Pizza Kit Giveaway!

OK so how’s this for awesome: Applegate, maker of high-quality natural and organic meats is offering Dinner: A Love Story readers an exclusive giveaway. And it’s not just because they got wind of the fact that my 10-year-old sausage lover and my 11-year-old roast turkey sandwich addict have, I’m pretty sure, kept them in business for the past decade. Turns out they’ve been doing a little family dinner research that you guys might not find too surprising — 89% of parents they surveyed felt it was important to share a meal together, but nearly half of those same parents cited lack of time, inspiration, and picky eating as major snags. Hence: their Take Back Meal Time mission, and hence a full-on Pizza Making Kit giveaway that dovetails nicely with my mission, aka There is No Dinner Dilemma That Can’t Be Solved By Pizza. The pizza kit includes Appletgate Mini Turkey Pepperoni, Applegate Provolone Cheese, a jar of Jersey-fresh tomato sauce, King Arthur Flour Pizza Crust Mix, a wood-handled pizza cutter, an illustrated pizza tea towel, and a sweet little recipe and information booklet that tells you all you need to know. Not bad, right? One commenter will be chosen at random and must live in the US. Contest ends on Tuesday, January 28 at 8pm ET. Good luck!

Toppings: tomatoes, red onions, peppers, mushrooms, black olives, basil, artichokes and turkey pepperoni.

 I am totally feeling the turkey pepperoni.

Update: The winner is Anne (#386). Thank you to everyone who participated!

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407 Comments

Heather

DALS has revolutionalized our family dinners! We cook from the blog or cookbook 4 times a week with our 2 year old and 4 year old. Thank you!!!

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Heather Arnold

We’ve been making pizza every Friday night with your crust recipe in your book! Some of the best ones were with random ingredients found in our fridge!

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Lesley Pringle

I Absolutley love pizzas because they are relatively cheap and easy and feed a family of two for days. However, I’ve been stuck in a just veggie and cheese rut! This would be the perfect kit to break me out of it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Jess Z

I don’t have any kids yet, but my partner and I constantly check the blog for great dinner ideas (and Andy’s drink suggestions!) Thank you for some amazing dinner memories!

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Sarah

Homemade pizza is critical to surviving the week for me; either I am freezing it for lunches or a last min Friday night meal.

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Christine

Love pepperoni and really need to switch to a healthier version. I’m going to have to try it.

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Michelle

I love this idea! We make our own pizza every Friday so it would be nice to have some new inspiration. :)

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Reynaul

OMG! I would love this! We have pizza night every Friday, I don’t eat pork, but I soooo want to try that turkey pepperoni! My 2 year old loves pizza!

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ellen

Would love to win this! I have been stalling on learning how to make homemade pizza – this might help.

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Fredda Ferris

Would love to give this a try! Monday night is pizza night here, this looks like a new option!

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kelly

Our happy home is never without Applegate & my DALS book open. Thank you for your delicious kindness, Applegate & Dinner A Love Story! xo

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Kate

Thanks for the giveaway! Love make-your-own-pizza night… :-) Thanks for the constant stream of ideas and inspiration.

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Stephanie

Pizza is our go-to, as well. The kids love to “paint” their pizza (apply the sauce with a basting brush).

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Barbara

Every time I see my nieces we make pizza. Plain cheese for the 2 younger girls, Pepperoni for the oldest and Ham, Gruyere and Caramelized Onions for the grownups

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Rose

My mom always insisted as we were growing up that we do family dinner because “kids whose families don’t eat dinner together do drugs.” To this day, my brother and I make fun of her, but it’s one of the only activities we insist on when we come home from college!

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Rebecca

We’re big into pizza night at my house and I’d love to try the Applegate turkey pepperoni and cheese!

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Gina

Applegate and King Arthur–what a great pairing! Pizza sounds great right now (-45 degree windchill)!

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Stephanie R

I’d love to make pizza with this kit! I love pepperoni, but a lot of brands have nitrates and artificial junk in their meat. The turkey pepperoni sounds good!

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Lexi

Pizza is one of the few things that pleases the whole family, and we would love to try the turkey sausage!

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Amanda

I love making pizza at home, but I’ve yet to transition to making my own dough. Maybe that will be my next goal!

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Jennifer

Ironically, I just made your pizza dough from Time for Dinner the other night…it was fantastic!

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TB

This is awesome! I love Applegate and your blog has made me a total believer in homemade pizza!

