Archives for March 2012

Favorite Thing Thursday

I would die without my Sonicare toothbrush. Ok, so maybe I am being a little over dramatic. My teeth would fall out without my Sonicare. Still too much? Well what ever, I love love love my toothbrush. Seriously, you know that clean feeling you have when you leave the dentist? Imagine that every time you […]

Welcome to Moe’s & GIVEAWAY

Welcome to MOOOOOOOOE’s! Did you hear it as you read it? I love the warm welcome you get every time you step into a Moe’s Southwest Grill. Have you been to Moe’s? Yes, well then you know the deliciousness that awaits you as you walk in the door. No? Well hop on over to Moe’s […]

Beefy Skillet Lasagna ($10 Meal)

I just love when I get the steam coming of a dish when I snap a shot! So, what is your go to meal when you are in a rush? In my opinion, there is nothing easier than a nice pasta and sauce dish. I usually make my own sauce, but when you are knee […]

Cheesy Crescent Rolls

“Man, these would get tore up at a party!” That was a quote from my husband when he tasted these little gems. I had an extra tube of crescent rolls left over from when I made my scrumptious Crescent Cinnamon Rolls. Alouette sent me some of their new Cheddar Cheese Spread.  I thought they would […]

How Long Does Food Last?

I am sooooo bad at figuring out if my food is still good to eat! I found this cute as can be little graphic in in Daily Savings from All You and I thought I would share it with y’all. You’re welcome, don’t mention it. [Source: Daily Savings from All You]

Banana Cake Balls

Small things are generally cute, with the exception of small zits and fire ants. Small balls are cute. And when they are covered in chocolate, that just puts them over the top. Well then let’s add some pound cake, Jell-O pudding mix and banana. We are now officially exploding with delicious cuteness. These would be […]

Favorite Things Thursday

A few years ago, I got off my wallet, went to Williams-Sonoma and bought some knives, very expensive knives. Then a few months later,my sister and I took our Mom to the Metropolitan Cooking show to have lunch with Paula Deen ( yeah, we are good daughters) oh and we meet her scrumptious boys too! […]

Chocolate and Raspberry Beggars Purses /GIVEAWAY

Our dear friends from Kauai were recently staying with us with their adorable 8 month old. Vacationing from Kawaii??? I know, seems kinda crazy huh? House guests=taste testers in my house. I tell them “honest opinions only” or they won’t be cooked dinner.  The first variety of these I made were chocolate and peanut butter. […]

Beef Lettuce Wraps with Fried Rice ($10 Meal)

Don’t you just love lettuce wraps? You can eat a plethora of them and not feel guilty or feel like you need to go purge. I honestly don’t remember the first place I had them, put I remember the coolness of the crispy lettuce against the piping hot filling. It was pure heaven. And very […]

Creamy Pesto Pasta with 4 Cheese Italian Sausage

Did you know I LOVE being a food blogger. It gives me a voice. A voice to tell people about wonderful things. Companies look to me to get the word out about wonderful promotions that you might not otherwise know about. Johnsonville Sausage invited me to be a part of their Johnsonville Kitchens Community Blogging […]

Favorite Things Thursday

I can not express to you how much I love these LorAnn Bakery Emulsion flavorings. I use them as much as I can. They are magical. Throw some in your boxed cake mix and none will know it’s a boxed cake! The Princess Cake & Cookie gives ordinary sugar cookies a little something special. I […]

Red Gold Tomato Giveaway

The brand of tomato sauce can make or break a meal. I have had some bad in my day. They shall remain nameless, but some taste like you are eating a spoonful of tinfoil  and some are so bland that you wonder if it is just a red dyed substance. The line of Red Gold […]

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Favorite Thing Thursday

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I would die without my Sonicare toothbrush.

Ok, so maybe I am being a little over dramatic.

My teeth would fall out without my Sonicare. Still too much?

Well what ever, I love love love my toothbrush.
Seriously, you know that clean feeling you have when you leave the dentist? Imagine that every time you brush your teeth. It’s dreamy.
I CAN.NOT ever go back to a normal toothbrush. I went out of town recently and forgot my toothbrush and had to use one of those lame “do it yourself” toothbrushes and I felt like I had garbage mouth. Nasty.

They even have them for kids, my off spring love theirs.

So if you are in the market for a new grill brusher, I HIGHLY recommend the Sonicare!

