Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mix It Up Baby!!

My family is so tired of my cooking. They have been for a while now. I tend to get into a rut after a while and I do make some pretty kick-ass meals, I end up cycling them around again and again. I'm confident in what I already know how to do in the kitchen, but new techniques and stuff like that sometimes intimidate me.

When I heard about Betty Crocker's, The Mixer, I was so excited that they were offering a free, online cooking class!! Its not just one!! There are 6 weeks of classes!! Not only can you sit in with the classes, you can go back and revisit them and watch them on demand! Classes are being held 3 times a week, Tuesdays at 7 pm, Wednesdays at 9 pm, and Saturdays at 4 pm. All times eastern.

Head over to The Mixer and learn about kicken' chicken, pastabilities, greens with envy, viva tortilla, wok it out and small bites- big flavors!!
Would you like to win a "The Mixer" gift basket? It includes a mixing spoon, spatula, measuring spoons and measuring cups, a whisk and a Betty Crocker magazine recipe book!

To enter, just leave a comment letting me know what your families favorite recipe is!!

Extra Entries?? Follow or Subscribe to A Couch With A View. Post my button on your blog. Post about this giveaway on your blog. Follow CaseyDeuce on Twitter and tweet this giveaway. And for each $1 donated to my BlogHer fund, you'll get an extra entry!!

This giveaway will accept entries until noon on Thursday, May 7th. Winner will be drawn with random.org and emailed. Winner will have 3 days to reply to the winning email or else a new winner will be drawn. Please make sure your email address is accessible. If I cant contact you, how can you win??

Big thanks to MyBlogSpark for making this review and giveaway possible!!


Unknown April 21, 2009 at 4:03 PM  

It's hard to pick a favorite! I guess Stuffed Shells.

LittleEagle April 21, 2009 at 4:15 PM  

My family likes the beer-braised short ribs that I make in the winter. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail (dot)com

Dar April 21, 2009 at 8:43 PM  

We have so many favorites but our family favorite is swiss steak and veggies made in a crock pot.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER April 21, 2009 at 9:14 PM  

lasagne is my favorite and everyone elses

Denise S. April 21, 2009 at 9:15 PM  

Our favorite is All Beef Texas Chili.

Stephanie April 21, 2009 at 9:44 PM  

We love cheese enchiladas - yum yum!
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Mom Union April 21, 2009 at 9:54 PM  

My family's fave recipe is my mother's Christmas cookies.

Mom Union April 21, 2009 at 9:56 PM  

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Carolyn G April 21, 2009 at 9:56 PM  

I would say it's pot roast with mashed potatoes

Mom Union April 21, 2009 at 9:56 PM  

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Carolyn G April 21, 2009 at 9:57 PM  

I follow casy duece on twitter: carogonza

rubynreba April 21, 2009 at 10:28 PM  

Our favorite recipe is scalloped corn - no certain amount of ingredients - corn, milk, egg, cracker crumbs - tastes great when baked in oven.

Jackie April 21, 2009 at 10:31 PM  

My families favorite meal is Chicken Parm with a side of spaghetti. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jill April 21, 2009 at 11:01 PM  

The one recipe my whole family can agree on is my Taco Soup which is awesome because it's sooooo easy.

clc408 April 22, 2009 at 7:54 AM  

My family loves my Oatmeal Cookie recipe. Thanks for the giveaway.

Selinda,  April 22, 2009 at 9:52 AM  

Homemade Pizza Rolls!


selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

Shannon April 22, 2009 at 11:01 AM  

My kids love the Costco meatballs with Classico spaghetti sauce and canned mushrooms added. Top it off with some parmesan cheese and garlic bread and they eat it like there's no tomorrow.


marthajane April 22, 2009 at 11:04 AM  

I make a killer mac and cheese, but hubby doesn't like it. I also make a pretty good meatloaf, but *I* really don't care for meatloaf... So, we have favorites, but just not the same ones.

js22 April 22, 2009 at 11:25 AM  

chicken barbecued on the rotisserie of a grill, doused in yummy BBQ sauce.

