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The Pita Bread Maker and a Giveaway

I came home one day this week and saw this sign on top of the coffee maker. It’s the first thing you see upon entering the kitchen.

And right next to the coffee maker is this pile…

I couldn’t help but laugh. I knew the pizza queen has been at it again. She came into the kitchen about the same time that I did, having heard my car pull up in the driveway. With a huge grin on her face, she said, “Did you see?” pointing to the pile of breads. I said pointing to the sign, “Are you charging for them?” She laughed, she said those were the temperatures for baking the pizza and pita bread. LOL! She said she didn’t want to get them confused or forget.

Besides it being summer vacation, I asked why the sudden urge to bake so much bread?

She said, “I needed something to go with the hummus.” I had forgotten we received three tubs of hummus the day before! The second we opened the box, she opened one right away, but we only had some tortilla chips and not even any tortillas to make wraps with. So, the very next day, this is what I came home to.

That girl loves her some hummus! Too bad we don’t have our own garden tomatoes yet because she loves hummus with sweet, fresh tomatoes from the garden.

So, how about you? Do you like Sabra Hummus as much as we do? How about this… How would you like to win this cool Sabra prize pack which includes coupons for FREE Sabra Hummus?
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Leave me a comment below and TELL ME HOW YOU LIKE YOUR HUMMUS to enter the drawing for the giveaway!

Want bonus entries? You can also do any of the following and leave a separate comment that you did it.

LIKE Sabra on facebook and while you’re there, check out their ambassador program where you can get discount coupons and even recipes. Check out the recipe makeover video for some fun ideas.

LIKE Cooked from the Heart on Facebook

THIS GIVEAWAY WILL END ON JULY 14, 2012 at midnight

Disclosure: I received free Sabra hummus to sample and the Sabra swag package for this giveaway. No other compensation was provided and I will be mailing the prize at my own expense.

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Giveaway: Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop!

It’s a long weekend and we have been watching several movies and enjoying Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! So to celebrate Memorial Day, let’s have a super quick giveaway for some popcorn.

Usually whenever we have these movie marathon weekends we gorge on as much unhealthy snacks as we can get our hands on. Our favorite is usually the butter laden movie popcorn. But with the summer coming on, we have to cut back on the fatty stuff some and go a little more healthy.

The sample pack I received of Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! came just in time. SmartPop! is 94% fat free and each bag is only 100 calories!

And this new pop up bowl packaging… don’t you just love it? Well it is less oily than the usual microwave popcorn anyway, but this new packaging also keeps your hand from sliding against the bag and getting all greasy. It’s also easier to reach into when you’re sharing with others. But at this calorie level, everyone can actually have their own bag!

Now how would you like to sample Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop!? Thanks to the Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! Blog Tour and Mom Central, we’ll pick ten winners to each get a box of ten SmartPop!

HOW TO WIN

Since this is going to be a quick giveaway, it will be very easy to enter too. All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what you love most about popcorn, and why you’d like to snack healthier with Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop!

END DATE: Friday, June 2, 2012

If you’re a regular on facebook, make sure to visit the Orville Redenbacher’s facebook page for coupons and other fun things to do like the Pop Cam Games.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO LEFT A COMMENT, YOU WILL ALL GET A FREE PACKAGE OF ORVILLE REDENBACHER’S SMARTPOP! POPCORN.

DISCLOSURE: “I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Orville Redenbacher’s. I received an Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! product as well as a promotional item as a thanks for my participation.”

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GIVEAWAY: Barilla Whole Grain Pasta

Who doesn’t love pasta? Not anyone in this house! We love pasta, and we already think pasta is healthy anyway, but these wholesome Barilla Whole Grain Pasta is taking us up to a higher lovin’ level!

Barilla just created the Whole Grain Taste & Share Challenge to encourage and even healthier way of eating and to promote this new line of pastas. As part of the challenge, anyone can receive a $1 off coupon for themselves and another to give away to a friend, just by submitting a code from a purchased Barilla Whole Grain box at www.facebook.com/barillaus.

