The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Simply Potatoes Review and Giveaway!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Simply Potatoes Review and Giveaway!




It's back to school time and because I work at a school, that means things get a little nuts at work. Sometimes, I have to work later than usual around this time since we are beginning a new year. The last thing I want to do when I get home is make dinner. But alas, someone has to do it.

The other day I was scrambling to make dinner. I had steak and NOTHING else. So I opened my fridge to see what else I could cook up to complement the meal. My salvation? Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns. Thank goodness I had them!

I know, hash browns for dinner. Why not? Potatoes are a great side dish and perfect with steak.  I looked around the kitchen and found some jalapeno peppers, green peppers, cheese and onions. I decided to create a new recipe: Carolyn's Spicy Hash Browns.

I started by chopping the green peppers, onions and jalapeno and then sauteing them in a little oil. After they got a little soft, I added the potatoes and browned them up. I also added salt, pepper, chili powder and paprika to give it more spice.

In the meantime, I found some cherry tomatoes fresh from the garden and cilantro as well. I decided to make a little pico de gallo to put on the potatoes. Once the potatoes were browned, I served them with some grated cheddar cheese and the pico de gallo. They were delicious!

It was the perfect side dish to go along with the steak. This is why I always have Simply Potatoes in my fridge. They are the perfect product to make a quick and delicious meal. I use them for breakfast, lunch and, now, dinner. When I get home, I will always have a side dish if I use the Simply Potatoes products!

I love that the potatoes come cut and ready to use. I love that there are some many varieties to enjoy. Besides the shredded hash browns, I usually have the diced potatoes and onions and the home-style slices around. If you need a quick meal, these are perfect.

To make your back to school time a little easier, I have some full-value coupons to give away courtesy of Simply Potatoes. Five lucky readers can win a coupon by entering on the Rafflecopter widget below!! Good Luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway



 Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

197 comments:

  1. Yes, I have tried them before, and they are really good.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  2. I liked the irish beef stew recipe.

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  3. http://www.simplypotatoes.com/recipes/recipeView.cfm?RecipeID=0079a My favorite!!!

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  4. I like the Classic Potato Salad recipe. Patricia

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  5. Yes, I have tried this product and I love the convenience and taste. Patricia

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  6. As Maureen
    The recipe I like--One Dish Chicken Pot Pie

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  7. my husband and I tried them recently for the first time and we enjoyed them with our meal.

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  8. I use simply Potatoes to make my own version of Shepard's pie ( using Country style Mashed)! Delicious.
    writer61@yahoo.com

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  9. Shephard's Pie is the best !!!

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  10. The Italian Quiche with Hash Brown Crust looks delicious!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  11. the classic potato salad recipe debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  12. Love to try their cheesy potatoes!

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  13. Yes I have tried them before, so convenient and delicious!

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  14. the country french pizza looks amazing!

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  15. I have not tried them before, but would love to!

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  16. The Crunchy Praline Topped Sweet Potatoes.

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  17. love the simply potatoes, thanks, 20/8

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  18. http://www.yahoo.com/August 20, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    I want to try this one this week: Roasted vegetables with creamy Alfredo sauce. I DO many nights of vegetarian meals- I do meat, I'm just not a big fan of it! I would love this one, I do believe.

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  19. yes yes yes! Just like all of us, there are times I get busy and need a short cut at dinnertime.

    And who doesn't LOVE hashbrowns and WHO has the time or desire to do those from scratch in the morning?

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  20. I would love to have some of those irish potato pancakes right now!

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  21. I've never tried them, but I'll check them out next time I go to the store.

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  22. Visit Simply Potatoes and tell me your favorite recipe!

    classic potato salad

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  23. Tell me if you have ever tried Simply Potatoes

    nope

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  24. I would like to try the Classic Potato Salad recipe.

    Les Johnson

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  25. My favorite recipe is easy mock twice baked potatoes sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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  26. I have never tried Simply Potatoes :( sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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  27. The Chicken Pot Pie looks good!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  28. Yes, we have tried Simply Potatoes and like them.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  29. i like the easy ranch season red potato wedges

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  30. I have never tried them, but I would love to. They sound delicious.

