Celebrate Harvest Season with “Farm to Fork” – from Dei Fratelli!

Summer is well on it’s way out the door, and Fall almost upon us! (I can’t wait – Fall is my FAVORITE!) And the folks at Dei Fratelli seem to like it, as well, since they’re offering all of us the opportunity to win a Dei Fratelli tomato product prize pack! All you have to do is simply visit DeiFratelli.com and answer a trivia question about Harvest Season and the Farm to Fork process to enter the contest. You can even come back more than once, if you like, because you can re-enter every day until August 31! WOW!

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In celebration of Fall and the lovely Farm to Fork contest, Dei Fratelli sent me a couple of their fantastic products to try, right in my own kitchen. I was thrilled about this, since there are so many reasons why I LOVE this company! Their all-natural canned tomato products are heart-healthy, and made with your family in mind, using only the finest ingredients. See more information about their all-natural, low sodium and gluten-free canned tomato products, pasta sauces, tomato juices and Silver Fleece sauerkraut by poking around their website a bit after you enter the contest!

I opened my box and found some delicious Chopped Italian Tomatoes and their famous Tomato Sauce! 

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I decided to use the Chopped Italian Tomatoes on a Cold Veggie Pizza I was preparing for a party, and the Tomato Sauce on a new creation of mine: Italian Nachos!

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo…with Rudolph Foods & Dei Fratelli! AND A GIVEAWAY!

**PLEASE NOTE: While Rudolph Foods and Dei Fratelli DID provide me with these products to review at no cost, I was not in any way paid for my review. The following opinion is hereby my own.**

These days we’re trying to eat a bit healthier at our home! We’re mainly watching our carbs and sugars, and making sure we don’t overdo it on the caffeine, and we’re doing pretty well! Both of us are feeling better and, although some days it’s easier than others, overall we’re thankful we made the change.

But the hard part of this we’ve encountered are the parties. Take the fast-approaching Cinco de Mayo, for example. I mean, what kind of a party would it even be without CHIPS AND SALSA! You simply CANNOT have a Cinco de Mayo party without those two important ingredients! 

But the chips. Goodness, the chips are FULL of carbs. And the salsa? Oh, the sugars that can be found in those yummy little jars!

So when the fine folks at Rudolph Foods sent me a variety of pork rinds, I thought…hmmm. Pork rinds and salsa. Can it be? 

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I began searching for a most-excellent salsa recipe. One that was not high in sodium or carbs or sugar. I had a few different ideas…and that’s when the folks at Dei Fratelli sent me nothing other than SALSA.

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I mean, seriously, people. It doesn’t get any better than that!

So if you’re looking for a healthier snack for your next party, check this out…

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Dei Fratelli Review & Contest Announcement!

**PLEASE NOTE: While Dei Fratelli DID provide me with these products to review at no cost, I was not in any way paid for my review. The following opinion is hereby my own.**

Did you know that October is National Tomato Month?! I happen to LOVE tomatoes, and if there’s one thing that feeds my love of tomatoes, it’s Dei Fratelli’s products! Have you tried them yet?

A couple of weeks ago, my friends at Dei Fratelli sent me a lovely box full of their best goodies: pizza saucetraditional sauce, all-purpose Italian sauce, and whole tomatoes! Check out what I did with them…

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New Product Review: Dei Fratelli Tomato Products!

**PLEASE NOTE: While Dei Fratelli DID provide me with these products to review at no cost, I was not in any way paid for my review. The following opinion is hereby my own.**

Some time ago, a company I was unfamiliar with contacted me and asked me if I would like to review their products! Tomato products, they said. Sounded good to me – I enjoy cooking with tomatoes, so I agreed. Not long after, a lovely box appeared on my doorstep.

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As you can see, these were no dinky winky sample sizes – these were the full she-bang! Quality right off the bat!

Before I worked with the products, I did a bit more research on them. I found out that Dei Fratelli’s offerings are premium, all natural and gluten free! Picked at the peak of freshness, nutrients are sealed in the canned tomatoes only hours after being taken from the farm. Dei Fratelli canned tomatoes, tomato products and sauerkraut are manufactured by Hirzel Canning Company & Farm, a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated company founded in 1923. Oh how I love a family-owned and operated company!

I decided to try the Italian-style chopped tomatoes in olive oil and herbs first. The color and consistency right out of the can? VERY impressive!

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I mean, doesn’t that look amazing?!

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