504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Dilly Summer Squash and Lentil Pasta Salad (Pasta Package Giveaway)
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Dilly Summer Squash and Lentil Pasta Salad (Pasta Package Giveaway)

We are a pasta family.
We love pasta...in all shapes and forms.
My kids favorite...bow tie!
My hubby's favorite...spaghetti!
My favorite...any!



What is a constant is that we use whole wheat pasta rich in whole grain
Good quality, tasty whole wheat pasta like Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Pasta 
can truly bring out the best in your pasta dish. I was excited to receive a selection of Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Pastas to create a new recipe for their Summer Pastabilities  contest. (Um, yeah...I just might have won the Have a Grain Holiday Contest!)




I am also prefer vegetarian meals and love to create side dishes or main dishes that can satisfy meat-lovers and vegetarians alike!


I created the Dilly Summer Squash and Lentil Pasta Salad to be served in smaller portions as a side dish but also it is hearty enough (thanks to the lentils) to serve as a main dish! It is full of fresh summer flavors and has already been a hit at a few of my summer parties!

Dilly Summer Squash and Lentil Pasta Salad
INGREDIENTS
Makes 10 cups

I package Hodgson Mill Bow Tie Whole Wheat Pasta (10 oz, dry), cooked
1 Medium yellow summer squash, grated (yields about 1 cup)
1 Medium zucchini, grated (yield about 1 cup)
1/2 red onion, coarsely chopped (yields about 1 cup)
1 red pepper, coarsely chopped (yields about 1 cup)
1/2 cup dry lentils (some stores carry precooked lentils) (Yields about 1 cup cooked)
3/4 oz. fresh dill (about 8 stems)
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup olive oil
2 lemons, juiced
3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced


COOK IT
  • Prepare pasta according to package directions: Bring 4 qts. of water to a boil. Salt to taste. Add pasta to boiling water; stir vigorously until water boils again. Cook for 7-9 minutes or until desired tenderness. Drain.
  • Prepare lentils: At least 8 hours prior (or overnight), soak 1/2 cup DRY lentils in 2 cups water. Drain water. Using a steamer basket, fill large pot with a couple inches of water. Place steamer basket in the pot, add the lentils to the basket, cover and steam for approximately 20 minutes. Taste the lentils at this point to see if they are the desired tenderness for you. Once cooked, let cool.
  • Prepare dressing: Place 1/3 cup olive oil the juice of 2 lemons, 3 cloves of garlic (minced), 1 tsp ground black pepper and 1 tsp salt in a jar or container and mix together.
Make the Salad
  • Let pasta and lentils cool.
  • Using a basic cheese grater (mine has large holes on one side and small on the other. I used the larger holes) grate the yellow squash and the zucchini. Add to the bowl.
  • Slice the red onion in half. Save one half and and coarsely chop the other half. Add to bowl.
  • Coarsely chop the red pepper. Add to bowl.
  • Wash and pat dry the dill. Chop the dill leaves (trying to avoid using the stem). Set aside.
  • The large bowl should have the 2 varieties of squash, red onion, and red pepper. Once the lentils are cool add them to the vegetable mixture. Once the past is cool add it to the bowl.
  • Pour dressing over the salad and gently mix to thoroughly coat the salad (you can adjust the amount of dressing, by adding a little at a time).
  • Add 1 cup of crumbled feta cheese and toss.
  • Add the chopped dill, mix to combine.



This might seem like a lot of ingredients...but it is really easy to prepare and all of the ingredients are easily available in most markets. And it tastes so good...you will want to make this again and again!



For more inspiring and tasty ideas, follow:

Have you tried Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Pasta?
Here is your chance to grab some Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Pasta and take $1 off any variety of Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat pasta! http://bit.ly/PASTA2013
or
ENTER to win a $25 Hodgson Mill Pasta Prize Package right now! 
(giveaway open to U.S. residents/mailing addresses)
Giveaway runs from 8/6/13 through 8/14/13 at midnight PST


How to Enter:
Mandatory:
Leave a comment telling me which Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Pasta you want to try.

Secondary/Optional:
(leave a comment with your pinterest URL)

That is it - super simple!

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This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre
 
disclosure: Hodgson Mill sent me a selection of pastas to create a Summer Pastabilities recipe for their contest. All opinions and recipes are my own creation.

145 comments:

  1. I love pasta too, Holly, and this dish really looks delicious. This one is going on Pinterest recipes!

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  2. I would love to try their Whole Wheat Fettuccine and make chicken alfredo!

    ~Elisabeth
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  3. I Follow Hodgson Mill on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/elisabethg33/boards/

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  4. I like to try the whole wheat bow ties--never had them in whole wheat.
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  5. I follow them on Pinterest at: pinterest.com/cherylsfunlist/
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  6. Oh I would love to try the Whole Wheat Bow Tie pasta!

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  7. I follow them on Pinterest! Lana756

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  8. I like the Bowie because we pretend they are butterflies.

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  9. I follow Hodgson Mill on pinterest

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  10. I love wheat pasta, it's all we use. That being said, I'd like to try the Angel Hair pasta. We use that for nearly everything, spaghetti, alfredos, etc.

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  11. Whole Wheat Mac & Cheese! Sounds so good

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  12. Whole Wheat Mac & Cheese! Sounds so good

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  13. Following on pinterest

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  14. Whole Wheat Mac and Cheese! Then I can disguise the whole wheat part from my hubby! :-P

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  16. I want to try the Whole Wheat Spirals.
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  17. I follow them on pinterest.
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  18. would love to try the bowties

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  20. I'd like to try the whole wheat egg noodles

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  21. I followed them on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/angiewith3/boards/

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  22. Whole Wheat Medium Shells

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  23. Following them on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/buckyandtux/

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  24. I would love to try the Bow Tie.

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  25. I would like to try the lasagna!

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  26. Following Hodgson Mill! pinterest.com/rachgarn

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  27. I would love to try the whole wheat Mac and cheese.

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  28. I follow on pinterest http://pinterest.com/sparklezstars/boards/

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  29. I would love to try the elbow macaroni
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  30. im a follower on pinterest
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  31. We love angel hair pasta so that would be fun to try in a whole wheat version.

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  32. I followed them on Pinterest, here's the link to my boards http://pinterest.com/whispern/boards/:

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  33. I would love to try their angel hair pasta. I love using that pasta in pasta salad. I love the way you added dill. I bet that tastes so good. I have some fresh basil and I think I'm going to add that into the next pasta salad I make.

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  34. I follow Hodgson Mill on pinterest. The URL is http://pinterest.com/cravenshaw/boards/

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  35. I'd love to try the medium shells!

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  36. I follow them on pinterest (/jemimapuddleduk)

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  37. I would like to try the shells.

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  38. I would like to try the Whole Wheat Egg Noodles, I bet they'd make a great beef Stroganoff.

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  39. Whole wheat Mac and cheese

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  40. I'd like ti try their Whole Wheat Lasagna.

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  41. I would like to try the whole wheat pasta - I have the perfect recipe for it!

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  42. The bow tie pasta would be so fun, but I'd also love to try the Macaroni noodles too!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. I follow on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/joyfullysewn

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  44. I'd love to try the penne whole wheat pasta...I would use it to make fettucine alfredo.

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  45. I follow on pinterest.

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  46. I'd most like to try their Whole Wheat Bow Tie Pasta
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  47. I follow Hodgson Mill on Pinterest as cezovski9
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  48. like to try the whole wheat bow ties--never

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  49. I would love to try the whole wheat egg noodles to make some chicken noodle soup!

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  50. http://pinterest.com/blkyoshi69

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  51. I would love to try the whole wheat Mac and cheese.

    YUM!!!

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  52. I want to try the mac and cheese!

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  53. I follow on pinterest!
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  54. The egg noodles sound interesting!!

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  55. id like the whole wheat elbows.

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  56. i follow on pinterest, piratemommer

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  57. i would like to try the Veggie Rotini Spirals (4 Natural Flavors)-16oz.
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  59. I want the whole wheat spinach spaghetti

    I'm a vegetarian!:)

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  60. Followed on Pinterest

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  61. I'd love to try the Whole Wheat Angel Hair Pasta

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  62. I'd love to try the Whole Wheat Lasagna tara2126 at att dot net

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  63. Following on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/aspectacledowl

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  64. I would like to try the Angel Hair pasta.

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  65. I would like to try the fettuccine.

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  66. We eat a lot of pasta. I would love to try the angel hair the most.

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  67. I follow on pinterest.
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  68. I would love to try the whole wheat bow ties
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  69. That pasta dish looks so yummy! I'd like to try the medium shells or the spirals. I like any shape other than plain old spaghetti.

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  70. I WOULD LIKE TO TRY THE Whole Wheat Fettuccine.

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  71. I would love to try the Whole Wheat Spinach Spaghetti. Yum! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  72. Liked on Pinterest. Kristie Donelson.

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  73. I'd like to have the Egg Noodles around the house. There are just so many things you can make with egg noodles!

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  74. I follow Hodgson Mills on Pinterest: coriwestphal (pinterest.com/coriwestphal)

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  75. I would like to try Whole Wheat Egg Noodles

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  76. I follow hodgson mills on pinterest

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  77. I am most interested in the Whole Wheat Macaroni and Cheese. We primarily use pasta in casseroles, but the kids love macaroni and cheese.

