Win it Friday?

Skinny Jims BlendsHey Folks, sorry I’m a bit late with our Win it Wednesday this week.  (It’s not the first time now is it?) What a crazy week it has been.  Things are really heating up with my consulting business which is great for my wallet, but keeping me away from my kitchen which is not so great for JB.  I’m back in the saddle tomorrow with a  big batch of ribs as well as some new side dishes which I promise to post over the weekend.

For my babyback ribs I will be using this new rub called Skinny Jim’s Original.  They’ve sent me a couple of bottles to review which I will do after I try them obviously, but we’re also giving away three bottles one of each of their flavors as this week’s Win It Wednesday.

Skinny Jim’s Blends currently offers three different flavors: Original, Cajun, and Low Sodium.  Each blend contains all natural ingredients with no preservatives, coloring or artificial flavors.  The Original blend is meant for your cooking needs ranging from protein to popcorn.  The Cajun blend is intended to add a little kick to your food.  The Low Sodium blend is for individuals who want the same taste provided from the Original, but with less salt.

Three percent of proceeds from every bottle of Skinny Jim’s Blends goes directly to the Children’s Therapy Center, a cerebral palsy school in Fairlawn NJ.  Skinny Jim’s Blends is devoted to children’s charities because of a personal commitment to the mission of the Children’s Therapy Center.  Co-founder Dimitrios “Skinny Jim” Komninos gave up his career in the restaurant industry to become a stay at home dad after his daughter Zoey was born with cerebral palsy, quadriplegia and seizure disorder.  It was during this time that Skinny Jim perfected the spice blends in order to launch the company and provide a second income for his family

Founders Skinny Jim and Jason Voit have a great interest in the culinary world.  Skinny Jim’s enthusiasm for cooking began during his childhood with his father who was a chef.  Skinny Jim has a long history in the restaurant business starting as a general manager for Bennigan’s restaurants and Chili’s, before becoming Regional Culinary Captain at Longhorn Steakhouse.

So, to enter, please hop on over to Skinny Jim’s website and come back to tell me what you plan to use Skinny Jim’s rubs on should you be the lucky winner.  Will it be brisket, ribs, seafood, what, tell me?  You know I’m nosy. I love to hear about what my readers are cooking up.  If you need ideas, they have a bunch of recipes on their website here.

Be sure to leave your contact email in your entry if your profile doesn’t include one or I will have to pick another number.

You can also gain an extra entry by Tweeting or Blogging about this Giveaway. You must come back and leave a comment and link to your tweet or blog post to be counted.

Deadline for entries is Tuesday, June 30th at 11:59pm. Winners will be chosen with the help of

Best of luck, and be sure to keep tuned into Jersey Bites this weekend.  I have a guest video review of a new barbecue product and my review of the Best of Monmouth event I attended last night.  Not many “best ofs” unfortunately but I did get to meet some of the excellent chefs in the area.  Just wish there had been more of them.  Have a great and hopefully sunny weekend.