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ShopRite and Barilla Pasta’s NYCWFF Sweepstakes

Posted by , September 27th, 2014

ShopRite provided me with a variety of Barilla products to test and review in anticipation of their co-sponsorship of a sweepstakes for the New York City Wine and Food Festival (NYCWFF). Check out the contest and enter to win tickets to this year’s NYCWFF.

Barilla is my preferred pasta brand due to the variety of shapes available and the quality. I prefer to cook my pasta al dente and Barilla pasta cooks perfectly every time and holds up well to sauces, even after baking in the oven or reheating in the microwave.

Barilla’s line of tortellini includes a variety of dried pastas. I appreciate the tortellini is shelf-stable because it doesn’t take up precious freezer space and I can always keep a bag on hand for a quick meal. I prepared the Three Cheese Tortellini with Barilla Marinara sauce for a quick lunch for my family. I added some Italian sausage to the mix to appease my meat-loving husband. It was quicker than takeout, simple to prepare and even my 2-year old enjoyed both the meal and its leftovers.

I keep a variety of Barilla pasta shapes in my pantry for quick weeknight meals. Barilla’s jarred pasta sauces are great and I like to enhance them with ground beef or Italian sausage. Once you add meat and customize the sauce to your family’s taste, you can freeze it in quart-sized portions for easy weeknight meals.

We’re big fans of baked macaroni and cheese and with the holidays and cool weather coming we will be enjoying that family favorite more often. I love making macaroni and cheese with Barilla’s Cellentani, which is similar to a traditional macaroni except it has a corkscrew shape.

I’ve found that ShopRite has the widest variety of Barilla pasta available in our area. Try a few new shapes of pasta and don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a trip to to New York for the 2014 New York City Wine and Food Festival!


Slow-cooker Brisket Ragu with Barilla Pasta

Posted by , September 22nd, 2014

Just in time for fall and the NYC Wine and Food Festival: a fall-apart tender, red wine-enhanced brisket ragu (with a mystery spice), Barilla® cellentani (corkscrew) pasta, and a chance to win tickets to the NYC Wine and Food Festival! Read More »


Be Game Day Ready With ShopRite Snacks!

Posted by , September 19th, 2014

We are big football fans in my family and now that football season is officially here, I’m pumped to cheer my team on.  No football game is complete without some serious food.  I’m partial to chili and cornbread, or steak and cheese sandwiches, or wings with celery and blue cheese sauce.  Plus, there’s the snacks! Read More »


NYC Wine and Food Festival Sweetstakes and Summer Pasta Primavera with Barilla

Posted by , September 17th, 2014

I don’t know about you but we are holding on to summer for as long as we can!! I’m not ready for the colder weather or fall flavors just yet. We still have lots of fresh summer produce in our local ShopRite so that is what inspired this Summer Pasta Primavera dish brought to you Barilla.

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Barilla Sweepstakes and a Recipe!

Posted by , September 15th, 2014

Have I got a treat for you!  Today, not only am I bringing you a delicious recipe, but I’m also brining you an opportunity to win a trip to the NYC Wine & Food Festival!  Well, actually, I can’t take full credit.  ShopRite and Barilla have teamed up to run a sweepstakes giving away tickets to the event.  Read More »


Healthy Back To School Snacks From ShopRite

Posted by , September 12th, 2014

For the past two years at my children’s school, a nutritionist from a local program aimed at teaching school children about healthy eating comes to speak to the kids.  They learn about healthy foods, vitamins and minerals, and about what they need to eat to keep their minds fresh and their bodies strong.  Read More »


Cooking Through Summer’s Bounty

Posted by , September 11th, 2014

I always feel like a better cook during the summer. Despite all outdoor signals that the oven should not be on, my creativity is fueled by the unbelievable amount of fresh seasonal produce available. With that in mind, I resort to simple yet flavorful dishes and techniques. Read More »


Win A Trip To NYC With Barilla And ShopRite!

Posted by , September 8th, 2014

In my busy life, I work two part time jobs.  I’m also the coordinator for the soccer program at my children’s school, and a troop leader for my daughter’s Girl Scout troop.

That means that now that school has started, our evenings are a little crazy.  Read More »


10 Healthy Back-to-School Food Tips from a ShopRite In-Store Registered Dietitian

Posted by , September 5th, 2014

Last week my son and his friend had the chance to visit our favorite local ShopRite for a free kids nutrition education session offered by ShopRite’s in-store Registered Dietitian. Read More »


ShopRite Sunscreen | Sun Safety Tips for the Family

Posted by , September 1st, 2014

Summer is my favorite season and we still have several weeks left of hot weather and extreme sun exposure. It’s important to always apply sunscreen when your activities take you outdoors. Whether it’s a walk in the park, a day at the beach or an afternoon in the pool, sun protection is crucial. Read More »

About Potluck

Welcome to Potluck, where everyone brings something to the table!

Potluck is a community of bloggers who all have one common interest- a love of food! These bloggers are chomping at the bit to share their thoughts, recipes, giveaways and reviews on ShopRite’s private label brand products. Read More

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