Fresh Morels for Daniel!

Daniel Miller gets the morels!

The random number generator selected comment number 155, so it looks like 2lbs of fresh morel mushrooms are flying down to north central Texas to make Daniel, some local ranchers, a county commissioner, and a local restaurant owner very happy indeed.  Major kudos to Daniel for offering to share the wealth…we’re not sure we’d be able to be so generous. (Daniel, if you open the box and decide you just can’t part with them, it’s ok…your dark (earthy, delicious) secret is safe with us).

Thanks to everyone who commented!

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174 Responses to “Fresh Morels for Daniel!”

  1. 1
    Rachel (Hounds in the Kitchen) says:

    Mmmm…. I would probably cook them gently in butter and share with my father who is a mushroom lover.

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    Rachel (Hounds in the Kitchen) says:

    I’m following you on twitter (@racheltayse)

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    Kristen says:

    I think I’d like to try them in a butter/wine sauce over chicken…or maybe in a pilaf with chilies and dried cranberries.

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    Kristen says:

    I am following you on twitter (@frugalantics)

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    Dawn says:

    Morels stuffed with cream cheese and chives for starters. Then morel and barley pilaf. Now if someone can share a dessert morel I would try that too.

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    Kris says:

    I’ve never had morels – but I can’t help thinking they’d work nicely sauteed on top of a perfectly grilled ribeye steak? Or perhaps in a creamy sauce over a morel-stuffed omelette?

    (Also, I don’t do Twitter OR Facebook, but I do still “like” you.)

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    Joanna says:

    Ooh, I’d have them just in time to take them to our beach house! I’m thinking they would become part of a quiche for brunch!

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    Nan L says:

    If I won I would make soup…Mmmmm love mushroom soup! Thanks

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    Nan L says:

    I am a facebook fan- thanks for the offer to win!

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    Timothy McArdle says:

    Would stuff them with MD crabmeat and herbed goat cheese, dip em in tempura batter and fry…

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    amy byrd says:

    I would make my 5 year old the happiest boy in the world. Our did not do well this year due to the floods. I follow on twiitter and fanned the facebook page.

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    clint ives says:

    i would slow roast some for an omelet perhaps.. another batch i would pickle, another batch i would stuff with raw sausage and roast for pasta.. there are many things i would do because 2 lbs is a lot of morels for personal use.

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    Pam Plymell says:

    I’ve never cooked with morels. So I guess something simple to bring out the taste. Can you grill them? Also something with butter.

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    clint ives says:

    …btw I “like” marx foods on facebook, in my kitchen and in my belly..

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    Pam Plymell says:

    OK, I like your facebook page already.

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    s9mcadams says:

    If I won, I would ask my friends at work what do to as I’ve never had a morel before. I’ve also followed you on twitter, I’m s9mcadams. I do have a food blog, I’ve put the address in the email bar.

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    melissa says:

    honestly? no idea. I’ve never had morels. *collective gasp* Probably sauté a few in butter first thing to get the flavor.

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    Olga @ MangoTomato says:

    butter, white wine, mushrooms, shallots. over pasta or mashed potatoes. drooling 🙂

    And of course I’m following you on twitter already (@mangotomato)

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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious says:

    fresh pasta. butter. wine.

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    Deb (Kahakai Kitchen) says:

    Well first I would dance around the kitchen celebrating my good fortune! 😉 After that I am thinking butter and pasta, maybe some goat cheese…the possibilities are endless.

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    Deb (Kahakai Kitchen) says:

    I don’t know if it counts but I have been following you for a while on Twitter

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    Deb (Kahakai Kitchen) says:

    And I also have “liked” you for some time on Facebook. 😉

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    Jennifer S. says:

    I would try to recreate an awesome pasta I had at Carnevino in Las Vegas! It was pasta, fresh peas and morel mushrooms. They sauteed the mushrooms in butter, then added everything else to the morel flavored butter!

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    Jennifer S. says:

    I “like” you on Facebook!

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    Jennifer S. says:

    I follow you on Twitter as @LadyRiposter!

  26. 26
    Timothy McArdle says:

    Finally was able to add you guys to Twitter.

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    Leela says:

    Let’s see, I’d do grilled pizza with morels and roasted garlic, sauteed morels over pasta, and deep fried morels for the BF (he tried to get me to do this with the last morels I got, but I refused). I’m afraid I’m with Kris on the lack of facebooking and twittering, but I too “like” Marx Foods.