Thanks for the giveaway!

pms3237 April 22, 2009 at 1:04 PM  

crockpot ribs in sauce. Yummy

Sharon Harmon,  April 22, 2009 at 2:21 PM  

My all-time favorite family recipe is Tater Tot Casserole!! Thank you for the contest!

Valerie,  April 22, 2009 at 2:56 PM  

My mom makes great pea salad
KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

Jessica April 22, 2009 at 3:24 PM  

I signed up to follow you.

Thanks for the great contest and Happy Earth Day.

Jessica April 22, 2009 at 3:28 PM  

Our favorite recipe is my lasagna recipe. We love Italian food in general but this is definitely our favorite.
Thanks for the great contest

Jessica April 22, 2009 at 3:31 PM  

I am now following you on Twitter and did a tweet. My twitter id is gugel98
gugel98Entered to win a Betty Crocker Mixer gift basket. Enter here http://tinyurl.com/ctnfaa #swagbucks

makeetis April 22, 2009 at 3:38 PM  

My families favorite is a toss up between homemade pizza and stuffed green peppers.

makeetis April 22, 2009 at 3:39 PM  

I am a follower.

kdkdkd April 22, 2009 at 4:12 PM  

My family loves my homemade spaghetti and meatballs

Ellen C. April 22, 2009 at 5:28 PM  

My family loves my carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Thanks for the chance.

sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

Stefanie Hartman April 22, 2009 at 6:44 PM  

My family's favorite recipe comes from my husband's mother. It is for coleslaw with apples in it. It's pure heaven at our picnics. Blessings, Stefanie Hartman fhartman@frontiernet.net

jayne April 22, 2009 at 7:12 PM  

My families fav is my lasagna!

lmurley2000 April 22, 2009 at 7:31 PM  

we love brownies, i cant keep them. thanks for the giveaway.

Deborah Wellenstein April 22, 2009 at 7:59 PM  

We love sweet and sour meatballs made with chili sauce and grape jelly. Thank you!

Pricousins April 22, 2009 at 8:01 PM  

My family loves my homemade lasagna. It's soo good! I put in ground beef, Italian Sausage, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, and Ragu Chunky Vegetable sauce. YUM!

Pricousins April 22, 2009 at 8:03 PM  

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Pricousins April 22, 2009 at 8:03 PM  

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Anonymous,  April 22, 2009 at 8:07 PM  

My family favorite has to be Lasagna -yum!

mogrill April 22, 2009 at 8:10 PM  

MMMM brownies are a fave. Thanks for the chance.

Christina Gleason @ Cutest Kid Ever April 22, 2009 at 8:13 PM  

I make homemade prosciutto calzones with homemade pizza dough. Everybody loves them!

llinda29 April 22, 2009 at 8:16 PM  

My family loves meat loaf

The ADD Housewife April 22, 2009 at 9:23 PM  

Great giveaway!
Our favorite recipe is something I made up. We call it 'That Mexican Stuff' LOL I take store bought toquetos thawed and cut into peices. I layer them with refried beans, salsa, sour cream and cheese in a baking dish. Back @350 for 45 minutes and serve with chips. It's Yum!
theaddhousewife @yahoo.com I'm a follower on twitter, Follower on google blogs and I have your button http://theaddhousewife.blogspot.com :)

danosor April 22, 2009 at 10:35 PM  

Our families favorite recipe is an old French Canadian recipe called Sea Pie.

Anonymous,  April 22, 2009 at 11:42 PM  

My family's favorite is chocolate chip cookies I make from scratch.


typicalchick April 23, 2009 at 2:36 AM  

I make some lemon bars that are just delicious. my cauliflower and mushroom potpie is great too

Anonymous,  April 23, 2009 at 7:23 AM  

The one entree I make that everyone likes is "No Peek Chicken" It's easy and enough for all of us and no complaining!!

pamelashockley at netscape dot net

jennem April 23, 2009 at 11:57 AM  

Chicken and vegetable stew.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

linda a April 23, 2009 at 2:41 PM  

Egg bow noodles, chicken and parm cheese. Whats easier than that?