***Remember, Favorite Things Thursday are NOT sponsored posts, just products I LOVE***

And the winner to my Scharffen Burger Chocolate giveaway is

Congrats to Tara! Please contact me within 72 hours to claim your CHOCOLATE!

Welcome to Moe’s & GIVEAWAY

Welcome to MOOOOOOOOE’s! Did you hear it as you read it?

I love the warm welcome you get every time you step into a Moe’s Southwest Grill.
Have you been to Moe’s? Yes, well then you know the deliciousness that awaits you as you walk in the door.
No? Well hop on over to Moe’s and see if there is one in your area..then run run run and go get yourself a homewrecker!

I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Moe’s Southwest grill in Atlanta and hang out with the Moe’s crew and 8 other bloggers.

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You might go to a restaurant and love the food, but lets be honest, do you really research the history or what lengths the company goes through to have a successful restaurant?? Nah, Probably not.

I love when companies care about the consumer, and that is Moe’s all the way around.
After hanging out with some Moe’s Big wigs, I realized that they not only serve delicious, high quality food, but they are good people. Like really cool, laid back people..my kind of people I like to hang with.
For instance, lets take the music they play in all the stores, take a listen next time you stop in to Moe’s. They only play music of dead artists. That’s pretty cool in my opinion.
Oh, and try to find a microwave in a Moe’s, nope, you won’t find one. They don’t believe in nuking fresh food.
Moe’s believes in “delicious simplicity”, it’s their way of being committed to serving on the highest quality ingredients 100% of the time at 100% of their locations!
The chicken they use is all natural, cage free, breast meat. The pork is steroid free, grain fed pulled pork(my fav). Their tender meat is 100% grass fed ground sirloin. And if you are of the vegetarian variety, they even have organic tofu.
No trans fats will be found and the next one is a biggie for me..NO MSG( a huge migraine trigger for me).

Moe’s made these custom chefs jackets for us. Loved them!
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We got the opportunity to try some of the food they are testing as new menu items.
OH.MY.GOD. I can’t begin to tell you how AMAZINGLY amazing (yes, I went to school) the Cuban Quesadilla is.
The photo does not do the Cuban Quesadilla justice.
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Fun was also had by all. We were split up into groups and had a salsa showdown!
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And we also go the chance to get behind the line and make and roll our own burritos. Let me tell ya, that’s hard work.
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We also got to have some non Moe’s related fun.
They whisked us off to The World of Coca-Cola.
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I had been there a few years ago, but they completely re did the whole facility.
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Moes

Below are the lovely ladies I got to meet.

Courtney Heath- Crunchy Beach Mama
Jennifer Bullock- Mommy B Knows Best
Jennifer Houck Spink- One Mom’s World
Karen Hartzell- In the Kitchen with KP
Mandi Holcombe- Cumming Local
Mishelle Lane- Secret Agent Mama
Sami Cone- Sami Cone
Stacie Connerty- the Divine Miss Mommy 

 

A HUGE shout out to Jessica and Melissa at Finn Partners for all of their planning and hard work.

I suppose now that you know all about Moe’s Southwest Grill you want to know about the giveaway?
Moe’s gave each of us a customized iPod. Well you see, everyone in my house already has one, so I thought I would give it to one of you. Yeah, I’m nice.

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GIVEAWAY

One winner will win the following (shown above)

iPod SHUFFLE

GIVEAWAY RULES      CONTEST ENDED

Contest ends Thursday April 5th 2012 at 8:15 am EST.
Winner will be chosen by Random Org.com
Contest open to US residents only.

Main Entry
(Required)

1.) Have you ever been to Moe’s Southwest Grill?

(For EACH additional entry, you must leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH ADDITIONAL entry)

 

2.) Like THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on Facebook
3.) Follow THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on Twitter
4.) Tweet using this..Go visit http://tinyurl.com/7zq7jbz for a iPod giveaway from @hungryhousewife
5.) Post about this giveaway on your Facebook Page using this tag… Go visit http://tinyurl.com/7zq7jbz for an iPod giveaway
6.) Subscribe to THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE via email.
7.) Like Moe’s on Facebook
8.)Like Moe’s on Twitter

And there you have it, a total of 8 entries for you.
Good Luck

**** Travel expenses were provided by Moe’s Southwest Grill. The opinions in this post are 100% mine****

Beefy Skillet Lasagna ($10 Meal)

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I just love when I get the steam coming of a dish when I snap a shot!

