Relish in the Ease of Making Dinner (Giveaway)

It’s a question that every woman dreads. What is this dreaded, awful question?

“Hey Mom,What’s for dinner?”


Nothing exhausts me more than having to think about whats for dinner!  Pinterest gives us endless amounts of inspiration on how to make gourmet everything in just 3 short hours-not including time at the grocery stores to find all the random spices and “accessories” for these fancy recipes.

I may not work outside the home, but it’s not like I sit around all day just pondering what beautiful meal I’m going to make that night. I have a 14 month old that may very well be part Tasmanian Devil and keeping him entertained is enough to worry about! So, what to do when it comes to dinner decisions? I can’t neglect my child, yet everyone has to eat.

Time for a new plan and that new plan is Relish. I’m not talking about that tasty green stuff on top of your hot dog, I’m talking about the amazing online meal planning website that not only gives you awesome meal suggestions, but also provides a detailed grocery list broken down by what section of the store that item is in!

I don’t mind grocery shopping. The problem is that no matter how organized I think I am, I still end up wandering the aisles and usually end up forgetting at least one item. Relish solves that problem. Each week you’re provided with a menu of tasty meals complete with side dishes and nutrition facts. Don’t want something on the menu? No big deal, swap it out for something else and your grocery list automatically updates!

Additionally, you can search their recipe database if you’re in the mood for something in particular or you just want to use something up before it goes bad. You can search specifically for kid-friendly, low cal, quick, vegetarian, morning prep, simple gourmet, $12 dinners (yes, just $12 for 4 servings!), and my personal favorites: Desserts and slow cookers. Do you have a smaller family? No problem, you can adjust the serving size to 2, 4, 6, or 8 servings and the recipes and grocery list adjust accordingly!

It’s fall, it’s getting cooler outside and if you’re like me you LOVE how dinner cooking in the slow cooker all day can make your house smell fantastic! A quick prep in the morning and you’re done. No dinner rush, no last minute trip through the drive thru. Want to see a meal I threw together using the Relish website? I made a delicious meal of Chicken and Snow Pea Stir Fry The baby gobbled it right up, definitely making it a kid friendly meal!

The best part about the timing of this review is that it’s the holiday season. Not only are there recipes for side dishes for holiday meals, there are also desserts and all kinds of holiday meal plans!  Need quick easy meals for when family is in town? There are pages of recipes for freezer meals. You can make them ahead of time, attach the label with cooking instructions provided by Relish and stick them in the freezer. This is also a great option for leftovers. Simply type in the ingredient you have excess of and find an appropriate freezer recipe and viola! Done. It really doesn’t get any easier than that.

 Get a subscription to Relish!

You can grab a year subscription to Relish for only $58.80, but if you hop over right now, you can get a 15% discount when you use the code: 5MINUTES in the promo box.

 Enter to win a Cuisinart Slow Cooker

Relish is going to help your weeknight dinners happen in a flash by giving away this awesome Cuisinart 6.5 quart slow cooker. Touchpad control panel with digital LCD offers cooking accuracy on warm, simmer, low or high settings. 24-hour timer with four heat settings automatically switches to warm when cooking is complete. Removable black ceramic pot and stainless-rimmed glass lid with chrome-plated knob go straight to the table

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this slow cooker. This giveaway is a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom Christmas Giveaway 2012. Please follow the link for more information, as well as for a complete list of all giveaways as they post throughout the month of November. Entries for all giveaways will close Sunday, December 2nd at 7pm CST. Winners will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winners Tuesday, December 4th. We will email winners at the address accompanying the winning comments.

Kristin is a 20-something stay at home mama to her sweet little boy B. She’s been married to  for almost 5 years now. They originally hail from the Midwest, but now live in the metro area of Phoenix, AZ. She loves cloth diapering, baby-wearing, and being as eco-friendly as possible.


  1. Cindi says

    Our son is away at college and believes in eating as healthy
    as possible! This would be a great gift and time saver for
    Many thanks, Cindi

  2. Mary Beth Elderton says

    This slow cooker is a beauty! I think I might have used a program like Relish when I had teenagers in the house.

  3. Robyn says

    My slow cooker is falling apart and we could definitely use a new one. This would be great. What a great time-saver especially during the holidays.

  4. says

    I love using a slow cooker but as our family has grown I need a bigger one that this Cuisinart one is the perfect size! I would love to win this to make cooking dinner easy for me and my family.

