Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Backyard Picnic Giveaway, Grilled Lemon Salmon and 2nd Year Blogoversary!

A  little late but it's my 2nd year Blogoversary and to celebrate after 638 posts, I am having a backyard picnic GIVEAWAY!

 To enter this giveaway just need to be a follower, tweet the giveaway, add to your facebook to spread the news. Each time you mention or follow you will be given more chances to win, just let me know when you have retweeted or reposted!
 Let's get started by following me here on google friend connect, blogger,  become a fan on facebook, twitter or add me on your blogroll list....
Trina is watching over the loot for you until it's time to mail it off~ Dessert & Dinner plastic plates, cups, candles and apron!

1 1/2 pounds salmon 
2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon rind grated fine
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
salt to taste
1/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 teapoon garlic powder
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
Season salmon fillets with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt.


In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, garlic powder, lemon juice, rinds and oil until sugar is dissolved. Place fish in a large resealable plastic bag with the soy sauce mixture, seal, and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Preheat grill for medium heat.

Lightly oil grill grates. Place marinated salmon on a preheated grill.  Cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with fresh lemon wedges.


Just in case you missed these last two years....

Take at look back at these top Photo's in 2010, a trip down memory lane of the most traffic driven photo's of the past! ~

Maybe you remember this post  Best 5 picked 1st year anniversary?

The reason for starting What's Cookin Italian Style Cuisine? Leaving mom's and grandma's family recipes to my sons and family members...  A special thanks to dear mom RIP and for all their teachings..



I want to thank all of you wonderful foodie friends who have awarded me many times with their heartfelt comments  (you can check many of them on Amazing Foodies on the Blogosphere ) and for your continued support that has made What's Cookin' Italian Style Cuisine  success to have over 5800 total followers among the blogosphere. I sincerely hope I haven't missed anyone... that awarded me... please forgive me and let me know... I try to keep track of everyone that awarded me there... thank you again so much looking forward to the next year with everyone!

A special thanks to Photograzing,  Cookeatshare, Stumbleupon, Twitter, Foodbuzz and Facebook for their continued traffic!

Note: Giveaway can be won in the U.S. only
          Only 1 winner chosen from
          Random.Org
         Giveaway ends on July 2nd at midnight Eastern Standard time and will be announced
         July 3rd.
         Winner will be notified by email and I will need your  home mailing address and will be      mailed   U.S Postal Service ...... please allow a few weeks for delivery.  Thank you!

       Good luck!

67 comments:

Lenia said...

Happy blog anniversary,dear!!!Looking forward to new yummy ideas!A big hug from Greece:)))

Belinda @zomppa said...

A hearty congratulations! Here is to many more.

Lizzy said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Claudia!!! You have provided us with 2 years of fabulous recipes and friendship.

Off to tweet about your give away...looks like some wonderful loot...perfect for a 4th of July picnic :)

Lizzy said...

Tweeted~

Lizzy said...

Shared on facebook~

mecookin said...

Happy Blogoversary, Liz! Will repost on Facebook! mecookin

Chris and Amy said...

Happy Blogoversary!

StephenC said...

Congrats. I've only been blogging for just over 2 years myself. Fun, ain't it?

Victoria said...

Happy Blogoversary to one of my favorite foodie friends!! It's been great following you and I look forward to many more awesome posts from you :) xo

Melynda said...

Congrats! I love visiting your blog, always something delicious to take away to my own kitchen. Le's see now, follow you on Google Friend Connect, Twitter and I shared your post link in my Wednesday feature. Have a great day and enjoy the sun, we are still sunless in these parts.

Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

Happy blogiversary!

Federica said...

Happy blog anniversary dear ^__^
I love salmon, combined with lemon it's fresh and very tasty. Bye, have a great day

bellini said...

I have been a follower for a while but just became a Facebook Fan as well as a Networks Blogs Fan. Happy Bloogiversary as well by the way!!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Congrats, Claudia, on a great blog and for your helpfulness as well as I got started myself.

Lori Lynn said...

YAY for you Claudia, your voice is an important one in our blogging community!

The salmon looks delectable.
LL

Kate@Diethood said...

Happy Blogoversary, Claudia!! I hope you celebrate many many more! xoxo

Kim - Liv Life said...

Happy, Happy Blogoversary!! And thanks for the salmon recipe... we grill year round here in CA, but in the summer it gets stepped up even more. Salmon is one of the meals I can count on to make the whole family happy, and this one will be on our menu. I enjoyed looking back at your photos! I remember I printed the Pom Rum runner, but I had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder!
Best wishes for the year to come!!

Angela FRS said...

Happy Anniversary! I am a follower, and would love to win this giveaway.

Angela FRS said...

I also like you on Facebook!

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary. I hope to be around to help you celebrate many more to come.You've created a lovely spot for your readers to visit and I always enjoy the time I spend here. Hugs and blessings...Mary

Pretend Chef said...

A lot has come out of your kitchen and that is such an exciting milestone. Congratulations. I am happy to be a new FOLLOWER. That salmon looks amazing. Salmon is one of my favorites so I know I would love it. Yummy! What a generous giveaway as well.

Erin said...

Congratulations! 2 years is awesome!! I am a follower of your blog!

Wilde in the Kitchen said...

Congratulations on two years! I've enjoyed reading all the recipes and stories you've posted. Thanks for the quick trip down memory lane! Keep up the good recipes!

Claudia said...

Congratulations, Claudia! What a grand meal to celebrate this important anniversary. Perfection. I have enjoyed following you and cooking with you and may the fun continue!

Pat R said...

I love the stories and recipes in your blog. It has been a great 2 years; keep up the great work.

psrrn@aol.com

Pat R said...