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Bethany

We love Applegate products around here–they make the best hot dogs! Can’t wait to try the pepperoni. Pizza does make everything better!

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Monica

My son loves making (and eating!) pizza anytime. We finally made pizza from scratch recently and it was so much fun. For a shortcut, we’ve used naan bread, english muffins, and tortillas as a basis for more impromptu pizza nights. : )

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Kristi

Yum! We love Applegate — always have their deli roasted turkey and maple breakfast sausage in the fridge/freezer!

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Melissa@Julia's Bookbag

omigosh — Applegate is making turkey pepperoni???? I hope it makes it way to the West Coast!! I seriously am a big fan of their products!! We’re all about DIY pizza in our house, what a fun fun giveaway!

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CC

This is great! I love doing homemade pizza nights with the family, such a fun thing to do!

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Anna

I’m in love with Applegate hot dogs. Unfortunately, my kids are weird and don’t like hot dogs–but they do love pizza!

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Beth S

Great giveaway! Thanks. We love homemade pizza night, and for the one kid in the family who doesn’t, we make a calzone instead.

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Bea

We made homemade pizza last week and used Don Pepino sauce like you suggested. It was delicious!

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Erin Schaaf

Our weekly homemade pizza night is an institution in our house. I have to check out that turkey pepperoni!

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Rebecca D.

We love homemade pizza at our house. . I have a teenage girl with LOTS of friends who eat over that make it a necessity! Thanks!

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Traci

This looks like a perfect pizza-making kit! And I agree–there is no dinner dilemma that cannot be solved with pizza night.

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Mariam

awesome! we made pizza last night with applegate pepperoni and have been distraught that our grocery store seemingly stopped carrying their wonderful sopprasetta

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cg

I use your blog as a jumping off point and inspiration for those times when I’m stumped as to what to make for dinner. That means about 4 days a week I’m pulling from your site. And yes, we love our homemade pizzas! Count me in.

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Anu K

Yay! I made kolaches this weekend with their chicken and maple breakfast sausages. My 4 -year old took one in her lunchbox today. Love their products.

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Matilda

My kids BEG me to make pizza for dinner! I always hesitate because cleaning up after dough making is such a chore.

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Elizabeth

We have pizza night every Sunday, so this would be perfect! Love your blog and book. And love Applegate hot dogs, as my daughter practically subsists on them! :)

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Kelly E.

We are pizza addicts in this house, too. It’s easy, and we can usually agree on toppings everyone will eat. I’d love to win the kit. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

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Tiffany

I love applegate chicken and apple breakfast sausages, didn’t know they made pepperoni. :)

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Julie

Homemade pizza is (almost always) a hit with our picky 2 year old! This kit would make dinner really easy! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Stacey

I’ve been searching for something like this! Great giveaway item. BTW – I saw something on Amazon today that really made my Monday – something coming out August 26, 2014??

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Chrissy M.

Turkey pepperoni is awesome! Pizza is a definite favorite among kids and grown ups alike!

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Flor Barajas Tena

Your sausage ricotta pizza is on rotation at our house so the pizza kit sounds great.

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Abbe

we do Pizza Night most Fridays, its a tradition I adore. My husband loves pepperoni, would love to try out the turkey kind!

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Christine

We need to get back into our pizza night! Thanks for the kick in the pants to get going.

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Sophia

There is nothing better than to hear your children cheer when you call them to dinner. No easier way to earn the cheer than with a hot pizza!

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BLH

Huge fan of applegate. Have a kid with lots of allergies, really appreciate the lack of unnecessary ingredients!

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Noreen

We get takeout pizza every Friday. (We used to go out for dinner, before we added two more kidlets to the family!) I keep trying to convince my husband to let me make pizzas (to save money, and to keep him from having to go out to our favorite pizza place, which is 30 minutes roundtrip), but he won’t go for it. Maybe this could help! Thanks for the chance!

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Karen

I love Applegate products — they taste wonderful and I feel good giving them to my family. And of course, I love DALS too! What a great partnership!

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Tina

Your cookbook now thumps open to the pizza crust page on my counter! We’re playing the “how much of the 31/2c all-purpose can we exchange for whole wheat & still have a clean pan in the end” game. Wed love to win & give Applegate pepperoni a try!

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Laurie

Love your cookbook and make your own pizza night has saved us many times! Would love to try the Applegate kit. Thanks!

