Shop Once, Give Twice: Shop Rite Gift Card Giveaway

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Every season can be the season of giving with Shop Rite’s “Shop Once. Give Twice.” program. You can help local participating schools through Box Tops for Education and by donating to Shop Rite’s Partners in Caring, a community-based, hunger fighting initiative that works to provide $2 million annually to charities that aid those in need through your everyday food shopping.

Now through September 30, 2011 visit ShopRiteShopOnceGiveTwice.com to register your Shop Rite Price Plus Card. Check back each month for participating products and great savings. With a qualifying purchase of 5 participating products you earn 5 Bonus Box Tops to be electronically added to your school, and $0.55 will be donated to the Shop Rite Partners in Caring Fund. The program does have some restrictions and limitations, visit Shopriteshoponcegivetwice.com to obtain all of the details.

And if that’s not enough, be sure to enter the Shop Rite ‘Shop Once. Give Twice.’ Sweepstakes* by filling out the form on ShopRiteShopOnceGiveTwice.com for your chance to win one of 10 Grand Prizes of 5,000 Bonus Box Tops for the school of your choice! 
*No Purchase is Necessary to enter sweepstakes!

Shop Rite Gift Card Giveaway

General Mills and Shop Rite through MyBlogSpark provided me with two 25 dollar Shop Rite Gift Cards, one to keep and one to giveaway.

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To enter please visit ShopRiteShopOnceGiveTwice.com and check out the current list of participating products under the “Participating Products” tab and then come back here and let me know which product(s) you would buy with your gift card. I’ll pick a winner through random generator this weekend.

Tassimo T20 Giveaway

TASSIMO T20

The TASSIMO T20 is mighty little brewer that makes over 40 varieties of hot and cold beverages including cappuccinos, chai lattes, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and more. TASSIMO partners with 12 distinct brands including Starbucks, Gevalia, Twinings, Mastro Lorenzo, Carte Noire and Gutard.

Tassimo Gevalia Coffee

I jumped at the chance to review the TASSIMO T20 when it was offered! I found it incredibly easy to set up and in less than five minutes I was cupping a steaming hot Starbuck’s cappuccino in my hands! The cappucino itself took about a minute to brew using two T DISCS (one milk, one espresso) with unique bar codes on them that the brewer reads to deliver a perfect drink every single time. Each T DISC contains ground coffee, tea, chocolate or concentrated milk product, and is sealed to protect the flavours inside. TASSIMO is the only hot beverage system to feature perfectly brewed Starbucks coffee that you can make in the comfort of your own home!

Starbuck's Cappucino

The innovative TASSIMO T20 home brewing system comes in a chic black space saving design that is ready to brew drinks using a one-button operation system. There is no taste transfer between drinks because all the brewing happens inside the T DISC’s ‘mini brewing-chamber’ using a unique inverse flow and the drink pours directly from the T DISC into your cup. It features a built-in, automatic cleaning and descaling system that makes clean-up a breeze.

This giveaway is now closed!! The winner is Raina of Garden of Yum. Congratulations to Raina and thank you all for entering!

I have one Tassimo T20 to giveaway that includes a package of Starbuck’s Cappucino and Gevalia coffee! {Merry Christmas!}

For a chance to win visit the Tassimo web site and let me know what drink you would try first.

For an extra chance to win tweet it and let me know in a separate comment – please include your twitter username.

The giveaway ends on Sunday night, the 26th of December.

Tassimo Cappucino

*The TASSIMO T20 was provided to me at no cost for the sole purpose of product testing. All the opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Natural Vines Licorice Giveaway

Licorice

Natural Vines are made by the American Licorice Company, a company that was established in 1914 and is one of the original licorice manufacturers in the U.S. Natural Vines licorice comes in traditional black or strawberry-flavored twists and don’t have any high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavorings or preservatives. They are also free of trans fat and soy, are cholesterol-free, low-sodium, vegan and made in a nut free facility.

