The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Holiday Side Recipes with Country Crock + Giveaway!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Holiday Side Recipes with Country Crock + Giveaway!


The holiday season is my favorite time of the year. I love cooking so during this time of year, I try and find new recipes to try.

One of my favorite side dishes for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner is squash. It can be butternut, acorn, yellow or any other kind of squash. Squash is such a great ingredient because you can do almost anything with it.

This year, I found a recipe on the Country Crock site for Baked Spice Squash that I tried for Thanksgiving dinner. It looked easy to make and it looked so tasty, I had to try it.


Here is the recipe:
Baked Spiced Squash 
Ingredients:
* 2 Tbsp. Country Crock Spread
* 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup or pancake syrup
* 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
* 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
* 1 medium butternut squash (I used one medium acorn squash) 
Directions:
* Preheat over to 400 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheet; set aside
* Combine all ingredients except squash in small bowl. Arrange squash cut side up o baking sheet; brush with 1/2 of the spread mixture.
* Bake 45 minutes or until squash is tender, brushing with remaining Spread mixture halfway through cooking.

Of course, since my style of cooking is Random Willynillyness, I didn't totally follow the recipe but that's how I roll. I actually used an acorn squash because I prefer that. I also put the Spread mixture in the squash. I added a pinch of salt and a pinch of brown sugar. The squash came out delicious. I would recommend this recipe to anyone who loves squash and wants a new and different side dish!.

I was actually able to scoop out the squash mixture out of the squash and make it easier to serve. It was sweet and savory. I also loved that the Country Crock spread was easy to use. It was also tasty. Plus, by using Country Crock, I saved calories and fat!

If you love squash, you need to try this recipe. And remember to pick up some Country Crock for any type of recipe. I used it with my rolls and with my mashed potatoes as well! There are so many delicious recipes that you can use Country Crock in.   Yummo.

To help make your holidays better, Country Crock has provided me with a wonderful gift basket for one lucky reader. The gift pack includes:

* 1 coupon for a FREE tub of Country Crock
* Veggie preparation tips
* Four Country Crock holiday recipes (Holiday Broccoli Saute, Baked Spiced Squash, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower, Easy Creamed Corn)
* Vegetable Chop and Measure
* Calphalon® Contemporary Nonstick Bronze 12" Frypan

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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.

234 comments:

  1. cranberry lemon sugar cookies

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  2. Peanut and banana muffins. Patricia

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  3. I would like to try the Lemon Basil Roasted vegetables.

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  4. I would like to try the Lemon-Basil Roasted Vegetables recipe

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  5. The Stroganoff-Style Peas & Mushrooms sounds yummy--I might add ground beef and make it a meal.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  6. Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflower

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  7. Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflower

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  8. I would love to try Lemon-Basil Roasted Vegetables

    (d schmidt in widget)

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  9. I like the look of that Roasted Cauliflower recipe, in fact I might just make it tonight to go with a ham. I have the ingredients I just hadn't thought of garlic and cauliflower (how random! how cool!).

    This is a very nice prize thanks for posting it. Truth be told I often buy tubs of the Country Crock Spreadable Butter with Canola Oil during the holidays now because it just makes life so much easier. Who wants to wait for butter to come up to room temperature when they are clutching a fresh baked roll just out of the oven!

    Just a note: The Rafflecopter calls me 'Margot' since it is accessing my facebook where I am 'Margot Core'; the Rafflecopter connects to this email: annazed10 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  10. I'd like to try the Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflower

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  11. Carrot And Raisin Muffins sound yummy

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  12. I would like to try the Lemon-Basil Roasted Vegetables.

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  13. The cranberry lemon sugar cookies sound amazing :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  14. I'd like to try the recipe for Roasted Parmesan Squash, because I also love squash!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  15. I'd like to try the Lemon-Basil Roasted Vegetables!

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  16. lots of great recipies, cranberry cookies look great

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  17. Heartland Turkey Chili (for those Thanksgiving leftovers!)
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  18. I'd love to try the Roasted Cauliflower

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  19. Cauliflowers are my favorite so I would like to try the Roasted Cauliflower recipe!

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  20. I would like to try their Chicken With Lemon Sauce recipe.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  21. I would like to try the Jerk Potato Salad.

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  22. Roasted Cauliflower

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  23. I'd like to try the Roasted Cauliflower.

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  24. I would like to try Country Crock's Aztec Veggies & Rice recipe.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  25. I want to make Lemon-Basil Roasted Vegetables

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  26. The Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflower sounds good to me.

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  27. Sauted Basil & Galic Vegetables

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  28. The recipe for Lemon-Basil Roasted Vegetables looks good.
    momznite_at_yahoo_daught_com

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  29. I plan to try their Baked Potato Soup.

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  30. I would like to try the Roasted Cauliflower.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  31. I would like to try the Fancy Seafood Linguine recipe.

