3.03.2017

Rosemary Beef Stew + $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

As many of you know, my Grammy is pretty special to me.
She is 105 years old....so amazing.
When she turned 103, she moved out of her house to a retirement home (yes, she lived on her own until she was 103!)
When she moved out of her house, she gave me all her old cookbooks and recipe cards.
Grammy loved to cook and whenever we would visit her, Grammy's Split Pea Soup was simmering on the stove. During our visits, she would always be whipping up something in the kitchen.
One of the recipes that I found in one of her cookbooks (from the 1940's!) is for Beef Stew.
This recipe calls for it to be cooked for hours on your stove top.
When I saw this recipe, I converted the recipe to a Slow Cooker recipe because a slow cooker is better than making on your stove. That is how I have been making it for the past 2 years. Until now.....enter the Instant Pot.
As you know, since I got my Instant Pot last Fall I am now on a mission to convert all my recipes to  Instant Pot recipes.
To say that I am obsessed with it is an understatement.
You can make this stew  in a slow cooker in 6-8 hours.
You can make this in an Instant Pot in less than an hour from start to finish.
And, the flavor is WAY better when you make it in the Instant Pot.
 Amazing.

Here is what you need:

2 - 2.5  lbs of beef stew meat
¼ cup flour
Salt and pepper
Bag of baby carrots
3-4 stalks of celery
1/2 medium onion, diced
3 yukon gold potatoes, diced
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 T minced garlic
1 can of beef broth
2 T Dijon mustard
2 T Worcestershire sauce
2 T soy sauce
3 T brown sugar 
1 tsp thyme
 1-2 sprigs of fresh rosemary or 1 Tbsp dried rosemary

 Directions:
These are the directions for the Instant Pot, I will put the Slow Cooker directions at the end of the post.

Place the stew meat in a gallon size ziplock bag, along with the 1/4 cup of flour, salt & pepper.
Shake the bag & make sure the meat is coated.

 Push the Saute button on your Instant pot. When it turns to "hot", add a splash of olive oil to the Instant pot and place the meat & diced onions in the Instant Pot and brown the meat for just 2-3 minutes.
Pour the can of beef broth into the instant pot & as you do make sure you "deglaze" the bottom of the Instant Pot and make sure nothing is stuck to the bottom of the pot.

Add the Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, minced garlic, mustard and thyme & then give it a stir.

Wash the potatoes & then chop into quarters/cubes. Chop the celery.

Add the carrots, celery and potatoes to the Instant Pot.

 Give all the ingredients in the pot a good stir & add the fresh rosemary on top (or if you are using dried rosemary, sprinkle that on top)

Then put the lid on your Instant Pot turn the knob to SEALING:

 Press the "meat/stew" button, or set the cooker to 30 minutes of high pressure.
 
After 30 minutes of high pressure, allow the cooker to naturally cool and release pressure after 15 minutes....here is what it looks like with the steam coming out...that will happen for a few minutes.

Once the pressure has released, open the steam valve then carefully open the lid.....smells SO good!
 Give the stew a stir and serve!
Check out how tender the meat is....it is fork tender...delicious!

  If you make this stew in the Slow Cooker, you can brown the meat & onions in a pan on the stove and then just add them to the Slow cooker and then add the broth, seasonings & vegetables.
Give it a big stir and cook on low for 6-7 hours.

There is so much flavor in this stew & it's so easy to make.
 There is just something about Beef Stew that is so comforting! The original recipe didn't call for Rosemary, but for the past few years, I have been adding fresh rosemary when I make this stew because I love the flavor of it.
Yum! I love this stew! And I love it even more when I can make it in my Instant Pot in less than an hour!
Have you gotten an Instant Pot yet?
If you haven't.....now is your chance....I am giving away a $100 Gift Card to AMAZON!
To enter, use the Rafflecopter below & leave a comment letting me know what you would buy the gift card.
Since I already have an Instant Pot I would probably buy some books for my Kindle!
Today's giveaway ends next Friday, March 10th.

Have a GREAT weekend! a Rafflecopter giveaway

162 comments:

  1. I would put it towards a new blender.

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  2. I would get an Instant Pot. I don't have one, yet..

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  3. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm considering an instant pot but there are also lots of cute clothes and shoes on Amazon, too! :)

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  4. that instant pot looks pretty good...or books!!

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  5. You have DEFINITELY convinced me that I NEEEED an Instant Pot!!!!! :) So I would either buy an instant pot or possibly start buying Easter basket gifts.

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  6. I already have an instant pot; my sweet husband bought me one. But I'd probably put the gift card towards the slow cooker lid for the instant Pot and then start stocking up on Easter Goodies.

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  7. I would love to buy an instapot! Love your blog-thanks for the recipe!

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  8. I just bought an Instant Pot a few weeks ago and my first recipe I made was your Koran Beef! It was fantastic! I will have to try this stew next. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. I'd buy an Instant Pot so I could make this recipe

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  10. Thanks for the recipe! I'm still figuring out how to use my InstaPot! I would use the money towards birthday decor for my daughter's upcoming birthday :)

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  11. I've been hearing so much about this pot. I'd use the gift card to check it out myself!

