{Recipe Roundup & GIVEAWAY!} Vampire Bites: A Taste of True Blood

Top 10 Signs You’re a True Blood Foodie

10) Everytime you watch the opening theme song, you imagine those kids are enjoying a big bowl of roasted beets
9) You wanted to join Sookie in a bite of Adele’s pecan pie
8) All that gorgeous fresh fruit at Maryann’s place would be enough to make you stick around
7) You’ve never made Southern food before, but the Season 2 finale seemed like a good day to make gumbo
6) A piping hot plate of Lettie Mae’s hoecakes would bring a smile to your face as big as Tara’s
5) You’ve googled to see if Merlotte’s menu is online
4) You’ve dreamt about being a vampire. It sounds so cool except for the fact that you’d never be able to eat food again.
3) You wonder if there’s a way to make Maryann’s Hunter Souffle with something other than what she used
2) You’d travel to Bon Temps for a taste of Lafeyette’s truly Southern creations
1) You’re already planning your menu for the True Blood Season 3 Premiere – or you want to start now!

Welcome to the party! Sophie from Yumventures and I have been dreaming this up ever since we discovered our shared love of True Blood. Since we both love cooking and blogging too, and wanted to team up for a fun blogging event, we figured, True Blood would be the perfect theme! We couldn’t decide between a RECIPE ROUNDUP or a GIVEAWAY, so we’re doing BOTH!

So, how’s this gonna work? Well, first of all we want to know what YOU would make in honor of the upcoming Season 3 premiere on June 13th. This is your chance to be creative! Think of your favorite scene or character – does it involve food? Hint hint, I just gave you some ideas. Or maybe you’ll come up with a dish or use an ingredient inspired by your favorite vampire or mortal.

But what if I’ve never seen the show and still want to play? No problem! Maybe you have a favorite blood-red drink or dish, or just something horrifyingly gory in appearance. Or, play up to the Southern roots of this story and use this chance to share your favorite Southern fare. The possibilities are endless!

And what about that GIVEAWAY? This will excite you whether you’re already a True Blood enthusiast, or a newbie ready to give up your first bite. At the end of the RECIPE ROUNDUP after the True Blood Season 3 Premiere on June 13th, we’ll be giving away a DVD copy of Season 1.

Here’s what you need to know: The RECIPE ROUNDUP is taking place over at Yumventures while the GIVEAWAY is here at Cara’s Cravings. But you must show us both some love to play! There are many ways to enter:

1) Leave a comment here on Cara’s Cravings saying why you’d like to win. Are you already a fan? Plan to become one? Tell me about it!
2) Leave a comment here on Yumventures with your idea for a True Blood-inspired recipe and then leave a comment here on Cara’s Cravings saying that you did.
3) Actually make and photograph your idea and submit it to Yumventures. This earns you THREE extra entries! Leave three separate comments here saying that you did.
4) Mention this giveaway on your blog with links back to both posts and leave a comment here about that.
5) Tweet this message and leave a comment letting me know that you did:

@CarasCravings + @Yumventures want YOU to taste TrueBlood. RECIPE ROUNDUP http://bit.ly/ariGTg + GIVEAWAY http://bit.ly/cPwuhB!

A winner will be chosen at random at midnight on Monday, June 14th, the day after the True Blood Season 3 premiere.

Good luck!

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20 Responses to “{Recipe Roundup & GIVEAWAY!} Vampire Bites: A Taste of True Blood”

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    Krista — June 1, 2010 @ 4:57 pm Reply

    Awesome contest. I'm a massive True Blood Fan…all the books and DVD's. Except someone stole my entire season 1….so I need that season again!I'll have to think up some meals for the challenge.

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    Lisa — June 1, 2010 @ 6:16 pm Reply

    I LOVE the True Blood book series, and Anna makes a great Sookie! I'm thinking a red velvet cake may be in order :)

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    Mrs. G — June 1, 2010 @ 8:06 pm Reply

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    Mrs. G — June 1, 2010 @ 8:08 pm Reply

    I love True Blood! I would like to win because I don't own the DVD set.

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    Mrs. G — June 1, 2010 @ 9:01 pm Reply

    I made a comment on Yumventures.

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    Maria — June 1, 2010 @ 10:06 pm Reply

    Not a True Blood fan, but maybe I need to be:)

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    mamadana — June 2, 2010 @ 1:29 pm Reply

    I am a HUGE True Blood fan and a fan of all of Charlaine Harris' books. I would love to have season one, then I can erase them from my DVR! Thank you for the chance!

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    mitchiesmom — June 3, 2010 @ 9:18 pm Reply

    I posted on the other site about my recipe….and the fact that I love love love True Blood!!! Such an addiction!!! I don't have the Season I or II, but would love to win it!! Actually I just am thrilled to find other True Blood fans….the music is crazy good!!!

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    alijane — June 4, 2010 @ 9:58 pm Reply

    I have heard great things about True Blood. My H and I were in love with the show Lost, and since it's over, we need to new show to become obsessed with. Lots of people have recommended True Blood. I'd love to win.

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    alijane — June 4, 2010 @ 10:07 pm Reply

    I just left a recipe for Vampire Venom on Yumventures. Thanks for doing this giveaway.

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    Meghan — June 5, 2010 @ 3:07 am Reply

    I would love to win b/c not only have I watched every episode, BUT I've read ALL the Sookie Stackhouse novel books!!!!!! I can't wait for the next season!

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    Meghan — June 5, 2010 @ 3:14 am Reply

    Just posted a comment on Yumventures for "Fang-Bangin' Chicken!

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    living_insanity — June 11, 2010 @ 12:14 pm Reply

    I'd make this grits casserole because it sounds yummy and grits make me think of the south http://foodallaputtanesca.blogspot.com/2010/06/grits-greens-casserole.html

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    Courtney Champion — June 11, 2010 @ 1:22 pm Reply

    I just recently became a fan of the show, after reading all the books. I got my sister and brother in law hooked, too!

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    Courtney Champion — June 11, 2010 @ 1:28 pm Reply

    I left a comment on Yumventures, too. It seems that southern fare would be appropriate for this, but I always crave a fruit tart whenever it shows all that wonderful fruit at Maryann's. :)

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    Ivy — June 14, 2010 @ 4:05 pm Reply

    I've never watched True Blood before, but I keep hearing and reading is so good. I don't have the channel they give it on so that's why I haven't seen it. Sounds like a great series though :)

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    Ivy — April 5, 2011 @ 1:24 am Reply

    I've never watched True Blood before, but I keep hearing and reading is so good. I don't have the channel they give it on so that's why I haven't seen it. Sounds like a great series though :)

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    Courtney Champion — April 5, 2011 @ 1:24 am Reply

    I left a comment on Yumventures, too. It seems that southern fare would be appropriate for this, but I always crave a fruit tart whenever it shows all that wonderful fruit at Maryann's. :)

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    Meghan — April 5, 2011 @ 1:24 am Reply

    I would love to win b/c not only have I watched every episode, BUT I've read ALL the Sookie Stackhouse novel books!!!!!! I can't wait for the next season!

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    Meghan — April 5, 2011 @ 1:24 am Reply

    Just posted a comment on Yumventures for "Fang-Bangin' Chicken!

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