Heather April 23, 2009 at 4:05 PM  

No matter how ambitious and adventurous I am with our meal plans it is good old comfort food that always wins at our house. Our kids love meatballs and mashed potatoes. Our jumbo meatballs are equal parts pork sausage and beef with parsley, bread crumbs, eggs, olive oil, italian seasoning and parmesaan.

Damla,  April 23, 2009 at 4:07 PM  

We love spaghetti with minced meat sauce and meatballs with yellow cheese.

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Deborah April 23, 2009 at 6:22 PM  

My family's favorite recipe is for food! I'm almost not kidding lol. If I have to choose, I'd say it'd be Lasagna, which I make with leftover homemade gravy, cut up meatballs and sausage, home-made ricotta cheese, no boil lasagna noodles, mozzerella cheese and grated romano cheese. asthenight at gmail dot com

Tamara B. April 24, 2009 at 8:18 PM  

Our favorite is the Chicken Parmesan basically anything that is Italian

Tamara B. April 24, 2009 at 8:19 PM  

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Ally April 24, 2009 at 9:52 PM  

My favorite recipie is for Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. Yummy!

agsweeps (at) hotmail (dot) com

jenny April 24, 2009 at 11:26 PM  

wow add me on in for this and well my family loves well just abt every thing i make one of them is my indian tacos

Anonymous,  April 25, 2009 at 1:18 PM  

I have a recipe for these open-faced blue cheese sandwiches with chicken that I love.
Elizabeth Y.

sachidewey April 25, 2009 at 10:15 PM  

My family loves my lasagna rolls.

msrodeobrat April 25, 2009 at 11:40 PM  

we love a simple fish over rice with a cream sauce

Lois S April 25, 2009 at 11:48 PM  

Well, my favorite meal is beans, fried potatoes and cornbread. I don't have any one favorite

Sarah April 26, 2009 at 8:25 AM  

Corned beef and cabbage in crockpot

JeansandTs April 27, 2009 at 12:12 AM  

Our favorite recipe is CAULIFLOWER CASHEW SALAD by Peg Housenga. JeansandTs@hotmail.com

Ingrid April 27, 2009 at 12:14 PM  

My family love my fried chicken seasoned the way my mother did and her mother before her.

yyeres April 27, 2009 at 5:12 PM  

my family's favorite is my Aunty Sheba's chocolate chip cookies. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous,  April 27, 2009 at 6:23 PM  


Becky April 27, 2009 at 9:18 PM  

My favorite recipie is my Drunken Chicken..

My families however is lasagna

Molly K April 27, 2009 at 10:15 PM  

We have 2 favorite recipe's right now-Baked Potato Soup and Meatloaf Muffin's.

barbara April 28, 2009 at 2:53 PM  

Every Friday night, I make pepperoni and sausage calzones. It gives us something else to look forward to besides the end of the work/school week.

Nickolay April 28, 2009 at 3:14 PM  

The beer butt chicken on the grill is everyone's favorite


Jessilyn82 April 29, 2009 at 1:24 AM  

My grandmother's creamy potato soup is so good, we make extra for all the neighbors!

Unknown April 29, 2009 at 9:59 AM  

Thank you for a great giveaway. My family loves lasagna.
Thank you!

Unknown April 29, 2009 at 9:01 PM  

My pasta bake is a hit every time!

Marianna April 29, 2009 at 10:34 PM  

My hubby and kids LOOVE manicotti!

Patricia C April 29, 2009 at 11:37 PM  

My family loves homade mac and cheese!

