Sunday, February 9, 2014

Michaels,Joanns,Hobby Lobby and AC Moore Coupons+Giveaway!

Lots to cover: new catalog, new stamp of the month, new giveaway, last week's winner and of course, this week's coupons!

Time for a new catalog!  You can see it here at Close to My Heart Spring Summer 2014 Catalog online!

And time for a new promo!
Close to My Heart has come out with five different 5"x7" embossing folders and has a great promotion for you to get one for FREE!  

The styles are dots, chevron, quatrefoil, damask or stripe and you can get yours for every two packs of cardstock you purchase. White daisy, colonial white, kraft and paper fundamentals are not eligible for this promo. Head over to Close to My Heart to see more!

You can also purchase the Close to My Heart embossing folders separate from the promo HERE.

Next up is the new funky February Stamp of the Month, yours for $5 with every $50 purchase:
Here's a quick link to the NEW online catalog - CLICK HERE if you want a peek. 
New Cricut Giveaway - Create A Friend

How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below -  Do you have a favorite casserole? I need some comfort food ideas.
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Winner will be announced on February 16, 2014 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

Winner of the Cricut Creative Holiday Cards Cartridge is Carla from Utah

Congratulations, Carla from Utah! Please email me at joyster110@gmail.com within two weeks with your name, address, phone number (for shipping) and what you won and I'll get that shipped out to you pronto!

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83 comments:

  1. Congrats to Carla of Utah! One of our favorite casseroles is an old Weight Watchers recipe--Queen Ranch Chicken Casserole. It has chunks of chicken, RoTel tomatoes, chopped onions, torn corn tortillas, and a chicken broth based sauce. It is topped with cheese. Yum! Create a Friend looks like a fun addition to my Cricut cartridge collection!

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  2. I like the Christmas cards the best. Looks like a fun cartridge to win.

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  3. There is a Chicken Broccoli with Curry Casserole that I like.
    E-mail me if you want the recipe.
    Would love to play with the Create a Friend images
    to make cards for Operation Write Home! Thanks!

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  4. I'm not a big casserole fan, but here in MN they call them a Hot Dish! I would love to have this cartridge, it's one of the few I don't own. ;-). Thanks!!

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  5. This Create a Friend Cart has got to be the cutest I have seen so far. I am just starting to make cards and am loving it. I have 4 grandchildren that this would be perfect for. Casserole, hmmmmmm, the boneless chicken with cheese and cream of mushroom soup is good. I don't really make many, my husband is a meat and salad kind of guy, plus he does most of the cooking. :)

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  6. Even though I don't cook, I do have a favorite casserole. It's called chicken & broccoli. You take a bag of frozen broccoli and spread on the bottom of the casserole dish. Then put boneless chicken on top of that. Mix a can of cream of mushroom (or cream of chicken) with a big dollop of Miracle Whip and mix together. Spread over the top of the chicken, then top with Pepperidge Farm stuffing in the blue bag. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Yummy!!!!!

    And I would love to win this cartridge. I've been wanting it since it came out. My daughter is expecting in March and this would be a perfect cartridge to have as the baby grows up!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! big hugs~~Patty

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  7. I like to make a Tuna Noodle casserole from a recipe that I found in an Amish cookbook. Easy and delicious! Thanks for the chance to win this great cartridge! It will work well with my grandchildren's scrapbooking!
    mb6464@hotmail.com

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  8. I have been our old the cartridge loop! Don't have any suggestions foe casseroles as I am not a fan :( thanks for a chance to win!

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  9. We have several favorite casseroles - one is leftover turkey or chicken, rice and broccoli mixed with a mixture of egg, may and salt pepper and topped with cheese. Simple and easy and good

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  10. Does the hashbrown casserole you can get at Cracker Barrel count? That is my ver favorite. I also love the sweet potato casserole.

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  11. Conratulations, Carla! Enjoy! ( I know you will)

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  12. Chicken Cheese and Chili Casserole YUMMMM! Add some salsa and tortilla chips, maybe some sour cream and black olives.......so good!!! One of those recipes that's even better the next day for lunch! Thanks for a chance to win such a cute cartridge

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  13. Thank you for the online catalog. Create a Friend looks like a terrific cartridge to own.

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  14. Pork chop casserole. Its one of my family's fave.

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  15. Mac and cheese or lasagna are our faves.

