11.16.2015

Marie Callender's Dutch Apple Pie + A Chance to Win a $100 Visa Gift Card!


I love Apple Pie, like, I love it a lot! If it weren't for Pumpkin Pie I might say it is my favorite food! Have you seen or tasted the Marie Callender's Dutch Apple Pie? It's awesome, just like home cooking. 


As a busy working mom of two kids, trying to manage my sanity, yet spend precious moments with my kids sometimes good cooking doesn't happen. I just don't have the time. The Marie Callender's Dutch Apple pie totally hit my sweet tooth, yet it's so fast to make that I still felt like I could be a mom.

The pie comes in this box, it's really easy to find at the grocery store, it's in the frozen food section. The box has the pie and a separate bag with the crisp topping. It's so easy to make, just pre-heat the oven. Pop the pie on a cookie sheet and cook for about an hour. Add the crisp and cook for about ten more minutes, let it cool and serve, I ate mine with some vanilla bean ice cream.
This was right after I took the pie out of the oven the first time. It made my whole house smell so good I wanted to eat it that second. Or, maybe just buy a pie and bake it every single day so my house always smells this good!
This pie is perfect for me, it's fast, affordable and delicious. I'm glad that I was introduced to the pie. Besides helping me to create extra time to spend with my kids we get to enjoy yummy food and make great memories together.
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155 comments:

  1. I have a 2 yr old so I don't need many tricks right now, but I'm doing to be reading the suggestions for the future

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  2. I like to use my slow cooker a lot. I also make enough food for two meals at one time so I can have a quick meal ready to go at another time.

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  3. No tricks here...I homeschool and spend all my time with my kids.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  4. tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/666264798171168772

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  5. I like to get desserts that are already made like the Marie Callenders Dutch Apple pie. We have had this pie many times and it is so delicious. I also like to make easy meals and have the kids with me while I am cooking and we spend the time together, and they help me cook. So much fun.

    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/666269048989069312

    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. When my kids were small, I always looked for ways to get them involved in the kitchen and making dishes for meals. It served dual purposes in that we could spend more time together, they were learning cooking/baking skills, plus if they were involved in the preparations, they were more likely to eat! I also had them learn to set the table, make place cards, and decorate with centerpieces. We have wonderful memories of meals together! Now I look forward to sharing these times with grandchildren. duchick at gmail dot com

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  8. I cook large twice a week and create planned leftovers.... Things that are quick and easy to rework into other meals. Instead of one chicken I cook 2 and use for casseroles and soups and sandwiches ect...

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  9. I don't have any "mommy" tricks since I do not have any children. But I sure do love Marie Callender's Dutch Apple Pie---it is our favorite.

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  10. I try to cook meals from scratch as much as possible- fresh vegetables and fruits and whole grains. I make big batches so there is plenty left over for more meals. Stewed apples is one of our favorites- cut up apples with the peel still on and cooked with some cider and cinnamon. Yum. Dutch apple pie would be a rare treat.

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  11. This pie looks good! The main trick I use is to cook up things in big quantities and then to freeze meals for when things get super busy.

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  12. I am a Grammy now, but when my kids were small, I cooked alot in the crockpot. Fridays were game night, each child put their choice in a hat and whatever one was picked that was it.
    quiltmama55@gmail.com

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  14. Looks yummy! And there is not much that beats the smell of Apple Pie baking to warm up your house. Thanks for opportunity!

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  15. I utilize my crock pot whenever possible, to save time cooking dinner while everyone is home.

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  16. the best mommy trick of all - invite grandma to come visit!

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  17. I like to prepare dinner ahead of time while they are still in school, so I can spend more time with them when they get home.

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  18. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/666310444441862144

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  19. Have the kids help you cook. It's fun for all

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  20. My twitter URL as @aprillusk https://twitter.com/aprillusk/status/666321814814138372?lang=en

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  21. I absolutely LOVE anything by Marie Callender!! I've never went wrong with any of their products!!!

