HelloFresh

HelloFresh is a new way to shop and cook. You get to choose the recipes you want to try each week, and HelloFresh sends you the recipe and all of the ingredients you need to prepare them.

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These aren’t your run of the mill recipes either. Their recipes are created by world-class chefs. They are also easy to prepare within 30 minutes. You don’t need fancy kitchen equipment, and the recipe cards really tell you how make everything (with color pictures too!).

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When we tried HelloFresh, we tried the Turkey Taco Salad:

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Seared Steak:

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Fish Tacos:

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The serving sizes for these meals are huge! We had leftovers for everyone of these meals! They were totally easy to make too! Best of all, they were delicious! I would highly, highly, highly recommend HelloFresh. I can’t get food this good at my local grocery store and I would definitely use them again!

HoneyBaked

I have driven past HoneyBaked so many times. I just assumed that they just had ham. I don’t make ham a lot and I don’t normally have to make too many big dinners so they never really crossed my radar. However, I will be the first to admit how wrong I was.

Did you know that HoneyBaked caters? Did you know you can walk into HoneyBaked and eat lunch? Did you know that you can stop in there and get an easy and affordable meal for your family for dinner tonight? Me either! That’s one of the many things I learned the evening last week I went and got to check out HoneyBaked.

One of the many things I learned that night was that they glaze the hams right in the store. We actually got to watch them do it. (It was pretty cool.) They use a gluten free glaze and only glaze the amount of hams they will need for the day (to keep the ham fresh). Now, you can walk in and request exactly what you want too. (Though, they do a darn good job with it!).

What other products does HoneyBaked carry? They have port, beef, turkey roasts, ribs, shredded beef, and pork in barbecue sauce for sandwiches, deli sides, whole turkeys, desserts, turkey breasts, thin sliced honey bacon, and more.  I got to try a lot of it:

It was so good. Good just doesn’t describe how good it was though. It tasted homemade. The cinnamon apples literally melted in your mouth. I could easily pick this up for a holiday and pass it off that I made it at home (though it was way better than anything I could have made at home!). Little things like fresh bread delivered daily and fresh produce delivered three times a week make a difference. It makes their food all that much better than everyone else out there!

If you like their food, they have a great loyalty program too. If you buy 5 dinners, you get the 6th one for 50% off! The lunch box card is buy five lunches and get the 6th one free.

Want to try HoneyBaked now that I’ve made you hungry? You can! Here is a coupon for $10 off, so you can enjoy HoneyBaked for dinner tonight!

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes Giveaway!

This giveaway is now over. The winners are Arlene and Leslie Price. Congrats!

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes is a great little place (okay, its not so little). However, they have some really great food, and they always have great promotions going on. The “Around the World in Eight Weeks” Passport Promotion that is going on right now lets guests “travel” to Italy, Asia, Greece and Mexico – in culinary style of course! Every two weeks, Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes chefs are cooking up different internationally inspired recipes from around the globe. Below is a list of the scheduled stops and a peek at some of the cuisine:

Italy: August 1-15
Three Cheese Tortellini Soup
Classic Antipasto with Salami Tossed Salad

Asia: August 17-29
Wonton Chicken Happiness Tossed Salad
Thai Chicken & Peanut Foccacia

Greece: September 1-14
Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup (a guest favorite!)
Whole Gran Greek Couscous with Feta and Pine Nuts

Mexico: September 16-28
Azteca Taco Tossed Salad
Chicken Enchilada Soup

Before you head out to the restaurant, visit www.souplantation.com or www.sweettomatoes.com to prepare for the trip! Kids’ activity sheets are available for download which also include coupons for 99 cent kid’s meals and $19.99 family dinner coupons! And, get 10% off on your next visit by sharing your trip around the world by sending a virtual postcard from the different countries you’ve “visited” to friends and family via email, Facebook, or Twitter!  Hungry yet?

Since I love them so much, I’ve arranged for two lucky reader to get a free dining pass for two!  Here’s what you need to do:

Tell me which country’s cuisine you’d like to try!

These will give you one additional entry (for each thing):

1. Twitter about this contest. Please leave me your username so I can verify and you can get an entry every day that you do this (though make sure you leave a comment so I know you did). If you want, use something like this:

@blm03 is giving away a dining pass for 2 to  Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes to 2 lucky readers! Enter here: http://ow.ly/2pv5y

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4.  Add this to any forums you belong too. Please give me the URL, so I can verify.

Each of these will give you 5 entries:

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Good luck! This contest will end August 20th, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST.