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Tyson Heat ‘N Eat Entree Giveaway

Tyson Foods has recently added four new flavors to their Heat ‘N Eat Dinner Meats line (a line of fully cooked, seasoned and slow simmered meats), including:

· Braised Brisket in Mild Chili Sauce

· Brisket in Fire Roasted Onion Sauce

· Beef Steak Tips in Burgundy Sauce

· Pork Loin in Sweet & Tangy BBQ Sauce

Tyson is currently teamed up with Food Network host Robin Miller and Robin has been working on some fantastic recipe demo videos that show how to make, quick, easy and delicious meals using these new Tyson Heat ‘N Eat Dinner Meats varieties. Robin makes amazing entrees, like a Brisket Caprese Salad, Cuban Pulled Pork Panini Sandwiches and Angel Hair Pesto with Beef Steak Tips.

Cuban Pulled Pork Panini
Recipe Courtesy of Robin Miller and Tyson Foods
Recipe serves 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes

1 package (17.6 ounces) Tyson® Pork Loin in Sweet & Tangy BBQ Sauce, thawed
8 slices bread, such as sourdough loaf cut crosswise into ¼-inch thick pieces
8 teaspoons whole grain mustard
8 slices (about one ounce each) Swiss cheese
4 slices (about one ounce each) fully cooked ham
8 slices pre-cut sandwich pickles
½ cup thinly sliced red onion

Preparation Instructions
1. Coat a Panini press, large skillet or griddle with cooking spray and preheat to medium-high.
2. Empty contents of pork into a large bowl, and using two forks, pull the pork apart into shreds. Set aside.
3. Arrange bread slices on a flat surface, and top each slice with one teaspoon of mustard. Top four of the bread slices with one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of ham, two pickle slices and red onion.
4. Spoon the pork mixture over the onions and top with the second slice of Swiss cheese and the second slice of bread.
5. Place sandwiches on a hot pan and cook three minutes per side until bread is golden brown, filling is hot and cheese melts.

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Love Your Veggies!

I’ll be the first to admit, I am not a veggie lover. I eat a very limited group of vegetables. I have tried to expand that number and introduce my kids to a wider variety of vegetables than I eat. My oldest son likes a fair amount of veggies and will often choose a salad over other snacks. My youngest son, unfortunately, eats like his mother.

Celebrity chef Art Smith has teamed up with the makers of Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing on the “Love Your Veggies” campaign. The Love Your Veggies website is full of great information for parents as well as some fun games for kids. In the activities area of the site there are a bunch of downloads parents and kids can use together to track their veggies intake, learn about veggies around the world and in your own backyard. The site also features the recipes that are featured in this video.

Check out Love Your Veggies and help your family eat healthier!

Aunt Lynette’s Mostaccioli

This is a favorite recipe of my picky eaters. The first time we had this was at a friends wedding rehearsal dinner. My entire family went crazy over it so I asked the bride’s Aunt Lynette for a copy of her recipe. This is the fourth installment in my “Recipes for Picky Eaters” series. Please check out my original Picky Eaters Challenge Post.


  • 1 16oz pkg mostaccioli pasta, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 28oz jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 11oz can condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided 2 cups and 1 cup
  1. Prepare the pasta according to the package directions; rinse and drain
  2. In a skillet, cook and crumble the ground beef until browned; drain
  3. In a large bowl combine the ground beef, spaghetti sauce, soup, pepper and Italian spices. Stir to combine well.
  4. Now add the cooked pasta and 2 cups of the shredded cheese to the sauce mixture.
  5. Transfer it all to a greased 4 quart baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese over the top.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Serves 8-10

Here are the links to the other picky eaters recipes.   Mom’s Magnificent Meatloaf Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu and Taco Pie

Taco Pie Recipe

It has been over a month since I shared a recipe for picky eaters. First I wanted to remind you about our picky eaters blog experiment so if you are new to Mommy Babble click here to read more about this experiment. Today’s recipe is quick and easy to make and is good comfort food. I hope your picky eaters like it!

Taco Pie

  • 1-8oz pkg of refrigerator biscuits (plain-not butter flavored)
  • 16 oz ground beef or turke
  • 2tsp minced onion
  • 3/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning
  • 6 oz grated mozzarella cheese

Press biscuits onto a 9″ round cake pan.

Brown meat and drain. Add taco seasoning, onion, tomato paste and water.

Simmer 5 minutes. While the meat is simmering place the biscuits in a 400 degree oven for 5 minutes, then remove them from the oven partially cooked.

Put meat mixture on top of the biscuits. Sprinkle the cheese on top.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 more minutes.

Serves 4-6 people. Enjoy!

Here are the links to our other recipes for picky eaters:

Mom’s Magnificent Meatloaf

Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu

Send me your recipes for picky eaters.