I Just Want To Thank You……

EEK!  I didn’t see that shadow….

Well, the day is finally here!  I can not tell you how excited I am to be bringing you this WONDERFUL giveaway of my FAVORITE products from Indiana!

Do you know why? 

Not only do I want to share a few of my favorite things with you but I also want to THANK YOU ALL for reading my posts on this site, commenting, sharing it on FACEBOOK and TWITTER and joining me everyday on the Basilmomma Facebook page.  You are all a part of a wonderful community and I truly treasure each and every one of you.

Every day for the next 5 days I will be featuring a few of the products I am giving away along with a brief description of the item as well as a little history about the company.  Each of the items I am giving away mean a little something to me so I want to share their stories with you!

Want to know how you can win?

1. Leave me a comment on this post telling me what your favorite item is from your state of residence.  Something you can buy or that it is known for.  You don’t have to go into detail…just tell me what you love.
2. Share this giveaway on your Facebook wall and make sure to tag my page so I know to give you an extra entry.
3. Tweet the following message: @Basilmomma has a great giveaway of her favorite products from Indiana at http://www.basilmomma.blogspot.com
4. Every day when I feature one of the items you will get an entry for leaving a comment.

You can possibly have 4 entries every day!

The winner will be drawn on Tuesday September 6th at 9:00 PM Eastern Standard time.
I am sorry (I really am) but this giveaway is for residents of the United States only.  Again…I am SO sorry.

But wait…there’s more!!

There will be a separate drawing for ALL SITE OWNERS if you give me the web address of your site in your comment!  What is the prize you ask?  The winner of this second drawing will win a gift from
Pip Designs: Blog Makeovers by Tara !!
 This is a prize worth $45 and is the package #2 on her site that includes:  Custom background,Custom header,Custom font for sidebar titles, post date, and post titles,Choice of template,Signature Button with grab code,Favicon,post divider,navigation bar with 8-10 tabs (add images instead of text for $5).

*You will be responsible for ALL other add on’s and the rest can be negotiated with Tara herself :) See her link and Package # 2 for all of the details.  Tara designed my blog and I can not tell you what a lifesaver that was!!

What am I giving away you ask?

FARMfood cookbook (signed) by Chef Daniel Orr
Shoup’s Barbecue Sauce and Shoup’s Seasoning
2 gourmet marshmallows from 240sweet Artisan
2 spices from Marion- Kay Spice Company
2 jars of preserves from Dillman Farms
Rum Infused Maple Syrup from Burtons Maplewood Farms
A shopping bag from Vera Bradley Designs
A beautiful necklace from Literally Inspired (not from Indiana but I love her work!)

Please visit these wonderful sites!  I have linked all of them so you can check out their products as well as learn a little bit about why I love each of them.  Almost all of these products (companies) come from someone who I know and I am happy to do business with.  They are also members of  the Indiana Artisan Marketplace.

So, again, I want to tell you all thank you for taking a little time out of each of your days to read what I have posted here. I am so glad you all want to read about my culinary hits and misses and all of the life that happens along the way!

Bon Appetite!

*winners will be selected from Random.org and each entry will be assigned a number.  Numbers (not names) will be drawn.  Thanks!!


  1. says

    Well, I am originally from the Bluegrass of Kentucky and it’s known for its Derby Pie and Bourbon. However, I married a Texan and the Lone Star State is known for its smoked brisket and Tex-Mex.

  2. Missy Flickinger says

    Yes Missouri has the best BBQ but that us jot what I will say is what we are known for. I live in northeast Missouri & there are several little restaurants that have BIG names. The Pear Tree in Bevier has the beat onion rings while @lula’s in Moberly has the best steak!

  3. says

    Does my KIDS’ favorite count? They have one that’s so local it’s practically limited to our Zip code: Boost. No, not the nutrition shake, but a syrup that makes a soft drink when mixed with water. Kind of like coca-cola without the bubbles. It’s great as a Slushie too. People around here drink it instead of coffee or soda.

  4. says

    Hmmmm…am from Indiana and would have to go with a good sugar cream pie, or some persimmon pudding, or some fresh sweet corn, or a ripe juicy tomato with garden-fresh green beans…the options are limitless!! :) ♥♥♥

  5. Amy Boney says

    Favorite local product would absolutely have to be BBQ Hash from Ward’s BBQ here in Sumter, SC. All the food is amazing there but the hash is something you can’t find anywhere else!! When I moved away I missed it so much & when I moved back it was the first thing I introduced to my kids. I love the stuff so much :)

  6. Anonymous says

    I’m from Central PA so Amish food is readily available but my hands down favorite is DelGrosso’s Spaghetti Sauce … owned by a wonderful family and they also own a family oriented amusement park … good prices and good homemade food!

  7. says

    Okay…Western NY is known for Wings of course!!! But, no that is not my favorite. It would be Maple Syrup. And then in second….Salen’s hotdogs. Yes….they are sooo much better. And I’m not even a hotdog fan. But, you’ve got to put Weber’s Mustard on them!!
    I’ve had fun ordering Made in Buffalo boxes at Christmas and shipping them to my friends.

  8. says

    Let’s see, my favorite item from Texas…good ol’ Texas salsa and Shiner beer! :) Oh, and let’s not forget Blue Bell ice cream from the little creamery in Brenham. I also love bluebonnets, but you can’t eat those.

    And I would love a blog makeover! My current blog is http://scenicroutetojoy.blogspot.com, but I’ve got an idea for a new one, I could just use some help getting it started. :)

  9. says

    Being from Indiana it’s tough to choose…but I will narrow it to 2 (sorry–couldn’t pick just one!) Love Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie (I and I’m lucky enough to have a “passed down” recipe that’s to die for), and also love the pork tenderloin sandwiches which are said to have originated in Indiana as well.

  10. says

    I’m originally from NY and my favorite thing(s) from there are Sabrette hotdogs topped with the red onion sauce from a street vendor and a nice big ooey gooey cheesy slice of NY pizza.
    Now I’m in Idaho…who doesn’t love a good spud? 😀

  11. says

    I’m an NYC girl! We’re famous for our pizza, but there’a also a lot of breweries here (I love Brooklyn Breweries pale ale), so hopefully we’ll become famous for our beer soon as well!

    Thank you for all the great recipes & the fab givaway. I’m now dreaming about what I can do with rum infused maple syrup!

  12. says

    The Army currently has us in NC and I have found nothing. But I grew up in WV and WV to me says Snyders potato chips, tudors biscuits and frost top root beer. Oh man, now i want to go hom

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