My Shake ‘N Bake Tofu! (Giveaway – 5 Winners)

CONTESTS, REVIEWS & CONTESTS | | January 10, 2010 at 9:05 pm


COngratulations Darla, Rachel, Susan, Kelly, Emily!

When I was approached to give Shake ‘N Bake a try, my reaction was “What?”. Now, crucify me if you like but I had never heard about Shake ‘N Bake. Maybe it had something to do with me not being born here or maybe the fact that I am a vegetarian may have something to do with it. Either way a product with a picture of a chicken on in was not something I would have even considered. Though the product is vegetarian it is aimed at being a coating for chicken. Knowing full well I was vegetarian I was asked whether I could make a vegetarian dish out of it and I was certainly up to a challenge.


It was a little more difficult than I anticipated:

What I liked:

  • easy. really it was.
  • It expected baking so slightly healthier option.
  • It was vegetarian so I could use it for anything.
  • It came with 2 separate packages, so less wastage.
  • It comes with the plastic bags for doing “Shake ‘N Bake”
  • It actually tastes good.
  • I used a grilling oven and it worked just great.


What I didn’t:

  • Maybe I am not used to using something pre-spiced but it felt saltier than I would make something.
  • The item to be coated needs to be quite moist to hold the “crumbs” together. They do note to wet the “chicken” but since I was using tofu I did not think I needed to (it being pretty “wet” for those not familiar with tofu) but I did need to.

Want to win the Shake ‘N Bake? Actually you can win 2 boxes of the product. Hmm, let’s make it exciting and have 5 winners (2 boxes each)

Tell me What item in your pantry (or fridge) you cannot do without?

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Disclosure: I received the Shake ‘N Bake product to review!


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    Debbie W. says:

    Don’t laugh please. If Ketchup was eliminated from my pantry inventory, I would be in a big heap of trouble.

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    Debbie W. says:

    I’m a facebook fan
    (Debbie Watson)

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    I can’t do without soup. My husband and daughter are soup freaks and I have to always have at least one can of chicken noodle on hand. If by any chance we are out of soup, pastina and chicken broth are numbers 2 and 3, so I can whip something edible and soupy up for them. (I love Shake n’ Bake btw!)

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    Debbie W. says:

    I follow your blog on fb (Debbie Watson)

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    Debbie W. says:

    I’m a subscriber

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    Debbie W. says:

    I shared on facebook
    (Debbie Watson)

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    DARLA KIDDER says:

    CHEESE always need it use cheese in a lot foods.

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    sandy says:

    flour- i canmake pasta, bread cookies

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    crystal says:

    How cool!! I love this recipe!
    We a;ways have some sort of Hot Sauce in our fridge and cabinet..usually Tabasco :)

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    crystal says:

    I am an email subscriber

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    carol says:

    Olive Oil!

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    carol says:

    Facebook fan Carol P Dziuba

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    carol says:

    email subscriber

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    carol says:

    I follow on Twitter cdziuba and tweeted

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    carol says:


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    carol says:

    I used your Share button and posted your giveaway on my Facebook page Carol P dziuba

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    Terri L says:

    Olive oil

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    Amber G says:

    I cannot do without honey – especially in breakfast. It’s the best natural sweetener!

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    Deedles says:

    I cannot do without pasta. Since there are so many different recipes for pasta dishes I make them a few times a month.

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    Tracy P says:

    BBQ sauce. My husband puts it on almost everything!

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    It’s Shake and Bake and I Helped :-) LOL. Couldn’t help it ;-) That is such an oft quoted commercial line down here.

    My pantry always has Barilla Pasta Plus, rotini, spaghetti and angel hair because it’s our favorite pasta and I can always whip up a delicious dinner if I have those.

    I also, always have at least two or 3 cans or rotel and a couple of blocks of velveeta :-)

    I haven’t used shake in bake in ages.. So, I can’t attest to the saltiness but, I’m with you that a lot of boxed things that are pre-seasoned are too salty.

