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Whole_Foods_Market_logo I finally made it to downtown Boise to visit my city’s first Whole Foods store!  I’ve been dreaming of a Whole Foods since I moved here about 7 years ago.  (Now if we can only get our Nordstroms, Container Store, and Ikea.  I’ll continue my letter-writing campaigns until they all get so annoyed with me, they just build me what I ask for, sheesh!)

Produce Whole Foods

I seriously love Whole Foods; it’s one of my favorite places to go for lunch because it’s like 14 restaurants all in one place and I can always stumble upon unique foodie-finds and fun gifts.  The problem is that I drain my wallet too quickly because there’s too much fun stuff there!

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We want one of you to go on a guilt-free shopping spree, just for YOU!  Buy whatever the heck you want, because hey, it’s a free $100.

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We’ll give it to you in the form of an e-gift card this Friday, so you’ll even have time to run over there and buy some fun stuff for yourself for Mother’s Day.  Or send someone else to the store with a grocery list and the recipes you want them to make for you ;)  If it were me, I’d head straight to the bakery.

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To enter, just leave a comment on this post!  Tell us what yummy thing you’d like someone to make for you on Mother’s Day!  We’ll announce a winner THIS Friday, so hurry and enter!  I also just noticed that all Whole Foods Stores are having “Mom-o-Rama” events this Thursday May 9th, from 10-1.  If you have a Whole Foods near by, check it out!

 

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  1. 1
    Tish says:

    Steak. I want steak.

  2. 2
    claire says:

    Anything with chocolate!

  3. 3
    Janel says:

    Brownies – yum!

  4. 4
    Kira says:

    Yumm!! I hope somebody makes me crepes with nutella and cream cheese…or your peanut butter cheesecakes from the new cookbook. They’re the BEST!

  5. 5
    Kelly George says:

    we love whole foods

  6. 6
    Rachel E. says:

    I would love anything with cheese. Goat cheese is my favorite so bonus if it has that.

  7. 7
    Shaunda McKay says:

    I’ve never been to Whole Foods. This gift card sounds like the perfect opportunity to try it out!

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    Christy W says:

    I would LOVE to have a good banana pudding. OOOHHH or maybe your banana cream pie…sooooo delicious!

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    Elizabeth B says:

    I’m thinking a chocolate, peanut butter trifle sounds pretty good for Mother’s Day!

  10. 10
    Rose says:

    I’m hoping for Thai food! My birthday is in two weeks so the cake can wait!

  11. 11
    Samantha R says:

    Steak, Shrimp and pasta!

  12. 12
    Erin I. says:

    Since strawberries are in season here now, I would love a strawberry pie–yum! :)

  13. 13
    Melanie Erickson says:

    I would love an enormous chocolate cake!

  14. 14
    Leilani says:

    I’d love anything with chocolate :)

  15. 15
    Sunset E says:

    I’d love someone to make me strawberry shortcake!

  16. 16
    Sara says:

    Mac and Cheese! :)

  17. 17
    Liz says:

    Those tarts look delicious! Yum!

  18. 18
    Jodes says:

    Biscuits. Not too hard, right?

  19. 19
    Mel Tardy says:

    Oh Oh Oh, I want to go try it! It sounds awesome and we actually have a couple!

  20. 20
    Sarah P says:

    Anything as long as I don’t have to cook it ;)

  21. 21
    Kristine says:

    Some yummy grilled vegetables would be most appreciated!

  22. 22
    Stephanie Crawford says:

    I would love a mean stack of pancakes!

  23. 23
    Sammy Skye says:

    one giant cheese plate!!!

  24. 24
    Cathy F says:

    French toast with bacon for breakfast would be perfect!

  25. 25
    Sara R. says:

    French toast in bed!

  26. 26
    Michelle N says:

    I would LOVE a pudding pie.. or maybe just some coffee! :)

  27. 27
    Rachel M says:

    I’m not a mother, but I’ll take any of the baked goods!

  28. 28
    Adrianne says:

    Ooh.. Steak does sound really good. With some kind of horseradish topping!

  29. 29
    merily nelson says:

    Yum Yum!!!

  30. 30
    Myken G says:

    I love Whole Foods, and I would love for someone else to make me ANYTHING! ;)

  31. 31
    Diana G. says:

    Good idea. I want grilled salmon with fresh fruit salsa. Mmmm.

  32. 32
    Heather D. says:

    Fresh fish! YUM!

  33. 33
    Becky says:

    I don’t know that i want anything really special. I just don’t want to have to do the dishes or have my newborn crying at me and my other two playing tag and yelling at each other around my legs while I try and cook.

