ConAgra’s Got The Dish. And a $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway.

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by Amy Flanigan on August 8, 2012 · 98 comments


Pam cooking spray, Wesson vegetable oil, Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn, Pudding Snack Packs, Gulden’s Spicy Brown Mustard, RO*TEL…all products in my pantry. Always. And all products that are part of the ConAgra Foods family. 

ConAgra Foods was founded in 1919, but they’ve been making food you love since…you ready?…1861! That’s when Gilbert C. Van Camp manufactured pork and beans. I’d say they’ve, um, grown a little since then *ahem*.

Their newest venture is The Dish, which is an online resource center created especially for bloggers. It gives bloggers cooking advice and tips, inspiration for blog posts, and exclusive coupon offers.

The Dish provides quick access to ReadySetEat, which highlights easy recipes (using a lot of standard pantry items you probably already have on hand.) Currently, they’ve got some great grilling information for the summer in their Seasonal Spotlight area.

Their “First Look, First Taste” area is a goldmine for bloggers. Simply provide your blog URL, and see what’s on tap from ConAgra, be the first on your block to try out new foods, and score samples from brands like the ones I mentioned above (plus Healthy Choice, Hunts, Hebrew National, Egg Beaters, and many others). Here, members are also able to ask the team of 12 experts questions and get the latest grocery news from Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert.

For bloggers, there are even some great tips on writing better posts. One that really resonated with me is an article from Jodi Grundig. In “Expand Beyond Your Blog,” she gives some simple, yet really effective, tips on growing your online presence.

But overall, one of the best features of the site is the easy navigation. It’s a cinch to snoop around, ask questions, find new recipes, watch videos, and read the good stuff. If you’re like me, you don’t want to hunt and peck for good recipes – all the links are within a click.

The online food community is like a family, trying to spread the culinary love and help each other out. ConAgra has fit right in to assist all of us at being a little better in sharing what we love: cooking great food.

So, what are you waiting for? Go sign up for free and become a member of The Dish!

And bonus! The folks at BlogHer and ConAgra are giving away a $50 Visa Gift Card to one lucky reader. To be entered for a chance to win, simply let me know what feature of The Dish do you think you will find most useful?

The Giveaway rules:
1. No duplicate comments
2. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet about this promotion with hash tag #sweepstakes and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

THIS DRAWING IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulation to the lucky winner, Eugenie Wu!

Fine print: This is part of a promotional compensated campaign with The Dish, but all opinions are my own.

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Erica Best September 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm
Erica Best September 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm

the most useful part of the page is the recipe i like them

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Lee September 8, 2012 at 4:37 am
Lee September 8, 2012 at 4:35 am

I find the Recipe Resources section of The Dish to be the best or most useful of all.

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Carolsue September 8, 2012 at 12:43 am

All the great recipes — I am a recipe collector big time!
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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LAMusing September 7, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Wish I were a blogger to use the First Look First Taste! But I can use the Recipe Resources.

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Kerry September 7, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I like the product samples from the First Look, First Taste section!

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Kerry September 7, 2012 at 2:31 pm
ewhatley September 7, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I like the Recipe Resources section.

mybeachylife at gmail dot com

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angie lilly September 7, 2012 at 11:52 am
angie lilly September 7, 2012 at 11:52 am

I would love to get into doing more reviews on my blog/vlog, so I am very interested in the First Look, First Taste section! I am def going to check it out!

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Betty C September 6, 2012 at 11:58 pm
carmen September 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm

i like the Seasonal Spotlight section.

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Eugenie September 6, 2012 at 9:14 am
Eugenie September 6, 2012 at 9:12 am

I think the Seasonal Spotlight section on The Dish is the most useful & best.

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Betty C September 6, 2012 at 7:42 am

I think ReadySetEat will be most helpful at home but I’m really looking forward to the Seasonal Spotlight.

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sandra September 6, 2012 at 5:09 am

i like the First Look, First Taste section

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Sarah L September 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm
Sarah L September 5, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I like the Seasonal Spotlight because I’m always trying to eat seasonally.
Thanks for the contest.

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jennifer horn September 4, 2012 at 9:31 am
jennifer horn September 4, 2012 at 9:29 am

THe recipe resources look most useful to me.

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Marcia Goss September 3, 2012 at 5:48 pm
Marcia Goss September 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I like learning about new products in the First Look,First Taste section.

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Rebecca Graham September 1, 2012 at 10:46 pm
Rebecca Graham September 1, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Recipe Resources would help me a lot.

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Ashley Tucker September 1, 2012 at 5:36 pm
Ashley Tucker September 1, 2012 at 5:35 pm

The recipe resources Is what i’d find most useful
ajoy1332 at yahoo dot com

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maria cantu August 30, 2012 at 11:53 am

I find most useful the readyseteat.

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Stephanie O August 27, 2012 at 8:08 am

I like the seasonal spotlight, back to school. Shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

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Laura Ari August 24, 2012 at 8:07 am

I like the recipe resourc area

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steph August 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm
steph August 23, 2012 at 8:17 pm

the seasonal recipe spotlight!

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Hamrony B August 22, 2012 at 6:32 pm
Hamrony B August 22, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I like the recipe resource

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Lisa Brown August 22, 2012 at 12:44 pm
Lisa Brown August 22, 2012 at 12:44 pm

The recipe resources
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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Mami2jcn August 22, 2012 at 6:13 am

I find the recipe resources section useful.

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ANGEL JACKLYN August 21, 2012 at 10:31 pm
ANGEL JACKLYN August 21, 2012 at 10:30 pm

COUPONS FROM FIRST LOOK, FIRST TASTE (& SAMPLES). I LIVE IN A 5 PERSON HOUSEHOLD SO ANY HELP HELPS…

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Amanda Sakovitz August 21, 2012 at 10:25 pm
Amanda Sakovitz August 21, 2012 at 10:24 pm

I definitely like the recipe resources because I need all the help with cooking and trying new dishes that I can get!

pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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Debbie B August 21, 2012 at 7:22 pm

i like the recipe resources section and i also like the First Look First taste section

debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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Kim C August 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm
Kim C August 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm

the recipe resources i think will be most useful to me

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Crissy Durst August 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm
Crissy Durst August 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I think the seasonal spotlight would be useful to me, it is relevant and make meals and treats easy.

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Judy B. August 20, 2012 at 2:00 am

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