Hello Giveaway!

It’s Wednesday night, and I just got back from the gym… seems like the PERFECT time for a giveaway!!!!

But before we get to the giveaway details… let me tell you about a little something I tried at Subway.

I could eat Subway every day (and sometimes I do)… but did you hear they had a new sub??  I went in there tonight to get a Veggie Delite (my standard sub.)  And, what to my wondering eyes should appear… but a sign with a brand-new Smokehouse BBQ Chicken sandwich.


I wasn’t really sure what to put on it, but mine looked just like this.  No cheese, some lettuce and tomato, and lots of onions.

I looked up the stats AFTER I ate it, but was okay with what I saw.  For the 6″ sandwich with veggies (no cheese) and on honey oat, you’ll consume 380 calories.  It’s part of the Fit Fresh menu and is only here for a limited time.  I definitely recommend you try it if you get a chance… it’s really great.

Now… Let’s talk about this GIVEAWAY!

When I was thinking about doing my next giveaway, I wanted to give you guys something that I know will help you achieve your weight loss goals, and something I really like.

Now, I’m not that creative… so, it might be something that you’ve seen before!

Weight Watchers Five Ingredient 15 Minute Recipes

Spring 2012 Edition

These are my FAVORITE cookbooks, and the latest edition was released just a few weeks ago.  As with the winter edition, I bought one for you… and one for me.

Recipes in this cookbook include:

Chicken-Veggie Potstickers

Peanut Butter Pie

Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Asiago Tortellini Soup

Asiago-Crusted Pork Chops (on cover)

Macademia Coconut Chicken Tenders

Honey Roasted Carrots

and many, many more!

The majority of the delicious recipes I try are from these cookbooks, and they’ve changed the way I cook!

Alright… to enter, you simply have to do the following:  Leave me a comment telling me what your “dish” is.  What do you cook that you’re known for?  If you don’t have a “dish”, you can simply say you don’t.  (US and Canadian residents only please)

I’ll randomly choose a winner a week from today on Wednesday, April 25th and announce it right here at NTTC.

Good Luck!

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  1. says

    First, I just found your blog and added it to my google reader 🙂

    Second, I’m known for my cheesecake stuffed strawberries and party potatoes!

    • nothankstocake says

      Welcome to NTTC! So glad you stopped by… and Party Potatoes (if they are what I am thinking) are amazing!!!

  2. says

    My dish is spaghetti sauce made from scratch! I am famous for it in my family. Whenever I need to make something, this is what people ask for! I don’t use any oil or fat, except what little comes off the sausage and I mix it with all my secret ingredients to make it a fantastic sauce!!!

  3. Judy says

    I also love Subway and just had it last night! My go to sub is the chicken breast with LOADS of veggies! YUM!! At home my all time favorite dish to make would be fajitas. So easy to volumize with veggies! And instead of sour cream I dress it up with Jennie Craig Ranch Dressing! I love those packets and always have some in my purse.

    • nothankstocake says

      Welcome to another JC’er! I love my folks on that JC plan… I credit Jenny for getting me back on track. Those dressings helped me too!

  4. Jen G. says

    Looks like I have to make a trip to Subway today.

    My “go to” dish is fish tacos. I found the recipe in a Cooking Light issue several years ago. It is delish, quick AND easy!

  5. says

    I LOVE SUBWAY! I keep telling all my friends they really need to get me an endorsement deal and I will be the female “Jared”!

    My “go to dish” is my crockpot chicken, I cook this every week in order to have all my lean chicken prepared ahead and available to make lots of dishes with it.

    • nothankstocake says

      Girl.. we could both be Jared, trust me. I eat there a LOT. I often think I deserve free sandwiches from time to time, or at least a commercial spot! We could tag team it!