Andrea April 30, 2009 at 10:37 AM  

Our favorites are spaghetti and tacos

sweetsue May 1, 2009 at 10:02 AM  

My family loves it when I make cheese fondue with sour dough bread.
smchester at gmail dot com

Linda May 1, 2009 at 12:20 PM  

My family loves my stuffed peppers!

denyse May 1, 2009 at 6:50 PM  

Everyone loves my pot roast. It's quick and easy too- in the crock pot.

Anonymous,  May 1, 2009 at 9:47 PM  

My mother has the best recipe for Snickerdoodle cookies. We make them all the time and they are my kid's favorites. Thanks for the giveaway.

Unknown May 1, 2009 at 9:47 PM  

We love fetuccini

Ken May 2, 2009 at 1:56 PM  

I make darn good egg salad. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Andrea May 2, 2009 at 2:17 PM  

I also follow (original comment #103)

kmg365 May 2, 2009 at 7:50 PM  

Favorite recipe... well, it's not something we should eat every day, but I have a killer chocolate chip cookie recipe that everyone loves.

Unknown May 3, 2009 at 7:41 AM  

my family loves strawberries dipped in chocolate

Denise May 3, 2009 at 11:54 AM  

Our family looovvveeess my husband's chicken and rice creation. He uses sliced onions, boneless, skinlees chicken breast, creamy mushroom soup, fresh mushrooms . . . then adds spices such as ginger. Mouth watering . . . Thanks

Unknown May 3, 2009 at 4:33 PM  

Macaroni and Cheese -- very versatile and hard to ruin!

AllieOop May 4, 2009 at 6:35 AM  

We like Cold Veggie Pizza; chop up any veggies finely, mix with one cup mayo and one cup whipped cream cheese--spead over prebaked Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (flattened out. Yum! Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous,  May 4, 2009 at 9:01 AM  

My family loves when I make tuna noodle casserole.

Nurse Brittney May 4, 2009 at 12:03 PM  

our favorite recipe is chicken fettichini alfredo

Jolene May 4, 2009 at 5:32 PM  

stuffed shells, yum!

butterflyny May 4, 2009 at 6:44 PM  

We love veggie lasagna!!

Jodi May 5, 2009 at 2:32 AM  

I'm not the cook in the house, my husband is. Lucky me! But he makes the best manicotti! yummy!

Huguette En May 5, 2009 at 9:32 AM  

It's a tie between my chicken fried rice and my broccoli pasta salad.

Huguette En May 5, 2009 at 9:33 AM  

Following and subscribed

Huguette En May 5, 2009 at 9:34 AM  


turboterp May 5, 2009 at 10:05 AM  

My family's favorite recipe is for Baklava, a traditional Greek dessert featuring nuts, honey, and many other rich ingredients. It's a two-person job, so my mom and I like to make it for holidays.

idahomom May 5, 2009 at 10:22 AM  

Chicken Enchiladas made with homemade green salsa.

Sonya May 5, 2009 at 11:51 AM  

We love Dijon chicken!

Anonymous,  May 5, 2009 at 1:18 PM  

My family's favorite is a dish I call "Sunny Chiken". It's marinated with orange juice, ketchip, soy sauce and honey, then baked. Yummy!
Thanks for this offer.

justicecw May 5, 2009 at 3:24 PM  

I am really not much of a cook but I can make a mean tater tot casserole! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

Happi Shopr May 5, 2009 at 5:32 PM  

We love the following:
Mama G's Mexican Cornbread

3 C. self-rising corn meal
1 1/2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 C. oil
1 can cream style corn
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 large onion, chopped
3 eggs
3 jalepeno peppers, chopped

Mix all well in a large bowl. Pour into two small square pans. Bake 40 minutes at 400.

trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

NASCAR Race Mom May 5, 2009 at 10:12 PM  

My family's favorite recipe is a huge chef salad for dinner made with our home grown veggies! yum!

Unknown May 6, 2009 at 5:06 AM  

peanut butter fudge yummy not like i need it but it is sooo good

Erma,  May 6, 2009 at 6:39 AM  

We love to make chcoclate chip cookies.

yellowlabs May 6, 2009 at 8:53 AM  

My family loves my homemade Chicken Pot Pie recipe best!

