If You Love Macaroni Grill… Giveaway

UPDATE: The winners of this giveaway are #27 – Wendy and #48 – Jackie. Congratulations!

Well, this is officially my last giveaway on this blog. Sad, but as I said yesterday, I’m so excited about what the future holds!

mg_cbToday I’m happy to share with you a fun giveaway. When I was approached by MyBlogSpark to see if I’d like to participate, I was really excited to do so. One of my favorite restaurants is Macaroni Grill. In fact, I chose to go there for “one” of my birthday dinners this year (I’m so spoiled…I got two dinners this year!).

But going out to dinner as often as I would like to gets a little pricey. (And now that we’re going to be house poor there will be no eating out for a while.) So you can imagine my glee when I discovered that Macaroni Grill has a line of pasta dinners called Macaroni Grill Restaurant Favorite that you can buy right from your grocery store. At around $6 a box, and adding in the cost of chicken, a little milk and butter, the price is right for a family of 5.

They have four varieties, all ready in under 20 minutes, but our favorite is Creamy Basil. And when every kid in your family likes something, you know you have a winner.

Now if only they’d come up with a grocery store version of this:



Win it! How would you like to win this?


Simply leave a comment on this post and two lucky winners will be chosen to receive a “What’s For Dinner Gift Basket” which includes:

  • a sample of the Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken Pasta
  • 3 coupons for you to try the other varieties
  • a colander
  • serving spoon
  • cheese grater

For extra entries, tweet up to once a day about this giveaway. Deadline for entries is June 12 at midnight. Good luck!

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194 Responses to “If You Love Macaroni Grill… Giveaway”

  1. 1
    Carol Says:

    What a cool prize! Hope I win.

  2. 2
    Carol Says:

    Tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/1950031089

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    Allen Bivins Says:

    Great contest for a delicious Dinner

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    moonshadow43 Says:

    I love Italian and have only been able to go to Macaroni Grill once, would love to go again! It would also be great to be able to cook at home some great Italian and these giveaways would help tremendously !

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    moonshadow43 Says:

    Twittered – http://twitter.com/moonshadow43/status/1950297361

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    Jennifer B. Says:

    I haven’t tried these dishes yet, but they sound quick, easy, and yummy.

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    Sue Says:

    Neat prize!

    PS Good luck with the move and all your new endeavors.

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    Cheryl W Says:

    Congrats on your move and thanks for the chance!

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    Rita M Says:

    It’s been ages since I’ve been to Macaroni Grill, so having the next best thing at home would be awesome… thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Kelli Says:

    I love Macaroni Grill, and miss having one near my house! Would love to try this. Thanks for the chance at your contest!

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    Sue Says:

    I’d love to win! This looks so great. Thanks for sharing~

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    Nickie Says:

    Wow…great prize.

    I love Macaroni Grill <3

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    adrienne Gordon Says:

    macaroni grill rules!

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    MonieG Says:

    My favorite Macaroni Grill dish is the penne pasta with arribiata sauce and buffalo mozzerella. YUMMY! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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    Amber C Says:

    I love Macaroni Grill! I’ll have to check these out next time I get to the store. congrats on the new house!

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    MonieG Says:

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/monie_g/status/1952699730

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    Vickie Riddle Says:

    Would love to try this.

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    Patty Hasbargen Says:

    Tried ny first one yesterday. Great taste but not Enough!!

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    Jaque Says:

    A very delicious giveaway. :-) Thank you.

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    michelle rosborough Says:

    That dessert looks yummy

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    HilLesha Says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

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    Starrg Says:

    Super prize, thanks, hope I win.

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    Michelle Draveski Says:

    love the family style dinners

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    Mary Heare Says:

    I have never been to Macroni Grill but the name always makes me think of pasta salad, which I love!

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    MRS.MOMMYY Says:

    these look yummy

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    Bruce F Says:

    Great Prize

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    Wendy King Says:


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    C. Brothers Says:

    My Wife would love this!

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    Kristen Says:

    I have never tried macaroni grill. Looks yummy. Happy moving. I know your neighbor will miss you a lot!

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    Alison Says:

    I am ready to start cooking!

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    Dana Says:

    I would love to try these, I am always looking for tasty shortcuts for weeknights!

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    Rose Clark Says:

    We love Macaroni Grill.This would be wondeful to try at home !!

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    I am in.

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    Valerie Furr Says:

    Have never ate at the Macaroni Gill but sure would love to. I have heard lots of good things about it. Good luck with your move. Thanks too for the contest.

