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    Default Let's get cookin'! A Pregnancy.org 10th Anniversary event!

    This event is now closed. Winners announced below!





    As one of our final 10th Anniversary celebration events, we invite you to share one (or more!) of your favorite recipes. You can choose from your personal family favorites, appetizers, main course, salads, desserts, soups, breads, etc. You can also be creative and share a recipe for something that worked to stave off morning sickness, helped as energy builders (for labor, zombie parent mode -- aka newborn stage, or chasing toddlers!), healthy choices, or even a romantic (TTC ) dinner for two!

    This truly is a "labor" of love -- from the site to this event... culminating ten years of friendship with old friends and new! Who knows!? If we get enough entries we may actually organize it into an actual cookbook that we all can enjoy in the years to come!

    Every post = 1 entry in our giveaway! Please be sure to read the complete rules below before posting!

    What's the Giveaway?


    Congratulations to our winner: Cali26

    Who says a bowl has to be round? Invented by a mom of two sets of twins, the patented triangular-shaped Baby DipperĀ® bowl allows one-handed feeding of infants and makes self-feeding easy for toddlers. The non-slip base, contoured interior, spoon-shaped lower corner, and colorful transparent sides combine to make mealtime a fun and clean experience for all. Available in blue or pink, each Baby Dipper set includes a bowl, a spoon, and a fork. One (1) winner will win a Baby Dipper Feeding Set (their color choice.)


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    Congratulations to our Winner: AshG
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    Game Rules:
    1. By participating in this event, you agree to abide by Pregnancy.org's 10th Anniversary On-Site Giveaways Official Rules and those specific to this game below.
    2. You may play as often as you wish until the deadline on Saturday, September 10th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. Each time you participate (1 post) = one entry. You may play as much as you'd like!
    3. Please turn OFF your signatures to play.
    4. All posts must adhere to our Community Guidelines (Remember - we are a family friendly site and this is meant to be fun. Inappropriate content will be removed and may cause a temp. ban if warranted.)
    5. As one of our final 10th Anniversary celebration events, we invite you to share one (or more!) of your favorite recipes. You can choose from your personal family favorites, appetizers, main course, salads, desserts, soups, breads, etc. You can also be creative and share a recipe for something that worked to stave off morning sickness, helped as energy builders (for labor, zombie parent mode -- aka newborn stage, or chasing toddlers!), healthy choices, or even a romantic (TTC ) dinner for two!
    6. For this event, the same player can post twice in a row! No reason to wait for someone else to post first!
    7. By posting your recipe you are granting us permission to use.
    8. Enjoy some yummy recipes! (Feel free to post on the board later if you try any!)
    The deadline for entries is Saturday, September 10th @ 11:59 p.m. Daily winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received up to 11:59 p.m. Eastern that date and will be announced the following day. See the actual giveaway packages posted below.

    This is a part of our special Pregnancy.org's 10th Anniversary celebration taking place today and throughout the week on our Anything Board! Keep watch for updates on our announcement for many more opportunities to win!

    Who's Invited: Anyone and everyone! Be sure to share our celebration with your friends throughout the site and on Facebook and/or Twitter as well!

    Remember - the more you play, the greater your chances are of winning!

    Good luck!

    ~Missy (missyj@pregnancy.org)
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    First one? Woot!

    Pasta Salad Meal

    1 box Tri-Color Rotini Pasta
    1/2 cucumber, sliced into quarters
    1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
    1/2 box frozen peas (cook them according to label)
    1 small can sliced olives (black or green, though I prefer black)
    2 cups sharp cheddar cheese cut into 1/2" cubes
    Red Pepper flakes to taste
    Kraft Zesty Italian Salad Dressing

    Cook and drain pasta. Let cool.
    Put Pasta in large bowl. Mix cucumber, bell pepper, peas, olives, peas, cheese, pepper flakes, and italian dressing into pasta. Serve immediately.

    If you are storing this (it lasts well up to a week), leave cheese and italian dressing separate until ready to eat. This is an excellent party dish - it looks and tastes good and feeds lot of people.

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    Love using a crock pot when taking care of lo's. I do not have a personal recipe that I came up with but love this one from allrecipes.com. Pasting below as well:

    Beef Stew for your crock pot:

    Ingredients
    • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
    • 3 potatoes, diced
    • 4 carrots, sliced
    • 1 stalk celery, chopped

    Directions
    1. Place meat in slow cooker. In a small bowl mix together the flour, salt, and pepper; pour over meat, and stir to coat meat with flour mixture. Stir in the garlic, bay leaf, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, onion, beef broth, potatoes, carrots, and celery.
    2. Cover, and cook on Low setting for 10 to 12 hours, or on High setting for 4 to 6 hours.

