10.30.2017

Crocktober: Creamy Tuscan Tortellini Soup + A Giveaway!

Welcome to my 7th Annual Crocktober post!



Every October, I post one of my favorite Slow Cooker Recipes & declare it "Crock-tober" Last October I got an Instant Pot & used my Instant Pot for my Crocktober post and I haven't looked back. I have been using my Instant Pot instead of my Crock Pot for the past year and I am in love.

I am still calling it Crocktober because Instant Pot-ober doesn't have a ring to it like Crocktober does ;)
As a working mom, an Instant Pot (or Crock Pot) is a staple during the Fall & Winter months.
They make my life & dinner time so much easier!

On Friday, I posted 5 Reasons Why I love my Instant Pot.
You can read it HERE.


I am SO excited about today's recipe. It is a staple in our house & I've been making it for years.
I converted it from a Crock Pot recipe to an Instant Pot recipe.
(I will post the Crock Pot Recipe at the end of this post)


  Here is what you need:

- 2.5 bag of frozen chicken breast tenderloins (or frozen chicken breasts)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
-2 celery stalks, chopped
(I use the precut Miroplex from Trader Joe's)
- 3 cans of Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
- 32 oz carton of Chicken Broth
- 2 T of Italian Seasoning
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
- 1 bag of Baby Spinach
- 1 bag of frozen cheese tortellini
- 1 can of evaporated milk


 Directions:
In your Instant Pot, empty the bag of frozen Chicken breast tenderloins. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt & pepper:

Add the 3 cans of diced tomatoes (not drained), onion, carrots & celery:

Add the Chicken Broth & give everything a big stir:

Then put the lid on your Instant Pot turn the knob to SEALING:

Turn to high on manual setting and cook for 15 minutes (if using chicken breasts, cook for 18 minutes)

When time is up, let it do a natural release for 10 minutes. If there steam left, do a manual release.
Open the lid.

Then shred the chicken with a fork (you can do this while it's still in the Instant Pot:

 Add the can of evaporated milk:

Add the bag of Frozen Cheese Tortellini:

 Add the bag of Spinach:

Give it all a big stir:

Put the lid back on and you should be on "Keep Warm" Mode. Set the timer for 10 minutes.

Then it's ready to be served!

I always add some shredded Parmesan on top:

 This is such a good soup! It is full of flavor & very filling.

 It is perfect for chilly fall & winter nights.

If you wanted to make this in your Crock Pot, you would add the frozen chicken, Italian seasonings, salt, pepper, diced tomatoes, carrots, onion, celery & chicken broth to your slow cooker. You would cook on low for 6-7 hours or low for 3-4 hours.
Then you would shred the chicken, add the evaporated milk, tortellini & spinach & cook on low for another hour or high for another 30 minutes.


I hope you love this soup as much as we do. It's a staple in our house and I make it all the time!

In honor of my 7th Annual Crocktober Post, I am giving away an Instant Pot!


One lucky person will win THIS Instant Pot....7-in-1 Multi-Functional Cooker--Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Saute/Browning, Yogurt Maker, Steamer & Warmer!

You can keep it for yourself, give it as a present....the holiday season is right around the corner!
I am OBSESSED with it & I am excited to give one away to a lucky reader!
I have had it for a year and I like it more than my Crock Pot....never thought I'd say that!

But....that's not all! I am also giving away a $100 Amazon Giftcard!

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter.

Giveaway ends next Monday on November 6th.


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Lash Boost is $135 & I am placing the bulk order TOMORROW NIGHT!
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One tube lasts 4-5 months and comes with a 60 Day empty bottle 100% money back guarantee.
Send me an email or leave a comment if you would like to order!
melissa_larson17@yahoo.com 


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249 comments:

  1. My favorite recipe to cook is salsa chicken. I would love to win this giveaway.

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  2. My favorite recipe is chili and rice.

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  3. I would use the card for the holidays, gifts most likely.

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  4. That soup looks yummy!

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  5. My favorite crock pot recipe is chicken fajita soup

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  6. I love Amazon! I would buy something off my wish list if I won the gift card

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  7. My favorite crock pot meal is my homemade beef vegetable soup using filet mignon.

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  8. Favorite crockpot recipe is your chickem parm!!

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  9. I would put this gift card towards a Nintendo Switch for my grandsons!

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  10. I would buy Christmas presents with the amazon giftcard!

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  11. My favorite crock pot recipe is pulled pork. It comes out amazing!

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  12. I would start my Christmas shopping with the Amazing gift card.

