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Red Gold Simple Gourmet Lasagna Party with Laura’s Lean Beef Sweepstakes 2/3 Daily

I was given a Red Gold & Laura's Lean Beef Lasagna making kit so I could make my own Lasagna for my family. I thought the kit was perfect and it had almost everything I needed for making my Lasagna.

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We cooked up the Laura's lean beef with onions and garlic. Then we let the meat cool while the lasagna noodles cooked.

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While the lasagna noodles were cooking my mom made up her lasagna white sauce topping. I know she used Ricotta cheese, eggs, a little cream and the rest is a family secret lol

DSCN0889We then mixed our sauce up with the Red Gold tomatoes and added the cooked meat. Next we laid out the lasagna noodles to cool before filling.

DSCN0892We took the red sauce with the meat and spread it out over the lasagna noodles. Then we rolled the noodles and placed them in the dish. If you have a deep dish you can do a few layers of these rolls.

DSCN0906After we finished filling and rolling the noodles we topped the lasagna with the white sauce. You then can add shredded cheese to the top too if you want to. Place in the oven at 350 for about 45 minutes and serve. My family loves this dish and everyone thought the dish was still great with the items that were given to us to try out.

698293_d82e3867c14adb08b75aa68bafb36175What a chance to win a lasagna kit? You can enter the Red Gold – “Simply Fun, Simply You” Lasagna Party Sweepstakes daily until February 3, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT. Eligibility: US, DC, 18/age of majority and older.

Prizes:
Six (6) Prizes: a Red Gold Lasagna Party Kit, including a Laura’s Lean Beef & Red Gold Co-Branded Apron, one Red Gold spatula, one Garfield plush toy, one Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Rectangular Roaster, and all the ingredients to make the Red Gold “Simple Gourmet Lasagna”. ARV: $325

Seven Hundred Fifty (750) Weekly Prizes (250 per week): Laura’s Lean Beef & Red Gold Co-Branded Aprons ARV: $6.19

Prize Limit: one weekly prize per household, weekly winners are still eligible to win a grand prize.

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The #BauliBakeOff Holiday Contest

695823_9b288c3675fd3933f392ab6312bbd013You can enter the The #BauliBakeOff Holiday Contest daily. To enter share a photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #BauliBakeOff and show us how YOU are dressing up your Bauli Pandoro and Panettone this holiday season. The giveaway is open only to individuals who are at least twenty one (21) years of age at the time of entry, who are legal U.S. residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. Please read the Official Rules for the full details. Giveaway extended til 12/25/14

Prizes:
Weekly: Win a copy of Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani’s new cookbook along with Bauli Pandoro and Panettone.
Grand Prize: Win an all expenses-paid weekend trip for two (2) to Chicago, Miami or Los Angeles, which will include a dining experience at Fabio Viviani’s restaurant, followed by a Meet & Greet with Fabio himself after dinner.

DSCN0149The moment I saw the Pandoro I knew I wanted to do a decorated Whoville themed. I used a whip cream frosting and Christmas decorations. When finished everyone couldn't wait to try it out. We put up our Christmas tree and ate my Whoville Pandoro.

If you can kindly vote for my Whoville submission I would greatly appreciate it, Thanks.

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Cooking Penne Carbonara With Colavita #MomsLoveColavita

DSCN9668I got my Colavita items and was excited to see everything I got to try out. I love how everything was packaged.

DSCN9670The items that I got were:
Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Colavita Balsamic Vinegar
Cirio Crushed Tomato with Basil
Colavita Eggplant & Sweet Peppers
Colavita Olive Bruschetta
Colavita Marinara Sauce
Colavita Tomato Basil Sauce
Colavita Penne Rigate
Dal Raccolto Capellini
Dal Raccolto Orchiette
Almond Cantuccini

logo_COLAVITA5743 (1)The Colavita Story

The Colavita family traces its roots to the small town of Sant'Elia a Pianisi, in the Molise region of Italy. It was there, four generations ago, that Giovanni Colavita founded the family olive oil tradition and Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil was born. Over the years, theColavita family became masters at the delicate crafts of "tasting" and blending extra virgin oils from different types of olives grown in Apulia and nearby regions. This skill enabled the family to produce 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil with a consistent fine quality – a skill that sets Colavita apart today from the other leading brands.