Barilla Whole Grain Pasta has three times the fiber of regular pasta, making any meal more nutritious. Paired with fresh vegetables, and you’ve got one tasty and healthy meal!

We got a chance to try these whole grain pasta when we received this awesome box of goodies from Barilla via Mom Central Consulting. Here is what was in the box: six boxes of Barilla Whole Grain pasta, Academia Barilla olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pesto, Sicilian cherry tomatoes, sea salt with black olives, and a Barilla apron.

When we got the package of pasta, my daughter immediately wanted some pasta for dinner that same night. Since it was a weeknight and I really didn’t have a whole lot of time to cook, we came up with this simple combination of spaghetti carbonara and fried zucchini & summer squash. It was a simple meal but it was oh so satisfying! And the best thing about it was, my daughter loved the whole wheat pasta! I loved the idea of her eating whole wheat anything.
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We are privileged to offer 3 of our readers a chance to win this amazing prize pack in this giveaway. See details below.
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GIVEAWAY: Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid Prize Pack

Lavender, Mint, Fresh Citrus, Ginger, Lemongrass and Clementine. Don’t they all sound delicious and fresh? It’s only fitting then that they are among the fresh, clean scent in these Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquids.

When we received our Seventh Generation Prize Pack, my daughter and I immediately started sniffing the different scents. I liked that they turned out to be light, refreshing scents rather than the cloying perfume scent like other dishwashing liquids. The mint one, especially, inspired me to cook the mint infused beef and noodles dish I cooked up a few weeks ago.
Mint Beef Noodles

We have been using Seventh Generation dish liquid at work for a while now and I was glad to finally try it at home too. These dish liquids contain only essential oils and botanical extracts, and still do a great job cleaning dishes. It almost makes dishwashing a pleasure! Almost.

I like them because as much as I hate washing dishes, these detergents do not have chemically engineered scents and they are not dyed some weird colors that’s supposed to mimic the scent. Instead, they come clear and clean looking and best of all, they did not irritate my hands. I even liked the residual clean smell left on my hands after washing dishes.

Now you have a chance to try these out too by entering the giveaway below.
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2011 Pink Together Giveaway

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I’m sure you’ve been seeing a lot of pink around. If you have and didn’t know what it’s for, then this is your notice. This is also your notice to go and have a mammogram done especially if you’re over 40 like me. As much as it pains me, I have made October be the month to be squished. But that’s OK. I want to be around as long as possible.

This year, 2011 Pink TogetherTM teamed up with General Mills in celebrating hope. PinkTogether.com is an online community of people who have been touched by breast cancer and share a passion for the cause. Here you can share messages of hope and others’ personal journey. If you wish to share your personal story to encourage others and give them hope, you can do that here too.

When you visit PinkTogether.com, General Mills will donate $1 to the Komen organization for each Message of Hope that is sent to someone who has shared their story on PinkTogether.com (up to $25,000) during October. This is in addition to a $2 million donation General Mills is making to the Komen organization.
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For the first time in its five-year history, at PinkTogether.com consumers can choose how $1 million of this donation will be shared between two important Komen programs: the Treatment and Assistance Program, which assists women in securing care they otherwise may not be able to afford, and Prevention Research, which helps unlock the keys to preventing breast cancer. Visit PinkTogether.com from September 19, 2011 through April 14, 2012 to make your choice. Results will be announced on Mother´s Day 2012 – Sunday, May 13.
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General Mills will also be turning the packaging of participating products pink in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.

GIVEAWAY

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I received this very cool Pink Together prize pack which includes a really great cookbook, Living with Cancer, from Betty Crocker. There are some really great recipes in there in addition to useful information for anyone undergoing cancer therapy (or caring for someone who is). To end this month on a high note, you can win this exact same prize pack right here!

