Thursday, November 6, 2008

Savoring the Meal **Updated**

I love to have company over for a meal, but with young picky eaters, our food allergy issues and little time for preparation it's hard to have yummy adult eats! Usually we have some yummy but simply prepared foods (usually allergy and kid-friendly so I don't prepare a meal twice)!!

But now I have help from Pillsbury!!

They have created a simple and delicious line of appetizers. Pillsbury Savorings Pastry Bites will not disappoint!! And are perfect for entertaining company or making regular meal at home special!

They come in three different flavors to fit anyone's taste: cheese and spinach, buffalo style chicken and mozzarella and pepperoni. And the bites are very convenient to bake, they just take about 20 minutes in an oven or toaster oven. As we've come to enjoy about Pillsbury products, Savorings bites have the perfect flaky, doughy crust!!!

We sampled the Savoring buffalo style chicken! Although we weren't hosting company for our lunch, we enjoyed the tasty bites, loved the warm comfort food and appreciated the convenient preparation:) Since we like spicy food the kick of the buffalo chicken was perfect ....yummm! And they were much, much better than chicken nuggets!!!


BUY IT NOW! You can purchase your own box of Pillsbury Savorings at any local grocery store. They are great to have on hand for company, a special meal or snack for your family!!! I found a $1 off printable coupon HERE and HERE!!





WIN IT!! The lovely folks at Pillsbury are offering our readers a Savoring the Moment gift bag that includes:

a free coupon for Pillsbury Savorings Flaky Bites, a wine bag, a corkscrew, a wine stopper, wine tags and a wine and food pairing guide.

All the help you need to have an easy and delightful adult appetizer as you celebrate or just savor the moments with friends:)

To enter, leave a comment about your favorite meal to serve for company!! You can earn a 2nd entry by blogging this giveaway and linking to SIMPLE on the post (just make it a second comment and leave the link):)

Giveaway ends Thurday, November 13th:)

317 comments:

  1. Salina Marie MunsonNovember 8, 2008 at 7:39 AM

    i like making homemade chicken and dumplings.

    a_true_goddess@hotmail.com

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  2. My favorite meal to serve company is skinlness baked chicken breasts. I place chiken breasts on top of spinach; sprinkle with lime juice; top with sliced cheese and bake in an uncovered baking dish at 350' for about 45 minutes or until the juice runs clear.

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  3. I like making a large pot roast w/roasted potatoes, carrots, and onions - slow cooked - nice and homey and great comfort food. Also served w/fresh made buns.

    Cindi ladybrit911@hotmail.com

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  4. I love to do taco night with guests, it is always a crowd pleaser!

    jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

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  5. Lasagna :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  6. Lasagna.

    angelina115@hotmail.com

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  7. my favorite meal to serve for company is steak, baked potato and salad, with homemade pecan pie. YUMMY!

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  8. We like to BBQ especially chicken breasts with corn on the cob

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  9. Everyone always loves lasagna.

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  10. I enjoy making lasagna for guests.

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  11. My favorite meal to cook for company is Chili. All my friends love it.

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  12. Looks good now im hungery

    katielovedavid@aim.com

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  13. I enjoy making a big spaghettie dinner! :)

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

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  14. Meatballs, and for those vegetarians....pasta salad, or couscous

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  15. Picadillo with white rice served with fried platanos (plantains).

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  16. Baked spaghetti pie--

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  17. I love to grill out...especially burgers for friends

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  18. I like to make a big Pot of Chili when it is cold outside!

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  19. fried chicken and mashed potatoes

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  20. I love to serve beef stew in the crock pot!
    mjf926 at gmail dot com

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  21. A grillout with rib eye steak and cresent rolls!

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  22. In the summer we love to grill for our friends. Otherwise I almost always go with spaghetti or lasagna. Both are easy to prepare ahead of time and everyone loves them. Thanks!