    Les Johnson

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  31. The Chicken Pot Pie recipe looks good!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  32. The country pizza looks great.
    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Sweet potato soup looks awesome!
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

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  34. I tried the hashbrowns before- love them!
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

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  35. cheddar and bacon potato salad

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  36. I like the Hashbrowns Casserole. Mmmmmm
    elysesw@AOL.COM

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  37. I haven;t tried them yet - but I will on the next grocery trip.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  38. The Cheesy Potatoes!

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

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  39. I want to make Mediterranean Fish Casserole

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  40. Potato and Cheese Filled Pot Stickers
    magickalblessings26{at}gmail.com

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  41. No, I've never tried them, but I'm always on the look-out for new potato products.
    magickalblessings26{at}gmail.com

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  42. My favorite is Steak with Garlic Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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  43. Yes, we've tried and love Simply Potatoes :)

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  44. I think the grilled steakhouse potato packet sounds good.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  45. Yes! I have and they are delicious!

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  46. Potato and Cheese Filled Pot Stickers

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  47. I have tried the hashbrowns and I love them. I also would love to try the sante fe potatoe salad

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  48. Love the ranch seasoned red wedges the most. Thanks

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  49. I'd love to try the cheddar and bacon potato salad!

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  50. I've tried them several times and love the potatoes!

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  51. I would like to try the bacon and potato chowder recipe. thanks
    carolwegs at gmail dot com

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  52. Easy Ranch Seasoned red potatoes
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  53. I have not tried them before
    Always used fresh potatoes or frozen
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  54. I would like to try the Classic Potato Salad recipe.

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  55. I've never tried Simply Potatoes.

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  56. I'd like to make the Cheesy Hash Browns.

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  57. My favorite recipe is Cheesy Hash Browns, which I make all the time (a little bit tweaked.)

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  58. I have never tried Simply Potatoes. I would love to, though!

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  59. I have tried their hash browns.

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  60. Would love to try Cabbage Mashed Potatoes. ~ Angie PreciselyMine

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  61. Irish potato pancakes - I would make those for sure
    Katharine D on rafflecopter

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  62. Yes, I have tried them ,use them often actually
    Katharine D on rafflecopter

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  63. The Country French pizza sounds amazing!

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  64. french country pizza
    Thanks for the contest! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on GFC

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  65. I have used simply potatoes several times and I love them.

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  66. Cheesy Potatoes! They all sound amazing!

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  67. I want to try the Cheesy Bacon and Potatoes Casserole.

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  68. No, not yet - but my Dad likes the hash browns.

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  69. Cheesy Hash Browns
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. I have tried simply Potatoes and I love them!

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  71. Breakfast in minutes

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  72. Turkey Sausage Breakfast Pizza!

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  73. Cheesy Hash Browns looks good!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. We eat the Simply Potatoes mashed potatoes when I have to prepare a meal quickly.

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  75. I love the sounds of the Easy Chicken and Pesto Potato Skillet!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  76. I have tried Simply Potatoes and I love all the varieties, and how easy they are!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  77. Simply-fied Sweet Potato Muffins

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  78. We love their hash browns

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  79. Breakfast in minutes is my favorite.
    Virginia Rowell

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  80. The cheesy hashbrowns sound yummy!

    Bshaw75015@aol.com

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  81. I'd like to try the cheesy hashbrowns cups

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  82. Ihave never tried simply potatoes

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  83. The Chili Dog Casserole looks tasty.

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  84. Yes, I've tried their shredded potatoes before.

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  85. I like the recipe for breakfast in minutes.

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  86. I've never tried them before

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  87. I like the Turkey Sausage breakfast pizza

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  88. The 30 Minute Irish Skillet sounds great!
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. I'd try Turkey sausage breakfast pizza.

    arifamily at comcast.net

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  90. Tried them. Like them!

    arifamily at comcast.net

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  91. The one dish pot pie looks delicious!!