So, what is your go to meal when you are in a rush? In my opinion, there is nothing easier than a nice pasta and sauce dish. I usually make my own sauce, but when you are knee deep in baseball, blogging, science projects and deadlines, you tend to reach for the convenience foods. I always have a jar of pasta sauce on my shelf. You can take a few extra yet simple steps to make it your own. Add some spices, meat and cheese. You can instantly make it taste homemade. And they best part is you don’t have to simmer your sauce for hours.

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Yep, this is another $10 EASY family friendly meal!
It’s basically a deconstructed lasagna. It’s quite delicious I tell ya.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Beefy Skillet Lasagna
Author: 
Recipe type: Main
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4-6
 
An easy deconstructed lasagna
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 8 oz. Hannaford Rotini Pasta (1/2 box), cooked to package directions
  • 1 jar (24 oz.) Hannaford 3 Cheese Pasta Sauce ( or your favorite brand)
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • ½ tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 cup Hannaford Ricotta Cheese ( or your favorite brand)
  • 1 cup My Essentials Shredded Mozzarella Cheese ( or your favorite brand)
  • 1 Tube Hannaford Refrigerated Croissant Rolls, cooked to package directions (or your favorite brand)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. In a medium, oven proof skillet, over medium heat, cook ground beef until no longer pink in the middle, drain and return to the skillet.
  3. To the skillet, add the cooked pasta, pasta sauce, salt, pepper,Italian Seasoning and ricotta cheese, mix until and incorporated and heated through.
  4. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and place in oven until the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes
  5. Serve with breadsticks
Notes
*Price estimate does not include pantry staples you may likely already have. Prices are also adjusted for quantity; for example if a recipe calls for half an onion, we include the cost of that quantity.* Recipe Created for Sweetbay Supermarket by Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife. Photo by Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife

 

Cheesy Crescent Rolls

Cheesy Crescent Rolls

“Man, these would get tore up at a party!” That was a quote from my husband when he tasted these little gems.

I had an extra tube of crescent rolls left over from when I made my scrumptious Crescent Cinnamon Rolls.
Alouette sent me some of their new Cheddar Cheese Spread.  I thought they would make the perfect pair and they did.
I used the Bacon Cheddar flavor which gave the buttery crescent rolls a nice smoky cheesy flavor.

I have been all about easy these days. Do you ever feel so bogged down, you feel like you will never catch up. Yep, that’s me lately.
It’s driving me crazy. Seems like I am at the bottom of a black hole and can’t get out. You all know the feeling.

So if you are absurdly busy like me and want a quick and easy little roll or appetizer, give these a whirl. You will love them.

5.0 from 3 reviews
Cheesy Crescent Rolls
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Recipe type: Appetizer,bread
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Serves: 8
 
An easy appetizer or dinner roll stuffed with Alouette Cheese Spread
Ingredients
  • 1 tube(8 count) Crescent Rolls
  • 8 tablespoons Alouette Bacon Cheddar Cheese spread
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Unroll and separate the crescent rolls and place them on a ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Spread 1 tablespoon of cheese spread over each crescent roll.
  4. Roll up the crescent rolls and place tip side down.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

 

Banana Cake Balls

Banana Cake Balls

Small things are generally cute, with the exception of small zits and fire ants.
Small balls are cute. And when they are covered in chocolate, that just puts them over the top.
Well then let’s add some pound cake, Jell-O pudding mix and banana.
We are now officially exploding with delicious cuteness.
These would be perfect as a little snack on your Easter table. The kids will eat them up. You might even pop a few in your mouth too.

Speaking of Easter, when do kids stop believing in the Easter bunny? My 9 year old and almost 7 year old are still on the bunny bandwagon. Makes me sad to think that this might be the last year for my eldest.
Sigh

Banana Cake Balls

I didn’t write this recipe, so it’s only fair to send you to its originator. I make it exactly per their directions.
So if you are interested in making them, pop on over to the Jell-o site here for the recipe.

Favorite Things Thursday

A few years ago, I got off my wallet, went to Williams-Sonoma and bought some knives, very expensive knives.
Then a few months later,my sister and I took our Mom to the Metropolitan Cooking show to have lunch with Paula Deen ( yeah, we are good daughters) oh and we meet her scrumptious boys too!
At the show my sister bought some knives, Cutco Knives. I had heard of them in the past, but didn’t give them a second thought because the name sounded cheap and I thought they looked chincy. My sister claimed she loved them. I used hers and fell in love, but I had just bought some expensive German knives, so I couldn’t  justify a new purchase.
Fast forward a few years….. someone talked me into having a Cutco rep come to my house( did y’all know I am a pushover?) I said , “sure, but I am not buying anything.”