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  22. I love Marie Callendar. My husband jokes that he has dates with her frequently if Im coming home late

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  23. My daughter is an adult now, but I was a working single mum, so I had to find ways to minimise time spent on chores. I used to get up very early on weekdays and do one household chore while she was sleeping. That gave us more fun time on weekends.

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  24. My husband loves pies, but I prefer cakes, so I don't enjoy baking pies as much. We've used the Marie Callendar pies for several years, and we love them! The Dutch Apple is my favorite.

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  25. HI, USING MY SLOW COOKER PROVIDES MORE TOGETHER TIME FOR US!
    THANKS FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS GIVING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  26. My trick is to take them out to eat or order takeout

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  27. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/666392632981983232

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  28. Since my kids have fur, keeping a comfy blanket, bed or cushion for them to curl up on in almost every room in the house guarantees that they'll be close by.

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  29. Marie Calendar has the best pies, any flavor. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. I always bring my kids to the grocery store so that they can help pick out our dinners/meals. I also love to get them into the kitchen to help me bake! My tip is to make sure to give them something to do, even if it is just mixing things in a bowl. yarbr012@gmail.com

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  31. https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/666415564726870016 yarbr012@gmail.com

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  32. I live in the country so always made everything from scratch. Not so much anymore but still love homemade desserts. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  33. Used the crock pot/slow cooker a lot!

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  34. To spend more time with my boys, I became a Cub Scout den leader. That meant craft projects, museum trips, camping, poster making, and lots of learning together. Now that they are older they are learning to cook.

    linda_collum@hotmail.com

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  35. Although my "kids" are grown now when they were younger I had the luxury of being a stay at home mom. I was always volunteering at their schools and chaperoning trips with them. Those memories are wonderful. I still used a lot of prepared meals though because I was out doing stuff with them. Not too much fast food, but frozen main dishes and vegetables. The most important thing was eating as a family at dinner every night.

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  36. I don't know that I have any tricks really. I use the crock pot pretty often like KaHoly above does, I sometimes only half-measure my cleaning up duties (ha!)
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    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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  37. I posted a tweet too: https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/666687511016509440
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    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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  38. Mine are under two years old, so I get plenty of kid time. :)

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  39. I make sure to check in with each of my kids when I get home from work. Even though they're all teens now, I love that they still ask for HW help and wait for me instead of Dad =) We let chores go quite often, but it's worth the extra time for catching up and enjoying each other's company. (Also, homemade freezer meals are a lifesaver!)

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  40. I have kids help with cooking and baking so we could have more time together.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  41. tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/667088926104924160

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  42. I like to take our child on walks in the park. Cooking together is always fun, too!
    maddiembrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  43. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/667124332330688512
    maddiembrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  44. https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/668287942037798912

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  45. I love cooking and baking with my son. Actually any chores. We spend time together, have fun and get things done!
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  46. I get them to bake and cook with me. It's always a very bonding moment.

    Thank you for the giveaway

    allisonrswain(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. Tweet

    https://twitter.com/allisonrswain/status/668503277261209601

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  48. My mommy tricks to get to spend more time with my kids is to have them help out in the kitchen. They love to prep ingredients with me and help wash dishes. I am one lucky mama.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  49. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/668615110252883968

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  50. Kids love to help so getting them involved in anything like a fun art project or a simple baking recipe is a great way to spend time with them.
    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  51. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/669188973911105536

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  52. I cook with my son and we love it.
    tina19820115@GMAIL.COM

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  53. I cook with my son and we love it.
    tina19820115@GMAIL.COM

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  54. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/669353565371179008
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  55. I usually prepare meals for the next day after they go to bed to save time

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  56. tweeted https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/669718180600946688
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  57. I engage my daughter in the kitchen so that we are able to spend more time together.
    aleksnearing gmail com

