Friday, June 7, 2013

Costantino's Kitchen, delicious Italian additions to your meals. #Giveaway




Are you looking for a great, pasta sauce, tomatoes, or other sauces to use in your Italian cooking? I would love to introduce you to a great company Costantino's Kitchen. Here is a little information about Costantino's Kitchen from the website: 

The matriarch of the family, Angie Mariani Costantino, was born in San Pietro Avellana, a small town in the Isernia province and the Molise Region of Italy. Just east of Rome, the town is on the border with the Abruzzo region, just below Monte Capraro . surrounded by forests of beech and oak trees and pinewoods, which make it a truly great tourist destination in the summer. These recipes were taught to her by her mother, who learned them from her mother, also named Angiolina. 

Years after arriving in America, Angie taught her recipe to her grandson, Christopher. A culinary school graduate, Christopher still follows his grandmother's tradition by slow cooking his delicious sauces in order to deepen the flavor. No chemicals or preservatives are added to the sauce - only hard work and love.
Costantino's Kitchen is dedicated to providing delicious Italian food products directly to the consumer through Farmers Markets, as well as through established, respected retail outlets, such as grocers, delis and specialty food markets. All products are made in Tempe, AZ in a health department approved facility. Great care is taken in the facility and our safety and sanitation standards exceed county expectations. Costantino’s Kitchen produces gourmet, home-style pasta sauces from recipes that have been in the family for over five generations. Costantino's Kitchen also makes delicious spice rubs, ready-to-make soup mixes and flavorful garlic oils.
I was very fortunate to be able to try a variety of items from Costantino's Kitchen including:
GRANDMA ANGIE'S TOMATO BASIL
  - Costantino's Kitchen is proud to offer our first pasta sauce. Combining the sweet taste of tomatoes with the spiciness of great Italian basil, fresh sautéed carrots, onions and garlic creates a wonderful depth of flavor and sweetness. We use an old and treasured recipe that has been in the family for four generations and make it the same way now as it was back in Italy. Price: $8.99

 MILD GARLIC OIL- Blend of Canola Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, combined with a rich, delicious garlic oil. Price: $7.99
SPICY GARLIC OIL - Blend of Canola Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, combined with a rich, delicious garlic oil, with the addition of some nice, spicy chile oil. Price: $7.99

 DIAVOLO™ HOT SAUCE-

 Our hot sauce is all Italian flavor with a wonderfully spicy kick. Use on pizza, pasta, scrambled eggs - anywhere you would use regular hot sauce. Price: $5.99 

TUSCAN STEAK RUB
A perfect mixture of herbs and spices that takes even the cheapest cut of beef to new heights. Just rub on the meat with a little olive oil before cooking and grill, broil or pan-sear. This rub is also excellent on lamb or pork. Price: $4.99
GUSTO™
This is our all-purpose spice rub that works on everything from chicken to fish to even sautéed or grilled vegetables. Contains a special blend of herbs and spices, mixed with lemon zest, sweet paprika and black pepper.
**SALT/SUGAR FREE** Price: $4.99
ITALIAN HERB BLEND
 This is our new and improved version of Italian Seasoning. A proprietary blend of Italian herbs, it will compliment any recipe that calls for Italian seasoning. Additionally, add to our garlic oils for a great dipping oil or sprinkle on a frozen pizza to add extra flavor. **SALT/SUGAR FREE** $4.99




Last night I made a delicious dinner with some great items from Costantino's Kitchen. I am a busy working mom, so when I get home I have a short time to get dinner ready. So I like to have food that is tasty and quick to make. For dinner last night I cooked up some Italian Sausage, by frying the sausage in the spicy garlic oil. I cooked up some pasta then added the Grandma Angie’s tomato basil sauce.

