July 24, 2009

Who wants cookies? A giveaway!

I want to start my post today by wishing my SIL Heidi a very happy birthday! I hope you enjoy your day with your family and know I am thinking of you! HUGS!



When MyBlogSpark asked me if I would be interested in trying the new Pillsbury Simply Cookies, of course I said yes!! Who doesn't like cookies! I picked up the peanut butter cookies, baked them up and brought them to work for people to try. These cookies are thick and chewy (all I did was place them on the cookie sheet, no rolling in sugar and pressing with a fork) and they are pretty tasty! The new cookies come in two favorite flavors, Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter. They are made with wholesome ingredients like flour, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla and have zero grams trans fat, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial colors or flavors and no preservatives. The cookies are ready to bake so there is no messy preparation, and they are ready in minutes!

Thanks to
MyBlogSpark you can click this link to get a $1.25 off the purchase of these cookies!


You also have an opportunity to win the prize pack pictured above, along with a coupon for a free sample of the cookies. To enter to win, all you need to do is:

  • leave me a comment and tell me what it is you do to simplify meals when you are busy
  • Earn another additional entry by linking back to this giveaway on your blog, and leaving a comment letting me know.
  • Earn one more entry by mentioning the giveaway on Twitter and leaving a comment letting me know.
Entries will be accepted until Midnight, July 27, 2009. Good luck!

34 comments:

  1. To simplify my meals I use fresh ingredients that can be versatile for the following day that I can make a different meal out of. So I never get bored with the same exact meal and it is still fresh!

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  2. After reading a tip in Lunch in the Box, I make and freeze rice in individual servings so then all I have to do is make a stirfry or quick curry and we have dinner.

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  3. To make life easier I freeze leftovers in individual serving portions.

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  4. I always find that throwing dinner on the grill really is simple and clean up is easier too!

    A big Happy Birthday to your SIL! ;0)

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  5. I try to simplify by doing a lot of prep work ahead of time.

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  6. I simplify by making a double batch of a casserole or soup and freeze in individual portions. Then on days that I don't have time, all I do is take it out, reheat and serve!

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  7. When we are busy (Always) we simplifyy by eating MY way, which is VEGGIE!!!
    I stop being a SHORT ORDER Cook and we all eat Fresh Veggies and fresh fruit and whole grains and do it the easy way! Nothing Fancy Shcmancy!! Just easy peasy cookin'!!!

    Thanks for a GREAT Giveaway!
    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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  8. LeslieVeg is following you on Twitter and left a tweet
    http://twitter.com/LeslieVeg/status/2822366425

    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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  9. The simplest meals are the ones with a small number of ingredients, all of them fresh. You can make a fast meal in a snap.

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  10. If we're having rice with a meal, I'll make extra to have for fried rice the next day. And sometimes I resort to packaged sauces, e.g. kung pao, curry pastes. But I still can't bring myself to buy pre-chopped veggies.

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  11. Usually when I plan mymeals, I try to make more than one meal out of it, which isn,t too difficult since we are empty nesters. If I plan roasted chicken for one night , I,ll make chicken salad or chicken and rice later in the week. And I always save the chicken carcus for stock. If it's roast and potatoes and carrot one night, it becomes roast beef sandwiches for lunch or dinner later. I also freeze left overs for quick meals another day. When we make BBQ pork, I make larger quantities and freeze. Same with chili.

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  12. Usually make extra food to use on busy days
    KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

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  13. You are linked by to www.hickchickwa.blogspot.com

    I'm great cook - horrible baker. This is so right up my alley!

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  14. Very cool that you keep getting to try all these neat products!
    ~ingrid

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  15. Shelby,
    To simplify meals around here when I'm busy is to use my crockpot. I put everything together in the morning before I go to work and I come home to a cooked and delicious meal for my family.

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  16. To simplify meals, I let someone else cook :)

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  17. What I do is fix box meals :)

    always_317537[at]yahoo[dot]com
    http://livelovelaughwithleslie.blogspot.com

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  18. I tweeted :)

    http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/2827234939

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  19. I blogged :)

    http://livelovelaughwithlesliegiveaways.blogspot.com/

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  20. I like to cook a big batch ahead and then freeze individual sized dinners or dinners for two as needed. Also, I try to buy things that need a few items only, a coworker sells Tastefully Simple so I like to have some of their mixes on hand for chips or veggies.

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  21. tweeted http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/2829291361

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  22. When I'm super busy, or away from the house for the day, my crockpot is my best friend. I use it year round and have adapted MANY of my recipes to work in the crockpot.

    I just noticed that my recipe blog is not on your blogroll.

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  23. Cute giveaway! I try to make meals that use simple and few ingredients but are still healthy and quick. I love using fresh ingredients and making a quick stir fry or pasta and veggies.
    In the winter I cook ahead and freeze! I blogged about your giveaway!!

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  24. I've been working on simplifying meals by making freezer meals. They'll be great to have on hand for the days when I'm too busy to do much more than thaw out some chili or curry and make some rice.

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  25. I meal plan and use my crockpot to simplify things.
    semikle at yahoo dot com

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  26. to simplify I make meals that will give me enough leftovers to remake for another night. It may take longer one night but the second night is a breeze because it's just a matter of tweaking the leftovers to make a different dinner.

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  27. A simple meal for me is always pasta. Dinner can be ready in less than 25 min. Have a great week-end.

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  28. I work 10 hour days - 5 days a week, so I'm all about quick and simple meals. I simplify by planning ahead. There are always frozen meatballs for spaghetti or sandwiches. Also, shredded chicken in the freezer for tacos, burritos, salad, or BBQ sandwiches. Sunday is always Crockpot Sunday.

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  29. I will simplify by making something that I have made before. So I am not going into unfamiliar territory when cooking. It's easier to make a meal that I am familiar with how to make it.

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  30. Erin from Long IslandJuly 25, 2009 at 8:09 PM

    To simplify meals, I cook large batches and dress up the leftovers with ethnic ingredients

    my email:
    erunuevo@hotmail.com

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  31. Erin from Long IslandJuly 25, 2009 at 8:16 PM

    i posted this on my myspace bulletin board

    http://home.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user

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  32. Erin from Long IslandJuly 25, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    i tweeted this give away

    http://twitter.com/erunuevo

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  33. I simplify by making double batchs of things I know freeze well for those busy nights when I have no time to cook. I also freeze cake layers for a quick dessert when needed. The all you have to do is make the frosting. Thanks for the chance.

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  34. I like to simplify meals when I'm busy by using my own pre-made frozen foods. When I have a day that I know I have lots of time, I will make tons of food, like make burger patties, sauces, cookie dough, etc etc, and then freeze them. I never microwave the meals after since you lose all of the nutrients, but only make food that I can heat upon the stove top or cook in the oven. It makes it way easier for me on a busy day to just yank it out of the freezer and transfer to a pot or the oven!

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