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Anyway, I was so impressed by the knives I wanted to buy the whole shebang! However I couldn’t afford the whole shebang. The only thing I could afford was 4 steak knives(because I so desperately needed them) and some kitchen scissors. Wait, did you hear the tiny violin music? hmm.
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So if anyone wants to fork over the OVER $3k to me so I can buy the Cutco Ultimate Set  ,feel free to contact me…I gladly accept Paypal.

I love love love these knives and scissors. The steak knives will cut through the toughest piece of meat like it is a buttery filet mignon. And the scissors will cut through anything, even bones (no, not people bones).
If your product ever gets dull, they will actually come to your home and sharpen your knives for you and they have a FOREVER guarantee. Yeah, that’s pretty awesome!
And they are made in the USA. Thats a big deal for me.

So if you are in the market for a new knife set and you are willing to spend some money…I highly recommend Cutco!

**Remember, Favorite Things Thursday ARE NOT sponsored posts, just products I love**

 

And the winner to my Red Gold Giveaway is

Chocolate and Raspberry Beggars Purses /GIVEAWAY

Chocolate and Raspberry Beggars Purses

Our dear friends from Kauai were recently staying with us with their adorable 8 month old. Vacationing from Kawaii??? I know, seems kinda crazy huh?
House guests=taste testers in my house. I tell them “honest opinions only” or they won’t be cooked dinner.  The first variety of these I made were chocolate and peanut butter. They were good, but just not sweet enough. Doesn’t seem possible does it? Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven, but it didn’t seem to work for us all fried up in a wonton wrapper. So I pulled out the fresh raspberries and gave those a go.
PERFECT! The raspberries gave the perfect sweetness and tartness I was looking for.
Make sure you use the best chocolate you can find. I adore Scharffen Berger Chocolate.
The flavor is deep and complex, much different than the cheaper grocery store varieties!
It’s the kind of chocolate that you just let melt on your tongue because you don’t want it to end!
It is AMERICAN CHOCOLATE WEEK, so you need to run out and get some chocolate!
To see if Scharffen Berger Chocolate is available, click here
Chocolate and Raspberry Beggars Purses

Chocolate and Raspberry Beggars Purses

Chocolate and Raspberry Beggars Purses

Chocolate and Raspberry Beggars Purses

4.9 from 14 reviews
Chocolate and Raspberry Beggars Purses
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Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • Peanut Oil
  • 3 square wonton wrappers
  • 3 fresh raspberries
  • 3 teaspoons chopped Scharffen Berger Chocolate, your favorite flavor,divided
  • Water
  • Scharffen Berger Sweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Powdered Sugar
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, pour in about 2 inches of peanut oil.
  2. Heat to 350.
  3. Fill raspberry with as much chocolate that will fit. Put the rest of the teaspoon of chocolate in the middle of the wonton.
  4. Place the raspberry on top of the chocolate.
  5. Dip your finger in the water and rub the water along the outside edge of the wonton.
  6. Fold the wonton wrapper up around the raspberry and pinch together. Use more water for glue if needed.
  7. Repeat with the other 2 wontons.
  8. Carefully drop the wontons into the oil and fry for 1 minute or until lightly golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oil and drain on the paper towel.
  10. Dust your serving plate with the sweetened cocoa powder.
  11. Place the wontons on the plate and then dust with powdered sugar.

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Chocolate!
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Now who wants some CHOCOLATE???

GIVEAWAY

One winner will win the following (shown above)

SCHARFFEN BERGER CHOCOLATE

Milk Almond chocolate bar
Milk Nibby chocolate bar
Extra Rich Milk chocolate bar
Bittersweet chocolate bar
Mocha chocolate bar
Semi-Sweet chocolate bar
Extra Dark chocolate bar
Nibby chocolate bar

(SRP-$40)

GIVEAWAY RULES CONTEST CLOSED

Contest ends Thursday March 29th 2012 at 9 am EST.
Winner will be chosen by Random Org.com
Contest open to US residents only.

Main Entry
(Required)

1.) What is your favorite chocolate, Milk, semi-sweet,dark or white?

