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Win a FREE Bean Pot and Celebrate the Seasons at Home

Fall Cooking at Home

Fall means time for cozy and warm ideas around the home… And what comes to mind?  Smells of the seasons, cozy blankets and pillows and of course comfort food!

How many of you have heard of a Bean Pot?  Well let me tell you, this is the best way to prepare fast and easy meals.  With long work days, busy family schedules and football season – and we know how that goes especially here in Sherwood (home to the 5A State Champions) breaking out the crock-pot can be a life saver for many… But if you haven’t heard of or don’t already own a Bean Pot it’s time you do.  They not only make a beautiful presentation on the counter in your kitchen or dining room table in your home, they’re fantastic to have and cook with.

Win a FREE Bean Pot

Tiss the season to be giving, here at we’re offering you the opportunity to WIN A FREE BEAN POT right here on our blog courtesy of our friend Tonya Giesbers, nationally recognized interior design consultant with the one and only Celebrating Home.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post in the comments section below and tell us your favorite meal in the fall.  That’s it!   All comments submitted as of now through Monday, October 10th will be entered for the drawing.  One lucky winner will be announced here on our blog and on our facebook page and on Tonya’s with Celebrating Home at on Tuesday, October 11th.

Free Recipes

To get you cookin’ here’s a few GREAT recipes for your Bean Pot

Beer Bread
3 cups of Self Rising Flour
1/4 cup of sugar
1 can of beer

Mix all the ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for 30 – 40 min. depending on size of pan or bowl using. This is great to bake in the Celebrating Home Bean Pot.

Taco Soup (Tonya’s Favorite)

1 Lb ground beef, cooked & drained

1 – 28 oz can kidney beans*

1 – 28 oz can diced tomatoes*

1 -14 oz can corn * (*DO NOT drain liquid)

Add all ingredients into the bean pot and cover.

Add 1-2 packets of taco seasoning OR 1 pkg Celebrating Home Southwestern Chipotle dip mix and stir.

Cook in microwave for 20 minutes.

Serve with sour cream, cheese and corn chips.

Chicken Stew

Place chicken breast in a Bean Pot.

Add 1 can chicken broth,

1 Can Cream of chicken and 1

pkg Onion Soup Mix.

Cook at 250 for at least 4 hours. Add string beans and pour over angel hair pasta.

Bachelors Roast

Place roast (about 3 lbs.) in Bean Pot

Pour 1 can of Coke

Spread 2 cups of catchup on top

Cover with the lid.

Cook for about 30 minutes per pound.

Optional: Add onions and pressed garlic.

AGAIN, WIN A FREE BEAN POT by leaving a comment on this blog post – just tell us what you’re favorite meal in Fall is and you’ll be entered to win.  Details above :) :)


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Win a FREE Celebrating Home Bean Pot courtesy of Tonya Giesbers, nationally recognized and award-winning Independent Design Consultant with Celebrating HOME -together with- Amber Gardner, Director of Marketing/Licensed Assistant/Accredited Home Stager with The Gardner Team at Hasson Company Realtors…  providing helpful tips to help you enjoy the spaces you love and sell with style!

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TO QUALIFY, go to our blog post and leave a comment about your favorite fall dish

Information Courtesy of Amber Gardner
Director of Marketing for The Gardner Team 


Comment balloon 0 commentsJason & Amber Gardner • October 05 2011 03:36PM
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