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  92. The Turkey Sausage breakfast Pizza sounds rockin

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  93. The Mashed Potato Topped Chicken Casserole is my favorite recipe because it contains two of my favorite ingredients, cheese and potatoes.

    sylvieanddudes@yahoo.com

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  94. I've never tried Simply Potatoes.

    sylvieanddudes@yahoo.com

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  95. South of the Border Hash Brown Bake

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  96. I have not tried Simply Potatoes yet

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  97. I have not tried Simply Potatoes yet

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  98. Classic Potato Salad recipe




    cpsnsamples@aol.com

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  99. The sweet potato soup looks excellent.

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  100. I have not tried them, but I would love to.

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  101. id love the pork chops with cheesy garlic mashed potatoes
    http://www.simplypotatoes.com/recipes/recipeView.cfm?RecipeID=0078a

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  102. I would love to try the Cheesy Potato recipe

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  103. I have never tried Simply Potatoes

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  104. breakfast in minutes one
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  105. I would love to make the Hearty Potato Minestrone

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  106. I have tried them, and my favorite is the Southwest Style Hashbrowns

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  107. I would like to try the cheddar and bacon potato salad.

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  108. Turkey Sausage Breakfast Pizza is my recipe of choice!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  109. The Chili Dog Casserole looks awesome!

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  110. I have tried them and they are great.

    amy c.
    amybabya79 at yahoo.com

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  111. I'd like to try the potato pancakes recipe.

    amy c.
    amybabya79 at yahoo.com

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  112. I like the recipe for turkey sausage pizza

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  113. My favorite is the Irish Potato Pancakes.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  114. No, I have not tried them.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  115. Cheesy potatoes

    annabella @ centurytel dot net

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  116. The Cheesy Hashbrowns look good
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOt)com

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  117. The Southwest-style Potato Pancakes sound amazing! I might try that soon.

    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  118. I have tried a few of the Simply Potatoes products, but it's been a good while since I last bought any.

    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  119. I like the Dijon Chicken Potato Salad.
    sumer84@live.com

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  120. Yes, I have tried them and love them.
    sumer84@live.com

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  121. I have tried them...they are delicious!

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  122. the turkey sausage breakfast pizza recipe is my favorite
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  123. The Potato Pancake recipe looks delicious!

    natashagt (at) live (dot) com

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  124. Yes we love simply potatoes, especially the southwestern hashbrowns. yum!

    natashagt (At) live (dot) com

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  125. I have never tried them before!
    fb: rab pom

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  126. I would like to try the soutwst style potato pancakes recipe!
    fb: rab pom

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  127. cheesy hash brown cups
    sarahyurga@yahoo.com

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  128. the irish beef stew sounds yum!!!

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  129. I have not tried Simply Potatoes yet.
    sarahyurga@yahoo.com

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  130. The Simply traditional Potato Pancakes ladyvon at grm dot net.

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  131. Yes I have tried them and like them but they are pricey. ladyvon at grm dot net.

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  132. I like the Breakfast in Minutes recipe!

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  133. The turkey sausage breakfast pizza!

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  134. Chili Dog Casserole!

    enpippin@gmail.com

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  135. i'd like to try the cheesy potatoes.

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  136. no i've never tried these before.

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  137. Turkey Sausage Breakfast Pizza

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  138. I like the Breakfast in Minutes recipe.

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  139. cheesy bacon and potato casserole

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  140. I love the cheesy hash brown potatos.

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  141. cheesy hash brown pie!

    sheilatf52 at yahoo dot com

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  142. Yes, Love them, very versatile!

    sheilatf52 at yahoo dot co

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  143. The Cheesy Hash Browns as they look so easy to make.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  144. I have not tried them yet.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  145. I'd like to try the cheesy potatoes.

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  146. Simply Potatoes is a great product. A simple family favorite involves chopped green onion, cream and cheese. Bake and forget. Amazing comfort food that is a favorite.

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  147. The Italian Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  148. CHeesy Potatoes

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

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  149. I would like to try the Cheesy Hash Browns recipe.

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  150. pork chops with cheesy garlic mashed potatoes.
    russrpm@gmail.com

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  151. we use the hash browns fairly often.
    russrpm@gmail.com

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  152. wanna try the breakfast in minutes recipe

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  153. I like Breakfast in minutes..

    ltlbit1@hotmail dot com

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  154. I like the recipes for Irish Potato Pancakes. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  155. The sweet potato soup recipe sounds amazing.

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