Best Meals Happen At Home: Recipe & Giveaway!

A busy weeknight doesn’t have to mean fast food for dinner! Publix knows that the best meals happen at home, so they are excited to help you enjoy family mealtime without having to stress about what to prepare or spending hours in the kitchen. Stop by Publix during their “Best Meals Happen at Home” event to find great savings on some of your favorite products. Be sure to visit to find fantastic recipes, which can be cooked in 30 minutes or less, and your family is sure to love.

You guys already know about the great Publix coupons that will be valid through March 18th. You can find them  in the weekly ad and on display in store.

Also, be sure and visit to sign up and receive emails with weekly recipes and coupon offers that will help you save up to $200 this year! Wow - I can dig an additional $200 of savings!

To kick-off the great savings and enjoy valuable time around the dinner table with your family, check out this awesome recipe that you can find at, which uses Progresso Lemon Pepper Crispy Bread Crumbs and Old El Paso Flour Tortillas:

Prep time: 20 Min
Start to Finish: 20 Min
Makes: 5 servings (2 tacos each)



  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup Progresso® Lemon Pepper Panko Crispy Bread Crumbs
  • 1 lb white fish fillets (such as tilapia or catfish)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • 10 Old El Paso® Flour Tortillas for soft tacos & fajitas (6 inch; from 8.2-oz package)
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled, and chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded, diced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 small jalapeño chile, seeded, finely chopped if desired
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 small lemon, cut into wedges


  • In shallow dish, place flour. In another shallow dish, beat egg and water. In another shallow dish, place bread crumbs. Coat fish with flour. Dip into egg mixture; coat well with bread crumbs.
  • In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add fish; cook 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until fish flakes easily with fork. Cut into 30 bite-size pieces.
  • Meanwhile, heat tortillas as directed on package. In medium bowl, mix avocado, tomato and lemon juice. Stir in cilantro and jalapeño chile.
  • Fill tortillas with fish, avocado mixture and lettuce. Serve with lemon wedges.
  • Oven Method Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Follow step 1 above. Place fish in baking dish; drizzle with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork. Continue as directed in recipe.

I love how quick and easy this one is and that most of the items are on sale right now at Publix!

Publix Gift Card Coupon Deal TampaHow about a giveaway? One I Heart Publix reader will win a $25 Publix gift card to help you make some of your best meals at home for FREE!

Entry is simple! You just need to complete the task below! You can gain up to 2 bonus entries as well (just make sure that you leave one entry for each one — up to a total of 3 comments.) As a reminder, comments left on Facebook, Twitter or other posts will not be included.  I will choose the winner on Monday 3/12 at 11 pm.


  • Tell me your family's favorite meal that you will prepare with products purchased at “The Best Meals Happen at Home” Publix event.


Disclosure:  The Publix gift card, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.


  1. Sherry J. says

    I like the fish tacos recipe! We love eating those at restaurants but have yet to find a good recipe that we like! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  2. Ronquil says

    I am almost 9 months pregnant. So dinner needs to be as quick and easy as possible. So tonight I plan on just making the bertolli complete skillet meal, along with a salad that I will be using my favorite dressing on Wish Bone Italian :-)

  3. Heather E says

    I like the sounds of the fish tacos, we need a new dish in our house to have, I’m running out of recipes!

  4. Annmarie W. says

    I’m a facebook fan (Annmarie Dipasqua Weeks) & follow on twitter (amweeks)!

  5. Amy T. says

    I will make some Taco Pasta using one of the Old El Paso Taco Kits! I generally just use about 12 oz of whatever pasta we have on hand, cook the ground beef then add the taco seasoning packet to it. Then I mix the beef with the pasta, add the taco sauce and about 8 oz of shredded cheddar or mexican cheese then bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes! It’s easy and quick and my family loves it!

  6. Nicole says

    I like to use the Panko Bread Crumbs for homemade chicken strips, and we always love tacos at our house.

  7. says

    I use a couple of cans of Swansons chunk white chicken a quarter cup of Hellmanns Mayo and two cans of campbells cream of chicken condensed soup put it all in a skillet and heat until i is bubbling hot. Meantime cook a couple of cups of Barilla pasta, drain and pour chicken mixture over the pasta in a casserole dish. I add some shredded cheese on top and put in the oven for 20 minutes. Voilla supper is ready.

  8. Will says

    I would do some chicken tacos, or maybe some carne asada tacos since I’m a steak lover

  9. carmen says

    I know if I fix these three things-everyone in my family will eat-even the picky eaters!! Tacos, spaghetti, and mac and cheese with a breadcrumb topping!

  10. Christy says

    My family loves when I make the Parmesan Crusted Chicken but subsitute Greek yogurt for the mayo.

  11. bensoki says

    Grilled sausage and pepper pizza looks good. I might sub out the sausuge for chicken for the kids.1

  12. Kate says

    We love making french onion burgers – they are super easy and taste great on the grill!

  13. denise says

    the Old El Paso Flour Tortillas since we do quesadilla’s and taco’s alot… whatever meat or chicken i have left over gets turned into taco night at my house…. and everyone loves them like it’s a new dish :)

  14. Dan says

    I might try the spicy skillet chicken and will probably pick up some Totino’s & an Old El Paso kit

  15. Kristin says

    I saw a picture of a taco salad on the website – Now I am craving one – so I think I will make my favorite version of taco salad – using taco seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato, olives, shredded cheese, crushed flour tortilla chips and thousand island dressing.

  16. Carly says

    I plan to make black bean tacos with the Old El Paso tacos this weekend! We use dry black beans and add lots of veggies so they are so filling and good for you :)

  17. Ginger says

    We love creamy chicken enchiladas swimming with a yummy green chili sauce. Black beans on the side round out the meal.

