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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ginger Candied Vegetables {and a giveaway from Libby’s with another chance at some Le Creuset!}

This giveaway is now closed, but there is other good stuff in this post, so keep reading…the glaze on these veggies is yum!

Today’s post is chockfull of great stuff. A recipe, helpful resources AND a giveaway. Are you ready? Let’s go!

I cannot believe that Passover and Easter are NEXT WEEK. Where does the time go? I blame the Daylight Savings Fairy.

Libby’s® Fruits & Vegetables recently contacted me about creating a side dish recipe for Easter and/or Passover that uses carrots, peas and corn. I thought and thought and decided candied vegetables would taste pretty darn good, especially with a little ginger thrown into the mix. So Little Chef Anna and I hit the kitchen and started creating. She looked into the big container of brown sugar and exclaimed in disbelief, “Brown sugar and salt and pepper?!?!” I assured her it would be delicious. Once she took a bite, she agreed!

The glaze for these veggies would be delicious on a host of vegetables, not just carrots, peas and corn, although carrots lend themselves very  nicely to this treatment. Feel free to experiment with your veggies! I like the salty sweet flavor and the ginger adds a nice layer of flavor. This side dish would be a nice complement to all kinds of Easter feasts!

Libby’s, the company sponsoring today’s giveaway, has two new fabulous resources for you that help make the meal planning process easier and more inspiring. We wanted to share them with you today!

  • Libby’s Digital Recipe Box: The Digital Recipe Box application just launched on Facebook. It houses more than 100 recipes and allows users to share, like and print recipes to their heart’s content. The app also allows you to plan meals by dish, ingredient or type of gathering. You will also find the recipes featured on the…wait for it…
  • Libby’s Pinterest Page: The Pinterest page is also brand-spakin’ new, featuring recipes, family activity ideas, nutrition tips and more!

Now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Giveaway time! And we have MORE Le Creuset to share with you!

One lucky, randomly-selected winner will receive a variety of Libby’s® Fruits & Vegetables product as well as a Le Creuset 10.5″ Oblong Grill Pan in Ink. Oh how I LOVE Le Creuset’s Ink.


Here’s how to enter!

Be sure to leave separate comments for each additional entry. All comments must be posted by Midnight PT on Monday, March 25. (Prize must be shipped to a U.S. address.)



Good luck with the giveaway! Big thank to Libby’s! And, without further ado, today’s recipe!

Ginger Candied Vegetables {and a giveaway from Libby's with another chance at some Le Creuset!}
From Jane Maynard, This Week for Dinner
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 15-ounce cans Libby’s Gourmet Baby Carrots, drained
  • 1 15-ounce can Libby’s whole corn, drained
  • 1 15-ounce can Libby’s all-natural peas, drained
  • (This glaze would be good on other types of veggies, too. Shoot for 3-4 pounds total of vegetables if you mix things up. Blanched or steamed vegetables would work very well.)
  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Once butter is melted, add brown sugar, ginger, salt and pepper. Stir and cook for a few minutes, until sugar crystals are mostly dissolved (about 3 or 4 minutes total). Add veggies, stir and cook until vegetables are heated through. Serve immediately. Makes about 10-15 servings.


This post was sponsored by Libby’s – payment was received for services rendered.


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    Rose D.

    That looks good!

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    Rose D.

    Facebook Liked!

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    Rose D.

    Pinterest Followed!

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    Lauren C.

    So simple, yet so delicious looking!

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    YUM! Easy + delicious + nutritious = winning combo for me!

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    Stephanie P.

    Love me some glazed veggies, my current favorites are skillet-roasted carrots and parsnips glazed with either orange juice/honey or apple cider/maple syrup–makes the veggies taste like CANDY! 😉

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    I’m following Libby’s on Pinterest!

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    I liked Libby’s on Facebook!

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    Jan K

    This recipe looks wonderful, will have to try it.

  10. 12

    Recipe looks great, will try it out this week!! And would love that amazing grill pan!!!!

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    pinterest followed!

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    facebook liked!

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    I would love a great grill pan! Thanks!

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    I love glazed veggies, this looks great!

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    I Like Libby’s on FB

  16. 18

    Sounds yummy!

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    Jan K

    I liked Libby’s on FB

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    Jan K

    I followed Libby’s on Pinterest

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    The oblong shape is a smart design, eliminating the need to cram longer foods into square spaces. Good work, and stylish, also (as usual!).

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    I would love to win this!

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    I liked Libby’s on Facebook.

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    I followed Libby’s on Pinterest.

  23. 25

    Wow, I would love that pan!

  24. 26

    I love canned veggies! It comes from growing up with them…and my large stash of “food storage”:) This sounds yummy!

  25. 27

    Love a grill pan!

  26. 28

    Looks great!