  6. Della says

    I really need to try other things at Subway besides the turkey sub! The best thing I make is grilled chicken & roasted broccoli! Boring…I know! 🙂

  7. Shawnessy says

    Hi Kelly! So, I kind of have two go-to dishes.
    The first is enchiladas verdes con pollo – which I first made back in highschool after getting a Mexican cookbook. My folks always asked me to make it and still do!
    My newer go-to is a crockpot ratatouille. YUM! I saute onions and garlic and all kinda spices in a little olive oil. Dump this in a crockpot with a chopped eggplant, 2 each chopped zucchini and yellow squash, can of chopped tomatoes and a whole lotta chicken broth. If I have one, I throw a parmesan cheese rind (you can actually buy rinds at Whole Foods in their cheese section) for flavor. Cook for a long time and it turns into a delicious stew thingie, which the hubs and I eat over quinoa. Very filling and delish and.. healthy! 🙂

  8. Jennifer C says

    Hi! I love your blog it is my favorite and is really keeping me motivated with how honest your are! I new at the cooking thing but trying hard I am known for my peanut butter cupcakes they are cupcakes stuffed with peanut butter balls amazing!!! Keep up the great work you look amazing!!!

    • nothankstocake says

      I can’t even imagine cupcakes stuffed with peanut butter balls???? Sounds so delish!

    • nothankstocake says

      You’ll have to try it and let me know what you think. I had it for dinner again tonight and it was awesome!

  9. NancyK says

    What a great give away. I was known for my selection of home baked cookies at christmastime, but alas no more. I can’t whip up batches of different cookies without sampling a bunch of them!! Would love to try some of the recipe’s in this book!

    • nothankstocake says

      Nancy… You’re singing my song. I’ve been known for cake balls in my past, but I don’t dare make them… for fear of how many will end up in my mouth!

  10. says

    Glad to hear the BBQ Chicken is solid! I’ve seen at Subway (I go a few times a week) but wasn’t sure about it.

    I’m known for my lasagna or pizza rolls!

    • nothankstocake says

      I had the BBQ chicken again tonight before heading to yoga… delish! Let me know if you try it!

  11. Kathy says

    I am known for layer bars. Also, tater tots wrapped in bacon. So bad for you but oh so tasty!

  12. Robin says

    Hi Kelly! I have a few staples in my house that I repeat over and over…Chicken Piccata, Taco Soup, Chicken Marsala, and Matzo Ball Soup. Love your blog!!!

    • nothankstocake says

      Matzo Ball Soup? I don’t believe I’ve ever had a matzo ball… we should discuss!

  13. Louise says

    Hi There! I found you on Jenny Craig site, and started reading your blog. You are so inspirational. My son and I look forward to trying your latest recipes. Who knew you could do so much with those little wedges of soft cheese? I guess that’s my best tip… anything tastes better with a little cheese melted in/on!
    We try to stick with the Jenny frozen meals, but are always excited to see what kinds of side dishes you can come up with. You also have great volumizing ideas.

    • nothankstocake says

      I’m so glad to hear that you’ve found my recipes helpful! Always nice to hear from a JC’er… especially one who appreciates the Laughing Cow cheese! 🙂

  14. Carla says

    As my husband puts it, I don’t cook anything often enough to be “known” for it. I really enjoy food and have loved the recipes that you post on your site. Thank you for all of the great ideas and “spicing up” our meals!

  15. Mely says

    Hello Kelly!

    I’m famous for my “Flan de Queso” which is a Puertorrican or Hispanic custard made with milk and cream cheese…Super DELICIOSO! And my second famous dish is my Lasagna. It’s very cheesy. I overall can make really good Italian dishes.

  16. Angela says

    Of course I am famous for my authentic Italian dishes. Thanks to NTTC I have been inspired to find healthy alternatives to some of the calorie packed ingredients. 🙂 I also know someone who loves my 40 Clove Chicken! 😉

  17. Barbara says

    Hi Kelly! I love your Blog, I’ve been reading it since you first started it- I was also on Jenny Craig (at the time) and was looking for someone to relate to on the program. Unfortunately you’ve done MUCH better on your journey than I have on mine. But anyways- I have a couple signature dishes but one I make is a lightened up version of beef stroganoff that I make with ground turkey and serve over rice. It’s easy to make healthy substitutions once you set your mind to it.