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  13. Wonderful giveaway. I love cooking chicken in my slow cooker. I would get my daughter more Rainbow Magic Books and get more books for the SMART program(where Volunneers read with kindergartners).

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  14. My favorite crock pot meal is definitely a pot roast w/ carrots & potatoes!!!!

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  15. If I won the Amazon gift card, I would use it to buy Christmas presents :)

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  16. Great give away! Been debating on getting an insta pot for a while!

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  17. Can't go wrong with an Amazon card! Lots of great gifts to chose from!

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  18. I would probably get a head start on my Christmas list!

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  19. I haven't had a crock pot / instant pot before, so I don't have a fave recipe, but if I had one I'd be interested in trying the Slow Cooker Apple Pie Cake recipe by Vegan in the Freezer.

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  20. I'd put the Amazon GC toward Christmas shopping.

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  21. This one is a staple in our house too- we love it! Thank you for reminding me to make it again :)

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  22. and I would buy a Christmas gift for a family member with the Amazon gift card!

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  23. I love my Chicken and Rice Soup! It is so good.

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  24. I would buy my kids some nice Holiday gifts!

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  25. My favorite crock pot recipe is potato soup!

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  26. If I won the amazon gift card, I would either put it toward a dyson cordless vacuum or I'd get a new set of knives (I've had mine for so long, the tips are breaking off!)

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  27. I would start my Christmas shopping if I won the gift card

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  28. One of my favorite crock pot recipes is chicken corn chowder. It's my go-to when I have a crowd to feed.

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  29. If I won, I'd probably use the gift card for some Christmas shopping and/or an Instapot. : )

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  30. I'm so intrigued by the Instant Pot! Right now my favorite crockpot recipe is buffalo chicken dip. Sooooo good.

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  31. Oh and with the amazon gift card I think I'd buy a few books that are on my wishlist!! And probably a new planner too!

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  32. I love my crockpot but I'm green with envy every time you post a new Instant Pot recipe! I love creamy chicken chili in the crockpot, so this soup looks right up my alley. I'd definitely use the Amazon gift card for Christmas presents. The shopping has already begun!

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  33. If I won the amazon card, I'd buy an Instant Pot, lol!

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  34. I would love to purchase a pair of compression stockings that I have to wear. They are rather costly and this would help defer cost.

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  35. I would start some Xmas shopping with a gift card :)

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  36. We are kind of classic and like pot roast with veggies, but I also like to cook chicken or BBQ beef for tacos!

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  37. My favorite Crock Pot Meal is Salsa Chicken! Also, I am so impressed that your kids eat this soup! :)

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  38. Hmm, I think I would put the Amazon gift card toward getting myself some Ugg boots!

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  39. I love throwing some taco soup in the crock pot!

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  40. I've never used an InstaPot, but I would love to try! I like to make Shredded BBQ Chicken in my slow cooker. Lynda~

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  41. I would use the Amazon card for some new fall boots! Lynda~

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  42. I love Amazon! My wish list is so full it would be a blast being able to purchase something off of it!

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  43. My favorite thing to make in my crock pot is a pumpkin spice latte recipe that is perfect for the adults who attend my daughter's October birthday party.

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  44. With the Amazon card I would probably buy an Instapot, one is already in my cart awaiting me to pull the trigger :)

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  45. My favorite crock pot recipe is beef stew or beef roast. If I won a $100 amazon gift card, I'd probably use it for Christmas gifts - or an InstantPot! I've been wanting one, just can't justify the cost :(

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  46. my favorite crockpot recipe is my friend's chili

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  47. would definitely use the Amazon gift card for Christmas presents Thanks for the great give-away

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  48. I love chicken & wild rice soup in the crockpot.

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  49. For the amazon gift card I would buy books.

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  50. I have been dying for an instant pot because of your posts! I will be trying out this soup next week

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  51. My favorite crockpot recipe is your Chicken Taco Soup. So easy & delicious!

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  52. I would definitely use the Amazon gift card for Christmas presents!

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  53. Favorite crockpot recipe - butter chicken! Yummy! So flavorful!

    Thanks,
    Nicole

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  54. I would def use the Amazon gift card for family Christmas presents. Thanks so much!

    Nicole K

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  55. I've totally been on the fence, but I think you e convinced me I need one!!

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  56. I would use the gift card for Christmas presents for my girls. 😁

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  57. My favorite crock pot meal is chicken and dumplings...so good and so easy!

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  58. I would definitely use the Amazon gift card for Christmas presents, I haven’t even started shopping yet!

