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It seems every blogger has their favorite platform to connect with their fans.  For some it’s twitter, for others it’s instagram, for us, it’s always been Facebook.  We love how many of you interact with us there, and use our page to ask questions, give us feedback, and humor our sometimes ridiculous status updates (remember the time I accidentally dumped chipotle chili powder in my oatmeal with blueberries??)  not to mention our many, many cell phone pictures from random aisles in Target.  Thank you for sharing our recipe links with your friends and helping to spread the OBB love.  We can’t tell you all enough, how much we truly appreciate you.  To celebrate surpassing 50,000 facebook fans, we promised a giveaway! I thought it was cute that when we asked for ideas of what to give away, many of you suggested one of our new cookbooks While that is a fabulous idea (and coming soon, too!) we were thinking bigger.  Much bigger, at least when it comes to the price!

Here’s the deets, folks!  One lucky Facebook Fan is going to get their choice of a shiny new 16 GB ipad (you pick the color!) with all of these nifty features:

  • High-resolution Retina display
  • 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • iSight camera: 5-megapixel with autofocus; tap to focus; face detection in still images; video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; video stabilization
  • FaceTime camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second
  • Photo and video geotagging
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Before you go leave that comment, let me show you something (this is important; please read!)   Because of some changes to Facebook, many of you aren’t seeing our status updates in your news feed.  But there’s an easy way to fix that!  If you’re a Facebook fan, hop on over to our Facebook page and you  just need to  hover your mouse over that “like” button and you’ll see this little menu:

Just make sure that “Show in News Feed” is checked.  That’s it! Now you’ll be able to keep up on all of the latest from OBB (and we promise not to be obnoxious and post 5,000 times a day.)  That’s usually where you first hear about events, book info, new posts, and more.

HOW TO ENTER:
- We would love it if you kept up with us on Facebook!

-Leave one comment on this blog post telling us something awesome. We don’t care what it is, but if it’s along the lines of, “Give me an iPad, you big jerk,” that is not awesome.

- Since we’re celebrating social media here, we’ll give ya a bonus entry for pinning the image below to Pinterest.  Leave one separate comment stating you did.

Winner will be announced on or after August 20th.

 

 

**Thank you for all your entries! This giveaway is now closed!**

 

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  1. 1
    Carrie Jones says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I’d love to win an I Pad so I can have your recipes right in my kitchen!

  2. 2
    Amy Birkner says:

    I love your blog, site, books and FB page! :) Thanks for the tip, and I’m all set to enter the contest. Plus, I WANT to see your posts, so thanks!

  3. 3
    Heather Schwitzer says:

    I did it, I hope I win!!

  4. 4
    Jen Chapman says:

    Here’s my comment. Love ya guys

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    Carrie Jones says:

    Pinned it too!

  6. 6
    SJohanni says:

    You ladies are awesome, I’ve said to someone many times, “On this blog, Our Best Bites, they have this really good/cool/awesome …”

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    Heather perla says:

    Would love to win this!’

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    Whitney Keith says:

    I already had the “show in news feed” clicked! Love yall’s cookbook and can’t believe Facebook trying to charge yall for that! Crazy!!

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    Kate Mattern says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Love your blog! <3

  10. 10
    Natalie says:

    I liked your fan page! I love your recipes!

  11. 11
    Heather Petersen says:

    Love your site and facebook page. You guys have been in my news feed from the start!! :-)

  12. 12
    Jen says:

    Please enter me in your iPad contest. I really enjoy reading your blog.

  13. 13
    Jamie L. says:

    No wonder I haven’t been seeing many posts from ourbestbites! Just went and fixed it on my facebook page!

  14. 14
    Lisa Crandall says:

    I already had your posts showing up in my news feed! :)

  15. 15
    Ami says:

    I love all of your recipes! I love reading your updates on facebook!

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    Kelsey Sorensen says:

    Liked on Facebook! I have liked you guys for a long time!

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    Jenny says:

    You guys are wonderful! This would be a perfect gift for my husband! Thanks for sharing the love!

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    Kelsey Sorensen says:

    pinned on pinterest!

  19. 19
    Ana Quezada says:

    I made sure the show in news feed was selected on facebook.

