Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cocinaware and a Giveaway

Look at all the cool new products that H-E-B is carrying now.  The new line of Cocinaware should now be available in your H-E-B, check out the great promotions they are running:

9/11 – 9/27
Buy Cocinaware 10" Enamel Cast Iron Fry Pan, get 1 lb ground beef, H-E-B Ranchera Salsa, H-E-B Flour Tortillas and H-E-B Mexican blend cheese free with in-store coupons! 

9/18 – 10/11
Buy Cocinaware 5.2 qt Enamel Cast Iron Casserole, get Boneless Shoulder Chuck Roast, H-E-B Chipotle and Garlic Salsa Picante, and H-E-B White Corn Tortillas free with in-store coupons! 

10/2 – 10/18
Buy Cocinaware Grande Family Pan, get H-E-B Seasoned Beef, Chicken, or Pork Fajitas, Vermicelli, and Chunky Salsa Picante free with in-store coupons! 

These yellow coupons are available at a select 150 H-E-B locations. Check to see if they’re available at your H-E-B store by viewing your weekly ad.

This colorful, fun line will give your kitchen a modern look and authentic results. Cocinaware cookware comes in bold, bright colors and a variety of shapes and sizes. From the multicolored whisks to the Dutch oven, all Cocinaware items are unique, affordable and exclusively at H-E-B. Would you like to win some of this awesome Cocinaware? Keep reading!

Other than the dutch oven which I used and loved, I am most excited about the bamboo platters. They are super light, have that "eco-chic" look and will blend it with my kitchen so well. By the way, all these items are super affordable. The Dutch Oven is less than $30!!!!

The Salsa Crock is super cute as well! Try Tia Lety's Smokey Roasted Salsa recipe this summer:
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

12 roma tomatoes, halved
2 cloves garlic, unpeeled
1 small onion, quartered
1 jalapeno, halved
1 1/2 T olive oil
1 t ground cumin
1/2 t salt
3 T lime juice
1/4 c chopped cilantro

Preheat broiler. On a cookie sheet, place the tomatoes, garlic, onion and jalapeno pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Broil for 20-30 minutes, or until the outsides of the vegetables are charred. Remove veggies from heat. Remove jalapeno stems and garlic skins. In a food processor, coarsely chop the charred veggies. Transfer to the Cocinaware Salsa Crock and mix in the cumin, salt, lime juice and cilantro. The crock comes with the cutest matching mini ladle.

My mom just bought this tortilla warmer for Labor Day weekend and it worked like a charm! On the back of the warmer is even the recipe for making homemade tortillas. Have you ever had a homemade tortilla? Oh my goodness, they are amazing!

Tia Lety's Homemade Flour Tortillas
Makes 18 Servings

4 C all-purpose flour
1 1/2 t salt
1/2 c shortening
1 1/4 c warm water

Combine the flour, salt and shortening in a food processor bowl and pulse for 4-5 times until flour looks crumbly. Add water to flour mixture and pulse 2-3 times. Remove dough and knead for 4 minutes until smooth. Add more flour by the tablespoon if sticky. Divide into 1 1/2 inch balls and keep covered until ready to roll out.

Roll out dough balls with a roller one a ta time to 6 inches in diameter, place sheet of was paper or plastic wrap on top and stack them as you roll them out. Keep covered with towel to prevent drying.  Heat a griddle/comal over medium heat. Cook each tortilla for 1 minute on each side and place in tortilla warmer.

I was STOKED to find the Cocinaware margarita glass (plastic) was nearly an exact replica of my hand blown glass margarita glasses from Crate and Barrel. It's hard to tell, but the Cocinaware is the one up front and my glass C&B glass is the one in the back. They are identical except for the fact I would take one outside by the pool, and you can guess which one I am very very careful with. My college girlfriends bought me the C&B margarita glasses for my birthday and I loooove them, but I must trust you before I let you drink out of one. If you come over and I hand you a Cocinaware margarita glasses, ha, you can assume you get a little crazy and unpredictable when you drink.

Speaking of margaritas... you should try both of these recipes: Ultimate Margarita Recipe and the Skinny Margarita Recipe. Sometime in the very near future I am going to post another version of the skinny margarita that we call the Ranch Water. It is delish, I can't wait to share!

The Giveaway
Speaking of sharing... I'm going to share some of these awesome gifts that H-E-B has given to me. I've examined all the items and think they are great quality. The plates and bowls are a durable plastic, perfect for dining al fresco now that the weather is starting to cool down to the 90's in Texas. Here is what is in the giveaway: Ceramic Chips and Dip Plate, Tortilla Warmer, Potholder and matching Kitchen Towel,  Margarita Glass, Ceramic Coffee Mug, 4-Piece Measuring Spoons, Ceramic Salsa Crock with Spoon, Large Malamine Serving Bowl, 2 Acrylic Serving Bowls and a Cocinaware Apron.

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment and let me know your favorite kind of dip and chips. Any type of dip works here - just leave your comment by Tuesday, September 13, 9:00 PM Central Time. I will post on Wednesday who the winner of the Cocinaware giveaway is.

And in case you are wondering, my favorite dip is Jalapeno Ranch. It goes so well on everything!

Special thanks to H-E-B for sending me so many cool products - I'm excited to promote this line and share it with one lucky HWM reader!


  1. I wonder if I should have entered my comment here, or on the previous page. Just to be sure - I will say my favorite dip is Buffalo Chicken.

  2. Wow, wow! What a super awesome giveaway!! I love to cook and eat Mexican food. Fav dip probably would be a yummy cheese/bean dip that I make... And to dip with blue corn tortillas.

  3. Can you tell me the weight of the dutch oven?

  4. Mandy,
    My favorites are with Ruffles Potato chips with Dean's French Onion Dip
    With Tortilla Chips - chunky HEB Salsa or the Smoky Roasted Salsa
    Jim in Sunrise Beach, Texas (
    HEB's in Kingsland, Marble Falls, Fredericksburg and Bee Caves.