I received a package of each flavor to try and loved them both! It was a surprise because I’ve always preferred strawberry over the obnoxious black flavor. I even shut my eyes and cringed a little before quickly popping one into my mouth. I fully expected to spit it right back out. I was shocked to find it was really, really good! Not overpowering like other licorice I’ve tried. I’m pretty sure it’s because they use REAL licorice extract rather than phony flavoring like most other companies. I like the black almost as much, if not more than the strawberry. The strawberry flavor is kind of juicy! Strange, but true. Truly delicious!

Would you like to try Natural Vines? I have one package of each flavor to giveaway to one reader. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite type of non-chocolate candy.

This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Emily Z. of EZ’s Recipes. Congratulations and thanks to all for entering!

For an extra entry tweet it and let me know in a separate comment.

*Natural Vines Licorice was provided to me at no cost through The American Licorice Company for the sole purpose of product testing. All the opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook and Cookie Giveaway

Tate’s Bake Shop is Southampton’s favorite bakery! Founder, owner and baker Kathleen King makes all of Tate’s baked goods from the finest ingredients, just the way she made them when she was 11-years old and first started selling cookies at her family’s farm stand. Her business has expanded a lot since then to include cakes, pies, crumbles and lots of cookies! She is well-known for her signature cookie; thin, buttery and crispy, they are among her best-sellers along with her sour cream coffee cake and pecan pie that she ships all over the country.

Tate’s has been featured in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, as well as in the Washington Post, New York Post, and InStyle.

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In her new book, Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook, with a forward by Ina Garten, Kathleen shares her best-selling recipes and more. Her cookbook is “full of classic, crowd-pleasing American desserts, all made with good fresh ingredients.” According to Kathleen, “All the recipes in this book should take less time to make than it would to go to a store to buy a commercially prepared baked good, so they’re perfect for the busy holiday season when baked goodies are in high demand.”

Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook Giveaway!

The elves at Tate’s Bake Shop generously sent me a cookbook and a gift pack of cookies along with an extra to give away to one of you too! The cookies were happily devoured by my family who loved them. And the cookbook is nothing short of charming with recipes like Peanut Butter Bread, Apple Cream Cheese Tart, Hummingbird Cake, Squash Rolls, Creme de Menthe Pie, White Chocolate Brownies and Toffee Pecan Cookies…see? It’s hard to stop! I want to make everything!

I couldn’t resist the combination of peanut butter and chocolate in the flourless peanut butter chocolate chunk cookie recipe. One of my childhood favorites. They are one of the quickest, easiest cookies to make and will melt in your mouth whether hot from the oven or cooled.

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
(adapted from Tate’s Bake Shop)
1 + 1/4 cups peanut butter, smooth or chunky
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips or 1 bittersweet bar chopped fine

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two cookie sheets or line with silpat.

2. In a large bowl mix the peanut butter, sugar, egg, baking soda and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy. Stir in chocolate.

3. Form each cookie into a ball using a two tablespoon-sized ice cream scoop or your moistened hands. You can leave them as a ball to cook or press them down slightly with a fork making a ‘criss cross’ in them after putting them on the baking sheet.

4. Bake 12 to 15 minutes depending on the size of the cookie or until they are puffed on top and golden on the bottom. Cool them on the cookie sheets for a few minutes and then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes 40 one-half inch cookies or 20 three-inch cookies.

This Giveaway has Ended! The winner is Farrah of Farrah’s Food Adventures! Congratulations Farrah! Enjoy!   

One winner (U.S. only, please) will receive a gift pack that includes Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies along with a cookbook.
To enter leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite Christmas cookie is.
For extra entries – leave a separate comment for each:
-Tweet the giveaway.
-Follow my blog through Google Friends or through Networked Blogs on Facebook (right sidebar) or both!
-Like this post (down below) on Facebook.

Giveaway ends Sunday night (Dec. 5th) at midnight EST time.

Tate’s generosity doesn’t end there! They have also given me a 15% off discount code to share with you {“cookie”} good through December 31st on all on-line orders.

As we all crowded around the kitchen table oohing and aahing over the box of goodies Moon The Kitchen Cat was feeling left out…he’s used to being the center of attention! He had to check out what all the fuss was over…

Moon The Kitchen Cat and Tate's Cookie and Cookbook Giveaway

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Live Freely Prize Pack Giveaway!

