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August 31, 2014

Bake Well with Immaculate Baking! #IBBakesWell #PlatefullCoOp

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I'd heard of Immaculate Baking before, but never had the experience baking with their products until now. I'm one of those people that loves to bake, and would like to do more from scratch baking, but just can't seem to find the time. Well, thanks to Immaculate Baking and their scratch baking mixes I can bake lots of treats for my family that are close to homemade. Immaculate Baking uses the same ingredients you would use if you were to bake cookies, cakes, and brownies from scratch. Immaculate Baking’s eight new dry baking mix items have 0g trans fat, and does not contain artificial preservatives or high fructose corn syrup.

I decided to do a taste test with my family since I already had a package of another brand of brownies in my pantry just to see which they would pick. I wanted to find out if they could tell a difference between a popular name brand brownie mix and the Immaculate Baking scratch baking mix. I made up both pans of brownies while no one was home so there was no way they'd know ahead which was witch.

Upon baking the brownies there really wasn't much difference in the appearance between the two pans. It worked out perfect because when looking at them they had no idea which one was what brand. So I proceeded to cut up the brownies and give each of them a small piece of each kind. And after they had tried both everyone agreed that the brownie mix "A" was better. They said it tasted more like a brownie, and that the other one kind of tasted like chocolate cake more than a brownie. And my husband even went as far as comparing it to brownies his mom made when he lived at home. Now I can't wait to bake some more of the Immaculate products to see just how great they turn out too!

August 29, 2014

ModCloth Open Casting Call #FASHIONTRUTH

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ModCloth is inviting you to come showcase your unique style at their #FASHIONTRUTH Casting Call for ALL event in New York City on September 3rd. All you have to do is show up in your cutest outfit and you could be featured on ModCloth and across their social platforms. Anyone and everyone is invited, so if you’re in the area, grab your friends and go -- this is an event you won’t want to miss! Head to the ModCloth blog for more details and RSVP info.

Suddenly Grain Salad - Side dish in an instant! #SuddenlyGrainSalad

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Are you looking for something to use as a unique side dish with your family dinners? Or maybe something to wow everyone at a pitch in meal? Then let me introduce you to Suddenly Grain Salad mixes. Each variety of Suddenly Grain Salad mixes includes a wholesome grain blend like brown rice, wild rice and quinoa paired with flavorful herbs and spices. Plus dried fruit, vegetables and/or nut mix-ins along with a dressing packet are included all in one easy to use kit. It's a simple boil-in-bag format that's super easy to make, and a delicious new side to accompany any meal.

I wasn't sure how this would go over with my family because my kids can tend to be picky eaters at times. But I did the mom thing and made them both take a spoonful and told them not to make any remarks until everyone had a chance to try it. And well, lets just say the pan was empty when dinner was over. So I guess you could say this side dish was a success in my house!