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    Linda Fish Says:

    I have been wanting to try these, they sound good

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    Marlene Blaisdell Says:

    We love the pasta at Macaroni Grill.

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    Elizabeth Y. Says:

    I have tried some of these varieties and enjoy them very much, especially the chicken marsala.

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    SUZANNNA Says:

    i am not sure if i qualify for this giveaway i have never been to MACARONI GRILL and being homebound do not get out much so a fast meal like this is such a timesavee for us shut ins

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    Rachel Anne Says:

    Just a note to say…I’m sorry you’re “leaving” since I only JUST found you! But I’m sure you will have wonderful adventures ahead.

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    Patrice Says:

    That’s a nice prize package. I love Macaroni Grill, but I don’t get to go very often. Thanks!

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    Nanette O Says:

    I love Macaroni Grill and would love to win this prize.

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    Carol G Says:

    I have tried the Chicken Marsala in this line and it was good. Would be a great way to try the others!

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    nicole Says:

    I would love to try this. I’m hesitant to buy these kinds of products because you never know how it will turn out. Getting to try it free would be great.

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    denyse Says:

    We love Macaroni Grill. I’d love to try these.

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    Mary M Says:

    I’ve been really wanting to try these. Thanks for the chance!

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    Katharine Says:

    I love these, very easy to make and delicious

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    Jackie P. Says:

    Macaroni Grill is a family favorite.Thanks for having the giveaway!

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    Liz Autry Says:

    So, ya, LOVE Macaroni Grill. We are house poor as well, so we don’t get out much. This looks like such a great option!

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    Denise Says:

    I’d love to win and try this out. We love Macaroni Grill!

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    Sue E Says:

    I love to eat at Macaroni Grill-would love to try these products. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Laura R. Says:

    Great prize!

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    quiltingreader Says:

    Now I’m hungry.

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    Sonya Sparks Says:

    These sound great. Thanks!

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    Sylvia Belle Says:

    Macaroni Griill is a great restaurant and it would be nice to have the food at home

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    Monique Rizzo Says:

    We LOVE Macaroni Grill!! Thanks for the chance.

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    Jean F Says:

    I’m a big fan of Italian food.

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    Brie Padfield Says:

    Sounds delicious! Hope I win it!

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    Angela J Says:

    I like food prizes, it would be cooks night out!

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    Rosey Says:

    My collander broke, grr, and we often times get stuck in a rut with our dinner choices. This giveaway would solve two challenges. :) Thank you.

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    Megari Says:

    I would like to win this prize.

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    Christine V Says:

    really wanting to try these

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    Jennifer B Says:

    What a cool and fun prize! Thanks for the chance, I would love to win this!

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    Courtney S Says:

    Yum, this looks wonderful.

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    Joni Says:

    That’s amore’!

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    Cynthya P Says:

    I would love to try this–just wished they washed the dishes, too.

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    linda Says:

    I would really like to try these. Nice and easy and good for someone like me who doesnt like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. thank you

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    Christina Brunetti Says:

    I would love to have this.

    Thanks so much.


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    Deborah Wellenstein Says:

    I have tried the Macaroni Grill products, and they are GOOD! Thank you!

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    Brenda Riley Says:

    These are excellent, I’ve tried all the flavors when I’ve had coupons for the product. I’d like to win this contest very much. Thanks for having it.

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    Teresa Says:

    Sounds so yummy!
    I would love to try the Garlic Herb Chicken Penn it sounds great!

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

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    Teresa Says:

    I tweeted

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    tawnda Says:

    now all I need is the chicken! Can’t wait to try these!

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    Yvonne Huff Says:

    What a great prize. Count me in.

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    beth shepherd Says:

    I love these. Thank you

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    Marianna Says:

    Yum! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Marianna Says:

    Tweet! http://twitter.com/mannabsn/status/1974285959

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    erica Says:

    I love those dinner in a box things…if they’re the right ones. I haven’t tried these ones yet, but they certainly look good. If they’re like the real thing, I definitely want some! I actually haven’t been to Macaroni Grill since Chris was hired here (over a year and a half ago!), but now I’ve got a hankering for some…

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    Linda F Says:

    There are no Macaroni Grills near me so I have never been to the restaurant. This is as close as I can get.

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    Betty A. Says:

    I love Macaroni Grill so would love to try this product! Thanks!

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    andrea v Says:

    would love to try this, thanks

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    Rita Says:

    I would love to try this product; it looks convenient & tasty.

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    Cynthia Says:

    This is a neat contest

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    scottsgal Says:

    Great prize – would love to win this

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    Sheryl C Says:

    Love macaroni grill…none that I know of in Ohio.We got to try it when we went to CA…awesome.
    Thanx for the giveaway..
    I tweeted….

