There’s nothing more exciting than getting the opportunity to work with a brand that you truly, truly love. I got my first Le Creuset piece back in 2008 when I cashed in for an early birthday present. I got it specifically to bake bread, but it is easily one of the most used pieces in our kitchen.
So needless to say when Le Creuset contacted me about developing a few recipes to help promote some of their specialty pieces, well, I did a little happy dance. And then I got cooking.
And just in time for Valentine’s day, this adorable little heart casserole is perfect for a dinner for two, like this recipe for Fig and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts featured on the Le Creuset website. Or even a romantic dessert, like the Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Port Sauce shown below. Because it’s such a versatile piece you can use it to sear, simmer, bake, braise, boil, or brown.
Cake in a Le Creuset… who would have thought?
But even more exciting than these delicious recipes… Le Creuset is offering up a Heart Casserole to one lucky L&OO reader! You know you want one.
The winner will receive this gorgeous Heart Casserole in the color of their choice (Cassis or Red), valued at $150. Do note that the red is currently back-ordered for 1-2 months, but if that’s the color your heart desires, just ask and you shall receive (as soon as it’s back in stock).
So, what are you waiting for?
Giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering!
Congratulations to Amy, comment #298, who was randomly selected as the winner of this gorgeous casserole!
The fine print: No purchase necessary. Giveaway open to US residents only. Void where prohibited. Giveaway sponsored by Le Creuset®. All opinions written are purely my own.
Holy moly, that’s cute. I would have to make that chocolate cake because that’s now all I want to eat. Ever.
For some reason beef bourguignon came to mind…maybe I’ll make that!
The flourless chocolate cake!
Definitely that cake! My husband loves a rich, chocolate cake like that.
Oh what a fun little dish! I’d roast two little Cornish hens in it–perfect V-day meal!
I’d make a pot pie, something the whole family would love.
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The choc cake for sure…it looks divine!
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i would DEFINITELY go for that flourless chocolate cake….mmm yummy
Something delicious and braised….short ribs?
I would definitely make the cake first. :) jessica(dot)l(dot)mason@gmail(dot)com
I would make a chicken tagine with apricots in this.
Without a doubt, a bolognese sauce. I love it and want to perfect a recipe.
I would make a delicious espresso chocolate pudding! so yum!
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I would try that cake first! Jenolulu at gmail.com
I enjoy making Jim Lahey’s no knead bread in dutch ovens, so I would LOVE to try the recipe with this one. A heart-shaped loaf of bread would bring much joy to my February 14th!
I think something romantic like chicken in a chive cream sauce. YUM
My grandmother’s mac and cheese–it screams made with love.
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i think I would make beef stew for my sweetheart… although that chocolate cake looks like the perfect medicine for a gloomy winter’s day!
That cake looks great – I would try that!
I would make a beef roast. Yummy!
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Or maybe I would make a turkey chili!
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I’m thinking this delicious raspberry cake might be a great option to bake in this beautiful love dish. What a spectacular item to own in your kitchen!
I’d bake up a valentine day’s cheesecake topped with cherries and chocolate sauce … miam miam!
Greek lemon chicken, yum!:)
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Love this! I would make my husband’s favorite Thai Curry Chicken dish.
Chicken and dumplings.
I would make some bolognese sauce in this LOVE-ly casserole!
This is amazing & so cute. I would love to make my husband a heart-shaped cake!
I would make Chicken and Dumplings, a favorite winter recipe!
I want to make a baked gnocchi dish in this, because nothing says love like homemade gnocchi!
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Braised short ribs!
I’d make my boyfriend’s fave – black bean soup and cornbread. I’d get to use it twice!!
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Oh, I forgot the most important part: I’d make heart-shaped bread for my husband!
I would make that cake and then proceed to create all sorts of yummy things within that cute casserole dish.
I’d make a beef stew:)
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I love this – and your chocolate cake looks amazing!
oh baked mac and cheese with blue cheese <3
i was trying to think of something else to prepare, but i can’t get that fig and goat cheese stuffed chicken out of my head now – sounds absolutely delicious! i have a small le creuset and i absolutely love it – this looks like the perfect compliment. thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!
I would absolutely bake a cake, just because it sounds so fun.
How adorable – I think I’d bake a creamy potato gratin in it!
Maybe some heart shaped bread. I’ve been wanting to try a recipe for some delicious rosemary bread for ages!
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How adorable! I will take any colors available because I can’t wait for the red to come back in!
I would make a Mediterranean one-pot stew with peppers, lentils, sweet smoked paprika and thyme.
I am thinking about a good substitute for the chicken for my vegetarian family. The flavors sound delicious!
Dilly Bread – because I have a dilly of a husband! We celebrate our 5 month anniversary in Feb. and our first Valentines Day as a married couple!
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Stovetop popcorn with olive oil and vanilla salt. Perfect for a chill date night in – either with yourself or with someone else.
I’d make our favorite honey butter pork tenderloin!
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LOVE this! I would definitely take a swing at that Fig and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts recipe! Thanks for the chance and LOVE your site! :D
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I have ALWAYS thought this was the most adorable piece of cookware! SO cute! I think I might try baking a souffle in it!
i would bake a heart shaped boule bread! just saw a recipe yesterday for a bread that is baked in a dutch oven.
Mmmm… I’m such a baking addict, I would totally go for the cake recipe first! So cute!
I would definitely make that cake for valentine’s day
I would make that chocolate cake with raspberries! Looks amazing!
So cute! I love how versatile this is but it’d be so much fun to use this time of year as well. I’d definitely whip up some comforting soup and probably some dessert after it’s all cleaned out ;)
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Braised lamb shanks!
I would bake a heart-shaped loaf of bread!
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vegetarian shepard’s pie is what i would make!
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So amazing, I would bake a fruit cobbler or pandowdie. Yumm!!
Mmmmmm – your chocolate cake has inspired me!
I would love to try the chocolate flourless cake!
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I would make a lovely beef stew for 2
Hi there! In my heart shaped casserole, I would ask my husband to make me his famous broccoli casserole. He cooked dinner for me when we first started dating and this was one of the dishes that sealed the deal :)
Chocolate cake in a heart casserole sounds perfect to cook first!! <3
I would make those heart shaped brownies in it. Mmmm…
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Oh! I’d love to make beef stew for two!
I’d start with a loaf of bread too … a heart-shaped loaf would be cool, and my Hunny loves my bread.
That reminds me, I need to make a loaf. We just moved, I’m not sure how yeast friendly this house is.
I would bake my favorite five-cheese mac and cheese :)
I’d make potpie! And then I’d wash it out so I could make that chocolate cake. Yum. :)
I’d love to try the Fig and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts you show in it. It looks delicious and some of my favorite ingredients. I love how the chicken breasts sit on each “wing” of the heart.
Pretty! I’ve been dying to take a swing at the no-knead bread, but this looks kind of small for that project – so I’d probably make a shepherd’s pie. Mmmm!!
That chicken sounds great – maybe I would try that.
I would make my husbands favorite thai soup! A pot full of Love :)
I need to search for a fitting recipe for this pot, but I would definitely make something beautiful and lovely for Valentine’s day. :)
Definitely that flourless chocolate cake — one of my favorite things in the world!
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I would bake this cake! Looks so yummy! And perfect for Valentine’s day!