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  23. Spaghetti and meatballs.

    rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

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  24. i love making a true italian lasagna. i got a great recipe from a friend who lived there and it's always been a hit with guests at our house!
    specialk[dot]roxygirl[at]gmail[dot]com

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  25. I have a great pasta dish made with spicy tomato cream sauce and fresh shrimp. Looks difficult to make but is sooo easy

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  26. I love to serve stuffed shells.

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  27. I love spaghetti with tomato sauce!!!

    damlakayi (at) yahoo.com

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  28. we love making chicken and dumplings or spaghetti with garlic bread for company or baked hamburgers with other sides... enter me pleease

    lilhottemomma@yahoo.com

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  29. i love making home made potato soup and serving it with grands biscuits misty rummell

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  30. Chicken-- boiled and potatoes and rolls...simple easy and with the right toppings, great!

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  31. spaghetti is always a favorite of everyone

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  32. We usually make homemade chicken pizza when we have friends over.
    teriannm@gmail.com

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  33. I love having lasagna night, with minestrone soup for openers, and a good Italian bread-and Chianti, of course!

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  34. I usually have company over for heavy appetizers and desserts rather than a full meal. My chili dip gets rave reviews!

    cookiert at yahoo.com

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  35. Taco salad is a favorite for company at our house.CoCo540@yahoo.com

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  36. Spaghetti dinner:)

    driven873@hotmail.com

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  37. I love serving stuffed cheese shells with an antipasto side. My guests ask for it and I love getting the compliments.

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  38. I like to roast a chicken for company, and serve corn bread and greens on the side. Yum.

    vhsurvey@hotmail.com

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  39. I make my home made spaghetti sauce and add to penna pasta with home made meatballs that are the best!! for desert I usually make cheesecake and everyone loves all of it, thanks for the great giveaway, I really want to try the spinach and cheese savorings.

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  40. Burgers grilled outdoors is always a favorite.

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  41. I make Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs, and several types of pasta. I am known for my sauce. cdziuba@aol.com

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  42. Pasta is one of the easiest things to whip up for company, which is why I like it! I've gotten good feedback on my pasta shells with peas and sauce.

    greenyak [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  43. Lasagna is always a good option and something you can make ahead.

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  44. If it's a warm season, I like to grill out for company. Steaks, baked potatoes, fresh corn on the cob on the grill, fresh Heirloom tomatoes and yeast rolls.

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  45. I rarely cook any more so my favorite would be to take everyone out for ribs!

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  46. I usually make a broccoli-chicken bake. So yummy!

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  47. pasta with garlic bread!

    JGold@ramapo.edu

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  48. Chicken spaghetti, salad, and garlic toast.

    cathyandharold[at]verizon[dot]net

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  49. My company loves my clam chowder and beef brisket.

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  50. I either make a lasagna or we cook outside on the grill.

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  51. I always make a nice baked ham dinner.

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  52. This is the dough boy speaking

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  53. Lasagne is my favorite to serve.

    Thank you!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  54. if its friends or family i just throw in a frozen red baron pizza. its yummy

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  55. I love to have a chili bar with cheese, sour cream, diced onions, chips and salsa.. Easy and everyone can make it their own...

    barbaramcnaney@juno.com

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  56. I make roast chicken, big fresh salad, roasted potatoes and carrots. Dessert...CHEESECAKE...YUM

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  57. meat loaf, green beans,salad and a sweet

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  58. I like making lasagna and tossed salad. Thanks!

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  59. I love to make lasagna with ground turkey, chopped spinach, lot's of cheese with a tossed salad + garlic bread.
    It's an awarding crowd pleaser :-)

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  60. Lasagne and a really nice salad. Easy, hard to mess up!!

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  61. I love making clam chowder :)

    Please enter me and thanks for the giveaway!
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. If it's for good frioends and they're bringing their kids, definately speghetti.