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    David Millar says:

    If I won, I’d flail my arms in the air. Not sure what I’d do with the mushrooms, but I’d totally flail my arms and be all excited.

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    brenna says:

    If I won I’d find a great ravioli recipe and do a happy happy dance.

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    brenna says:

    Following on twitter @brennaboo

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    Lorena says:

    I’m a big believer that simpler is better when it comes to fresh mushrooms like morels. So, I’d probably just saute them with garlic, butter and some fresh thyme, and serve it with fresh linguine from one of the local Italian pasta companies. Yum!

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    brenna says:

    FB fan – Brenna Chavez.

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    Hannah B. says:

    First dish I would make would be to dust them with flour and saute them in butter and enjoy them with a green salad.

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    Hannah B. says:

    Already following you on twitter (@hrbeck).

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    Hannah B. says:

    I like you on FB as Hannah Beck.

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    Tanya says:

    simply sauteed in butter, salt and pepper…

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    Tanya says:

    And now I am liking you on Facebook….

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    Mary says:

    I would call my sister and invite her over to my house to enjoy this fabulous treat.

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    tigerfish says:

    It will be my first gateway to fresh morel mushrooms. I would find the simplest recipes to bring out the fresh earthy flavor. Some butter, and herbs with the morels?

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    Chris M. says:

    Mushroom risotto is what I would make.

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    NiceMatters says:

    Share with my family. Saute with butter and salt and enjoy!!

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    The Food Hunter says:

    I’d make a nice ravioli filling with them and some mascarpone cheese

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    The Food Hunter says:

    I’m following on twitter

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    Emily @ Darby O'Shea says:

    I’d cook up some pappardelle with wild mushrooms and serve it with a wild boar or pork belly protein.

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    Emily @ Darby O'Shea says:

    And I’m following you on Twitter!

  46. 46
    Emily @ Darby O'Shea says:

    And I’ve friended you on Facebook!

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    kendell youngs says:

    didn’t get ANY this year, would love some!

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    kendell youngs says:

    yum, sauted in butter to enjoy the subtle flavor………

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    kendell youngs says:

    would love to partake!

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    Charley says:

    These go in risotto, of course!

  51. 51
    Winnie says:

    If I win, I’m going to make something with greens and gluten-free pasta or use them in a cream sauce over grass-fed steak…

  52. 52
    Winnie says:

    I am now following you on twitter!

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    Winnie says:

    And I’ve “liked” you on facebook!

  54. 54
    valen says:

    Facebook “like” is done

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    valen says:

    I haven’t tried morels, but I love mushrooms. I love all vegetables and finding new ways to use them. I can’t imagine all the tasty ways to use morels! One of the first things I would try is using them in the freshest way possible, maybe a quick saute, if possible.

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    Vicki says:

    I recently saw a recipe for morels stuffed with a fava bean puree, I’d like to try that!

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    Cool Lassi(e) says:

    If I won, I would try the Savory Rhubarb Morel tart from Marxfood Site –>

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    Cool Lassi(e) says:

    Following Twitter Feed as Coollassie4u.

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    Cool Lassi(e) says:

    “Like” Marxfoods in facebook!

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    vicki williams says:

    would love to try with buffalo and make some tasty burgers.

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    Vicki says:

    I follow on Twitter!

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    Vicki says:

    And I like on FB 🙂

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    Stephanie says:

    I’d sautee them in butter and serve with a nice cut of steak

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    Stephanie says:

    I am following you on Twitter (@KitchAdventures)

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    Stephanie says:

    I “like” you on Facebook

  66. 66
    Leo Wentzel says:

    I would so love some of these. I can’t find any around where I live now and used to eat them (devoured them) in Illinois!

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    Leo Wentzel says:

    Oh please pick me for these mushrooms!!!! I love them.

  68. 68
    Leo Wentzel says:

    This would be great! Please pick me! I love them sauteed in butter!

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    Amy says:

    I would think I’d died and gone to heaven. After recovering, I’d dry some, and saute some in butter, and use some to make a sauce for steak or in risotto.

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    nakedbeet says:

    I’d love to put them into an omelette!

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    Danielle Nichols says:

    I would search for recipes to become familiar with the best way to enjoy these lovely Morels then I’d alter and adjust or combine my favorite parts of a couple of recipes to come up with my own spin.

    I’ve never had the pleasure of actually eating Morels let alone cooking with them and would love to have the chance!

