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ro*tel party & giveaway

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Any of you Instagram followers will know that I absolutely LOVE spending Wednesday nights with my small group from church. Well, now that our group has grown to around twenty friends, we probably fall in the “not-so-small” group category now. :)

But I adore each of these friends, and look forward to the hilarity, stories, discussions, honesty, thoughtfulness, wisdom, craziness, and love that abound every Wednesday night. And once or twice a month, I also look forward to our dinner parties!!! Oh yes. As much as we love diving into deep discussions, we also love diving into some seriously good food.

So when RO*TEL asked me to host a “Spring Into Summer” party with some good eats, this crew was more than happy to party it up! We lucked out last week with an absolutely beautiful May evening, so we threw the windows open, laid out a rockin’ spread of summer-y food, iced the drinks, set up the yard darts, and were ready to par-tay! I also decided to branch out and try creating some new recipes with RO*TEL, so brought along this delicious queso blanco, black bean and mango salsa cups, stacked roasted vegetable enchiladas, salsa, and my new favorite Coke Float Push-Up Pops. And they were totally delicious! You’ll have to check out the recipes here this week.

But to celebrate the arrival of summer, RO*TEL is sponsoring a giveaway on the site too! So read below to enter, and also to see some more fun party pics. And be sure to check out RO*TEL’s website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest board for more great recipes. Cheers to springing into summer!

***This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners, Wendy and Amy!***

***This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners, Wendy & Amy!***

RO*TEL Prize Pack Giveaway Rules

Giveaway Prize:

Two people will receive a “Spring Into Summer” prize package, courtesy of RO*TEL and ConAgra Foods. Each prize package includes:

  • 2 cans of RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes & Green Chiles
  • Recipe Cards
  • Chip-&-Dip Serving Bowl
  • Green Chili String Lights
  • Outdoor Game Set

Entry requirements:

Leave a comment on this page telling us about your favorite summer recipe!

  • You may NOT enter using multiple email addresses.
  • Additional entries must leave a separate comment. (For example, you need a separate comment saying that you became a follower on Twitter, or that you were already a follower, etc.)
  • Contest ends June 8, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time.
  • Contest open to US residents only.
  • Winner will be chosen via and will have 48 hours to respond before being disqualified and a new winner chosen.


The Fine Print: No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be selected at random by Gimme Some Oven using Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered. Giveaways will be mailed to the winners’ address. I did receive compensation and product from ConAgra Foods, but all opinions are my own.

We love our “not-so-small” group.

We love vegetables (especially the growing number of vegetarians in our group). So I brought along some veggie enchiladas. *Picture by Katie Jarmer*

We love good times squeezed in the breakfast nook.

We love going back for seconds. And thirds.

We love trying out new recipes with one another!

We love the puzzle game of trying to squeeze a little taste of everything on our plates.

We love being from Kansas City.

We love yard darts.

We love tangled yard darts.

We love our little ones.

We love our families. *Picture by Katie Jarmer*

We love smiles!

We love being serious about good music!

We love discussions about good old-fashioned books.

And we love that after 2 years, our not-so-small group loves each other more than ever. We’re pretty lucky. :)

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77 comments on “ro*tel party & giveaway”

  1. For a quick and easy summer meal, we like to do Hobo Packets. Just about any combination of meats and veggies will work. Wrap in a foil packet, add seasonings, put on the grill (or in the oven) and cook. They always turn out different–and they’re always delicious!

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  4. My favorite summer meal is grilled pizza with fresh basil from the garden.

  5. I just became a twitter follower.

  6. My all time favorite summer recipe HAS to be tomato cucumber pasta salad. Dice up a cucumber and a tomato, throw it in with some al dente rotini noodles. Cover with 1/2 a bottle of your favorite italian dressing and sprinkle half a bottle of McCormick’s “salad supreme” on top. Mix well and enjoy!

  7. fresh tomato salad~ anything grilled

  8. I follow you on fb

  9. I love a refreshing watermelon juice and vodka

  10. Love the recipes! I will definitely be trying some.

  11. currently my favorite recipe is zucchini pizza topped with raisins, feta cheese, and pine nuts! healthy and delicious.

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  13. I follow you on pinterest.

  14. My favorite summer recipes are dips (guacamole, pica de gallo, mango salsa, etc) and things you can stick directly into a camp fire!

  15. I love summer food but my favorite is a simple caprese salad with fresh tomatoes & basil from my garden!

  16. Right now my favorite summer dish is probably your queso. I’ve eaten it for breakfast, lunch and dinner…only once did I eat them all on the same day.

  17. seven layer dip

  18. followed your pinterest boards

  19. My favorite summer recipe is mozarella bruschetta. Spread pesto over baguette slices and place diced tomatos and mozarella cheese on top. Broil in the oven for a few minutes until the cheese melts and enjoy!

  20. My favorite summer recipe is my mom’s mango avocado salsa. It’s so bright and colorful, and of course, delicious!

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  25. BLT Pasta Salad is one of my favorite summer recipes. Just bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, a teensy bit of onion, pasta (medium shells work great), and enough mayo to make it moist.

    Also, I cannot tell you how much I’d love to win this giveaway – we’ve been eyeing an outdoor game set for a while, and I love me some queso con rotel!