  27. 29

    Love that pan…

  28. That’s such a great pan! I’ve been admiring them from afar, and it would be lovely to have one.

  29. 31

    I have always wanted a LC grill pan!

  30. 32

    LOVE your blog!

  31. 33

    Your recipe looks great! At first I thought the carrots were little hot dogs 🙂

  32. 34

    Thanks for hosting such a fantastic giveaway!

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    I follow Libby’s on Pinterest!

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    I like Libby’s on Facebook!

  35. 37

    not a veggie eater but this looks great!

  36. So great that you created it with Anna.

  37. 39

    Yay for veggies!

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    megan flowers

    I’m a bit skeptical but if say its good, I’ll give it a try!

    • Jane Maynard

      I know some people love canned veggies and some people don’t. the glaze is just darn good and would be delish on whatever kind of veggie floats your boat – you could do fresh veggies steamed or blanched or maybe even roasted veggies. yum yum!

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    Jessie C.

    Love Libby’s canned veggies, great quality.

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    Jessie C.

    Follow Libby’s on Pinterest

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    Jessie C.

    Like Libby’s on Facebook

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    Judi B

    This sounds wonderful! Candied anything with ginger would be a winner!

  43. 45

    Candied veggies are a nice way to add a special touch to a simple meat entree! Lots of flavor, and the kids like them too!
    I love all Le Creuset products!

  44. i never cook with canned veges, but maybe my kids would eat them with sugar on them? but, on a side note…i love your fork…is it vintage? reminds me of the forks my mom had growing up. if you bought it recently…tell me where!

  45. 47

    I love that grill pan!

  46. 48

    Those veggies look delicious!

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    Leanna H

    Love Le Creuset!

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    Leanna H

    I like Libby’s on Facebook!

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    Leanna H

    I follow Libby’s on Pinterest.

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    Pick me!

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    Liz Redd

    That grill pan looks so great!

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    Ink is really lovely.

  53. 55

    I’d love that pan!

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    barbara n

    I would love to win the Le Creuset 10.5”³ Oblong Grill Pan !!!

  55. 57

    What a beautiful grill pan!

  56. 58

    Love those veggies and love how the pan has sides that pour!

  57. 59

    I’ve always been a fan of Le Creuset, thanks for the giveaway!

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    I follow Libby on Pinterest 🙂

  59. 61

    And I already like them on FB!

  60. 62

    I have had my heart set on a le creuset grill pan!

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    follow libby on pinterest @saramama

  62. 65

    These remind me of the brown sugar carrots my mom used to make when I was younger. Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

  63. 66

    That LC pan looks divine.. I have always wanted something LC.. maybe today is my lucky day!

  64. 67

    I’m diggin that pan… And will like on Pinterest.

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    Jenn A

    Yes, please! I have wanted a good grill pan for a long time!

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    Sarah darby

    Love that pan!

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    Amy J

    Can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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    I follow Libby’s on Pinterest!

  69. I love the ginger! And that fab oblong grill pan!!

  70. 73

    The ginger candied vegetables sound YUM! I will have to try them soon!

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    Amanda Thompson

    That Le Creuset oblong grill pan is really cool ~ what a fun shape!

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    woot woot me me

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    Amanda Thompson

    I now follow Libby’s on Pinterest.

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    Natalie J Vandenberghe

    The Le Creuset 10.5”³ Oblong Grill Pan is beautiful and Libby’s Fruits and Veggies are delicious! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Natalie J Vandenberghe

    Following Libby’s on Pinterest

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    Natalie J Vandenberghe

    I already like Libby’s Table on Facebook

  77. 80

    I’m always on the lookout for different ways to egt my kids to eat their vegetables. Thanks for sharing the recipe! btw, that pan looks awesome!

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    Katie B.

    I would love to win a Le Creuset

  79. 82

    This recipe sounds yummy!

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    I like Libby’s on FB.

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    Libby’s, Libby’s, Libby’s on the table, table, table!!

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    Lori Hoff

    I can’t wait to try the Ginger Glaze. And that pan – oh my!

  83. 86

    Lovely pan

  84. 87

    Love glazed carrots, and so I’m sure I’d enjoy all the vegetables together.

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    Melissa K

    OK, I have serious pan-envy now…

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    Lindsey R

    Holy cow, that pan looks amazing! Le Creuset, what will you think of next?

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    Would love to win!

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    Kelly D

    I love new veggie recipes. Thanks!

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    Kelly D

    I Follow Libby’s on Pinterest(Kelly Saver)

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    Kelly D

    I Like Libby’s on Facebook(Kelly D Saver)

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    Gina V

    The glaze is so easy and sounds great!

  92. Thanks for the giveaway! Love Le Creuset!

  93. 96

    Yummy–I’ve added this to the list for next week’s menu!