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    Danielle Nichols says:

    I “like” you on Facebook (also added you as a favorite on my own blogs fan page)

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    Danielle Nichols says:

    I’m following you on Twitter. My twitter name is ImStuffed

  74. 74
    Asha@FSK says:

    I want to make morrel risotto!! Now, you have had me dreaming about it, I do hope I win!!!

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    Asha@FSK says:

    I am following you on Twitter. Handle – @ashafsk

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    tigerfish says:

    I would like to use the simplest way to taste the fresh earthy morel. Maybe some butter and herbs will do the trick?

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    tigerfish says:

    I’m now liking Marx Food at FB 🙂

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    tigerfish says:

    I would like to taste the fresh, natural flavors of morel mushrooms. Maybe with some butter and herbs to do the trick?

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    Ellen says:

    i’d cook them in butter, maybe with a little rosemary and a touch of garlic, and stir in some pasta. something super simple.

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    Ellen says:

    i follow you on twitter @ellen1214

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    Suzy Q says:

    Fry ’em up in a pan! And maybe ‘forget’ to share!

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    Reetsyburger says:

    I’d probably start making up songs about morels to the tune of hair metal ballads, and singing them to my husband who would likely chime in with sweet harmonies. Then I’d invite some friends over and we’d feast.

    To the tune of Heaven by Warrant:

    Heaven isn’t too far away.
    Closer to it everyday.
    Eating morels and feeling no pai-ai-ain.
    Heaven isn’t too far away!

    To the tune of Patience by Guns N Roses

    Won’t shed a tear for eating you
    I’m still alright to smile
    I think about morels now everyday-ay-ay

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    kathy says:

    I would lightly sauté in butter some onions, garlic and then add the morels and place this mixture on top of a crostini.

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    Pam Plymell says:

    I’d figure out ways to eat them, of course deliciously; probably with some chicken.

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    Athena says:

    Yummy…morels! I would probably add them to an omelet and make a pizza with white sauce and morels.The options are endless.

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    Athena says:

    I “like” Marx Foods on Facebook. 🙂

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    Athena says:

    I’m following you on twitter (@GoddessFoodie)

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    girlichef says:

    I’m still wanting to just sauté some morels in butter and eat them with homemade pasta…simple and luxurious!

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    girlichef says:

    I’m now following your Tweets (@girlichef) !!!

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    girlichef says:

    I “like” Marx Foods on Facebook (Heather Dar Schmitt-Gonzalez)!! =)

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    Mollie says:

    There’s a great Barefoot Contessa recipe for Chicken and Morels. I made it once before and it was AMAZING! I would love to do it again!

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    Kat Klahn says:

    I have never had morels…so I’d keep it simple, cook them gently in butter and put them on a nice grass fed strip streak or in an organic free range egg omelet, yum! Great giveaway, thanks.

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    Eric says:

    My roomie and I recently made an awesome mushroom hot pot; these, shiitake, enoki and maybe wood ear would make an awesome one.

    Also, following on Twitter (ilphuce).

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    Ryan says:

    This would be my first time trying Morels, so I would probably sauté them in butter.

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    Crystal says:

    I would make so many things with these morels, but I would have to start with something blue cheese related 🙂

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    Crystal says:

    I follow you on Twitter (@cafecyan)

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    Crystal says:

    …and I like you on Facebook!

  98. 98
    Ryan says:

    I started following you on Twitter (@ryangrobe)…get me those Morels!

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    Ryan says:

    I “liked” your facebook page…again…get me those Morels!!! 🙂

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    Roland says:

    I liked you on facebook! 🙂

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    Roland says:

    I’ve got a lot of wild rice here! I need me some morels to make it perfect!

    I’d love the chance to win! Thanks!

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    Amanda says:

    Saute the delightful little nuggets in flour and butter and look for some other creative indulgences…maybe stuff with a scallop mousse like they did at Zengo?

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    Amanda says:

    I followed you on Twitter…

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    Amanda says:

    (@abmakulec)…and liked you on Facebook. Thanks!

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    RJ Flamingo says:

    I am a food blogger, and would you believe that I’ve never had the opportunity to cook with morels?
    But I’m thinking stir-fry, sauces, eggs… Mmmm!

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    RJ Flamingo says:

    I’m following you on Twitter, too!