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  63. My favorite meal to serve to company is my unbeatable chili with cornbread and a green salad. I haven't had a single guest disappointed yet. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  64. I have two dishes that always get gobbled up at my house- one is a mexican casserole with different beans, beef, cheeses, and tomato sauces. The other is a tuna noodle casserole. Huge Faves at my place.

    HarmsBbyGrl@yahoo.com

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  65. I like serving Stuffed Shells, with a salad on the side, and cheesecake for dessert. Thanks!

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  66. A NICE PORK ROAST VEGGIES BAKED POTATOS SALAD AND CHEESCAKE my fav company meal

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  67. A NICE PORK ROAST VEGGIES BAKED POTATOS SALAD AND CHEESCAKE my fav company meal

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  68. It depends...summer I love having big picnics with BBQ chicken, corn on the cob and the works. Winter, I make a meatloaf and some candied carrots. Yum!

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  69. I would have to say lasagna is a good one

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  70. My favorite meal that I like to serve for company is fried chicken,
    mashed potatoes,chicken gravy,corn-on-the-cob and biscuits. This is my son's favorite meal. Just a few days ago he told me he could really use a good home-cooked meal
    (hint hint)He is married but his wife is not the cook in the family.
    Thank you

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  71. My favorite meal to serve to company is anything grilled! I love making balsamic marinated hangar steaks on the grill, people are usually floored by how good they are!!

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  72. http://caseydeucesworld.blogspot.com/2008/11/contest-corner-for-sunday.html

    I blogged you!

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  73. I could really use this

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  74. I usually serve filet mignon!

    lauren
    croasla0(at)sewanee.edu

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  75. I like to do lasagna with salad

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  76. My favorite meal for company is Tater Tot casserole. It's a hit with everyone! Thank you for the contest!
    txgigggles@yahoo.com

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  77. Lasagne, most everybody likes it and it can be altered for vegetarians, etc.

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  78. love to make homemade chicken and noodles. add a salad and fruit and it's all gone before dinner's over!

    kwhite826@hotmail.com

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  79. In the fall, we like to serve sausage & lentil soup with a good french loaf and salad.

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  80. Fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy and homemade rolls. And pineapple upside down cake with ice cream for dessert. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    3oink63moo484 (at) gmail(.)com

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  81. T bone steak, corn on the cob and baked potatoes

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  82. I like to serve lasagna! Thanks.

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  83. LOVE TO MAKE CHILI AND CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS! THANKS!

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  84. We like chicken and noodles
    and mashed potatoes.Thanks for the
    contest.
    Cathy
    kbtruman@aol.com

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  85. It depends on the season. In the summer I normally smoke meat or bar-b-que. Fall and winter seems to call for more hearty foods like stews and homemade bread.

    maloney_la@yahoo.com

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  86. Eye of the round roast with potatoes, corn and rolls....yummy

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  87. Steak, twice baked potato,green beans

    brn2lisn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. Poppy seed chicken is always a big hit!
    JillianLVeit@msn.com

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  89. I like serving prime rib, baked ziti or macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, gravy, and a vegetable.

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  90. Thank you for having this. I like to make Cheese Potato Soup. So good! Thank you!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  91. My favorite meal to serve for company is chicken parm. It's not too difficult and will feed an army!

    shelnew19 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  92. Steak, Grilled Shrimp, Salad, French Bread

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  93. My favorite meal to make for company is Spanikopita. It is time consuming, but so yummy and is always a big hit!

    Thanks for hosting this great giveaway.

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  94. Three cheese mediteranian stuffed chicken!

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  95. Barbecue chicken and baked potatoes.

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  96. Beef Stroganoff

    hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  97. My fiance and I love to make chili. We make veg and regular so everyone is happy. It's so easy, and it's good for you too. colorfulcarla at comcast.net

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  98. I make a mean white smoked turkey chili that family and friends rave about. Just add a salad, some cornbread and the meal's complete.

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  99. We usually grill steaks and salmon.
    With different kinds of salads.