(For EACH additional entry, you must leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH ADDITIONAL entry)

2.) Like THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on Facebook
3.) Follow THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on Twitter
4.) Tweet using this..Go visit http://tinyurl.com/74hfu2v  for a CHOCOLATE GIVEAWAY from @scharffenBerger and @hungryhousewife
5.) Post about this giveaway on your Facebook Page using this tag CHOCOLATE GIVEAWAY! http://tinyurl.com/74hfu2v Visit The Hungry Housewife
6.) Subscribe to THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE via email.
7.) Like Scharffen Berger on Facebook
8.)Like Scharffen Berger on Twitter

And there you have it, a total of 8 entries for you.
Good Luck

**Thank you Scharffen Berger for this delicious giveaway. They also provided me with a chocolate gift pack to create my recipe**  All Opinions are 100% MINE.

Beef Lettuce Wraps with Fried Rice ($10 Meal)

aisan Lettice wraps w/ fried rice

Don’t you just love lettuce wraps?
You can eat a plethora of them and not feel guilty or feel like you need to go purge.
I honestly don’t remember the first place I had them, put I remember the coolness of the crispy lettuce against the piping hot filling. It was pure heaven. And very low in carbs. Yeah, I could probably live on lettuce wraps for the rest of my life. And the fact that this meal serves a family of four for $10 means my grocery bill would be pretty cheap for dinner for the remainder of my years. However, I am sure my offspring might object on the lettuce wraps for the rest of their lives.

This is another easy and family friendly meal I created for Sweetbay Supermarket’s $10 meal Challenge. Do you think you have a great $10 meal that feeds a family of 4? You can click here to submit your recipe!!!


Beef Lettuce Wraps with Fried Rice
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Recipe type: main,dinner,appetizer
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Beef Lettuce wraps served with fried rice for $10
Ingredients
  • 1½ teaspoon oil, divided
  • 8 oz. portobello mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (1 oz.) package Mongolian Beef Seasoning Mix
  • ¼ cup carrot (1/2 large carrot), chopped
  • 1 head Boston bibb lettuce
  • 2 scallions, chopped, divided
  • ½ cup crispy chow mein noodles (wide style)
  • 1 cup Hannaford white rice, cooked to package directions
  • ¾ cup Hannaford Frozen Peas and Carrots (from 16 oz. package), thawed
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 3 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix the Mongolian Beef Seasoning and ¼ cup water together in a small bowl and
  2. set aside.
  3. Over medium heat, add ½ teaspoon oil to a medium skillet
  4. Add the mushrooms and carrots and cook for 3 minutes. Remove and set aside
  5. In the same skillet, cook for meat until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain
  6. Place the meat back into the skillet and add the mushrooms, carrots and Mongolian beef seasoning. Stir to incorporate and cook until heated through.
  7. Separate the lettuce into 8 “cups”.
  8. Divide the filling into each cup. About ⅓ cup per piece of lettuce.
  9. Sprinkle with 1 scallions and crispy chow mein noodles.
Rice Preparation
  1. In a medium skillet, over medium heat add 1 teaspoon oil.
  2. Add the thawed peas and carrots and cook for about 3-5 minutes or until carrots are softened
  3. Add the eggs and quickly stir until cooked.
  4. Add the cooked rice and stir to combine.
  5. Stir in the soy sauce and 1 scallion.
  6. Season to your liking with salt and pepper
Notes
*Price estimate does not include pantry staples you may likely already have. Prices are also adjusted for quantity; for example if a recipe calls for half an onion, we include the cost of that quantity.* Recipe Created for Sweetbay Supermarket by Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife. Photo by Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife

 

Creamy Pesto Pasta with 4 Cheese Italian Sausage

Pasta with 4 cheese Italian Sausage

Did you know I LOVE being a food blogger. It gives me a voice. A voice to tell people about wonderful things.

Companies look to me to get the word out about wonderful promotions that you might not otherwise know about.

Johnsonville Sausage invited me to be a part of their Johnsonville Kitchens Community Blogging Panel and to be an ambassador for their products. You know I jumped at the opportunity. I mean, who doesn’t love Johnsonville sausage? ( well, maybe vegetarians). Did you know they have 10 different varieties of Italian Sausage? You can view them all here.

Are you creative with sausage? Do you have a mouth watering recipe that incorporates Johnsonville Italian Sausage?


Go and enter the Johnsonville Italian Inspiration Recipe Contest. It’s a photo recipe contest, so make sure your photos are decent. The prize is a culinary trip for 2 to Abruzzo, Italy! So run on over to their facebook page and enter!

