Week 3 winners are:
Jamie of Mom’s Cooking Club and
Kaitlin of Kait’s Plate

This is the 4th week of our Made with Love giveaway. I have to admit, I have never been more pleased with a product as I am with this one – and I will continue to purchase these spice blends as they are absolutely the best I have come across in such a long time! Our very favorite at the moment is the Red Pepper Spice Blend, however this chicken pasta dish gives it a good running with the Prima Vera Spice Blend!

For the last few weeks, Val of More than Burnt Toast and myself have been cooking away with the spice blends. So far Val has made Creamy Asparagus Soup with a Touch of Dill made with the Daring Dill Spice Blend and Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Ricotta and Feta made with their Pesto Garlic Spice Blend and last week I made a Barbequed Shrimp made with the Red Pepper Spice Blend.

This week, using the Prima Vera Spice Blend I put together a Chicken Pasta Prima Vera – and it was VERY GRUMPY FRIENDLY. Yes, he gave another meal made with the spice blends two thumbs up!

Chicken Penne Prima Vera

2 lb. boneless skinless chicken tenders
1 red pepper, sliced
1 yellow pepper, sliced
1 orange pepper, sliced
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1-1/2 jars spaghetti sauce
3 Tablespoons Prima Vera Spice Blend
4-1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta

Saute chicken tenders in hot oil with salt and pepper until browned on both sides. Add peppers and saute about 2 minutes. Add spaghetti sauce and Prima Vera Spice Blend. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to directions on box. Scoop pasta from water and add to chicken mixture. You may want to add a few scoops of hot water to the mix to thing the sauce out some as while it simmers, it will thicken.

Serve with freshly grated Parmesan and cheesy garlic bread 🙂

To win:

1) Visit their web site https://www.madewithlove.ca/ and find “The Long Tall Laugh”.

2) Leave a comment at madewithlovecontest(AT)gmail(DOT)com where you found the image/photo”The Long Tall Laugh”. Please let us know your blog URL so that we can post the names of the winners on our sites with a link back to you!!!
3) You will be automatically entered to win an Earth-friendly Gift Set Couplet of Prima Vera & Garden Curry Regular-size SpiceBlends worth $40

4) Visit either Val at More Than Burnt Toast or here at The Life and Love’s of Grumpy’s Honeybunch at the beginning of each week for a delicious recipe and a new chance to win!!!

5) The lucky winners who receive their Spice Blends will create a recipe using their products, blog about it with a link to https://www.madewithlove.ca/ . All of the recipe creations will be posted as a roundup on More Than Burnt Toast and here on The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch. Your recipe may even be on the Made with Love website!!!!
Description of the spices you can win:

Prima Vera Spice Blend

The Prima Vera is a wonderful blend of sun dried tomato, sweet pepper and Italian herbs and spices. Try this blend for creamy, red or clear pasta sauces, in creamcheese on a bagel it is heavenly and as a spanish-style rice side dish

INGREDIENTS: dried vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, onions) herbs, spices, & sea salt.

Garden Curry Spice Blend

Our Garden Curry blend is a mild curry blend with a mix of garden vegetables. One of our most popular Spice Blends, Garden Curry appeals to all taste buds, even many who think they dislike curries. In creamcheese, pasta or yogurt dip it creates a mild, rich and flavourful sunshine cream!

INGREDIENTS: herbs & spices, dried carrots, onions, peppers, leeks, cabbage, unbleached raw turbinado sugar & natural sea salt. With tumeric – a powerful source of antioxidants.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. justeatfood July 27, 2009 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Looks fantastic! What a great giveaway too!

  2. Pam July 27, 2009 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Loving this pasta dish! You just can't beat veggies with pasta.

  3. JMom July 27, 2009 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    I love that pasta dish! Pasta and veggies this time of year is such a great combination.

    I'd love to enter this contest, but I can't seem to find the Long Tall laugh on their website. Is it a photo or one of their products? You said photo but none of their photos have captions 🙁 Oh well…

  4. Kaitlin July 27, 2009 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    Thank you! I can't wait to get my hands on these spices 🙂

  5. the ungourmet July 27, 2009 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    I love cheesy garlic bread! 😛

    Your pasta looks so yummy!

  6. Jamie July 27, 2009 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Thank you Shelby! I'm excited about receiving the spices and giving one set to a friend.

    Your chicken pasta looks really good. We would love that dish around here.

  7. Barbara Bakes July 27, 2009 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    What a perfect little dish for pasta! The pasta looks delicious and the bread even better!

  8. Aggie July 27, 2009 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    We were on the same page Shelby!! 🙂 I was missing that garlic bread though…wow, that looks good!!

  9. Linda July 28, 2009 at 2:02 am - Reply

    I want that bread–it looks fantastic!

  10. Millionaire July 28, 2009 at 3:59 am - Reply

    Perfect meal for a perfect day!

  11. Helene July 28, 2009 at 4:28 am - Reply

    Congrats to the winners! This dish look so good. Everything you made sounds like we have to buy those spices.

  12. Coleen's Recipes July 28, 2009 at 7:26 am - Reply

    What a PERFECT meal!!!!!

  13. Jennifer July 28, 2009 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    YUM! What a great pasta dish! I love the sounds of that spice mix!

  14. Creative One July 29, 2009 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Such a delicious pasta dish. Yummy!!

  15. Hugging the Coast July 30, 2009 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    That garlic bread is making me hungry beyond belief!

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