The Bake Shop- Cookies, Cakes, and Whoopie Pies- W!N Yours Here!

One of the big selling points of Amish country for Little Man is the baked goods. There is one in particular that tickles his fancy at every turn and causes him to actually yell in delight. The infamous Whoopie Pie. When done right it is a melding of cake, cookie, and vanilla/butter cream frosting into Amish good-ness. We are now connoisseurs of the Whoopie pie, and know where the best are made. One of these bakers of pure joy is The Bake Shop.

When compared toe to toe with Pennsylvania Amish and Ohio Amish, these stand up quite well. Yes, there is a difference- but that is not a bad thing. Bake Shop’s Whoopie Pies are chocolate cake with a light fluffy butter cream filling. The cake itself has more bite to it then the PA Amish pies, a bit closer to a fluffy cookie. Overall quite good. The pies themselves are almost bite size, which is nice or not nice for popping one in your mouth and getting the whole she-bang in one shot, LOL.

The Bake Shop also sell an assortment of cookies, brownies, hand made marshmallows and caramels. They are definitely added to the list of places to call before the big holiday party.

One of you can win Chocolate Whoopie Pies here- Here is how to enter!

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Shopping for Tyson Chicken #TysonGoodness and #CBias

We decided to try our new Tyson products after Little Man’s new dance class- he is always super hungry afterward. Kids are usually hungry after sports, did you notice that? As a former athlete, I can personally attest to that, haha.

Can you find him? Yep! ONLY boy, haha.

Our shop this time was not so smooth- even though we called ahead to make sure that our Wal-Mart carried the new Tyson Mini Chicken Sandwiches, they did not once we got there. So we decided to make our own with the Tyson Chicken patties and Tyson Chicken strips. Never say never, right? 😛

We were super bummed out- they were also all out of the mini “Joker” figurine and the ZhuZhu “Chunk”- so this was just not our day, haha. Cest La Vie, yes? Moving on!!!

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Thanksgiving Flash Give-a-Way from Libby’s Fruits & Vegetables with Williams-Sonoma

Libby’s Fruits and Vegetables, is all about gathering and celebrating with family and loved ones around the table. This Thanksgiving season, Libby’s would love to to hear from you- what you love about being around the table this holiday season, what are the family traditions you most look forward to and, of course, what are some of you favorite family recipes!

Libby’s makes some great, convenient fruits and veggies available in cans and jars. My son likes the single servings of pears, he loves them for snacks. Of course, having fruit and vegetables available all the time is always a bonus- you never know what you will need at the last second! On the Libby’s Website, there are some great recipes you can find, like Fiesta Rice or Sunshine Salsa- or, even ore easily- you can check by ingredient.


For Thanksgiving, Libby’s Fruits and Vegetables is offering one of you a fabulous gift basket!
An assortment of Libby’s products and a Williams-Sonoma Heirloom Pumpkin Salad Plates – set of four

Fab, right? And how festive! Just in time for Thanksgiving- so this is going to be a FLASH giveaway!


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Mi Del Cookies- 3 W!nners

Cookies!!!!
What is your favorite dessert? Ice cream? Chocolate? Cake? How about we get a bit more specific? How about a nice warm chocolate chip cookie?

If that isn’t on at the least your top 10, then you haven’t had a good chocolate chip cookie and you should really go hunt one down. This is the only excuse I can think of for this.
Those of you who can’t say that because of gluten allergies can now come over to the dark side, Mi-Del makes delicious gluten free chocolate chip cookies!
In addition to chocolate chip cookies they also make gluten free cinnamon snaps and their famous ginger snaps.

For those of us who can have gluten Mi-Del also makes Organic and classic natural versions of their treats including Ginger snaps and honey grahams.
Little Man loves cookies of all kinds but getting the rest of the crew to eat the healthier treats can be difficult sometimes. Mi-Del makes it easy their cookies taste good and are very close to the kind of cookies we all know and love.
The favorites in our house are the chocolate chip cookies and the ginger snaps. The ginger snaps have just enough bite in them to be perfect with a tall glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee.