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. I would love to make the Easy Mashed Gingered-Carrots recipe. Thanks!

    romapup at gmail dot com

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  33. Would love to try the Easy Mashed Gingered-Carrots!! grammypenny@frontier.com

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  34. I'd like to try the Easiest Ever Spoonable Corn Bread recipe.
    crochet4hats[at]gmail[dot]com

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  35. I'd like to try the Apple Crisp!

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  36. Peanut and banana muffins
    gabbflabber at live.com

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  37. I'd like to try the stroganogg style peas and mushrooms

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  38. Baked peach custard.Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  39. Baked Spiced Squash!

    Lle Schreiber on Rafflecopter

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  40. I'd like to try the Easiest Ever Spoonable Corn Bread!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  41. carrot and raisin muffins
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  42. Arepas recips sounds interesting

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  43. I love the Stroganoff-Style Peas & Mushrooms

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  44. i'd like to try the recipe for Easy Mashed Gingered-Carrots

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  45. I'd like to try the Roasted Cauliflower

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  46. ROASTED CAULIFLOWER:)

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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  47. I'd love to try the roasted cauliflower. Thanks for hosting!

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  48. The spoonable cornbread sounds yummy.

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  49. I'd like to try the Carrot and Raisin muffings.

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  50. Would love to try the Roasted Cauliflower

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  51. I'd like to try the Arroz A La Mexicana

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  52. Id like the Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflower because it sounds like a healthy twist on a favorite
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  53. Lemon-Basil Roasted Vegetables- Dorothy Deakyne -mtpapa47(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I want to try the Easiest Ever Spoonable Cornbread!
    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  55. http://www.countrycrock.com/recipes/detail/13651/1/asparagus-peas-swiss-cheese-casserole sounds delish
    masugr at yahoo dot com

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  56. The Cilantro pork with sweet potato rice.

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  57. I'd like to make the garlic mashed potato and cauliflower!

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  58. Can't go wrong with roasted cauliflower, in my opinion!

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  59. Their Easiest Ever Spoonable cornbread - my mother made a recipe something like this

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  60. I love cauliflower so I would like to try the roasted cauliflower.

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  61. I'd like to try the New Orleans Grilled Steak with Cajun Spread.

    emilywells10@gmail.com

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  62. I'd like to try the Lemon-Basil Roasted Vegetables.

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  63. The Apple 'N Cheddar Grilled Cheese sounds interesting.

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  64. Roasted Cauliflower would be a ymmy recipe to try.

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  65. mashed potato and cauliflower, would love to add indian spices, curry.
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  66. I'd like to try the Asparagus, Peas & Swiss Cheese Casserole.

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  67. I'd love to try the Roasted Cauliflower.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. the roasted cauliflower looks amazing
    daniellex at gmail dot com

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  69. I'd like to try the Banana-Nut Mango Muffins recipe

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  70. Lemon Basil Roasted Vegetables sound awesome!

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  71. The easiest ever spoonable cornbread. Still looking for that perfect cornbread recipe.

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  72. Classic Frittata With Potatoes

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  73. Apple 'N Peanut Butter Bread Pudding
    debrahall one nine six one at yahoo dot com

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  74. Aunt Peggy's Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

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  75. stroganoff peas and mushrooms Jack jsrip(at)juno(dot)com

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  76. The roasted cauliflower sounds delish.

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  77. I'd like to make the Sauteed Basil & Garlic Veggies.Sounds so delish! Thank you for the cool giveaway! :)

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  78. Lemon-Basil Roasted Vegetables recipe looks yummy!

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  79. The Fajita Vegetable Stir-Fry looks pretty good.

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  80. I would like the Aunt Peggy's Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes recipe
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  81. Roasted Cauliflower sounds really good! thanks

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  82. I would attempt to make the Arroz Con Pollo Verde. :)

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  83. The Roasted Cauliflower looks amazing!

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  84. I will only use Country Crock...there is nothing better.

    gingerhoisington@yahoo.com

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  85. Lemon basil veg.
    gingerhoisington@yahoo.com

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  86. Country Crock Twice Baked Potatoes.

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  87. Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflower

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  88. Blueberry Bundt Cake
    Thanks
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  89. I didn't have to look very far to spy the Roasted Cauliflower! Yum! Thats new to me and sounds tasty! Thanks!
    hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

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  90. Roasted cauliflower looks great!

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  91. I'd love to try the Roasted Cauliflower recipe.

    safety_chick@hotmail.com

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  92. The Quinoa stuffed Chayote looks great.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

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  93. i want to try the roasted cauliflower

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  94. Lemom basil roasted vegetables.

    letessha@yahoo.com

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  95. stroganoff style peas and mushrooms

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  96. I would like to try the Country Crock Saucy Swedish Meatballs

    kannw27 at gmail dot com

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  97. Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflour.

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  98. I'd like to try Stroganoff-Style Peas & Mushrooms
    Miz Vickik

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  99. I'd love to try the baked potato soup.
    lorenalke@yahoo.com

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  100. I would love to try Savory Potato Pancakes

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  101. I would like to try the Chocolate Lovers' Cake

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  102. Easiest Ever Spoonable Corn Bread sounds good!

    gantzgirl87(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  103. T want to try the loaded broccoli mashed potatoes recipe.

