#CookingPlanit Tfal Giveaway!

What is one thing you can’t live without in your kitchen? For me, it is my Tfal cookware set. Seriously! Without your pots and pans, how would you get dinner done every night?IMG_0052

That is why I was totally pumped to try out this Tfal Stainless Steel with Thermo-­spot 12-­Piece Cookware Set. The Tfal Stainless Steel with Thermo-­spot 12-­Piece Cookware Set combines the best of both worlds: a sleek exterior of brushed stainless steel and the Tfal patented non?stick interior and unique Thermo?spot™ technology. Thermo?spot™ technology indicates when the pan is perfectly preheated by changing from the pattern spot to solid red. The stainless steel base delivers optimal heat distribution, eliminates hot spots and prevents warping.


We literally have 6 wedding to attend this year, and this honestly is a great gift for all of them! It really takes the guess work out of cooking just like using the Cooking PlanIt website! If you’ve never used Cooking PlanIt, you definitely don’t know what you are missing! It is beyond awesome. It helps you meal plan so that your sides are done at the same time as your main course. The site has so many good recipes on it to try too! It is for beginners and experts alike.


I have been using my new cookware set for a couple of weeks now to put it through its paces. The 12 piece set includes: 8” Sauté pan, 10” Sauté pan, 1 Qt. saucepan and cover, 2 Qt. Saucepan and cover, 3
Qt. Saucepan and cover, 5 Qt. Dutch Oven and cover, and 2 Stainless Glass Lids. These are oven safe to 500 degrees! I love that they are dishwasher safe and come with a limited lifetime warranty. I’ve made plenty of food with it (and a few Cooking Planit recipes too!), and it’s a great cookware set! It is nice looking and performs exactly like it is suppose to.

That is why I was so happy to team together with both Tfal and Cooking PlanIt for this giveaway! You can win your very own Tfal Stainless Steel with Thermo-­spot 12-­Piece Cookware Set! Here’s what you need to do:

#CookingPlanit Tfal Giveaway!

So I know you are totally excited about this, so I have a list of a few more places you can enter to win this too!


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Giveaway details: US residents only, one winner per household/per family from the 50 blogs participating in the giveaway. Individuals that have won more than one giveaway will receive only one set of cookware and an alternate winner will be chosen.

Burger Barley Soup


Burger Barley Soup
Serves: 10-12
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 14 oz can of tomato sauce
  • ½ c catsup
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups of chopped carrots (or sliced)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 cup barley uncooked
  • 6 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 T salt
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  1. Brown beef and drain.
  2. In a Dutch oven, add the browned ground beef, tomatoes (with juice), and the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and summer for one hour (or until the vegetables and barley are tender). Remove bay leaves before serving.

Spaghetti and Stuffed Meatballs



Spaghetti and Stuffed Meatballs
  • 4 sticks of mozzarella string cheese cut into 18 cubes
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 jar tomato pasta sauce
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 egg
  • spaghetti
  • ⅔ shredded parmesan cheese
  1. Place cheese cubes in a freezer bag and freeze for about 1 hr.
  2. Heat over to 375 and line a pan with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the bread crumbs and 3 tbsp of the pasta sauce. Then stir in the beef, onion, salt, oregano, and egg. Shape the mixture into 18 balls Press 1 of the cheese cubes into each of the balls and seal it inside. Bake for about 10 minutes.
  4. Pour the remaining pasta sauce into a dutch oven. Cover and heat till simmering. Stir in meatballs when they are done and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for an additional 10 minutes or so (ours took closer to 15 minutes) or until the meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in the center.
  5. Cook the spaghetti as directed on the package. Serve the meatballs and sauce over the spaghetti and sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top.