Progresso Giveaway!

This giveaway is now over. The winner is Janet F. Congrats!

I like soup especially here in Chicago in the winter time. Nothing is better to warm you up from the inside out and if it is low in calories, even better! Did you know that Progresso Soup can help curb your hunger, and it is available in 40 delicious flavors that have 100 calories or less? With hearty ingredients like pasta, beans, corn and rice, and flavor-packed vegetables like tomatoes, carrots, and peppers, Progresso Soup varieties offer a good source of fiber and a full serving of vegetables. I always feel like Progresso Soup is the “adult” soup on the market. It is filling. It is good and very flavorful. It is just an added plus that it is low in calories.

Now, to help kick off a new outlook on the New Year, Progresso is excited to announce the return of the “Souper You™ Debut” contest! From January 3rd through March 16th, you and your readers can visit Progresso on Facebook to enter for the chance to win a full makeover in New York City. Three grand prize winners will be awarded a trip for two to New York City from May 20th-22nd. The prize includes roundtrip airfare, a two-night stay in an NYC hotel, a full makeover, a guided wardrobe shopping spree with a personal consultation at a New York City department store, and $1,000 in spending money. Once the 10 finalists are announced, you can visit Progresso on Facebook from March 30th through April 13th to vote for your favorite.

You can also visit the Facebook page to download a coupon for $1.00 off four (4) cans of Progresso Soup and to check out makeover videos provided by MyStyle.com and the Style Network. Be sure to also “Follow” Progresso on Twitter to keep up with the latest news from Progresso.

Since I have enjoyed the soup so much, I’ve arranged for one lucky reader to get a Progresso “Souper You Debut” gift pack that includes a VIP coupon for a free can of Progresso soup, as well as a yoga mat, water bottle, set of aerobic bands, sport headband and two sport wristbands.

Here’s what you need to do:

Tell me which flavor of Progresso soup you’d like to try!

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 my blog.  Let me know which post.

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:

Subscribe to my blog using your Kindle!

Good luck! This contest will end January 26th, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST.

Progresso provided me with the free product, information, and giveaway through MyBlogSpark.

Suddenly Salad Review and Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. The winner is hjm. Congrats!

I recently had Will’s 3rd birthday party at my house.  I always like to include a pasta salad with whatever we serve for his summer birthday parties.  I’m always in the market for something quick and easy, since the kids are underfoot when I’m cooking.  I like potato salad a lot, but it takes way to much time to make.  That’s where Betty Crocker’s Suddenly Salad mixes come in handy.  You can easy whip up a great pasta dish in the time it takes to boil pasta!  (Seriously!)  Each box of Suddenly Salad comes with ready-to-cook pasta and a seasoning packet. You can either just leave it like that or put your own spin on it by adding your choice of mix-ins to create a one-of-a-kind pasta salad that will wow your guests. With seven different flavors, including new Greek, you’re sure to find a family pleasing favorite that no one will ever guess isn’t made from scratch!  I served the new Suddenly Salad Greek flavor, and we literally had one spoonful left!  I would say that it was a hit!

Since we loved our Suddenly Salad so much, I’ve arranged for one lucky reader to get a “Suddenly Delicious” prize pack which includes a sample of the newest variety, Suddenly Salad Greek, a storage container, a serving bowl and an insulated tote.  Here’s what you need to do:

Visit www.SuddenlySalad.com. There, you’ll find great recipes, including one for Greek Tossed Pasta Salad which uses Suddenly Salad Caesar pasta salad mix and Garden Ranch Pasta Salad which uses Suddenly Salad ranch & bacon pasta salad mix.  Tell me which Suddenly Salad recipe you’d love 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 Suddenly Salad Prize Pack! http://ow.ly/208kr

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.

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:

Lisa Cooking

For 10 bonus entries:

Subscribe to my blog using your Kindle!

Good luck! This contest will end July 2nd, 2010 at 12:00 PM CST.

Betty Crocker provided me with a prize pack, information, and giveaway through MyBlogSpark.

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Uncle Bens: Rice Is Back!

Up to this point, my family and I weren’t rice eaters. Well, actually everybody but me. However, rice intimidated me.  My husband would buy a brand other than Uncle Bens, and we always seemed to screw it up.  However, I went to the Uncle Bens event here in Chicago to learn, and learn I did!
Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain pasta is good. They have a whole line of rice that is not only easy to make, but really good for you. First, it looks and tastes like white rice. I like to think of that as my secret weapon since whole grains normally get a thumbs down. It’s also made with natural ingredients and is low in fat. Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice is a good source of fiber and nearly delivers the recommended daily amount of whole grains. It’s whole grain goodness everyone will love. Ready to eat in just 10 minutes, Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice is available in six plain and flavored varieties:

  • UNCLE BEN’S® Whole Grain White Rice Long Grain
  • UNCLE BEN’S® Whole Grain White Rice Broccoli Cheddar
  • UNCLE BEN’S® Whole Grain White Rice Chicken
  • UNCLE BEN’S® Whole Grain White Rice Taco Style
  • UNCLE BEN’S® Whole Grain White Rice Sweet Tomato
  • UNCLE BEN’S® Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable

There is a flavor for everyone!  My favorite flavor is the chicken one!  I’ve reintroduced this staple into my family, and you should too!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Uncle Bens and received the product necessary to facilitate my candid review. In addition, I received a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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