Friday, September 7, 2012

Barilla Microwaveable Meals {Review & Giveaway}

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A great deal of a mom's day is spent thinking about food.

Not for herself, mind you, but for her kids. Did they have enough to eat for breakfast so that they'll be fueled for the day? Are they getting enough in their lunchbox to keep them going? Does tonight's dinner include enough vegetables? Vitamins? Whole grains?

Needless to say, Mom's concept of three-meals-a-day for herself tends to get lost along the way. Whether we stay at home, work at home or work outside of the house, who has time to stop and plan a healthy lunch when we're beyond busy with 100 other things (and thinking about our kids' eating habits)?

That's where Barilla comes in with a lunchtime solution that keeps you satisfied without slowing you down. For eating at home or on-the-go, Barilla Microwaveable Meals are a quick, nutritious way to look forward to lunchtime again.

Barilla Microwaveable Meals

Delivering the Italian taste and quality people have come to expect from Barilla, Barilla Microwaveable Meals have turned Italy's #1 brand of pasta into a single serve offering. Made from the same 100% natural ingredients as Barilla dry pastas and jarred sauces, they are shelf stable, less than 320 calories, portable and ready in just 60 seconds.

As my daily routine often has me wishing there was a way to add more hours to the day, it isn't uncommon for me to feel the need to sacrifice taste and nutrition and instead grab a quick lunch in order to get back to work, get the kids to their next activity, or simply move on to my next obligation.

We don't tend to eat fast food all that often (being a vegetarian limits the options available immensely), but I still know full well that I'm not setting the best example for my girls when I serve them a balanced lunch... and then I eat whatever is leftover in the fridge and maybe a handful of chips.

Fortunately, the five varieties of Barilla Microwaveable Meals arrived and I suddenly had no reason to miss out on eating healthy while enjoying the comforting taste of homemade pasta that is ready in one minute.

Barilla Microwaveable Meals

Including all of the taste and quality your family expects from Barilla, their Microwaveable Meals are available in:
  • Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce
  • Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce
  • Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce
  • Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce
  • Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce
As I looked over the different meals, I was glad to see that Barilla had indeed only included 100% natural ingredients. Instead of seeing a list of preservatives and jumbled letters that I couldn't pronounce (and really didn't want to eat), these contain things like flour, olive oil, diced tomatoes and Oregano. Now those make me hungry.

Barilla Microwaveable Meals ingredients

When it comes to actually eating Barilla Microwaveable Meals, I appreciate that Barilla not only made the heating process quick and easy, but that the pasta and sauce are kept separate inside each 9 oz package.

Along with keeping them both fresh and delicious, this allows each person the ability to customize their meal to include just the right sauce-to-pasta ratio that they prefer.

Barilla Microwaveable Meals penne

While I didn't have the highest hopes for these meals (they were, after all, microwaved pasta), I was happy to find myself thoroughly impressed after my first bite. Delicious!

These taste just as good as the high quality, all-natural meals my family is used to enjoying from Barilla... but now able to fit even easier into our fast paced lifestyle!

Barilla Microwaveable Meals review

Whether you are most attracted to the two whole grain options, the fact that each meal provides between 9 and 11g of protein, that all five only contain 320 calories, or just that Barilla has given all of us a healthier option for a quick-fix lunch, their new Microwaveable Meals are just the thing to have on hand.

It has never been easier to have your favorite Italian recipes right at your fingertips and ready in the amount of time it takes to fill up your glass and grab a fork!

With a suggested retail price of $3.29 each, Barilla Microwaveable Meals are available in major supermarkets throughout the country. To find out more about the five varieties as well as download a coupon for $1 off, visit the Barilla website and connect with them on Facebook.

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be able to try out each and every new meal as well, because...

One lucky person will win FIVE free product coupons for Barilla Microwaveable Meals!


(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

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I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Barilla and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

212 comments:

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Darcie Decided said...

I would love to try the Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

suburban prep said...

I would like the Penne and the tomato and basil sauce.

Tabitha said...

I want to try the Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce
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lorialcorn2006 said...

first I would try the Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce

Holly Thomas said...

Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce!! :)

Lori Thomas said...

Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

Faride said...

I'd like to try the penne with tometo basil sauce

Tawny said...

I will be so glad to see these in my store.

Tawny said...

The whole grain fusilli w/ vegetable marinara sauce is the first I'd try.

apple blossom said...

Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce

janetfaye said...

I would like to try Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce.

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jessica said...

Id love to try the Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce

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Becky said...

I would like to try the Penne with Tomoto and Basil Sauce!
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debbie said...

I would like the penne with spicy marinara sauce.

john said...

Spicy Maribara

scottsgal said...

tomato basil penne pasta

Sarah Lynne said...

Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce sounds delicious!!!!!

ellen_levickis said...

Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce

tara1965 said...

Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

Think about it said...

i want to try Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

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Mariee said...

I'd like to try the Tomato & Basil Sauce.

Carole Ingram said...

Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce

Maureen said...

Yum! I would love to try the Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

Maureen
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Rich said...

Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

SueZH said...

I would try the spicy marinara first

Kelly said...

I would try Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce

Renee G said...

I would like to try the Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce
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KPort207 said...

spicy marinara

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Colleen M said...

I would like to try their Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce.

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April Edens said...

I want to try the penne with basil

Heather! said...

I want to try the Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce!

Thanks!
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Ann Fantom said...

I would like to try Barilla's Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce microwave meal.

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sweepmom said...

I would like to try the •Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce first.

Booked. said...

I would try the penne with spicy marinara first.

Angela Marion said...

Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce

VJ ~ vantalee said...

The Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce.

Marti Parks said...

I would like to try the mezze penne with traditional marinara sauce.

DeeAnn S said...

Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce. Thanks.
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blue65829 said...

I would love to try the Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce first.
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Becca said...

My first would be Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce

Anonymous said...

Penn with tomatoes and basil

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mkjmc said...

Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

mkjmc said...

Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

c kelly said...

I'd like to try the Penne with Spicy Marinara.

BowieTip said...

Spicy Marinara served with a jug of cheap Chianti.

Hope to win!

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PAIGE said...

I most want to try the Penne with tomatoes and basil. Drool.
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Leslie Rigsby said...

I would like the spicy marinara, but I really wish it came in whole grain.

llinda29 said...

Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce

Familyof5 said...

I like Tomato & Basil


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Stevie said...

I have tried the Whole Grain ones already & the Penne one is my favorite

kyonac1 said...

I want to try the penne with traditional marinara.

Jenny Stanek said...

Spicy Marinara Sauce!

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Colleen said...

penne with spicy marinara sauce.
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Dave said...

the tomato and basil one

jamie tucker said...

Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce that sounds yummy

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mogrill said...

The Penne with tomato and basil.

Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Cheryl Free said...

I'd like to try Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce first :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

jcwega27 said...

arrbiata
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Allyson Bossie said...

I would love to try Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce
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Debra Guillen said...

Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

ivy arrington said...

I would try the Whole Grain Fusilli

Melissa said...

I think my fav would be the Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

luckynordberg said...

Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

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ehhogan said...

spicy marinara

morgannia said...

Mezze Pene with Tomato & Basil

Sarah S said...

I would like to try Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce.

Jake said...

The Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce first

Betty Wojnar said...

mezze penne with spicy sauce, yummy.

Kelly Grant said...


Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce

Growl Tiger said...

I would like the spicy marinara

Lisa C. said...

Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce sounds really good!

MissieFaye said...

Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce would be my pick.

Candice said...

I would try the Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce.

B. Wilson said...

Mezze Penne with tomato sauce would me my first choice.

marymichelotti said...

I'd like to try Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce

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mahnrafjtb said...

I would like to try Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce

Naomie said...

I'd love to try the Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce.

jlafount said...

I'd go with Tomato & Basil

Sarah Mae said...

Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce--Yum!
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Anonymous said...

Yum!!!

enizete said...

I will try the Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce, makes me hungry!!!

juli c said...

i would try the spicy marinara

Pat said...

I'd like to try the Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce.

Frugalista Mama said...

penne with tomato and basil

sue said...

Penne with tomato and basil sauce. Thanks for the chance.

Lloyd Family said...

the whole grain mezze penne with tomato & basil would be the one i would want to try 1st
jenny lloyd

Sarah Hall - hall490@comcast.net said...

The penne with tomato and basil sauce.

Allison Downes said...

I want to try the Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!



eclairre said...

I would like to try the Penne with Tomoto and Basil Sauce!

susie said...

the penne with tomato 'n basil sauce.

Francine said...

Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce

Selinda said...

I'd try the Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce first!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

coriwestphal said...

Tomato Basil for me!

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Kayley said...

I'd try the Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce.

Luvdaylilies said...

Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce=)
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

mezze penne with spicy marinara
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Ivypie44 said...

Penne with tomato & basil sauce sounds great!

Trinity Babichuk said...

tomato basil penne.

Carolyn said...

The penne with spicy marinara sauce sounds awesome!

Jennifer said...

I want to try penne with traditional marinara

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Cody Anderson said...

The tomato basil penne

puye said...

I would like the Penne and the tomato and basil sauce
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The Frugal Exerciser said...

I like the the tomato and basil one.

Sarah said...

Mezze penne with spicy marinara sauce

Lisa M said...

Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce

Lisa M
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Denise said...

The Whole Grain Fusilli.