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  104. I think the Lemon-Basil Roasted Vegetables would be good to try

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  105. Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflower
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  106. The cornbread sounds yummy. cindym119@gmail.com

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  107. Easy Mashed Gingered-Carrots is a recipe from the site I would like to try.

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  108. Baby Carrots With Honey sounds great

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  109. Sauteed Basil & Garlic Vegetables.

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  110. id like to try the sauteed basil and garlic vegetables!

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  111. Sauteed Basil & Garlic Vegetables sound so good!

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  112. Head over to the Country Crock site and come back ad tell me a recipe you would love to try.



    http://www.countrycrock.com/recipes/detail/12724/1/roasted-cauliflower

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  113. I'd like to try the lemon basil roasted vegetables

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  114. Easiest Ever Spoonable Corn Bread and Sauteed Basil & Garlic Vegetables

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  115. I would like to try the Cheddar Broccoli & Chicken Casserole

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  116. I'd like to try the Anytime Quesadillas :)

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  117. I'd like to try Easiest Ever Spoonable Corn Bread

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  118. michelle gilliland mcafeeDecember 26, 2012 at 1:24 AM

    fried catfish w/ cucumber slaw.

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  119. I would love to try the Fruity Brown Sugar Cobbler...sounds yummy!

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  120. I'd like to try the Apple 'N Cheddar Grilled Cheese

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  121. I'd like to try the Easiest Ever Spoonable Corn Bread recipe.
    Thanks!

    sheilahickmon at live dot com

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  122. Biscuit-Topped Chicken & Vegetable Casserole

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  123. I would like to try the Baked Spiced Apples

    morganowl28 at gmail dot com

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  124. Lots of yummy recipes to choose from. I'd like to try the Serrano-Lime Marinated Shrimp

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  125. I would love to try the Lemon-Basil Roasted Vegetables

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  126. want to try Biscuit-Topped Chicken & Vegetable Casserole recipe

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  127. I want to try the Lemon-Basil Roasted Vegetables

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  128. the apple crisp
    maizuru@aol.com

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  129. The Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry sounds delicious.

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  130. Roasted Cauliflower



    cpsnsamples@aol.com

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  131. I would like to try the roasted cauliflower recipe.
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

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  132. easy mashed gingered carrots

    reallycool3108 at yahoo dot com

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  133. Homestyle chicken and rice.
    Amber Porter

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  134. garlic green beans sound really good

    kelleyc76(at)live(dot)com

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  135. Southern Sausage Gravy With Buttermilk Biscuits

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  136. easiest ever spoonable cornbread

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  137. Loaded Broccoli Mashed Potatoes
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

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  138. Lemon-Basil Roasted Vegetables
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  139. I would like to try the Lemon-Basil Roasted Vegetables

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  140. I would love to try the Fajita Vegetable Stir-Fry.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  141. I'd like to make the roasted cauliflower.

    Lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

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  142. The roasted cauliflower.

    Lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

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  143. The Stroganoff style peas and mushrooms looks yummy
    Thank you

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  144. The Honey Pecan Chicken Strips

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  145. I'd love to try the Easy Mashed Gingered-Carrots

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  146. lemon basil roasted veggies! yum!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  147. I'd never considered making squash with butter or margarine in it. That's interesting. From the site, I like Lemon Basil Roasted Vegetables.

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  148. Fajita Vegetable Stir-Fry
    iloveher6923 at yahoo dot com

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  149. i would like to try the Roasted Cauliflower

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  150. I would love to try the blueberry bundt cake. (Roxann)

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  151. lemon basil roasted veggies

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  152. I would love to try the Easiest Ever Spoonable Corn Bread recipe.

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  153. Roasted Green Beans With Lemon Vinaigrette Drizzle!

    tdlsfm(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  154. Thanks for the giveaway...we would like to try the "Broccoli Francaise" recipe.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

    Bryan E.

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  155. I would like to make the Spicy Tropical Coconut Rice With Shrimp.

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  156. roasted cauliflower sounds yummy! - my names christina holmes btw! holmes_christina@hotmail.com

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  157. i would love to try the lemon-basil roasted vegetables, i am going to eat more veggies this year and this recipe sounds really good!

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com
    tony l smoaks on rafflecopter

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  158. Stroganoff-Style Peas & Mushrooms. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  159. I would like to try the Lemon-Basil Roasted Vegetables, sounds scrumptious! :-) Thank you.

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  160. Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflower

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  161. would like to try the Sauteed Basil & Garlic Vegetables

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  162. Roasted Cauliflower
    hds_16_2006@yahoo.com

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  163. Sauteed Basil & Garlic Vegetables is a recipe I'd love to try.

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  164. I'd like to try the Carrot and Raisin Muffins.

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  165. Slow cooker African Chicken Stew

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  166. The Sauteed Basil & garlic Vegetables sounds yummy. ladyvon at grm dot net.

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  167. Stroganoff-Style Peas & Mushrooms

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