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    Jen @ Tiny Urban Kitchen says:

    Ooh, I love love love morel mushrooms. Wow, two pounds is a lot. I would definitely use some to make into a pasta. Maybe I would also try making a fragrant mushroom soup!

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    Jen @ Tiny Urban Kitchen says:

    Following you on twitter now! (@tinyurbankitchn)

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    Steve Wertz says:

    If I won 2 pounds of morels I would make necklace out of them and drape them over my pee pee. Because I’m a very morel kind of guy.

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    Steve Wertz says:

    I am a very morel guy. But I could always use some more.

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    Steve Wertz says:

    I could always use some more morels.

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    Jessica says:

    I’d make either a delicious mushroom risotto or a sauteed mushroom crepe cake!

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    Yael says:

    I will make a delicious morel risotto.

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    Patsy Wertz says:

    I have always wanted to try fresh morels but could never afford them so I would search for the best sounding recipe I could find.

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    Patsy Wertz says:

    I will be following your twitter feed.

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    Patsy Wertz says:

    Your Facebook page is very interesting and I will be keeping in touch, especially if you send me those morels!!

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    Rivka says:

    I would leave prepare them as simply as possible: butter and salt, perhaps served over crusty bread or with pasta. Nothing else.

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    Rivka says:

    following on twitter (@notderbypie)

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    Rivka says:

    …and liked on facebook. thanks y’all!

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    Allison says:

    If I won, I would jump up and down, and then go buy butter. Lots of butter.

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    ralph says:

    saute them with a little fresh oregano and parsley, fold them into a hollandaise and pour it over a filet of roasted halibut served over some roasted asparagus (inspired by jean georges’ asparagus dish)

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    ralph says:

    i “like” you on facebook, but im not on twitter…

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    Megan says:

    If I won I’d make risotto! That’s my answer to every mushroom -related giveaway.

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    jacquie says:

    i have never had the opportunity to eat fresh morels before so if i won i would start by doing some “surfing” to look for a great recipe. maybe cooked in some butter and put over rice w/ some parm cheese added….

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    Cathleen Addie says:

    It would be a dream come true to win these morels. My husband loves to cook for me and for 40 years he has told me about the morels he used to go find as a child. He raves about them and has always hoped I could try them someday. June 24th is our 40th wedding anniversary and what a great gift it would be for both of us to win these mushrooms for an anniversary dinner.

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    Cathleen Addie says:

    I left a comment and follow you on Facebook

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    Cathleen Addie says:

    I followed marxfoods on twitter.

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    marguerite says:

    I’m not sure what I’d do with two pounds of morels… but I’d love the opportunity to find out!

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    marguerite says:

    I liked you on Facebook!

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    marguerite says:

    I’m following you on Twitter too. =)

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    norma says:

    Matt: I will tell you that I would have a Morel party and invite all my “amigos” to enjoy the feast. Then I would post on my blog and share my recipes with my blog pals. Yeah! I want Morels.

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    Pia says:

    With two pounds of fresh morels I’d have a morel feast! I’d make several different dishes and invite friends to a morel tasting party where they can vote on their favorite dish.

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    Veggie Belly says:

    I’d make a creamy morel ragout with shallots, garlic and thyme and serve it with some crusty bread for dunking. Yum!

    I’m following you on facebook and twitter 🙂

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    Veggie Belly says:

    following you on twitter!

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    Veggie Belly says:

    following you on facebook!

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    norma says:

    I have twitted and facebooked….Give me some of those Morels!

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    Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen says:

    I am following you on Twitter!

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    Elina says:

    I recently had these crostini with morels in a cream sauce at a restaurants. I’d love to recreate this dish if I won! 🙂

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    Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen says:

    I am a fan on facebook AND your page is one of my page’s favorites, because I like you all THAT much! 🙂

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    Amber F. says:

    Umm, I would definitely have an amazing mushroom party for me, my dad, and my boyfriend. We are the only people in my family who like mushrooms!

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    Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen says:

    If I won, first I would jump for joy, and then prepare something hobbit-inspired, or perhaps those lovely cheese stuffed fried mushrooms (although I would probably just sautee in butter) from your site! 🙂

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    Emi says:

    I would like to make lemon morel risotto!

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    Catherine says:

    I’ve never had morel’s – Im very excited to try!

    I would probably make a morel/asparagus/ricotta sauce to go over pasta – as that sounds so tasty!

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    DK says:

    Following on Twitter now.