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    kamani says:

    I cannot live without fat free half and half. That means no coffee to wake me up in the morning :-(

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    kamani says:

    I am an email subscriber

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    kamani says:

    I am a facebook follower

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    Jennifer B says:

    I can NOT live without my green/white tea. Or my hot salsa. Although they don’t go well together..hehe

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    Jennifer B says:

    fan on facebook Jennifer Ballard

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    Jennifer B says:

    Suscribe to email

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    Natalia D. says:

    I always have sour cream in my refrigerator.

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    John says:

    I have fresh eggs always. Always!

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    deb c says:

    I cannot go without cooking wines, I use them for sauces, marinades, and seasoning.

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    Christy says:

    I have to have garlic and potatoes always on hand.

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    Dagmara says:

    I cannot go without a milk. We drink a lot of it every day and use it in cooking a lot too.

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    Dagmara says:

    I am fan of Mommy Niri Facebook Fan Page.

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    Dagmara says:

    I am follower of Mommy Niri blog

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    Dagmara says:

    I am following you on twitter and had retweeted

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    valerie2350 says:

    cheese – gotta have cheese :)

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    DeeAnn S says:

    I can’t do without my Silk Soy Milk. Very Vanilla if you please! I use it in my coffee, to make french toast, in my cereal, and I usually have a big swig of it in the middle of the night.

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    mindy says:

    popcorn thanks

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    Renee C says:

    Sugar! I love to bake goodies.

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    Addy says:

    Shake n Bake Tofu! I’m all over it :) Just joined on…

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    Belinda says:

    Evaporated milk. Thanks!

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    Kelly Ann T. says:

    Cheese. We eat string cheese for snacks. I also cannot live without my peanut butter.

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    andrew b says:

    garlic is one thing i must have, not salt but fresh

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    Laurie D says:

    Spaghetti Sauce and Canned Tomatoes are our biggie here. It’s amazing what you can make with canned tomatoes!

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    Christina S says:

    bbq sauce

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    Cindy Merrill says:

    I’ve lost 16 pounds on a modified version of the Slimfast diet- I add 1/3 cup pasturized egg beaters just before blending my shakes: This makes them more filling and its easier to stay with the plan. I use the powdered slimfast- Chocolate is my favorite.

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    Mellissa C says:

    rice and honey

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    janna says:

    I cannot do without cold brew tea bags!!

    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson

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    Monique Rizzo says:

    My Jell-o Mousse Temptations! I am on weight watchers and I live for that stuff. Thanks for the chance.

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    Shannon says:


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    dreeg says:

    I must have Luzianne.

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    Emily R. says:

    I cannot do without spaghetti. When you’re short on dinner ideas or time, spaghetti is perfect!


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    Denise B. says:

    I can’t do without cheese and butter.

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    Greta K says:

    I always keep different types of shredded cheese in my freezer and also different kinds of nuts to add to just about everything for added flavor and crunch. Use sparingly!

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    Ashley says:

    i couldnt live without milk, i use it in everything

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    angie says:

    Cinnamon and milk

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    Erica C. says:

    I use All Spice with a lot of food, so I think that’s a big staple. However, the seasoned Shake N’ Bake could be a good alternative for breading!

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    Karen Pochodowicz says:

    cheese i am such a cheese addict

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    Angela Winesburg says:

    I can’t do without cheese and milk, thanks!

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    Jessie C. says:

    Soymilk! We can’t live without.

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    Jessie C. says:

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    Jessie C. says:

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    Jessie C. says:

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    Jessie C. says:

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    robin says:

    I can’t live without avocados & Kale Chips – I dehydrate the kale w/ some Tahini. Yum! and addicting. Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to try this and I’m not sure it will ever show up in my area.

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    Tanya R says:

    I can not do without eggs. They can be used to make so many things, dinner, breakfast, deserts, appetizers. Need my eggs.

