31 Days of Idea House Giveaways: Day 16, $250 Dillard’s Gift Card

August 16, 2015 | By and | Comments (64)

Love the 2015 Southern Living Idea House? Every day in August, we are giving away the items you need to make the look your own.  Check back daily to see the product and enter to win!

Photo credit: Laurey W. Glenn

Photo credit: Laurey W. Glenn

Has your cookware experienced the wear and tear of everyday use? Update your collection with a $250 gift card for Southern Living Cookware exclusively for Dillard’s!

How to Enter: Tell us your most memorable meal you’ve ever cooked. Comment your answer below, and we’ll pick our favorite.

The contest begins today at 12:01 a.m. CST and ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. CST. Official rules here.


  1. Shirley Smith

    The Saturday morning I made pancakes for my three year old granddaughter. This particular Saturday ended at 7:00pm with pancakes for dinner.

    August 22, 2015 at 2:11 pm
  2. Lisa

    I moved to FL and have no family here, but when they come to visit I am so excited to be cooking for more then just one. The visit’s are fun and memorable, what I love is how they ramp and rave over my cooking and continue their stories to their friends back North about their fabulous visit to me was like staying at a luxurious resort and the food was all so delicious ~ home economics paid off ~ priceless.

    August 18, 2015 at 6:51 am
  3. Susan Yonce Jones

    Every time when I can get my children and grandchildren to my house for a sit down dinner.

    August 17, 2015 at 1:19 pm
  4. Anne Dunkley

    My most memorable meal was when my cousins came to visit. It was the first time they have been to my home since they live at a distance. Being an only child my cousins were a big part of my life growing up. We enjoyed 2 large pots of home made soups with biscuits, and of course pies for desserts. The meal was informal enough so that there wasn’t a lot of last minute preparation so we could visit and catch up on each others lives. Although it wasn’t a 5 course meal – sharing with family over this meal meant the world.

    August 17, 2015 at 1:02 pm
  5. Janice Gallaway

    Because my daughter is married now and has extended family commitments to attend to, our new family tradition is for me to host an intimate family brunch for my children and grandchildren. I have fun all year planning what I will serve. We have a lovely brunch, open presents and enjoy each other’s company.

    August 17, 2015 at 9:35 am
  6. leslie

    I am really into cooking lately, and watch the Food Network daily. My most memorable new meal is fresh vegetable pasta sauce with whole wheat pasta. I bought everything for the sauce at the local farmer’s market with whole wheat pasta for the health benefits. YUM! I would love some new cookware since I am so into this now.

    August 17, 2015 at 9:33 am
  7. Julie

    Christmas dinner with new husband and his children who weren’t very happy to be with me, in order to escape comparisons with their traditional Christmas dinners, made huge seafood dinner. Covered dining table with plastic and dumped king crab and giant prawns on the table. We now do the same at least once a year for their children.

    August 17, 2015 at 7:30 am
  8. Patricia Caradonna

    I made lasagna, anti-pasta salad and homemade garlic bread for my Italian in-laws to be. The meal was a success. I used my fancy dishes and glasses.

    August 17, 2015 at 6:12 am
  9. Lori

    I’m by no means a gourmet cook, and therefore I don’t have a formal celebration dinner for which I can take sole credit for, but one memorable meal that I contributed to was volunteering to prepare Thanksgiving dinner for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House near the children’s hospital. I helped make various side dishes like macaroni and cheese and assisted with overall dinner preparations. I’m certain the families would have preferred being someplace else to celebrate the holiday, but I’m glad I was able to help out with efforts to provide the families with a nice dinner.

    August 16, 2015 at 10:10 pm
  10. Ruth Ann

    Hosting our first Thanksgiving meal in our first home, bacon wrapped turkey!

    August 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm
  11. dirtroaddaisy

    Well, after 38 years this still etched my brain.
    In March of 1977 I was a new bride of just a few days. I wanted to show my husband what a good cook I was (at least I thought I was) and bake him a pan of biscuits.
    My mother made biscuits twice a day…..every day.
    And because I had watched her do this I just knew I could do it too. 🙂
    At first sight, I was so proud because they looked beautiful!
    But upon looking a little closer, my new hubby and I saw that the bottoms were black, and the middle was raw……ewwww. So embarrasing!

    August 16, 2015 at 9:37 pm
  12. Lynn Welch

    My most memorable meal was a beef dish that iI made for Sunday lunch years ago. The dish included mandarin oranges, and my family hated it. (I wasn’t too fond of it either.) I ended up throwing it in the garbage. The memorable part occurred when my daughter told our minister of music how awful our Sunday lunch tasted.

    August 16, 2015 at 9:30 pm
  13. fran R.

    Hosting my first dinner with my new husband for his 9 siblings and their families. It took days of prep and creativity to pull together enough plates for everyone while trying to avoid having all mismatched dishes.

    August 16, 2015 at 9:24 pm
  14. susitravl

    It was 1989 and I’d just gotten married. Even though I “kind of” knew how to cook, when my dad said he was coming for his first visit to my new home and would be there for DINNER, I was nervous! My husband and I looked at cookbooks for weeks and he thought I should make meatloaf. I decided to pull out all the stops and made Lobster Thermidor! Dad talked about that meal for years and I still think it was one of the best things I ever made.

    August 16, 2015 at 9:23 pm

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