Live Gluten Freely Prize Pack Giveaway!

General Mills through MyBlogSpark has given me the opportunity to give away one Live Gluten Freely Prize Pack that includes all the gluten-free products shown above.

From MyBlogSpark:

LiveGlutenFreely is an online community created by General Mills that offers gluten-free product news, articles and real-life stories from people just like you. The site also provides great-tasting recipes ranging from breakfast treats like Blueberry-Corn Muffins to delicious dishes like Favorite Chicken Nuggets to indulgent desserts like Brownie Ganache Torte with Raspberries and Carrot Cake.
General Mills is proud to offer more than 300 affordable gluten-free products, available in grocery stores nationwide. Keep up with new additions to the gluten-free list by subscribing to the LiveGlutenFreely Newsletter. Every month, you’ll receive great “goodies” like yummy gluten-free recipes, tips, coupons for gluten-free items, new product information and more delivered directly to your inbox. Click here to sign up today!
Also, be sure to visit Live Gluten Freely on Facebook at Facebook.com/glutenfreely. “Like” the page and check out recipe ideas, product news and tips about living without gluten…freely!

Live Gluten Freely Prize Pack

To enter leave me a comment and let me know what product you think General Mills should make gluten free or leave me an idea for using potato flakes.

For a second entry tweet the giveaway and include the hashtag #MyBlogSpark. Leave me a separate comment.

I’ll announce winner next Wednesday.

*The prize packs and information were given to me from General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

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Gluten Free Bisquick Prize Pack Giveaway!

Gluten Free Bisquick Pancakes

I was recently sent a complimentary Gluten-Free Bisquick Baking Mix Prize Pack, courtesy of Bisquick, through MyBlogSpark to review and I also have an extra one to share with one of you! It includes a box of Gluten-Free Bisquick, a pancake pen, a silicon spatula and a cast-iron pancake pan.

A Giveaway Package: Gluten Free Bisquick, pancake pen, spatula and cast-iron pancake pan

To put the baking mix and the pancake pan to the test I made cranberry and pistachio pancakes. Delicious! If I didn’t know they were gluten-free I would of never been able to tell. They taste like what you would expect from a ‘regular’ box mix. I think it’s really great that more companies like this one are coming out with products that make it easier and convenient to bake gluten free. Especially for kids who can’t eat gluten and don’t get to eat pancakes and other baked goods that often. I went gluten-free for six months and baking was real hard. Most of what I made was inedible.

Information about the Bisquick Baking Mix that was provided to me:

Attention all gluten-free bakers and cooks! How many delicious recipes have you passed on because they called for ingredients containing gluten? Well not anymore!
Introducing Bisquick® Gluten Free baking mix: the first gluten free baking mix with real melt-in-your-mouth Bisquick taste! Now, with Bisquick Gluten Free baking mix, you can make pancakes, waffles, biscuits and more, and they have never tasted so good. Since its release in 1931, Bisquick has become a trusted staple in America’s kitchens for delicious and easy-to-prepare dishes. Now the convenience of Bisquick baking mixes will be available to the gluten-free community too, so everyone can enjoy the family favorite Bisquick recipes you love like fluffy pancakes, easy pies, mouth-watering casseroles and more!
Make sure to look for Bisquick Gluten Free baking mix in the baking aisle at your local grocery store.
To find great recipe tips and ideas, visit www.bisquick.com/glutenfree. There, you´ll find countless gluten-free recipes for family favorites such as Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcakes and Gluten Free Pizza Crust, using Bisquick Gluten Free baking mix. Check back often! We´re adding more recipes every day!
In addition, you can visit http://www.myblogspark.com/uc/main/8b49/ to download a printable coupon for $1 off Bisquick Gluten Free baking mix!

To be entered in the giveaway to win the prize pack shown above leave a comment telling me what you would make if you won the bisquick baking mix or what your favorite pancakes are.

For an extra entry tweet the giveaway with a link back here and please include this hashtag: #myblogspark.  Let me know in a second comment.

I’ll pick a winner next Wednesday, October 27th.

Cranberry and Pistachio Gluten-free Pancakes

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