  34. 34
    Janet Moran says:

    I heart whole foods, they also have WONDERFUL cooking classes!

  35. 35
    Patty says:

    A yummy cake!

  36. 36
    Janet P says:

    Don’t know if it’s just a holiday special, but I’d love some more of their White Chocolate Orange bread–OMG, so delicious!

  37. 37
    Susan Applegate says:

    I would love anything that was made for me. That I didnt have to make myself ha. Would love the gift card!

  38. 38

    I’d love for my boys to make me breakfast in bed with fresh scones from the bakery and fresh, organic fruit from the produce section. =)

  39. 39
    Kelly says:

    Enchiladas!

  40. 40
    Janet Rockwood says:

    Something with chocolate, of course!

  41. 41
    Janyse says:

    All the deliciously naughty desserts I want!!

  42. 42
    Caprene says:

    I’d love a delicious homemade gluten free dessert. I’m still struggling to find good ones since my diagnosed gluten allergy last year. Being a allergic to chocolate as well reduces your options significantly.

  43. 43
    Patty says:

    anything that I don’t have to cook would be great!

  44. 44
    merily nelson says:

    yum!!!

  45. 45
    Kelly D. says:

    I would love it if someone I loved made me something with chocolate! Lots and lots of chocolate!

  46. 46
    Laura M says:

    I would LOVE for my husband to make me Kneader’s style french toast on Mother’s Day, delish!!

  47. 47
    Nicole Taylor says:

    I am taking a Vegan challenge this month so I’d love for my husband to make me a delicious quinoa salad with some roasted veggies for Mother’s day! The gift card would definitely help and be a huge blessing. Happy Mother’s Day to both of you!

  48. 48
    Shanna says:

    Homemade rolls!!! Yum!!

  49. 49
    Denie C says:

    Mmmmm…….. Would love to experience the Whole Foods Experience!!! Worth the drive to Seattle I’d say!!

  50. 50
    Christy says:

    Newly pregnant. I don’t care what it is as long as someone else makes it. :)

  51. 51
    Allison brinkerhoff says:

    Anything chocolate :) mmmm

  52. 52
    Kelli says:

    Breakfast!

  53. 53
    Sherri says:

    Cinnamon roll French toast! :)

  54. 54
    Anna says:

    Something chocolate!

  55. 55
    Lynn says:

    Decadent chocolate yummies!

  56. 56
    Lesley Chivers says:

    I’d love someone to make me a beautiful Brunch.

  57. 57
    de'Shawna says:

    A seafood extravaganza!

  58. 58
    Crystal says:

    I’d love cheesecake. Or anything for dinner. And would love even more if the kitchen was cleaned up after dinner without my help. :)

  59. 59
    jenica haug says:

    crème brulee!

  60. 60
    Hazel says:

    Pancakes! I don’t mind mixing the batter, but I so hate the flip flopping :P

  61. 61
    Hilary Christensen says:

    Cook me something on the grill!! :)

  62. 62
    Raechelle D says:

    I’d love anything, as long as someone else cooks it …

  63. 63
    Bonnie says:

    I would love that lovely fruit pizza above!! Maybe a piece for breakfast lunch and dinner and oh maybe dessert!

  64. 64
    Lisa Evanoff says:

    I would love some good old fashioned Corned Beef Hash…with some poached eggs to go with it

  65. 65
    Jamie says:

    Do I really have to choose just one thing?! Oh, fine. I’m really craving some fresh artichokes right now!

  66. 66
    Amy Drorbaugh says:

    I LOVE Whole Foods. And not just because they make the only gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, soy free desserts I can eat. :-)

  67. 67
    Jennifer Dahl says:

    Sunday dinner with dessert! (and the dishes!)

  68. 68
    Shauna says:

    Have been shopping at Whole Foods for years. Often when looking for that extra special ingredient you can’t find anywhere else. I have a weakness for the scones there, and anything they have smoked or grilled. Always something new to try. I am happy to browse the aisles for hours :)

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    Donna Renberg says:

    I love chocolate mousse!

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    Lana says:

    I want French toast with caramel syrup, strawberries, and whipped cream!

  71. 71
    Heather says:

    I’m all about a delicious dessert

  72. 72
    Heather says:

    Love WF so much!

  73. 73
    Natalie Philpot says:

    I love prime rib!

  74. 74
    Stacee says:

    I would be happy with ANYTHING someone else makes for me on Mother’s Day!!!

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    Shelley Charles says:

    anything from whole foods :)

  76. 76
    Angie L. says:

    Totally a cheesecake, but a New York style cheesecake~ Those are so delicious, especially after you’ve just left a Broadway Show and can eat it at 2 in the morning! Yum!

