"To Die For" Giveaway!

How about continuing our celebration of spring with a yummy-licious “To Die For” Giveaway?! In honor of the upcoming Mother’s Day holiday, I have a $15 Cheesecake Factory gift card to give to one lucky R&R reader. That’s right — Cheesecake Factory!

All you need to do to enter is answer the following question by leaving a comment on this post by noon (CDT) May 6th. If I don’t know you personally or don’t already have your contact info, you must include your email address in your comment to be eligible for the drawing. And now for the question: What is your favorite restaurant/dessert shop dessert?

Don’t like dessert or don’t have a Cheesecake Factory near you? I’m sure you know someone who does. If you win, you can make someone’s day — or week or year! — by passing it along. (By the way, area folks, there’s a CF in Tulsa now.) Hopefully, I’ll be able to get the gift card to the lucky winner by Mother’s Day so you can use it as a Mother’s Day gift if you’d like…or hey, moms, treat yourself to this gift :)

As usual, I’ll kick off the giveaway sharing, but I have a confession to make first. Prepare to be shocked — I don’t like cheesecake. (Did I hear a collective gasp?!) That’s right — I don’t like cheesecake. I know, I know… I may be the only one on the face of the earth who can utter such words, but I can’t bring myself to be a phony about something as vital as dessert :) Truth is, I don’t like anything with cream cheese in it. Too much of a “whang” for me.

So what’s my favorite restaurant/dessert shop dessert? I think it’s the Molten Chocolate Cake at Chili’s. No big surprise that it involves chocolate, huh? :) Just click on the link, and you’ll understand why I love it so much. Mmm-mmm!!! You should just see me and my family attack one of these. It’s ridiculous :)

So what’s your favorite? C’mon and join this springy, Mother’s Day celebration — we might discover some yummy-licious passions we have in common!

“‘Let’s have a feast and celebrate.'” Luke 15:23b

*Flickr photo by adrian8_8, Creative Commons License

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  1. I absolutely love the dark chocolate raspberry cheesecake from The Olive Garden. It’s the best dessert I have ever had.

  2. Love Chili’s Molten Chocolate Cake. My favorite restaurant is the Macaroni Grill. I’m a pasta nut! I also love fried icecream from our local Mexican restaurant, but anything chocolate would be a fav. Cheesecake Factory included!


  3. Funny you should ask…

    I just returned from a cruise where I had the absolute BEST chocolate dessert EVER…EVERY SINGLE NIGHT! It’s called Chocolate Warming Cake. A warm, chocolate cake with pudding in the middle and vanilla ice cream. “To Die For” for sure!

    Thanks for another fun contest!

  4. Okay Cheryl I am now hungry! :0) I love White Cocunut Cake from whereever I can get it! :0) I love Life Notes by the way. Hey do you twitter? You need to friend and when you do find me and I will follow you! :0)

  5. Mine has to be Adam’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory! It is so good!

  6. Great giveaway! I love anything chocolate. I am not partial to anything but chocolate! Thanks!

  7. There is a german chocolate cheesecake at CF, but I don’t remember what it is called exactly. It was yummy! Carolyn

  8. I rarely get dessert when I go out to eat because I’m always too full for it but CF is one place I make an exception and usually save a little room. Unlike my sister, I am a huge fan of cheese cake (pretty much any kind). :)

  9. I am all about the Chili’s dessert you mentioned, and I love any dessert, really! Especially chocolate desserts. I love the chocolate cheesecake that you have pictured from CF, and I’m pretty sure you enjoyed that dessert yourself, even though it is cheesecake! Also a big fan of the Cookie Monster from Cheddars!!!!

  10. Hey all, I am LOVING this dessert-fest! :) It sounds like the majority of you love chocolate the way I do :)

    Robbie, glad you’ve liked Life Notes! And no, I don’t Twitter yet. I am technologically challenged :) and each new thing I try is a huge step. I’ve managed to navigate blogging and Facebook — maybe Twitter will be next :) If I work up the gumption, I’ll find you :)

  11. if you make me pick only ONE dessert…ICE CREAM…ice cream from anywhere!!! Any kind!!! I’lltake it!!!

    alternate loves: Same as yours..Molten Chocolate Cake (I have a recipe for it that is killer)…and a Pizzookie from B.J.’s Brewhouse

  12. I love the “WHANG” so my favorite is lemon meringue …or key lime pie!

  13. Cooooookie Monster! or Cheesecake which some chocolate drizzle! Ready for some dessert now!

  14. We have a Cheesecake Factory about 10 miles from our house…I have never been there, you picture leads me to believe I should dine there some day soon.

    What a fun give away to enter!


  15. I love any kind of dessert any time, but I would have to say my favorite “dessert” has to be the kreme filled donuts at Krispy Kreme. And I am a huge fan of cheesecake!!!

  16. Anything chocolate is supreme… I always have loved apple or peach crisps, blackberry cobbler and anything with rasberries in it.. Soo good.. Hard to beat Mother Nature whether in chocolate or fruit form :) !

  17. My favorite dessert place is the little 50’s dinner in Branson. They have ice cream, pie, and funnel cakes. I LOVE funnel cakes-something about reminding me of summer. My family and I visit each day of our vacation each summer.

  18. Hard to say what my favorite is. When it comes to dessert my thinking is, “So many desserts, so little time.” But cheesecake has to right up there, especially chocolate cheesecake. Mmmmmmm!

  19. I LOVE dessert!!! Love anything chocolate too!! CF is probably one of my favorite places to go. They have a really good peanut butter and chocolate cheesecake. I also find myself at Shake’s getting either peanut butter cup or fudge brownie concretes!

  20. Cheryl, don’t you eat some of that chocolate Christmas dessert that has cream cheese in it? I think cheesecake is my first favorite dessert with frosting being my second.

  21. Heather H says

    I love brownies and ice cream any time of day!!! Add chocolate syrup and whipped cream and you are set!

  22. My favorite is the chocolate mousse cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory. A close second would be pazookie (pizza cookie) from Oregano’s. YUM!

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