Thank you to everyone who entered! The 30 winners are listed below. If you are a lucky winner, please email [email protected] with your address! If you didn’t win, At Cost Apparel has offered the Mel’s Kitchen Cafe aprons for sale (sweet!). Aprons are $12.99 and that includes shipping right to your door. Go here to order! The aprons will be available at this deal until Friday, October 4.

#57: Katy “I try to wear an apron as much as possible in the kitchen.”

#79: Kelli B. “I wear an apron when I’m cooking A LOT of stuff”

#121: Stacie D. “I wear an apron when I think about it, but usually I don’t think about it! I would be proud to wear one of these though!”

#127: Jennifer Torre “Liked the At Cost Apparel page too! Thanks Mel!”

#301: Kathy Gardner “I just liked their page! Thanks… cute apron!

#320: heather “I don’t have an apron, but would love to wear one!”

#326: valerie “I wear an apron if I have on nice clothes (usually not) or if I’m frying.”

#380: Jenny “I love aprons! You can’t make pizza without one”

#411: Audrey “Liked on facebook.”

#427: Sunny D “I wear an apron daily at work and have a collection of favorites, but this would definitely rise to the top of that list. At home I’m a slacker and the proof can be found in an assortment of colors usually all-over the shirt I managed to keep clean all day at work- go figure! Anywhoo, love the chance to win and maybe this apron could be my specially designated HOME kitchen attire.

#462: Rachel R “ooooh Mel. . I am swooning over this apron- which would get me out of my husband’s icky BBQ apron- AND would give my friends/family many hysterical laughs as my obsession with your recipes would be rightfully emblazoned across my body during my daily Mel cooking sessions. . .fingers crossed!! I am going over to Cost Apparel to see if these are for sale .. this needs to be on my Christmas list!

#494: Angie McArthur “I also liked cost apparel on Facebook:)”

#516: Tannie “I LOVE to cook and am always reading food blogs. I’m so glad I stumbled on this one. Thanks for sharing
amazing recipes. I am FOR SURE an apron wearing cook. I wear it even while I eat dinner because I forget to take it off. My aprons are very shabby and in desperate need of an update.”

#605: Kandi v “Always an apron. I am way too messy of a cook!”

#621: Karen “I love your recipes. We have tried tons of them. I actually created my own Mel’s cookbook; printing off the recipes I think my family will like. I think White Chili is the one I’ve made the most. I do wear an apron, as do my kiddos when they are cooking with me. Thanks for sharing your passion and the aprons!”

#636: Julie “I have one apron that I use occasionally, when I remember it!”

#652: Meg “Hi Mel! These are great! I always remember to put on an apron right after I’ve splattered myself with tomato
sauce! I need this:) Thank you!”

#700: Chi Chi “No, I do not wear an apron but I should. As a mom of three I typically have a host of “things” stuck to me by the end of the day. This includes but is not limited to: boogers, spit up, dried breast milk, BBQ sauce, and butter.”

#747: Emily “I ‘liked’ At Cost Apparel on Facebook”

#800: Lisa “I wear aprons if I am dressed up, entertaining, or cooking with my kids and we all have them on. I truly love your recipes and don’t know what I would cook without your site. Thank you!!”

#873: Karen Andrson “After almost “doing in” my favorite t-shirt while frying 3 dozen tacos, I’m shopping for an apron as we speak! I would LOVE to have one of these!”

#943: Rebecca miller “I love wearing aprons! I could wear one all day long! Love your website and all your yummy food!”

#958: Kara “I wear an apron all the time. They are the best inventions ever. I have all different lengths and styles. My all time favorite one is the full coverage in the back and front because it allows me to wrestle with my kids even when I’m wearing a skirt and I don’t flash anyone. Win, win.”

#1079: Lindsey “I love this! I wear a red apron all the time, and it would be fun to mix it up with this one.”

#1174: Jessica Wilde “I wear an apron.”

#1190: Meghan “Most of the time, yes!”

#1247: Amanda c “I’m not, but I never regret wearing one!”

#1259: Holly W “Oh! I need one of those! I tell people about you and your site all the time and most of my neighborhood and ward love you too. Crossing my fingers that I win!”

#1395: Michelle Smith “I love aprons and this would be the perfect addition to my collectikn”

#1421: Kathy A “I am a faithful apron wearer!”


I’m trying to contain my excitement about today. Nope, not working!

Are you ready for this?

Together, At Cost Apparel and I (me, Mel), are giving away 30 Mel’s Kitchen Cafe aprons. That’s 30 chances to win!