Today, the Colavita’s main focus is still bringing consumers authentic Italian extra virgin olive oil; however, the Colavita brand has grown to include many other quality specialty food products that are sold in over 60 countries. Colavita durum wheat semolina pasta, a full selection of balsamic and wine vinegars, traditional and organic pasta sauces, ready-to-serve soups and marinated vegetables, and olive-canola blended oils are the ingredients of choice for chefs in home, restaurant, and professional kitchens worldwide.

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Penne Carbonara, Serves 4-6

Ingredients:
•    1 pound Colavita Penne Rigate
•    1 tablespoon Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
•    ¼ to ½ pound thick sliced bacon, diced
•    2 cloves garlic, minced
•    3 large eggs
•    Freshly ground pepper
•    1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:
1.    Cook the penne according to package directions. While the penne cooks, heat the oil in a large skillet; add the bacon and garlic; sauté until the bacon just begins to brown.
2.    Do not over cook the bacon; if it gets too crisp it will not blend well with the penne.
3.    Beat the eggs in a large serving bowl; season well with pepper. Once the penne is cooked, drain it, reserving ½ to 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
4.    Put the hot penne immediately into the bowl containing the beaten eggs and toss well to coat. Add the bacon along with ½ cup grated cheese.
5.    Toss; adding a little pasta water if the mixture seems too dry. Serve immediately in warmed bowls; passing additional cheese.

DSCN9954While the Colavita Penne Rigate was boiling, my mom browned the chopped up bacon with the Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil and minced garlic. This process took about 15 minutes and is very easy to do. Cooking the bacon on a low heat ensures that you don't over cook the bacon. Plus less oil gets splattered.

DSCN9958I don't know about you, but I like to let my bacon sit for a few minutes on paper towel to let the grease drain off. This really helps a lot with my acid reflux. While the bacon set we added in our pepper to the beaten eggs.

DSCN9953We measured out a half cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese to mix in with the hot Colavita Penne Rigate. We drained the noodles and kept a cup of the hot noodle water on hand. We then mixed the hot noodles, bacon and cheese into the eggs while mixing thoroughly. We only needed to added a little of the water that we kept.

DSCN9964We then placed everything in a serving dish and added a half cup of Parmesan cheese to top it off. My family loved the Penne Carbonara, which I have never had or made before. I am very happy with all the Colavita products and glad that I got to learn about a new product and new recipe. I can't wait to see what else I or my mother cooks with the rest of the Colavita items.

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Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a Colavita Simply Italian Gift Basket. This is open to US and ends 12/14/14 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!

Good Luck, SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways readers! Thanks for entering!

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Banana Walnut Bread Recipe made using KitchenMade Stainless Steel Measuring Cups

By: Edna Myers

From: Thoughts of Happiness

Measuring Cups The KitchenMade Stainless Steel Measuring Cups are a very durable set. Heavier than a cheap set and well made to withstand the clanging and banging that happens in a busy kitchen! Plastic measuring cups don't hold a candle to these stainless steel measuring cups. Plus, they are very easy to clean up when you are done! Wash them by hand or stick them in the dishwasher safely!

When you receive a new kitchen gadget, what is the first thing you want to do? Use it of course! Are you ready to see the KitchenMade Stainless Steel Measuring Cups at work? Great! Let's get going! Time to see what we decided to create! 

Banana Walnut Bread

Banana Walnut BreadMoist and delicious Banana Walnut Bread is a simple recipe that is timeless! A true crowd pleaser! I only have one issue with this recipe! I make it to give away and end up eating it.

