September Slow Cooker or Instant Pot GIVEAWAY!

September Giveaway

Friends, we made it to SEPTEMBER!!!!

In honor of my favorite month of the year, I’m going to kick it off with a GIVEAWAY!


Here we go…

Today, I’m giving FOUR lucky winners either my favorite slow cooker or my new Instant Pot!

There is just no better time to cook than the fall leading into the holiday season.  Give me all the cozy, yummy, hearty, and delicious recipes right now. Not only will you get a slow cooker or Instant Pot, but I’ll throw in a few copies of my books too 🙂 .  You get Eats, Simmers and Kids in the Kitchen along with your new gadget!

I will announce the winners this Friday, so between now and then, complete the Rafflecopter at the bottom for your chance to win.  This contest is valid for US residents only (sorry!).

Okay, Fall…we’re ready for you!  We have LOTS of plans this season!  Bring on all the fall fun!!!

Meal Planning Tuesday

To celebrate today’s giveaway, I made my weekly meal plan all slow cooker recipes!  You can see that yummy menu HERE.

Also, don’t forget, I picked my favorite “fall” reads for you guys to enjoy this season…

Fall Reading List

…I love all of these books so much!  I was the class mom last year in 3rd grade…if you’ve ever been one, you have to read the second book on this list.  It’s laugh out loud funny!

Happy September, friends!  Good luck with the contest!!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog September 4, 2018 at 4:37 am

    Ahh, so bummed the giveaway is for US residents only! Though I probably wouldn’t be able to fit the pots into my kitchen anyway, even though I’d love an Instant Pot, haha! Happy September, Shay! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Susan Jeffries September 4, 2018 at 4:52 am

    I have been reading your posts about the instapot and my family is intrigued. We travel to work and we are self employed – so the slow cooker is our best friend(: My daughter and I are also vegetarian, and there are so many good veggie recipes for the instapot! I would love for you to share more vegetarian recipes too!! Hope you have a great week!

  • Erika Slaughter September 4, 2018 at 5:04 am

    That slow cooker changed my life!! It’s my favorite thing in the kitchen HANDS DOWN!!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams September 4, 2018 at 5:54 am

    Yay for slow cooker season! I just started making a list of recipes I want to try in the next few weeks! I feel like I can officially say happy fall now that LBW is over lol.

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt September 4, 2018 at 6:16 am

    i just got Simmers in the mail (I don’t know why I didn’t order it sooner since I’ve gifted it to people) and I can’t wait to try some of the recipes! I would LOVE a new slow cooker–espeically the one you have!

  • Sheaffer Sims September 4, 2018 at 6:18 am

    WELL. This is AMAZING.

  • Narci September 4, 2018 at 6:24 am

    How fun!!! This is an awesome giveaway!!

  • Tania Zradicka September 4, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Trying to enjoy cooking. You’re helping me big time!! Thank You!

  • Annmarie Willis September 4, 2018 at 7:22 am

    I have been wanting one, great giveaway!

  • Laura E Fredlund September 4, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Oh my goodness I would love to make ALL of your yummy recipes in that crock pot 😀 I don’t have Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, so hopefully my other entries will be enough 🙂

  • Chris September 4, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Hi there,
    My name is Chris and I cook for my wife everyday. I bought a 3 in 1 slow cooker a few years back and it is great. I can sear and saute in it, steam and of course cook on low or high. It is a game changer during the busy week when we are working.
    I hear a lot about this instant pot cooker. I ‘m not sure what it does though. Is it like a slow cooker or more a rice cooker ?
    Will it save time in the kitchen ?
    Any input from folks that have one would be helpful. I guess I could google it also. I’d rather here from real time experiences using this product.
    Thank you all for listening and have a great fall (Crock-pot) season.

  • Abby September 4, 2018 at 7:39 am

    I have been debating an instant pot for a long while, and your posts about it have me super intrigued. I am a single mom and I work full time, and i rarely have myself together enough in the morning to get food in the crock pot, even though I love crock pot cooking.

  • Kathy L September 4, 2018 at 7:55 am

    I would love a new slow cooker because our crockpot (brand) cooks things too fast even when I put it on 8 or 10 hours! I just haven’t made buying one a priority, and maybe now I won’t have to! 😉 I love your Simmers cookbook!

  • Bobbie September 4, 2018 at 7:57 am

    As a 1st grade teacher and a mom I am absolutely loving “Class Mom”! Thanks for the recommendation! Also, my family made Andrea’s pulled pork yesterday and I now feel like we should have the leftovers on potatoes tonight!

