We’re Giving Away a Calphalon Cookware Set

February 25, 2013 | By and | Comments (281)

calphalon non stick cookware m Were Giving Away a Calphalon Cookware SetPick out a recipe and start cooking with a new set of cookware. But not just any cookware, Calphalon’s Unison Non-Stick Cookware – it revolutionized the non-stick cooking surface.

These pots and pans have been specially textured to seal in flavors while preventing food from sticking to them. We are giving away the full $649.00 set which includes one 8-inch Omelette Pan, one 10-inch Omelette Pan, one 2 Qt. Sauce Pan with cover, one 3 Qt. Sauce Pan with cover, one
4 Qt. Sauté Pan with cover, and one
8 Qt. Stock Pot with cover.

In order to take this set home, tell us what’s the most memorable meal you’ve ever cooked in a skillet and why.

The contest begins February 1st and ends February 28th. Click here for official rules.

calphalon accucore 10 piece cookware set s Were Giving Away a Calphalon Cookware SetFind out what we’re giving away tomorrow, and enter to win all the other prizes being given away this month!

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    April 9, 2013 at 10:48 pm
  2. jenerva

    The most memorable thing I’ve cooked in a skillet is tilapia curry. I sauté the tilapia fillets, add some frozen peas and fresh cauliflower, then cover the whole thing with a small jar of curry sauce like Seeds of Change or Trader Joes. What makes it special is that it’s mind numbingly easy, but my husband and very finicky daughters rave over it like I’ve actually invented sliced bread. No complaining at the dinner tabe is a wonderful feeling.

    March 2, 2013 at 6:11 pm
  3. Kristin

    my favorite meal to cook is stir fry but we have a young daughter who is allergic to rice and cooking is a must so we know exactly what is in her food, this set would help us a lot

    February 28, 2013 at 11:19 pm
  4. mendy

    My hubby’s favorite meal is a sausage and mushroom omelet — and it takes a good skillet to make a good omelet!

    February 28, 2013 at 9:17 pm
  5. Charlotte McNichols

    My most memorable skillet meal was a chicken stir fry that I made for my dad and I. He had Alzheimer’s and I was taking care of him so that my mother and sister could have a day out together. All of the memories I have of times with him are precious because he has gone to be with Jesus.

    February 28, 2013 at 7:09 pm
  6. Rhonda P

    I use my skillet to make homemade Jambalaya because no matter how much I make, my kids eat it all! It is great fun watching my two 20+ boys fought over the last spoonful! Good cooking in the kitchen is a wonderful family bonder!

    February 28, 2013 at 7:01 pm
  7. hollysparkler

    One meal I love and have made repeatedly in a skillet is Tilapia fried in equal amounts of butter, olive oil and lime juice with creole seasoning added to the flour coating. First I slowly carmelize a large onion and later add various colors of peppers to the onion. Once the vegetables are done, I remove them from the pan and then cook the Tilapia. Catfish is also delicious prepared this way. Funny how I just got a hankering for Tilapia!

    February 28, 2013 at 6:15 pm
  8. Tam

    When we moved to our new house (wth five kids) several of my boxes were misplaced (they were buried under other boxes). My kitchen pots ended up in a large pile in the spare bedroom even though it was clearly marked kitchen. My sister lent me a frying pan to make eggs for the kids for that night but it ended up being the only pan I had for over a week until we finally located the box (which we assumed had “fallen off the truck”). We still talk about how one can cook for a family of 7 with one pot if desperate. I made everything from fried fish to cooked rice to hotdogs over the course of a week. All were memorable.

    February 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm
  9. Jennifer S

    Hmm…my current skillet favs are both centered around pork chops. Coincidence? Perhaps. One involves a citrus glaze and cumin seeds on the chops and the other is a black bean/salsa “relish” that cooks alongside the chops. Everybody that has tried either has fallen in love with them! So have I — easy and delicious!

    February 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm
  10. Amy Halpern

    left over roast beef hash…my dad taught me how to make it so its always memorable when i make it…

    February 28, 2013 at 4:31 pm
  11. Robin Swanson

    My most memorable skillet meal was a super simple no bake hot dish recipe that includes ground beef, mixed vegetables, and spaghetti in a tomato cheese sauce. A comfort food from childhood that we made as a simple lunch when family was visiting. I still make it when I need some comfort!

