Sep 242013
 
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Giveaway Prize Curious George

Curious George’s Town App for iPad and iPhone Review! Plus, Prize Pack Giveaway!

Entry #1151 Rebecca L.

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Review and Giveaway of Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers! 1 1/2 Servings of Fruit or Fruit and Vegetables!

Entry #769 Brittney H.

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VTech Roll & Learn Activity Suitcase Review and Giveaway! A Fun Toy, Great for Hand-Eye Coordination!

Entry #416 Emily A.

Congratulations to all of the WINNERS! And, don’t forget to check out my current giveaways to the right side of the page!

FFM

Sep 132013
 
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The Del Monte products, information and two gift packs have been provided by Del Monte.

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Thanks to Del Monte, I was sent a gift pack containing Fruit Burst Squeezers to review with my children here on Frugal and Fun Mom.

Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers contain 1 ½ servings of fruit or fruit and vegetables and are a source of vitamins A and C. They contain no artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup. They come in 2 varieties Fruit + Veggie and Simply Fruit with a total of 5 flavors.

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The Fruit + Veggie Flavors are Peach-Mango and Blueberry and the Simply Fruit Varieties are Apple Cinnamon,  Mixed Berry, and Strawberry. All are made with pear puree concentrate, water, pear juice concentrate, and contain various other fruit and vegetables.

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We tried the Peach-Mango and the Strawberry flavors, and they both taste sweet. My kids liked them, however my 13 month old was the biggest fan. I think the concept of getting food out of a pouch was easier for him since he still drinks out a sippy.  My 2 older children are relatively new to this idea, and my daughter is still not so sure about it.  My oldest son told me he enjoyed having this as a snack in his lunch box.

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I think the biggest pluses for me in regards to the Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers we tried are; they contain 3 grams of Fiber, they are easy to take on the go, and they have no artificial flavors.

To learn more about Fruit Burst Squeezers visit DelMonte.com. You can also check them out on Facebook at facebook.com/delmonte or Twitter at twitter.com/DelMonte.

Which flavors of Fruit Burst Squeezers do you think your family would enjoy?

Giveaway Details 

And thanks to Del Monte, I have been authorized to give away the same Fruit Burst Squeezers Gift Pack to (1) one lucky Frugal and Fun Mom Reader.

This includes:

  • Two boxes of Fruit Burst Squeezers™ (one Fruit + Veggies 4-pack and one Simply Fruit 4-pack)
  • One Del Monte lunchbox
  • One orange-shaped eco-friendly shopping tote
  • One strawberry-shaped eco-friendly shopping tote
  • One Del Monte magnetic frame

To enter, please allow a moment for the Rafflecopter Form to load below.

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FFM

Mar 062013
 
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Del Monte Southwestern Tomatoes

 

Del Monte Southwestern Tomato Kick-Off Sweepstakes! Recipes With Southwestern-Style Tomatoes, Plus Prize Pack Giveaway With $25 Visa Gift Card!

Entry #3773 Lisa B.

 

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Purex Crystals for Baby Review and Giveaway! 2 Winners Get a FREE Full Size Bottle!

Entry #1153 Debbie R.

Entry #1786 Nicolle G.
Congratulations Everyone and stay tuned for more GIVEAWAYS!
FFM

 

Feb 162013
 
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Review of the Nuby Flip Flop Teether Book! Enter To Win One As Well!

Entry #2252 Michelle H.

 

 

Review of Purex Baby Laundry Detergent! Enter to WIN a Coupon For A FREE Bottle!

Entry #459 Sherrie C.

Entry #795 Denise S.

Entry #980 Sandy V.

 

We Made A Braided Spaghetti Loaf Inspired By Chef Boyardee! I’m Giving Away A Little Chefs Project Prize Pack!

Entry #644 Jen B.

Congratulations to all the Winners!

FFM

Jan 272013
 
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Chili with 6 Ingredients

Thanks to Del Monte, I was sent a Gift Pack with Southwestern-Style Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes so that I could try out the product in Game Day type recipes.  One of the dishes I prepared was a Chili with Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies.