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  16. I don't really have a favorite casserole, per se, but if it has chicken in it, I probably will eat it. lol

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  17. I don't do many casseroles, but I do like the hash brown potato ones. I would love to win this cartridge - with 6 little grandchildren, it would be used often!

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  18. I don't make many casseroles, but I just found a recipe for a chicken &rice casserole that i'm going to try tonight. hope it's good.

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  19. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gwens-old-fashioned-potato-beef-casserole.html

    The link above is to a Trisha Yearwood casserole that I really like. It is similar to a casserole served in my family for years. I got the recipe from my Mom years ago minus any quantities for the ingredients which is a common theme with my Mom's recipes.

    The create a friend cartridge is so cute and on my ever growing wish list. Your blog keeps adding to that wishlist! LOL

    Barb from IL

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  20. Oh goodness! Our family's favorite go to casserole is called "Hot dish". Brown ground turkey (or beef) in a skillet with diced medium onion (until meat is browned and crumbly). While meat is browning, dice a couple of potatoes (approximate to fit in your casserole dish), mix in one can cream of mushroom soup, one can vegetable beef soup and one envelope lipton onion soup mix. Add meat and onions after browned (and drained) to casserole mixings and put in enough water to make a nice sauce...Mix thoroughly and bake at 350 for about 1+ hours (till potatoes are tender)...serve with biscuits or make dumplings to put on top during the last 10-15 minutes of cooking...a little side salad and voila! A nice comfort dinner...This has been my husbands favorite since he was a kid. (Thanks Mom-in-law!) You can also add other things to casserole like kidney beans, green beans, diced carrots, almost anything! (Oh...and that cartridge is cute!)

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  21. Congrats Carla!
    My fav casserole has to be tuna noodle casserole.
    It is one of the foods my momma used to make for us.
    Definitely a comfort food for me.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  22. Don't know if this qualifies as a casserole BUT my family loves baked spaghetti. Make up the spaghetti as usual put it in a baking dish and top with shredded cheese...bake at 350 until golden brown on top.

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  23. I love Create a Critter and Create a Friend looks just as cute! My favorite Casserole is Chicken Pot Pie!

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  24. I would love Create a Friend for my classroom. I teach 1st grade and this would go with my math units so well. My favorite casserole is Tator Tot casserole. It is such a confort food and easy to make. Hamberger, cream of mushroom soup, cheese and tator tots. Yummy.... Linda(Montana)

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  25. This looks like a great cartridge to use on pages for my granddaughter! And one of her favorite dinners is "Cheeseburger and Fries Casserole"! Jan G

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  26. My fav casserole is Tiajuana chicken, yum..yum.
    Luv this cart..will be great for Grandbabies scrapbooks! TY for the opportunity to win. AND all the great ideas and inspiration you send every day.
    Patricia

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  27. HI Joy! My favorite casserole (we call it a hot dish here in Minnesota!) is super easy and well loved here. Put meat of your choice, rice of your choice and veggies of your choice in a crock pot with water and cook. In the last half hour add 1 cup heavy cream and a half a stick of real butter. Salt and pepper to taste.

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  28. There are some wonderful fav casseroles listed. My fav casserole is a macaroni & cheese casserole made with elbow macaroni or shell pasta cook as directed on pkg. Then add milk & eggs to cooked pasta w/ cheese of choice; I like cheddar or mozarella. Bake for 30 mins. Add cooked bacon pieces to top & bake 5 more mins. Lately I''ve been making kebobs. I like the taste of the vegs; especially grape tomatoes, hot off the skewer. Thanks for another wonderful giveaway.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  29. I've being watching this cartridge for a while now like a little kid with a wish book... Casseroles are my favorite... I love my traditional roast beef made with the Lipton onion soup ,potatoes,and carrots... you can find many at recipes.com...Eglia@suddenlink.net

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  30. I love to use my slow cooker in the colder months, I love a good beef and veg casserole!

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  31. Just had my favorite casserole for lunch. It's a Ruben casserole, the classic sandwich in casserole form. My daughter graduates from high school this year. This cartridge would be used on every page of her senior scrapbook, party decorations and more.

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  32. Congratulations, Carla! Enjoy your new cartridge!

    My favorite casserole is mac & cheese because it's the only one my family will eat without complaining. Thanks for the coupons, Joy!

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  33. I don't make a lot of the "typical" casseroles - no cream soups or cheeses because my son is allergic to milk. But I have a couple of mexican casseroles I make, and a good chicken/broccoli/noodle one.