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  12. I would buy the Instant pot, it's exactly what I need in my kitchen!

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  13. I would use the money to buy an the large size Instant pot! I need it to prepare meals fast.

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  14. I have been wanting an Instant Pot for awhile now, so that's what I would buy.

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  15. This is kind of funny, but I would buy a mini trampoline for my 2 1/2 year old son who has WAY too much energy! :)

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  16. This sounds amazing Mel! I got an Instant Pot for Christmas and talked my mom into one as well. We are loving them. I'm remodeling my office so I would get some decor for that with the gift card.

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  17. I would love to buy a new Keurig machine to keep in my classroom!

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  18. I would buy new drawer pulls I need for the kitchen in the older house we just bought.

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  19. I would put it toward a trampoline for my 7 year old and 4 year old.

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  20. I would love to use this gift card towards a new KitchenAid mixer.

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  21. I would probably get some sort of activity tracker...although that instant pot sounds pretty cool!

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  22. Since I already have an Instant Pot (which I love!), I would buy some books to prepare for summer break!

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  23. I would purchase the Instant Pot, of course!!

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  24. We're adopting a rescue puppy this weekend so I would use the gift card to stock up on everything we'll need!

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  25. OMG this looks amazing- can't wait to try! :)

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  26. I think I would stock up on some essentials.

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  27. Probably birthday presents, easter stuff, diapers or wipes

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  28. So at the beginning of your post I was thinking to myself that Instant Pot was like a slow cooker pressure cooker and then the further I read it was confirmed. I can see why you're in love with it. Now I just need to win that GC so I can get oneπŸ˜‰

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  29. I would definitely give some consideration to purchasing the Instant Pot! Thank you for the chance!

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  30. I would honestly probably put it toward furniture because I am moving to a new apartment and need to outfit it.

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  31. I would most definitely buy an instant pot! Loving your converted recipes!

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  32. An instant pot so I can try all your recipes!

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  33. I would definitely buy an instant pot! I have been looking at them, but just haven't pulled the trigger yet!

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  34. Not sure on the Instant Pot... but you're making it look great. Maybe a KitchenAid? so many choices. Thanks for the chance to win. xo

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  35. I think I would probably get an Instant Pot!

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  36. Haven't gotten an Instant Pot yet but this gift card would help! Thank you! ~Carrie jazztaff at Hotmail dot com

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  37. This looks amazing! That meat is unbelievably tender!

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  38. I'd definitely get an Instant Pot! I really think it will help me get dinner on the table! (liz n)

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  39. I would use this gift card to by an instant pot because I have heard great things about it!

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  40. I may use the gift card to get the Instant Pot as it looks amazing.

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  41. I would buy a nice mattress cover and food items

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  42. If I won, I would get Easter gifts and decorations for our celebration.

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  43. I would definitely get the instant pot if I won! I've heard amazing things about it!

    -Christina Kuo

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  44. The instant pot!! 6 kids and 2 grandkids this would make it so easy for meal time!!

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  45. INSTANT POT! Cause you have all the best recipes for one!

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  46. I really need an instant pot or maybe a couple more essential oil diffusers!

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  47. I'd love to buy an instapot! Especially since I'm a new mom this would be a life saver!

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  48. Love my IP - and this recipe will definitely be on the list to make! I've been looking for a water table for my year old son, and I bet Amazon would have a good one. :)

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  49. i would use it for some new protein powder and other little things!

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  50. I would buy the instant pot!!! Been eyeing it for a while now!

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  51. I have had my eyes on an OLISO iron for a little while that I would put this towards. I like all of your Instant Pot recipes, thanks!

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  52. I would LOVE an Insta-Pot or kindle books. I am easy LOL

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  53. I would buy an instant pot! Been wanting one for a while now.

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  54. This reminds me of the beef stew my mom made in a pressure cooker when I was a kid. I'm thinking I need the instant pot:)

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  55. I would get my granddaughter a Easter Basket and a really pretty dress with it!

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  56. I would buy a shark vacuum cleaner!

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  57. I would buy an instant pot!

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  58. Books, cookbooks, makeup!!
    Thank you!!

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  59. I love to get books for my kindle app!!

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  60. I would splurge on myself. Haven't bought myself anything in a long time!
    -Alicia

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  61. I would buy Keurig. Follow on bloglovin: bloglovin.com/elena1509

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  62. I would buy what I always buy...cases of canned cat food.

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  63. I'm ready to get on the Instant Pot bandwagon and buy one on Amazon. Hope I get it!!

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  64. I have had an Instant Pot of my wish list since November. I would definitely get one!

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  65. I have been wanting to get an instant pot!!

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  66. I have been wanting an Instant Pot so I would probably get that. :-)

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  67. I would buy my husband a new coffee maker.

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  68. I already have an Instant Pot so I would buy stuff for my wedding!

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  69. I need really good blender to make smoothies with!

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  70. I would buy an insta pot, all of your recipes look delicious!

