Update: please note this giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Debbie (#26) who won the giveaway.

Happy Monday! Or not…Here’s my attempt to make Monday a little better with this giveaway.

I recently was provided with a few Tastefully Simple products to sample from their spring/summer line: 29 minute citrus marinade, shiitake terriyaki sauce, and bell pepper focaccia bread mix.

Images courtesy of Tastefully Simple®, Inc.  Used with permission.

I love trying out new sauces. The citrus marinade is easy to use. You just use it for about half an hour to marinate whatever you feel like. I decided to marinate some salmon before grilling.

I was most intrigued by the mushroom sauce. I was surprised to find the sauce chock full of mushroom pieces.

The sauce looked perfect for a stir fry so I scooped a few spoonfuls into a beef and broccoli stir fry. I got a kick out of finding the little mushrooms mixed in with the broccoli and beef.

I haven’t yet gotten a chance to try the focaccia bread but the mix seems easy enough.

The sauces are great to use for some variety in preparing some easy dinners.

Tastefully Simple has also been generous enough to offer one of my readers a chance to sample the same products I did as well.

Giveaway Details: Deadline for this giveaway ends April  2, 2012 at midnight PST. One winner will be randomly chosen through a number generated by random.org. There are two chances to enter:

1. For one entry, leave a comment at the end of this post telling me which of the three products you are most interested in trying.

2. For an additional entry, like my blog on Facebook and leave a comment on the FB post. Then leave a separate comment on this post telling me you’ve entered via Facebook as well. (You can still enter through FB even if you previously already liked my blog.  Just leave the comment on the FB post and tell me you’ve done so through a comment at the end of this post.)

Good luck! Winner will be contacted via email. The products will be sent by Tastefully Simple.


63 Responses to “Tastefully Simple and a Giveaway”

  1. Soo — March 26, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I’d like to try the teriyaki sauce!

  2. Melanio Flaviano — March 26, 2012 at 9:17 am

    The citrus marinade seems interesting. Do you have to grill the salmon or baking it would be sufficient. I currently cook salmon now with pesto sauce and parmesan cheese and freshly ground pepper so a marinade might be an interesting twist.

    The teriyaki sauce, does it taste like teriyaki sauce?

    Your articles and reviews are always interesting.


    • Kirbie replied: — March 26th, 2012 @ 9:40 am

      You can definitely bake it! I just wanted to try grilling it. Yes, the teriyaki sauce tastes like teriyaki sauce infused with shiitake mushrooms.

  3. Vicki — March 26, 2012 at 9:22 am

    I’d like to try the teriyaki sauce.

  4. michele — March 26, 2012 at 9:25 am

    i would love to try all 3 but the focaccia bread mix would be first on my list :)

  5. michele — March 26, 2012 at 9:26 am

    i entered via facebook as well!

  6. cynthia — March 26, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I heart mushrooms!! So, yep, that’s my first choice. :)
    Although either the marinade or sauce sound good. Unfortunately I am allergic to bell peppers …but my boyfriend and I have a mutually fulfilling eating situation. (He eats anything I don’t.)

  7. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche — March 26, 2012 at 10:29 am

    The citrus marinade sounds delicious!

  8. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche — March 26, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Commented on FB!

  9. Eva @ Eva Bakes — March 26, 2012 at 11:12 am

    I am afraid of baking with yeast, so I’d love to try the focaccia mix.

  10. Jessica — March 26, 2012 at 12:08 pm


  11. Georgianna — March 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I would love to try the focaccia mix!!

  12. amy marantino — March 26, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    The citrus marinade

  13. Sally Monster — March 26, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    The citrus marinade sounds fantastic. :)

  14. Minxi — March 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Bread Mix!

  15. Sally Monster — March 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Entered via Facebook, too. :D

  16. Amanda — March 26, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    The sweet bell pepper focaccia bread mix looks awesome! I’d like to try that.

  17. ilona t — March 26, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    i would love to try the citrus marinade.

  18. Marilyn — March 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I’m most curious about the shiitake terriyaki sauce!

  19. Yan — March 26, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Focaccia looks delicious!

  20. Nivine — March 26, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    I would definitely love to try the bell pepper focaccia bread mix.

  21. NerdsWithFood — March 26, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I would love to try the mushroom sauce in a stir fry. Possibly add it to fried rice for a quick meal? I’ve also entered via Facebook!

  22. kathleen — March 26, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    So down to try the focaccia bread mix! yummm

  23. Linda — March 26, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Definitely the teriyaki sauce. Anything with mushrooms is always a good idea in my book. Thank you for the chance to try these products!