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    Angela Ingalls says:

    I would love to win this!

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    Kim says:

    I would live an iPad!! Im always looking up your blog on my iPhone and my eyes would appreciate a bigger screen! :)

  22. 22
    SJohanni says:

    Pinned too!

  23. 23
    Chelsea says:

    Sweet giveaway. Would love to actually win for once. :]

  24. 24
    Mikel Hansen says:

    I love your blog and would love to win an ipad!

  25. 25
    Jenny says:

    I love your recipes, and I’d really love to win an ipad! You two amazing ladies rock!

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    Jodi Pegram says:

    This is awesome! I love your website and I’ve “liked” you on Facebook for a long time!

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    Tiffany Pate says:

    Just did it- so glad to know how to make sure I get your updates!

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    Paulette Aldrich says:

    FB is so sneaky. Love your posts! Keep ‘em coming!

  30. 30
    Lyndsay says:

    Guess what I already liked you earlier this week and now I want to win an ipad!!! :)

  31. 31
    Lisa Crandall says:

    Just pinned the photo! Here it is:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/205758276696452268/

  32. 32
    Sarah L. says:

    I would be happy to win butter too! :-D

  33. 33
    Emily M. says:

    I followed the instructions for liking you on facebook!

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    Stephanie Huntsman says:

    I would LOVE an ipad!

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    Heather Schwitzer says:

    I just Pinned this on Pinterest!

  36. 36
    Lyndsay says:

    And I pinned you to Pinterest!!! :)

  37. 37
    Katrina A. says:

    I live reading all the random things you ladies post on FB and Twitter! Thanks for the awesome give away!

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    Ami says:

    Just pinned to pinterest.

  39. 39
    Lisa Anderson says:

    Thanks! Love your blog!

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    Shannon Bolton says:

    WOO! This would totally come in handy, for recipes, AND preschool games for my son!

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    Robin Bautista says:

    I’ve been wanting one forever! Hope I win! Thanks girl’s!

  42. 42
    Jill says:

    You ladies are fabulous!

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    Kathryn Wenberg says:

    The nerve of facebook!

  44. 44
    Toshia says:

    I already had that checked! I love your blog!

  45. 45
    Leanne Bohme says:

    I like your page on facebook and you already show up in my newsfeed. :)

  46. 46
    Lisa Anderson says:

    Great giveaway!

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    Mikel Hansen says:

    Pinned it!

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    Melissa Witte says:

    Great give a way…I’d love to win an ipad!!

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    Krystal says:

    I absolutely love reading your blog and seeing all of the yummy food the two of you make!!! (PS–This is an awesome giveaway!)

  50. 50
    Terri Lin Smith says:

    Love your site and recipies. I would love to win the Ipad.

  51. 51
    Trisha says:

    Very excited for you guys! Hope I win!!!

  52. 52
    Chelsea says:

    P.S. Pinned it.

  53. 53
    ashlee says:

    I did it all! Hope I win!!

  54. 54
    Jennifer says:

    August 20th is our 8th anniversary…this would be a perfect gift!

  55. 55
    Hannah B :) says:

    Hi! I’d love to win an iPad! :)

  56. 56
    Paulette Aldrich says:

    You’ve been pinned!

  57. 57
    Katrina A. says:

    I also pinned that image on Pinterest. Yay pinterest!

  58. 58
    Gillian Giles says:

    Awesome giveaway!! You guys are great!

  59. 59
    Jenny says:

    Pinned on pinterest!

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    Amelia Ostler says:

    This is an awesome giveaway! Thank you so much! I absolutely love your blog!

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    Megan L. Rambo says:

    Done on facebook. Totally not cool that they keep changing. I’m glad I get to see your feeds!! :)

  62. 62
    Li says:

    You have been showing up in my news feed, but I double checked anyway. :) Thanks for an awesome giveaway and congrats on passing 50,000 fans!!

  63. 63
    Hannah B :) says:

    I also pinned you!

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    Leanne Bohme says:

    I pinned on Pinterest as well! Love your recipes! :)

  65. 65

    All set on Facebook… thanks! Fingers crossed. Thanks for all you do!

