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I just looove to cook (can you sense the sarcastic undertone?). And because many nights of the week, my husband does not get home in time to cook dinner, I’m forced to tackle this feat. I’ve had numerous kitchen disasters (Vanilla Soymilk Alfredo anyone?) so I stick to basic dishes like pasta with ground turkey breast, chicken with vegetables, and fish with rice. Boring right? But those dishes are practically impossible to mess up.
Enter Recipe Inspirations, a collection of top recipes from McCormick which include a recipe card and six pre-measured spices/herbs to achieve the perfect flavored dish. Before I actually tried the product I was excited. I was on a conference call discussing spices recently, and confirmed what I had suspected…I don’t use nearly the amount or variety of spices available. Spices can add flavor to dishes and help cut back on the amount of salt and fats (i.e. butter) used. Recipe Inspirations puts a unique twist on traditional recipes and can help break the lull of eating the same thing over and over again.
There are many instances where I have and will pay for convenience. Cooking is right up there at the top of the list. To have a recipe and the correct type and amount of spices on one card is brilliant. At present, McCormick offers six varieties of Recipe Inspirations. All of them call for fresh, wholesome ingredients like meat and vegetables. Prep time averages to be around 15 minutes with cook time under 30 minutes. So in less than an hour, you’ll have a meal you may not have served before.
Some of the recipes include Garlic Lime Chicken Fajitas, Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Potatoes, and Quesadilla Casserole (my new favorite dish!). Check out our take on Quesadilla Casserole (we omitted the cheese, used ground turkey breast in place of ground beef, and added avocado):
McCormick recently launched their Recipe Inspirations application on Facebook which helps to “give your friends some flavor.” Now through July 12, you can let your Facebook friends in on your spice personality by selecting one of the six featured Recipe Inspirations cards and choosing which spice best represents you and five of your Facebook friends (which will appear on their wall). This will enter you to win a trip to New York City to see a national cooking show and weekly prizes. The first 5,000 users will receive a free Recipe Inspirations card. If you do decide to do this, be sure to find me on Facebook so I can see the results!
You can find Recipe Inspirations at retailers nationwide (retails for $1.99/package).
Win It! One of you will win a “Wednesday Night Dinner” prize pack (Recipe Inspirations samples, $50 GC to Crate and Barrel, and a one-year subscription for Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine). Simply share your favorite Wednesday night dinner experience in the comment section below. Comments will close on May 28, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. One comment per person, please (unless you do the extra credit). US residents only. Duplicates and comments not including the above information will be disqualified. Comments are moderated. If you don’t see your comment in a reasonable amount of time, send me an email. Bloggers and non-bloggers may enter. If you don’t want to leave your email address, please be sure to check back for my announcement on the winner. Please note that winners must respond within 48 hours of being announced/contacted or another winner will be drawn.
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