Anonymous,  May 6, 2009 at 8:57 AM  

Linz said

A family favorite and very easy dessert, also healthy - mix 1/2 tub Ricotta cheese (low fat) with small tub yogurt (low fat). Also a small dash of vanilla essence (optional). Chill well but do not freeze. Its delicious.


djgroz May 6, 2009 at 10:02 AM  

uffed Cabage with tomato soup

pauline15 May 6, 2009 at 12:16 PM  

My family loves my lasagna. It's an old family recipe that took years to get from my mother(she had to see that I was "worthy" first!) It takes hours to make, but well worth it!
pauline15_01 at hotmail dot com

pauline15 May 6, 2009 at 12:17 PM  

I'm a follower!
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Leslie S. May 6, 2009 at 2:10 PM  

My family loves my chicken and dumplings.I make 6 quarts(there ae 6 of us) and there is never any leftovers.Thanks!

etrnlone May 6, 2009 at 4:12 PM  

i lived in the southwest for many years, before coming back east... anyrhing new mexican- green chili stew, posole, enchilads,chili rellenos, rate very high in our house

carolpie May 6, 2009 at 4:41 PM  

Our favorite is homemade pierogies made with cheese/potato filling. They take a long time to make, though, so it is rare to have them!

Dumaurier May 6, 2009 at 5:21 PM  

My husband loves my turkey meatloaf, it sounds gross...I know! But I put cubed cheese in it and its just delightful!

sharonjo May 6, 2009 at 5:29 PM  

Pizza and salad for us! Great giveaway! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

Sherry R May 6, 2009 at 5:43 PM  

Homemade pizza is not only my kids' favorite meal, it is also the only meal all 3 will eat!

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judybrittle May 6, 2009 at 6:29 PM  

My favorite is breaded pork chops and potato salad. Have to say both because thats my favorite meal ever. Thank you!

judybrittle May 6, 2009 at 6:30 PM  

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Jill May 6, 2009 at 6:38 PM  

Our favorite family recipe is my Mom's Fried Chicken *Yummy*

Michelle May 6, 2009 at 7:24 PM  

My grandmother's traditional italian Tiramisu!!

Gabriel S-J. May 6, 2009 at 7:28 PM  

We love homemade lasagna!

Sarah Z May 6, 2009 at 7:54 PM  

My mom's homemade cinnamon rolls!
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

CinemaSista May 6, 2009 at 9:12 PM  

Our favorite recipe is my husband's very own spaghetti recipe!


CinemaSista May 6, 2009 at 9:13 PM  

I follow your blog. =)


CinemaSista May 6, 2009 at 9:13 PM  

I follow you on twitter and tweeted!



A Reader May 6, 2009 at 9:16 PM  

Our favorite recipe is chicken curry in the crocpot.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Darcy May 6, 2009 at 9:36 PM  

A favorite of ours is spicy marinaded grilled chicken.

Thank you for the giveaway!

Brooke May 6, 2009 at 9:37 PM  

Okay it's actually my creamcheese braids that they love but that's more a dessert... Otherwise, they love Wasbsai beef with noddles...

Darcy May 6, 2009 at 9:38 PM  

I subscribe in Google reader.
Thank you.

camper223 May 6, 2009 at 9:42 PM  

my made up version of chocolate peanutbutter cheesecake.

Thank you


Buki Family May 6, 2009 at 10:03 PM  

our lemon cake recipe is delicious!

Colo12 May 7, 2009 at 12:10 AM  

cool site neat gift pack... thanks

Pogen1 May 7, 2009 at 12:27 AM  

Favorite recipe, hands down
Homemade mac and cheese

Unknown May 7, 2009 at 12:34 AM  

We love buffalo chicken dip! stef4916 @ gmail . com

Tammy May 7, 2009 at 12:37 AM  

My family loves home made battered and fried fish and chips. They don't get it very often though!

