Tsue ~ That's What She Said: Busy Mom Tips: Kitchen Helpers ~ 100 Easy Recipes

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Busy Mom Tips: Kitchen Helpers ~ 100 Easy Recipes

As much as I love to create a meal or dish from scratch for my family, this Mom's busy schedule, not to mention the rest of the family's week day rushed ins and out, can make that difficult.  Heading into the holiday season simply compounds that simple fact.  Even so, my bustling family needs sustenance to keep themselves fueled up and going strong.  For those reasons, I welcome kitchen shortcuts for busy Moms, especially those that are as tasty as Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ Cooking Sauces!

Progresso Creamy Three Cheese Recipe Starter, Parmesan Basil Recipe Starter

With five inspired flavors in the Recipe Starters collection and over 100 delicious family meal recipes, Progresso makes planning quick week day meals easy, even for a busy Mom like myself. 

Progresso Recipe Starters

Inspired by the five "Mother" Sauces that form the basis of classical French cooking, including Béchamel, Velouté, Tomato, Espagnole and Hollandaise.

Creamy Parmesan Basil 
Creamy, full-bodied and indulgent sauce, inspired by alfredo and creamy pesto sauces.
Suggested Dishes  
Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken, Creamy Chicken Alfredo, 
Basil Chicken Ravioli Carbonara and Basil Chicken Thai Noodle

Easy Family Favorite Meals, Busy Mom Recipes, Simple Family Recipes

Creamy Roasted Garlic with Chicken Stock 
Caramelized, roasted chicken broth, garlic and a touch of cream.
Suggested Dishes  
Creamy Lemon Chicken, Chicken Pot Pie and Chicken Enchiladas

Fire Roasted Tomato 
Medium-thick tomato sauce,with roasted, caramelized tomatoes, 
oregano and bell peppers..
Suggested Dishes  
Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, Easy Weeknight Chicken Parmesan, 
Cheese-stuffed Mini Meat Loaves and Mole Tacos

Creamy Portabella Mushroom 
Creamy and highly indulgent, smooth sauce with sautéed Portabella mushrooms..
Suggested Dishes
 Easy Weeknight Beef Stroganoff, Steak and Mushroom Sandwich and Tetrazzini

Delicious Side Dishes, Quick Side Dishes, Cheesy Side Dishes

Creamy Three Cheese 
Blend of yellow and white cheeses, savory background of chicken stock, onion,
 garlic and cracked pepper, 
Suggested Dishes
 Easy Weeknight Bacon Mac & Cheese, Twice-Baked Potato Pizza 
and Cheesy Egg Breakfast Tacos

I am looking forward to taking advantage of the Progresso Recipe Starters for easy meals to serve during the week, particularly for those days when everyone seems to be coming and going.  Both varieties I have to experiment with would be perfect for either a quick tossed pasta dish with a fresh steamed vegetable side or for a crock pot slow cooked creation with tender chicken and fresh baked bread.

Progresso Recipe Starters


***GIVEAWAY***

Progresso is generously offering That's What She Said readers an opportunity to win a Recipe Starter Prize Pack, including a Joseph six piece kitchen tool set, two Recipe Starters and mini recipe book!


Progresso Recipe Starters, Kitchen Tool Giveaway, Recipe Starters Prize Pack Giveaway

This giveaway is open to residents of the US, 18+ and will end on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 9:00 am EST.   Winner will be selected randomly from all eligible entries.  Winner will be notified by email and must respond by 1:00pm EST or an alternative winner is chosen.  If you email address is not available through your comment name, please leave it in your entry comment in anti spam format.

***MANDATORY ENTRY***

Explore Progresso's Recipe Starter recipes and tell me in a comment which dish you would love to try on your family and why!

***BONUS ENTRIES***

*Like on Progresso on Facebook, leave comment here with Facebook name, 1 entry

*Follow That's What She Said (@tsue1136) on Twitter , leave comment here with Facebook name, 1 entry

*Enter any other active That's What She Said giveaway, leave comment letting me know which, 1 entry

*Follow That's What She Said on Google+, leave a comment here with your Google+ name, 1 entry

*Comment on one of our posts, either our Holiday Entertaining Survival Guide or our Family Finances - Best Places To Retire, leave comment here telling me which, 1 entry for each post comment.

*Share one of your favorite family quick meal ideas or busy mom tips in a comment below, 1 entry.

GOOD LUCK!

I  received a Progresso Recipe Starter Kit  to explore for the purposes of creating this feature.  The opinions above are both honest and of my own experiences.  Sponsor is responsible for supplying and shipping prize.  Facebook, Pinterest and Google+ are not involved in nor responsible for this giveaway in any fashion.  Dish images sourced from Progresso. Disclosure:  The information, products and ProgressoTM Recipe StartersTM gift packs were provided by Progresso through MyBlogSpark.


119 comments:

Pam said...

I would try loaded twice baked potato casserole.

Pam said...

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Pam said...

Follow on google +, Pam W

Pam said...

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Danielle Lima said...

Loaded Twice-Baked Potato Casserole looks so yummy

peppersalt said...

The pulled chicken sandwiches will make a great healthy meal for my family.

Anonymous said...

Creamy basil chicken looks good to me.

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Heather Turner said...

Tetrazzini

Heather Turner said...

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Unknown said...

