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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wish-Bone Review and Giveaway

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Wish-Bone

“Delicious as a dressing, Remarkable as a Marinade” - Get More out of your Dressing.

I've been making a concerted effort to get dinner on the table and eat as a family lately, but this time of year is hard since we're gone a lot with sports practices and end of the school year activities. I need something I can fix without a lot of preparation time, but that isn't the same old thing each day.

Additionally, with the weather getting warmer (at least some days, anyway) it's time for some lighter fare and I learned about some great salad ideas from Wish-Bone.

When I was growing up, we had a salad at just about every dinner, and it was always in those wooden salad bowls. Wish-Bone was the only salad dressing I knew of, and as far as I knew there was Italian and French and we had it on lettuce, carrots and radishes when they were in season. I wasn't until later I found out about "exotic" flavors such as Thousand Island and Russian, but those went on lettuce, too.

Now, there's so many great Wish-Bone Dressing products and so much more you can create and use it for such as marinades, sandwiches and lots of different salads beyond just lettuce. As a matter of fact, each Wish-Bone Salad Dressing bottle comes with a recipe right on it.

I received a variety of Wish-Bone products and we (OK, OK, Busy Girl did it)


made (there's a reason I'm not a food stylist) Mandarin Chicken Salad:


Creamy Red Potato Salad:


Easy Mediterranean Pasta Salad:


They all turned out great!

The Mandarin Chicken Salad has an unexpected combination of ranch dressing and orange marmalade, and it really works for the salad. It wasn't as big of a kid favorite as the other two recipes, but the adults loved it.

Potato Salad is it's own food group here in the South, and the Creamy Red Potato Salad did not disappoint, the whole family gave it a thumb's up. It has simple ingredients and didn't take long to prepare. I will probably add a little more mustard to it next time, but it won't be in the fridge for long!

The Easy Mediterranean Pasta Salad is Busy Girl's personal favorite and the rest of us aren't allowed in it. However, I did sneak some, it's great and hearty enough for a meal. There's not a carbohydrate that is safe from my 12 year old son, so I venture a guess that it won't be around long, either.


Enter for a chance to win a $100 Grocery Gift Card and a Wish-Bone prize pack (valued $46.10).

Wish-Bone can do more than just dress up your salad, what's your favorite way to use Wish-Bone dressing? (Will you cook it for me?)

To enter, leave me a comment below telling us about how you use Wish-Bone Salad Dressing - or you may leave a link to your post on your own blog in the comments below. The contest will begin at May 18, 2009, 9:00 a.m. PST and will end June 30, 2009, 5:00 p.m. PST. Make sure that the e-mail address you leave is correct.


* No duplicate comments.
* You may receive an additional entry by linking on twitter and leaving a link in the comments.
* You may receive an additional entry by blogging about this contest and leaving a link in the comments.
* This giveaway is open to US residents; 18 and over
* Winners will be selected via random draw using a random number generator, and will notified by e-mail.
* You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
* Please see the official rules here: http://www.blogher.com/wish-bone-official-sweepstakes-rules

Check out the other BlogHer Reviewer's Wish-Bone recipes successes and enter for an additional chance to win a $100 Grocery Gift Card and Wish-Bone prize back at the BlogHer Special Offers Page.

Upgrade your salads with Wish-Bone® Dressings. Visit the Wish-Bone site for great recipe ideas for your family.


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