  • ColleenB.~Texas September 4, 2018 at 7:58 am

    I already own 5 slow cookers but could really, really use an Instant Pot.
    Thank you for this Wonderful Giveaway

  • Theresea coombs September 4, 2018 at 8:07 am

    I work some really weird and lonv hours…an instant pot would sure come in handy for a healthy meal in a very quick time. Thanks for the givaway!!

  • Ann Marie September 4, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Just entered!!! We need to get Simmers!! Ordering that today. & we’ve (ehhhh Michael 😉 let’s be real) has never tried an instapot!!

  • Rebecca Patterson September 4, 2018 at 8:09 am

    I really hope I win this slow cooker. I’m still using my VERY OLD one from when I got married in 1974. I bought a new one but it would burn the food even on low. I have fears now of a “This is Us” scene happening with my vintage cooker!

  • Julie September 4, 2018 at 8:10 am

    I love the reciepes. Helpeds me so much.

  • Beth Valenta September 4, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Wow! I adore the crockpot! Soup recipes ready. 🙂
    So glad you are as into FALL as I am. Keep ideas coming.

  • Vanessa Roberts September 4, 2018 at 8:35 am

    What a great giveaway! I love following along on your instapot journey! I am skeptical too, but coming around to it now that I have seen what you made 😉

  • Leiah F September 4, 2018 at 8:37 am

    I love love love your apple butterscotch bread (no pecans due to allergy) but I can now make it in the slow cooker? My life is complete – home from work to a delicious treat AND my house will smell like Fall? Yes, thank you. And is it wrong that I want to tell people ‘Happy Hallowthankmas’ now? 😉

  • Chelsea September 4, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Beyond excited for Fall! Thank you, Shay!!

  • Jette September 4, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Oooo, decisions decisions! I would love either to be honest lol

    Happy (practically) fall, y’all!

  • Kim Wayne Blessing September 4, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Great give a way!! I would love the instant. My friend purchased one a few months back and is loving it! I am disabled and can’t spend a lot of time cooking big meals. Throwing dinner in the crockpot is a blessing for me with minimal cleanup. The instapot would doubly help me as sometimes it’s very hard to get up to make sure a meal has the time it takes to cook in a crockpot and with the instapot I’d have less worry over this. Anyway, Blessings to all and thanks for the chance to win. So fun! PS yay Fall!!

  • Tish Ferry September 4, 2018 at 9:34 am

    What a fun way to start out September! I’m with you! Give me all the FALL!
    Simply Tish

  • Patty Anderson September 4, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Would LOVE to receive a new slow cooker so I can give it to my daughter’s family. They have 18 month old twins and could sure use a time saver when it comes to meal prep!

  • Torrey September 4, 2018 at 9:50 am

    I LOVE and have all of your cookbooks. I give them as gifts as well. Are you in the works of making any new ones?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 4, 2018 at 11:10 am

      My publisher created one that comes out in October! It’s an extended version of Meal Planner with recipes from all of the books (plus, a few I contributed from here!).

  • Michelle S September 4, 2018 at 10:42 am

    After battling lymphoma these past 6 months I have just now started to use a crock pot that someone loaned me to help with the meals with my kids and it really helps especially on days of chemo I would really love to win 1 that is my own instant pot to continue making great nutritious meals while fighting this thanks for the chance to win one. Have a great day !

    • Mix and Match Mama September 4, 2018 at 11:09 am

      Michelle, I’m praying for your fight right now. God bless you!

  • Mrs B September 4, 2018 at 10:49 am

    My slow cooker is EXACTLY like the one on This is Us. Every time I use it I test the smoke alarm first. Fingers crossed for a new one!!!

  • Deb D September 4, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Thank you for your wonderful site. An Instant Pot seems made to order for us. I never could work up the nerve to use pressure cookers, and this just surpasses them for ease of use and safety.

  • Jodee Ryder September 4, 2018 at 11:25 am

    A new appliance is just what I need. Can’t get through winter without one

  • Pam Saltmarsh September 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Hoping for an instant pot cookbook in the future! :):):)

  • Karen Branscum September 4, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    I would enjoy updating my cooking with a new slow cooker or instapot! Thanks for your efforts on our behalf!

  • Leanne Gilchrist September 4, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    My slow cooker is a MUST have!! With two slow cookers, we’d be set, for this big family of 11!! I’ve even made homemade soap in a slow cooker!! Shay, I LOVE your September saying up there! This week, I hope to make applesauce with the apples that are on our small apple tree! Thanks for the great idea of making a week of meal plans around the slow cooker! Happy September, Shay!

