Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Quick & Easy Parent-Friendly Meals from Tastefully Simple + Giveaway

Disclosure: I received tastefully simple products in exchange for this review, however, all opinions are 100% mine.
 

In the past, I've attended Tastefully Simple parties and I've been a huge fan of their products.  I love their dip mixes, their sauces, and desserts, but I had never actually checked out the recipe section of their website.

I already expected to love the flavors, but I was really excited to put the "parent-friendly" notion to the test.

With two parents who work full time and four kids that play sports most nights of the week, I'm always looking for quick delicious dinners to make at home.

 
I took on the challenge and decided to try the Bayou Bourbon and Bacon Meatloaf recipe and Sweet Mustard Roasted Potatoes
 
The Bayou Bourbon and Bacon Meatloaf uses Bacon Bacon ($8.99) which is also amazing to use for dips, and Bayou Bourbon Glaze ($8.99). 
 
The Sweet Mustard Roasted Potatoes recipe uses the Sweet Mustard Moppin’ Sauce ($8.99). 
 

 
Both recipes took less than 30 minutes of prep. time which definitely qualifies as quick to me.  They were also very simple to follow.
 
The Result:  Dinner was delicious!
 
The meatloaf had a sweet caramelized flavor, and the potatoes had a nice sweet and smoked flavor.
 
It was so nice to offer a flavorful dinner that did not require a lot of prep. time.  The recipes don't use very much of the tastefully simple ingredients, so there is plenty of leftovers to make more meals.
 
 
After a simple delicious meal we treated ourselves to very yummy Chewy Chocolate Cookies using the tastefully simple Chewy Chocolate Cookie Mix ($7.99). 
 
The Cookie mix is so simple to make, you just add a little vegetable oil and water, mix it up, and place on your cookie sheet. 
 
And $1 per box is donated to Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign!
 
 
After 12 minutes in the oven, you get these irresistible cookies! 
 
They were delicious!
 
 
The kids ate the meal so well, they definitely earned cookies for dessert.
 
 
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100 comments:

  1. The Fiesta Party Seasoning looks good!!

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  2. I use the Onion, Onion seasoning for my garlic bread...it so sooo tasty.

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  3. Really want to try all of the seasonings, but I wonder if they are gluten free.

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  4. The Chewy Chocolate Cookies look delicious!

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  5. I'd love to try the key lime cheese ball mix!

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  6. I love the beer bread , natbelinsky@verizon.net

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  7. The bourbon glaze sounds good

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  8. I would like to try the Bayou Bourbon Glaze. Thanks! kimcon1012@yahoo.com

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  9. The beer bread sounds delicious

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  10. Its been a long time since I've attended a Tastefully Simple party, so I'm not familiar with their current products. I would like to try the Bourbon Glaze.

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  11. I would love to try the beer bread

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  12. My favorite product is the Bacon Bacon. Years ago there was a horseradish dip that was so awesome.

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  13. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)June 12, 2015 at 5:11 AM

    We love the Beer Bread, the Garlic garlic and several of the seasoning mixes. I would love to try the Chewy Chocolate Cookies!

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  14. Id like to try the honey teriyaki sauce
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  15. I would love to try the sweet mustard moppin' sauce. All of their products look delicious.

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  16. I would love to try the Bayou Bourbon Glaze, it sounds amazing!!!! lindsayhess84@yahoo.com

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  17. I want to try the Bacon Bacon.

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  18. I would really like to try the Potato Cheddar soup.

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  19. I would most like to try the Chewy Chocolate Cookie Mix out of all the products you reviewed just because I love to bake!

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  20. I'm excited to try the Chewy Chocolate Cookie Mix!
    miranda55g@yahoo.com

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  21. I would love to try the Chewy Chocolate Cookie Mix. I would like to try any of the products; I have heard wonderful things about them.
    Shelia S

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  22. I would love to try Bayou Bourbon

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  23. I loved Ugly Cake but they got rid of it. Boo! I need to try something else! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  24. I really want to try the Bayou Bourbon

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  25. I love any of their bread mixes -- the beer bread is to die for!

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  26. Chewy chocolate cookies sound so yummy right now.

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  27. I really want to try the Summer Sizzle Collection of spices!

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  28. I want to try the Bayou bourbon glaze. maybe on chicken?

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  29. I want to try the chewy chocolate cookie mix. Yum.

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  30. I would like to try the Bayou bourbon sauce. The cookies look delicious! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  31. I would like the bacon, bacon,

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  32. bacon! or chocolate cookies...really it's a tie. :)

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  33. I would love to try the Bayou Bourbon Glaze! It sounds wonderful.

