Kuhn Rikon Veggie Slicer

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You can prep vegetables in minutes with the new Kuhn Rikon Veggie Slicer!  It features a unique design that allows for slicing and julienning with only one tool.  Don’t let the shape fool you either.  You can easily use it on an assortment of vegetables.  The push-pull slicing method allows for fast and easy food prep.  There is also an easy-grip handle, protective hand guard and non-slip base for safety and stability while slicing and cutting.

I loved that it creates even slices for me with little to no work.  I also love that I can make julienne matchstick strips!
Don’t let the cool look fool, this is a machine in the kitchen.  I recommend it!

Betty Crocker Potato Buds Giveaway

This giveaway is now over. The winner is Pamela S. Congrats!

Whether you prefer your mashed potatoes topped with butter, sour cream or cheese, the Betty Crocker Potato Buds that you’ve come to know and love has a new and improved taste that is sure to please even your pickiest eaters. And ready in just five minutes, they’re perfect for busy weeknights and last minute dinner ideas!  I like real mashed potatoes just as much as the next person, but with two little ones (and a puppy), I just don’t have the time nor the patience to make them.

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you’ll remember a few of my recipes that use mashed potatoes: Cheeseburger Mashed Potato Bake, Italian Style Meatloaf, and Italian Sausage Mashed Potato Pie.  Betty Crocker Potato Buds would work perfect in all three of these recipes.  Betty Crocker has a few of their own recipes that this can be used in too including Beef Pot Pie with Potato Biscuit Crust and Italian Hamburger Deep Dish.

Did you know that Betty Crocker Potato Buds are gluten-free?  If you are looking for some gluten-free recipes, make sure you check out Potato-Crusted Salmon and Cheesy Broccoli-Potato Soup!

Since my family has enjoyed this so much, I’ve arrange for one lucky reader to get a Betty Crocker Potato Buds prize pack.  The prize pack  includes a box of Betty Crocker Potato Buds, a serving bowl, a trivet and a serving spoon.  Who couldn’t use that?  For those who don’t win, I have a 55 cent off coupon you can download, so you can try these yourself!  Here’s what you need to enter:

Tell me what you would use the Betty Crocker Potato Buds for?  A side dish?  Do you have a favorite recipe that calls for mashed potatoes?  Did you find something on the Betty Crocker website that you want to try these with?

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

1. Twitter about this contest. I’ve added a Tweet button at the top of this post to make it super easy to do too! Just let me know in the comments that you did. Also, you can do this daily!

2. Add this post to social media sites like Stumble, Digg, Kirtsy, Blogging Zoom, Reddit, Propeller, Etc. (1 extra entry per site)

3.  Like this post on Facebook (There is a like button at the beginning and the end of this post you can use).

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

5. Comment on any other post on this blog. Let me know which one and you’ve got an additional entry. (One entry per post you comment on, so if you comment on 5 post, you’ve got five extra entries! Comments must not be spam.)

6.  Follow Betty Crocker on Twitter.

7.  Like Betty Crocker on Facebook.

Each of these will give you 5 entries:

1. Blog about this on your blog. Please give me the URL, so I can verify.
2. Subscribe to this blog using either my email or RSS feed
3. Add my badge to your sidebar:

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For 10 bonus entries:

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Good luck! This contest will end November 1st, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST.

The product, prize pack, information and additional prize pack to give away were all given to me from Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark.

Libby’s Back To The Table

I’m lucky that my kids are still little, so they have no choice that we have family dinners almost every night.  However, I know many families that family dinners have fallen to the wayside to the activities of their children.  I love that Libby’s has teamed to together with Sara Evans to get families to eat together again in a program called Get Back To The Table.  This site is awesome to help you get your family back into doing family dinners.

Don’t know what to make for supper tonight (This is me every night – lol)?  Libby’s has a CANvenient Recipe Database you can check out and find some great dinner recipes.  There are also coupons, mealtime strategies, the 5 reasons you should be having dinner together tonight, and even a Q&A with Sara Evans.  Did you know that between her and her husband they have nine kids!!!

Make sure you also check out the Get Back To The Table site also because they are running an awesome contest.  You can win dinner backstage with Sara Evans!  All you need to do is tell them how you get your family around the kitchen table!  (And if you have some good tips and hints, make sure you let me know too!)