  77. 77
    Kara says:

    I would love some crab cakes for mothers day! (Love, Love, Love, Whole Foods!)

  78. 78
    Jenni says:

    My husband makes fabulous fajitas…that’s what I’m asking for for Mother’s Day dinner. And I LOVE Whole Foods. Fingers crossed!

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    Jenny Doster says:

    Anything chocolate would be great!

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    Faith Taylor says:

    We LOVE Whole Foods and I especially love going there for lunch!!

  81. 81

    I love whole foods! Pick me, Rachel Sutton!! Thank you!!!!

  82. 82
    Carrie Lim says:

    I definitely love a lemon tart much like the one that Whole Foods has where the shell is dipped in White Chocolate. Yum!

  83. 83
    Brooke says:

    Juicy steak with fresh veggies and fruit!

  84. 84
    Melenie says:

    I want something yummy for breakfast!

  85. 85
    Libby says:

    Cake!

  86. 86
    Kym says:

    I would be happy if someone made dinner for me. For a day, a week, whatever. Just so I can rest. :)

  87. 87
    Rachele says:

    Cheesecake. Or Key Lime Pie. Key lime cheesecake?!

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    Becky says:

    Those cupcakes look really good!!!!

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    Michelle S. says:

    The fruit tarts look a.ma.zing!

  90. 90
    Mestebla says:

    I’d love someone to make a nice dinner for me. I’m not super picky.

  91. 91
    Liana Sorenson says:

    I love it when my hubby grills dinner. Spaghetti squash on the grill is amazing!

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    Barbara Sanders says:

    It all looks delicious!

  93. 93
    Andrea B. says:

    My favorite thing is Pumpkin Cobbler, but I probably won’t get it for Mother’s Day, it’s not the season.

  94. 94
    Kimberly says:

    Honestly, anything I don’t have to make! Steak would be great.

  95. 95
    Linda Carson says:

    I wish someone would fix me brunch w/Belgium waffles and fresh fruit, etc!

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    Kirsten Smith says:

    Yum. I’d love to try their scones!

  97. 97
    Lauren says:

    Everything in that bakery photo looks divine!

  98. 98
    Julie Johnson says:

    Something sweet, possibly with strawberries!

  99. 99
    Mandi says:

    Brunch in bed! I am running a race the day before and will need to recover by sleeping in and being fed delicious food.

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    Alisa McPheron says:

    I would love anything sweet that my two lovely daughters could make.

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    Peggy says:

    Dark Chocolate – always!

  102. 102
    MeganM. says:

    I want fancy omlets for breakfast, but that means that I’ll have to cook. If I want someone to make something for me, it’ll have to be store-bought ice cream. haha. :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I LOVE Whole Foods! They have sooo many Gluten-free items!

  103. 103
    Ellen says:

    Fresh salmon!

  104. 104
    Kim says:

    Love their rustic Italian bread.

  105. 105
    Liz Phillips says:

    I want a white pizza with sun dried tomatoes and anchovies ;)

  106. 106
    Courtney says:

    I LOVE WHOLE FOODS!

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    Angie says:

    I would love for someone to make me something with deep, rich, dark chocolate & raspberries on Mother’s Day!!! But I’ll settle for just about anything that I don’t have to cook. ;) Well, almost anything…

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    Rachael W says:

    I would love for someone to make me a berry cobbler or fruit tart or something similar to that! YUM-O! Thanks for a chance to win!

  109. 109
    Jessica S. says:

    I’d love for someone to make me a fantastic Mexican feast — tamales, guac, fresh salsa, fajitas, etc.!

  110. 110
    Emily Foster says:

    Fresh fruit salad

  111. 111
    Trish Gutierrez says:

    Chocolate Silk Pie!

  112. 112
    Marji Nordick says:

    Any decadent baked good sounds just right to me!

  113. 113
    Emmy Lou says:

    I want lamb burgers, grilled with tzatziki sauce…mmmmm

  114. 114
    Katelynn Roberts says:

    A yummy Buffalo steak!!!!

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    Annie says:

    I am asking for bruschetta. It’s my favorite.

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    Marci says:

    cheesecake! I love whole foods!

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    Virginia says:

    Mmmm… barbecue ribs & corn bread!

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    Michele says:

    I lOVE strawberry shortcake. I love the recipe in your book, it’s my favorite!

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    Meagan Taylor says:

    I think I would love a bunch of milk chocolate dipped strawberries. Or better yet, just bring out the chocolate fondue!

