canny (giveaway.)

by Janetha on October 10, 2012

in giveaway,recipes

i recently received an email from my friends at cascadian farm informing me that their sister brand is muir glen.

i didn’t know this! i wasn’t surprised, though, because i LOVE muir glen products and i LOVE cascadian farm products. it makes sense that they are sister brands.

muir glen is currently running a campaign to raise brand awareness and i agreed to help out by posting a giveaway for FIVE of their harvest reserve kits.


The kit contains:

  • One 14.5 oz can Reserve Harvest Sunset Organic Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
  • One 14.5 oz can Reserve Harvest Sunset Organic Diced Tomatoes
  • One 14.5 oz can Muir Glen Organic Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • One 14.5 oz can Muir Glen Organic No-Salt Added Diced Tomatoes
  • A recipe booklet featuring a variety of recipes created by award-winning chefs from around the country made with the 2011 Reserve Tomatoes
  • Retail Value:  $10 excluding shipping

to enter, leave a comment telling me one of your favorite ways to use canned tomatoes. i will pick five winners on friday.

here are some of my favorite recipes to make using canned tomatoes!

party mac. diced tomatoes and THREE kinds of cheese. yes, please.


huevos rancheros and ranchero sauce. oh, man, i gotta make that again soon! that ranchero sauce goes on everything. well, maybe not ice cream, but you know what i mean.

lightened up lasagna. because lasagna doesn’t have to be a diet deal-breaker.

chicken parmesan. yeah, another italian dish. i think we use canned tomatoes in every italian-themed dish in our house. it’s super simple to make your own marinara using canned tomatoes!

taco soup. this is a good way to use the diced tomatoes with green chilies—always a fun kick in mexican dishes!

slow cooker vegetable beef stew. perfect for the colder months!

sweet potato shepherd’s pie. this one uses tomato sauce and is the epitome of healthy comfort food.


now you’ve seen some of my favorite canned tomato recipes.. let’s hear yours! links are definitely welcome, but not required. feel free to rattle off an entire recipe in the comments, too. i’m not stopping you!

again, i will pick the five winners on friday. thanks, muir glen!

xo. janetha g.

*giveaway items provided by muir glen. no compensation was provided for this post. open to USA residents only.

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Jenna October 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm

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bryanna October 11, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Hi Janetha! Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway. Most of my tomatoes lately have been used in my crock pot– of course! I’ve been making lots of soups and chillis that I use diced tomatoes for. Also, because it is football season, I LOVE making cheesy, spicy dips too! :)
Have a great day.

Susie October 11, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Turkey chili- sloppy joes! I add cinnamon for a little bit of warmth, and am considering maybe a little pumpkin for added creamy-sweet note. So. Good.

Emily B October 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm

canned tomatoes for pasta sauce with whatever veggies I have and of course garlic!

Whitney October 11, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I use canned tomatoes in a shortcut for making tomato sauce. :)

Tasha October 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Canned tomatoes most often find their way into chili or soup in my house.

Ashley S October 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm

One of my favorite ways to use canned tomatoes is in my chicken and sausage gumbo. Yum!

Amy October 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I always have canned tomatoes on hand for marinara, soup, chili, salsa, enchilada sauce, etc. Love the Muir Glen fire roasted tomatoes!

colleen bennion October 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I use them in making Chili. yum

jillian October 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Chili! I love Muir Glen products!

Holly October 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I’m so excited to make chili, my favorite way to use canned tomatoes!

Sherry October 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Love Muir Glen! I use them for pizza!!!! Or crockpot tacos.

natasha October 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Love Muir Glen…I love canned tomato puree and I pour (!!!) it on steamed veggies and add spices and such…yummers!

Ashley k October 11, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I like to use canned tomatoes for tomato sauce! So good!

Riley October 11, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Spaghetti Pie <3
And homemade chicken parm and penne casseroles are close second and third places :)

Brittany @ Delights and Delectables October 11, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Now that it is cooler out I’m loving canned tomatoes for chili and for jambalaya!!

Coco October 11, 2012 at 6:42 pm

My favorite way to use canned tomatoes is in chili in the crock pot!

Nicole G October 11, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever used canned tomatoes in a recipe, but if I had some I’d love to try your lightened up lasagna =)

Amy October 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm

One of my favorite ways to use canned tomatoes is in Crock pot Chicken Taco Chili…

Erica October 11, 2012 at 7:26 pm

chicken tortilla soup!

Sara October 11, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I love making chili. yum. October 11, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Chili is where it’s at!

Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I’m definitely all for making soups, chills and pasta sauces. As a kid, my dad would always throw a can of tomatoes in with the jarred sauce for spaghetti to make it feel a little less “canny” – see what I did there? ;)

waheeda October 11, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Pizza sauce!

Michelle October 11, 2012 at 11:44 pm

I love using Fire Roasted canned tomatoes in anything that calls for tomatoes. The fire roasted flavor is the best.

Traci October 12, 2012 at 6:52 am

Oooh, pick me! I use canned tomatoes all the time to make homemade pasta sauce (with chopped veggies, butter and/or olive oil, and a little vino) but my favorite way to use canned tomatoes is probably Indian food. Chana malasa, etc.

Heather @ Better With Veggies October 12, 2012 at 8:43 am

I had no idea those brands were related either!! I like to use stewed tomatoes so make rustic pasta sauce. :)

matthew b October 12, 2012 at 9:15 am

i love eating canned tomatoes with a spoon!

lindsay October 12, 2012 at 2:25 pm

chicken tikka masala in the slow cooker!

liz October 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm

One of my favorite ways to use tomatoes is mixed with spinach, sausage, and eggs.

Melanie October 12, 2012 at 7:26 pm

I use them all the time to make chili. So so good. Also, the fire roasted tomatoes are awesome for making Fire Roasted Salsa in a Cinch from the Peas and Thank You cookbook.

stylefriendly October 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm

In tomato sauce for pasta!

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