Crisco Mediterranean Inspirations & Giveaway

Disclosure: This post was written on behalf of Crisco. I received a gift pack for my time in spreading the word and organizing the giveaway.

I use olive oil on a daily basis. I love cooking with it, baking with it and using it in all kinds of recipes. I love the flavor of olive oil when used in pesto or even just poured on a plate and sprinkled with some Parmesan cheese for dipping bread in.

If you use olive oil too, I’ve got some exciting news for you. Through March 18, Crisco is inviting you to share a recipe that includes one of the three Crisco olive oil varieties (Crisco 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Crisco Pure Olive Oil or Crisco Light Olive Oil plus any two ingredients commonly used in Mediterranean-style cooking (such as tomatoes, garlic, olives, pasta, yogurt, legumes, fresh herbs, lentils or cheese). Submit your best recipe at to enter the Crisco Mediterranean Inspirations Recipe and Essay Contest for the chance to win a trip for two to Italy.

I can definitely think of many recipes I’d enter in this contest at Get Inspired with Crisco. And…a trip to Italy?? That would be a dream come true. That is one of the top spots on my must-visit-someday list. How about you?

And now for the giveaway…

I have one gourmet Crisco Get Inspired gift pack to give away. It includes a bottle of each of the olive oils mentioned above, recipe cards and Mediterranean-style gourmet gift items (including 4 Williams-Sonoma pasta bowls, an awesome wooden spoon and a “salt pig.”)

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post. The giveaway ends Friday, February 4th at midnight EST. And don’t forget to submit a recipe for a chance to win that trip to Italy! Good luck!