Ingredients:

3 Very Ripe Bananas

1/3 C. Melted Butter

3/4 C. Sugar

1 Egg, beaten

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1 tsp. Baking Soda

Pinch of Salt

1 1/2 C. of all-purpose Flour

1/2 C Walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350F and butter a 4×8-inch loaf pan.

In a large mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork.

Use a wooden spoon to stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.

Mix in the baking soda and salt. 

Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract.

Mix in the flour.

Fold in the chopped walnuts.

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour at 350F or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack. Remove the banana bread from the pan. Slice and serve.

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Mom’s All Homemade 4th of July Cookout

Table all setMy mom loves to cook and bake. When ever there is a holiday my mom will have us over for dinner. Everything my mom makes is all homemade and you can taste it. This time my mom had my extra camera and did step by step pictures, so I could do a post on my site. The following is all pretty much my mom's work. I am just putting the post together for her. My mom will show you how to make Potato salad, Macaroni salad, Pistachio pudding salad and quick and easy corn on the cob.

Potatoe Salad6 to 8 Potatoes boiled in their skins — cool to room temperature then refrigerate in their skins ( this keeps the starch in the potatoes )
6 to 8 eggs boiled, peeled refrigerated

Salad saucePotato Salad:
Peel potatoes and cube
Slice eggs in half, put yokes in food processor for silky smooth sauce (keep 2 eggs to slice over top of the finished salad)
pulse the yokes till they are fine crumbles then add:
1 cup mayo
2 tablespoons mustard
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Pulse to combine into a silky sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Add sliced celery, radishes and minced onions to taste. I like a lot of veggies so I slice at least 4 or 5 ribs of celery, 3 radishes and I mince up about 1/2 onion really fine so my picky daughter cannot see it!!
Gently stir all together in a really big bowl – slice the 2 remaining eggs and lay on top then sprinkle with paprika

Potato SaladMacaroni Salad:
Same sauce as for potato salad
Boil 1 – 16oz. box of any shape pasta and cool ( do not rinse ) We need the starch on the pasta.
Boil eggs, peel and refrigerate then follow steps as above
I add the same veggies as for potato salad, then add 1/2 pound of cubed ham and 1/4 pound of cubed Colby/Jack cheese
Stir gently and top with slice eggs, dust with paprika

Macaroni SaladKeeping the starch in the potatoes and on the pasta helps to prevent the salads from getting watery. Remember: if you have a picky eater that you must chop the veggies very small, my picky girl is 34 years old and hates her veggies !! Hope you enjoy these.

Pistachio Pudding SaladPistachio Pudding Salad:
1 small box instant pistachio pudding mixed well with 1  lg.can of crushed pineapple and the juice
than add 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans, a large amount ( 1/2 bag) of mini marshmallows multi colored is my daughters favorite and 8oz. of cool whip. Stir gently and put in serving vessel. For those of us old enough – this used to be called the WATERGATE SALAD.

Pistachio Pudding SaladMicrowave cornNow for the corn on the cob. After you husk your corn and clean it you can wrap it plastic wrap. Make sure to cut strips of paper towel for easy opening. Do not, I repeat DO NOT put butter on the corn. If you do the plastic wrap will melt. After your corn is all wrapped you can put it in the microwave. You microwave for 3 minutes then turn it and go for another 3 minutes and then serve. The corn is done to perfection.

microwave cornMom's baked goods

Mom made cup cakes and Blue Berry Buckle

BBQ chickenMom's secret to the perfect BBQ chicken is to par boil it first and while still warm put it in a sealable dish and seal it with your BBQ sauce. When the chicken cools it will suck the sauce in. Then you put it on the grill to warm it up and to give it that grilled taste.

my plateThis was my dinner plate and I had BBQ chicken, grilled pork loin, potato & mac salad.

Mom's plateThis is my mom's dinner plate and she had black stuffed olives.