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    MarshaK says:

    chocolate cake!

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    Nicole Ray says:

    I want breakfast in bed!

  122. 122
    Mindi says:

    Ah I have been looking for a good place to get those french fruit tarts!

  123. 123
    Julie B says:

    I love a yummy fruit tart. But anything that my boys make for me AND CLEAN UP BEHIND THEMSELVES would be awesome. Hehe.

  124. 124
    Kari M says:

    I was just looking at my cocktail board on Pinterest. Hopefully by hubby will make me a big pitcher of Peach Sangria.

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    Glenda Ratcliff…. I love whole foods!!!

  126. 126
    Becky Z says:

    Two words: cheese. cake. ;)

  127. 127
    Michelle says:

    My son with allergies would love $100 to buy his favorite foods!

  128. 128
    Julia Pineda says:

    Need me some chocolate croissants on Mother’s Day! Yum!

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    Marcie Stevens says:

    Some yummy waffles with strawberries on the side!!:)

  130. 130
    Pyper says:

    We like to call it “whole paycheck” lol. I’m yet to check ours out. This would be a great excuse

  131. 131
    Jacque Barclay says:

    I have been dreaming of crepes lately.. : )

  132. 132
    Roxanne says:

    Well, since my husband only makes egg salad or fried eggs or meat on the BBQ, I would just like to see him make ANYTHING else!

  133. 133

    My family makes me blueberry/strawberry crepes with Cool Whip instead of whipped cream (cool whip is my guilty pleasure). I want that again this year!

  134. 134
    Kyle Hicken says:

    I am entering in hopes of winning for my wife. I know she wants breakfast in bed and she deserves it!

  135. 135
    Kathryn R. says:

    Oooh a delicious strawberry shortcake!

  136. 136
    Denise says:

    If anyone made me even a glass of ice water for Mother’s Day I would be thrilled!!!!

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    Carolyn S says:

    I would just love to have a nap :)

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    frank says:

    cheesecake!

  139. 139
    Jessica Hornbuckle says:

    I’ve never been to Whole Foods before. There is one not to far, so I would love to check it out…with a gift card!

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    Larissa says:

    Chocolate cake!

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    marta says:

    Brownies!

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    Meredith L says:

    I’m not a mom yet, but if I could make something for my mom this weekend, it would be a chai latte from scratch. She loves chai and I love letting all of the spices steep because it always makes my apartment smell so lovely. But since I live on the opposite side of the country from my mom, I’ll be drinking a chai in her honor.

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    Cami says:

    Isn’t it just wonderful that Boise has a Whole Foods now! I just go there to walk around and be surrounded by yumminess. I’d have to say some yummy fajitas :)

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    Rachel says:

    Anything with chocolate! Maybe a salad to balance it out ;)

  145. 145
    Kathy says:

    I would love for my husband and kids to make me a large breakfast!

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    Lori H says:

    I would love a chocolate fondue with loads of fruit & cake dippers!

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    leah says:

    Pancakes for breakfast and lobster rolls for dinner!

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    lgs says:

    Cookies!

  149. 149
    Alison Olmstead says:

    I keep trying to get my husband to let me go to Whole Foods, but he lives in fear of how much money I’ll spend! This sounds perfect!

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    Carrie says:

    Crepes for me:) Loaded with yummy fresh fruit and maybe a little chocolate drizzle for fun…

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    Hillary Larsen says:

    Some sort of pasta with a cream sauce sounds good to me. But we’ll see what the hubby comes up with.

  152. 152
    molly says:

    dessert. dessert. and more dessert. chocolate!

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    Tyffanee says:

    I would love a big yummy breakfast in bed!

  154. 154
    Angela McMillan says:

    Crepes with fresh strawberries and vanilla ice cream…in bed. =)

  155. 155
    Erika says:

    Seafood!

  156. 156
    Melanie says:

    Anything Mexican would be yummy

  157. 157
    Allison Brenn says:

    Grilled flank steak sounds divine right now, but honestly I would be thrilled with anything that I don’t have to cleanup!

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    Farrah says:

    I honestly don’t care what someone makes me as long as I can hide somewhere alone for 15 minutes to eat in peace! LOL Peace and quiet is hard to come by with little kids in the house :)

    hmmmmm maybe an arugula salad with strawberries, goat cheese, toasted almonds and garlic bread. Add to that a nice glass of red wine, a book and some quiet time and it would be my heaven!

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    Sarah Dymond says:

    I would love an organic vegan strawberry shortcake!

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    Megan says:

    I’d love to have some pancakes or waffles for breakfast. And don’t forget the mimosa!