  • Allison Edwards September 4, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    A new slow cooker would be amazing…. or is it time to try an Insant Pot? Hmmm. Either way, bring on FALL!

  • Leslie September 4, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    This is awesome! So excited for fall cooking and baking!

  • Joan Cassady September 4, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    I could use a new. Crock pot. Mine is so tiny, it’s not even big enough for just my husband and myself.

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick September 4, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    What a great giveaway!! My poor crockpot has seen better days!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Marsha Wager September 4, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    I have always wanted to try cooking with a instapot. I live at the coast in a trailer and this would be so helpful to cooking. Thankyou for what you are doing.

  • Susan H. September 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    I’m thinking about buying one!

  • Lisa September 4, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Nice giveaway with the school and busy days!! Love your blog!

  • Rebecca Carney September 4, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    This is sooo exciting!!!

  • Paula September 4, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Have you had an issues with your slow cooker? It has mixed reviews with only 3 stars? I am wanting a new all in 1 pot.

    • Mix and Match Mama September 5, 2018 at 5:27 am

      Not one bit! I use it all the time, and I’ve never had a single issue.

  • Kathleen September 4, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a new slow cooker or insta p0t. I would be so grateful to receive either,

  • Paula September 4, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Hi Shay! I actually have your turkey meatballs & mushrooms over pasta going in my slow cooker right now 🙂

  • Peggy Cox September 4, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Great idea:)

  • Elyse DeLoach September 4, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Love this giveaway— My husband just cracked our slow cooker when washing it! I couldn’t be upset because he was trying to be helpful 😉

  • Alexis deZayas September 4, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    You’ve had me itching to try the Instant Pot!! What a perfect Fall giveaway!

  • Madison Moore September 4, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Hi Shay! I love reading and seeing all of your amazing posts. You make it so much easier to put together meals. My boyfriend has been loving using a slow cooker and wants us to get a instant pot!

  • Rebekah Holland September 4, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Haha! I love how you wrote I’m giving away….”my new Instant Pot”. I pictured you boxing up the one you own and have been wrestling with trying to figure out! “Get this thing outta here!” “I’m giving it away at my next online giveaway!” Haha.

  • Barb September 4, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    I use your recipes a lot–my family loves them.
    Love the book reviews–Loved “Island girls” cried at the end and cried at the end of “The Great Alone”.

    I grew up on 11 lakes connected by channels and love being on the water–My favorite place is
    Mackinac Island(Michigan).

    Now I live in a town close to you–west of Dallas.

    I pray for you and your family often.

    Love to travel like you do and love to cook–enjoy your e-mails daily.

    • Mix and Match Mama September 5, 2018 at 5:27 am

      Oh Barb, thank you so much!

  • N Martinez September 4, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    I do not have a crock pot and would like to have one

  • Joy September 4, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Shay, my love for your blog came over your story of adoption as we always kept unwed mothers at our home while I was growing up to give them a chance to give others the gift of life. God has chosen you just like he did our family! I would love a new crock pot as mine is 20 years old. Be blessed!!

  • Beth September 4, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    I have my same crockpot I registered for 13 years ago…now as a family of 6 it’s too small! Would love an upgrade. Love seeing all your dinner suggestions, thank you!

  • Michelle September 4, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    This would be so helpful now that my family has begun our foster care adventure!

  • Jennifer September 4, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Oh boy! I have two crockpots but the thought of trying an instapot sounds super fun. 6 kids with crazy busy schedules seems like a crock pot is the way to go but insta meal sounds spectacular as well!

  • Angele Mire September 4, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    I love my slow cooker and making your recipes in it. I could use another one for my big family. Thanks love your blog.

  • Mary Drljaca September 5, 2018 at 7:07 am

    I would love to have an instapot. I use a slow cooker several times a week and have wanted to try an instapot! I love your blog!

  • Ralinn September 5, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    My daughter has a Insta Pot and she loves it. She used it a lot to make baby food. I want one but haven’t broken down to purchase.
    I’m definitely ready for fall weather. I’ve had too many Pumpkin Spice Lattes already.

  • Jill Chuilli September 6, 2018 at 6:06 am

    I’ve never used one. Would love to have it!

  • Judy September 6, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    I desperately need a new slow cooker!! I would love to have this one! I’m cooking so much for grandkids these days. Thank you for your recipes. Everyone begs for your blueberry bagel French toast and Blue cheese pasta salad.