Recipe Inspirations - World Flavor Giveaway

>> Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ah summer. The most popular time for traveling - to the beach, to a neighboring state, maybe even to another country altogether. I don't know about you, but I love to eat locally when I travel. Why go to a Denny's or Applebees when I have several back home (Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks are exceptions when traveling on the highway)?

My favorite people at McCormick are back with some international flair. Last year, they released a new spice collection called Recipe Inspirations where they provide you pre-measured spices for a delicious meal. Looks like it was a big success because McCormick recently released its new World Flavor Collection - Recipe Inspirations from around the world.

If you are like me, you have a million countries to visit but traveling isn't cheap. Sometimes you'll just have to settle for a delicious meal instead. One meal I made from McCormick's collection was Chicken Tikka Masala (not to be confused with Marsala wine). I'm a huge Indian fan; however, my family nor friends like it or can't eat it because of the spice.

Tikka masala is a traditional Indian dish with chunks of chicken ("tikka") in a tomato gravy. It's actually a British Indian dish, not a true authentic Indian dish (read more here). Regardless of its origin, it is a simple dish to put together. You cook the chicken, add your spices, make the sauce, and let thicken a bit, all in one skillet (recipe provided on the spice packet).

McCormick and I are teaming up for another reader giveaway! Here is your chance to win your own World Flavors collection. The packets are Chicken Tikka Masala, Asian Sesame Salmon, Caribbean Grilled Steak, Chicken Marsala, Tuscan Chicken Stew, and Chicken Cacciatore.

The giveaway will remain open until Sunday June 26 at midnight EST. You can earn up to five chances (meaning you don't have to do all five):

1. Leave one comment telling me about your favorite world flavor, whether it's a specific dish or an entire cuisine.
2. Bonus entry if you comment with a fun traveling story.
3. Tweet this giveaway mentioning @chocolatemoosey. Then leave a comment here with your twitter name.
4. Post about this giveaway on your blog. Make sure you leave a comment with your link.
5. "Like" my Facebook fan page, share the link I posted on FB about this giveaway, then leave a comment on my blog with your name. If you already liked my fan page from before, you still need to share the link then let me know with your name.

Remember, for each step you complete, you must leave a separate comment. You do not need to complete all the steps. If you have to post four times in a row, that is fine. Each comment will be one entry, so you would lose entries if you posted it all in one.

One last detail - you must be a resident of the United States.


Megan 11:40 AM  

We love Chicken Marsala in this house. I would love to check out the seasoning packet for it! Nice giveaway!

Megan 11:43 AM  

I like you on Facebook and I shared on my wall.

Angie 9:58 PM  

It's hard for me to pick a certain flavor. I do love some good southern cooking though like vinegar based pork bbq
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Angie 10:00 PM  

In PA we call a dessert we have gobs. I didn't realize they were called something different depending on where you go. when I was in South Carolina I told someone that I would bring gobs and they looked at me like I had two heads. They asked what they were. When I finished explaining they said "Oh you mean a Whoopie Pie" lol
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Angie 10:02 PM  

RT'd this giveaway:!/angiewith3/status/82991470667247616
twitter id: @angiewith3

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Jammie 1:13 AM  

This is hard, I love all flavors. I guess macaroni salad, love the cheese, peas, tuna, and miracle whip yummy.

Jammie 1:15 AM  

I like ya on fb and shared the link Jammie M

Stacy 1:24 AM  

I just recently got turned on to thai food. Yumm!
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Crissy 7:39 AM  

I love to make Chicken Cacciatore, it reminds me of what my mom made when I was little

Crissy 7:42 AM  

I am not sure if this is funny, but every time for the past 10 years we have went on a trip somewhere e my husband runs over a curb or over the dividers in parking lots. This summer we have opted to get a vehicle with more clearance after he tore the front of the van last year

Janelle 1:41 PM  

Mmmm sure is hard to choose just one, Caribbean Grilled Steak!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!

Janelle 1:43 PM  

My traveling story is that while on the island of Martinique my husband and I just followed our noses to the most wonderful dinner! Pulled off the road, & entered the house where the livingroom served as a little restaurant, the food was incredible!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!

latanya 2:57 PM  

Chicken Marsala

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latanya 2:59 PM  

tweeted as @sweetums82

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sensimel 7:38 PM  

liked on fb shared and now here lol Jennifer (

sensimel 7:40 PM  

chicken marsala for the family
shared on fb
fanned on fb
posted on blog
Jennifer (

cant wait to see if I win!!

Romapr 8:09 PM  

I absolutely love Italian food! It is so yummy. Thanks!

Romapr 8:14 PM  


Twitter name @romapr09

Romapr 8:28 PM  

"Liked" your Facebook fan page, and shared the link under Rochelle Martin.

maryjaco1 3:32 PM  

I love salsa verde.

Megan 11:29 AM  

I tweeted too!

Emillie Rose 12:59 PM  

I "Like" your Facebook fan page - emillie rose.
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Emillie Rose 12:59 PM  

I shared on twitter -!/HisPrincess886/status/83941444179595264.
hisprincess886 at yahoo dot com

Emillie Rose 12:59 PM  

A fun travel story for me was when i went over to London and Norway for a few days - the scenery and architecture were amazing and the cuisine was fabulous! It seemed that the sun literally never set in either places.
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Emillie Rose 12:59 PM  

I love chicken marsala!
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traciet 10:58 PM  

Love love Chicken Cacciatore!

Vanessa 12:15 AM  

Anything italian would have to be my favorite! Thanks!

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theladya 7:40 PM  

I love anything Chinese. Craved it when I was pregnant and ate it constantly and now my son loves it too!

theladya 7:41 PM  

My first family vacation was packed in a small car with 4 other people driving from Ohio to Florida. I was only about 7 or 8 and I was car sick the entire way so we had to keep stopping so I could throw up, which only made the trip that much longer.

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