  66. 66
    Sue Brown says:

    Good Luck Everyone…love you guys at Our Best Bites!!! :)

  67. 67
    Jennifer says:

    Pinned it too!!

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    Amy Vasquez says:

    I love everything about OBB!

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    Kathryn Wenberg says:

    Pinned it too!

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    Melissa says:

    Yay! Nice giveaway! :)

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    Sarah Cox says:

    Yay!!!! I love OBB and iPads! This is the best contest ever!! :)

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    Kristina says:

    I like you on facebook ;) thanks for the great recipes!!

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    Amber says:

    I love following you guys on facebook! I watch for your posts in my newsfeed :)

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    Deb Lamborn says:

    Shame on FB! Luckily, I already had you coming through!

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    Ariann says:

    I would love to win this! Love this site! Its my go-to when I need to make something really yummy!

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    Jessica Bird says:

    Awesome giveaway!

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    Raelyn says:

    This would be so awesome to win! I love you ladies and your sinful food! ;)

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    Debbie Spackman says:

    I pinned it! Thanks!!

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    Amy E says:

    Like Like Like!

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    Robenso says:

    Thank you for the chance to win!

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    Deb Lamborn says:

    You’ve just been pinned! :o)

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    susie says:

    love best bites & thanks for the info. I have other pages I don’t seem to get the info I would like to & now I have learned something new! Thanks so much!

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    Caldwell Price says:

    Love you girls and your tips! Keep them coming, please.

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    Megan L. Rambo says:

    And pinned it on pinterest!!

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    Katie Troumbley says:

    Yay for fabulous giveaways!!! You guys are amazing!!! Love your blog, cookbook, and everything I know about you through those two things ;) I have you showing on my newsfeed :)

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    Nicole says:

    Please enter me! Thank you!

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    Sonia says:

    Followed the instructions…Hope I win an iPad! :)

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    Rachel says:

    I’ve been a facebook fan & have followed your newsfeed for a while now! Keep it up. ;)

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    Alicia says:

    You show up in my News Feed already! I pinned the image as well!
    And I just have to say: my husband is the gadget lover in our family. I’m not usually into techie-type toys, but I have been jonesin’ for an iPad! There’s SO MANY things you can use it for! I’m pretty sure getting an iPad would make my church calling easier, my hobbies more accessible, put more money in my bank account AND make me super skinny. Right? :) Well… maybe just the first two ;)

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    Ashley says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Ashley says:

    Excellent giveaway !! You are both amazing and I can’t wait for your new book to be released !

  92. 92
    Doris Johnson says:

    What a great giveaway!

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    Toshia says:

    I also just pinned it!

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    Carol says:

    I love your blog and have always wanted an Ipad! I hope I win!

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    Kristy says:

    So exciting! I’ve liked you on facebook for a REALLY long time. :) You ladies are so much fun!

  96. 96

    Oh, how fun would it be to win this!!! Then I could download the new cookbook! That is a win-win!

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    Tammy Blake says:

    Thanks for being do awesome and giving away such a great prize! You guys rock!

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    Robin Eggett says:

    here is my comment!

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    Lisa C says:

    Congrats on so many fans! How exciting!….and the ipad would be amazing:)

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    Ariann says:

    Pinned this on Pinterest!

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    Angela M says:

    I already receive status updates…so glad I do.

  104. 104
    Debbie Spackman says:

    You were already Liked by me! And, I have iPad envy – I’d love to win and get rid of my envy!!

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    Kristina says:

    Pinned you :)

  106. 106
    Emily says:

    What a great giveaway! You ladies rock!

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    Tana says:

    What a great giveaway!! I would love to win!

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    Rachel says:

    You’re pinned!!

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    Donna Nolan says:

    I very much want to win this prize!

  110. 110
    Carol says:

    Just pinned it on pinterest! I spend way too much time there! LOL

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    Lisa C says:

    Pinned it!

  112. 112
    Bonnie Adams says:

    Great giveaway, thanks!

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    Kay N. says:

    Nice site…nice prize!!

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    Amy Nielson says:

    Woo Hoo! Can’t wait for the new cookbook!

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    Doris Johnson says:

    Just pinned it on pinterest!

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    Candy Wilson says:

    Boo ya! Pick me baby!