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  58. Although there aren't any kids in the house now, I do like to squeeze out some extra time when I can. One way I do that is meal planning. Knowing what I'm going to be cooking--and when--helps me organize my time and make the most of it.
    [notheranneother {at} gmail {dot} com]

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  59. Here's the link to my tweet:
    https://mobile.twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/675324365723049988
    Thank you!
    [notheranneother {at} gmail {dot} com]

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  60. I let my kids help plan many of our meals and even shop with me for ingredients. We spend time together and they eat better.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  61. I try to plan my meals ahead and at times have meals premade to be able to spend more time with my family. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  62. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/682403667211845632
    Thanks again
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  63. cook for a few days ahead of time and have meals in the freezer ready to do, saves time and you can spend more time with family activities.

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  64. my tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/682947443734921216

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  65. Cooking and cleaning together!

    groogruxking40 @ gmail dot com

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  66. Cooking and cleaning together!

    groogruxking40 @ gmail dot com

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  67. tweet- https://twitter.com/groogruxking40/status/683049086879059968

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  68. Cooking and cleaning together

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  69. Tweet- https://twitter.com/mitadav/status/683063524919214081

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  70. I like to cook in the crockpot to save time or create kid friendly meals so they can help cook, they love doing that.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  71. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/683242260499042305
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  72. I always set time aside to be with my kids. We took lots of day trips and had outings to special places.

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  73. Tweet

    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/683767618336108553

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  74. Tossing dinner into the slow cooker in the morning always helps free up family time.

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  75. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/684134662696910849

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  76. This is so awesome. Me and my babies love to make play dates and mark them on the calendar. We take turns by choosing something new and fun to do for that day. For example, next week, we are going to a play and the ferris wheel in Atlanta. Yay! starla.batesATyahooDOTcom

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  77. I tweeted https://twitter.com/mmstarla/status/684176649747730434

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  78. My only "trick" has always been to feel comfortable saying no to people and commitments so I can spend time with my family.

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  79. https://twitter.com/suburbsanity/status/684933476504723457

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  80. meal plan and meal prep

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  81. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/685139381078876162

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  82. Meal prep days mean a lot of effort up front but I get to reap the benefits by having more time available to spend with my family during the week!

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  83. tweet: https://twitter.com/Twenteries/status/685148594303676416

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  84. I try to get as much done as I can while they are in school. I also try to spend individual time with both of them.
    shiebs24 at gmail.com

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  85. https://twitter.com/shiebs24b/status/686299674060406785

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  86. Love some dutch apple pie and I like marie callenders lemon meringue pie so I would definitely go there for dessert if I win.

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  87. i wake up before my son does, get a few things done, so i have more time to spend with him.

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  88. tweet
    https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/687799111047864321

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  89. My daughter looks to paint so we paint together

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  90. https://twitter.com/mommysweetiepie/status/687810825826926592

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  91. I make up dinner while the kids are in school unless its something they enjoy making like pizza! I love to cook and bake and always welcome their help in the kitchen.
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  92. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/689560770212937728.
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  93. Use a lot of shortcuts with store bought products to make semi-homemade meals. Gives me extra time with the teenagers!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  94. My mommy trick is to have a Marie Callender’s pie on hand for when I think my daughter earned a treat. She loves me for it!

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  95. we're ok with eating off paper plates sometimes so we can spend more time together and less time washing dishes pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  96. i tweeted https://twitter.com/DaPryz/status/693560374449344513 pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  97. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/694307001011179520
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  98. I make two meals at once and then freeze one

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  99. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/695678689950957569

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  100. My trick is to do fun activities with my children.

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  101. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/695793552589099008

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  102. My tip is not to be afraid to buy ready made items some nights. I rely on our grocery's rotisserie chicken for a quick weeknight meal most weeks.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  103. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/696458821892509697

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  104. A slow cooker saves me a lot of time in the kitchen.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  105. I can't offer any mommy tricks since I was unable to have children. However, my husband and I love Marie Callender's pies.