Since I think everyone can be a rockstar in the kitchen, each apron says:

The lettering will be white printed on a black apron just like you see here. Cute? Cute.

You can earn up to two entries. 1) Leave a comment right here on this post telling me whether you are an apron-wearer while cooking or not (winners will be chosen indiscriminately whether or not you say you wear an apron or not; promise) and 2) go on over to At Cost Apparel’s facebook page, like it, and then leave an additional comment on this post telling me you did just that.

You can do one, both or none. Your choice!

Giveaway winners will be announced October 1st. Thanks to Kelly at At Cost Apparel for making this giveaway possible!

Meanwhile, I’m off to dance around my kitchen in my new apron ignoring the fact that it’s probably pretty tacky to be wearing an apron with my own logo on it.


Giveaway sponsored by At Cost Apparel. I know jumping through hoops on a giveaway can be annoying but to that I say, get over it this time (in the nicest way possible), because these aprons are just too fun to pass up and I think At Cost Apparel deserves a little facebook love for making this possible, don’t you?

1,484 Responses to Mel’s Kitchen Cafe Apron Giveaway {30 Aprons!} – GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

  1. crystal says:

    I “liked” their page 🙂

  2. Heather says:

    It all depends on if I want to protect the clothes I am wearing. I would say I wear an apron about 10% of the time.

  3. Brenda says:

    I don’t own an apron, or I would wear one! Instead, I put on an old t-shirt when cooking anything messy!

  4. Abbie Butler says:

    I totally need to wear an apron, but I don’t. I would if I got one from Mel’s Kitchen though!! We love you and all of your fantastic recipes!

  5. tarryn says:

    I am a sometimes apron-wearer. Especially if it will involve a lot of flour and a rolling pin. Cute apron!

  6. Dezi A says:

    I love wearing aprons! 🙂

  7. Dezi A says:

    I like them on Facebook

  8. Patti Henderson says:

    I sometimes wear an apron, but my oldest daughter does (they do in school). I do when company comes or I bake from scratch = rarely. That would change if I had one of these awesome aprons!! Love your site, Mel. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  9. Manda says:

    If I remember I wear an apron, but I don’t usually remember until I’m already covered with splotches.

  10. Stacie A. says:

    I’m pretty sure I need one of these so all of my cooking has your trade mark on it. About 70% of the things I cook are from your site! I use an apron when I know it’s gonna be messy- like rolling out bread dough or making spaghetti sauce.

  11. Liz says:

    Love your recipes and now need your apron to make them. Thanks Mel.

  12. Shelly says:

    I usually wear an apron. I have a pretty one that I only use for baking, and an everyday one. I could always use another!

  13. Vanessa Bugbee says:

    I’m an apron wearer if there’s flour or oil involved. If not, I usually forget. It also depends on how hot my apartment is 😉

  14. Julie says:

    Cute aprons! I usually don’t wear one unless I’m working with popping grease.

  15. Vanessa Bugbee says:

    I liked them on Facebook

  16. Vanessa Bugbee says:

    I liked them on Facebook

  17. Eileen says:

    I LOVE wearing aprons! I have some frilly ones, and they make me feel all girlie and adorable:)

  18. Eileen says:

    I liked on Facebook!

  19. Shawna says:

    I love aprons! How does anyone stay clean without one? Also, anyone who has met me knows that I LOVE your blog. I wish we were related 🙂 ….is that weird?

  20. Cass says:

    Love the apron!! I would wear an apron all the time if I remember…unfortunately, 4 kids have destroyed my brain’s ability to function at normal speed and capacity! I ruin a many shirts from grease or tomato sauce spills. Good thing I’m white trash enough to still wear them. Anyway, much love to you and your family! We miss and love you!!

  21. Wendy Teel says:

    I would love a Kitchen Rockstar apron because I’m 100% living, cooking proof that “…everyone can be a rockstar in the kitchen” is true! The delectable recipes on your site make it oh so easy for the cook to shine. More importantly, is that it’s food the whole family loves and asks for again and again. What better compliment can you ask for? Our kids get to peruse your site in search of yummy items to include on our weekly menu plan and they love the pictures. We’re making Asian Lettuce Wraps tonight along with the Oreo Cheesecake Bites. We’ve also enjoyed the BBQ Chicken Salad with Creamy BBQ Cilantro Lime Dressing this week. And the Sweet Mustard Baked Chicken was a huge hit! Thanks for helping make our kitchen a rockin’ place to be and eat!

  22. Holly says:

    I should wear an apron, instead of splattering on my clothes. We have a sign in our kitchen that says, “This meal is brought to you by Mel.” Not kidding, my husband gave it to me this summer for our tenth anniversary, because we have a running joke at our house. I cook so much from your site that we literally would not have dinner without you! Love your site!