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  100. Roast chicken with mashed potatoes and broccoli.

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  101. We like to make salmon grilled on cedar planks with grilled aspargus and a pasta salad.

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  102. Sprial ham with broccoli and cheese casserole.

    hebert024 at aol dot com

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  103. My grandmother's Hot Chicken Salad recipe; it has chicken, celery, mayo, cheese and crushed potato chips on top.

    shel704[at]aol[dot]com

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  104. I love to make a huge vegetable stir-fry. There is always something someone doesnt usually like in it,but end up enjoying it for the first time:)

    cyclona66@aol.com

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  105. I love to make asian salmon with sweet potatoes. It's delicious!
    mrs_kateboard@hotmail.com

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  106. Stewed peas or chicken with rice

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  107. I like to make eggplant pilaf

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  108. That would have to be my chicken casserole. It's to die for!

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  109. I like to serve lasagna, a fruit dish, and garlic bread. This looks YUMMY!!!!!

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  110. Antipasto, garlic bread, chicken cacciatore and pasta.

    delilahhhhh@msn.com

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  111. I like to serve roast turkey with all the trimmings---because it really is quite easy to fix and also very inexpensive.

    farrell@crosslake.ner

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  112. My Mom taught me her secret lentil chili recipe when I moved out for college, and I have been bringing in the guests ever since!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ladyspy@aol.com

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  113. I love to make Shrimp Étouffée with French bread, a nice green salad and Bread Pudding with Rum sauce for desert. Can you tell that I'm a Cajun girl?

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  114. I love to make my favorite Mexican Chili served with garlic bread. It's always a hit.

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  115. Spaghetti and cheese sticks. Simple and easy.

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  116. I like to make Shrimp and Linguine in a lemon oil. Its delicious and fresh!

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  117. Turkey slow cooked on the Weber grill.

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  118. We like to cook chicken on the grill, and a side dish of squash, onions, and potatoes, wrapped in tinfoil and doused in ranch dressing. It's really good!

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  119. This is terrible but we usually order pizza - if we have company it usually takes so long to clean the house that I do not have time to cook.

    If I was to cook for company, it would be baked pasta.

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  120. http://bloggysweeps.blogspot.com/2008/11/simple-savoring-moment.html

    blogged about it

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  121. homemade chicken and noodles with dumplings

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  122. T-bone steaks with baked potatoes!

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  123. Lasagna, garlic bread and a tossed green salad is our favorite company dinner.

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  124. I like serving pork tenderloin that has been cooking all day in the crockpot with apples and seasonings. I make mashed potatoes and green beans usually and something yummy like cake for dessert.

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  125. Our guests usually get something italian, and usu lasgne


    ardy22 at earthlink.net

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  126. I love making chicken spagetti for my friends next to a nice steak of course.

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  127. My favorite meal to serve for company is slow-cooked pot roast :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

    ols[dot]moonmaiden[at]gmail[dot]com

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  128. I blogged about the giveaway:

    http://cherylfree.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/simple-1113-2/

    ols[dot]moonmaiden[at]gmail[dot]com

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  129. I like making a casserole breakfast
    Combination of bread ,eggs ,bacon and cheese all in one baking dish Pop in the oven and feeds acrowd!

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  130. Fried catfish, green beans, hushpuppies, salad.
    Thanks!
    1bmore @ gmail . com

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  131. I like making spaghetti pot roast in the crock pot - it lets me hang with friends instead of being in the kitchen. Thank you for the giveaway.

    I had a coupon for these that I tried to use this weekend when our grocery store was having triples but they were flying off the shelves - must be yummy!

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  132. idoherty@ix.netcom.comNovember 11, 2008 at 7:38 AM

    Crab Sherry Crepes

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  133. Quesillas, Salsa Dip, and Nachos.

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  134. I love to make my spicy chicken and rice casserole with biscuits. Thanks for the chance, sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com.

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  135. My Italian husband is our company chef. He often makes his Bolognese or homemade pizza.