The easy weeknight stroganoff sounds amazing- its always been a crowd pleaser but was too labor intensive for every day dinners
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Liked progresso on fb (teri)
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lkvoyer said...

I'd like to make the baked chicken and rice, because that's a dish all my girls and husband will eat. They are all picky but chicken and rice is something I can make that they all like. LKVOYER at aol dot com

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Stephanie Larison said...

I'd like to try the Basil-Chicken Thai Noodles recipe

Stephanie Larison said...

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Renee Walters said...

I would like to try the loaded twice baked potato casserole. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway and happy holidays!
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Renee Walters said...

I like progresso on Facebook as Renee Walters! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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debbie said...

italian sweet potato gratin
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Caryn said...

I'd like to try the creamy lemon chicken because we love citrus flavors with chicken

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Caryn said...

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littlelatina said...

Backed chicken yum

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Sue Ellison said...

I want to try the Bacon Mac n' Cheese because it's a dish the whole family would enjoy, including my picky eater.

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Sue Ellison said...

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Carol said...

My husband and kids would love for me to make the Creamy basil chicken.
It looks really yummy!
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llinda29 said...

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon because I like brussel sprouts

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Diane W said...

I would like to try Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

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Angela Cisco said...

The Easy Weeknight Beef Stroganoff because I am always needing something easy to cook.

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Alison said...

I'd love to try out the Creamy Lemon Chicken. I'm a firm believer that garlic, lemon, and chicken just belong together, and I'm all about 30 minute recipes.

sparkedcat said...

The Green Bean Casserole with Portabella Mushroom Sauce looks to worth a try.

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kim burnett said...

Tetrazzini

kathy pease said...

id love to try the Beef Tenderloins with Mushroom-Garlic Sauce » that looks so delicious and I love garlic and mushrooms

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kathy pease said...

for a quick meal we like to make grilled cheese with a slice of ham or turkey..quick and easy when you are in a rush

Erica C. said...

Easy Weeknight Beef Stroganoff sounds good.
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Anonymous said...

Italian Sweet Potato Gratin because I love potato dishes and have never had anything like it

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Leslie S. said...

The Baked Ziti Casserole would be a hit with my family since they are Italian.
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Lori Hart said...

I want to try the Italian sweet potato gratin. It would go great with just about anything. YUM

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iggysaysno said...

I'd like to try the pulled chicken sandwiches.

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Adrienne said...

This one looks yummy!

Adrienne said...

This one looks yummy:
Loaded Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

Diane52 said...

The pulled chicken sandwiches, because I am always looking for new ways to enjoy chicken
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♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I love the 20-Minute Thai Peanut Chicken - because I like exotic food

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♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

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MarielDumas said...

I would love to try the cheesy brussel sprouts with bacon because brussel sprouts don't taste too good on their own.

Racheal. said...

I want to try the Green Bean Casserole with Portabella Mushroom sauce, and the pulled chicken sandwiches. xx4everdreaminxx(at)aol(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to try the Loaded Twice-Baked Potato Casserole
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Charlene said...

I'd like to try the Creamy Garlic Chicken and Cheddar Biscuits :)

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luckynordberg said...

Loaded twice baked potato casserole sounds good!

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bev said...

The Green Bean Casserole with Portabella Mushroom Sauce looks really good. Thanks for this contest!

Darlene ysaguirre said...

Green Bean Casserole with Portabella Mushroom Sauce

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Anonymous said...

Loaded bake potato casserole

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Gianna said...

Loaded Twice-Baked Potato Casserole and Crispy Garlic Parmesan Chicken.. they sound soooo good!

noreen said...

Creamy lemon chicken, I love lemon chicken but never tried a creamy one

noreen said...

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noreen said...

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purango said...

I would love to try the Crispy Garlic-Parmesan Chicken recipe. It sounds like a dish my family would enjoy. garrettsambo@aol.com

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cassandra m said...

http://www.progresso.com/Recipes/Recipe-Starters/Creamy-Roasted-Garlic

cassandra m said...

i liked on fb
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Atreau said...

I would love to try the Loaded Twice-Baked Potato Casserole because I love potatoes!

mandala said...

Would like to try the Creamy Lemon Chicken recipe

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mandala said...

A quick recipe that we have in our family is fried rice - lots of garlic, frozen veggies (peas, corn, carrots), onion and sliced ham and egg and left over rice.

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway...our kids would love the Baked Ziti Casserole

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Brian E. said...

Our quick go-to meal is either a chicken or beef (flank or skirt steak) stir-fry using frozen or fresh vegetables with brown rice.

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wwe11 said...

I'd like to try the loaded twice baked potato casserole.
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MELINA said...

I would like to try the Easy Weeknight Bacon Mac & Cheese with the creamy three cheese starter
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Tanya Bartlett said...

Twice baked potato cassarole

Susan Smoaks said...

i would love to try the Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon recipe because it's hard to get the kids to eat brussels sprouts

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Anastacia Russell said...

Baked chicken and rice

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Timshaun said...

Would love to try the loaded twice baked potato casserole because we are potato lovers and it looks awesome.

Sarah said...

Chicken à la King with Garlic-Butter Flatbreads because it looks delicious and easy to make

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buzzd said...

loaded twice baked potato casserole because it sounds delicious

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Julie Jones said...

Cheddar-Parmesan Puffs with Dipping Sauces because they look like the Red Lobster biscuits. YUM!!

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purango said...

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