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Del Monte Southwestern Tomato Kick-Off Sweepstakes

Tomatoes are my favorite vegetable/fruit. They can be used in almost every recipe, are nutritional powerhouses, and they taste great. I dedicate half my garden to tomatoes every season. I also make sure my pantry is stocked with canned tomatoes for the winter (and for easy preparation.) I've recently noticed canned tomatoes that come in "flavors" - as opposed to "just tomatoes." Del Monte has created a line of Southwestern-Style tomatoes that would be fantastic in chili, nachos, tacos, or enchiladas. I am most excited about the Green Chilies variety. I hope to use them in either a Mexican style chicken soup or in a good old fashion 3-bean chili. If you have any great ideas for how you would use the Del Monte Southwestern Tomatoes, be sure to head to the Del Monte Southwestern Tomato Kick-Off Sweepstakes and enter your recipe for a chance to win some really great prizes. One of the prizes is an ultimate entertainment package with a Sony 55"


Thank you to  Ubisoft  for sponsoring this post. Please visit  to get your own copy of  Far Cry 3 , today's Gold Box Deal of the Day! I was selected for this opportunity as a member of  Clever Girls Collective.  All opinions are my own. One of the strangest things about motherhood is having to explain to your children why life can be difficult. It's not always easy, it's not always fun, it's not always interesting. It can be downright dis-stressing.  So as this year kicks off and everyone ramps up their stress levels, I thought I'd focus on some of the positive ways that we de-stress our lives. In order to truly de-stress, it's important to focus on your body and mind. For the body aspects, I like to take the family out to engage in active events - like going for a walk, cross country skiing, inline skating, swimming, gardening, riding bike, or even just playing tag.  Getting your body moving helps relieve physical stress and improves your

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