Prize:

  • A 16 oz. box of Total cereal
  • VIP coupons valid for one box of Cheerios and Multigrain Cheerios cereal and one cup of Yoplait yogurt
  • Betty Crocker Living with Cancer Cookbook Pink Together Edition, which includes a collection of more than 150 delicious recipes with complete nutrition information and a 32-page Pink Together Survivor Ambassador bonus section that shares inspirational personal stories of survival as well as recipes
  • Water bottle and removable silicone awareness bracelet
  • Drawstring sport backpack
  • Rhinestone ear buds

MAIN ENTRY: LEAVE A COMMENT – Tell me you visited and liked the PinkTogether Facebook page

OPTIONAL/ADDITIONAL ENTRIES – If you’d like more chances to win, just do any or all of the items below and leave a separate comment for each one that you do.

1. BLOG about this giveaway. A link as part of a list is fine. (worth 3 entries – leave comment 3 times with a link to your blog post)
2. TWEET this giveaway (you can tweet once a day – leave me a comment every time you do). You can copy and paste the following text:

Enter the 2011 Pink Together GIVEAWAY! http://wp.me/pkVRn-nG #giveaway @jmom #MyBlogSpark

3. FOLLOW ME on Twitter @jmom
4. “LIKE” the Cooked From the Heart Facebook Page
5. SHARE THIS – share this post or another non-giveaway post as many times as you want (leave separate comment each time) on any of the social networking sites listed on the ‘Share This’ button at the end of this post.

END DATE: This giveaway will end on October 31, 2011 (midnight EST) after which commenting will be closed. Winner will be announced soon after and notified by email. If picked, you will have 48-hours to reply with your mailing address or another winner will be chosen.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS SOON AS THEY HAVE CONFIRMED. THANK YOU FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY!

The winner for thie giveaway was comment #2 from Jessie! Thanks again to all who entered the giveaway!


Disclosure: The Pink Together prize pack, information and coupons have been provided free of charge by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

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Betty Crocker® Fun da-middles™ GIVEAWAY

fun da middlesWould you ever admit to loving Twinkies? I would! I’ve always loved Twinkies and Ho-ho’s, Ding-dongs and Sno-balls. But then all that craziness about junk food being bad for you became the rage and all my treats were relegated to faint childhood memories.

Thank goodness to blogging and obsessive foodies, there are now ways that you can make your own home made twinkies, ho-hos, ding-dongs and even snow balls! Imagine that!

But of course my propensity to procrastinate has gotten the better of me again and I haven’t yet tried any of the homemade version. So when I saw these Betty Crocker® Fun da-middles™ I knew I just had to try them. And that chance to try them out came sooner than expected thanks to MyBlogSpark who sent me this beautiful cupcake pack which includes a Fun da-middles mix.

If you’re wondering how to make these, they are really easy to bake. Just check out this Fun da-middle How-To Video on YouTube.

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Now you’ll have a chance to win this exact same package too. It’s really a very fun package, so make sure you enter the giveaway. It’s very easy to win, just leave a comment to this post. Here’s the details on the giveaway:

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Your prize pack will contain:

  • One sample of new Betty Crocker Fun da-middles cupcake mix
  • One cupcake pan
  • One oven mitt
  • One package of cupcake liners
  • One box of cupcake gift notes

MAIN ENTRY: LEAVE A COMMENT – What’s your favorite cupcake or sweet treat?

OPTIONAL/ADDITIONAL ENTRIES – If you’d like more chances to win, just do any or all of the items below and leave a separate comment for each one that you do.

1. BLOG about this giveaway. A link as part of a list is fine. (worth 3 entries – leave comment 3 times with a link to your blog post)
2. TWEET this giveaway (you can tweet once a day – leave me a comment everytime you do). You can copy and paste the following text:

Enter the Betty Crocker Fun-da-middles GIVEAWAY! http://wp.me/pkVRn-mL #giveaway @jmom @bettycrocker

3. FOLLOW ME on Twitter
4. “LIKE” the Cooked From the Heart Facebook Page
5. SHARE THIS – share this post or another non-giveaway post as many times as you want (leave separate comment each time) on any of the social networking sites listed on the ‘Share This’ button at the end of this post.