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  71. I would buy a sheet set for my grandson's bed.

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  72. I'm hoping to find a down parka really on sale for next year (although it is almost zero today with the wind chill)!!

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  73. If I won the gift card, I'd buy supplies for the new Special Ed class I'm starting at my school in Senegal, West Africa. I'm starting, literally, from scratch. So any supplies I could buy while I'm back home in the States would be so helpful!

    http://elisabethchronicles.blogspot.com/2016/11/if-god-gives-teacher-dream.html

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  74. I would love to get the Gilmore Girls full series. My daughter and I need new bibles..so that I would get with thd gift card and art supplies and books for my daughter.

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  75. I would get an Instant Pot for my daughter.

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  76. I would buy other cooking supplies.

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  77. You have totally sold me on an Instant Pot!

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  78. Swimming gear for the kids! Diapers, floaties, noodles and sunscreen!

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  79. After seeing all the mouth watering recipes you make, it would be an instant pot hands down! Lol.

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  80. You really have me wanting to buy an Instant Pot so that's probably what I'd buyπŸ˜€.

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  81. I would definitely buy myself an Instant Pot!!

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  82. I would buy diapers and some new cookie sheets.

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  83. I'd buy a new white sheet to create a screen so we could watch movies outdoors at our camp!

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  84. I want to buy an instant pot so bad but I haven't wanted to spend the money on it so a gift card would be awesome! Thanks for the fun giveaway :) thanks! -Laura S.

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  85. I have started keeping track of all my friends' instapot recipes. If I won, I would buy one so I could start cooking in it!

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  86. I would definitely use the amazon gift card towards an instant pot! You have completely convinced me I need one in my life πŸ˜‰

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  87. I'm making this this week!!! Love how you are converting these recipes to IP!

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  88. I would probably buy books too Melissa :)

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  89. Recipe looks delicious!! Now I need to get a instapot!!

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  90. I would definitely buy a instant pot! They look amazing!

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  91. I would probably buy books/toys for my kiddos. .

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  92. I'd probably buy some spring tops for work-boring, but necessary:)

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  93. I want an Insta pot SOOOOOOOOO BAD!!!!!

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  94. I would use the gift card to buy gardening supplies. I am so excited to start planting!

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  95. now I definitely need an Instant Pot! And my kiddos need new spring/summer pjs.

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  96. I have been hearing so much about Instant Pots! Might need to give it a shot. Thanks!

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  97. My hubby is out of work right now so I have to be very practical. My list would just be some necessities to keep us going a little bit longer...

    Hugs,
    Trisha

    ps- That stew looks amazing!!!! I rarely eat red meat but I would have eaten the entire bowl if it was in front of me!

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  98. Oh I would love to get one of those Instant Pots! Oh they look so neat and would be so helpful for meals for our family!

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  99. I would put the money toward the purchase of an area rug for the living room.

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  100. I would get an instant pot! I've seen these and a lot of good recipes on Pinterest! :)

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  101. I would use the gift card to buy an instant pot since it seems to make dinner so easy. Easy and delicious is right up my alley!

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  102. I may just have to spring for an instant pot. I've resisted thus far!

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  103. Right now, my husband and I having been buying books like crazy to read for our New Year's goals, so we would probably buy books! I am also 5 months pregnant, so I'm sure we could find some fabulous baby stuff we need too! :)

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  104. I would love the instant pot! ��

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  105. Some necessities for my 5 day old new baby!

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  106. I would buy a watch for my husband.

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  107. I need a steamer, but I would more likely buy books!

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  108. I would buy some books and a new blow dryer.

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  109. I don't have an instant pot yet! So that would definitely be at the top of my list :)) thank you for doing this giveaway!

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  110. Instant Pot - I MUST jump on this bandwagon.

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  111. I would use it towards my subscribe and save items!

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  112. I have so many household items on subscribe and save, this would be great!

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  113. I would like to get the Instant Pot. I've been wanting one of these so bad.

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  114. I just might buy an instant pot! You might be talking me into it!

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  115. That just might be the excuse I need to get the instant pot! How's fun!!

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  116. What a precious heirloom - your granny's recipes! Love it!

    I would buy new books for me and my two kiddos!

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  117. I would buy some books I've been wanting for a while now.

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  118. A baby book and some skincare items!

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  119. I would put it towards a food dehydrator.

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  120. I'd use it for an instant pot, heard so many good things!

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  121. Whoops, I think I hit enter too early!
    I would buy a Kindle Fire if I were to win!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  122. This recipe looks delish! I would use the gift card to buy lots of books.

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  123. I'd buy a few books for me and a new series of books for my kids!! (Ada Twist, Scientist...Rosie Revere, Engineer...Iggy Peck, Architect)

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  124. Okay, you've convinced me. I need the Instant Pot! Thanks for the giveaway! =)

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  125. I would spoil my 2 dogs and buy them treats and toys. They never seem to have enough of either.

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  126. I'd love to buy an instant pot, or maybe a food dehydrator or air fryer! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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