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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

**Updated with winner at the bottom of this post**

Thanks to all who entered!


If you’re a parent you know how important it is to have a paper towel that is not only soft enough to clean your precious little one’s face, but strong enough to clean up that darling ones messes as well. Whether you’re cleaning up the remnants of your little Picasso’s latest masterpiece or muddy paw prints courtesy of your favorite furry friend with VIVA paper towels the job is made so much easier!

VIVA is partnering with Food Network’s Sunny Anderson to help you Get Closer to Your Food! And before I make your day with a great recipe from Sunny Anderson I thought I would let you see for yourself how well VIVA tackles tough messes!

With the holidays fast approaching who doesn’t want some help in the kitchen or a great recipe for Buffalo Wings that will make you the talk of the town!

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson for VIVA® towels

Ingredients

For the Wings:
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 3 pounds chicken wings, split at the joint, wingtips removed and discarded
  • salt
  • 5 celery ribs, cut into 2-inch sticks and chilled in an ice bath
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
For the Blue Cheese Dip (about 2 cups):
  • 6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-3 shakes of hot sauce (recommended: Frank's Red Hot)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

Fill a large 5 to 6-quart heavy pot with 2-inches of oil. Heat over medium heat until a deep fry thermometer registers 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Working in batches, pat 5 to 6 wings dry with VIVA® towels. Gently drop wings into the hot oil. Move them gently in the oil with a spider or slotted spoon so the wings don't stick together. Fry until crispy and golden, about 7 minutes. Remove to a VIVA® towel lined plate and season with salt immediately. Continue with remaining batches.

Melt butter over medium heat in a small sauce pan with the hot sauce and lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Pour into a large bowl and add wings. Toss to coat well. Remove celery sticks from water and drain on Viva® towels.

Serve chicken wings on a platter with celery sticks and blue cheese dip.

Blue Cheese Dip: Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Presentation Tip:

Create your own hand wipes for guests to clean up after eating messy Chicken Wings by using VIVA® Select-A-Size towels. Fold individual VIVA® towels in half lengthwise, then, starting at one of the short ends, roll each towel into a tight spiral. Repeat with as many VIVA® towels as desired. Prepare lemon water by squeezing fresh lemon juice into clean water in a bowl. Soak prepared VIVA® towels in lemon water and arrange on a small tray. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired.

So how would you like a little help with some of your toughest messes? One lucky Misadventures in Baby Raising reader is going to get just that, with a years supply (12 rolls) of VIVA paper towels!

VIVAWin it! To be entered into this giveaway leave me a comment telling me why you need VIVA paper towels at your house! Must be a complete sentence! This is mandatory and must be completed before you are qualified for extra entries!

Extra Entries! Please leave separate comments for each extra entry!

This giveaway ends on Tuesday November 24, 2009 at 11:59 PM EDT. One winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced in this post! Winner will have 48 hours to contact me and claim their prize; failure to do so will result in winner forfeiting the prize and me choosing another winner.

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Winning number:

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Timestamp: 2009-11-26 00:39:59 UTC

Winning commenter:

elkaye on November 22, 2009 1:56 PM said... 110

New tweet: http://twitter.com/Elkaye/status/5942902913
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Congrats! You have 48 hours to contact me and claim your prize!

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  62. why do i need viva paper towels in my house? we have alot of spill in our house not just in the kitchen but in the living room and everywhere, i have two teenage sons and their always spilling somthing or making a mess in the kitchen and the living room. so if i won this it would be a blessing to always have viva paper towels in my house to clean up our messes
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  75. We need paper towels in our household because everyone leaves dirt and crumbs and sticky stuff on the counter. I try to be as environmentally sensitive as possible, but usually a paper towel is just the easiest. And Viva are the best - very soft!

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  76. I'm trying to phase out sponges in my kitchen (GERMS!!) and am using paper towels to wipe down counters... they do the job & can just toss them away.

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  77. I babysit my 5 grandkids and I go through a lot of paper towels.

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  84. Thank you for the giveaway. I need VIVA paper towels in my house because, we use paper towels for just about everything, including emergency toilet paper when we run out! Yes, you read right...emergency toilet paper, lol. There are times that I cannot just run to the store so you have to use whatever you can find!

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  89. Between two boys, a dog, cat and husband, I go through a lot of paper towels. Viva is my preferred brand.

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  90. I use paper towels to drain the fat off the bacon,ground beef, and any other meat that needs to have the fat removed.

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  92. I need and use VIVA towels every day. Some people use a cloth towel over and over, but it quickly catches germs and spreads them around. Using a fresh, germ-free paper towel ensures a sanitary clean up. I prefer VIVA paper towels over all other brands in my kitchen. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  93. I need them, and do use them, for so much cleaning up around the house. I use them in every room

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  105. I use paper towels to pick up spills and to do a few dishes instead of a sponge. I find it more sanitary. Tahnks.
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  106. I have not tried Viva before, but my sister says that they are the best paper towels! I have to try them!


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  117. I use 2 rolls of paper towels a week. I keep 1 in the kitchen for cleaning spills, holding food, drying hands. And I keep a roll in the bathroom for drying hands.
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  119. We have some very messy family members!

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  120. I have yet to even try VIVA but I have heard so many good things about them. My paper towels that I use now just dont do too good, they just barely get the job done. Thankyou for the contest! :)

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  122. I have a long haired cat and (admittedly) don't brush her as much as I should. The bottom line is more hair balls on the carpet and floor than there should be, and a great need for a great paper towel to clean up!

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  135. I have three words for you; ten month old. He spills everything, and is constantly covered head to toe in crumbs. Paper towels save my life everyday, lol.


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  136. with 5 kids in my house 1 of that a girl who is always try to cook and makes a big mess i'm always buying paper towels to clean up her messes

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