*UPDATED 7/21/15: The giveaway has ended. Congrats to Kathy F., Teresa K., and Karla M. who were randomly chosen as winners! Stay tuned for more giveaways and events!*
In case you missed it – I am officially a Taste of Home Field Editor! Whoop! What’s that mean? Basically, I get to do more of what I love and share it all with you! More recipes, more reviews, more food talk, more giveaways, etc!
Some of you may ask, but Taste of Home isn’t allergy friendly or Paleo? First – I’m not a huge fan of labels. I eat to be healthy and to feel good on a budget with my family. I grew up reading Taste of Home and Reader’s Digest at my grandmother’s house or with my mom. There are a few old magazines from my granny’s in my collection of her old cookbooks. Since going gluten-free, TOH is still one of my favorites because they feature simple recipes using common ingredients. Often times, I’ll find a recipe I want to try and just tweak it a little to fit my needs. Recipe calls for flour? I use a Paleo Flour Blend or a gluten-free mix. Recipe calls for eggs? If possible, I swap in a substitute (chia, flax, etc). Recipe calls for ground beef? I use grass-fed. Just because a recipe isn’t labeled “Paleo” doesn’t mean you can’t make it. Plus, I have had several recipes featured in TOH magazines and guess what? They were allergy-friendly recipes so I KNOW they are in there! 🙂
In addition, Taste of Home is affordable and can be found practically anywhere! Taste of Home also publishes several other types of books and magazines. Today, the new TOH Simple & Delicious magazine was released! It is a small grab & go book that is still full of recipes. And even better? I’m featured in it as well! My Spiced Carrots & Butternut Squash (pg. 66) was chosen as a contest runner-up!
As a field editor, I was invited to host my own Simple & Delicious Release Party and choose a few items from the magazine to make and review. In addition, I was given products to give away!! See below for those details!
For our release party dinner, I chose to prepare the Peachy Pork with Rice and Garlic-Herb Patty Pan Squash. I also picked the Tiramisu Cheesecake but I didn’t prepare properly and it needs to refrigerate overnight – we’ll enjoy it tomorrow 🙂
Instead of serving the pork with rice, we used cooked quinoa. Other than that, I prepared the recipe exactly using a homemade salsa and peach preserves. It was delish – so much so that the kids even loved it. I expected the sauce to be a little spicer but it was still good. You could always use a hotter salsa if you want a little more of a kick to the dish. The patty pan squash was EASY and delicious. I love recipes that feature fresh, garden produce and this was a simple winner. I’m excited about the Tiramisu Cheesecake BUT I made it with dairy so I’ll have to trust the judgment of my crew. Although it smells and looks amazing! There are so many other great recipes to try in this new magazine issue – in stores now!
How about that giveaway??
Thanks to Taste of Home, I’ll be able to give a lucky winner a copy of the new Simple & Delicious Magazine, a cute, reusable TOH tote bag and the Taste of Home Simple, Easy, Fast Kitchen book that features over 400 recipes!
To enter,simply leave me a comment here or on my Facebook page answering this question: what is your favorite cooking memory??
*Giveaway is open to US Residents only (18 years or older). Winner will be chosen at random and emailed for shipment address. Contest closes on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 11:00 am CST. Taste of Home provided the giveaway materials. Facebook or any other social media outlet is in no way affiliated with this giveaway. Any questions, please contact me.*