Love molasses cookies, but could do without the preparation and mess? Betty Crocker® to the rescue! This fall, Betty Crocker® is introducing a molasses cookie mix, making this year-round favorite easy to bake in less than 20 minutes.
I've been a baking enthusiast since I was a little girl, and molasses cookies are a big favorite of mine. I always bake cookies from scratch, so I was skeptical about trying Betty Crocker's new Molasses Cookie Mix. The preparation was pretty simple - just combine the package of cookie mix, a stick of butter, an egg, and a tablespoon of water in a bowl, and mix until combined (I used my Kitchenaid mixer). You can drop spoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheets, or roll them in sugar (I used raw sugar for a great crunch) then bake.
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how good the cookies tasted. They were so good, in fact, that I had to give them to my youngest daughter so I wouldn't eat way too many of them! She took them to her older sister's house for a football viewing party, where they were gobbled up in no time. When they asked me for the recipe, they were shocked to find out that a) their mother had baked cookies from a mix, and b) those yummy cookies came from a mix?
Look for Betty Crocker® Molasses Cookie mix in the baking aisle of grocery stores this fall. You can print a coupon for $.0.75 off by visiting http://bit.ly/cookiescoupon.
Thanks to Betty Crocker®and MyBlogSpark™ I'm giving away a Betty Crocker® Molasses Cookie mix prize pack (pictured above) which includes a Betty Crocker apron, non-stick baking pan, and mixing spoon.
Tell me in a comment, what's your favorite Betty Crocker® product, OR what's your favorite thing about fall? (Please be original. Duplicate comments will be disqualified.)
PLEASE make sure your email is linked to, or included in your comment. Entries will be accepted until September 30th at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be drawn by random.org and validated per rules. Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. age 18+. The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply before an alternate winner is chosen. Good Luck!
Disclaimer/Disclosure: The sponsor provided the prize pack as described above in exchange for my blog post, as well as a prize pack for the winner. The opinions expressed are my own. I received no monetary compensation.
Talenti Gelato e Sorbetto is sponsoring a “Talenti’s Cutest Moments” photo contest on their Facebook page, which began on Tuesday, July 26th and will go on for 6 weeks, until September 2nd. All of the contest details can be found here. Every submission will receive a coupon for $0.55!
Talenti is asking its Facebook fans to post photos of themselves or their kids enjoying Talenti’s delicious gelato or sorbetto. The photos can be cute, messy, funny…anything! Each week, the photo with the most votes will be selected as the week’s winner and will be the Talenti profile photo for the day! Each of these weekly winners will also be entered as finalists for the grand prize (a four-pack of Talenti each month for one whole year. YUM!). The grand prize winner will be announced on September 12th.
Key Dates to Remember:
July 25-September 2 - Photo submissions and weekly selection of semi-finalists
September 5-11 - Final Voting on six semi-finalists
September 12 - Winner announced!
Thanks to Jessica and Talenti, I have a coupon for a FREE Pint of Talenti gelato e sorbetto to give away!
~Go to the Talenti gelato e sorbetto website here, take a look around, then tell me something that you learned about them. Please be original! Duplicate comments will be deleted.
~Like Talenti gelato e sorbetto on Facebook. Tell me your Facebook name in your comment.
~Follow TalentiGelato on twitter and tweet about the photo contest. Leave your tweet link in a comment. Copy/Paste this tweet: " Submit your Cutest Gelato Moment photo for a chance to win 52 pints of Talenti gelato or Vote for your favorite! http://ow.ly/60Iph "
PLEASE make sure your email is linked to, or included in your comment. Entries will be accepted until August 25th at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be drawn by random.org and validated per rules. Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only 18+. The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply before an alternate winner is chosen. Good Luck!
Disclaimer/Disclosure: I received a free product coupon for my own use and one to be used as a prize for the winner of the giveaway in exchange for this blog post. I received no monetary compensation.
Summer is going by so quickly, and you know what that means - It's almost time to start getting the kids ready to go back to school! One of the best places to find everything on your list, and save money too, is Walmart .
Right now Walmart is featuring over 70 Box Tops for Education products, from brands such as Nature Valley, Cheerios, and Yoplait, that each have 4 Box Tops!
To learn more about the Box Tops for Education program, and how you can help contribute to your school, visit www.boxtops4education.com/.
Thanks to MyBlogSpark™, Walmart, and General Mills, I have a $25 Walmart Gift Card to give away to one of you!
~ VisitWalmart.com, and check out their "School Essentials at A+ Prices" (yellow box, halfway down the page), and tell me what item(s) you plan to buy for your kids.
~ Follow my blog Publicly on Google Friend Connect and tell me your user name
~ Follow me -amylou61 AND Walmart on twitter and tweet about this giveaway. (You may do this 1x per day.) Comment with the tweet link. Please copy/paste this tweet: $25 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway at Peace & Quiet http://t.co/YHJ9SFg
~ List this giveaway on a Giveaway Linky and leave me a direct link to it. (You may do this 1x per day)
PLEASE make sure your email is linked to, or included in your comment. Entries will be accepted until July 31st at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be drawn by random.org and validated per rules. Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only 18+. The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply before an alternate winner is chosen. Good Luck!
Disclaimer/Disclosure: The information and $25 gift card to Walmart has been provided by Walmart and General Mills through MyBlogSpark. I received a $25 gift card to Walmart for my participation, and one will be provided to the winner by the sponsors.
