I know you put into this! It is very appreciated!

  25. Congratulations Blair on your 10th anniversary, and hello from Canada! I subscribed a number of years ago and look forward to Sunday mornings to see what you have for us! I’ve made many of the recipes, and there are several that I turn to again and again. Please know that you are appreciated.

  26. Wow! You are so generous! I look forward to your weekly recipes, they are always so appetizing. Thank you for sharing your recipes and life’s little adventures with us. I’m a mom if three boys too so I know just how busy you are 🙂

  27. Thank you so much your Sunday emails are the highlight of my week and many of the recipes have become family favorites. My now go to weekend recipe is 3 ingredient biscuits…, they’re perfect!

  28. This is so nice of you to do!! I have so enjoyed your recipes over the years! And your email is the first thing I read when I’m making my grocery list for the week!

  29. How nice of you to give away some gifts.
    I’ve enjoyed seeing your travel pictures, the boys growing up and your cute pictures from around town on your walks and you can’t forget the delicious food you share.
    Have a wonderful week!

  30. Blair – CHEERS TO TEN YEARS ! Love your recipes and column about your boys and life in VA !
    Enjoy getting it each week at 6AM on the dot in my mbox! Thanks for everything you have done for all of us!

  31. Blair, I love your recipes. I have not been a subscriber long. You already have a section of your own in my recipe files on my computer.

    Keep sending the weekly recipes.

    Congrats on 10 years!!!!!!

  32. Happy 10th Anniversary!! I was so thankful to find your blog and look forward to your email in my inbox. I’ve shared with my friends as you are a “neighbor” so it’s fun to see local on your posts.

    Andrea

    1. Thank you, Andrea! I’m always happy to “meet” a neighbor. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the blog with your friends, too!

  33. Happy 10TH!! Wish you many more. You have made my week brighter for quite some time. My family have enjoyed so many main, sides, and dessert recipes. Enjoy all the photos of the boys and the farm, especially the flowers and trees. Thanks for sharing and I will be here for as many Sundays as you want to go!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  34. Happy 10th anniversary and thank you for all you do! I’ve learned some very delicious recipes from your site. Who knew you could make bread in a dutch oven?? Delicious and always impresses!