    February 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm
  12. Annette

    My most memorable meal cooked in a skillet happened during the summer of 1993 or 1994.

    I was never a good cook and my selection of cookware was pitiful. I was preparing my first full meal for a guy I’d been dating and naturally I wanted to impress him. So, I reached for my collection of, “Southern Living Annual Recipes,” and found such a meal on page 80 of the 1991 edition. I made everything on the page: Grilled Flank Steak, Lemon-Carrot Bundles, Garden New Potatoes, Refrigerator Yeast Rolls, Fruited Mint Tea, and Strawberries.

    The skillet I used for the potatoes was a cheap, non-stick (the kind that was peeling) from the discount store. It was too small for the dish, so it was hard to stir and I ended up with a good portion of it on the stove. I knew then that I needed something larger if I wanted to continue to cook nice meals. Despite the awful cookware conditions, the potatoes were delicious, as was the rest of the meal.

    Last summer, nearly 20 years later, I reconnected with that old boyfriend. During our phone call we got on the subject of cooking and he reminded me of that meal I made for him. He said how wonderful it was and he even commented on the carrot bundles tied with leeks. And who says guys don’t pay attention to details?! Turns out it was a memorable skillet meal for him, too.

    I’ve since grown from that cooking experience and now own several pieces of quality cookware that I love and use regularly. I now absolutely love cooking and make most of my own meals.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:17 pm
  13. Dorothy Deakyne

    I love fishing and camping. Catching a Rainbow Trout at 7am and eat it from breakfast out in the Great Outdoors… It does not get any better than that using my Skillet on the open Fire

    February 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm
  14. Terri Seibech (Peterson)

    I love blackened fresh catfish fillets in a good skillet, because it’s just as easy to make as it is good! This is a quick meal, but tastes like you spent a lot of time on it. This skillet from set of Calphalon’s Unison Non-Stick Cookware would be terrific to use because these pans heat evenly. I would throw ALL of mine away just to have a set of Calphalon.

    February 28, 2013 at 12:40 pm
  15. Kathy Esneault

    My most memorable skillet meal was in my Aunt Bell’s iron skillet. She left it to me when she passed away. The first time I used it was 32 years ago when I got married. The meal I made was salmon croquettes. My husband loves salmon, where I really don”t. To this day I enjoy cooking meals that he enjoys even if I don’t care for.

    February 28, 2013 at 12:25 pm
  16. Nikki Rae Quinn

    I will always remember the first time I attempted omeletes….burnt them on the outside, inside was runny. They were memorable to say the least!

    February 28, 2013 at 11:45 am
  17. mark winslade

    i used to cook for a Family with 3 kids 3,5, and 11 the two youngest used to be at home for lunch and i used to make them grilled cheese sandwiches a lot……i now live a 1000 miles from them ….. the 5 year old is now 13 and will some call me and ask if i will come visit and make lunch for her ……

    February 28, 2013 at 10:26 am
  18. Marguerite McMurtrey

    I love to make chicken fried steak in a skillet. We raise our own beef and it is always tender and delicious! Of course there are many other cuts of beef I cook in a skillet, but chicken fried steak is my favorite!

    February 28, 2013 at 10:22 am
  19. Tracy McLain

    My kids would say my chicken fried steak! They love it and it’s always a treat now since we’re trying to eat healthier.

    February 28, 2013 at 9:52 am
  20. Ellen Miller

    When I was a child, I used to fry chicken in a cast iron skillet. It was a huge skillet!! It was always a big deal to me to be able to fry chicken in that skillet and get all the complements from my dad, mom and 3 brothers about how good that chicken was. My brother now has it and they use it to cook for their family of nine!

    February 28, 2013 at 9:31 am
  21. debra

    I have been on my own for 17 years and never have I ever had a kitchen cookware set that didn’t tear up so fast or have to get thrown out because it was cheaply made! I would feel like a real woman and mother, if I ever had something valuable to cook meals for my children with!