END DATE: This giveaway will end on October 7, 2011 (midnight EST) after which commenting will be closed. Winner will be announced soon after and notified by email. If picked, you will have 48-hours to reply with your mailing address or another winner will be chosen.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

The winner for this giveaway is comment #8 from Kristen G! Congratulations, Kristen!

Thank you for entering the giveaway! Here’s a little something for you if you didn’t win this package. You can start the fun by downloading the Betty Crocker Fun da-middle Coupon here: http://bit.ly/fundacoupon

 

“Disclosure: The Betty Crocker Fun da-middles product, information, and giveaway have been provided by Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark.”

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Giveaway: Extra Virgin Olivari® Mediterranean Olive Oil

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If you look at the recipes posted on this blog, you’ll know that we use a heck of a lot of olive oil! And rather than buying different grades of olive oil, I usually just buy a huge jar of extra virgin from my favorite warehouse store nearby. You know which store, I’ve mentioned it often enough. It starts with a C 😛

Anyway, I received this package not too long ago and in it is a full sized 17 oz. bottle of Extra Virgin Olivari® Mediterranean Olive Oil, one heavy duty Olivari® garlic press, an Olivari® recipe card for Fresh Bruschetta and VIP coupons to try other varieties of Olivari® including classic and extra light taste.

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Mozaik Prize Pack Giveaway!

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How would you like to win this beautiful prize pack? Can you believe that this set is not real china? Yep, Mozaik is designed to look like real ware but it is actually plastic ware that you can either wash and re-use or dispose of. They are perfect for those times when you don’t want a lot of dishes to wash but don’t want to look cheap with flimsy paper plates either.

You know what else these would be good for? They would be perfect for large sit-down dinner parties especially when a children’s table is involved. You don’t have to set their table with your fine china and be pins and needles all night but you won’t have to set theirs with cheap paper plates either. Use these plastic ware which look amazingly like the real stuff and you won’t have to worry whether the kids drop them or lose the silverware in the trash can.

I received the same prize package to try out and I must say my girls and I were impressed by the quality. When you set the table, none will be the wiser that they are made of plastic. That is of course until they pick them up. lol! They are lightweight, but sturdy enough to handle the weight of food without folding on you or seeping through.

Thanksgiving dinner

At Thanksgiving, we used the platter for the turkey and set the table with the plates and utensils. It was just the five of us for dinner, but after the food and settings were laid out, it looked like a feast for many. The plates looked so elegant!

Here’s your chance to win a set of Mozaik “Designing Spaces” prize pack. Read below what you need to do.

THE GIVEAWAY

THE PRIZE: Mozaik “Designing Spaces” prize pack: Service for 8 kit (full 40 piece set), serving utensils, platter and bowl.

MAIN ENTRY: LEAVE A COMMENT – Tell me if you use real china or disposables for your Christmas Dinner.

OPTIONAL/ADDITIONAL ENTRIES – If you’d like more chances to win, just do any or all of the items below and leave a separate comment for each one that you do.
1. BLOG about this giveaway. A link as part of a list is fine. (worth 3 entries – leave comment 3 times with a link to your blog post)
2. TWEET this giveaway (you can tweet once a day – leave me a comment everytime you do). You can copy and paste the following text:

WIN the Mozaik Prize Pack – service for 8, utensils, etc. http://bit.ly/ied4sq #giveaway @jmom

3. FOLLOW ME on Twitter
4. “LIKE” the Cooked From the Heart Facebook Page
5. SHARE THIS – share this post as many times as you want (leave separate comment each time) on any of the social networking sites listed on the ‘Share This’ button at the end of this post.

END DATE: This giveaway will end on December 20, 2010 after which commenting will be closed. Winner will be announced soon after and notified by mail.

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Congratulations to Cheryl F for winning this giveaway! She really is one lucky lady bug 🙂

The giveaway prize pack that I received were provided by Mozaik “Designing Spaces” through MyBlogSpark. They will also fulfill your prize at the end of this giveaway.

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