  23. Larilyn says:

    I am an apron wearer – more so when I’m baking as opposed to just cooking. That flour gets everywhere!! =/

  24. Valerie says:

    I am not an apron wearer – but maybe it’s because I don’t have a cute one?

  25. Dwight Blood says:

    I thought about entering the apron drawing since I have no apron and use a gallon of zout each week to spray on green, yellow, red, white, and rainbow colored spills and stains on my polo shirts. Then I saw the word “cute” at least twice describing the aprons and realized that I could probably not wear a cute apron anyway even though the odds are a zillion to one I wouldn’t win anyway. So I will continuing spraying with zout and slopping on my shirts. Oh well.

  26. Dwight Blood says:

    Went to the other page, discovered it was in Orem UT, followed all instructions.

  27. Hannah says:

    Yes!!!!!! I love to make aprons and then wear them!!!!! But it is more of a fashion statement then protection for me.

  28. Nikelle says:

    Aprons are definitely a MUST WEAR for me. I absolutely love to cook but all that wonderful food goodness usually gets all over me and my little kitchen so aprons are a necessity. It was actually one of the first gifts that my husband gave me when we were dating because I didn’t have one of my own yet. 🙂

  29. Marcie says:

    Love your blog! I should always wear an apron because it seems when I don’t I get food on myself and when I do wear an apron it stays perfectly clean.

  30. Sarah M says:

    I do on occasion. It really depends on what I’m wearing or if I’m using a lot of flour.

  31. heather says:

    I LOVE aprons and would just love to win this one.

  32. Michelle says:

    Cute apron!! I wear an apron about half the time I’m cooking. It depends on how much I like what I’m wearing, and how messy (or stain-worthy) the food is! 🙂

  33. Nanci says:

    Like to wear an apron when cooking, keeps down the loads of laundry!! LOVE THIS SITE AND RECIPES!!!!!!

  34. Nanci says:

    Left you a comment, flipped to At Cost Apparel “LIKED” and making comment 2 for the WIN!!
    (I hope) love to cook and THANKS FOR THE RECIPES and the APRON ~~~~~~~!!

  35. Teresa says:

    I definitely wear an apron!

  36. Teresa says:

    I “liked” the FB page!

  37. Abby C. says:

    I usually wear an apron – it’s a cute handmade one with strawberries on it, that I won at a Chinese auction. I put most of my tickets in for it and love it so much! It’d be so fun to have two aprons that I won! By the way, I’m making the pork burritos this weekend. Keep the great recipes coming.

  38. Liz says:

    A nice idea and a great apron. Thank you.

  39. angie bailey says:

    I wear an apron all the time. If not, my clothes are a mess. I’m glad to see there are other apron wearing ladies out there.

  40. Betsy Hartmann says:

    I have been wanting to start wearing an apron in the kitchen for some time now but don’t currently own one, so it would be so great if I won one.

  41. Karen says:

    I am an occasional apron-wearer. Mostly I end up staining my t-shirts because I only remember the apron after I’ve already gotten something on my shirt.

  42. Rick says:

    I wear an apron most of the time and I have one for my grandson to wear in the kitchen with me.

  43. My oldest daughter calls herself a Rockstar and posts her Instagram photos with that logo. More than that my youngest daughter’s name is Melanie (Mel). This would be a perfect Xmas gift. Melanie(Mel) also loves to cook!! I am the Mom. This Apron is absolutely Perfect!!! I can just see it on my Rockstar daughter!!!

  44. Amanda B says:

    I wear an apron when I remember. And I usually dont wear one when I am wearing a white shirt. Ugh. But I love your website!

  45. Julie says:

    I usually wear an apron. Love your recipes! You’re amazing!

  46. Ashley Nicole. says:

    I don’t really wear one all too often. It slips my mind all the time, but I have actually been meaning to make one at some point.

  47. Jennifer Allen says:

    I am definitely an apron-wearer. Avoid grease stains on shirts at any cost!

  48. Lana says:

    Gee whiz. Aprons?? Who has time? Actually, occasionally I wear one–like on Sundays when roll making and flour dust can be found. But I really should be more diligent. If only I knew where to get a good apron……….. 🙂

  49. Mel Nelson says:

    I don’t own an apron, therefore I don’t use one. But if I did since my name is Mel too, this apron would be awesome!

  50. Jodie Potter says:


    Just found your website via Pinterest. I’m a terrible cook (tried the vanilla pudding cinnamon rolls which ultimately resulted in a cinnamon loaf!!!) however your recipes all look great so I’m not giving up!!! I’d love an apron!!!

