Pasta Arrabiatta by Serena Bass & $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Are you ‘in the know’ about  It is a new Private Sale site offering up to 60% off designer brands for men, women, kids and home as well as free shipping within the United States.  Limited time curated and/or designer sale events deliver top brand names from culinary familiars such as KitchenAid, Wolfgang Puck, Rosle and many more.  The prestige name brands are unending for apparel as well: Ellen Tracy, Giorgio Armani eyewear, Calvin Klein, Tahari by ASL, Kenneth Cole, Versace, Baby CZ, Geox, Alexander McQueen, Jason Wu shoes, Rodarte….need I say more?’s latest tastemaker is Serena Bass; caterer to the Stars, accomplished chef and cookbook author known not only for her exquisite food but her stellar presentation style.  She has curated a kitchen and tabletop event for beginning today.  Highlights of her curated sale showcase may be viewed in the video above along with Serena Bass sharing her simple, perfect, easy to prepare recipe for Pasta Arrabiatta, a rustic recipe she believes anyone can make!

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In honor of the Serena Bass showcase is partnering with Boulder Locavore to give away one $100 Gift Card to to be used on any private sales of the winner’s choosing.

To enter the Giveaway (open to U.S. residents/U.S. shipping addresses only): {CLOSED}

  1. Watch the Serena Bass video above.
  2. Sign in to either by using your existing account email and password, or select ‘Request Membership’. (Note: there is no cost or obligation to sign in to
  3. Leave ONE comment below sharing a) what you liked about the Serena Bass video, and b) your favorite item in the Serena Bass sale event. NOTE: only comments containing both items will be considered in the giveaway.

No purchase required. Void where prohibited by law. Must be 18 or older to enter.

Giveaway will run through midnight (Mountain Standard Time) Monday January 28, 2013. At that time a winner will be selected via and will be posted here Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

The Winner is: Mary!

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Disclosure:  This is a compensated post and all opinions are my own.


  1. Betsy Winchell says

    I loved that the recipe was included in the video, instead of just tempting us with delicious pictures. Also am totally in love with Ms. Bass’ hairdo & color!!

    Favorite item in the Serena Bass sales event would have to be the Mundial Future 24-Piece Knife Set with Block. All the basics, and a few extras. Just what my kitchen needs.

  2. Jan says

    I love the way she shows how she puts each item in the pot while describing the procedure.
    I really like the cutting board.

  3. Krista E. says

    a) Truly enjoyed listening to Serena’s accent, particularly the way she says “tomatoes”, and

    b) Anolon Nouvelle Copper 12″ Round Deep Grill Pan from the sale

  4. Julianne Johnson says

    I love myhabit especially the free shipping! I liked Serena’s chopping skills 🙂 I really like the Regas Set 6 premium casseroles, black!

  5. Chelsea says

    I almost wish you had never introduced me to that site; I already bought a pair of winter boots and running shoes from Patagonia! I would have to say my favorite thing from the video, besides the fantastic aqua color of her wall, is the simplicity of the recipe. It seems like something I could easily whip up after a long day at work. Along the same lines, my favorite item in the collection is the Fürstenburg plates. They are so simply elegant, and I love the etching. They could work for everyday dinners or a gathering of friends. If only I hadn’t bought those shoes!

  6. Peg Bubon says

    Love the easy, spicy red sauce recipe – perfect for my garden tomatoes (when summer comes back)!

    Nice selection of kitchen items. I’m probably going to buy the 12″ non-stick skillet. I’ve looked long and hard for a good one that can withstand high oven temperatures….

  7. Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe ) says

    I’d love to try this pasta! it looks pretty good! I love the Anolon Nouvelle Copper 11″ Square Griddle!

  8. says

    I loved her kitchen with the turquoise blue walls: they are the perfect background to Ms Bass and the ingredients for the Arrabiatta Sauce. I also liked that Ms Bass began the video mentioning good food, pretty dishes and the simplicity of the sauce: the high speed through the prep and cooking portion was well done too. I love the Bamboo Cutting Board! Can’t wait to eat dinner!

  9. jacquie says

    what i loved about the food – the simpicity of her approach. good ingredients + simple prep = good food. and it looks as though it taste delicous.

    what would i get – either the cutting board or the 10inch knife – i don’t have either and need both.

  10. Jessie C. says

    I’m a member. Her accent is lovely and I love she keeps cooking easy and simple. My favorite item is Anolon Nouvelle Copper 3-Qt. Covered Sauté Pan with Helper Handle.

  11. Dani Stein says

    Just a tip about shopping myhabit (I’m new here, so wanted to contribute): before buying anything at myhabit I usually do a quick search for the items or brands I want to buy here: . It lets you sort myhabit listings by price and discount and it often lets you find sales that are officially over. Hope someone finds it useful.

  12. says

    Loved the “snippet” approach to cooking … integrating her favorite things with the recipe, which was so easy and approachable! That sauce looked fabulous.

    And I’m in love with the clay baker. I confess I’ve always wanted one. 🙂

  13. Shannon says

    She says “anyone can make this” and I think I actually could! The MIU France Bamboo Cutting Board would be my pick, a perfect host/hostess gift.

  14. says

    I loved the addition of balsamic to her red sauce. I can’t wait to try that now. The colorful baking dishes or a great new knife would be my choice. Fun contest!

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