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Sunday, November 3, 2013

**Dei Fratelli..The Preferred Tomato Brand** Review and Giveaway

Ripened Recipe Contest

The Dei Fratelli company provided me with a nice selection of their products to sample in my home, I did take pictures along the way of the products and my kids reactions. The products I received were used in my recipes.
My daughter is the pickiest one in my whole family, therefore the Sloppy Joe

Dei Fratelli Specialty Productswas my first choice, not because she is choosy but because the other kids enjoy it. This 
was one of the pictures that was deleted, but we made the sloppy joes on Onion buns, with cheese and that was it besides the sloppy joe mix..Her face told the whole story, she ate not 1 but 2. The taste was very mild but carried a nice pleasant tomato flavor.(gluten free)
The pasta sauce made an awesome casserole when topped with extra cheese.

The next meal we tried was the Pizza Sauce, I know who could go wrong with a pizza sauce :) 
yeahh one picture that did not delete:) I made pizza biscuits..with high quality biscuits a spoon of pizza sauce on each one, a knife poke at the center of each biscuit so the sauce could cook in and not run off while rising, topped with a combo of cheddar and mozzerella cheese. They came out perfect, the sauce was truly not overpowering, it was all natural tomato flavoring and made with sea salt(like many of their products).For a canned tomato sauce it tastes as if I just made it:)
I made Chili with the cans of Diced Tomatoes and Crushed Tomatoes for an evening dinner in my crockpot.
This really isn't a great picture as unfortunately the good ones vanished..but 
I soaked a 1lb bag of dry white beans overnite and then boiled for 3 hours next morning. I cut up some Carne Asada threw it in bottom of crockpot, next put in beans, the 2 cans of tomato products,onions, bell pepper, some chili powder, cumin, oregano(1tbsp +/-to taste) and one can of water. Set it for 8hours
Top with cheese and onions some sour cream and that dinner!!

Now is your turn to get creative with their Dei Fratelli Ripened Recipe Contest, 6th annual:
We're celebrating National Tomato Month with our 6th Annual Dei Fratelli Ripened Recipe Contest. Share your favorite recipe(s) ... and you could win Dei Fratelli products for an entire year! But hurry ... all recipes must be submitted on/before November 15, 2013!
Get Creative:
This year’s campaign affords more options than ever to be creative. Draw on the robust flavors of our traditional gluten-free tomato products, dress up a pizza with our sauce, or try one of our Truly products for a great new appeal to your recipes. All entries must use at least one Dei Fratelli product as an ingredient.
Our Prize Packages are Bigger than Ever!

  • 1 Grand Prize Winner
      $250 Visa Gift Card and Dei Fratelli assorted product delivered every month for one year.
  • 5 Runner-Ups
      Dei Fratelli assorted product delivered every month for one year.
  • 5 Honorable Mentions
      Dei Fratelli assorted gift pack and Dei Fratelli apron.

**I was honored to be chosen to review these amazing products with my family, all opinions are my own, I was not compensated for writing a positive review.**

Preferred Tomato Brand Seeks Nation’s Most Innovative Cooks
Dei Fratelli’s Sixth Annual Ripened Recipe Contest Encourages Cooks to Submit Recipes

TOLEDO, Ohio (September 9, 2013) – Dei Fratelli, a preferred tomato brand sold throughout the United States, announces its Sixth Annual Ripened Recipe Contest as a way to celebrate National Tomato Month with consumers. This national cooking competition will take place from October 1 through November 15. Home chefs are encouraged to create an original recipe using at least one Dei Fratelli tomato product, including the new Dei Fratelli Truly Tomatoes launched earlier this summer.

The Sixth Annual Dei Fratelli Ripened Recipe campaign is being held to not only celebrate National Tomato Month this October, but also to inspire a healthy curiosity among consumers for new ways to enjoy canned tomatoes. Tomato enthusiasts are encouraged to get creative and submit an original recipe using any Dei Fratelli products. Individuals may enter online at, at, on or via U.S. Mail.

“Each year, the Ripened Recipe contest brings in so many delicious and inspiring tomato dishes,” says Steve Hirzel, President of Hirzel Canning Company & Farms. “At-Home Chefs across the country continue to amaze us each year with their creativity and innovation of flavor.”

The top 11 recipes will be judged based on flavor, appeal and creativity. The grand prize winner will receive a $250 VISA gift card, free Dei Fratelli products for a year, their recipe shared on the Dei Fratelli website, E-newsletter and social media pages, along with a YouTube video showcasing how to make the recipe for viewers. In addition, five runners up will be chosen to receive free Dei Fratelli product for a year and five honorable mention winners will be chosen to receive one month of free Dei Fratelli product and a Dei Fratelli home chef apron. All winners will be announced on December 15.

About Dei Fratelli
Dei Fratelli is manufactured by Hirzel Canning Company & Farms in Toledo, Ohio. A fourth-generation, family-owned and operated company founded in 1923, Hirzel Canning Company & Farms produces canned tomatoes, tomato products and sauerkraut in three processing locations. The company owns extensive greenhouses and farms in northwest Ohio.

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  1. yummy said enough i wanna try them all great review

  2. i love to try anything way or an other stuff is fun .. I do love sweets :D

  3. I would like to try the pizza sauce!

  4. The diced tomatos! I'd use the for so many things! Meg Tucker

  5. I loved them all! The chili looked so good!!!!

  6. I would love to try the pizza sauce.

  7. I want to try the Seasoned Diced Tomatoes.

  8. pizza sauce would be intersting

  9. Seasoned diced tomatoes sound interesting!

  10. I would love to try the Mushroom Pasta Sauce