Carrabba’s Italian Grill’s Ciao Y’all Cookbook Giveaway

June 13, 2009 by Kailani  
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This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is comment #51: Melissa Thomson.

Love cooking Italian food? Then you definitely need a copy of Carrabba’s Italian Grill’s Ciao Y’all Cookbook. Ciao Y’all is designed for everyday cooks who just love good food.


Carrabba and Mandola deliver the best of Italian cooking straight from the Heart of Texas: Stracotto, extraordinary Pork Pot Roast; Zucchini Gialli Gratinati; Pesce Arroste, Whole Roasted Fish; Pasta e Polpette con Sugo di Pomodoro, Pasta with Meatballs and Sunday Gravy; Bruchetta; Caponata; Minestrone; pastas, pizzas, Polenta; Tiramisu; Canoli and Zabaglione. Johnny and Damian also present their creative interpretations of traditional Italian dishes mingled with Gulf seafood, Texas beef, blended with Creole, Cajun, TexMex and Texas Southern seasonings—inspiring and spectacular! Ciao Y’all!

Want a sample of one of these mouth-watering recipes? Check this out!

CHICKEN BRYAN (Single Serving)


  • 1 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp pepper
  • 4 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 Oz Goat Cheese
  • 2 Oz Lemon Butter Sauce
  • 10- 12 pieces Sundried Tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped


  • Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Dab with olive oil.
  • Grill chicken until cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees. Then place goat cheese on each side of the breast and continue to cook until warm.
  • To a sauté pan add the lemon butter sauce, sundried tomatoes, and the basil. Place over medium flame until hot. Do not overheat or sauce will break.
  • When done, place chicken on a hot plate with grill spatula and spoon sauce over. Accompany chicken with choice of side.

Lemon Butter Sauce


  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 tsp onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh garlic chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. white wine
  • 4 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch White pepper to taste

In a sauté pan place 1 Tbsp. butter, sauté onions and garlic until softened. Add white wine and lemon juice; simmer approximately 10 minutes on medium-low heat to reduce. A little at a time, add remaining 3 Tbsp. butter until butter melts and mixture emulsifies. Enjoy!

In addition, you can enter to win Carrabba’s “Toasts to Dad” contest to celebrate dads this Father’s Day for a chance to win a wine-themed prize package. Carrabba’s Italian Grill is inviting consumers to write a brief toast to dad for the chance to win a four-night trip with their dad to Napa Valley, including a tour of the Rubicon Estate, a case of Coppola wine and dinner with Coppola’s winemaker. Ten runners up will celebrate with dad closer to home with dinner for four and Coppola wine at Carrabba’s. And, as another reason to say salute orcheers to dad, all contest entrants will receive a certificate for a free appetizer valid on a future Carrabba’s visit. Consumers can enter the “Toast to Dad” from June 1 to June 30, 2009 by posting their toast at


How would you like to win a copy of Carrabba’s Italian Grill’s Ciao Y’all Cookbook? To enter:

  • Stop mention in comments before midnight, June 21st what your favorite Italian dish is. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email soon thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Carrabba’s Italian Grill.
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This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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235 Responses to “Carrabba’s Italian Grill’s Ciao Y’all Cookbook Giveaway”
  1. 201
    addrienne mertens says:

    my fav dish at carrabbas is actually in the appetizer section…Cozze in Bianco (mussels in lemon butter pernod) and you get it served over linguine. oh my is that good! its soo god that we make it at home. if the cookbook has that recipe in it look out!mmmmmmmmmmm thanx

  2. 202
    R Hicks says:

    My fav dish is lasagne. Always get this when going out

  3. 203
    R Hicks says:

    subscribe to you

  4. 204
    R Hicks says:

    follow on twitter


  5. 205
    R Hicks says:

    have your button

  6. 206
    Mia J. says:

    I like cheese tortellini with proscuitto and peas.

  7. 207
    Miranda Allen says:

    chicken parmesan

  8. 208
    Tyler Lauderdale says:

    Chicken Bryan looks great

  9. 209
    Ashley says:

    i love a seafood ravioli

  10. 210
    Kate says:

    Chicken parmesan, totally!

  11. 211
    kathy pease says:

    i love lasagna :) ~~

  12. 212
    Lisa says:

    LOVE lasagna. All that cheese is wonderful

  13. 213
    Lisa says:

    I subscribe to your feed.

  14. 214
    Derk Thomas says:


  15. 215
    Nanette Olson says:

    My favorite it Chicken Marsala.

  16. 216
    Kelly Grant says:


  17. 217
    carolyn says:

    My favorite would be Carabbas. This would be awesome to win.

  18. 218
    carolyn says:

    I subscribe via email.

    • 218.1
      Rareruri says:

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  19. 219
    carolyn says:

    I am a follower.

  20. 220
    Bonnie Day says:

    lasagna I love it

  21. 221
    sarah woods says:

    Love cookbooks and do collect; This Italian Grill Looks good

  22. 222
    Marcy Strahan says:

    I love their spaghetti with bread stick(garlic bread) & cheese with a huge salad.

  23. 223
    Marcy Strahan says:

    I subscribe!

  24. 224
    Helen says:

    I love Gnocchi in a light butter sauce.

  25. 225
    Gianna says:

    Spaghetti al la San Giovanna :)

  26. 226
    Lily Kwan says:

    My favorite Italian dish is gnocchi.

  27. 227
    Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed to your feed.

  28. 228
    Kailani says:

    Congratulations Melissa

    You are the winner of the Carrabbara Cookbook giveaway at An Island Life. Please contact me within 3 days with your mailing address to claim your prize. Thank you for your participation.


  29. 229
    QSN Electric Grills says:

    Those recipes look good. That book is definitely one that I need to purchase.



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