Momma Told Me: My Blog Spark: WalMart Bake Off Contest and $25 GC Giveaway~ 4/20

Friday, April 6, 2012

My Blog Spark: WalMart Bake Off Contest and $25 GC Giveaway~ 4/20




Momma Told Me: This is a house, not a restaurant!

Growing up, I had few complaints about Momma's cooking. Yes, there were ingredients in certain dishes I didn't care for (I still, to this day can't stand Stroganoff), but I generally considered her a good cook. Looking back, though, I often feel a twinge of guilt for the way I would treat her, come dinnertime. We'd be out at a family restaurant, a flashy new dish on the menu, and I'd make a point to convince Momma she should try cooking it too (and most times she did, even better than the actual restaurant!) However, there were times, as I got older, even my faves grew to become old. It seemed, when Momma was particularly tired or stressed, we would eat the same few meals in constant rotation. To me, it was so simple to pick up a cookbook and try something new- she was already cooking anyway, right? Oh how wrong I was! There is a difference between cooking the tried and true classics, and attempting the combination of new flavors, ingredients, and textures. Now that I'm my family's chef, I understand how hard it truly is to keep things fresh at dinnertime!



While I like to consider my own cooking style a blend between classic home cooking (pot roasts and shepards pies) and radical new blends (fusion and, well whatever's in the fridge), I'm often intimidated by new recipes. When My Blog Spark, WalMart, and Pillsbury reached out to me, sharing their recent Bake Off Competition, I was excited to discover the 100 sweet and savory finalists in this nationwide competition. Featuring one of a kind, original, recipes from contestants across the country, these recipes feature beloved Pillsbury ingredients and easy to follow, time friendly directions. I love that I can browse vivid images of each recipe (which only serves to make my mouth water), and step by step instructions (and backgrounds) for everything from appetizers to baked deserts. Just try passing up Chocolate and Caramel Cinnamon Roll Skewers, or Christina Verrelli's Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream- the 1 Million Dollar Grand Prize winner!



MyBlogSpark and WalMart sent me a $25 gift card to browse my local Super WalMart's aisles and see just how easy it truly is to bring these amazing recipes to life on my own table. Thanks to WalMart's expanded grocery section, and their everyday low prices, and savings, on millions of home necessities, I could easily stock up on essentials like Pillsbury Grands Biscuits and Ready Made Pie Crust. For less than $12 I snagged all the ingredients to make this delectable Country Chicken Bacon Pot Pie, with just 30 mins prep, and 30 mins baking time- it fit my busy schedule perfectly. As a bacon lover, I must say this recipe does not disappoint, while integrating my favorite Pillsbury product, Refrigerated Pie Crust, and Progresso Chicken Broth. This dish is also a great way to cover many food groups, for a hearty dish that will leave your family feeling full and indulged. Head on over to find this recipe, and the 99 others, today!

What Daughter Says: Find a creative new dish your whole family is sure to love, at the WalMart Bake Off!


One Momma Told Me follower will win a $25 WalMart Gift Card, to try these tasty recipes in their own home!



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77 comments:

christopher sorel said...

yum on the
Chicken Empanada Cones

Mami2jcn said...

I'd love to try the carrot cake tart recipe.

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Linda Kish said...

I would like to try the Lemon Crumb Tart recipe

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akronugurl said...

I'd love to try the carrot cake tart recipe.

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RhiRowland said...

I love pumpkin anything, so the Pumpkin Ravioli with salted Caramel whipped cream is all for me!!

mywildcrazylife said...

Indonesian Chicken Turnovers with Spicy Peanut Sauce sounds amazing
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BethElderton said...

The Chicken Empanada Cones sound wonderful
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Jackie said...

I'd like to try the Asparagus, Artichoke and Red Pepper Pizza
Thank you!

ape2016 said...

upside down turkey burgers
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Janet W. said...

Would like to try the Easy One-Skillet Chunky Chicken Pot Pie recipe!
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Kristie said...

The Chicken and Black Bean Tostizzas look yummy.