Hubby & IAfter dinner we went downtown to watch the fireworks. The day was great and I was able to spend quality time with my family and friends

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Fresh Homemade Apple Pie #freshfuitbowl #BBBProduct

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Apple pie

I was asked to make a fresh fruit item to introduce the new Fresh Fruit Bowl that is being sold exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond. I asked my mom what she wanted to make with me and she said an apple pie. So I went out and bought the apples and pre made pie crusts.

crustI unrolled the pre made pie crusts and put them in the pie pans while my mom was peeling and cutting up the red and green apples. To keep the apples from turning brown we put them in cold water with lemon juice.

apple fillingMy mom mixed up the apple pie filling. Then my husband put the filling in the pie pans. I loved having my husband helping my mom, I was then free to take pictures. Plus I thought it was cute seeing my husband in the kitchen with my mom.

Apple Pie Filling:

6 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (4 medium red & 4 medium green)
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon lemon juice

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Then my mom and husband drizzled Carmel and toffee sauce on the pies before the crumble topping was put on. This makes the pie taste oh so good.

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My husband mixed the ingredients up for the crumble topping while my mom kept adding to it. My husband would think he was done mixing and my mom would add more butter it was so funny to watch.

Crumble Topping:

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, diced

carmel drizzelTo finish the apple pies my husband drizzled Carmel sauce on the tops. Then we bake the pies for 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown at 400 degrees. Cover edge of crust with 2- to 3-inch wide strips of foil after first 15 to 20 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning. Cool for at least 2 hours before serving.

apple pieThe apple pie was so good and didn't last long in my house. My family loved it and I am glad we were able to make this with my mom. This was a great day that will forever be in my memories.
fruit bowlFor the Fresh Fruit Bowl I thought to use it for what it was made for. My mom and I cut up cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew melon. To top off all the fresh cut up melon my husband got large grapes to mix in with it. The fresh fruit was a great snack on the warm days we have been having. Everyone loved being able to get a bowl of cold fruit when ever they wanted to snack. The bowl works great and kept the fruit fresh more than a week then it was gone.

fresh fruitDisclaimer: Individuals can enter the Good Cook Fresh Fruit Bowl contest on multiple participating blog sites to increase their chances of winning. However, one prize will be awarded per promotion. If an individual wins a Good Cook prize on two or more bloggers’ sites, they will only qualify to receive one prize. Limit one Good Cook win every 6 months.

Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a Fresh Fruit Bowl. This is open to US and ends 7/27/14 @ 5:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!

Good Luck, SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways readers! Thanks for entering!

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Pirate’s Booty Mac & Cheese: Cheesiest Joke in America

PiratesBootyCheesy2You can head over to the Pirate's Booty Facebook page to enter the “Cheesiest Joke in America” Contest or by posting the joke on Twitter, Vine or Instagram with the hashtag #MacAndCheesyJoke and tag @PiratesBooty. The submission period is 6/9 – 7/14; public voting period from 7/17 – 7/24 where the top joke will be selected. The Grand Prize is a family trip for four to the Wisconsin Dells.  Daily prizes too.

Pirate’s Booty Mac & CheeseI was able to try all four flavors of the Pirate’s Booty Mac & Cheese. My favorite is the mild cheddar. I was able to have it as a side on our homemade bacon burger night. My family loved the Pirate’s Booty Mac & Cheese and I think we now have a new family staple.

burger nightPrize:
Treasure Chest: filled with Pirate’s Booty-themed goodies the whole family will enjoy, including: all four flavors of Pirate’s Booty Mac & Cheese, one 4 oz. bag of Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar, an adult apron, a kid apron, two foam swords, two eye patches & four temporary tattoos. The kind of prize that will make you say, “Arrrgh matey!” (valued at $50)

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Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a Treasure Chest prize. This is open to US and ends 7/15/14 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!

Good Luck, SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways readers! Thanks for entering!

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Jenn H. is the winner!

