Friday, December 12, 2014

Stovetop to Tabletop In Minutes: Idahoan Review and Giveaway

I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy's Bloggers for Idahoan Foods. I received Idahoan products to facilitate my review.
 All views and opinions are my own. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. 
In the season of being very busy our family still tries to make time for gathering around the table for a sit-down meal. With my husband working lots of overtime and the Booper having after-school programs, I've got to keep my meal planning simple. For being a very picky eater the Booper loves potatoes! Potatoes are delicious and filling, but such a pain to wash and peel. Thankfully, Idahoan offers easy solutions to add potatoes to the menu. 
About Idahoan
"Homemade taste in minutes." 
Idahoan is properly named for a company created by growers in Idaho over 50 years ago. As they like to say, "From field to fork," Idahoan uses only potatoes from Idaho in all of their products. With a focus on simple meal options for families, they pride themselves on quality. Idohoan also likes to say that they're "In the business of making lives easier." 
I'm not the most inventive cook, but I can follow directions like nobody's business! Idahoan potato sides are very simple to prepare and cook fast. If you have time to boil water you've got time for Idahoan mashed potatoes. For our meal pictured below I used the Herbed Buttery Mashed recipe from the Idahoan potato recipe collection on their site. I did substitute one cup of milk for the water to make an even creamier mash. If you find you've made your potatoes too far in advance of the rest of your meal (since they cook so fast), stir in a tablespoon of butter or milk to moisten before serving. 
These are a favorite in our house, so I usually prepare two packages at once. We like to have left overs to pack for the next day's lunches. Idahoan flavored mashed potatoes come in a variety of flavors from the classic Buttery Homestyle and the Baby Reds to the Roasted Garlic and Parmesan which happens to be my favorite! I love that Idahoan can store in our pantry so much longer than a bag of potatoes will. Making delicious meals a cinch in a pinch, makes me and my family very happy. However you say it, potato or potahto, I say the growers of Idahoan really know their spuds.  
Be sure to follow Idahoan on Facebook and join the potato talk with other spud lovers! 
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One lucky entrant selected by rafflecopter will receive the Idahoan Gift Package! (ARV$50) Open to readers in the US, 18 years and older. Please Note: One winner per household, email address, or home address. If you have won this prize on another blog you are ineligible to win again. This event is open for entry from 12/12-12/29/14 at 11:59pm EST. Use the rafflecopter form below to enter. Good Luck! 
Idahoan Gift Package Includes: 





  • 4 pouches Idahoan Buttery Homestyle




  • 4 pouches Idahoan Four Cheese




  • 4 pouches Idahoan Loaded Baked




  • 4 pouches Idahoan Baby Reds




  • 4 pouches Idahoan Roasted Garlic




  • 1 deck custom Idahoan playing cards




  • 1 Idahoan branded premium soup bowl/cup



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    44 comments:

    1. The recipe I find delicious and interesting is http://idahoan.com/recipes/idahoan-picnic-dog/. This looks really good.

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    2. I think the Scot’s Au Gratin Shepherd’s Pie looks delicious, I want to give it a try.

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    3. The Gingerbread Trifle with Lemon Curd and Raspberry Sauce looks delicious

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    4. The Creamy Poblano Potato Soup sounds great.

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    5. Creamy Poblano Potato Soup looks pretty good to me.

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    6. I like this Mashed Potato Stuffed Chiles Rellenos

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    7. The toscana soup sounds great ...sausage, potato and bacon oh my

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    8. They have a ton of great dessert recipes. I am skeptical, but I want to try the molten lava cake.

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    9. My favorite memory was opening up my Nintendo. It was the thing to have, and I now had one.

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    10. Sorry, I left the Lowe's comment on this post by mistake.

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    11. The Seafood Chowder recipe sounds good!

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    12. Four Cheese Mashed Potato Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms my kids would love these

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    13. the broccoli and cheese mashed casserole looks good

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    14. loaded mashed potato cakes look great!

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    15. I'd like to try Idahoan Mashed Indulgence.

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    16. I think the Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole sounds really good.

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    17. The Creamy Poblano Potato Soup looks yummy.

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    18. I think the Potato Kale Soup looks good.

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    19. The Senate Bean Soup with garlic potatoes looks good!

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    20. I would like to try Idahoan's Potato Pancakes with Smoky Paprika Rouille recipe

      abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    21. The Mashed Potato Stuffed Chiles Rellenos recipe looks delicious. Thanks.
      partymix25(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    22. Four Cheese Corn Dip sounds delicious and indulgent! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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    23. i think that the chowder recipe looks good

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    24. I visited the Idahoan site and the recipe for the Toscano Soup looks great.

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    25. Mashed Potato Stuffed Chiles Rellenos is one that I think I'd love. I wish I cooked more, though. asketcher2@hotmail.com

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    26. The loaded mashed potato cakes sounds amazing.

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    27. Senate Bean Soup is my choice.

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    28. I would love to try the Aloo Gulab Jamun.

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    29. Senate bean soup looks like a winner to me. Yummy.

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    30. I want to try the Smoked Salmon and Buttery Mashed Potatoes recipe

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    31. The Creamy Poblano Potato Soup looks good

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    32. The Four Cheese Mashed Potato Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms look truly yummy.

      jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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    33. I would love to try the Creamy Poblano Potato Soup. Looks really yummy.

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    34. I would like to try the Idahoan Picnic Dog receipe

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    35. http://themommyisland.blogspot.com/2014/12/merry-christmas.html
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    36. The Toscano Soup looks delicious. I often use instant potatoes in soups to thicken things up. Soups like this are really good on cold winter days.
      ellen beck

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    37. Idahoan Potato Crusted Rib Roast looks yummy

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    38. The recipe for Cheese and Apple Hash Browns sounds good.

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    39. I would love to try the Bea’s Mashed Potato Salad recipe.
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    40. Thank You for the giveaway…we like the Broccoli and Cheese Mashed Please recipe !

      Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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