I "liked" you on Facebook.

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Joanne said...

Happy blogiversary chica!

This salmon looks SO GOOD. The sauce for it sounds perfect!

Greg said...

Congratulations! I never remember my blog anniversary so I wait for Frank at Memories of Angelina to announce his and then celebrate mine as he started a couple of weeks after me.
Is Trina the bonus prize? I think she has taken ownership of the giveaway.
I retweeted this, I hope my 2 followers check it out.

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Congrats! I love reading your blog.

Free Spirit Eater said...

Congratulations on all your success! It's such a big deal and so exciting, you deserve it! Great giveaway I'm excited to participate, thanks for hosting it and for always sharing with your fellow bloggers! =]

Anne said...

Congratulations Claudia on your two year anniversary of blogging! I look forward to many more years of following your wonderful creations! The salmon looks sensational! : )

Tammy said...

Happy Blogoversary Claudia!!!! :) Yay, so happy for you!!! And a fabulous way to celebrate with a beautiful piece of salmon! It looks delicious!! :)

Sandra said...

Congrats Claudia!! 2 years woww what dedication..you rocking this blog and I wish you many many more years!!! Awesome giveaway!!! I am following you on facebook and twitter..

Tammy said...

I tweeted about your giveaway!!! :)

Tammy said...

And I also shared this post on my FB wall!! :)

Lynda said...

Happy 2nd year Blogoversary! I am a happy follower that really enjoys reading your posts and look forwards to many more.

lyndaclark81@yahoo.com

Lynda said...

I am your fan on Facebook as Lynda Clark
lyndaclark81@yahoo.com

Lynda said...

I am following you on Twitter @lyndacooks and I have Tweeted about this posting
http://twitter.com/#!/lyndacooks/status/81183646081482752

lyndaclark81@yahoo.com

Lynda said...

I have shared the link for this posting on my Facebook profile wall
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Reeni said...

Happy Blogiversary Claudia! Hope you have another awesome year of blogging! xoxo Your salmon rocks!

Torviewtoronto said...

congrats Claudia
happy blog anniversary lovely way to celebrate

My Little Space said...

Happy 2nd Blogaversary, Claudia! What a gorgeous giveaway. Wishing you all the best and looking forward for more from you...700th, 800th....posts! Have fun.
Blessings, Kristy

ARLENE said...

First of all, I am in love with Trina! Happy Blogaversary to a very prolific writer!

Emily Malloy said...

Happy Blogaversary! What a joyful 2 years it has been following you!!!!

Trix said...

Happy blogoversary, lovely! I believe we started around the same time, and you know I have been a follower of yours from the beginning!! xoxoxo

Daydreamer Desserts said...

Can't believe it's been two years already! Congrats Claudia, keep up the great posts and here's to many more years in the blogosphere for you! XO

elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds. said...

Happy 2nd Blog Anniversary, Claudia!
It's been a pleausre for me to have known you for 1 year now, and such wonderful friendship you have provided to me, and to us all...your recipes, and posts have always been fabulous, including the yummy grilled salmon.
Such a fun giveaway...will tweat about it.
Love your Trina kitty...so cute!
Also you overlooked, that I have two awards for you when you commented.:D

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Claudia!!! good luck on future blog and fun online ( :

Angie's Recipes said...

Claudia, Happy Blogiversary! wow The salmon looks terrific.
Meow Trina ;-)

Drick said...

Congratulations Claudia on a fun and interesting 2 years... I feel as though I have been with you almost the entire time... so glad to have you as a foodie but more important, as a friend...

Tiffany said...

Happy happy happy 2-year blogiversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandra said...

Beautiful picture and congratulations.

Patti said...

I just tweeted you!

Pam said...

Woo hoo, Claudia! Happy Blogoversary!!! Congratulations to you for the great job!!! You have a super great blog to be proud of and it's at the top of the list for blogs I love. Thanks for the great giveaway and keep up the good work! By the way, the salmon looks incredibly delicious!

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

Congratulations Claudia . . . wow does time fly, I can't believe that it's been 2 years already! What a great blog that I have been so happy to follow and to meet you! I love salmon prepared this way and have never thought to add brown sugar....mmm, what a great fish recipe!

Parsley Sage said...

Happy Blogoversary! Over 600 posts! That's phenom :) Lovely giveaway too, my dear

Magic of Spice said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary to you and your fantastic blog...love you both!

Blackswan said...

Happy Anniversary, Claudia! Sorry, I'm late. Not been very active lately due to son's exam.

Here's wishing u all the best & Happy Blogging! BTW, I'm already following u in various forms & a great fan of yours :)

alison said...

HAPPY BLOGGING Claudia,thank you for sharing with us so many delicious recipes!you are a real model for an food blogger!congrats!:)

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

Congratulations on your two year blogoversary. I am coming up to ten years next year - hope you are enjoying blogging as much as I do. Thank you for sharing this lovely salmon recipe with Let's Do Brunch. And by the way, your cat is gorgeous!

Jess said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!! You have a wonderful blog, thank you for sharing so many wonderful recipes!
I tweeted the giveaway. :)

hmariek said...

LOVE simple salmon recipes! BBQ season is here!! Tweet!!

Feathersnpaws said...

I love salmon and this looks really yummy!

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Congrats on your 2nd Blogoversary! 600+ posts in two years is quite an achievement.

Peggy said...

Congrats on your two year milestone! Here's to many many more =)

kolpin said...

a big congrats! you're prolific!

gfc follower kolpin
kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

Malli said...

Incredibly delicious salmon.... this is my kind of dinner:)