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Applebee’s Wood Fire Grill Is What We Are Having For Dinner

With our busy lives it is great to have a night out to dinner and to be able to sit down and to have a real meal with no mess. We normally do dinner at home or drive thru as we are always on the go doing something. Applebee’s is always a family favorite as we all can find a great meal to eat.

Spinach & Artichoke DipI ordered the Spinach & Artichoke Dip while we looked over the menu. Our son’s girlfriend was with hubby and I for dinner and she never had this before.  I can now say she loves Spinach & Artichoke Dip.

Menu After going through the whole menu we all chose to get the USDA Choice Top Sirloin steak and two delectable sides for just $9.99. We all got the steaks the way we wanted them cooked and the two sides of our choice. One side we all got was the Crispy Cheddar Bacon Potatoes to try since they are new. I also got the House Salad for $3.49 extra.

Applebee's wood fire grill

The food was great and we all enjoyed our wood fire grill steaks. Our son’s girlfriend tried the Maple Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes and this was her first time trying  them, She wasn’t a big fan of them but we were proud she tried something new. The server did bring her an order of fries at no charge.

Applebee'sTo get the word out about Applebee’s wood fire grill menu I am able to give away two $25 gift cards. Want a night out and a great dinner than enter below for a chance to win a night out.

Now for the giveaway: Two lucky people will win a $25 Applebee’s Gift Card. This is open to US and ends 11/12/16 @ 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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SaraLee’s Super Simple Cheesy Noodle Casserole #‎goodcookkitchenexprt ‪#‎KitchenDrawerContest

Disclosure: SDSG got this product as part of an advertorial.

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. 


An InLinkz Link-up

Edible Bake-A-Bowl for dinner and dessert #‎goodcookkitchenexprt‬

Disclosure: SDSG got this product as part of an advertorial.

Bake a bowlI love being a Good Cook Expert, as I get to try new items from time to time. I was sent the Bake-A-Bowl 6-Cup pan to try out from the Good Cook Sweet Creations line. When I got the pan, I couldn't wait to try it out. The first thing that came to mind was breakfast bowls for dinner. To make my bowls I used pre made biscuits that were on sale at my local store 10/$10. I had to play with the Bake-A-Bowl pan as I have never used one before.

Bake a bowlThe first try I just put each biscuit in the bottom of the pan and they came out not so much like a bowl but more like an indent in the biscuit lol. I then took the biscuit and molded it over the top part of the Bake-A-Bowl pan and baked the pan up side down. The biscuit bowls came out much better. I liked the way they came out by doing this.

bake a bowlWe filled the biscuit bowls with scrambled eggs, hash browns, crumbled sausage, bacon, cheese and  sausage gravy. The bowls were perfect size and you could eat them with your hands if you wanted to. My family loved these and can't wait until we have them again.

bake a bowlA few days later I made chocolate chip cookie dessert bowls. I got break and bake pre made cookie dough and made the bowls the same way I did with the biscuits.

Bake a bowlI took two of the cookie squares and molded them over the top of the Bake-A-Bowl pan and baked the pan up side down. This works when you don't have time to make cookie dough from scratch.ice cream scoopI also was sent the Twister ice cream scoop from Good Cook to try out with my dessert bowls. I was in a rush one night that my family stopped and got meals from a drive thru and I even bought a quart of the restaurants ice cream. I planed on making hot cookie bowls later that night that would go great with ice cream.

dessert bake a bowlI took the hot cookie bowls and put them in small bowls and we filled them with ice cream. This was so perfect for my family and was a great treat. I loved being able to make a quick and fun dessert for my family before we sat down to watch a movie together. I even topped mine with chocolate syrup. These were so yummy.

bake a bowl

Just for my readers: You can save 25% off at goodcook.com for the Good Cook Sweet Creations line by using code: BAKEBOWL

Disclaimer: Individuals can enter the Good Cook Edible Bake-A-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 Edible Bake-A-Bowl Pan. This is open to US and ends 5/27/14 @ 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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Easter Dinner Made Easy With HoneyBaked Ham Company

SDSG received this product free for review purposes, all opinions expressed are solely mine.

HoneyBaked StoreI had a great time at the HoneyBaked Ham Company store on 28th street in Grand Rapids Michigan. The employees were great and very helpful. I had no clue what I wanted or what I should get. I was shown a bunch of different meat choices and sides.

HoneyBaked Ham CompanyThere was 11 different sides to choose from and 9 different desserts. The Heat & Share sides are 2 for $13.99 or 3 for $19.99. Theres also a $24.99 Easter Brunch Bundle – Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Cake and Honey-Spice Bacon available.HoneyhamfoodI chose to do the $54.99 Easter Ham & Turkey Combo: Pair a Turkey Breast (approx. 3 lbs.) with your choice of a Boneless Ham (approx. 3.5 lbs.) or Quarter Ham (approx. 4.5 lbs.). I got the boneless ham and smoked turkey. I then got 4 heat and serve sides: Herb Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Potatoes Au Gratin and Macaroni & Cheese. Check out the menu at HoneyBaked Ham for yourself to see all that is offered.

When I got home with the food, I left the sides out on my counter to thaw out and decided to cook the meal. I put the ham and turkey in the refrigerator until I was ready to cook them.  The sides sat out for about 2 hours before I put them in the oven. I only had to cook the sides and the meat for about 45 minutes. Everything was done and my house smelled great. The whole process was very simple and I plan on doing this again.

DSCN9305I had 5 people to feed and this was more than enough. Everyone ate and we still had plenty of meat left for lunches the next day. I am not a huge turkey fan but I really enjoyed the flavor of the smoked turkey and the ham was great. My son said it was the best ham ever lol. I also really like the stuffing and the mac and cheese. I ate so much that my stomach was aching lol.

My dinner plate

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Now for the giveaway: Twenty lucky people will win a $50 HoneyBaked Ham Gift Card to help with your Easter dinner. This is open to US & CAN, 18+, No PO boxes and ends 4/13/2014 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on theRafflecopter 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!

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