Shelley said...

Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

Robert Pyszk said...

I would like to try the Penne with Tomoto and Basil Sauce!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

•Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

Linda W. said...

Penne with the tomato and basil.

Laura Lane said...

•Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce

Erika P. said...

I want to try the Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce.

AngelWinner said...

Traditional tomato penne

Carmen said...

Would love to try the Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

The spicy marinara sounds yummy!

Kimberly said...

I would like to try the Mezze Penne with the Hearty Marina Sauce
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wallindeb said...

Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

jcarrturq5 said...

Whole grain mezze penne.
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polly said...

i would love to try their penne with the marinara sauce

momznite said...

Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce sounds scrumptious.

Kristen said...

I'd like to try the Penne with Tomato & Basil.

Theresa said...

I would like to try Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

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Anonymous said...

I'd like to try the Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce.

-Miranda M

Jay said...

Rafflecopter isn't working. Have tried reloading several times. I would like the traditional tomato penne.
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olivia cagle said...

I would love to try the whole grain tomato and basil! :) sounds yummy!!"

Dan and Karen said...

What a great idea for work.

lilyk said...

I would like to try the Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce.

Jackie said...

I'd like to try the Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce first.
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Would love to try them

Anonymous said...

Spicy Marinara...Mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

rookieabh said...

Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce!

Dreams Do Come True said...

Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce


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Abby said...

I want to try the mezze penne with traditional marinara.

Kathleen French said...

Alredo

brich2222 said...

want to try Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce



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Kat Heartscats said...

spicy marinara sounds good

Stacy said...

I cannot wait to try the Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce

Jan Messali said...

The first one I'd try is the Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce.

Mare/TommyGirl said...

I'd like to try the Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce - sounds mostly like what I make now anyway, just quicker.

Anonymous said...

the whole grain vegetable
-Lynn

virgomomwriter said...

Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce, s'il vous plait...

Roy F. said...

Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

Patty Schuler said...

Whole grain fusilli

Christine Jessamine said...

i would love spicy marinara

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Michele P. said...

I want to try the Mezze penne with spicy marinara sauce

Ellen C. said...

I'd like to try the penne with the spicy marinara. Thanks for the chance.

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Roxanne Corey said...

I'd like to try the Mezze Penne with Tomato and Basil Sauce! Yum :)

Liz said...

Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

LesleyfromWI said...

Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce sounds yummy!

STF said...

Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce sounds good!

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ferriz said...

tomato and basil for sure ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

dani marie

Chloe Salerno said...

I'd like the tomato basil

carole said...

spicy maranara

channallocks said...

the Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

Caryn said...

Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce

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petchk79 said...

I would love to try the Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce!

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Amanda said...

The Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce.
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CherylS22 said...

I'd like to try the Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce first.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen said...

the penne with spicy marinara sauce

Jessica said...

I would love to try the Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce
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Jill H said...

I would try the Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce

MissKate126 said...

penne with spicy marinara sauce

yellowlabs said...

Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce looks good!

micheal dale grim said...

i would like to try the penne with spicey maranaria sauce

Tammy S said...

I would love to try the Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce.

Heather said...

Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce

Nicole said...

the whole grain mezze penne!

Mommy 2 Monkeys said...

Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara sauce.

Karen said...

I'd like Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce. Thanks for the giveaway.

tavernie said...

d love to try The Tomato and Basil!
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Tiffany Christie said...

The Spicy Marinara

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce
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ewhatley said...

Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara

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Nicole C. said...

I would love to try the Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce.

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Bonni said...

I want to try the Penne with Tomato and Basil

1porkchop said...

mezze penne with traditional marinara

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Mezza Penne with Spicy Marinara

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ltlbitone said...

Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce

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russrpm said...

I'd like to try the Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce.
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Lisa Pecora said...

Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce

thescribbler said...

Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce

Roach Alexandra said...

Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce

Gaines7 said...

Hello, how are you? Thank you for this opportunity. I like the 'Tomato and Basil.'

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Jennifer Reed said...

Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce

Sherry Conrad said...

Whole Grain Fusilli with Vegetable Marinara Sauce

kathy pease said...

id love to try the Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce

Marianna said...

Penne with tomato & basil sauce

susansmoaks said...

i really want to try the Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce
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Angela H said...

I really want to try the Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

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Anonymous said...

Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce!

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Chrissy Nestor said...

I want to try the •Mezze Penne with Spicy Marinara Sauce

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Anonymous said...

Whole Grain Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce sound good.

Anonymous said...

Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce




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Brad Merrell said...

Spicy Marinara

cassandra said...

i want to try the tomato and basil!

Teresa Thompson said...

Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

Stacey V said...

Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce sounds great!

Karen said...

Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

rebecca11111 said...

Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce that sounds

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