The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: CLOSED ~ Crisco Olive Oil Review and Giveaway

Thursday, February 25, 2010

CLOSED ~ Crisco Olive Oil Review and Giveaway


When I think of cooking oil, I think of Crisco. I always use Crisco oil and have since I can remember. I think it's because my mami and abuelita always bought Crisco so I never ever thought to buy another brand.

I like it. It tastes fantastic and now they have so many different varieties of oils that you have one for any type of meal you want to make. So when I was contacted by Crisco to review and receive a basket full of goodies, I jumped at it.

I received this basket. In the basket I found 4 varieties of Crisco Oil, a spatula, a cool Crisco apron, a Crisco recipe book and coupons for Crisco products. I was in heaven. There were three type of Olive Oil: Extra Virgin, Light and Pure. There was also an Omega 3 oil as well. I plan to use these up to very last drop as I always do. Olive oil is good for you as well. And now that I am cooking healthier, I have been using more and more olive oil versus regular oils.

To help consumers incorporate healthful and delicious Latin flavors into their diet, Crisco has teamed up with personal trainer, cook, nutritionist and mom, Sylvia Melendez-Klinger. As part of a series of traditional Latin American recipes for Crisco's Abre tu Despensa al Mundo Crisco (Open your Pantry to the World of Crisco) Sylvia has developed several recipes that are healthful and have that Latin spice! You can go to Crisco's bilingual website: Crisco en Espanol and find some fantastic recipes. Make sure to check out Sylvia's tasty Lime Tortilla Crusted Snapper with Tangy Cilantro Sauce (Pargo Empanizado con Salsa de Cilantro). For my Spanish speaking audience (like my mami) there is a Spanish version here. This recipe not only looks good but it is also healthy.

I watched the video and I plan to use this recipe. Tom will love it. I will also adapt this recipe for chicken since I don't eat fish. I cannot wait to taste it. My favorite part is the cilantro sauce which I tried the other day and served it with beef. It was absolutely delicious.

If you want to try Crisco oil, you can click here and receive coupons for $0.55 off on Crisco No-Stick Cooking Sprays (these are great) or a $1 off coupon on Crisco Olive Oil and Crisco Puritan Canola Oil.

If you want a fancy basket just like mine, well guess what? Crisco was kind enough to offer and extra one for my fantastic readers!! Now this baby is fantastic so you really want to enter to win!!

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"Which variety of olive oil do you tend to use in the kitchen? Extra Virgin, Light or Pure and how do you use them?

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Disclosure: I received sample products for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.

611 comments:

  1. This is a great giveaway. I always use EVOO in my rice, salads, and in any other recipes that requires it.

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  2. I've just blogged about the Crisco giveaway @ http://aroundourway.blogspot.com/2010/02/crisco-olive-oil-giveaway.html.

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  6. We use Extra Virgin in cooking and then the regular for dipping our bread into w/balsamic vinegar....YUMOOOO!!!!

    I really can't cook at all w/o EVOO in my kitchen since I really use it in EVERYTHING!

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  9. I use EVOO for salads and dipping. I use pure for cooking.

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  10. Fish in Garlic & Tomatillo Sauce appeals to me the most, although there are a lot of recipes I would try on Crisco's site.

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  14. I lean towards using the EVOO. It's so good with pastas, for sauteing veggies.

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  15. I use light when I fry or need a teaspoon or too in my meal!

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  17. EVOO, extra virgin is the one I have always used.

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  21. I like Mexican Buñuelos, it looks great.

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  22. Have always used Crisco Oil. It is the only oil that works when making chiffon cakes which are my family's favorite. I use EVOO when dressing salads or pasta or in any dish where it is a final ingredient and so am enxious to try Crisco's EVOO but I do use regular Crisco for frying, broiling and Crisco Spray for baking pans et al. One other use you might consider, last fall our cat snuck outdoors and got itself wedged between the backyard shed and the backyard wall. My son tried everything to get him out but to no avail when a neighbor came rushing over with a can of Crisco spray. My son sprayed Lucky's backside through a ventilation opening in the back wall of the shed and then sprayed his front from where he was stuck and with the neighbor's help, a lot of wiggling and loud meowing they finally dislodged him. He ran right to my grandaughter and wouldn't let her put him down. We had to take him to the vet for a good wash which he didn't much like either but at least he hasn't tried to sneak out again.

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  23. I prefer virgin olive oils that are first cold pressed (usually extra light)

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  24. Arepas with Cheese look good
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  33. I tend to use extra virgin olive oil for sauteeing - last night I sauteed some butternut squash to serve over pasta.

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  34. I'd like to try the arepas with cheese.

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  35. Fish in Garlic & Tomatillo Sauce looks great.

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  48. I use extra virgin olive oil, I use it on salads with a little apple cider vinegar.

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  52. We use EVOO in our kitchen. We use it in almost nay recipe that calls for oil

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  53. I like fish so the Lime Tortilla Crusted Snapper with Cilantro Sauce sounds great

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  58. main entry: Well, I did use only Light, in most all things I cook but a few weeks ago we had "pizza day" is what we called it when my 5yr old grandson & I went to his other nanny's house and we 3 made lots pizzas for all 3 of our familys houses so no one had to cook that evenings meal and she used extra olive virgin oil for the pizzas and they had the best flavor so now I plan on using the extra virgin olive oil in all my reciepes and I'd like to try it on a great itialian pasta dish. I had not tried the Crisco brand in the extra olive oil flavor, so thanks for the chance
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  61. Oh the reciepe Mexican Buñuelos sounds so good to try for dessert, mexican food is my favorite.I love those in restaraunts and would love to try making them to see if mine were as good.THat reciepe calls for the Crisco butter flavor shortening and if you have not tried it do so it works really well when your making your own icing to decorate cakes when I took a wilton cake class they actually encourage you to use that for the icing because you get a great texture and the butter flavor lets you elemanate the use of the butter extract you would other wise have to use if you use plain shortening, thanks
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  64. I use Extra Virgin for just about everything except for eggs and Mexican food.
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  65. I use extra virgin olive oil. I mostly use it in cooking and sauteeing.

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  66. light olive oil for salads and spanish and italian cooking

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  72. I seem to use extra virgin olive oil the most. I use light olive oil for salad dressings so I use this second most.

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  77. I use EVOO all of the time! I go through it like it's water.

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  78. I use light for baking oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

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  79. the Chile Poblano Casserole looks delcious!

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  85. I use EVOO in my beans and rice and stir fry dishes.
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  86. I use EVOO in salad dressing & to sautee veggies

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  87. I use Extra Virgin oil to sautee my veggies and brown my stirfry meat.

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  88. I would like to try the Fish in Garlic & Tomatillo Sauce

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  97. main entry: i'd like to try this
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  99. I use EVOO to saute and for salad dressing, light to put in my bread and pizza dough.

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  119. My boyfriend and I try to stay away from Olive Oil because it's expensive...but when we do eventually buy some, it will probably be Light or Extra Virgin.

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  124. I use the evoo on steaks and when I cook chicken in the frying pan and on steaks as a binding agent for my spice rubs and seasonings.

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