The September issue is out, and I’m sure you’ve noticed it’s packed full of tips, recipes, and tricks for the busy home cook…and doesn’t that describe each and every one of us? This week we’re giving away two tools that aim to make quick work of chopping, grating and prepping from a great kitchen gadget company, OXO.

But first, a recap from last week’s giveaway. Congrats to Gayle with her mouth-watering description on Spicy Corn on the Cob Soup that made us rush to find the last juicy ears of summer corn.


“Spicy Corn on the Cob Soup is an end-of-summer treat that I wish I could have all year. The ‘naked’ cobs are simmered with sautéed onion, jalapeno, celery, cumin and turmeric, and the corn is added (and cobs removed) for the last half of simmering. Garnish with chopped green onions.”


And in response to @LaureeAshcom who smartly commented that these giveaways shouldn’t be limited to Facebook fans only…we hear you. This week, we encourage you to like us on Facebook or follow on Twitter for a chance to win. In the coming weeks, we’ll change it up again. We don’t want to leave anyone out.

This week’s winner will receive an OXO Hand-Held Julienne Slicer that makes quick and precise work of carrots, cucumber, and other veggies for salads, stir-fries, and even sushi. The winner will also receive an OXO Pro Hand Held Grater, which has a blade that allows you to grate from both directions (making it faster). This is ideal for hard cheese, chocolate, zest, ginger, and garlic.  


Step 1: “Like” us on Facebook (use the Facebook box to the right and click “Like” if you don’t already like us) OR follow us on Twitter @Cooking_Light.


Step 2: Describe for us here in 50 words or less how you use your favorite kitchen gadget to get dinner on the table in a flash. Entries should be typed into the comments field of this blog post. Entries are due by Monday, August 30 at 11:59 a.m. EST.


Editors will select their favorite based on originality, creativity, and how well you address our question. Winner will be notified via email by Sept 2, 2010. For full contest rules, click here.