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    Play Dough (this is the best recipe I've ever used)

    Ingredients

    2 cups water
    2 1/2 cups white flour
    1/2 cup salt
    1 tablespoon cream of tartar
    2 (0.13 ounce) packages unsweetened, fruit-flavored soft drink mix (such as KOOL-AIDĀ®)
    3 tablespoons vegetable oil

    Directions

    Bring the water to a boil in a sauce pan; remove from heat and set aside.
    Whisk together the flour, salt, cream of tartar, and soft drink mix in a large bowl; stir the vegetable oil into the flour mixture using a spoon, not a whisk. Pour the hot water into the bowl and continue stirring. When the dough is cool enough to handle, turn it onto a lightly-floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Store unused portions in refrigerator.

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    Garlic Cheese Biscuits (taste just like the ones from Red Lobster)

    Ingredients

    2 cups buttermilk baking mix
    2/3 cup milk
    1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
    1/4 cup butter, melted
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

    Directions

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
    Combine baking mix, milk and cheddar cheese in mixing bowl. Beat with wooden spoon till soft dough forms.
    Drop dough by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
    Mix butter and garlic powder and brush over warm biscuits before removing from cookie sheet.

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    Cajun Chicken Pasta (my husband's addicted to this)

    Ingredients

    4 ounces linguine pasta
    2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, sliced into thin strips
    2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
    2 tablespoons butter
    1 green bell pepper, chopped
    1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
    4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
    1 green onion, minced
    1 1/2 cups heavy cream
    1/4 teaspoon dried basil
    1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
    2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    Directions

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguini pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
    Meanwhile, place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a bowl, and toss to coat.
    In a large skillet over medium heat, saute chicken in butter until no longer pink and juices run clear, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add green and red bell peppers, sliced mushrooms and green onions; cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat, and stir in heavy cream. Season the sauce with basil, lemon pepper, salt, garlic powder and ground black pepper, and heat through.
    In a large bowl, toss linguini with sauce. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

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    Okay last one

    Potato and Leek Soup (an amazing soup with only 5 ingredients!)

    Ingredients

    8 potatoes, peeled and cubed
    4 cups chicken broth
    1 pound bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
    3 leeks, sliced
    1 cup heavy cream

    Directions

    In a large saucepan or stockpot, bring potatoes and chicken broth to a boil. Cook until potatoes are tender. Meanwhile, place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, reserving 3 tablespoons of grease and set aside. Sautee the leeks in the frying pan with the reserved bacon grease 8 to 10 minutes.
    When the potatoes are tender, stir in the fried leeks, heavy cream and bacon. Stir to blend and remove from heat. Serve hot.

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    Cranberry Chicken

    4-8 chicken breasts
    1 can whole cranberry sauce
    1 small can mandarin oranges (partially drained)
    1 package dry onion soup mix
    1/2 bottle either Catalina or French dressing (if you're using 8 breasts you might use more of the dressing)

    Heat oven to 350* (or you can do it in the crock pot). Mix all ingredients together and poor over chicken. Cook about 45 minutes. Serve over rice.

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    Irish Soda Bread (super easy and last well)

    Ingredients

    2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3 tablespoons white sugar
    1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
    1 cup raisins
    1/2 cup currants
    2 teaspoons caraway seed (optional)
    3/4 cup milk
    3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

    Directions

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.
    Stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl until evenly blended. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or your hands until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Stir in the raisins, currants, and caraway seeds, then make a well in the center and pour in the milk and vinegar. Stir with a spoon until the dry ingredients are moistened.
    Turn the dough out onto a well floured work surface, and knead gently 8 to 10 times. Divide the dough into two balls, and place onto the prepared baking sheets.
    Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and bake until the top of the bread is golden brown, about 15 minutes more.

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    This is an awesome marinade! I've tried it on steak and pork chops so far.

    Marinade Recipe:
    1 cup vegetable oil
    1/2 cup soy sauce
    1/3 cup red wine vinegar
    1/4 cup lemon juice
    3 Tbls worcestersire sauce
    1 Tbls gound black pepper
    2 Tbls Dijon-style mustard
    1 sliced onion
    2 minced cloves garlic

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