  5. says

    I have a slow cooker and LOVE it!! With three younger kids I use it all the time. I would love to get this to give it as a gift to a family member who I know could use one as much as I do. (fingers crossed) Bless you, Leslie

  6. Margaret Smith says

    I’d really love to win this slow cooker. One of the first meals I would make is Pot Roast with potatoes and carrots. Also a nice Chili.

  7. says

    This is beautiful! I have officially turned my teenagers on to the simplistic time saving method of a slow cooker and I’m actually quite proud of myself…LOL


  8. Alison says

    I just gave my slow cooker to my son, who moved away to his own apt. He loves to cook and having a slow cooker will make his meal times easier. Now I need to get one for me so that I can make some AWESOME meals again for my husband and I to share. Thanks for the opportunity! Happy Holidays!

  9. Sarah says

    As a working mama, I’m trying to use my slow cooker more this fall. It’s SO nice to come home to dinner already ready! I love that this model has warm and simmer settings. Also a HUGE fan of Relish! I subscribe already – the recipes are fantastic!

  10. Karen Medlin says

    Relish sure could make my shopping and menu planning a little easier.. it does get hectic to plan out meals, the cooker will make it so much easier cooking so much easier

  11. Stephanie V. says

    Been wanting a slow cooker forever. Heard as a working mom it is a life saver. Maybe it’ll be a merry christmas to my family.

  12. Debbie Bashford says

    Love that there is a 24 hour timer so I can select when to start cooking and not have to worry that it will burn if I am not home to turn it off

  13. Linda Stewart says

    I love slow cooker cooking. The main problem I run into is timing. I rarely have time to put something together in a cooker in the mornings and doing it at night defeats the purpose of it being ready to eat when we get home the next evening. If I cook it at night then it needs to go in the fridge the next morning which means it’s cold when we get home thus having to warm it up. This cooker would make it possible for me to set it and leave it!

  14. Charese Williamson says

    As a mother of three young children ages 9 , 6 and 3 this is somrthing that i dream about but know it is just that a dream because in these times it hurts to say but i can not afford something like this. The creative meals me and the kids could have so much fun as a family preparing everything to go inside and all the extra time that would have been spent in the kicten we can turn into extra family time. I have never owned a slow cooker but have been dieing for one WHAT A GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!! Please i must have this it would be the gift of a lifetime :)

  15. EMMA L HORTON says


  16. Geri says

    This would be awesome to win! I would love to be able to have dinner taken care of before I even leave for work! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  17. Jill Foster says

    I would love this new crockpot. The one I have is a hand me down and quite old. Would love to have one with a timer.

  18. Michelle says

    Like you, I don’t mind grocery shopping.
    In fact I enjoy grocery shopping, hubby & I do it together.
    What I do mind is the weekly task of writing the list.
    Relish sounds like it could be a time saver.
    I would love a chance at winning this slow-cooker. Thanks

  19. Desiree Dyer says

    Working mommy here! i work night take kids to preschool not only my daughter but my sister are both in the same preschool i watch her and with the hetic days its really nice to be able to just throw something in the crockpot and let it cook and it will just be done by the time we can finally eat.

  20. Melissa P. says

    Being a single mom and working all week, cooking is the last thing I want to do when I get home. This slow cooker would be a perfect addition to my kitchen gear. Thanks for the opp.

  21. Stephanie Baker says

    This would be nice to have! All of the different settings and options make it so much more convenient than a crock pot with high low and off :)

  22. says

    I love that the combination of RELISH and a slow cooker means that getting a warm homemade dinner on the table is easier from selecting a healthy menu to shopping with confidence to setting it and forgetting it while it cooks and you get busy living. What a great review of RELISH and sweet giveaway/ way to introduce them to the moms here.

  23. Melissa Varlese says

    I’d like to win this slow cooker, so I can make great meals for my little one to enjoy at home. I hope I win. Thanks :)

  24. serena adkins says

    I love cooking in my crock pot. It’s an easy way to have dinner ready when you have worked a full day at work and then you have to come home and take the kids to sports and help them with their homework. The handle of the crock pot broke on me when I put it in the dishwasher to clean so now I need a new one. I would really like to win this prize. Thank you.

  25. Carole M says

    That looks like a great slow cooker! I love mine – stew going in it right now, but I could sure use one with a few more features!