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    Tanya R says:

    I just signed up to follow your blog on facebook

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    Tanya R says:

    I am a facebook fan

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    Brianna says:

    I can’t live without Parmesan & Sundried Tomato Rice Works chips and Very Vanilla Soymilk!

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    Brianna says:

    I became a fan on your Facebook page! (In Missouri)

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    Brianna says:

    I’m following your blog on Facebook!

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    cristine says:

    can’t live without ketchup.

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    Becca says:

    I can’t live without bagels lol Thanks!

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    Becca says:

    I am your facebook fan as Becca Okaneko

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    Becca says:

    I am now following you on Networked Blogs

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    Becca says:

    I am an email subscriber.

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    Becca says:

    I am following you on twitter (I am sbshortie) and I tweeted the giveaway at

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    Becca says:

    I have your button up on the left at

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    JMARIE says:

    Bacon bits..the real ones..I add them to everything!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Steph S. says:

    I can’t do without chicken broth. I use it to boil noodles, make soups, and make meat more tender in the crock pot.

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    Benita G. says:

    Now I know this is strange, but I just can’t do without fresh garlic.


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    Benita G. says:

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    scottsgal says:

    Cajun seasoning -w e use it on all our meat

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    Sharon A says:

    I couldn’t be without my olive oil.

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    3boyzmom says:

    The item I can’t do without is bread…my kids always want toast, or sandwichs, they can be used for hot dogs and burgers in a pinch too.

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    Susan B says:

    Hot Sauce!

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    Alicia says:

    Onions & garlic

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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    Candie L says:

    I have to have my Hershey’s carmel kisses. Thank you

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    Candie L says:

    I am a facebook fan. THank you

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    Candie L says:

    I am following on twitter and I retweeted. THank you

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    vicki wurgler says:

    milk would be number 1 and then bread

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    Barbara Wilson says:

    Virgin olive oil!
    If you ask my tortoises that would be pureed pumpkin!

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    Aniela says:

    Chocolate, seriously.

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    kristy says:

    The one item in my pantry I cannot live without is lemon pepper. We put it on sooooo much stuff!

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    Onolee R says:

    Garlic salt.

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    denyse says:

    I cannot do without my fresh garlic.

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    Rosie says:


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    christopher h says:

    orange juice

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    Erma says:

    I can’t live without chocolate.

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    Meghan says:

    I would’ve put money on you having not USED Shake n Bake before, but I think it’s wonderful that you were open enough to share that you’d never even heard of it. Always so honest, I love that about your blog.

    Can’t do without yogurt.

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    Molly K. says:

    Garlic!! I use it in everything.

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    Molly K. says:

    I subscribe.

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    kelly wakefield says:

    I can’t do without my pureed squash – I hide it a lot of foods I make because my kids aren’t big veggie eaters!

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    Kim H. says:

    I can’t do without my hot sauces. I love everything spiced up.

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    Kim H. says:

    I added your button to my blog.

    Thanks for the tofu idea. I never thought to use shake n’bake with that.

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    Jennifer M says:

    I couldn’t live without my cream cheese. We use it in all sorts of stuff.

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    Linda Lansford says:

    I can not do without bread

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    Pamela S says:

    I’d say garlic. Love the stuff.

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    Jason says:

    Vanilla, Tobacco, and coconut are 3 things I cant live without


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    Jason says:

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    Ed Nemmers says:


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    Danielle says:

    I can’t do without the garlic in my pantry. i use it to season everything!

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    I love my ketchup

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    Rosey says:

    Peanut Butter is my fix!

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    cannot go without Lawrys seasoning!

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    Karrie says:

    I cannot live without my garlic salt

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    Annemarie says:

    I cannot live without Snickers!

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    Annemarie says:

    I subscribe via email.

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    Sheila Hickmon says:

    The one item I can’t live without is yogurt, I eat that every day!

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    Sheila Hickmon says:

    I’m a fan on facebook as Sheila H.