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  34. My favorite casserole to make when my kids were growing up was the Tater Tot casserole. We raised 7 daughters and this casserole was a favorite to all of them. It was unusual to find one dish all of them liked. I would love to win the Create a Friend cartridge--I could get a lot of use out of it since we have almost 15 grandchildren now:)

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  35. As an empty nester, casseroles just seem to be too much for us to eat, even with leftovers. When the kids were home, I would make a casserole with items that were in the pantry and make up new recipes that way. You should try it!! Speaking of trying out something, I WOULD LOVE TO TRY/GET A NEW CARTRIDGE!!! This one would be so much fun as I have little grandchildren and hope to do their scrapbooks for them!!! Hint, hint!!

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  36. I love casseroles. The favorite one around here is the Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe on the box of elbow macaroni from Ronzoni! Delish! Thanks for a chance to win, Joy.

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  37. Love this cute cart. I am not big on Casseroles.

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  38. Getting tired of all this COLD weather. Everyones casserole ideas sound great. But my slow cooker pot roast is
    my comfort food. Create a Friend cartridge giveaway would warm me up too. rosebud114

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  39. OH!, I'd love to win The Create a Friend Cricut cartridge. I have 11 great-grandkids and 2 more due in April and this cartridge would be prefect for making cards and scrapbook pages. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win. :)

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  40. Tuna Noodle casserole is the best... I have 4 children and 10 grand children so this cartridge would be wonderful to win... Thanks, donn

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  41. Chicken biscuit casserole , taste wonderful...I would love to win this cartridge to make with my grand kid.s...

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  42. i love any Casserole with Chicken in it and it have to be with Cheddar (Chicken Pot Pie) grate with cheddar

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  43. According to my mom, as a kid, every casserole she made was my favorite! :) We really enjoy one with carrots, peas, slice potatoes, tomatoes, and ground beef. I love Create a Critter! This one looks like it's just as much fun!

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  44. Green enchilada casserole with chicken or ground beef is a family favorite and great to take to pot lucks. Jill P., Manteca, CA

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  45. my favorite would be tuna noodle casserole.. yummmmmmy, the cartridge looks like it would be so much fun to work with,,,,, fingers crossed :)

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  46. My favorite casserole is probably a broccoli, rice, cheese casserole. However, my husband makes a great breakfast casserole that starts your day.

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  47. Chicken, broccoli and noodles in an Alfredo sauce, Yum!

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  48. Congrats to Carla! My favorite casserole is cheesy ham and scalloped potatoes. I make it in the microwave, so it's super easy and doesn't take long! Thanks for the chance to win a great cartridge.

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  49. HI Joy! My favorite casserole is Three Bean Baked Beans. Besides the traditional baked beans you add butter beans, kidney beans, bacon, ground beef and onions with various flavorings. Really delicious and makes great leftovers. I've had my eye on the Create a Friend cartridge and would love to win it.

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    1. We call this cowboy beans at our house & cook in the crock pot. Very good!

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  50. Congrats to Carla. My favorite casserole is a chicken pot pie filling with biscuit topping.

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  51. My favorite comfort food casserole is Homemade Mac & Cheese! It is truly superb for a down or dreary day! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  52. I just made a new dish called Chicken Taco Bake. I think it should be called Easy Chicken Enchiladas.

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  53. Have an entire cookbook of casseroles that everyone submitted from work. That's 300 casserole recipes from nurses flight techs pilots etc. fast easy yummy and straight to the point. Email me if you want a recipe or two. Gabbylou@live.com

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  54. Chicken pot pie with the crusts, tuna noodle casserole, lasagna, and shepherds pie are some of our favorites.

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  55. Good stuff right here, Joy!

    Original King Ranch Chicken

    Ingredients of Original King Ranch Chicken
    * 1 can cream of chicken soup
    * 1 can cream of mushroom soup
    * 1 can Rotel tomatoes w/ peppers
    * 1/2 cup onion chopped
    * 1/2 cup green pepper chopped
    * 1 cup+ chicken broth
    * 1 pkg. grated Monterey jack cheese
    * 1 chicken, boiled and de-boned
    * 12 corn tortillas --or--
    * 1 pkg. tortilla chips --or--
    * noodles

    Preparation of Original King Ranch Chicken
    Boil chicken, remove meat from skin and bones.

    Sometimes I will use 6-8 chicken breasts instead of whole chicken when I'm in a hurry.

