Barilla Giveaway!

When I went to BlogHer Food a few months ago I stopped by the Barilla booth and drooled over their new, all-natural pasta sauces, and thought their new line of Piccolini pastas—classic shapes in miniature form—were just adorable. They shared two tasty recipes using their new products and I liked them so much that I was that girl who kept going back and sneaking more samples.

Imagine my excitement when I got a lovely surprise in the mail last week: eight jars of their new pasta sauce, two canvas bags, an apron, and a wooden spoon. 

Pre-made sauces, especially those that taste homemade, are perfect for those nights when cooking is the last thing you want to do. Honestly, if we weren’t right smack dab in the middle of moving, I’d probably keep all of the sauces for myself. But lucky for you, we’re trying to leave all of our pantry goods behind and start fresh when we get to Italy!

Because I’m moving in the blink of an eye, and because I love you guys, I’m giving away four Barilla sauces, a canvas bag to carry them in, a spiffy apron to wear (so you don’t splatter yourself with sauce!), and a spoon to stir it with (all pictured above).

To Enter: 
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE leave your email address!


(Mandatory entry) Leave a comment telling me what you’d like to see me blog about when I get to Italy. (pictures of the food? everyday life? the markets? shopping? videos? you name it!)

Additional entries

(Please leave a separate comment for each entry)

 1. Follow this blog! (let me know how you subscribe: google reader, email, blogger, etc.)
2. Be a fan of Jessica Lynn Writes on Facebook
3. Tweet, write a blog post, or share this giveaway on Facebook.

Giveaway runs through this Thursday August 25, at 10 pm EST. I will announce a winner shortly after! I will do my darndest to get this package out to the winner next week. I’ll ship to APO addresses, but can’t guarantee the jars will make it there in one piece!


  1. I am a fan on facebook!
    I would love to win this for one of those nights when I don't feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. You should definitely blog about the food and your travels (because there will be many!). It's so wonderful living here in Europe because so many countries are so close and of course, the food is amazing!

  3. Hey! I didn't know they had a natural line. I can't wait to hear/see about your everday life! Like your house, the people you meet and all the wonderful food you will try. I would also love to see pictures of everything. I follow you via google reader and am a fan on FB and of course I will retweet this!

  4. I am so excited for your move! I am looking forward to reading about what your everyday life is likeand diffences/similarities from life in the states. And, of course, I hope to see lots and lots of pictures!

  5. I think everyday life should be blogged about… but of course the food too. ANd since culture is tied up in practically everything I'd love to see that too.!

  6. If you have any tricks related to cooking that you learn, I would super love to read about them! I've started making fresh pasta, and would be very interested in some insider information 🙂

  7. I follow you through Google Reader! Oh, and my name is Jessica – so I love when a new blog post pops up with your/our name on it!

  8. I'd love to read more "everyday life/routine" posts once you are settled in. I think many people think of moving to a new country in the same terms of being a tourist…but I'm really curious about the differences that come with actually "living" somewhere new.

  9. I would love to see you blog about your daily life as an American in Italy (even though you will be on an American base).

  10. I would looove to see you post photos of Italy – the landscape, the food, the architecture. … All of that pretty stuff. 🙂

    And my email is elizabeth {at} ducksanddecisiveengagement {dot} us.

  11. I'm interested in hearing cultural and food experiences while you're in Italy (I'd love to see in what ways our experiences will have been similar/different).
    email: latteloveblog at gmail

  12. I just want to hear about life in general in Italy, I imagine its quite different from Georgia.

    I follow via google reader!

    asunw86 at gmail dot com

  13. I would love to see you blog about the scenery when you get to Italy. Lots of photos! I'm a huge fan of seeing different places. 🙂

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