Johnsonville sent me some goodies to create a recipe. I had the hardest times trying to choose just one of them that was swirling in my mind.
I went with easy. Baseball has been keeping me busy, so time doesn’t seem to be on my side these days.
So here is my easy recipe that incorporates the delicious Johnsonville Italian 4 Cheese sausage.
You know why I choose the 4 cheese variety? When I was a kid, I loved loved loved those hot dogs with the “cheese” inside them. Oh, man I loved those. I used to eat them uncooked. The thought makes my stomach turn these days.
Anyhooooo, here is the recipe. Everyone enjoyed it. It’s easy, full of flavor and it fills you up!

Creamy Pesto Pasta with 4 cheese Italian Sausage
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Recipe type: Main,dinner
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
 
An easy creamy pesto pasta make with 4 cheese Italian sausage.
Ingredients
  • 16 oz Rigatoni, cooked to package directions, reserve ¾ cup cooked pasta water
  • 1 pck. Johnsonville 4 Cheese Italian Sausage
  • 15 oz Ricotta Cheese
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon prepared jarred Pesto (5 tablespoons)
  • ¼ cup Kraft Parmesan Cheese
  • 5 Basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ½ red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, pesto,parmesan cheese,basil and pasta water. Set aside
  2. In a large skillet with a lid, cook the sausage per package directions.
  3. Remove the sausage and set aside. Do not clean out the skillet.
  4. In the same skillet you cooked the sausage, add the olive oil and onions, cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, until the onions become soft.
  5. Add the tomatoes and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the tomatoes begin to pop.
  6. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Slice the sausage into medallions and add to skillet with the onions, tomatoes and garlic.
  8. Add the cooked pasta and ricotta mixture. Mix together.
  9. Sat and pepper to your desired taste.
Notes
If the sauce is too thick, you can always add a bit more water.

 

Favorite Things Thursday

Oils

I can not express to you how much I love these LorAnn Bakery Emulsion flavorings. I use them as much as I can.

They are magical.
Throw some in your boxed cake mix and none will know it’s a boxed cake!
The Princess Cake & Cookie gives ordinary sugar cookies a little something special.
I use the  Butter Vanilla or the Buttery Sweet Dough in my pie crust to give the crust an extra depth of flavor…sooooo good.

These are the only 3 flavors I have been able to find locally, but they make soooo many more, like coconut, red velvet and coffee. I haven’t tried those yet, but I bet they are magical too!

If you run across these, BUY them. They will take your baking to the next level!!

**Remember Favorite Things Thursday are NOT sponsored posts, just things I LOVE**

And the winner of My Lipton Super Fruit Giveaway is

Congrats Theresa, Please contact me within 72 hours.

Red Gold Tomato Giveaway

The brand of tomato sauce can make or break a meal. I have had some bad in my day.
They shall remain nameless, but some taste like you are eating a spoonful of tinfoil  and some are so bland that you wonder if it is just a red dyed substance.

The line of Red Gold Tomato Sauces Rocks!!
Super flavorful .
Taste like fresh tomatoes.
You don’t have to add a bunch of seasonings to mask the flavor of the sauce.
Red Gold has their own recipe section, so be sure to check it out for some delicious meal ideas using tomato sauces!

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And you know I have some tomatoes to give one of you!

One winner will win the following

Red Gold Tomato Sauce Sampler

  • Red Gold Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • Red Gold Tomato Sauce
  • Red Gold Crushed Tomatoes
  • Red Gold Petite Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies (Hot)
  • Red Gold Stewed Tomatoes
  • Red Gold Diced Tomatoes Chili Ready

GIVEAWAY RULES

Contest ends Thursday March 22th 2012 at 9 am EST.
Winner will be chosen by Random Org.com
Contest open to US residents only.

Main Entry
(Required)

1.) What is your favorite way to use tomato sauce?

(For EACH additional entry, you must leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH ADDITIONAL entry)

2.) Like THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on Facebook
3.) Follow THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on Twitter
4.) Tweet using this..Go visit http://tinyurl.com/6mor9py for a @redgoldtomatoes GIVEAWAY from the @hungryhousewife
5.) Post about this giveaway on your Facebook Page using this tag http://tinyurl.com/6mor9py
6.) Subscribe to THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE via email.
7.) Like Red Gold on Facebook
8.)Like Red Gold on Twitter

And there you have it, a total of 8 entries for you.