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Fannie May & Harry London Chocolate Factory & Store @DiscoverOhio

No fantastic trip would be complete without something delicious at the end of the day- perhaps something like the delicacies at Fannie May and Harry London Chocolate Factory and Store, the largest chocolate retail store in the Midwest.

The smell that will greet you as you open your car doors upon arrival are alone worth the drive, and you may notice an extra jump in your step as you approach the entrance. The store itself is lovely, and the candies inside? Well. Ladies. Need I say more?

These candies and chocolates are made right in the factory behind the store, so freshness will never be an issue. They are of the highest quality, and you will know as soon as you bite into one that one is simply not enough- and thank goodness for all of the options you will have to choose from! Now comes the hard part….how to choose?

We were able to try some of the new FM Artisan chocolates created by world-renowned chocolatier Norman Love. These ultra-high quality and eye-catching chocolates are handmade in small batches, [Read more…]

Wasa- good food for #fitness and #heath- Win some here! Plus a #Coupon

Wasa is committed to serving up delicious and wholesome snacks for an active and healthy lifestyle. They have thousands of recipe options (also on the Facebook Page) that are nutritious, super easy to make and take about 10 minutes or less.

Wasa, the world’s leading producer of flatbreads, is having a Weekend Getaway sweepstakes happening right now, the tab is on their Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/wasa?sk=app_133313396756360 – And everyone who enters will receive a $1.00 coupon ($0.75 in Canada)

We received a few boxes of Wasa foods to try out- but we just got them yesterday and have not opened them yet 🙂
We will be trying- Thin and Crispy Flatbread in the flavors Rosemary and Sesame, Hearty Crispbreads in the flavors whole grain, multi grain, and hearty. Each has fiber and whole grains in them, making them a great choice for a snack or to have with lunch.

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Aunt Anne’s Pretzel Kit and #Recipe (Make Monkey Bread) @AuntieAnnes

So we all have went o the mall for one thing or another. And of course we get a smell of both the cinnamon bun place and the pretzel place, Aunt Anne’s. Well, lets say instead of breaking down and buying the pretzel, you want to have a really interesting afternoon and MAKE the pretzels as home. Easy breezy, and delicious, Aunt Anne’s At Home Baking Kit .

When we made the pretzels they didn’t look exactly like the famous ones at retail locations, but they did taste really good. The best part was twisting them with the kids. Also the ability to try something different. Lets say a bit different like a pretzel dog or very different like a pretzel in the shape of a dog. Pretzel rods, pretzel circles maybe a pretzel knot. Also the ability to make salt/plain or cinnamon/sugar flavored or any strange flavor you can think of, like taco seasoning, etc.

So many possibilities so few pretzels per box. By the end of the box my mind was spinning with the possibilities. Could I make a cheese centered one? how about peanut butter? How bout Cheese flavored dough? What kind of shapes can I make? Maybe a Celtic knot, or an Escher-esque pattern of impossible turns.

We made Pretzel Dogs, they were really fun for the kids to have with lunch 🙂 But you can also make pizza, monkey bread, or how many kinds of pretzels? TONS.

DOUGH PREPARATION (1 DOUGH MIX)
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1. In a large bowl, dissolve contents of 1 yeast packet in 1

Win Farm Rich Foods! 2 Winners @FarmRichSnacks

Farm Rich, makers of frozen appetizers like Mozzarella sticks, bites, pizza slices, and Philly Cheese steaks- have a lot to choose from in the way of quick, easy, and fun foods the whole family will enjoy.

We got a package of the Mozzarella sticks, because I let my son choose and he is a cheese-head. He liked them a lot, eating much of the package before daddy got any. Don’t worry, daddy got the rest of them 🙂 As I am on Nutrisystem at the moment, I can’t have them, but since the package was finished, I’d say that they were happy with the product.

One of you will also have the chance to try out these fun appetizers, great for tailgating, holidays, and parties- or if you are like me, just because!
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