I was recently contacted by Hershey’s and asked if I wanted to try their new Brookside Chocolate–real fruit juice pieces dipped in dark chocolate. I’m normally not a huge fruit and chocolate fan; I’m that annoying person that bites into every piece of chocolate in those holiday assortments then throws away the other half when it’s fruit filled, but I was pleasantly surprised!
The fruit pieces are chewy and remind me of fruit snacks that I ate as a kid, and the chocolate is rich and has the right amount to complement the fruit without overpowering it. They currently offer three flavors: dark chocolate acai with blueberry, dark chocolate pomegranate, and dark chocolate goji with raspberry (my favorite).
Brookside sent me all three flavors (I shared the acai blueberry before I had time to snap a picture) as well as a headband, stemless wine glasses, a candy dish, a cheese board, a cheese knife, (all from Crate & Barrel!) and an AMEX gift card (cheese, crackers, and wine anyone?) so I can relax and indulge with friends.
And because Brookside is so awesome, one of you will win the same tasting kit! Leave a comment below letting us know what flavor you are most excited to try.
Brookside provided me with a tasting kit and will ship a second kit directly to a winner. Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, January 27, 2013. One winner will be selected at random shortly thereafter and contacted by email. Please note this giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S.
Yep, that’s a Hershey’s® Cookie Headquarter Apron, one package of Hershey’s® Baking Melts Chocolates, one package of Hershey’s® Bits ‘o’ Brickle® Toffee Chips, one package of Hershey’s® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, one package of Hershey’s® Kisses® Chocolates, one canister of Hershey’s® Cocoa, and one set of recipe cards featuring the core Hershey’s® holiday recipes.
I know, it’s amazing. And I couldn’t wait to try out some of the chocolate, including Hershey’s new Baking Melts. The Baking Melts are these cute little discs that can be mixed into batters or even sandwiched between two cookies. The best thing about using them in this cookie recipe is that you get more chocolate in every bite. And how can you go wrong with more chocolate?
1 cup (2 sticks) butter , softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1-3/4 cups (9.5-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY’S BAKING MELTS Milk Chocolate or (10-oz.-pkg.) HERSHEY’S BAKING MELTS Semi-Sweet Chocolate
Heat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate pieces and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheet.
Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; slide parchment paper and cookies to wire rack. Cool completely. 3 dozen cookies.
Recipe from Hershey’s.
And because Hershey’s is so awesome, they’ve given me a holiday baking prize back to give away to one of you! Leave a comment below stating which Hershey’s product you are excited to bake with this holiday season.
Hershey’s provided me with a holiday baking pack and will ship a second pack directly to a winner. Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, December 9, 2012. One winner will be selected at random shortly thereafter and contacted by email. Please note this giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S.
Earlier this year, I was contacted by Chinet and asked to try out their disposable bakeware. I instantly fell in love, and told everyone I knew about it because it is so convenient. The bakeware is made of 90% recycled materials and is non-stick and disposable. And to make it even better, it can go from oven to table to freezer to microwave!
With the holidays coming up, Chinet asked if I wanted to give away another set to which I said, of course! To enter to win, leave a comment stating what holiday dish you think this bakeware would be perfect for.
Chinet provided me with a complete set of Chinet Bakeware and will ship a second set directly to a winner. Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, November 18, 2012. One winner will be selected at random shortly thereafter and contacted by email. Please note this giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S.
As I mentioned in the Salted Caramel Shortbread Bars post, Chinet sent me a huge box of their new disposable bakeware to test. The box included sets of their square, rectangular, large oval, and small oval sizes.
If you’re like me, most of the baking you do is for other people–coworkers, parties, bake sales, baby showers, wedding showers, etc. That often means baking in one dish, transferring to another container for freezing and transporting, then not getting the container/lid back after the party. This Chinet Bakeware solves that problem! I baked, sliced, and transported my bars without having to use multiple containers. And when the bars were gone, one of my coworkers simply threw the container away.
Also, the bakeware is made of 90% recycled materials and is non-stick and disposable. And, it can go from oven to table to freezer to microwave resulting in less dishes to wash and a very happy baker! In fact, I can’t wait to use these next weekend when I start baking for my friend’s baby shower.
The only negative I found was that when I sliced the bars in the bakeware, the pan’s shape got a little messed up which made getting the lid on a little tricky. But once I pushed it back into shape, all was good.
And because the folks at Chinet are so awesome, they are letting me give away a complete set of Chinet Bakeware to one of my lucky readers! Simply leave a comment below stating what you would make in the disposable bakeware.
Chinet provided me with a complete set of Chinet Bakeware and will ship a second set directly to a winner. Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 5, 2012. One winner will be selected at random shortly thereafter and contacted by email. Please note this giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S.
This egg beater is perfect for those times you have to mix a few ingredients but don’t want to break out the stand mixer. Plus, not only is there a non-slip grip for people like me that constantly wash their hands while baking, but the beaters are super easy to clean–each beater can be removed separately and the base detaches and can go in the dishwasher.
To enter to win your own egg beater, leave a comment telling me about your favorite kitchen tool.
OXO provided me an egg beater for myself and one reader. Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, January 29, 2012. One winner will be selected at random shortly thereafter and contacted by email. Please note this giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S.
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