Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Pineapple Pecan Cake Review~ Collin Street Bakery





 I was born and raised in Texas, so I am very familiar with Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana Texas.  The bakery has five locations, two in Corsciana, one in Waco, Greenville and Lindale.  The Waco bakery is just a few miles from my house. You can choose from a variety of sandwiches, pastries, cakes, pies,  or enjoy gourmet coffee at the Cinchona Coffee Bar. Collin Street bakery was founded in 1896 and is famous for their fruitcakes that are shipped worldwide and are still to this day handmade. I have traveled many times threw Corsicana and stopped by the bakery.  I have always had a very pleasant experience. I love their cookies.  This will be the first time, though I have tried  any of the fruitcakes because I have never been a fan of fruitcakes of any kind. This just does not appeal to me at all. 

 So when I received the Pineapple Pecan Cake to review, I wasn't sure if I would like it or not. The cake comes in a lovely little tin. The first thing I noticed is this cake is  full of native Texas pecans, and I absolutely love pecans , It's a Texas thing! The pineapple in this cake is grown in Costa Rica on a plantation that is owned by the bakery.  I love Pineapple and pecans, so I was hoping this cake was as great as the reviews on the website. 



 I cut a small slice and decided to give it a taste right away after receiving it, and I was so glad I did. I loved this cake. A small piece went a long way. It is not overwhelmingly sweet, and I liked that. I look forward to tasting other cakes like the  White House Pumpkin cake and  a fruitcake during the holiday season.
 Want a chance to win a Pineapple Pecan Cake to try? Collin Street Bakery is sponsoring a giveaway to win one of these delicious cakes to one lucky reader. Enter our giveaway below.would like to thank Collin Street Bakery for providing a giveaway for my readers and would highly recommend their quality products.

Disclosure: I received a pineapple pecan cake to review from Collin Street Bakery free of charge. All thoughts and opinions of this product and company are my own.






Saturday, September 3, 2016

Among Friends Baking Mixes Review & Giveaway

I love to bake but finding the time to do it during the week is hard working 12-hour shifts. I was on Facebook a couple of weeks back and saw a post for Among Friends baking mixes. They were having a giveaway, and I entered to try to win.  I visited the website and was very interested in this company.

Among Friends LLC was created in 2006 by  two friends, Suzie Miller and LizAnn Anderson over a cup of coffee and a cookie. The idea came about when Suzie baked delicious cookies and Liz wanted to incorporate a healthier version without sacrificing the taste, thus creating  a healthier alternative for the consumer. The brands brownie, cake, cornbread, muffin and fruit crisp mixes are non GMO and gluten free. Each mix  is handcrafted with the finest ingredients Some people are gluten sensitive so this is a big plus.The company has received numerous awards for their quality products. Darcy’s Old-Fashioned Chocolate-Chip Cookie Mix was honored by Prevention Magazine with a clean food award this year. You can find the brands products in over 6,000 stores nationwide or you can order online.

 Mixing the cake was quite easy. You add only a few ingredients: eggs, butter, water and milk. I used two cake pans and baked my cake at 350 degrees. After cooling the cakes for a couple of hours I made some home-made chocolate mousse  for the layers and my homemade chocolate frosting.Chocolate anything is my weakness. Being a chocolate lover means I have to have a chocolate fix once in a while, and this cake was definitely looking good when it was finished.After dinner, I brewed some coffee and cut me a slice of heaven... literally the best chocolate cake I have ever eaten... in my opinion, that is! I was definitely living it up tonight with this chocolate cake.


Want to enter to win  your choice of a baking mix to try?  Simply enter our giveaway below for a chance to win a baking mix of your choice.
Disclosure: I received free of charge 1 baking mix to review. All thoughts and opinions are
my own.










Thursday, September 1, 2016

Arctica Stainless Steel Vacuum- Insulated Tumbler Giveaway

love sharing giveaways with my readers. I  want you to have a chance to win products that I like and would use in my home.   I always have a drink in my hand, whether it's coffee or ice tea. This insolated tumbler is great for both and will keep your beverages cold or hot. Hope you will read all about the Arctica Tumbler and enter our giveaway below.




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OZ. TUMBLER GIVEAWAY


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2 - Winners


Holiday Contest and Sweeps is excited to bring you a new products that will change
the way you keep your drinks hot or cold. Viatek Consumer Products was kind enough
to provide me with one of their Arctica Stainless Steel Vacuum-Insulated 20oz.
Tumblers to do a review and giveaway, I am glad to say that two lucky winners will
get a chance to own their very own Arctica Tumbler.
I would first of all like to thank all the amazing blogs that have joined in this giveaway
to help promote it, from the dedicated co-host to the normal co-host, a big thank you
goes out to you all.

 
Your morning cup of Joe. Your afternoon iced tea. Hot or cold, don't leave home without this insulated tumbler. It keeps cold beverages from losing their cool and ensures hot ones stay hot. No more struggling with a stuck screw-top lid when you want to refill it either. Just pop it off. Its brushed stainless design looks sleek and professional and, our favorite, you can leave cleanup to the dishwasher.

The lid shown below can be purchased in several different colors such as red, orange,
pink, green, blue and smoked. These can be purchased separately on the Viatek Website
for a low price of $8.99 ea.  








 

This Tumbler is simply amazing, I conducted a test by pouring a fresh hot cup of coffee
directly from the coffee pot and let it set for 7 hours. When I finally poured myself a cup
of coffee from the Arctica it was as still as hot the second that I had poured it. In this
test it defiantly gets 5 start rating.


For the second part of my test I filled the Arctica with Ice and water and left it out
in the hot car with temperatures that exceeded 10o degrees easily. After 7 hours
I again poured me a cup of water from it to find that it was also as cold as I had just
poured and the ice hadn't melted once bit. Once again it get a 5 star rating.




For those whom travel or just want a reliable tumbler to keep your drinks hot or
cold on the way to work or another place you wish, then this tumbler is a must
have for you.


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