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    Meghan J says:

    If I won, I would make morel soup, or possible a nice stuffing for a guinea fowl. mmmmm…. stuffing 🙂

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    elaine says:

    i think the morel mushrooms would be delectable cooked down into a risotto with pilaf, stock and cream with a touch of maybe thyme or rosemary!

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    DK says:

    Also now following on Facebook

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    DK says:

    What would I do if I won? Shout “Yippee” while I dance around the house flailing myself about in a fashion not fit for public viewing is what! I haven’t had morels since I picked them in the woods as a kid. Once I got them, I’d cook ’em up just like Gramma did; butter, salt, and pepper in a saute pan. By themselves, with pasta, or with well-cooked rice they would be absolutely divine.

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    Brit says:

    My parents used to cook them in butter until they melted in your mouth. I can’t imagine I’d cook them any other way.

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    linda says:

    Morels deserve butter. Lots of butter. My local “patch” was recently turned from a empty lot into a building. I miss them.

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    Carole Lewis says:

    I LOVE MUSHROOMS. I have tried many kinds, and use them every other week. But I hve never tried Morels. I am so looking forward to trying them. Mushrooms are such a healthy choice.

    I TWEETED, AND LIKED ON FACEBOOK< but I'd teally like to start cooking MORELS.

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    Carole Lewis says:

    OOPS! I forgot to tell you what I’d make… definitely Beefy Mushroom Soup, Grilled Mushroom & Onion Crossants, Rib Eye smothered in Morels. Chunky Mushroom Sauce for pasta & pizza. 2# wow that’s enough for several great dishes. The best is sauted with just a little butter and garlic, and pop them one by one. YUM!

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    Catherine Maus says:

    I would eat the morels asap. Sauteed w/scrambled eggs, and everything else. I’d have to share w/my family. My dad is from Northern Michigan so that is how we know morels. Thank you.

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    Susan @ Savoring Time in the Kitchen says:

    If I would be lucky enough to win these lovely gems I would simply saute them in butter and serve them with a juicy grilled steak and invite my foodie friends. Then I’d blog all about it!

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    Susan @ Savoring Time in the Kitchen says:

    I Liked you on Facebook 🙂

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    Elwood says:

    I’d make fettuccine alfredo with morels.

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    daniel l miller says:

    If I win, pronounced locally here in north central texas as ‘wee-in’, I would make fried gourmet Comanche county black angus sauted beef strips with sauce with morels and share them with local rancher friends the Tullys and the Evans and share with the local county commissioner who was bragging on his calf fries when I spoke with him the day before yesterday, and I’d invite VW who owns the Agave restaurant and see if I couldn’t get his wife, Mrs. Stephens, who caters, to help cook!


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    Richard Addie says:

    I used to pick these when I was young. I have told my wife about how good they are for 40 years. I would love to cook her some for our 40th anniversary dinner. What a great thing it would be to win.

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    Elina says:

    I follow you on twitter now 🙂

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    Richard Addie says:

    I follow marxfoods on Twitter.

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    Richard Addie says:

    I like marxfoods on Facebook.

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    Joy says:

    I’d probably make mushroom risotto with half of it, and a new recipe with the other half. I love morels!

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    Lesley says:

    I’d make a mushroom risotto with it.

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    Andrea@High/Low says:

    I would simply saute the morels in butter!

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    Andrea@High/Low says:

    just followed you on twitter (@highlowfooddnk)

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    Elwood says:

    I posted your badge to my blog.

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    Vickie says:

    Wow, what a great giveaway! If I won these, I would try the recipe I just read at “Chez What?” and invite my friends over for a decadent treat.

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    Angel Thorne says:

    My Dad tells me these are the greatest. I have wanted to try them for a long time and would love to fix them for the family. I hear they are great dusted with flour and browned in butter.

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    Angel Thorne says:

    I like these on Facebook.

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    Angel Thorne says:

    I follow marxfoods on Twitter now.

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    Sue says:

    Very simple. I’d sauté them in butter, add a little salt and pepper and enjoy!

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    bunkycooks says:

    Morel sauce over a great steak is still my favorite way to serve them.

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    Eugenie Chao says:

    I have never tried morels, only read about them. So I will probably do some research on how to cook them and pick a method that will allow me to taste the mushroom and share with my husband….on a second thought, maybe I won’t share 🙂

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    Kris Bauer says:

    I would lightly coat the morels along with some sliced green tomatos with flour, salt & pepper and fry them in butter…