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    Sheila Hickmon says:

    I follow you on network blogs on facebook as Sheila H.

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    Jodie says:

    I cannot do without peanut butter!

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    Sheila Hickmon says:

    I follow your blog on GFC as mom2anutball.

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    Sheila Hickmon says:

    I have your button.

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    Jodie says:

    I subscribe to Mommy Niri via email.

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    Jodie says:

    I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted:

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    Rebecca L says:

    OMG I never thought to use it with tofu. I will try this soon! One item in my pantry I cannot live without is mac & cheese. When I am too tired (or lazy) to cook, I just pull out a mac & cheese box, add some brocolli and meat, and we have a meal.

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    Rebecca L says:

    email subscriber

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    Storm says:

    I can’t live without my Cumin… ok I can’t live without any of the spices I have, to be honest. lol

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    Emily says:

    I couldn’t do without flour – bread, homemade pasta, pastries, etc. are all staples in my kitchen!

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    Emily says:

    I tweeted and am following you on Twitter (@anylit)

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    kerri says:

    It would be milk I love eating cereal

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    kerri says:

    I am following you on twitter and retweeted my id is kerrisixtynine

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    Michelle H. says:

    I cannot live without my seasoning salt.

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    John Deal says:


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    Daphne Kuehl says:

    I can not survive without cheese. Preferably cheddar, swiss or blue, but all cheese is important!

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    dawn says:

    Garlic or Olive oil. I must have both when cooking.

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    I can’t live without my favorite spices: dill weed, celery seed and oregeno.

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    Jessica R. says:

    I probably cannot live without sour cream.

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    Arla says:

    Black olives!

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    Arla says:

    Joined Mommy Niri Facebook Fan Page. id- Lighthouse twentyseven

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    Arla says:

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    Arla says:

    Followin @MommyNiri on twitter and retweeted.

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    Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    We always have rice and soy sauce!

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    kathy pease says:

    i could never live without salt and pepper :)

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    fan on facebook kathylpease

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    gloria says:

    I can’t do without my canned tuna.

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    gloria says:

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    gloria says:

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    gloria says:

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    Sarah D. says:

    I cannot live without my olive oil and cans of chick peas!

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    Heather says:

    cinnamon,flour, and vanilla

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    Barbara says:

    Thanks for the great contest!

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    Monica Allen says:

    I can not live with Lawry’s Seasoning Salt in my pantry.

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    Gianna says:

    Garlic.. oh what would I do without it LOL

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    Mary S says:

    I guess my #1 must have is V8 juice. I use it as a base,or enhancer in about a million things. I freeze it in ice cube trays so I always have some, as a handy add in.

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    Mary S says:

    I’m an email subscriber. Thanks!

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    Alison says:

    Black Pepper. I put it on pretty much everything.

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    Suzanne says:

    It would have to be refried beans. We are big Mexican food lovers and use them all the time. Thanks for the great contest!

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    Tammy says:

    Cheese – everything tastes better with cheese!

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    Sarah C says:

    I cannot do without my jar of minced garlic. Everything is better with garlic!

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    Diane Baum says:

    Gotta have my garlic!

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    theodore esteghamat says:

    I can’t live without salt and pepper.

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    Veronica Garrett says:

    Tomato sauce, I use a lot of tomato sauce.

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    susan smoaks says:

    i can’t do without cheese

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    Nancy S. says:

    I must have milk.

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    Nancy S. says:

    I follow you on twitter and I tweeted.

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    Rajee says:

    Garlic or Olive oil. I must have both when cooking.

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    Marcy Strahan says:

    The one item my pantry/icebox can’t do without is Red Diamond Tea Bags.
    I drink almost 2 gallons of Tea a Day!
    Yes that’s 2 gallons…always thristy & have a 30 oz. mug of tea by my side from the time I wake up & until I go to bed.
    As far as food it would be yogurt, eggs, bread & potatoes.

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    Marcy Strahan says:

    Follow on Twitter & Tweeted!


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