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Kym

My husband is home late every Thursday, and I’ve recently decoded IT IS TIME and we’re doing kid’s cook Thursdays. Wherein I attempt to burn hours to bedtime by teaching my 3 and 6 year old to cook. Pizza is on the menu this week, and let’s be honest, pretty much any other week when I’m not sure what we’re cooking. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Mark J

Have never made pizza before, having always lived in large cities where excellent pizza was plentiful. Now that I live in a small Texas town, the only pizza available is big-chain slop. I am going to have to learn to start making my own.

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Mommy Lisa

We LOVE making pizza for ourselves. My daughter made a pizza “bus” arranging the cheese as the bus, pepperoni in the windows as the people and olives for bus wheels.

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Heather

I buy Applegate meats for my always-snacking 5 year old. I am so happy that Applegate is at Target now!

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SarahT

This would be fabulous for our weekly pizza night and my 3-year old loves Applegate pepperoni, to boot! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Jocelyn

This looks great! Our daughter is really getting into helping with dinner, and she would LOVE her own little pizza!

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Theresa

I love this idea – we struggle every night with this. Pizza is a great solution – this kit would be a huge timesaver.

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anna weiser

I love your blog and secretly hope I will run into you at Tjoes or elsewhere so that I can thank you!

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Jane

I think we do our part in keeping Applegate afloat, too. Their products starred in 4 meals this week alone!; Monday dinner (beef hotdogs with homemade mac n’cheese and broccoli) Thursday dinner (orange ricotta pancakes with chicken maple sausage) Saturday lunch (chicken nuggets with carrot sticks, apples) and Sunday breakfast (more pancakes, pumpkin oatmeal with their Sunday bacon)

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kristin

this would be a super-cute housewarming or new parent present, along with a copy of your book, of course!

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Liz

Yum! Homemade pizza is the perfect treat for meals at the end of the week, when energy is waning.

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Pat

Love your Book & Blog. I also appreciate Andy’s Longform.org interview. Count me in for the Pizza Prize, please.

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gayle p.

I love applegate products – i’ve been a fan for years. And your cookbook and writing keep me coming back for more. Thanks!

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Colleen

It wouldn’t be Friday night without pizza at home or at our friends house…this looks like a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

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Kristin

My 3 year old loves Pizza Night, but we don’t make it at home enought. This looks Yummy!

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Kelsey M

I love DALS and I love homemade pizza. Your crust recipe in the book was a game changer for our pizza nights! Would love to win this kit.

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Stephanie Zhang

If there was one thing I could eat everyday for the rest of my life, it would be cheese smothered pizza.

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Samantha

Friday night pizza is tradition and a favorite for my kids! Thanks Applegate and DALS for this amazing giveaway!

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Katherine

This is a terrific idea – I would skyrocket from “Mom” to “World’s Best Mom” if I routinely made pizzas for our 5 and 2 year old!

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JMD

HOLY GUACAMOLE
this is exactly what i would love to have waiting on a friday after a long week of grad schoolin’
waaay healthier to DIY but this weather is always making the delivery guy seem more and more appealing ;)

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Shannon

Homemade pizza is on our menu tonight! We cheat in the dough department with premade dough from the store – still fun to make and eat!

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Chris B.

Ah, for the love of pizza. The humble meal that is always a hit. Can be spruced up, or pared down, but will never be turned away.

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Laura

Now this is something that I need to win. No seriously. I have a pizza addict for a husband. I am married to Pizza the Hut (any Spaceballs fans? Anyone?) We have weekly (nay, bi-tri-weekly) pizza nights up in this house. Its tragic. A sweet pizza kit? Now that would be magic.

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Divya

Hi Jenny!
Another great post!

Thanks for another great chance to win a FUN giveaway! This sound perfect for my hungry family!
Thank you. I heart DALS!

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Jenny D.

Pizza utterly saves the day during the busy workweeks of two full time parents with one wee toddler who likes to eat everything OTHER than pizza in individuated bits. Great giveaway, crossing my crossables!

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Susan

I would LOVE this giveaway…as would my 10, 9, and 7 year old children. And we love Applegate. Yea!!

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Sandi

We love pizza nights in our house. With four boys, it is a great way for everyone to get what they want. I really want to try that Applegate turkey pepperoni – sounds delicious.

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Monica Rae

We LOVE homemade pizza at our house. And it’s been way too long since we had a pizza party!

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Lori

Pizza is the perfect combo of nutritious, fun, and participatory (?? how’s that for a teacher’s buzzword?). Thank you for the inspiration week after week.

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Emma Waller

We’re loving the no-knead pizza crust recipe from your book, my boys cheer when they realize that’s what’s for dinner :) These toppings look fab – thanks for the giveaway!