  26. Karla Sceviour says

    I really really really would love to win this! I have never owned a slow cooker,and have always wanted one,,this would be a nice Christmas present to me :)

  27. Heather S says

    I want to win so I can make great meals easily. I love how the house smells when you cook something for hours in the slow cooker.

  28. Shannon Hamner says

    I would love to win this. It would make dinner time so much easier since I am a full time working Mom with 3 boys! :)

  29. Renee Gregson says

    I would love to win this can’t afford to buy one, so thank you for the chance to win one, I love to cook in a slow cooker my broke a few months ago and this would be well used. Happy Holidays to All

  30. says

    What a beautiful crockpot? Way nicer than the old things I still use. I have found that on nights where there is dance/swimming/drop off with the other parent I am having to do easy dinners at least twice a week that I can cook and go! Crockpots make that so much easier.

  31. Elaine Bolduc says

    well one day i left the plug to my slow cooker hanging out of the cupboard and our puppy decided it would be fun to chew. i did not notice this till i went to use it and plugged it in….boy did i get a shock…yep so now i need a new one

  32. ANGEL JACKLYN says


  33. Justine says

    This slow cooker is a beauty!it would come in very handy with making meals!i have recently gone back to work after having my first child and I would like to add some variety to dinner around here!

  34. Molly says

    My slow cooker is missing most of its handles and does not have the buttons! I would love this slow cooker! Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Sharon says

    This would be AMAZING right now because my slow cooker has recently decided to malfunction and boil EVERYTHING! UGH! I’d love to win this!

  36. says

    Not to be selfish but with a limited income of SS and another small check, now on disability for my family d/t an auto accident that resulted in a closed head injury and me unable to work, this would really help provide for a small gift for a member of my family

  37. Piper says

    I would LOVE to win this slow cooker because I work all day and I don’t have enough time to make meals every single day for my brother who has Crohn’s. Having it would make my life 2x easier!

  38. says

    My old Crockpot quit working! This would be a great replacement and I love the idea of having a Relish menu plan to follow to help me get dinners made each night!

  39. Rae says

    I remember growing up and having the best meals come out of a slowcooker…now I have my own family and would love to have one to cook for them!

  40. kim lazor says

    I love using the crock pot during the Fall/Winter seasons. Cuisinart is a quality brand that I trust. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  41. Erin Dumont says

    What a help this would be and what an upgrade over my old, worn-out slow cooker! This looks like it could do just about anything!

  42. Ani says

    We don’t have a slow cooker and every time I see a recipe that calls for one I’m dying to try it. Would love to win it!

  43. says

    I would love to win this! Cuisinart products are very well made, this Slow Cooker looks like it has lots of wonderful features that would be so helpful in preparing a delicious meal!

  44. says

    The liner for my slow cooker is cracked, and it’s just a matter of time before I can’t use it anymore.
    I really like the idea of Relish. Do you have to use their recipes, or can you enter your own recipes and have the list made from your own recipes?

  45. Robyn L says

    this sounds and looks amazing; who wouldn’t want one: Touchpad control panel with digital LCD offers cooking accuracy on warm, simmer, low or high settings. 24-hour timer with four heat settings automatically switches to warm when cooking is complete.

  46. Jeanette Jackson says

    I’d love to find this under the tree…with my name on it. I could make a lot of good dinners with it.
    lindahl at rogers dot com

  47. Christie W. says

    Our crockpot fell and broke into a hundred tiny pieces :( My house is just not the same without one! Would love this!

  48. Audrey griffis says

    endless possibilities for a busy family whata great product i’ve never seen one like this what a great prize

  49. Cj says

    With 5 adult “kids”, 2 granddaughters, hubs and myself, slow cooking has become a way of taking care of business around here. It makes my life just so much easier and yummier too! However, yeah, I’m a clutz and dropped my crock to my slow cooker….. this one (I love cuisinart) is on my “wish list”, cause, well I’ve been a very good girl this year! :)

  50. LadyVampire says

    I miss my slow-cooker. Mine died out on me and I havent replaced it yet. This would be such a nice surprise to win. Good luck to us all. Someone will win an awesome addition to their kitchen. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Holidays!

  51. suzi says

    This slow cooker is so much prettier (and newer!) than the one I have now — I would love to add it to my kitchen as I’d use it all the time

  52. Blessie Nelson says

    I have been badly wanting a slow cooker for many years but don’t have one. This would so wonderful to win for our home and make many slow cooker recipes I see!