  18. Christie says

    We love making dishes with the campbell’s condensed soups! Bought 4 cream of chicken yesterday! I think we’re going to use this in a creamy mexican crock pot dish this week!

  19. melissa ruano says

    I would cook one of my families favorites, chicken and vegetable stir fry!

  20. Kristen says

    How do we know if we win, I’ve been looking for the winners from the CHEX giveaways. Also please consider me for this one.

  21. Contessa says

    Wow your fish taco recipe sounds SO GOOD! I think I will make that after my shopping trip today!

    I’ll leave aout the avocado and the jalapeño chiles, but instead I’ll add some thin Baby Vidalia onion slices, chopped kalmata olives and some slivered almonds

  22. Stacey says

    I get your emails and I follow you on FB and my fav meal is chicken parmesan for sure!

  23. Kelly P says

    Something easy with the canned chicken…mix with ranch, shredded cheese, and bacon; my kids love this on bread or crackers

  24. Mia says

    Wonton soup, with swanson broth and wonton made out of gold medal fluor. Or If I’m really lazy, just an egg drop soup, the ingredients are broth, eggs and canned corn.

  25. Sherrie says

    Pace picante sauce and chicken in the crockpot for some yummy tacos with tortillas when I get home

  26. Stacey Waddell says

    We would have tortellini with Prego Meat Sauce & a nice side salad with Wish Bone Italian dressing. Yummy!!

  27. Deb says

    We love the pizza dough you can buy premade at Pubix in the bakery section. We use it to make Stromboli which is my sons’s favorite meal.

  28. Ann says

    I have lots of ricotta & mozzarella from recent sales to make Lasagna with the Prego sauce

  29. LisaR says

    Here is a Very Yummy Casserole

    2c. cooked Chicken breast
    1c. chopped Celery
    1c. cooked rice
    1 can Campbells cream of chicken soup
    3/c Mayo
    1c sliced water chestnuts
    1/4c chopped onion
    1/2c. sliced almonds
    1/c shredded Cheddar Cheese
    Salt & Pepper to taste

    Mix all ingredients except cheese
    Bake uncovered at 350 for 45 minutes The last 10 minutes sprinkle cheese

    That it We love love this and it is so easy!!!

  30. Gissel says

    Last night I made Grill Sausage and Pepper Pizza, but I already made the French Onion Burger, Beef Taco Skillet and Parmesan Crusted Chicken. We are divided: Hubby and Daughter prefer Beef Taco Skillet and Pizza, I just love the Chicken.

  31. 2kidsl8r says

    Last night was taco night with my Old El Paso dinner kit! Paired it with the avacados on sale YUMM

  32. Gissel says

    I Can not believe I didnt follow you on Facebook before… maybe cuz I enter every single day to the blog hahaha… But I Follow u on Facebook now!!?

  33. Jessica says

    I will be making Spagetti with Ragu Sauce and having Klondik Ice Cream Sandwiches for dessert.

  34. Christy W says

    I will make chicken parm because I CANNOT make chicken and dumplings! My dumplings NEVER do right!!! *sigh*

  35. CHRISTINA says

    We love Mexican and i’ll definitely have to try the chipotle ranch taco salad.

  36. Elkaye says

    Homemade fried chicken and biscuits with Gold Medal flour is a favorite of my family, but I think I’ll try making the Spicy Skillet Chicken. :)

  37. valorie gomes says

    We are going to try (tonight) the spicy skillet chicken and next I want to try the parmesan crushed chicken, thanks for the site info did not have that newsletter – looking forward to it

  38. Lauren says

    We love to make homemade chicken nuggets and add in some parmesan to the crumb mix.

  39. Angela says

    We love to make homemade meatballs at home! The other night we used a mixture of ground beef and ground pork. To that add one egg mixed with freshly grated parm and a dash of worsteshire sauce. To that add 1 cup of Progresso Itilian Panko Breadcrumbs. Mix well, brown the meatballs then bake with your favorite sauce on top until cooked, usually 1/2 hour to an hour, depending how long you browned them first. These were seriously the best batch I had ever made and it’s because of the breadcrumbs with panko!
    I could really use that Publix gift card to get some of the awesome deals Publix has right now;)

  40. Sharon R says

    I make pasta with meat sauce and I use the Bertolli and Prego sauces for it; I like to mix those two brands together along with some browned ground beef and veggies. Quick and easy!

  41. amanda d says

    french onion burgers caught my eye immediately – especially with the weather warming up

  42. Kami says

    I can’t wait to make the glazed Tuscan Chicken. I’ll make it soon, once I can eat meat again!

  43. Jennifer says

    My husband has a few fav restaurants where he likes to order fish tacos. I think this would be a great, easy recipe for us to try at home with the kids.

  44. jennifer f says

    I would definitely choose the parm. crusted chicken but for a twist I would add some prego sauce and some kraft mozz. cheese and make it some wonderful chicken parm…. mmms this sounds great, either way I am going to make it :)

  45. Margaret says

    We make a steak stir fry with Wish Bone dressing, and iced Lipton tea is a must have in my house!

  46. K Anne says

    My family loves it when we have tacos. Old El Paso is their favorite brand of tacos.

  47. Cassandra says

    I love to make spaghetti bakes b/c they make good leftovers for lunch. Maybe splurge for some ice cream with cinnamon chex on top for dessert!

  48. Sandy Jordan says

    Our fav meal is sausage and rice. I cut up and cook sausage to put in with Zatarian’s rice mix…yum! yum!

  49. Angela B says

    My family’s favorite meal that I will prepare with products purchased at “The Best Meals Happen at Home” Publix event is the Spicy Skillet Chicken – with a few minor mods :) Thanks again for the great deals and giveaways!!

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