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    christopher h Says:

    great prize – thanks

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    Catherine Says:

    Thanx for the contest

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    Alicia Says:


    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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    Noreen Says:

    look very yummy. Good luck on your move, they are never fun.

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    Andria Says:

    I would love a chance to win. Thank you.

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    Simone Says:

    I love me some Mac Grill! Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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    whippetmom Says:

    I need a new colander so I’d love to win this.

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    Sarah Hirsch Says:

    mmm…yummy delicious

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    Melinda Says:

    I love the Macaroni Grill – but the closest one is 2 hours away!

    Being able to make it at home is a dream come true!

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    Robin Larrabee Says:

    My hand is raised above my head and I’m jumping real high. I’m squealing “PICK ME PICK ME”
    I CANNOT believe I have never participated.
    Woo Hoo

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    barbara wright Says:

    Wow – wouldn’t it be nice to have a colander that doesn’t have dents in it (they make wonderful instruments for 2 years old – I bet you didn’t know that!). The other stuff looks great, too, though!

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    Tracy Says:

    The Garlic & Herb Chicken & Penne looks like it will go over well in my house!

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    May Schultz Says:

    OOH! I can almost taste that creamy basil paraesan Chicken Pasta. What a terrific prize.

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    Carrie Lim Says:

    Looks good and I am sorry to see you go. Good luck on your new adventures.

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    Paul Says:

    Was taken to Macaroni Grill for my birthday first time for my birthday last year……Loved it!

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    Roger Willis Says:

    Recommended to all Marines — a jug of wine and crayons (Marines, of course, always use crayons!) –retired Navy

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    rebekah arnold Says:

    id love to try this for my family hate making the same thing over and over
    thanks for the giveaway

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    Letty Says:

    Great prize

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    Suzila Says:

    What a nice prize…thanks for offering it!


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    Sharon A Says:

    I really want to try this.

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    Joe Della Valle Says:

    It would be nice to cook like a real Italian … Great contest!

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    renee Says:

    Pasta is my best friend…or my worst enemy, I can’t decide. I’d love to win this.

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    carol ~ Says:

    I would so love to win this! I would love to try these dinners! Yum! And I sure could use a new colander!

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    carol ~ Says:

    I follow on Twitter now and tweet! myapronstrings http://bit.ly/17T4Nv


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    wendy wallach Says:

    I love the food at Romanos and would love to win this giive a way.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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    dale rogers Says:

    love it

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    APRIL Says:

    My stomach has started growling!! What a great prize. If I don’t win I hope the winner will invite me for dinner!

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    Jessica Says:

    These are so neat, I love the great variety of flavors. It would be great to have a night off from cooking!

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    Marilyn R. Says:

    I absolutely love Macaroni grill. I recently moved and there is not a restaurant close so I miss it.

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    Ingrid Says:

    I really like Macaroni Grill’s Chicken Alfredo with Linguine.

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    Christie Says:

    Macaroni Grill is one of my favorite restaurants but I have not yet tried their home cooked offerings. I would love to try the Chicken Alfredo with Linguine.

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    Ashley Says:

    macaroni grill is one of my favorite restaurants as well.. i would love to win this!

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    Marie Noguerole Says:

    Love to try the Chicken Marsala with Linguine. If they can put the flavor in a kit that actually tastes like the real deal I’m sold.

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    Marcela Says:

    Yummy! Macaroni grill! I haven’t tried these dinners yet but I am almost positive my family would love them!

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    Marian Mangual Says:

    Macaroni Grill is the bomb!

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    Janine Brotzman Says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! Love your blog :)

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    Laura Collins Says:

    I would like to win this prize.

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    Laura Collins Says:

    I tweeted

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    Megan B. Says:

    Would love to win this, thank you so much for a great giveaway!

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    hazel Says:

    Wow, awesome basket! Thanks for the chance!

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    Gail Says:

    I love these products! I hope I am a winner!

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    Laura Collins Says:

    I tweeted on 6/10

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    Caroline Says:

    I didn’t know they had those, thanks for sharing

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    Theresa D Says:

    I have not tried these yet but they do sound Yummy !

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    Charity S. Says:

    I would love to have this.


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    Charity S. Says:

    I tweeted.


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    Mary Casper Says:

    great basket would love to win it

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    michelle rosborough Says:


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    Laura Collins Says:

    tweeted on 6/11/2009

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    Jodene Gildea Says:

    Great prize! Please include me!

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    Kimberly Pruitt Says:

    I love this prize!

