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!


  1. RoRo

    I love to have my grown children come home and always try to cook a favorite for them. One of our favorites is a recipe for French Vinegar Chicken – pan sauteed chicken with a tarragon, vinegar, tomato sauce and that it simmers in and finished with a splash of cream. Special and delicious!

    February 26, 2013 at 7:56 am
  2. Dee Dee

    My most memorable meal was not my first meal cooked in a skillet but one I made about a year after my mom passed. She made the best beef stew and I was so thankful I had learned how to make it from her. I had made it many times before but I just couldn’t seem to bring myself to make it again until about a year after her passing. I made it in the cast iron skillet she bought and seasoned for me when I first moved out. Beef stew is one of my favorite comfort foods and making it brought a sense of peace and comfort and knowing she was right there making it with me.

    February 26, 2013 at 7:52 am
  3. Nancy Casey

    Seared scallops with tomatillo sauce- everyone loves it!

    February 26, 2013 at 7:11 am
  4. MinnesotaFromScratch

    I made coconut fried shrimp for my mother-in-law’s birthday celebration. It turned out fantastically!

    February 26, 2013 at 7:11 am
  5. Stacy adkins

    Thinking this will help my cooking… I need all the help I can get these days!

    February 26, 2013 at 6:02 am
  6. Peggy Oestreich

    I love this cookwre!

    February 26, 2013 at 5:38 am
  7. Petra Eller

    When I was younger my dad used to make a very elaborate
    Sunday brunch each week for me, my sisters and mom.
    It was something we all looked forward to each
    Sunday. He’d have several skillets going at one time with eggs, bacon,
    Pancakes, etc.
    Now that I am married with my own family, I carry on the
    Tradition at my house each Sunday.

    February 26, 2013 at 4:57 am
  8. Debbi R

    The first time I made shrimp scampi I thought it was the best seafood dish ever. I still love it and cook it but have ventured out a bit more since.

    February 26, 2013 at 4:50 am
  9. June Snyder

    When we were camping, I made breakfast in one skillet – bacon, hash browns, and eggs.

    February 26, 2013 at 4:42 am
  10. susan

    I made it in my cast iron skillet.
    I couldn’t of DREAMED it being so good!
    My man just FLIPPED for it !

    February 26, 2013 at 4:37 am
  11. Barry Palmer

    Spiced up made from scratch corned beef hash. It is delicious!

    February 26, 2013 at 1:07 am
  12. Dixie Bracken

    a one skillet hamburger,onion potatoe,,and tomatoe meal in a cast iron skillet over an open fire with my new husband camping by the lake..

    February 26, 2013 at 1:03 am
  13. Lori Goldstein

    Pure and simple, tacos.

    February 26, 2013 at 12:38 am
  14. Karol

    We had our very good friends from Israel visiting and we decided to make something a bit more special. We made a Meditteranean chicken dish, with tomatoes, olives, onions, lemon juice and olive oil. It’s such a delicious one pan dish. And came out great.

    February 25, 2013 at 11:50 pm
  15. Pamela Wood

    My most memorable meal that I ever cooked in a skillet was Fried Squash and Onions and cornbread in my grandmother’s iron skillet. The reason it was so memorable is my grandmother passed away one summer and left us with an abundance of fresh vegetables in her garden. We came back from her funeral and began to pick the vegetables and everyone pitched in and started cooking and preparing all of this wonderful food she left us.

    February 25, 2013 at 11:16 pm
  16. Kristine P

    I once cooked a cake in a skillet and it turned our really good. With today being my birthday I would love to win these pans and try to cook another cake in a skillet.

    February 25, 2013 at 11:14 pm
  17. Carly Major

    my husband came from a home where his mum wasnt the greatest cook, she experimented all the time – and it wasnt great! so when we got married he loved EVERYTHING I cooked 🙂 I could do a plate of brocolli and he would love it. He was always proud to say I had never cooked a bad meal… until this day. I loved black bean beef from the chinese takeaways and thought I would try it myself, I had all the meat and veges in the skillet and added the black bean sauce I had bought. proudly served it with noodles to my husband to watch him spit it straight back out on the plate!! it was awful! I looked at the empty jar of sauce I had to use to find out too late that I was only supposed to use 2 tbsp sauce. ugh. Because he loves me, and wanted to be encouraging he tried to wash the sauce off the meat and keep eating – now it was just wet, gross meat lol! we still laugh about that night, and it has gone down in history as the only bad dish I ever made. never tried it again! 🙂

    February 25, 2013 at 11:05 pm
  18. shag66

    Most memorable meals would have to be Omelet Sundays when my dad was still alive. We would chop everything up and make “made to order” omelets for everyone. I miss those days where he was the cook and I was his assistant…I just miss him.