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    Emily says:

    Pinned ya! :)

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    Angela M says:

    I pinned the image on Pinterst….hope I win.

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    Gwen Nowlan says:

    Awesome giveaway – hope it’s available for Canadians too :) love your page :)

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    Erin Murdock says:

    I love your fb posts! And my meal calendar loves you guys!

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    Sommer P. says:

    Already a fan and just made it so you show up in my newsfeed! Keep doing what you guys are doing, love your recipes!

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    Natalie says:

    This is awesome! Can’t wait for the new cookbook!

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    Lisa Rock says:

    Love your food! I ALWAYS check here or your cookbook first when looking for something yummy to make. Can’t wait for the new cookbook :)

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    Loni says:

    I did it! Good thing the “Show in News Feed” was already selected or I wouldn’t have seen this post so soon! Your facebook updates keep me in the loop. Thank you, thank you! You guys are great.

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    Robin Eggett says:

    I just “pinned” you!

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    Donna Nolan says:

    I also pinned this!

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    shanda says:

    Thanks for showing us how to receive news feeds on Facebook! I’m not happy with how they changed that. I’m happy I now know how to beat the system! Thanks!

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    Allison says:

    I love you guys. You. just. rock. :) And, yeah, about that Santa thing…hmm…that is my six year old’s answer to almost ANY money issue (dealing with really important six year old items); “Just get it from Santa, Mom, then it is free!” Duh! Here’s to hoping! Either way I’ll still follow you and eat all of your yummy food. Thanks for keeping my dinner table fun and fresh! Oh yeah, and yummy! :)

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    Tiffany Bulloch says:

    Not only would I love it, but my kids would think I was the best mom in the world.

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    Susie Q says:

    I need an IPAD desperately in my classroom. I’d love to win this!

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    Mandy says:

    you ladies rock! Love your recipes!

  132. 132
    Whitney W says:

    Awesome giveaway!

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    Sue Brown says:

    I pinned the image to my Pinterest too!! :)

  134. 134
    Rachel Thacker says:

    I pinned the image!!! :) Fun giveaway!!

  135. 135
    Heather Petersen says:

    Pinned it too! ;-)

  136. 136
    Jenafer Lowe says:

    The funny thing is…I had heard about this change a little while ago and one of the first things I did was head over to your FB page and make sure my settings were properly synced so I would still get my OBB fix!!!

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    Lisa Rock says:

    Totally pinned that!

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    Kari says:

    That was interesting about how facebook wants you to pay to publish things! I wondered how that worked. Pretty lame. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Sarah t says:

    Awesome giveaway!

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    Kristi says:

    ohmygosh I have ALWAYS wanted an ipad…..

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    Heidi J says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    Erin Murdock says:

    Pinned. :)

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    Nicole says:

    What a fantastic giveaway from my favorite recipe site! Thanks!!

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    Emily M. says:

    At first I had to repin it on pinterest, but then I figured it out and pinned it myself. LOL! I’m not great at this pinterest thing1

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    Chrissy says:

    You guys are the best! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Lara Izant says:

    I liked your facebook page long ago! :) You’re always in my news feed. :)

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    Kathryn Class says:

    Ok… You will now show in my news feed. I can’t believe Facebook is trying to get you to pay for your statuses to be seen by everyone! I would live to win an iPad. I hear they are terrific!

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    Kay N. says:

    I pinned your pic!!

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    Nicole says:

    I pinned this too! :)

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    Carmen Rivera says:

    If I won this Ipad, I might be able to wrestle my smart phone away from the 3 foot tyrant AKA my three year old son!

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    Jenafer Lowe says:

    You know that I pinned it! I pinned the heck out of it!

  152. 152
    Heather J says:

    I “like” Our Best Bites on Facebook and I have selected “show in news feed” :)

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    Katie Troumbley says:

    Pinned ya to Pinterest, fingers crossed I get picked for your amazing giveaway :) Thank you for being so generous!!!

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    Suzanne B says:

    Would love to win thanks for the opportunity! :)

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    Amber Price says:

    Love you guys!

  156. 156
    Janean Rogers says:

    I already like you on facebook and you show up in my news feeds! Yay for free giveaways!