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  59. I love making soups!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  60. I would buy Christmas gifts!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  61. The InstantPot is the #1 gift on my wishlist this year! My MOPS groups did a meeting all about it and I am intrigued! And an Amazon GC would be a great way to jump start Christmas shopping.

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  62. I love your “easiest dinner ever” meal! That’s our fave around here!

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  63. I’d use the GC for Xmas shopping!! :)

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  64. I just did a 3 bean Chili in the crockpot the is a Mix and Match Mama recipe. Very good!

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  65. From Amazon I would probably buy Christmas Presents!

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  66. I love Amazon and want to try the Instant Pot even more! Oh please!!

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  67. I love making pumpkin cinnamon oatmeal in my crockpot

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  68. I would purchase a new comforter for my bed with the money.

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  69. I have been wanting an Instant Pot for awhile - what a great giveaway.

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  70. I would probably buy Christmas Presents, diapers or something practical

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  71. I only shop online (small town living), help me! Instant pot is something I need to try!!! Actually, I'll take anything you want to give away!!!

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  72. My favorite crockpot meal is white ranch chicken chili.
    With $100 gift card to Amazon I'd buy christmas presents.

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  73. I love beef stew in the crockpot. I'm glad it's finally getting cool enough for soups and stews!

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  74. I'd start Christmas shopping with the gift card.

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  75. My favorite crock pot meal is veggie soup with a tomato base. Thank you!

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  76. I'd definitely get going on Christmas shopping with a gift card - 4 kids here and every bit helps. Thank you!

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  77. I love to make hot chocolate in my crockpot.

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  78. I would buy some new makeup with the gift card.

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  79. Looks yummy ! You have me intrigued with the instant pot

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  80. My favorite crockpot recipe is Cowboy Pot Roast!

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  81. With the Amazon gift card I would buy a Kindle.

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  82. My favorite crock pot recipe is Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup (a knockoff of Chic fil A's soup that tastes just like it). I've been eyeing the Instant Pots and considering taking the plunge...

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  83. And if I won the Amazon gift card, I would use it for Christmas gifts.

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  84. I loved your instant pot post last week! You might have my sister and I convinced to get trade in our crockpots! Also I would buy some magnatiles for my kindergarten classroom!

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  85. My favorite is my Grandmother's Autumn Chowder!

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  86. I would buy both my kiddos socks and new shoes.

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  87. I like to make sweet potatoes in my IP or any veggies for baby food. So much faster. And I'd use the gift card to do a little Christmas shopping!

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  88. I love making BBQ pulled pork in my crockpot!

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  89. I would buy some books for me and the kiddos!

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  90. Oh my goodness I want an instant pot so badly!!

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  91. That soup looks amazing! Now I want an Instant Pot.

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  92. I would put the gift card towards a toaster oven.

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  93. I love making enchilada quinoa. I would buy lots of books for my sons!

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  94. I love making shredded chicken in the IP to have on hand.

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  95. I would probably use the gift card for Christmas shopping!!

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  96. I love making soups in the crock pot!! For this busy mom of 3 under 7....crock pot cooking is a way of life and busy after school activity days! I would LOVE to simplify and add an instant pot to the mix!!
    Jenny

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  97. My favorite dish to make in the crock pot is Italian style pot roast.

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  98. My daughter really needs a laptop for school so i would use the gift card towards getting her one.

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  99. I would love to try the instant pot. We do a lot of crock pot cooking! Would love to try something new and different. I love making mac and cheese and homemade applesauce.

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  100. I would use the amazon gift card to buy my step son something for his first apartment

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  101. I would use the Amazon gift card to start buying Christmas presents for my kids!

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  102. My favorite crock pot meals are Italian beef and pulled pork.

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  103. I love making BBQ Pulled Pork in my crock pot!

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  104. I would use the Amazon gift card to buy something for my father for Christmas!

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  106. I would make this very recipe in my insta pot! I need that pot in my life!

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  107. I would use this Amazon gift card to help with Christmas gifts for my family for sure!

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  108. My traditional crock pot has a crack, so I'm in the market for a new slow cooker and the instant pot is so intriguing. We love crock pot roasts all year long and stew and soups in the fall and winter. Yum!!

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  109. With an Amazon card...we live in a very rural area (the closest Walmart is 1 hour 15 minutes away), so I buy a ton on Amazon...vitamins, books, gifts, baby items... :)

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  110. My favorite recipe is enchilada soup - but I have wanted to convert from crock pot to an insta pot - so does my sister so I would keep the one and buy one for her!

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  111. My favorite crock pot meal is Mississippi beef roast.

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  112. I would buy items for our babies nursery with the money to Amazon.