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  136. I guess its the Irish in me, but I make ham.

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  137. Mines macaroni and cheese and fried chicken thanks

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  138. I like to cook a beef roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and fresh dinner rolls. for dessert-pound cake, whipped cream and fresh strawberries or raspberries

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  139. Everyone requests my home made pierrogi. It's an all time favorite!

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  140. I love to server deviled eggs

    appleberrys2000@yahoo.com

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  141. Tri tip or steak (anything grilled), because it lets me out of the kitchen to visit!

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  142. We serve homemade Baked Ziti and Bread

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  143. worlds greatest lasagna.
    awildwhatever@yahoo.com

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  144. I like to make an Indonesian chicken soap called 'Soto.' Everyone always raves about it - it is fun to make too.

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  145. I always make spaghetti and meatballs when I have company. It is easy to fix and economical too.

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  146. I like to serve anything I can cook outside on my grill!

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  147. I have to say grilling out is my favorite thing to do for company specifically hamburgers and hot dogs. Thanks for a great giveaway :)

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  148. My favorite meal to serve company is homemade pizza , especially if the company has children. I let all the children make their own "personl pizza" . It's so much fun watching them make their own crusts and pick out their own toppings!

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  149. I like to make Chicken Chandon. It's breadcrumb coated chicken baked with mushrooms and topped with a yummy lemon butter sauce. It looks complicated, but it's super easy to make.

    charlotte(dot)evard(at)comcast(dot)net

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  150. Turkey, thanks titanicluck at gmail dot com

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  151. I've only just settled into domesticated life so I'd have to say barbq food - picnic style int he backyard. Veggie burgers, chickens and sweet potat0s wrapped in tinfoil on there too!

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  152. I like to make ham for the holidays when all our relatives come to dinner. I also like turkey but my sister-in-law hates it. So I only make turkey if she isn't coming to dinner.
    skstigger (at) hotmail.com

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  153. I quite often will make Roast Beef and Yorkshire Puddings for guests, or if vegetarians (half my family) it is Spinach Lasagna!

    tamara at schrojo dot ca

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  154. usually a simple spaghetti and meat balls! but i always add my own twist that makes it fantastic!

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  155. Homemade Lasagna with homemade garlic bread and yes my sauce has cooked for 4 hrs for all the flavor to be there. Serve with a spring mix salad and homemade salad dressing.

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  156. I love to fix Lasagna. Thanks for the chance.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  157. I like cookouts with steak, baked potato, french toast, salad & dessert! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

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  158. I usually make a big bowl of potato salad and throw something on the grill.

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  159. I love to make Lasagna for company.

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  160. Barbecue is great for a crowd, and you always have to have potato salad and baked or pinto beans as side dishes.

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  161. Homemade spaghetti with meat sauce, salad and garlic bread.
    wgbc1446@yahoo.com

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  162. Breaded Chicken Cutlets are always gobbled up, I usually make them for Sunday Football, with fresh rolls, prov cheese, and a side dish of italian gravy...

    tmcginn@nelbud.com

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  163. I love barbecuing hamburgers and hot dogs for guests. Then we just serve things like chips, salsa, and guacamole to go with it.

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  164. I like to make a big pan of meatless lasagna.

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  165. Roast beef with potatoes and carrots!

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  166. I just blogged about your contest.

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  167. Lasagna is a favorite




    commentsatptreskovichathotmaildotcom

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  168. I like to make a slow cooked beef roast with gravy, mashed potatoes and assorted vegetables. Thanks for the giveaway!

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

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  169. Beef Brisket cooked all day in the crock pot will melt in your mouth and amaze your guests who think it has to be cooked in a conventional oven where it comes out dry and tough.

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  170. we serve up pot roast w/potatoes, carrots, onions and celery. mmmmm good! trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  171. I love to make bbq chicken pizza! Yum!

    penguinchick@comcast.net

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