Winners in the Purex Complete and Bove’s Pasta Sauce Giveaways

On May 11, 2011, by Glenda Embree- BusyAtHome

Purex Complete with Zout Giveaway Winners: #10  Wanda M #198 Mandala Boves Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce Winner: #14  Lisa W Emails have been sent with info on claiming your prize.  Please reply within 48 hours, with the requested shipping information. Congratulations to each one of you and thanks for participating in our giveaways.  We have [...]

Purex Complete with Zout Giveaway Winners:

  1. #10  Wanda M
  2. #198 Mandala

Boves Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce Winner:

  1. #14  Lisa W

Emails have been sent with info on claiming your prize.  Please reply within 48 hours, with the requested shipping information.

Congratulations to each one of you and thanks for participating in our giveaways.  We have four giveaway promotions currently in progress.  Be sure to enter for your chance to win each one!

Pasta Night Extraordinaire with Bove’s Pasta Sauces!: A Review & Giveaway

On April 23, 2011, by Glenda Embree- BusyAtHome

It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it, right?  My family just had the opportunity to test four delicious pasta sauces from Bove’s.  Bove’s started three generations back in a family-run, Italian restaurant, in Vermont.  They attribute their great success to high quality, all natural ingredients, cooking only in small, quality-controlled batches and [...]

It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it, right?  My family just had the opportunity to test four delicious pasta sauces from Bove’s.  Bove’s started three generations back in a family-run, Italian restaurant, in Vermont.  They attribute their great success to high quality, all natural ingredients, cooking only in small, quality-controlled batches and staying true to their time-tested, family recipes.  Their business has grown over the years to include producing frozen lasagnas, frozen meatballs and jarred pasta sauces, while still adhering to those original principles.

The four yummy Bove's pasta sauces we were fortunate enough to review.

You may not realize that April is National Garlic month, but in honor of this great celebration, we were offered the chance to review Bove’s Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce; (which, incidently, is going to be featured on The Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”) .  Never one to miss the chance for a celebration OR spaghetti, I happily accepted, and what a great surprise when the box arrived, to find four different flavors to test!  Not only did we have Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce, but we also received Basil Pasta Sauce, Vodka Pasta Sauce and Marinara Sauce.  As it turns out, the Roasted Garlic and Basil Pasta Sauces ended up in a dead-heat tie for first place in our testing, with Vodka Pasta Sauce coming in second and the Marinara, third.

Our own personal pasta bar and happy faces of anticipation!

Instead of adding ground beef directly to the sauce, I just browned it up and left it to each person to add what they liked.  We made a lovely salad, some garlic bread, served tons of freshly grated Parmesan to top the pasta and made lots and lots of noodles, then left everyone to taste and try the sauces, as they wished.  Our grandbabies even got in on the act!  They are spaghetti experts extraordinaire!  Truly!  They’re so serious about their pasta sauce, they’ve even been known to WEAR it.  :)


Our grandson, happily displaying the remnants of his spaghetti dinner!


Our second granddaughter, not to be outdone, happily showing HER spaghetti face!

Each sauce had rich tomatoey flavor and they were THICK, the way we like our sauce — clinging to every noodle.  All are sugar-free, and I must confess that I added 2 Tablespoons of sugar to each jar, to cut the acid of the tomatoes a bit and appease my husband, who must always have a little sweet in his pasta sauce.  Those of you on sugar restricted diets will love the all-natural approach to these sauces, though.  I loved looking at the labels and finding an ingredient list of very familiar food products with names I could pronounce.  Every ingredient on the jar was something I could pull from my own pantry or refrigerator!  Without a doubt, we loved Bove’s pasta sauces, as was evidenced by the cleaned plates and happy smiles.  What a yummy dinner!

Note that the only thing left on these plates is the salad. Those tummy's are full of spaghetti and Bove's pasta sauces! :)

If you would love to serve Bove’s for your own National Garlic month celebration, or just for a fabulous fun spaghetti dinner, stop by their online store and order your favorite varieties!  Bove’s also has their own blog with tons of news and yummy meal ideas.  They even have a recipe section with 10 delicious dishes for you to try.

Our family will be enjoying Bove’s pasta sauces, again!  I’m sure that the Roasted Garlic and the Basil are in our immediate future.  One lucky Busy-at-Home reader will have the same opportunity!  Boves is generously sponsoring a giveaway of one jar of their delicious sauce for a Busy-at-Home reader.

Giveaway Rules:

Entrants must be 18 or older and a resident of the U.S. Mandatory entry must be completed for any additional entries to be counted.  Deadline to enter is midnight (CST), Sunday, May 8, 2011. Winner will be selected in a random drawing using random.org.

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment below, telling me which of the six flavors of Bove’s pasta sauce you would most like to try, if you’re the winner.  If you don’t remember all the varieties, you can find them listed in the Bove’s store.

Additional Optional Entries:

  1. Like Bove’s on Facebook and leave a comment below with your Facebook name, letting me know you did.
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  7. Post this giveaway on your Facebook pageEnter to win a jar of Bove’s pasta sauce at Busy-at-Home.  Bove’s sauces have been featured on The Food Network and their sugar-free, all-natural sauce is delicious! http://bit.ly/eWKOnO Leave a comment below with a link to your post.
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I received four jars of Bove’s pasta sauce, in different varieties, in order to conduct this review.  No monetary compensation was received and a positive review was not required.  As with all Busy-at-Home reviews, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own. Boves will ship a FREE jar directly to the giveaway winner.

Fabulous Reviews and Giveaways Coming Up in April

On April 13, 2011, by Glenda Embree- BusyAtHome

We have an exciting list of reviews and giveaways in the works as we approach Mother’s Day!  We’re going to test some products from some of our favorite sponsors and add some new sponsors to our “family”.  Be watching for our posts about testing: Boves Garlic Pasta Sauce (Did you know April is National Garlic [...]

We have an exciting list of reviews and giveaways in the works as we approach Mother’s Day!  We’re going to test some products from some of our favorite sponsors and add some new sponsors to our “family”.  Be watching for our posts about testing:

  1. Boves Garlic Pasta Sauce (Did you know April is National Garlic month?)
  2. Bodycology Pampering Spa Basket of Sweet Petals fragranced products
  3. King Arthur Flour Pizza Party package that includes a baking stone! 
  4. Mastermind Board Game from Pressman Toys 
  5. Mastermind Towers from Pressman Toys (so your younger kids can get in on the fun.)

    Mastermind Animal Towers Board Game

  6. Purex Complete with Zout Stain Remover (2 winners will receive a coupon for a full-sized bottle.) 

The great news?  Each of these companies is also sponsoring a giveaway!!!  Busy-at-Home readers will all have a chance to win these products for their own family!  Check back often or subscribe to our email updates, so you won’t miss any of these great giveaways!

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