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SaraLee’s Super Simple Cheesy Noodle Casserole #‎goodcookkitchenexprt ‪#‎KitchenDrawerContest

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Super Simple Cheesy Noodle Casserole

I learned a version of this from my mom and over time I have made many versions of this. I tend to use what ever is sale that week at the store to deiced what version I want to make. I used a box of spiral noodles, a head of broccoli, head of cauliflower, 2 jars of cheese sauce, a pack of smoked sausage, a small pack of ham and a pack of shredded cheese. My family so loves this when I make it.

sscncprepWhile my noodles are cooking in my saucepan, I cut my broccoli and cauliflower into bite size pieces. After cutting the broccoli and cauliflower up, I washed them and let them sit and drain. I then will stir the noodles. Now I will start to cut up my sausage and ham into bite size pieces. By the time I get the meat all cut up my noodles are done.

noodlessscncI will pour the veggies into the baking dish and use the strainer for my noodles. I will drain and rise my noodles and let cool. I usually just put the strainer in the sauce pan and let it sit and drain for about 5 minutes.

sscncI then mix the noodles, veggies, meat and cheese together in a baking dish. I then will bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is all hot and bubbely. I can make this dish in under a hour and my family gets a serving of veggies and love it. The left overs don't last long as my husband packs most up for luch the next day for work.

sscncDo you remember how I mentioned the contest from Good Cook in my SaraLee’s Tater Taco Casserole post? Good. Here is the drawer of must haves I put together for this event.

Kitchen drawerTools in My Kitchen Drawer:

1. Double-Sided Flip Measuring Spoon – measuring spoon set includes double sided pockets that inverts to different measuring capacities of 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, and 1 tbsp for precise cooking or baking with either liquid or solid ingredients.
2. Egg Separator – Ensure your eggs are properly seperated
3. Pastry Blender – The extra wide non-slip plastic handle offers a comfortable and secure grip for added control and stability and its flexible stainless steel blades create smooth batter free of lumps or imperfections
4. Spatula, Spreader – (Used in recipe.) I use it at least 3 or more times a week.
5. Smart Scoop Ice Cream Scoop – My family uses this a few times a week as we love ice cream.
6. Nylon Turner – (Used in recipe.) I love using this. Just great for cooking and mixing
7. Berry Colander – (Used in recipe.) I love it. I use a few times a week
8. Nylon Whisk – This easy grip whisk will beat eggs, blend flour and perform numerous critical baking tasks.
10. Locking tongs – easy store locking mechanism and soft grip TPR handles. Silicone tips are heat safe to 450F, and are perfectly safe for use on nonstick surfaces.
11. Large Silicone Flex Turner – This extra large head silicone turner flexes as you pick up foods, making it easy to flip eggs, pancakes or quesadillas.
12. Paring Knife, 2pk – (Used in recipe.) Fine-edge blades quickly trim vegetables, peel potatoes, and slice cheese.
13. Safecut 4-1 Can Opener – eliminates kitchen clutter by also serving as a bottle opener, cap twister, and tab puller.
14. Stainless Steel Oven Thermometer – This practical thermometer features an easy to read temperature gauge with bold graphics and a quick reference temperature guide for added convenience
15. Measuring Spoons, 6pc. – spoon set includes 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 and 1 teaspoon plus 1/2 and 1 tablespoon sizes
16. Collapsible Funnel – The wide mouth and narrow neck make it easy to use for any purpose, while the collapsible design flattens the funnel to 1/3 its size which takes up less storage space in drawers
17. Prep Bowls, 5pc Set – Durable set of prep bowls has measurements for dual capacities in each bowl, all the way from ¼ cup to 2-cups.
18. Thermometer, Meat – When you do your next roast, chicken or turkey, insert this precision instrument into the thickest part of your meat–this thermometer is designed to be left in during the cooking process
19. Utensil Pot Clip – (Used in recipe.) I use mine almost every time I cook.

The Build Your Kitchen Drawer Sweepstakes, starts June 2, 2014 and ends July 14, 2014.

During this time, you will able to build your ideal Kitchen Drawer filled with great Good Cook tools and gadgets. To enter, just visit goodcook.com and choose up to 15 items from selected Good Cook products to create your ideal kitchen drawer then enter to win everything they selected.  If you can’t decide what you want, you can let the Kitchen Experts help – simply choose one of the featured Kitchen Expert Blogger drawers and enter it for a chance to win.