This is what I needed to prepare the dish:

1 lb of Lean Ground Beef

1 Can of Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies

1 Can of Del Monte Tomato Sauce 8 oz

1 Can of Dark Red Kidney Beans 15.5 oz

1/2 tsp of Garlic Powder

1/2 tsp of Salt

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Directions:

First brown the ground beef until completely cooked through. While browning the meat, combine the tomatoes, sauce, beans, garlic, and salt in a large pot and put it on Medium Heat.  Add the cooked beef to this mixture and combine.  Turn the heat down to a medium/ low setting and let simmer for at least 30 minutes stirring occasionally until you are ready to serve.

This fed four of us, and it was so popular, that there were no left overs.

 

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To learn more about Del Monte products, visit their website at delmonte.com or check them out on Facebook at facebook.com/delmonte or Twitter at @DelMontebrand.

FFM 

“The Del Monte products, and gift pack have been provided by Del Monte. Opinions expressed are that of my own.”

Nov 282012
 
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Thanks to Del Monte, I was sent a package with canned fruits and vegetables, so I could  “Add Some Garden” into my meals, and share ways I did this via recipe ideas.

If you are not familiar with Del Monte, their canned fruits, vegetables, and tomatoes contain the same essential nutrients as fresh varieties and are grown in the best growing regions of the United States. In addition, the majority of Del Monte products are picked at the peak of ripeness and canned on the same day, to ensure that nutrients and flavor are locked in.

I decided to use the Whole Kernel Corn, Diced Tomatoes, and Sliced Peaches and turn them into part of a meal and dessert!

First, I made a Corn Salsa with the Del Monte Whole Kernel Corn and Diced Tomatoes.

 Corn Salsa Recipe:

1 Can of Del Monte Diced Tomatoes
1 Can of Del Monte Whole Kernel Corn
1/2 Cup of Chopped Cilantro
1/2 Cup of Chopped Red Onion
1 Tbsp of Hot Sauce

Directions:

Simply combine all of these ingredients and refrigerate. Serve as a topping on fajitas, taco salad, cooked poultry or fish, or use as a dip with tortilla chips.

I then made a Peach Cobbler with the Del Monte Sliced Peaches.

Peach Cobbler Recipe, credit Cooks.com

1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
2 cups canned or fresh fruits, with juice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°F.Pour melted butter into a 9-inch square baking dish.In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, sugar and a pinch of salt. Stir in milk and almond extract, if using; mix only until combined.Pour the batter over the melted butter in the baking dish.Ladle fruit with juice over the top of the batter.

Bake in preheated oven for 25-35 minutes, or until batter rises to the top.

Serve as is, while still warm, or top with vanilla ice cream.

This turned out great and my son asked for seconds! I highly recommend using the almond extract in the recipe.

Want to “Add Some Garden” to your own recipes and be eligible to win prizes? Make sure you check out Del Monte’s Facebook Contest!

Visit the Del Monte Facebook page from November 5th through February 4th to enter the Del Monte “Add Some Garden” contest for the chance to win one of many prizes available, including kitchen appliances, and $25 or $500 gift cards to Williams Sonoma.

There will be five phases during the contest in which Del Monte will feature a different canned variety:

  • Green beans (November 5- November 18)
  • Corn (November 19- December 2)
  • Tomatoes (December 3- December 16)
  • Peaches (January 7- January 20)
  • Pears (January 21- February 3)

Fans will have five days during each phase to submit their best tips, and consumers will be able to vote for their favorite tip during the second week of each phase.The five winning tips for each phase will then go head-to-head for a chance to win a Grand Prize culinary travel adventure, valued at $10,000.

Winners will be announced February 15th!

To learn more about Del Monte products, visit their website at delmonte.com or check them out on Facebook at facebook.com/delmonte or Twitter at @DelMontebrand.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

And thanks to Del Monte, one Lucky  Frugal and Fun Mom Reader will receive a Prize Pack with:

  • Five (5) Del Monte canned varieties- Green Beans (1), Corn (1), Diced Tomatoes (1), Peaches (1), and Pears (1)
  • $25 Visa gift card
To Enter, Please allow a moment for the Rafflecopter Form to load below:

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FFM

“The Del Monte product, information, and two gift packs have been provided by Del Monte in order to facilitate this post. Opinions expressed are that of my own.”

Oct 242012
 
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Head on over to Del Monte Fresh Produce Facebook Page to print a .50 off coupon for Del Monte Gold Extra Sweet Pineapple!