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    And I followed Libby’s on Pinterest….

  95. 98

    Winning would be exciting!

  96. 99

    another beautiful pan!

  97. 100

    Canned veggies are so convenient!

  98. 101

    I grow up on canned veggies. Frozen ones are new to me.
    I didn’t even know they had a grill pan.

  99. 102

    The recipe looks yummy

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    I Follow Libby’s on Pinterest

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    laura in san diego

    This pan would get used!

  102. 105

    Love glazed carrots, so this should be even better!

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    jessica w

    this is a great giveaway! Would that pan be good for grilled cheeses?

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    jessica w

    I Follow Libby’s on Pinterest

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    jessica w

    I Like Libby’s on Facebook

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    I love your blog and recipe ideas! I love the ink Le Creuset color, too!

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    That is one beautiful pan!!

  108. 111

    Awesome giveaway! Will have to try the veggies.

  109. ginger candied veggies sound yummy.
    LOVE that grill pan!

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    Lynn BB

    Love the pan and we all need to eat more veggies!

  111. 114

    mmmMm…your candied veggies sound yummy! And I love the convenience of canned vegetables, especially during the winter when fresh is harder to come by. Thank you for the opportunity!

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    I follow Libby’s on Pinterest!

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    I like Libby’s on Facebook!

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    Jennie C.

    Always looking new ways to serve veggies at meal time. Thanks.

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    Babara M.

    Oh, how I would love that pan!

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    Jenny Kozar

    I will have to try this sounds – DELICIOUS!! Thanks for sharing.

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    Alison Poirier

    Love when I come check out your blog and stumble upon a give away. Le Crueset is a dream!

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    I have so many uses for that pan! Thanks for the chance

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    Like Libby’s on Facebook

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    Like Libby’s on Pinterest as

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    Love the recipe…can’t wait to try it!

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    Kelly J

    Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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    I Like Libby’s on Facebook

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    would love this!!!

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    That is one pretty pan!

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    Katie G

    That pan seems so versatile! I would love to win it!

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    Jess S

    Oh that grill pan is calling my name!

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    Oooh ooh, pick me! Pick me! :0)

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    Michelle B

    I would loooove this! I used to have a cheaper version before moving and would appreciate a replacement!

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    Michelle B

    I follow Libby on Pinterest!

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    Recipe looks great and I love the grill pan too!

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    I follow Libby’s on Pinterest

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    I like Libby’s on facebook

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    Margot C

    Some vegetables really stand up to being in an can, are almost better – like beets. Plus, have you peeled and sliced a beet lately? It’s not easy or fun, but I love to eat those bad boys.

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    Margot C

    I follow Libby’s on Pinterest

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    Margot C

    I like Libby’s on Facebook too

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    Mary Beth Elderton

    This candied veggies recipe sounds fantastic!

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    Mary Beth Elderton

    I follow Libby’s on FB as Mary Beth Elderton

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    Mary Beth Elderton

    I follow Libby’s on Pinterest as Mary Beth Elderton

  140. I would give my husband’s false teeth to have a griddle pan in my cooking cache! I’ve always wanted one!

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    Sarah P.

    That’s a great pan!

  142. I follow Libby’s on Pinterest as Lillian Child

  143. I also follow Libby’s on Facebook.

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    Celeste B

    I need to try this recipe

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    Celeste B

    I like Libby’s on facebook

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    Thanks for the giveaway!

  147. 150

    The pan is beautiful!

  148. 151

    I could use some canned veggies in my pantry.

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    Nikki CB

    Your ginger candied veggie recipe sounds tasty! And that pan is gorgeous.

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    I want that pan!

  151. 154

    looks yummy!

  152. Thanks for the new recipe for canned veggies, & the chance to win the Grill pan.

  153. 156

    I NEEEEEEED this in my life. Seriously.

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    Lisa W.

    I love that pan!

  155. 158

    Yummy! I would LOVE, LOVE a pan like that!

  156. followed libby’s on pinterest

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    pick me!!!!

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    Kay Gee


  159. 164

    What a great grill pan! We used to have one similar until we took it camping and somehow it never made it back with us 🙁

  160. 165

    Those veggies were really awesome!

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    Amy L

    I grew up on canned vegetables, and I still use them, along with fresh and frozen. I would LOVE to win that beautiful grill pan. Thanks!

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    Amy L

    I follow Libby’s on Pinterest (user name Amy Leach)

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    Amy L

    I like Libby’s on facebook (Amy Masters Leach)

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    Oh, the things I could grill with that grill pan!

  165. 170

    fun recipe – but most people feel that both corn and peas are not kosher for passover 🙂

    • Jane Maynard

      🙂 good point! but, seriously, the glaze is wonderful, so use whatever veggies will work for you – today I’m going to use roasted carrots with the glaze. 🙂

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