    Thank you! :-)

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    veronica sandberg Says:

    want to win this

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    Gloria S Says:

    Yummy prize!

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    Marie Says:

    This looks so good!

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    Brenda Says:

    My favorite Macaroni Grill dish is the penne pasta with arribiata sauce, thanks for the giveaway

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    Jennifer M Says:

    I’d love to win, please enter me.

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    shawna Says:

    Would love to win!

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    Jennifer Says:

    enter me

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    Cindy C Says:

    I would love to enter this and win. Thanks~

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    Sonya Says:

    These sound wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Ellie W Says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway. Please enter me.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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    Carol Says:

    My family would eat this without a fight. Great idea for a prize. Thanks bunches.

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    Carol Says:


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    sally wess Says:

    love Macaroni Grill and it’s products….yum

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    Heather McDonough Says:

    I would LOVE to win! I buy those Macaroni Grill dinner kits every time I go to the grocery store.

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    Leslie S. Says:

    I really want to win this.I am wanting to try it.Thanks!

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    philip halter Says:

    great sweepstakes

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    Laura G Says:

    Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken Pasta sounds delish!

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    Christine Walker Says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Lisa G. Says:

    These look yummy and our family would love to try them! Thanks!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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    Lisa G. Says:

    I Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/2123289992
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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    Dree Says:

    I love Macaroni Grill.

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    TINA D. Says:


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    ky2here Says:

    I’m all over this!

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    Sarah Z Says:

    I love quick and easy plus yummy!

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    TracieA Says:

    What a wonderful quick and easy family meal perfect way to encourage sitting down together to eat.

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    Sherry Eckman Says:

    I have never tried Macaroni Grill, but would love to try the dinner kits!! Thank-you for the chance!!

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    Roxanne W Says:

    What a terrific idea for a good dinner.

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    theodore esteghamat Says:

    I’d love to win.

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    Laura Emerson Says:

    This is such a great giveaway! I love how you can have a delicious meal in such a little time. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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    Darcy B Says:

    Mmmm great prize!—-I’m hungry just reading about the food!

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    AmandaG Says:

    I would so love to win this, I’ve been stalking all the giveaways for them in hopes of it!

    Thank you so very much! :)

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    Erma Says:

    I would so love to win this, nice.

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    checkers Says:

    I need everything in the prize but mostly the Colander as my old plastic one has seen better days.

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    checkers Says:

    Tweet .. http://twitter.com/electricisland/status/2130052173


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    Marilyn Says:

    that would come in handy this summer

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    David Says:

    I love Macaroni Grill. Since I can’t afford the restaurant this is the next best choice

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    Matthew Says:

    These would be yummy for the kids and me too

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    Ilene Says:

    Love all kinds of pasta. These would be great

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    catherine copeland Says:

    i love your blog and I just love this pasta

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    Velma Greene Says:

    Thank you Thank you Thank you
    What a wonderful gift for times like these

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    Angela Palmer Says:

    These are tasty. I had a package of the tomato garlic, I think, but I didn’t have any chicken to put in it. I threw in a pound of sausage instead and it was terrific. I’d love to try it the right way!

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    Becky Says:

    I need this..these are so yummy

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    Dan Riley Says:

    Real men cook with fire…

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    joan ferris Says:

    This is a cool prize.

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    Lori C. Says:

    I’ve never had the chance to try Macaroni Grill – either the restaurant or the grocery products. Both sound really good.

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    Dddiva Says:

    What a yummy prize- thanks for hosting.

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    Carolyn Ireland Says:

    Now, I can cook for my hubby while I am off for summer (that is…if I win!) :-)

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    Laura Collins Says:

    I tweeted on 6/12/2009


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    Kathy Scott Says:

    I love Macaroni Grill.

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    Betty Curran Says:

    This would make such a great dinner.

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    Stacey M Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I love the Macaroni Grill.

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    Cindy Says:

    We love Macaroni Grill! It is my husbands favorite. Cooking this would be a great gift to him!

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    Suanne Giddings Says:

    We absolutely love Macaroni Grill! I haven’t had the opportunity to try these dishes yet, but they sound quick, easy, and delicious. The colander, serving spoon, and cheese grater are all much nicer than what I own! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

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    Jay F. Says:

    Mmm, that looks good. Wish they had the deserts, too.

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    JudyZ Says:

    I love Macaroni Grill and the one near me closed.

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    Barbara Long Says:

    I would love to try these meals!

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    Charlene Kuser Says:

    I have never tried Macaroni entrees and would love too!
    Thanks for the giveaway