I Mixed the cooked pasta, and the cooked sausage with the sauce, topped with a splash of the Diavolo hot sauce, and sprinkled with the Italian herb blend.  This meal was very easy to put together, a mere 10 minutes from jar to table. The meal tasted like it took hours to make and my family loved it. Just a warning though, my family like it hot, and with the spicy oil and the Diavolo sauce it was pretty spicy, but we loved it. My daughter went back for seconds, she enjoyed the meal too. 
The weekends are when I really cook. I cook and cook and cook. I try to prepare for the week (when I can). While checking out the Costantino's Kitchen website, I found quite of few recipes that I will have to make starting with this:



Grilled Steak Fries:

2 Russet Potatoes
2 Tablespoons Costantino’s Kitchen Mild Garlic Oil
1 teaspoon  Costantino’s Kitchen Tuscan Steak Rub

Sea Salt to taste

Slice potatoes into steak fries. Soak in a bowl of cool water for about 30 minutes. Drain water and dry potatoes well. Toss with garlic oil and spice rub. Place fries over the hot side of the grill and cook until browned and crisp on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Move the potatoes to the cool side of the grill, cover, and continue to grill until cooked through, about 5 to 10 minutes longer. Remove to a platter and sprinkle with sea salt.
This will be what I am making next.  It sure sounds different, and delicious.  And not that difficult to make. I will have to let you guys know how this turns out.

So if you are looking for tomato products, spices and oils for sauces or add to recipes I would recommend Costantino's Kitchen. I was very impressed with the quality of the products. And I am now a fan of Costantino's Kitchen for life! Give them a try you will become a fan too!


The great folks at Costantino's Kitchen are offering on of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win a Costantino's Kitchen gift pack, that includes a Jar of tomato Sauce, Bottle of Hot Sauce and Garlic Oil . To enter please visit Costantino's Kitchen take a look around then come back here and let me know something you learned, or a favorite item or recipe. There are other ways to win. Please enter below. 


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41 comments:

latanya t said...

PROMETHEUS oil

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suburban prep said...

The Pasta Fagoili soup sounds good too.

Anonymous said...

Costantino's PUTTANESCA sauce sounds good.

Renee Walters said...

I like the DIAVOLO™ HOT SAUCE! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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gracie said...

The soups sound really good and easy to prepare. everything you need in a little tub - how convenient.

Sarah Hall said...

I would love to try the Italian Herb blend.

PAIGE said...

I'd love Grandma Angies tomato basil sauce.
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Caitlin Myers said...

I'd like to try the Italian Herb Blend.

Katie said...

I'd love the Diavolo Hot Sauce

Unknown said...

The tomato basil dipping oil sounds amazing!
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greenhome said...

I would LOVE to try the mild garlic oil

Serenap95 said...

I like the TOMATO/BASIL Dipping Oil

Kelly Nicholson said...

i wanna try the GRANDMA ANGIE'S TOMATO BASIL

BethElderton said...

The spicy garlic oil sounds wonderful!
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Anonymous said...

Citrus Herb dipping oil sounds wonderful. I grill a LOT of veggies, this oil would be super.

Sharon Kaminski said...

the DIAVOLO™ HOT SAUCE

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try the Grandma Angie's Tomato Basil Sauce

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Jill H said...

The spicy garlic oil sounds delish!

Cody Anderson said...

I'd like to try the Italian Herb Blend!

Anonymous said...

I would love the MINESTRONE
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nicolesender said...

I'd love to try their SPICE RUBS & HERB BLENDS.
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pajamashift said...

I'd like to sample the mild garlic oil. I already flavor my own oil with garlic, and would like to try theirs.

Jennifer said...

I would love to try the Spicy Garlic Oil with my fave Italian recipes.

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Tanya White said...

I would like the try thr spicy garlic oil.

susan1215 said...

I'd like to try the TOMATO/BASIL Dipping Oil

imaclutz89 said...

Their pasta fagioli soup sounds delicious!

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angel320 said...

The spicy garlic oil sounds fabulous..would love to try it

cdziuba said...

I like the Pasta Fagioli soup, my dad calls it Pasta Fazool!

Anonymous said...

More easy, delicious recipes like the one in this giveaway.

mary gardner said...

The mild garlic oil!

Buddy Garrett said...

I would love the Pasta Y Fagioli.

Sandy V. said...

I would try the mild garlic oil.

kathy pease said...

id love to try the PASTA Y FAGIOLI soup

Allyson Bossie said...

SPINACH BASIL GARLIC linguini looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

Grandma Angie's Tomato Basil Sauce is my item of choice!

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Susan Climan said...

I would love the minestrone soup. sleveene@hotmail.com

cowboyswife said...

CITRUS HERB oil

Vikki Billings said...

I would love to try the Gluten free SPINACH BASIL GARLIC pasta.
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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I would love totry the Italian Herb Blend!
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