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    Leslie says:

    Just posted

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    Erinhudd says:

    Awesome giveaway! Congrats on reaching 50000 Facebook fans!

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    Jen says:

    I like Our Best Bites on Facebook! :-)

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    Dana Ferguson says:

    Awesome! Just updated the whole show in news feed thing-a-ma-bob.. crazy Facebook is always trying to find a way to make things MORE difficult.

  161. 161
    Heather J says:

    I pinned the giveaway on Pinterest!

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    Kristin Montero says:

    I like you on facebook and you’re in my news feed.

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    Jayme says:

    This would be like winning the lottery!

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    Lara Izant says:

    I pinned about this on Pinterest! :) Here’s my link to it: http://pinterest.com/pin/119134352613676641/

    Thank you for such an awesome giveaway!

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    Leslie says:

    Just added to pinterest

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    Tammy Stewart says:

    You gals ROCK!!!! Thank you for all of the great ideas. I’m always looking at new fUN ways to make the blood drives that I cater better and better every time.

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    Janean Rogers says:

    Just pinned to pinterest as well.

  168. 168
    Veronica Nelson M. says:

    You spice up my life! Thanks for having such an awesome giveaway!!! :D

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    Jen says:

    I pinned your contest pic on Pinterest. :-)

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    Sandra Petersen says:

    Oh my goodness, I love this site!

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    natalie says:

    so cool! I want it!

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    Ruth Ann says:

    My family has had many fun memories while enjoying your recipes. Keep’em coming ladies…

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    Whitney C. says:

    I like(love) you already on FB AND I made sure that your posts are showing in my feed!! You ladies are awesome!!

    P.S. I’m awesome too – so that’s why I should win ;)

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    Jamie Ivins says:

    I’d love to win this iPad! It’s make following your recipes in the kitchen so much easier! :)

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    Rachel Thacker says:

    You are also in my newsfeed…always have been!!! :D

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    Katie K says:

    Awesome!

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    Natalie says:

    Pinned on Pinterest! What a great giveaway!

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    kat says:

    already done!

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    Kymber says:

    love your site…love following you on FB…would LOVE to win this one!

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    Erica B says:

    I like you, on Facebook and on your blog, and in real life if I met you!

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    Whitney C. says:

    I pinned your photo! So, pick me pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Lacey says:

    Done and done

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    Kristin Montero says:

    I pinned the image on pinterest. I hope, I hope, I hope I win!

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    Bridget Bergstrom says:

    That was way too easy! It was already done on Facebook ;) Thanks girls for opening your kitchens to us “ordinary” moms!

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    Kristyn says:

    Thanks! This would be so fun! You have the best recipes.

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    Krinn says:

    This is such a great giveaway! Would LOVE to win.

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    Emily Wenzbauer says:

    Thanks for this wonderful chance and I just love all that you post and yummy food.

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    Lian Warwick says:

    Winning an i-pad would make me so happy!

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    Carol Wolfe says:

    You amazing me with your giveaways! I would love to have an ipad!

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    Natalie says:

    Love you gals on Facebook! Your posts and updates are always good for a laugh or some good info at least. Thank you for inspiring me to make yummier food.

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    Maxime says:

    Following along on FB!

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    Brianna says:

    I love your blog! When ever I’m on the computer, and my husband asks me what I’m looking at, 9 times out of 10 it’s one of your yummy recipes! Keep up the good work :)

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    Breein says:

    :) Love that “show in News Feed” was already selected. Love you guys!!

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    Jane says:

    Absolutely love the Our Best Bites cookbook! Can’t wait to get the new one! What an awesome giveaway!

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    Janell J says:

    Oooh, shiny! I love Our Best Bites, and an iPad would be awesome for looking up your recipes!

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    bec says:

    Woo hoo! Love. Thanks.

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    Michelle Kendall says:

    I NEED to win an iPad. DH has commandeered my iPad for his sudoku/Angrybirds/Zombie adventures – how can I surf OBB if he is busy saving the world from Zombies????

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    Janeen eldredge says:

    Oh I want an iPad! Love your website!

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    Melissa says:

    Thanks for the hint, wouldn’t want to miss any of your facebook updates! And what a great giveaway, you guys sure love your fans!