Friday, September 14, 2012

Easy Dinners with Progresso Recipe Starters Giveaway 9/30 #MyBlogSpark


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Despite the fact that my baking skills are pretty good, my cooking abilities are limited at best.  It seems the more I try hard to improve my skills, the worse they get.  However, as a mom I like to put a hot meal on the table for my family to eat every night.  So what's a Mom in my shoes to do?

The answer is simple:  Progresso.  You were thinking more than soup for dinner?  Bear with me here, because so was I.  Progresso has an awesome new line of products called Progresso Recipe Starters which comes in some mouth watering varieties

*Creamy Parmesan Basil
*Creamy Roasted Garlic with Chicken Stock
*Fire Roasted Tomato
*Creamy Portabella Mushroom
*Creamy Three Cheese

With these varieties you can make everything from family classics such as macaroni and cheese, a tasty pot pie, or even eggplant Parmesan.

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With the same set of products, you can also either take classics up a notch or try a whole new recipe.  I received the Fire Roasted Tomato and the Creamy Portabella Mushroom to assist my review.

The Fire Roasted Tomato almost didn't become a supper.  I admit I have a horrible habit as a cook:  I'm a taster.  One bite of that Tomato starter and I had to fight the urge to heat it up and enjoy it with buttered crackers.  Hey, a girl can dream about food, right?  Well, I'm glad I didn't give into the urge, because *I* made the most amazing supper. Even the kids and my mother in law liked it, which isn't something people usually say about my cooking.

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Here's the recipe from the Progresso website that I prepared.

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
1 can (18 oz) Progresso Recipe Starters Fire Roasted Tomato cooking sauce
1/4 cup of yellow mustard
3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon chilli powder
4 cups of shredded deli rotisserie chicken
8 soft burger buns, split

Since I am on a diet, I went ahead and bought boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded them and I used Agave in place of the sugar.  I also omitted the slaw because of the fat content.

In a 3-quart saucepan, mix Recipe Starters, cooking sauce, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, and chili powder.  Heat to simmering over medium-high heat.  Stir in chicken.  Reduce heat to medium; simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve 1/2 cup chicken mixture on each bun.  Top with 2 tablespoons of Coleslaw.

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These were AMAZING.  It was so good, that instead of eating my assigned diet snack at bedtime, I ate leftover chicken (without a bun).  It has a sweetness to it that is cut by the chili so while it resembles a bbq sandwich, it is so much better!

I can't wait to buy some sour cream so I can try the Beef Stroganoff made with steak!  The bottom line is that these are great base flavors which make cooking so easy! Want more recipes to choose from?  You can find them at Progresso.  Don't forget to like them on Facebook so you can be informed of all their latest promotions.

Win it:  One of my lucky readers will win the same package I received.

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  • Two cans of Progresso Recipe Starters
  • $10 Gift Card to purchase your recipe ingredients
  • Progresso Recipe Starters recipe book, including 5 recipes to get you started
  • Baking dish
  • Measuring Cups
  • Sauce Scraper
Just complete one or more options on the Rafflecopter to be entered!





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Disclosure:  The information, products and ProgressoTM Recipe StartersTM gift packs were provided by Progresso through MyBlogSpark.

49 comments:

  1. I learned that they have a lot of soup selections that are 100 calories or less

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  2. Mmmm I love Progesso and haven't tried these new starters yet. These recipes look deeelish Allyson! Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. I found that they have tons of recipes. I was checking out the one for the Chicken Fried Steak with Garlic Cream Gravy!

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  4. They have so many great recipes that I can use. I especially like 5 Ingredients or Less Recipes

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  5. I learned they have a ton of fantastic recipes! thanks!
    ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

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  6. i learned the cheesy fondue beer recipe looks good
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  7. I learned there are lots of good nutritional recipes made with Progresso.I'd like to make the Cheesy Bacon Hash Brown Bake.Thanks for the super awesome giveaway! :)

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  8. I would like the Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  9. I found they have a slew of recipes with using on 5 ingredients or less...talk about easy!

    ababe28 at hotmail dot com
    Ann B.

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  10. i would like to try the Bacon-Cheeseburger Potato Pie

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  11. I learned they have different flavors that I havent seen in stores by me! Would love to try the Traditional Chicken & Orzo with Lemon.

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  12. love all the recipes
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  13. I learned that they have a lot of good recipes like the Autumn Chicken Stew that I am going to try out!
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

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  14. They have alot of varieties under 100 calories.

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  15. They have lots of great recipes on their site

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  16. I can't wait to try the antipasto curly pasta salad

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  17. I learned that they have lower calorie recipes on their page.

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  18. They have a five ingredient Chicken Divan recipe that looks good

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  19. Learned a new recipe:
    https://www.progresso.com/Recipes/Family-Favorites/beef-and-bean-chili/1ee495d2-7ae3-45b0-8342-ea60266de59f

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  20. I learned that they have several different types of recipes/products for many different types of diets (reduced sodium, gluten free, fiber rich, low fat, 100 calories or less)

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  21. I learned that most of the recipe starters are 90 calories a serving (the tomato one is 50 and the garlic is 70).
    las_va@hotmail DOT com

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  22. I learned how to make Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice - yummy!

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  23. i learned that they alot of lovely recipes. the Barley and Asparagus looks like a winner

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  24. I would love to try one of their recipes with their flavored panko crumbs (Panko Italian Style Bread Crumbs)

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  25. I learned that Progresso has a pretty big variety of 100 calorie soups.

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  26. I learned that there is a large variety of recipes on Progresso.com!

    arifamily at comcast.net

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  27. I learned they have recipes on the site
    debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  28. I see they have low salt and no salt chicken broth. I'd definitely use this.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  29. I learned they have lots of recipes and a 50 cent off coupon to try Recipe Starters.

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. I love that they have soups that are 100 calories or less its perfect for my diet!

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  31. I learned about the recipes they have to use the Recipe Starters. I would like to try the Crispy Garlic Parmesan Chicken.
    beh2351@frontier.com

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  32. Progresso has 100 calorie soups. Thank you. Jerri Davis

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  33. I learned that they have multiple soups very low in calories!

    orangestar17(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. I love all the different soups under 100 calories each.

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  35. Gluten Free Products are also available!

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  36. I learned that they have a new baked potato soup with bacon that's low in calories, they have a few that are low in calories.

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  37. Their site has a list of 60 things to a healthier you. From things you know - drink water - to things you don't think about - hug someone, tell a joke, eat a tomato.
    savewish@yahoo.com

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  38. I learned that they have great recipes like Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken.

    Entered the rafflecopter form as "Wild Orchid"

    Thanks for the cool giveaway!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  39. I learned they have a $1 coupon for Light Soups!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  40. I learned that they are some great recipes.

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  41. Only 100 calories in their soups...awesome!

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  42. I learned they have 5 different broths

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  43. oh wow! I learned they have got lots of great recipie on there. I cant wait to thr the bacon mac & cheese.

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  44. I learned that I want to try Baked Mexican Macaroni and Cheese recipe.

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  45. I learned that they offer recipes, coupons, and promotions. Which is pretty cool!

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  46. I learned about the Autumn Chicken Stew which looks great

    jennifer marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  47. I learned they have several low sodium soups, which would be perfect for my high blood pressure!

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  48. They have soups that are 100 calories or less and some have WW points on the can!!!!

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