Tammy May 7, 2009 at 12:38 AM  

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Sam May 7, 2009 at 2:15 AM  

Everyone likes a baked spaghetti concoction I make. I bake regular spaghetti with cheese and pepperoni on top!

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Della,  May 7, 2009 at 2:20 AM  

our very favorite is mexican food,any and all I wish I could make it as good as take out but I do try and its not bad. agolden1998@aol.com

Helen May 7, 2009 at 3:55 AM  

My family loves and often requests Dirty Rice.

yomomma May 7, 2009 at 8:28 AM  

My family loves my Chicken Fried Rice. Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown May 7, 2009 at 8:52 AM  

My family's favorite recipe is Southern Fried Chicken. garrettsambo@aol.com

/\Heather/\ May 7, 2009 at 8:58 AM  

My family doesn't mind at all when I make Chicken Tortilla Soup!

Kathy P May 7, 2009 at 9:19 AM  

my family loves lasagna :)

Kathy P May 7, 2009 at 9:19 AM  

following your blog as klp1965
kathy pease

pms3237 May 7, 2009 at 10:01 AM  

Beef stew with bisquick dumplings

Nanette May 7, 2009 at 10:11 AM  

My family's favorite is the special meatless lasagna I make. I use a special tomato sauce and lots of mozzarells chees. Yummy!

taylorbagels May 7, 2009 at 10:12 AM  

Our favorite recipe is the one I use for Lasagne and side dish of cole slaw.

07violet May 7, 2009 at 10:45 AM  

lots of favorites but brownies and blondies are always popular

alterna7 at hotmail dot com

lilyk May 7, 2009 at 11:23 AM  

My family's favorite recipe is meatloaf.


Tina May 7, 2009 at 11:34 AM  

Tatertot casserole is a favorite here.

1 bag of tatertots
1 bag of shredded cheese 2 cups
1pd. of ground turkey or hamburger
1 can of celery soup

Ground up your hamburger/turkey burger and add a pk. of onion soup mix. Cook till done. Mix your can of soup, with one can of milk.

Spray pan for quick clean up, then put a small layer of soup. Then arrange tatertots, hamburger and cheese and pour remaining soup over it. Cook at 400 for 20-25 mins. according to tatertot package.


Tina May 7, 2009 at 11:39 AM  

I follow a couch with a view..


Tina May 7, 2009 at 11:40 AM  

I follow you on Twitter.

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Kathy May 7, 2009 at 11:49 AM  

I like the Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies recipe the best.

nickyle May 7, 2009 at 12:04 PM  

We have a lot of family favorites from grilled chicken wraps to chicken enchiladas (we eat a lot of chicken dishes) but I think I will share TTC with you.

TTC is Tator Tot Cassarole, so yummy!

1 1/2lbs ground beef
1 medium onion chopped
1 stalk of celery chopped
Seasonings (salt, pepper, season all)
1 family size Campbells Cream of Mushroom Soup (I have tried the cheaper brands, yuck)
1 bag of tator tots

Brown hamburger, add seasoning, celery, onion (a tad bit of water if you need it) and put a lid on and let it steam till tender.

Put all the mixture into a casserole dish and top with the bag of tator tots, put in the oven and cook till tator tots are done. We like to turn on the broiler in the last few minutes so the tator tots are extra crispy.

Super easy to make. Enjoy!

nickyle May 7, 2009 at 12:06 PM  

Twitter follower

and I just noticed the TTC recipe above mine, crazy how different people make each dish. I might have to try theirs.

john ferris,  May 7, 2009 at 12:07 PM  

john ferris

Lorie Shewbridge May 7, 2009 at 12:34 PM  

My family loves this pasta dish I made up one night that we dubed "Chicken Alexander" because it became my youngest son Alex's favorite meal.


Schlauberger May 7, 2009 at 1:02 PM  

My family loves homemade breads

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