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    Teryl Shields says:

    Whole Foods is my version of nirvana! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Marcy Vu says:

    Grilled Steak and a blue cheese chopped salad! Cheesecake for dessert :)

  163. 163
    Janelle says:

    Anything I don’t have to make or think about is great by me! (Though I did recommend your pepperoncini beef sandwiches…)

  164. 164
    LaRae Adams says:

    I love whole foods. Their produce — their pre-prepared foods — their salad bar. Everything.

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    Katie K says:

    Breakfast!

  166. 166
    Pamela says:

    I would like my family to make me breakfast (in bed) for Mother’s Day… only if they do dishes as well! Hahaha. A fresh bouquet of flowers from Whole Foods would work too!

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    Mandi says:

    Breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day would be great! I wouldn’t even care what it is. I love Whole Foods and have missed being close to one while here in Upstate NY. The drive is still worth it though.

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    Joanna says:

    Cupcakes!

  169. 169
    Kristin Frank says:

    Just one thing? I think I would stock up on non-perishable ingredients/food that are GF and Dairy Free as we just started taking that out of our diet and I’m trying really hard! :)

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    Kindyll says:

    I’ve never been to one, but the bakery looks fantastic! Something chocolate for mother’s day!

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    Kasey says:

    Dinner – anything I don’t have to cook myself. I’d be good with that.

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    michelle says:

    Eggs Benedict would be great!

  173. 173
    Beth says:

    Whole foods makes having a baby with food issues so easy :)

  174. 174
    Nancy says:

    Some really great Portuguese soup and crust bread!!!

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    Shannon says:

    The perfect steak, with mushrooms and blue cheese. :)

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    Carrie says:

    Risotto!

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    Anne Banks says:

    I’ve never been to Whole Foods before, sounds like a place I need to visit.

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    Katie Wells says:

    I’m into made-from-scratch cakes and cupcakes right now. Any homemade baked good, sounds like a wonderful mother’s day treat!

    Thanks for a fun give a away!

    Happy Mother’s Day to the Best Bite Gals!

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    Shanna says:

    Looks awesome!

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    Teresa S says:

    I want any dessert made from chocolate!

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    Syndee F says:

    I’m no ones momma so I’ll be doing the cooking this year :)

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    ALAINA says:

    This is SO awesome! I hate to spend money on myself, so this would be perfect for ME on Mother’s Day! Thank you for the chance!

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    jody says:

    I’d take just about anything I don’t have to make myself. :)

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    Caryn Carson says:

    I love the cheese department at Whole Foods!

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    Susan says:

    I’m waiting for some local asparagus. Grilled. Yum

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    lisa says:

    I would love to make a beautiful fruit tart.

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    Jennifer s says:

    Scones with lemon curd!

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    Xann Olsen says:

    I love Whole Foods. Baked goods would be yummy.

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    Jahnelle says:

    SO MANY THINGS – french toast and hot chocolate and paninis and cinnamon rolls and chocolate creme brulee and fried eggs with homemade toast and chicken fajitas for dinner. I’ll also be delighted with the bowl of cinnamon toast crunch I might ACTUALLY get.

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    Megan says:

    I would love someone to make me yummy homemade Cafe Rio! Yum, Yum!! Thanks for the chance to win. I’ve never been to the Whole Foods Market even though I’ve driven past it many times.

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    Jauna says:

    I’m with you. The bakery items look incredible!! Or maybe some gourmet cheese items… Happy Mother’s Day!

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    Brooke says:

    Would love to have my kids piled in bed, drinking a fancy coffee eating banana pancakes. They are building a Whole Foods 5 minutes from our house!

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    Angie Jones says:

    I want salmon and chocolate cake. Or one of those fruit tarts!! Yum!

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    Megan Moench says:

    Fill me up with yummy organic vegetables!

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    Something from their meat or seafood section. Anything really will do. As long as I don’t have to clean it up. :)

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    Jennifer says:

    Chinese food. Yum. I’ve never been to Whole Foods. Apparently, I should make the effort! :)

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    Virna Marella says:

    If I had my pick of everything at Whole Foods, I’d decimate the cheese case, get a few loaves of amazing bread and a couple bottles of wine. Also, a goose. :-)

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    Allison B. says:

    I wish someone would make me a fat free–calorie free cheesecake…Oh wait that doesn’t exist! Dang. Then, I wish someone would make me a peanut butter oreo cheesecake.

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    Natalie Cardon says:

    Anything with chocolate!

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    Zenobia says:

    I’ll do the cooking if someone else will come behind me and do the cleaning!

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