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  34. I love the beer breads, and the onion, onion mix. There isn't anything that I have tried that I have not liked. The email that I check most often is fossil316@aol.com

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  35. Those Chewy Chocolate Cookies look delicious!

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  36. i would like to try the Chewy Chocolate Cookie Mix

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  37. Beer bread! Looks amazing!

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  38. The Chewy Chocolate cookies would be a hit in my house!

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  39. I would love to try the Chewy Chocolate Cookie Mix.

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  40. I'd like to try the Bayou Bourbon Glaze.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  41. I want to try those chewy chocolate cookies! They look so good!

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  42. i want to try the meatloaf, mine is always horrid

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  43. My family loves the Perfect Parmesan Biscuit Mix. I grabbed the mix on sale one day and have been making them ever since. They are delicious!

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  44. I would like to try the chocolate cookies.

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  45. I heard they have drink mixes now. I dont know the specifics but that is definitely something i would try!

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  46. I'd like to try the Bacon Bacon

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  47. I would like to try the Jalapeno Popper Warm Dip Mix .

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  48. I would love to try the Honey Teriyaki Sauce.

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  49. Martha BaldersonJune 14, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    Beer bread is my favorite

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  50. I would like to try the Chewy Chocolate Cookie Mix

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  51. I want to try the Chewy Chocolate Cookie Mix.

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  52. I would like to try the chocolate cookies.

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  53. I want to try any of the seasonings. I just love new seasonings!!

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  54. I like the garlic seasoning - so good on everything!

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  55. I want to try the Chewy Chocolate Cookie Mix, looks delicious!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  56. My daughter is a mustard lover so I have to try the Sweet Mustard Moppin’ Sauce.

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  57. I haven't tried them yet, but I'd love to try the Perfect Parmesan Biscuit mix.

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  58. Nana's Apple Cake mix sounds really good.

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  59. I'd like to try the Lemonberry Cheese Ball Mix

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  60. The mopping sauce sounds simply fantastic! Thanks for sharing this with us :)

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  61. I would love the chocolate chip cookie mix.

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  62. I'd like to try the cookie mix!

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  63. Bacon Bacon! Yummy!
    -Laura K.

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  64. I would love to try the chocolate pound cake !

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  65. I would Love to try the Chocolate Chip cookies because I'm a chocoholic.

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  66. I love the wild rice soup and beer bread!

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  67. Chewy chocolate chip cookies looks awesome to try! I hosted a party years ago! Love tastefully simple!

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  68. Chewy chocolate chip cookies looks awesome to try! I hosted a party years ago! Love tastefully simple!

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  69. Shareen MioskowskiJune 15, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    There are soooo many that I absolutely love, that I have been so graciously been able to try at others homes, one of my favorites is the beer bread!!

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  70. I want to try the bayou glaze! I have recently started experimenting with my crockpot and this sounds delicious on chicken and broccoli!

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  71. I want to try Absolutely Almond Pound Cake Mix.

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  72. The Roasted Garlic Infused Oil sounds really yummy. I would use it for summer veggie sautes.

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  73. Chewy chocolate cookies sound yum!

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  74. I'm trying to remember exactly what it was called. I think it's some sort of cinnamon muffin mix that tasted like the best doughnut I've ever had

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  75. Bacon, Bacon!!!!

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  76. Chewy Chocolate Cookie mix sounds sooo good... I'm a cookie monster!

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  77. I would like to try their Mandarin Orange Bread Mix. I love orange flavored things

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  78. Tastefully Simple has the BEST soup mixes. I take a soup mix as a base and add to it in order to make a full meal that my family enjoys!

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  79. I would love to try the Chew Chocolate cookie mix!

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  80. I would like to try the Chew Chocolate cookie mix.

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  81. The Bayou Bourbon Glaze sounds great! Would love to try it.

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  82. The seasoned salt is a big hit in our home.

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  83. I would love to try the Chocolate Cookies.

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  84. id love to try the bayou glaze thank you for the chance :-)

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  85. I've never even heard of them before! The mustard "Moppin' Sauce" looks interesting.

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  86. I would love to try the The Bayou Bourbon Glaze. That sounds flat out amazing!!
    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  87. I would like 2 try the Bacon Bacon :)

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  88. I have heard wonderful things about their beer bread but not tried it before! It's on my list for when I have a party!

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  89. Sadly, I've never tried any Tastefully Simple Product but would like to try the Bayou Bourbon Glaze for either my chicken breasts or my baked pork chops. Nicolette Choice

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  90. I'd love to try the Honey Teriyaki Sauce!

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