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Marzetti is known for their amazing products, from salad dressings, slaw dressings, dips, croutons,  and glazes. They have tons and tons of products. Their new line of products is called Marzetti Simply Dressed.  There are ten different flavors, strawberry poppy seed, ginger sesame, champagne salad dressing, greek feta, blue cheese, caesar, coleslaw, pomegranate, ranch and balsamic salad dressing.

The simply dressed line is made with a minimal number of all natural ingredients, such as extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, sea salt and doesn’t contain any preservatives, trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, MSG or artificial flavors or colors. Finding one that you like should be easy with its ten different flavors.

This post is part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program with Marzetti Simply Dressed.

I tried out the Champagne Salad Dressing. I decided to use it by marinating some chicken tenderloins in it for about for hours. The flavor was great! With the different spices it has in it, it’s full of flavor. I’m super excited to try it on a salad dressing!

Ingredients:

5 to 6 chicken tenderloins

1 bottle of Simply Dressed Champagne Salad Dressing

Directions:

  1. Place chicken tenderloins in a gallon sized ziploc bag and pour as much as you want of the dressing over them and marinate for about 4 hours.
  2. Heat up a grill pan and cook the tenderloins for about 10 minutes or till completely done.
Enjoy!
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We love to make our own pizza’ for football Sundays at our house! We usually do the typical pepperoni and cheese.  This time we were driving home from visiting my parents and Chris asked what we wanted to do for dinner.  He mentioned pizza. I said let’s do something different with the pizza, at first he was “like what” and I suggested a BBQ Chicken pizza at first I could tell he wasn’t a fan, but then he thought for a split second about and we ended up having a discussion over what BBQ sauce we would use.  See, my husband is super picky about his BBQ sauce, he will only use one Vidalia Onion that comes from this tiny little farm stand in South Jersey. Me, on the other hand, I don’t care for store brand,  I like speciality ones but am much more open to different types. So we decided to do half and half, half of his and half of mine.

To be completely honest with you, this was the best pizza we ever made. It wasn’t greasy at all, the crust was perfect! I would do this again and again and again! Speaking of the crust, you can use any pizza dough recipe that you may already like or buy a pre-made one. Personally we use Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix for our dough/crust. It’s super easy to make and takes about 5 minutes to rise.

Ingredients:

Pizza dough of your choice

4 to 5 chicken tenderloins cooked and BBQ’d, we used our grill pan to get some texture

BBQ sauce of your choice and the amount depends on flavor you are looking for

1 16 ounce block of mozzarella cheese, freshly shredded

Directions:

  1. Prepare pizza dough according to directions. Sprinkle some olive oil over the dough. Paint some BBQ sauce over the edges of the dough which will be your crust.
  2. Add cheese to dough and then top with BBQ chicken.  Squeeze extra BBQ sauce over top of the pizza, as much flavor as you would like it to have. We found a few swirls was enough.
  3. Bake in the oven according to your pizza dough directions and the amount of time it also tells you do cook it for. Let it cool for about 5 minutes after removing from the oven. Slice!
Enjoy!

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Sorry I slacked last week and there was no crock pot Thursday post, but sometimes Kiley and I get so busy playing we forget to post or even make a crock pot meal that week! Anyways, we are back into the swing of things and this week  it’s back!

Anyways, every Halloween Chris and I made it at tradition to have pulled pork for dinner. It’s just so easy because of the amount of trick or treaters we get. Especially now that we have our own and one of the way, this was SO easy to put together and eat quickly before it was time to get Kiley dressed and take her trick or treating. We actually didn’t plan on taking her anywhere but a few houses, but she loved it so much that we decided to take her around a bigger section of our neighborhood.

Every year I try to find different flavors to make for pulled pork, this year I decided to do a root beer pulled pork. It was delicious!

Ingredients:

1 5-6 pound pork butt or loin

1 package dry onion and mushroom soup

2 cups of water

1 can of root beer

BBQ sauce of your choice

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients, except BBQ sauce in crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  2. After cooking is complete, shred meat in  separate bowl and add about 1 cup or so of BBQ sauce, more if you want more flavor. Serve on rolls!
Enjoy!

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