The 5-day Good Cook product giveaway on Facebook starts June 2 and ends June 7, 2014

During this time you can enter to win additional selected products for your kitchen drawer. Also, there will be Instant winners! Every drawer entered has a chance to win an instant prize, and you can submit a new drawer every day for a chance to win.   

Just look for the “ADD ME” icon below on any participating product and add that item to your drawer. 

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Gorton’s #RealSolutions

New-Artisan #RealSolutionsGorton’s latest line of products provides families with #RealSolutions. Their Artisan Fillets are made with real wild-caught Alaskan Pollock and real bold flavors. Offered in four varieties: Roasted Garlic & Herb, Lemon & Cracked Peppercorn, Southern Style, and Southwest Tortilla, these new Artisan Fillets offer a quality and healthy main dish for families everywhere.

Shrimp TacosNow I love Gorton's products and I make dinner with there products at least twice a month if not more. The new Artisan fillets are a huge hit in my house. My husband loves the Southwest Tortilla the best. I am a fan of the Roasted Garlic & Herb and my son is open to any lol, he is a bottomless pit. I like making tacos with my Gorton's fillets. I will cut the fillets up into bite size pieces and put on a flour tortilla with my favorite toppings. When I am in a pitch for dinner I turn to Gorton's to help me out.

You can connect with Gorton's Seafood on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

DSCN0189Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win (2) Gorton’s Seafood full value coupons & a bamboo cutting board. This is open to US and ends 6/08/14 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!

Good Luck, SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways readers! Thanks for entering!

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Entries: 11197
Cathy B. is the winner!

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TTCasserole

What is your family's favorite comfort food dish? My family loves when I make a super easy and super good Tater Taco casserole. I make this dish at least twice a month and I have friends of ours that will stay for dinner when I make this dish. I learned a version of this casserole from my mom and over the years added my own way of making it.

allinonepanIn a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning, 2 cans re-fried beans and water. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in corn and half of a cream cheese brick.

Now you can eat this just as it is, with a flour tortilla, over toast or over chips. This is just a few other ways my family and I love to eat this mix.

ttcasseroleTransfer mix to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Arrange tortilla shells in a single layer to cover the bottom on the dish and put about 2 scoops of mix in the dish and spread out evenly. Sprinkle cheese over the top and repeat the step again. You can do 2 or 3 layers. I do 2 because my family likes more filling than tortilla shells.

ttcasseroleAfter you get your layers done the hard part starts. You now have to arrange Tater Tots in a single layer over the top. I like using small tater hash browns from time to time. I pretty much decide by what is on sale that week. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until potatoes are crispy and golden brown.

ttcasseroleGood Cook sent me 5 kitchen items as part of their upcoming Build Your kitchen Drawer 5 Day Gadget Giveaway and HUGE Sweepstakes! 

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  • Pot Clip Holder
  • Egg Separator
  • Flip Measuring Spoon
  • Safe-cut Can Opener
  • SMART Ice Cream Scoop 

 The Build Your Kitchen Drawer Sweepstakes, starts June 2, 2014 and ends July 14, 2014.

During this time, you will able to build your ideal Kitchen Drawer filled with great Good Cook tools and gadgets. To enter, just visit goodcook.com and choose up to 15 items from selected Good Cook products to create your ideal kitchen drawer then enter to win everything they selected.  If you can’t decide what you want, you can let the Kitchen Experts help – simply choose one of the featured Kitchen Expert Blogger drawers and enter it for a chance to win.

The 5-day Good Cook product giveaway on Facebook starts June 2 and ends June 7, 2014

During this time you can enter to win additional selected products for your kitchen drawer. Also, there will be Instant winners! Every drawer entered has a chance to win an instant prize, and you can submit a new drawer every day for a chance to win.   

Just look for the “ADD ME” icon below on any participating product and add that item to your drawer. 

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