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  78. I Follow Hodgson Mill on Pinterest as http://pinterest.com/1froglegs/

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  79. would love to try the angel hair the most. eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

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  80. Want to try all the pasta. I'm a
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  81. def the WW mac n cheese!

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  82. I'm ready to try the lasagna! lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  83. following on pinterest!

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  84. Whole Wheat Mac & Cheese sounds soooo nummy right now! myamurphy@mail.com

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  85. I follow Hodgson Mill on pinterest under straykattt!!!

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  86. Whole wheat mac & cheese ... I'm such a sucker for mac & cheese.

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  87. I would love to try the whole wheat mac and cheese! What a great way to feel like a kid again but with nutrition!

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  88. Whole Wheat Penne looks fabulous. I love Penne!
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  89. I follow.
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  90. I want to try whole wheat egg noodles!

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  91. http://pinterest.com/evilspawn12

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  92. We love mac n cheese, so I'd love to try the Whole Wheat Macaroni & Cheese

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  93. I follow on Pinterest as Raina DelRio

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  94. i want to try the spinach spaghetti
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  95. pinterest follower trixie42027

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  96. I'd love to try the Whole Wheat Egg Noodles. I love to cook with egg noodles!

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  97. Following on Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/matt0701

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  98. I would love to try the whole wheat bow ties
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  99. whole wheat bow ties
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  100. I would love to try the whole wheat bow ties

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  101. I would like to try the whole wheat elbows, our favorite around here.

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  102. I'd like to try the Whole Wheat Spirals.

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  103. I would really like to try the whole wheat penne pasta.

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  104. Following Hodgson Mill on Pinterest as: Lauren Rochon (http://pinterest.com/lrochon/)

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  105. As a college student living alone, and on an extremely budgeted income- I know 25.00 in pasta could go a long way towards keeping my self healthy.

    I can't wait to try to Fettuccine. Pasta dishes are about the only thing I know how to cook!

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  106. I'd like to try the whole wheat spirals

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  107. Karen Delaney (username karengdel) follows Hodgson Mills on Pinterest.

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  108. Either the spirals or the shells would be great in my homemade soup!

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  109. I would like to try the whole wheat spirals.

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  110. Following them on pinterest as krazekatlady

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  111. I would like to try the whole wheat fettucini and use it to make spaghetti.

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  112. I'd love to try the whole wheat egg noodles.

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  113. I follow Hodgson on Pinterest:
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  114. I'd like to try the Whole Wheat Penne Pasta.
    Thank you!

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  115. I Follow Hodgson Mill on Pinterest
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  116. I follow my url is http://pinterest.com/juanitamay67/following/

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  117. I would like to try the whole wheat penne pasta

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  118. I would love to try the penne whole wheat pasta.

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  119. I would love to win the Whole Wheat Bow Tie Pasta.

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  120. I would love to try Whole Wheat Elbow Macaroni-16oz. for my soups.
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  121. I do follow on Pinterest as dipsy38
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  122. I'd like to try the Whole Wheat Spinach Spaghetti-16oz.
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  123. I follow Hodgson Mill on Pinterest
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  124. I would like to try the medium shells

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  125. http://pinterest.com/familyoutdoors

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  126. I like the Whole Wheat Bow Tie!
    ~Suzanne

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  127. I followed on Pinterest!
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    ~Suzanne

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  128. I like the whole wheat macaroni and cheese. Thank you

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  129. Love to try the whole wheat bowtie pasta

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  130. I follow them on Pinterest at: pinterest.com/bhoppe67

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  131. whole wheat mac n cheese!

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  132. i followed on pintrest darbybrazoski

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  133. Whole wheat mac n' cheese sounds fabulous :) Thanks for the opportunity!

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  134. I would love to try the Whole Wheat Macaroni & Cheese!!

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  135. I follow on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/tiffduke/

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  136. I follow on Pinterest
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  137. would LOVE to try the angel hair pasta (my fave!)

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  138. I would like to try them all but Angel Hair Pasta would be my first to try.

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  139. I'd try the Whole Wheat Bow Tie Pasta. Bow ties are my favorite.
    Thanks!
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  140. I'd like to try their angel hair pasta to make spaghetti.I've never had their pasta before.Thank you :)
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  141. I follow Hodgson Mill on Pinterest
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  142. Pinterest follower: http://pinterest.com/ddganey

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  143. I want the whole wheat bow tie pasta.

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  144. I have to say I'm not a dill person, but this combo sounds so interesting I just might try the recipe. Looks really great. Best of luck with the contest!

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