    February 28, 2013 at 9:28 am
  22. Melissa McKenzie

    My most memorable meal was probably my first meal I cooked for my parents when I was in high school. I grew up with two older brothers who always picked on me about cooking as I was growing up. They used to call my cookies hockey pucks and stuff like that just to make me mad but they always ate all of them. So I made a meal for my parents when my brothers were away at college so they wouldn’t pick at me. It was hamburger steak grilled in the skillet with chopped tomatoes and some spices and I thought it was the best meal I have ever made – and I didn’t have to listen to them complain!

    February 28, 2013 at 8:46 am
  23. susansmoaks

    i’ll never forget the first time i cooked stir fry for my husband. i went online and got the recipe and followed it exactly. the food was good and my husband was surprised that i finally found something that I could cook!

    February 28, 2013 at 5:05 am
  24. Linda

    The hamburger steaks I cooked to earn my very first Girl Scout badge were cooked in a skillet. I planned and cooked the entire meal by myself and our next door neighbor ate supper with us. I was so proud of myself!

    February 27, 2013 at 11:40 pm
  25. Erin Bressler

    When my fiancee and I first started dating, he attempted to cook me a vegetarian stir fry. Keep in mind, he had never made something that did not come from a box and most of his previous dinners were microwave ready. It ended up being 50% disaster and 50% an amazing bonding experience because I got to teach him a few tricks of the trade!

    February 27, 2013 at 9:32 pm
  26. CarmenC.

    My most memorable meal I ever cooked in a skillet happened when i was 9 years old. I can remember so well the morning my mother let me help her cook breakfast. We are a large family. I am the youngest of seven, and people say we are like stairsteps, one born year after year. Being called the “baby” for so long, this morning was the first time I felt like I was finally growing out of the “baby” stage because my mom let me fry the bacon and eggs. Scrambled eggs of course. I know this sounds horrible, but when mother had finished baking the biscuits I took one and dipped it into the bacon grease in the pan and ate it. For some reason I loved eating the hot bacon grease on biscuits more than eating the bacon. I felt like this was the first time my older siblings thought that I was not the “baby” any more, because I was old enough to fix them a meal.

    February 27, 2013 at 7:52 pm
  27. Melissa

    I would probably still be considered a budding cook. I am still in college and only have a couple years experience cooking on my own, but I have found it to be a great stress-reliever and something I really enjoy doing. The most memorable meal I have made in a skillet would have to be some yummy fruit pancakes and bacon. I made it for my whole family one weekend and they devoured it all, I felt so accomplished! Thanks for the opportunity to make some new memorable meals in this fabulous Calphalon cookware!

    February 27, 2013 at 4:38 pm
  28. LM hall

    I still have my grandmothers vintage skillet.. I’m sure it could go for hundred years,, My favorite dish she used to cook in it was fried catfish and cornbread.. But I’d like to start a new tradition with a new cookware set and with the brand like Calphalon, I’m sure I could pass my cookware along to my children.

    February 27, 2013 at 2:47 pm
  29. tiffanyrogers1

    Being born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, I know how to survive the “camping” conditions after a hurricane. Since the power is usually out, everyone has a gas grill for cooking. The most memorable thing I’ve ever cooked is jambalaya and shrimp scampi. We can’t bear to let our shrimp spoil, so they must be cooked!!!

    February 27, 2013 at 2:41 pm
  30. mary ann

    Mary Ann The most memorable dish cooked in a Calphalon Skillet is Orrichette, Broccoli, Chicken Sausage, and sundried tomatoes. This is absolutely delicious, easy, and Calphalon is the way to go.

    February 27, 2013 at 10:30 am
  31. Amy Jones

    My most memorable skillet meal is Chicken Parmesan. Chicken Parmesan has always been my husband’s favorite meal and he ordered it at any Italian restaurant we ate at. Our first Valentine’s Day as a couple, I found a great recipe that’s easy, takes only 20 minutes, and is all prepared on a stovetop in the skillet. I now make it every year for Valentine’s day and our anniversary. It always makes him smile, which in turn, makes me smile.

    February 27, 2013 at 9:45 am

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