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lisagee1234 said...

http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/you-wont-know-its-not-potato-salad/6085fb99-9116-471d-93b3-d572472a89e5/# This I will be making.

Kimberly said...

Luau Pork Stir Fry
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Holly Thomas said...

Pumpkin Raviolli!

ellen b said...

pumpkin ravioli

AmandaSue said...

The mocha macaroon torte recipe looks fantastic!

tannawings said...

I might try the easy parmesan crescents!

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scottsgal said...

seet and sipcy shrimp cups
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Andrea said...

I want to try Chocolate Cherry Presents.

FrangiePani said...

I would like to try and make the carrot cake tart
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Jennifer T. said...

I'd love to make the Bacon-Chicken Sliders with Raspberry-Onion Spread.
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barbara.montyj said...

Would love to try this recipe -
Chewy Peanut Butter-Caramel Bars.
Thank you.

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Meghan said...

Asparagus, Artichoke & Red Pepper Pizza...OMG! Yum! Thanks for the chance to win.

simplymerry said...

that Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream sounds yummy!
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Stephanie Phelps said...

I would love to try the Bacon-Egg Breakfast Bites
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JC said...

I'd like to try French Dip Roll

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Krystle Smith said...

I would love to try Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream

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Nicole said...

I want to try the
Chicken Empanada Cones!

janetfaye said...

Pesto Crescent Twists with Feta Spread.


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Pinky Sade said...

Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream!!
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Shawna said...

The Loaded Nacho Burgers look spectacular. I would lov to try those. Thanks for the great giveaway!

agatewood1 said...

the Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream looks good! thanks!

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

I would love to try the Cherry Cheese Crescent Bread.

Crazylicious85 said...

Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream

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SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I'd like to try the Orange Marmalade Cornmeal Muffins.
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cjabdelnour said...

I like the Chewy Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars. Cheryl cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

Bebemiqui said...

The Carrot Cake Tart receipe sounds great.
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radeeolover said...

Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream
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Sharon Wang said...

I'd like to try the java glazed cinnamon rolls

stacey said...

I would like to try Chewy Peanut Butter-Caramel Bars

Kristen said...

I'd like to try the Spicy Orange-Chicken Charmers recipe.

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Biki said...

I can't wait to try the Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

The lemon crumb tart! Yum.

Kathy said...

Orange Cream-Macademia Torte

Rajee said...

pumpkin ravioli

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ShellieAndBrutus said...

I'd love to try the Orange Cream-Macadamia Torte. Looks so yummy!

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mahnrafjtb said...

I would like to try the pumpkin ravolli.
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smdrm said...

I'd like to try the Sausage-Pomodoro Brunch Bake

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Natalie U. said...

peanut butter layer crunch bars
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FrangiePani said...

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Rebecca Shockley said...

Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream sounds delicious
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Teresa said...

Orange Cream macadamia Torte
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Kathy said...

Asparagus, Artichoke and Red Pepper Pizza

marcia goss said...

I'd like to try the Lemon-Pecan Sunburst Coffee Cake.
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Fawn said...

Tapenade Flatbread Appetizers recipe looks great!
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benz1171 said...

Sweet 'n Salty Crunch Bars.

Allison Downes said...

I really want to try the Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped cream

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Allyce Smith said...

Deep-Dish Chicken Cordon Bleu sounds & looks so goood! I would love to try it!

fdigsby said...

I would like to try the Key Lime Pie Cinnamon Rolls

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angie lilly said...

Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream sounds INCREDIBLE!!!!!!! Looks so good too!!!!
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Lana Bradstream said...

I want to try the Shrimp and Pancetta Pizza.

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Tylerpants said...

Oh Yum! The Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream recipe looks wonderful! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

ewhatley said...

the Bacon-Date Scones with Orange Marmalade Glaze look delicious

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Missy L said...

This winning dish looks amazing and I can't wait to try it-

http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/pumpkin-ravioli-with-salted-caramel-whipped-cream/b85ce596-8f93-4500-b192-ceaa2845fb91/

trixx said...

The Chicken Empanada Cones sound delish! trixpixel[at]gmail.com

lilyk said...

I would like to try the Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream recipe.