CLICK HERE–> .50 off coupon for Del Monte Gold Extra Sweet Pineapple to print yours! There is a short form to fill out to get it.

When you are finished, check out my recipe for Pineapple Upside Down Cake  for some great recipe inspiration!

FFM

Information was provided by Del Monte Fresh Produce.

 

Sep 132012
 
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Del Monte Fresh Produce is introducing a new adorable monkey, which you will see on the Del Monte Fresh Produce website, Facebook page, and in banana packaging.

However, this monkey needs a name.

Help Del Monte Fresh Produce name him for a chance to win a Grand Prize of a year supply of bananas!  This will consist of 52 coupons for $2.00 each (equivalent to one bunch of bananas). Coupons cannot be redeemed for cash.

That’s one bunch of bananas per week for an entire year! 

In addition, 100 stuffed monkeys  will also be given away randomly to Del Monte Fresh Produce Facebook fans.

To enter, go to facebook.com/DelMonteFreshProduce and click on the “Name Me. Win Me” box. This will redirect you to a page to enter your name and email in order to vote on one of five possible names. You must “Like” Del Monte Fresh Produce to enter.

Good Luck!

FFM

Information in this post was provided by the PR Firm Representing Del Monte.

Jun 252012
 
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Head on over to Del Monte Fresh Produce Facebook Page to print a .50 off coupon for Del Monte Gold Sweet Pineapple!

CLICK HERE–> .50 off coupon for Del Monte Gold Sweet Pineapple to print yours! There is a short form to fill out to get it.

When you are finished, check out my 2 recipes for Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Watermelon Pineapple Salsa for some great recipe inspiration!

FFM

A gift bag was provided by Del Monte Fresh Produce for sharing this post.

 

Mar 162011
 
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In honor of National Nutrition Month, Del Monte sent me a can of their No Sugar Added Very Cherry Mixed Fruit for my kids and me to review here on At Home Moma.

 

If you are someone who is concerned about the amount of sugar that you or your kids are consuming, No Sugar Added Very Cherry Mixed Fruit , has 65% fewer calories and 60% less sugar as compared to Very Cherry Mixed Fruit in Light Syrup. Source Del Monte

 

 

I decided to serve this as a snack to my kids. I opened up the can and chilled the contents in a bowl  for a couple hours. And since presentation is everything to my kids, I then served it to them in little glass ice cream bowls.

 

They thought it was neat that there were cherries in the fruit mix.  They ate the Mixed Fruit, and then I asked them for their opinion. They said that it tasted good.

 

 

If you are interested in using the No Sugar Added Very Cherry Mixed Fruit, you can eat it as is, served chilled or, here are some recipes that you can use the Mix in as well.

Very Cherry Mixed Fruit Crisp

Courtesy of Del Monte

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

6 servings

Ingredients

2 cans (15 oz. each) Del Monte® Very Cherry Mixed Fruit, No Sugar Added,

drained

1/2 cup flour

1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/3 cup old-fashioned oats

1/3 cup chopped walnuts

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened

Optional ingredients

Low-fat frozen yogurt or ice cream

Directions

1. Place fruit in 8×8-inch baking dish or pie plate.

2. Combine flour, sugar, oats, walnuts and cinnamon. Mix in butter until crumbly; sprinkle evenly over fruit.

3. Bake at 425°F, 15 to 20 minutes or until topping is golden. Serve with low-fat frozen yogurt or ice cream, if desired.

Sunrise Sundae

Courtesy of Del Monte

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups low-fat granola or other cereal

1 carton (8 oz.) low-fat plain or vanilla yogurt

1 can (15 oz.) Del Monte® Very Cherry Mixed Fruit, No Sugar Added,

drained

Directions

Spoon alternating layers of granola, yogurt and fruit in 3 tall glasses.

Tip: For easy variety, use the 6-pack assorted cereals and other Del Monte Fruits.

Prep time: 5 minutes

3 servings

For Meal ideas that are healthy, delicious, and Under $10, learn more online at solutions.delmonte.com

At Home Moma

At Home Moma did not receive compensation for this review but was provided a can of No Sugar Added Very Cherry Mixed Fruit from Del Monte for free to review. The opinions expressed in this review are that of my own.