Monterey Gourmet Foods Lets Your Family Taste the World, No Passport Required!

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Monterey Gourmet Foods provides busy families healthy and quick dinner options using the highest quality ingredients and abundant imagination. These internationally-inspired pasta dishes bring the world to your table one plate at a time. 

Bloggers had the opportunity to sample these internationally-inspired dishes, enlisting the help of their kids in the kitchen. Find out what the bloggers and their discriminating "sous chefs" had to say about Monterey Gourmet Foods, and share which internationally-inspired pasta gets your kids excited about cooking and eating in the comments, for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card! 

The Monterey Gourmet Discovery Sweepstakes runs from 11/18/2013 through  12/16/2013 and is only open to individuals who, at the time of entry deadline, are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years or older. Click here to read the official rules. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Good luck!

Monterey Gourmet Foods: Simple, Healthy and Toddler Approved!

It was one of those nights. All of the sudden it was 5:30 and despite my best efforts to meal plan, nothing was in the works. As I began to justify feeding my kids cereal for dinner it dawned on me that I could try out one of the Monterey Discovery Dishes that I had recently received to try out....more

Korean Mandu Dumpling Soup - A 10 minute meal!

I've got two little sous-chefs (ages 5 and 2) and you'd be surprised how much they can do in the kitchen! Since my 5 year old is into soups lately I gave him the challenge of making soup using Monterey Gourmet Foods Korean inspired Mandu Dumplings....more

Potato and Cheese Pierogi with Sauteed Cabbage and Apples

My mom used to make handmade dumplings and egg rolls when I was growing up. Now I have my own kids involved in the kitchen all the time. I make dumplings from scratch but homemade dumplings are a weekend project. During the week, I am more than happy to serve up store-bought ones. Especially when they taste like homemade....more

Delicious Monterey Gourmet Foods Five Cheese Ravioli Dinner

One thing that every member of our family loves is pasta. The best part about making pasta is letting the kids help me. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of helping my mom cook. Those are the memories that I want my kids to have so I take every opportunity to involve them when I'm cooking a meal....more

Potato and Cheese Pierogis with Sour Cream, Mushroom, and Garlic

Because we are such a busy twenty-first century young family it doesn't make sense to make things like pierogi or ravioli from scratch, the way my grandmothers used to do every day. The products from Monterey Gourmet Foods allow me to focus on making a delicious, creamy sauce, a bright, tangy salad, and a grilled Polish Kielbasa to complete the meal....more

Family Dinners that Work with Monterey Gourmet Foods

Monterey Gourmet Foods recently sent me a sampling of some of their globally-inspired, fresh pasta dishes to try with my family; the girls and I had a fun time making an event out of a weeknight dinner. We made quite an impressive spread of food, the entire preparation didn't take more than an hour....more

Quick & Easy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

I'll be honest, I'm not a make-sauce-from-scratch kind of gal. Mostly because I like what's quick. This Roasted Red Pepper Sauce sauce is half-way home made and it's still super quick-- like, ten minutes quick-- served it with Monterey Gourmet Foods Chicken & Cheese Rigatoni....more

Easy Creamy Tomato Ravioli

Life with four boys can be hectic. Sometimes getting a healthy dinner on the table can be a real struggle. There are plenty of days that I don't have time to prepare everything from scratch but it's nice to show my kids that we can prepare a healthier meal at home in the time it would take us to get take-out....more

Chicken and Cheese Rigatoni with Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce

Fresh pasta is something that I think almost everyone loves. I have a pasta maker, but who has time for that on a regular basis? I am all for quick and easy short cuts. Monterey Gourmet Foods has a line of International inspired pastas that I am loving....more

Gourmet at Home (It’s Easy, I Promise!)

I think there's a misconception out there about gourmet food. It gets a lot of bad names - fussy, complicated, difficult - that really don't have to be true! Gourmet cooking can be just as easy as preparing everyday food for your family - especially when you use some of the quality shortcuts available today....more