    February 25, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Southern Fried Chicken, in a cast iron skillet…so many herbs and spices to make the Colonel jealous. With peanut oil, the crust crisps up so well. My go-to dinner.

    February 25, 2013 at 10:54 pm
  20. Teresa Organ

    I could really use these so I can make a memorable meal.

    February 25, 2013 at 10:36 pm
  21. jerry gottlick

    A fancy omelet with everything that I had leftover.

    February 25, 2013 at 10:23 pm
  22. Caroline Clark

    In what looked like a scene out of Julie and Julia, I decided I could make steak marsala. I carefully downloaded several recipes, borrowed a little from each, added a few touches of my own, and waa-laa, it turned out amazing. Not sure that I could ever recreate it with the same success, but would love to have this cookware set to try to wow the family with another attempt.

    February 25, 2013 at 10:11 pm
  23. Judianne

    I cooked a dish called Chicken Yorkshire. It was so simple and was an elegant presentation and was a big hit.

    February 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm
  24. MLS

    My deaf brother came to live with us last year. He was 14 years old then and had suffered more heartache than any child ever should. He was very reserved and quiet which made it difficult to know what his food preferences were. One morning we both woke up early and I thought that we should make Johnny Cakes together. We had so much fun cooking breakfast, laughing and chatting that we ended up spending the whole day going through pictures, telling stories and remembering good times.

    I don’t truly remember what those little Johnny Cakes tasted like and I realize that is the whole point of the question, but sometimes it’s not really what comes off the stove that matters. Sometimes, it is what comes out of it.

    February 25, 2013 at 9:32 pm
  25. Kacey Studyvin

    I pan-seared chicken breast and stuffed it with goat cheese and sage. It was for my husband’s birthday and was absolutely amazing.

    February 25, 2013 at 9:32 pm
  26. Beverly N. Ozburn

    When my husband and I were dating, I quickly learned that he is a far better cook than me. Well, at least when it comes or old-time southern cooking like our grandmothers used to do. In fact, just the week before he had called to ask me out an I had declined because I had too many papers to grade and lessons to plan for my middle school classes, my online high school students, and my junior college freshman writing classes. He was persistant, though. He said, “Why don’t you let me cook dinner for you on Saturday? After all, you have to eat and I will cook and clean up!”. How can a girl turn that down? So, he came to my house and cooked a gourmet meal and cleaned the kitchen after we ate.

    A week or so later, he was coming over for an impromptu visit. Having been single for several years, I had become a lazy cook and not a picky eater. The cupboard was almost bare and I had planned to simply open a can of soup or eat a bowl of cereal. Now I felt like I had to prepare something more substantial. I took some leftover ham, mushrooms, diced onions and peppers and eggs and whipped up omlettes. It was filling and delicious! Plus, he bragged on my culinary skills like I was a master chef. To this day, we often enjoy the same menu when I need do stir up something on the fly.

    February 25, 2013 at 9:24 pm
  27. Beth Holloway

    I have my grandmother’s cast iron skillet that my mom used and then passed on to me when she was no longer able to cook with it. The first meal I cooked in that skillet was fried chicken and then used the skillet to make cornbread for the meal. I tried to chanel my mom and grandmother and think I did a pretty good job!

    February 25, 2013 at 9:13 pm
  28. Lisa Garner

    To me the most special meal I’ve ever made in a skillet was when I was 12. I wanted to surprise my mother with breakfast for Mother’s Day. I woke up at 5am and got out her favorite pancake recipe. I didn’t take into account that they didn’t take very long to make and ended up having to surprise my mother with a 5:30 am surprise breakfast but she didn’t say a negative thing about it and just smiled and told me they where the best pancakes she had ever eaten.

    February 25, 2013 at 9:10 pm
  29. m robillard

    My skillet is used for everything.chili, stroganoff, chicken. You name it. It’s always great to have a good skillet.

    February 25, 2013 at 9:01 pm
  30. Erin Walsh

    Pasta Puttanesca, because I think that it was the first time that everyone loved my cooking, and I loved it because ti was easy to make.

    February 25, 2013 at 8:43 pm
  31. Brian

    My most memorable meal cooked in a skillet was the time my father and I took a fishing trip upnorth to the sunrise side. We spent the night in a campground and slept in our SUV. When we woke up, we prepared breakfast outside in the back of our vehicle. Over a lit gas stove, we fried eggs and cooked bacon in our frying pan. Roughing it with family; fun times.