  51. Jennifer says:

    Yep, I wear on apron when I’m cooking and washing the dishes…sure could use a new one though!

  52. Jennifer says:

    Yep, I wear an apron when I’m cooking and washing the dishes…sure could use a new one though!

  53. Alyssa B says:

    Not really an apron wearer, but my mom has been trying to convince me for years.

  54. Liz says:

    I love your recipes and your apron. You are one of my favorites.

  55. Janet says:

    Always wear an apron! I have several and will wear yours proudly if I win one Mel. Why not cook and look like a “rockstar” at the same time. Love your website Mel. It’s my “go to” for recipes and read it every day.

  56. Abbey says:

    I tend to only wear an apron when I’m making bread, at Thanksgiving & Christmas and when my Mom is visiting. She would be horrified to know that I don’t wear one most of the time.

  57. Kellie says:

    I try to wear aprons but I forget, until a splash reminds me 😉

  58. Andrea Jardine says:

    I wear aprons mostly when I have clothes on that I don’t want to mess up. But it’s hard to remember to wear them, or I would wear them more…they certainly make me feel legit.

  59. Emily C. says:

    I love wearing a whimsically printed apron with birds–somehow it makes it more fun to bake. Thanks for the giveaway!

  60. claire says:

    Depends on what I’m making & what I’m wearing, but yes, I do like to wear an apron in the kitchen!

  61. Jessica w says:

    I was never an apron wearer but the hubs gets annoyed if I ruin my clothes so I try to wear them all the time now

  62. hayley says:

    I LOVE your foodie blog!!! It is my go-to place for recipes. Thank you! I am an apron wearer when I cook.

  63. hayley says:

    I liked at cost apparel on facebook

  64. Michelle Resnick says:

    Wearing an apron is a must! Otherwise I’m completely covered by the time dinner is one the table!

  65. Carolyn G says:

    I have an apron collection but rarely wear them because they are so pretty

  66. Angie says:

    I don’t normally wear aprons, but I’d wear that one! (proudly – I love your site!)

  67. Nicole H. says:

    I’d like to be someone who always wears an apron, that would be wise, I just mostly forget to.

  68. Jan says:

    Love aprons, need them badly, always wipe my hands on my sides, so my pants have flour hand prints if I don’t! Thanks for all the loved recipes.

  69. Julie says:

    I LOVE APRONS! Started to collect them after all my shirts were getting ruined!!! One of my favorites is Keep Calm and Bake On! You do Rock the kitchen, Mel! Thanks for helping me – especially with yeast!!!

  70. Kim in MD says:

    I always wear an apron when I cook. I would wear your apron with pride, Mel!

  71. Liz says:

    I don’t usually wear an apron, but will as I need to. I get messy cooking. Thanks for the opportunity.

  72. A. B. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I wear aprons most times when cooking and baking. It keeps the splatters off my clothes. 🙂

  73. Marie says:

    I should probably wear one more than I do. And if this were mine, I definitely would!

  74. Marie says:

    I should wear one more than I do. I’d be tempted to wear this one every day just to remind my family how great my cooking skills really are!

  75. Vanda says:

    I would be an apron wearer if I owned one!

  76. Phillip says:

    I have a grungy man apron that my wife kindly stitched my name into, it gets washed only when absolutely needed.

  77. Ashley Perkins says:

    I love to wear an apron in the kitchen while I cook, bake, can, and clean. My aprons definitely look warn. While shopping I picked up another apron and my friend I was shopping with asked me if I really needed another apron, Yes! I always need a good apron.

  78. Ashley Perkins says:

    I liked At Cost Apparel on facebook.

  79. Marla Solano says:

    I heart aprons!

  80. Lori says:

    Well, here’s the thing. My husband bought me a really cute apron for Christmas, as I may have mentioned a time or two…or a hundred that I would like one. And at first, like for a week, I wore it. Now, I usually forget to wear it until I splash something or spill something on myself, at which point I remember…I should be wearing my apron!!!

  81. Tina says:

    I just found your site via Pinterest! Thanks for sharing your ‘rockstar’ recipes, I’ll be catching up with your site the next few days 🙂
    I wear aprons…white long one tied at the waist when I’m feeling modern…one of two vintage ones I own when I can or bake. So if I won your apron, I’d have to wear it first time out when I made potstickers-I can rock those 😮 !!

  82. Karen Anderson says:

    #873 – I won, I won! I’m so excited! I never win anything!!! Thanks!

  83. Julie says:

    Mel, I received my apron on Saturday and I love it!! Thank you so much!!

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