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Taste Test Tuesday: Nana’s Apple Cake

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Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. This weeks Taste Test Tuesday is from Tastefully Simple’s standard line. It’s Nana’s Apple Cake.

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Nana’s Apple Cake

 

 

 

Did you have guests pop over for a visit? Need a treat for your child’s classroom? Or maybe you just want a quick dessert to go with tonight’s dinner. Nana’s Apple Cake Mix is just the thing for you. Made with just chopped apples and eggs, this sweet cinnamon-spiced cake in ready in just under an hour.

If you don’t have any apples on hand, applesauce, pears, peaches, canned pumpkin, pineapples and mandarin oranges work too. You can add walnuts to give it a crunch. Nana’s Apple Cake is a great choice for brunch or even just a snack. It’s a kosher product and makes about 9 servings.

You can check out my website for more recipes.  Thanks for stopping by today and sure to grab a piece of Nana’s Apple Cake before you leave.


Taste Test Tuesday: Tastefully Simple My Mug Cake

Happy Tuesday loves! Today is about cake. Now it is chocolate week here on blog. So of course Taste Test Tuesday is going to feature some chocolate.

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For the Fall/Winter catalog season Tastefully Simple has this decadent Raspberry Chocolate cake that you can make in a mug, in the microwave!!! I know what you are thinking “a cake in the microwave” but no worries it’s actually good and very easy to make; cake mix and water, that’s it.

Now the beauty of all of this is the convenience of having a personal portion of cake and not feeling guilty for eating it. Moist chocolate cake with raspberry and add some chocolate sauce; a great way to change up your afternoon snack at work. Plus the mug is adorable and you can reuse it for coffee or tea.

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We offer the mug cake as a gift pack so it makes a great gift or treat for yourself. Be sure to check out all the other tasty treats Tastefully Simple has to offer, their button is right here on our site.


Taste Test Tuesday: Nestlé Cookie-Brownie Delight

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! Grab a seat at the counter, fill your plate with a snack and let’s get started.

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While out shopping for a quick dessert option for Super Bowl Sunday we spotted this chocolate beauty. Combining brownies and your favorite chocolate chip cookies is double treat you can beat.

No more having to pick just one dessert, you can have two-in-one….yummy!

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Everything you need comes in the box, just add butter, water and 1 egg. Once you make each of the batters, you can later them in a 8×8 pan or be creative like we did and put them in a muffin pan.

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We loved the idea of putting them in the muffin pan, it makes them much more personable; everyone has their own treat.

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After baking in the oven for 20 minutes and the aroma of chocolate is filling the kitchen, these chocolate delights are done.

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We set up these treats and they were gone by halftime. The box only makes 1 dozen, so you may need to buy more than one box.

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The gooey chocolate, fudge brownies and chewy cookie mixture makes things all better. This was a great treat when you are in a rush or end up with unexpected company. Goes well with coffee, milk, hot chocolate or tea.

Best part….. It was $3.00 at Walmart!!!

We hope you enjoyed today’s post and we’re glad you stopped by. If you see something that you would like us to feature on the blog, let us know.


Taste Test Tuesday: Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

What do you think of when you think of hot chocolate? How about marshmallows, whipped cream and a steamy rich cup of chocolate velvet. Well today we will experience hot chocolate in a new form….cupcakes!

This is not your typical chocolate cupcake, this cupcake is a combination of devils food cake  and chocolate cake with some marshmallow bites inside. Yes, we said marshmallow bites, they remind you of the mini marshmallows that you find in your cup of hot cocoa.

You can see the marshmallow bites in the cake batter. Very simple and easy to make. Just a reminder the box only makes 12 cupcakes, not 24 like most box mixes.

Now for the frosting (it comes in the box, you have to whip it up real good), it’s marshmallowy goodness.  Just think Fluff, the stuff we used as kids when we didn’t use jelly with our peanut butter sandwiches. This frosting tastes just like it, even has a similar consistency. The frosting is a little sweet so be careful.

Take a look inside and you can see the marshmallows in the batter. Such a warm and tasty treat. We’ve spotted them in Wal-Mart, Aldi’s, Target and some grocery stores, all for under $2.50 a box.

Here’s another treat: They have brownies too!!!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by the kitchen today, we hope you enjoyed today’s post, eat up!

 


Taste Test Tuesday: Coffee-Mate Holiday Flavors

Good day everyone, thanks for stopping by the kitchen today. The holiday season is here and many companies have brought out their holiday flavors. You know those flavors that you only get this time of year, like Peppermint and Eggnog. How many of you crave Egg Nog in April or even July? One of our readers Ms. Stacey from Plano, Texas asked us to review the holiday flavors of coffee creamers.

Coffee -Mate Creamers

This year there are five flavors of holiday creamer from Coffee – Mate. Each of these flavors brings out memories of favorite holiday foods.The flavors are: Eggnog Latte, Pecan Praline, Peppermint Mocha, and Pumpkin Spice, Warm Cinnamon Sugar Cookie.

All four flavors are available in liquid form. Peppermint Mocha and Pumpkin Spice are available as a sugar-free option with Peppermint Mocha and Pumpkin Spice available in a powder form as well.

Eggnog Latte – If you are a fan of eggnog this is for you. A smooth rich taste that gives you the taste of creamy eggnog added to your favorite morning latte.

Pecan Praline – We wait for this one every year. Some people have even requested that it be made available year round. Sweet nutty flavor of pecans dipped in sugar syrup added to your coffee is sure to get your day started.

Peppermint Mocha – Think candy canes and rich chocolate. That’s what you get when you combine these two great flavors.

Pumpkin Spice – A great way to kick off the holiday season. A combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice and anise makes up this wonderful flavor of a pumpkin pie.

Warm Cinnamon Sugar Cookie – This is exactly what it says. A hot sugar cookie fresh out the oven with just a hint of cinnamon on top.

We really enjoyed tasting these flavors and we thank Ms. Stacey for the recommendation. Remember you don’t have to use coffee creamer just for coffee. Add it to your baking goods. Works well with scones, tiramisu, cookies, muffins.

Thank you for joining us for Taste Test Tuesday. If you would like us to review a product for you, send us an email at southernrootskitchen [at] Gmail [dot] com.