A shielding lotion does the real work to prevent dry skin in two ways.
First, it assists the inner layers of skin to absorb moisture. The humectant (an ingredient that attracts moisture) used in Skin MD Natural is unique to it and has been laboratory tested to be 6 times more effective than any other you will find in common creams.
Second, a shielding lotion enhances the power of the top layer of the skin to resist environmental irritants while protecting the inner natural moisture.
This can be a big benefit for those who cook, wash dishes and garden because Skin MD Natural helps skin retain its natural moisture and oils in the face of all those irritating soaps and chemicals.
The manufacturer's website http://www.skinmdnatural.com/ has hundreds of dermatologist and user reviews including many addressing severe dry skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. People with sensitive skin -- and those of us who like to live as naturally as possible -- will appreciate that Skin MD Natural is hypoallergenic, free of fragrances, parabens and colorants. It is made with more than 90% natural ingredients and 100% food-grade ingredients that are on the FDA's "most safe" list.
I've tried many body lotions, hand creams, body butters, etc., in an effort to rid myself of dry, itchy skin. Most of the products I've tried have been a disappointment. Some left my skin feeling greasy, others seemed to disappear after only a short while. SO...when I was contacted by Katya about reviewing Skin MD Natural™ shielding lotion, I was skeptical, but willing to give it a try.
The first thing I noticed when I looked at the label on the bottle was that the lotion can be used not only on the body and hands, but also on the face! I checked the fine print on the back of the bottle, and it said that the lotion is non-comedogenic (this means it won't block pores). Now, I was intrigued. What I could use just 1 lotion to moisturize my body and face? My tiny bathroom would be less cluttered, my "beauty routine" would be simpler, and I'd save time.
I began by using Skin MD Natural™ shielding lotion on my problem areas - the dry patches of skin, especially on my hands and fingers, that tend to flake and sometimes even crack and bleed. I liked that the lotion only took a minute or so to soak into my hands, leaving no greasy residue. I was able to use the keyboard and mouse without any slipperiness or smudges. The fragrance was very mild and hardly even noticeable. After a few uses, my skin felt and appeared softer and moister than before. I think my hands looked younger, too! If you want softer skin, I recommend you try Skin MD Natural™ shielding lotion.
A few more facts from the Skin MD Natural™ site:
Why Skin MD is "Natural"?
Currently the FDA has no regulations concerning the labeling of beauty or skin care products as natural. Products containing toxic, even potentially carcinogenic, ingredients can label and market themselves as natural. Skin MD Natural is over 93% "natural" and the ingredients that are not "natural" are of food or medical grade quality and on the FDA's most safe list.
Our lotions are made to be free of parabens, petrochemicals, dyes, and other irritating ingredients. They are also vegan, cruelty free, and eco-friendly. We don't participate in animal testing or use any animal products in our lotions and Skin MD Natural is formulated in the United States in a facility that uses 100% solar power.
Eco Friendly, Cruelty Free and Vegan Skin Care
Skin MD Natural and Skin MD Natural + SPF 15 are manufactured in the United States using 100% solar power, free of animal products and animal testing.
PLEASE make sure your email is linked to, or included in your comment. Entries will be accepted until May 4th at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be drawn by random.org and validated per rules. Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. & Canada age 18+. The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply before an alternate winner is chosen. Good Luck!
Disclaimer/Disclosure: The sponsor provided the product as described above in exchange for my review, and will provide the prize to the winner. I received no monetary compensation.
I love shopping at CSN Stores! I know I've said this before (see my previous post), but I REALLY do!) My favorite way to shop is from the comfort of my own home, and CSN Stores allows me to do just that. They have so many things that I'd like to buy for my home, my family, and even our dog.
My favorite CSN Store is Kitchen and Dining. I love to cook and bake, and am a kitchen gadget-o-holic. I'm always looking for a new baking pan, or a kitchen tool that I've seen a chef use on one of the many cooking shows I watch. Here are a few items on my CSN Stores Wish List:
I've always wanted to learn to make fresh pasta.
I make bundt cakes at Christmastime, and these mini molds would be great for giving small cakes as gifts.
These storage containers would help me organize my messy kitchen cabinets.
Check out this awesome deal! By enrolling in CSN Rewards, you are eligible to earn CSN Dollars just by shopping at CSN Stores. Every purchase you make will earn you 3% towards a future purchase. In other words: the more you shop, the more free stuff you get! I signed up a couple of months ago, and have already earned $15 "CSN DOLLARS".
Thanks to Sean and CSN Stores, I have a $40 CSN Stores Gift Code to give away to one of you! (Does not cover shipping costs, however many items ship free.)
Go to CSN Stores and tell me what item you might choose if you win. Comment with the specific nameof the item or a link to it. Please don't copy, as duplicate answers will be deleted.
EXTRA ENTRIES (Make sure you add a separate comment for each Extra Entry!)
~Follow my blog on Google PUBLICLY (see my sidebar) and comment with your User Name.
~Follow CSNStores and me - amylou61 on twitter and tweet about this giveaway. You may do this 1x per day. Comment with the tweet link. Please copy/paste this tweet:
PLEASE make sure your email is linked to, or included in your comment. Entries will be accepted until March 26th at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be drawn by random.org and validated per rules. Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. & Canada age 18+. The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply before an alternate winner is chosen. Good Luck!
Disclaimer/Disclosure: The sponsor is providing the prize as described above in exchange for my review. I received no monetary compensation.