  24. Blair — March 27, 2012 at 3:41 am

    the teriyaki sauce! Looks delicious!

  25. Debbie — March 27, 2012 at 6:00 am

    The Shitaki Sauce. It looks like it could make anything into a great meal

  26. Debbie — March 27, 2012 at 6:04 am

    I commented and liked the facebook page.

  27. Carol — March 27, 2012 at 6:41 am

    That mushroom sauce looks really good! I would love to try it in a mushroom risotto.

  28. Niki — March 27, 2012 at 6:47 am

    I would love to try the marinade! Or the foccacia! Or both in one night? :)

  29. Lindsey W.B — March 27, 2012 at 8:13 am

    i’m really into bell peppers lately, so now I’m super intrigued by that focaccia!

    Also it’s nice to know you have a facebook to comment on (which i did)! I love reading your blog, it’s inspired me to go seek out so much here in my hometown :)

  30. Adam — March 27, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I’d love to try the bell pepper focaccia bread mix!

  31. Judy — March 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I’d like to try the shiitake teriyaki sauce!

  32. Mika — March 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    The mushroom sauce! I would love to try this out with a simple dish of vegetables.

  33. tina — March 29, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I would love to try the Shiitake teriyaki sauce!! I love new stir fry sauces and this sounds yummy!! :-)

  34. Julie — March 29, 2012 at 10:33 am

    The Teriyaki sauce for sure :o)

  35. Jessi — March 29, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I’ve tried all three and I absolutely LOVE the 29-Minute marinade! I think it’s amazing on chicken & there are quite a few recipes I’d like to try with it! I think it’d be amazing with pineapple, chicken & pepper kebobs!

  36. Jessi — March 29, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Entered via FB too!!

  37. Shannan — March 29, 2012 at 10:36 am

    29 minute marinade!!!!

  38. Shannan — March 29, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Commented on Facebook as well :)

  39. Kelley Quimby — March 29, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I just recently discovered Tastefully Simple products! I just recieved my first Oder last week. I LOVE Teriyaki!!! And I’m pregnant & CRAVE mushrooms!! It sounds heaven sent!! I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  40. Rick — March 29, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I would like to try all 3. I would like to win all 3 too. Who doesn’t love free stuff =)

  41. Mitzi — March 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

    shiitake terriyaki sauce. I love mushrooms!

  42. Nicole — March 29, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Shitaki teryaki

  43. Cheryl — March 29, 2012 at 11:03 am

    All three sound delish!!!!!! I love, love, love Tastefully Simple, especially in the summer, outdoor grilling!

  44. Audrey — March 29, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Can’t wait to try the Citrus marinade!

  45. Kristen — March 29, 2012 at 11:23 am

    I would love to try the citrus marinade. I bet that would taste great on chicken. I am always looking for different ways to prepare chicken, as that is all my 18 month old will eat!

  46. Sonia — March 29, 2012 at 11:25 am

    most interested in the 29 minute citrus marinade

  47. Kristen — March 29, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Facebook post was a success… So glad I was introduced to your blog, you have great ideas!

  48. Sonia — March 29, 2012 at 11:27 am

    liked post on facebook

  49. caryl — March 29, 2012 at 11:32 am

    love to try the citrus sauce.

  50. Barb Lopez — March 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Citrus Marinade looks inticing! I posted on FB too!

  51. Little Bo Peep — March 29, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I can’t wait to try the Shitake Teriyaki!

  52. Sue Reigel — March 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    The teriyaki looks amazing!!

  53. Cathy Howard — March 29, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I want to try the citrus sauce. Would be great for grilling

  54. Elena V — March 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    The Shiitake Teriyaki sounds great!

  55. Yvonne — March 29, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    citrus marinade

  56. Lee — March 29, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I would love to try the focaccia bread but the Mushroom Sauce intrigues me too.

  57. Lee — March 29, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I hit like on your facebook page and commented.

  58. Elaine Hughes — March 30, 2012 at 3:59 am

    Definitely interested in the shiitake mushroom sauce. That looks awesome!!! Thanks for providing this opportunity to potentially try it for free!

  59. Margret Reigel — March 30, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I would like to try the citrus marinade

  60. Carolsue — March 31, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Shitake Teriyaki sauce!

  61. Carolsue — March 31, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    I like you on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson) and I left a comment there
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  62. Alice — April 2, 2012 at 8:34 am


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