    Saute onions and green pepper.

    Mix with soups, tomatoes, cubed chicken, and chicken broth.

    Line bottom of Pyrex casserole with six tortillas.

    Add 1/2 of chicken/soup mixture; spread over tortillas. Sprinkle grated cheese over mixture.

    Then make another layer of six tortillas, chicken/soup mixture, and cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 250-300 F 1 hour until cheese

    is bubbly.

    Please note that you can make this recipe much lower in fat by using the fat free soups and fat free chicken broth. It turns out just as tasty.

    I've also substituted Cheddar Cheese, as well as Lite Velveeta in place of the Monterey Jack cheese and it was all good.

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  56. My favorite casserole is one that my cousin's wife made. It has ground beef, rice, cream of chicken soup, celery, peas, and onions in it. When you serve it, top it off with soy sauce & it tastes like Chinese food. Super yummy!!

    I love making cards for my grandchildren and the Create A Friend cartridge would be perfect for those cards!!

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  57. My favorite casserole is baked spaghetti. Thank you for the chance to win this great cartridge.

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  58. My favorite casserole is Tuna Noodle I love it allot!! Thanks for the awesome coupons you always are so sweet and thoughtful and love that you always bring so much "JOY" into everyone's life.

    WOOO HOOO only 2 more days til you get your EXPLORE and til I buy mine....can't wait I know you'll be making some awesome videos on it.

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  59. Really don't, make casseroles too much but sometime make a green bean casserole

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  60. Chicken and Dumplings!! I found a great recipe on Pintrest that was easy and sooooo good.

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  61. Mylcreations@yahoo.com. love breakfast casserole

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  62. Joy,
    My favorite casserole is called Hamburger Pie. You cook on top of the stove, 1 to 1 1/2 lbs. of lean ground meat, drain well. Stir in cream of mushroom soup (can use any cream soup). Then drain 1 or 2 cans of french style green beans and put on top of the meat. Then make instant mashed potatoes on top and cook in oven (350) for about 35-45 minutes until top of potatoes are browned and soup starts to make a gravy and bubbles around the edges. One dish, meat, potatoes and veggie. Very simple.
    I was over to the Tampa area this weekend and found out that the POSH Scrapbook store on Tampa Rd. in Palm Harbor has CLOSED. I was so disappointed as I go there every time I go to the west coast. Have heard you mention it on your blog as well so thought I would let you know.
    Hugs
    Mstgane
    Ann

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  63. Our house love hash brown casserole. We have for Sunday brunch and sometimes for dinner too! Here is the recipe we like best. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/restaurant-style-hashbrown-casserole Sometime I add diced ham or crumbled bacon for an extra kick.

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    1. A favorite at our house is TaterTot casserole. Saute onions and green pepper. Add ground meat to brown. Drain. Add mushroom soup. (Can add more mushrooms If you like). In a baking dish layer tatertots and meat . (I have at least 2 layers of both) bake at 350 for about 30 min. Put cheese slices on top and put back in oven long enough to melt.

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  64. that cartridge is just adorable!!! would love to win. I love making casseroles. I just started making them the las couple years...wish I would have started earlier. My fave is chicken and carrot casserole..yum yum.
    cathyplus.blogspot.com

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  65. Hamburger corn casserole - brown burger, drain, add corn, sour cream, cream of chicken soup and cooked elbow macaroni. Top with cracker crumbs/butter and bake until bubbly. Love it! I really like this cartridge also, just haven't purchased it yet. Janet buck2@casscomm.com

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  66. I like a chili cornbread casserole. You make spicy chili and place it in a casserole dish, then you mix up cornbread mix and pour it on top. Place it in the oven and bake it until the cornbread is done. I tried to buy this cartridge at Joann's last week, but it was out of stock. I love it!

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  67. Mac and Cheese for me ! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  68. Hi Joy, we just ate this slow-cooker chicken and stuffing casserole last night....4 ingredients and a huge hit with the family. Serve with mashed potatoes, a green veggie, some cranberry sauce and you're good to go. http://www.stockpilingmoms.com/2013/06/crockpot-chicken-and-stuffing/

    Thanks for the chance to win the Create A Friend cartridge. I've been looking for a good deal on it. PERFECT cartridge for scrapping pics of my 4 kids! :-)

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  69. I don't really have a favorite casserole but my grandkids love tuna casserole. I would love to win this cart. thanks for the chance to win. Maureen from Eatonville, WA

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  70. I have a broccoli casserole recipe that is always a hit at potlucks. I guess it is my favorite because it is so easy to make!