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Carrie

I would love to win this. I keep failing on homemade pizzas. Maybe this could turn my luck around!

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Elizabeth

Yum! Love homemade pizza. My daughter would eat the Applegate salami for every meal if I let her.

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Jill

I would love to win this – making pizzas at home is one of our favorite family nights!

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Rosie

Homemade pizza is a Friday night regular in our house at least once/month. Hubby has perfected his crust recipe but the toppings are always where we get creative.

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Diane

Boy, was their analysis accurate–pizza is the best way to get everyone, including three picky eaters (husband, son, me), together and pretty happy eating. Love Applegate.

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Candace

Dare I say it, but I totally forgot about pizza as a necessary part of my meal planning! Thank goodness for this reminder!

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Kristen B

I love making pizza at home! Would love to try the applegate farms products as toppings :)

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Julie Thrapp

Yes, everyone likes pizza and it’s easy and fun to make with the entire family. We have 5 kids 17 yo down to a 6 yo. The 6 yo recently became part of our family and is adjusting to our (American) food–even she loves pizza.

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Sarah

What an awesome giveaway!

We love Applegate, and we love pizza, so count us in!

Thanks!

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gayle s

I’m so happy that a professisonal like you has a crappy looking cookie sheet like mine!

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Cindy

Need more pizza in my life!! Trapped in the house with two kids with too much polar vortex and not enough time outside!

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Jill

Love Pizza – I want some turkey pepperoni, don’t think we have it here but will look for it.

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Heather S

Haven’t yet tried a pizza night, but would love to add this to our arsenal. Said arsenal currently consists of lazy bolognese, pork ragu, and taco night.

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Laura Ingalls

My family has homemade pizza more than I like to admit. But each can be custom to fit our tastes!

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Amy G

How did you know that my husband has been bugging me to make homemade pizza? Would love to win this so I can make him really happy

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nicole kaplan

we live on applegate turkey and ham but have never seen pepperoni, would love to try it

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Ana Beadle

Found your blog only about a month ago. Must get your book now. Loving the blog!!
Our pizza night is every Fri. I think I enjoy it more than the kids at this point.

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Jennifer

I don’t eat beef, pork or “mystery meat,” and oddly enough just discovered chicken and turkey sausage about a year ago. I am completely, hopelessly addicted! I love Applegate Farms (and their chicken sausage, of course!).

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Donnovan

I’ve tried Applegate’s deli meats…delicious. This kit will go well with my attempt to cook more at home.

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Karen

Pizza happens pretty much every Friday night at our house. Though with our busy schedule during the week, I’m thinking it makes more sense to do it on a weeknight. It’s an easy crowd pleaser!

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Eliza

This is wonderful! It is making me hungry! My daughters (and my husband and I) would love to win this!

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emily

I can eat pepperoni by the handful. I never quite make it to the pizza part, by I’m trying to change that, because pizza is awesome.

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Cay

We have homemade pizza at least once a week. In Brooklyn it’s just too easy to pick up a pound of dough from the pizzeria around the corner on the way home! My husband won’t forgo the red sauce, but it’s still good with roasted broccoli & caramelized onions. Yum.

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Deb

Totally throwing my hat in on this one. Made the Jim Lahey crust for the first time just last week. Terrific.

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Chris

Fridays are homemade pizza and Pinot night…..something for the kids and the tired parents!

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Sarah

Would seriously love to win! We love pizza! (Part-Italian in this house.) And we are also in love with Applegate! Love their salami :)

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Rachel

I don’t have any kids, but I do have a picky husband who usually eats a sandwich on my pasta/Italian nights. I tried to force feed him your Carbonara though…didn’t work out to well. This would be an awesome compromise!

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Rony R.

Pizza with turkey pepperoni is a win-win at our house! Nutritious, easy and delicious…

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Rachel Maier

Homemade pizza rocks! It’s one of our fav’s on Friday nights. Or Saturday. Or whenever. Would love to try the turkey pepperoni! Thanks for the giveaway!

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molly

Hi Jenny! Sounds perfect for our weekly pizza movie night :) Thank you for the opportunity!

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Betsy

I can eat pizza every day of the week! Make a pizza, toss together a quick salad — and dinner is done.

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Carol Lynn

I had no idea that Applegate makes Pepperoni – I am so excited about this. We’ve been avoiding nitrates and cutting down on preservatives of any kind.