    • nothankstocake says

      Awww… Thanks for saying hello, Barbara! Beef stroganoff is one of my faves too. If you love it, you should try the recipe I have posted on this site. It SURPRISED me by being crazy delicious! So glad you’ve kept reading over all this time! 🙂

  18. Kathy says

    Hi Kelly! I’m a big fan of your blog and I also found you through JC! I’m afraid my “known for” dishes are not too healthy…Fudge and cookies at Christmas, I make a mean biscuits and sausage gravy, and a heavily laden with meat spaghetti sauce. Although not super low calorie, I do make a very good (and spicy!) chili that isn’t too sinful! Thanks for your constant inspiration!

  19. Nieve says

    One year for Father’s Day I made my Dad Chicken Pot Pie and Carrot Cake…15 years later it’s his go to request for any occasion that centers around him lol

  20. melissa says

    my dish is a cheese dip. you layer the bottom of the platter with cream cheese then put garlic salt on top and then sprinkle shredded cheese on top to cover and then add more garlic salt to top and bake in oven for about thirty minutes. perfecto.

  21. says

    My go-to dish is vegetarian nachos! Blue corn chips are stacked high and baked with re-fried black beans, corn, green chile, black olives, roasted red peppers and–yes, please–Mexican cheeses! Served with guacamole and sour cream, there never seems to be enough!

  22. says

    I just found your blog through HLB. Love it. I am know for my bad inventions that usually end in a pizza night. I have decided to stick with recipes.

  23. Diane says

    You are my inspiration!! I’ve lost 50 pounds since last September and check in with you every day. Chowing down right now on one of my favorites–grilled salmon on a bed of greens with some JC Balsamic dressing on top. Yummy!

  24. Caryn says

    I am known for my homemade chicken soup, which is actually my Grandmother’s recipe, and we all have been making it for years. It is delish. I am also known for picking up prepared foods from the local grocery store for a gathering instead of making something. I always have the intent to cook and then….. Love your website!

  25. Amanda says

    I don’t really have a go to dish, but I’m constantly trying new ways to spice up grilled chicken!

    • nothankstocake says

      I’m so ready for grilling season! It’s time to dust off the grill here in Colorado!! That means, grilled chicken recipes for you…

  26. K says

    Don’t have a go-to dish that I cook…I have a go-to Subway sandwich though! BLT (only two slices of bacon) on Italian (no HFCS), pepper jack, toasted with all of the veggies and peppers, a splash of vinegar…7 points +!

    • nothankstocake says

      Subway rocks… I’d say my go to is veggie delite or smokehouse bbq chicken these days…

  27. Heather says

    My favorite go-to dish has to be a Weight Watchers Chicken Parmagiana. When I’m craving Olive Garden, but don’t want the calories or the cost…I make this low cal option. Delicious!!!

  28. Laura says

    I am known for my special peanut butter/brownie cupcakes and lasagna! Not often, of course, but so good! thank you ! 🙂

    • nothankstocake says

      I’d love those cupcakes…. PB and Chocolate are one of my favorite pairings!!!

  29. Heather says

    My go-to dish is a Weight Watchers Parmagiana. When I’m craving Olive garden but not the calories or cost, I make this low cal option. Really delicious!!!

  30. xgirl418 says

    I am known for my shrimp tacos! I am halfway through my JC journey and am on a mission to figure out a healthy version of my recipe. 🙂

    • nothankstocake says

      Wow! Good luck with the healthy version… where there’s a WILL there’s usually a way!

  31. says

    I’m known for several dishes…I love to cook! I also love your blog!!!! You have great recipes!!!! I’ve tried several! Way to go!!!

    I make great carne guisada in the crockpot…and a Rick Bayless crockpot chicken tomatillo tacos (served on corn tortillas)


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