    Thanks for posting the coupons, and thanks for the chance to win this cartridge which I would love to have!

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  71. Congrats to Carla! Love the new look of the blog. My favorite casserole doesn't have a name but it's super easy. Brown 1# ground beef with a chopped onion. Drain week. Add one large can stewed tomatoes & simmer until most of the juice is gone. Man l while, cook 16 oz of pasta shells out large elbow macaroni. Drain well when tender. While still hot, stir in one pkg of cream cheese until melted & well blended. Pour meat & tomato mixture into 9x13 casserole fish that had been spayed with Pam. Top with pasta mixture. Cover with grated cheddar cheese. Bake at 350° until bubbly. Serve l with a nice salad. Perfect for cold days! You can substitute a large can of rotel if you like things a bit spicey & as green chili's to pasta mix. I use Italian stewed tomatos. Very yummy!! Thanks for another great giveaway!!

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  72. My current favorite recipe is called "Honey Garlic Chicken"
    1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
    3 Garlic cloves minced or chopped -- I just keep a jar of minced/chopped garlic in my fridge and pull it out and guess-timate whilst spooning out what might be 3 cloves worth.
    1/2 Cup low sodium Soy Sauce -- I use what's in my kitchen cabinet. If you don't have low-sodium use the regular
    1/2 Cup Ketchup
    1/2 Cup Honey
    (optional) fresh basil, shredded, for garnish -- I haven't had any of this in the kitchen so I don't know if it would help having it on this recipe or not.

    1. Place chicken into a slow cooker (I used my Nesco Roaster because it only takes 1 1/2-2 hours to cook and tastes awesome). I'm sure it would be equally awesome if I used my crockpot.
    In a small bowl whisk together the garlic, soy sauce, ketchup and honey. Pour over the chicken and cover.
    2. Now is where I differ from the original recipe: after I poured the flavorful sauce over the chicken I then added cut up baby carrots and cut up raw potatoes -- this way I get both my meat and veggies in one dish and the veggies get an extra nice taste to them.
    3. Cook in a slow-cooker for 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 on high or if using a Nesco Roaster, or similar, cook around 300 degrees for 1 1/2 - 2 hours give-or-take.
    4. My original recipe from "The Girl Who Ate Everything" blog says to put the chicken onto a plate then transfer the remaining sauce to a saucepan and reduce down over med. heat until desired consistency is reached. She mixed a teaspoon of cornstarch with a tablespoon of water and added it to the sauce then continue cooking until it thickens to your satisfaction. (Note: You can use Flour instead of cornstarch to thicken a sauce but I recently found out that you could instead use Mashed Potato flakes for sauce thickening too and it gives a really nice extra flavor to your sauce!)
    5. Serve a little sauce over the chicken and garnish with the fresh basil. (I live alone so I just spoon what I want onto a plate or into a bowl and it's mealtime for me!)
    6. Serve chicken over rice with some broccoli or green beans on the side. This sounds good too but since I added the potatoes and carrots whilst cooking I didn't see the need but perhaps next time I'll use different veggies -- whatever it in the kitchen gets cooked for me. Easy-peasy, as they say these days.
    Thanks to Joy for your always-awesome ideas, coupons and especially the weekly giveaways!
    Jill

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  73. Great looking album.ke the design and embossing.

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  74. I love to create 1 of a kind casseroles. My favorite would be a "noodle pleaser" which really is a short cut lasanga. I use wide egg noodles, and mix everything together and top it with ooey gooey mozzarella cheese.

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  75. Valentine's Day will be very quiet. We will celebrate by having a wonderful meal at home. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  76. My husband just ordered me the new Cricut for Vday! It's going to be a great day!

    Suzanne O loves 2 scrap!

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  77. The Create a Friend cartridge is so cute. My favorite casserole is the Jimmy Dean sausage and egg casserole, especially when made with Italian sausage.

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  78. Hi Joy,

    It took me a few days to remember what it's called, but one of my favorite casseroles is Shepard's Pie!!! :) I love one pot meals and they are so good during the cold weather!

    Thank you so much for the chance to win!!! :) That Create a Friend cartridge is the cutest one I've seen so far!!!!!!! I would probably use it as much as Create a Critter and Create a Critter 2 (which is a CRAZY lot!)! ;)

    Crafty hugs,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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