Feb 22, 2016

The Best 20 Minute Cream Sauce + Paypal Card Giveaway!

In our house, Zach and I have decided that every Friday night will be Italian night. In keeping with an almost 10 year tradition that I started way back in college with my girlfriends, I love that on this night, we cook something that is a comfort food to us. We eat so many carbs ( hey calories don’t count on Friday right? ) and enjoy our night of feasting that we look forward to when the night comes to get crafty in the kitchen together. Plus, my toddler enjoys licking her plate of sauce so it’s a win win for everyone.

My local Publix was having their annual Viva Italia Day sale starting February 19th- March 4th. It was perfect for our annual Italian night dinner and the store display made is easy to grab everything I needed for an easy Italian dish. I picked up  Hunt’s diced tomatoes for my sauce but  I wanted to make it a little different this week. I’m a huge fan of cream sauce so I grabbed a carton of heavy cream as well. I also grabbed some Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and Progresso’s Balsamic Vinegar. Zach and I are hug fans of dipping bread into savory sauces like olive oil and balsamic vinegar so I knew he’d love this little Italian touch when I brought it home. I checked out and loved seeing the savings on my receipt.

You can also save at your local Publix Viva Italia Sale  which is available from 2/18/16-3/2/16.

Specific offers included in-store:
• $2.00 Off Produce with the purchase of Any Four (4) participating products . Participating products: Hunt’s Tomatoes 14.5 oz., Progresso Bread Crumbs 15 oz., Progresso Beans 19 oz. 
• $2.00 Off Publix Fresh Chicken with the purchase of Any Four (4) participating products 
Participating products: Progresso Bread Crumbs 15 oz., Progresso Broth 32 oz., Hunt’s Tomatoes 28 oz. 
• $1.00 Off Any Five (5) Hunt’s Tomatoes, all varieties, including sauce and organic (14.5 - 15 oz.) 
• $1.00 Off Any Five (5) Hunt’s Tomatoes, all varieties including sauce and puree (28 - 29 oz.)
• $0.50 Off Any Six (6) Hunt’s Sauce or Paste (6 - 8 oz.) 
• $1.00 Off Any Three (3) Green Giant Frozen Items (6 - 17.7 oz.) 
• $1.00 Off Any Three (3) Pillsbury Refrigerated Breads (8 - 13.8 oz.) 
• $1.00 Off Any Two (2) Progresso Stock Items (32 oz.) 

See store for details, dates might vary in certain markets. 

I got home and started grabbing all my ingredients to make the sauce. Lucky for everyone, it doesn’t take much time or effort to make a delicious batch of this cream sauce so dinner was ready in just under a half hour. Easy. Delicious and a meal you can enjoy in minutes! Did I mention this is a win win dish for your entire family? Here's what you need to make it.

- 2T olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
-1 clove garlic, minced
-1 (14.5oz ) can of Hunts Italian style diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1T dried basil leaves
- 3/4t white sugar
-1/4t dried oregano
-1/4t salt
- 1/2c heavy cream
-1T butter

1. In a saucepan, saute onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat
2. Add tomatoes, basil, sugar, oregano, salt and pepper.
3. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for 5 minutes or until most of the liquid evaporates
4. Remove from heat and stir in whipping cream and butter
5. Reduce heat and simmer 5 more minutes

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Thanks to Viva Italia Days at Publix: Hunts Tomatoes, Progresso™ Brand Products, Kraft Parmesan Cheese, Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Breads, Betty Crocker™ Cookies for sponsoring today’s discussion of my Tomato Cream Sauce. The information, products and giveaway prize is provided by General Mills through Linqia. All opinions are my own. #PublixVivaItaliaSale
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  1. Thanks for the recipes, sounds great!!

  2. Looks delicious! We LOVE LOVE LOVE Italian around these parts, too! Definitely adding this to my must-try list!

  3. Mm I'm always looking for yummy italian meals. Thanks!

    Jess @ Red White & Sass

  4. Yummy! Can't wait to try this!!

  5. We love Italian at our dwelling as well. My youngest & I could eat pasta everyday, all day. We love it & I'm always looking for new things to try. :)

  6. That sauce sounds delicious!! I'm definitely going to try it out!!

  7. Um I want everything. #pregnancycravings I LOVE ITALIAN FOOD

  8. I can't wait to try the tomato risotto!

  9. Mmmm. I love a good cream sauce too. I need to try this asap.

  10. I am super excited to try the roasted vegetable pasta bake.

  11. I want to try the Roasted Vegetable Pasta Bake.

  12. I have never tried to make a cream sauce. Looks like I will have to add this to my list of recipes to try!

  13. I want to try the Kickin’ Baked Rigatoni recipe.

  14. Great recipe! I want to try the Roasted Veggie Pasta Bake from the Publix page!!!

  15. I am looking forward to trying the Slow-Cooker Pork Shoulder Sugo most of all!

  16. I want to try the Tuscan Broccoli Pizza recipe

  17. I'd like to try the Kickin' Baked Rigatoni!

  18. I want to try the Chicken Osso Bucco

  19. I can't wait to try the chocolate chip biscotti.

  20. My mother-in-law is Italian so I always cook Italian food. Chicken Osso Bucco is one of my favorite dishes.

  21. I want to try the Chicken Osso Buccho recipe

  22. The Slow Cooker Mushroom Spinach Lasagna looks great!

  23. I would like to try Slow Cooker Mushroom Spinach Lasagna.

  24. I'm excited to try Chocolate Chip Biscotti!! :)

  25. I'm excited to try Chocolate Chip Biscotti!! :)

  26. I'd love to try the Slow Cooker Mushroom Spinach Lasagna

  27. I want to try the Ham Florentine minicups!

  28. Oh I would love to make the Tuscan Broccoli Pizza first! That looks so good and our little one loves broccoli!

  29. I would like to make that Kickin' Baked Rigatoni!

  30. I would love to make the Tuscan Broccoli Pizza!

  31. I'd love to try making the Quick Tomato Risotto!


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