Friday, August 1, 2014

For the Love of Cheese, Let's Celebrate Summer! {Weber Grill Prize Pack Giveaway}

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While spring was coming to an end and the hot days of summer began to roll in, this year I focused on staying realistic about what the season would entail.

Although I'd like to say that I pictured leisurely, relaxing days — the kids are out of school, so we'll have plenty of time to enjoy the park or go on a picnic or just kick back and play in the yard, right? — I also knew that the various camps, sports, lessons, classes and events that my girls were signed up for would greatly impede on that daydream.

Instead of putting my feet up in the hammock, my free moments would be mostly spent in the car shuttling someone to their next activity while going to pick someone else up from their current one. Just call it Mom's intuition (or, more accurately, experience from the past few summers).

Therefore, I also knew that I wanted to be sure to carve out plenty of those carefree moments, for myself as well as for my family. After all, when we all look back, the most memorable days are going to be the ones spent together laughing and having fun, right?

This summer, I found my inspiration in a unique (but not completely unexpected) location. This is, after all, Wisconsin. So it isn't that big of a surprise that a lot of our fun has been centered around the one and only CHEESE!

Kraft for the love of cheese

That's right, we're not the only ones shining a spotlight on cheese. Right now Kraft is all about celebrating cheese-filled recipes this summer with their For the Love of Cheese website and sweepstakes!

A place to visit for delicious cheese recipes, information about Country star, Brad Paisley's summer tour, videos and personal recipe favorites, and a national sweeps for a chance to win a VIP Brad Paisley Concert experience for four and a lifetime supply of cheese*? Yes, please!

*Awarded in the form of a check for $8700. To enter and for Official Rules, click here:

Brad Paisley contest

It isn't hard to pinpoint meals around our house that involve cheese (mmm, cheeeeeeese...), but one weekly favorite is definitely quesadillas. The combination of tasty tortillas, melted cheese and any number of fillings heated to perfection? They are definitely something that the whole family gets excited about and if there was a way to keep them warm in a lunch box, I'm sure they'd be requested there, too!

While we do own a quesadilla machine that makes it fast and easy, it is also extremely simple to cook these up right in the oven or even on the grill! Just think of your guests' surprise when you whip up grilled quesadillas at your next BBQ!

Caprese Quesadillas

These Caprese Quesadillas were inspired partially from Kraft's recipe for Basil & Cheese Wedges and partially from my adoration for a classic Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Sandwich.

And the result is nothing short of divine! Eat them plain, dip them in guacamole, drizzle a little balsamic vinegar... the options are endless!

quesadilla recipe

Kraft Recipes is hosting my complete Caprese Quesadillas recipe and instructions (for the oven as well as the grill), so head over today if you're looking for a delicious and simple way to include the love of cheese into your next meal or cookout!

This summer, be sure to browse the large number of recipes available found at For the Love of Cheese to discover a tasty selection of appetizer, meal or even dessert ideas that are creative, delicious, fun and perfect for a tasty, carefree summer.

And don't forget to enter for your chance to win a VIP Brad Paisley concert experience and a lifetime supply of cheese* (*awarded in the form of a check for $8,700), plus other great prizes awarded daily (NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Begins 5/5/14 and ends 9/7/14. To enter and for official rules click here:!

Plus, thanks to the generosity of Kraft, one person will be even more prepared to include their favorite cheeses in their upcoming summer fun, because...

 One lucky person will win a
For the Love of Cheese Grilling Prize Pack* (ARV $75)!

*Prize Pack includes (1) Weber Smokey Joe mini grill, (1) guitar-shaped cheese board, and (1) Brad Paisley Recipe Book

This post is a part of a partnered campaign with Kraft Foods, however, all thoughts and opinions shared are honest and my own.

11 comments: said...

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Unknown said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaways

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Unknown said...

I love Quesadillas and these look so good. Thank you for sharing

Unknown said...

Thanks for the giveaway, you guys are great!

Barbara said...

Mini grill and Brad Paisley too. Yeah.

Katie said...

those look delicious! queosadillas are so easy to make!

Kristina G said...

These look yummy!

buzzd said...

They look great!