    February 25, 2013 at 8:40 pm
  32. plmeek

    My son’s great grandmother had cancer and could no longer live alone in her apartment. I was there to help her dispose of her belongings and make the move to a care facility. She was passing on all her famous recipes to me and went thru each one. Her most famous was her Italian beef. She made out the list of grocery items needed and I went shopping. Upon my return we cooked up layer after layer of thinly sliced beef with her special recipe in the frying pan that she had just for this occasion. We had a wonderful dinner together and she passed the recipe and the pan on to me. She has been gone many years now but I still think of her fondly everytime I take that pan out to make her recipe for the Italian beef.

    February 25, 2013 at 8:32 pm
  33. Jen Stone

    I can remember cooking my first pan of cornbread with my mom’s supervision, about 32 years ago now! She has an incredibly simple recipe, corn meal, buttermilk, soda and salt, the tablespoon of bacon grease in the pan is the only oil. Mixing the batter, pouring it carefully into the heated cast iron skillet, hearing the satisfactory sizzle as batter met bacon grease, and the heady aroma of baking bread. The best part was getting the “hooray for the cook” cheer from the family!!

    February 25, 2013 at 8:30 pm
  34. Steven Luker

    I like making Beef Stroganoff in a skillet. It’s quick, easily, affordable and filling. It’s a real, home-cooked meal and I would often make it for my mom after her work.

    February 25, 2013 at 8:25 pm
  35. Mary Jacobsen

    Shrimp scampi is the most memorable skillet meal as it is my darling husband’s favorite.

    February 25, 2013 at 8:25 pm
  36. Ann

    The most memorable meal I ever fixed was an omelet for my beloved late sister. In her mid 50’s, she and I were very close, only a year apart and looked like twins! She had been given days to live and asked that I make her a bell pepper and onion omelet when she got home from the doctor’s appointment. I watched that pan with the most eager eyes, trying to make everything just right for her. It came out beautifully, truly picture perfect! It was as if it was ready-made for a magazine shoot. Seeing her enjoy that omelet that I made, with all the love and care I could muster, is a memory that I will always cherish!!

    February 25, 2013 at 8:22 pm
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    February 25, 2013 at 8:20 pm
  38. Laurie

    When I was a teen I wanted to cook something that sounded exotic for my parents who did not eat anything exotic ever. I made ratatouille over polenta which was a huge challenge for me. They loved it and it’s a wonderful memory I’ll cherish!

    February 25, 2013 at 8:20 pm
  39. Marybeth

    The first time I had my new in-laws over for dinner. I made a roasted chicken and made corn bread in my new skillet – that was 35 years ago – I could really use a new skillet!

    February 25, 2013 at 8:18 pm
  40. Tim Brown

    hamburger helper

    February 25, 2013 at 8:16 pm
  41. Patricia A. Hoffmeister

    I made my flat iron steak. Delicious

    February 25, 2013 at 7:59 pm
  42. JoNell Backman

    liver, onions and gravy with mashed potatoes love it

    February 25, 2013 at 7:51 pm
  43. Crystal F

    Made stir fry for my inlaws. It went better than expected.

    February 25, 2013 at 7:46 pm
  44. Cindy Gill

    I was newly married and didn’t know much about cooking–made stuffed chicken backs! They looked good, but we couldn’t figure out how come there was no meat on them–LOL! Live and learn.

    February 25, 2013 at 7:45 pm
  45. Sandy Dean

    Made Sour Cream Cornbread in my cast iron skillet a few weeks ago. It was sooooo moist and came out of the oven BEAUTIFUL! I love a skillet!

    February 25, 2013 at 7:44 pm
  46. Judy R

    Fried orka in one cast iron skillet and fresh creamed corn in another. Add fresh, sliced tomatoes and that’s a perfect meal for me. Never get tired of that meal!

    February 25, 2013 at 7:32 pm
  47. Sherry Russell

    the first time I made skillet lasanga, my family loved it. Usually make it about twice a month.

    February 25, 2013 at 7:21 pm
  48. Suzanne Davis

    My most memorable would be cooking cornbread in a skillet for my first holiday meal.

    February 25, 2013 at 7:10 pm
  49. Carol Conerly

    This would look nice in my kitchen…

    February 25, 2013 at 7:08 pm
  50. Sharon C.

    I made my husband my lemon chicken – it was the first time I cooked for him, He does all the cooking now! And he loved it!

    February 25, 2013 at 7:04 pm

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