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Taste Test Tuesday: The Essential 4 Collection

Essential 4 Collection Includes Bountiful Beer Bread, Garlic Garlic, Onion Onion, Seasoned Salt and a recipe book.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post that has affiliate links.

Tastefully Simple’s Essential 4 Collection is a staple in my home. My first experience with Tastefully Simple was with the Garlic Garlic and the Beer Bread, both are some of my favorites. This collection gets you started on your Tastefully Simple journey.


Onion Onion– a blend of onions, chives, shallots and sea salt. No more chopping onions and crying.

Garlic Garlic– a mixture of garlic, onions and chives. Relieves you of peeling and mincing.

Seasoned Salt– a blend of spices, bell peppers, celery and sea salt. Great choice for an everyday seasoning.

Bountiful Beer Bread Value Pack – our signature bread, that you can have fresh from the oven in less than an hour. This value pack has 3 servings of beer bread. Just add a carbonated beverage and butter (optional.)

Essential 4 Recipe Book– a booklet with 20 delicious and simple recipes featuring the items from the Essential 4 Collection.

Each item in this collection works well on its own or combined with each other. Brushing some Garlic Garlic and butter on the Beer Bread gives you instant garlic bread, fresh from the oven; it’s yummy. I use these all time and have to watch my friends and family when they come over because they try to steal my seasonings.

These can be purchased separately or in the collection for a discounted price of $39.99.

Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. This post has affiliate links, which means if you buy any items using these links I will receive a percentage of the sales.

Taste Test Tuesday: Quick & Easy Beer Bread with Just Like Mom’s Meatloaf

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! This has been a fun filled month with tasty products from Wildtree. We truly appreciate Tiara for stopping by and spending time in the kitchen with us. She has graciously given our readers a special treat just for purchasing products with her. (See here for details) Today we will share with you the last two items she gave us to try out. Beer Bread and Meatloaf.

Quick & Easy Beer Bread

Photo Credit: Wildtree

16oz. box for $7.00

Do you love homemade bread? We know we do, the smell, the taste, the freshness it’s just so good. This Quick and Easy Beer Bread from Wildtree is just that quick and easy. All you need is 12oz of a carbonated beverage (it doesn’t have to be beer) and the beer bread mix. The mix will be lumpy, so don’t worry. This bread is great fresh out the oven. It’s so versatile you can do add ginger ale instead of beer mix in some cranberries or chocolate for a sweet bread.

Here are some other ways to use this Beer Bread

To Make:                       Substitute this INSTEAD of beer

Hawaiian bread                  Mountain Dew    
Cinn-A-Dew                      Mountain Dew, 1/2 c. cinnamon chips, sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. of  sugar

Low Fat Hawaiian              Diet Mountain Dew, spray with Pam

Ginger Bread                    Root Beer, 1/2 cup molasses, one scoop of Chai tea

Cherry Bread                    Black Cherry Soda and chopped maraschino  cherries.      

Cherry Bread 2                  Dr. Pepper and chopped cherries

Cran-Orange Bread           Orange Juice and chopped cranberries

Orange Bread                   Orange Crush & drained mandarin oranges

Peanut Butter Bread          Cream Soda & 1/2 c. peanut butter chips.   Sprinkle top with sugar

Banana Bread                    2 cups ripe bananas & 8 oz Sunny Delight

Pumpkin Bread                  12 oz. Orange Soda, 12 oz. can pure pumpkin

Pizza Dough                      1 cup and 3 – 4 Tbsp. beer. Mix well.  Cover, let sit 5 min. Roll onto floured       surface, put  into pizza pan, and  bake at 325 for 15 – 20 minutes.

Drop Biscuits                    12 oz. Buttermilk

Corn Bread                       15 oz can creamed corn, 1/3 cup oil, NO beer or pop

White Chocolate                1 can Vanilla Coke, ½ cup white chocolate chips, macadamia nuts (optional)

Just Like Mom’s Meatloaf

Photo Credit: Wildtree
4.7oz box for $5.25
Need dinner in a rush, then this meatloaf is the way to go. We used turkey instead of ground beef, added soy sauce, a slightly beaten egg, milk and some chili sauce ( you can use ketchup). We mixed everything together using our hands (this is messy but fun, hint: use your kids), made mini meat loaves and put them in a muffin pan and let them cook for 40 – 50 minutes at 350 degrees. Dinner is done!! The moist meatloaf was so good, you could taste the onions, garlic, black pepper and spices that they added into the mix. This mix is pretty healthy because there are oats in it, Yes we said OATS!! So you get to enjoy your meatloaf and not feel guilty about eating it either.
We hope you have enjoyed this months great food from Wildtree. We thank Tiara for allowing us to showcase these wonderful items. Don’t forget to check out her site to purchase your food. If you or anyone you know has any food products that you would like to see featured on Taste Test Tuesday please have them send us an email at southernrootskitchen [at] gmail [dot] com. 
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