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  113. I would buy some Christmas gifts with the gift card and an instant pot would be wonderful.

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  114. My favorite crock pot meal is beef roast with potato/carrots!

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  115. I would use the amazon card to get started on Christmas Shopping!!!!

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  116. My favorite crockpot recipe is pulled pork bbq and I would use the gift card for Christmas shopping!

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  117. I’d use the gift card for books and Christmas shopping.

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  119. I love the easy and super yummy salsa chicken!

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  120. I like crockpot :) and I would buy cookware :)

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  121. I'm interested in trying an Instant Pot and would love to win one!

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  122. I would buy a Nintendo Switch for my son's birthday.

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  123. I would buy holiday gifts with the $100 Amazon card.

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  124. I would buy some gifts for my kids for Christmas.

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  125. Favorite crock pot meal is pot roast.

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  126. Would use the amazon gift card for christmas gifts.

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  127. I'd spend $100 shopping on Amazon for beauty supplies to treat myself :)

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  128. I recently made a lentil taco recipe in my slow cooker that was amazing!

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  129. I would put a visa gift card toward christmas shopping for my kids. :)

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  130. Love your blog and especially seeing your birthday parties.

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  131. After seeing that soup I would by an insta pot....YUM

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  132. My fave thing to cook in the crock pot is roast and carrots

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  133. I make a similar recipe to this in the crock pot,but have been so tempted to get an instant pot.

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  134. I have some things already in my Amazon cart ready for Christmas.

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  135. Mine is super easy... chicken taco soup! Throw it all in and turn it on; done! ;)

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  136. This soup looks so yummy - can't wait to try it myself!

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  137. Pulled pork or crockpot lasagna/ both so good

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  138. I would buy Christmas gifts to help Santa out

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  139. My favorite crockpot meal is a soup similar to this one- but with Italian Sausage instead of chicken. I'm excited to give yours a try!

    -Renae

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  140. The amazon gift card would no doubt be assisting with Christmas shopping!
    -Renae

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  141. My favorite crockpot meal is chili. Follow you bloglovin.com/elena1509

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  142. My love for the instapot runs deep! Frozen chicken done in under 30 mins? Amazing! Soups in the same time frame? My fav! Fast fluffy rice! Hard Boiled Eggs! I don't know how to choose one favorite! It's so convenient!

    I have been eyeing several new books for my kindle that would be perfect for that gift card!

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  143. I would use the gift card to buy Christmas gifts

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  144. I would buy a bunch of blu-ray on my wish list!

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  145. One of my favorites for the crock pot is a 7 bean dish that we love. We put in all kinds of beans, hamburger, bacon and sauces. One that we all love here.

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  146. Oh I would love to buy an Instant Pot! I it on my Christmas wish list this year...would be so fun to have one and try all the great recipes I see!

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  147. My favorite crock pot recipe is putting chicken breast, salsa, corn, and black beans into the crock pot and then letting it cook for a few hours. When it's done, I add cheese. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  148. My favorite crockpot meal is BBQ Chicken recipe from Against All Grain.

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  149. With $100 Amazon gift card, I would buy some Christmas presents. I have been eyeing an essential oil diffuser.

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  150. My favorite crockpot recipe is tomato parmesan soup.

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  151. I'd buy list of books just waiting in my cart

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  152. My favorite crockpot meal is cheesy potatoes and bacon (or ham).

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  153. I would buy a Jeremy Camp CD, a solar charger and Rubbermaid Brilliance snack containers from Amazon.

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  154. I love a Mississippi mud roast in the crock pot! Thanks for the chance! I've wanted an instant pot for a while now.

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  155. I would use it towards Christmas presents. My son wants a Nintendo Switch.

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  156. I love cooking beef stew in the crock pot.

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  157. I would buy my son a Fingerling and myself a kindle fire since mine bit the dust.

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  158. I like to make any kind of soup in the crock pot.
    scfrank02@yahoo.com

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  159. I would buy my grandson some Christmas gifts on Amazon.
    scfrank02@yahoo.com

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  160. I would buy books and school supplies for my kids.

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  161. Pork Carnitas are my favorite thing to make in the crockpot

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  162. YUM! looks awesome!
    thanks for a fun contest _ I sure could use that gift for Christmas shopping!

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  163. I love making chicken tortilla soup or overnight oatmeal.

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  164. I would use it towards christmas and birthday gifts. All of my family have birthdays between november-january.

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  165. My favorite to make is chili! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  166. I would use it towards pantry items that I buy from amazon. (Nuts, cacao powder, seeds, grains)

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