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  106. https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/699489720485703680

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  107. Sometimes you have to buy frozen meals (or frozen pies) to spend some extra time with your family, instead of in the kitchen.
    pixelberrypie at yahoo dot com

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  108. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/pixel_berry_pie/status/700125701526024192

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  109. We sneak ours in by having family game night or we have a night of ball at the park! my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  110. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/700405226461859841
    my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  111. my 'trick' to spending more time with the kids is to not be that concerned about letting the house stay dirty an extra day, lol
    stigay at comcast.net

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  112. My trick is to get the kids involved with the cooking :) We get to hang out in the kitchen together and talk while we make dinner :)
    anastasiafalling@gmail.com

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  113. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/703097550933393408
    anastasiafalling@gmail.com

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  114. I prepare meals a head of time, this gives me less time in the kitchen and more time with the family. jammielmorey at gmail dot com

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  115. tweeted https://twitter.com/Jammie79/status/703605819238191105 jammielmorey at gmail dot com

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  116. I use my crockpot quite a bit and it saves me time in the kitchen.

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  117. Tweet https://twitter.com/Lindiac/status/703704220508168192

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  118. I plan a menu to take the guess work out of dinner, and I like to use my Crockpot whenever possible to save time.

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  119. https://mobile.twitter.com/Michael64263870/status/703783215627169793

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  120. i like to use my crockpot to save time in the kitchen and allow for more family time

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  121. i posted a tweet here: https://twitter.com/purplepanda1966/status/703798662682382336

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  122. No tricks. I know how fast my kids grew up. So now with my grandchildren I enjoy every minute I get to spend with them. Life is too short not to slow down and enjoy their childhoods. So if I let the dishes sit in the sink or the floor go un-mopped, or we eat a pie before dinner, I don't sweat it. Not the way I did when my kids were little.

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  123. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/703803089623449600
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  124. My children are raised with children of their own so the tricks I have to spend more time with my family is always over "food". We either go out to eat or I invite them over for dinner and game night.

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  125. Tweeted-https://twitter.com/birdiebee52/status/703812399631982592?lang=en

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  126. We let them alternate picks for our family fun nights so they are always invested in spending family time

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  127. Ordering pizza! lol. afjackly@oakland.edu

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  128. We play games as rewards for eating together and finishing our food =) faithjacklynsweeps@gmail.com

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  129. I am not a mommy, at least not of human kids. hahaha Three fur babies! Anyway, I don't have tips other than to say that one thing that my own mother did was to take a walk with me every evening when she got home from work that weather permitted. Those walks were just the two of us and are some of my fondest memories.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  130. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/704391326184378368
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  131. In order to get to spend more time with my nephew includes making him happy and having him well fed, and a treat like Marie Callender's pies.

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  132. I publicly Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/versatileer/status/704396803597213696

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  133. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/704396598541942785

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  134. My children are all adults now but when they were younger we spent a lot of time together reading as well as playing games and learning to cook. Even chores can be fun when there is a treat like pie waiting when we finish.

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  135. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/704414504327716864

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  136. sometimes we do homework at the park so after it's done we can play

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  137. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/704419226568826881

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  138. I order take out to have more time

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  139. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/704433140270551042

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  140. https://twitter.com/QueenB_Tammy/status/704434267024171008

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  141. I always cook enough for two meals and really plan a great 7 day menu!The crokpoy is a great timesaver!

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  142. No kids. I'd celebrate Leap Year Day with a Key Lime Pie! Any excuse for a Marie Callender pie!
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

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  143. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/704465267191996417

    slehan at juno dot com

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  144. We have a story hour set aside for each day - gives us more quality time.
    thank you

    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  145. Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/704481188333936640

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  146. I spend hours with my grandchildren teaching them to bake Swedish and italian treats from our ancestors. Also I love to craft with them and I always have craft ideas and projects planned.

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  147. https://twitter.com/flinflan/status/704496637435981824?lang=en

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