  53. Molly Bussler says

    Love to be able to put on a meal, before I go to work and not have to worry when I get home. My husband and baby require all of my attention. Thank you

  54. Tokekmise says

    I would love to win this, I don’t really like to cook and this would make it easier for me to cook “real” dinners for my family.

  55. Therese says

    I would love love this It would make my life so much easier I have a crock pot which is a piece of junk and it takes me very long to cook a slow cooked meal I mean I love a slow cooked meal but man really ten hours to make a four hour meal gheesh!lol! GOOD LUCK ALL

  56. Alicia says

    BFF’s slow cooker crock is cracked. She needs a new one before it breaks completely.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  57. Deb C says

    I have several Cuisinart appliances but not this one. I would love to have it in my kitchen. It’s a nice looking appliance.

  58. Jennifer Reed says

    I love the style of this slow cooker and I could really use a new one that is not partially broken. Thank you for the opportunity.
    reejen at comcast dot net

  59. Angela Cisco says

    I would love this slow cooker. I have an old beat up one that temp is stuck on high. This would be an awesome replacement.

  60. Shirley Hicks says

    my daughters just went out and she needs a new one…with 5 kids to cook for..this would come in handy for her

  61. Melissa VandenBerg says

    I adore crockpot cooking….it is so great with working and sports schedules. It helps this momma stay sane! Thanks!

  62. Dee Hadley says

    Great giveaway! I work all the time and the one I use is just so small…very nice slow cooker! Would enjoy winning something like this!

  63. Julie Jones says

    I love this crock pot. I love the heating settings and that I can place to crock pot on the table to serve the mail family style. My current crock pot burns on one side so it’d be great to replace it with this fancy one. Thanks!

  64. Victoria Russell says

    My slow cooker just shorted out – this would be an amazing replacement! We live on slow cooker meals on busy days and nights!

  65. maggie says

    this would be a great gift for my daughter, she recently moved and gets home later than before. This would surely help get dinner on their table that would be ready when they get home.

  66. Carolyn Daley says

    I love that it has a 24-hour timer. This would make a wonderful gift for my mom this holiday. Thank you for the opportunity!

  67. Anthony Malaschak says

    My slowcooker recently gave up the ghost and I have been without one since. Never a good thing to be. So I could really use this. PLEASE!!

  68. Andrew L. says

    Thank you for the chance to win! This would make a wonderful Christmas gift for my mom.

    bakergurl02 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  69. Diane W says

    Love the 24 hour timer feature on this slow cooker. My current one just has low, high and off.

    diane dot wortman at gmail dot com

  70. Marcus says

    I’ve found that a healthful diet is actually fun and interesting to follow. It’s easy once you experiment over a number of years. So, the Cuisinart 6.5 quart slow cooker would be an exciting way to experiment further in the best diet.

  71. clynsg says

    My current slow cooker is really pretty old –combine that with the fact that my grandson likes to use it to melt his glue for furniture repair (as a water bath for the container, NOT directly in the crockpot!) and I could really use a new one.

  72. sonia says

    My daughter just moved in to her own apartment and this would be a great gift for her since she doesn’t cook! It would make her life a whole lot easier.

  73. K. Cleaver says

    At times I double what I make just so that I can freeze half of it. I do that with lasagna, meat pies, roast (to use in soup later) etc. It’s nice to have a break from cooking at times.

  74. Aaron Bretveld says

    This would be great for the family. I’ve been thinking about buying a slow cooker for a while but just never gotten around to it, and this looks like a very good one!

  75. Jane H says

    My slow cooker may be older than I am..and that’s pretty old. Thank you for the opportunity to win new techology.

  76. Emily says

    My slow cooker just broke the other day! I would love to replace it with this one! My husband and I use ours alll the time, and now are wishing it didnt break! Thanks

  77. Jennifer Peaslee says

    This is a really awesome slow cooker! Mine is really old…When I look at this one I have slow-cooker-envy!

  78. Laurie Emerson says

    I love this slow cooker. I have a crock pot that was given to me 13 years ago and I love making meals with it. This one is the most perfect slow cooker I have ever seen.

  79. cassandra says

    I would love this slow cooker, this is an awesome thing to get around the holidays as things cool down! thank you :)

  80. Gaines Simmons says

    Hello, how are you? Thank you for this opportunity. We cook regularly in our household, the slow cooker would be a big help.

  81. says

    Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found a
    sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.

    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had
    to tell someone!

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