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Katie M

Homemade pizza is one of my fav things to make for a group. I just give everyone some dough and free reign on the toppings to create his/her own masterpiece. Easy and tasty!

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Desiree M.

I -love- homemade pizza. It’s so much healthier than the fast food options out there.

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Amy

Pizza night is our favorite- my husband makes them on “boys nights’ – when I’m stuck at work late and our sons love it!

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Emily

Nice! We just gave our 11-month-old twin boys their first pizza on friday–it was a big hit!

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Emily

Nice! We just gave our 11-month-old twin boys their first pizza on friday–it was a big hit! They shared one slice.

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Jennifer

I love making pizza at home! Everyone will eat it and it reminds of Saturday nights growing up!

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Christina

I’m not ashamed to say that pizza is my favorite food! Thanks for the opportunity to contribute to my obsession!

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Laura

This would be so perfect for a grad student trying to eat healthy while writing her thesis simultaneously!

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E.B.

Perfect timing for me to stumble across this contest: As I lament the absence of a good pizza cutter in my life, the crust for tonight’s pizza dinner rises on the radiator in my bedroom!

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Kelly

My family of 6 hosts regular family pizza parties with friends! A new favorite: Lidia Bastianich’s potato pizza crust. Delicious. Would love to win this package.

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Sarah

Build-your-own pizza is fun and a great way to make everyone at the dinner table happy.

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Katie Weber

We definitely help you keep Applegate in business:) have never seen the turkey pepperoni though. Excited about trying it!

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Jill

my son is constantly asking for pizza, but haven’t yet found a crust i love without making my own. hope to try this one.

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Christina

This sounds great! We used to make pizza a lot on the weekends, but we stopped for some reason. It’d be great to start making pizza again instead of ordering delivery!

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Janet

Every Friday is pizza/movie in our house–sometimes homemade, sometimes takeout, but it’s one of those constants that’s always a winner!

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Francie

I am so grateful for DALS. Last night I made “fish presents” for dinner and I meal planned for the week using DALS cook book. Pizza for dinner is always a big hit at our house!

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Kristin

Please don’t do giveaways on DALS. They are one of the insidious things that have ruined blogs. They are demeaning to all involved. They basically demand that we beg for free stuff in public.

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Victoria

This is great! We have Pizza and Movie Night every Friday. It has become everyone’s favorite night in the house. We lay out all the ingredients in a train and everyone goes to town! We plan out our menu month by month. Your cookbook recipes are at least 1/3 of the meals. Thank you for sharing and I hope this give away helps families create the necessary time to enjoy cooking and eating meals as a family!!

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Brittany

The DALS book sits out on my table with How to Cook Everything and the Zuni Cafe cookbook! We love homemade pizza, usually with Prosecco, as a cheap and fun date night :)

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Lori

Ooh! I hope I win! Thanks for give away, and thanks for providing dinner inspiration many, many times.

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Amanda

I’m due with our first child in less than 3 weeks and I would LOVE to win this so we can enjoy making a pizza together as we figure out how to maintain our “family dinners” once this little lady or gentleman arrives. A friend introduced me to DALS a few months ago, and I’ve become an addict!

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Kristyne

Pick me! Pick me! (picture Donkey from Shrek ….)
Love DALS, love pizza, love the idea of the kit… thanks for sharing!

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Cathy

Ah, pizza. One of the very few things I can cook that can satisfy my carnivore hubby, my picky 8-year old (sausage only, Mom!), and my veggie-loving self while only using one pan (well, pizza stone, but you know what I mean). Huzzah!

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Beth

Me! Me! Pick me! We love Applegate and King Arthur and Dinner: A Love Story! Oh, and Pizza too!

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Brianna Lopez

Oooh what a beautiful kit! We love this brand of food and I just love this blog. My two year old would adore this pizza kit, it would be so fun to make together!

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kimpeck

oh my!!! between your kids and mine, Applegate has been kept in business :) We love the pepperoni, the chicken nuggets, patties & tenders…the deli meats…the cheeses…YUM! Thank you for the chance!!

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Jen

my sister and I are both on board with the DALS way! would love to try this kit with my two girls- thanks!

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AMR

This is such a sweet idea! My bf was just laid off, and I think a diy pizza night might be just the trick to cheer him up (either with this kit or one of your recipes!). Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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Jenn

Pizza is our favorite family meal. My 11 month old goes crazy when she sees it coming out of the oven.

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Michelle W.

Pizza is such a favorite in our house – one of the few things my picky eater will eat no questions asked!

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